June Calendar of Events

June 1
University Gallery “Feeling Lucky: Recent Sculpture by Karl Stirner.” The artist selects steel plate from the scrap yards of eastern Pennsylvania to create his “essentialist” sculpture. A former blacksmith and metal-worker, Stirner’s work transforms ponderous material into substantial—and at times luminous—burnished forms that allude to the anthropomorphized body and body parts and to the functionality of oversized furniture or containers. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through August 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.

Graduate Program in Genetics Student workshop, featuring Jackie Lane, graduate student in genetics, Sackler School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, noon. Boston campus.

Microbiology Research report, featuring Paola Zucchi, graduate student in molecular microbiology, Sackler School. M&V 412, noon. Boston campus.

Dance “Creating Through Movement,” Prospect Hill Academy high school students demonstrate dance techniques learned during a program funded by the University College of Citizenship and Public Service and taught by Alice Trexler, associate professor of dance at Tufts. The Dance Complex, Central Square, Cambridge, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Fletcher School First day of summer classes.

June 2
Finance Training This course is designed for new employees with administrative financial responsibilities or those currently at Tufts who need a “refresher.” Content includes all of the accounting forms used for internal and external procurement and the associated policies and procedures set by Tufts. Some federal regulations pertaining to the forms are covered. Areas of discussion will include interdepartmental requisitions, travel and business expense, hiring and paying consultants, requisitions and purchase orders and foreign tax/alien payment issues. Tufts Administration Building, IT Computer Lab, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is necessary. To enroll, send an e-mail to carol.liedes@tufts.edu.

Microbiology Research report, featuring Anu Villapakkam, graduate student in molecular microbiology, Sackler School. M&V 412, noon. Boston campus.

Boston Tufts Alliance Young Alumni Social; admission and appetizers are compliments of the Boston Tufts Alliance. RSVP via e-mail to Jennifer Clark, A04, at Jennifer.Clark@alumni.tufts.edu with the subject line “BTA Social” and include your full name, Tufts school/class year and the name of your guest (if applicable). So that we may best serve our alumni, please limit any non-alumni guests to one person. Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union St., Boston, 6 p.m.

June 3
Sackler School Spring term ends.

Cummings School Spring term ends for first- and second-year veterinary students.

Cape Cod Tufts Club “Perspectives on Community and Patient Care,” Dr. Lonnie H. Norris, dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Cost is $25 per person and includes three-course dinner and all beverages. Advance reservations are essential. Kindly RVSP no later than May 27 by completing the RSVP form and mailing to: CCTC c/o Ralph Cutting Jr., 30 Pebble Beach Way, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Checks can be made payable to Trustees of Tufts University. For more information, contact Ralph Cutting Jr., A51, at 508-760-0059 or e-mail rccutting@comcast.net. The Courthouse at the Old Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Road, Orleans, Mass., 5:30 p.m.

June 7
Western Massachusetts Tufts Alliance “More than Just Money—Your Guide to Retiring Well,” C. Alan Kornthals and Paul Williamson, estate planning professionals with Kaspick and Co. Also, Dr. Jack Erban, M81, associate professor of medicine, Tufts School of Medicine, will share his findings on new frontiers in cancer care. Admission is free, and a short reception will precede the program. Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm St., Springfield, Mass., 6 p.m. RSVP to 1-888-748-8387 or e-mail giftplanning@tufts.edu. For more information about this event, contact Lauren Bellon, J00, at Lauren.bellon@tufts.edu.

June 8
Graduate Program in Genetics Student workshop, featuring Marcos Salazar, graduate student in genetics, Sackler School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, noon. Boston campus.

June 9
Thesis Defense “The Chemopreventive Effects of 9-cis Retinoic Acid and 1,25 (OH)2 Vitamin D3 Against NNK-Induced Lung Carcinogenesis in A/J Mice,” Heather Mernitz, graduate student, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, ninth-floor conference room, 2-4 p.m. Boston campus.

The First William Shucart Neuroscience Lecture “Unpredictable Outcomes from Basic Research: How Neurobiology Can Inform Engineering,” John Kauer, professor of neuroscience, Tufts School of Medicine. The lecture honors Shucart, who is retiring after serving nearly 30 years as chair of neurosurgery at the medical school and neurosurgeon-in-chief at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus. Reception to follow in the Jaharis Courtyard.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “TGFbeta Signal Transduction: Biological Role & Mechanism,” Akiko Hata, assistant professor of biochemistry, Tufts School of Medicine. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Second Annual Juried Summer Exhibition Works by 25 artists celebrate the vitality of the arts in Somerville and Medford, Tufts’ host communities; juried by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the University Art Gallery, and Pascal Spengemann of Taxter & Spengemann Gallery in New York. Featured artists are Stacey Alickman, Resa Blatman, Catherine Bowen, Matt Brackett, Jan Corash, Kathleen Driscoll, Kei Egan, Jennifer Erbe, Stephanie Goode, Miriam Goodman, Alice Grossman, Milton Lau, Vincent McLoughlin, Katherine McVety, Hanna Melnyczuk, Mindy Nierenberg, David Phillips, Marilyn Ranker, John Rice, Sarah Shallbetter, Anna Shapiro, Jane Sherrill, Brenda Star, V Van Sant and Paul Weiner. Opening reception: Thursday, June 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., with music by the Ken Field Trio. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Aidekman Arts Center, through July 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.

June 10
MOMs on the Move A free health fair for mothers and children. Come test your fitness, learn about different ways to be more physically active and hear from Miriam Nelson, professor at the Friedman School and director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Tufts. There will be a raffle for New Balance sneakers, healthy snacks and activities for kids. MOMS On the Move is an initiative of Massachusetts On the Move, a project directed by Christina Economos, the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition at the Friedman School. Cousens Gymnasium, noon-2 p.m. For more information, call Sarah Cluggish at 617-636-3714 or e-mail sarah.cluggish@tufts.edu.

2005 Regional Alumni Leaders Symposium “Active Citizenship: A Tufts Hallmark,” sponsored by the Tufts University Alumni Association in partnership with the University College of Citizenship and Public Service. Participants will attend skills-based workshops designed to strengthen their regional organizations. They will also consider and share tools to incorporate civic engagement and community-building in their regional chapter activities as a way to promote to all alumni the concepts and values of ongoing active citizenship as a hallmark of a Tufts education. For more information, contact Gretchen Dobson at Gretchen.dobson@tufts.edu or 1-800-843-2586. The MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., through June 12.

June 13
The 26th Alberto DiMascio Memorial Lecture “Genetic Mechanisms of Cognition and Emotion,” Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger, director, Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program, National Institute of Mental Health. Tufts-New England Medical Center, Wolff Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Veterinary Seminar “Pulmonary Innate Immune Responses, Stress and the Development of Pneumonic Pasteurellosis in Cattle,” Dr. Sameh Youssef, University of Guelph. Agnes Varis Lecture Hall, noon-1 p.m. Grafton campus.

June 15
Alumni Career Services Career Networking Night in Washington, D.C., join Washington-area alumni, current students and Tufts Alumni Career Services staff for an evening of networking. Not just for job seekers, this event is for anyone looking to build stronger Tufts connections in the D.C. area, make new contacts or hone business networking skills. Cost is $10 per person and includes food and beverages; free for students and 2005 graduates. RSVP by June 8 by e-mailing Nancy Sardella at nancy.sardella@tufts.edu. Please include: name and date of event; your name and Tufts school/class year; job title; company/organization name and field or target industry. Corporate Executive Board, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 6 p.m.

June 16
Rhode Island Tufts Alliance “Water: Innovative Technology or Perpetual Stewardship?” Linda Abriola, dean of Tufts School of Engineering. Cost is $25 per person and includes all food and beverages; payable at the door; checks made out to Trustees of Tufts University. RSVP by Thursday, June 9, by e-mailing Sue Tremblay, J91, at susantremblay@yahoo.com with your name, school and class year and name(s) of any guest(s). McCormick & Schmick’s, 11 Dorrance St. at the Providence Biltmore, Providence, R.I., 5:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Tufts Alliance Celebrate the start of summer with fellow Tufts alumni. Admission is free; there will be a cash bar. For information, contact Ashley Burkart, J94, at aburkart@archer.org.The Continental, 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m.

June 20
Sackler School Summer term begins.

June 23
Denver Tufts Alliance Join fellow alumni and members from other alumni clubs for a summer social in the city. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio. Cost is $13 per person and includes drink ticket and appetizers. RSVP by June 15 to Becky Bye at bbye05@law.du.edu or call 720-272-2247. Lodo’s Bar and Grill Downtown, 1924 Market St., Denver, 5:30-8 p.m.

June 30
Dental School End of scheduled program for students in the endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, general practice residency and fellowship programs.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Cell-fate Specification of Gastrointestinal Endocrine Cells,” Dr. Andrew Leiter, professor of medicine, Tufts University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 136 Harrison Avenue, 4 p.m. Boston campus.

Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the July issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, June 28. Submissions may be e-mailed to barbara.lewis@tufts.edu or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.