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Last Week at Tufts...A Holocust survivor, a Vaishnava monk and two state officials came to campus, and the community mourns the loss of a beloved professor. 

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [04.21.09] Apr. 13: Professor of education, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participated in the Research Practice Integration Colloquium on "Immigrants Raising Citizens: The Second Generation's First Years of Life."

Apr. 13: His Holiness Romapada Swami, a Vaishnava monk and renowned scholar of eastern (Vedic) thought and philosophy, gave a special presentation on the currency of relationships.The lecture was sponsored by the Indian Society at Tufts.

Apr. 14: Co-founder and Education Director of the Holocaust Center Boston North, Inc., Sonia Schreiber Weitz spoke at the Balch Arena. Born in Krakow, Poland, Weitz survived the Krakow Ghetto and five Nazi camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

Apr. 14: The Environmental Leadership Program, Environmental Sustainability Initiative, Fletcher Energy Consortium and Student Planning and Policy Association held two panels discussions on climate. The panel topics were "State and Local Responses to Climate Change" and "Battling Climate Change through Private Sector Investment."

Apr. 15: Sherwood Gorbach, M.D., professor of public health and family medicine and professor of molecular biology and microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine spoke at theFriedman Seminar Serieson "The Role of the Intestinal Micro Flora in Nutrition & Immunity."

Apr. 15: Members of the community shared their memories of English Professor Deborah Digges, who passed away on Apr. 10. Digges was a devoted teacher and a distinguished author of two powerful memoirs, and a major American poet whose four published volumes won wide acclaim.

Apr. 16: Anthony Smallwood, head of press and public diplomacy, delegation of the European Commission spoke on the topic, "Europe's Love Affair with Obama - Is it real? Can it last?"

Apr. 16: Author Dan Pallota spoke about topics from his book, "Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential." Pallota's book argues that society's non-profit ethic acts as a strict regulatory mechanism on the natural economic law.

Apr. 17: Dr. William Cunningham from the psychology department at Ohio State University presented his research in a talk entitled "Motivation and the Amygdala: Goals Shape Activation," as part of the Diversity Science Lecture Series.

Apr. 17: Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and comparative medicine director of Pfizer Global Research and Development, David Reim, held a seminar on "Animal Welfare in a Global Economy."

Apr. 17: Professor Keith Burns of Northwestern University spoke participated in the Mathematics Colloquium. His specialty areas include dynamical sytems and ergodic theory.

Apr. 18: Tufts Environmental Consciousness Outreach held its annual Earthfest celebration. State Representative Carl Sciortino discussed the recently passed climate resolution and Congressman Edward J. Markey, chair of the select committee for energy independence and global warming, also spoke.

Apr. 18: The Tufts LGBT Center hosted its first annual Tufts LGBT Symposium. Student presenters discussed a variety of topics, ranging from LGBT prisoners' rights and the challenges they face to the role of allies within the LGBTQ movement.


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