March 2008

A Martian Adventure in Antarctica

Professor Sam Kounaves traveled to the most desolate place on Earth to learn more about the potential for life on the Red Planet—and climate change in our world

The Long March to November

Democrats face difficult decisions but still hold an advantage in the general election, says political expert

Booster Shots

Dental students give their first injections of local anesthetic—to each other

The Greater Jihad

Ayesha Jalal explains a term that exemplifies inner religious struggle—and religious war

Back with a Big Bat

Out last season with an injury, 2006 player of the year Danielle Lopez looks to help the Jumbos softball team maintain NESCAC dominance

Spin Cycle

For physicist Gary Goldstein, twisting and turning subatomic particles are at the heart of his effort to answer this basic question: What makes all matter in the universe tick?

Today’s Vieira to Deliver Commencement Address

Emmy Award-winning journalist headlines May 18 ceremonies


A Different Cocktail for the Heart

Research shows that cranberries might help stave off cardiovascular disease

The Book of Jumbo

A new biography tells the back story of Tufts’ larger-than-life mascot

Still King of the Hill

Reports of America’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, says a Fletcher professor

An Ounce of Prevention

A survivor emphasizes the importance of screening for oral cancer

Distinction Awards Nominations Sought

Deadline for nominees to new program is March 31

Introducing Tufts Medical Center

New name highlights affiliation between teaching hospital and Tufts University

Tisch Scholars on the Job

Students enrolled in the program are more engaged in civic action than most