February Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 1
Exhibition "Anita Shreve and the Houses in Her Novels." The award-winning author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife, Shreve, who graduated from Tufts in 1968, took part of her inspiration from a photo of a house near her summer home when she began imagining people and events to go with its weathered exterior. The photo of the house is on display along with quotes about the house from her various books, which are set at different time periods. Tisch Library lobby, through April 5.

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

Men's Squash Fordham at Tufts, 10:30 a.m.

Men's Swimming & Diving Bates at Tufts, Hamilton Pool, 1 p.m.

Women's Swimming & Diving Bates at Tufts, Hamilton Pool, 1 p.m.

Men's Indoor Track & Field Tufts at Bowdoin Quad Meet, 1 p.m.

Women's Indoor Track & Field Tufts at Bowdoin Quad Meet, 1 p.m.

Hockey Southern Maine at Tufts, 2 p.m.

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

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

Black History Month "An Evening of Gospel," featuring Freda Battle and Tufts' Third Day Gospel Choir. Cohen Auditorium, 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the Cohen box office, are free with valid Tufts ID and $5 for the general public. For information, call (617) 627-3372.

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

Men's Squash Tufts vs. Rochester at Harvard, 11:30 a.m.

Men's Swimming & Diving Tufts at Brandeis, 1 p.m.

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

FEBRUARY 3
Feinstein Famine Center Seminar "My Country Right or Wrong: Some Considerations from Ethical and Legal Perspectives," Ted van Baarda, Humanitarian Law Consultancy, the Netherlands. Mugar Hall, Room 231, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Physiology Seminar "Notch Signaling in Flies and Mammals," Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Harvard Medicial School. M&V 702, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

HNRCA Seminar "Extra-Renal 25-hydroxyvitamin D-1 Alpha-Hydroxylase and Its Biological Implications," Tai C. Chen, associate professor of medicine and director, Core Laboratory, General Clinical Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies "New Perspectives on the Final Status of Israeli-American-Palestinian Negotiations," Menachem Klein, Bar-Ilan University. Cabot Center, 7th floor, 5 p.m. For information, contact Claudia Zelada at (617) 627-6560.

FEBRUARY 4
University Reception Honoring Ioannis N. Miaoulis, the new president of Boston's Museum of Science, for his years of service to Tufts University as associate provost, dean of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering. Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 4-6 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar "Electron-Induced Reactions in Nanoscale Thin Films," Prof. Christopher Arumainayagam, Wellesley College. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Public Lecture Featuring Wendy Wheeler, president of the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development, who is also a Tufts Bergstrom Family International Fellow in Applied Developmental Science. Lane Hall, Room 100, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Feinstein Famine Center Seminar "From Immigrants to Refugees: Civic Assimilability and American Immigration Policy," Reed Ueda, professor of history, Tufts. Followed by a dialogue with Dr. Westy A. Egmont, executive director, Dreams of Freedom: Boston's Immigration Museum, on "The Obligation and Opportunity of Public Education Regarding Immigration." Murrow Room, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 4:30-6 p.m.

Women's Basketball Lasell at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.

Men's Basketball Tufts at Keene State, 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 5
Nutrition Seminar Series "Vitamin K: From Greens to Recommendations," Sarah L. Booth, scientist and director, Vitamin K Research Program, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and assistant professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences, 150 Harrison Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Reflections "Liturgical Dance," Ann Penick, associate Catholic chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.

Neuroscience Seminar "Information Representation in the Olfactory System: Temporal Coding," Rainer W. Friedrich, Max-Planck Institut fur Medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany. Arnold 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics "Drug Delivery Stents: Mechanisms and Myths," Dr. Elazer Edelman, Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor, MIT, and director, Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center. Jaharis Center, Room 130, 3:45 p.m. Boston campus.

FEBRUARY 6
Noon Hour Concert "Miles and More," the music of Miles Davis and members of his band; in celebration of Black History Month. Featuring the Joel LaRue Smith Trio, bass, piano and drums. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Immunology Seminar "Toll-Like Receptors and Dendritic Cell Activation," Dr. Fabio Re, Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Men's Squash Tufts at MIT, 5 p.m.

Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "Religion and Images of God in Science Fiction," Bonnie Chakravorty, Community Health Program; Stephen Morrison, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Alexsei Beltukov, a doctoral student in mathematics. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Concert Tufts Composers presents an evening of works by Tufts alums, including Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mark Imman and current Tufts composition students; featuring John McDonald on piano. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 7
Faculty Workshop "Center for Academic Excellence: Assigning Effective Research Papers and Projects." This faculty workshop will explore creative approaches and effective assignments that aim to enhance the undergraduate research experience and prevent the typical pitfalls of undergraduate research-based writing. Facilitator: Nadia Medina, director, Tufts Writing Resources. Registration by e-mail to Carmen.lowe@tufts.edu by February 3. Dowling Hall, Room 701A, noon-3 p.m.

Astrophysics Seminar "The Copernican Revolution Reconsidered," Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Mathematics Colloquium "Quaternionic Madelung Transformation and Non-abelian Fluid," Peter Love, Tufts University. Bromfield Pearson Building, Room 101, 3:45 p.m.

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

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

Hockey Tufts at Babson, 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 8
Black Alumni Association Black History Month Celebration: "Sports and Race Relations in the 70s, 80s and 90s," a series of panel presentations. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Troy Cooper, A84, at tufts4@hotmail.com or Michelle Sajous, J84, at msajous@msn.com

Men's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, 11 a.m.

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

Black Alumni Association Black History Month Celebration: "Academic Accomplishments and Sporting Activities: The History of Black Male and Female Athletes at Tufts, 1900-Present," curated by Gerald Gill, professor of history. Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse, 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Troy Cooper, A84, at tufts4@hotmail.com or Michelle Sajous, J84, at msajous@msn.com

Men's Swimming & Diving Tufts at Middlebury, 1:30 p.m.

Women's Swimming & Diving Tufts at Middlebury, 1:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Colby at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m. At halftime, a celebration will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1972-73 men's basketball team's ECAC championship and the 21st anniversary of the 1981-82 team's ECAC and NESCAC championships. The halftime tribute will honor former coaches and players on those championship teams.

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

Hockey Tufts at UMass, Boston, 3 p.m.

Men's Squash Tufts vs. Connecticut College at Harvard, 3 p.m.

Women's Squash Tufts vs. Connecticut College at Harvard, 3 p.m.

Black Alumni Association Black History Month Celebration: All-campus party. Catholic Center, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. For more information, contact Troy Cooper, A84, at tufts4@hotmail.com or Michelle Sajous, J84, at msajous@msn.com

FEBRUARY 10
HNRCA Seminar "Tea Polyphenols and Endothelial Function in Coronary Artery Disease," Dr. Joseph A. Vita, professor of medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.

FEBRUARY 11
Anatomy and Cellular Biology "Genetic Analysis of Zebra Fish Melanocyte Stem Cells," Stephen L. Johnson, Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School. DeBlois Auditorium B, Sackler Center, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chemistry Seminar "Cross-Examining a Villin: Structure, Function and Folding of a Small F-Actin-Binding Domain," Prof. James McKnight, Boston University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

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

Lecture “The First Bush Administration’s Abandonment of the Iraqi Shiites and Kurds following the Gulf War,” free-lance journalist Frank Smyth, who was written on Iraq for The Economist, Jane's Intelligence Review and The Washington Post. Barnum 8, 7-9:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 12
Academic Calendar Last day for Arts, Sciences and Engineering students (except first-year undergraduates) to submit petitions to Dowling Hall to drop courses without record of enrollment and to select pass/fail options.

Nutrition Seminar Series Stanley C. Rosenberg, president pro tem, Massachusetts State Senate, topic to be announced. Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Center, 150 Washington St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Reflections Calvin Gidney, associate professor of child development, topic to be announced. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.

Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics "Role of Veterinary Medicine in Public Health," Claire M. Lathers, senior adviser for science to the director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Jaharis Center, Room 130, 3:45 p.m. Boston campus.

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies "Fighting Terrorism Effectively: Networks and Netwars," Prof. John Voll, Georgetown University. Cabot Center, Room 206, 5-6:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 13
Noon Hour Concert "The Music of Chile and Peru," with commentary on each cultural background, featuring Carmen Peralta on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

A&S Authors Book Party Featuring electronic and multimedia books, a book about women in business that's on a national tour, an exhibit by the University Press of New England. Meet Tufts authors and catch up with faculty, graduate students and administrators. Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 3-5 p.m.

Immunology Seminar "Connecting External Signals to Chromatin Remodeling: Roles of Swi/Snf-Like BAF Complexes in Thymocyte Co-Receptor Expression, VDJ Recombination and Developmental Progression," Dr. Tian H. Chi, Departments of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Anatomy and Cellular Biology "A Sonic Hedgehog-induced Regulatory Loop in Cartilage Formation," Li Zeng, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Koppelman Gallery "The Baronian Collection," John Baronian, A50, has collected elephants for 50 years, amassing 3,000 sculptures and art pieces from his world travels. Koppelman Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through March 23. Opening reception, February 13, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, contact the gallery at (617) 627-3518 or visit the gallery web site at www.tufts.edu/as/gallery

Tisch Gallery "Abayudaya: The Jews of Uganda," featuring photographs by Richard Sobol, A76, and field recordings of the music of the Abayudaya by Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate university chaplain and executive director of the Tufts Hillel Foundation. Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through March 23. Opening reception, February 13, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, contact the gallery at (617) 627-3518 or visit the gallery web site at www.tufts.edu/as/gallery

Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "Buddhism in a Box," Sumi Loundon, editor of Blue Jean Buddha. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Balch Arena Theater "A Little Night Music," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is a story about the allure of youth versus the wisdom of experience as mismatched couples seek true happiness; directed by Barbara W. Grossman. Performances are February 13-15, 8 p.m.; February 16, 2 p.m. and February 20-22, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens and $5 with a valid Tufts ID. All tickets for the February 13 show are $3. Tickets for the February 20 show are $1. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the Balch Arena Theater Box Office at (617) 627-3493, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 14
Women's Basketball Middlebury at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.

Men's Basketball Tufts at Middlebury, 7:30 p.m.

Hockey Hamilton at Tufts, 7:35 p.m.

FEBRUARY 15
Women's Indoor Track & Field Tufts Invitational, 11 a.m.

Men's Basketball Tufts at Williams, 3 p.m.

Women's Basketball Williams at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m.

Hockey Amherst at Tufts, 3 p.m.

FEBRUARY 16
Balch Arena Theater "A Little Night Music," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is a story about the allure of youth versus the wisdom of experience as mismatched couples seek true happiness; directed by Barbara W. Grossman. Performances are February 16, 2 p.m. and February 20-22, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens and $5 with a valid Tufts ID. Tickets for the February 20 show are $1. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the Balch Arena Theater Box Office at (617) 627-3493, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 17
Presidents' Day University holiday; classes suspended.

FEBRUARY 18
Chemistry Seminar "DNA Aptamers in Proteomic Analysis," Linda McGown, Duke University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Hockey Plymouth State at Tufts, 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 19
Academic Calendar Substitute Monday's schedule on Wednesday.

TUCC Conference "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Brain Development in Children," featuring Dr. Jack Shonkoff, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and author of Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Panelists will include Maryanne Wolf, professor of child development and director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research; Dr. Karen Miller, assistant professor of pediatrics, Tufts School of Medicine; faculty from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Arts & Sciences faculty in economics and psychology. Provost Jamshed Bharucha will share the perspective of Tufts University. Advance registration is available by e-mailing tucc@tufts.edu; no other registration will be required. Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, contact Jackie Calahong at (617) 627-4375 or e-mail jackie.calahong@tufts.edu

Reflections "The Giving Camp," Diane Ricciardelli, executive director, The Giving Camp Inc. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.

FEBRUARY 20
Noon Hour Concert "The Music of Bach and Britten," featuring Noralee Walker on unaccompanied viola. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.

Immunology Seminar "Transcriptional Target-Based Expression Cloning of Signaling Molecules," Dr. Joel L. Pomerantz, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "Virtual Faith: Spirituality and Popular Culture," Tom Beaudoin, visiting assistant professor of theology, Boston College. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Tufts Institute of the Environment "Local Governance for Sustainability in Europe: The Post-Johannesburg Agenda," a lecture by Prof. Bob Evans, director, Sustainable Cities Research Institute, University of Northumbria, Newcastle-on-Tyne, United Kingdom. The lecture will be followed by refreshments and the launch of Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press 2003), co-edited by Julian Agyeman, assistant professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts, Bob Evans and Robert D Bullard, international environmental justice activist and scholar. Cabot 206, 5-7 p.m. For more information, e-mail lisa.waters@tufts.edu

Balch Arena Theater "A Little Night Music," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is a story about the allure of youth versus the wisdom of experience as mismatched couples seek true happiness; directed by Barbara W. Grossman. Performances are February 20-22, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens and $5 with a valid Tufts ID. Tickets for the February 20 show are $1. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the Balch Arena Theater Box Office at (617) 627-3493, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 21
Faculty Workshop "Center for Academic Excellence: When Students Cheat—Plagiarism, Inappropriate Collaboration and Academic Dishonesty," this faculty workshop will take a case-study approach to examine the phenomenon of academic dishonesty (especially plagiarism) and faculty reactions to it. We'll offer practical solutions and discuss ways to detect and verify plagiarism of electronic sources. Facilitator: Nadia Medina, director, Tufts Writing Resources. Register by e-mail to Carmen.lowe@tufts.edu by February 14. Mayer Campus Center, Room 220, noon-3 p.m.

Hockey Tufts at Wesleyan, 7 p.m.

Concert "La Musica Caliente IV: A Night of Afro-Cuban Jazz," join Joel LaRue Smith and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble as they ignite the stage; featuring guest artists from Cuba and several of Boston's most popular Latin jazz musicians, including Katie Viqueira and her group. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 22
Hockey Tufts at Trinity, 4:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 23
Women's Fencing New England Championships at University of New Hampshire, 9 a.m.

Puppet Show The Tanglewood Marionettes presents "Sleeping Beauty." All proceeds benefit the Eliot-Pearson Children's School Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. For tickets, call (617) 627-3434. Cohen Auditorium, 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 24
HNRCA Seminar "Effects of Estrogen on Plasma Lipids: From Bedside to Bench," Stefania Lamon-Fava, scientist, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA, and assistant professor, Friedman School of Nutrition. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.

FEBRUARY 25
Biochemistry Seminar "Lactadherin Is a Potent, Phosphatidyl-L-Serine-Binding Anticoagulant," Dr. Gary E. Gilbert, VA Hospital, West Roxbury, Mass., and assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School. DeBlois Auditorium A, Sackler Center, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Chemistry Seminar "Remarkably Potent Antagonists of Integrin VLA-4," Dr. Russell Petter, Biogen Inc. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 26
Academic Calendar Last day for Liberal Arts and Engineering students to make up incomplete grades from fall 2002 semester. Engineering first-year undergraduates and Liberal Arts first-semester undergraduates doing less than C- work to be reported to Dowling Hall.

Nutrition Seminar Series "The Impact of the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Program's Garden and Poultry Activities," F. James Levinson, director, International Food and Nutrition Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Sascha Lamstein, past resident consultant, Micronutrient Initiative and a student at the Friedman School. Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Center, 150 Harrison Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Reflections "The Tibetan Book of the Dead," Vinnie Miccio, A03. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.

FEBRUARY 27
EPIIC Symposium "Sovereignty and Intervention," addressing issues in the Middle East and Latin America as well as such topics as the environment, humanitarian intervention and transnational crime. Through March 2. For a complete schedule of events and speakers go to www.epiic.com

Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "Counseling and Spirituality: Are They Compatible?" Ann Penick, associate Catholic chaplain and director of the Catholic Center. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Talk Photographer Richard Sobol, A76, and Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate university chaplain and executive director of the Tufts Hillel Foundation, present an audio-visual lecture, highlighting their travels to Africa and discussing their book, Abayudaya: The Jews of Uganda, which forms the basis of the exhibition currently featured at the University Gallery. Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, 6-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call (617) 627-3518.

Concert Graduate student Ryan Vigil presents his new chamber works with special guest performers Suellen Hershman-Tcherepnin on flute, Masami Stampf on violin and Marc Moskowitz on cello. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.

Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the March issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, February 25. 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.