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September 2010 Events Calendar

September 1

Matriculation for members of the Class of 2014 in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. First-year and transfer students line up on the Academic Quad between Ballou Hall and Goddard Chapel at 1:30 p.m.; ceremony runs from 1:45–3 p.m.

September 6

Labor Day University holiday; no classes.

September 7

Classes begin for students on the Medford/Somerville campus. Experimental College registration begins.

September 9

Renovating Walden An immersive and participatory installation spearheaded by noted American artists J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, exploring the meanings, readings and mis-readings that Henry David Thoreau’s Walden has spawned. The installation will function as a kind of stage set animated by an extensive program of mid-day and early evening topical conversations, modeled after the 19th-century lyceum, that are open to the public and will feature members of the Tufts faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences. A replica of Thoreau’s cabin will be built in September/October, followed by a response to it in the form of a second cabin built inside the University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, through November 14. Public opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30–8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518 or go to http://ase.tufts.edu/gallery/exhibitions/exhibitions.html.

Mexico Beyond Its Revolution This thematic examination of Mexican art from the past century celebrates the centennial of the Mexican Revolution as well as the bicentennial of its independence from Spain. The exhibition is guest curated by Adriana Zavala, associate professor of art history and a specialist in modern Latin American art. The 38 works exemplify the ways that artists have historically lived and expressed the “revolution” in all its permutations, but also the ways in which art and the nation have transcended the Mexican Revolution. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through November 14. Public opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30–8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518 or go to http://ase.tufts.edu/gallery/exhibitions/exhibitions.html.

Laurence Salzmann: Echele Ganas (Do Your Best): A Life Left Behind A companion exhibition to Mexico Beyond Its Revolution, Echele Ganas is a photography and video project completed between 2004 and 2008 that portrays the life of villagers in the mountainous region of La Sierra de Norte in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court, through December 19. Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518 or go to http://ase.tufts.edu/gallery/exhibitions/exhibitions.html.

The Internet Generation Join Henry Milner, author of The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts?, as he explores trends in political participation throughout North America and Europe. Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 12:30–2 p.m.

September 10

Sackler Seminar “Membrane Biology of Leishmania Infection,” with Syamal Roy, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 11 a.m.–noon. Boston campus.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. St. Catherine at Emory, 2:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts at Emory, 7:30 p.m.

September 11

Co-ed Sailing Harry Anderson Trophy Regatta at Yale, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Pine Trophy Sloop Intersectional at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing 2nd Annual Women’s Toni Deutsch Trophy Regatta at MIT, 9:30 a.m.

Veterinary Open House Come visit the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for self-guided tours of the veterinary hospitals, canine rescue presentations, sheep shearing, hayrides, a birds of prey exhibit and more. Bring the family and spend the day, rain or shine. Please leave your pets at home. For more information, call 508.839.5395, ext. 84899 or go to http://www.tufts.edu/vet/about/open_house.html. Cummings School, 200 Westboro Road, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Grafton campus.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Texas Lutheran at Emory, 11 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Gettysburg at Emory, 1 p.m.

Field Hockey Middlebury at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Middlebury at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Middlebury at Tufts, 3:30 p.m.

September 12

Co-ed Sailing Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Pine Trophy Sloop Intersectional at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Second Women’s Toni Deutsch Trophy at MIT, 9:30 a.m.

September 13

Sackler Symposium “Therapeutic Peptides in the Treatment of Cancer,” with James Baleja, associate professor biochemistry; Janice Reichert, senior researcher; Lidija Covic, assistant professor of medicine; William Bachovchin, professor of biochemistry; Vladimir Torchilin, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Northeastern University; and Sanjay Awasthi, University of North Texas Medical School. For more information, go to http://sackler.tufts.edu/Calendar/2010/09/13/Symposium-Therapeutic-Peptides-in-the-Treatment-of-Cancer-.aspx. School of Dental Medicine, Alumni Lounge, 15th floor, 12:30–6:30 p.m. Boston campus.

Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series “Early Algebra: What Children Can Do and Why It Matters for Mathematics,” with Maria Blanton, professor in the STEM department at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and senior research scientist at the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education. Co-sponsored by the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and Department of Education. Register at http://stemlecture1mariablanton.eventbrite.com. For information on the lecture series, go to
http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu/News-and-Events-Seminars/seminars.html or contact lori.jackson@tufts.edu. Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, 4–5:30 p.m.

September 14

Physiology Seminar “Gastrointestinal Disorders, and the Anatomy of Microbial Invasion,” with Saul Tzipori, professor of biomedical sciences, Cummings School. Jaharis Center, Behrakis Auditorium, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.

Men’s Soccer Tufts at Endicott, 6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Keene State, 6 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Gordon at Tufts, 7 p.m.

Carolina Chocolate Drops “Tradition is a Guide, Not a Jailer: We Play in an Older Tradition but We Are Modern Musicians,” featuring the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an antique jug band with swaggering hip-hop attitude. The Drops will perform pieces from their 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig, as well as music from previous albums. Tickets are free, but are only available with a Tufts ID. Seating is general admission. Call 617.627.3679 for tickets. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.

September 15

Field Hockey Tufts at Babson, 6 p.m.

September 16

Art Gallery Opening Receptions for the fall exhibitions and Mexico Independence Day celebration. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 5:30–8 p.m.

September 17

Women’s Tennis ITA Regional Championships at Babson/Wellesley, 8 a.m.

Constitution Day Lecture and Luncheon “Police, Protest, and the Constitution,” with Daniel Kryder, associate professor in the Department of Politics at Brandeis University. For more information, contact Jeannine.Lenehan@Tufts.edu. Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, noon.

Fletcher School Author Talk Kim Wilson, lecturer in international business at the Fletcher School, talks about her new book, Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings. Cabot Center. Ginn Library Reading Room, 2–3 p.m.

Co-ed Sailing 30th Team Racing Challenge at Boston Sailing Center, 2 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Tufts at Amherst, 4:30 p.m.

Field Hockey Tufts at Amherst, 4:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Amherst, 5 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Bates at Colby, 8 p.m.

September 18

Women’s Tennis ITA Regional Championships at Babson/Wellesley, 8 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT and Boston University, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing 14th Women’s Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country Tufts at Bates Invitational, 11 a.m.

Women’s Cross Country Tufts at Bates Invitational, 11 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts at Colby, 1:30 p.m.

September 19

Women’s Tennis ITA Regional Championships at Babson/Wellesley, 8 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Regis Bowl at Boston University, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT and Boston University, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing 14th Women’s Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Tennis Tufts at Roger Williams, 11:30 a.m.

September 21

Art Gallery Talk “Artist and Researchers,” with Monica McTighe, assistant professor of art and art history at Tufts, as part of the Renovating Walden exhibition. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 12:10–1:20 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518.

Small Animal Practitioners Lecture Series “Potpourri of Endocrine Topics,” with Orla Mahony, MVB, DACVIM. Continuing education credit available. To register, go to http://www.tufts.edu/vet/ce/events/20100921.html, call 508.887.4723 or email vetCEinfo@tufts.edu. Agnes Varis Campus Center, 7–9 p.m. Grafton campus.

Men’s Soccer Massachusetts Maritime at Tufts, 7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Brandeis at Tufts, 7 p.m.

September 22

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Wheaton, 4:30 p.m.

Field Hockey Tufts at UMass-Dartmouth, 6 p.m.

September 23

Renaissance Assassins: Blood, Lies and Videogames Lecture by Marcello Simonetta, professor of medieval studies, romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University, author of The Montefeltro Conspiracy: A Renaissance Mystery Decoded. Reception to follow. Center for the Humanities, 48 Professors Row, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

September 24

Men’s Tennis ITA Division III Regional Championships, Williamstown, Mass., 9 a.m.

September 25

Merial World Rabies Day Symposium “A Global End to Rabies: Putting Education into Action,” featuring Jim Steele, a pioneer in the evolving philosophy of “one medicine, one health, one world.” Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, Mass., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Continuing education credits available. Free, but seating is limited; to register, go to http://run4rabies.org/EN/Events/symposium.html or contact the veterinary continuing education department at 508.887.4723 or vetCEinfo@tufts.edu.

Men’s Tennis ITA Division III Regional Championships, Williamstown, Mass., 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Sloop Champs, Larry White Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Regis Bowl at Boston University, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 28th Hood Trophy, Malden River, 9:30 a.m.

Football Hamilton at Tufts, Ellis Oval, noon.

Field Hockey Wesleyan at Tufts, noon.

Women’s Soccer Wesleyan at Tufts, noon.

September 26

Men’s Crew Green Mountain Head Regatta, Putney, Vt., 9 a.m.

Women’s Crew Green Mountain Head Regatta, Putney, Vt., 9 a.m.

Men’s Tennis ITA Division III Regional Championships, Williamstown, Mass., 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 28th Hood Trophy, Malden River, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Sloop Champs, Larry White Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Regis Bowl at Boston University, 9:30 a.m.

Community Day A day of education, art and family entertainment, co-sponsored with the communities of Medford and Somerville. All activities, including lunch, are free. Events will take place on the main academic quad and will be held rain or shine. Parking for Community Day is available free of charge in the Tufts parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue; a complimentary shuttle will run from Davis Square across the street from the Somerville Theatre. 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Community Concert Series—Pictures: A Piano Recital by Thomas Stumpf At the center of performance faculty pianist Thomas Stumpf’s recital program is Mussorgsky’s monumental suite Pictures at an Exhibition. He will also be performing the world premiere of a work by Tufts faculty member John McDonald, written especially for this occasion and related to Mussorgsky’s work. Free; no tickets required. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall. 3 p.m.

September 28

Center for the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch “Protestant-Secular Politics and Moderating Muslims during the Cold War,” with Rosemary Hicks, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Center for the Humanities at Tufts, 48 Professors Row, noon–1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts at UMass-Boston, 6:30 p.m.

September 29

Neuroscience Seminar “The Role of the Neurotrophin BDNF in Hormonal Regulation of Hippocampal Function,” with Helen Scharfman, adjunct professor of neuropharmacology, Columbia University. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4–5 p.m. Boston campus.

Women’s Soccer Babson at Tufts, 4 p.m.

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equality Presented by Tim Wise, antiracist lecturer and author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama. This is a ticketed event open to all Tufts students, faculty and staff; one ticket per Tufts ID. Tickets may be picked up at the Mayer Campus Center information booth. Any remaining tickets will be available to the public at Cohen Auditorium at 6 p.m. on the night of the lecture. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 7 p.m.

September 30

Noontime Concert Janet Hunt, organ. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Tennis MIT at Tufts, 4 p.m.

Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Dealing with Loss Introduction to Chaplain’s Table, with the Rev. David O’Leary, university chaplain. MacPhie Conference Room, 5–7 p.m.

Art Gallery Talk A curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition Mexico Beyond Its Revolution led by guest curator Adriana Zavala, associate professor of art and art history. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, 5–6 p.m.

The Cultural Impact of the Book of Revelation Lecture by Elaine Pagels, professor of religion, Princeton University and author of The Gnostic Gospels, The Origin of Satan and Adam, Eve and the Serpent. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. Reception to follow. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Art Gallery Talk “Simplicity, Simplicity . . . Complexity?” with Jonathan Kenny, professor of chemistry, part of the Renovating Walden exhibition. Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Gallery, 8 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518.

Editor’s note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for October is Thursday, September 16. Submissions may be emailed to barbara.lewis@tufts.edu or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 80 George Street, Medford campus.