February Calendar of Events
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. On view is Paul McCarthy’s “WGG (Wild Gone Girls),” which depicts a sailing party gone wrong. The 2003 film questions the effects that violence and mutilation, both real and simulated, have on the viewer in contemporary culture. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery lobby, through March 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Physiology Seminar “The Surprising Diversity of Lipid Antigens for Human T Cells,” Dr. Branch Moody, Harvard Medical School. M&V 702, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Chemistry Seminar “Atmospheric Organic Aerosols in Earth’s Chemistry and Climate,” Prof. Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado. Chemistry Building, Pearson 106, 4:30-6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Tufts at Keene State, 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Tufts at Keene State, 7 p.m.
Nutrition Policy Seminar “The Many Challenges of Food Security in the United States—What Needs to Be Done?” Dr. George Saperstein, professor and assistant dean for research, School of Veterinary Medicine, and David M. Gute, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Tisch Library Research Workshop “Finding and Evaluating Great Web Sites.” Search engines, which unlock the enormous research potential of the web, are the focus of this session. You will also learn the standard criteria for evaluating any website. Register at http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/ra/workshop_reg_form.htm. Tisch Library, Room 223, noon-1 p.m.
Neuroscience Seminar “Synaptic Plasticity,” Julie Kauer, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown University Medical School. Arnold 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Pharmacology Seminar “Periodontal Therapy by Local Drug Delivery,” Dr. J. Max Goodson, director of clinical research, the Forsyth Institute, and associate clinical professor of periodontology, Harvard University. Sackler Center, Room 306, 3:45 p.m.
Marketing Seminar A presentation by IBM’s international marketing and branding guru David Harkleroad, the company’s vice president of marketing, brand & competitive strategy. Harkleroad has restructured functional units and designed reward systems to achieve operational objectives in the aerospace and defense, chemicals, electronics, financial services, food, health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and utilities industries. He has had profit and loss responsibility, and units he has managed have sold in excess of $100 million. His experience includes brand strategy, strategic and market planning, new product introductions, media strategies, industry and competitor analysis, direction of market research activities and contract negotiations. Mugar Hall, Isobe Room, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Genetics Seminar “Host Genetics and Metastatic Efficiency,” Kent Hunter, National Cancer Institute. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon. Boston campus.
Microbiology Seminar “Structure-Function Analysis of Paramyxovirus Entry,” Richard Plemper, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Black History Month Join the Africana Center, Pan-African Alliance, African Student Organization and Black Men’s Group for their annual Black History Month kick-off events, featuring a jazz lounge with Pete Shungu, A03. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 4:30-6 p.m.
Ginn Library Book Talk Hassan Abbas, Fletcher Ph.D. candidate, will discuss his book, Pakistan’s Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America’s War on Terror. Ginn Library, lower reference area, 4:30-6 p.m. Reception with wine and food will follow.
Feinstein Famine Center “Religiously Killing Civilians: Faith, Eschatology and Violence,” Hugo Slim, chief scholar, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Cabot Center, Room 206, 5-7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Tufts at UMass Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MIT at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey Tufts at UMass Boston, 7 p.m.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Tufts at MIT Invitational, 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Tufts at Bates, 3 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Bates at Tufts, 3 p.m.
Ice Hockey Tufts at Babson, 4 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Advances in Ambulatory Physiological Monitoring,” Reed W. Hoyt, research physiologist, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Mass. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Global Women Swanee Hunt, chair of Women Waging Peace and a lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School, will talk about her work. Cabot Center, Room 206, 5-7 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Law “Where Does the Torah Come from and Why Does It Matter? How Different Conceptions of Revelation Impact How You Live Your Daily Life,” Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz, Temple Emanuel, Newton, Mass. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Newbury at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 5:30 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Salve Regina at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.
Tomasso Lecture “The Bust’s Gesture: A Lecture about Speaking Marbles, Eloquent Hands and the Poetic Field of Italian Renaissance Sculpture Portraits,” Adrian Randolph, Dartmouth College. Olin Center, Room 11, 5:30 p.m.
Microbiology Seminar “Visualizing Early Events in HIV Infection,” Tom Hope, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Chicago. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 12:15 p.m. Boston campus.
Gallery Talk Artist Barbara Zucker lectures about her work, “Time Signatures,” which is on display through March 27. The exhibition presents a series of floor- and wall-mounted sculptures based on wrinkles in the faces of older women. The series began as a self-portrait and also as a way for the artist to come to terms with her own struggle with aging and society’s disregard for older women. In addition, the artist has created a 25-foot-high, site-specific hydrocal sculpture, “Lilian’s Face Flowing,” in the arts center’s Remis Sculpture Court. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, 5 p.m.
Fletcher Lecture “Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Oil Scandal,” Erin Arvedlund, a Moscow-based business correspondent for The New York Times. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Photography “Sea Life and Underwater Photography,” a presentation by Andrew Martinez, who has been diving and photographing sea life in New England for more than 30 years. He is the author of the popular marine ID guide Marine Life of the North Atlantic and has been sent to the Fiji Islands, Bonaire and Cape Cod by National Geographic. His work has appeared in numerous dive magazines and aquaria throughout the United States and abroad. You can check out his website at www.andrewjmartinez.com. Pearson Hall, Room 106, 6:30-8 p.m.
Gallery Talk Artist Lauren Greenfield talks about her exhibition, “Girl Culture,” currently showing at Tufts. “Girl Culture”—a collection of 58 color photographs and interviews on display in the Tisch Gallery—examines the daily lives and rituals of girls in contemporary American society. The images investigate the troubling aspects of growing up female in America. Her book, Girl Culture (Chronicle Books, 2002), accompanies the exhibition. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Trinity at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Tufts at Trinity, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey Amherst at Tufts, Malden Forum, 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Amherst at Tufts, Cousens Gym, 3 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Tufts at Amherst, 3 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Symphony Orchestra features Concerto Competition winners Anthony Rios, piano, in Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” and soprano Kristin Livingston in Mozart’s “Exsultate Jubilate,” along with selections from Bernstein’s “Candide” and Bizet’s “Carmen.” Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Music Colloquium “Cubism and African Music,” David Locke, associate professor of music at Tufts. Music department, 48 Professors Row, noon-1:30 p.m.
Sound Gallery The Tufts New Music Ensemble holds an open rehearsal. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Galley, 6-8 p.m.
Balch Arena Theater The Boston premiere of Neal Bell’s “Monster,” directed by Laurence Senelick. This highly theatrical version of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of terror is erotic, philosophical and creepy. Using only seven actors, Bell tells the story so that each frightening episode raises questions about the meaning of life, the value of pain and the purpose of love. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m., through February 19. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates are available for 10 or more, and major credit cards are accepted. All tickets are $4 on February 17. For more information and to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call 617-627-3493, weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Concert The Innovata Brass Quintet presents a concert for the entire family, featuring music from the Renaissance through foot-stomping Dixieland and jazz. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8-10 p.m.
Women’s Swimming and Diving NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College, through February 20.
Nutrition Policy Seminar “Rebuilding Rural Livelihoods: The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Role in Tsunami Relief and Other Emergencies,” Charles H. Riemenschneider, director of the North American Liaison Office of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Neuroscience Seminar “Activity-dependent Mechanisms during Synapse Formation,” Ellis Cooper, Department of Physiology, McGill University. Arnold, 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Art@Lunch Amy Brandt, a graduate student in the museum studies/art history program, leads a tour of artist Lauren Greenfield’s exhibition, “Girl Culture,” a collection of 58 color photographs that examines the daily lives and rituals of girls in contemporary American society. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery 12:15 p.m.
EPIIC Symposium The 2005 Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium, “Oil and Water,” examines the future of these vital resources through panel discussions and other events. Medford/Somerville campus, through February 27. For more information about the symposium and its related events, call 617-627-3314 or go to www.epiic.org.
Tufts Composers Warren A. Weberg presents works for woodwind quintet, keyboard and saxophone. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 8-10 p.m.
Balch Arena Theater Performance of Neal Bell’s “Monster,” directed by Laurence Senelick. This highly theatrical version of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of terror is erotic, philosophical and creepy. Using only seven actors, Bell tells the story so that each frightening episode raises questions about the meaning of life, the value of pain and the purpose of love. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m., through February 26. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates are available for 10 or more, and major credit cards are accepted. All tickets are $1 on February 24. For more information and to purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call 617-627-3493, weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tufts Composers Nathan Curtis presents a work for large ensemble. Goddard Chapel, 8-10 p.m.
Concert Saxophonist Harry Cherrin presents an engaging evening of new chamber music for saxophone by Howard Frazin, Shih-Hui Chen and Tufts faculty members John McDonald and Michael McLaughlin. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 8-10 p.m.
Concert “All Jazzed Up…and Somewhere to Go,” Tufts jazz faculty members Jerry Bussiere, guitar; Fernando Huergo, bass; Nando Michelin, piano; Diane Richardson, voice, and Stan Strickland, saxophone, perform jazz music from around the world. Goddard Chapel, 8-10 p.m.
French Film Experience A screening of “Jeux d’enfants (Love Me If You Dare),” a drama/romance by Yann Samuell. Olin Center, Rooms 11 and 12, 7-9:30 p.m.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture “American Foreign Policy since 9/11,” William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5-6 p.m.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the March issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, February 22. 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.