Retirement Reception for Susan Cotter A Distinguished Professor and clinical oncologist at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Cotter has been at Tufts since 1981, arriving two years after the university opened New England’s only veterinary school. Varis Campus Center, 4–5:30 p.m. Light food and beverages will be served. Grafton campus.
Dental Lunch and Learn “Pedagogy for Practitioners,” an overview of adult learning theory geared specifically for dental faculty; presented by Maureen McAndrew, clinical associate professor and director of clinical faculty education at New York University College of Dentistry. Participants will explore their unique learning and teaching styles and learn ways to deliver feedback in a positive, structured way to enhance student learning in the clinical setting. Lunch will be provided. School of Dental Medicine, Merritt Auditorium, noon–12:50 p.m. Boston campus.
Summer School First session ends.
Revolt, Recoil, Response: German Expressionist Prints The Tufts University Art Gallery, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, presents an exhibition of rare works on paper by artists who became known as the German Expressionists. Working at the turn of the 20th century, their art embodied the turbulent social and political conditions of the time. The exhibition will include more than 40 works from preeminent artists such as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, Ernst Kirchner and Kathe Kollwitz. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through August 1. Summer gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
Open Conservation Studio This summer the University Art Gallery is focusing its exhibitions on the maintenance and care of paintings in Tufts’ permanent collection. The Tisch Gallery is subdivided into two distinct areas. The front section is open to the public and features rarely seen works by artists such as Elaine DeKooning and Grace Hartigan. The back sections of the gallery will be visible to visitors and will be used as active workspaces where the paintings will be de-fit from their frames and examined by the conservator Lisa Lehto Fulton. Fulton has more than 20 years’ experience as a paintings conservator and has performed work on paintings in the collections of Harvard University, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through August 1. Summer gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. Information: http://ase.tufts.edu/gallery/shows/conservation.html.
Independence Day Observed University holiday; no classes.
Summer School Second session begins.
Nomar Garciaparra Baseball Clinic A four-day clinic (July 6, 7, 8, 9) for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Instruction covers all baseball fundamentals, and there will be daily games and instructional drills. Cost is $325. Tufts University athletics facilities, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Information: http://ase.tufts.edu/athletics/menBaseball/Nomar%20Brochure%20FInal.pdf.
Veterinary Lecture “Biopsy of Embryos for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Subsequent Cryopreservation,” with Katrin Hinrichs, professor and the Patsy Link Chair in Mare Reproductive Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Hospital for Large Animals, Varis Lecture Hall, 1–2 p.m. Grafton campus.
Thesis Defense Seminar With Shauna Andersson, Ph.D. candidate in genetics, Sackler School, and M.D./Ph.D. candidate, School of Medicine. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 10–11 a.m. Boston campus.
Thesis Defense Seminar “Physical Interactions within the Mouse Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Locus during Early B-cell Development,” with Jane Rosen, Ph.D. candidate in immunology, Sackler School, and M.D./Ph.D. candidate, School of Medicine. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 11 a.m.–noon. Boston campus.
Thesis Defense Seminar With Naomi Sayre, Ph.D. candidate, Sackler School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.
Positive Deviance Initiative Workshop “Positive Deviance: the What, the How,” a two-day interactive workshop on PD, which is widely recognized as a highly effective tool for tackling complex problems. Participants will learn concrete facilitation and adaptive leadership skills, and will receive guidance and support from leading PD practitioners. To register and for more information, go to http://bit.ly/pdworkshop. Sackler Center, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., with optional dinner/networking. July 27: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Boston campus.
Magic Circle Theater: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) Tufts’ summer theater for children brings to life the Roald Dahl novel about the only friendly giant in the world. While other giants feast on “human beans” and try to terrorize children, the BFG collects wonderful dreams and delivers them at night. Tickets for all performances are $7. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call 617.627.3493. Balch Arena Theater, shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional performances: July 28: 10:30 a.m. and August 5: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Magic Circle Theater: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) Tufts’ summer theater for children brings to life the Roald Dahl novel about the only friendly giant in the world. While other giants feast on “human beans” and try to terrorize children, the BFG collects wonderful dreams and delivers them at night. Tickets for all performances are $7. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call 617.627.3493. Balch Arena Theater, 10:30 a.m. Additional performances: August 5: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the August issue of the Tufts Journal is Thursday, July 22. Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 80 George St., Medford campus.