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August 2010 People Notes

Astier Almedom, director of the International Resilience Program at Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership and a professor of the practice at the Fletcher School, was invited to be a panelist at the Pardee House Seminar in Boston on July 1. The discussion was moderated by Professor Adil Najam, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-range Future at Boston University.

Daniella Burgi-Palomino, A07, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study anthropology in Mexico. Burgi-Palomino is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Shane Dunn, alumni relations officer for shared interest groups in the Office of Alumni Relations, graduated with his M.A. in higher education administration from Boston College in May. Dunn completed the degree while taking classes part-time over two years.

Kevin P. Gallagher, a senior researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), delivered a lecture titled “U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Negotiations: Implications for Chinese Development Policy” on July 13 at the Institute for World Politics and Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The next day he conducted a workshop on the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations with members of the Chinese ministry of commerce, the National Reform and Development Commission, the ministry of industry and information technology and the ministry of foreign relations.

Julia Goldberg, A07, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study public health in Mexico. She is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Elizabeth Herman, A10, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study education in Bangladesh. She is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Yannis Ioannides, the Max and Herta Neubauer Chair and professor of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the PBS NewsHour segment “Europe Struggles to Contain Greece’s Economic Woes.”

Venkatesh Iyengar, an adjunct professor at the Friedman School, has been invited to present two lectures at international conferences. He will give the first, “Metrological Concepts for Strengthening Food and Nutrition Safety Measurements,” at the International Symposium on Reference Materials in Beijing, China, in late October. He will talk on “Food Safety Measurements: Metrological Contributions of Nuclear Analytical Techniques” at the International Symposium on Nuclear Analytical Techniques in Mumbai, India, in November.

Bic Leu, A07, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study anthropology in Nigeria. Leu is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Rachel Leven, A07, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study urban development in India. She is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Ashiyani Nariani, E06, M10, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study public health in India. Nariani is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Julie Nelson, a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), presented a paper at the International Association for Feminist Economics conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July.

Daniel Oreadi, DG05, DG09, joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an assistant professor on July 1. Oreadi completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts Medical Center in 2009. He just completed a head and neck surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee in June. He will teach in both the pre-doctoral and postdoctoral clinics.

Mary Lenox Oussayef, G76, was named a Chevalier in the Order of Palmes Academiques, an honor bestowed by the French Minister of Education, for her championing French language and culture in and out of the classroom for more than 40 years. She taught French for a number of years at Lexington (Mass.) High School, from which she retired in 2008. Oussayef continues to teach high school French in Nashua, N.H.

Gary Roberts joined the Office of the Provost as assistant provost in late June. Prior to coming to Tufts, he was program officer for the humanities and director of membership at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, Roberts had worked at Harvard University as assistant dean for centers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and associate secretary to the university, working with the university’s governing boards. He received a doctorate in English and American literature from Brandeis University and is a graduate of the University of Chicago. He will be responsible for faculty appointments, tenure, bylaws and supporting the trustee committee on academic affairs, and will work with the provost and vice provost on a variety of other projects and initiatives.

Lisa Senecal, A04, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in Malta. She is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Josh Shapiro is the new head coach of the men’s soccer program. He was an assistant coach at Georgetown University for the past three seasons. Shapiro replaces Carl Junot, who was hired at Tufts in April, but then left to become the head coach at Harvard University. Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Shapiro served other NCAA Division I coaching stints at American University, George Mason University and Lafayette College from 2003 through 2005.

Lisa Tse, A10, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study public health in Malawi. Tse is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Whitney Wiegand, A08, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in Mexico. Wiegand is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Zachary Witlin, A10, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study political science in Ukraine. Witlin is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens—and 17 Tufts alumni and students—who will travel abroad for the 2010–11 academic year on Fulbright scholarships.

Tina Woolston is the new director of the Office of Sustainability, where she has worked for the past three years, focusing on outreach and education. She created the Eco-Ambassador program for staff and faculty and an Experimental College course on sustainability in action. She has also worked with Tufts Recycles, Tufts Institute for the Environment, Purchasing, Dining Services and others on sustainability initiatives across the university. Prior to coming to Tufts, Woolston directed the sustainability program at Earthwatch Institute. The previous director of the Office of Sustainability, Sarah Hammond Creighton, has taken a new job heading the Sustainability Office at Endicott College.

Joanna Xylas, E12, is the new president of the Graduate Student Council for Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The vice president is Charlie Cunningham, G13; the secretary is Anne Madden, G11; and the treasurer is Branko Zugic, E11. They began their one-year terms on May 24.

Posted August 04, 2010