Faculty in the News

Spring 2023

Analysis of research grants pipeline illustrates systematic disadvantages
February 21, 2024
Medical Xpress
Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Hengel was part of a collaborative analysis that showed of the more than 3,000 extramural National Institutes of Health K99 awards granted between 2008 and 2021, none were to an investigator at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). 

Human cells used to create biological robot
February 20, 2024
ASME
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue.

Inside The Fowler Museum's Decision To Return Historical Artifacts To The Asante Kingdom
February 18, 2024
LAist
Chair of the Music Department Kwasi Ampene worked as an intermediary to return looted objects from the UCLA Fowler Museum to Ghana’s Asante King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

A Physicist Tries to Avoid the Fact of Design in Our Universe…
February 18, 2024
mindmatters.ai
Professor of Physics & Astronomy Alexander Vilenkin's conversation with Robert Lawrence Kuhn from Closer to Truth discussing his theory regarding multiple universes is featured in this article.

Study finds Massachusetts school desegregation program benefits K-12 students
February 15, 2024
Phys.org
Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Setren is quoted about her new research that found Boston students who attended suburban school districts as part of the voluntary racial integration METCO program outperformed their peers in Boston Public Schools on nearly every measure over the last three decades. 

Trump’s NATO Threat Reflects a Wider Shift on America’s Place in the World
February 15, 2024
The New York Times
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley is quoted in this article examining current American views of international partnerships, noting, “The alliance structure was built to win the Cold War and it’s sort of atrophied.”

Podcast with Diego Javier Luis, author of “The First Asians in the Americas: A Transpacific History”
February 15, 2024
asianreviewofbooks.com
Assistant Professor of History Diego Javier Luis joins this podcast episode to discuss his new book, The First Asians in the Americas: A Transpacific History.

How Anti-Army Vote May Deliver An Unstable Pak Government
February 15, 2024
NDTV
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal discusses the aftermath of Pakistan's general election and what the next government may look like.

'10 Million Names' | African Americans working to recover the names of their ancestors
February 14, 2024
13 NEWS NOW
Associate Professors of History Kendra Field and Kerri Greenidge appear in this video segment previewing the documentary Roots Recovered: Reclaiming Our Names, which will air on 13NewsNow on February 23. The documentary highlights the collaborative 10 Million Names Project, of which Field is chief historian.

Pakistan's election was supposed to end deadlock. It failed
February 13, 2024
Nikkei Asia
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal discusses the aftermath of Pakistan's general election and the future of democracy in the country.

Not just ‘Star Wars’: John Williams’ scores includes jazz, bluegrass, English Gothic
February 13, 2024
KCRW
Associate Professor of Music Frank Lehman joins Press Play to discuss some of composer John Williams lesser known film scores. Lehman is the author of Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema.

Gaza war frays Egypt-Israel pact
February 13, 2024
The World from PRX
Professor of History Khaled Fahmy joins PRI’s The World to discuss increased calls by Egyptian citizens to end diplomatic relations with Israel, threatening a 40-year-old peace treaty between the countries, if the Israeli military moves into the Egyptian border city of Rafah, located in the southern Gaza Strip. 

Analysis: Pakistan’s youth deliver stinging rebuke to military elite by backing jailed leader Khan
February 12, 2024
CNN
Assistant Professor of Political Science Fahd Humayun says “While public confidence in the country’s institutions has clearly fluctuated in the past few years, these elections, for all their flaws, have proven that there was considerable political mobilization around the issue of representation, and that should inspire hope for Pakistan’s future.”

Inside Oscar winner John Williams’ jazz, bluegrass scores
February 12, 2024
Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This year, John Williams’ score for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny earned him his 54th Oscar nomination. Associate Professor of Music Frank Lehman joins the Press Play podcast to discuss Williams' seven-decade career and says some of Williams’ best works are smaller scale and grab less attention from the Academy. 

Pakistan’s post-election crisis – how anti-army vote may deliver an unstable government that falls into the military’s hands
February 11, 2024
The Conversation
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal discusses the aftermath of Pakistan's general election and what the next government may look like.

I have brought back the spirit and soul of Asanteman – Otumfuo
February 9, 2024
GhanaWeb
This article shares remarks from Professor of Music and Department Chair Kwasi Ampene at the unveiling of looted objects returned from the Fowler Museum to Ghana’s Asantehene Osei Tutu II. Ampene is a member of the delegation that facilitated the return.

Ayesha Jalal writes | Pakistan votes: Here’s what’s at stake in the elections
February 8, 2024
Indian Express
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal examines why Pakistan’s elections “are extremely important in determining Pakistan’s immediate and future trajectory.”

5 things to do this weekend, including ice sculptures in Salem and a science fest in Cambridge
February 8, 2024
WBUR
This overview of notable Boston-area events includes the February 11 screening of Malcom X at which Associate Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge will lead a discussion. The event is part of the Museum of African American History’s Black History Month film series.

What Is the Essence of Life?
February 8, 2024
Evolution News
Professor of Biology Michael Levin is quoted from a Big Think video in which he discusses cellular intelligence.

Rigged or not, polls the only option for Pakistan
February 6, 2024
The Times of India
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal discusses Pakistan’s upcoming February 8 general election in this in-depth interview.

In wealthy, educated communities, evidence emerges of a new form of "white flight"
February 6, 2024
stacker.com
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo’s 2022 book, Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools, is referenced in this The 74 reprint, which appears in 24 additional outlets.

Larry Bell: New Piano Music
February 6, 2024
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Professor Emeritus Mark DeVoto reviews a recent Berklee College concert featuring four pianists, including Professor of Music John McDonald, playing pieces composer Larry Bell wrote specifically for each musician.

What to read about Pakistan
February 6, 2024
The Economist
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal’s book The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan is featured in this collection of essential reads on Pakistan. 

Rigged or Not, Polls Are the Only Option for Pakistan
February 5, 2024
The Wire
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts and Sciences Ayesha Jalal discusses Pakistan’s upcoming February 8 general election in this in-depth interview. 

In a highly unusual move, UCLA Fowler Museum is initiating returns of looted African works
February 5, 2024
Los Angeles Times
Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department Kwasi Ampene is among the delegation that will be returning looted objects from the UCLA Fowler Museum to Ghana’s Asante King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Ampene also worked with the Fowler to commission replicas of these objects created by Ghanaian artists. 

How Primed for War Is China?
February 4, 2024
Foreign Policy
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley co-authors this essay examining the factors that indicate China may be on a path toward using military force, against Taiwan or another target in the Western Pacific.

First batch of looted objects land in Ghana
February 3, 2024
Modern Ghana
Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department Kwasi Ampene is among the delegation that will be returning looted objects from the Fowler Museum to Ghana’s Asantehene Osei Tutu II.

Sex and Poison May Explain California Death Cap Invasion
February 1, 2024
Bay Nature
This article cites research by Associate Professor of Biology Benjamin Wolfe involving death cap mushrooms at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.

J.D. Tuccille: Over-educated urban elites think Americans have too much freedom
January 31, 2024
National Post
This opinion column references a 2023 paper co-authored by Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh, “The Partisan Realignment of American Business,” which found that corporate America is shifting away from its traditional alliance with the Republican Party.

How can macroeconomics (and macroeconomists) contribute to what we know about development policy? 
January 31, 2024
VoxDevTalks
The availability of better data has given fresh impetus to the use of macroeconomic models to explain the development process in LICs. In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Professor of Economics Douglas Gollin talks to Host Tim Phillips about this emerging agenda.

Thinking Global Podcast – Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel
January 29, 2024
E-International Relations
Associate Professor of Political Science Oxana Shevel, alongside McGill University’s Maria Popova, joins this episode of E-International Relations’ Thinking Global podcast to discuss their new book, Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States.

Background Briefing: January 28, 2024
January 29, 2024
www.backgroundbriefing.org
Associate Professor of Political Science Oxana Shevel, alongside McGill University’s Maria Popova, joins this episode of Background Briefing with Ian Masters to discuss the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They are coauthors of the book Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States.

Boston museum teams up with Showcase Cinemas for Black History Month
January 28, 2024
The Business Journals
Associate Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge will lead a discussion at one of the Museum of African American History’s Black History Month film screening series. Greenidge is a Museum historian-in-residence. 

Tufts study: METCO’s a program that works!
January 25, 2024
Dorchester Reporter
The author, president and CEO of METCO, highlights research from Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Setren that found the program “has a large, positive effect on METCO students’ educational achievements and careers.”

Tufts study shows METCO participation boosts college attendance, graduation
January 25, 2024
Bay State Banner
This article highlighting research from Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Setren on the METCO program quotes several adult alumni who lived in Boston and graduated from a participating suburban district.

Boston names its Reparations Task Force research teams
January 24, 2024
NBC Boston
Associate Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge and Associate Professor of History Kendra Field have been selected as members of the research team that will study Boston’s role in the transatlantic slave trade from 1620 to 1940, as part of the Boston Reparations Task Force’s work toward addressing the city’s historical involvement in slavery.

What is time? An astronomer explains the search to find its origins
January 24, 2024
MSN
Professor of Physics & Astronomy Alexander Vilenkin’s work on the eternal inflation theory of the universe is highlighted in this reprinted 2022 Astronomy article.

China expected to step up coercion, provocations after Taiwan election rebuke
January 23, 2024
The Washington Times
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley is quoted from his recent New York Times op-ed saying, “Determined to maintain their autonomy, the people of Taiwan are drifting farther from China and won’t come back voluntarily, elevating military action as one of the only options left for China to effect the unification with Taiwan that it has long sought.”

Adventures in Philosophy with Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins
January 22, 2024
Player FM
A&S Professor Emeritus Daniel Dennett joins this Intelligence Squared podcast episode to discuss philosophy, science, and their intersections with British scientist and writer Richard Dawkins. 

Latin America’s colonial period was less Catholic
January 22, 2024 
Patheos
In this The Conversation reprint, Assistant Professor of History Diego Javier Luis examines the spiritual life of colonial Latin America, where Spanish control “was far from absolute.” 

After Affirmative Action Ban, They Rewrote College Essays With a Key Theme: Race
January 20, 2024
The New York Times
Lenore Stern Professorship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo discusses how the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down affirmative action in college admissions is impacting applicants' essay topics, saying that the Court is “expecting that a story of adversity is going to play the role that race played when we had race-conscious admissions.” 

Latin America’s colonial period was far less Catholic than it might seem − despite the Inquisition’s attempts to police religion
January 19, 2024
The Conversation
Assistant Professor of History Diego Javier Luis examines the spiritual life of colonial Latin America, where Spanish control “was far from absolute.”

Is function more important than emotion? Let's build more fun buildings, Heatherwick suggests
January 18, 2024
Forbes
Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Justin Hollander, A’96, and his book Cognitive Architecture were mentioned in an article in Forbes Magazine on creating innovative buildings.

Synthetic biology aims to tackle disease and give cells superpowers
January 18, 2024
Science News Explores
This article links to a 2022 Lex Friedman Podcast video interview with Vannevar Bush Professorship of Biology Michael Levin, in a wide-ranging conversation that covers aliens, evolution, embryogenesis, and xenobots.

A new study highlights the long-term benefits of METCO participation
January 17, 2024
WBUR
Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Setren discusses her new research examining the long-term effects of the METCO program, which sends Boston students to learn in suburban school districts, finding a range of “remarkable long-term advantages” for participants compared to those who were not accepted into the program.

A Peaceful Solution on Taiwan Is Slipping Away
January 17, 2024
The New York Times
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley shares why he believes Taiwan’s continued advocacy for its independence from China is dampening the possibilities for peaceful unification and increasing the likelihood of conflict.

A new study highlights the long-term benefits of METCO participation
January 16, 2024
WBUR
Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Setren led a new study, which sheds light on the long-term effects of the popular METCO program, which sends thousands of Boston students to learn in suburban school districts each year.

Brains Are Not Required When It Comes to Thinking and Solving Problems--Simple Cells Can Do It
January 16, 2024
Scientific American
Vannevar Bush Professorship of Biology Michael Levin discusses his collaborative xenobots and anthrobots research and how these innovations can contribute to rethinking the way cognition plays out in the real world. 

In Gaza, Israel has turned water into a weapon of mass destruction
January 16, 2024
972 Magazine
Associate Professor of Anthropology Amahl Bishara coauthors this piece examining the dangerous ramifications of Israel’s “weaponization of water” in its latest military offensive in Gaza.

TikTok 'Sludge' Trend: What Parents Need To Know
January 16, 2024
Movieguide
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nick Seaver does not have concerns about “sludge” videos, the latest TikTok trend, saying “I don’t think it’s very useful to point to, like, any new media and be, like, see, ‘This is evidence that we’re falling.’”

Campaigning Starts In Pakistan's Delayed National Polls
January 15, 2024
Barron's
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Arts, and Sciences Ayesha Jalal says that Pakistan’s delayed national election is “going to be a controversial election: one party sees it as a complete negation of democracy." 

Who Will Rid Us of This Cursed Plane?
January 13, 2024
New York Magazine
Professor of Economics Silke Forbes comments on the lack of incentives for airlines to switch an existing airplane model for another. 

Catholic universities need a new kind of affirmative action-for student aligned with their mission
January 12, 2024
America - The Jesuit Review
Lenore Stern Professorship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo comments on a college admissions process that considers how students might contribute to a school’s mission. 

Thousands of U.S. Cities Could Become Virtual Ghost Towns by 2100
January 11, 2024
Scientific American
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Justin Hollander, A’96, was interviewed and quoted in an article in Scientific American on how thousands of US cities could become virtual ghost towns by 2100.

Looking back on a year of The Embrace
January 10, 2024
WGBH
Ahead of its first anniversary, Associate Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge joins The Culture Show to discuss "The Embrace," Boston’s sculpture honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King and the role of public art and memorials in communities.

Biological robots: a new therapeutic tool
January 9, 2024 
drugtargetreview.com
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. Levin’s collaborative xenobot work is also mentioned.

From Slave To Spiritual Icon, One Woman’s Life A Snapshot Of Spain’s Colonization
January 9, 2024
The Freethinker Post
Assistant Professor of History Diego Luis shares the story of Catarina de San Juan, who became one of the first Asians in the Americas after she was captured as part of the transpacific slave trade. 

From South Asia to Mexico, from slave to spiritual icon, this woman's life is a snapshot of Spain's colonization – and the Pacific slave trade history that books often leave out
January 8, 2024 
The Conversation
Assistant Professor of History Diego Luis shares the story of Catarina de San Juan, who became one of the first Asians in the Americas after she was captured as part of the transpacific slave trade.

Episode 61: The Weaponization of Migration
January 5, 2024
Player FM
Associate Professor of Political Science Kelly Greenhill joins this episode of the Global in the Granite State podcast, from the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, to examine what weaponized migration is and how targeted states and communities might respond to this coercive tactic. Gallagher is the author of Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy.

The United States and China are Locked in a New Cold War: A Debate with Dr. Michael Beckley and Dr. Arne Westad
January 3, 2024 
chinapower.csis.org
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley joins the ChinaPower podcast to debate the proposition that the United States and China “are locked in a new cold war.”

3 academic experts question O’Brien’s comments
January 2, 2024
CommonWealth Beacon
Lenore Stern Professorship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo comments on allegations of racial insensitivity made against suspended Cannabis Control Commission Chair Shannon O’Brien.

Today’s at-home microbiome testing industry is fraught with snake oil
January 2, 2024
STAT
A 2022 reprinted The Conversation article by Associate Professor of Biology Benjamin Wolfe, discussing what he learned from using personal gut microbiome testing kits, is linked.

Fall 2023

Democracy’s grand test. More than a billion people will head to the polls in South Asia in 2024
December 31, 2023
CNN
Assistant Professor of Political Science Fahd Humayun comments on the political and economic uncertainty in Pakistan ahead of its crucial 2024 elections, noting “any government coming to power through suspicious elections is not only likely to be on a weak footing and reliant on the military for its political survival but will also be unlikely to attract the capital inflows so badly needed." 

AI-generated “counterfeit people” are worrying Daniel Dennett
December 27, 2023 
The Economist
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett joins this Babbage podcast episode to explore the coming clash of artificial and human intelligences.

Yup, There Are A Total Of *Seven* Greek Words For Love-Here's What They Mean
December 25, 2023
Women's Health
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu is quoted throughout this article examining the origins of the ancient Greeks’ seven words for love. 

Gaza’s journalists: ‘Targets’ or ‘casualties’ of Israel’s war?
December 23, 2023
Al Jazeera
Associate Professor of Anthropology Amahl Bishara joins this The Listening Post segment to discuss the experience of Gaza journalists. 

When Philosophers Become Therapists
December 23, 2023
The New Yorker
Lecturer of Philosophy Lydia Amir is highlighted as a practitioner of philosophical counseling.

8 Stunning New Images From Neuroscience
December 22, 2023
The New York Times
Two images of Anthrobots, collaboratively created by Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya, are included in this interactive gallery of images from new neuroscience research.

MicroMachines: Advances In Biorobotic Regenerative Medicine
Decber 22, 2023
Forbes
This article highlights collaborative research from Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya to create Anthrobots, focusing on how these multicellular robots might impact the future of medicine. 

Why younger Americans are more likely to support Palestinians than Israelis
December 22, 2023
The Washington Post
Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh is quoted about some findings from his collaborative article “The Young American Left and Attitudes About Israel.”

How to keep dual-language programs from being gentrified by English speaking families
December 19, 2023
Hechinger Report
Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Penn Loh is quoted about his family’s experience at Amigos School, a Cambridge-based dual-language school, and how changes to its admissions processes drastically impacted its population saying, “The pool of Spanish-proficient applicants became more unbalanced, with more wealthy, privileged families having children qualify in this pool.” 

Could "Anthrobots" be the Future of Regenerative Medicine? Tufts Researchers Say Yes
December 16, 2023
WBZ Radio
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya talk about what the future holds for Anthrobots – tiny automatons made of human cells that may heal tissue.

McKee faces defining moment in R.I. bridge crisis
December 15, 2023
The Boston Globe
Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh comments throughout this article on Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee’s handling of the closure of the westbound lanes of the heavily traveled Washington Bridge.

Tiny 'Robots' Made From Human Cells Show Wound-Healing Potential
December 15, 2023
smithsonian.com
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research to create "anthrobots," multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. 

Renewables like solar, wind will soon overtake coal, EIA says
December 14, 2023 
Marketplace
Associate Professor of Economics Steve Cicala comments in this radio segment examining the market advantages that the renewable energy sector has over coal. 

Jerry Rice, Lance Armstrong were the best: Why did they cheat?
December 13, 2023 
USA TODAY
Professor of Psychology Sam Sommers is quoted throughout this article on why some elite athletes cheat, noting “They feel the pressure to be even greater than they already are." Sommers is the author of This is Your Brain on Sports.

Tiny biobots surprise their creators by healing wound
December 13, 2023 
freethink.com
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research creating "Anthrobots" - multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. Tufts’ past xenobot research is also mentioned.

Robots made of your own cells to repair your body
December 11, 2023
Daily Mail Online
Professor of Biology Michael Levin is quoted about his collaborative research creating "anthrobots" - multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. 

Authors Oxana Shevel and Maria Popova Write the History of Ukraine-Russia Relations
December 10, 2023
The Moscow Times
This is a book review and excerpt of Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States, co-authored by Associate Professor of Political Science Oxana Shevel.

Why your brain finds Spotify Wrapped so irresistible
December 8, 2023
NPR
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nick Seaver joins this Morning Edition segment to discuss why people enjoy receiving and sharing feedback from Spotify Wrapped, which provides users with customized infographics about their listening habits over the past year. Seaver is the author of Computing Taste: Algorithms and the Makers of Music Recommendation.

'The Holdovers,' hardcovers, and history
December 8, 2023
WGBH
Associate Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge joins the third segment of this The Culture Show episode to discuss the life and legacy of Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved person who became one of the best known poets in 18th century America. Greenidge is the author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.

How America Met Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
December 8, 2023
The Ringer
Professor of International Literary and Cultural Studies Susan Napier comments on factors that contributed to the eventual success of movies from Hayao Miyazaki‘s Studio Ghibli in the United States.

Legal experts express concern over Trump’s comments about not being a dictator except for ‘day one’
December 7, 2023
The Boston Globe
Professor Emeritus of Political Science Jeffrey Berry shares his take on Donald Trump’s comments during a recent televised Fox News town hall.

These astonishing biobots can help neurons regrow - but researchers have no idea how
Dec 6, 2023
Yahoo
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted in this LiveScience reprint about their collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue.

Biological robots made from human cells can help repair damaged tissue
December 6, 2023
LiveScience.com
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue.

Mother of Allentown boy waiting for heart transplant speaks out
December 5, 2023 
WFMZ-TV
Associate Professor of Community Health Keren Ladin is quoted about her research examining the relationship between organ transplant outcomes and social support structures, a factor in determining transplant eligibility, noting that “[social support] requirements at transplant centers are not evidence-based, and they're very, very high, and they do disproportionately disadvantage people of color, people who are lower income.”

Evolution, AI, and Consciousness
December 4, 2023 
Psychology Today
In this fourth installment of an interview centered on his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett discusses philosophical theories of consciousness and evolution. 

Robots Made from Human Cells Can Move on Their Own and Heal Wounds
December 1, 2023
Scientific American
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya are quoted about their collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. 

Scientists create tiny living robots from human cells
December 1, 2023
CNN
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and PhD student Gizem Gumuskaya conducted collaborative research to create Anthrobots, multicellular, self-assembling robots from human tracheal cells that may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue. 

A Theory Of Wealth Inequality Is The Flip Of A Coin
December 1, 2023
Forbes
This article highlights a new paper from Professors of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian and Christoph Börgers in which their model shows that in perfectly even conditions, wealth inequality would develop due to luck rather than by choices made. 

Spotify Doesn't Know Who You Are
December 1, 2023
The Atlantic
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nick Seaver comments on how consumers have learned to adjust their actions on media platforms to get the content they want. Seaver is the author of Computing Taste: Algorithms and the Makers of Music Recommendation.

What Is Good Philosophy?
Nov 30, 2023 
Psychology Today
In this third and final part of an interview centered on his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett discusses his approach to philosophy and philosophy historians' role. 

Tiny living robots made from human cells surprise scientists
November 30, 2023
CNN
This article describes Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on tiny living robots made from human cells that can move around in a lab dish and may be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue.

Meet ‘anthrobots,’ tiny bio-machines built from human tracheal cells
November 30, 2023 
Popular Science
Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on “anthrobots” — biological machines derived from human tracheal cells is described in this article.

Scientists build tiny bio-robots from human cells to repair neurons
November 30, 2023
MSN
This Daily Mail reprint outlines research by Professor of Biology Michael Levin on microscopic bots that have repaired damaged nerve tissue and may one day help people with serious health conditions.

Tiny robots made from human cells heal damaged tissue
Nature
November 30, 2023
Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on how tiny robots made of human cells or "anthrobots" can repair a scratch in a layer of neurons in a lab setting.
 
Tiny ‘anthrobots’ built from human cells could help heal the body
November 30, 2023
Science
This article explores Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on how tiny robots made of human cells can repair nerve tissue in a lab and one day could ferret out disease or deliver drugs.

Human Cell “Biobots” Encourage Neuron Regrowth in Lab Dishes
November 30, 2023
Technology Networks
Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on "anthrobots" is described in this article. Anthrobots can encourage the regrowth of "wounds" created in plated human neurons in the lab and could one day lead to the development of patient-derived therapeutic “biobots."

These 'anthrobots' created from human cells are healing neurons 
November 30, 2023
Interesting Engineering
This article describes Professor of Biology Michael Levin's exciting new research on the potential of cells to cooperate and communicate in the body and how they can be reprogrammed to create new structures and functions.

Scientists create microscopic ROBOTS made from human cells that repair neurons - opening the door to future Alzheimer's treatment
November 30, 2023
Daily Mail
Professor of Biology Michael Levin's research on microscopic bots that can repair damaged nerve tissue is covered in this article.

Tiny living robots made from human cells surprise scientists
November 30, 2023
Albany Herald
Professor of Biology Michael Levin and a team of researchers "have created tiny living robots from human cells that can move around in a lab dish and may one day be able to help heal wounds or damaged tissue."

Scientists develop biobots from human cells to repair damaged neurons
November 30, 2023
Albany Herald
A new study led by Professor of Biology Michael Levin suggests that multicellular robots comprised of human cells can potentially treat patients with damaged neurons.

Video and Transcript: Scientists create tiny biological robot "healers" assembled from human cells
November 30, 2023
Newswise
In a live event, Professor of Biology Michael Levin, Graduate Student Researcher at Michael Levin Laboratory Gizem Gumuskaya, and Associate Director of Public Relations Mike Silver discuss tiny biological robot "healers" assembled from human cells.

Fear of Competition? Research Shows That When Asian Students Move In, White Families Move Out
November 29, 2023
The 74
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo’s 2022 book, Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools, is referenced in this article, which appears in two additional outlets, including Yahoo.

Chess and Philosophy
November 29, 2023 
Psychology Today
In this second part of an interview centered on his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett discusses what makes an activity worthwhile.

Greek Mythology in the Garden
November 28, 2023
The Academic Minute
As the leaves fall, Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu talks with the Academic Minute podcast about how representations and uses of certain plants tie to Greek myth.

“You are the best you the world will ever see!”
November 28, 2023 
Renton Reporter
A 2018 The Conversation piece by Senior Lecturer Julie Dobrow, Associate Professor Calvin Gidney, and Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton discussing their research that suggests that "children need a diverse universe of media images” is quoted in this article.

An Interview with Daniel Dennett
November 28, 2023 
Psychology Today
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett discusses his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

Greek mythology in the garden: Academic Minute
November 28, 2023
Inside Higher Ed
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu joins Inside Higher Ed’s podcast Academic Minute to discuss how Greek mythology expresses how human life is part of the universal cycle of nature.

Bruce Boghosian Returns for a Second Term as AUA President
November 27, 2023
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Professor of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian, who is on academic leave, discusses plans for his second term as president of the American University of Armenia (AUA).

Biden’s paradox: Can a green grid coexist with industrial surge?
November 27, 2023
E&E News
Associate Professor of Economics Steve Cicala comments on the challenge of expanding the “green grid” to include zero-carbon resources while the utilities industry grows to meet rising electricity demands, noting skepticism of “utilities’ claims about how much capacity they need to build because they’ve never not wanted to build capacity.”

The Ceramists Putting a Fresh Spin on Traditional Korean Techniques
November 27, 2023
The New York Times
Alumna and SMFA Professor of the Practice Jennie Jieun Lee is highlighted among a group of U.S.-based women artists of Korean descent who are creating experimental ceramics that reflect traditions and aesthetics of both cultures.

What survey data reveal about antisemitism in America
November 23, 2023
The Economist
This article references “The Young American Left and Attitudes About Israel,” a 2022 article co-authored by Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh.

How an opera about Harpo Marx introducing Marmite modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg to Hollywood producer Irving Thalberg went down in Shenzhen, China
November 23, 2023
South China Morning Post
Professor of Music Joseph Auner comments on a Chinese staging of Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, an opera for which he wrote the original program preface.

Wealth Inequality the Result of Pure Randomness, Tufts University Study Suggests
November 21, 2023
CFO
This article highlights a paper from Professors of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian and Christoph Börgers in which their model suggests that pure randomness causes the rich to always get richer and the poor to always get poorer — with a concentration of extreme wealth at the top. 

Wealth Inequality Is The Result Of Pure Randomness
November 21, 2023
California Business Journal
Professors of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian and Christoph Börgers's research is described in this article, finding that wealth inequality is the result of chance. 

Wealth inequality is result of ‘pure randomness’: Study
November 21, 2023
Investment News
This article describes a recent study from Professors of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian and Christoph Börgers that finds that "when people are more wealthy, it’s because they’re lucky — a result of just pure randomness."

Four Months After the Supreme Court Ruled Against the Use of Race in Admissions
November 19, 2023
Sampan
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo and Dean of Admissions Joseph Duck are quoted in this article on how the admissions process has impacted Boston-area colleges following the Supreme Court ruling against the use of race in admissions.

Don’t be fooled by Biden and Xi talks − China and the US are enduring rivals rather than engaged partners
November 17, 2023
The Conversation 
Despite the positive optics of last week’s meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley examines why the “enduring rivalry” between the two nations is likely to remain.

Q&A: Schools are more likely to call mothers than fathers, which has implications for the careers of working parents
November 16, 2023
Phys.org
Associate Professor of Economics Laura Gee discusses the implications of her collaborative study that found mothers are 1.4 times more likely than fathers to be contacted by school officials when the choice of who to call appears neutral. 

Biden-Xi meeting: 6 essential reads on what to look out for as US, Chinese leaders hold face-to-face talks
November 14, 2023
The Conversation
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley’s March 2023 Conversation analysis of the inaugural hearing of the U.S. House's Select Committee addressing the perceived growing threat of China is included in this round-up of articles providing helpful context and insights into the forthcoming meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Images Reclaimed: Chantal Zakari's New Book Sends Messages to Those Inside
November 14, 2023
Boston Art Review
This is a review of SMFA Professor of the Practice Chantal Zakari’s book, Pictures from the Outside, which was inspired by a class she taught with the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT).

Whether machines could become conscious
November 14, 2023
The Times of India
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett’s new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, is discussed in this The Speaking Tree blog post.

Tight inventory, high costs, increased instability: 2023 Greater Boston Housing Report Card released
November 14, 2023
Boston 25 News
Analysis of Boston-area Community Land Trusts (CLTs) by Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Penn Loh and GSAS students Chelsey Gao and Johnny Shively is part of the Boston Foundation’s 2023 Greater Boston Housing Report Card. The UEP team found that CLTs can contribute to a healthier housing landscape.

Second-most distant galaxy discovered using James Webb Space Telescope
November 13, 2023
Science Daily
Professor of Physics & Astronomy Danilo Marchesini is among the researchers who discovered the second-most distant galaxy ever observed using data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

America and China: Nonviolent enemies
November 11, 2023
Philstar
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley is quoted from his August Foreign Affairs article on the United States and China as “enduring rivals.”

Subject:Matter dance company honors tap’s history and future in ICA performance
November 9, 2023 
www.baystatebanner.com
Lecturer in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Ian Berg is quoted about dance company Subject:Matter’s October program at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Berg, who is pictured while dancing, is the founder of Subject:Matter.

Comparing Gaza Death Counts to Those in Other Wars? Don’t.
November 10, 2023
The Wall Street Journal
Associate Professor of Political Science Kelly Greenhill is quoted about gathering statistical information in conflict environments from her co-edited 2010 book Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict.
    
New conductor at Phillips Academy hopes to evoke both 'comfortable' and 'uncomfortable' emotions
November 9, 2023
The Eagle-Tribune
Lecturer in Music Douglas McRay Daniels will debut as Phillips Academy concert band conductor on November 12.

‘The Longer and Bloodier the War, the Harder it Will Be for the Democratic Coalition’
November 8, 2023
The New York Times
This opinion pieces quotes from “The Young American Left and Attitudes About Israel,” a 2022 article co-authored by Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh.

'Conflicting pressures': Riled by Israel's Gaza plans, Egypt pushes back
November 6, 2023
Middle East Eye
Professor of History Khaled Fahmy is quoted about Egypt’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict and the rejection of forced displacement of Palestinians to Egypt’s Sinai peninsula saying, “For Egypt’s military, Sinai is a red line.”

Thermal imaging: A promising tool to measure stress in wild animals
November 2, 2023 
Phys.org
A&S Biologist Paul Jerem and Professor of Biology Michael Romero have determined that thermal imaging is an effective technology for monitoring the stress response in wild animals, providing a noninvasive alternative for those who use such data in their work to protect wildlife populations. 

Philosopher Daniel Dennett On the Illusion of Consciousness
November 2, 2023
Down East
This profile of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett highlights his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

A Gut Check for Artificial Intelligence
November 1, 2023
The Wall Street Journal    
Associate Professor of Biology Benjamin Wolfe notes there is no consensus definition of a normal gut because microbiomes vary among healthy and sick people.

The Origins of Cerberus, and What the Three-Headed Dog Represents
October 31, 2023
Discover Magazine
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu discusses the mythology of Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound that guarded the barrier between life and the afterlife.

Harvard marks 75 years of scrutinizing Russia
October 30, 2023
Theworld
Associate Professor of Political Science Oxana Shevel comments on the challenges of academic scholarly work on Russia and its distinct regions. Shevel was a speaker at the recent symposium celebrating the 75th anniversary of Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies. (Her comments begin at 2:04.)

Consciousness: what it is, where it comes from - and whether machines can have it
October 30, 2023 
Nature
This is a review of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett’s new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

Daniel C. Dennett, the fourth ‘horseman’ of atheism
October 29, 2023
EL PAÍS English    
This is a review of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett’s new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

Feds eye college programs for alleged bias against men, white people
October 29, 2023
Times Union
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo comments on a wave of discrimination complaints (filed mostly by white men) against single-sex or racially targeted offerings at colleges and universities saying, “To say that any kind of differentiation is discrimination is problematic, because what these programs are designed to do is to compensate for past exclusion and the ongoing impact of that past exclusion.” 

How the Putin family's 'blood sacrifice' may be driving the high Russian casualty rate in Ukraine
October 29, 2023 
Business Insider
Professor of International Literary and Cultural Studies Gregory Carleton is quoted throughout this article examining the history behind Russian President Vladimir Putin and his generals’ willingness to sacrifice thousands of soldiers in their war on Ukraine.

‘We Cannot Fight A.I.’: How Art Schools Are Navigating the Challenge of Artificial Intelligence
October 27, 2023
Artnet News
SMFA’s Nate Harrison, professor of the practice, and Thomas Duncan, director of admissions, share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that AI is bringing to art schools. The SMFA exterior as well as Harrison and Duncan are pictured.

No recipe for success: what happens to TV cooking stars after the show?
October 26, 2023
The Guardian
Associate Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Tasha Oren is quoted at length in this article about how chefs’ offscreen careers are impacted by television appearances. Oren is author of the new book Food TV. 

Museum of African American History, Stone Foundation recognize authors writing about the Black American experience
October 24, 2023
MassNonprofit News
Associate Professor of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Kerri Greenidge is among the recipients of the 2023 Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Awards for her work The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.

The GitHub Black Market That Helps Coders Cheat the Popularity Contest
October 23, 2023
WIRED
Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Justin Hollander is quoted about his recent research examining the role and potential risk of the use of automated social media accounts (“bots”) in urban planning and real estate development saying “It seems like any entity that’s savvy and active in this space of shaping the city and being involved in these policy areas, they’re using bots.” 

China’s Window For War
October 23, 2023
Forbes
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley is quoted from a recent International Security article examining how economic growth slowdowns of rising powers has historically led to aggression and expansion by that power and the implications of this historical trend for current Chinese foreign policy. The book Chip War, by Fletcher’s Chris Miller, is also referenced.

How Science Today Can Peer Deep Into Space to Observe Our Cosmic Roots
October 23, 2023
themessenger.com
Research by Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Mark Hertzberg is noted among data gathered over the past decades to better understand the Big Bang and the beginning of the universe.

J.D. Tuccille: Internal party squabbles are why U.S. can't get anything done
October 23, 2023
National Post
This opinion column references new research co-authored by Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh, “The Partisan Realignment of American Business,” which found that corporate America is shifting away from its traditional alliance with the Republican Party.

Did the Infant Universe Resemble a Needle or a Sphere?
October 22, 2023
Medium.com
Work by Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Mark Hertzberg solving Einstein’s equations for the gravitational evolution of an anisotropic universe is mentioned in this post.

Community Resilience: Knowing Your Neighbor Could Save Your Life
October 20, 2023
Climate One
Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Justin B. Hollander and GSAS student Vernon Walker join this episode of the Climate One podcast to discuss the importance of being socially connected to neighbors when facing extreme weather events. 

‘Journalistic eye’ guides GlobeDocs Film Festival, now in its ninth year
October 19, 2023 
The Boston Globe
Associate Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Kareem Khubchandani’s Kareem’s Queer Academia is among the documentary shorts featured in this year’s Boston Globe GlobeDocs Film Festival.

Mothers still more likely to be called first even when fathers are listed as primary contact at schools
October 18, 2023 
The Globe and Mail
Associate Professor of Economics Laura Gee comments on the implications of her collaborative study that found mothers are 1.4 times more likely than fathers to be contacted by school officials when the choice of who to call appears neutral.

Daniel Dennett’s evolutionary philosophy of mind
October 18, 2023
Times Literary Supplement
This is a review of Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett’s new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

Mothers still more likely to be called first even when fathers are listed as primary contact at schools
October 18, 2023
The Globe and Mail
Associate Professor of Economics Laura Gee discusses her recent research showing moms are more likely to be contacted first by schools.

Prohibition and Hope: The Politics of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Writings
October 17, 2023 
LA Review of Books
English Lecturer Rani Neutill examines the writings of Jhumpa Lahiri arguing that her body of work is more than just stories of assimilation, a widely levied criticism, and offers insights into the history of India and the immigrant narrative.

Understanding the Hamas-Israel war through history and human rights
October 17, 2023
KUOW Seattle News and Information
Associate Professor of Anthropology Amahl Bishara is quoted at length about the long history of conflict between Israel and Palestine.

What Causes Traffic -- and How It Separates Rich and Poor Countries
October 17, 2023 
Knowledge@Wharton
Associate Professor of Economics Adam Storeygard is among the collaborators on a new study finding a strong relationship between a country’s transportation mobility and economic development, noting that travel speeds are 50% faster in rich countries.

Dorchester Food Co-op, the first of its kind in Boston, opened this weekend
October 16, 2023 
Boston.com
In this piece on the new Dorchester Food Co-op, Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Julian Agyeman discusses the prevalence of food insecurity and injustice within redlined neighborhoods of Boston.

Family research at BYU: Which parent are schools more likely to call?
October 16, 2023 
Church News
Associate Professor of Economics Laura Gee’s collaborative study finding that mothers are 1.4 times more likely than fathers to be contacted by schools with volunteer requests, thus disproportionately bearing demands from outside forces, is highlighted in this article, which appears in one additional outlet.

Daniel Dennett’s intuition pumps
October 15, 2023
iVoox
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett joins this Night Science podcast episode to discuss topics related to creative thinking in science, sharing his perspective as a philosopher.

Cameras, cops and paranoia: How Amazon's surveillance network alters L.A. neighborhoods
October 11, 2023
Los Angeles Times
Assistant Professor of Sociology Daanika Gordon is quoted from a 2020 Tufts Now news story about her research on race and policing strategies in US communities.

Chronic diseases take a toll on U.S. life expectancy
October 10, 2023
UPI
Assistant Professor of Community Health Leah Abrams discusses new collaborative research finding that chronic diseases among older Americans is the biggest factor in life expectancy rates of Americans. Her collaborative 2020 research finding that cardiovascular disease played a big role in the stagnation in US life expectancy since 2010 is also referenced. 

Perspective: Remembering Dianne Feinstein’s trailblazing impact on the nation and my family
October 5, 2023 
Deseret
Lecturer in Political Science Katrina Lantos Swett shares personal reflections on the historical career of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. 

Attacked for Being a Non-Compliant Woman Online With Sarah Sobieraj
October 4, 2023
Canadian Women's Foundation
Professor of Sociology Sarah Sobieraj joins this Alright, Now What? podcast episode to discuss how speaking out about feminism, gender equality, sexual abuse, or specific aspects of women’s rights online can trigger violence and abuse. Sobieraj is the author of Credible Threat: Attacks Against Women Online and the Future of Democracy.

Daniel Bennett Looks Back on His Career
October 3, 2023
Skeptic
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Daniel Dennett joins The Michael Shermer Show to discuss his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking.

Savannah’s housing market ranking and tips for home seekers
October 3, 2023 
WSAV-TV
Lecturer in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning Rosalind Greenstein advises to consider non-financial factors, such as area fire and/or flood dangers, when purchasing a home.

Peak China may pose peak danger
October 2, 2023 
Reuters
Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley comments on geopolitical tensions between China and the West and the risk of military action or war by China. He is noted as the co-author of Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China.

What It Takes to Win Trump’s Voters
September 29, 2023 
The Nation
This article quotes Professor of Political Science Brian Schaffner from a June 24 The Atlantic piece that highlights his Cooperative Election Study.

Today With Dr. Kaye: Climate crisis; China-Taiwan tension
September 25, 2023
www.weaa.org
Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley joins this episode of “Today With Dr. Kaye” to discuss ongoing tensions between China and Taiwan, the role of the U.S. in this conflict, and the decline of China’s power. Beckley is the author of “Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China.”

Is 'containment' a realistic policy?
September 23, 2023
CGTN
This opinion piece references a Sept/Oct Foreign Affairs article by Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley examining the benefits of a U.S. containment strategy towards China. 

Voters benefit as GOP embraces early voting
September 18, 2023
Washington Examiner
New collaborative research by Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science Eitan Hersh finding that state-level reforms to election laws and policies actually have “negligible effects on election outcomes” is linked in this article.

What ancient Greek stories of humans transformed into plants can teach us about fragility and resilience
September 18, 2023
SFGATE
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu examines how Greek mythology reflects the broad cycle of nature and connection between the human and plant worlds.

What makes TikTok so thirsty for Joe Burrow?
September 18, 2023
The Washington Post
Professor of Psychology Sam Sommers is quoted about the perceived attractiveness of NFL quarterbacks and how the position’s leadership role often contributes to this “well-worn trope.” Sommers is the co-author of the book “This Is Your Brain On Sports.”

In bid to stop Trump, one group is making different pitch to independents and Democrats: Vote GOP
September 18, 2023
The Boston Globe
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science Eitan Hersh is quoted about his decision to switch voter status to enable him to vote in the Republican presidential primary, a strategy some organizations are touting to weaken Donald Trump’s chances of re-election.
    
What ancient Greek stories of humans transformed into plants can teach us about fragility and resilience
September 18, 2023 
The Conversation
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Marie-Claire Beaulieu examines how Greek mythology reflects the broad cycle of nature and connection between the human and plant worlds. 

Incomes grew in Greater Boston last year, but not as fast as inflation
September 14, 2023
The Boston Globe
Lecturer in Economics Brian Bethune and William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs Michael Klein are quoted in this article on Greater Boston’s newly released household-income and inflation-rate data. Klein is the editor of Econofact.

US, China Lay Out Vision for New World Order Amid Human Rights Differences
September 14, 2023 
VOA Voice Of America
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Taliaferro is quoted in this article on the implications of efforts by the United States and China to expand their global influence.

Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron cements the legacy of Studio Ghibli, says author
September 9, 2023
CBC
Professor of International Literary and Cultural Studies Susan Napier discusses Hayao Miyazaki‘s Studio Ghibli film catalog and its new film “The Boy and the Heron.” 

In Cairo's City of the Dead, demolitions are halted but 'damage already done'
September 9, 2023
Middle East Eye
Professor of History Khaled Fahmy is quoted about the historical importance of Cairo’s City of the Dead, which is being threatened by controversial infrastructure development projects led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The Best Booths at the Armory Show, Where Under-Recognized Giants and Rising Stars Collide
September 7, 2023
ARTNews
Professor of the Practice at SMFA Cathy Lu's booth at the NYC Armory show is featured in this ArtNews article and described as "arguably the most visually stunning one of the entire fair."

Why Pakistan’s founder Jinnah was opposed to the name ‘India’ for the independent Indian nation
September 6, 2023 
Indian Express
Mary Richardson Professor of History Ayesha Jalal is quoted from her book, “The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan.”

How corporate liberalism is changing both parties
September 3, 2023
The Washington Post
Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh is quoted about his collaborative new research paper, “The Partisan Realignment of American Business,” and its findings that “challenge the dominant narrative in political science that corporations remain a Republican interest group.”