Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

Charles E. Stearns Scholarship Prize, 1997

The Charles E. Stearns Scholarship Prize, established in 1997 by students, colleagues, friends, and family, honors the exceptional fifty-year career of Charlie Stearns as a gifted student, a caring and intellectually stimulating professor, and a loyal and insightful dean. This award is presented annually to one or more geology students who have demonstrated attention to detail, thoughtful analysis, and insight to their geological studies.

Charles Edward Stearns, A1939, had a fifty-year career at Tufts. He was a student here and later became the Henry Bromfield Pearson Professor of Natural Science in Geology, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and acting provost. He was born in 1920 in the ancestral house in Billerica where he lived throughout his Tufts years. His father was an alumnus and dean of Tufts Medical School. In the 1940s he studied at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard, and returned to Tufts as an assistant professor after serving in the Navy in World War II. After three years of teaching at Harvard, Tufts called him back in 1954 to become dean of the College of Liberal Arts, a post he held until 1969. He also served as acting provost. During that time, Tufts made the transition from college to university. It was said that he made the college as good as the president said it was.

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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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