Bill and Joyce Cummings’ gift brings both a new academic center and stunning gateway to Tufts. The Joyce Cummings Center will optimize a prominent corner on the Medford/Somerville campus.
Bill and Joyce Cummings

Abani Patra, founding director of the Institute for Computing and Data Sciences at the University of Buffalo, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) at Tufts.

Abani Patra
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.”
David Hammer
For Thomas So, E78, A13P, gratitude for his undergraduate education and, most importantly, a crucial scholarship, is expressed in a generous gift to the Science and Engineering Complex. “Tufts gave me the knowledge and the vision to be where I am today.”
Thomas So and Son