Tufts in the News

Publication date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
National Geographic
Cummings School Professor Emeritus Nicholas Dodman discusses phantom spraying or marking, a characteristic of neutered male cats.
Publication date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Popular Science
Engineering graduate student Natalie Rubio discusses research she led that found lab-grown insect meat may be the best high-volume approach to sustainably producing nutritious food.
Publication date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Associated Press
A report by Tufts psychology professor Samuel Sommers is being considered for evidence in the trial of Craig Hicks, who is accused of killing three Muslim students in North Carolina in 2015. Sommers’ analysis concludes that the victims’ “ethnic and religious backgrounds played a role in how Hicks perceived them, interacted with them and ultimately shot and killed them.”
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.