October Calendar of Events
Fletcher School Conference “Preemptive Use of Force: A Reassessment,” co-sponsored by the National Defense University, the conference will assess the costs and benefits to the United States of announcing and pursuing a preemptive-use-of-force policy. Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For information, go to http://fletcher.tufts.edu/preemption.
University Art Gallery “The Amazing and the Immutable: Photography from the Collections of Robert Drapkin and Martin Margulies.” Drawn from two private collections in Florida, this exhibition of 106 works combines and contrasts late 19th-century vintage photographs and late 20th-century photo-based contemporary art. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through November 21. 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.
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 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.
University Art Gallery “Evidence: The Case against Milosevic,” photographs by Gary Knight, VII Photo Agency. This exhibition honors the 20th anniversary of Tufts’ Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC), a core program of the Institute for Global Leadership, and EXPOSURE, the institute’s program on photojournalism, documentary studies and human rights. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through November 21. 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. In French artist Francis Alys’ short video, “El Gringo,” viewers experience the discomfort of being an outsider when the camera is confronted by a pack of snarling dogs. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery lobby, through October 31. 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. “Flag,” a 41-minute video by Philadelphia-based conceptual artists Kocot and Hatton, who used a stationary camera to shoot the American flag during an evening thunderstorm on the New Jersey coast. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery entrance, through October 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Computer Science Lecture “Catching Hackers: Toward Holding Computer Attackers Responsible for Their Actions,” Clay Shields, Georgetown University. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Celebrating the Singer Centennial “I.B. Singer’s Place in Yiddish Literature,” this lecture by University Professor Sol Gittleman opens Tisch Library’s celebration of the 100th birthday of writer and Nobel Prize-winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. Tisch Library, Austin Conference Room, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Concert The Beelzebubs, Jackson Jills and Amalgamates, Tufts’ student a cappella groups, present a Homecoming concert. Tickets are $5 at the Mayer Campus Center information booth or $6 at the door. Goddard Chapel, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Homecoming Football Bates at Tufts, Ellis Oval, 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Bates at Tufts, Kraft Field, 1:30 p.m.
Crew Tufts at the Riverfront Recapture Regatta, Charter Oak Landing, Hartford, Conn., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Worcester State at Tufts, Kraft Field, 2 p.m.
Tisch Library Workshop “RefWorks,” this innovative software creates footnotes and bibliographies and is available to the Tufts community. In just one session, learn the fundamentals of using RefWorks to organize the bibliography for your next research paper. Registration is encouraged. For more information and to register call the library reference desk at 617-627-3460. Tisch Library, Room ERC, noon-1 p.m.
Snyder Lecture “Ageless Bodies, Happy Souls: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Dr. Leon Kass, noted University of Chicago bioethicist and chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 4-5 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Vitamin A (retinoids), Alcohol and Carcinogenesis,” Dr. Xiang-Dong Wang, director of the HNRCA Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory and associate professor of nutrition and medicine at Tufts. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
CD Release Party Donald Berman, lecturer in music, celebrates the release of his newest CD, “The Unknown Ives, Volume 2,” followed by a concert of music and readings. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 7-9 p.m.
Vendor Fair Learn how to save time and money by selecting the right office supplies for the right job. See new products and demonstrations. Free samples and refreshments. Dowling Hall, Room 745 A/B, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reflections “Conversion in Context: How I Joined the Feminists for Paul Club,” the Rev. Chris Fike, associate Protestant chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “The Chemistry of Chemical Protein Synthesis: Methods & Targets,” Prof. Stephen Kent, University of Chicago. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Film “Talking to the Wall: The Story of an American Bargain” is a hilarious and disturbing documentary about another side of the bargain offered to American citizens by the world’s largest corporation. Q&A with filmmaker Steve Alves will follow. Braker Hall, Room 01, 7-9 p.m.
Neuroscience Seminar “Genetics of Brain Tumors,” Anna Marie Kenney, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Arnold 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Art@Lunch The University Art Gallery invites you to bring a lunch and enjoy a special tour and talk about the exhibition, “Evidence: The Case against Milosevic,” with a student from Tufts’ Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) program. Aidekman Arts Center, 12:15-1 p.m.
Computer Science Lecture “Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms: Why the Simplex Algorithm Usually Takes Polynomial Time,” Shang-Hua Teng, Boston University. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Law William G. Sinkford, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Purchasing Vendor Partner Fair Meet Tufts’ partnership vendors, collect information and see products. Participating vendors include Dell, Spherion, Danka, T-NEMC, Fisher Scientific, Gateway, Cingular, A&G, CDWG, FEDEX, IBM and Alvin. Refreshments will be served. Dowling Hall, Room 745 A/B, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Immunology Seminar “The Great Imitator Wears a Mask—Antigenic Variation in Treponema Pallidum,” Dr. Sheila Lukehart, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease, University of Washington School of Medicine. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, noon. Boston campus.
Noon Hour Concert Soprano Epp Jurima Sonin performs with members of the Lexington Sinfonietta. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Functional Proteomic Screens for Proteins Required for Cancer Invasion,” Daniel G. Jay, professor of physiology, Tufts School of Medicine. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
BSOT Information Session Learn more about Tufts’ graduate programs in occupational therapy and the wealth of opportunities in this growing allied health profession. Boston School of Occupational Therapy, 26 Winthrop St., 4-6 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Wesleyan at Tufts, Kraft Field, 4-7:30 p.m.
Medical Alumni The Tufts University Medical Alumni Association hosts a reception for alumni, faculty and friends in conjunction with the annual clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons. For information, call Carrie Thomas at 617-636-6508. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La., 6-8 p.m.
Nutrition Science and Policy Seminar “Repetitive Eating and Its Effects on Cravings, Work Performance and Quality of Life,” Rick Bell, adjunct assistant professor, Friedman School, and senior research psychologist, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Mass. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Neuroscience Seminar “Olfaction, Genes and Imaging,” Tom Bozza, research associate, Rockefeller University. Arnold 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Computer Science Lecture “Hierarchical Activity Recognition: From Motion to Intention,” Sridhar Mahadevan, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Plymouth State at Tufts, Kraft Field, 4-7 p.m.
Dental Alumni The New York chapter of the Tufts Dental Alumni Association hosts its annual fall meeting, featuring a presentation on “Lip Surgery: From Easy to Hard,” Dr. Barry Zide, D71, M73. Cost is $50 per person. For information, contact Amy Welch at 617-636-6772 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Penn Club, 30 West 44th St., New York City, 6-9 p.m.
Sackler Science Frontiers “Seeing is Believing—Real-Time Monitoring of Host-Pathogen Interactions Leading to T Tuberculosis in Transparent Zebrafish Larvae,” Dr. Lalita Ramakrishnan, assistant professor of microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Noon Hour Concert Featuring tenor Thomas Gregg, Timothy Macri on flute and Heinrich Christensen on organ. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Synthesis of Catalysts and Receptors by Self-Assembly and Combinatorial Chemistry,” Prof. Kay Severin, Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Art Historian’s Tour Monica McTighe, visiting assistant professor of art history, gives a tour of “The Amazing and the Immutable” exhibition on display at the University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 6 p.m.
Panel Discussion “Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and the Uses of Documentary,” a panel of experts will discuss and answer questions about the documentary film from the perspectives of media studies and political science. Pearson Hall, Room 104, 7:30-9 p.m.
Biology Seminar “The Benefits of Living with Non-Kin: Group Effects and Social Evolution in Tent Caterpillars,” Jim Costa, Department of Biology, Western Carolina University and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-5 p.m.
Football Tufts at Trinity, 1:30 p.m.
Concert The Triple Helix Piano Trio presents “From Other Shores: Celebrating the Diversity of American Music,” featuring works by Bright Sheng, David Baker, Charles Ives, Paul Schoenfield and the premiere of “Calpentyn Alternatives,” a piano trio written by John McDonald, associate professor of music at Tufts. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Sailing Lane Trophy Team Race at Tufts, Mystic Lake, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Piano Workshop As part of their residency at Tufts, members of the Triple Helix Piano Trio present a workshop on composition and performance that is open to students and the general public. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 5-7:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Nitric Oxide Releasing/Generating Polymers: Preparation, Characterization and Biomedical Applications,” Prof. Mark Meyerhoff, University of Michigan. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Nutrition Science and Policy Seminar “Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein: A Potential Therapeutic Target for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease,” Margaret E. Brousseau, assistant professor, Friedman School; scientist, Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Immunology Seminar “Chloroquine-Resistant Malaria: Its History, Burden and Scientific Challenge,” Dr. Thomas Wellems, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research NIAID/NIH. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, noon. Boston campus.
Art@Lunch Bring a lunch and enjoy a special tour and talk with Tufts photography instructor Tom MacIntyre about “The Amazing and the Immutable” exhibition on display at the University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 12:15 p.m.
Computer Science Lecture “The Dynamics of Selection: Game Theory, Evolution and Machine Learning,” Sevan Ficici, Brandeis University. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Film Screening and Discussion A pre-release screening of “The Gay Marriage Proposal,” a new documentary about gay marriage, with a discussion to follow. Barnum Hall, Room 008, 8-10 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert A performance by the Morgenmusik Brass Ensemble. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Photographer’s Tour Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, professor of photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, gives a tour of “The Amazing and the Immutable” exhibition on display at the University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 6 p.m.
Gallery Tour Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the University Art Gallery, gives a tour of the gallery’s fall exhibitions. Aidekman Arts Center, 12:30-1 p.m.
Parents Weekend Concert Featuring performances by the Big Band, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Flute Ensemble, Third Day Gospel Choir, the Symphony Orchestra and Kiniwe, Tufts’ West African drumming and dance ensemble. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Football Williams at Tufts, Ellis Oval, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Tour Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the University Art Gallery, gives a tour of the gallery’s fall exhibitions. Aidekman Arts Center, 12:30-1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Williams at Tufts, Kraft Field, 2:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Investigating Diet, Disease and Disparities in the African-American Community,” Teresa Carithers, research leader, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar “Small Molecule Activation and New Bond-Forming Reactions by Low-Coordinate Late Transition Metal Complexes,” Prof. Joseph Sadighi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Women’s Studies Research Colloquium “Smoke Bath: Renegotiating Self & the World in a Sudanese Shantytown,” Rogaia Abusharaf, lecturer in anthropology at Tufts. Braker Hall, Room 001, 5:30-7 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Wind Ensemble highlights wind music written to lead social change or celebrate a significant protest, revolutionary moment or figure. Compositions include Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for Rosa” (dedicated to Rosa Parks), a set of marches from the American Revolution celebrating George Washington and “The Turning,” a new setting of the song by Pink Floyd. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 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, October 28-30 and 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 $4 on October 28 and $1 on November 4. For tickets and additional information, call the theater box office at 617-627-3493.
Celebrating the Singer Centennial The Tisch library concludes the celebration of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s life and work with a dramatic reading by Prof. Laurence Senelick of “Gimpel the Fool.” Tisch Library, Austin Conference Room, 3:30-4 p.m.
Biology Seminar “Mechanisms and Pathways to Maintain Genomic Stability,” Dr. Matthew Michael, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-5 p.m.
Football Tufts at Amherst, 1 p.m.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the November issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, October 26. 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.