March Calendar of Events
University Gallery “Flow,” paintings and photographs by Diane Burko that focus on spectacular and extreme landscapes of volcanoes, craters, waterfalls and glaciers from Iceland, Italy, Hawaii and Washington State. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through April 2.
New Media Wall Continuous screenings of art works in video and film. Featured is Juan Manuel Echavarria's “Bocas del Ceniza (Mouths of Ash),” named after the Magdalena River in Colombia, where bodies of war victims thrown into the river wash up. The video focuses on the faces of Colombian civilians who have witnessed massacres at the hands of paramilitary forces and guerillas. Aidekman Arts Center, adjacent to the Tisch Gallery entrance, through April 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
P.O.V. Series View a short digital video and interview with a leading contemporary new media artist. Featured is Isaac Julien's “Encore,” stunning, color-saturated images that refer to the African Diaspora and the quest to find roots in the New World. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery lobby, through April 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
University Gallery “Recent and Promised Gifts of Art to the University,” featuring works by Jean Dubuffet, Alex Katz, Janice Lourie, Philip Pearlstein, Ad Reinhardt, James Rosenquist, Beverly Semmes and David Smith. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through May 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Controversies in Nutrition “New Concept and Merging Disciplines Meet Strong Resistance: Recognition of the Synergistic Interaction of Nutrition and Infection,” Nevin S. Scrimshaw, visiting professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Boston campus.
Ash Wednesday Mass Goddard Chapel, 5:30 p.m.
Noontime Concert Eric Berlin Brass Quintet. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
HNRCA Speakers Bureau “Nutrition and the Aging Brain,” Aron Troen, a scientist in the HNRCA Vitamin Bioavailability Laboratory, will address the Never Too Late senior group. Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 2 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Ecology & the Environment “Why There Is Such an Emphasis on Respect toward the Environment in Hinduism and the Origins Behind It,” Nisha Jain, E06, Hindu Student Association. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7p.m.
Child Development Spring Colloquium “Families across Cultures: Eco-cultural and Global Perspectives on Family Change,” James Gorgas, visiting scholar, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and emeritus professor of psychology, University of Athens, Greece. Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Room 129, 3:30-5 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “An Adipocentric View of Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome,” Dr. Steven R. Smith, associate professor, Louisiana State University, and director, Human Phenotyping Core-CNRU, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
International Relations Seminar “The 'Separation Barrier' between the International Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Israel,” David Kretzmer, the Bruce W. Wayne Professor of International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and visiting professor of international law, Fletcher School, and visiting scholar, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. Cabot Center, seventh floor, 5-6:30 p.m.
Women's Studies “Is Science a Man's World? Gender, Math & Understanding Nature,” Elizabeth Spelke, Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and co-director of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program in honor of International Women's Day. Braker Hall, Room 01, 5-6:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Three-dimensional Signal Transduction during Desmoplastic-Stroma Differentiation,” Edna Cukierman, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Biomedical Seminar “Intersection of the Hepatitis C Virus Life Cycle and Lipid Biosynthetic Pathways,” Sharookh Kapadia, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Research Institute. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Ecology & the Environment “Humanity's Divine Trust,” Negin Toosi, graduate student in psychology, and Karina Purushotma, a researcher at the Feinstein Famine Center. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium Held annually since 1999, the symposium celebrates the diverse contributions made by Tufts undergraduates to scholarship and research advances. It includes presentations by undergraduate scholars and researchers from all disciplines: the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts and international relations. Keynote speaker: Barry Trimmer, professor of biology, who will talk about his integrative research in the development of soft-bodied robots. For more information, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/symposium. Braker Hall, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Biology Seminar “Life History Evolution in Nephila: A Phylogenetic Approach,” Linden Higgins, adjunct assistant professor of biology, University of Vermont. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-5 p.m.
Women's Track & Field NCAA Championships St. Olaf College, through March 11.
French Film Experience “Sur mes lèvres (Read My Lips),” a 2002 thriller by Jacques Audiard. Olin Center, Rooms 011 and 012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “SphinGOMAP: Sphingolipidomic Approaches to Pathway Analysis and Visualization and Some Surprising New Relationships They Are Revealing for Sphingolipids in Cancer and Other Disease,” Alfred H. Merrill, professor and chair of molecular cell biology, Georgia Institute of Technology. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Women and Leadership “Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming Leadership,” an evening of new ideas and networking with great women leaders from business, the public sector and nonprofits. For more information, go to http://fletcher.tufts.edu/enlightened_power. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 6-9 p.m.
Computer Science Lecture “Tangible Bits: Beyond Painted Bits,” Hiroshi Ishii, MIT Media Lab. Halligan Hall, Room 111, 3-4 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Wellesley, 4 p.m.
Goddard Chapel Forum on Religion and Medicine “Religion and Medicine: Local and International,” the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, a 1976 graduate of Tufts School of Medicine and pastor, Bethel AME Church, Roxbury, Mass. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Titin: What Is This Giant Protein Doing and Why Are There So Many Isoforms?,” Marion L. Greaser, director, Muscle Biology Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Max Tishler Lecture “New Tools for Bioanalysis: The Development of Microsystems for Use in Cell and Molecular Biology,” Prof. George Whitesides, Harvard University. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-104, 4:30 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. Franklin Pierce, West Palm Beach, Fla., 4:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Endicott, 1 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Guilford, 2:30 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Body Composition Tools in Clinical Research,” Dr. Steven B. Heymsfield, executive director for clinical research in metabolism, Merck & Co. Inc. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts vs. Buffalo State, West Palm Beach, Fla., 7 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Tufts at Roanoke, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at North Carolina Wesleyan, 3 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Multiple Signaling Pathways Regulate Glutamate Receptors at Synapses,” Peter Juo, assistant professor of physiology, Tufts School of Medicine. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Women's Lacrosse Tufts at Bridgewater State, noon.
Baseball Tufts at Apprentice, double-header, 12:30 p.m.
Softball Tufts at Chapman, 1 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “Race/Ethnic Differences in Bone Mineral Density in Men,” Andre Araujo, research scientist, New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Mass. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, main auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Charles Francis Adams Lecture Sir Richard Billing Dearlove, former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, topic to be announced. Cabot Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Mass. Maritime, 3 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Tufts at Amherst, 4 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar Andrea Cochran, Genentech Inc., topic to be announced. Pearson Chemistry Building, Room P-106, 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Table on Religion, Ecology & the Environment “Climate Change: Caring about Our Children,” Anya Kollmuss, outreach coordinator, Tufts Climate Initiative. MacPhie Conference Room, 5-7 p.m.
Diversity & Cognition Colloquium Series “Understanding Prejudice and Racism from the Target’s Perspective,” Nicole Shelton, Department of Psychology, Princeton University. Psychology department, first-floor conference room, 490 Boston Ave., 3 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Bates, 3 p.m.
Softball Tufts at Suffolk, 3 p.m.
Student Concert Vocalist Sean Zinsmeister, A06, presents his senior recital. Alumnae Lounge, 7 p.m.
Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the April issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, March 28. 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.