Tufts in the News

Publication date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Engineering professor Karen Panetta is quoted throughout this article examining how water on the Moon could be extracted for use in creating rocket fuel, creating a space depot that “would allow spacecraft to travel much farther and allow missions and satellites to sustain operations.”
Publication date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Scientific American
Mathematics professor Bruce Boghosian writes about the “affine wealth model,” developed by him and other Tufts researchers, which “describes wealth-distribution data more accurately than any other existing model.”
Publication date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Consumer Reports
HNRCA director Sarah Booth comments on the importance of vitamin K, noting that it has “a critical role in keeping tissues you don’t want to calcify from calcifying.” The article also references Booth’s collaborative research that found low levels of circulating vitamin K are a risk factor for mobility limitation and disability in older adults.
Publication date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
New York Times
Nancy Thomas, director of Tisch College’s IDHE, comments on reports of Republican politicians attempting to block students from voting. IDHE research on voting among young people is also cited.
Publication date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Fletcher School professor Michael Glennon explains how Congress can respond to President Donald Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria.
Publication date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Professor of international environmental policy emeritus William Moomaw discusses proforestation, the act of leaving older and middle-aged forests intact to maximize carbon sequestration and help mitigate climate change.
Publication date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Fox Business
Engineering professor Karen Panetta offers advice for developing a successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event that inspires girls to pursue their interest in these areas.
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.