Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick urged the Class of 2009 to be “pragmatic idealists,” people who can “imagine a better tomorrow and then reach for it.”
Simin Nikbin Meydani is the new director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.
REPEAT RELAY CHAMPSThe women’s indoor track team’s distance medley relay won the NCAA Division III national championship for the second straight year.
DOCTORS OF BUSINESS
The School of Medicine and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University have formed a partnership that will allow students to receive an M.B.A. and an M.D. in four years.
ALGEBRA FOR KIDS A Tufts program introduces algebra, which is typically taught in middle school, to grade schoolers. Algebra is like a foreign language—the sooner students learn it, the better they’ll be at math later on, says Bárbara M. Brizuela, who leads the Tufts Early Algebra Project.
Scientists from Tufts and around New England are working on the front line of the nation’s infectious disease research and medical biodefense programs in a new facility at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Tufts students and faculty are part of Team Boston, one of twenty international groups competing to design and build the ultimate sustainable home. Entries will be judged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in October.
GLOBAL HEALTH DEAN
Joyce Sackey, a native of Ghana, has been appointed dean for multicultural affairs and global health at the School of Medicine.
DOCS AND BIG PHARMA
A university symposium examined conflict of interest in ties between academic medicine and drug companies. “We all recognize that people in a position of judgment shouldn’t have ties to the parties they judge,” said keynote speaker Adam C. Urato, a Tufts physician.