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Tufts has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and a European Center in Talloires, France, and the School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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Ceremonia de castigo por herejía, llamada “auto de fe”, en el pueblo de San Bartolomé Otzolotepec, en el actual México. Museo Nacional de Arte/Wikimedia Commons

El período colonial de América Latina fue mucho menos católico de lo que parece, a pesar de los intentos de la Inquisición de controlar la religión

La América Latina colonial albergaba muchas tradiciones espirituales diferentes de culturas indígenas, africanas y asiáticas.
Workers from the Spanish nonprofit Open Waters rescue 178 migrants from different countries, off the coast of Italy in September 2023. Jose Colon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The US is struggling to handle an immigration surge – here’s how Europe is dealing with its own influx

Germany and Italy are among the countries that are looking for ways to handle rises in undocumented migration and, in many cases, are making it harder for people to remain in their countries.
A ceremony to punish people for heresy, called an ‘auto da fe,’ in the town of San Bartolome Otzolotepec, in present-day Mexico. Museo Nacional de Arte/Wikimedia Commons

Latin America’s colonial period was far less Catholic than it might seem − despite the Inquisition’s attempts to police religion

Conversion was often a violent affair, but that doesn’t mean it was 100% successful. Colonial Latin America was home to many different spiritual traditions from Indigenous, African and Asian cultures.
Catarina was revered in Puebla, Mexico – but devotion to her attracted Catholic authorities’ disapproval after her death. Image from the collections of the Biblioteca Nacional de España

From South Asia to Mexico, from slave to spiritual icon, this woman’s life is a snapshot of Spain’s colonization – and the Pacific slave trade history that books often leave out

Accounts of Asian American history often stop at the US border, but Asians were living in Latin America for centuries before the Declaration of Independence.
The golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine, a holy site for Muslims, stands close to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in an aerial view of Jerusalem’s Old City. David Silverman/Getty Images

Israelis and Palestinians warring over a homeland is far from unique

Conflicts over the Alsace-Lorraine region and Northern Ireland offer examples of how territory is often at the center of a conflict − and what is necessary to pave the path to peace.
A memorial is left inside a bomb shelter near the Supernova music festival, where eyewitnesses reported Hamas members gang-raping and killing women. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Hamas’ use of sexual violence is an all-too-common part of modern war − but not in all conflicts

Sexual violence can be used as a weapon of war. Hamas’ use of sexual violence was likely meant to show its power over Israeli women and girls and to humiliate Israeli men and Israel’s military.
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Los músculos no crecen igual a los 30 años que a los 50

Con la edad, las vías de señalización química de los músculos se vuelven menos potentes y resulta más difícil desarrollar músculo y mantener la fuerza. Pero los beneficios para la salud del entrenamiento de fuerza aumentan con la edad.
Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan prononce un discours à Istanbul lors d’une manifestation en soutien aux habitants de Gaza, le 28 octobre 2023. Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images

La Turquie face à la guerre à Gaza : Erdogan sur une ligne de crête

Le président turc aimerait jouer les médiateurs, mais il lui est difficile de s’exprimer son soutien au Hamas tout en ménageant Israël.

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