Reunion Week 2021!
We can't wait for Tufts Reunion Week! Join us from May 13-22 for a series of virtual events for Jumbos of all ages and interests and be sure to connect with your fellow classmates for networking and social activities.
Kwame Firempong’s love for basketball was rivaled only by his dream of becoming a doctor. A member of the Class of 2014, he was a standout point guard on the court, a laser-focused pre-med undergraduate, and a joyful friend who exuded the genuine warmth of a healer.
Toward the end of the first season of Halt and Catch Fire, the AMC series about the ’80s personal computer boom, hardware engineer Gordon gets his first look at his colleague Joe’s apartment.
Virtual reunion events are open to all classes! Check out our Faculty & Alumni talks below!
The Future of Journalism | featuring: Queenette Karikari, A10, Noah Kirsch, A15, Mike Del Moro, A11, Kirit Radia, A05
Backstage Pass: Alumni in Entertainment and Media | featuring: Jon Levin, A75, Andrea Nelson Meigs, A90, Pier Nirandara, A15, Joshua Seftel, A90
30 Years from the Hill — Industry Insights | featuring: Neil Hare, A91, Andrew Howell, A91, A22P, Lara Oboler, J91, Chris Stone, A91
Gamechangers: Tufts Women in Professional Sports | featuring: Sonia Raman, J96, Sika Henry, A05, Lisa Lax, J86, & Nancy Stern Winters, J86
Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter | featuring: Kerri K. Greenidge, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Department of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies; interim director of the American Studies Program
What Chimpanzees Can Tell Us About Healthy Aging | featuring: Zarin P. Machanda, Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; director of long-term research, Kibale Chimpanzee Project
Political Hobbyism Versus Political Power | featuring: Eitan Hersh, A05, associate professor, Department of Political Science; associate professor, civic studies, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Why Is This Program So Biased? | featuring: Martin Allen, associate teaching professor, Department of Computer Science; director of online programs, Department of Computer Science
In 1859, abolitionist John Brown was chained to a chair in a jail awaiting execution for his infamous raid on Harpers Ferry. Today a bust of John Brown, carved at the time of his death, is a treasured part of the permanent art collection at Tufts. The relationship among Brown, a damaged bust, and Tufts makes for a fascinating saga.
Join Laura McDonald, Manager of Collections and Registrar, on June 9 to hear the chronicle of the Tufts-John Brown connection and what happened to Brown’s nose, along with intriguing stories about other special pieces in the collection.
A born sleuth, Laura knows each piece in the collection intimately. This bust is one of over 2,500 works of art in the Tufts collection, each with its own story. Laura has selected several works of art and will tell an engaging tale about the piece itself and how it made its way to Tufts.
Laura McDonald is the Manager of Collections and Registrar for the Tufts University Permanent Collection. Laura is responsible for the storage, care and maintenance of the 2500+ pieces of art that reflect the history of Tufts University and the interests of its alumni. She has been at Tufts since 2007 and was previously the Collections Manager at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT, and Curatorial Assistant at the Danforth Museum of Art.
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