GLOBAL RANKING Tufts University is one of the world’s
top one hundred universities, according to the Times
of London, which rated it fifty-third on a list of two hundred leading
colleges and universities. “We’ve developed an international reputation,” says
James Glaser, academic dean for the School of Arts and Sciences.
MATH BOOSTERS The Poincaré Institute at Tufts, launched with a $9 million federal grant, aims to improve math education for middle schoolers. It will prepare “knowledgeable, enthusiastic, confident middle school mathematics teachers,” says Montserrat Teixidor-i-Bigas, the principal investigator from Tufts on the project.
DEAN TO RETIRE Lonnie H. Norris, who led a $68 million expansion of the School of Dental Medicine, will step down in 2011 after fifteen years at the helm.
OUTLIER WISDOM A deceptively simple problem-solving method, developed by Monique and Jerry Sternin, of the Friedman School, is being used to manage issues from malnutrition to infant mortality to lethal infections in a hospital. Monique Sternin calls it “a non-expert-driven approach.”
EMOTIONAL RESCUE Research by the Tufts psychologist Heather Urry is looking at whether we have the power to control feelings such as anger, fear, or jealousy that impede our happiness.
HEALTH COSTS Spending more money on patient care doesn’t always translate into better outcomes, according to a study by the Tufts physician Michael Rothberg.
BACK TO CLASS Rob Hollister, who has led the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service for a decade, will return to teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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