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Mobile Apps for Water Stats

Two international Tisch Summer Fellows are working in Peru to develop a simple, community-based system to collect data about water usage and climate in the country's Central Andes. » read

2014-2015 Tisch Faculty Fellows

Twelve exceptional faculty members from across Tufts University who are committed to civic engagement have joined Tisch College as our 2014-2015 Faculty Fellows » read

Exploring the Frontiers of Democracy

On July 16-18, Tisch College hosted its 6th annual Frontiers of Democracy conference, a gathering of 150 scholars, practitioners, and leaders who came together to discuss the state of the civic field. » read

Committed to Healthy Communities

Fiona Weeks, a former Tisch Scholar and current Massachusetts Tisch Summer Fellow, is a passionate active citizen devoted to immigrant communities and public health. » read

Health Professionals Inducted into Honos Civicus

Students from the Tufts schools of medicine, dental medicine, and nutrition joined this unique society for active citizens and were celebrated for their commitment to civic engagement. » read

Tisch Scholar Receives Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Safiya Subegdjo works with refugees in the greater Boston area and hopes to become a global health advocate. » read

Seventeen Students Receive Presidential Award for Service

Ten undergraduate and seven graduate students received the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service at a stirring ceremony that showcased remarkable stories of civic engagement. » read

 

Featured Opportunity

2014 Common Reading Book

This summer, all incoming first-year undergraduates at Tufts will receive a copy of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates as part of the Common Reading Program developed by Tisch College.

The common book program serves as a community-building experience while introducing incoming students to important social issues and to the values of Tisch College and Tufts University. There will be programming based on the book in the fall semester, including a lecture by author Wes Moore on September 8.

Learn more about the common book here. Incoming students can also explore all of the campus and community engagement opportunities at Tisch College here.

Upcoming Events

For additional details about active citizenship events on and off campus, please check our current opportunities page.

Latest News

Tisch College Dean Attends International Gathering of University Leaders

In late July, Tisch College Dean Alan D. Solomont was one of more than a thousand higher education leaders from universities in 33 countries who attended Santander Universities' III Universia International Presidents Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. more

Tisch Summer Fellows Wrap Up Transformational Internships

More than 40 Tufts student are wrapping up their 10-week internships this week in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C. through the Tisch Summer Fellows program, and celebrated their fruitful summers alongside their mentors and Tufts alumni at closing receptions in each city. more

Tufts Alumna Writes about Downed Planes and Peacebuilding

Tufts alumna Tara D. Sonenshine, J81, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and now a Distinguished Fellow in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, wrote recently on The Hill about how incidents like the downed plane over Ukraine underscore the need for conflict resolution and diplomacy. more

Tisch College Co-Hosts Talk with Secretary of the Navy

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently came to Tufts University to speak about the modern, global navy and the important energy issues that the military grapples with every day. The event was co-hosted by Tisch College, and our Dean Alan D. Solomont introduced Secretary Mabus, who he described as "a dedicated public servant, an American patriot, and a good human being." more