October Calendar of Events
Volleyball Tufts Invitational, Cousens Gym, 10 a.m.
Exhibition “150 Years of Fraternities and Sororities at Tufts,” an exhibition prepared by the Friends Exhibition Team of Marcia Kaplan Goldsmith, J55; Sheila McDermott, J57; Jay Samuels, E45; and Judy Johnson Uhrig, J55. Tisch Library, corridor to the Tower Café, through January 12, 2006.
University Gallery “Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator,“ an exhibition organized by guest curator Judith Hoss Fox that explores the creative intersection of art, fashion and human needs. The exhibition includes 43 works by international artists. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through November 13. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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 “Silkworm Grind,” a large-scale installation created by Mei-ling Hom in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. The work consists of three aluminum silkworms suspended from the ceiling. Each form in sheathed in colorful silk and emits a pungent aroma as the forms slowly gyrate. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through November 13. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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 “Selections from the United Nations Sculpture Series,” artist Wenda Gu's fusion of traditional Chinese ink painting, seals and furniture with the materials and notions of a new millennium. Gu began the series in 1993 and has installed it in 15 countries. His two site-specific, 22-foot-high sculptures at Tufts are totems made from human hair of various races, formed into blocks and supporting the pseudo-calligraphic characters of an invented language. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through January 8, 2006. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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.
New Media Wall Continuous screenings of art works in video and film. Featured is Austrian new media artist Günther Selichar's “Granturismo,” a digital video with animation. Selichar puts the viewer “in the driver's seat” in a fast-paced car ride through the countryside, a trip that conceptually parallels the evolution of painting from Renaissance one-point perspective to Modernist “all-over” abstract compositions. Aidekman Arts Center, adjacent to the Tisch Gallery entrance, through November 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country Tufts at Keene State Invitational, 11 a.m.
Field Hockey Tufts at Bates, noon.
Football Tufts at Bates, 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Tufts at Bates, 2 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Tufts at Bates, 11 a.m.
Yamada-ryu Sokyoku A performance of Japanese classical chamber music for koto, shamise and shakuhachi, featuring works from the autumn repertoire performed by Ayakano Cathleen Read and her students, with Elizabeth Reian Bennett and Mary Ellen Miller on shakuhachi. Alumnae Lounge, 2 p.m.
French Film Experience “L'Auberge espagnole,” a 2002 comedy/romance. Olin Center, Room 011 and 012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Age-associated Insulin Resistance: A Role for Skeletal Muscle Lipid Accumulation, Obesity Exercise,” Bret H. Goodpaster, assistant professor of medicine and of health and physical education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Nutrition Policy Seminar “The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Process for Implementing Food Guidance,” Eric Hentges, executive director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Pharmacology Seminar “von Hippel Lindau Protein Partner Jade-1 is a Transcription Factor Associated with Histone Acetyl Transferase Activity,” Maria V. Panchenko, instructor of medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Sackler Center, Room 304D, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Boston campus.
Women’s Soccer Brandeis at Tufts, 4 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table “Music and Healing,” Ben Tousley, musician and storyteller. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
University Gallery Discussion of the installations “Selections from the United Nations Sculpture Series” by Wenda Gu in the Remis Sculpture Court and “Silkworm Grind” by Mei-ling Hom in the Koppelman Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 6-8 p.m.
The Wright Lectures on Cosmic Evolution “Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth,” Lynn Rothschild, astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center, and James Hanken, evolutionary biologist, Harvard University. Boston Museum of Science, Cahners Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Williams at Amherst College, 8 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts vs. Hamilton at Amherst College, noon.
Women’s Cross Country All New England Championships at Franklin Park, Boston, noon.
Men’s Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, noon.
Men’s Cross Country All New England Championships at Franklin Park, Boston, 1 p.m.
Football Bowdoin at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture A talk by C. David Welch, F77, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5-6:30 p.m.
Volleyball Connecticut College at Tufts, 7 p.m.
Finance Training Designed for those new to Tufts or new to a position with financial reporting responsibility, this course reviews the four basic PeopleSoft financial reports generated weekly: financial summary, transaction detail, open commitment and labor. Registration is necessary by e-mailing email@example.com. Tufts Administration Building, IT Training Lab, 10-11:30 a.m.
Chaplaincy Reflections “And Justice for All,” the Rev. Barbara Asinger, associate Protestant chaplain. Goddard Chapel, noon-1 p.m.
Nutrition Policy Seminar Juan Rivera Dommarco, director of the Research Center in Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Thesis Defense “The Nutrition and Epidemiologic Transition in Mexico: Analysis of Three National Surveys,” Simon Barquera-Cervera, doctoral student, Friedman School. Sackler Center, Room 205, 2-4 p.m. Boston campus.
Men’s Soccer Tufts at Plymouth State, 6 p.m.
The Wright Lectures on Cosmic Evolution “Onset of Civilization and Prospects for the Future,” Fred Spier, anthropologist and world historian, University of Amsterdam, and Jill Tarter, radio astronomer and astrobiologist, SETI Institute. Boston Museum of Science, Cahners Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.
Chaplain’s Table “The Spiritual Aspect of Wellness: Exploring Substance Use, Sexual Assault & Risk,” Margot E. Abels, director of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Services, and Elaine Theodore, coordinator, Campus Violence Prevention Program. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Wheaton, 7 p.m.
Parents Weekend Through October 16. For a complete schedule of Parents Weekend events, go to http://parentsprogram.admin.tufts.edu.
University Gallery Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of galleries and exhibitions, presents a tour of the fall exhibitions at the gallery: “Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator,” “Silkworm Grind” by Mei-ling Hom and the “United Nations Sculpture Series” by Wenda Gu. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, noon-1 p.m.
Diversity & Cognition Colloquium Series “Race and Gender Gaps in Academic Achievement and Standardized Testing,” Joshua Aronson, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. Department of Psychology, first-floor conference room, 490 Boston Ave., 3-4 p.m.
Film A sneak preview of “Emmanuel's Gift,” a new documentary produced and directed by Tufts alumnae Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern and narrated by Oprah Winfrey. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the producers. The documentary is the story of a disabled orphan whose father abandoned him, whose village dismissed him and whose country thought him better off dead. Pearson Hall, Room 104, 3-5 p.m.
Author Talk Catherine Clinton, author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, kicks off the Tisch Library's installation of the national touring exhibition “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation.” A question-and-answer session and book signing follows.Tisch Library, Hirsh Reading Room, 3:30-5 p.m.
Concert Tufts’ student a cappella groups the Jackson Jills, Beelzebubs and Amalgamates perform for Homecoming. Goddard Chapel, 7-8 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Trinity at Tufts, 11 a.m.
Field Hockey Trinity at Tufts, noon.
Volleyball Tufts at Amherst, 1 p.m.
Football Trinity at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Trinity at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.
Parents Weekend Concert A program saluting the opening of the “Lincoln: Forever Free” exhibition in Tisch Library and featuring performances by the Tufts Big Band, Orchestra, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Third Day Gospel Choir and Kiniwe. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Walking Tour Enjoy a leisurely guided tour of Civil War markers on the Medford/Somerville campus, highlighting Tufts' connection to this period in American history. Led by Cathy Stanton, lecturer in anthropology. Meet at the foot of Memorial Steps, College Avenue, 10 a.m.
Theater The Underground Railway Theatre performs “Are You Ready My Sister?,” the story of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and the Quaker women who helped her bring 300 fugitives to freedom. Tisch Library Media Center, Room 304, noon-1 p.m.
Gallery Tour Take a tour of the fall exhibitions at the University Gallery: “Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator,” “Silkworm Grind” by Mei-ling Hom and the “United Nations Sculpture Series” by Wenda Gu. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Volleyball Middlebury at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tufts at UMass-Dartmouth, 3 p.m.
Women's Soccer Keene State at Tufts, 4 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Novel Metalloligands for Heterometallic, Chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks,” Prof. Seth Cohen, University of California at San Diego. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Civil War Lecture “Landscapes of the Civil War,” Jay Griffin, president of the Medford Historical Society, presents a slideshow/lecture highlighting Medford's Civil War history. Tisch Library, Electronic Resource Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Brandeis, 7 p.m.
17th annual Sterling Visiting Professorship in Pharmacology “COX-2 Inhibitors: Discovery, Development and Issues," Phil Needleman, scientific partner, Prospect Venture Partners. The lecture is in honor of and in memory of the late Dr. Louis Lasagna, former dean of the Sackler School. Sackler Center, DeBlois Auditorium B, 3:30-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Computer Science Colloquium “The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for High-Dimensional Spaces,” Ben Schneiderman, University of Maryland. Halligan Hall, 4-5 p.m.
Panel Discussion “Race Relations and Presidential Leadership,” a panel discussion examining a president's challenges in leading a country divided over issues of race and using Abraham Lincoln's term as the starting point. Moderated by Gerald Gill, professor of history. Panelists include Donald Yacovone, senior associate editor at the Massachusetts Historical Society and editor of The Massachusetts Historical Review, and David Quigley, professor of history, Boston College. Reception to follow. Bromfield-Pearson, Room 104, 4-6 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Medicine “The HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” the Rev. Jon Fuller, M.D., attending physician, Center for Infectious Diseases, and associate professor, Boston University School of Medicine. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Wind Concert The Tufts Wind Ensemble, with special guest the Middlesex Wind Band, presents music representing a variety of traditions and cultures. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Chaplain's Table “The Importance of Friendships and Connections for Women,” a student panel from the Women's Center. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Field Hockey Wheaton at Tufts, 6 p.m.
Photojournalism Jim MacMillan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and an alumnus of the Tufts/Museum School program, talks about the year he spent in Iraq as the Associated Press' Baghdad-based photographer and editor. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 6-8 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Emory National Invitational, through October 22.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Williams, 1 p.m.
Football Tufts at Williams, 1:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Tufts at Williams, 2:30 p.m.
Finance Training “Forms, Policies & Procedures,” a course is designed for new employees responsible for financial tasks or those currently at Tufts who need a refresher. Content includes all the accounting forms used for internal and external procurement and the associated policies and procedures set by Tufts. Mayer Campus Center, Zamparelli Room, 2-4:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Wesleyan, 3:15 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar “Chemical Patents,” Stephen Baxter, Oblon, Spivak, McCelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion “Military Re-enactment and Memories of War,” sponsored by the Greater Boston Anthropology Consortium and featuring faculty members from Tufts and Brandeis and local re-enactors discussing the whys of re-enactment. Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Nutrition Policy Seminar “Resilience of U.S. Agriculture,” Katherine R. Smith, associate administrator, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Field Hockey Tufts at Wesleyan, 3:30 p.m.
Slide Presentation “Finding Lincoln Wherever You Travel: Historiography and Local History Entwined,” librarian Marie Deuerlein talks about Lincoln memorabilia and artifacts from the Forbes House in Quincy, Mass., and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Tisch Library, Electronic Resource Center, 5 p.m.
Volleyball Tufts at Bowdoin, 7 p.m.
Global Development and Environment Institute "Rethinking Development in the 21 st Century: Globalization, Innovation and the Role of the State" and the presentation of the annual Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to Richard Nelson of Columbia University and Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University. Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 5-7:30 p.m.
Lincoln-era Theater “Stock Companies and Spectacles: Theater in the Age of Lincoln,” Barbara Grossman, professor and chair of drama, discusses the experience of Clara Morris and others on stage during the Lincoln era. Tisch Library Media Center, Room 304, 5:30 p.m.
Theater “The School for Scandal” by Richard Brinsley Sheridan; directed by Sheriden Thomas. This Georgian play debuted in London in 1777 to good reviews. With characters drawn like cartoons, this classic comedy of manners tells the tale of two pairs of thwarted lovers and the effect of gossip on their star-crossed relationships. October 27-29, Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the October 27 show, and $7 with a Tufts ID for October 28 and 29. For more information, call the theater box office at 617-627-3493.
Men's Soccer Tufts at Connecticut College, 11 a.m.
Women's Cross Country NESCAC Championship at Wesleyan, noon.
Volleyball Tufts at Wesleyan, noon.
Football Amherst at Tufts, 1 p.m.
Field Hockey Tufts at Connecticut College, 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer Tufts at Connecticut College, 1:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “To E or Not to E?” Dr. Angelo Azzi, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland, and a visiting scientist at the HNRCA. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the November issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, October 25. Submissions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.