Tufts in the News

Publication date: Monday, November 25, 2019
National Public Radio
Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian comments on the benefits of fish oil in both this Morning Edition segment and accompanying article on the prescription-strength fish oil drug Vascepa, which an FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved for treating people with elevated risk of heart attack and strokes.
Publication date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
WBUR
In this Morning Edition radio segment, political science professor Jeffrey Berry discusses the impact of the November 20 Democratic presidential debate.
Publication date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education
Tufts Executive Director of Health and Wellness Michelle Bowdler is quoted in this article on the Haven at College, a private recovery center that is now working with Tufts.
Publication date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Everyday Health
HNRCA researcher Susan Roberts is quoted throughout this article on the increase in the number of people who are overweight, noting that “rather than supporting healthy weight management, our culture now supports weight gain.”
Publication date: Friday, November 15, 2019
New York Times
Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, comments on possible reasons that a puppy was born with a tail on its face. Levin's work at the Allen Discovery Center is briefly described.
Publication date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
WGBH News
Tisch College’s Peter Levine is lead author of a new MassINC report finding a lack of representation of non-white communities and women within the Massachusetts state legislature. Levine says the government “is too narrow, it’s too clubby, the leadership is not diverse. But also, there’s just not enough people exercising their creativity and leadership and bringing their perspectives.”
Publication date: Friday, November 8, 2019
WGBH News
Assistant professor of biology Benjamin Wolfe discusses his work with wild strains of fungi that can quickly evolve into domesticated ones for use in food production, including Penicillium camemberti, the mold that creates Camembert cheese.
Publication date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Boston Globe
Tufts is mentioned as one of the few Massachusetts-area colleges to offer an on-campus treatment and recovery dorm for students battling addiction.
Publication date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Boston Globe
During her senior year at Tufts, recent alum Miranda Phaal discovered a previously unidentified acrostic—a word or message created from the first letter of a sequence of lines in a poem—in John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Publication date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Boston Globe
Fletcher Professor of International Environmental Policy Emeritus William Moomaw co-wrote a new study on the climate emergency, saying “scientists, and in particular those that are studying what is happening in a changed climate, have become most alarmed at how rapidly these changes are taking place and the urgency of needing to take far more drastic action.”

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