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Jane Anne Herman Prize,


The Jane Anne Herman Prize is given in honor of Jane Anne Herman, J1987, who will always be remembered for her devotion to friends and family, her generosity during Thanksgiving, and her appreciation of the arts. This award is given by the Department of Drama and Dance for excellence in directing and/or stage management, as demonstrated during the student's career in the university theater.

Jane Anne Herman-Newton graduated from Tufts in 1987 with a major in English. She was very active in the Department of Drama and had a natural gift for directing and stage management. In 1999, an award in her memory was established by her friends to recognize students with these same talents. Jane's honesty and friendship touched many people in her life. At Tufts, Jane created strong bonds. She shared her views, humor, and love and made friends feel connected and valued. She had a flair for both theater and organization, the cornerstones of directing and stage management. She planned her wedding (with Goddard Chaplain Scotty McClennan presiding) while finishing her M.A. at Harvard and had a version of A Midsummer Night's Dream performed for the wedding guests in Harvard Yard. Most of the actors were Tufts alums. When Jane was completing her doctorate at Harvard, she had many occasions to bring friends together. At Thanksgiving, Canadian Thanksgiving, and Passover, Jane invited friends who were far from home, and friends looking for community and laughter. Jane and her husband, Chris Newton, G1995, prepared big family meals, after which the guests would play games. The award in her name is given to celebrate Jane's creativity, adventurousness, and openness.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

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Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
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De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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