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  • Animals as a Gateway to Science August 16, 2018
    Cummings faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fieldsKids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in 2012, for example, showed that infants as young as eleven months preferred real animals to toys. At Cummings School, faculty, students, […]
  • Are fasting diets effective and safe for losing weight? August 16, 2018
    Sai Das, NG02, a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, gives the low downAlthough traditional reduced-calorie diets are a science-based way to lose weight, intermittent fasting is a good alternative that studies suggest is just as beneficial. With intermittent fasting diets, people aren’t necessarily avoiding all food […]
  • A Mentor to Many August 13, 2018
    Biology professor Michael Romero wins a presidential award for mentoring students underrepresented in scienceWhen Michael Romero started as an undergraduate at Swarthmore in 1984, one of only a handful of Hispanic Americans there, he was majoring in philosophy, with law school in his future. But his first mentor there, a young biology professor, took Romero […]
  • Report: How to increase voting and strengthen political learning on college campuses August 9, 2018
    "Election Imperatives" challenges universities to improve democratic engagement for 2018 midterms and beyond; major higher education associations endorse reportMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 9, 2018)—Amid amplified interest in the upcoming midterm elections, a new report released today by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life outlines specific steps […]