Rx for clinical teaching faculty

Mary Lee, J75, M83, draws on her roots with a gift to support medical education.

Diplomatic effort

The Fletcher School?s Karamanlis Professorship, now fully funded, honors legacy of Greek statesman.

Habitat for the humanities

John Halvey, A82, says thanks to professor and mentor with a gift to the Humanities Center.

Rising to the occasion

Lonnie Norris, DG80, and Louis Fiore, D62, give the School of Dental Medicine a lift.

Quality of life

Tufts Hillel sets a national Hillel record, raising more than $6.4 million to expand programming on campus. Spring 2008 News of the Campaign for Tufts

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The largest single gift in Tufts? history, $136 million, has resulted from an act of philanthropy by Doble Engineering Co. founder Frank Currier Doble, ?11, nearly half a century ago and nearly a century after he graduated from Tufts. Just nine years later, in 1920, Doble launched his small company, which became a world leader in diagnostic testing for the electric utility industry. When he drew up his estate in 1960, Mr. Doble (1886?1969) included generous trust distributions that, with the recent sale of Doble Engineering Co., now will yield approximately $272 million to be equally divided between Tufts and Lesley University, to which Mr. Doble also had close ties. Mr. Doble?s generosity enables Tufts to begin development of an interdisciplinary laboratory that will advance research and collaboration in biology and engineering. The gift also will support student financial aid, faculty development, and other needs. ?Frank Doble was a true innovator who foresaw the potential of the electric power industry when it was still in its infancy,? says Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow. ?The technologies that he developed made the industry safer and more productive. In founding Doble Engineering, Frank Doble pushed the boundar-

Spring 2008

Largest single gift in Tufts? history stems from 48-year-old charitable trust

ies of science and technology, just as our faculty and students do today. We are grateful that his legacy will help future generations to attend Tufts and enable us to create a new laboratory, named in his honor, to advance collaboration among our biologists and engineers.? Contingent on approval by the city, the laboratory is to be built on Tufts property at 550 and/or 574 Boston Ave., near the existing Science and Technology Center. A Cambridgebased design firm, Ellenzweig Associates, has been retained to draw up a detailed plan for the building, and the university expects to select an architect by the middle of this year. The new laboratory will foster joint research between scientists from the School of Engineering and the Department of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, while providing much-needed space for individual disciplines in engineering and biology, says Jamshed Bharucha, provost and senior vice president, Tufts? chief academic officer. He said Tufts will work closely with the community during development. (continued on page 10) 1


The new laboratory building will tremendously benefit crossdisciplinary research between scientists from the School of Engineering and the Department of Biology in Arts and Sciences.

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