March Calendar of Events
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 http://www.epiic.com
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. 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 http://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. 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 http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery
Men's Basketball Tufts at Williams in NESCAC Tournament semi-final.
Hockey Tufts at Middlebury in NESCAC Tournament quarter-final, 7 p.m.
Men's Indoor Track and Field All-New England Championships, Boston University.
Women's Indoor Track and Field All-New England Championships, Smith College.
Men's Squash Singles Nationals, Trinity College, through March 2.
Women's Squash Singles Nationals, Trinity College, through March 2.
Men's Swimming and Diving NESCAC Championships, Williams College, through March 2.
Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar "Tissue Engineering: Engineered Interfaces in Biomaterials," Prof. Anthony B. Brennan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida. SciTech Center, Room 136, 4 Colby St., noon.
Immunology "Functional Studies of the Tlr4 Locus in Mice," Dr. Alexander Poltorak, Immunology Department, Scripps Research Institute. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
HNRCA Seminar "The Transition from the Fasting to Fed States in Humans: Alterations in Fatty Acid Synthesis and Flux," Elizabeth Parks, assistant professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Public Safety Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class will run for six weeks, every Monday, except March 17, through April 14. Cost is $25 and includes a manual that gives you a lifetime admittance to any R.A.D. program anywhere. To register and for more information, call Cheryl Ricci at (617) 636-6610. Posner Hall, 5-7 p.m. Boston campus.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture "Unfolding Leadership," Marsha Johnson Evans, president and CEO, American Red Cross, who is a Fletcher graduate and retired Navy rear admiral. ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m. For more information, call (617) 627-2734.
Nutrition Policy Seminar Series "Food, Nutrition and Human Rights: Implementing the Right to Food in the 21st Century," Ellen Messer, visiting associate professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Faculty Workshop "Evaluating and Responding to Student Writing: Grading Papers," a workshop that explores practical strategies for responding to student writing more effectively. Participants will consider ways to comment on papers to foster better writing and clearer thinking without taking on the burden of editing student essays. Grading standards and ways to evaluate papers written by non-native speakers of English and by students whose ideas are obscured by poor grammar will be addressed. Facilitator is Nadia Medina, director, Tufts Writing Resources. Register by e-mail to email@example.com by March 3. Dowling Hall, Room 730A, 2:30-5 p.m.
Computer Science Colloquium "Sound Methods and Effective Tools for Engineering Modeling and Analysis," Prof. Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 2:50-3:50 p.m.
Austin Lecture Series "Knowledge-Building through Technology," Prof. Marlene Scardamalia, Human Development and Education Program, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Experimental College "Is the Light on the Hill Bright Enough? Seeking Community at Tufts Experimental College's 13th annual Opening Up the Classroom," dinner and discussion with faculty and students about how we create community at Tufts in academic, social and civic arenas. Reception in Cabot Intercultural Center Hall of Flags, followed by dinner in the Mugar Dining Room, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited; RSVP by calling (617) 627-3384.
Guest Classical Artist Series Classical guitarist Tom Noren presents a concert of works by Boston composer Steve Sanford as well as a tribute to the late Fred Schneiter. Works by Noren and Simpson also will be performed on steel string guitar. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Feinstein Famine Center "Food Security and Subsistence Strategies: An Ethnographic Account from a Village in Ethiopia," Frehiwot Tesfaye, assistant professor of anthropology, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick. Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 205, 11:30 a.m.
Immunology "The Decision to Become a Plasma Cell," Dr. Kathryn Calame, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Anatomy and Cellular Biology "Using Genetic Approaches to Study Vascular Development in Zebra Fish and Mouse," Jing-Wei Xiong, Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Exercise Comes of Age Dr. Maria Fiatarone Singh, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking research on exercise and strength training in older adults, shares her insight and latest research about what older people are capable of achieving. ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center, 4-5 p.m.
Author Reading Don Lee, author of the short story collection Yellow (W.W. Norton), which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, will read from his work and sign books. The recipient of the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award, Lee is the editor of the literary journal Ploughshares. East Hall Lounge, 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "Bob Dylan's Spiritual Legacy," Arlene Helderman, chaplaincy intern. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Presentation "Music and the Construction of Community Among the Abayudaya," an audio lecture by Rabbi Jeffery Summit, director of Tufts Hillel, in conjunction with the exhibition at the Tisch Gallery on the Jews of Uganda. University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, 5-6 p.m.
Guest Jazz Artist Series The Nando Michelin Group presents a festive evening of jazz, including music from the group's new CD "When Einstein Dreams," as well as South American standards and originals. Featuring Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Fernanco Huergo on bass, Bertram Lehmann on drums and singer Katie Viqueira. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium "Dynamics of Stratified and Rotational Geophysical Flows," Pedro Embid, Tufts University. Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101, 3:45 p.m.
Concert Prior to their spring break tour of Spain, the Tufts Chamber Singers will present a tour preview concert, featuring a cappella choral music by Victoria, Lauridsen and other composers. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Men's Indoor Track and Field ECAC Championships, through March 8.
Women's Indoor Track and Field ECAC Championships, through March 8.
Reflections "Catholicism in Crisis," the Rev. David O'Leary, university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
A Night of Irish Film In an evening that benefits the Tufts Educational Day Care Center, two Irish documentary films will be screened: "Dear Daughter," directed by Louis Lentin, chronicles the story of a young woman, abandoned as an infant as the unwanted child from a relationship between a Nigerian medical student and a married Dublin woman; "Nora," directed by Pat Murphy, tells the story of a young woman whose world changes when she meets the raffish young writer, James Joyce. General admission is $10, $8 with a valid Tufts ID; all proceeds benefit the day care center. Cabot Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Music Thesis Performance Graduate student William Zuck III presents his thesis composition, a sextet for piano, percussion and string, along with other original works. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Caldesmon and Smooth Muscle Regulation," Albert Wang, senior scientist, Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Immunology "A New Perspective on the Gamma/Delta T Cell Receptor Complex," Dr. Sandra Hayes, Laboratory of Mammalian Genes and Development, National Institutes of Health. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar "Solvation at Surfaces: Profiling Interfacial Solvent Polarity with Molecular Rulers," Prof. Robert Walker, University of Maryland. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Janice Silva at (617) 627-2634.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture Leon Fuerth, former national security adviser to Vice President Al Gore and currently professor of international affairs, George Washington University. Topic to be announced. ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Music Thesis Performance Graduate student Don Schechter presents his thesis composition, a cantata for voices and instruments on Hebrew texts alongside other original pieces. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Women's Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships, Emory University, through March 15.
Mathematics Colloquium "Binary Codes from Finite Symplectic Spaces," N.S.N. Sastry, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101, 3:45 p.m.
Softball Tufts vs. Savannah Art & Design, Orange, Calif., 1 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Randolph-Macon, 1 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Eastern Connecticut, 2 p.m.
Softball Tufts vs. Hamilton, Orange, Calif., 1 p.m.
Softball Tufts vs. Plattsburgh State, Orange, Calif., 3:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar "Carbohydrate Nutrition, Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Epidemiological Perspective," Nicola McKeown, scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Program, HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Immunology "Lymphocyte Homing and Adaptive Immunity," Dr. Daniel J. Campbell, Department of Pathology, Stanford University. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. East Stroudsburg, Panama City, Fla., 11 a.m.
Softball Tufts vs. Chapman, Orange, Calif., 1 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Methodist, 3 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Greensboro, 1 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Western New England, 4 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at North Carolina Wesleyan, 3 p.m.
Immunology "TAL-1/SCL Induces Leukemia by Interfering with E47/HEB Activity," Dr. Michelle Kelliher, Program in Immunology and Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. Hamilton, Panama City, Fla., 4 p.m.
Softball Tufts vs. LaVerne, Orange, Calif., 1 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Apprentice, 12:30 p.m.
Softball Tufts vs. Saint Thomas of Minnesota, Orange, Calif., 8:30 p.m.
Men's Tennis Brandeis at Tufts, 3 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar Dr. Benjamin G. Neel, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School. Topic to be announced. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Tufts Institute of the Environment "Junk Science in Environmental Regulation: Recalibrating the Scales of Justice," Sheldon Krimsky, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, Tufts University. Cabot 702, 4-6 p.m.
Barnum Museum Lecture "Punctuated Equilibrium, Convergence and a Few Good Genes in the Evolution of Development," Rudolf A. Raff, Distinguished Professor and James H. Rudy Professor of Biology and director of the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute, Indiana University. Raff is also adjunct professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana. His research combines evolutionary and developmental biology with an emphasis on the origins of animal body plans. He appeared recently on the PBS National Geographic Special "The Shape of Life." The lecture honors the memory of Dr. George Sames, who taught comparative vertebrate anatomy and embryology at Tufts for many years. Barnum 104, 8 p.m. For more information, call Eli Siegel at (617) 627-3193.
Reflections Provost and Senior Vice President Jamshed Bharucha will be the featured speaker; topic to be announced. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.
Softball Springfield at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Gordon College, 3:30 p.m.
West African Drumming The Agbekor Society and special guest Dolsi-naa Abubakari Luna perform traditional West African drumming. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Academic Calendar Last day for undergraduate first-year students to submit petitions to Dowling Hall to drop courses without record of enrollment.
Immunology "Programs of Gene Expression Regulated by NFAT," Dr. Anjana Roa, Department of Pathology and Center for Blood Research, Harvard Medical School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Lacrosse Wellesley at Tufts, 4 p.m.
Chaplain's Table: Religion and Popular Culture "A Female Son: Playing the Role of Jesus," Suzanne Corbett, A03. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Men's Tennis Connecticut College at Tufts, 3 p.m.
Concert Tufts Composers present "The Clarinet in Many Guises," featuring guest clarinetist Elizabeth Leehey, who will perform new works by student and faculty composers for solo clarinet and clarinet and ensemble. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Bates, noon.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Trinity, noon.
Men's Tennis Wesleyan at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis Wesleyan at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Trinity at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Softball Tufts at Trinity, 1 p.m.
Concert Tufts Composers presents Emmanuel Feldman on cello and John McDonald on piano, performing the premiere of Gunther Schuller's newest work "Cello Sonata." Other works for cello and piano will be performed by Tufts composers, including Mark Inman and Rebecca Sacks. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Crew Tufts vs. WPI.
Men's Track and Field Tufts at Husky Open at Northeastern.
Women's Track and Field Tufts at Husky Open at Northeastern.
NME's Film Music and Musical Film Tufts' New Music Ensemble presents a festive evening of film music and musical film, featuring guest saxophonist/composers Russ Gershon and Daniel Blake, Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the April issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, March 25. Submissions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.