July 2008

Green Diplomacy

From the Middle East to South America, cross-border “peace parks” are cooling hot spots as they conserve ecosystems. “We need to convince people the environment is another diplomatic card you can play at the negotiating table,” says Saleem Ali, A94.

Is There a Veterinarian in the House?

Study predicts a shortage in New England of vets, who add some $3.3 billion to the regional economy

A Life in Service

Erling Johansen, D49, was Tufts’ longest-serving dental dean

Giving Peace a Chance

An initiative to solve the intractable conflict in Iraq brought the warring sides together in Helsinki recently for talks—thanks in part to critical Tufts connections

From the Laboratory to Treating Patients

Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center receive $20 million from NIH for clinical and translational research

Witness for the Prosecution … Maybe

Samuel Sommers casts a social psychologist’s skeptical eye on the criminal justice system

Good Neighbors and Better Lives

Does the neighborhood you live in affect who you are and what you become?


Watching What We Breathe

Impact of highway pollution on Boston-area neighborhoods, including Somerville and Chinatown, is focus of new research

A New Route to High Blood Pressure

Hypertension can be caused by abnormalities in blood vessels, researchers find, leading to possibility for new treatments

Building Block Identified for Brain Connections

Researchers find key role for a specialized protein in assembly of neuronal synapses associated with Alzheimer’s

Carbon Debt

Researchers say that if unchecked, carbon emissions will cost trillions of dollars annually by the end of the century

Faculty Awards for AS&E

This year’s honors were given out on May 14

A Promotion at Ballou

Jillian Dubman is the new secretary of the faculty at AS&E