John G. Morris Appointed Director of Athletics

Posted: February 26th, 2015

John G. Morris has been selected as the University’s new Director of Athletics. His appointment will become effective on June 15.

James Glaser Named Dean of Arts and Sciences

Posted: February 17th, 2015

James M. Glaser, professor of Political Science, has been selected as the new Dean of the University’s School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts’ oldest and largest school, following an extensive international search.

Tufts Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: February 17th, 2015

After a comprehensive search, Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas will join Tufts as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost on April 6, 2015.  The position of the Chief Diversity Officer supports the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency.

Tufts University Forum on Race, Inequality and Action

Posted: February 17th, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, students, faculty and staff on all three Tufts campuses joined together in exploring a range of critical issues surrounding race, inequality and action.

Jill Lepore Lecture: The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Posted: February 17th, 2015

Award winning author, Harvard Professor of History, and Tufts alumna Jill Lepore, delivered a guest lecture at Tufts on February 25, 2015 on her New York Times bestselling book The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

Vice Provost Kevin Dunn

Posted: July 3rd, 2014

As Vice Provost, Kevin Dunn works primarily in the area of faculty affairs.  He coordinates the Bridge Professorship program, and oversees issues that pertain to tenure and promotion, bylaws and faculty handbooks, faculty governance, and faculty appointments and approvals.  He also works with the schools to develop new programs. Kevin Dunn joined the Provost’s Office … » read

Announcing the Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

Posted: May 14th, 2014

May 15, 2014
I am pleased to announce that James M. Glaser has agreed to serve as Dean ad interim of the School of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. As a longtime Tufts faculty member and academic administrator, Jim is superbly positioned to lead Arts and Sciences through the upcoming decanal transition. The … » read

Arts and Sciences Dean Announcement

Posted: March 28th, 2014

March 27, 2014
Dear members of the Tufts University community,
It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Arts and Sciences Dean Joanne Berger-Sweeney has been selected as the 22nd President of Trinity College. She will assume this exciting new appointment on July 1. Joanne has been a valued leader … » read

Call for Round II Bridge Professorships Proposals

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Bridge Professorships
Request for Proposals
May 31, 2014
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The Office of the Provost invites proposals for a second round of Bridge Professorships.  The first round produced eight strong proposals, two of which were funded:

  • Cognitive Science
  • International Environmental Security (with an emphasis … » read

Announcing Round I Bridge Professorships Awards

Posted: March 12th, 2014

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the first round of winning proposals for the Bridge Professorships initiative. Please see the information below for the two winning proposals:
Proposal 1: Cognitive Science
Proposal 2: International Environmental Security

Proposal 1: Cognitive Science
Schools and Academic Units Participating in the Proposal:
Arts and Sciences:  Philosophy, … » read