May Calendar of Events
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 to 7 p.m.; Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (617) 666-9810.
12th Annual Sidney Leskowitz Memorial Lecture "Checkpoints in Lymphocyte Development: Lineages and Leukemia," Dr. Harald Von Boehmer, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Nutrition Seminar "Iraq/Afghanistan: Related Humanitarian Crises," presented by Dr. Robert M. Russell, director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg, dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. HNRCA, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
MFA Thesis Exhibition Featuring work by Leigh Cattran, Lauren Braun, John Ellis, Jinyoung Lee and Sue Carr McClain, students in the joint-degree program between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. University Art Gallery, 40 Talbot Ave., through May 18. Opening reception: May 1, 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.
Late Night Study Tisch Library, 1-6 a.m., through May 8.
Hoof Care for the New Millennium: Exploring 'Natural' Hoof Care A multi-day course that will provide an in-depth examination of the options available to veterinarians, farriers and educated horse owners in the care of the horse's hoofs. Course will encompass lectures, panel discussion, hands-on labs and demonstrations. Cost is $195. Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, through May 4. Grafton campus. For more information, contact Susan Brogan, veterinary continuing education, at (508) 887-4723, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site www.tufts.edu/vet/continedu
Charles Francis Adams Lecture H.E. Jaime Daremblum, F64, ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States. Cabot 702, noon. To reserve a place for this event, please sign up in Cabot 603 at the Fletcher School.
Men's Track and Field New England Division III Championships, Bates College, through May 3.
Women's Track and Field New England Division III Championships, Williams College, through May 3.
HNRCA Seminar "Flavonoids and a Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Is It in the Tea Bag?" Howard D. Sesso, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington St., 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Gallery Exhibition "Just Work," drawings by Sue Steinsieck that are color explorations of nature, line and form. Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse Gallery, through May 23. Opening reception: May 8, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Slater Concourse Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. 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.
Art Exhibition "Freeing the Line: The Etchings of Charles H. Woodbury," an exhibition organized by students in the Tufts Museum Studies Program's exhibition planning class of Woodbury's etchings of the New England coast, from the North Shore of Massachusetts to Maine. University Art Gallery, 40 Talbot Ave., through May 18. Opening reception: May 8, 6:30-8:30 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.
Women's Track and Field All New England Championships, University of New Hampshire, through May 10.
Medical Reunion and Homecoming 2003 Through May 11, Le Meridien hotel and the Sackler Center, Boston. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu/med/alumni
Golf Tournament The Friends of Tufts Hockey hosts its annual golf tournament. Sandy Burr Golf Club, Wayland, Mass. For more information, contact Ben Sands, E54, at (781) 245-7422 or (978) 664-4848.
Crew ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships, through May 11.
2003 Tufts Alumni Weekend Featuring Tufts Night at the Pops, the Big Gig, Alumni Family Picnic, seminars, reunion celebrations. Medford/Somerville campus, through May 18. For more information, call 1-800-THE-ALUM or visit www.tufts.edu/alumni
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "Genetic Analysis of Integrin a6B4 Signaling," Dr. Filippo G. Giancotti, Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 146 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Track and Field ECAC Championships, Springfield College, through May 16.
Tufts Night at Pops Boston Pops Concert, Symphony Hall, Boston, 8 p.m. Invitations to this event, hosted by the Tufts University Alumni Association, were mailed to all graduating seniors and their parents in mid-March. For more information, call 1-800-THE-ALUM.
Muslim Service Islamic Center, 176 Curtis St., 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the University Chaplain's Office at (617) 627-3427.
Shabbat Evening Services (Reform and Conservative) Granoff Family Hillel Center, 6 p.m., followed by dinner ($18) at 7:30 p.m. Reserve for dinner by May 7 by calling (617) 627-3242.
Graduation Recital Presented by the Department of Music. 20 Professors Row, noon. For information, call (617) 627-3564.
Renewal of Marriage Vows All members of the Tufts community are invited to renew their vows in the refurbished chapel. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chaplain's Office at (617) 627-3427.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Goddard Chapel, 1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service Fletcher Field, 3 p.m. The traditional baccalaureate service, which honors graduating seniors at Tufts, began in 1865. "Baccalaureate"' technically means a sermon to a graduating class, and for most of Tufts' history, the inspirational message has been delivered by the university president. The address is the president's final opportunity to exhort and enlighten members of the senior class before they receive their bachelor's degrees and leave the campus as alumni/ae. In recent years, the baccalaureate has been an interfaith service, with all university chaplains organizing and participating in the service. Seniors participate in a processional in caps and gowns. Family and friends are invited to attend. Members of the senior Baccalaureate Committee and the chaplains present readings and prayers. There are also hymns and musical offerings by soloists and instrumentalists.
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering Hooding Ceremony Fletcher Field, 5-7 p.m.
Roman Catholic Mass Goddard Chapel, 5 p.m. For more information call the Catholic Center at (781) 391-7272.
Candlelight Procession Up the Hill Starting at the Mayer Campus Center patio, 11:30 p.m.
Illumination Ceremony Goddard Chapel terrace, 11:45 p.m. Ceremonial welcome to Tufts' newest alumni, the Class of 2003. Call the Office of Alumni Relations (617) 627-3526 for information about this event and other Alumni Weekend activities, or visit the Alumni Relations web site at www.tufts.edu/alumni
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "An Autosomal Analog of X Inactivation That Regulates Olfactory and Immune System Genes," Dr. Andrew Chess, associate professor, Whitehead Institute. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 146 Harrison Ave. 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Immunology "ICOS/ICOSL Costimulation and Th2-Mediated Immune Responses in Mice and Humans," Dr. Anne Sperling, Department of Medicine, the University of Chicago. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Avenue, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
New Hampshire Tufts Alliance Hosts Prof. Sol Gittleman at a reception and talk. Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, N.H. For more information, contact Karen Robator, J00, at (603) 668-1273, ext. 224 or e-mail email@example.com
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the June issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, May 27. 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.