2022 Faculty Spotlights

Several faculty members from across our schools will be presenting on their groundbreaking research, their impactful work with students and even offering some tips on how we can lead healthier lives!  Whether you walked across the Commencement stage twenty years or fifty years ago, I’m sure you will learn something new!

Faculty speakers appear in the individual weekend schedules.

Walking Tours and Special Exhibits

As part of our Discussions and Discoveries series, we are pleased to offer self-guided walking tours that alumni can enjoy during their Reunion Weekend.  The African American Trail consists of a path of on –campus sites that chronicle important stories and moments in African American History at Tufts University.

While on campus, we invite you to explore Leading While Black This multimedia archival exhibit reflects on the horizons of executive leadership at Tufts University and integrates images, narratives, and video portraits of the luminaries to highlight their contributions and recollections.

Brochures for both the walking tour and the exhibit will be available in the Reunion Weekend registration area.

  • May 19-22, 2022

    Thursday, May 19

    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Campus Art Tour
    Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries

    Meet in front of Ballou Hall – near the Jumbo sculpture

    Friday, May 20

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Lessons from Chimpanzees about How to Age Well

    Zarin P. Machanda, Ph.D, Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director of Long-term Research, Kibale Chimpanzee Project
    Location: Pearson 104


    Saturday, May 21

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Fifty Years Later: Remembering and Learning from the Past
    Sol Gittleman, Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor Emeritus, and former Tufts provost
    Location: Pearson 104 (Overflow room - Pearson 106)

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Cyber Dimensions of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
    Josephine Wolff, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
    ​​​​​​​Location: Pearson 104

  • June 3-5, 2022

    Friday, June 3

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Beyond the Numbers: A Case Study with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
    Gracie Marshall A15, Associate Director of Admissions
    Jon Sokolski A14, Assistant Director of Admissions

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Re-engineering Engineering
    Christopher Swan, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dean of Undergraduate Education

    Saturday June 4

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    New Frontiers in Biomedicine

    Michael Levin A92, Vannevar Bush Distinguished Professor of Biology and Director of the Allen Discovery Center
    Location: Pearson 104

    Please note: Professor Levin will be joining us remotely and Q&A will be handled via a moderator in the room.


    Saturday June 4

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Nutrition Theatre of the Absurd: Understanding Nutrition Advice
    Edward Saltzman, M.D., academic dean for education, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Sarah Booth, Ph.D., director, Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
    ​​​​​​​Location: Pearson 104