Tufts in the News

Publication date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Historians Kendra Field and Kerri Greenidge, co-directors of the African American Trail Project, discuss the history of Medford’s Salem Street Burying Ground and slavery in the state. A new memorial honoring slaves buried in unmarked graves was recently unveiled at the cemetery.
Publication date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Friedman doctoral student Laura Lara Castor led development of one of the most comprehensive assessments of global non-alcoholic beverage consumption.
Publication date: Friday, June 7, 2019
New York Times
Alice H. Lichtenstein, professor at the Friedman School and HNRCA researcher, writes this letter to the editor in response to an opinion piece entitled “We Don’t Need to Be Saved From Making Smoothies.” She notes that cooking at home is an “opportunity to model life skills for children.”
Publication date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Washington Post
Cummings School faculty Lisa Freeman and Cailin Heinze talk about whether meatless diets are healthy for pets.
Publication date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Gizmodo UK
School of Medicine professor James Schwob comments on stem cell research that found significant recovery of the olfactory neurons in mice with a reduced sense of smell.
Publication date: Friday, May 31, 2019
The Hill
Fletcher School professor Joel Trachtman writes this opinion piece examining China’s threat to cut off U.S. access to rare earth minerals, which is “intended to maintain parity of threats—and pain—with the U.S. in the current trade war.”
Publication date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
CNN.com International
This article cites multiple research studies by Tufts political scientist Brian Schaffner exploring how concerns regarding sexism influenced voters in 2016 and 2018.
Publication date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
ABC's Good Morning America
Friedman School researcher Fang Fang Zhang led work that suggests more than 80,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. may be tied to an unhealthy diet. Zhang says that these findings “underscore the opportunity to reduce cancer burden and disparities in the United States by improving food intake.”
Publication date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Fox Business
In this “Countdown to the Closing Bell” segment, Fletcher School professor Joel Trachtman discusses how the U.S. may blacklist Chinese surveillance firm Hikvision.
Publication date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Boston Herald
School of Dental Medicine students recently volunteered with Aspen Dental’s traveling dentist office, MouthMobile, to provide free care to veterans in Somerville.