Events in Usdan

Apr 24

Faculty Lunch Series (Spring 2017) - Brian Northrup

12:00 pm

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED The Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event with speaker, Brian Northrup.

WESU presents Amy Goodman

12:00 pm

Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America - A Talk by Journalist Amy Goodman A "pay what you can" fundraising event to benefit the WESU Spring Pledge Drive. The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trumps rise to power did not materialize overnight. Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour, and in this book. From the standoff at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline, to the voices of grassroots leaders; from Black Lives Matter activists to the stories of those fighting for peace, climate justice, migrant rights, and LGBTQ equality; from uncovering government surveillance to fighting attacks on freedom of the press, Democracy Now! has been reporting for two decades from the front lines of the movements that are changing America and changing the world. In these times of war and elections, movements and uprisings, we need independent media more than ever. The commercial media serves as a mouthpiece for corporate and government interests--giving a platform to the pundits and the pollsters who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong. Democracy Now! is a modern day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience. Free speech is democracys last line of defense. We must demand it, defend it, and most of all, use it--now. AMY GOODMAN is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! a daily, global grassroots news hour, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the U.S. and the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org. An acclaimed international journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. Goodman is also the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Harvards Nieman Foundation of Journalism, the George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. This is her sixth New York Times bestselling book. DENIS MOYNIHAN has been working with Democracy Now! since 2000. He is a bestselling author and a King Features syndicated columnist. He lives in Colorado, where he founded community radio station KFFR.

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.

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

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

Apr 25

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. Tuesday April 25th @ 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

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Apr 26

WesBLAST Dance Lesson

08:00 pm

Join WesBLAST (Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team) for our weekly and completely free ballroom dance lessons from 8:00 - 8:45 PM in Beckham Hall! No experience necessary! Email rwaterman@wesleyan.edu with an questions!

Apr 28

Russian Speakers of the World Unite

12:15 pm

Bring your lunch and meet Russian speakers on campus. Anybody and everybody who wants to practice their Russian is invited to come. All levels and native speakers are welcome.

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.

Apr 30

May 1

Faculty Dialogue w/ ITS

12:10 pm

Faculty Dialogue with ITS. Lunch provided.

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 From the New York Shamanic Circle practicing in Central Park to New Age pilgrims visiting shamanic festivals on Lake Baikal in Siberia, the New Age movement forms a global network that shapes the conditions under which indigenous religion is practiced. Indigenous people have a wide range of reactions, from those who consider New Age practices a form of cultural theft to those who see it as a potential source of income and power in an emerging global marketplace. Are indigenous religious practices therefore intellectual property? And if so, how does the category of intellectual property intersect with popular definitions of religion? Defining religion as a set of universal beliefs constructs religion as inherently decontextualizable. Both indigenous practitioners, New Age practitioners and scholars tend to assume that when indigenous practices are borrowed they are decontextualized, i.e. taken out of their original indigenous context and rendered universal and therefore accessible to anyone. This assumption, seeing the West as `universal and the indigenous as `context-specific replicates the power inequality that enables the borrowing in the first place, the very inequality which scholars seek to critique. Drawing on examples from both fieldwork and New Age publications, I ask what can we see by looking at these practices as re-contextualized by those who borrow them? What are the logics of the New Age context into which they are being borrowed? How do ideas of the `universal or the `indigenous work within this context as a label that renders something subject to appropriation?

Shakti Meeting

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

May 2

Patricelli Center Fellowship Showcase

11:45 am

https://www.facebook.com/events/152943545229679/

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. This seminar is worth a $50 credit.

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

May 3

WesBLAST Dance Lesson

08:00 pm

Join WesBLAST (Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team) for our weekly and completely free ballroom dance lessons from 8:00 - 8:45 PM in Beckham Hall! No experience necessary! Email rwaterman@wesleyan.edu with an questions!

May 4

Paper Technologies: The Materiality of Empire and State Formation in Latin America

11:30 am

Paper Technologies: The Materiality of Empire and State Formation in Latin America This two-day conference, May 4-5, 2017, examines the political, legal, and cultural processes of empire and state formation in Latin American in relation to concrete, quotidian practices of inscription. Through the creation of artifacts such as printed books, manuscripts, passports, and other kinds of paper technologies, Iberian empires and post-colonial states took on tangible forms as they worked to regulate social relations on the ground. At the same time, subjects actively shaped empire and state making by engaging with paper in pursuit of their own hopes and dreams. Keynote Lecture : The Indigenous History of the Conquest of Mexico in Book 12 of the Florentine Codex. Dr. Diana Magaloni, Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Instituto de Investigaciones Estticas, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00PM, Usdan University Center, Room 108, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown. Conference Panels : Thursday, May 4, 2017, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT Room 110. 1:00pm Papers of Freedom and Dispossession. 3:00pm The Politics of Printing. Pop-up Exhibition and Gallery Talks : Thursday, May 4, 2017, Olin Memorial Library, Special Collections & Archives, Middletown, CT. Times TBA. Conference Day 2 : Friday, May 5, 2017, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 8:30am-6:00pm. Visit conference website for information, full schedule, and registration : http://papertechnologies.neogranadina.org. Conference co-organizers : Corinna Zeltsman ( czeltsman@wesleyan.edu) and Santiago Munoz Arbelez ( santiago.munoz@yale.edu). The conference keynote lecture and panel sessions are open to the public. Panels feature pre-circulated papers. Please email the organizers to request copies of the papers. Sponsors : The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the Wesleyan University History Department, the Wesleyan University Center for the Americas, the Wesleyan University Program in Latin American Studies, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Yale University Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Patricelli Center Fellowship Showcase

11:45 am

https://www.facebook.com/events/152943545229679/

Russian Lunch

12:00 pm

Paper Technologies: The Materiality of Empire and State Formation in Latin America

05:30 pm

Paper Technologies: The Materiality of Empire and State Formation in Latin America This two-day conference, May 4-5, 2017, examines the political, legal, and cultural processes of empire and state formation in Latin American in relation to concrete, quotidian practices of inscription. Through the creation of artifacts such as printed books, manuscripts, passports, and other kinds of paper technologies, Iberian empires and post-colonial states took on tangible forms as they worked to regulate social relations on the ground. At the same time, subjects actively shaped empire and state making by engaging with paper in pursuit of their own hopes and dreams. Keynote Lecture : The Indigenous History of the Conquest of Mexico in Book 12 of the Florentine Codex. Dr. Diana Magaloni, Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Instituto de Investigaciones Estticas, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00PM, Usdan University Center, Room 108, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown. Conference Panels : Thursday, May 4, 2017, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT Room 110. 1:00pm Papers of Freedom and Dispossession. 3:00pm The Politics of Printing. Pop-up Exhibition and Gallery Talks : Thursday, May 4, 2017, Olin Memorial Library, Special Collections & Archives, Middletown, CT. Times TBA. Conference Day 2 : Friday, May 5, 2017, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 8:30am-6:00pm. Visit conference website for information, full schedule, and registration : http://papertechnologies.neogranadina.org. Conference co-organizers : Corinna Zeltsman ( czeltsman@wesleyan.edu) and Santiago Munoz Arbelez ( santiago.munoz@yale.edu). The conference keynote lecture and panel sessions are open to the public. Panels feature pre-circulated papers. Please email the organizers to request copies of the papers. Sponsors : The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the Wesleyan University History Department, the Wesleyan University Center for the Americas, the Wesleyan University Program in Latin American Studies, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Yale University Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies.

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 5

Russian Speakers of the World Unite

12:15 pm

Bring your lunch and meet Russian speakers on campus. Anybody and everybody who wants to practice their Russian is invited to come. All levels and native speakers are welcome.

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 7

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

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

May 9

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

May 10

WesBLAST Dance Lesson

08:00 pm

Join WesBLAST (Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team) for our weekly and completely free ballroom dance lessons from 8:00 - 8:45 PM in Beckham Hall! No experience necessary! Email rwaterman@wesleyan.edu with an questions!

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.

Jun 7

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jun 14

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jun 21

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jun 28

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jul 12

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jul 19

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Jul 26

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Aug 2

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Aug 9

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Aug 16

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Aug 22

Aug 23

Wesleyan Society for the Preservation of Domestic Technology: Summer Edition

12:00 pm

All Wesleyan staff are welcome to join this weekly lunch for crafting and camaraderie. An environment fostering whimsy, creativity, and technical facility in the traditional craft arts will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and supplies.

Sep 6

Sep 11

Study Abroad Fair

11:00 am

This is a chance for students to learn about different study abroad opportunities from different program providers. Providers will be there handing out information and talking to students and answering any questions. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about what programs might be the best fit for them.

Oct 19

Campus Flu Clinic

12:00 pm

Campu-wide flu clinic for faculty/staff/students. For more information go to www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices or email jwalter@wesleyan.edu

Oct 25

Campus Flu Clinic

04:00 pm

Campu-wide flu clinic for faculty/staff/students. For more information go to www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices or email jwalter@wesleyan.edu

Oct 28

Campus Flu Clinic

10:30 am

Campu-wide flu clinic for faculty/staff/students. For more information go to www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices or email jwalter@wesleyan.edu