News Releases

A college student holds an I Voted sticker
October 28, 2021
New report from Institute for Democracy & Higher Education finds college-student engagement with 2020 election jumped to record level, approaching that of voters overall

Voter turnout among college students jumped to 66% in the 2020 presidential election, building on the momentum swing of the 2018 midterms,...

A group of Black women stand contemplatively in front of a harbor in this still from one of Helina Metaferia's videos
October 26, 2021
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition inspired by travel made possible by SMFA at Tufts Traveling Fellowship

Multidisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia centers women of color as protagonists in her collage, video, and installation works, exploring how...

A cartoon depiction of a variety of foods, from fresh vegetables to mixed dishes, against a white background.
October 14, 2021
New nutrient profiling system, most comprehensive and science-based to date, clears up confusion to benefit consumers, policymakers

A scientific team at the...

October 12, 2021
Unique research collaborative draws on public health and emergency medical services data and spatial epidemiological analyses to map opioid-related incidents, improve public health response in Lowell, Mass.

Combining emergency medical services and vital statistics data, a new study led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine provides a...

September 28, 2021
Schuler Access Initiative seeks to invest in ‘smart, capable, and ambitious’ students from families with low incomes

Tufts University has received a $25 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation, co-founded by Tufts alumni Jack Schuler and his...

New filtering membranes could make water purification simpler, faster
September 7, 2021
Synthetic polymer membranes mimic the highly selective properties of biological cell membranes

A team of scientists at the Tufts University School of Engineering has developed a new filtering technology inspired by biology that could help...

Farm laborer wearing hat to protect him from the sun bends down to harvest carrots in a large field
August 23, 2021
Findings and limited data serve as “red flag” to increase transparency of food systems

A new study in Nature Food calls attention to the need for better systems to track forced labor in food supply chains. The study —...