Tufts in the News

Jul 7, 2019
New NAFTA Brings High Risks and Few Rewards
Jeronim Capaldo, a researcher at Tufts’ Global Development and Environment Institute, co-authors this opinion piece analyzing the risks of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), arguing that it “locks in and even adds to policies that have contributed to rising inequality, stagnant wages, rising health-care costs, environmental degradation and political disaffection.”
Jul 7, 2019
Research Shows Life-Threatening Bias Against Single People
Arts and Sciences occupational therapy postdoctoral scholar Satia Adele Marotta and occupational therapy assistant professor Keren Ladin led new research finding bias against single and divorced people—as compared to married individuals—during organ transplant listing evaluations.
Jul 2, 2019
16 Dog Food Brands Linked to Canine Heart Disease, FDA Says
Cummings School professor Lisa Freeman's June 2018 Petfoodology post on heart problems in dogs that might be related to diet is quoted. A link to the blog post is included.
Jun 30, 2019
Research Suggests a New Approach to Managing Local Trees
This “All Things Considered” segment features work from Professor Emeritus William Moomaw, who found that letting existing forests grow to their ecological potential—and maximize carbon sequestration—is the “most effective” way to mitigate climate change.

Ask the Expert

Cummings School’s Marieke Rosenbaum, V14, MG14, VG14, explains how to prevent exposure
Professor Melissa Mazan, V93, a board-certified internist and pulmonology expert at Tufts Equine Center, explains

In Brief

As Congress orders an investigation of whether the Pentagon is to blame for the Lyme disease epidemic, a Cummings School expert explains why that’s a waste of public time and money
Whether you’re racing in a marathon or jogging around the block, Tufts exercise scientist Roger Fielding has advice to keep you healthy

Sports

For the eighth straight year, the Tufts varsity athletics program finished in the top ten of the Learfield IMG Directors’ Cup standings, taking seventh place out of 338 institutions for 2018-19.

The 2019 Tufts spring sports teams placed 138 student-athletes on the NESCAC All-Academic Teams. That’s more than any of the other 10 schools in the conference