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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 and planning. 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."

Mindfulness Meditation with David Arond, lecturer, Experimental College. Cabot 207, noon.

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. 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 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

University Art Gallery "Melville Munro: The Legacy, Photographs of Tufts College, 1915-1940." Aidekman Arts Center, through March 24. 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

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

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

MARCH 2
EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Resources, Environment and Conflict: Development or Degradation?" Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 9:30 a.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

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Technology: Exacerbating or Closing the Gap?" Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 11:30 a.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Under the Radar Screen: Corruption, the Hidden Market and Inequities." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 2:30 p.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "The Peril and Promise of Financial Markets: Argentina, Russia and Enron." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 4:30 p.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "A New Global Financial Architecture: Rethinking the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 8 p.m. Symposium runs through Sunday, March 3.

Concert Anthony Rios on piano and Dana Price on violin, winners of the Tufts Symphony Orchestra fall concerto competition, will be featured as the orchestra performs the music of Beethoven and Barber. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m. top

MARCH 3
EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Transnational Corporations, Capitalism and Development." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 1 p.m. For more information about Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship's 17th annual international symposium, visit the web site www.epiic.org

Music Competition Tufts' finest student musicians compete in the prestigious Tishler Music Competition finals. 20 Professors Row, 2 p.m.

EPIIC Symposium on Global Inequities "Bridging the Gap: The Role of Civil Society in Development." Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 3 p.m. top

MARCH 4
Environment Lecture "Solar Electric Architecture," Steven Strong, president of Solar Design Associates, will present a highly visual world overview of building-integrated PV activity, including a description of component and systems development using the best built examples of solar electric architecture from the United States, Europe and Japan. These early PV-powered buildings provide a window into the coming era of environmentally responsive, energy-producing buildings. ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center, 3:30-6 p.m. top

MARCH 5
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Did Indonesia's Crises Affect Child Nutrition? Results from the National Nutrition Surveillance System," Steven A. Block, associate professor of international economics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar "Does Sequence or Structure Determine Enzyme Function? Different Reactions Catalyzed by the Same Active Site," Prof. John A. Gerlt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m. top

MARCH 6
Noon Day Prayer Service with the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon.

Friends of Tufts Libraries Author Talk Anne Sauer, J91, G98, Tufts' assistant archivist for reference and digital projects, talks about "The Story Behind the Images in the Photo History Titled Tufts University," a book published by Arcadian Press in honor of Tufts' 150th anniversary. Braker 001, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A book signing will follow Sauer's talk. RSVP by calling 1-800-326-4001. The book Tufts University is on display in the Tisch Library lobby through April 18. top

MARCH 7
Noon Hour Concert Featuring Serge Winitzki on organ. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Nutrition Career Panel Area nutrition school graduates discuss industry career paths. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Boston campus. RSVP by March 5th to Cindy Briggs Tobin at cindy.briggs@tufts.edu or (617) 636-0962.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "Is Peace in the Middle East Possible?" Jonathan Dworkin, A02. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Play "The Gate of Heaven," written by Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge and directed by Sudipto Chatterjee, is based on a true story about a Japanese American soldier who saves a Jewish concentration camp prisoner in Europe. After the war, they find each other again in America. Balch Arena Theater, 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Tufts Composers Concert "New Tangos for Clarinet and Viola," featuring Peter McKinney on clarinet and Vivian Nash on viola. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

MARCH 8
Mindfulness Meditation with David Arond, lecturer, Experimental College. Cabot 207, noon.

Boston Area Neuroscience Group (BANG) holds its 2002 meeting, hosted by Christine Li, Boston University. Boston University, 5-11:30 p.m. For information about the meeting and submission of abstracts, visit the web site http://squirrel.bio.brandeis.edu/BANG/

Play "The Gate of Heaven," written by Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge and directed by Sudipto Chatterjee, is based on a true story about a Japanese American soldier who saves a Jewish concentration camp prisoner in Europe. After the war, they find each other again in America. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Admission is free. top

MARCH 9
Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster and oral presentations by students involved in research. Barnum Hall and Cabot Center, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sailing Women's Intersectional at Navy, through March 10. top

MARCH 11
Tufts' 150th Ask the Expert Stephen W. Bosworth, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Through March 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

MARCH 12
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Social and Cultural Aspects of Mental Ill Health in Complex Emergency Settings," Astier Almedom, Henry R. Luce Professor of Science and Humanitarianism, Department of Biology and the 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.

Chemistry Seminar "From Extremely Selective Ion Sensors to Smart Microspheres," Prof. Eric Bakker, Auburn University and École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m. top

MARCH 13
Women at Work: Networks in Science, Medicine and Law This workshop deals with the work styles of women in science and other professions. Featured speaker is Susan S. Silbey, professor of sociology and anthropology at MIT. Workshop also will feature a panel discussion. Cabot 702, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Noon Day Prayer Service with the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon.

Faith in Action: Chaplains' T.V. Conversations "Open Conversations." Goddard Chapel lounge, 4 p.m. top

MARCH 14
Charles Francis Adams Lecture "The Elusive Quest for Growth," William Easterly, World Bank. Cabot 702, 11:30 a.m.

Men' Lacrosse Tufts at MIT, 3:30 p.m.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "Islam and the U.S.," Muzzamil Mustufa, A04. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "The Critical Role of Basement Membrane Independent Laminin y1 Chain During Axon Regenerating in the CNS," Barbara Grimpe, Case Western Reserve University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus. top

MARCH 15
Tufts' 150th Study Room "The Art and Science of Tooth Whitening," Dr. Gerard Kugel, associate dean for research, Tufts School of Dental Medicine. 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."

Mindfulness Meditation with David Arond, lecturer, Experimental College. Cabot 207, noon.

Baseball Tufts at Lynchburg, 2 p.m. top

MARCH 16
Academic Calendar Spring recess begins. Classes resume on Monday, March 25.

Sailing Women's Intersectional at St. Mary's, through March 17.

Sailing Trux Umstead at Navy, through March 17. top

MARCH 17
Baseball Tufts at Randolph-Macon, 1 p.m.

Concert "A Taste of Sicily," the Tufts Chamber Singers present a tour preview concert of choral works by Josquin, Palestrina, Debussy and a premiere by Joel LaRue Smith, lecturer in music at Tufts. Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin St., Boston, 3 p.m. top

MARCH 18
Softball Tufts vs. University of New England, Orange, Calif., 10:45 a.m.

Baseball Tufts at St. Andrew's, 1 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Orange, Calif., 5:45 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Savannah A&D, Orange, Calif., 8 p.m. top

MARCH 19
Baseball Tufts at Methodist, 3 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Carleton, Orange, Calif., 5:45 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. Hamilton, Panama City, Fla., 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Education Spotlight TEACH, Tufts Education Alumni Committee, presents Brendan Halpin, a 1993 MAT graduate of the education department, who will talk about the experience of writing about a heart-wrenching topic while living through a nightmare and how it has affected his family, his life and his teaching. Halpin is the author of It Takes a Worried Man (Villard Books, 2002), a story about his wife's battle with breast cancer. Faculty Dining Room, Mugar Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Puget Sound, Orange, Calif., 8 p.m. top

MARCH 20
Noon Day Prayer Service with the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon.

Baseball Tufts at Greensboro, 3 p.m.

Men' Lacrosse Tufts vs. UMass-Boston, Port Richey, Fla., 5 p.m. top

MARCH 21
Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. College of Wooster, Panama City, Fla., 11 a.m.

Baseball Tufts at North Carolina-Wesleyan, 3 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Concordia, Orange, Calif., 3:30 p.m.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Paracrine Regulation of Vascular Development and Growth," Patricia A. D'Amore, professor of ophthalmology and pathology, Harvard Medical School, and senior scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Softball Tufts vs. Cal Baptist, Orange, Calif., 5:45 p.m. top

MARCH 22
Softball Tufts vs. Linfield, Orange, Calif., 8:30 a.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Plattsburgh, Orange, Calif., 10:45 a.m.

Mindfulness Meditation with David Arond, lecturer, Experimental College. Cabot 207, noon.

Softball Tufts vs. Redlands, Orange, Calif., 3:30 p.m. top

MARCH 23
Baseball Tufts at Apprentice, 1 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Chapman, Orange, Calif., 1 p.m.

Men' Lacrosse Tufts vs. Colorado College, Baltimore, Md., 4 p.m.

Softball Tufts vs. Cal St. Dominguez, Orange, Calif., 5:45 p.m.

Sailing Women's President's Trophy at Boston University, through March 24. top

MARCH 24
Baseball Tufts at Virginia Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

Sailing Owen Trophy at Coast Guard.

Sailing New England Team Racing Intersectionals at MIT.

Sailing Atlantic Coast Monotype Invitational at Tufts, Upper Mystic Lake. top

MARCH 25
Academic Calendar Spring recess ends.

Dental White Coat Ceremony The School of Dental Medicine's Class of 2004 participates in a clinic advancement ceremony that symbolizes their transition from pre-doctoral dental students to caring for patients in the school clinics. Merritt Auditorium, 9 a.m. Boston campus. top

MARCH 26
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Trends in Farmland Protection," Cris Coffin, New England policy manager, American Farmland Trust. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Men's Tennis Tufts at Brandeis, 3 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar "A Surface Chemistry Approach to Studying Cell Adhesion," Prof. Milan Mrksich, University of Chicago. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 104, 4:30 p.m. top

MARCH 27
Academic Calendar Last day for first-year undergraduates to submit petitions to Dowling Hall to drop courses without record of enrollment.

Noon Day Prayer Service with the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon.

Men' Lacrosse Gordon at Tufts, Zimman Field, 3:30 p.m. top

MARCH 28
Noon Hour Concert Featuring Wanda Paik on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Wellesley, 4 p.m. top

MARCH 29
Mindfulness Meditation with David Arond, lecturer, Experimental College. Cabot 207, noon.

Baseball Tufts at Bates, 3 p.m.

Men's Tennis Tufts at Connecticut College, 4 p.m. top

MARCH 30
Baseball Tufts at Bates, noon.

Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Trinity, 1 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Trinity at Tufts, Zimman Field, 1 p.m.

Softball Trinity at Tufts, Spicer Field, 1 p.m.

Men's Tennis Tufts at Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

Women's Tennis Tufts at Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

Crew Tufts vs. WPI

Sailing Boston Dinghy Club Cup at Harvard, through March 31.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field Cohen Husky Open at Northeastern.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field Cohen Husky Open at Northeastern. top

MARCH 31
Sailing Women's Duplin Trophy at Tufts, Upper Mystic Lake. top

April Calendar of Events

April 1
Tufts' 150th Study Room "Baseball: Its Place in the Classroom," Sol Gittleman, senior vice president and provost. 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 "Malaria: Coming Soon to an Airport Near You! Tropical Disease in the Global Village," Juliet Fuhrman, associate professor of biology. 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."

Academic Calendar Graduate student registration for fall 2002 semester, through April 5. top

April 2
Nutrition Brown Bag Seminar "Using Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting to Improve Agricultural Production Systems and Livelihood Security in the Sahel-Sudan Region: A Case Study in Burkina Faso," Paul H. Kirshen, research associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Baseball Tufts at Mass. Maritime, 3 p.m.

Men's Tennis MIT at Tufts, Gantcher Center, 3:30 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Bowdoin, 4 p.m.

Concert: At Place Congo The university choirs and applied music's voice and piano departments present the music of H. Leslie Adams, whose rich language combines art song, spiritual and classical instrumental forms. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

April 3
Noon Day Prayer Service with the Rev. Steven Bonsey, associate university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon.

Softball Tufts at Wheaton, 3 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse Bowdoin at Tufts, Zimman Field, 4 p.m.

Concert: At Place Congo The university choirs and applied music's voice and piano departments present the music of H. Leslie Adams, whose rich language combines art song, spiritual and classical instrumental forms. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

April 4
Noon Hour Concert A performance by the Portissimos: Rachel Braude on flute, Charles Gimmack on violin and Melissa Reardon on viola. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Babson, 4 p.m.

Chaplain's Table: Searching for Meaning, Reconciliation and Peace "Spirituality and Religion in Science Fiction," Bonnie Chakravorty, community health department, and Steven Morrison, assistant professor of electrical engineering. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Recital Performances by students in the applied music program. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m. top

 

Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the April 5 issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, March 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 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