November Calendar of Events
University Art Gallery "Overt/Covert." The photographs, paintings and sculpture were selected to dovetail with the 20th anniversary of Tufts' Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) program and offer insight into the subject of war and its consequences. Included are 10 photographs from the university's permanent collection by Elliott Erwitt, André Kertesz, Juhan Kuus and Gilles Peress; a new acquisition, "First Light 9/12/01," taken at the World Trade Center by Tufts/Museum School alumnus and photojournalist Jim MacMillan; three paintings by American artist Leon Golub and a life-size, digitally sculpted foam and pigmented resin sculpture by Yoram Wolberger. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through December 19. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
P.O.V. Series Take a moment to experience a short digital video and interview with a leading contemporary new media artist in this series, presented as an interactive DVD. Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist's 2003 video, "I Want to See How You See," explores the macrocosm of humanity in a video, art and music collaboration. A lyrical tale of a witch's coven is played over images of a person where each body part represents an area of the world. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery lobby, through December 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Projection Wall Continuous screenings of art works in video and film. In the 2002 work, "Polite Force," South African artist Christian Nerf videotaped a performance at the entrance to the World Trade Center in Johannesburg on September 11, 2002, exactly one year after the terrorist attacks in the United States. The artist, dressed in police riot gear, politely greets visitors from behind a clear shield in which the letter "c" in the word "police" has been replaced by the letter "t." Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery entrance, through December 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar "The Motion of Bubbles and Drops in Reduced Gravity," Prof. R. Shankar Subramanian, Clarkson University. Science and Technology Center, 4 Colby Street, Room 136, noon.
HNRCA Seminar "Lipofuscin and Its Contribution to Aging and Age-related Macular Degeneration," Michael Boulton, Cell and Molecular Biology Unit, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Improvfest 2004 The Tufts New Music Ensemble (NME) features composer Diana Dabby's long-awaited commissioned piece alongside improvisatory experiments by NME members and composers. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Molecular Oncology Research Institute Seminar "Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine and Reproductive Biology," Dr. George Q. Daley, associate professor of pediatrics, biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, 12:15 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar "Mechanism of RNA Catalyzed Splicing and Protein Synthesis," Prof. Scott Strobel, Yale University. Pearson Hall, Room 106, 4:30-6 p.m.
Improvfest 2004 Join Duke University's "pulsoptional" as they present new arrangements of piano music by American innovator Henry Cowell (1897-1965). Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Election Extravaganza Gather to watch the election returns on multiple live cable and web feeds, with commentary by a panel of electoral experts. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 7-10 p.m.
Entrepreneurship Conference Tufts' Entrepreneurial Leadership Department and the Young Entrepreneurs at Tufts sponsor this conference to bring together veteran entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students and community members. Cabot Center, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For information, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/yet/conference.
Nutrition Science and Policy Seminar "Genetics in Nutrition: Opportunities and Challenges," Jose M. Ordovas, professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and director, Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Art@Lunch Series Bring a lunch and enjoy a special tour and talk with Tufts photography instructor Amy Montali. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Gallery, 12:15-1 p.m.
Sterling Lecture "Evidenced-Based Medicine and the 1962 Amendments to FD&C Act," Dr. Robert Temple, associate director of medical policy at the FDA, is the 16th annual Sterling Visiting Professor in Pharmacology in Honor and Memory of Dr. Louis Lasagna, former dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 1:30 p.m. Boston campus.
Grant Information Workshop The Tisch Library and Academic Technology present a workshop on two important grant opportunities for faculty interested in integrating technology into their teaching: APT and Berger. Tisch Library, Electronic Resource Center, 2-3:30 p.m. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
Computer Science Lecture "Lightweight Little Languages," Bard Bloom, IBM. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Globalization and the Environment Fletcher School Dean Stephen W. Bosworth hosts a book presentation and reception. Cabot Center, Ginn Library, lower reference area, 4:30-6 p.m. RSVP to Miriam Seltzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon Hour Concert Mark DeVoto, professor of music emeritus at Tufts, on organ. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Art Gallery Panel discussion on collecting photography, featuring Dr. Robert Drapkin, oncologist and photography collector; Virginia Heckert, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Gerald Frug, professor of law at Harvard and photography collector. Moderated by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the University Art Gallery, and held in conjunction with the exhibition, "The Amazing and The Immutable," which is on display at the University Art Gallery through November 21. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Gallery, 4-6 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion and the Arts "Hebrew Poetry in the Middle Ages," Jonathan Decter, Department of Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Concert "American Folk Traditions," Tufts Chorale and Chamber Singers. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.
Theater The Boston premiere of "Parade," directed by Barbara W. Grossman. Based on a true story about the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913, and a community's struggle with racism and intolerance in its frenzied search for her killer. The piece won Tony Awards for its book by Alfred Uhry and its score by Jason Robert Brown. Balch Arena Theater, November 4-6, 8 p.m. Matinee show November 6, 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 with a Tufts ID, $7 for subscribers and seniors and $10 for the general public. All tickets are $1 on November 4. For tickets and additional information, call the theater box office at 617-627-3493.
Concert "A Night of Brass," with INNOVATA, a Boston-based brass quintet performing music from the Renaissance through Dixieland and jazz. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Coed Sailing Narragansett Bay Open at Brown, through November 7.
Men's Cross Country ECAC Championships at Tufts, 11 a.m. Grafton campus.
Women's Cross Country ECAC Championships at Tufts, noon. Grafton campus.
Football Colby at Tufts, Ellis Oval, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Men's Swimming and Diving Tufts at Wheaton Relays, 1 p.m.
Women's Swimming and Diving Tufts at Wheaton Relays, 1 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar "Adiponectin: An Adipocyte Hormone," Harvey Lodish, professor of biology, Whitehead Institute, MIT. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Poetry Reading Allison Funk reads from her recent book of poems, The Knot Garden (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002). East Hall lounge, 4:30-6 p.m.
University Art Gallery "Envoys of War," the second Tufts exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC), features photo essays by five VII Photo Agency photojournalists who documented wars and conflict in Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, East Timor, Indonesia, and in Iraq in spring 2003 during the U.S. bombing and invasion of Baghdad. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through November 21. Opening reception: Monday, November 8, 6-10 p.m., featuring a panel discussion by some of the photographers. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Lyon & Bendheim Lecture Jonathan Tisch, A76, a university trustee and chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels. The author of The Power of WE: Succeeding through Partnerships, Tisch will talk about applying the power of partnerships to any venture, large or small. Tisch Library, Hirsh Reading Room, 5-7 p.m. RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com or calling Mary Ann DiRamio at 617-627-3110.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Law The Rev. Robert F. Drinan, S.J., professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar "Different Flavors of Epigenetics: RNAi-Driven Heterochromatin Assembly and NAD+ Powered Silencing Membranes," Danesh Moazed, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard University. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium B, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Diversity and Cognition Colloquium Series "Perceptions of Similarity: Social Projection or Self-Stereotyping?" Joachim Krueger, associate professor of psychology, Brown University. Psychology Department, 1st floor conference room, 3 p.m.
Public Anthropology "Taking Anthropology out of the Academy and into the Community," a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Greater Boston Anthropology Consortium. Participants include: Mark Auslander, Brandeis University; Ann Bookman, MIT; David Gute, Tufts University; Deborah Pacini Hernandez, Tufts University; Nina (Cornelia) Kammerer, Brandeis University; Sally Engle Merry, Wellesley College. Welcoming address: Rob Hollister, dean of the University College of Citizenship and Public Service. Mayer Campus Center, Large Conference Room, 4:30-7 p.m.
Coed Sailing Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championships at MIT, through November 14.
Men's Cross Country NCAA New England Championships at Southern Maine, 11 a.m.
Women's Cross Country NCAA New England Championships at Southern Maine, noon.
Football Tufts at Middlebury College, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Symphony Orchestra performs Jean Sibelius' "Violin Concerto in D Minor," featuring Klementyna Weyman on violin and "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky. Faneuil Hall, Boston, 8 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar "At the Crossroads of Riboflavin and Homocysteine: Two Flavoproteins Involved in the Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine," Rowena G. Matthews, the G. Robert Greenberg Distinguished University Professor of Biological Chemistry and research professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Concert "An Evening with Tufts Small Jazz Ensembles," Tiger Okoshi and Scott Aruda lead their student ensembles in a performance of contemporary and traditional jazz. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Neuroscience Seminar "Calcium and the Inner Life of Cells," Barbara Ehrlich, Yale Medical School. Arnold Building, Room 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Art@Lunch Series Bring a lunch and enjoy a special tour and talk about the "Envoys of War" exhibition with a student from the Tufts EPIIC program. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Gallery, 12:15-1 p.m.
IR Research Scholars Colloquium Featuring presentations by past international relations research scholars Karina Lorenzana and Laura Schenkein. Carmichael Hall, Faculty Dining Room, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology "How Poly (A) Polymerase Works (an Update)," Andrew Bohm, associate professor of biochemistry, Tufts University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain's Table on Religion and the Arts "Romanesque Church Portals: Visions of the End of the World," Janis Manzo, A02, graduate student in art history, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture Andy Rooney, correspondent for "60 Minutes." Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5-6:30 p.m.
Art Gallery Last-chance tour of the exhibition "The Amazing and the Immutable: Photography from the Collections of Robert Drapkin and Martin Margulies," which closes on November 21. Tour guide: Pamela Allara, associate professor of art history, Brandeis University. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Gallery, 6 p.m.
Women's Basketball Bryn Mawr at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 6 p.m.
Men's Basketball Tufts at Washington University, 8 p.m.
Women's Swimming and Diving Tufts at Connecticut College, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball Endicott College at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball Smith College at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m.
Ice Hockey Tufts at Saint Michael's, 3 p.m.
Concert "Windworks: Large and Small," the Tufts Wind Ensemble will use the acoustics of Goddard Chapel to good effect with pieces for smaller groupings of winds and brasses as well as music for the full ensemble. Included are G. Jacob's "Old Wine in New Bottles," Wagner's "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" and works by Gabrieli, Mozart and Richard Strauss. Goddard Chapel, 7 p.m.
Men's Swimming and Diving Tufts at Boston College, 1 p.m.
Concert The Tufts and Boston Village gamelan ensembles perform a repertoire of gamelan music from the courts of Java. Alumnae Lounge, 4 p.m.
Concert Tufts Early Music Ensemble and the Chamber Singers perform the music of Shütz. Hancock Church, Lexington, Mass., 4 p.m.
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Update "Transfusion Medicine for Your Practice." Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, Varis Lecture Hall, 8 a.m.-4p.m. Grafton campus. For information, contact the Office of Veterinary Continuing Education at 508-887-4723, or visit the website http://www.tufts.edu/vet/continedu/ECCupdate.html.
University Art Gallery Galleries close today through December 1.
Concert Performances by students in Tufts' applied music programs. Alumnae Lounge, 6 and 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball Springfield College at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball Tufts at Johnson & Wales, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey Tufts at Southern New Hampshire, 7:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar "Brain Food: Some of the New Science," Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg, University Professor, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School, and director of the Nutrition and Neurocognition Laboratory, HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Concert Tufts composers present chamber music for mixed ensembles, featuring faculty performers Philipp Stäudlin on saxophone and John McDonald on piano. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the December issue of the Tufts Journal is Monday, November 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.