Tufts in the News

Aug 13, 2019
Boston researchers focus on mice as potential solution to Lyme disease
Cummings School's Sam Telford is featured in this news segment on his research project Mice Against Ticks, which is focused on the use of genetically altered mice to reduce the transmission of Lyme disease.
Aug 9, 2019
How Did the Catholic Church Respond to Africa's Decolonization? This New Book Explains
Tufts associate professor of history Elizabeth Foster discusses her new book, African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church.
Aug 8, 2019
Automatically Chlorinating Water at Public Taps Cuts Child Diarrhoea by Almost a Quarter in Urban Bangladesh
Tiampo Family Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Amy Pickering led collaborative research in Bangladesh that found a new device for delivering chlorine automatically via public taps reduced childhood diarrhea by 23 percent. “This point-of-collection approach to water treatment could be a transformative strategy for reducing gastrointestinal disease burden in low-income urban communities,” Pickering said.
Aug 6, 2019
President Trump's Fruitless Trade War
A July Econofact report by Fletcher School professor Michael Klein, analyzing whether or not China is deliberately weakening the yuan to offset the effects of tariffs imposed by the United States, is cited in this opinion piece.

Ask the Expert

Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond
Cummings School’s Marieke Rosenbaum, V14, MG14, VG14, explains how to prevent exposure

In Brief

Academics from around the world will gather at the university to offer new ideas about imaging challenges in mathematics, medicine, and more
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


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