In the World

November 22, 2011 Slideshow
Students engineer a clean water supply for a Ugandan village, and stay involved with the community

In Shilongo, a rural village of about 800 people in eastern Uganda, getting a drink of water isn’t as simple as turning on a faucet. There’s one...

Miriam Nelson
November 21, 2011 Large Image
They started off by lifting weights. Now they aim to pump up the health of their communities.

At 8:30 on a brisk November morning in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, 20 determined women march into the Kinsley’s ShopRite grocery store in...

Peggy Cebe and a student
November 18, 2011
Two Tufts professors win national award for excellence in mentoring in STEM fields

President Barack Obama has recognized two Tufts professors for their efforts in mentoring science and engineering students.

Peggy Cebe,...

illustration of kids in front of TV
November 17, 2011 Large Image
An expert on the effects of media on children offers real-world suggestions for moderating exposure to TV, computers and smartphones

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that parents limit television and computer for very...

Danielle Nierenberg
November 15, 2011 Large Image
A 25-country journey yields a wealth of ideas for ending hunger and poverty

Along the shoreline of the Gambia River, a group of women have reduced hunger for their families with the help of...