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Last Week at Tufts...A vice president at Univision, a top American rock climber and a diplomat came to campus.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [03.16.09] 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. 

Mar. 9: Six men and six women from Tufts' track and field teams qualified for the NCAA Div. III championships following their showings at the ECAC Div. III championships hosted at Tufts Mar. 6-7. Read more about the men and women headed to Terre Haute, Ind., Mar. 13-14.

Mar. 9: George Naumov, Ph.D., instructor in surgery at Boston's Children's Hospital, gave a talk entitled "Cancer Without Disease," sponsored by the Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology Seminar.

Mar. 9: Paul Willen, chief economist at the Boston Federal Reserve, spoke about the causes of the current financial crisis and his outlook for the future. The talk was sponsored by the Economics Society Guest Speaker series.

Mar. 9: Steven Wolfe (A'95), vice president of business intelligence for the leading U.S. Spanish language media company Univision, discussed the increasing role Hispanic media are playing in today's world in a talk sponsored by the Communications and Media Studies program.

Mar. 10: Top American rock climber Henry Barber discussed his climbing expeditions in over 30 countries and his first ascents in 20 countries on rock, ice and alpine terrain, as well as how international travel shaped him as a person and a climber. The talk was sponsored by Tufts Mountain Club.

Mar. 10: Associate Professor Greg Carleton of the German, Russian & Asian Languages and Literature Department held a seminar entitled "How to Appreciate War Crimes: a Primer, Russian Style" as part of the Fellows' seminar Series at the Center for the Humanities.

Mar. 10: Susan Napier, professor of Japanese studies, delivered the Spring 2009 Dean's Faculty Forum lecture, entitled "Of Owls, Rings, and Grand Theft Auto: The Uses and Abuses of Enchantment." George Scarlett, assistant professor and deputy chair in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, was the discussant. Watch video of the lecture and read more about the event.

Mar. 10: Daniel Schrag of the Department of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University spoke at the Tufts Energy and Climate Forum.

Mar. 11: Kosovar publisher and politician Veton Surroi spoke about Kosovo's complex path towards independence and the challenges that lie ahead. The lecture was part of the Experimental College Course "The Role of Leadership and Change in Conflict Transformation."

Mar. 11: Author and attorney Mark Herrmann discussed his book "The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law" - a finalist for the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award in 2007 and one of American Bar Association Publishing's best-selling books of all time. This event was sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership, Pre-Law Advising and the TCU Senate.

Mar. 11: Friedman School Associate Professor Gary Gleason spoke on "Nutrition Programmes as Strategic Overlays to New Agricultural Sector Assistance in Africa"as part of the Friedman Seminar Series.

Mar. 11: Public Diplomacy Officer Suzanne Bodoin (A'95) gave a talk on "The U.S. Department of State in the Middle East and Central Asia: Understanding Public Diplomacy in Iraq and Kazakhstan."

Mar. 11: Arthur Kleinman, Victor and William Fung Director of Harvard University's Asia Center and professor of medical anthropology at Harvard, spoke on "Moral Experience in Times of Danger & Uncertainty" in a talk sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Mar. 12: Dr. Lance Gunderson of the Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University gave a talk on "Resilience in Ecosystems and Institutions" sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership's International Resilience Program and the Stockholm Institute.

Mar. 12: Rodolfo Cardona, professor emeritus of Spanish at Boston University, delivered the annual Gifford Lecture on "Alma en pena: el hombre en el tango."



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