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  • Bringing a Painful Past to Life September 25, 2018
    A new play by a Tufts doctoral student tells the story of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921Tara Brooke Watkins, a Ph.D. candidate in theatre and performance studies in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance believes theater has the power to bridge deep divides in society. It’s a conviction that led her […]
  • Spotlight on Research and Collaboration September 25, 2018
    Tufts hosts event October 29 to bring university community together to network and brainstorm on key research focus areasGiven an increasingly difficult funding climate, finding the research strengths of the university and focusing resources on those areas is a priority for Tufts. After a year-and-a-half consultative process involving researchers from across the university, five thematic […]
  • Turning Our Attention to the Ocean September 24, 2018
    A conference on September 28 at Tufts will bring experts to address ocean geopolitics, sustainability, and innovationThe ocean—source of food and energy, vital shipping route, and arena of environmental and security concerns, as well as business opportunities—will be the focus of a one-day conference at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on September 28.
  • A Punch Line's Political Power September 21, 2018
    Humor makes people pay attention and can be used to create positive change, former Obama speechwriter David Litt tells a Tufts audienceWhen David Litt first heard Barack Obama speak in early January 2008, his future was up in the air—30,000 feet up, to be exact. A senior in college, Litt was on a plane to […]