Events & Reunions
Active Citizens of Tufts – Second Annual Gala
Active Citizens of Tufts - Boston
Location: Winthrop Street Function Hall
51 Winthrop Street – Tufts Medford Campus
Medford, MA 02155 | See Map
When: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm (iCal)
Please join us for an evening of dancing and drinks, appetizers and desserts, great a cappella, and the chance to win exciting prizes, including Red Sox and Celtics tickets, ski lift passes, restaurant gift cards, and more! The program features Professor Maryanne Wolf from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development. Professor Wolf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and the Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research (full bio below).
The gala will promote the work and research of the Tufts Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and the Evelyn G. Pitcher Curriculum Resource Lab. Proceeds will go towards an initiative supporting dual-language learning and teaching in local preschools. The Department of Child Development will provide seminars, training, and resources to support preschool teachers in Tufts’ host communities who are working with children who are dual-language learners. ACT Boston has also partnered with Tufts Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, a national leader in civic education and education’s role in civic engagement.
Active Citizens of Tufts (ACT) Boston unites alumni of Tufts undergraduate, graduate and professional schools through volunteer and public service opportunities to build and enhance our Greater Boston community. To do this, each year, ACT Boston dedicates itself to meeting a pressing community need. This year, we have focused our efforts on the important topic of education and literacy, particularly amongst the younger generation.
Space is limited! This event is open to Tufts graduates and their guests.
John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service - Maryanne Wolf
Maryanne Wolf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University. She received her doctorate from Harvard University. Among her awards for teaching and research are the Distinguished Professor of the Year award from the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Researcher Award from Tufts University, the Norman Geschwind Lecture Award and the Samuel T. Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association, and the NICHD Shannon Award for Innovative Research, the basis of the RAVE-O reading intervention program, created by Prof. Wolf and members of the Center. Wolf is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, which is translated into twelve languages and an audio version. Wolf’s research interests include reading interventions, imaging studies of the reading brain, the genetic basis of dyslexia, early prediction, fluency and naming speed, cross-linguistic studies of reading, and the development of a reading tablet in work on global literacy.
Give to Tufts and support education research!
Please support Tufts and ACT Boston's focus on Education and Literacy by making a gift to the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts. On the gift page, choose "other," and type in Eliot-Pearson.
$27 for young alumni (graduates from 2003 – 2012) and current students; $40 per person general admission. All tickets include a complementary cocktail. Formal attire.
For more information, special accommodations, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barry Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.