Events & Reunions

A Conversation with Sol Gittleman

Sponsored by:

Tufts Alumni Boston

Location: Alumnae Hall and Cohen Auditorium
Tufts University Medford Campus
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 | See Map

When: Thursday, September 07, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (iCal)


Are you new to Boston and want to connect with former classmates? Or have you been here for a while and looking to get involved with the Tufts alumni community? If so, we invite you to the Annual Boston Kickoff featuring a reception and lecture with Sol Gittleman, Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor Emeritus. In his lecture, Sol will explore issues of God, immigration, race, and American voters, taking you through a semester-long course in just 50 minutes.

Boston chapter leaders and representatives from the Shared Interest Groups will also be present to talk about opportunities to volunteer in the area.

Appetizers and a hosted bar will be provided.

More on Professor Gittleman’s Talk:
Contrary to what we like to believe, immigrants have rarely had an easy time becoming Americans. From the moment the Pilgrims planted a foot on Plymouth Rock, they began having questions about who was coming next. Religion played a major role, but so did color, race, and class. Those issues continued to play a prominent role in American history, as the frontier moved west. The doors never shut—until the second decade of the twentieth century. In the recent national election, immigration was on everyone’s mind. Let’s connect the dots and learn something about our nation.


Please register online no later than August 30.


There is a $25 charge for this event, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar.


Questions? Please contact Amanda Tramont in the Office of Alumni Relations at


6-7 pm: Networking in Alumnae Hall
7-8 pm: Lecture in Cohen Auditorium