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A photo of a Tufts University sign with trees blooming behind it
April 15, 2021 Large Image
Tufts Community Grant program provides support for local non-profits hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Thirty-five local organizations in Tufts’ four host communities in Massachusetts have been awarded $35,000 in grants from the Tufts Community...

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
April 15, 2021 Large Image
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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April 6, 2021 Large Image
Sociologist and entrepreneurial evangelist Dr. Ali Trachtman Hill, J98, encourages women to work for themselves and define success on their own terms

Since February 2020, 5.4 million women in the United States have lost or left their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In December, every one of...

To design better contact-tracing apps, protecting privacy, building trust, and improving the technology will be essential, Tufts cybersecurity expert Susan Landau says.
April 6, 2021 Large Image
Protecting privacy and building trust, as well as improving the technology, will be key to success, Tufts cybersecurity expert says

As COVID-19 began to spread last spring, apps were developed to track cellphone signals and other data so people who had been near those who were...

An engaged group of people stand in a semi-circle around Chef Jose Andres, who is speaking.
April 1, 2021 Large Image
Tufts and Georgetown scientists, and humanitarian José Andrés, call for a new approach to address food and nutrition inequities

In the 1960s, a national focus on hunger was essential to address major problems of undernutrition after World War II. In the 1990s, the nation...