Dr. Bharucha, 54, who spent most of his academic career at Dartmouth College before becoming provost of Tufts in 2002, is on the faculty of three academic departments at Tufts: music, psychology and neuroscience. An amateur violinist, he was born in India and came to the United States at 17 to attend Vassar College on a full scholarship.
“Dr. Bharucha exemplifies Peter Cooper’s mandate that ‘The object of life is to do good,’ ” said Mark L. Epstein, chairman of the Cooper Union board of trustees, referring to the founder of the college. Mr. Epstein called Dr. Bharucha an innovator whose interdisciplinary background combined the “science of learning” with “critical and creative thinking skills” to solve global problems.
Courtesy : Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz