Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 4

The steps on the president's lawn are pictured on Oct. 13, 2018. (Rachel Hartman / The Tufts Daily Archives)


“Civic Life Lunch — The Turnout Gap: Race & Voter Turnout”

Details: Political scientist Bernard Fraga will discuss his latest book, “The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America,” at this event, which is part of the Civic Life Lunch series hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of  Civic Life.

Where and when: Rabb Room, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life; 12–1 p.m. 


“Screening: Chantal Akerman’s ‘News from Home’ with Malcolm Turvey”

Details: A screening of “News from Home” (1977) will precede a lecture with artist Suara Welitoff and Malcolm Turvey, the Sol Gittleman Professor of Film and Media Studies. The artists will discuss the film’s impact on their work. 

Where and when: School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts; 6–9 p.m. 


“TCS Presents: Boston Ave. Pizza Place Blind Taste Test!”

Details: Tufts Culinary Society will challenge students to guess which popular pizza place made certain pizzas. The contenders include Espresso’s Pizza, Nick’s Pizza, Lisa’s Pizza and Pizza Days. 

Where and when: Room 203, Meyer Campus Center; 6–7 p.m.


“Annual Queer Studies Lecture: Signature Move: Fawzia Mirza”

Details: The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and the LGBT Center will host actor-writer-producer-artivist Fawzia Mirza for the annual queer studies lecture. The lecture will include a screening of her film, “Signature Move” (2017), and a Q&A after the film.

Where and when: Room 011, Olin Center; 12–3:30 p.m.

“Women Entrepreneurs @ Tufts Presents Barbara Magnoni”

Details: Barbara Magnoni (A90), president of EA Consultants, will speak about her experience in international finance and development at an event hosted by Women Entrepreneurs @ Tufts

Where and when: Room 304, Tisch Library; 5–6 p.m.

“TUSC Winter Ball”

Details: TUSC will host Winter Ball, its semi-formal event of the spring semester, at House of Blues Boston. Tickets are required for entry and are $15, which includes transportation and light snacks. 

Where and when: House of Blues Boston; 8 p.m.–12 a.m.