SAMDA’s Annual Diwali Dinner

SAMDA celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, on October 28th in the Dental Alumni lounge. It was a sold out celebration with great food from Panjabi Dhaba and a Bollywood performance by Aekta Patel (D18) and Sonya Joseph (D18). The night was full of lights, delicious food, and great company! Photo's and write up courtesy of Khusbu Patel (D16).

Student Organization Spotlight: Sharewood Clinic

Sharewood Clinic member Monica Moitoso (D17) sent Dental Central some great photos of their clinic this past month, earning them the honor of this week's Student Organization Spotlight. You can join the Sharewood Clinic on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the First Church of Malden. Check out their page here!

The Dental Faculty Crisis: A TED-style Talk by Bianca Velayo

image1Last week, Tufts' very own Bianca Velayo (D15) was a guest speaker at the ASDA District 1 Leadership Conference for their discussion on Reasons to Become an Educator. You can watch Bianca's presentation, titled "The Dental Faculty Crisis," by clicking here!

HPSP Drive For the Troops

1920197_10152330525624439_557696227_nThe Tufts Health Professions Scholarship Program will be collecting items adjacent to the Sackler cafeteria during a few weeks in November for their annual "Drive For the Troops". HPSP co-presidents Ryan George (D15) and Mitzi Liu (D15) have sent out the following request:

"If you know a Tufts Dental alumnus or know of a family member of one of our own Tufts Dental family (which would include administration, faculty, staff and support personnel), please let Ryan George (D15), Mitzi Liu (D15), or Dr. Rankin know. Just let us know their mailing addresses and we will try to get something out to them. Connection to home is important for the deployed soldier and is essential to their morale and purpose."
 

Funds available through TISCH College for community projects!

Do you have a great project idea that will improve a community? Interested in active citizenship? Apply online today!

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement can help! The Tisch Fund aims to provide funding for projects, events, and programs with a connection to active citizenship in a clear community-identified need.  Applications are live at our website: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund/. For more information and questions, please contact Danica Fisher at: Danica.Fisher@tufts.edu.

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.