Events in Usdan

Feb 27

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Steven Wilf)

06:00 pm

Steven Wilf, UCONN School of Law The Invention of Copyright Piracy in late 19 th Century America Why is copying a crime? The criminalization of copyright infringement has become a cornerstone of United States global intellectual property policy. Not only have heightened criminal penalties been added to the 1976 Copyright Act, but a variety of multilateral trade agreements demand that other countries impose criminal sanctions for intellectual property infringement. Yet such anti-piracy provisions have come under attack both in the United States and abroad on both policy and philosophical grounds. To understand the underpinnings of copyright criminalization, it is critical to interrogate its American origins--an 1897 federal statute making unauthorized performance of dramatic works a criminal offense. Theatrical plays were a comparative newcomer to copyright protection. Why did theater pose such a challenge? What other means of enforcing copyright were availablestate statutes, contracts, informal associations with extra-official sanctions, shaming scoff-lawsand why did these alternatives falter? The story of the late 19 th century invention of criminal sanctions for pirating plays is a tale of failed enforcement. It reveals a striking irony important for our own digital ecosystem: when policing intellectual property through other mechanisms breaks down, states turn to ever-more punitive sanctionsand further erode the fragile legitimacy of copyrights claims.

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Steven Wilf)

06:00 pm

Steven Wilf, UCONN School of Law The Invention of Copyright Piracy in late 19 th Century America Why is copying a crime? The criminalization of copyright infringement has become a cornerstone of United States global intellectual property policy. Not only have heightened criminal penalties been added to the 1976 Copyright Act, but a variety of multilateral trade agreements demand that other countries impose criminal sanctions for intellectual property infringement. Yet such anti-piracy provisions have come under attack both in the United States and abroad on both policy and philosophical grounds. To understand the underpinnings of copyright criminalization, it is critical to interrogate its American origins--an 1897 federal statute making unauthorized performance of dramatic works a criminal offense. Theatrical plays were a comparative newcomer to copyright protection. Why did theater pose such a challenge? What other means of enforcing copyright were availablestate statutes, contracts, informal associations with extra-official sanctions, shaming scoff-lawsand why did these alternatives falter? The story of the late 19 th century invention of criminal sanctions for pirating plays is a tale of failed enforcement. It reveals a striking irony important for our own digital ecosystem: when policing intellectual property through other mechanisms breaks down, states turn to ever-more punitive sanctionsand further erode the fragile legitimacy of copyrights claims.

Shakti Meeting

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

Feb 28

FYM 2021

09:00 am

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Mar 1

Islamophobia & Racism

05:00 pm

Imam Sami will speak on Islamophobia -roots of hatred of Muslims -Islamophobia network -what we can do to combat Islamophobia

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!

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 5

Terp!

12:00 pm

Mar 6

Staff Lunch Series (Spring 2017) - Tula Telfair

12:00 pm

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED The Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a staff luncheon series event with speaker, Tula Telfair.

Afropop Information Session

12:15 pm

Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody award winning radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. Our vision is to increase the profile of African and African diaspora music worldwide, and to see that benefits from this increased profile go back to artists, music industry professionals, and the countries that produce the music. The Afropop database of interviews, features, photos, CD reviews and artist profiles is central to our strategy, as it harnesses the power of what we have done, and allows us to integrate past work with new research to support new projects. Come meet with Banning Eyre '79 to learn more about what opportunities are currently available. Bring your resume. Handshake Event Page

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Claire Grace)

06:00 pm

Claire Grace, Wesleyan Democratic Looking In recent years, and especially since the 1990s, participatory forms in art have absorbed an increasingly explicit set of claims linking the distribution of authorial agency in works of art to the idea of participatory democracy in politics. The New York based artist collective Group Material, active between 1979 and 1996, is widely recognized as a catalyzing example. A series begun in 1982, however, critically articulates some of the limitations of this emerging genre. The series adapts a tradition of public debate pivotal in Chinas democracy movement while also ironizing the form of the public opinion poll more familiar in U.S. contexts. Foregrounding effects of distance and disagreement, the ramifications of Group Materials works in this series are twofold: they make a case for the specific faculties of artthus articulating a position at odds, to some extent, with the avant-gardes longstanding campaign to dissolve art into a larger field of social practiceand they theorize democracys foundation in principles of agonism, responding in so doing to the actual conditions of public life in the 1980s.

Shakti Meeting

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

Mar 7

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

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

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Mar 8

NRA Tax Seminar

05:00 pm

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!

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.

Russian Lunch

12:00 pm

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.

Terp dance

08:00 pm

Mar 10

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.

Mar 27

Faculty Lunch Series (Spring 2017) - Gil Skillman

12:00 pm

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED The Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a staff luncheon series event with speaker, Tula Telfair.

Shakti Meeting

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

Mar 29

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!

Mar 30

Columbia University M.S. Human Nutrition Program

12:15 pm

Join Zammy Diaz, theCommunication Officer for Institute of Human Nutrition, to learn why a one-year MS Program in Nutrition Science may be a great GAP year experience for you. As a student at IHN you will be trained to: become competent in clinical nutrition science and public health nutrition, understand the importance of nutrition in health and disease prevention, and further develop professional skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and leadership.

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.

Terp dance

08:00 pm

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 2

Terp!

12:00 pm

Apr 3

Watson Information Session

12:00 pm

Juniors! Please join Kate, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships & Exchanges, to learn about the Watson Fellowship. Monday April 3rd @ 12PM USDAN 110 - PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH! For more on the on campus application process: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ cgs/fellowship/watson.html About the Watson Fellowship: https://watson.foundation/ fellowships/tj For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ cgs/fellowship/ nomination.html

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

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

Apr 4

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Apr 6

Russian Lunch

12:00 pm

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 9

Apr 11

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Apr 14

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 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 16

Apr 17

Shakti Meeting

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 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.

WeShuffle

07:45 pm

Apr 19

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 20

Russian Lunch

12:00 pm

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.

Hugo Black Lecture

08:00 pm

Join Wesleyan alumni, parents, faculty and students for a lecture entitled Writing the Truth in the Age of Trump by Linda Greenhouse , the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School. This annual lecture is endowed by Leonard S. Halpert, Esq. 44, and named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Apr 21

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 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 23

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 staff luncheon series event with speaker, Tula Telfair.

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

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

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

09:00 pm

WeShuffle

10:15 pm

May 2

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

Russian Lunch

12:00 pm

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

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.

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.

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.