Tufts in the News

Publication date: Monday, January 7, 2019
The Conversation
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft examines the factors behind the rise of white nativism among white males.
Publication date: Monday, January 7, 2019
New Atlas
New research by A&S postdoctoral scholar Guy Levy, in collaboration with A&S biologist Barry Trimmer, tracks the movements of tobacco hornworm caterpillars using tiny retroreflective markers, which could have important applications for developing “soft-bodied robots.”
Publication date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Boston Globe
Tufts sociologist Sarah Sobieraj comments on the double standards that impact women’s likability, noting that “when women act or behave in a competitive or assertive or authoritative way, it is read as deviant.”
Publication date: Monday, December 31, 2018
National Public Radio
Alice Lichtenstein is quoted extensively on the perceived health benefits of coconut oil, a highly saturated fat, despite decades of research linking saturated fats to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Lichtenstein says that “why things like coconut oil somehow slipped under the radar is a little bit unclear.”
Publication date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
The HNRCA’s Susan Roberts led research that found large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full-service chain restaurants to be a global problem, with chain restaurant meals delivering the most calories. The study compared meals from Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana and India with U.S. meals.
Publication date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Horse
Cummings School’s Melissa Mazan is quoted in this article about nasal drainage issues in horses, advising on how veterinarians approach diagnoses.
Publication date: Monday, December 10, 2018
The Hill
Fletcher’s Hurst Hannum calls for a “return to the principles of consensus and universality” in this op-ed exploring the growing worldwide insignificance of human rights. This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the enactment of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Publication date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Good Morning America
The Friedman School’s Parke Wilde says the now-finalized Trump administration rollback of school lunch regulations is the opposite of what “leading researchers and public health nutrition organizations have urged USDA” to do for years.
Publication date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
CBS Boston
Since the beginning of August, eighty-five barred owls that were hit by cars have been brought to Tufts Wildlife Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, where they heal in a “flight barn.” Cummings School clinical associate professor Maureen Murray is quoted.
Publication date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Friedman School professor Tim Griffin comments on the role gene editing could play in our food system.