December Calendar of Events
Physiology Seminar “Transport of V-ATPases in Osteoclasts,” L. Shannon Holliday, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Florida College of Dentistry. Physiology Conference Room, M&V 702, noon. Boston campus.
HNRCA Seminar “One Year Effectiveness of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and Zone Diets in Promoting Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction,” Dr. Michael L. Dansinger, director of clinical studies for the Lipid and Heart Disease Prevention Program, Tufts-New England Medical Center. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Semester Break Fitness Classes Offered by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education for faculty and staff, yoga classes will be given on five Wednesdays: December 10, December 17, January 7, January 14 and January 21. Jackson Gym, noon-1 p.m. Cost is $50. Register at Jackson Gym or arrive early before the first class. For more information, contact Branwen Smith-King at 617-627-3782 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Gallery “Rosamond Purcell: Two Rooms.” Following Purcell’s years of success as a photographer and author, this exhibition, organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, is the first highlighting the artist’s sculptural installation work. “Two Rooms” features a full-size re-creation of 17th-century naturalist Olaus Worm’s “Wunderkammer” set in relation to Purcell’s longtime Somerville, Mass., studio and to her collections that have been carefully reassembled in the gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through December 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518.
University Gallery “Another Light on the Hill: A History of Black Students at Tufts, 1900-Present.” Organized by the Tufts University Gallery and Gerald Gill, professor of history at Tufts, this exhibition uses Gill’s personal material as well as artifacts and photographs from Tufts Digital Collections and Archives to create a concise timeline. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through December 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518.
University Gallery “Common Ground: Photographers on the Street.” This exhibition is organized by the McMullen Museum of Art and curator Naomi Blumberg with loans from the Tufts University Permanent Collection and eight contemporary photographers who focus on the character of public life. Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse Gallery, through December 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518.
Environmental Exhibit “Waste Not, Want Not: Your Impact on the Environment” promotes campus efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Sponsored by Tufts Institute for the Environment and Tisch Library, this exhibit displays new uses for materials that otherwise would have been discarded, while also providing informational publications about recycling and its benefits. Tisch Library lobby, through February 5, 2004.
Tisch Library Fall semester hours through December 18 are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Athletics Facilities Semester hours of operation for the Cousens Gymnasium complex on the Medford/Somerville campus, through December 17, are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Hamilton Pool hours are Monday through Friday, 7:15-8:15 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-10:30 p.m.
Lost Theatres of Somerville The stories of the old Somerville picture palaces have been resurrected by David M. Guss, associate professor of anthropology at Tufts, and his students in an exhibition that documents this piece of cultural history. Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road, Somerville, Mass., through March 2004. Admission is free. Museum hours are Thursdays from 2-7 p.m.; Fridays from 2-5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (617) 666-9810.
Biochemistry Seminar “Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding: Structure and Mechanism Studies,” Dr. Arthur L. Horwich, professor of genetics and pediatrics, Yale University. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar “Chemical Biology of DNA Damage and Chemoselective DNA Decoration,” Prof. Terry Sheppard, Northwestern University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Politics “Pacem in Terris: Are We There Yet?” Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pope John XXIII Encyclical, “Pacem in Terris.” Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Concert “A Night at the Opera,” the Tufts Opera Ensemble explores the worlds of comedy, farce, romance, tragedy and drama in scenes from the great operatic repertoire. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Coffee Chat “End of Semester Celebration,” hosted by the International Center and International House, these Wednesday sessions are an opportunity for international students to express their views on current issues in spoken English with native English speakers. Beverages and snacks provided; feel free to bring a lunch. International House, 13 Sawyer Ave., noon-1 p.m.
Neuroscience Seminar “Reprogramming Neuronal Differentiation: Mice Cloned from Olfactory Sensory Neurons,” Kevin Eggan, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University. Arnold 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Computer Science Colloquium “Metabolic Engineering of Tissue Function,” Kyongbum Lee, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, Tufts School of Engineering. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 2:50-4 p.m.
Immunology “Rho GTPase Functions in Development,” Dr. Jeffrey Settleman, MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting Holiday concert followed by the lighting of the tree between Goddard Chapel and Ballou Hall, carol sing and warm cider and muffins. Goddard Chapel, 4 p.m.
Concert The Jumbo Knish Factory performs traditional Klezmer dance music and Yiddish song. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem “Disease, Disability and Self-Esteem,” Bonnie Chakravorty, lecturer in community health. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Big Band, led by Joel LaRue Smith, performs hot and fiery jazz. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Biomedical Engineering Seminar “The Engineered Anterior Cruciate Ligament,” Gregory H. Altman, E97, G02, research associate in biomedical engineering at Tufts. Science and Technology Center, Room 135, noon.
Sharewood Auction The annual silent auction for the Sharewood Project, a free, medical student-run health clinic in Malden, Mass. Auction items range from tickets to local sporting and cultural events, gift certificates to restaurants and department stores, dinners and events with faculty, as well as artwork and vintage items. Many items will be available for online bidding beginning December 5 through December 12 at www.auctionaddict.com/storefront/sharewoodproj.shtml. There will also be a live auction on December 9 in Sackler 829-830 on the Boston campus. You will be able to see the items in person, place bids through computers on-site and enjoy a free lunch. All proceeds from the auction will be used for supplies, equipment, expansion and publicity. For more information, contact Gustave Alberti, M06, at email@example.com.
Tufts Composers Concert Pianists Ryan Vigil and John McDonald join together with music for piano, four hands, by Tufts composers and guests; featuring Gerald Levinson’s “Morning Star,” a premiere of a new work by David Claman of the College of the Holy Cross and a performance of T.J. Anderson’s “Five Portraitures.” Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Contemporary Choreography Daniel McCusker, choreographer/director, and students in the performance ensembles present “The Same Things, Differently—A Dance Performance.” Balch Arena Theater, 8-9 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Chorale and Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart’s “Requiem” under the direction of new choral director Andrew Clark. All tickets are $5 and are available at the door or in advance from Tufts Chorale members. Cohen Auditorium, 4 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Dermatologists Be Aware! Sunshine, Vitamin D and Immunity,” Margherita Cantorna, assistant professor of nutritional immunology, Pennsylvania State University. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Academic Calendar Classes end for undergraduate and graduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus.
Academic Calendar Reading period for undergraduate and graduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus, through December 10.
Immunology “Class lb MHC-Restricted CD8+ T Cell Immunity to Intracellular Pathogens,” Dr. Sarah E.F. D’Orazio, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Novel Mechanisms of Regulation of TGFß and BMP Signals in the Early Embryo,” Malcolm Whitman, associate professor of cell biology, Harvard Medical School. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Academic Calendar Final examinations begin for undergraduates and graduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus.
Holiday Celebration A luncheon hosted by President Lawrence S. Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow. Please bring one canned food item to donate to the Grafton Food Bank. Foods high in protein, such as tuna fish, peanut butter and beans, are especially needed. Administration Building, Kohnstamm Conference Room, noon-2 p.m. Grafton campus.
HNRCA Seminar “Gene Discovery in Nutrition and Aging: The Approach of Genomics and Bioinformatics,” Larry Parnell, computational biologist, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Athletics Facilities The Cousens Gymnasium and Hamilton Pool complex on the Medford/Somerville campus will close at 5 p.m. Hours of operation during the semester break, through January 20, 2004, are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The athletics facilities will be closed on weekends, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day during the semester break.
Academic Calendar Final examinations end for undergraduates and graduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus.
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