Health & Science

"Don't try and force change. Try to change people's hearts," said conservationist and ethologist Jane Goodall to a Tufts audience as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.
April 30, 2021 Video
The renowned scientist discussed her 60 years of chimpanzee research and conservation efforts as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series

Renowned conservationist and ethologist Jane Goodall still recalls the last time she visited Tufts University, when she received an honorary...

April 23, 2021 Video
Whether you’re a veteran vegetable gardener or a serial house plant killer trying to change your ways, plant coach Nick Cutsumpas, A14, has a simple piece of advice: Listen

For most of his life, Nick Cutsumpas, A14, didn’t think much about nature.

“I couldn’t care less. I believed in climate change, but I didn’...

Carl Kirker-Head and Abby Brisbois standing with a horse outside a barn. Cummings School faculty and students do the work to scientifically validate remedy for horses suffering from tendon and ligament damage
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Cummings School faculty and students do the work to scientifically validate remedy for horses suffering from tendon and ligament damage

Publishing one academic paper is cause for celebration, but Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine student...

Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps protect marine ecosystems and the life they support—including our own—by advocating for science-based environmental policies.
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Fighting threats like climate change and pollution, Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps sustain marine ecosystems and the life they support, including our own

No one knows better than Katie Matthews, J99, that the fate of Earth’s oceans and its people are intertwined. As chief scientist at Oceana, the...

Modar Bilind Al-Roomi, DI21, a founder of the Kurdish Dental Health Organization, gives an interview in April 2016 for the Arabic social media platform Yalla at a refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq. Photo: Courtesy of Modar Bilind Al-Roomi
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Whether aiding refugees or encouraging his classmates during the pandemic, Modar Bilind Al-Roomi is quick to reach out

Modar Bilind Q. Al-Roomi, DI21, was born in Baghdad in the waning days of the First Gulf War. He grew up against the backdrop of regional and...

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