November Calendar of Events
Men's & Women's Crew NESCAC Championship at Middlebury, noon.
Women's Cross Country NESCAC Championship at Middlebury, noon.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Bates at Amherst, noon.
Field Hockey Tufts at Colby, 12:30 p.m.
Football Tufts at Colby, 12:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Tufts at Colby, 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Colby at Amherst, 2:30 p.m.
Sailing Women's Victorian Urn at Harvard, through November 2.
Sailing Schell Trophy at MIT, through November 2.
Balch Arena Theater "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe. Director Downing Cless has transformed this legendary story of a man's journey into Hell as he prepares to sell his soul in exchange for limitless knowledge and power to a post-modern setting inspired by the film "The Matrix." Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information and 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.-5 p.m.
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 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.
Exhibit "Venturing Against the Odds: Stories of Enterprising Women" highlights Tufts historian Virginia Drachman's most recent book, Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business (University of North Carolina Press, 2002) as well as her three previous books: Sisters in Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History, Hospital with a Heart: Women Doctors and the Paradox of Separation at the New England Hospital, 1862-1969 and Women Lawyers and the Origins of Professional Identity in America: The Letters of the Equity Club, 1887-1890. Tisch Library lobby, through November 3.
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.
Women's Soccer NESCAC Playoffs, first round.
Biochemistry Seminar "Novel Tools to Understand Biocatalyst Stability," Prof. Andreas S. Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology. SciTech Center, Room 136, 4 Colby St., 11:50 a.m.
Fletcher Lecture "Strengthening Environmental Capacity within Bilateral Trade Agreements," Luke Ney, Fletcher Ph.D. graduate and a 2002-04 AAAS Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. Edward R. Murrow Room, Cabot Intercultural Center, 4 p.m.
Flu Vaccine Clinic Cost is $10 for staff and faculty. Please wear short sleeves. Health Service conference room, 124 Professors Row, 4-7 p.m.
Reception To honor Ellie Short, who is retiring as director of the Parents Program, for her distinguished service to Tufts. Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, 4 p.m.
Coffee Chat "Dating/Marriage/Gender Issues," 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 "Molecular and Cellular Studies of Parkinson's Disease," Jin Xu, research assistant professor of neurology, Tufts School of Medicine and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Arnold Conference Room 106, noon. Boston campus.
Computer Science Colloquium "Behavioral Authentication for Computer Security," Prof. Carla E. Brodley, Purdue University. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3 p.m.
Black Cultural Studies Lecture Series on Displaced Identities Stephanie Black, producer and director, will screen her award-winning film, "Of Life and Debt," which explores the human costs of globalization on Jamaica. Braker Hall, Room 001, 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon Hour Concert Series "Celebrating American Music Month," featuring Noralee Walker on viola and John McDonald on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Planning an Accessible Event An informal discussion on planning a disability-friendly event on campus. Bring your future conference plans. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Academic Technology Austin Lecture "Transforming Undergraduate Education through Faculty Development and Course Reform," George Watson, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Unidel Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware. Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 205, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Religion and Psychology," the Rev. Andrés Niño, OSA, clinical psychologist. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Sailing Atlantic Coast Freshmen Championships at Mass. Maritime, through November 9.
Women's Cross Country ECAC Championship, 11 a.m.
Football Middlebury at Tufts, noon.
Coffee Chat "Career and Personal Goals," 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.
Music Faculty Colloquium Series "Music That Turns Inward," Janet Schmalfeldt, associate professor and chair of music, School of Arts & Sciences. Music department, 48 Professors Row, noon.
Moral and Political Philosophy Lecture Series "The Caring Person," Virginia Held, City University of New York. Dowling Hall, Room 745B, 4-6 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium "Reality Grid: High Performance Grid Computing, Visualization and Computational Steering," Peter Coveney. Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101, 4 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert Vocal ensemble, featuring Thomas Gregg, tenor; Stephen Lebron, baritone; Shannon Bullis, mezzo-soprano; and Steve Morris on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Immunology Lecture "Stepwise Activation and Inactivation of the Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Gene Locus," Dr. Ranjan Sen, National Institute on Aging. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Staying Centered No Matter What," Paula Aymer, associate professor of sociology, Tufts School of Arts & Sciences. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Concert "Echoes from the Renaissance," the Tufts Chamber Singers, directed by Andrew Clark, perform music by Byrd, Josquin, Victoria and Palestrina. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.
Women's Cross Country NCAA New England Championship at Southern Maine, 11 a.m.
Concert The Tufts Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malka Sverdlov Yaacobi, performs Gustav Mahler's dramatic Symphony No. 1 in a free concert. Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Boston, 8 p.m.
Sailing Women's Atlantic Coast Championships at Old Dominion, through November 16.
Sailing Atlantic Coast Championships at N.Y. Maritime, through November 16.
Concert "From Early Music to New Music," the Tufts Early Music Ensemble and the New Music Ensemble compare and contrast work from the early Renaissance and the present day. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Coffee Chat "Education," 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.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Politics "Religion, Politics and Extremism in the Islamic World," Malik Mufti, associate professor of political science, School of Arts & Sciences; Ayesha Jalal, professor of history, School of Arts & Sciences, and the Tufts chaplains. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Concert "Kiniwe Does Agbekor," a masterwork in the performance arts traditions of West Africa. The songs, choreography and drumming explore themes of leadership, courage, death, perseverance and exhilaration. Jackson Dance Lab, 8 p.m.
Immunology Lecture "The CD4/CD8 Lineage Decision: Resolving a Developmental Dilemma," Dr. Alfred Singer, Experimental Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self Esteem "Youth Violence," Dr. Howard Spivak, director of the Tufts University Center for Children and professor of pediatrics. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Flute Ensemble joins Tufts Composers to present a dynamic program of wide-ranging works, featuring a new work for flutes by graduate composer Matthew Snook. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Tufts-in-Paris Farewell After 26 years with Tufts University, Virginia Remmers, former resident director of the Tufts-in-Paris Program, has stepped down from her post. The Tufts community is invited to celebrate her enormous contributions to the university. Olin Center, Laminan Lounge, 4-6 p.m. RSVP to Hilary Pohley at 617-627-3282 or e-mail email@example.com by November 7.
Concert The Tufts Gamelan Ensemble and the Boston Village Gamelan present an evening of Javanese Gamelan music. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the December
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