March Calendar of Events
University Art Gallery Lauren Greenfield’s “Girl Culture,” Barbara Zucker’s “Time Signatures” and Alex McQuilkin’s “Get Your Gun Up” and “Teenage Daydream: In Vain”—three thematically related exhibitions that investigate the impact youth culture has had on girls and women and the role of body image in our society. Aidekman Arts Center, University Art Gallery, through March 27. The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/as/gallery.
Music Colloquium “Technology and the Transmission of Oral Tradition in the Contemporary Jewish Community,” Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, associate professor of music, Tufts University. Music department, 48 Professors Row, noon.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies sponsors an open house for students who are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary studies at Tufts. Eaton Hall, Room 102a, noon-1:30 p.m.
Chaplaincy Reflections “Liturgical Dance and the Lenten Season,” Ann Penick, associate Catholic chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.
Tufts Composers Marco Visconti-Prasca performs his latest work for clarinet and ensemble, featuring soloist Michael Norsworthy. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert Series A performance by the piano duo of Jennifer Elowski-Fox and Marti Epstein. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table on Religious Activism and Dissent Open discussion. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Leven Family Lecture Series William Reese, president and CEO of the International Youth Foundation, discusses how children are affected by the Asian tsunami and other less-visible disasters; how the world community can address all disasters that affect children; and the most effective types of foreign aid for children. Braker Hall, Room 001, 5-6 p.m. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture “Defining America through Immigration Policy,” Bill Ong Hing, professor of law and Asian-American studies, University of California at Davis. Pearson Hall, Room 104, 5:30-7 p.m.
Forum “Cultural Dimensions of Body Image,” held in conjunction with Eating Disorder Awareness Week. University Art Gallery, 6-7:30 p.m.
Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar “Investigation of Conformational Change of a Protein on Solid-Liquid Interfaces: Surface Plasmon Resonance Study,” Soonwoo Cha, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University. Science and Technology Center, Room 136, noon.
Sackler Science Frontiers “The Role of CREB in Fasting and Diabetes,” Dr. Marc R. Montminy, professor, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
HNRCA Seminar “Folic Acid Fortification of Enriched Cereal Grain Products: The Impact on the Folate Status of Americans,” Paul F. Jacques, senior scientist and director, Nutritional Epidemiology Program, HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Social Justice Seminar “Justice for the Women of Juarez and Chihuahua,” Evangelina Arce, mother of a slain women, and Christina Obregon of the Mexico Solidarity Network talk about the 400 unsolved murders of women that have occurred on the U.S./Mexico border over the past decade. Goddard Chapel, 4-5:30 p.m.
Women’s Fencing NCAA Regional Championships, Columbia University.
Chemistry Seminar “Artificial Membranes: Tools to Address Biological Questions?” Prof. Claudia Steinem, Universität Regensburg. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Nutrition Policy Seminar “Prescribing Exercise for the Obese Patient,” Harry Pino, Obesity Consult Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, and adjunct instructor, Friedman School. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Opening Up the Classroom “Tufts Life: Expectation versus Experience,” this 15th annual session sponsored by the Experimental College involves faculty and students in a roundtable discussion of issues, including: What did you expect from Tufts socially and intellectually before you arrived? How have your impressions changed? Are there places where a gap exists between the perception of student and faculty life at Tufts and the reality? If so, how can that gap be closed? RSVP to the Experimental College at email@example.com or call 617-627-3384. Carmichael Hall, Faculty Dining Room, 5:30-8 p.m.
Tufts Composers Felipe Lara unveils a saxophone work for Phillip A. Stäudlin and a new work for instrumental sextet. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Noon Hour Concert Series A performance by Phillip Stäudlin on saxophone. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Biosensors on the Microscale: From Biomimetic Surfaces to New Technologies,” Prof. Andreas Janshoff, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table on Religious Activism and Dissent “The Politics of Religious Assertion in South Asia: A Critical Perspective,” Ayesha Jalal, professor of history, Tufts University. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Film Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and School of the Museum of Fine Arts faculty member Abigail Child introduces her recent film, “Cake and Steak,” the first in a series of digital projections that excavate “girl training” in the legacy of home movies and post-war American suburban culture. University Art Gallery, 6-7:30 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Law “Representing Orthodoxy: Muslim Chaplains and Expert Witnesses at the Intersection of Political and Religious Authority,” Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic studies and director of the Muslim Chaplaincy, Hartford Seminary, gives the 2005 Russell Lecture. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Parlour Music on Professors Row The DaVinci Quartet performs music by Tufts faculty member John McDonald and Berklee College of Music faculty member Andrew List. Music department, 48 Professors Row, noon.
Neuroscience Seminar “Neuroproteomic Analyses in Alzheimer’s Disease Models,” Alvin Lyckman, Department of Neurology, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Arnold Building, Room 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture “A Veteran Newsman Looks at Today’s Turbulent Media Landscape,” Louis Boccardi, former president and CEO, Associated Press, who co-directed the recent investigation into CBS News’ reporting practices. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Art Lecture Alex McQuilkin, whose work is currently showing in the University Art Gallery’s New Media Wall, screens and discusses some of her short videos. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 6 p.m.
Concert The Tufts Chorale & Chamber Singers preview works they will perform on their spring break tour of southern Italy, featuring works by Italian and American composers. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Dr. Stephen Fong, Department of Bioengineering, University of California at San Diego. Science and Technology Center, Room 136, noon.
Men’s Swimming and Diving NCAA Division III Championships, Hope College, Holland, Mich., through March 19.
HNRCA Seminar “Biological Functions of Carotenoids: Obesity, Lutein Metabolism and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Web of Connections,” Elizabeth J. Johnson, research scientist, HNRCA, and assistant professor, Friedman School. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
University Art Gallery All galleries are closed through Monday, April 4.
Sustainability Week Tufts sponsors a university-wide slate of activities to celebrate campus greening efforts, including interactive exhibitions, lunch sessions and speakers. For more information, go to http://www.tufts.edu/tie.
Film “Mildred Pierce,” classic gay male icon Joan Crawford stars in this 1945 film. LGBT Center, Bolles House, 226 College Ave., 8 p.m.
Queer 101 Lunch Lee Edelman, professor of English, leads a discussion on the basics of queer theory. Since space is limited, please e-mail the LGBT Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. LGBT Center, Bolles House, 226 College Ave., noon-1:20 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Celebrity Series Irshad Manji, a self-described “Muslim refusenik,” is a Canadian author, television personality and a writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto. Her book, The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), has been published in several European languages, as well as in Arabic, and has generated considerable controversy. Goddard Chapel, 6-7 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table on Religious Activism and Dissent “The Role of Engaged Buddhism in Issues of Social Justice,” Dr. David Arond, assistant professor of public health and family medicine, Tufts School of Medicine, and faculty advisor to Buddhist students at Tufts. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Queer Studies Scholars Series “Mommie Queerest: Joan Crawford and Gay Male Subjectivity,” David Halperin, professor of English at the University of Michigan, is a pioneering writer/researcher in queer studies. His latest book is How to Do the History of Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2004). His cultural studies course, “How to be Gay: Homosexuality and Initiation,” became a lightning rod for the far right and the center of a funding debate in the Michigan state legislature. Braker Hall, Room 001, 5:30-7 p.m.
Sustainability Week “From Sustainability to Survivability: The New Business Paradigm,” Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farm. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the April issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, March 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.