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Last Week at Tufts...The former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a group of prominent sports analysts and a former member of Congress who specializes in African politics came to campus.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [02.09.09] There is so much that happens at Tufts that it can be hard to keep up. Check out these highlights from the past week of campus happenings.

Feb. 2: After scoring a career-high 26 points to lead Tufts to a 75-63 win over Wesleyan on Jan. 30 and scoring nine points in the first half of an 85-67 victory against Connecticut College on Jan. 31, senior women's basketball co-captain Kim Moynihan was selected as the NESCAC Women's Basketball's Co-Player of the Week.

Feb. 2: Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair delivered the 2009 Issam M. Fares Lecture, speaking about the peace process in the Middle East. The event was sponsored by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. Read full coverage of the Fares Lecture.

Feb. 3: John Bumgarner, director for security technology for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit nonprofit research institute, spoke on "The Policy Voids of Cyber Conflicts" in an event sponsored by The Fletcher School International Security Studies Program.

Feb. 4: Yahoo! Sports national baseball columnist Gordon Edes, formerly of The Boston Globe, spoke at an event sponsored by Baseball Analysis at Tufts.

Feb. 4: A group of sportswriters and analysts including The Boston Globe's Tony Massarotti (A89), Young Sportscasters of America founder and former New England Cable News anchor Jimmy Young (A79), and University Professor and baseball scholar/author Sol Gittleman, participated in a panel discussion entitled "Old Teams and New Media: Sports Journalism in the Media Age." The group discussed how the internet has changed sports journalism and the nature of many sports. The event was sponsored by the Communications and Media Studies program.

Feb. 4: Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition and an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, spoke on "2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans" as part of the Friedman School Seminar Series. Nelson is currently a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. For the past eighteen months, she vice chaired the inaugural 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Feb. 4: Howard Wolpe, a former seven-term member of Congress and former Presidential Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region who is currently director of the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke on "The Role of Leadership in Conflict Transformation" at Tisch Library. The event was sponsored by The Project on Justice in Times of Transition, the Institute for Global LeadershipExperimental College and the Peace and Justice Studies Program.

Feb. 7: The Department of International Relations' second annual "Issue as Muse" event brought together multicultural student performance groups -- ranging from dance teams to mime troupes to acting ensembles -- to design performances inspired by global issues of their choosing. Read about last year's event.

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