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February 2016

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Memorial Steps Makeover

Memorial Stairs Makeover: Campus landmark commemorating Tufts' war dead undergoes reconstruction

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Heading Off Epidemics

Heading Off Epidemics: Alumna investigates emergent diseases as a roving scientist for the CDC

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New Associate Dean for Tisch College

New Associate Dean for Tisch College: Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chris Swan Steps into Role

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Alumni Elections

Alumni Elections: Vote for university alumni trustees and Tufts Alumni Council members

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Tipping the Scale

Tipping the Scale: Study finds that 92% of restaurants serve oversized portions

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Undergraduate Applicants Break Record

Undergraduate Applicants Break Record: Admissions receives more than 20,000 applications for the Class of 2020

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Connecting Globally

Connecting Globally: Mellon Foundation supports Comparative Global Humanities

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Honoring Distinguished Jumbos

Honoring Distinguished Jumbos: Alumni Awards recipients making a big impact on the university and the world



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Register now to stay up to date on what's going on at Tufts and with your fellow alumni.

Among other benefits, in the community you'll be able to search for friends in the Online Directory, network with alumni in your field, and hear about upcoming events in your area.

Alumni Events

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Boston Events

6 events

Annual Winter Cocktail Party | Tufts Alumni Charity Bash | Back to the Hill(el) Shabbat | Tufts Talks Boston | Career Night 2016 | Alumni Awards

Denver Events

2 events

Sol Gittleman Lecture and Reception | Après-ski in Vail

San Francisco Events

2 events

Jumbos Hit the Slopes | Book Discussion: Being Mortal

Washington, D.C. Events

1 event

Tufts Talks D.C.

Webinars and Tele-Seminars

2 events

Webinar: Life Reimagined: Discover Your New Life Possibilities | Tele-seminar: Networking for Success

Career Center

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Are you at a point in life where you're trying to figure out what to do next?

Join Richard Leider, best-selling author and coach, for a free webinar on February 24 to help you uncover your "Life Reimagined."

Richard will share the powerful practices and insights he's developed to help you uncover your own special gifts, connect with people who can support you, and explore new directions. You will gain insight into how others have reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways.

Life Reimagined: Discover Your New Life Possibilities
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8 pm EST

Osher Lifelong Learning

explore new ideas and make new friends

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's spring program runs March 7–May 2, and offers a wide array of courses, including:

Osher Lifelong Learning

The Art of the Con (Art Forgery)
March 7, 12:20–1:15 pm

Brown bag luncheon talk from Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Osher Lifelong Learning

American Comediennes of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Fridays, 10 am–12 pm

From Gracie Allen and Lucille Ball to Whoopi Goldberg and Ellen DeGeneres, celebrate 100 years of female comics.


make this your year of adventure

Southern Culture and Civil War

Southern Culture and Civil War
June 4–13, 2016

Cruise the mighty Mississippi River with us to take in Southern culture and visit historic Civil War sites. This journey will take you through Memphis, Greenville, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.

The Great Journey Through Europe

The Great Journey Through Europe
June 25–July 5, 2016

Sweep through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands on this grand tour of Europe. Specially arranged excursions feature four UNESCO World Heritage sites, views of the Matterhorn, a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, and a tour of the Heidelberg Castle.

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage Cruise

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage Cruise
July 9–16, 2016

Set sail for Alaska! An onboard naturalist will provide lectures as we watch for whales, harbor seals, and eagles in their natural habitats. We will also stop at historic fishing towns to learn about the Gold Rush era and the indigenous Tlingit people.

Baltic and Scandinavian Cruise

Baltic and Scandinavian Cruise
August 17–28, 2016

Escape to celebrated cities in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, and Germany. Spend three days admiring architecture in St. Petersburg, continue to international design mecca Helsinki, and end your voyage in Copenhagen.


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The Big Day



tufts trivia

Which Tufts researchers were named among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds? Find out.


Jumbo keeps his cool as Winter Storm Lexi transforms campus into a winter wonderland.

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