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Mixed media art piece, combining drawing, painting, and collage, including ticket stubs and pieces of journal pages. The SMFA at Tufts will hold its annual fall art sale online October 22 to November 4 Expand Givers and Makers Join Forces at the SMFA at Tufts Art Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Art Sale, featuring nearly 700 works by a vibrant community of students, alumni, and faculty, happens virtually beginning October 22, with a portion of each sale supporting emerging student artists at the school.

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Colorful animation characters are displayed on a monitor divided into three sections with emojis, brand logos and Mark Zuckerberg at the center. Tufts professor Adriana Zavala co-founded an organization to bring visibility to often-overlooked artists Expand Shining a Light on U.S. Latinx Art and Artists

Professor Adriana Zavala co-founded the U.S. Latinx Art Forum, an organization to bring visibility to often-overlooked artists of Latin American and Caribbean ancestry in the U.S.

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An illustration includes photos of Tufts students with film and television cameras and other movie-related gear in the foreground and poster art from classic movies and television in the background. Expand How Film and Media Studies Grew at Tufts

How has Film and Media Studies grown at Tufts? It started with a few professors who loved the movies, recalls Sol Gittleman, professor emeritus and former Tufts provost.

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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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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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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

Eva Bibas, a fourth-year student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Searching for Answers Through Art

Eva Bibas, BFA22, channels her lifelong passion for art into multimedia works that explore spirituality and connect her audience to her environment.

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Soledad Caballero, AG02, reads her poem
A Chilean-American Poet Describes Life in Translation

M. Soledad Caballero, AG02, explores memory, body, and identity in her first poetry collection, "I Was a Bell," which won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.

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Edwin Ortega, N20, discussing his family’s experiences as an inspiration for his career as a nutrition researcher
Inspired by His Father, a Nutrition Scholar Strives to Prevent Disease

For Edwin Ortega, N20, family struggle and sacrifice inspire his research into chronic disease and vaccine efficacy.

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Actor, writer, and comedian Joel Perez
A Broadway Performer Celebrates His Puerto Rican Heritage

From the national tour of “In the Heights” and the Tony-winning “Fun Home” to shows he writes himself, Joel Perez, A08, brings a fresh perspective to the stage.

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Gabriel Perez, D23, stands outside Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
As a Boy in Rural Mexico, His Life Was Changed by Dentists. Now Gabriel Perez Is Inspiring Others

With his student leadership and outreach efforts, Perez, D23, is determined to boost awareness of oral care in Hispanic communities.

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Madeleine Oudin in a lab. A professor and cancer researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts, she has been named a New Innovator by the National Institutes of Health.
Tufts Professor Wins New Innovator Grant for Cancer Research

Madeleine Oudin, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received a $2.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her research into a critical pathway to tumor growth.

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Reclaiming a Whole Identity

Rachel Arlene Redeye Porter, F17, is exploring what it means to be Indigenous and helping others connect with who they are.

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Elizabeth Semmelhack, AG93, director and senior curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
This Museum Director Focuses Solely on Shoes

From Renaissance platform shoes that were nearly two feet high to today’s virtual sneakers that can’t even be worn, Elizabeth Semmelhack, AG93, illuminates the many meanings of footwear.

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illustration collage of Alok Kanojia
An Online Counselor for Video Game Addicts

Psychiatrist Alok Kanojia, AG08, MG09, M14, MG14, is building an innovative approach to combatting mental health crises among gamers.

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Dayna Cunningham, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, walking on campus
A Vision for Building a Multiracial Democracy

Dayna Cunningham, the new Omidyar Dean of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, outlines key opportunities and responsibilities for higher education in shaping the next generation of engaged citizens.

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