May Calendar of Events
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 until 8 p.m.
HNRCA Seminar “An Integrated Approach to the Identification of Candidate Genes Affecting Lifespan in Drosophila,” Chao-Qiang Lai, USDA research molecular biologist, HNRCA Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Mezzanine Conference Room, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Media Inquiry “Polarization in the Media: A Venezuelan Dilemma,” four journalists from Venezuela and the Venezuelan consul of Boston talk about the current state of the media in that country. Cabot Center, Room 206, 6-7:30 p.m.
Baseball Tufts at Eastern Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Monday Night Jazz The Tufts Small Jazz Ensembles present their spring concert. Alumnae Lounge, 8 p.m.
Senior Recital Jason Coleman, a senior music major, performs on cello. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.
Gerhard Schmidt Memorial Lecture “Exploring the CREB Regulon,” Dr. Richard H. Goodman, director and senior scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University. Jaharis Center, Beharakis Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
The New Latin American Cinema Filmmaker Ferrando Birri, considered one of the main forces behind Latin America’s “New Cinema Movement,” screens his new film, “AZ 05: The Old and the New,” about Cuba’s International Film School, which he was instrumental in creating along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-7:30 p.m.
Year of the Goat “American Goat: A Photographic Journey through America’s Growing Goat Industry,” an exhibition by photographer Karl Schatz, A92, and his wife, writer Margaret Hathaway, who left their jobs in New York City in 2003 to embark on a yearlong exploration of America’s goat industry. They drove more than 40,000 miles, documenting in words, photographs and sound the farmers, ranchers, cheese makers, chefs, vets, butchers, circus trainers and enthusiasts who make up this unusual slice of America. Public opening reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-8:30 p.m., when local cheese makers will present their goat cheeses and products. Goat cheese, gelato and fudge will be available for tasting and purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be donated to the Tufts Fund, Slow Food Boston and Farms in Focus, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable and small-scale agriculture through the arts. More information about the exhibit can be found at http://www.americangoat.com. Slater Concourse Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, through May 31.
Klezmer Dance Party The Jumbo Knish Factory, aka the Tufts Klezmer Orchestra, performs horas, Feylakhs and traditional Israeli dances. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 8 p.m.
Lithograph Exhibition “From Eastport to Rockport: The Lithographs of Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978)” features a broad selection of New England coastal prints by one of America’s greatest 20th-century lithographers. The exhibition is curated by students in the Tufts Museum Studies Program and features lithographs from the Isabelle S. Knobloch collection from the Boston Public Library. Aidekman Arts Center, University Gallery, through May 21. Public opening reception: Thursday, May 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday until 8 p.m.
Immunology Seminar “Anatomy of a Toll-Like Receptor (TLR9),” Dr. Douglas Golenbock, Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon. Boston campus.
Noontime Concert Sarah Takagi performs on piano. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
Ivory Tusk Awards The Experimental College presents its first annual Ivory Tusk Awards to honor student filmmakers. Pearson Hall, Room 104, 7-10 p.m.
Biology Seminar “Replication Stalling and Chromosome Fragility: Is There Really a Connection?” Brian Lenzmeier, Buena Vista University, Iowa. Barnum Hall, Room 104, 4-5 p.m.
Co-ed Sailing New England Dinghy Championships, Brown University, through May 7.
Women’s Crew New England Championships at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, 7:45 a.m.
Baseball Tufts at Babson, double-header, 1 p.m.
Tribute Concert For more than 30 years, Vivian Taylor, senior lecturer in music, has taught and performed in the Department of Music, and the department is celebrating her career with a special concert in her honor. The performance will include a mix of jazz, gospel, classical and new music, and featured performers include John McDonald, Donal Fox, Marga Richter and Louise Toppin. Alumnae Lounge, 3:30 p.m.
eXpo 2006 An exhibition of final projects produced by students in Experimental College courses, ranging from sculpture, music and film to policy debate and criminal investigation. Miner Hall, first floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “NF-kB in Breast Cancer and Normal Mammary Gland Development,” Gail E. Sonenshein, professor of biochemistry and director, Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Center. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Senior Recital Jason Coleman, a composition student, performs. Goddard Chapel, 8 p.m.
Men’s Crew ECAC National Invitational Championships at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, 3 p.m., through May 14.
Mechanical Engineering Annual Alumni Dinner Special recognition awards will be presented to Robert Coutts, E72, the Career Achievement Award, and Carol Parrella, E85, the M.E. Practice Award. Awards also will be presented to current students. Social hour, Balch Arena Theater lobby, 5-6:30 p.m.; buffet dinner, Alumnae Lounge, 6:30-9 p.m. For more information and to register, go to http://ase.tufts.edu/mechanical/news/index.asp.
Immunology Seminar “Dendritic Cells in Mucosal Defense Activation,” Dr. Hans-Christian Reinecker, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon. Boston campus.
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology “Seeing What the Nose Tells the Brain: Imaging Receptor Input to the Olfactory Bulb,” Matt Wachowiak, assistant professor of biology, Boston University. Chitra Biswas Conference Room (M&V 105), 4 p.m. Boston campus.
University Art Gallery MFA thesis candidates talk about their work currently showing at the gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, 6 p.m.
Muslim Service Islamic Center, 176 Curtis St., 1:30 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Services Reform and Conservative. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 6 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Service Conservative, followed by Kiddush. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 10 a.m.
Renewal of Marriage Vows All members of the Tufts community are invited to renew their vows in the chapel. For more information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 617-627-3427. Goddard Chapel, 11 a.m.-noon.
Graduation Recital Senior music majors, minors and longtime ensemble members give one last performance before graduating from Tufts. Free and open to the public. 48 Professors Row, noon.
Gallery Tour View the spring exhibitions with a Tufts gallery guide. Aidekman Arts Center, 1 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. In recent years, the baccalaureate has been an interfaith service, with all university chaplains organizing and participating in the service. 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. 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 Illumination Ceremony Ceremonial welcome to Tufts' newest alumni, the Class of 2006. Goddard Chapel terrace, 11 p.m.
Commencement Day Phase II Diploma presentation ceremonies for individual schools and departments. Various campus venues, 11:30 a.m. For a listing of locations of diploma ceremonies, go to http://commencement.tufts.edu and click on “Phase II Ceremonies and School Information.”
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