Events in Usdan

Sep 5

Audition: Onomatopoeia Fall Auditions!

06:00 pm

Come audition for Onomatopoeia, one of Wesleyan's all female (identifying) a cappella groups! We sing all sorts of fun music from good ol' folsky Crosby, Stills & Nash to Queen Bey. We are a democratically-run group in which all members may lead, sing different voice parts, and arrange music. Be ready to match some pitches, learn part of a song with us, and sing a short song (or part of a song) that you've prepared! Check out our website! http://www.onomatopoeia.co.nr/

Audition: Slender James auditions

06:00 pm

Slender James, an all-male a cappella group, is holding auditions for new members

Sep 6

Audition: Slender James auditions

05:00 pm

Slender James, an all-male a cappella group, is holding auditions for new members

Onomatopoeia Fall Auditions!

06:00 pm

Come audition for Onomatopoeia, one of Wesleyan's all female (identifying) a cappella groups! We sing all sorts of fun music from good ol' folsky Crosby, Stills & Nash to Queen Bey. We are a democratically-run group in which all members may lead, sing different voice parts, and arrange music. Be ready to match some pitches, learn part of a song with us, and sing a short song (or part of a song) that you've prepared! Check out our website! http://www.onomatopoeia.co.nr/

Sep 8

Audition: Time Stands Still Auditions

08:00 pm

TIME STANDS STILL focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

Sep 9

Interview: Cardinal Tech Hiring Event

11:45 am

Cardinal Tech Hiring Event This hiring event is for students interested in pursuing a job at Cardinal Tech as a sales associate. You must email your resume to sburr@wesleyan.edu before Thursday September 8th to attend this event. Spots are limited at the hiring event, and we are currently only looking for 2 new employees. Therefore, the hiring event will be competitive. What to expect. A hiring event is a group interview where you get to learn more about us and we get to learn more about you! Come prepared to participate and have fun. Well be evaluating key competencies used in everyday interactions at our store. Dress casually! These hiring events are modeled after Apple Inc.s hiring process, so it will be great practice for you before you go out into the real world seeking full time employment. If youd like feedback on your interview or your resume wed be more than happy to provide that. We love to see all Wesleyan students succeed and thrive in the job market once they graduate! Key dates (students must be able to work at least 1 of each category): Store Events Store promotion day September 15 th WesFest petting zoo April 2017 Football (were open for all home games but 1 of these 2 is required) Homecoming October 22 Family Weekend October 29 Special Events Reunion/Commencement May 25-18 2017 (late stay required) Freshman Arrival Day August 28 2017 (early arrival required)

Sep 10

Audition: Time Stands Still Auditions

11:30 am

TIME STANDS STILL focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

Sep 11

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

03:15 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Sep 12

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Blakey Vermeule, Stanford)

06:00 pm

Blakey Vermeule, Stanford University A Pessimists Tour of the Post-Freudian Unconscious. This talk will be about the ways that we understand the unconscious mind since the collapse of the Freudian paradigm.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Sep 15

Meeting: SAGES September Meeting

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Sep 18

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Sep 19

Information Session: Brattle Group

06:00 pm

Join Wesleyan alumni during this presentation as they discuss the opportunities available to you at Brattle. They will highlight their research analyst and research analyst intern positions. The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We combine in-depth industry experience and rigorous analyses to help clients answer complex economic and financial questions in litigation and regulation, develop strategies for changing markets, and make critical business decisions. Handshake Event Page

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell)

06:00 pm

Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell University The Economy of Hope As many have noted, hope is an elusive concept. Hope can be conceptualized in either collective or individual terms. It can be anchored either in universal values or very specific situations. In this paper I introduce the idea of the economy of hope as a framework for addressing diverse and often competing conceptualizations of hope in theory and social life. I analyze both theoretical and practical tensions between hope and reality, hope and knowledge, and hope and repetition. In developing the idea of the economy of hope, I draw insights from specific conceptualizations of hope developed by Japanese social theorists and literary figures prior to and after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Sep 20

Information Session: Peace Corps

06:00 pm

Do you want to travel abroad? Do you enjoy helping others in need? Do you love the idea of engaging in a cultural exchange with people from other countries? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you might have what it takes to become a Peace Corps Volunteer! Kathy Fidler will present and discuss our updated application process and ways to qualify for open positions in over 65 countries. We are seeking applicants for 2017 and beyond in the fields of education, public health, agriculture, business, youth development, and the environment. There will be a Q&A after the session. Handshake Event Page

Sep 21

Information Session: Analysis Group

07:00 pm

Do you want to travel abroad? Do you enjoy helping others in need? Do you love the idea of engaging in a cultural exchange with people from other countries? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you might have what it takes to become a Peace Corps Volunteer! Kathy Fidler will present and discuss our updated application process and ways to qualify for open positions in over 65 countries. We are seeking applicants for 2017 and beyond in the fields of education, public health, agriculture, business, youth development, and the environment. There will be a Q&A after the session. Handshake Event Page

Sep 22

Information Session: Citi Sales and Trading

06:00 pm

Come meet and learn from two Wesleyan alumni who work in Sales & Trading at Citi. The session will be an intro to Sales & Trading and also include information about the summer analyst role. Current Juniors interested in applying for the internship for summer 2017 are highly encouraged to attend. We will cover the application process, the responsibilities of a summer analyst, as well as the different desks and career paths in Sales and trading. Presenters: Dan Baranovsky '98, Managing Director Equity Derivatives Trading Julie Bennett '00, Vice President OTC Equity Derivatives and Structured Products Sales Handshake Event Page

Sep 25

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Sep 26

Information Session: Macy's CONNECT! Networking & Information Session

06:30 pm

Macys Inc will host an interactive, informational, informal event for candidates who are interested in learning more about careers at Macys. During the networking session, candidates will be able to connect with executives to learn more about specific job functions, the culture, and internship/full-time job opportunities within Omni Buying, Omni Planning, Digital Merchandising, and Corporate Finance. Have you ever considered a career in retail? Theres no better time than now! Come connect with us to learn more! Handshake Event Page

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage.

Sep 27

Information Session: Pike School

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage.

Sep 28

Information Session: Remedy Partners

06:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage.

Oct 2

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Oct 3

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, University of Sydney)

06:00 pm

Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, University of Sydney Hopes of killing: the cultural politics of eradication In a time of mass species extinctions, where species are `going extinct at an unprecedented rate, the word extinction and the phrase `going extinct seem ill-equipped to account for both the level of catastrophe but also the cultural politics that surround extinction events. Rather than showing how species `go extinct (as if they take themselves there), I will discuss how mobilising the rhetoric of extinction can abolish a sense of agency (human and non-human), and how it obscures the cultural politics of eradication that forms the terrain on which extinctions are pronounced. Instead, a cultural politics of eradication draws attention to the beliefs and practices that have to be in place in order for a species to rendered eradicable. In this talk, I will outline what a cultural politics of eradication looks like.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 4

Meeting: Senior Administrative Staff

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Information Session: Argus Information & Advisory Services

06:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 7

Dinner: Freeman Scholars Dinner

02:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 8

Mystery Novel Conference

08:00 am

Mysterium is a celebration of readers and writers, combining pleasure, instruction from writers you admire, intellectual stimulation and great fun. The editors and agents you want to meet, the authors you crush on, the community you love to be a part of. We offer tantalizing readings and the opportunity to enterthe mystery! Register: http://mysterium.conference.wesleyan.edu/

Oct 9

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Oct 10

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED

11:30 am

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Luncheon: Faculty Lunch Series (Fall 2016) - Sarah Wiliarty

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Frank Wilderson, UC Irvine)

06:00 pm

Frank Wilderson, University of California Irvine Afro-Pessimism and the Ruse of Analogy The expanding field of Afro-Pessimism elaborates a paradigmatic critique of the Human that reckons civil societys perverse and parasitic relation to the hydraulics of anti-Black violence. This talk will explain how this regime of anti-Black violence elaborates and positions Black people as internal enemies of civils society; and why an anti-Black regime of violence cannot be analogized with the regimes of violence that elaborate and position the Gramscian subaltern, the postcolonial subaltern, the colored but non-Black Western immigrant, and even the non-Black woman. Until recently, most critical theorists have, for the most part, assumed the oppositethat though structural violence performs differently on different populations, an essential regime of violence undergirds the subjugation of all sentient beings; and, furthermore, it is claimed, all sentient beings are Human beings. Afro-Pessimism interrogates the explanatory power of these claims by demonstrating how the cultural production and ontological coherence of the Human is secured through the impossibility of analogizing the violence that subjugates the subaltern and the violence that subjugates the Black (or Slave). Afro-Pessimism argues that the ruse of analogy is, more often than not, the besetting hobble of critical labors on- and interventions through cultural objects; a blind spot that subtends one of critical theorys first principles: that all sentient beings possess the capacity to transform limitless space into nameable place, and endless duration into recognized and incorporated events. In short, to wield cultural objects and, in so doing, change the fundamental nature of their lives. At every scale of abstraction, from psychoanalysiss topography of the psyche or the Bakhtinian chronotope, ascending to Gramscis civil society or the dream of a new, postindustrial Commons calved from the glacier of globalization, cultural optimism, or optimism in culture production, prevailsas though the transformative powers of discursive capacity were hardwired into being itself . The presentation interrogates this logic and reflects on the stakes for critical theory and revolutionary politics.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 11

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 12

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 13

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Group Interview

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Information Session: Carney, Sandoe & Associates

07:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 14

Interview: TFA Individual Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 16

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Oct 17

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Lori Gruen, Wesleyan)

06:00 pm

Lori Gruen Carceral Logic and the Paradox of Hope.

Meeting: Gordon Career Center Essential Meeting for Pre-health

06:30 pm

Lori Gruen Carceral Logic and the Paradox of Hope.

Information Session: Overland

07:00 pm

Lori Gruen Carceral Logic and the Paradox of Hope.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 18

Information Session: Indeed.com

07:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Oct 20

Revised Meeting: Campus-Wide Flu Clinic

12:00 pm

Faculty/staff and students campus-wide Flu Clinic Faculty/Staff click below http://wesleyan.edu/healthservices/Flu%20Clinic%20-%20Faculty%20and%20Staff.html Student click below http://wesleyan.edu/healthservices/Flu%20Clinic%20-%20Students.html

Oct 26

Campus-Wide Flu Clinic

04:00 pm

Faculty/staff/student campus-wide flu clinic. Faculty/staff click below http://wesleyan.edu/healthservices/Flu%20Clinic%20-%20Faculty%20and%20Staff.html Students click below http://wesleyan.edu/healthservices/Flu%20Clinic%20-%20Students.html

Oct 31

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED

11:30 am

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Luncheon: Faculty Lunch Series (Fall 2016)

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 5

Meeting: Faculty/Staff Flu Clinic

10:30 am

Faculty/Staff and dependents only Flu Clinic http://wesleyan.edu/healthservices/Flu%20Clinic%20-%20Faculty%20and%20Staff.html

Nov 6

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Nov 7

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED

11:30 am

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Luncheon: Faculty Lunch Series (Fall 2016) - Michael Roth

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh University)

06:00 pm

Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh University Dialogism and the Prophecy of Destruction: Martin Buber, Stefan Zweig, and Franz Werfel The correspondence between the philosopher Martin Buber and the authors Stefan Zweig and Franz Werfel lasted between the mid-1910s and Zweigs suicide in 1942, followed by Werfels death in 1945. Much of it revolves around the collapse of the Habsburg empire and the crisis in Germany after World War I. Curiously, the philosopher and the two authors chose to consider their present from the perspective of an ancient prophetic past: When Zweig wrote about the prophecy of destruction in his play Jeremias (1917), he sent a copy to Buber, asking him to share it with Werfel. Werfel did the same when he wrote his own hopeful play Paul among the Jews (1926) and the novels The Song of Bernadette (1939) and Jeremiah (1941). Buber brought Paul and Jeremiah together in his Prophets (1942) offering, de facto, an alternative German-Jewish political-theology. This paper will address the theme of hope and hopelessness from the perspective of a deep political crisis, but one that could utilize the knowledge of the past for the benefit of a functional future. In contrast to Carl Schmitt and other conservative interpreters, these German-Jewish thinkers regarded a Judeo-Christian dialoguewhich Buber would extend into an open dialogue with Islam and Buddhismas a key for political reform.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 10

Interview: TFA Group Interview

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Group Interview

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 12

Orientation: Pre-Departure Orientation

10:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 13

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Nov 14

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 15

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 16

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jostens Rings

11:00 am

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Nov 17

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Jostens Rings

11:00 am

Four years of intellectual and personal growth at a unique and valued institution. What better way to show your pride and connection to Wesleyan than with a school ring. Visit the Jostens reps in Usdan today at Information Table 4.

Nov 20

Club Practice: WesMalai Dance Rehearsal

07:00 pm

Weekly practice for Wesleyan's Bollywood dance team

Nov 21

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Lily Saint, Wesleyan)

06:00 pm

Lily Saint Weird Science: The Return to Empiricism in Literary Studies

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 28

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Elizabeth Traube, Wesleyan)

06:00 pm

Betsy Traube Consuming Darkness: Melodrama and Comedy in Television Storytelling Various commentators remarked on the pronounced darkness of the vision of America that Donald Trump projected in his acceptance speech at the Republican convention in July. Unlike Republican presidential nominees since Ronald Reagan who have emphasized the nations infinite possibilities, Trump dwelt upon themes of danger, vulnerability, and decline. He conjured an embattled and weakened America, threatened from within and from without, and he presented himself as the strong, hypermasculine leader prepared to do whatever it takes to restore law and order. Although he reiterated that phrase three times, the television show that anticipated Trumps America was 24 (Fox, 2001-2010). 24 told the story of counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer, as he (almost) single-handedly saved the nation from a seemingly endless series of deadly attacks, all the while dealing with internal interference from weak and/or treacherous media professionals, bureaucrats and politicians who cast doubt on his judgment, abilities, and loyalties. Surrounded by critical disbelievers, Jack, like Trump, is willing to take extreme measures to defend the nation against its enemies. 24 was one of the most successful network versions of a dark turn in television storytelling, a pervasive shift, evident across genres, from a reassuring to a more pessimistic, disillusioned address. Cable channels and streaming sites, less restricted by regulators or advertisers, have favored lawbreakers over lawgivers in their original dramas, a programming trend driven by the unprecedented success of HBOs The Sopranos (1999-2007), which aligned viewers with its mafia dad. In keeping with established language of cultural value, the shift to darker stories is typically portrayed as a claim to realism, and The Sopranos , in particular, has been hailed as tragedy. But television scholars argue that the shift is better understood in terms of a pervasive melodramatization of prime-time television storytelling. This lecture explores industrial, aesthetic, and cultural conditions for the shift in storytelling, with attention to intersections of dramatic and comic genres, and to continuities with early television. If, as revisionist critics of 1950s domestic sitcoms have argued, the seemingly utopian television of the postwar era had dystopian undertones, then the heightened pessimism of contemporary television may provide resources for hope.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Nov 29

Meeting: Senior Administrative Staff

09:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Dec 5

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED

11:30 am

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Luncheon: Faculty Lunch Series (Fall 2016) - Amy Tang

12:00 pm

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Joel Pfister, Wesleyan)

06:00 pm

Joel Pfister Movies and Entertaining Social Change: On Popularizing Strategies, the Hope Industry, and the Uses of Soft Capitalism What might we learn from cultural productions (in some cases ideologically mixed cultural productions) that have sought to popularize ways of thinking, seeing, feeling, valuing, and hoping that promote progressive social consciousness and systemic change? My thoughts on this will focus mostly on American movies from the Depression to the present that offer insights into ideological and entertainment concerns that progressive popularizing might entertain to entertain (win attention). In 2014 Michael Moore exhorted documentarians not to conceive of themselves as documentarians but as moviemakers whose primary goal is to entertain and use sugar (he left out spice) to make the medicine go down. Making critique consumable is intriguing, though I think the insights movies provide into how to popularize can be more expansive, subtle, and tangled than what the tropes of sugar and spice suggest. Movies that self-critically make popularizing their theme may tell us even more about the uses of hope, coping, laughter, anger, sarcasm, irreverence, gender representations, sex, violence, individualism, and organizing in winning attention and swaying hearts and minds within what I will conceptualize as soft capitalism . In considering this I will draw not only on docu-movies such as Capitalism: A Love Story , Where to Invade Next , and Inequality for All <span style="font-fami

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Dec 6

Concert: Elliott Sharp: Port Bou

01:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Dec 12

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 17

Meeting: All Staff Convocation

08:45 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 18

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 19

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 20

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 23

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 24

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Jan 30

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Feb 6

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Feb 13

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Feb 20

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 21

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 22

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 23

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 24

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Information Fair: Connect@WES: Creating Connections

09:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 25

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 26

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Feb 27

Interview: TFA Interviews

08:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Interview: TFA Interviews

12:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Mar 6

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

06:00 pm

David Lowery, University of Georgia

Mar 7

Meeting: Senior Administrative Staff

09:00 am

David Lowery, University of Georgia