Black Tie International Magazine 
Select your preferred language
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News
Save the Date 2024
Black Tie
International Real Estate
Black Tie Israel
Joyce Brooks
Gerard Mc Keon
Nightlife with Rose Billings
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Meera Gandhi
Black Tie  TV
Impact Investment
Featured Foundations
Co-Hosting Events
Listing Non-Profit Events
Black Tie China
Black Tie France
Black Tie Israel
Black Tie Philippines
New York Society
Palm Beach Society
International Society
Hampton Society
West Coast Society
U.S. Society
Philanthropy  Giving
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
Event Resource Directory
Promote your Services
Event Talent Directory
Feature Your Talent
Couture Fashion
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Wealth Management
Add your e-mail
of Black Tie

Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues

























































































































































































































































































































































Society News  Pages 1  2  3

E- mail this page to your friends

Black Tie International:
Cooper Union Board Elects Innovative Educator Dr. Jamshed Bharucha
To Serve As Its 12th President




Dr. Jamshed Bharucha.  Photo by:  Mario Morgado

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha.  Photo by:  Mario Morgado

New York
, NY
(February 07, 2011) - The Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has elected Dr. Jamshed Bharucha,
Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University, to serve as its
twelfth President, effective July 1, 2011.

Dr. Bharucha exemplifies Peter Cooper's mandate that the object of life is to do good. A truly innovative educator, Dr. Bharucha's interdisciplinary work combines the science of learning with a profound commitment to the advancement of the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to solve our world's problems with dedication, ingenuity, and cultural awareness. Dr. Bharucha is the ideal person to lead The Cooper Union to new heights, states Mark L. Epstein, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union.
Dr. Bharucha has been a pioneer in studying how the brain responds to music. He is also an accomplished violinist. As an academic leader, he has been an advocate for educational innovation, including active forms of learning.  At Tufts, he elevated the university's academic stature, sparked multi-disciplinary collaboration, strengthened diversity, and led the institution's international engagement. 
Dr. Bharucha, 54, will succeed the highly successful 11-year tenure of
Dr. George Campbell Jr., whose leadership guided the college toward greater fiscal stability, increased selectivity, and dramatically improved academic facilities through the award-winning development of the college's iconic new academic building at
41 Cooper Square
Founded by Peter Cooper, a self-taught engineer, inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, who believed that education should be as 'free as air and water,' The Cooper Union has provided full-tuition scholarships to every accepted student throughout its 151 years. Offering rigorous degree programs in engineering, architecture, and the fine arts, The Cooper Union is perennially ranked among the top three engineering schools by U.S. News and World Report. Ranked first among Newsweek/Kaplan's rankings of the nation's most desirable small colleges, The Cooper Union is one of the most selective institutions of higher education in the world.
"In a city that is a global epicenter for arts, culture, academia and innovation, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art stands out as a jewel rare, brilliant and multifaceted. Not only has The Cooper Union produced innovative artists, architects, and engineers, it continues to function as a catalyst for social change. From The Cooper Union's Great Hall, voices ranging from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, to Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to Susan Sontag and Salman Rushdie, to Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama, have not only stirred debate, but launched enduring paradigms in social and political thought. While steeped in history, the college continues to grow as a place of discovery, where talents emerge, intellects expand and characters are formed," said Dr. Bharucha. 
As someone who has made a career of bridging art and science with community and global engagement, Dr. Bharucha sees this as a unique opportunity to advance Peter Cooper's vision of a 'union' between learning and discovery, discourse and action, and the liberal arts and society. "I am honored to have been selected and I look forward to joining this dynamic community founded upon the ideal of providing exceptional students with unparalleled access to academic excellence, innovation and social engagement on the basis of merit alone, regardless of their socioeconomic status," stated Dr. Bharucha.
"The Cooper Union has had many distinguished presidents over the course of its history," said Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. "The choice of Jamshed Bharucha as the twelfth President of this historic institution is a bold and imaginative move. He is an inspired educator, exemplary administrator, and dedicated scholar as well as a great humanist. At a time when our nation needs more interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and teaching, The Cooper Union has reached out to a pioneer in bridging fields of study and engaging international communities. I congratulate Dr. Bharucha and The Cooper Union on moving forward into a bright future together."
Before joining Tufts, Dr. Bharucha spent his academic career at Dartmouth College, where he was the John Wentworth Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Dean of Faculty among other leadership positions.  At Dartmouth, Dr. Bharucha was instrumental in launching the first MRI-based program in cognitive neuroscience.  As an outstanding teacher he received the Huntington Teaching Award in 1989 and the Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Special Award in 1992.  He served as editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Music Perception, was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1993-94, and from 1991 to 1999 Dr. Bharucha served as a Trustee of Vassar College.
Dr. Bharucha graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in 1978, majoring in biopsychology. He received an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University in 1979 and received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Harvard University in 1983.
Upon arrival at The Cooper Union in July 2011, he will reside at the historic Stuyvesant Fish House, built in 1803 by Petrus Stuyvesant, great-grandson of
Peter Stuyvesant, which was gifted to The Cooper Union in 1997,
and serves as the President's Residence.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of architecture, engineering and art founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.  Since its establishment, all admitted undergraduate students have received full-tuition scholarships.


Follow Cooper Union on Twitter at


Joyce Brooks

To list an Upcoming Event

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

gerard mc keon

Promote Your Event or Business

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,   Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie




Back To Society News




Joyce Brooks


Black Tie  International Philanthropy

Meera Gandhi

Featured Save the Date


Tony Awards


Black Tie International Realty


Featured Foundation


Peace Angel Project

avazoo logo

Launch of the First
Billion Dollar Charity Raffle


Couture Fashion


Bridal Store


Black Tie Gift Selection


Black Tie Gift Selection


Featured Art


 Society News

Ocean emergency

Black Tie Magazine Gala
Carnegie Hall Opening Night
Casirta Maria
Zodiac Ball
Eliabeth Taylor Gala
Texas Heart Institute
Womens Foundation Gala
Meera Ghandi

Pamea Anderson


Prince Albert Gala


Featured Foundations

chuck feeney

Search the Site



Impact Investment

carbon geocycle

Black Tie China

lang lang foundation

Black Tie Philippines

City in a forest
black tie philippines

Nightlife with Rose Billings

Met Gala
sara Johnson
debutante Ball
Judy Kuriansky
Gerard Mc Keon

Celebrity Philanthropy News

sera Vergera
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
princess margaret of kent
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
clive davis
american hospital of paris foundation
french heritage society
lupus research alliance
un women for peace
ben kingsley
ceylon tea party
Blavk Tie Gala
joyce brooks
central park conservatory
UN Correspondents Association
cardinal dolan
palm beach heart ball
vienese opera ball
lady in red gala
sanford stem cell
weizmann institute
carlos slim
israel 65th anniversary

Black Tie International Realty

secret paradise resort

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory



Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |