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Read our New Publication on Multidimensional GC-GC/MS Metabolite Profiling

on Tea and Climate Change

by Selena Ahmed

1 minute ago

Recently, Kowalsick et al. published results using auto-mated sequential, multidimensional gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC–GC/MS) of samples harvested during the spring and monsoon harvest seasons. Findings reveal notable monsoon effects on tea volatile compounds. Kowalsick, A; Kfoury, N; Robbat, A; Ahmed, S; Orians, C; Griffin, T; Cash, S; Stepp, R. 2014. Metabolite Profiling of Camellia sinensis by Automated Sequential, Multidimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-GC/MS) Reveals Strong Monsoon Effects on Tea Constituents. Journal of Chromatography A 1370 (28):  230–239

Museums in the News: November Must-Reads

on MUSEUM STUDIES at Tufts University

by Abigail Zhang

6 hours, 43 minutes ago

Too far? Unexpected election effects. "unpaved the parking lot and put up a play paradise" Make way for duck Daylight savings time in a museum full of clocks Museum on the move Documentary […]

Pre-Thanksgiving Thanks

on The Fletcher School - Admissions News and Updates

by Jessica Daniels

13 hours, 29 minutes ago

As I note every year, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I'll be joined by a bunch of family members for the traditional chaotic family meal. But maybe Thanksgiving is not your holiday, and you'd like the […]

Ask Leo Episode Five: Renewing Reserves

on What's New @ HHSL

by Rebecca Philio

15 hours, 30 minutes ago

Leo is back with his friend Theo, who has some advice regarding reserve items.   Ask Leo Episode Five: Renewing Reserves from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.

Introducing Aditi, first-year MALD student

on The Fletcher School - Admissions News and Updates

by Jessica Daniels

17 hours, 10 minutes ago

The second new student who will be blogging throughout her two years at Fletcher has actually already been heard from, when she and Miranda wrote about technology studies at Fletcher.  I met Aditi last spring, and I made a note to contact her in the fall to see if she would blog for us.  My email request to her crossed paths with her offer to write the first post -- I'm really happy to have an eager writer.  Today, Aditi introduces herself. I am a first-year MALD student, (still thinking about) concentrating in International Business Relations and Development Economics.  As you have read in a past post, my main interests are in the use of digital technology for development programs, so I also plan to weave that interest into my coursework. Before Fletcher, I worked back home in Mumbai at a non-profit called Dasra, doing a combination of fundraising and impact assessment work.  Having been in the Boston area for my undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, I’m really excited to experience the fall again, with all its beautiful colours -- but nervous about being back in the Boston winter.  (My friends have informed me that I’m not the most pleasant person to be around when it’s cold.) In the spirit of sharing my Fletcher journey with the readers of this blog, here are some of the things about Fletcher that most surprised me when I arrived here: The MALD program has a very flexible curriculum Fletcher has a wonderful sense of community Just kidding!  I know that those are facts that are repeated over and over, and that everyone applying to Fletcher has probably heard them before.  So here are a few things that really were surprises: They’re not exaggerating! Everyone is REALLY NICE at Fletcher, and the prevailing culture and environment here is one that takes great pride in kindness.  A not uncommon example: I have the wrong edition of a textbook for a class, and one of my classmates helped me out (without me having to ask) by sending me photos of every single assigned problem in the book so I could make sure I had the correct homework. The sunsets here are breath-taking.  I definitely did not except beautiful sunsets in Medford, Massachusetts -- but the sun setting over the Fletcher Field is an incredible sight. The amount of time students get with our professors outside of class, through office hours and meetings.  Even when I have reached out to professors whose classes I’m not currently in, they have been very approachable and willing to chat. A) The number of events and receptions that involve (free) food and drinks, and B) the importance placed on events and receptions that involve (free) food and drinks.  These are values I appreciate deeply. I haven't had a day so far at Fletcher that's been the same as any other, and so I'm constantly finding new things to be surprised by.  I look forward to sharing all these aspects of my two years here with the Admissions Blog!