Tufts In the News

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.

Sep 6, 2019

Brian Bethune
, lecturer, Department of Economics, is among the experts quoted in this article about expected interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. 

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.

Aug 22, 2019

Justin Hollander
, A96, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, has written a commentary for NPR station WBUR's Cognoscenti. 

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. 

Aug 19, 2019

Tufts Art Galleries' retrospective of late SMFA at Tufts faculty member Julie Graham is highlighted in this piece from WBUR.

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."

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.

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. 

Jul 9, 2019

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. Additional Coverage: New York Times, The Washington PostThe AtlanticCNNThe Boston GlobeBBC NewsGuardian NewsWBURCBC Radio