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2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Telecommuting Can Help Fight Climate Change
Jul 22, 2020
Scientific American
Steve Cicala, 
assistant professor, Department of Economics, says that there was a "very fast and distinctive decline in electricity consumption as the shutdowns were occurring" in this article about the environmental impact of the rise in telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Arts Education And Racial Equity: A Call To Action
Jul 20, 2020
WGBH
Barbara Wallace Grossman, professor, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, co-authors this piece urging Massachusetts lawmakers to financially support and protect arts education instruction across the state.

Frost & Sullivan IDs Five New Technologies to Power Research Across Preclinical Disease Models
Jul 16, 2020
BioSpace
This overview of innovative technologies includes researh from A&S biologists Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor, and Vaibhav Pav, that found damaged brain cells in frog embryos caused by nicotine exposure can be repaired and even prevented by mapping and manipulating the bioelectric patterns and signaling of the brain. 

India's drag queens put politics front and center
Jul 16, 2020
Nikkei Asian Review
Kareem Khubchandani,
Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, comments on the societal role of drag artists in India. 

History Lessons: Can We Learn from the Past? 
Jul 15, 2020
Digital Humanities Now
Rosemary C.R. Taylor
, associate professor, Department of Sociology, compares COVID-19 with other major diseases in world history, highlighting lessons that could help in our pandemic recovery.

Biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening
Jul 12, 2020
Business Insider
Natasha Warikoo
, professor, Department of Sociology, is quoted throughout this article exploring issues related to college reopening plans. Warikoo is the author of The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities.

Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden. They said the same thing 4 years ago against Hillary Clinton
Jul 12, 2020
USA Today
Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies Brian Schaffner's analysis of voters who cast ballots for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and then Donald Trump in the presidential election is referenced in this article.

Poesía, Testimonio y Latinos en Estados-Unidos
Jul 12, 2020
Diario UNO
This column mentions that Jose Antonio Mazzotti, King Felipe VI of Spain Professor of Spanish Culture and Civilization, Department of Romance Studies, established the First International Latin and Latin American Book Fair, which was postponed from its April date due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning
Jul 10, 2020
LiveScience.com
Michael Levin,
Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, comments on research that suggests primordial lightning could be for the "electrical hum" that exists in most animals. 

Survey: Only 57 percent would get COVID-19 vaccine, if available
Jul 10, 2020
WHDH
The Tufts Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Engagement has found that only 57% of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today. 

'Newton is not a utopia.' Task force to review policing
Jul 9, 2020
The Boston Globe
This article mentions that Sonja Spears, lecturer, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is leading a Newton task force to review the city's police force.

Elizabeth Warren tiptoes into Markey Kennedy primary fights
Jul 8, 2020
The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berry, 
John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on how Senator Elizabeth Warren's political relationships with both Senator Edward Markey and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, rival primary candidates, put her in "an awkward situation."

Yes, China Could Invade Taiwan (And Then Comes the Hard Part)
July 9, 2020
The National Interest
Michael Beckley 
is quoted from his 2017 article "The Emerging Military Balance in East Asia: How China's Neighbors Can Check Chinese Naval Expansion."

Will George Floyd's death reshape discourse on racism in Britain?
July 6, 2020
Daily Sabah
Kris Manjapra
, associate professor, Department of History, is quoted in this article exploring how protests associated with the police killing of George Floyd, and other race-related issues in the United States may influence how racism is viewed in Britain.

'A Conflicted Cultural Force': What It's Like to Be Black in Publishing
July 1, 2020
The New York Times
Kerri Greenidge, 
Mellon Assistant Professor, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora is among the contributors sharing person experiences with racism in the field of book publishing and academia. 

Where electricity bills are set to surge around the U.S. this summer
July 1, 2020
CBS News 
Steve Cicala, assistant professor, Department of Economics, is quoted in this article about energy usage and electricity costs in the U.S. during COVID-19. 

Data Companies Track Our Pandemic Patterns
June 30, 2020
Land Lines
Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, was interviewed in an article for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's magazine Land Line. 

New Episode of Resources Radio: “How COVID-19 Has Powered Down the US Economy, with Steve Cicala”
Jun 30, 2020
Resources for the Future
Steve Cicala, assistant professor, Department of Economics, is featured in a podcast about the U.S. economy during COVID-19. 

SciLine hosts intersectional briefing regarding LGBTQ+, Black communities
Jun 29, 2020
Windy City Times
Madina Agénor,
 Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society, Department of Community Health, participated in an online conversation about intersectionality between racial and LGBTQ+ identities, and the resulting effects on mental health. 

Researchers use electric fields to herd cells like flocks of sheep
Jun 24, 2020
Phys.org
Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, comments on research showing that groups of cells can be precisely moved by electric fields that mimic those found in the body during healing.

Land loss has plagued black American since emancipation -- is it time to look again at 'black commons' and collective ownership? 
Jun 18, 2020
The Conversation
Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, co-authors this piece examining how a historical lack of land ownership has negatively impacted Black wealth, and the current opportunity for creating collective economic development. 

Bernie Sanders' California forces want Rep. Ro Khanna--not Newsom--to lead state delegration
Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle
Data from Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies Brian Schaffner's analysis of voters who cast ballots for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and then Donald Trump in the presidential election is referenced in this article. 

Celebrating 50 years: Pride marches on
Jun 12, 2020
The Boston Globe
Neil Miller, lecturer, Department of English, writes this opinion piece highlighting notable moments in the LGBTQ movement since the first Pride parade 50 years ago. Miller is the author of "Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present."

Calgary's tough choices: Gamble on growth or gamble on retreat
Jun 12, 2020
CBC.CA News
Justin Hollander
, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, comments on the challenges facing Calgary, Alberta, as the city struggles to adapt in the wake of economic shifts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This Essay Collection is a Roadmap Toward A Healthier Post-COVID Food System
Jun 11, 2020
Food Tank
This overview of essays related to a post-COVID food system includes a piece from Julian Agyeman, professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and GSAS student Alexandra Duprey on protecting undocumented immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. A link to the full essay is included.

The partisan chasm over 'systemic racism' is on full display
Jun 8, 2020
CNN.com
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is quoted throughout this article examining American public opinion on race and how current divides might affect President Trump's support in the November election. Schaffner's research comparing election results in 2016 and 2018 is also mentioned. 

Tufts professor raises $10,000 for bail bonds with musicology livestream
Jun 7, 2020
The Boston Globe
Stephan Pennington, associate professor, Department of Music, gave an online lecture on Black music history and civil rights as a fundraiser for the nonprofit The Bail Project, raising more than $10,000. A link to the lecture is included.

May surprising job gain dents view that Fed will stay at zero for years
Jun 5, 2020
MarketWatch
Brian Bethune
, lecturer, Department of Economics, comments on the Federal Reserve's plans for interest rates as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Tufts University filmmaker Jennifer Burton throws levity in the ugly face of ageism
May 27, 2020
The Somerville Times
Jennifer Burton
, professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, discusses the new comedy web series she developed with her sisters, inspired by the real-life acting pursuits of their parents.

Poor and black 'invisible cyclists' need to be part of post-pandemic transport planning too
May 27, 2020
The Conversation
Julian Agyeman
 discusses the critical need for bike advocates and city planner/officials to recognize and address the political and socio-economic barriers facing low-income and minority cyclists. A 2019 analysis of bike equity in Greater Boston by UEP/GSAS students is also referenced. 

Returning Bioelectric Brain Signals In Frog Embryos Reverses Birth Defects
May 26, 2020
IFL Science
Michael Levin
, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, is quoted about new research, alongside Vaibhav Pai, finding that damage to developing frog embryos caused by nicotine exposure can be repaired and even prevented by mapping and manipulating the bioelectric patterns and signaling of the brain. 

Tufts professor--and her sisters--release Web comedy series 'Old Guy'
May 24, 2020
The Boston Globe
Jennifer Burton, 
professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, discusses the new comedy web series she developed with her sisters, inspired by the real-life acting pursuits of their parents. Burton notes that Tufts film students assisted in the editing process. 

Bernie Sanders supporters reluctantly turn to Joe Biden, fueled by their dislike of Donald Trump
May 17, 2020
USA Today
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is quoted in this article examining who Bernie Sanders supporters will vote for in the 2020 presidential election. Schaffner's 2017 Cooperative Congressional Election study is also mentioned. 

Required Reading
May 16, 2020
Hyperallergic
A TedxTufts talk from Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon assistant professor, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, is featured in Hyperallergic's required reading section. 

Sibling Non-Rivalry
May 15, 2020
Talkhouse
Jennifer Burton
, professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, and her sisters Maria, Ursula, Gabrielle, and Charity Burton discuss Five Sisters Productions, the boutique indepedent film and commercial production house which they run together. 

In their own words: How artists are staying productive (and mostly positive) during the pandemic
May 14, 2020
The Boston Globe
Maurice Parent, professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, is featured in this story about how artists are adapting to life during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic Obituaries
May 11, 2020
TRT World
TRT World, an international TV station based in Turkey, invited Silvia Bottinelli, senior lecturer, SMFA at Tufts, to speak about Germano Celant, the founder of Arte Povera, for a program dedicated to artists and art world personalities who passed away due to COVID-19. 

Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say
May 8, 2020
The Guardian
This article mentions that Tufts was part of a collaborative study, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences Andrew Kemp, that found sea-level rise is faster than previously believed.

Remote Learning Is A Challenge, Especially For Students In Districts With Fewer Resources
May 6, 2020
WGBH News
Natasha Warikoo, 
professor, Department of Sociology, comments in this radio segment and accompanying article exploring the impact of economic disparity on remote learning.

The pandemic exposes realities of failing to combat global censorship
May 6, 2020
The Hill 
Katrina Lantos Swett, lecturer, Department of Political Science, writes this opinion piece on the importance of internet freedom and the need to fund efforts to fight global internet censorship.

As coronavirus infections peak, profit-driven hospital systems must be held accountable
Apr. 30, 2020
The Boston Globe
Alecia McGregor, 
assistant professor, Department of Community Health, co-authors this opinion piece on the need for achieving health equity in the distribution of hospital resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: "It's not about being a woman in STEM; It's about Marina in STEM," With Marina Umaschi Bers of Tufts University
Apr. 30, 2020
Medium
Marina Umaschi Bers, professor and chair, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, discusses her work, her role as a mentor, and her approach to leadership in this "Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech" interview.

Books About Post-World War I Offer A Model For Life After Coronavirus, Experts Say
Apr. 28, 2020
Bustle
John Lurz, associate professor, Department of English, is quoted extensively about the parallels between the current coronavirus pandemic situation and depictions from modernist, post-WWI literature.

Renowned Academics, Journalists Call for Jang Editor's Release in Pakistan
Apr. 28, 2020
The Wire
Ayesha Jalal
, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Department of History, is among those who have endorsed a statement for the release and fair trial of Jang Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been imprisoned since March 12 in Pakistan.

Greater Worcester's population growth stagnated in 2019, as immigration dropped
Apr. 27, 2020
WBJournal.com
Justin Hollander
, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is quoted in this article on how migration trends are impacting Worcester's economy.

Julian Agyeman: A Visionary for Just Sustainabilities
Apr. 23, 2020
National Recreation and Park Association
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman discusses the concept of "just sustainabilities" and how it applies to developing inclusive parks and recreation spaces.

DNA may not be life's instruction book -- just a jumbled list of ingredients
Apr. 23, 2020
SpaceRef
Michael Levin
, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, comments on two new papers that outline a new theoretical framework for heredity and offer a new understanding of DNA.

All the wild, creative, and just plain funny works Massachusetts art students are making from home
Apr. 17, 2020
Boston Globe
SMFA's 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."

American Association for Ukrainian Studies protests Ukraine's cuts to funding for scholarly, cultural institutions
Apr. 17, 2020
The Ukrainian Weekly
Oxana Shevel, associate professor, Department of Political Science, is among the signatories of an open letter from the American Association for Ukrainian Studies regarding budget cuts following the formation of Ukraine's Stabilization Fund.

From Virtue Signaling to Politics
Apr. 17, 2020
The American Prospect
This is a review of Associate Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh's new book Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change.

Teachers Just As Likely To Be Racially Biased As Anyone Else
Apr. 15, 2020
Forbes
Natasha Warikoo, 
professor, Department of Sociology, is co-author of a collaborative new study that found teachers are no less likely to be racially biased than non-teachers. Warikoo notes that "well-intentioned teachers may be subject to biases they are not entirely conscious of."

Tufts University becomes first urban Bee Campus USA in Massachusetts
Apr. 15, 2020
Medford - WickedLocal.com
Tufts is now certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, an initiative supported by the Tufts University Green Fund and Tufts Pollinator Initiative. Elizabeth Crone, professor, Department of Biology, says that "urban pollinator gardens are the next frontier for conserving insect diversity in the 21st century."

Coronavirus spawns a new model for biosecurity
Apr. 15, 2020
Axios
This article references new collaborative research led by A&S research professor Sam Weiss Evans that suggests the need to rethink biosecurity governance, particularly in light of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remotely Hands-On
Apr. 14, 2020
Inside Higher Ed
Julia Svoboda Gouvea, assistant professor, Department of Education, and lecturer in the Department of Biology Lauren Crowe, are quoted about the challenges of teaching typically hands-on science courses and lab work via remote learning noting, "you're going to have to tell students it's OK not to understand this within the first five minutes of opening up a webpage."

Thought Leadership in a Time of Challenge
Apr. 6, 2020
Patheos Blogs
Research Professor of Music Rabbi Jeffrey Summit shares his perspective about how thought leadership ideas within the Jewish community can "speak to the challenges that we face at this moment as we do our best to live with integrity, purpose and compassion" during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet the Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought to Life
Apr. 3, 2020
The New York Times
Michael Levin,Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, and Douglas Blackiston, scientist in the Levin Lab, in collaboration with the University of Vermont researchers, have developed living, programmable robots (xenobots) created with skin and heart cells from African clawed frogs. Levin and Blackiston are both quoted, and several photos and videos are featured.

Fourth cohort of Boston Artists-in-Residence announced
Apr. 3, 2020
Area-Info.net
SMFA's Anthony Romero has been named a 2020 City of Boston Artist-in-Residence (AIR). The program offers artists the opportunity to "explore, critique, and re-imagine City initiatives at the intersection of civil service, social justice, and artistic practice."

Partisanship is the strongest predictor of coronavirus response
Mar. 31, 2020
Vox
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is quoted from a March 21 New York Times article on the divide between Democratic and Republican views of the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “while the effects of partisanship are incredibly pronounced, I think they also hit their limits.”

Smart Bandage Speeds Wound Healing
Mar. 22, 2020
Business Computing World
Michael Levin,Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, initiated collaborative work, funded by a $16 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract, to develop bioelectronic bandage technology to improve the healing of serious wounds.

MetroWest climate group looks at carbon tax in Wayland meeting
Mar. 21, 2020
MetroWest Daily News
Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, gave a lecture on the history of carbon taxes, organized by MetroWest Climate Solutions Group on March 10.

Red vs. Blue on Coronavirus Concern: The Gap Is Still Big but Closing
Mar. 21, 2020
The New York Times
Brian Schaffner
, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, shares his observations on the divide between Democratic and Republican views of the coronavirus pandemic. 

What's Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population
Mar. 20, 2020
The New York Times
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Crone is quoted in this article on the declining populations of western North American monarch butterflies. Tufts biologists are among the collaborators on research efforts examining this issue.

Unemployment Benefit Expansions: A Guide for Policy Responses in the Wake of COVID-19
Mar. 20, 2020
Medium
Elizabeth Pancotti 
outlines why drastic, immediate changes to unemployment insurance system in the United States are needed to "stabilize the American economy, incentivize compliance with public health guidance, and keep American families financially secure."

WiFi-Equipped Plants Need No Green Thumb
Mar. 20, 2020
Blogs - WGBH
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman comments on the indoor growing movement in this Innovation Hub radio segment (around the 10:20 mark). A link to his book Cultivating Food Justice also appears on a list of recommended reading.

Why Worrying About a Cognitive Test Leads to Poorer Performance
Mar. 19, 2020
Next Avenue
Ayanna Thomas
, professor of psychology, is quoted throughout this article on how to decrease stress about memory loss, particularly prior to cognitive screening.

School and Daycare Closures Present A Challenge For Many Parents
Mar. 19, 2020
WGBH News
In this radio segment and accompanying article, Marina Bers, professor and chair, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, gives parents advice on educational opportunities while their children are home from school due to coronavirus closures.

Sanders Supporters Look Less Likely to Defect This Year Than in 2016
Mar. 17, 2020
Morning Consult
Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies Brian Schaffner's analysis of voters who cast ballots for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and then Donald Trump in the presidential election is referenced in this article.

Wicked Challenges: Future of Cities & Philanthropy series, Part 1
Mar. 17, 2020
Medium
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman is quoted in this article about the challenges facing 21st century cities, saying that "who can belong in cities will determine what our cities become."

What to Let the Kids Watch When You're All Stuck at Home
Mar. 16, 2020
The Wall Street Journals
Susan Napier
, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, is among the experts who contributed to the Wall Street Journal's curated list of films, online games, and other digital offerings to help engage families during this period of social isolation.

Investing in healthy workers can help offset corona crisis setbacks
Mar. 16, 2020
The Hill
In an op-ed piece for The Hill, Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, says investing in healthy workers can help offset the impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

Sanders voters helped Trump win the White House. Could they do it again?
Mar. 8, 2020
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, comments on whether Bernie Sanders, as the Democratic presidential nominee, would have support from those who voted for him in the 2016 primary against Hillary Clinton but voted for Donald Trump in the general election. Findings from Schaffner's collaborative 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study are also mentioned.

How gender has played a role in the Democratic primary race so far
Mar. 8, 2020
The National
This article mentions research from Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, about the role of sexist attitudes on predicting voter choices.

Christina Maranci to Present New Discoveries at Ani Cathedral at NAASR
Mar. 6, 2020
The Armenian Weekly
Christina Maranci, 
 Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, will give the lecture “New Discoveries at Ani Cathedral” on March 25 at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research in Belmont.

Free Cyntoia
Mar. 5, 2020
C-SPAN
A video of the March 5 Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series conversation between Cyntoia Brown-Long and Hilary Binda, senior lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, with an introduction by Tisch Dean Alan Solomont.

A lesson in civics or indoctrination? Deciding whether to bring kids to political protests. 
Mar. 5, 2020
The Washington Post
Tama Leventhal
, Professor, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, comments on parents taking their children to political protests, noting that it "teaches them a sense of agency and to look beyond family, school, and community to larger societal issues."

With Joe Biden Emerging As Frontrunner, Here's Where The Democratic Race Stands
Mar. 4, 2020
WBUR News
Jeffrey Berry, 
John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, assesses the state of Democratic candidates in the presidential primary election after Super Tuesday, noting that the divide between progressives and moderates within the Democratic part "runs all the way through Democratic party history, we've had that conflict forever, and this election is no different."

Want to 'Fix this sh**'? Get involved
Mar. 2, 2020
Marin Independent Journal
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor, Department of Political Science, is quoted about the dangerous apathy of "political hobbyism," or treating politics more like entertainment. Hersh is the author of "Politics is For Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change." 

A quarter of Americans aren't preparing for a coronavirus outbreak. Some of them told us why they're not worried yet.
Mar. 2, 2020
Business Insider
Rosemary Taylor
, associate professor, Department of Sociology, says that "government transparency, a robust belief in scientific data, and a faith in international cooperation--to all of which President Trump has expressed antagonism in the past," is required to help Americans prepare for a coronavirus outbreak.

"On Belonging and Becoming"
Mar. 1, 2020
Landscape Architecture Magazine
The March 2020 issue of the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects includes a feature interview with Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman--"a pioneer in the overlapping terrain of social equity, environmental justice, design, and planning."

Why Trump Isn't Trying to Bring Down Bernie Sanders
Feb. 28, 2020
The Atlantic
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is quoted regarding how Bernie Sanders supporters might vote if Sanders does not get the Democratic nomination, saying that "some of those people might find it easy to sit out a general election or cast a protest vote." Schaffner's analysis of the 2016 election is also mentioned.

Ecologically diverse clades dominate the oceans via extinction resistance
Feb. 28, 2020
Phys.org
Noel Heim
, lecturer, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, participated in collaborative research that showed animal biodiversity in the modern oceans can be attributed to lower extinction rates in animal groups that are ecologically diverse.

UC Santa Cruz leads collaborative project to develop novel technology for improving wound healing
Feb. 27, 2020
The Medical News
Michael Levin
, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, initiated collaborative work, funded by a $16 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract, to develop bioelectronic bandage technology to improve the healing of serious wounds. 

Are the Houston Astros irredeemable cheaters? Or are they all of us?
Feb. 26, 2020
Fortune
Sam Sommers
, professor of psychology, delves into research on the psychology of cheating to examine the latest Major League Baseball scandal involving the Houston Astros.

Smaller animals faced surprisingly long odds in ancient oceans
Feb. 21, 2020
Phys.org
Noel Heim
, lecturer, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, participated in collaborative research on fossils from the deep past that found extinction among smaller sea creatures was unexpectedly common. Heim is quoted.

Democrats worry about party split ahead of convention
Feb. 20, 2020
GloucesterTimes.com
Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on whether Democrats, split between moderates and liberals, will unite around the party's eventual nominee. 

Voter suppression issues rank low among reasons nonvoters stay home
Feb. 19, 2020
Politico
Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, was an advisor on a comprehensive new Knight Foundation survey of habitual nonvoters in the United States, examining issues they care about and reasons why they don't vote. Hersh notes that these results "shouldn't be lightly dismissed." 

AMS designates Secretary and Treasurer
Feb. 19, 2020
American Mathematical Society
Boris Hasselblatt, professor, Department of Mathematics, has been named Secretary of the American Mathematical Society beginning February 1, 2021.

#2: Mass Incarceration and the Literature of Confinement
Feb. 18, 2020
Medium
Hilary Binda
, senior lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, discusses her course Mass Incarceration and the Literature of Confinement, which Tufts students take alongside incarcerated individuals at a medium-security prison. Binda is founder and director of the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College. 

Rising in polls, Bloomberg to make his first debate appearance Wednesday
Feb. 18, 2020
The Boston Globe
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry says that the temptation "to pile on in terms of criticism for [Michael] Bloomberg without making a positive case for themselves" could be a detriment to other candidates during tonight's Democratic presidential debate.

Why Trump and His Supporters Love to Hate Nancy Pelosi | Opinion
Feb. 18, 2020
Newsweek
Recent research from Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, about the role of sexist attitudes on predicting voter choices is cited in this opinion piece.

Why liberals are bad at politics
Feb. 18, 2020
Vox
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor, Department of Political Science, discusses his new book Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change in this conversation.

Rep. Kennedy calls Markey a "good senator" but argues for ousting the incumbent
Feb. 18, 2020
The Washington Post
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry weighs in on the Massachusetts primary race between incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III, saying "it's really a choice based on personality and sense of who is going to represent Massachusetts going forward in a way that counters President Trump."

How Oregon's cap-and-trade bill would work
Feb. 14, 2020
Capital Press
Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, describes how cap-and-trade emissions programs work. 

Fed Picks Shelton, Waller: Two Mavericks with Little in Common
Feb. 13, 2020
Bloomberg
Brian Bethune, lecturer, Department of Economics, comments on former Trump campaign advisor Judy Shelton's "unprecedented" approach to getting President Trump's nomination for a Federal Reserve Board seat.

How America's shrinking cities can 'rightsize'
Feb. 13, 2020
The Guardian
Justin Hollander
, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is quoted in this article about how some shrinking U.S. cities have worked to improve the quality of life for those who have stayed.

Americans Were Already Primed To Distrust Elections. Then Came Iowa.
Feb. 11, 2020
FiveThirtyEight
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor, Department of Political Science, comments on political elites challenging election outcomes, claiming fraud or theft. 

Moment of truth
Feb. 8, 2020
EagleTribune
Jeffrey Berry, 
John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, is quoted about the upcoming New Hampshire primary, saying "I think this race is wide open. I don't think there is a favorite at this point."

Dead monster galaxy found lurking in the distant universe
Feb. 5, 2020
CNN-US
Danilo Marchesini
, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Marianna Annunziatella, postdoctoral associate, are part of the team that discovered a supersized galaxy that once formed stars at a high rate and then--contrary to current models of galaxy formation--suddenly stopped. Marchesini is quoted. 
          Additional Coverage:
          USA Today
        The Independent 
        Yahoo! News UK

Political Hobbyism, High Impact Philanthropy, Lake Erie Rights
Feb. 5, 2020
Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, appears in this "Top of Mind with Julie Rose" episode to discuss his new book Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change. (This segment begins at the :31 mark.)

World's fireflies threatened by habitat loss and light pollution, experts warn
Feb. 3, 2020
The Washington Post
Professor of Biology Sara Lewis is quoted extensively about new collaborative research finding that firefly colonies around the globe are facing extinction due to human-generated factors such as habitat destruction and light pollution. Lewis is first author of the study. Co-authors include biology Ph.D. student Avalon Owens and Michael Reed, professor of biology. 
          Additional Coverage:
          The New York Times

            CNN-US
            The Boston Globe
            The Guardian
          
US News & World Report

Ukraine Explained
Feb. 3, 2020
World Affairs
Oxana Shevel, associate professor, Department of Political Science, is among the experts discussing Ukraine politics and Ukraine's relationship with the United States.

A Bionic Jellyfish Swims With Manic Speed (for a Jellyfish)
Jan. 29, 2020
Wired
Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, comments on research in which jellyfish were equipped with microchips and electrodes to turbocharge their swimming pace.

The Least-Difficult Reform for College Admissions
Jan. 29, 2020
The Atlantic
Natasha Warikoo, professor, Department of Sociology, calls for an end to legacy admissions at elite higher education institutions. Warikoo is the author of The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities.

Trump's greatest trick was convincing voters that women can't win elections
Jan. 29, 2020
Mother Jones
Multiple research studies by Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, on the effects of "sexist" attitudes on voting are featured extensively in this article on the electability of women candidates.

Listen Up, Liberals: You Aren't Doing Politics Right
Jan. 27, 2020
The New York Times
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor, Department of Political Science, writes about the dangerous apathy of "political hobbyism," or treating politics more like entertainment, and urges community engagement with organized politics in order to enact real political and social change.

A Prairie Flower That Flourishes With Fire
Jan. 27, 2020
The New York Times
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Crone comments on how a new, 20-year study finding that controlled burning positively affects the regrowth of purple coneflowers saying, "it is the first time I have seen that idea [a pollination and reproductive effect] in response to fires." Coneflowers growing on burned land produced more seeds and bloomed more often than those not affected by fire.

The Hidden Violence of "Sharp Objects" and Real Life Pig Farming
Jan. 24, 2020
Medium
Alex Blanchette, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, is quoted in this article about the realities of animal husbandry and slaughter depicted in the novel and television series, "Sharp Objects."

Window tech could save billions of birds, and it's already here
Jan. 24, 2020
Mongabay
Michael Reed, professor of biology, is quoted in this article on newer, bird-safe window technology, saying that "sustainability [reflects] what gets paid attention to as a social issue. If people get behind [bird-safe solutions], that's what will be the focus."

The data is clear: A woman could win in 2020
Jan. 21, 2020
The Hill - Blogs
This article cites research from Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, on the effect of "sexist" attitudes on voting. A link to his July 2019 Washington Post piece detailing voters' choice to support a female candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries is provided.

Would a Carbon Tax Hurt the Economy?
Jan. 21, 2020
Berkeley Energy Institute
This blog is about a paper co-authored by Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, about the macroeconomic impact of carbon taxes.

'Swallowed by Opioids'?: A New Look at Appalachian 'Deaths of Despair'
Jan. 21, 2020
RealClearPolicy
A new working paper co-authored by Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, examining the relationship between the injuries and health risks associated with coal mining and opioid-related addiction and deaths within Appalachia, is discussed.

Education makes people more likely to support political compromise...except for conservatives
Jan. 20, 2020
USAPP
James Glaser
, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, and Deborah Schildkraut, professor of political science, write about their new research finding that more education among liberals and moderates is linked to greater support for political compromise, while among conservatives, there is no difference of opinion regarding compromise between levels of education.

Politics Is For Power
Jan. 17, 2020
WNYC Studios
In this "On the Media" segment, Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, discusses his new book Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change."

7 Massachusetts projects awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants
Jan. 17, 2020
The Boston Globe
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Ioannis Evrigenis, professor, Department of Political Science, $60,000 for work on a new edition of the 1576 book, "The Six Bookes of a Commonweale," written by French philosopher Jean Bodin.

What Rich Centrists Could Learn from Howard Schultz about Political Power
Jan. 16, 2020
Niskanen Center
Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, discusses why Howard Schultz's approach to building Starbucks would supply a "surprisingly good roadmap for building political power."

NEA Awards $27.3M to Projects in All Fifty States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rice
Jan. 16, 2020
Artforum
Tufts has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming exhibit, "Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarity in the 1980s."

How much does sexism matter for female candidates? 
Jan. 15, 2020
Vox
This article cites research from Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, on the effect of "sexist" attitudes on voting. A link to his July 2019 Washington Post piece detailing voters' choice to support a female candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries is provided.

Circadian Clock Genes Help a Crop Pest Adapt to Climate Change
Jan. 13, 2020
The Scientist Magazine 
This article highlights European corn borer moth research by Erik Dopman, associate professor of biology, through his Dopman lab. 

Scientists at UVM, Tufts create 'living robots'
Jan. 13, 2020
The Boston Globe
Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology, is co-leader on a study completed at Tufts and at the University of Vermont that has led to the creation of the world's first living robots using stem cells from frogs.
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78 | Daniel Dennett on Minds, Patterns, and the Scientific Image
Jan. 6, 2020
Player FM
Daniel Dennett
, University Professor and Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric, Department of Philosophy, is featured in this episode of "Sean Carroll's Mindscape" podcast.

Long-Term Learning Gains Remain Elusive with Flipped Model
Jan. 6, 2020
Campus Technology
This article examines collaborative research by Elizabeth Setren, Gunnar Myrdal Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, that found the "flipped classroom" method of teaching fails to boost student performance and may also exacerbate achievement gaps between different groups of learners.

Trump's military strike might help Joe Biden by elevating foreign policy in the Democratic race
Jan. 3, 2020
The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berry, 
John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, is quoted regarding how the U.S. assassination of Iran's Qassem Suleimani might affect the Democratic primary race.

2019

Charlotte Talks: John Williams' Musical Legacy Goes Beyond A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Dec. 17, 2019
WFAE 90.7 FM
Frank Lehman, associate professor of music, discusses the musical legacy of composer John Williams. Williams' final "Star Wars" film score will be release on December 18.

Did That Really Happen? How Our Memories Betray Us
Dec. 16, 2019
National Public Radio
Tufts' Cognitive Aging and Memory Lab, led by Ayanna Thomas, professor of psychology, is cited as a resource in this "Hidden Brain" segment on memory.

Immigration is shaping the youngest generation of voters
Dec. 14, 2019
Axios
Brian Schaffner
, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is quoted regarding how Generation Z's racial and ethnic diversity shapes political and social views.

David M. Shribman: America cares about politics again
Dec. 14, 2019
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor, Department of Political Science, is quoted from his upcoming book Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change.

How John Williams's Star Wars score subtly pulls us to the dark side
Dec. 13, 2019
The Washington Post
Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman analyzes composer John Williams' musical representation of Star Wars villains. 

NATO Should Replace OHR as Guarantor of Bosnia's Stability
Dec. 12, 2019
BalkanInsight.com
Bruce Hitchner
, professor and chair, Department of Classical Studies, writes that the best way for Bosnia to achieve political stability, security and prosperity is by closing the Office of the High Representative and entering into NATO membership. 

Trump Has a Gift for Tearing Us Apart
Dec. 11, 2019
Research by Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, and Laurel Bliss, an A&S undergraduate, comparing the views of Democrats who post on social media regularly with those who do not is cited in this New York Times opinion piece. 

Algeria's election is a vote few actually want
Dec. 11, 2019
The Washington Post
Hugh Roberts
, Edward Keller Professor of North Africa and the Middle East, Department of History, comments on Algeria's upcoming elections, noting that though the Hirak protest movement is against the elections, they have "proposed little by way of meaningful political reform."

Parents Don't Need to Be Coding Experts, Just Willing to Learn With Their Children 
Dec. 11, 2019
EdSurge
Marina Bers, professor and chair, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, co-authors this piece on how parents can help introduce and support coding in early childhood. 

At 'Black Out' Performances, the Power of Healing Through Community
Dec. 3, 2019
The New York Times
Maurice Parent
, professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, is highlighted in this article for organizing a #blackoutBOSTON performance of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play Choir Boy, which he directed for SpeakEasy Stage.   

Virtual Reality is a Cool Rehab Tool, But Ensure it is 'Thoughtfully Applied' to Each Patient
Nov. 26, 2019
Rehab Management 
Nancy Baker, associate professor of occupational therapy, is quoted regarding the use of virtual reality in occupational therapy, noting that the approach "has to be thoughtfully applied."

Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season
Nov. 26, 2019
The Conversation
Research by Benjamin Wolfe, Aptman Family Assistant Professor of Biology, exploring how wild strains of fungi can quickly evolve into domesticated ones for use in food production, including Penicillium camemberti, the mold that creates Camembert cheese, is discussed in this article. 

Study pinpoints possible cause of noise-related blood vessel damage, heart disease
Nov. 26, 2019
Scienmag
Professor of Psychology Lisa Shin is among the authors of a new study finding that long-term exposure to environmental noise can activate stress-associated centers of the brain, which in turn trigger inflammation, blood vessel damage, and cardiovascular disease.

Six ways to handle Trump's impeachment during holiday dinners
Nov. 25, 2019
Brookings Institution Blogs
Research by Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, on married couples with differing political identities is cited in this article. 

Season two on tap for Tanglewood Learning Institute
Nov. 21, 2019
The Berkshire Eagle
Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman will give a lecture on John Williams' concert arrangements and film scores as part of Tanglewood Learning Institute's summer programming.

8-3 hybrid system selected by Lowell City Council
Nov. 20, 2019
Lowell Sun Online
This article references a recent report by the Redistricting Lab of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), led by Moon Duchin, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, that compared ranked-choice voting with a hybrid system for the city of Lowell. 

Personal Goals Crucial in Virtual Reality Physical Training
Nov. 19, 2019
Medscape
Nancy Baker
, associate professor of occupational therapy, is quoted regarding the use of virtual reality in occupational therapy, noting that the approach "has to be thoughtfully applied."

Davis Square's character is being challenged. Can it survive?
Nov. 18, 2019
The Boston Globe
Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, was interviewed as part of this article about urban development and planning in Somerville.  

Hybrid system has council support as vote nears
Nov. 17, 2019
Lowell Sun Online
A recent report by the Redistricting Lab of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), led by mathematician Moon Duchin, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, found that "ranked-choice voting 

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 18, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019
Publishers Weekly
Lecturer and Director of the American Studies program Kerri Greenidge's book Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter tops this books of the week list. 

How Narwhal the 'Unicorn' Puppy May Have Grown a Tail on His Head
Nov. 15, 2019
The New York Times
Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology Michael Levin comments on possible reasons that a puppy was born with a tail on his face, and discusses his work at the Allen Discovery Center is briefly described.

The Struggle for Pakistan--tumultuous but eventful 
Nov. 14, 2019
Daily Times
This is a review of Professor of History Ayesha Jalal's book The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics. 

A 'Hail Mary': Why Deval Patrick thinks he has a shot in the 2020 Democratic primary
Nov. 14, 2019
USA Today
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, comments on Deval Patrick's late entry into the Democratic presidential primary. 

Deval Patrick May Join Race For The White House After All
Nov 12, 2019
WBUR
Jeffrey Berry
, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on reports that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering jumping into the Democratic presidential nomination race, saying that "it's plausible that a late entry could win the nomination, unlikely, but plausible."

Why Is Anime So Universally Appealing?
Nov 10, 2019
Medium
Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, is quoted throughout this piece exploring the appeal of Japanese anime.

If The Camembert Is Made In Boston, Is It Still Camembert? 
Nov 8, 2019
WGBH News
Benjamin Wolfe, Aptman Family Assistant Professor of Biology, discusses his work with wild strains of fungi that can quickly evolve into domesticated ones for use in food production, including Penicillium camemberti, the mold that creates Camembert cheese. 

Research says 7 things make entrepreneurs different from everyone else like personality, family, and wealth
Nov 5, 2019
Business Insider
This article mentions research by Richard Lerner, Bergstrom Professor of Applied Developmental Science, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development,on the mindset of kids who became entrepreneurs, as part of the collaborative Young Entrepreneurs Study. 

'Carb Cycling' lets your eat carbs--and it could help boost performance
Nov 1, 2019
CNBC
This article mentions 2008 research from Holly Taylor, professor of psychology, on how no-carb diets versus low-calorie diets affect memory in women. 

For Once, I Experienced Theater With A Lot Of Other Black People In Boston
Oct 30, 2019
WBUR
Maurice Parent, professor of the practice, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, organized a #BlackOutBoston performance of the recent production he directed for SpeakEasy Stage, "Choir Boy."

Is Inequality Inevitable? 
Oct 30, 2019
Scientific American
Bruce Boghosian, professor, Department of Mathematics, writes about the "affine wealth model," developed by Tufts researchers, which "describes wealth distribution data more accurately than any other existing model."

Is Crispr the Next Antibiotic? 
Oct 28, 2019
The New York Times
Mitch McVey
, professor, Department of Biology, says that a new study examining how the gene-editing tool Crispr can be used to fight bacterial and viral infections "represents a significant advance in being able to target bacteria in a highly specific way."

Gap between ranked choice and hybrid system reported
Oct 28, 2019
Lowell Sun Online
Moon Duchin
, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, discusses a new report by Redistricting Lab of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), analyzing two different election systems under consideration by the city of Lowell. 

Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions
Oct 28, 2019
ARTnews
Andrew McClellan,
professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, consulted on and is quoted in this list of the 20 most influential, young museum directors in the United States since the 1920s. 

Trump's request for 'favor' could really hurt Ukraine's president— and his agenda​
Oct 7, 2019
The Washington Post 
Oxana Shevel, associate professor, Department of Political Science, writes this piece examining how President Trump's request for a "favor" may impact Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's agenda on reform against corruption. 

Voltage gated calcium channels 'read' electric patterns in embryos to create cartilage and bone
Oct 7, 2019
ScienceDaily
New research from the Allen Discovery Center, conducted in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, demonstrates how electrical patterns within embryos trigger the molecular changes required for cellular differentiation to develop cartilage and bone, and ultimately limb formation. Center director and Vannevar Bush Professor, Department of Biology, Michael Levin is quoted.

Here Are The Issues Markey and Kennedy Have Focused On In D.C.
Oct 7, 2019
WBUR
Jeffrey Berry
, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, is quoted throughout this article reviewing the legislative efforts of Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who will face each other in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate Democratic primary.

Diversity of jury seen as key factor in officer's conviction
Oct 4, 2019
Associated Press
In this article exploring 
the racial composition of the jury in the trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, Samuel Sommers, professor of psychology, is quoted regarding his research that explored the role of racial diversity in the jury decision-making process. He says, "Race and ethnicity influence our perceptions and judgment all the time in our daily lives. Nothing makes those biases disappear when we enter a jury room."

Highlights: Experts debate the future of America's alliances
Oct 3, 2019
Brookings Institution Blogs
Michael Beckley, associate professor, Department of Political Science, participated in a Foreign Policy at Brookings and the Charles Koch Institute debate centered on U.S. alliances around the world. Video of the debate is included. 

Morning Joe
Oct 2, 2019
MSNBC
Jeffrey Taliaferro, associate professor, Department of Political Science, participates in this Morning Joe panel discussion on how the relationship between Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr is affecting President Trump's impeachment defense. 

Flight landed early? Not so fast.
Sep 27, 2019
The Fayetteville Observer
This article features research by Silke Forbes, associate professor of economics, who investigated the airlines that pad their schedules, which allows them to say flights have landed "early."

Computers Are Making Huge Mistakes Because They Can't Understand Chaos, Scientists Warn
Sep 27, 2019
Science Alert
Bruce Boghosian, professor, Department of Mathematics, is first author of a new collaborative study that discovered flaws in the long-standing approach to approximating real numbers on digital computers, or the floating-point arithmetic method, which could lead to inaccurate results in computational science and modelling. Boghosian is quoted.

What To Expect From Warren On The Debate Stage, Now That She's A Front-Runner
Sep 12, 2019
WBUR
Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign strategy. 

Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk
Sep 12, 2019
CNN.com International
This article mentions collaborative Tufts research examining the effectiveness of sit-stand desks in the workplace. Nancy Baker, associate professor of occupational therapy, was senior author. 

After a summer surge, Elizabeth Warren could be a target in Thursday's debate
Sep 11, 2019
The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on how Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren should focus her Democratic presidential debate efforts to win the nomination. 

Another fire is raging in Brazil — in Rio’s favelas
Sep 6, 2019
The Washington Post
In this opinion piece, Anjuli Fahlberg, lecturer, Department of Sociology, discusses the devastating government sanctioned violence in Rio de Janeiro's favela neighborhoods as a result of Rio Governor Wilson Witzel's harsh public security policies targeting these poor communities. 

Weaker job report in August 'cements' a Fed interest-rate cut in two weeks
Sep 6, 2019
MarketWatch
Brian Bethune
, lecturer, Department of Economics, is among the experts quoted in this article about expected interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. 

Why Pope Francis struggles in Africa
Sep 5, 2019
The Economist
Elizabeth Foster, associate professor, Department of History, comments on how today's African Catholic church is in some ways a by-product of French colonial policies. Foster is author of the new book African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church.

Hong Kong protesters win in court of public opinion — but need our legal defense
Sep 5, 2019
The Hill
Katrina Lantos Swett, lecturer, Department of Political Science, writes this opinion piece on how Hong Kong's full withdrawal of a Chinese extradition bill is a victory for the people of Hong Kong, who still need further support for their democracy movement.

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter
Sep 4, 2019
Publishers Weekly
A review of Lecturer and Director of the American Studies program Kerri Greenidge's new book Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter.

The Future of Industrial Work
Aug 29, 2019
VOX
Margaret McMillan
, professor, Department of Economics, will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Industrial Work workshop in Vienna, being held September 19-20. 

Curbing Hate Online — And The Violence It Incites In The Real World
Aug 22, 2019
WBUR
Justin Hollander
, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has written a commentary for NPR station WBUR's Cognoscenti. 

Powell may signal future rate cuts, but would they matter?
Aug 21, 2019
Associated Press
Brian Bethune, 
lecturer, Department of Economics, comments on how the Federal Reserve needs to consider global economic weakness in deciding whether to cut interest rates. 

From Camp To School, Transcending Incivility
Aug 20, 2019
The New York Jewish Week
Eitan Hersh, associate professor, Department of Political Science, led a pilot program teaching civics and civility at Camp Ramah, a Jewish day camp.

At Tufts, Julie S. Graham Retrospective Celebrates An Artist's Long Career
Aug 19, 2019
WBUR
Tufts Art Galleries' retrospective of late SMFA at Tufts faculty member Julie Graham is highlighted in this piece from WBUR.

Some say faster, cheaper rail service is critical for Providence-to-Boston commuters. But is it realistic?
Aug 19, 2019
The Boston Globe
Eitan Hersh, 
associate professor, Department of Political Science, notes the lack of interest from Massachusetts in potential rapid regional transit improvements between Providence and Boston, saying "forget suburban areas, [Governor Charlie Baker] can't get people into downtown Boston from the outer neighborhoods of Boston."

Flipped classroom 'fails to improve student performance'
Aug 12, 2019
Times Higher Education
Elizabeth Setren
, Gunnar Myrdal Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, collaborated on research that found the "flipped classroom" method of teaching fails to boost student performance and may also exacerbate achievement gaps between different groups of learners. Setren is quoted.

U.S. businesses are taking down job listings as Trump's trade war grows
Aug 13, 2019
The Washington Post
In this article examining how President Trump's escalating trade war with China is affecting business hiring Brian Bethune, lecturer in the Department of Economics, says "The proposed 10 percent tariff on $300 billion of low grade Chinese imports is effectively a major hidden tax on U.S. consumers. A kamikaze attack on your own aircraft carrier."

4-H makes the best better
Aug 12, 2019
Herald Mail Media
This article mentions a long-term Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development study, led by Eliot-Pearson's Richard Lerner, Bergstrom Professor of Applied Developmental Science, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, on the benefits of youth participation in 4-H programs. 

Why Hollywood should leave anime out of its live-action remake obsession
Aug 10, 2019
Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, is quoted extensively about why live-action remakes of anime films could be risky, noting that "American remakes don't seem to get why people like anime...many times the immersive, otherworldly quality is there for animation. That doesn't necessarily transfer at all to live action."

How did the Catholic Church respond to Africa's decolonization? This new book explains.
Aug 9, 2019
The Washington Post
Elizabeth Foster, associate professor, Department of History, discusses her new book African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church. 

Americans increasingly favour tighter gun control
Aug 5, 2019
The Economist
2019 collaborative research by Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, exploring how the polarizing effects of mass shootings makes public consensus on gun-reform more difficult, is referenced in this article.

Fishermen Raise Wind Power Safety Concerns; New England's Industrial History Preserved
Aug 1, 2019
NEXT New England
Cathy Stanton
, senior lecturer, Department of Anthropology, discusses New England's industrial heritage in this conversation about repurposing, but preserving, the area's historical architecture. She is the author of The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City

Kyoto Animation studio: Destruction is a terrible loss for both humanity and art
July 19, 2019
CNN
Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, writes this opinion piece on the fatal, suspected arson attack on the Kyoto Animation Studio (KyoAni) in Kyoto, Japan, saying "It is a significant loss both in terms of the terrific tragedy of human life and the lost creative work that may have been stored in the studio over its almost 40-year existence."

Trump didn't introduce racism to conservative politics—but he’s cultivated and amplified it
July 18, 2019
The Washington Post
This article on how President Trump has amplified racial tensions and resentment cities research from Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, who found that individuals who were exposed to Trump's negative rhetoric about Mexicans "were significantly more likely to make negative and offensive remarks not only about Mexicans, but also about other identity groups such as blacks and millennials."

California's Aid In Dying Law Is Mostly Used By White People. Here's Why.
July 12, 2019
Capital Public Radio
Assistant Professor of Sociology Jill Weinberg comments on aid-in-dying laws that have been passed across the United States. 

WATCH: Two Medford residents share their stories on national TV
July 12, 2019
North of Boston - WickedLocal.com
Grace Talusan, lecturer in the Department of English, discusses her "Stories from the Stage" lecture, which appeared on WORLD Channel's storytelling marathon in June.

Snowball The Dancing Cockatoo Vogues and Body Rolls On Beat
July 9, 2019
National Public Radio
Professor of Psychology Ani Patel is senior author of new collaborative research finding that improvisation of movement to music is not uniquely human. Patel studied a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Snowball who spontaneously created as many as 14 different dance moves on his own. Patel is quoted throughout. 
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Research Shows Life-Threatening Bias Against Single People
July 7, 2019
Psychology Today Blog
Occupational therapy postdoctoral scholar Satia Adele Marotta and Keren Ladin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, led new research finding bias against single and divorced people (as compared to married individuals) during organ transplant listing evaluations.  

Catalysis Division presents 2019 awards
July 4, 2019
Chemical & Engineering News
The School of Engineering's Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and Charles Skyes, professor of chemistry, are this year's winners of the American Chemical Society's Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. 

Here Technologies presents The New Reality for mobility
July 4, 2019
Traffic Technology Today
In this video segment, Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, discusses how cities can use technology to make mobility more inclusive and create better livelihoods for all. 

Elizabeth Warren Starts Winning Begrudging Respect on Wall Street
July 3, 2019
Bloomberg
Jeffrey Berry
, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments in this article on how Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s views are becoming more accepted, noting that her “indictment of income inequality and the role that Wall Street plays in that is becoming more mainstream.”

Latitude to Comment and Play: A Conversation with Mags Harries and Lajos Héder 
July 2, 2019
Sculpture Magazine
Professor of the Practice Mags Harries is featured in an interview with Sculpture Magazine. 

Is this the beginning of Charlie Baker's second-term blues?
July 2, 2019
The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, comments on how Democrats have been amicable towards Republican Governor Charlie Baker despite his administration's mistakes and broken promises during his second term.

Cyrano's Sodomitical Circle
July 1, 2019
The Gay & Lesbian Review 
Laurence Senelick, Fletcher Professor of Oratory, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, has written this article about the historical figure Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.  

Learning to love the world's ugliest building
July 1, 2019
Boston Globe Magazine
Research by Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is cited as part of this article about Boston City Hall. 

A Key to Clown Logic: Follow the Red Nose
June 27, 2019
American Theatre
Sheridan Thomas, senior lecturer in acting, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, is featured in this article about clown performance. 

Two nights. Twenty candidates. The first Democratic debates mark a new phase in the presidential race
June 25, 2019
The Boston Globe
Jeffrey Berry
, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, says that the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debates "could be really a do-or-die moment for some of these less visible candidates."

What's So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh
June 25, 2019
Scientific American
The 2011 book Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind, co-authored by Daniel Dennett, University Professor and Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric, Department of Philosophy, is referenced in this article. 

Pair of Premieres Put Bold Face on Summer Festival
June 17, 2019
Classical Voice North America
This article reviews the world premiere of Professor of the Practice of Music Kareem Roustom's new classical piece Turn to the World: A Whitman Cantata. 

It's All About Food – Sheldon Krimsky, GMOs Decoded​
June 12, 2019
Progressive Radio Network
In this "It's All About Food" radio segment, Sheldon Krimsky, Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, discusses his new book, GMOs Decoded. 

Did manga shape how the world sees Japan?
June 12, 2019
BBC - Culture
Susan Napier
, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, is quoted extensively on attitudes toward the Japanese visual narrative artform known as manga. Napier is author of a book on Japanese animator Hiyao Miyazaki, titled “Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art.” 

The Murderer Was Full of Hate. But Did He Commit a Hate Crime? 
June 12, 2019
The New York Times
Samuel Sommers
, professor of psychology, provided expert testimony in the trial of Craig Hicks, who is accused of killing three Muslim students in North Carolina in 2015.

When It Comes To Housing In The Suburbs, How Dense Is Too Dense? 
June 10, 2019
WGBH News
Jeffrey Zabel, professor of economics, is quoted in this segment on the role density restrictions play in Greater Boston's affordable housing development. 

Medford Students Unveil Memorial For Unmarked Graves of Slaves 
June 9, 2019
WBUR
Co-directors of the African American Trail Project Kendra Field, associate professor of History and Africana Studies, and Kerri Greenidge, lecturer and director of the American Studies program, 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. 

Power Up: Biden's abortion U-turn points to centrality of women's rights in 2020
June 7, 2019
The Washington Post
Brian Schaffner
, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, comments on his research into the 2018 election cycle, which found that a sexism-based divide "appeared to cost Republicans more votes than it gained them."

Equal pay for women and minorities? Leader of St. Louis County signs order aimed at equity
June 5, 2019
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Laura Gee, assistant professor of economics, is quoted about a new county-level bill in Missouri, which bans inquiries about salary history during the hiring process, saying that "the idea behind it is really good."

Summer theater: Fireflies that synchronize light up two U.S. forests 
May 24, 2019
Reuter UK
Professor of Biology Sara Lewis comments on a firefly species that synchronizes its illuminations, and she notes the potential dangers of the tourism that the light displays have attracted. Lewis is the author of Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Here's How the Oil Industry Plans to Solve Climate Change
May 24, 2019
Pacific Standard
This article quotes Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, from his 2019 Brookings paper "On the Economics of a Carbon Tax for the United States."

Can a City Shrink and Thrive? It's Complicated
May 21, 2019
Bloomberg
Research by Justin Hollander, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is sited in this article related to shrinking cities. 

Lessons from Boston: "no excuses" charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion
May 20, 2019
The Hechinger Report
A new working paper co-authored by Elizabeth Setren, Gunnar Myrdal Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, examining whether the success of some of Boston's top charter schools can be effectively replicated through expansion is mentioned in this article.

African samurai: The enduring legacy of a black warrior in feudal Japan
May 19, 2019
CNN.com International
Gary Leupp, professor of history, is quoted in this history of Yasuke, a 16th century African slave, who became a Japanese samurai. 

21 questions for today's college graduates
May 16, 2019
The Conversation (US)
Arts and Sciences Dean and Professor of Political Science James Glaser's speech from a Tufts ceremony celebrating this year's graduates who are the first in their family to earn a college degree.  

How cities could help animals fleeing climate change
May 14, 2019
CNN.com International
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Crone is lead author of a new study finding that urban/suburban environments can play vital roles in animal conservation by providing just enough resources for species migrating towards their natural habitats. 

What Is a Time Warp and Where Could We Find One? 
May 13, 2019
Newsweek
Ken Olum, research professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, explains how clocks on GPS satellites work. 

CityLine: Sunday, May 12, 2019: Gentrification and Displacement-JPNCD, part two
May 12, 2019
WCVB
This news segment highlights UEP Professor Emeritus James Jennings' 2016 study "Understanding Gentrification and Displacement: Community Voices and Changing Neighborhoods." 

6 ways location technology is making our cities better
May 10, 2019
Business Insider UK 
Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, notes the importance of government and civilian collaboration, saying "the city is not produced—it is coproduced" in this article about how technology is helping to improve city services around the world.

A Journey through Gromov's Gap
May 9, 2019
Scientific American Blog Network
In this "My Favorite Theorem" podcast episode, Moon Duchin, associate professor of mathematics, discusses the geometric group theorem called Gromov's gap. 

New classical work brings women of 'The Odyssey' to the fore
May 8, 2019
The Boston Globe
Professor of the Practice of Music Kareem Roustom's new musical piece "Hurry to the Light" focuses on the women of the Odyssey. The article also mentions the Department of Music's staff pianist, choral accompanist, and choral opera ensemble co-director Thomas Stumpf.   

What is 'camp'? This year's elusive Met Gala theme
May 6, 2019
NBCNEWS.com
Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor Kareem Khubchandani, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, offers insights into the "deep ties to queer culture and identity" that are fundamental to the "camp" aesthetic, the theme of this year's fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. 

Nancy Pelosi Heading to Medford, Mass. to Talk About Child Care
May 3, 2019
NBC Boston
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Eliot-Pearson Children's School on Friday to learn more about early childhood education research at Tufts. 

Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts University-Carbon Tax 
May 3, 2019
The Academic Minute 
Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Department of Economics, appears on this "Academic Minute" segment to discuss why a carbon tax could help the economy and how it could come about. 

In the news: Kris Manjapra
May 3, 2019
The Bay State Banner 
Kris Manjapra, associate professor of history, is profiled as the new chair of the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD).  

Are we addicted to anger? 
May 1, 2019
The Boston Globe
Associate Professor of Sociology Sarah Sobieraj says that right-wing media content is so successful because it "doesn't sound like outrage when you agree with it. It sounds like someone truth-telling and so it feels great." Her book "The Outrage Industry," co-authored with Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse, Class of 1941, Professor of Political Science, is also mentioned. 

Feds seen as sure to leave rates alone despite Trump pressure
May 1, 2019
The Washington Post
Brian Bethune, lecturer in the Department of Economics, comments on the Federal Reserve's likely plan to make no major change to interest rates, saying "the Fed is in a sweet spot right now, with moderate growth and low inflation."

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 26-May 3
Apr. 26, 2019
Los Angeles Daily News
Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architectural History, will present "An Introduction to the Art of Armenia" on April 28 at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, California.

Scientists unlock new role for nervous system in regeneration 
Apr. 25, 2019
Phys.org
Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology Michael Levin has developed a computational model of planarian (flatworm) regeneration that could have applications in research involving regeneration in mammals, birth defects, bioengineering of organoids, and cancer. Levin is quoted. 

Bernie or bust: The Sanders supporters who will back Trump if their man isn't Democratic nominee
Apr. 24, 2019
Washington Examiner
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, identified here with his Tisch College affiliation, is quoted in this article about a recent poll showing that 26% of Bernie Sanders supporters would vote for Donald Trump over Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 presidential election.

The Secret of Greatness Lies in 'Net Resources'
Apr. 23, 2019
IDN - In Depth News
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Beckley's arguments for using "net resources" to best measure and rate the true power of a nation are cited in this opinion piece.

After major mass shootings, communities shifted slightly to the left, Post analysis finds
Apr. 8, 2019
The Washington Post
Research by Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, is cited in this analysis of how mass shootings impact views on gun control laws. Schaffner notes that "there is no aggregate movement among everyone."

Algerian president resigns under pressure from army
Apr. 3, 2019
The Philadelphia Tribune
Hugh Roberts, professor of history, is quoted regarding the reputation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has resigned as president of Algeria following weeks of mass protests. 

Our Organ Donation System Is Unfair. The Solution Might Be Too. 
Apr. 3, 2019
FiveThirtyEight
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Keren Ladin is quoted throughout this article examining inequities in the organ donation system. 

Canada's nationwide carbon tax takes flight
Apr. 2, 2019
Talk Media News
Professor of Economics Gilbert Metcalf comments on the launch of Canada's national carbon tax program. 

'Everyone making money from cannabis is white,' top Boston prosecutor says
Apr. 1, 2019
This article quites David Art, professor of political science, from his participation in a Tufts Experimental College panel that addressed diversity within the state's marijuana market. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was also part of the panel. 

Arts center in city's poorest neighborhood teaches culture and salvation
Apr. 1, 2019
WHYY.org
SMFA Professor of the Practice David Antonio Cruz comments on growing up in Fairhill, Philadelphia's poorest neighborhood, where he learned art at the Latino cultural arts center Taller Puertorriqueño. 

Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians
Mar. 31, 2019
PBS NewsHour
This article mentions a report by Moon Duchin, associate professor of mathematics, that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf used to reject a state GOP-drawn redistricting map.

Organ Transplant Disability Bias Gets Second Look Under Trump
Mar. 29, 2019
Bloomberg Law
Keren Ladin, assistant professor of occupational therapy and vice chair of the ethics committee for the organ transplant nonprofit OPTN, comments on potential changes to organ transplant policies. 

Study on Weed-Killers and Monarch Butterflies Spurs Ecological Flap
Mar. 21, 2019
Scientific American
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Crone comments on what kind of research could reveal more about the decline in monarch butterfly populations.

Fed, seeing slower growth and softer inflation, now projects no rate hikes this year
Mar. 20, 2019
MarketWatch
Lecturer in the Department of Economics Brian Bethune says that the Federal Reserve is "doubling down" on its dovish position first adopted in January.

Sorry, but that $1,100 standing desk won't make you thinner
Mar. 14, 2019
MarketWatch
Nancy Baker
, associate professor of occupational therapy, is senior author of collaborative research examining the effectiveness of sit-stand desks in the workplace.

Museums need to move with the times - that's why deaccessioning isn't always bad news
Mar. 14, 2019
Apollo Magazine
Andrew McClellan, professor of the history of art and architecture, explains how museums could make their collections more diverse and reflective of the communities they serve by securing new acquisition funds by selling some of their artwork.

Challenging times inspire bright ideas
Mar. 14, 2019
The Boston Globe
SMFA Dean Nancy Bauer is quoted in this article featuring two of the Gold Key artists in this year's Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a program for students in grades 7 through 12 that is sponsored by SMFA and the Boston Globe Foundation. The winning works will be on view March 16-25 at Tufts.

Did Dietary Changes Bring Us 'F' Words? Study Tackles Complexities of Language's Origins
Mar. 14, 2019
The New York Times
Linguist Ray S. Jackendoff, professor emeritus, Department of Philosophy, comments on a study that concluded changes in human bite, over time, made it slightly easier to pronounce consonants like "f" and "v."

The ups and downs of sit-stand desks
Mar. 13, 2019
ScienceDaily
Nancy Baker
, associate professor of occupational therapy, is senior author of collaborative research examining the effectiveness of sit-stand desks in the workplace. 

Citizen Scientists Can Help Support Imperiled Western Monarchs by The Xerces Society
Mar. 12, 2019
IndyBay
Tufts biologists are among the researchers collaborating on a project studying the declining population of the western monarch butterfly. 

Electrical signals kick off flatworm regeneration
Mar. 5, 2019
ScienceDaily
Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology Michael Levin discusses new findings from his planarian flatworm research, which determined that electrical cell-to-cell communication is the very first step in the tissue-regeneration process. Levin underscores how "incredibly important [it is] to understand how cells make decisions about what to build" to be able to address health issues "from traumatic injury to degenerative diseases, aging, and cancer." Then graduate student Fallon Durant led the research and Levin is senior author.

Five Films to See at Doc Fortnight 
Feb. 28. 2019
Criterion Cast 
Professor of the Practice Jane Gillooly's film "Where the Pavement Ends" is included in this list as the top film to see at Doc Fortnight 2019. 

Du Bois' great-grandson ready to 'take the torch' to promote legacy
Feb. 23, 2019
The Berkshire Eagle
Associate Professor of History Kendra Field accepted a Du Bois Legacy Committee award on behalf of David Levering Lewis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Du Bois Scholar with whom Field previously collaborated. 

Why Does Hollywood Roll Out a Red Carpet? Here's How the Oscars Tradition Began
Feb. 22, 2019
Time Magazine
Gregory Crane, Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship, Department of Classical Studies, is quoted from his article "Politics of Consumption and Generosity in the Carpet Scene of the Agamemnon," published in the journal Classical Philology.

Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts
Feb. 21, 2019
The New York Times
The African American Trail Project, a mapping project of historic African-American sites across Massachusetts, which was overseen by Associate Professor of History Kendra Field and Kerri Greenidge, lecturer in the Consortium for the Study of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, is profiled in this New York Times piece.
Additional Coverage: 
This Map Details More Than 200 Massachusetts Sites Connected to African-American History

Feb. 22, 2019
Smithsonian.com

Will A 2nd Sanders Run Hinder Warren's 2020 Ambitions? 
Feb. 19, 2020
WBUR
Jeffrey Berry, professor of political science, comments on Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president again in 2020 and how that might impact Elizabeth Warren's campaign. 

Stevanovich Institute panel discusses "Religion, Identity, and the Construction of Faith"
Feb. 16, 2019
The Chicago Maroon
Daniel Dennett, University Professor and the Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, participated in the panel "Religion, Identity, and the Construction of Faith" at the University of Chicago's Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. 

Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn't Be.
Feb. 15, 2019
The New York Times
Keren Ladin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, is quoted in this article exploring the inevitability of dialysis treatment among older patients with kidney disease, saying "patients didn't recognize it as a choice." Ladin's research studies on "conservative management" of kidney disease and how nephrologists approach discussing alternative treatments with older patients are also cited. 

A Look at the Auteur of Animation, Hayao Miyazaki
Feb. 11, 2019
Hyperallergic
A review of cultural studies professor Susan Napier's new book, Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

The week in energy: looking for breakthroughs
Feb. 9, 2019
Financial Times
This news roundup mentions Professor of Economics Gilbert Metcalf's new book Paying for Pollution

Professors Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and E. Charles H. Sykes Win 2019 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science
Feb. 7, 2019
ACS Publications
Professor of Chemistry Charles Sykes and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos share the American Chemical Society Catalysis Lectureship for their groundbreaking research. 

How climate change might affect tea
Feb. 6, 2019
Nature
Associate Professor Albert Robbat is quoted in this article about the impact climate change is having on tea farming. Research by Robbat and biologist Colin Orians exploring how changing environments are affecting tea quality is also highlighted; both are quoted.

The growth of tea
Feb. 6, 2019
Nature
Professor of Biology Colin Orians is quoted in this article about how the study of tea plant genetics is shedding new light on the history of tea domestication, noting "tea's quality is mainly due to its secondary metabolites, [but they] are not there to make tea taste good for humans." GSAS biology student Eric Scott also discusses how farmers are exploring new tea varieties to create a better product. 

Teaching intelligence: how to improve science students' writing
Feb. 6, 2019
Times Higher Education
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Anna Sajina co-authors this piece outlining steps that teachers can take to help their science and engineering students become better writers.

If Rosa Parks rode a bus in Boston today, she'd see nearly the same segregation she fought
Feb. 6, 2019
The Boston Globe
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman comments on how Boston could implement a "congestion charge" on private vehicles to fund improved transit, particularly buses, as a way to commemorate Rosa Parks.

Don't Think the Worst About Your Teenager
Jan. 30, 2019
The Wall Street Journal
Richard Lerner, Bergstrom Professor of Applied Developmental Science, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, is quoted in this article about parenting teenagers. 

Hispanics Are Like Everyone Else Who Comes to America
Jan. 30, 2019
Bloomberg
Professor of Political Science Deborah Schildkraut's book Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration is cited in this article exploring the myth that Latin American immigrants are not assimilating into American society. 

KinderLab Robotics Releases K-2 Robotics and Coding Curriculum
Jan. 29, 2019
The Journal
KinderLab Robotics, co-founded by Marina Bers, professor and chair, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, has launched "Growing with KIBO," a new robotics curriculum aimed at early elementary grades. 

What If The Way We Think About Freedom And Equality Is All Wrong?
Jan. 24, 2019
WBUR
In this "On Point" segment, Lionel McPherson, associate professor of philosophy, participates in a discussion centered on freedom and equality. 

How the next recession could save lives
Jan. 23, 2019
Nature
2012 research by Mary Davis, associate professor and chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, investigating how economic activity impacts air pollution levels, is cited in this article exploring how public health is affected by economic crises. 

More patient-centered options needed for individuals with chronic kidney disease
Jan. 22, 2019
Healio
An editorial co-written by Keren Ladin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, underscores new research highlighting that clinicians need to better support chronic kidney disease patients who do not choose typical dialysis treatments, noting "by understanding patients' values and drawing on experience, clinicians can help patients explore options, consider potential harms and benefits, and offer treatment recommendation tailored to patients' unique preferences."

Why kindergartners need to learn to code
Jan. 16, 2019
The Boston Globe
Marina Bers, Professor, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development writes this piece on how programming is a necessary intellectual tool that should be taught to all students. Bers is the author of Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom

Gay fathers face stigma as parents
Jan. 15, 2019
Reuters UK
Collaborative research from Tufts University School of Medicine and Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development finds that gay fathers continue to face persistent social stigma. 

Lawrence reborn: A polluted mill town reclaims its future
Jan. 11, 2019
The Christian Science Monitor
Justin Hollander, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, was interviewed as part of an article about brownfields in Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

With the right guiding principles, carbon taxes can work
Jan. 10, 2019
The Conversation
Professor of Economics Gilbert Metcalf outlines why he supports a carbon tax for reducing carbon pollution and suggests ways the U.S. could enact such a tax. 

LED-packin' caterpillars may lead to better-moving squishy robots
Jan. 7, 2019
New Atlas
New research by postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Biology Guy Levy, in collaboration with Professor of Biology Barry Trimmer, tracks the movements of tobacco hornworm caterpillars using tiny retroflective markers, which could have important applications for developing "soft-bodied robots."

Why Is It So Important for Women to Be 'Likable'?
Jan. 3, 2019
Boston Globe
Associate Professor of Sociology Sarah Sobieraj comments on the double standards that impact women's likability, noting that "when women act or behave in a competitive or assertive or authoritative way, it is read as deviant."

2018

The Body Electric
Dec. 21, 2018
Science Blog
This blog post discusses the work of Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor, Department of Biology, who recently gave a lecture summarizing two decades of his research at the Levin Lab. 

The New Makers
Dec. 20, 2018
Yankee Magazine
Tanya Crane
, professor of the practice, Department of 3D and Performance at SMFA at Tufts, is included in this roundup of New England artists who are "pushing the bounds of what's expected." 

Inspire An Interest In STEM With These Top Tech Toys
Dec. 20, 2018
Forbes
The KIBO robotics kit developed by professor and chair of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development Marina Bers is included in this roundup of notable toys for teaching STEM principles.

Fed has a 'tin ear' to market concerns over balance sheet
Dec. 20, 2018
MarketWatch
Lecturer in the Economics department Brian Bethune is quoted on financial market concern regarding "quantitative tightening" by the Federal Reserve. 

3 Negative effects of over-scheduling your child
Dec. 18, 2018
The Asianparent
Advice from Eliot-Pearson Professor Emeritus David Elkind on how to develop a balanced schedule for young children is highlighted in this article.

The 'year of the badass woman' holds a message GOP needs to hear
Dec. 17, 2018
CNN-US
Studies by Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies, Department of Political Science, exploring how concerns regarding sexism influenced voters in 2016 and 2018, are referenced in this article. Schaffner found in 2018 "less-sexist voters punished Republican House candidates in a way they did not in 2016."

One-third of Americans consider living abroad
Dec. 17, 2018
Phys.org
Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Marrow is corresponding author of a new study which found that one-third of U.S.-born citizens are considering leaving the United States to live abroad.

Mark Corroto's Top Ten (Ok Fifteen) Of 2018
Dec 14, 2018
All About Jazz
A recording of an April 2017 event organized by Kurt Ralske, Professor of the Practice, Digital Media, SMFA at Tufts, is included on this list of best jazz recordings of 2018. Ralske also produced the recording. 

Eclipse Expeditions
Dec 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Review of Books
A review of Eliot-Pearson Senior Lecturer Julie Dobrow's book After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

The Future of Food: Three Women at the Forefront of Science and Technology
Nov 2018
Edible Boston
This article profiles Megan Biango-Daniels, a post-doctoral researcher in Aptman Family Assistant Professor of Biology Ben Wolfe's lab, and her work with yeast cultures as well as Natalie Rubio, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student.  

Boston-area scientists criticize Chinese researcher who changed embryonic DNA
Nov 27, 2018
Boston Globe
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky voices concerns over claims that Chinese scientists have edited the genes of twin babies, making them immune to HIV. Krimsky says the scientists are "acting outside of the norms of the scientific community."

Why Architecture Education Needs to Embrace Evidence-Based Design, Now
Nov 16, 2018
Architecture Digest
Justin Hollander, associate professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has co-written this essay focusing on the importance of design education that is grounded in scientific research.

Trump's 'Offensive and Prejudicial Rhetoric' Skews How White People View Minorities, Research Finds
Oct 31, 2018
Washington Post
Tufts Professor of Political Science Brian Schaffner discusses his research examining how Donald Trump's words affect how white people perceive minorities. 

Mathematicians propose new hunting model to save rhinos and whales from extinction
Oct 24, 2018
Phys.org
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Alexandru Hening is the lead author of a new study proposing a new hunting model that could help prevent the extinction of at-risk animal populations.

Open Studio with Jared Bowen: "Outsider Art"
Oct 2018
WGBH
Director of the American Studies Program Kerri Greenidge discusses the exhibition "Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection." Tufts University Art Galleries Director Dina Deitsch is also featured in the episode. 

Election 2018: California's Proposition 7 Could Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
Oct 19, 2018
KQED Public Media for Northern CA
Lecturer in the English department Michael Downing joins this discussion about California’s Proposition 7, which would allow the state legislature to adopt daylight saving time year-round. Downing is the author of "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.”

Racism, oppression, eugenics, and art that runs the gamut
Oct 11, 2018
The Boston Globe
Professor of the Practice and Chair of the Media Arts Department at SMFA at Tufts Jane Gillooly and Khary Saeed Jones, professor of the practice in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, will speak at the Institute of Contemporary Art about their new film Where the Pavement Ends

Baker, Gonzalez to square off in first gubernatorial debate
Oct 9, 2018
Channel 7 News
Associate Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh commented on the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate. 

Carbon Tax Gets Renewed Attention but Still Faces Resistance
Oct 9, 2018
US News & World Report
Professor of Economics Gilbert Metcalf is quoted about a proposed carbon tax that would help curb carbon emissions. Tufts research into the impact a carbon tax might have on gas prices is also cited.

All the Tea in China
Sept 2018
The Analytical Scientist
Associate Professor of Chemistry Albert Robbat has written an article about his research using software to explore the impact of climate change on tea. 

'Resistant Currents,' at the Boston Center for the Arts, looks at immigration
Aug 22, 2018
SMFA Professor of the Practice Jeannie Simms has organized the show "Resistant Currents," at the Boston Center for the Arts' Mills Gallery. 

How to build a career in diversity and inclusion
Aug 22, 2018
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Robert Cook is quoted in this article discussing Tufts' Diversity and Inclusion Leadership M.A. program. 

Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It's Not Your Fault
Aug 14, 2018
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nick Seaver is quoted regarding his course called "How to Pay Attention," which explores attention as a cultural phenomenon. Two students who have taken the course—Morgan Griffiths and Jacob Rochford—are also quoted. 

'Resistant Currents' At Boston Center For The Arts Explores The Ebb And Flow Of Migration
Jul 27, 2018
90.9 WBUR
SMFA's Jeannie Simms curates the new exhibition "Resistant Currents," which features artists exploring "national migration policies, notions of assimilation, citizenship and national identity."

Imran Khan and Pakistan: what's going to change?
Jul 26, 2018
BBC Radio 4
Professor of History Ayesha Jalal joins BBC Radio to discuss the history of Pakistani politics.  

Science Denialism in the 21st Century
Jul 19, 2018
Scientific American Blog Network
Professor of Political Science Kelly Greenhill is mentioned as a panelist at the June 28 conference titled "Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health." 

An Interview with Danielle Abrams
Jul 11, 2018
Big Red & Shiny
Professor of the Practice at SMFA Danielle Abrams discusses her performance art and teaching practices with SMFA alumna Chelsea Coon.

'My Loopy' robot 'comes to Earth' to teach children how to write computer code
Jul 11, 2018
WHYY.org
Postdoctoral scholar Amanda Sullivan discusses the benefits of incorporating robotic technologies into early childhood education.

How Does River Outflow Impact Coastal Sea Level?
Jul 10, 2018
Marine Technology News
Assistant Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences Andrew Kemp and former postdoctoral student Klaus Bittermann are part of the collaborative research team exploring the link between the outflow of rivers and rising coastal sea levels.

Americans are not as divided or conservative on immigration as you might think
Jul 3, 2018
The Conversation (US)
Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Deborah Schildkraut discusses how and why public opinion about immigration in the United States is misjudged by politicians of both parties.

Stanley Cavell and the American Contradiction
Jul 2, 2018
The New York Times
SMFA Dean Nancy Bauer co-authors this commentary on the life and influence of American philosopher Stanley Cavell.

Jazz CD Review: Harold López-Nussa – Rhythms Charming and Churning
Jun 30, 2018
The Arts Fuse
Lecturer in the Department of Music Michael Ullman reviews a new album from jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa.

Why are Democratic voters more approving of compromise than Republicans?
Jun 29, 2018
The Conversation (US)
James Glaser
, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry co-author this piece examining how Democrats and Republicans have a different orientation toward compromise during the legislative process.

Is There A Better Way To Vote In Connecticut's Primary?
Jun 28, 2018
WNPR News
Ahead of the August 14 Connecticut primaries, Professor of Mathematics Christoph Borgers participates in a discussion about a new model for more fair election methods.

In a forest on the trail of synchronous fireflies
Jun 27, 2018
Business Mirror
Sara Lewis, professor of biology, is quoted in this article about the annual appearance of synchronous fireflies in North America. 

Essay: Monsanto's ghostwriting and strong-arming threaten sound science—and society
Jun 26, 2018
Environmental Health News
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky pens this essay against the “corporate capture of science,” detailing his analysis of documents related to litigation filed against Monsanto Co and the toxic effects of its Roundup herbicide.
 

Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts.
Jun 25, 2018
National Geographic
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Sheldon Krimsky comments on the complexities behind the controversial use of DNA samples to reunite migrant children with biological family members. 

How music lessons can improve language skills
Jun 25, 2018
Big Think
Professor of Psychology Aniruddh Patel comments on new research suggesting that musical training, specifically on piano, leads to improved word discrimination among kindergarteners. 

Making art 'should be uncomfortable' - a conversation with visual artist Lorna Simpson
Jun 22, 2018
The Conversation
English Professor Christina Sharpe and visual and conceptual artist Lorna Simpson discuss the artist's work exploring race, gender and identity. Simpson recently received the SMFA Medal for “creative excellence in visual art, art history and arts advocacy.” 

In new book, 'Star Wars' leitmotif-collecting Tufts professor explores wonder in film music
Jun 21, 2018
The Boston Globe
Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman discusses his book "Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema," which draws on examples from such epic movie scores as "Star Wars."

Most Mass. state legislators don't have an opponent this year
June 5, 2018
Boston Globe
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry comments on Massachusetts State House data that shows more than half of the state's senators and representatives will be running unopposed in this year's election.

Researchers to Develop Self-Evaluating Robots
May 25, 2018
I-Connect007
Professor of Computer Science Matthias Scheutz is part of the collaborative research team that is working to give robots the ability to make self assessments. 

What is Consciousness?
May 22, 2018
Scientific American
Professor of Philosophy Dan Dennett is mentioned in this article about the science behind how we define consciousness. 

Vibrations that live long and prosper
May 21, 2018
Nature
Associate Professor of Chemistry Arthur Utz discusses new insights into measuring molecular vibrations. 

City Talk: Congress for the New Urbanism speakers focus on value
May 19, 2018
Savannahnow.com
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Julian Agyeman was the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Congress for the New Urbanism, held in Savannah, Georgia. 

Sketch pads and rifles: Exhibit shows veterans' art from war
May 17, 2018
GloucesterTimes.com
SMFA's Ken Hruby creates a new exhibition featuring art created by military members and veterans inspired by their experiences in combat. 

Is Boston getting noisier? This app is designed to help us find out
May 15, 2018
The Boston Globe
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Mary Davis was the thesis advisor for then-graduate student Erica Walker, who has now created a noise-monitoring app called NoiseScore as part of her work focusing on the public health effects of noise. 

Third edition of LLF concludes in New York
May 13, 2018
Pakistan Today
This recap of the third annual Lahore Literary Festival highlights Professor of History Ayesha Jalal's keynote address.

Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence
May 9, 2018
Space.com
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alexander Vilenkin's research theorizing "bubble" universes are one of five possibilities for a multiverse, the concept suggesting that there could be other universes beside our own. 

Meet six talented art-school grads
April 27, 2018
Boston Globe
SMFA graduate students Kimberly Barnes' sound installation and Keegan Shiner's performance art are featured in this overview of graduating Boston-area master's students.

The Edvocate's 2018 EdTech 20: A Ranking of 20 Global Edtech Influencers
Apr 16, 2018
The Edvocate
Professor of Child Study and Human Development Marina Bers has been named a top 20 global "edtech" influencer of 2018. 

On The 50th Anniversary Of The Fair Housing Act, A Look At Housing In Boston
Apr 11, 2018
WGBH News
In this "All Things Considered" interview, Professor Emeritus of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning James Jennings discusses the impact of the 50-year-old Fair Housing Act on Boston.

Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love
Apr 6, 2018
The New York Times
Associate Professor of Music Stephan Pennington is quoted about the evolution of same-sex pronouns in popular music. 

Population Decline: Look for silver linings, expert says
Apr 5, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle
Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Justin Hollander is profiled about his new book An Ordinary City, a case study of the population decline of New Bedford, MA. 

Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen 'every other day' by late this century
Mar 28, 2018
Washington Post
Andrew Kemp
, assistant professor of earth and ocean sciences, is quoted in this article addressing an increase in high-tide flooding due to rising sea-levels.

Was Cambridge Analytica a digital Svengali or snake-oil salesman?
Mar 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times
Eitan Hersh
, associate professor of political science is quoted in this article exploring Cambridge Analytica's role in voter micro-targeting during the 2016 presidential election.

Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data abuse shouldn't get credit for Trump
Mar 20, 2018
Verge
Associate Professor of Political Science Eitan Hersh is quoted in this article exploring the influence of online voter microtargeting.

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth
Mar 18, 2018
Wired
Michael Levin, professor of biology, comments on his research suggesting that understanding the electrical communication between cells in embryos might be used to "normalize development or support regeneration in the treatment of disease or injury."

Scholastic Art & Writing winners explore imagination Scholastic Art & Writing winners explore imagination — and the world
Mar 16, 2018
Boston Globe
SMFA at Tufts Dean Nancy Bauer and James Glaser, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, comment on this year's Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a partnership with the SMFA at Tufts. The artwork will be displayed on the Medford/Somerville campus. 

'Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad
Mar 14, 2018
National Public Radio
Assistant Professor of Community Health Adolfo Cuevas is quoted in this piece exploring racism and colorism in the entertainment industry.

Will We Have A Mass. Democrat In The Race For The White House?
Mar 12, 2018
WBUR-FM
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry discussed a list of Democratic candidates from Massachusetts who might run for president in 2020.

100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time endures
Mar 9, 2018
The Conversation
Lecturer in the English department and daylight saving expert Michael Downing writes this article responding to the passing of year-round daylight saving legislation in Florida. 

'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Black Panther,' And The Importance of Onscreen Diversity
Mar 9, 2018
Radio Boston, WBUR-FM
Senior Lecturer Julie Dobrow and Professor Calvin Gidney from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human discuss their research on the effects of diversity in children's media.  

Why it's so important for kids to see diverse TV and movie characters
Mar 7, 2018
Senior Lecturer Julie Dobrow and Associate Professor Chip Gidney from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and Professor of the Practice of Drama and Dance Jennifer Burton discuss their research which suggests that "children need a diverse universe of media images."

Decoding The Musical Themes of 'Star Wars'
Mar 2, 2018
90.9 WBUR
Frank Lehman, assistant professor of music, and his research studying the music of the Star Wars movies is featured in this radio segment. 

'The Most Hated Person On Campus': Why Some College Republicans Are Channeling Donald Trump
Mar 2, 2018
Time
Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Deborah Schildkraut is quoted in this article on conservative college students.

How to make science experiments as common at home as bedtime stories
Mar 1, 2018
Christian Science Monitor
This article mentions the ScratchJr app, which Professor of Child Study and Human Development Marina Bers helped develop.

How Should We Design Cities on Mars?
Mar 1, 2018
Fast Co Design
Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Justin Hollander is quoted in this article on how colonizing and developing Mars can offer new opportunities for revolutionizing urban design.

Why do our brains care about music?
Feb 21, 2018
Scienceline
Professor of Psychology Aniruddh Patel spoke on a panel at the Presidential Scholars of Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University, discussing the human evolutionary advantage of music.

Hidden Brain: A Study of Airline Delays
Feb 20, 2018
National Public Radio
Economics Associate Professor Silke Forbes led a study on the efficiency of airline schedules.

WVU Researchers Aim to Better Understand Breast Cancer
Feb 4, 2018
Associated Press
Professor of Biology Michael Levin is collaborating on a study investigating how bioelectricity can be used to better understand breast cancer.

Joseph P. Kennedy III to Respond to State of the Union for Democrats
Jan 30, 2018
New York Times
"The Democrats are trying to show that they are moving forward," says Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry in this article in advance of Rep. Joe Kennedy III's response to the 2018 State of the Union address. "They want to show they're not just the party of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. They're turning the page."

The Cheese Does Not Stand Alone: How Fungi And Bacteria Team Up For A Tastier Rind
Jan 29, 2018
National Public Radio
This is a profile of Assistant Professor of Biology Benjamin Wolfe and his research on how bacteria use fungal "highways" in cheese to spread, affecting the flavor. 

Behind the radio microphone, President Trump's lawyer targets his client's tormentors
Jan 26, 2018
Los Angeles Times
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry is quoted in this article on Jay Sekulow, a radio talk show host and one of President Donald Trump's lawyers.

Work begins on new congressional maps as Pa. Supreme Court appoints adviser
Jan 26, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has enlisted Associate Professor of Mathematics Moon Duchin to help evaluate congressional redistricting efforts in the state.

A Study Suggests That People Can Hear Universal Traits in Music
Jan 25, 2018
The Atlantic
Professor and Chair of the Music Department David Locke responds to a study that aimed to find common traits in the world's music.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?
Jan 19, 2018
BBC News
Professor of Computer Science Kathleen Fisher is quoted on the vulnerabilities of high-tech cars.

Elizabeth Warren's Native American problem goes beyond politics
Jan 19, 2018
Boston Globe
Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry comments on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2018 reelection bid and questions surrounding her heritage.

Your city is watching you
Jan 17, 2018
Curbed
Justin Hollander
, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, is quoted in this article on how machine learning and technology can inform urban design.

Chantal Zakari turns pennants into red flag
Jan 17, 2018
The Boston Globe
This is a feature on recent work, which is critical of "the corporatization of higher education," from SMFA Professor Chantal Zakari. 

Deneuve sends a dated message of empowerment
Jan 16, 2018
Public Radio International
Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Nancy Bauer is quoted in this commentary on the #MeToo movement in France.

Connecting Kindergartners and Coding Without a Screen in the World of Unstructured Play
Jan 10, 2018
Scientific American
This article profiles KinderLab Robotics, a company Child Study and Human Development Professor Marina Bers co-founded to develop robotics that teach coding to very young children. 

What's an Ancient Roman Temple Doing in Armenia?
Jan 5, 2018
Smithsonian 
Art history Professor Christina Maranci is quoted in this article on the Temple of Garni, a rare Greco-Roman structure in Armenia.

Cornered: SMFA at Tufts Dean Nancy Bauer
Jan 4, 2018
Artscope Magazine
This is an interview with Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Nancy Bauer.

Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?
Jan 4, 2018
The Atlantic
Professors Calvin "Chip" Gidney and Julie Dobrow from the Department of Child Study and Human Development studied language patterns in animated children's media.

A Dead-Simple Algorithm Reveals the True Toll of Voter ID Laws
Jan 4, 2018
Wired
Eitan Hersh,
associate professor of political science, coauthored a paper that revealed the discriminatory impact of voter ID laws.

A Field Guide to the Musical Leitmotifs of "Star Wars"
Jan 3, 2018
The New Yorker
Frank Lehman, assistant professor of music, and his research studying the music of the Star Wars movies is featured in this article. 

He makes tadpoles with eyes on their tails. Could that one day help solve birth defects in humans?
Jan 2, 2018
STAT News
This is a profile of Professor of Biology Michael Levin's innovative research on bioelectrics and its potential to treat medical conditions. 

Let’s embrace the politics of good intentions
Jan 2, 2018
The Times of London
This is a review of Associate Professor of Political Science Dennis Rasmussen’s new book, The Infidel and the Professor, which explains the friendship between Scottish philosophers Adam Smith and David Hume.

The Math Behind Gerrymandering and Wasted Votes
Jan 1, 2018
Wired
Associate Professor of Mathematics Moon Duchin and the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group at Tisch College are featured in this article about gerrymandering.