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Last Week at Tufts...A New Orleans mayoral candidate, two scholars of Asian culture and experts from around the world on the topic of "Global Cities" came to campus.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [02.23.09] 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. 16: Sophomore Tom Derosa, who led the Tufts hockey team's stunning comeback victory against Salem State on Feb. 13, was awarded the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week award.

Feb. 17: New Orleans Democratic mayoral candidate James Perry spoke about his vision for the city. The event was sponsored by Emerging Black Leaders and Tufts Democrats.

Feb. 17: Mass. State Treasurer Tim Cahill spoke to students in the political science course "Topics in American Politics: Politics of Local Government," taught by former Mass. State Senate President Tom Birmingham.

Feb. 17: Christopher Capozzola, associate professor of history at MIT, gave a talk entitled "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen." The event was sponsored by the Department of History at Tufts.

Feb. 17: Col. Stephen R. Dalzell, Army Reserve Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Integration, delivered The Fletcher School's International Security Studies ProgramLuncheon Lecture on "Institutional Adaptation: Adapting Army Institutions to Support A Campaign Capable Expeditionary Army At War."

Feb. 18: Nancy Chapman, M.P.H, R.D., Head of N. Chapman, Associates, Inc. Washington D.C., gave a talk entitled "Food and Nutrition Policy: Where Will it Go in the Obama Administration?" as part of the Friedman Seminar Series.

Feb. 19-22: The theme of this year's annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium was "Global Cities," exploring how the shape of our cities affects the future of our planet and the lives of more than three billion urban dwellers. Speakers at various panel discussions and workshops over the weekend included Yona Yahav, mayor of Haifa, Israel; Wade Rathke, founder and chief organizer of ACORN International and Service and Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 100; Major John Williams USMC (ret.), Deputy Director, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Robert Kiley, Former Commissioner of Transport for London, England and former head of other major metropolitan transit authorites; James S. Henry, former chief economist for McKinsey & Company; and many more.

Feb. 19: As part of events commemorating the Day of Remembrance, which recognizes the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, author and filmmaker Kerry Yo Nakagawa gave a talk entitled "American Pastime: Baseball behind Barbed Wires." Nakagawa founded the Nisei Baseball Research Project, curated the "Diamonds in the Rough" exhibit that has been displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and elsewhere around the world and produced the documentary of the same name. This event was co-sponsored by the Asian American CenterJapanese Culture Club, Office of Institutional Diversity, Toupin Bolwell Fund, Charles Smith Endowment Fund and the Department of German, Russian & Asian languages and Literatures, History Department, and Political Science Department.

Feb. 20: Susan Napier, professor in the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature at Tufts and author of "From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West," delivered a Friends of Tufts Library Authors Talk.


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