Arts & Culture

illustration of open books as kites people are flying
August 4, 2014 Large Image
The Tufts community shares their favorite books for your enjoyment and edification

Each summer, we ask faculty, staff, students and alumni to tell us about books they like, and why they would recommend them to others. The...

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important literacy skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.
July 30, 2014 Large Image
With New App, Young Children Learn Important Skills as They Program Stories and Games

Can children learn to code at the same age they’re learning to tie their shoes?

That’s the idea behind...

Michael Dobbs at Tufts University
June 13, 2014 Large Image
Author of the original “House of Cards,” Fletcher alum Michael Dobbs—now Lord Dobbs of Wylye—learned about politics the hard way

Who knows what evil lurks in the halls of government? Michael Dobbs does.

Dobbs, F73, F75, F77, wrote the novel House of Cards,...

Slaid Cleves
June 10, 2014 Large Image
Where better for Mainer Slaid Cleves, A87, to make it big than deep in the heart of Texas?

Slaid Cleaves likens writing a song to solving a crossword puzzle. When you get stuck, you’d best put it down and come back later when you’re...

May 13, 2014
Highlights from Arts and Sciences authors range from politics and economics to literature, plus music, too

The wide range of scholarship among the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Publication Party, hosted...