Tufts University is a private research university incorporated in the municipality of Medford, Massachusetts, United States. Tufts College was founded in 1852 by Christian Universalists who worked for years to open a nonsectarian institution of higher learning. Charles Tufts donated the land for the campus on Walnut Hill, the highest point in Medford, saying that he wanted to set a "light on the hill". The name was changed to Tufts University in 1954, although the corporate name remains "the Trustees of Tufts College". For more than a century, Tufts was a small New England liberal arts college. French American nutritionist and former professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, Jean Mayer, became president of Tufts in the late 1970s and, through a series of rapid acquisitions, transformed the school into a larger research university.
2017 Tufts University Baccalaureate Service, held in Medford, MA on May 20, 2017. Features President Anthony P. Monaco's Baccalaureate Address, and the Wendell Phillips Address, by Isabella Kahhale, Class of 2017l.
Award-winning television writer, creator, director, showrunner, executive producer, and feature film screenwriter Kenya Barris delivers the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Michael Levin, Ph.D., Vannevar Bush professor of biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts and the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, discusses how recent research on tadpoles with ectopic eyes reveals the brain’s remarkable plasticity.
Tufts alumna Lynn Munsinger has illustrated nearly 100 children's books. Take a look at her recent work, "Dinosaurs in Disguise," which tells the story of a boy who believes the dinosaurs did not become extinct millions of years ago, but instead went into hiding.
For the first time, artificial intelligence has been used to generate a never-before-seen cancer phenotype. The findings provide new insight into the biophysics of cancer and raise broad implications for biomedicine.
Study by Tufts University, in collaboration with MIT scientists, reveals the molecular composition of firefly "nuptial gifts", offering the first peek into the content of these special packages and shedding new light on post-mating sexual selection. The findings were published Dec. 22, 2016, in Scientific Reports.
Internationally recognized performer and music educator Christiane Lane plays John Knowles Paine’s 1861 composition ‘Concert Variations on the “Star-Spangled Banner” for Organ.’ The Tufts University Goddard Chapel pipe organ was built in 1883 by Hook & Hastings.
When it comes to remembering things under stress, it's not a matter of how much or how long you study, it's a matter of how you study.
In a paper published in Science, a research team led by Ayanna Thomas, PhD, associate professor of psychology, and graduate student Amy Smith describe their new findings: learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory...
Julian Agyeman, Ph.D.,FRSA,FRGS, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, co-authored "Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities" with Duncan McLaren. It was named one of Nature’s Top 20 for 2015. Herein they argue that the intersection of cities’ highly networked physical space with new digital technologies and new mediated forms of sharing offers cities the o...
Before beginning their undergraduate studies on campus, students in the Tufts 1 + 4 program spend nine months doing service work in Brazil, Nicaragua or Spain. Come join us in Madrid as they share their adventures, challenges and moments of self-discovery. Tufts works with United Planet and AFAIJ to offer the Tufts 1+4 program in Spain.
Tufts combines scientific expertise with an understanding of social conditions to combat a waterborne scourge in Ghana.
Schistosomiasis case study: http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-2976-2
Water infrastructure case study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716305733