Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
National Recreation and Park Association
UEP’s Julian Agyeman discusses the concept of "just sustainabilities" and how it applies to developing inclusive parks and recreation spaces.
Publication date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Cummings School professor Jonathan Runstadler appears in this news segment to discusses his new CoVERS research study on the effect of COVID-19 on pets and livestock. A link for pet and farm animal owners who want to participate in the study is included in the accompanying article.
Publication date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Boston Globe
SMFA professor of the practice Floor van de Velde comments on how she has kept her remote digital fabrication students engaged through speculative design, asking them to “think about how to solve large social problems” with design.
Publication date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Tufts sociology professor Natasha Warikoo is co-author of a collaborative new study that found teachers are no less likely to be racially biased than non-teachers.
Publication date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Conversation
The Conversation: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Abby Kiesa of Tisch College's CIRCLE outline key actions to encourage youth civic engagement in this time of social distancing and "help ensure that all young people are prepared and motivated to vote in the 2020 election."
Publication date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Associated Press
Fletcher and Engineering Bridge Professor in Cybersecurity and Policy Susan Landau comments on the effectiveness of smartphone-based coronavirus contact tracing methods, noting that, though apps may help reduce the spread of the disease, the need for social distancing will not be eliminated "as long as there's a high portion of people who are asymptomatic."
Publication date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Cummings School faculty members Megan Mueller and Stephanie Borns-Weil are featured in this video on an increase in pet adoption and fostering.
Publication date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The Conversation
School of Medicine assistant professor Marta Gaglia co-authors this article explaining viral load—how much virus is present in a sample taken from a patient—in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how studying it can reveal much about how the virus is transmitted and its severity.
Publication date: Monday, April 13, 2020
President Anthony Monaco and vice president of operations Barbara Stein are quoted throughout this article on how universities plan to offer space in residence halls for medical personnel, first responders, and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publication date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thomson Reuters Foundation News
Fletcher School dean Rachel Kyte outlines why now is the time to reset our institutions and economic governance "for the benefit of us all and nature."