Events in Usdan

Jan 26

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Jan 28

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Jan 30

Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

07:00 pm

Students from Taft School's Center for Global Leadership and Service (https://www.taftschool.org/non/globalleadership.aspx) will visit Wesleyan and hear from a panel of undergraduate entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. This session is open to the public and all are welcome (space permitting).

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Feb 2

Fulbright Information Session

12:00 pm

All students are invited to attend an information session to learn about Fulbright grants - the many options, best practices in preparing your application and a timeline. Friday February 2nd @ 12PM USDAN 110 - PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH! For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ cgs/fellowship/ nomination.html

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 4

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 6

Fellowships & Scholarships for Sophomores

12:00 pm

SOPHOMORES! Attend an information session for an overview of fellowships & best practices to prepare early.Join Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges to learn about funded opportunities for research, graduate study and more. Learn about scholarships, fellowships and how to prepare now for future applications. Attend the information session to learn tips, best practices and how to prepare your application. For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fellowship/nomination.html

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Feb 7

The 3rd Annual Jeremy Zwelling Lecture with Nora Rubel

08:00 pm

This talk examines the ways that the 20th century cookbook, The Way to a Man's Heart: The Settlement Cook Book , became a beloved Jewish icon. Drawing on close readings of recipes, nostalgic references in memoirs and fiction, as well as secondary sources that catalog the cookbook as "Jewish", this paper will analyze the ways in which a cookbook can be coded as such despite having no direct references to Jews or Judaism. Speaker: Nora Rubel, Associate Professor of Religion and Classics and Director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Rochester. Free to the public

The 3rd Annual Jeremy Zwelling Lecture with Nora Rubel

08:00 pm

This talk examines the ways that the 20th century cookbook, The Way to a Man's Heart: The Settlement Cook Book , became a beloved Jewish icon. Drawing on close readings of recipes, nostalgic references in memoirs and fiction, as well as secondary sources that catalog the cookbook as "Jewish", this paper will analyze the ways in which a cookbook can be coded as such despite having no direct references to Jews or Judaism. Speaker: Nora Rubel, Associate Professor of Religion and Classics and Director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Rochester. Free to the public

Feb 9

Exploring International Opportunities

12:00 pm

Interested in exploring international opportunities after graduation? Join Kate from the Center for Global Studies to learn about a number of international experiences: teaching abroad, graduate school abroad, pursuing a career abroad, other international related opportunities here in the US and more. Come with questions & bring your lunch! For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fellowship/nomination.html

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 11

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 13

Graduate School Abroad - Fellowships & Scholarships

12:00 pm

Interested in going to graduate school abroad? Join Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges to learn about funded opportunities for graduate study through scholarships and fellowships, such as: Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Fulbright Grants and more! Learn best practices for graduate school admissions abroad and resources to identify the best programs for your academic interests. Attend the information session to learn tips, best practices and how to prepare your application. For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fellowship/nomination.html

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Feb 14

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Feb 15

Mary Mahoney Lecture

04:15 pm

Join author Mary Mahoney for a reading from THE DOULAS, followed by Q&A. ABOUT THE DOULAS: RADICAL CARE FOR PREGNANT PEOPLE Through their unique hands-on activism, full-spectrum doulas provide tangible support for those confronting life, death, and the sticky in-between. As more feminism migrates online, the activist providers of the Doula Project remain focused on lifes physically intimate relationships: between caregivers and patients, parents and pregnancy, individuals and their own bodies. They are committed to supporting a pregnancy no matter the outcomewhether it results in birth, abortion, miscarriage, or adoptionand to facing the question of choice head-on. "Eye-opening Throughout, the authors' stories are vivid, absorbing, and informative. A gripping chronicle that will be especially useful for expectant or aspirational mothers. Kirkus "Thoughtful... The writing is clear, and the message is too: reproductive justice for the poor starts with the quiet brand of activism of one-on-one support and telling other peoples stories." Publishers Weekly

Feb 16

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 17

Fulbright Information Session

12:00 pm

All students are invited to attend an information session to learn about Fulbright grants - the many options, best practices in preparing your application and a timeline. Friday February 17th @ 12PM USDAN 110 - PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH! For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ cgs/fellowship/ nomination.html

Feb 18

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 20

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (David Lowery)

06:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia ARTIST LEVELLERS AND DIGITAL DIGGERS The argumentsagainst intellectual propertyare really old, boring, and ultimatelyregressive. So why are they suddenly in vogue with an intellectual elite? David Lowery is a mathematician, writer, artists rights advocate, musician, producer and serial entrepreneur based in Athens GA. While studying mathematics and computers at the University of California Santa Cruz in the early 1980s, Lowery founded the critically acclaimed ensemble Camper Van Beethoven and associated record label Pitch-a-Tent Records. With these two entities, he helped jump start the Indie Rock movement. In 1991, Lowery moved on to the ensemble Cracker, which produced five, top ten alternative/rock radio tracks and three platinum albums. During this time he produced a variety of albums, including albums for critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists, such as The Counting Crows, Magnolia Electric Company and Sparklehorse. Lowery began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia in 2011. He is now a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Higher Education at University of Georgia. In 2012 with a few like-minded entrepreneurs, he helped establish The Athens Angel Investment Fund and separately he is an investor and advisor for the popular music instrument online marketplace Reverb.com. Lowery is one of the key writers for www.thetrichordist.com . This blog examines Artists Rights in the digital age. Two of Lowerys lengthy blogs have gone viral: Letter to Emily White Intern at NPR All Songs Considered And Meet the New Boss, Worse than the Old Boss? He has become an outspoken critic of technology companies for unfair treatment of songwriters and has been featured in the NY Times. Washington Post, LA Times, Business Week and on CNN. In Dec 2015 he launched class action lawsuits against Spotify and Rhapsody for apparent failure to pay a large class of songwriters. He has testified to House Judiciary Committee as well as submitted written testimony on copyright reform. Lowery is still active with both his bands. In the last 5 years he has released a solo album The Palace Guards (2011); two Camper Van Beethoven albums La Costa Perdida (2013) and El Camino Real (2014 ); a critically acclaimed Cracker double disk set Berkeley to Bakersfield (Dec 2014) and limited edition dramatico-musical work Conquistador (Aug 2016). Lowery is married to Velena Vego a concert promoter and artist manager of some note. Together they own a number of other music related businesses.

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Feb 23

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 25

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Mar 4

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Mar 6

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Claire Grace)

06:00 pm

Claire Grace, Wesleyan Democratic Looking

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Mar 9

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Mar 30

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 1

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 3

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Christian Hogendorn)

06:00 pm

Christian Hogendorn, Wesleyan How Do People Get News Online? Concern over fake news is partly about what news the public sees online, but fake news is also driven by how people get online news. Websites of major news outlets have some similarities to print and television. News aggregators, such as Google News, put together news stories from many sources and have been subject to charges of piracy. Social media such as Facebook deliver news along with other types of content based on a mixture of human friends likes and computer algorithms. Communications networks like Twitter allow people to receive news directly without any reporter or other intermediary. In my research, I use the economics of the commons and of infrastructure to ask how these different methods of getting news affect the type of news people read and watch.

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Apr 6

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 8

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 15

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 17

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Apr 18

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Apr 20

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 22

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 24

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Dan Edelstein)

06:00 pm

Dan Edelstein, Stanford University How the Romans Abolished Slavery in the Enlightenment" Montesquieus On the Spirit of the Laws (1748)is widely considered to have been the founding text for Enlightenment abolitionism. Curiously, however, the passage where he condemns slavery most vividly is a translation/paraphrase of a well-known section of the Corpus Juris Civilis , the fifth-century collection of Roman law. How could the slave-owning Romans be cited as an authorities for abolishing slavery? The answer requires a detour through natural law theory, Christian apologia, and early-modern concepts of international law, and constitutes an unusual chapter in the history of human rights.

Shakti Meeting

09:15 pm

Apr 29

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

May 1

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Justine Quijada)

06:00 pm

Justine Quijada, Wesleyan Many Paths to the Great Spirit: Recontextualizing the New Age Appropriation of Indigenous Shamanism

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

May 4

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

May 6

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

May 8

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Christine Ross)

06:00 pm

The Aesthetics of the Common: A Challenge to the Notion of Intellectual Property? Christine Ross, McGill University The notion of intellectual property presupposes that an artwork, as a creation of the mind or the intellect, can be owned and thus legally protected through the establishment of intellectual property rights. At least since the 1960s (with precedents in the historical avant-garde), contemporary artists have not so much contested than stretched the applicability of these rights in their use of mass-reproduced materials and appropriationist methods, as well as in their creation of ephemeral actions and in-situ installations. These practices have significantly redefined notions of creativity, authorship, authenticity and permanence by which intellectual property is assigned to the owners of artworks (Martha Buskirk, The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art , 2003). More recently, however, artists have not simply expanded the concept of intellectual property: they have substantially questioned it. This is especially true for artistic practices invested in the aesthetics of the commonpractices that materialize through the sharing of sources and the collaboration between human and nonhuman participants, in physical, online or mixed environments, whose materialization never takes a definitive form insofar as it partakes of evolving environments continuously changing in time. This paper asks: are notions of intellectual property and intellectual piracy applicable to artistic undertakings of the common?; and how do these artistic undertakings challenge intellectual property to the point of making that notion just about defunct, useless or invalid? It addresses these questions by examining environments, situations and performances (including works by Tino Sehgal, Pierre Huyghe, Nadia Myre and Hito Steyerl) whose ongoing commons aesthetically dissolves the principle of ownership presupposed and guaranteed by intellectual property. It puts these works in dialogue with philosopher Pierre Dardotsand sociologist Christian Lavals definition of the commonthe common as that which cannot be possessed but only instituted by the ongoing indissoluble relation between a thing and all beings involved.

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

May 9

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

May 11

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.