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June 2010 Events Calendar

June 1

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute “Summer Explorations” program: wine regions of France, how language works, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, encountering Brahms and improvisational acting are among the offerings. Through June 10. Download the brochure at, or visit for more information, or call 617.627.5885.

Revolt, Recoil, Response: German Expressionist Prints The Tufts University Art Gallery, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, presents an exhibition of rare works on paper by artists who became known as the German Expressionists. Working at the turn of the 20th century, their art embodied the turbulent social and political conditions of the time. The exhibition will include more than 40 works from preeminent artists such as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, Ernst Kirchner and Kathe Kollwitz. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through August 1. Summer gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. For more information, visit

June 2

Biomedical Sciences Seminar “Adventures in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology,” with Scott Fitzgerald, professor of pathobiology and diagnostic investigation, Michigan State University. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Varis Lecture Hall, noon–1 p.m. Grafton campus.

Neuroscience Seminar Series with Bernhard Lüscher, professor of biology, Penn State University. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4–5 p.m. Boston campus.

June 6

Tufts Paws for People Workshop Paws for People is a pet visitation program serving facilities including homes for the elderly, detention centers for troubled youth, hospice centers, psychiatric centers, hospitals and libraries. This is a 12-hour workshop to learn about the program and procedures. Evaluation tests are then offered with your animal companion and are scheduled bimonthly throughout the year. Tufts Paws for People offers Pet Partner workshops and evaluations regularly on the Cummings School campus. All workshops and evaluations are taught by Delta Society licensed Pet Partner Team instructors and team evaluators. Fee is $80, which includes all workshop materials, the evaluation, lunch and snacks on both days. Second workshop is June 13. For further information, email or phone 508.839.8741. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Grafton campus.

June 8

Molecular Oncology Research Institute Seminar “The Rb Gene Family in Stem Cells and Cancer,” with Julien Sage, assistant professor of pediatrics and genetics, Stanford University. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 11 a.m. Boston campus.

Molecular Medicine Series With Michelle Letarte, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.

June 9

Tufts Distinction Awards The third annual Tufts Distinction Awards ceremony, celebrating the faculty and staff who make Tufts a special place to learn and work. A webcast of the event will also be available at remote viewing locations on the Boston and Grafton campuses. Bus service from Boston and van service from Grafton to Medford will be available. For full details and a list of the 2010 award recipients, go to Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, noon.

Joint Gene-Immuno-Micro Seminar With John Rinn, assistant professor of pathology, Harvard Medical School. Jaharis Center, Room 508, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.

June 13

Soccer Goalkeeper Clinic A coed clinic for players in grades 1 through 12, featuring Matt Reis of the New England Revolution. For information, contact Ralph Ferrigno at or 617.627.5152. Bello Field, across from Cousens Gymnasium, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

June 16

Molecular Oncology Research Institute Seminar “Thymic Hyperplasia and Lymphoma in HRAS VNTR Knock-in Mice,” with Theodore G. Krontiris, professor of molecular medicine and director emeritus of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in California. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 11 a.m. Boston campus.

“The Doctor Is In” Lecture Series “Experts’ Q&A: Editorial Board of Your Dog and Catnip,” with Cummings School faculty John Berg, Nicholas Dodman, Lisa Freeman, Linda Ross and Elizabeth Rozanski answering pet-care questions. RSVP is required. Send an email to with “RSVP” and the program date in the subject line or call 508.887.4304. For more information, go to Light refreshments will be served. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center Auditorium, 6–8 p.m. Grafton campus.

June 18

Tufts Otolaryngology Residency Alumni Day Program includes six talks, with welcome remarks by Elie Rebeiz, professor and chair of otolaryngology, Tufts Medical School. For more information, email Tufts Medical Center, Stearns Auditorium, 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. Boston campus.

June 24

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar Second annual short course on “Comparative Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness: Methods and Measurement.” This two-day course, which continues on June 25, provides participants with knowledge and hands-on experience in the nuts and bolts of the methods employed in evidence-based and value-based approaches, two essential components of comparative effectiveness research. For more information and to register, go to Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Partnering for Effective Performance Plans Performance plans are an integral part of Tufts’ Performance Development Program. A clear, mutually agreed upon performance plan is the best tool to support a productive year and a positive performance review. Attend this workshop and learn how to prepare for collaborative performance planning discussions, write individual goals for the performance plan and use the performance plan as a tool to improve communication and increase productivity. For information and to register, email Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Jean Mayer Administration Building, Kohnstamm Conference Room, 9 a.m.–noon. Grafton campus.

President’s Picnic for Grafton Campus Community Agnes Varis Campus Center Lawn, noon–1:30 p.m. Rain date: Tuesday, June 25. Grafton campus.

June 28

President’s Picnic for Boston and Medford/Somerville Campus Communities Lawn behind Gifford House, noon–1:30 p.m. Rain date: Friday, June 29. Buses from the Boston campus will leave from the corner of Harrison Avenue and Kneeland Street at 11:45 a.m. and noon, returning at 1:15 and 1:30 p.m.

June 30

Sackler School Seminar “The Role of Innate Immunity in Thrombosis, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease,” with Jane E. Freedman, Boston University School of Medicine. Biomedical Research and Public Health Building (formerly M&V), Room 702, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.

Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the July issue of the Tufts Journal is Thursday, June 24. Submissions may be emailed to or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 80 George St., Medford campus.