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November Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER 2
University Gallery "Alumni/ae Juried Exhibition," featuring works of 45 Tufts alumni selected by three jurors, who viewed more than 150 entries. University Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through December 9. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518 or visit the gallery web site at www.tufts.edu/as/gallery

Romance Languages French Table for faculty and staff. Laminan Lounge, Olin Center, 1-2 p.m. For more information, e-mail ehenein@emerald.tufts.edu

NOVEMBER 3
Men's Cross Country ECAC Championship at Williams, 11 a.m.

Women's Cross Country ECAC Championship at Williams, 11 a.m.

Football Middlebury at Tufts, noon.

Concert "Romantic Voices," the Tufts Symphony Orchestra presents works of the Romantic period, including Dvorak's "Cello Concerto;" featuring guest artist Emmanuel Feldman on cello. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 4
Connecticut Tufts Alliance An afternoon at the Barnum Museum. $22.50 per adult; $17.50 per child under 12. Make check payable to the Central Connecticut Tufts Alliance and mail to Nick Merritt, 165 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT 06105. Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn., 1 p.m. For information, call Merritt at (860) 231-9549 or e-mail him at merrittrl@ing-afs.com To find out more about the Barnum Museum or for directions, visit the web site www.barnum-museum.org. top

NOVEMBER 5
Regional Alumni Event-Atlanta The Atlanta Tufts Alliance hosts a reception to welcome President Lawrence Bacow. J.W. Marriott Hotel, Phoenix Ballroom, 3300 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM.

Academic Calendar Graduate student registration for spring 2002 semester. Through November 9. top

NOVEMBER 6
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Implications of a Cultural Perspective on Food and Nutrition in Emergency Contexts," Angela Raven-Roberts, acting director, Feinstein International Famine Center, and assistant professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Zamparelli Room, Mayer Campus Center, noon-1:30 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar "Radicals, Single Collisions and Single Molecules," Prof. David Nesbitt, University of Colorado. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.

Africana Film Festival "Daughters of the Dust," this Julie Dash film, which examines the effects of isolation and assimilation on a Gullah family, won the 1991 Sundance Film Festival Award. Room 314, Tisch Library Media Center, 8:30 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 7
University Chaplaincy "Tea-ological Thoughts with the Chaplains: An Interfaith Dialogue on Emerging Topics," the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate Protestant chaplain. Goddard Chapel Lounge, 4 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 8
Noon Hour Concert John Ferguson, piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Earle P. Charlton Lecture "Role of the Smad Pathway in Pathogenetic Mechanisms Dependent on TGF-b," Dr. Anita B. Roberts, chief, Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chaplain's Table on the Sesquicentennial "Religion & International Relations: What Has Risen to the Top of the Agenda?" the Rev. David O'Leary, associate Catholic chaplain and lecturer, Department of Comparative Religion. Dewick MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 9
Parlour Music on Professors Row Director of Jazz Activities Joel LaRue Smith presents "Improvisations and Explorations" for solo piano. Lewis House, 20 Professors Row, 3 p.m.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Separate Roles for FGF and VEGF in Vascular Development," Thomas J. Poole, associate professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, SUNY-Upstate Medical University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 206, 4 p.m. Boston campus. top

NOVEMBER 10
Men's Cross Country NCAA Regional Championships, Westfield State, 11 a.m.

Women's Cross Country NCAA Regional Championship, Westfield State, 11 a.m.

Football Tufts at Colby, 1 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 12
Veterans Day University holiday; no classes. top

NOVEMBER 13
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Designing Behavioral Change with Underweight Anemic Children and Their Overweight Parents: A Diet Transition Case Study in Dakarm Senegal," Marian Zeitlin, visiting professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and co-director, Yoff EcoCommunity Program, Senegal. Zamparelli Room, Mayer Campus Center, noon-1:30 p.m.

World Music Week at Tufts Guest Artist Alessandra Belloni in "Tarantata: The Dance of the Ancient Spider," featuring traditional southern Italian folk dances and tambourine techniques. Belloni, a singer, percussionist, actress and dancer, has presented her "Tarantata" performance all over the world. She is currently artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.

Africana Film Festival "I Is a Long Memoried Woman," this video combines monologue, dance and song to tell the story of an African slave on a sugar plantation, based on the poems of Guyanese British writer Grace Nichols. Room 314, Tisch Library Media Center, 8:30 p.m.

Academic Calendar Last day for first-year students to submit petitions to Dowling Hall to DROP courses without record of enrollment.

Academic Calendar Registration for spring 2002 semester for undergraduates. Through November 16 and November 19. top

NOVEMBER 14
University Chaplaincy "Tea-ological Thoughts with the Chaplains: An Interfaith Dialogue on Emerging Topics," the Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate Jewish chaplain. Goddard Chapel Lounge, 4 p.m.

Regional Alumni Event-New York City The New York City Tufts Alliance hosts a reception to welcome President Lawrence Bacow. New York Athletic Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM.

World Music Week at Tufts Kiniwe, Tufts' West African drum and dance ensemble, presents a traditional repertoire of Dagomba and Ewe music from West Africa and contemporary innovations inspired by the experience of reproducing this music at Tufts; featuring audience participation through sound and movement. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 15
Noon Hour Concert The Morgen Music Brass Quartet, featuring Richard Given on trumpet, Philip Swanson on trombone, Bruce Hall on trumpet and Gabe Langfur on bass trombone. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Romance Languages French Table for faculty and staff. Laminan Lounge, Olin Center, 1-2 p.m. For more information, e-mail ehenein@emerald.tufts.edu

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Growth Regulation of the Endochondral Skeleton by Indian Hedgehog Signalling," Fanxin Long, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chaplain's Table on the Sesquicentennial "Islam and Democratization in Africa," Pearl Robinson, associate professor of political science at Tufts. Dewick MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

World Music Week at Tufts The Third Day Gospel Choir celebrates this year's World Music Week in song and spirit. You can clap your hands or stomp your feet to selections from both traditional and contemporary gospel music. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 16
World Music Week at Tufts Jazz Big Band performs smoldering jazz standards from all around the world, past to present. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 17
World Music Week at Tufts Gamelan Festival, featuring Central Javanese music and dance by the Balinese Gamelan Galak Tika of MIT and the Boston Village/Tufts Gamelan central Javanese ensembles. Alumnae Lounge, 4 p.m.

World Music Week at Tufts Gamelan Festival, featuring Balinese music and dance by the Balinese Gamelan Galak Tika of MIT and the Boston Village/Tufts Gamelan central Javanese ensembles. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 19
World Music Week at Tufts A performance by the Small Jazz Bands, whose main focus is "sound-communication" as they enjoy playing various styles of jazz. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 20
Africana Film Festival "Fundi—The Ella Baker Story," a biography of Ella J. Baker, the longtime civil rights activist and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Room 314, Tisch Library Media Center, 8:30 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 21
Thanksgiving Recess No classes. Classes resume on Monday, November 26 top

NOVEMBER 22
Thanksgiving Day University holiday. top

NOVEMBER 23
Thanksgiving Recess University holiday; no classes. top

NOVEMBER 27
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "The Effects of Nutritional Variables on Cognitive Behavior in Children and Young Adults," Caroline Busch, doctoral student in psychology at Tufts. Zamparelli Room, Mayer Campus Center, noon-1:30 p.m.

Regional Alumni Event-Los Angeles The Los Angeles Tufts Alliance hosts a reception to welcome President Lawrence Bacow. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM.

Concert "The Genius of Josquin," Tufts' Early Music Ensemble, in collaboration with the Tufts Renaissance Wind Band, will perform the music of Josquin des Prez, featuring secular songs and excerpts from "Missa Fortuna Desperata." Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.

Africana Film Festival "W.E.B. DuBois—A Biography in Four Voices," four African American writers, Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka, each narrate a period in the life of DuBois, civil rights pioneer and a founder of the NAACP, in a documentary by Louis Massiah. Room 314, Tisch Library Media Center, 8:30 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 28
University Chaplaincy "Tea-ological Thoughts with the Chaplains: An Interfaith Dialogue on Emerging Topics," the Rev. David O'Leary, associate Catholic chaplain. Goddard Chapel Lounge, 4 p.m.

Regional Alumni Event-San Francisco The San Francisco Tufts Alliance hosts a reception to welcome President Lawrence Bacow. W Hotel, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM.

Concert "The NME Decade II: Commissions and Cadenzas," Tufts' innovative New Music Ensemble continues celebrating its 10th anniversary by presenting a new commission by Diana Dabby alongside solo essays composed or improvised by present and past NME performers. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 29
Romance Languages French Table for faculty and staff. Laminan Lounge, Olin Center, 1-2 p.m. For more information, e-mail ehenein@emerald.tufts.edu

Chaplain's Table on the Sesquicentennial "What Idols Are Falling?" Madeline Caviness, Mary Richardson Professor and professor of art history at Tufts. Dewick MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

An Evening of Chamber Music Students who have been working in small classical ensembles perform repertoires from their semester of study. Ensembles include string quartets, woodwinds and duos and trios with piano. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

NOVEMBER 30
Philosophy Lecture Series on Evolution, Mind and Freedom "Living as the Beings We Are," Allan Gibbard, Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan. Barnum 008, 4 p.m.

Concert The Tufts Flute Ensemble and Chamber Singers join together to present a wide range of music. The Flute Ensemble will perform a variety of compositions from the Renaissance to the avant-garde. The Chamber Singers will perform madrigals, part-songs and sacred music from the 15th century to the present day. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

December Calendar of Events

DECEMBER 4
Chemistry Seminar "Self-Assembly of Nanoscaled Photonic Materials," Prof. Charles Michael Drain, Hunter College, CUNY. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.

Africana Film Festival "James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket," excerpts from Baldwin's major works are paired with events during different stages in 20th-century black-white relations. Room 314, Tisch Library Media Center, 8:30 p.m. top

DECEMBER 5
University Chaplaincy "Tea-ological Thoughts with the Chaplains: An Interfaith Dialogue on Emerging Topics," the Rev. Patricia Kepler, interim university chaplain; the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate Protestant chaplain; the Rev. David O'Leary, associate Catholic chaplain; Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate Jewish chaplain; Noureddine Hawat, Imam, Muslim students of Tufts. Goddard Chapel Lounge, 4 p.m.

Regional Alumni Event-Washington, D.C. The Washington Tufts Alliance hosts a reception to welcome President Lawrence Bacow. National Press Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM. top

DECEMBER 6
Chaplain's Table on the Sesquicentennial "How Does Religion Influence Art?" Ikumi Kaminishi, assistant professor of art history at Tufts. Dewick MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the December 7 issue of the Tufts Journal is Monday, November 26. Submissions may be e-mailed to barbara.lewis@tufts.edu or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.

As the university celebrates its sesquicentennial during the 2001-2002 academic year, a number of events revolve around the 150th anniversary of Tufts. For more information about sesquicentennial events, visit the web site celebrate150.tufts.edu. top