May Calendar of Events
Thesis Defense “Centromere Pairing and Chromosome Segregation in Meiosis,” Mara Stewart, graduate student in molecular microbiology, Sackler School. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Boston campus.
University Gallery “The Architecture of Art,” artists François De Costerd, Daniel Goldman, Kathy Kissik, Lisa Reindorf, Juni Van Dyke and Michelle Widmere-Schultz construct their art with architectural elements and imagery, using architecture as a vehicle for expression on the environment and our place within it. The media represented in this exhibition include painting, photography and assemblage. Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse Gallery, through May 31. Opening reception: May 10, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gallery.
2007 Reunion Exhibit Photographs and memorabilia that commemorate many of this year’s reunion classes, including people, places and events from the 65th, 55th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th and 10th reunion classes. Tisch Library, corridor to the Tower Café, through August 24.
University Gallery “Nuvolomondo,” the first site-specific installation by Boston painter Cristi Rinklin, commissioned for the Harry Remis Sculpture Court at the Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts. Culling imagery from sources as varied as Rococo art, cellular biology, natural history illustration, cosmological phenomena and decorative patterns, Rinklin’s lush environment depicts a world based on real objects and pictorial traditions, altered by technology, and completed by the imagination of the artist. Inspired by her recent visiting artist and scholar residency at the American Academy in Rome, Rinklin’s “cloud-world” installation is a “techno-ornate” burst of color and form. A contemporary interpretation of Baroque ornament, architectural details and stained glass panels, the installation is a stimulating experience that changes form and mood throughout the day. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through May 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 617-627-3518 or go to http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gallery.
Celebrating Madeline Join the Department of Art and Art History in celebrating the career of Madeline Harrison Caviness, the Mary Richardson Professor of Art and Art History. Bring a toast and a great story to tell. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, 4-7 p.m.
Pain Lecture “Why Persons Differ in Their Response to Pain and Analgesics: Insights from Genetic Research,” Dr. Raymond A. Dionne, scientific director, National Institute of Nursing, and former chief, Pain and Neurosensory Mechanisms Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Tufts-New England Medical Center, Wolff Auditorium, 4-5 p.m. Boston campus.
Economics Seminar “Product Line Rivalry or Do First-Run Movie Theaters Show the Same Films?” George Norman, the William and Joyce Cummings Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Business Economics, Tufts University. Braker Hall, Room 308, 4:30-6 p.m.
Flute Concert Nina Barwell leads the Tufts Flute Ensemble in their end-of-semester concert of traditional and new music for flute choir. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.
Women’s Track & Field New England Division III Championships, Springfield College, 10 a.m., through May 5.
MFA Thesis Exhibition Featuring work by Michele Brodie, Erin Carey, Jeanne Evans, Maya Freelon, Elizabeth Passela, Lisa Sawlit, Laura Torres, Andrea Wenglowskyj and Eileen Yaghoobian, students in the joint-degree program between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through May 20. Opening reception: May 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to www.ase.tufts.edu/gallery.
University Gallery “Jackie Ferrara: Imaginary Spaces/Realized Places,” a thematic exhibition of the work of sculptor and public artist Jackie Ferrara, developed by students in Tufts’ Museum Studies Program. The exhibition of five of her sculptures on loan from local collections and a multi-media presentation of her public art commissions from across the United States explore the artist’s process as she moves from structure to space to place. Ferrara is the artist chosen for Tufts’ first public art commission—the transformation of the Tisch Library rooftop plaza. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through May 20. Opening reception: May 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, call 617-627-3518 or go to www.ase.tufts.edu/gallery.
Noon Hour Concert Anja Kollmuss, of the Tufts Institute of the Environment, performs Renaissance music on recorder, viol and voice. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy and Cell Biology “Drosophila Spermatogenesis: Toward Functional Genomics Study in Stem Cell Biology,” Stephen DiNardo, professor of cell and developmental biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Chitra Biswas Conference Room, M&V 105, 4 p.m. Boston campus.
Senior Recital Senior vocalist Madeline Weiss offers her final recital of her Tufts career. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.
Tufts Dental Reunion “Lucky 7!,” celebrate Las Vegas-style and enjoy the festivities of Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, Tufts School of Dental Medicine and Langham Hotel, Boston, through May 6. For more information, contact the Office of Dental Alumni Relations at 617-636-6773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Recital Senior vocalist Stacey Davidowitz offers her final recital of her Tufts career. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.
Student Recital Junior vocalist Samantha Karlin offers her end-of-semester recital. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.
Women’s Crew New England Championships, Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, all day.
Baseball Babson at Tufts (double-header), 1 p.m.
Co-Ed Sailing New England Dinghy Championships, Coast Guard, through May 7.
Community Concert Series Tufts piano students Joan Zhou and Jamie Yu, students of Chaden Yafi, conclude Tufts’ community chamber concert series for the semester. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 3 p.m.
Senior Recital Instrumentalist and composer Manan Shah presents his senior recital. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.
Medical Reunion Through May 13. For a complete listings of scheduled events, go to http://www.tufts.edu/med/alumni/AR/reunion.html.
Dental Graduation Dinner The 14th annual Graduation Awards Dinner, Westin Copley Place, Boston, 6-9 p.m.
Women’s Crew ECAC National Invitational Championships, Whitney Point, N.Y., all day.
Residence Halls close for non-graduating students.
Mechanical Engineering Alumni Dinner Special recognition awards will be presented to distinguished alumni Allan Clemow, E65, Career Achievement Award, and Peter Wong, E91, G91, G95, M.E. Practice Award, as well as recognition awards to current students. For information and to register go to http://ase.tufts.edu/mechanical/news/index.asp. Tufts University Boathouse, 177 Corporation Way, Medford. Social: 5-6:30 p.m.; buffet dinner: 6:30-9 p.m.
Composition Recital Tufts composers Elliot Cless and Phil Acimovic, graduate students in music, perform a special end-of-semester concert. Granoff Music Center, Fisher Performance Room, 9 p.m.
Muslim Service Crane Room, Paige Hall, 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the University Chaplain’s Office at 617-627-3427.
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.
Shabbat Morning Service (Conservative), followed by Kiddush. Granoff Family Hillel Center, 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-627-3242.
Renewal of Marriage Vows All members of the Tufts community are invited to renew their vows. Goddard Chapel, 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 617-627-3427.
Graduation Recital The music department hosts a farewell concert for graduating music seniors; come hear them sing or play one last time at Tufts University. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, noon.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Goddard Chapel, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Tour View the spring exhibitions at the University Art Gallery with a Tufts tour guide. Aidekman Arts Center, 2:30 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. The address is the president’s final opportunity to exhort and enlighten members of the senior class before they receive their degrees and leave the campus as alumni/ae. 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 2007. 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.
Residence Halls close for graduating students.
Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the June issue of the Tufts Journal is Tuesday, May 29. Submissions may be e-mailed to email@example.com or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Suite 4600, Medford campus.