Tufts in the News

Sep 13, 2020
Heritage and History Found Along the Journey with the African American Trail Project
Kendra Field, associate professor of history and Africana studies, and Kerri Greenidge, Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, discuss the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy's African American Trail Project, which was developed from their research tracing historic African American sites in Massachusetts.
Sep 10, 2020
Can a Carbon Tax Cut Emissions Without Hurting the Poor?
Economics professor Gilbert Metcalf examines the potential effectiveness of a carbon tax in helping the United States reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost tax progressivity.
Sep 9, 2020
Seoul Cracks Down on Dissent Against North Korea
Fletcher School assistant professor Sung-Yoon Lee co-authors this piece outlining why the U.S. must address South Korean President Moon Jae-in's suppression of freedom, instituted as part of his efforts to improve relations with North Korea.
Sep 8, 2020
Doctors Studying Why Obesity May Be Tied to Serious COVID-19
Friedman School dean Dariush Mozaffarian comments about ongoing research examining how obesity may increase the likelihood of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection.

Ask the Expert

Marlene Wolfe, EG19, who received a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering and conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of handwashing practices, explains
Emily McCobb, V00, VG02, director of Cummings School’s Shelter Medicine Program, responds

In Brief

Tufts is participating in a NSF artificial intelligence institute focused on fundamental particle physics
Peter Love, an associate professor of physics, will lead the university’s participation in the project

Sports

A member of the Tufts women’s basketball team, she was a four-time dean’s list student and graduated with a 3.36 GPA and a degree in cognitive and brain sciences

The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in competition and in the classroom