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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Higher Education’s Role in Preparing Students for an Inclusive Democracy

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life has been awarded a $105,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to explore higher education’s unique role in educating for the health and future of...
29-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

A study finds middle- to older-aged adults who ate more servings of whole grains, compared to those who ate fewer, were more likely to have smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels as they aged. All three are linked...
7-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists can predict and design single atom catalysts for important chemical reactions

Using quantum chemical calculations, scientists create a new single atom catalyst that converts propane to propylene with 100% efficiency, with little deactivation by coking. If adopted by industry, the catalyst could save billions of dollars and...
22-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Inkjet Printing “Impossible Materials”

Engineers developed inexpensive methods to make “impossible materials” that interact in unusual ways with microwave energy. Thin film polymers inkjet printed with tiny component patterns collect or transmit energy with much greater selectivity,...
17-Jun-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Helen Boucher Named to New Joint Appointment at Tufts School of Medicine and Wellforce

Physician and researcher Helen Boucher has been named to a new, joint position as interim dean for Tufts University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Wellforce, beginning July 1. Boucher will be the first woman to lead the School of...
16-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dayna Cunningham Is the New Dean of Tisch College of Civic Life

Dayna Cunningham, founder and executive director of the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT and a civil rights attorney has been named the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.
8-Jun-2021 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists make powerful underwater glue inspired by barnacles and mussels

Scientists replicate the molecular properties of the natural cement used by barnacles and mussels to create a powerful adhesive using silk protein. The new adhesive can work well in both dry and underwater conditions.
27-May-2021 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey Finds Regional, Racial Divides in K-12 Remote Schooling Impact During Pandemic

More than 70% of K-12 students across the country experienced some remote schooling during the 2020-21 school year, with stark differences emerging along regional and racial lines and the worst effects on students’ social relationships, according...
25-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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