2012 News

12/12/2012

Spring 2012 Knox Lecture features senior energy & environmental expert


David O’Connor, Sr. VP for Energy & Clean Technology at ML Strategies was this spring’s featured Knox lecture. Previously the Commissioner at MA Division of Energy Resources, David has a wealth of experience in the energy industry. His talk entitled, “Ethical Issues in Energy Supply” covered the dangers of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility in Everett, MA.

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12/12/2012

Knox Lecture features Computer Science Professor Matthias Scheutz


Tufts University Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, Matthias Scheutz’s talk, “Virtues and Vices of Social Robots” addressed the potential benefits of developing and deploying social robots with the potential dangers of having such robots in our lives.

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11/29/2012

New student group adds to entrepreneurial spirit on campus, hopes to fund ideas


Tufts students and alumni with ideas for new businesses have had a growing range of options over the past few years, enabling them to go so far as to develop iPhone applications and create websites as the basis for their businesses. But a new club seeks to expand this range even further.

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11/29/2012

Seth Godin makes a Ruckus – Fall 2012 Lyon & Bendheim


Seth Godin—17-time published author, founder of Squidoo and the acclaimed Tufts Student Resources (TSR), entrepreneur, public speaker, and, most importantly, a Tufts Alumnus (82)—has had a couple crash landings during his assent through the business world.

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10/4/2012

How Tufts New Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership Plans to Break into the School’s Untapped Potential


New Entrepreneurial Leadership Director James Barlow speaks with BostonInno about his plans for the program and how he views Tufts University’s diverse student body as a differentiator.

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10/3/2012

Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership Program speaks about his program vision


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10/2/2012

Tufts Masters Practicum Project: Professional engineers get real world, hands-on product sustainability experience


Tufts Gordon Institute M.S. in Engineering Management students are featured in the Sustainable Minds blog for their summer practicum consulting project. Dedicated to designing and brining environmentally sustainable products to market, Sustainable Minds had the Tufts MSEM team complete a product benchmark report.

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09/20/2012

New ELS program director brings experience to position


Tufts Daily reports on James Barlow joining Tufts Gordon Institute as the new director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and his international teaching experience. Director Rob Hannemann and Professor of the Practice John Hodgman also comment on Barlow’s background.

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09/14/2012

2012 Tufts Gordon Institute Annual Report


Tufts Gordon Institute’s mission is to provide our graduate and undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and characteristics that they will need to excel – not just succeed – in their professional careers. Today, more than ever, our threefold focus on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship is our key differentiator and value added.

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09/6/2012

Tufts Gordon Institute Names New Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership Program


September 6, 2012 – James Barlow, head of outreach for the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), joins Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI) as director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

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09/6/2012

Back to school for business founders


James Barlow, the new Entrepreneurial Leadership Program director, is featured in this Financial Times article highlighting the startup accelerator program, VentureLab, he ran while the head of outreach for the NCIIA.

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07/18/2012

Bloomberg TV


Professor of the Practice Partha Ghosh is interviewed on Bloomberg TV in Istanbul, Turkey on Turkey’s economic performance.

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05/20/2012

Winning the competition for ideas


Scott Kirsner of The Boston Globe profiles a few of the winners of university business plan competitions including Tufts $100K winner, Adrienne Dreyfus, for her innovation, PriceParrot.

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05/11/2012

2012 M.S. in Engineering Management Graduation Celebration


2012 M.S. in Engineering Management graduates gathered on May 9 to celebrate and commemorate the completion of the two-year master’s program.

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05/1/2012

BBJ and MHT name CIO of the Year winners


Tufts Gordon Institute MSEM Graduate, Kai Gray, Vice President of Operations at Carbonite, Inc. was named one of the 2012 CIO of the Year Winners by Mass High Tech & Boston Business Journal.

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04/25/2012

Tufts Gordon Institute customizes leadership course for Tufts IT


Tufts Gordon Institute recently adapted its masters-level course Learning to Lead as an intensive leadership development program for managers of Tufts University’s Division of Information Technology.

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04/5/2012

Tufts $100K Announces the Winning Teams Who Excelled in Business & Social Entrepreneurship


BostonInno – covers the 2012 Tufts $100K Business Plan Competition – including this year’s winners Adrienne Dreyfus (A ’13) founder of PriceTrack and Hillary Sieber (A ’12) founder of Keepin’ Tabs.

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03/27/2012

Finalists named in Tufts University’s $100K business competitions


WickedLocal – covers the 10 finalist teams for Tufts $100K competition. This news also appeared in BostonInno.

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03/26/2012

Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, speaks on covering Egypt’s revolution in the digital age


Charles Sennott co-founder and executive editor of international news agency GlobalPost, visited campus recently to speak of journalism, revolution, and his experience as an entrepreneur during the most recent Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture on March 26.

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03/26/2012

Roof For Two Challenges the Weather, Saving India’s Motorcycle Riders From Monsoon Season


Since winning the 2011 Tufts $100K Business Plan Competition, Roof for Two, has built a prototype for their motorcycle canopy. BostonInno details the teams origins and their continued success.

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03/8/2012

Spring 2012 Lyon & Bendheim Lecture Features Intellectual Property Expert Robert Sterne


Robert Sterne, E73, AG75, returned to the Hill this spring to share his unique entrepreneurial story with the Tufts community during an installment of the Lyon and Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series Sterne, an intellectual property expert and Director of DC-based law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, credits his Tufts experience for providing him with valuable foundational skills and an intellectual well-roundedness that proved valuable through his entrepreneurial ventures.

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02/23/2012

For Screenwriters, Getting On ‘The Black List’ Is Actually Good News


Boston Globe reporter Geoff Edgers on TGI student (MSEM’ 13) Dino Simone’s venture, The Black List.

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02/23/2012

Hollywood’s talent pool; Newsletter-turned-Web site now a screenplay launch pad


TGI student Dino Simone (MSEM ’13) is featured in The Boston Globe for his venture The Black List, of “one of the movie industry’s most influential websites.”

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02/1/2012

Tufts Gordon Institute Forms Industry Advisory Council


Tufts Gordon Institute has formed an Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to serve as a forum for communication between the Institute and the technology industry. Comprised of senior leaders from a variety of companies and organizations, the advisory council will enable members to foster engineering leadership as well as provide guidance on the continued evolution of Tufts Gordon Institute’s flagship M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) program.

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02/1/2012

MTDC and Governor Patrick Appoint Three New Board Members to Help Catalyze Innovation Economy


Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation appointed Tufts Gordon Institute Entrepreneurial Leadership lecturer and advisory board member, Jeremy Halpern to their board of directors.

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02/1/2012

Gordon Institute consults with industry leaders


Tufts Daily reports on Tufts Gordon Institute’s new industry advisory council and speaks with advisory member Christopher George, VP of manufacturing at Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

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