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Elizabeth Semmelhack
This Museum Director Focuses Solely on Shoes

From Renaissance platform shoes that were nearly two feet high to today’s virtual sneakers that can’t even be worn, Elizabeth Semmelhack, MA in Art History '93, illuminates the many meanings of footwear.

Patrece Joseph
Creating Healthy Communities

Patrece Joseph, Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development '21, has focused on research that benefits young people in underserved communities in Boston. 

Ryan Hannagan
Developing Solutions for Society’s Problems Through Chemistry

Ryan Hannagan, Ph.D. in Chemistry '21, is using his Ph.D. research to discover catalysts that reduce use of heavy oil in plastics production. 

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From Tufts to Your Career

Nelson Butten, a student in the MPP program From Tufts to Building Effective Public Policy

Nelson Butten, a second-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program and the Director of Community, Family, and Student Engagement at Lawrence Public Schools, is helping to build policy that positively impacts his community of Lawrence, MA.

Hallie Selinger, Museum Education M.A. student, at the ICA Boston From Tufts to Museum Educator

Hallie Selinger is a student in the Museum Education M.A. program and is also a visitor experience manager at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. 

Portrait of Roan Gideon From Tufts to Renewable Energy

Roan Gideon, M.S. student in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering, is studying how to increase the global clean energy supply.

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Tufts Now

Oct 25, 2021

The Indigenous People Center will open to the Tufts community as the newest identity center in the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Oct 20, 2021

Adriana Zavala, professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, co-founded an organization to bring visibility to often-overlooked artists of Latin American and Caribbean ancestry in the U.S.

Oct 14, 2021

The former Jumbo standout player, with a .625 career win percentage as head coach over 25 seasons, comes back to campus. 

Oct 12, 2021

An exhibition of Armenian liturgical textiles at Tufts University Art Galleries highlights what’s preserved—and lost—in a civilization under fire.

Oct 12, 2021

Noe Montez, chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, shares the plays and shows that inspired him toward a career in Latinx theater and performance.

Sep 27, 2021

From Renaissance platform shoes that were nearly two feet high to today’s virtual sneakers that can’t even be worn, Elizabeth Semmelhack, AG93, illuminates the many meanings of footwear. 

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Tufts In the News

Sep 7, 2021

The Conversation
Julian Agyeman
, Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, co-authors this piece calling for more funding from President Joseph Biden’s infrastructure bill to support "highway removal and related improvements in marginalized neighborhoods” to address racist infrastructure in the U.S.

Jul 29, 2021

The Atlantic
This article cites findings from Assistant Professor of Economics Steve Cicala’s recent research on long-distance electricity transmission.

Jul 27, 2021

Yahoo News
Moon Duchin,
professor, Department of Mathematics, of the MGGG Redistricting Lab at Tisch College is quoted about the software tools now available that allow the general public to create electoral maps that help inform the process and combat gerrymandering. A link to the MGGG’s “districtr.org,” tool is included. 

Jul 26, 2021

Nature World News
Elizabeth Crone, professor, Department of Biology, comments on a new study examining the biggest factors, including climate change, impacting the decline of monarch butterfly populations.

Jul 23, 2021

CBS SF Bay Area
Elizabeth Crone
, Department of Biology, appears in this news segment on efforts to understand and restore declining monarch butterfly populations. Crone's first comments at the 2:58 mark.

Jul 22, 2021

In These Times
Moon Duchin
, professor, Department of Mathematics, who leads the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group Redistricting Lab, says that gerrymandering is an ​“equal opportunity activity,” used by both Democrats and Republicans.

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