March 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.

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

Nutrition Policy Seminar “Successful Junk Food Marketing to Kids: A View from Inside the Advertising Industry,” Juliet B. Schor, professor of sociology, Boston College. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

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.

Academic Calendar Last day for liberal arts and engineering students to make up incomplete grades from the fall 2004 semester.

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

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.

Biology Seminar “Control of Reproduction and Territoriality: Tropical Birds as Model Systems,” Michaela Hau, Princeton University. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-5 p.m.

Tishler Competition Come hear the finals of the 2005 Department of Music Tishler Competition as top Tufts music students compete for this prestigious honor. Alumnae Lounge, 3 p.m.

Veterinary Continuing Education “Ground Beef and Multidrug-resistant Salmonella, Including S. Typhimurium DT104: An Emerging Public Health Concern?” Topics for discussion will include the human health perspective, regulatory issues, veterinary perspective, consumer viewpoint and historical data. School of Veterinary Medicine, through March 8. Grafton campus. Cost is $125. For more information and to register, contact the Office of Veterinary Continuing Education at 508-887-4723; e-mail or got to

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.

International Women’s Day “Women, Power and Global Health,” Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, the former vice president of Uganda. Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reception to follow. For more information call 617-627-2955 or e-mail

Chemistry Seminar “Artificial Membranes: Tools to Address Biological Questions?” Prof. Claudia Steinem, Universität Regensburg. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Master Class The Triple Helix Piano Trio will discuss some of the inner ideas of works by Mozart, Schubert and Ravel and coach student performances on repertoire from the Classical and Romantic periods. Alumnae Lounge, noon.

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 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.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Nicole Bermann, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. Science and Technology Center, Room 136, noon.

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.

Harmony Sweepstakes Seven of the Northeast’s best a cappella groups, including the Tufts Beelzebubs, sing and dance in a competition to be named the Boston regional champion a cappella group. The competition feeds top talent to the national finals in San Francisco. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 6-11 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Tufts University box office at 617-627-3493.

Concert In the final concert of its residency at Tufts, the Triple Helix Piano Trio will explore three loved master works from the chamber music reperatory: Mozart’s “Trio in C Major, K.548,” Schubert’s “B-flat Trio, Op. 99,” and the Ravel “Trio.” Alumnae Lounge, 4 p.m.

Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights “HIV, Gender and Armed Conflict,” Jennifer Klot, senior advisor on HIV/AIDS and on gender and security, Social Science Research Council, and former senior adviser on government, peace and security, United Nations Development Fund for Women. Cabot Center, Murrow Room, 5-7 p.m.

Dental Student/Alumni Networking Session Sponsored by the Tufts Dental Alumni Association, this annual event brings dental alumni back to Tufts to mentor second-, third- and fourth-year students. School of Dental Medicine, One Kneeland Street, seventh floor, 4:30-7 p.m. Boston campus.

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.

Nutrition Policy Seminar “Diabetes Control Through Increased Physical Activity and Exercise: A Lifestyle Approach,” Dr. Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, associate professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and scientist, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

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.

Endowed Chair Inaugural Lecture “Children in Balance: A Catalyst for Change,” Christina D. Economos, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4-5:30 p.m. Boston campus.

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.

Spring Recess begins today. Classes resume on Monday, March 28.

HNRCA Seminar “Toward an Operational Framework for Nutritional Interventions in the Community-Living Frail Elderly,” Hélène Payette, associate professor and director, Research Center in Aging, Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, Quebec, Canada. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.

Biochemistry Seminar “A Unifying Model for HPV Oncogenesis: Gene Silencing and Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Segregation,” Thomas R. Broker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.

Neuroscience Seminar “Regulating Rhythmic Transcription within the Circadian Timekeeping Mechanism,” Paul Hardin, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston. Arnold Building, Room 106, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

Women’s Fencing NCAA National Championships, Brandeis University, through March 26.

Distinguished Lecture in Nanotechnology “Challenges and Opportunities in Nanoscience: Ordered Intermetallic Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications,” Francis DiSalvo, director of the Cornell Center for Materials Research and professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Cornell University. Paige Hall, Crane Room, noon-1:20 p.m.

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

Charles Francis Adams Lecture “The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might,” Nancy E. Soderberg, vice president for multilateral affairs, International Crisis Group; former U.S. ambassador to the UN Security Council and former deputy assistant to the president for national security. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Film “Mildred Pierce,” classic gay male icon Joan Crawford stars in this 1945 film. LGBT Center, Bolles House, 226 College Ave., 8 p.m.

Nutrition Policy Seminar “The Interrelationship of Nutrition and Oral Health in an Aging Population,” Dr. Athena S. Papas, professor, School of Dental Medicine and Friedman School, Tufts University. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.

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 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.

Noon Hour Concert Series A performance by Noralee Walker on viola. Goddard Chapel, 12:30-1 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 or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.