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Events and News
Each October, Tufts welcomes thousands of parents and friends to campus for Parents and Family Weekend, a celebration of life on campus. Parents and other guests are welcome to attend the arts festival and myriad lectures and workshops.
Next fall's Parents and Family Weekend is October 4--6. Please check back for updates.
Parents are invited to events hosted by Tufts parents and Tufts Alumni throughout the world. As part of the Tufts family, parents can also come to the many lectures, concerts, and theatre and dance performances on campus.
The events below may be of special interest to Tufts parents. You may also want to see the complete list of what's happening on campus.
Dean Kim Knox Lecture on Engineering Ethics and Public Policy: "Virtues and Vices of Social Robots" Medford, MA 02155
Thursday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.
Description: Speaker: Matthias Scheutz, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Cognitive and Computer Science Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Director, Human-Robot Interaction laboratory (hrilab) Director, Joint Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Science
Social robots are slowly but surely becoming part of our society, from simple vacuum cleaning robots, to entertainment robots, robot pets, robot dolls, therapy robots, and many others. In this talk, Professor Scheutz will contrast the potential benefits of developing and deploying social robots with the potential dangers of having such robots in our lives.
No registration is required. Admission is free.
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Dinner Reception Featuring Dean John Barker and Dean Sheila Bayne
Location: Radisson Blue Hotel Shanghai New World 88 West Nanjing Road Shanghai,
China Tel. 021-6359 9999
Admission is free
The Parents Program sends newsletters three times a year and e-newsletters monthly. We also keep parents informed of important news happening on campus, from flu vaccine clinics to safety information.
- Read archived newsletters.
- Read archived e-newsletters
- Read Tufts news features and press releases.
- Read the student newspaper, The Tufts Daily.
Students and parents can also share good news with their local papers!
A few times a year, the public relations office at Tufts sends certain kinds of good news announcements to undergraduate students' local newspapers. This could include enrollment at Tufts, graduation from Tufts, and certain honors and awards your child may receive in between.
In accordance with federal privacy regulations, we will include your child in these announcements only if she or he gives us permission by logging into the WebCenter and visiting the "Hometown News Release" function to authorize this service. If your child chooses to opt into this system, the newspaper announcements will potentially include her or his name, home city, state, major, degree earned, and the nature of the good news
If you have any questions, please call the public relations office at 617-627-4703.