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Tufts student Noirret Francis, A24, rehearsing with director Maurice Emmanuel Parent. Expand Tufts’ Fall Festival of Plays Reinvents Theater for the Pandemic

Producing three plays amid COVID-19—and addressing the crisis of racism—required a lot of inventive thinking for Tufts drama staff and student actors.

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Marta Gaglia, assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, holding test tubes. Expand The Coronavirus Sneaks Its Way Into Cells. But How?

Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, is applying the approaches she has used to study viruses like influenza and herpes to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19.

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The #TuftsGivingTuesday tradition continues on December 1. Together, we can build a brighter world.

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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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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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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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Transformative Experiences

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

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Tufts People

Christine Jost, a graduate of Cummings School and Fletcher school, in the Somali region of Ethiopia talking to a group of women about access to quality animal health services.
The Veterinarian-Humanitarian

Christine Jost, a Cummings School and Fletcher School alum, works to get U.S. aid where it’s needed to fight COVID-19, locusts, and other emergencies across the globe.

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A whale in the ocean off the coast of Massachusetts.
Protecting Whales through Research and Public Policy

Alicia Pensarosa, VG18, puts her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) degree to work at Ocean Alliance as a whale researcher and educator.

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Sean Harrington, A14, posing for a headshot while wearing a Tufts Jumbos sweatshirt with a beach in the background.
Young Innovators: Nutrition for Athletes

Sean Harrington, A14, managed the software team for the Patriots, and now he’s got a startup focused on nutrition for top athletes.

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Yongjie Yang, associate professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, in a white coat in a laboratory.
Getting to the Roots of Fragile X Syndrome

Focusing on glial brain cells, Yongjie Yang, associate professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, hunts for a new path to treating fragile X syndrome.

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Danielle Nierenberg, N01, recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award.
Cooking Up Change, Julia Child-Style

A grant from the TV chef’s foundation is helping Danielle Nierenberg, N01, start the conversations to transform the food system.

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David Gelfand, E21, who is training for the Paralympics, swimming in a pool.
Tokyo Dreams

Chasing down a childhood ambition, David Gelfand, E21, trains for the Paralympics with the U.S. national team.

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Jacob Weiss, N20, of the Sacramento Valley Food Hub, a food distribution platform, working the garden.
A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A food distribution platform managed by Jacob Weiss, N20, was awarded $25,000 in the Friedman School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition.

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Reeta Roy shown listening to a mechanic at SolarTaxi in Ghana before the pandemic.
Investing in Africa

Fletcher School alum Reeta Roy, CEO of Mastercard Foundation, defied critics and steered its $33 billion to help Africans solve the continent’s challenges.

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Veterinary assistant and Tufts at Tech alum Kate Jolly with a small black dog at Foster Hospital ER.
She Came for the Pets. She Stayed for the People.

Veterinary assistant Kate Jolly—a Tufts at Tech alum—is the glue holding clinicians, owners, and students together in the Foster Hospital ER.

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Tufts professor of philosophy Daniel C. Dennett sitting at a desk with a dark background.
Our Brains, Our Selves

World-renowned philosopher Daniel C. Dennett argues that our inner worlds and religious ideas can all be explained as evolutionary functions of the brain.

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