Launch of the Tufts Institute for Innovation

Posted: July 21st, 2014

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the official launch of the Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) . TII is a T10 Strategic Plan initiative that brings together faculty members and students from across the university’s unique constellation of schools to enable interdisciplinary research that has great potential to make a truly profound impact on challenging global problems.
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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

Announcing the New Dean of the Friedman School

Posted: May 13th, 2014

I am pleased to announce that following a comprehensive international search, we have selected Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and public health researcher, as the next dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He will join us on July 1. To learn more about Dr. Mozaffarian, please see … » read

Tufts Century Ride

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Led by Provost Harris, the second Tufts Century Ride took place on May 9th. The full ride was about 100 miles, with stops on the Medford/Somerville, Grafton, and Boston campuses (i.e., Tufts Century).

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

Tufts 1+4 Program

Posted: February 19th, 2014

Announcing Tufts 1+4 Program. The Gap Year Reimagined. Tufts 1+4 will offer opportunities for national and international service, regardless of ability to pay, and groom a new generation of civic leaders. Read more .

Search for Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost begins

Posted: February 14th, 2014

Provost David R. Harris has established a search committee to identify the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost for the university.  This position is being created in direct response to the Diversity council Report which was approved by the Trustees in November 2013. Read More