March Calendar of Events
Economics Seminar “The Impact of the Length of the School Year on Student Performance and Earnings: Evidence from the German Short School Years,” Steve Pischke, London School of Economics and the Massachusetts of Technology. Braker Hall, Room 1, 11:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
University Gallery “Enrico Pinardi: Metaphysics, Mystery and Magic,” an exhibition of Boston artist Enrico Pinardi’s signature triptych paintings, mixed media drawings and sculpture that focuses on the theme of metaphysical still life. Highlighted is a 10 by 20-foot, three-dimensional installation of hand-carved wood sculpture never before shown in Boston. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch and Koppelman galleries, through March 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Physiology Seminar “Molecular Regulation of Mammalian Intestine Development,” Dr. Ramesh Shivdasani, Department of Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology, Harvard Medical School. M&V 702, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
HNRCA Seminar “CDK2 Activity Regulates Endothelial Senescence and Immortalization” and “Targeting Angiogenesis with an HPMA Copolymer-TNP-470 Conjugate,” Deborah A. Freedman and Ronit Satachi-Fainaro, Harvard Medical School and Vascular Biology Program, Children’s Hospital. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Concert Music by Tufts graduate composers Felipe Lara and Marco Visconti-Prasca, featuring solo piano and ensemble music. Free. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m..
University Gallery “ArtWorks: Tufts Undergraduates,” an ongoing and changing exhibition of projects by students in painting, drawing, sculpture and graphic design classes. Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse Gallery, through April 25. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Panel Discussion “Law Reform in Times of Crisis—Afghanistan & Burundi,” a lecture panel with Alexander Their, former legal advisor to the Constitutional and Judicial Commissions of Afghanistan, speaking on “The Constitutional Process in Afghanistan” and Markus Weilenmann, an anthropologist from the Office for Conflict Research in Developing Countries who has worked extensively in Burundi, speaking on “Between Ethnicity, Competing Powers and Legal Change: The Shadows of a Feudalistic Past in Burundi’s Courts.” Cabot Center, Room 206, 12:30-2:15 p.m.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture Matthew McAllester, foreign correspondent for Newsday, has covered conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1997 he shared a Pulitzer Prize with Newsday’s staff for coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Asian American Center Seminar “Food as Markers of Identity,” Yong Chen, associate professor of history and Asian American studies, University of California at Irvine. Chen will explore the cultural significance of ethnic food for a community, a family and the individual and discuss how food relates to socioeconomic class and gender and how ethnic food in the United States has been transformed over the decades. Braker 001, 5:45 p.m.
Concert Music by Tufts graduate composer Nathan Curtis and Prof. John McDonald, featuring solo and chamber works. Free. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Nutrition Science and Policy Seminar “Mechanisms of Social Capital and the Relation to Well-being,” Raymond Hyatt, lecturer in sociology and anthropology, Tufts University. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Noon Hour Concert Beth Bahia Cohen performs music of Turkey and the Arab world on the Turkish bowed tanbur, violin and percussion. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Poster Session You are invited to view the expanding education for active citizenship work of faculty, students and community partners. This highly interactive session will feature 15 faculty projects, 20 student projects and community partnerships, including the Mystic Watershed Collaborative and the Chinatown Partnership. Guest speaker will be Provost Jamshed Bharucha. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 4-6 p.m.
Neuroscience Seminar “Homeostatic Plasticity in Developing Cortical Networks,” Gina Turrigiano, Department of Biology, Brandeis University. Arnold 106, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain’s Table on the Body: Fasting and Feasting “Keeping Kosher: A Personal Perspective,” Alexis Gerber, A05. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Veterinary Student Product Day Presented by the Tufts student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, students, techs, clinicians and faculty are invited to visit with vendor reps who have supported the school. Pizza lunch will be provided. Agnes Varis Lecture Hall and Bumpus Lobby, Hospital for Large Animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Grafton campus.
Noon Hour Concert A Rodgers and Hart and Mercer program, featuring Tim Ingles on bass, Stanley Swann on drums and Joel LaRue Smith on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
Ross Aging Initiative Winter Symposium “Alzheimer’s and Age-related Dementias: Clinical Lessons from Population Studies,” Dr. Monique M.B. Breteler, associate professor of neuroepidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Tufts-New England Medical Center, Wolff Auditorium, 12:15 p.m. Boston campus.
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 28. 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.
Chemistry Seminar “STM Investigation of the Self-Assembly of Chiral and Achiral Molecules at Liquid-Solid and Solid-Vacuum Interfaces: Driving Forces for 2-D Separation and Organization of Molecules,” Prof. George Flynn, Columbia University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Men’s Indoor Track and Field ECAC Division III Championships at Bowdoin, 6 p.m.
Women’s Indoor Track and Field ECAC Division III Championships at Bowdoin, 6 p.m.
Men’s Squash Singles Nationals at St. Lawrence, through March 7.
Women’s Squash Singles Nationals at St. Lawrence, through March 7.
Veterinary Continuing Education “Basic Acupuncture Course for the Veterinarian, A Four Module Course” will be offered March 5-11, April 16-19, May 14-16 and June 11-15, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Grafton campus. For information, contact the Veterinary Continuing Education Office at 508-887-4723; e-mail email@example.com or go to www.tufts.edu/vet/continedu.
Women’s Indoor Track and Field ECAC Division III Championships at Bowdoin, 11 a.m.
Biology Seminar “Sweeping Water, Oozing Carbon and Patterns of Rhizosphere Resource Exchange,” Zoe Cardon, University of Connecticut. Barnum 104, noon.
Child Development Colloquium “Anthropology and Child Development: Historical Perspectives,” Robert A. LeVine, Roy E. Larson Professor of Education and professor of anthropology emeritus, Harvard University. Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Stephens Library, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Alcohol and Retinoid Interaction,” Dr. Xiang-Dong Wang, associate professor of nutrition and medicine and director, Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory, HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Film “Morning Sun,” a film about the cultural revolution in China, followed by a discussion with the director, Carma Hinton. Pearson Hall, Room 106, 6-9 p.m.
Civil Engineering Seminar “Lessons Learned for Protective Designs of Buildings from the World Trade Center Disaster,” Richard Tomasetti, co-chair, the Thornton-Tomasetti Group Inc. Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
14th Annual Opening Up the Classroom “Asking for Directions: A Dialogue on Advising,” a roundtable dinner and discussion sponsored by the Experimental College. Participants will consider: What constitutes the ideal advising system? Who can best advise students, faculty or professionals? How are faculty advisors selected, trained and compensated? What can students expect from an academic advisor? RSVP is required by March 5 to the Experimental College at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-627-3384. Cabot Center, Hall of Flags, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert Featuring Elizabeth Leehy on clarinet and John McDonald on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “SULF1: A Cell Surface Regulator of Developmental Signaling,” Charles P. Emerson Jr., director of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar “Materials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering,” Prof. Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table on the Body: Fasting and Feasting “The Significance of Food in Haitian Culture: From Slavery to Modern Times,” Alice Alisme, A05. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Form on Religion and Politics “War, Peace and Terror: Defining the Relationship,” the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, president, Catholic Charities of Boston, and former dean, Harvard Divinity School, presents the 2004 Russell Lecture. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Molecular Pattern Formation and Signal Transduction at Intercellular Synapses,” Prof. Jay Groves, University of California at Berkeley. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Nutrition Science and Policy Seminar “Television and the Obesity Epidemic,” Steven Gortmacker, professor of society, human development and health, Harvard School of Public Health. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
BSOT Faculty Seminar “Leptin: A Regulator of Human Embryo Implantation,” Dr. Paul Leavis. Boston School of Occupational Therapy, 26 Winthrop St., noon.
Diversity and Cognition Seminar “Models of Diversity and the Dilemma of Difference,” Victoria Paul, assistant professor of psychology, College of the Holy Cross. Department of Psychology, 490 Boston Ave., first-floor conference room, 3 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Evolution of Eukaryotic Gene Repertoire and Gene Structure: Insights from Comparative Genomics,” Eugene Koonin, senior investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Musical Tribute “Second Annual Physical,” the New Music Ensemble (NME) celebrates the life of Jonathan Neuman (1981-2002), known as “Johnny Physical,” who performed with NME for several years, making unusually characterful music. The concert remembers his life with commissions by Alexander de Varon, Diana Dabby and the premiere of the final version of John McDonald’s “Physical Fantasy.” Also featuring improvised works for small ensemble. Free. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Feinstein Famine Center Seminar “The Challenges of Famine Prevention and Response in the Context of Decentralization and Ethnic Federalism: The Case of Ethiopia,” Angela Raven-Roberts, director of academic training and programs, Feinstein International Famine Center. Cabot Center, Murrow Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Environmental Alumni Event “Making the Connection: Tufts University and the Environment,” hosted by the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). Featured speakers include Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow, William Moomaw, senior director of TIE, and Lucy Edmondson, a 1992 alumna of the urban and environmental policy program and now a transportation policy analyst at the EPA. Come mingle with environmental faculty, staff, current students and alumni. Reception and poster session showcasing current environmental research and programs at Tufts to follow. RSVP by March 19 to: email@example.com or call 617-627-3645. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 6-9 p.m.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the April issue of the Tufts Journal is Monday, March 22. 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.