Window on Tufts

Exhibition showcases university’s international reach

Many in the Tufts community are familiar with TIAA-CREF, the financial services group, from their retirement savings packages. Now, TIAA-CREF is making its customers more familiar with Tufts.

Tufts unveiled a high-tech exhibition focusing on the university’s international profile September 9 at TIAA-CREF’s “Window on Learning” showcase at its Manhattan headquarters at 730 Third Avenue. President Lawrence S. Bacow, Herb Allison, TIAA-CREF chief executive officer and chairman, and 70 Tufts alumni attended the opening of the exhibit, which features interactive technology presented on a 40-inch LCD flat-panel screen.

In cooperation with TechnoFrolics, a Somerville business, Tufts created a visually arresting video sequence that puts viewers in control of the images by spinning a stainless steel dial forward, backward or by freezing the frame. Viewers can travel the world with Tufts students, take a helicopter tour of the university’s three Massachusetts campuses, enjoy the scenery at the European Center in Talloires, France, and see brief interviews with students, faculty and staff.

The Tufts display will be in Manhattan through early November and then will be installed on the Medford/Somerville campus.