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Former speechwriter and author David Litt speaks on stage in front of a projection screen while sitting next to a female representative from Tisch College at Tufts University. Expand A Punch Line's Political Power
Humor makes people pay attention and can be used to create positive change, former Obama speechwriter David Litt tells a Tufts audience. Read More About David Litt's Talk
SMFA at Tufts Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow and assistants use over 1,000 Sharpie pens as they draw larger-than-life figures across more than 100 feet of wall space for “Hauling,” a temporary gallery installation at the Currier Museum of Art. Expand It Took Over 1,000 Sharpies for Murrow to Build ‘Hauling’ at Currier Museum of Art

SMFA at Tufts Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow's temporary gallery installation, "Hauling," is inspired by the history of labor and collaboration in Manchester, N.H. 

Video: A Look at Murrow's 'Hauling'
Biologist Mimi Kao stands with her arms crossed in front of a blue wall painted with dark blue birds. Expand A Zebra Finch and Its Song Could Unlock a Human Mystery
Biologist Mimi Kao studies the songs of zebra finches to understand how the brain retains new skills and information. Read More About Mimi Kao's Research
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ncoming first-year students celebrate during the Global Orientation scavenger hunt
Diversity and Inclusion

"Tufts represents more than an opportunity to educate oneself. It offers a place to be oneself.”

— President Anthony P. Monaco

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Mehdi Harandi enters the US through customs after the Trump administration's travel ban
Global Leadership

With more than 1,700 international students, 450 international faculty and scholars, and 6,000 alumni living outside of the United States, our global community is an essential part of our identity. 

Tufts is committed to global engagement and international research. 

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Michael Avery holds his patient, a Box Turtle, who is recuperating from a leg injury at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Our community thrives on embracing complex issues and marshaling the capacities of our unique constellation of schools to develop innovative approaches to local and global challenges.

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aylor Fasolo leads his group of students across campus during Kids Day
Societal Impact

We encourage our students, alumni, faculty and staff to connect with the community on local, national and global levels. Through leadership, partnership, mentorship, service and discussion, the active citizens of the Tufts community use their knowledge and research to develop solutions to social challenges. 

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New solar panels at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine

From class projects and cutting-edge research, to extracurricular activities and internships, sustainability is an integral part of Tufts life. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved in developing solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.  

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Owen Amadasun is hooded at theTufts University School of Medicine commencement ceremony
Transformative Experiences

We are committed to providing every student with ample opportunity for transformative experiences within and beyond the classroom.

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  • a highway going through a downtown area with heavy smog
    The Toxic Air We Breathe

    Invisible particles in the air are responsible for three of the top ten causes of ill health and death worldwide, warns a new book

  • stylized sculpture of a rhino
    Bringing Outside Artists to Light

    They lived outside the arts world, but created works—now on view at Tufts—that are standing the test of time

  • workers clean the Tufts cannon
    A Thousand Coats of Paint

    The Tufts cannon, a canvas for student groups for more than two decades, gets a fresh look

Tufts People

Senior tri-captain Frank Hattler
Frank Hattler, E18

Senior tri-captain Frank Hattler of the Tufts University men's lacrosse team was announced as a member of the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams on Tuesday. A Computer Science and Economics major, Hattler was the recipient of Tufts' Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize for academic and athletic excellence this year.

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Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde at work in a lab
Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University School of Engineering

Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde is investigating new methods for eliminating inefficiencies in electricity production.

Read More About Vandervelde’s Project