The Acorn Man statue on the Tufts University campus

Advancing the Arts & Humanities

The excellence of the Tufts’ liberal arts experience reflects a commitment to nurturing the imagination through the arts and to critical thinking through rigorous open-ended inquiry in the humanities. Together, these opportunities shape self-confident, insightful, and brave leaders for a rapidly changing and interconnected world.

  • The Center for the Humanities at Tufts received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to perform Mellon Sawyer Seminars for 2016—2017, which will focus on Comparative Global Humanities.
David Hammer
David Hammer, director of the new Institute on Research and Learning, talks about the education research the institute is launching, and the gift from the McDonnell Foundation that made it possible. “It’s really inspiring what can happen if we think differently.”
Laura Gee, an assistant professor of economics, explains that traditional economic studies assume everyone is 100 percent rational when predicting outcomes.