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February Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 1
Tufts' 150th Study Room "Feeding Children Well in the 21st Century," Susan B. Roberts, associate professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and author of Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health (Bantam, 1999). The study rooms, part of Tufts' 150th anniversary celebration, feature a brief profile of the faculty expert, an audio and/or text presentation, supplemental materials that enrich the topic, recommended readings or reference materials, links to relevant web sites and a discussion board for you to interact with other active learners. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics."

Tufts' 150th Study Room "Global Warming, Climate Change and Sustainability," William R. Moomaw, professor of international environmental policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics."

Exhibition "150th at Tisch: A Photo Gallery Commemorating Tufts' 150th Anniversary." Tisch Library, main floor adjacent to the reference desk. Through May 30.

University Art Gallery An exhibition of MFA candidates' work from the joint degree program between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Featured artists include Dirk Adams, Kristina Lenzi, Jared Medeiros, Robyn Moore, Bridget Murphy, Morgan Schwartz and Alice Vogler. Through February 3. 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

Parlour Music on Professors Row "Variations on Diabelli." 20 Professors Row, 3 p.m.

Author Talk Book signing and discussion by Dr. Esther M. Wilkins, D49, clinical professor at Tufts School of Dental Medicine and author of Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist and A Little Book of Dental Hygienists' Rules. Sponsored by Friends of Tufts Libraries, the Health Sciences Library and Tufts University Bookstore. Health Sciences Library, Special Collections Room, 6th floor, Sacker Center, 4-6 p.m. Boston campus.

Men's Basketball Tufts at Colby, 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball Colby at Tufts, 7 p.m.

Hockey Babson at Tufts, 7:30 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 2
Women's Fencing Tufts at Wellesley, 9 a.m.

Women's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, Gantcher Center, 11 a.m.

Men's Basketball Tufts at Bowdoin, 2:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball Bowdoin at Tufts, 3 p.m.

Men's Swimming & Diving Brandeis at Tufts, Hamilton Pool, 3 p.m.

Women's Swimming & Diving Brandeis at Tufts, Hamilton Pool, 3 p.m.

Hockey UMass-Boston at Tufts, 4 p.m.

Women's Squash Tufts at Mount Holyoke Invitational. Through February 3.

Men's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, Gantcher Center, TBA. top

FEBRUARY 3
Women's Fencing Tufts at MIT Invitational, 9 a.m. top

FEBRUARY 4
Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar "Biomimetic Polymer Engineering: Creating Non-Natural Protein Mimics for a Synthetic Lung Surfactant Replacement," Prof. Annelise E. Barron, Northwestern University. Science and Technology Center, Room 136, 11:30 a.m. top

FEBRUARY 5
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Out of Africa: A Tour Including Images and Video," David Hastings, executive associate dean and instructor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 6
Neuroscience Seminar "Glia: Listening and Talking to the Synapse," Phil Haydon, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Neuroscience Conference Room, Arnold 1, noon. Boston campus. top

FEBRUARY 7
Noon Hour Concert Kiniwe, Tufts' African drum ensemble directed by David Locke, performs in celebration of Black History Month. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "I'm Still Working Things Out," Christopher Thomas, math department. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Men's Squash Tufts vs. MIT (at Harvard), 6 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 8
Music Faculty Colloquium Series, featuring Sterling Lambert, visiting professor of music theory. 20 Professors Row, 11:30 a.m.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar "Linking Mechanics to Biochemistry in Biology and Medicine: Exploring the Science of Molecular to Cellular Biomechanics with Microtechnology," Dr. Philip LeDuc, Harvard Medical School. Science and Technology Center, Room 135, 11:30 a.m.

Men's Squash Tufts vs. Brown (at Harvard), 6:30 p.m.

Women's Squash Tufts vs. Brown (at Harvard), 6:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Williams at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.

Hockey Tufts at Hamilton, 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball Tufts at Williams, 7:30 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 9
Women's Fencing Tufts at University of New Hampshire Conference Meet, 9 a.m.

Women's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, Gantcher Center, 11 a.m.

Women's Swimming & Diving Tufts at Williams, 1 p.m.

Men's Basketball Middlebury at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m.

Hockey Tufts at Amherst, 3 p.m.

Women's Basketball Tufts at Middlebury, 3 p.m.

Women's Squash Tufts at Dartmouth, 3 p.m.

Men's Squash Tufts at Dartmouth, 4:30 p.m.

Concert "Music of Love and Devotion: A Valentine from the Tufts Wind Ensemble." Goddard Chapel, 7 p.m.

Men's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, Gantcher Center, TBA. top

FEBRUARY 10
Men's Squash Tufts at Connecticut College, noon.

Women's Squash Tufts at Connecticut College, noon. top

FEBRUARY 11
Tufts' 150th Ask the Expert Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate chaplain and director of Tufts Hillel, on "Music and Spiritual Experience." Through February 17. The Ask the Expert series, part of Tufts' 150th anniversary celebration, is a place where prominent academics and leaders in their fields respond to your questions. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics." top

FEBRUARY 12
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Innovating in Public Health Nutrition: Models for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk in Low-Income, Postpartum Women," Karen E. Peterson, director of public health nutrition and associate professor of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Regional Alumni Event-Boston Boston area alumni are invited to meet President Lawrence S. Bacow at this event sponsored by the Boston Tufts Alliance. Museum of Science, Blue Wing Exhibition Hall, Boston, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit www.tufts.edu/alumni or call Leeann Kluskiewicz at 1-800-THE-ALUM.

Hockey Tufts at Plymouth State, 7 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 13
Academic Calendar Last day for all undergraduate students, except first-year students, to submit petitions to Dowling Hall to drop courses without record of enrollment and select pass/fail options. top

FEBRUARY 14
Charles Francis Adams Lecture "The Concept of Globalization," Irene W. Weister-Armington, F52. Cabot 702, 11:30 a.m.

Noon Hour Concert In celebration of Valentine's Day, Joel LaRue Smith, lecturer in music, performs love ballads and blues on the piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Thinking About Sino-American Relations." Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 1-4 p.m. The Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective symposium runs through Sunday, February 17. For registration, scheduled speakers and program information, visit the web site www.tilip.org or call (617) 627-3314.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Apoptosis in Drosophila—From Activation to Disposal," Kristin White, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "Valentine Love," the Rev. Patricia Kepler, interim university chaplain. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Balch Arena Theater "Playboy of the Western World," an examination of the darker side of the romantic hero as it applies to the lives of nationalist Irish farmers in the early 20th century; written by John M. Synge and directed by Sudipto Chatterjee. Performances at 8 p.m. February 14-16 and February 21-23, Balch Arena Theater. Matinee performance Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $6 for senior citizens and $5 with a valid Tufts ID. For information and to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the theater box office at (617) 627-3493, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 15
Tufts' 150th Study Room "Strong Women & Men Stay Young," Miriam E. Nelson, associate professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, director of the Tufts Center for Physical Fitness and author of the popular Strong Women book series. The study rooms, part of Tufts' 150th anniversary celebration, feature a brief profile of the faculty expert, an audio and/or text presentation, supplemental materials that enrich the topic, recommended readings or reference materials, links to relevant web sites and a discussion board for you to interact with other active learners. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics."

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Keynote Exchange: Strategic Dimensions of Security." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, noon-2 p.m. The Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective symposium runs through Sunday, February 17. For registration, scheduled speakers and program information, visit the web site www.tilip.org or call (617) 627-3314.

Women's Studies Program "Gender, Legal Literacy & Access to Justice: Raising Awareness on Violence Against Women in Zimbabwe," Amy Tsanga, Fulbright scholar-in-residence, University of Southern Maine, and deputy director of the Women's Law Center, University of Zimbabwe. Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 12:30 p.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "The International and Internal Roles of the Military." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 2-4 p.m. The Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective symposium runs through Sunday, February 17. For registration, scheduled speakers and program information, visit the web site www.tilip.org or call (617) 627-3314.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Personal Security: Dilemmas of Health, Human Rights and Labor." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 4-6 p.m.

Men's Basketball Wesleyan at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball Tufts at Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m.

Hockey Wesleyan at Tufts, 7:30 p.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "The Environmental Dimension: Population, Energy and Development." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 8-11 p.m.

Women's Squash Howe Cup at Yale. Through February 17. top

FEBRUARY 16
TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "The Rule of Law: Corruption, Human Rights and Democracy." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 10 a.m.-noon. The Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective symposium runs through Sunday, February 17. For registration, scheduled speakers and program information, visit the web site www.tilip.org or call (617) 627-3314.

Women's Indoor Track & Field Tufts at New England Division III Championships, University of Southern Maine, 11 a.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Looking West: Regional Security, Minorities and Sovereignty." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 2-4 p.m.

Men's Basketball Connecticut College at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m.

Women's Basketball Tufts at Connecticut College, 3 p.m.

Hockey Trinity at Tufts, 4 p.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Looking East: Economic and Military Security." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 4-6 p.m.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "Taiwan." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 8-10 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 17
TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "China and the WTO: Business and Economic Security." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 1-3 p.m. For registration, scheduled speakers and program information for the Tufts Institute for Leadership and International Perspective symposium, visit the web site www.tilip.org or call (617) 627-3314.

TILIP Symposium on China: Dimensions of Security "China 2025/2050." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 3-5 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 18
Presidents' Day University holiday; classes suspended.

Men's Squash Tufts vs. Cal-Berkeley (at Harvard), TBA. top

FEBRUARY 19
Tufts Institute of the Environment "Public Forum on Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries," a symposium showcasing successful approaches and techniques in sustainable agriculture developed and/or implemented by developing countries. Representatives from developing countries in Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Africa will share lessons learned on how to balance food security and ecological concerns and how to address hunger and unequal distribution of food. Speakers will also provide a developing country perspective on what is considered "sustainable agriculture" and how that perception may be different from that of researchers and practitioners in the United States and Europe. Cabot 702, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, e-mail lisa.waters@tufts.edu

Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Childhood Obesity: Epidemiology, Causes and Culturally Competent Solutions," Rafael Perez-Escamilla, associate professor of nutritional sciences, University of Connecticut. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 20
Academic Calendar Substitute Monday's schedule on Wednesday.

Faith In Action: Chaplains' T.V. Conversations "Eco-Consciousness: A Personal Dialogue," Anja Kollmuss, Tufts Climate Initiative. Goddard Chapel lounge, 4 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 21
Noon Hour Concert Arnold Friedman, unaccompanied cello. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "A Liberating View of Educational Development," Michael Evans, chaplaincy intern. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

University Art Gallery "Melville Munro: The Legacy, Photographs of Tufts College, 1915-1940." Aidekman Arts Center, through March 24. Opening reception: February 21, 5-8 p.m. 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

Balch Arena Theater "Playboy of the Western World," an examination of the darker side of the romantic hero as it applies to the lives of nationalist Irish farmers in the early 20th century; written by John M. Synge and directed by Sudipto Chatterjee. Performances at 8 p.m. February 21-23, Balch Arena Theater. Matinee performance Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $6 for senior citizens and $5 with a valid Tufts ID. For information and to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the theater box office at (617) 627-3493, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 22
Philosophy Lecture Series: The New Wittgenstein "Wittgenstein's Remarks on Goedel's Theorem," Juliet Floyd, associate professor of philosophy, Boston University. Location to be announced, 4-6 p.m. For information, e-mail anne.belinsky@tufts.edu

Men's Squash 9-Man Nationals at Harvard, TBA. Through February 24.

Women's Indoor Track & Field All New England Championships at Tufts, Gantcher Center, 4 p.m. Through February 23. top

FEBRUARY 23
Women's Fencing New England Championships at Tufts, 9 a.m.

Concert The George W. Sulllivan Jr. Jazz Trio, Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 25
Tufts' 150th Ask the Expert Miriam E. Nelson, associate professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, director of the Tufts Center for Physical Fitness and author of the popular Strong Women book series. Through March 3. The Ask the Expert series, part of Tufts' 150th anniversary celebration, is a place where prominent academics and leaders in their fields respond to your questions. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics." top

FEBRUARY 26
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Using Existing Research to Develop a National Strategy to Combat Childhood Stunting in Peru," featuring the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy research team of Beatrice Rogers, dean for academic affairs and professor of economics and food policy; F. James Levinson, director of the International Nutrition Center and associate professor; Katherine L. Tucker, associate professor and director of the Dietary Assessment Research Program, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging; and Serena Rajabiun, project director, Peru Malnutrition Study. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 27
Academic Calendar Last day for liberal arts and engineering students to make up incomplete grades from fall 2001 semester. Engineering first years and liberal arts first semester first years doing less than C work to be reported to Dowling Hall.

Chaplains' Forum "Interpreting Religious Texts," a panel featuring all university chaplains moderated by the Rev. David O'Leary, associate chaplain. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 4 p.m. top

FEBRUARY 28
Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "UN's Dialogue Among Civilizations," Alan K. Henrikson, associate professor of diplomatic history, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Inequity and Violence." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 7-10 p.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3. For more information about Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship's 17th annual international symposium, visit the web site www.epiic.org top

March Calendar of Events

MARCH 1
Tufts' 150th Study Room "The Limits of Market-Based Environmental Policy," Frank Ackerman, research assistant professor of urban and environmental policy. The study rooms, part of Tufts' 150th anniversary celebration, feature a brief profile of the faculty expert, an audio and/or text presentation, supplemental materials that enrich the topic, recommended readings or reference materials, links to relevant web sites and a discussion board for you to interact with other active learners. Visit Tufts' sesquicentennial web site at celebrate150.tufts.edu and click on "Academics."

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Pandemics and Inequities: AIDS, Infectious Diseases and Economics in the Developing World." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, noon. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3. For more information about Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship's 17th annual international symposium, visit the web site www.epiic.org

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Labor in a Globalizing World: Just Another Commodity?" Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 2 p.m.

Women's Indoor Track & Field ECAC Championships at Tufts, Gantcher Center, 4 p.m. Through March 2.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities Presentation of Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to John Kenneth Galbraith, Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University, who is internationally known for his development of Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics. The keynote address, "Inequality in the Age of Globalization," will be delivered by his son, James K. Galbraith, a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the Texas Inequality Project. Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 6:30 p.m.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Human Capital and the Future." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 8 p.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3. For more information about Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship's 17th annual international symposium, visit the web site www.epiic.org

Men's Squash Singles Nationals at Princeton. Through March 3.

Women's Squash Singles Nationals at Princeton. Through March 3. top

Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the March 1 issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, February 19. 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 this 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