May Calendar of Events
Greater Boston Latino Studies Consortium Conference “A Gathering of Voices: Latino Studies and Pedagogies for Building Community” is being hosted by Tufts’ Latino Studies Curriculum Transformation Project and consists of a plenary lecture and six workshops that will examine the intellectual foundations and boundaries of the field of Latino studies within the academy and explore strategies to connect Latino studies pedagogy and programs with the needs of the Latino community. For the complete schedule and location, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/latinoconference/.
Baseball Tufts at Bates, noon.
Men’s Lacrosse Connecticut College at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Chorale and Tufts Chamber Singers perform “Carmina Burana.” Free. Alumnae Lounge, 4 p.m.
Sailing New England Team Racing Championships, Dartmouth College, through May 2.
Sailing George Morris Trophy, Boston University, through May 2.
Sailing Geiger Trophy, MIT.
Softball NESCAC Playoffs, through May 2.
Men’s Track and Field New England Division III Championships, Williams College.
Women’s Track and Field New England Division III Championships, Springfield College.
Javanese Music The Tufts and Boston Village Gamelans perform a concert of central Javanese music, featuring several guest artists, including I.M. Harjito, one of the most renowned gamelan masters of the modern era. Free. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse First-round NESCAC Playoffs.
Late Night Study Tisch Library Reading Room, 1-6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, through May 13.
TILL Lunch & Learn The Tufts Institute for Lifelong Learning sponsors a session on “Exploring Mars,” featuring Samuel Kounaves, associate professor of chemistry at Tufts. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, noon-1:10 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Weight Military Standards and Programs,” Col. Gaston P. Bathalon, N90, N98, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Engineering Seminar “Teaching Physics through Engineering Design,” Prof. Mike Barnett from Boston College is the presenter for this seminar of the Center for Engineering Education Outreach. Anyone interested in innovation in education is encouraged to attend. Curtis Hall, 4-5 p.m.
Classes End for Arts, Sciences and Engineering students.
Baseball Tufts at Eastern Connecticut, 7 p.m.
A Renaissance Bestiary The Tufts Early Music Ensemble presents a sampler of works from the 15th to 17th centuries featuring animals. Voices, along with a variety of instruments—violas da gamba, harps, lutes, recorders, harpsichord—will explore works of Marenzio, Weelkes, Veechi, Lassus and others. The program also includes dances from the 16th century along with a performance by the Tufts Renaissance Wind Band. Free. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Latin American Studies “Cuban Politics and Policies after the Cold War,” a discussion with Mary-Alice Waters, editor of New International and author of several books on the Cuban Revolution, and Susan Eckstein, professor of sociology at Boston University and author of Back from the Future: Cuba Under Castro. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4 p.m. Reception, featuring Cuban food and music, to follow in the Olin Center’s Laminan Lounge.
Chemistry Seminar “Simple Quantitative Thermodynamics of Electrolyte Solutions Based on Solvation and Partial Dissociation: A Centennial Tribute to Arrhenius,” Dr. Raji Heyrovska, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.
Reading Period begins for Arts, Sciences and Engineering students, through May 6.
Neuroscience Seminar “Lineage Analysis of the Vertebrate Inner Ear,” Donna M. Fekete, professor of biology, Purdue University. Arnold 106, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Concert Join the Tufts Klezmer Ensemble for an evening of traditional Klezmer music and Yiddish song. Free. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 8 p.m.
Gallery Exhibition “Enlisting a Nation: The Art of Persuasion in WWI Posters,” curated by students in the Tufts Museum Studies Exhibition Planning class, this exhibition includes World War I posters and propaganda selected from local history museum collections. The material explores how and why posters were used as a major source of communication before television and the widespread availability of radio. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through May 23. Opening reception is May 6 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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 http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Gallery Exhibition “MFA Thesis Exhibition: Life Was Different Then...” The Tufts University Gallery serves as the host venue for the MFA-candidate thesis exhibitions, the culminating experience for students enrolled in the joint program of Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibition includes the work of Kerstein Audette, Laura Johnston, Thomas Macintyre, Tamar Marks, Angelica Tucker and Kaetlyn Wilcox. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through May 23. Opening reception is May 6 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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 http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Voice Recital “All I Have to Bring: A Song Recital,” featuring Megan Brachtl, soprano, and Steven Morris on piano performing songs by Fauré, Schubert, Schumann, Bacon, Weill and others. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
TILL Lunch & Learn The Tufts Institute for Lifelong Learning sponsors a session on “Arts in Bloom,” featuring Meade Fasciano, docent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, noon-1:10 p.m.
Economics “Policy Implications of the Budgetary Outlook,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office. Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, 12:30-2 p.m.
Baseball NESCAC Tournament, through May 9.
Men’s Track and Field All-New England Championships, Northeastern University, through May 8.
Women’s Track and Field All-New England Championships, Northeastern University, through May 8.
Late Night Study Tisch Library Reading Room, midnight-6 a.m.
Women’s Crew ECAC National Invitational Championships at Worcester, 3 p.m.
Sailing New England Dinghy Championships, Rhode Island, through May 9.
Late Night Study Tisch Library Reading Room, midnight-6 a.m.
Women’s Crew ECAC National Invitational Championships at Worcester, 7:45 a.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Prunus Amygdalus: Food, Poison, or Drug?” Paul E. Milbury, scientist, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. HNRCA, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Men’s Track and Field ECAC Division III Championships, Williams College, through May 15.
Women’s Track and Field ECAC Division III Championships, Williams College, through May 15.
Shabbat Evening Services (Reform and Conservative), Granoff Family Hillel Center, 6 p.m. Dinner ($18) at 7:30 p.m. Reserve by May 10 by calling 617-627-3242.
Shabbat Morning Service (Conservative), followed by Kiddush. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-627-3242.
Men’s Track and Field Last Chance Meet, MIT, 10 a.m.
Women’s Track and Field Last Chance Meet, MIT, 10 a.m.
Athletics Facility Hours for today, Alumni Day, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Graduation Recital Presented by the Department of Music. 48 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. Goddard Chapel, 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 617-627-3427.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Goddard Chapel, 1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service This traditional service, which honors graduating seniors, began at Tufts in 1865. “Baccalaureate” means a sermon to a graduating class, and this is President Lawrence S. Bacow’s final opportunity to address the Class of 2004 before they graduate and join the ranks of Tufts alumni. Wendell Phillips award-winner Candace Gomez, who will receive her degree in political science on May 23, also will address her class. Music will be by the George Russell Jr. Trio. Fletcher Field, 3 p.m.
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony The university presents hoods to doctor of philosophy candidates. Fletcher Field, 5-7 p.m.
Roman Catholic Mass Goddard Chapel, 5 p.m.
Candlelight Procession Up the Hill Starting at the Mayer Campus Center patio, 10:45 p.m.
Top of the Hill Tribute/Illumination Ceremony Ceremonial welcome to Tufts’ newest alumni, the Class of 2004. Goddard Chapel terrace, 11 p.m. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 617-627-3526 for information about this and other Alumni Weekend activities or visit the Alumni Relations website at http://www.tufts.edu/alumni.
Athletics Facility Hours All athletics facilities are closed today through May 25.
DiMascio Lecture “Cognition in Schizophrenia,” Dr. Carol A. Tamminga, professor of psychiatry and chief of translational neuroscience research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, presents the 25th annual Alberto DiMascio Memorial Lecture of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Tufts-New England Medical Center, Wolff Auditorium, 800 Washington St., noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Residence Halls on the Medford/Somerville campus close at noon for all remaining students.
Summer Session 2004 First-session classes begin.
Men’s Track and Field NCAA Championships, Millikin University, Decatur, Ill., through May 29.
Women’s Track and Field NCAA Championships, Millikin University, Decatur, Ill., through May 29.
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