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An illustration of scientific instruments and an atom. Tufts University will become a member of the Association of American Universities Expand Tufts Joins Select Group of Research Universities

Tufts University has been selected to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of America’s leading research universities noted for their accomplishments in education, research, and innovation.

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The exterior of Ballou Hall, on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University. Expand Commencement Information: Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Find everything you need to know about this year’s undergraduate and graduate ceremonies on May 22 and 23, including start times and where to watch online.

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Boris Sorkin playing tennis. He came to Tufts speaking English as his third language, mastered biochemistry, won tennis championships, and found time to take care of others, too Expand Acing Tennis and Classes—While Helping Others

Arriving as an international student four years ago, Boris Sorkin, A21, quickly adjusted to life at Tufts, excelling in the classroom and on the tennis court.

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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
Innovation


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
Sustainability


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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Tufts People

Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps protect marine ecosystems and the life they support—including our own—by advocating for science-based environmental policies.
One Scientist’s Quest to Protect Our Oceans—and Us

Fighting threats like climate change and pollution, Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps sustain marine ecosystems and the life they support, including our own.

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Kate Fuller, Tufts' first female groundskeeper, driving a truck on campus.
She Loves Seeing the Fruits of Her Labor

Whether the job calls for power tools or perennials, Kate Fuller, Tufts’ first-ever female groundskeeper, gets it done.

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With gloved hands, food stylist Christine Tobin sets out balls of pink ice cream, an authentic 19th-century treat, for a scene in the 2019 version of Little Women.
Styling Food for the Silver Screen

Whether it’s a pork chop for Frances McDormand or Christmas cookies for Johnny Depp, Tufts graduate Christine Tobin whips up camera-ready food that actors can really sink their teeth into.

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Nick Cutsumpas, A14, standing beside a plant in his apartment.
Growing a Green Thumb

Whether you’re a veteran vegetable gardener or a serial house plant killer trying to change your ways, plant coach Nick Cutsumpas, A14, has a simple piece of advice: Listen.

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Rachel Kyte, Fletcher School's first female dean.
Rachel Kyte, F02, Has Advice for Women Leaders: Rage at the Machine, Not Each Other

In honor of Women’s History Month, Fletcher School’s first female dean reflects on her life, career, and why this is a moment for women’s leadership.

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Amma Agyei wearing a Tufts sweatshirt. She will be the first Black female president of the Tufts Community Union Senate
Meet the Next President of the Tufts Undergraduate Student Government

Amma Agyei, E22, will be the first Black female president of the Tufts Community Union Senate.

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The red and black Death Row Records conference room from the movie Straight Outta Compton, for which Tufts graduate Christopher L. Brown served as art director.
This Designer Sets the Scene for Movies and TV

From Don Draper’s chic Park Avenue apartment to a modest house with macrame plant hangers, the sets Tufts graduate Christopher L. Brown designs speak volumes about the characters who inhabit them.

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To reduce contamination in recycling bins on the Tufts University campus, student Mia Nixon has launched a pilot project using QR codes to help people sort out what’s trash and what’s recyclable.
Want to Know If You're Recycling Right? Point and Click

A pilot project led by Mia Nixon, E21, uses QR codes to help people sort out what's trash and what really belongs in the bin.

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Najah Walton, a Ph.D. student in neuroscience, stands in the Maguire Lab at Tufts’ Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. Photo: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University
Finding a Path to Neuroscience—and Blazing a Trail

Najah Walton, a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is already mentoring younger students interested in careers in science.

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Modar Bilind Al-Roomi, DI21, a founder of the Kurdish Dental Health Organization, gives an interview in April 2016 for the Arabic social media platform Yalla at a refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq. Photo: Courtesy of Modar Bilind Al-Roomi
From Baghdad to Boston: Dental Student’s Journey Is About Healing and Building Bridges

Whether aiding refugees or encouraging his classmates during the pandemic, Modar Bilind Al-Roomi, DI21, is quick to reach out.

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