Monday, September 22, 2014

Burn Like the Sun

By Chris Berdik

Luisa Chiesa is testing superconducting cables for fusion power plants of the future

When most people think about using the sun’s energy, they envision dark solar panels quietly soaking up rays. But scientists such as Chiesa see a better way.

Briefs

New Senior Associate Dean at Fletcher School

Bhaskar Chakravorti will oversee international business and finance

Exchange with India

Tufts residents gain a world view of dental practice

Hidden in Plain Sight

By Helene Ragovin

VIDEO: Remco Chang uses visual analytics to puzzle out secrets from financial fraud to terrorism

The emerging field is a way of sorting through a sea of data to find patterns and outliers that might otherwise have gone undetected.

The First Self-Help Guide

By Helene Ragovin

In his new book, psychiatrist Ronald Pies looks to the Talmud for lessons on how to become a mensch

Mensch is the Yiddish term for a person worth admiring and emulating, says Pies.

Crude Awakening

By Julie Flaherty

What veterinarians are learning about rescuing wildlife trapped in our oily messes

On a sunny morning in mid-August, about 50 miles from the source of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a fishing boat commandeered for wildlife rescue edged up to a small island in Louisiana’s shallow Barataria Bay.

People

An Eye for Detail

By Marjorie Howard

SLIDESHOW: On her daily photography excursions, Lynn Wiles finds beauty in the ordinary

At lunchtime, Wiles leaves the filing cabinets and computer screen in her office in Eaton Hall in search of a different view.

A Life of Firsts

By Laura Ferguson

Temba Mudenda, D71, a pioneer in Zambian health care, comes back to Boston

Forty years ago, Mudenda graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine and embarked on a career his American classmates could not begin to imagine. He returned to his native Zambia to work as that African nation’s first dentist.