Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Fletcher School assistant professor Josephine Wolff discusses the Zappos 2012 data breach settlement in this opinion piece calling the compensation package “an astonishing step backward in data breach settlements and a disheartening reminder of how easy it is for major companies to still walk away from data breaches with minimal consequences.”
Publication date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
New York Times
Microbiologist Benjamin Wolfe led research exploring how wild strains of fungi can quickly evolve into domesticated ones that can be used in food production, including culturing cheese.
Publication date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Boston Globe
Cummings School's Jerold Bell comments throughout this article on DNA testing in dogs.
Publication date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Boston Globe
William Masters, a professor at the Friedman School, is quoted in this article on Ocean Spray’s new Atoka line of infused cranberry drinks, noting that the beverages tap into the rise of the wellness industry.
Publication date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Huffington Post
Associate professor of public health and community medicine Margie Skeer offers advice on how to talk to kids about the risks of vaping and how to help them resist peer pressure to vape.
Publication date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Popular Mechanics
The Tufts SilkLab has developed a silk textile that can wrinkle into detailed, high-resolution patterns involving words, images, and even fingerprints. The patterns can be erased and the material reused for multiple “printings.”
Publication date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Washington Post
Tufts political scientist Oxana Shevel writes this piece examining how President Trump’s request for a “favor” may impact Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s agenda on reform against corruption.
Publication date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
New York Times
Associate professor of public health and community medicine Beth Rosenberg is quoted about her 2010 research on the social history of hard hats and why they became a symbol “associated with masculinity and patriotism.”
Publication date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Boston Globe
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of Tisch College’s CIRCLE, is quoted in this Boston Globe Magazine article about how Massachusetts is improving civics education at the middle and high school-levels.
Publication date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Scientific American Blog Network
School of Engineering professors Fiorenzo Omenetto and David Kaplan are quoted extensively about their ongoing work at the Tufts Silklab in this article about the scientific potential of silk in medical and technological applications.