May Calendar of Events
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.
Photography Exhibition The winning entries in a photography contest, “Chinese Images for the New Millennium,” sponsored by the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Diversity Fund and the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures. Olin Center, Laminan Lounge, through May 22.
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 William Kentridge’s “Automatic Writing,” a series of animated black-and-white drawings that brings viewers into the artist’s unconscious, using surrealist techniques to explore the point where writing and drawing intersect. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery lobby, through May 22. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
New Media Wall Continuous screenings of art works in video and film. Featured is Joshua Mosley’s “Commute,” a mixed-media animation that depicts a hero’s journey through the moon. A small hole leads to a search for “equilibrium.” Warnings from a tour guide, who is based on the imaginative writings of Descartes, have no effect. The animation digitally incorporates stop-motion clay figures and rapidly cycling charcoal drawings. Aidekman Arts Center, adjacent to the Tisch Gallery entrance, through May 22. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dissertation Defense “The Effect of Aging and Vitamin E Supplementation on Coxsackievirus B3 Infection in Mice,” Raina Gay, doctoral student at the Friedman School. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 9-11 a.m. Boston campus.
GIS Poster Competition & Exhibition Are you wondering what a Geographic Information System (GIS) is and what type of analysis can be done with a GIS? Or how you can incorporate GIS into your research and teaching? Come learn first hand from undergraduate and graduate students and Academic Technology staff at a campus-wide exposition of GIS work being done by students at Tufts’ GIS Center. Awards will be presented to students for outstanding work in GIS. Cabot Center, Room 702, 10 a.m.-noon.
Lecture “Myth, Ritual and History in Ancient China,” Prof. Sarah Allan, Dartmouth College. Olin Center, Room 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar Series “Broccoli and Sulforaphane: A Comparison of Whole Food with Its Putative Bioactive Components,” Elizabeth Jeffrey, professor of food science and human nutrition and of veterinary biosciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m., Boston campus.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture “Nuclear Proliferation and the Korean Peninsula,” Y.J. Choi, ambassador-designate to the United Nations. Cabot Center, Room 703, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar “bHLH Factor, BETA2/NeuroD1 in Enteroendocrine Differentiation,” Maryann Giel-Moloney, graduate student in cellular and molecular physiology, Sackler School. M&V 702, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Biochemistry Seminar “Molecular Analysis of GPCR Function: A Starting Point for Drug Discovery and Novel Target Identification,” Dr. Alan Kopin, professor of medicine, Tufts School of Medicine, and director, Molecular Pharmacology Research Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
University Gallery “MFA Thesis Exhibition,” featuring photography, painting, installation and new media art by nine artists in the joint graduate degree program of Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Featured artists include: Lynda J. Banzi, Charlie Coolidge, May Ho, Janelle Howington, Kirk Jalbert, Boriana Kantcheva, Nicole Margaretten, Abraham Schroeder and Benjamin Sloat. A public opening reception takes place tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Exhibition runs through May 22, Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery. 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.
University Gallery “ARTWORK,” an exhibition curated by graduate students in the Museum Studies Certificate Program featuring work by 14 artists that reworks entry-level understandings of contemporary art and artistic labor. Featured artists include: Becca Albee, Peter Buotte, Lana Caplan, Elizabeth Hoak Doering, Melissa Doucette, Reese Inman, David Kasdorf, Henry Kaufman, Brian Knep, Richard Ryan, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Douglas Weathersby and Summer Zickefoose. A public opening reception takes place tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Exhibition runs through May 22, Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery. 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.
University Chaplaincy Ascension Thursday Roman Catholic Mass, led by the Rev. David O’Leary, university chaplain. Goddard Chapel, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Medical School Reunion 2005, through May 8. For more information and a complete listing of events, go to http://www.tufts.edu/med/alumni/AR/reunion.html.
Sports Tournament The 15th annual Woody Grimshaw Tufts Baseball/Golf Tournament; open to players of all abilities. A buffet will begin immediately after the last group finishes. Cost is $125 per person. Registration form can be downloaded from the Tufts Baseball Alumni website: http://ase.tufts.edu/athletics/teams/baseball/Alumni/alumhome.htm. Send your registration to: Tufts University, Baseball Office, Cousens Gym, 161 College Ave., Medford, MA 02155. Brook Meadow Golf Course, Canton, Mass., 7:45 a.m. shotgun start.
Late Night Study Tisch Library Reading Room, midnight-6 a.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Cancer Preventive and Other Health-Promoting Effects of Green Tea,” Hasan Mukhtar, Helfaer Professor of Cancer Research and director and vice chair for research, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Genetics Seminar “Harnessing Transposons for Cancer Gene Discovery,” Nancy A. Jenkins, Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, National Cancer Institute. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, noon. Boston campus.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Molecular Determinants of the Angiogenic Process: From the Angiogenic Switch Through Tumor Growth and Progression,” Marsha A. Moses, associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Gallery Talk Graduate students in the Tufts Museum Studies certificate program discuss their exhibition, “ARTWORK,” currently on display in the gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, 6 p.m.
Senior Week Undergraduates in the Class of 2005 spend their final week together, through May 20. For a complete listing of the week’s activities, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/osa.
HNRCA Scientific Recognition Awards Seminars “Determinants of Plasma Total Homocysteine Concentration in the Framingham Offspring Cohort,” Paul F. Jacques, senior scientist and director of the HNRCA Nutritional Epidemiology Program and the first recipient of the HNRCA Director’s Scientific Recognition Award; “Ubiquitin and Lens Cell Cycle Control,” Qing Liu, research associate in the HNRCA Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research and winner of the 2005 Hamish N. Munro Postdoctoral Research Award; and “The Protective Effect of Combined Antioxidants (b-carotene, a-tocopherol and ascorbic acid) Supplementation against Chemical Carcinogen (NNK)-induced Lung Carcinogenesis in Smoke-exposed Ferrets,” Yuri Kim, graduate research assistant in the HNRCA Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory and recipient of the 2005 Irwin H. Rosenberg Pre-doctoral Research Award. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Veterinary Lecture “Dangers of Feeding Your Pet a Raw Diet,” Dr. Lisa Freeman, associate professor of clinical sciences at Tufts and one of the country’s leading veterinary nutritionists, will explain the facts about raw-food diets, the science behind optimal nutrition, how to read pet food labels objectively and how to keep your pets healthy. Franklin M. Loew Veterinary Medical Education Center, 200 Westboro Road, 7-8:30 p.m. Grafton campus.
Art@Lunch Please bring your lunch and come hear graduate students in the Tufts Museum Studies Certificate Program discuss the exhibition “ARTWORK” they organized in the gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Sackler Science Frontiers “Development, Tumorigenesis and Degeneration of the Cerebellum,” Matthew P. Scott, professor of developmental biology, Stanford University. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium A, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Gallery Talk Tufts/School of the Museum of Fine Arts MFA candidates talk about their work currently on exhibition at the gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 6-7:30 p.m.
Tufts Night at Pops Boston Pops Concert, Symphony Hall, Boston, 8 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/c-reunion(pops).html.
Shabbat Evening Services Reform and Conservative. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 6 p.m. Dinner ($18) at 7:30 p.m. Reserve by May 9 by calling 617-627-3242.
Graduation Recital Senior music majors, minors and longtime ensemble members give one last performance before graduating from Tufts. Free and open to the public. For information, call 617-627-3564. 48 Professors Row, noon.
Renewal of Marriage Vows All members of the Tufts community are invited to renew their vows in the chapel. For more information, contact the University Chaplaincy at 617-627-3427. Goddard Chapel, 11 a.m.-noon.
Alumni Service Day Join your friends and fellow Jumbos for the third annual day of service, sponsored by the University College of Citizenship and Public Service. This year’s event will provide an opportunity for alumni and their families to participate in a service project at a preschool in Davis Square. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Transportation will be provided. For details or to get involved, contact Melissa Russell, alumni coordinator, University College of Citizenship and Public Service at 617-627-2029 or visit http://www.uccps.tufts.edu. Meet on the Academic Quad in front of Barnum Hall, 1 p.m. Volunteer project will run until 4:30 p.m.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Goddard Chapel, 1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service The traditional baccalaureate service, which honors graduating seniors at Tufts, began in 1865. “Baccalaureate” technically means a sermon to a graduating class, and for most of Tufts’ history, the inspirational message has been delivered by the university president. Seniors participate in a processional in caps and gowns. Family and friends are invited to attend. The winner of the Wendell Phillips Award will speak, and members of the senior Baccalaureate Committee and the chaplains will present readings and prayers. There are also hymns and musical offerings by soloists and instrumentalists. Fletcher Field, 3 p.m.
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony. Fletcher Field, 5-7 p.m.
Roman Catholic Mass Goddard Chapel, 5 p.m.
Candlelight Procession Up the Hill Starting at the Mayer Campus Center patio, 10:45 p.m.
Top of the Hill Tribute/Illumination Ceremony Ceremonial welcome to Tufts’ newest alumni, the Class of 2005. Goddard Chapel terrace, 11 p.m. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 617-627-3526 or go to www.tufts.edu/alumni for information.
Commencement Day Phase II Diploma presentation ceremonies. Various campus venues, 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. For a complete listing of the Arts & Sciences Phase II venues, go to http://commencement.tufts.edu/ase/index.shtml#ase2.
School of Dental Medicine Ceremony Carmichael Quad, 11:30 a.m.
School of Engineering Ceremony Academic Quad, 11:30 a.m.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Ceremony Fletcher Field, 11:30 a.m.
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Ceremony Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, 11:30 a.m.
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ceremonies Graduate students will be awarded their diplomas at the Arts & Sciences ceremonies for their specific disciplines. For a complete listing of the Arts & Sciences Phase II venues, go to http://commencement.tufts.edu/ase/index.shtml#ase2.
School of Medicine/Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Ceremony Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center, 11:30 a.m.
School of Veterinary Medicine Ceremony Grafton campus, 3 p.m.
President’s Picnic For faculty and staff from the Medford/Somerville and Boston campuses. Lawn behind Gifford House, the president’s residence, noon-2 p.m. Rain site: Tent on Fletcher Field.
HNRCA Seminar “Interaction Between Apolipoprotein A5 and Dietary N-6 Polyunsaturated Fat on Remnant-like Particle Concentration, and LDL and VLDL Size in the Framingham Heart Study,” Chao-Qiang Lai, research molecular biologist, HNRCA Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, and “Integrating Human and Drosophila QTLs to Identify Longevity and Thrifty Genes,” Larry Parnell, USDA computational biologist, HNRCA Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
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