Events in Usdan

Thursday, April 24, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Rose Frett

Rose has an interesting array of gift items. Visit Usdan and take a look.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 25, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jackie Nunez

Jackie brings her clothing and accessories with a New York edge to Usdan. Check it out.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 25, 2014 - CANCELED

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Octopus' Garden

Catherine is long time friend and vendor to Wesleyan. Check out her imports from India that include clothing and jewelry.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, April 28, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Miss B's Fair Trade

This is a new vendor to campus. Stop by and see her assortment of handbags and accessories.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00 am - 03:00 pm

Jostens Rings

Nothing shows your pride in graduating from Wesleyan University like a Wesleyan ring. Show the world your achievement. Come visit the representative from Jostens Rings today in Usdan.

Usdan Info Table 4

Monday, April 28, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Natasha Korda, Wesleyan
"Shakespeare's Audients"

Until recently, it was a critical commonplace to say that Shakespeare's "audients" went to hear rather than see a play. Rhetorical virtuosity was the draw, and performed on a relatively bare stage. Recent scholarship has begun to complicate this notion by excavating-quite literally, aided by recent archaeological finds on the sites of early theaters- previously neglected forms of early modern stage spectacle, from its fashionable costumes and eye-catching properties to its sophisticated use of stage-machinery and fireworks. In casting theater as a contest between the ear and eye, or the word and image, however, scholarly attention has largely been confined to the head, ignoring the bodies-in-motion of early modern actors and playgoers. This paper considers the ways in which meaning and emotion were conveyed on the Shakespearean stage from head to toe-or rather, from the ground up. Drawing on a variety of evidence, including poems, plays, rhetorical and aesthetic treatises, documents of theater history, and material artifacts, we will consider the "two-hour's traffic" of the stage as propelled and perceived through the feet.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Never Say Goodbye

Another local merchant to support here in Usdan today. Faith and Bruce have an eclectic assortment of vintage clothing for your review.

Usdan Vendor F1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

11:00 am - 03:00 pm

Jostens Rings

Nothing shows your pride in graduating from Wesleyan University like a Wesleyan ring. Show the world your achievement. Come visit the representative from Jostens Rings today in Usdan.

Usdan Info Table 4

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

11:30 am - 01:15 pm

Daniel Family Commons Closed Due to Faculty Lunch

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

CAAS 20th Annual Distinguished Lecture Dorothy Roberts

Professor Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies, and the Director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

13 Moons

Visit this first time vendor to Wesleyan. Their unique combination of artisan cookies and art will feed both your body and soul.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, May 01, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Trash American Style

Coolest of cats, Malcolm, is back on campus. If you are looking for music, Malcolm delivers. Looking for that Vanilla Fudge album? He just might have it for you.

Usdan Vendor F1

Sunday, May 04, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Senior Recital: Adam Johnson

A senior music recital by Adam Johnson, "Welcome to Beckham Hall (or So Long and Thanks for All the Books.)"

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Monday, May 05, 2014 - CANCELED

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Jonathan Sterne, McGill

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, May 05, 2014

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Jonathan Sterne, McGill

Are People Analog?

This talk aims to restore some specificity to our conception of "the analog" and at the same time to challenge the widely-held notions of sonic reality used in humanistic discussions of sound. While humanists have spent the last quarter-century or so debating the nature and significance of digital technology, a strange parallel trend has occurred. The term "analog" has moved from a very specific definition of a type of technology, to a term that blankets not only every non-digital technology, but often also nature and existence itself. Humanistic discussions of sound as a wave phenomenon are a particularly powerful example of this phenomenon. To provide a vivid alternative, this talk examines the lesser-known work and legacy of Dennis Gabor. Gabor was a physicist famous for inventing holography. But he also applied quantum theory to sound, and in so doing offered an important corrective to prevailing interpretations of wave theories of sound derived from Joseph Fourier's work. To prove his point, Gabor built a device called the "kinematic frequency compressor," which could time-stretch or pitch-shift audio independently of the other operation, a feat previously considered impossible in the analog domain. After considering the machine, I trace its technical and cultural descendants in advertising, cinema, avant-garde music, and today in the world's most popular audio software, Ableton Live.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Tom Manely

Tom may be bringing his jewelry line, accessory line, watches, or leather goods. Stop by and see.

Usdan Vendor F1

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

04:15 pm - 07:30 pm

Anthropology Thesis Presentations & Dinner

Please come listen to your senior anthroplogy colleagues give their short thesis presentations followed by dinner at approximately 6:15pm. If you can't make the thesis presentation, stop by and enjoy dinner with us RSVP to drak@wesleyan.edu

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Sunday, September 07, 2014

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WSA General Assembly

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed for President's Council Luncheon

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons