Student Announcements

Week of 1/22/19

Call for Work - SMFA Exhibition at RSM in Boston

The RSM Art Gallery is hosting its second SMFA at Tufts student exhibition, Connectivity. This thematic exhibit will explore the networks, communities, cultures and experiences that unite us. The show will be juried by representatives from RSM US, Sunne Savage Gallery, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

All mediums of artwork are eligible for exhibition. 2D and 3D work will be exhibited in the Gallery space for the duration of the exhibit. Installation works will be considered on a case by case basis. Submissions are limited to two per student. Questions about the call can be directed to Kendall Reiss at

A 30% commission will be taken on sales during the Connectivity exhibition, with 70% going back to the artistsProceeds from this exhibition will be donated to SMFA at Tufts for financial aid and scholarship.

Call Deadline: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Exhibition Dates: March 4-May 10, 2019

View the full call for work details.


Exhibition space:

RSM Exhibition Space

RSM Exhibition Space

MFA Student Mixer: January 24

MFA students are invited to attend the MFA student mixer on Thursday, January 24. Meet Ryan Smith from Tufts Career Center and Ally Boli, Director of Abigail Ogilvy Gallery. 

MFA Student Mixer
Thursday, January 24
5:30 - 7:00 PM
C112, Mission Hill Building
Tacos will be served

Apply to be an ARTS @ Tufts Pre-Orientation Coordinator

Applications are available for the 2019 ARTS @ Tufts Pre-Orientation coordinator positions. There are two positions available and coordinators are responsible for planning this year's arts focused pre-orientation program over the summer.

Contact with questions.

Applications due: Friday, January 25th at 5pm.

Apply here.

Open Call: Painting and Drawing Show

Submit your work to the open call for the Painting and Drawing Show.

To submit to this show, upload your information to Box with this link. Submissions are due by February 5 at 5 PM.

Questions? Email Brooke Stewart at

Don't have documentation of your work yet? Thats OK! There will be a LIGHTING DEMO at Mission Hill on January 25 from 12:15 - 1:45 PM! If Interested in attending please email Brooke!  

MaxMSPJitter Women Boston Meeting at SMFA

Join us for the second “MaxMSPJitter Women Boston” meeting hosted by SMFA. Come to show off your Max patches, get help with new patches, learn more about Max, or just hang out and patch. It’s a friendly and safe social event for meeting other female identifying and genderqueer in the Boston area who are working with MaxMSPJitter.

This event is open to all women and genderqueer individuals.

MaxMSPJitter Women Boston Meeting
Sunday, January 27th

If you can’t attend the meeting, still get in touch so we can add you to the mailing list for future meetings! To be added to the mailing list contact:

Undergraduates: Apply for a Grant to Fund your Summer 2019 Internship

Are you an undergraduate who needs money for an unpaid or underpaid summer 2019 internship? Apply to recieve $4000 toward a summer internship.

Deadlines to apply: March 10 & March 31, 2019

ALL grant applications for internships taking place outside of the U.S. due by the March 10, 2019 deadline

ALL grant applications for U.S  based internships  due by  March 31, 2019 deadline.

Internships need to be secured by application deadlines. 

Grant Categories: 

  • Non-profit or Public Sector Grants ~ Internships can be in the U.S. or abroad!
  • Tufts AS&E Diversity Grants - Sponsored by the Tufts AS&E Diversity Fund
  • Bruce-Griffey Leadership and Diversity Internship Grants
  • Richard D. White, A76 and Family Endowed Internship Fund
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Grants
  • Norton Nickerson Grant and Internships in Environmental Studies
  • Starr Summer Fellowship for BFA or BFA + BA/BS majors

Stay tuned for an Internship Grant Information Session in early spring semester.

*For more complete information on grant requirements and new application visit this website.

Career Center

Info Session for TIE Fellows Program

Are you interested in becoming a Tufts Institute for the Environment (TIE) Fellow? Do you have questions about the application process or the fellowship itself? Then join TIE for an information session and have all your questions answered!

What: TIE Environmental Fellowship Information Session

When: February 4, 2019; 12:30 - 1:15 PM

RSVP here.

Global Tufts Week: March 2-9

Get involved during Global Tufts Week by attending and hosting events with a global or international focus related to this year’s theme, "Linking the Global and the Local." These events will showcase Tufts’ breadth and depth of global engagement and can range from lectures, film showings, cultural events, social programs, and more! Events should be posted through the main Tufts Event Calendar. (Be sure to check the “Global Tufts Week" box.) Mini-grants are also available for event funding! Applications should be submitted by February 1.

Call for Entries: Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Are you a current Tufts student, alumni within 5 years of graduation, faculty, or staff with a business idea that can make a difference in the world? Participate in the largest entrepreneurship competition at Tufts! Apply now for a chance to win funding in the 100k New Ventures Competition.

Applications are open until January 26, 2019 at 11:59pm.

For more information visit:

Apply here.

TIE COP24 Debrief

Each year, Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) sends delegates to represent Tufts University at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties (COP). Through their status as observers, the Tufts delegates gain important insight into the discussions that frame global climate change policy and action.

Join us for an informational Debrief from the Tufts Delegation to this year’s COP24, who have just returned from Katowice, Poland (Dec 3 - 14, 2018). The students, faculty, and staff who attended will discuss their experiences at the conference and answer questions from the Tufts community.

Application for COP25 are now open and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the process of attending the event in November 2019 (tentative).

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room, Medford Campus

RSVP here

Refreshments will be served

Women's Center Symposium Call for Submissions: Divisions/Revisions of Labor

What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? For the 8th Annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we will explore how questions of identity shape our ideas about labor. What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters?

We encourage a broad interpretation of the theme “Divisions/Revisions of Labor” and welcome academic papers, personal narratives, and presentations across all disciplines on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: emotional labor; being trans, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary in the workplace; the glass ceiling; artistic and creative labor; mothering; experiences of parenthood outside the cis-heteropatriarchy; domestic work; the labor of political activism; sex work; global surrogacy; “lean in”; household work and chores; customer service; gendered tech and robots; “effortless” beauty; histories of labor; migrant workers; and customer service.

We welcome submissions from any interested undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, or staff members, within and outside of Tufts.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 300 words (no more than 1 page), describing your paper, presentation, performance, or other proposals to Jessica Mitzner ( by January 28, 2019.

Boston's Visual Culture Consortium Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Art History Symposium

The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston's Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium brings together undergraduates from a variety of New England colleges and universities to present their research in art history, visual culture, and associated areas of study. Papers from a broad range of topics in art history and visual culture will be considered.

The symposium, focused on New Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture, is arranged as panels of 15-minute papers followed by questions and discussion.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 (12:00 – 4:45 pm)
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Alfond Auditorium

To submit a proposal: Undergraduate students must submit a 250 word abstract of their proposed 15-minute paper to no later than midnight, Friday, January 25, 2019.

The applicant’s last name should be given in the subject line of the email. In the body of the message, please provide: 1) your name and contact information; 2) the name and contact information of your faculty sponsor; 3) the title of your abstract; 4) the text of your abstract.

Please note: Students are required to work with a faculty sponsor from their home institution.

A committee of art historians will review the abstracts and select the symposium participants. Notification of the committee’s decision will be emailed by February 15, 2019.

Completed papers and Powerpoints must be submitted for review to Professor Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard by March 18, 2019.

For more information contact: Professor Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazza, Simmons University at

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