Active citizens

UCCPS hosts annual poster session

Visitors to the Aidekman Arts Center on March 3 had a chance to see active citizenship in action as the University College of Citizenship and Public Service held its annual poster session.

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Nikoo Paydar, A04, helped establish Iranian Alliances Across Borders, an organization that addresses issues of Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Paydar explains the program to Aferdita Spahillari, A06, and Evan Rowe, A06. © Mark Morelli

More than a dozen exhibits detailed the work of Tufts students and faculty in endeavors that reach far beyond the bounds of the campus. The projects incorporated work in fields as diverse as the arts, environment, education and computer science.

Among those participating in the poster session were two students who are helping renovate the historic Brooks Estate in Medford; a student who uses puppets to help teach youngsters about acceptance of those with disabilities and 15 students from the Tufts International and Intercultural Learning Through Experience and Service program, who journeyed to Nicaragua for a cultural exchange.