Local residents and Tufts community to discuss community-engaged research during 2010 Presidential Symposium

February 23, 2010

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The eighth annual Presidential Symposium at Tufts University will focus on the rapidly growing opportunities for "community-engaged research" involving Tufts faculty and community organizations. Such collaborative research is receiving increased attention nationally, as public and private funders, cities and towns, and research institutions recognize that in order for research to have maximum public impact, it needs to involve significant community input. The symposium will enable faculty, community partners and students to share their experiences with community-engaged research and learn how it can strengthen their work.

8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 (Breakfast is included)
Panelists will include:
-- Heloisa Maria Galvao, Brazilian Women's Group
-- Warren Goldstein-Gelb, director, The Welcome Project; community co-chair of the Tufts Community Research Center. -- Linda Sprague Martinez, lecturer, community health program at Tufts -- Linh Phan, Tufts alumna, involved with several Chinatown research projects
Hosted by Tufts University President Lawrence S. Bacow, the event will be attended by about 100 invited community and university representatives, including elected officials.
Tufts University, Medford/Somerville
Granoff Family Hillel Center, 220 Packard Avenue, Medford
Each year, the symposium offers a chance for community partners to meet with Tufts students, faculty and staff to discuss ways to strengthen university-community partnerships. Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, and the Office of Community Relations at Tufts University, the symposium aims to build a greater understanding of the assets and priorities of Tufts' partner communities in Boston's Chinatown, Grafton, Medford and Somerville.


About Tufts University
Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.