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Give Kids a Smile at TUSDM: Volunteers Needed!

On Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th, TUSDM will be hosting our Second Annual Give Kids a Smile Event. WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!

We are looking for staff and faculty to fill volunteer positions  from 9 am to 1 pm both days. You can do one day, or both days.  In addition to a great T-shirt commemorating your contributions, you will have the joy that comes with giving back to children in the community whose families don’t have the resources to pay for dentistry.  We hope you can join us!

Here is the link to an online sign-up sheet.    

AADMD receives the Tarrson Award!

The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded the Tarrson award to Tuft’s student chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)!

The ADA Foundation’s, E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award, is given annually to highlight significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the U.S. This honor comes with a monetary award of $5400.  The AADMD club was started by Holly Fadie (D18) and staffs a clinic at the Lee School in Dorchester for children living with special needs. Congrats AADMD!

Black Maternal Health Symposium

Did you know black women in the US are 243% more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women? Learn why that is, and how to change it, at a Black Maternal Health Symposium on Friday, April 13, 4:00-7:00PM in Sackler 108 (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston).

You will hear from experts about their work to end the racial disparity in adverse maternal health outcomes, and you will learn how to intervene in shifting the scientific and public policy conversation around this issue. A reception will follow!

Please RSVP here.

March for Our Lives Rally in Boston Commons

On Boston Common, and around the US, thousands make their voices heard:

(Copy and links from Boston Globe; photos by Nancy Marks)

Students galvanized by last month’s deadly school shooting in Florida led tens of thousands of demonstrators Saturday in a march and rally in Boston to push for stronger gun control and draw attention to the stark toll that gun violence takes on communities of color.

Police estimated 50,000 people participated in the march through city streets for Boston’s version of the worldwide rallies called March for Our Lives, a mayoral spokeswoman said. Protest organizers said more than 100,000 took part.

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Boston Marathon Ruck March- Volunteers Needed!

On April 14, a team of 50 faculty, staff, and students will be participating in Tough Ruck, the Boston Marathon Ruck March. Organized by Brent Mullen (D20) and Keith Nguyen (D20) the event is a 26.2 mile course where each participant will be carrying a 15 or 35 lb rucksack. The team will be carrying over 750 lbs of canned food goods and bags of rice, which will be donated to the New England Center and Home for Veterans at that end of the of the march!  They have also raised over $10,000 for local military families in times of need.

Their team needs a few more volunteers to support us in our mission!  They’re looking for people to either come in the morning to help with parking or in the evening (5-7 PM) to help with taking apart the finish line. The whole team will greatly appreciate it!

Student Organization Leadership Succession Proposal

The following proposal (see below) was created by an ad hoc student advisory group, Nancy Marks and Karen Alexander early this year. It was then presented to almost 30 student leaders last month to get feedback. The revised version (below) and was sent last week to  Student Organization Leaders and Faculty Advisors with the hopes that the proposed changes would be instituted by groups.

Feel free to contact Nancy or Karen with any questions or feedback!

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Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer!

Join Tisch College’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday April 4th at 6 PM for an engaging conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer about law, interpreting the constitution, and the current state of our civic institutions!

(See full poster here: Breyer DSS poster!)

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Breyer has served as Associate Justice of the U.S Supreme Court since 1994. Throughout his career, Justice Breyer has worked as a Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg, a Justice Department lawyer in the antitrust division, an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, a professor at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Cosponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Political Science Department.

Ticketing Information:   Tufts alumni, as well as students, faculty, and staff on Tufts’ Boston and Grafton campuses, should direct ticket requests to Jessica Byrnes ( Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event!

SNDA Volunteers at Friday Night Supper Program

On Friday March 16th, 2018 SNDA volunteered with the Friday Night Supper Program at Arlington Street Church!

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “We were able to provide over 100 guests from all around Boston with a free and nutritious meal. We served along side with a group of volunteers from Regis College and Boston Cares organization. It was fun to talk with guests, some asking about our journey through dental school!”

150th Anniversary 2018 Time Capsule: Student Volunteers needed!

TUSDM is creating a time capsule to celebrate 150 years! The time capsule will be filled with significant and everyday items from TUSDM, Tufts, and Boston. Volunteers are needed to define the capsule guidelines, coordinate items, and schedule the “open” date.

Contact Marie Schick, the 150th anniversary project coordinator, at for more information on getting involved!