10/28/2021 – Thursday via Zoom
Speaker: Bharat N. Anand – Vice Provost for Advances in Learning at Harvard University, and the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
Topic: Update on Online Learning at Harvard University
LINK: Zoom Link to follow via email.
11/17/2021 – In-Person Meeting on a WEDNESDAY (<-NOTE)
Location: Longwood Cricket Club
564 Hammond Street Chestnut Hill, MA
Lecturer: Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh
on “How to avoid a Root Canal”
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Discussion: Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow and Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Dean William Giannobile
on “How HSDM and the University have navigated the educational landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Lecturer: Dr. Jennifer Gibbs
on “Modern strategies to manage Oro-facial pain.”
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Lecturer: Dr. David Fisher, MD
Venue: Harvard Club – Downtown Boston
Lecturer: Kathleen T. O’Loughlin: ADA Executive Director
Latest Trends in Dentistry
Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association, the nation’s leading advocate for oral health. She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care, nonprofit and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, public health policy, dental practitioner mental health and wellness, interprofessional collaboration within health care delivery, and on the need for diversity within the dental profession. She was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the first female executive director of the American Dental Association, which was founded in 1859.Dr. O’Loughlin holds faculty appointments at both Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She serves on the board of directors of the American Dental Association and the Sprague Institute in Chicago, and has served as a trustee on several boards including Tufts University, Oral Health America, Biomedical Science Careers Program, Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Children’s Dental Health Project, and Delta Dental Plans Association.Prior to joining the ADA, Dr. O’Loughlin was president and CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts and former Chief Dental Officer for United Health Group. She maintained a private dental practice for 20 years in Medford and Winchester, Massachusetts, while serving as an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry. She received her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Boston University in 1973 and her doctorate from Tufts University summa cum laude in 1981. In 1998, Dr. O’Loughlin received a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Care Management from Harvard University. She also provided consulting for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Parent Professional Advocacy League. Dr. O’Loughlin served as co-chair of a statewide children’s mental health campaign organized by Health Care for All and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.In 2016 she was named an Icon in Oral Health by the Forsyth Institute. Dr. O’Loughlin received the Shils Award in 2015 for her outstanding leadership as a Health Educator, Business Executive and Oral Health Advocate. She has also been recognized with the Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award from the American Association of Women Dentists, a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association, the Public Service Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the Leading Women Award from the Girl Scouts, the Edna W. Smith Pioneer in Community Health Care Award from the Mattapan Community Health Center, the Faculty Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association, and the Award for Distinction in Public Service by the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.Dr. O’Loughlin is a member of the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Venue: Flemings Downtown
Lecturer: Sol Gittleman
“The Improbable Success of American Education”
Professor Sol Gittleman joined Tufts University as an assistant professor in German in 1964 and has built a career as an educator, writer, mentor and academic administrator. Throughout his five-decade career at Tufts, Professor Gittleman has served as University Professor, Vice President, Provost and Academic Advisor. As Professor Gittleman stepped down as Provost in 2002, after 21 years in the post, President Bacow called Professor Gittleman “the heart and soul of Tufts.”Boston News Group
Few at Tufts over the past half-century have escaped the influence of Professor Gittleman. He has epitomized the spirit and conscience, not only of Tufts University, but of all that is worthwhile in higher education. Professor Gittleman and his wife, Robyn Singer Gittleman, the associate dean for undergraduate education and director of the Experimental College, arrived at Tufts in 1964, in the vanguard of an enthusiastic generation of faculty who were bringing a spark of diversity and passion for scholarship to the campus. He taught German and Judaic studies and was chair of what was then known as the German and Russian Department. His reputation as a teacher spread far beyond his discipline: his Yiddish Culture course has for years been among the most popular at Tufts.
Professor Gittleman has done wide-ranging scholarly work on German cultural and intellectual history, Yiddish and Jewish-American literature, American immigration, comparative religion, and the history of baseball. His most recent book is Reynolds, Raschi, and Lopat: New York’s Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949–1953. He is also the author of An Entrepreneurial University: The Transformation of Tufts, 1976–2002, which was published in 2004.
Venue: Davios – Chestnut Hill
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467