September Calendar of Events
Matriculation Academic Quad, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Athletics Facility Hours New student orientation hours through Monday, September 6, are noon to 4 p.m. Regular semester hours resume on Tuesday, September 7. Note: The outdoor track is being resurfaced and will be closed until further notice.
Dancing Nature’s Art A dance production that uses Indian classical dance to tell the story of the science behind DNA. Cohen Auditorium, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Jumbo Yard Sale Great bargins! Sale items include office supplies, kitchen ware and appliances, storage items, backpacks, carpeting, furniture, bedding, electronics, sporting goods and much more! Cousens Gymnasium parking lot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Welcome Back Seniors The Tufts University Alumni Association, the Office of the President and the Student Activities Office host a reception for members of the Class of 2005. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served followed by a brief program featuring Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow. Gifford House lawn, 5:30-7 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, September 8, same time, same location. Please remember to bring your Tufts ID and an official ID with your birth date.
Tufts Chorale Auditions and Open Rehearsal The Tufts Chorale, an 80-voice symphony chorus, invites members of the university community, their families and friends to join them for an exciting year of performing choral masterworks. Singers from all Tufts campuses are invited to participate. To schedule a placement interview and audition or for more information, e-mail Andrew Clark, conductor and director of choral activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-627-5691. Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, 7-9:45 p.m.
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. Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through November 21. Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 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 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. Remis Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center, 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. Koppelman Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through November 21. Opening reception: Thursday, September 9, 6-8 p.m. 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.
New York Tufts Alliance “Window on Learning Reception with TIAA-CREF,” Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow and the New York Tufts Alliance invite you to a reception celebrating the Tufts University display in the TIAA-CREF Window on Learning exhibit, which will run through October. TIAA-CREF headquarters, 730 Third Ave., New York City, 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact Gretchen Dobson, Office of Alumni Relations, at 617-627-3964 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. Tisch Gallery lobby, Aidekman Arts Center, 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. Tisch Gallery entrance, Aidekman Arts Center, 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.
Veterinary Open House Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine sponsors its 15th annual Open House. Attractions include obedience, police and assistance canine demonstrations, breed rescue exhibitions, animal health care exhibitions, the New England Miniature Horse Society, the USDA Beagle Brigade, a birds of prey demonstration, tours and demonstrations in the animal hospitals and fun activities for the kids. The open house is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road (Route 30), North Grafton, Mass., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For information, call 508-839-5395, ext. 84899.
Women’s Cross Country Tufts at Connecticut College Invitational, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Conn., noon-5 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Colby College at Tufts, Kraft Field, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Colby College at Tufts, Kraft Field, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Computer Science Colloquium “Steps toward a CAD/CAM System for Human-Computer Interfaces,” Frank Ritter, PSU. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Global Development and Environment Institute Open House Enjoy food and drinks while learning about G-DAE’s interdisciplinary work on environmental policy, globalization and alternative economics textbooks. 44 Teele Ave., 4-6 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country Tufts at McGill University Invitational, Molson Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cape Cod Tufts Club This Tufts Alumni Association chapter hosts its fall luncheon, featuring a talk by a park ranger from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the Cape Cod Canal. Coonamasett Inn, Falmouth, Mass., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP by September 11 by contacting Al Chace, A54, at 508-896-5670.
St. Louis Tufts Alliance presents an “All-Star Afternoon with Sol Gittleman and the St. Louis Cardinals.” Gittleman, Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor and former senior vice president and provost, will present a talk on “America and the National Pastime: Teaching Baseball History.” Then watch the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks while enjoying suite-style seating and casual fare. Busch Stadium, 250 Stadium Plaza, Diamond Suite C, St. Louis, Mo. Advance reservations required by September 10 by contacting Bob Steck, F81, at 314-577-3042 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Day Tufts, in conjunction with the cities of Medford and Somerville, hosts the second annual Community Day. Activities include talks by Tufts faculty, musical performances, theater performances, arts and crafts for kids, a complimentary lunch and more. The event is free and open to the public and members of the Tufts community. Medford/Somerville campus, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain site: Carzo Cage, Cousens Athletics Complex. For more information, go to http://www.tufts.edu/cday.
PetTrek Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine hosts this fourth annual event to raise funds for treating pets with cancer. This is a one-mile walk, and pets are welcome on leash or in carriers, and dogs and cats are required to have a current rabies vaccine. The day also includes raffles, snacks and gifts. For more information, go to http://www.pettrek.org, call 508-839-5395, ext. 84627 or e-mail email@example.com. School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton Field, noon-3:30 p.m. Grafton campus.
Houston Tufts Alliance presents an afternoon with Sol Gittleman, Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor and former senior vice president and provost, who will present a talk on “God and War,” a discussion of topics related to understanding why 9/11 took place. The Bayou Club, 8550 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 4-6:30 p.m. RSVP by September 13 to David Hwa, A74, F76, at 936-321-6688 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry Seminar “Specific Control of Helical Peptide Self-Assembly,” Prof. Alan Kennan, Colorado State University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Academic Calendar Last day for undergraduates to add courses.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Listening to Myosin I,” Lynne M. Coluccio, senior scientist, Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 136 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Sailing Tufts hosts the Hood Trophy Regatta, Mystic Lake, through September 26.
Football Wesleyan University at Tufts, Ellis Oval, 1-5 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression,” Scott F. Gilbert, professor of biology, Swarthmore College. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 136 Harrison Ave., 4 p.m. Boston campus.
University Art Gallery Photography historian’s tour of the exhibition “The Amazing and the Immutable” with Rodger Kingston, consultant to the Draper Collection and exhibition advisor. Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, 6 p.m.
New York Tufts Alliance Fall kickoff reception, featuring Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., New York City, 6-9 p.m. RSVP by September 23 by e-mailing email@example.com with your name, school and class year.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the October issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, September 21. 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.