Tufts In the News

Feb 22, 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. 

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.

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. 

Feb 7, 2019

ACS Publications
Professor of Chemistry Charles Sykes and Professor of Chemical and Biologial Engineering Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos share the American Chemical Society Catalysis Lectureship for their groundbreaking research. 

Feb 6, 2019

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. 

Feb 6, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.