October Calendar of Events
Banned Books Week 2003 This exhibition highlights some of the most popular works that have been challenged for one reason or another and marks the 22nd annual commemoration of Banned Books Week (September 20-27). Movies that also have been banned or challenged will be featured in the Media Center. Tisch Library lobby, through October 6.
University Gallery "RUNNING HOT and Steady with the WCA," the Boston chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art celebrates its new association with Tufts University in this juried exhibition featuring the work of more than 25 area artists in media including oil painting, watercolors, works on paper, photography, two- and three-dimensional mixed media and monoprints. The exhibition is juried by Madeline H. Caviness, Mary Richardson Professor and professor of art history at Tufts, narrative painter Gail Boyajian and Gallery Director John Colan of HallSpace. Slater Concourse Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through October 12. 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.
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.
Men's Soccer Endicott at Tufts, 4 p.m.
Applied Developmental Science Institute Lecture "Assets, Challenges and Complexities for Youth Development," Carl Taylor, Bergstrom Family International Fellow in Applied Developmental Science. Pearson 104, 4 p.m.
Tufts Film Series "Internationally Acclaimed Films from Central Asia." Yusup Razykov, director of Uzbekfilm Studio, discusses his films: "The Orator" (1998), which will be shown at 7 p.m., is a witty, ironic and at times dark look at how the Communist Revolution changed traditional Uzbek culture. "The Dance of Men" (2002), which will be shown at 9 p.m., is a humorous and timeless story of coming of age and young love in conflict with Islamic tradition. Both films have English subtitles. Barnum 008, 7 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
Noon Hour Concert Vocal duo, featuring soprano Epp Karike Sonin and mezzo-soprano Kamala Soparkar. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
APT Grant Workshop Come learn about "A Partnership in Technology," Academic Technology's faculty grants program for projects experimenting with the use of instructional technology for teaching, learning and research. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the grant process and help them understand the goals of the grant and criteria for selection. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 2-4 p.m. To reserve your place in the workshop, contact Pauline Stieff at (617) 627-3369 or e-mail email@example.com
Field Hockey Babson at Tufts, 4 p.m.
Women's Tennis Tufts at MIT, 4 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Religion, Health and Ethics," Michelle Bowdler, director of Tufts Health Services. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Fletcher School "The Evolution and Future of Financial Services," Charles Bralver, vice chairman, Mercer Oliver Wyman. Cabot Intercultural Center, 7th floor, 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
BSOT Anniversary Tufts' Boston School of Occupational Therapy marks its 85th anniversary. Presentations include "Current Trends in Occupational Therapy and the BSOT," Sharan L. Schwartzberg, professor and chair of BSOT, and "Physical Activity and Aging: Effects on Health and Disease," Dr. Paul Leavis. BSOT, 26 Winthrop St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Mary Barnes at (617) 627-5960 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Men's Cross Country Intra-Squad Coed Relay, the Farm Course, 3 p.m. Grafton campus.
Women's Cross Country Intra-Squad Coed Relay, the Farm Course, 3 p.m. Grafton campus.
Volleyball Tufts at Bates Invitational, through October 4.
Men's Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, noon.
Women's Tennis Bowdoin at Tufts, noon.
Men's Cross Country Tufts at Keene State Invitational, 1 p.m.
Football Bowdoin at Tufts, Ellis Oval, 1 p.m.
Golf ECAC Championships at Saratoga, N.Y., through October 5.
Women's Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.
Sailing Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard, through October 5.
Sailing Chris Loder Trophy at the University of New Hampshire, through October 5.
Sailing Women's President's Trophy at Boston University.
Golf Tufts at Colby, noon.
Documentary Film "Rachel of the Comédie-Française," a documentary by Judith Wechsler, the National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in Tufts' Department of Art and Art History, and Rachel Brownstein, a professor at the City University of New York. Film score by John McDonald, associate professor of music at Tufts. The film tells the story of Rachel Felix (1821-1868), the daughter of Jewish peddlers from Alsace who became a star at the Comédie-Française in the heyday of Romanticism. She revitalized the Comédie-Française, made high culture popular by playing the classical female roles as if they were living women and was the first international dramatic star. The film is in French with English subtitles and voiceovers. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 12:45 p.m. For reservations, call the MFA box office at (617) 369-3306.
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. Opening reception: Thursday, October 9, 5-8 p.m., Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. For information, call the gallery at (617) 627-3518.
Biochemistry Seminar "Endocytic Traffic in the Nematode C. Elegans," Barth D. Grant, assistant professor, Rutgers University. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Avenue, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar "Achieving the Whole Through Integration: Genetic Engineering Strategies in Biosensing and Micro/Nanoanalytial Methods," Prof. Sylvia Daunert, University of Kentucky. Pearson 106, 4:30 p.m.
Reflections "University Life and Tufts University Police Department," Lt. Detective Charles Lonero, Tufts University Police Department. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Salve Regina, 4 p.m.
Seminar A talk by Byllye Avery, founder of the National Black Women's Health Project, a nonprofit organization committed to defining, promoting and maintaining the physical, mental and emotional well-being of women of African descent. She is also the co-founder of the Gainesville Women's Health Center and of Birthplace, an alternative birthing center in Gainesville. Cabot Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis Tufts at Wellesley, 3 p.m.
Women's Soccer Brandeis at Tufts, 3:30 p.m.
Immunology Seminar "Paste and Cut: Molecular Mechanism of Antigen Presentation by MHC Class I Molecules," Dr. Nilabh Shastri, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 150 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Seminar "Development in the Olfactory Pathway," Charles A. Greer, professor of neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 136 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar "Why Forensic Science is Sexy, and Why You Shouldn't Trust CSI," Carl Selavka, Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory. Pearson 106, 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Religion, Self-Esteem and Addiction," Elizabeth Moore, clinical nurse and alcohol and health educator. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Women's Cross Country All-New England Championship, Franklin Park, Boston, noon.
Golf Tufts at Western New England Tournament.
Volleyball Tufts at Trinity, 8 p.m.
Women's Soccer Trinity at Tufts, 11 a.m.
Women's Tennis Trinity at Tufts, 11 a.m.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Wesleyan at Trinity, noon.
Football Trinity at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Trinity at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Connecticut College at Trinity, 2:30 p.m.
Field Hockey Trinity at Tufts, 3:30 p.m.
Sailing Lake Champlain Open at Vermont, through October 12.
Sailing New England Sloop Championships at Winthrop, through October 12.
Sailing Hap Moore Trophy at Coast Guard, through October 12.
Women's Soccer Tufts at Wesleyan, 4 p.m.
Music Faculty Colloquium Series "At the Break of Dawn: Musical Depictions of Darkness and Light in the 18th Century," Teresa Neff, assistant professor of music. Music Department, 48 Professors Row, noon.
Field Hockey Tufts at Wesleyan, 4:30 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Wind Ensemble presents "Music as Fluid Architecture," compositions that are distinctive because of their internal musical structure or for their portrayal in sound of actual physical structures. Selections include Brant's "Verticals Ascending," Jacob's "Tribute to Canterbury," Whear's "Stonehenge Symphony" and William Schuman's "George Washington Bridge." Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert Piano soloist Paul Carlson. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Seminar "Stem Cells and Neural Development," Mahendra Rao, section chief, National Institute on Aging. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 136 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Respecting Differences," Charlene Galarneau, Community Health and Tufts School of Medicine. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Wheaton, 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis New England Championships, Amherst College, through October 19.
Community Day A celebration of the shared communities of Medford, Somerville and Tufts, featuring lectures by faculty, tours of the Medford/Somerville campus, arts and crafts, exhibits about the community, games for children. Free and open to the public. Medford/Somerville campus, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Men's Cross Country Maine State Invitational, Southern Maine, 3 p.m.
Women's Cross Country Maine State Invitational, Southern Maine, 3 p.m.
Field Hockey Tufts at Williams, 1 p.m.
Football Tufts at Williams, 1:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Williams, noon.
Women's Soccer Tufts at Williams, 2 p.m.
Volleyball Amherst at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Sailing Women's Intersectional at Yale, through October 19.
Sailing Navy Fall Invitational, through October 19.
Sailing Lane Trophy Team Race at Tufts.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Wesleyan, 3 p.m.
Women's Soccer Keene State at Tufts, 3 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar "Chromatin Remodeling and Transcription Elongation," Karen Arndt, associate professor, University of Pittsburgh. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar "Structural DNA Nanotechnology," Prof. Nadrian Seeman, New York University. Pearson 106, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Brandeis, 7 p.m.
Concert New work by Tufts student and faculty composers will be performed. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Parlour Music on Professors Row Pianists Karade Soraci and John McDonald perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert. Music Department, 48 Professors Row, noon.
Moral and Political Philosophy Lecture Series "Unjust War," Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University. Dowling Hall, Room 745A, 4-6 p.m.
Field Hockey Wheaton at Tufts, 3:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Developing Images of God, Nature and Human Nature: For Good or Evil," George Scarlett, assistant professor of child development. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
University Gallery "Conversation," featuring artist Rosamond Purcell, Katharine Park, Zemurry Stone Professor of the History of Science and Women's Studies at Harvard, Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Connor Professor of History at MIT, and Andrew McClellan, associate professor of art history at Tufts. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 5:30 p.m.
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." October 23-25, 8 p.m.; October 26, 2 p.m. (followed by a discussion with the director and cast); and October 30-November 1, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater. 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. All tickets for the October 23 show are $4, and tickets for the October 30 show are $1. 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.
Parents Weekend 2003 Through October 26. For a complete listing of the weekend's activities, go to http://parentsprogram.admin.tufts.edu
Musical Explorations Parents Weekend 2003 concert, featuring performances by the Big Band, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Flute Ensemble, Third Day Gospel Choir, Kiniwe, Tufts' West African drumming and dance ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Volleyball Hall of Fame Tournament, Mount Holyoke College, through October 25.
Men's Soccer Middlebury at Tufts, 11 a.m.
Field Hockey Middlebury at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Football Amherst at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer Middlebury at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Sailing Women's Stu Nelson Trophy at Coast Guard, through October 26.
Sailing New England Single-handed Championships at Dartmouth, through October 26.
Sailing Hoyt Trophy at Brown, through October 26.
Sailing Greater Boston Championships at MIT.
Sailing Team Racing Invitational at Tufts.
Chemistry Seminar "Strong C-X Bond Cleavage Reactions Using Homogeneous Transition Metal Complexes," Prof. William Jones, University of Rochester. Pearson 106, 4:30 p.m.
Reading Ted Solotaroff, author of First Loves: A Memoir, reads from his work. East Hall Lounge, 5 p.m.
The 15th Annual Sterling Visiting Professorship in Pharmacology in Honor and Memory of Dr. Louis Lasagna "Writing the Narrative of Illness," Dr. Jerome E. Groopman, chief of experimental medicine, director of the AIDS Oncology Program and director of the Mapplethorpe Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Sackler Center, Room 826, 3:45 p.m. Reception to follow. Boston campus.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Politics "Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change," Prof. Roger S. Gottlieb, Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Plymouth State, 6 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Health and Self-Esteem "Mindfulness Meditation," Dr. David Arond, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, Tufts School of Medicine. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
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." October 30-November 1, 8 p.m., Balch Arena Theater. 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. All tickets for the October 30 show are $1. 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.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the November issue of the Tufts Journal is Thursday, October 30. Submissions may be e-mailed to email@example.com or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.