Events in Usdan

Friday, October 31, 2014

03:30 pm - 06:00 pm

FGSS Fall Symposium - "Activism in Queer Times"

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Saturday, November 01, 2014

04:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Capoeira training/roda

Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal)

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
In debt and immobile

In this presentation I will discuss the expansion of credit use and rising levels of indebtedness in relation to questions of inequality and social mobility. Inequality began to increase in the US starting in the early 1980s. Social mobility, on the other hand, displayed stickiness at the ends-while a majority of Americans have exceeded their parents' incomes, the extent of that increase was not necessarily sufficient to move them to a different rung of the family income ladder. Access to credit has begun to matter a great deal in this context. The presentation will begin with a discussion on the moral economy of credit and debt- the ways in which lending and borrowing practices remained subject to moral appraisal in capitalist economies, particularly in the US. We will then discuss the role credit and debt play in contemporary politics of inequality and social mobility.


Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, November 03, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

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

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Open Enrollment Information Session

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Teachers for Vietnam Information Session

TFV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the teaching of English at Vietnamese colleges and universities. Teachers for Vietnam brings native teachers of English into classrooms where students would otherwise not have exposure to fluent pronunciation and usage. Teachers for Vietnam thus enriches the educational and pre-professional development of Vietnamese students going into careers as divergent as business, tourism, and teaching. An important component of our mission is promoting greater contact, understanding, and friendship between the peoples of Vietnam and the United States. American teachers at Vietnamese universities accomplish these goals in a direct, personal way and have a lasting impact on their students. The teachers themselves are also transformed by their experiences in Vietnam. The position comes with a cost-of-living stipend and provides additional benefits, including air fare to and from Vietnam and health insurance.

Presented by:
Dr. John V. H. Dippel, Executive Director, Teachers for Vietnam

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

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)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

04:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Capoeira training/roda

Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal)

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 centered 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)

Monday, November 10, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Bethany Homecrafts

Bethany Homecrafts repurposes wool sweaters and other fabrics into original, upcycled designs. You'll find hats, mittens, arm warmers, scarves, sweaters, skirts and more - great for keeping warm on campus, as well as holiday gifts.

Usdan Vendor F1

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Careers in International Finance with IMF Deputy Director, Dr. Markus Rodlauer

If you're interested in a career with an international financial institution, come enjoy lunch and learn about Dr. Markus Rodlauer's background and his career at the IMF. He will also talk about how best to prepare for such a career. His talk will touch on what his work entails and the various career streams such as economist, Research Associate, summer intern.

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Faculty/Staff Flu clinic

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

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

04:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Capoeira training/roda

Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal)

Monday, November 17, 2014 - CANCELED

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

11:00 am - 04:15 pm

Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Be The Match will be hosting a bone marrow registry drive on November 17 at Usdan 108 from 11am. Be The Match is the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world connecting patients with donors.
For more information: http://bethematch.org/

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

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)

Monday, November 17, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Malcolm Tent

Malcolm is the modern day Music Man. He will be bringing his extensive collection of recordings of all types to Usdan today. You may find that Peggy Lee album for which you've been so long searching.

Usdan Vendor F1

Saturday, November 22, 2014

04:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Capoeira training/roda

Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal)

Monday, November 24, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, December 01, 2014

11:30 am - 01:15 pm

Daniel Family Commons Closed Due to Faculty Lunch

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, December 01, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - CANCELED

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)

Saturday, December 06, 2014

04:45 pm - 06:15 pm

Capoeira training/roda

Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal)

Monday, December 08, 2014

08:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Shakti Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

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)

Friday, April 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Wednesday, May 06, 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