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October 2010 Events Calendar

For more events, go to the Tufts University Events website.

October 1

Renovating Walden An immersive and participatory installation spearheaded by noted American artists J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, exploring the meanings, readings and misreadings 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 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. 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. 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 RevolutionEchele 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. 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.

Symposium: Mexico Beyond Its Revolution An interdisciplinary one-day symposium that explores the cultural and political legacy of the Mexican Revolution from a contemporary perspective. Scholars from Mexico and the U.S. discuss the way visual, historical and political changes introduced by the revolution have shaped contemporary Mexico. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Department. More information, view this PDF. Lincoln-Filene, Raab Room and Cabot Intercultural Center, 7th floor. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Homecoming For a complete schedule of events, go to http://www.tuftsalumni.org/events-reunions/homecoming/, through Oct. 2

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Connecticut College at Wesleyan, 8 p.m.

October 2

Co-ed Sailing Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Smith Trophy at MIT, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing New England Women’s Singlehanded Champs at Vermont, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Trinity (Conn.) at Wesleyan, 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Bates at Tufts, noon.

Field Hockey Bates at Tufts, noon.

Football Bates at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts at Wesleyan (Conn.), 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Bates at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.

October 3

Men’s Crew Textile River Regatta at Lowell, Mass., 9 a.m.

Women’s Crew Textile River Regatta, at Lowell, Mass., 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Smith Trophy at MIT, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing New England Women’s Singlehanded Champs at Vermont, 9:30 a.m.

A Composer’s Point of View Confirmation, New England’s acclaimed six-voice contemporary gospel ensemble, presents a concert of high-energy and spirit-filled song, led by David Coleman, G01, director of Tufts’ Gospel Choir. It will feature many of Coleman’s compositions, which explore the fusion of jazz, classical, hip-hop and Latin into what traditionally is know as gospel music. Tickets are free with a Tufts ID card; limit two per ID; $10 for general admission. Call 617.627.3679 for tickets. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 3 p.m.

October 4

STEM Lecture Series “How Students Can Learn Science on the Basis of ‘Misconceptions,’ ” with Andrea diSessa, Corey Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley. Register at http://stemlecture2andreadisessa.eventbrite.com/. For more information, contact lori.jackson@tufts.edu. Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, 4–5:30 p.m.

Art Gallery Workshop Art Conservation lecture and workshop, led by painting conservator Elizabeth Leto Fulton. Aidekman Arts Center, 4–5:30 p.m.

October 5

Renovating Walden Salon “What Does Thoreau Teach Us about Sustainability?” with Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts professor of economics. Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Art Gallery, 12:10–1:20 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Plymouth State at Tufts, 7 p.m.

October 6

Farmers Market Locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, and fresh honey. Every Wednesday through Oct. 27. Mayer Campus Center, Talbot Ave., patio, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. rain or shine.

Genetics, Immunology & Microbiology Seminar “Probing the Molecular Basis of Adapter Protein Function,” with Gary Koretzky, Francis C. Wood Professor, University of Pennsylvania. Jaharis Center, Room 508, noon–1 p.m. Boston campus.

Neuroscience Seminar With Fang Zheng, associate professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. For more information, contact Steve Moss or Lalia Lee, 617.636.3796. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4–5 p.m. Boston campus.

Chaplaincy Series: Religion in America “Scopes Evolving: The Controversies of Religion in High School History Curriculum,” with Anne Gardiner, A87, Department of History, Tabor Academy. Goddard Chapel, 6 p.m.

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

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

October 7

Campus-wide Work-in-Progress Seminar “Mammalian Maternal Behavior: The Onset,” with Phyllis Mann, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences. “Investigating Species Differences in Coagulation,” with Scott Shaw, assistant professor, Department of Clinical Sciences. Agnes Varis Lecture Hall, 3:45–5:30 p.m. Grafton campus.

Field Hockey Wellesley at Tufts, 5 p.m.

Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Dealing with Loss Kathleen Camara, associate professor of child development, and Jeff Pietrantoni, administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Engineering, discuss the upcoming play The Guys, about the New York Fire Department dealing with grief after 9/11. MacPhie Conference Room, 5–7 p.m.

Spanish Guitar Concert Maestro Pablo Soler, an acclaimed Spanish guitar player, will present a concert of Spanish and Latin American music to celebrate the Latino Heritage Month. Free and open to the public. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.

October 8

Men’s Tennis Babson at Tufts, 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts vs. Amherst at Middlebury 8 p.m.

October 9

Men’s Crew Quinsigamond Snake Regatta, Worcester, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Crew Quinsigamond Snake Regatta, Worcester, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Women’s Intersectional at Navy, 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Storm Trysail College Big Boats at Larchmont, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Men’s Singlehanded Champs, location TBA, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country All-New England Championships, Franklin Park, Boston, noon.

Women’s Cross Country All-New England Championships, Franklin Park, Boston, 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Colby, 12:30 p.m.

Football Tufts at Bowdoin, 1 p.m.

Field Hockey Tufts at Colby, 1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis Tufts vs. Williams at Wesleyan, 1 p.m.

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

Men’s Soccer Tufts at Colby, 2:30 p.m.

October 10

Women’s Sailing Women’s Intersectional at Navy, 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Storm Trysail College Big Boats at Larchmont, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Men’s Singlehanded Champs, location TBA, 9:30 a.m.

Community Music Series “From the Back Row to Center Stage: Music from the Baroque to Love Songs Written Last Tuesday,” with tuba player Michael Milnarik and pianist/composer Sanae Kanda, a husband and wife team. Free and open to the public. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 3 p.m.

October 11

Columbus Day University holiday; classes held.

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

October 12

The Gulf Oil Spill: What Have We Learned? This panel discussion will consider the legal, economic and policy implications of the Deepwater Horizon spill. Panelists will be Antje Danielson, director of the Tufts Institute for the Environment and co-founder of Zipcar; Gilbert Metcalf, professor of economics and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; Brian Roach, a senior researcher at the Global Development And Environment Institute and former consultant for the Minerals Management Service; and John Rumpler, A88, senior environmental attorney, Environment America. Panelists will provide a short presentation on their unique perspectives on the spill, followed by an open discussion of the issues. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Pearson 106, noon–1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Tufts at UMass-Dartmouth, 7 p.m.

October 13

Field Hockey Tufts at Connecticut College, 4 p.m.

Farmers Market Locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, fresh-cut flowers and fresh honey. Every Wednesday through Oct. 27. Mayer Campus Center, Talbot Ave. patio, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., rain or shine.

Neuroscience Seminar Dennis Wall, assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Computational Biology Initiative at Harvard Medical School. Information: Steve Moss or Lalia Lee, 617.636.3796. Jaharis Center, Room 508, 4–5 p.m., Boston campus.

Tisch College Author Talk Shirley Sagawa discusses her book The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers Are Transforming America (Jossey Bass, 2010). As special assistant to President Clinton for domestic policy, Sagawa drafted the legislation that created AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service. After Senate confirmation as the Corporation’s first managing director, she helped lead the development of the new agency and its programs. She is co-founder of the sagawa/jospin consulting firm and a visiting fellow at the Center for American Progress. Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 4:30–6 p.m.

Center for the Humanities at Tufts Lecture Series “Autonomy in Shakespeare,” with Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University, and author of Will in the World, Hamlet in Purgatory and Practicing New Historicism. Q&A and reception to follow. Aidekman Arts Center, Alumnae Lounge, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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

October 14

President’s Open Meeting—Grafton President Lawrence S. Bacow holds an open meeting for faculty and staff, an opportunity to share ideas and observations and engage in a dialogue about how to best support the university’s mission of teaching and research. Varis Campus Center, Agnes Varis Auditorium, 9:30–11 a.m. Grafton campus.

Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Dealing with Loss “A Chaplain’s and a Counselor’s Perspectives,” with the Rev. Kerrie Harthan, Protestant chaplain, and Erik Marks, Counseling and Mental Health Center. MacPhie Conference Room, 5–7 p.m.

Noontime Concert Nick Dinnerstein, violoncello, Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.

Renovating Walden Salon “Architecture and Thoreau’s House at Walden Pond,” led by Danny Abramson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History, with David Wood, curator at the Concord Museum, and Becky Hutchinson, an architect with Architecture Studio. Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Art Gallery, 6–8 p.m.

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Conference “Engaging the Middle East: After the Cairo Speech” On June 4, 2009, President Obama delivered remarks at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning.” He said he went to Cairo “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” Since that speech, a number of developments have taken place for example in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Pakistan and Yemen that affect American interests. The conference will examine the challenges facing the U.S. in the Middle East today and evaluate how the Obama Administration’s policy of engagement has progressed a little more than a year after his major address. To attend, register at http://farescenter.tufts.edu/events/register.aspx. For more information, view the conference brochure PDF. Continues Oct. 15. ASEAN Auditorium. 2–7:15 p.m.

October 15

Women’s Tennis New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Amherst/Smith/Mt. Holyoke, 8 a.m.

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Conference “Engaging the Middle East: After the Cairo Speech” On June 4, 2009, President Obama delivered remarks at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning.” He said he went to Cairo “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” Since that speech, a number of developments have taken place for example in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Pakistan and Yemen that affect American interests. The conference will examine the challenges facing the U.S. in the Middle East today and evaluate how the Obama Administration’s policy of engagement has progressed a little more than a year after his major address. To attend, register at http://farescenter.tufts.edu/events/register.aspx. For more information, view the conference brochure PDF. ASEAN Auditorium. 8:30 a.m.–7:15 p.m.

Tisch College Author Talk Mark R. Warren discusses his book Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice (Oxford University Press, 2010). Warren, an associate professor of education at Harvard University, is a sociologist concerned with the revitalization of American democratic and community life. He is the author of several previous books, including Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy. Paige Hall, Crane Room, noon–2 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Williams, 6 p.m.

October 16

Standards of Hoof Care: Veterinarian and Farrier Partnership Co-presented by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the Southern New England Farriers Association. Topics include the importance of proper hoof care in horses and the partnership between veterinarians and farriers. Featured speaker is Ric Redden, International Equine Podiatry Center and NANRIC in Versailes, Ky. Continuing education credit hours available. Registration is $150. More information: 508.887.4723; vetCEinfo@tufts.edu; or www.tufts.edu/vet/ce. Agnes Varis Campus Center, 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Grafton campus.

Women’s Tennis New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Amherst/Smith/Mt. Holyoke, 8 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Navy Fall Invite, 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 20th Captain Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Women’s Intersectional at Yale, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country Connecticut College Invitational, 11 a.m.

Women’s Cross Country Connecticut College Invitational, 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Trinity, noon.

Men’s Soccer Tufts at Trinity, noon.

Field Hockey Tufts at Trinity, noon.

Women’s Volleyball Hamilton, 1:30 p.m.

Football Tufts at Trinity, 1:30 p.m.

Morality and the Mind: Cognitive Science and Policy Symposium Growing out of research in the past decade on the topic, the symposium will address morality as an aspect of human cognition. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership and the Center for Cognitive Studies. No pre-registration is required. For more information, go to http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/programs/special/morality-and-mind. Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 9 a.m.–5:45 p.m.

October 17

Women’s Tennis New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Amherst/Smith/Mt. Holyoke, 8 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Navy Fall Invite, 9 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 20th Captain Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Tufts vs. Women’s Intersectional at Yale, 9:30 a.m.

Morality and the Mind: Cognitive Science and Policy Symposium Growing out of research in the past decade, the symposium will address morality as an aspect of human cognition. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership and the Center for Cognitive Studies. No pre-registration is required. For more information, go to http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/programs/special/morality-and-mind. Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium, 9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Varis Performing Arts SeriesModern Choral Classics: The Music of Copland, Kodaly, Whitacre and More,” presented by the Tufts University Chamber Singers and Joe Fort, accompanist; Jamie Kirsch conductor. Free and open to the public. Buses will be available from Granoff Center at noon. For more information, call 508.887.4723 or email vetCEinfo@tufts.edu. Agnes Varis Auditorium, 3 p.m. Grafton campus.

October 18

Music Colloquium “Dorsal Monuments: Messiaen, Sellars and Saint Francis,” with Sander van Maas, professor of contemporary music at the universities of Utrech and Amsterdam. Granoff Music Center, Varis Lecture Hall, noon.

October 19

Center for the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch “Reassessing Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Biography and His Significance to the Islamic Tradition,” with Ken Garden, assistant professor of religion. Fung House, 48 Professors Row, noon–1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Tufts at Connecticut College, 3 p.m.
Race and Education 2010 Speaker Series “Sovereignty Matters: American Indians in Higher Education,” with Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, President’s Professor of Education at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the Borderlands Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and co-director of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University. Robinson 253. 5–7 p.m.

Field Hockey Gordon at Tufts, 5 p.m.

Tufts Composers Fall Overture: A Chamber Music Evening Guest composer Daniel Asia’s Sonata for Violin and Piano with Joanna Kurkowicz, soloist, and new works by Tufts students and faculty. Free and open to the public. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.

Tuesdays at Tufts: A Monthly Lecture Series for the Small Animal Practitioner “Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs and Cats,” with Claire Sharp, assistant professor at the Cummings School. $40 in advance or $50 at the door. For information and to register, go to http://www.tufts.edu/vet/ce/events/20100921.html. Agnes Varis Campus Center, Agnes Varis Auditorium, 7–9 p.m. Grafton campus.

October 20

Farmers Market Locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, fresh-cut flowers and fresh honey. Every Wednesday through Oct. 27. Mayer Campus Center, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. rain or shine.

Quarter Past Noon Music “From the Contemplative to the Ecstatic,” a faculty recital by Gregg Pauley, piano. Program to include music by Scriabin, Berio, Takemitsu and Messiaen. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 12:15 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Tufts at Connecticut College, 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Endicott, 7 p.m.

October 21

Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Dealing with Loss “Songs at the End of Life,” with Ben Tousley, a folk singer and hospice chaplain at the Hospice of the North Shore. MacPhie Conference Room, 5–7 p.m.

October 22

Parents Weekend For a complete schedule of events, go to http://parentsprogram.tufts.edu/?pid=96&c=201, through Oct. 24.

Art Gallery Tour “Voice Your Vision!” A guided tour of Mexico Beyond Its Revolution, the exhibition at the Koppelman Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, 10–11 a.m.

Renovating Walden Salon “Drawing Rooms and Disturbed Consciences: Parlor Politics on the Anti Slavery Home Front,” with Assistant Professor Radiclani Clytus, Department of English. Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Art Gallery, 11 a.m.–noon.

Author Talk Dane F. Smith, F66, discusses his new book, U.S. Peacefare: Organizing American Peace-Building Operations. Information: Lindsey Tapper at lindsey.tapper@tufts.edu or 617.627.6421. Ginn Reading Room. 2:30–4 p.m.

Friends of Tufts Libraries Author Talk “Water: Reflections of a Naturalist-Artist/Writer,” with David M. Carroll, SMFA65, author of Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook. A book signing sponsored by Tufts Bookstore will follow the talk.  Tisch Library, Hirsh Reading Room, 3:30–5 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational, location TBA.

October 23

Men’s Crew Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Crew Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge, Mass., 8 a.m.

Parents and Family Day Welcoming visitors to the Cummings School campus in Grafton, featuring a menu of mini-classes offered by faculty on various topics throughout the day. Families can take advantage of an insider’s tour of the campus and facilities by their own student or by Cummings guides. The SCAVMA auction and raffle will be held at the Agnes Varis Campus Center, 3–5 p.m. For more information, go here. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Grafton campus.

Mexico Beyond Its Revolution Guided Tour Curatorial walkthroughs of the exhibition with Adriana Zavala, associate professor of art and art history. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, 11:15–11:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.–12:15 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Williams at Tufts, noon.

Field Hockey Williams at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Football Williams at Tufts, 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Williams at Tufts, 2:30 p.m.

Parents Weekend Arts Festival Tufts presents its fourth annual Parents Weekend “Arts Alive Street Festival,” featuring concerts, shows and interactive presentations by ensembles from Tufts Music, Drama/Dance and student-directed groups. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 2:30–6 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational, location and time TBA.

October 24

Men’s Crew Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Crew Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Sailing Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Sherman Hoyt Trophy at Brown, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Oberg Trophy at Northeastern, 9:30 a.m.

Community Concert Series “100 Years of Keyboard” with performance faculty member Katherine Chi. She will perform seminal works that highlight innovation and musical development of each century. Free and open to the public. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 3 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country Mayor’s Cup, Franklin Park, Boston, time TBA.

Women’s Cross Country Mayor’s Cup, Franklin Park, Boston, time TBA.

October 25

Women’s Sailing Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Sherman Hoyt Trophy at Brown, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing Oberg Trophy at Northeastern, 9:30 a.m.

President’s Open Meeting—Medford/Somerville President Lawrence S. Bacow holds an open meeting for faculty and staff, an opportunity to share ideas and observations and engage in a dialogue about how to best support the university’s mission of teaching and research. This meeting will be webcast live using Flash live streaming at http://president.tufts.edu/townmeeting. During the webcast, you will be able to submit questions for consideration through a comment form on the webpage. Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Economics Department and Fletcher School Seminar Series “Ethnic Cleansing or Resource Struggle in Darfur? An Empirical Analysis,” with Ola Olsson, professor of economics, University of Gothenburg. Tisch Library, Room 304. 12:30–1:50 p.m.

October 26

Field Hockey Tufts at Springfield, 5 p.m.

October 27

Farmers Market Locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, fresh-cut flowers and fresh honey. Mayer Campus Center, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., rain or shine.

October 28

Biomedical Sciences Seminar “Fetal Cells in the Adult Female following Pregnancy: An Underappreciated Source of Progenitor Cells,” with Diana Bianchi, executive director, Mother-Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center. Administration Building, Kohnstamm Conference Room, noon–1 p.m. Grafton campus.

Noontime Concert Leonardo Ciampa, organ. Goddard Chapel, 12:30 p.m.

Fares Center Lecture Series “The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914,” with Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, associate professor of Middle East and world history, Northeastern University. Mugar 129, 12:30 p.m.

Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Dealing with Loss “Discussion of Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead,” with Adrianna Zavala, associate professor, Art and Art History Department. MacPhie Conference Room, 5–7 p.m.

Renovating Walden Salon “The Philosophical Significance of Thoreau’s Walden,” led by Avner Baz, assistant professor of philosophy. Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Art Gallery, 6–8 p.m.

The Alchemist Ben Jonson’s 1610 comedy plays off timeless aspects of human nature: greed, jealousy and intolerance. Adapted by Barry Edelstein, directed by Laurence Senelick, the Fletcher Professor of Oratory. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $7 for students and senior citizens and those with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates available for 10 or more. To purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the theater box office at 617.627.3493. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Additional performances: Oct. 29–30 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4–6 at 8 p.m.

October 29

President’s Open Meeting—Boston President Lawrence S. Bacow holds an open meeting for faculty and staff, an opportunity to share ideas and observations and engage in a dialogue about how to best support the university’s mission of teaching and research. Jaharis Family Center, Behrakis Auditorium, 10–11:30 a.m. Boston campus.

New at Noon Concert Renowned pianist David Holzman, foremost interpreter of music by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972), presents a recital and discussion to kick off the Tufts Composers’ New at Noon Series for 2010-2011. Selections include works by Wolpe (some of his fiercest), plus pieces by John Harbison, John McDonald, Elmar Lampson, Robert Pollock and others. Free; no tickets required. Grandoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, noon.

Animals Matter Seminar SeriesCanines for Combat Veterans,” with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Crosson and Kathy Foreman, sponsored by the Center for Animals and Public Policy. Crosson and Foreman will present information on NEADS’s “Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans,” which trains all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs to help people who are deaf or physically disabled live more independently. They will describe the program that places young dogs with prisoners for training, eventually placing them with disabled veterans, including a pilot study program to place dogs whose primary purpose is to aid those with combat PTSD symptoms and triggers. Free, no registration required. Agnes Varis Auditorium, noon. Grafton campus.

Men’s Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, 12:30 p.m.

Disputing the Global: Art History’s Future An open colloquium for art historians on the implications of globalism for the discipline. For more information, go to www.ase.tufts.edu/art or email amy.west@tufts.edu. Open to the public; free. Paige Hall, Crane Room. 1–6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Bowdoin at Tufts, 3 p.m.

Field Hockey Bowdoin at Tufts, 5 p.m.

Christine Goerke: A Recital Recipient of the 2001 Richard Tucker Award, soprano Goerke has established an outstanding reputation with many of the world’s leading opera houses and orchestras. Noted for her Wagner and Strauss performances, her repertoire includes Handel, Mozart and Bellini. Goerke’s recording of Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording and Best Choral Performance. Her close association with Robert Shaw yielded several recordings, included the Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, Szmanoski’s Stabat Mater and the Grammy-nominated recording of Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. Tickets are free with a Tufts ID card, limit two per ID; $10 general admission. To purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call 617.627.3679. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 8 p.m.

The Alchemist Ben Jonson’s 1610 comedy plays off timeless aspects of human nature: greed, jealousy and intolerance. Adapted by Barry Edelstein, directed by Laurence Senelick, the Fletcher Professor of Oratory. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $7 for students and senior citizens and those with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates available for 10 or more. To purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the theater box office at 617.627.3493. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Additional performances: Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4–6 at 8 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Tufts at Brandeis Invitational, time TBA.

October 30

Men’s Crew Quinsigamond Fall Novice Championships, Worcester, Mass., 8 a.m.

Men’s Crew Head of the Fish Regatta, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 8 a.m.

Women’s Crew Quinsigamond Fall Novice Championships, Worcester, Mass., 8 a.m.

Women’s Crew Head of the Fish Regatta, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 8 a.m.

Women’s Sailing 45th Women’s Victorian Coffee Urn at Connecticut College, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 70th Erwin Schell Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Frosh Champs, Nickerson Trophy at Mass Maritime, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country NESCAC Championships, Hamilton College, noon.

Women’s Cross Country NESCAC Championships, Hamilton College, 1 p.m.

Football Tufts at Amherst, 1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Brandeis Invitational, time TBA.

The Alchemist Ben Jonson’s 1610 comedy plays off timeless aspects of human nature: greed, jealousy and intolerance. Adapted by Barry Edelstein, directed by Laurence Senelick, the Fletcher Professor of Oratory. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $7 for students and senior citizens and those with a valid Tufts ID. Group rates available for 10 or more. To purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card, call the theater box office at 617.627.3493. Balch Arena Theater, 8 p.m. Additional performances: Nov. 4–6 at 8 p.m.

October 31

Women’s Sailing 45th Women’s Victorian Coffee Urn at Connecticut College, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing 70th Erwin Schell Trophy at Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m.

Co-ed Sailing New England Frosh Champs, Nickerson Trophy at Mass Maritime, 9:30 a.m.

Community Concert Series “Scared, Scary, Spectacular!” The Tufts Wind Ensemble celebrates Halloween with a program that includes Richard Strauss’ Allerseelen and Daniel Montoya’s Voodoo, as well as favorites by Mussorgsky and Berlioz. Free; no tickets required. Granoff Music Center, Distler Performance Hall, 3 p.m.