Events in Usdan

Thursday, September 04, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, September 04, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Extended NSO: Get to Know the Student Academic Culture

Learning at Wesleyan can be challenging whether you are a new or returning student. The peer advisors know how successful students at Wesleyan study and will share and discuss their strategies for success

Usdan University Center, 110

Thursday, September 04, 2014

07:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Extended NSO: UCAB Cardinal Fun Night

Join UCAB as we highlight all that Usdan has to offer, along with many novelty games and activities including Wii and Xbox tournaments, make-your-own street signs, a photo booth, and much more.

Usdan University Center, Cafe

Friday, September 05, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Extended NSO: Leadership Luncheon Series: Wes History 101: Ten Stories from Wesleyan's Past

Join Wesleyans archivists for the inside scoop on our history, from the monumental to the quirky. This is the first Leadership Luncheon of the fall series, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development. Includes lunch.

Usdan University Center, 110

Friday, September 05, 2014

12:15 pm - 01:00 pm

Session and 3-Year: Know Your Options

Interested in pursuing the 3-Year option? Considering a double major, being a three-season athlete or studying abroad? There are many reasons students choose to take courses through Summer Session and Winter Session; learn how these options can help you accomplish your academic and personal goals.

David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016
Sarah-Jane Ripa, Assoc. Director of Continuing Studies

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

10:00 am

Extended NSO: Adong Supermarket Trip, West Hartford

Adong is almost every Wesleyan international student's favorite word, it is the nearest Asian grocery store to Wesleyan (aka the instant cure to homesickness). PANGEA, Wesleyan's International Student Organization, is organizing a trip to Adong, and you sure don't want to miss it. Bus tickets are sold at $7.50 (it is a 40-minute ride!) in the Usdan Box Office from 1st September to the 5th September. Please meet outside of Usdan (facing the CFA) at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday with your ticket in hand. Be punctual!

Usdan University Center, Wyllys Avenue front steps

Saturday, September 06, 2014

08:00 pm

Extended NSO: UCAB Roller Skating

Join UCAB for the fun and excitement of roller skating with your new friends.

Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

Sunday, September 07, 2014

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WSA General Assembly

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, September 08, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Gradante

Tom brings nostalgia to Usdan in the form of vintage clothing and vinyl music disks aka records. Buy some classic fashion and tunes to match.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, September 08, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Cary Wolfe, Rice University

Ecological Poetics, or, Wallace Stevens' Birds.

Birds comprise one of the most storied figural sites in Anglo-American poetry-and particularly in the Romantic genealogy that runs from Keats's nightingale, Shelley's skylark, and Poe's raven to the birds that appear centrally in many of Wallace Stevens's most important poems. Drawing primarily on the work of Niklas Luhmann and Jacques Derrida, this talk will explore how in the bird topos of Stevens, the lines of animal studies and posthumanism cross in a way that subordinates the problem of the animal other to a more radically inhuman or ahuman otherness that is not limited to animal and human bodies, but in fact (if we believe Luhmann and Derrida) "traverses the life/death relation"(to use Derrida's phrase). And this, in tandem with Derrida?s speculations on Heidegger and Defoe in the The Beast and the Sovereign, enables us to understand the peculiar quality of Stevens' 'ecological' poetics.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - CANCELED

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

Want that fashion edge from NYC? Stop by and see what Jackie has today in Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

The Plant Man

From bonsai to cacti, and orchids blooming with exquisitely delicate beauty, The Plant Man has the perfect greenery for your living space on campus. Visit Randy today at Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Princeton Review

Looking for that extra edge on upcoming GRE, LSAT, or MCAT tests? See the folks from the Princeton Review today in Usdan

Usdan Info Table 5

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - CANCELED

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

The Plant Man

From bonsai to cacti, and orchids blooming with exquisitely delicate beauty, The Plant Man has the perfect greenery for your living space on campus. Visit Randy today at Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Andris Lapins

From jump suits to cowboy boots - Are you searching for that rare piece of apparel to complete your seasonal wardrobe? Visit Andris in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

08:00 pm

Extended NSO: UCAB Fish Are Friends

Join UCAB for an evening of hanging out with friends in Usdan and creating a mini fish tank for your room, and take home a new fishy friend.

Usdan University Center, Cafe

Friday, September 12, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Campus Care Packages

Campus Care Package sends care packages to every college campus in the US. Shop from over 500+ products and have them shipped directly to your dorm. We save you time, money, and gas by conveniently shopping on our site.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, September 12, 2014

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Extended NSO: WSA Student Groups Fair

Kick off your year at the 21st Annual Student Groups Fair. This campus-wide event sponsored by the WSA allows both new and returning students to learn about new and established student groups, network with different academic departments, and interact with several vendors from the local Middletown community.

Usdan University Center, Huss Courtyard (rear of Usdan)

Friday, September 12, 2014

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Student Groups Fair

Start the 2014-2015 school year by attending the 23rd Annual Student Groups Fair. All students are encouraged to come to the WSA sponsored fair and meet with both new and established student groups, network with a variety of school departments, and interact with local vendors from the Middletown community.

Usdan Huss Courtyard + Lawn

Friday, September 12, 2014

09:00 pm

Extended NSO: UP Friday Late Night Music Series

This semester Usdan will be sponsoring musical acts every Friday night during late night dining in the Marketplace West Dining Bay. Starting off the year will be a solo performance by Eriq Robinson. Stay tuned for the full schedule of the featured musician of the week.

Usdan University Center, Marketplace, West Dining Wing

Monday, September 15, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

Want that fashion edge from NYC? Stop by and see what Jackie has today in Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, September 15, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Angelika Epple, Bielefeld University
Beyond Synthesis: The Return of Micro History in Global Contexts and the 'Relationing' of History.

Studies such as 'Civilization,The Rest and The West,' 'Birth of the Modern World,' 'Why the West Rules for Now,''The Transformation of the World', published during the last decade, offering an extensive synthesis, and written by distinguished historians such as Ferguson, Bayly, Morris, Darwin, Osterhammel, and others have dominated the discussion on global processes. Microhistories, in contrast, seem to have had their day. After a short introduction the paper first deals with the pros and cons of these syntheses. Microhistory and global history are usually considered as strict contrasts or as a mere relaunch of the well-known micro-macro controversy. This paper argues instead that both approaches share a broad common ground: Both approaches overcome methodological nationalism by dissolving the history of fixed and enclosed units into the history of relations. The paper goes on to argue that this is the reason why mobility studies came to the fore. From there, the paper discusses several different microhistorical studies within the field of mobility studies that also address global questions. The paper asks provocatively if microhistories in global contexts can be interpreted as the empirical answer to idealistic and skeptical global syntheses and thus overcome the shortcomings of the latter. In a conclusion the paper suggests that only by borrowing basic theoretical tools from gender history global microhistory can overcome the respective shortcomings of both micro- and global history. In contrast to a history of relations and traditional studies of migration, global microhistory and mobility studies then become a history of 'relationing'.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Global Prints

Searching desperately for that last poster or print to complete the look of your room? Stop by Usdan today and review the incredible and eclectic selection of art and culture works that Global Prints has on display.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Making Data Visual: Balancing Form and Function

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

08:00 pm

Extended NSO: Glow in the Dark Game Night

Join UCAB for an evening of fun and games in the dark! We'll be hosting tournaments in ping pong, foosball, and shuffleboard!

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons (third floor)

Friday, September 19, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Nan Vechitto

This local craftswoman takes beads, crystals and magic to create her original pieces of wearable art.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, September 19, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Extended NSO: Leadership Luncheon Series: Navigating OrgSync to Lead Your Student Group

Join student group leaders to learn how to utilize OrgSync to benefit your group through organization, delegation, and building your legacy. This is the second Leadership Luncheon of the fall series, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development. Lunch will be served.

Usdan University Center, 110

Friday, September 19, 2014

09:00 pm

Extended NSO: UP Friday Late Night Music Series

This semester Usdan will be sponsoring musical acts every Friday night during late night dining in the Marketplace West Dining Bay. Stay tuned for the full schedule of the featured musician of the week.

Usdan University Center, Marketplace, West Dining Wing

Saturday, September 20, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, based in Washington, D.C.

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue

Monday, September 22, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Campus Care Packages

Campus Care Package sends care packages to every college campus in the US. Shop from over 500+ products and have them shipped directly to your dorm. We save you time, money, and gas by conveniently shopping on our site.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, September 22, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Eric Fassin, Ecole Normale Superieure

The Roma Question in France and the Return of Race

Why should the Roma be persecuted today in France? The political explanation under the presidency of Francois Hollande is no different from that of his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy: their culture is supposed to be the source of the problem. In fact, this is a euphemized justification of policies that racialize the Roma, not despite, but because of the fact that they have become Europeans. They cannot be deported like African migrants; therefore, the goal is to make life unlivable for them- leading to "self-deportation". But treating them with so little humanity implies that they cannot be quite human- unlike "us". This is why this new form of neoliberal governmentality relies on the return of race, whether cultural or biological.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

The Plant Man

From bonsai to cacti, and orchids blooming with exquisitely delicate beauty, The Plant Man has the perfect greenery for your living space on campus. Visit Randy today at Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, September 25, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Andris Lapins

From jump suits to cowboy boots - Are you searching for that rare piece of apparel to complete your seasonal wardrobe? Visit Andris in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, September 26, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

Want that fashion edge from NYC? Stop by and see what Jackie has today in Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Sunday, September 28, 2014

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Precision Auditions

Precision Dance Company is looking for new dancers for both our Ensemble (focusing on contemporary, modern, and jazz) and our Crew (hip-hop). Please come for the full time whether you are auditioning for one or both. Wear something comfortable and be ready to dance!

Fayerweather 108 (Dance Rehearsal)

Monday, September 29, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Gradante

Tom brings nostalgia to Usdan in the form of vintage clothing and vinyl music disks aka records. Buy some classic fashion and tunes to match.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, September 29, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Hari Krishnan, Wesleyan

Celluloid Classicism--Intertwined Histories of the South Indian "Dance Revival" and Early South Indian Cinema

Focusing on the complex mobility of dance and cinema in South India, Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan recasts the making of modern Bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance)-the period of the so-called "dance revival"-from the vantage point of early 20th century Tamil South Indian cinematic history.
Staged performances of Bharatanatyam were deeply and irrevocably affected by cinema in the early part of the 20th century, and representations of dance in cinema were constructed in dialogue with the new morality and aesthetics of the reinvented dance. Mr. Krishnan argues for a new, critical reading of dance history in South India that takes seriously the shared registers upon which Bharatanatyam and Tamil film were mutually invented between the 1930s and 1950s. Using archival and ethnographic sources, he focuses on two inter-related historical issues that mark the complex and overlapping relationship between dance and early Tamil cinema- the consistent devadasi (courtesan) presence in early cinema eclipsed by the entrance of non-devadasi, high caste women in the 1940s and 1950s, similar to the new, middle-class world into the modern Bharatanatyam; and the participation of the so-called "dance revivalists" such as Rukmini Arundale (1904-1986) and E. Krishna Iyer (1897-1968) in the making of early Tamil cinema and the moral and aesthetic valences of their contributions to Bharatanatyam.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, October 02, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, October 06, 2014

11:30 am - 01:15 pm

Daniel Family Commons Closed Due to Faculty Lunch

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, October 06, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Davesh Soneji, McGill University

Illicit Sexuality and the Politics of Movement:
Dance and the Kalavantulu Community in South India

In this presentation Davesh Soneji examines the persistent yet invisible performance practices of former courtesans (kalavantulu) in coastal Andhra Pradesh, South India, who have witnessed drastic social and political transformations of their communities over the past eighty-five years or so. Following nearly a hundred years of "reform" activities aimed at these women, their status as legitimate citizens was severely curtailed as a result of state-endorsed legislation that criminalized their lifestyles in the mid-twentieth century. Today, narrations of selfhood and identity among these women emerge through encounters with their dance and music repertoire which they are careful to preserve "behind closed doors" in the relative privacy of their homes. These iterations of repertoire that take place with some regularity among kalavantula families are also the sites that produce personal and collective imaginations; identity and selfhood live through these mnemonic bodily practices. Outside the kalavantula community, "courtesan dance repertoire" is read as a vestige of feudal history, a sign of the "backward" and aesthetically unsophisticated past that cannot be accommodated by public taste. For some women in courtesan communities today, however, the repertoire is used as a mode of telling; it is mobilized to consolidate an otherwise untenable civil identity. Deliberations on lineage, the devalued nature of their cultural practices and their experiences of nonconjugal sexuality and institutionalized concubinage unfold through the performance of music and dance. If we are to envision feminist ethnography as a project of documenting shifting subjectivities that are affected and transformed by a range of diverse articulatory practices, then memory-work with kalavantulu presents a productive site for such a project.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, October 09, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Andris Lapins

From jump suits to cowboy boots - Are you searching for that rare piece of apparel to complete your seasonal wardrobe? Visit Andris in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Saturday, October 11, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, October 13, 2014

09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Mayra Cordero

Mayra is a new vendor at Wesleyan. She offers some unique gift ideas for special occasions and holidays.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, October 13, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Jordan Kraemer, Andrew Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan

What do mobile phones mobilize? On space, place, and personhood through technological designs in post-unification Berlin.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Gradante

Tom brings nostalgia to Usdan in the form of vintage clothing and vinyl music disks aka records. Buy some classic fashion and tunes to match.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

Want that fashion edge from NYC? Stop by and see what Jackie has today in Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, October 16, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Andris Lapins

From jump suits to cowboy boots, Andris will have that one piece of apparel to complete your seasonal wardrobe.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, October 24, 2014

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Panel Discussion - To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars

Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue

Saturday, October 25, 2014

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Faculty/Staff Flu clinic

Flu clinic for staff, faculty and dependents 16 years and older - graduate students welcome

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, October 27, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Nan Vechitto

This local craftswoman takes beads, crystals and magic to create her original pieces of wearable art.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, October 27, 2014

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Jostens Rings

Completing a Wesleyan education is truly a noteworthy life accomplishment. Let the world know this by proudly wearing a Wesleyan Ring. The Jostens Rings folks are here to assist you today in the Usdan Center.

Usdan Info Table 4

Monday, October 27, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Sinkwan Cheng, Visiting Fellow, Center for Humanities, Wesleyan

Translation, Concepts of "Rights" and the First Opium War

Quentin Skinner proposes reading a political text not just for its content, but also for the intervention the text constitutes in ongoing debates. Interfacing Skinner?s suggestive idea with Koselleck's insight into how conceptual history both reflects and effects social and political changes, this lecture examines Yuan Dehui's "mistranslation" (and Lin Zexu's Confucian "misunderstanding") of Vattel's use of the term "rights" as an intervention into the history of that very concept. Although Yuan/Lin's interpretation of this concept quickly lost out in the First Opium War, this lecture aims at using their Confucian understanding to draw out a pre-16th century, pre-expansionist and pre-capitalist meaning of "rights" in the Western tradition. By so doing, I demonstrate that the First Opium War crystallized not only the defeat of Confucian universalism by British/European universalism, but also the defeat-- within the British parliament itself--of the earlier meanings of "rights" by its later capitalistic-imperialistic semantics. This would in turn allow me to join the East with the West in a search for a "right"(dikaion in the original sense of being "right"and just) that is at the service of the concrete human being-in contradistinction to human rights discourse in the global age which tends to abstractize and objectify the human in ways parallel to how money and the market abstractize quality into quantity. Through this East-West comparative conceptual historical approach to "righ", I hope to reverse the historical flight of rights from the genre of romance to tragedy (Susan Marks).

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

For fashion with an NYC edge, come and visit Jackie today in Usdan.

Usdan Vendor F1

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Jostens Rings

Completing a Wesleyan education is truly a noteworthy life accomplishment. Let the world know this by proudly wearing a Wesleyan Ring. The Jostens Rings folks are here to assist you today in the Usdan Center.

Usdan Info Table 4

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Networking: Using LinkedIn to Make Impactful Connections

Learn how to present effectively yourself using Linked In and use this dynamic tool to make impactful career-related connections.

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manely

You never know what Tom and Angie will bring to Usdan. Could be accessories, watches, sunglasses, leather goods, or jewelry. Stop by and see what is on display today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, November 03, 2014

11:30 am - 01:15 pm

Daniel Family Commons Closed Due to Faculty Lunch

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, November 03, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Basak Kus, Wesleyan
"Meritocracy and Mobility"

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, November 06, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Andris Lapins

From jump suits to cowboy boots, Andris will have that one piece of apparel to complete your seasonal wardrobe.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, November 07, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, November 10, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, November 10, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Gary Shaw, Wesleyan
"Traveling to the Future: Networks of Acceleration and the End of the Middle Ages?"

By 1400, like other Europeans, the English had developed internal networks of communication and travel that had radically transformed their worlds. For some people, the world got smaller but would it be better to say that the world got quicker? Travel and communication were accelerators, enabled by precarious but effective actor-networks of horses, people, cunning, and all sorts of specialized stuff and techniques--especially centred on writing and riding and building real and metaphorical bridges. To what extent, however, did the experience of planning one's life change because of this? It seems likely that a new regime of time emerged as a consequence. Ultimately, the 'end' of the middle ages and a change in the horizon of expectations were connected less to a shift in the nature of historical consciousness than in these changes in framework of mundane action and experience.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Nan Vechitto

This local craftswoman takes beads, crystals and magic to create her original pieces of wearable art.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, November 13, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, November 17, 2014

09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Mayra Cordero

Mayra is a new vendor at Wesleyan. She offers some unique gift ideas for special occasions and holidays.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, November 17, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Debra Bergoffen, American University

On the Living Death of Statelessness: From Euripides to Hannah Arendt

The story of Oedipus' sons' battle for control of Thebes, the ensuing fratricide, and the refusal of burial rites to the "traitor" Polyneices, captured the imagination of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles. Sophocles' version of that story, Antigone, is the one most quoted in modern times. Given Hannah Arendt's account of the assault on the human condition that constitutes the crisis of our times -- the disaster of statelessness, refugee camps, exiles, illegal aliens -- it is time, I think to attend to the words of Antigone's exiled brother Polyneices as depicted in Euripides' The Phoenician Women. Polyneices is a man on the move. First by being forced into exile by his brother Eteocles, then by returning of his own accord to reclaim his humanity and the throne of Thebes. Both moves are disastrous. The first, he says, condemned him to a living death. The second not only landed him at the end of his brother's sword, but resulted in an edict that, denying him burial rites, stripped him of his humanity in death. Reading between Arendt and Euripides we learn that alleviating the material depravations of homelessness would leave the assault on their humanity, the loss of their right to have rights, untouched. We also discover that reclaiming one's humanity at the cost of another's, as was the intent of Polyneices' assault on Thebes, rather than creating a world without exiles, refugee camps, or statelessness leaves us with a world where the "who" of the living death of the refugee changes but the dehumanization of those forced to flee their homes persists.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, November 20, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck comes to Usdan with a mixed bag of merchandise. You will find some sports apparel from your favorite team, music, baseball cards, and maybe some jewelry or old comic books. You never know what treasure you might find.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, December 01, 2014

11:30 am - 01:15 pm

Daniel Family Commons Closed Due to Faculty Lunch

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

09:00 am - 02:00 pm

Mayra Cordero

Mayra is a new vendor at Wesleyan. She offers some unique gift ideas for special occasions and holidays.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, December 04, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tom Manley

Tom has multiple lines of merchandise. He may be bringing leather goods like belts and wallets, or hats and accessories, or sometimes jewelry, sunglasses and watches. Stop by Usdan to see what he has today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, December 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, January 30, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, February 16, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Jay R Scheib, MIT

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Monday, December 1, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Monday, November 3, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Monday, October 6, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons