2012 Events




TEA Environmental Career Night 2/25/12 Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA) invited alumni and students to attend an Environmental Career Panel and Networking Night. The evening event was sponsored by Tufts Environmental Alumni, the Tufts University Alumni Association, and Tufts Career Services.
Tufts Energy Conference
3/2-3/13 TIE helped co-sponsor the annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC), a dynamic forum for cross-border and cross-sector discussions on pressing energy issues. TEC convenes speakers, students, and professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide complementary and contrasting views on a wide range of energy topics. TEC is organized by a diverse mix of Tufts undergraduates and graduate students from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning program, and the School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

TIE Talks February
2/6/13 TIE  hosted Dr. Mary Shultz, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Tufts, who discussed her work improving the cleanliness of water using nonlinear laser spectroscopy. By applying this chemical technique to the reactions and interactions on the surface of the photocatalyst Ti02, she has begun to enhance the efficiency of environmentally friendly TiO2, with the goal of generating a viable material for cleaning water. Professor Shultz discussed the difficulties in and chemical solutions for cleaning contaminated water, and discussed the importance of doing so for furthering global health.
TIE Talks December
12/5/12 Tim Griffin (Associate Professor and Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy) gave a talk: “Cash Cow? How Agricultural Policies Affect Farms’ Environmental Impacts.” He discussed  farming and the national policies that govern its environmental impact.
Annual Awards Ceremony (TIE Fellowship and DOW SISCA)
11/29/12 TIE celebrated  the accomplishments of our TIE and DOW fellows and wrapping up the semester with a catered dinner and presentations by fellows and faculty.
Droplets: Short Presentations About Water 11/7/12 Droplets: Short Talks and Performances about Water, an event sponsored by the Tufts University Art Gallery and the Tufts Institute of the Environment in conjunction with the FoodWaterLife/Lucy+JorgeOrta exhibition at the gallery. The event featured student performances about water with a reception and live music to follow.
TIE Fellowship Information Session 11/2/12 Each year the Tufts Institute of the Environment awards thousands of dollars to graduate students engaged in interdisciplinary, environmental research to facilitate their work. This info session described the requirements of the fellowship, the application process, and tips for writing a successful proposal.
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard 10/13/12 Story of Stuff author Annie Leonard discussed her book and took questions from the audience in this presentation about consumption, sustainability, and the future of the environmental movement. Co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education; TIE; Office of Residential Life and Learning; Tisch Library; Office of Sustainability; Office of Campus Life; and the Department of Environmental Studies.
Tufts Environmental Alumni Tour of Plum Island
10/13/12 A fall tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island led by TEA member Rick Wetzler (A73).
TIE Grant Writing Workshop
10/12/12 A workshop co-hosted by TIE, the Office of Proposal Development, and the Office of Research Administration, aimed at providing  tools to turn a good idea into a great proposal that attracts funds for independent research projects.
Environmental Open House and Brunch
10/5/12 An annual environmental brunch and open house.
TIE Talks October: Tools and Techniques of Regional Food System Planning with Mari Pierce-Quiñonez (G’12, F’12)
10/3/12 Alumna Marisol Pierce-Quiñonez (G12, F12) discussed the requirements of planning for a more sustainable local food system, including the use of Food System Assessments as a tool for community visioning.
WSSS Slater Exhibit
9/7 – 9/30/12 From September 7th to 30th the Slater Concourse held a photography exhibit of WSSS students and faculty involved in field research.
Sustainability Open House Fall 2012
8/29/12 The green groups and organizations on campus gathered at our annual Orientation event.  Incoming students could pick up some free recycled hangers, pot a plant with us or stop by for a snack.
6/18 – 6/22/12 Provided financial and logistical support for the Tufts delegation of faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students from across the university to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero (Rio + 20); co-sponsored a side event at the conference entitled “From Burden Bearing to Opportunity Sharing: Reframing Environmental Negotiations” with CIERP.
TIE Talks
5/2/12 Talk by Senior Scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute Sivan Kartha entitled, “Climate Justice: How do we fairly share the burden?”
TEA Presents: An Evening with Paul Kirshen 4/25/12 Speaker: Paul Kirshen, Research Leader at Battelle and co-founder and external advisory board member of the Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS)
Tufts Energy Conference
4/20 – 4/21/12 TIE co-sponsored the 2012 Tufts Energy Conference: “Transforming the Global Energy Debate: From Challenges to Solutions”
TIE Talks 4/4/12 Talk by UEP Professor Bea Rogers entitled, “Piped Water Systems in Rural Communities: A sustainable model from Honduras and Bolivia”
Leontief’s Prize Ceremony and Lectures 4/3/12 TIE and the Friedman School of Nutrition Policy and Science co-sponsored “The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture”
TIE Talks 3/7/12 Talk by UEP Professor Mary Davis on her research in economics and public health
TEA Environmental Career Panel and Networking Night
Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA) provided alumni and current students the opportunity to connect with fellow Jumbos working in the environmental field!
TIE Grant Writing Workshop 2/3/12 Students looking for support in writing grant proposals were invited to a workshop co-hosted by TIE, the Office of Proposal Development, and the Office of Research Administration!
TIE Talks 2/1/12 Talk by UEP Professor Penn Loh on Roxbury-based organization Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE).