Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations. He can be reached at [email protected]

Khwaja discusses issues, inequalities in entrepreneurial lending

Asim Ijaz Khwaja, the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development professor of international finance and development at the Harvard Kennedy School, presented the Department of Economics’ 2015 Birger Lecture yesterday evening. His lecture was titled “Let’s Stop Giving Money to Only Those with Money: Using Psychometrics to Unleash Global Finance.” Associate Professor of Economics […]

Kimberly Theidon to begin as professor at Fletcher this fall

Writer and medical anthropologist Kimberly Theidon will join the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy this fall as the Henry J. Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies and a tenured professor of human security. “I think Fletcher is one of the foremost places to be studying gender, conflict and peacebuilding,” Theidon said. “There’s an amazing faculty, and I think it’s […]

China-US Symposium to kick off this weekend

The eighth annual two-day China-U.S. Symposium will take place this weekend. It will feature a variety of panels on topics related to U.S.-China relations based on this year’s theme, “Common Ground.” The symposium, which is presented by the Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE), will be held in the Cabot Intercultural Center. According to SURGE Director and Programming Coordinator […]

ChildObesity180 to kick off New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race this fall

This upcoming academic year, ChildObesity180, an organization at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that strives to facilitate research on childhood obesity prevention, will officially debut the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race at schools across the United States. Based on a partnership with the New Balance Foundation and the 100 Mile Club, the initiative seeks […]

Former senator Brown discusses public service experience, bipartisanship

Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) took part in a discussion with Alan Solomont (LA ’70), the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, yesterday afternoon in the Alumnae Lounge. The event was the sixth installment of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. Solomont introduced Brown (LA ’81), noting his time as […]

Twelfth annual Tufts Law Day on the Hill connects students and alumni

The Tufts Lawyers Association (TLA) hosted its 12th annual Law Day on the Hill event on Thursday, March 5 in Alumnae Lounge, with the goal of teaching interested students about law school and the legal profession and providing an opportunity for networking, according to Associate Director for Pre-professional Advising Stephanie Ripley. The event kicked off at 6:00 p.m., featuring a simulated law school classroom […]

Pickering presents keynote address for annual EPIIC Symposium’s final day

Former U.S. Ambassador and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering (F ’54) presented a keynote address, titled “Russia and Global Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy,” on Sunday for the conclusion of the 30th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium in the Cabot ASEAN Auditorium. Pickering’s ambassadorial appointments […]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY “BME Seminar: Frank Vollmer” Details: Frank Vollmer of the Max-Planck Institute in Germany will speak as part of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series. When and Where: 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m., SciTech Center Room 136. Sponsor: School of Engineering. “ME Seminar: Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida” Details: Peter Hancock of the University of Central Florida will speak on […]

Annual EPIIC Symposium explores Russia’s present and future

The 30th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium will continue today with two panels in the afternoon and the official introduction and keynote at 6:30 p.m. The topic of this year’s EPIIC Symposium is “Russia in the XXI Century.” This year’s event features a number of panels on issues […]

Annual Tufts Energy Conference begins tomorrow

The 10th Annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) will kick off tomorrow, Feb. 21, with a number of lectures and discussions on contemporary issues in the energy industry. The goal of the conference is to “bring together experts from the private, public and nonprofit sectors with students and professionals to discuss critical global energy issues,” according to […]