Events in Usdan

Friday, February 27, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Sunday, March 01, 2015

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Wesabi Maid/Butler Cafe

Come eat delicious foodstuffs served by our dashing butlers, including yours truly, and cute maids! Headlining our menu is the granddaddy of maid cafe food, omurice (ketchup art included). Additional menu items and prices TBA leading up to the event. Anime to be screened during the event!

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, March 02, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Olga Sendra Ferrer
The Mobile Margin: (Re)Constructing Barcelona During the Spanish Dictatorship (1939-1975).

This lecture will consider a triple-sided relationship between urban environment, photography, and literature, in order to show how photography and the written text not only reproduce but also reciprocally construct the physicality of the city. Through the urban theories of Henry Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and Edward Soja, we will develop a new theory, the concept of margin, that breaks with the urban geography of dictatorship-era Barcelona, which was characterized, in broad strokes, by a dual process of interrupted planning and abusive speculation, and created a peripheral city inhabited by the 'other Catalans'? This simplistic center-periphery axis neglects not only the complexity of the margin, but also the heterogeneity of this Barcelona that will establish the foundations of the city into the 21st century. In this presentation, I will show how literature and photography envisions a new urban topography in which they make the margin manifest by questioning and contesting the fixedness of bourgeois Barcelona, while simultaneously seeking their own legitimization as citizens with the right to intervene in the construction and management of this city.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck will have sports collectibles and wear. Pick up your team hat and that Wee Willy Keeler card for which you have been searching so long.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

12:15 pm - 01:00 pm

Summer Session Info Session

Join representatives from Summer Session, ResLife and the Dean's Office to learn more about how Summer Session can help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - CANCELED

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Fund for Public Interest Info Session

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tommy M

Tommy varies his merchandise. He may have sunglasses, jewelry, leather goods, watches, or accessories. Come look and see what's in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - CANCELED

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Fund for the Public Interest Interviews

Usdan 104D

Friday, March 06, 2015

09:00 am - 06:30 pm

Africanizing Technology (March 5-6th)

Conference Program

Thursday, March 5th
5:00pm Keynote Lecture
Julie Livingston, Rutgers University
?Pharmaceutical Technologies and the Nature of Efficacy in Botswana?

Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Room 311
222 Church Street, Middletown, CT


Friday, March 6th
Conference Panels
Usdan University Center, Room 110
45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT


9:00am Technologies of Identity and Knowledge Production

10:45am Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development

1:45pm Imagining New Technological Cultures

3:30pm Technological Cultures of Health and Healing

5:30pm Closing Discussion

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tommy M

Tommy varies his merchandise. He may have sunglasses, jewelry, leather goods, watches, or accessories. Come look and see what's in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, March 26, 2015

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) March Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Nan Vechitto

Visit this local artisan who takes crystals, beads, and stones, and mixes them with magic to create her unique jewelry pieces.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, March 27, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Stone Trees

Marcos has a wide array of merchandise. You may find jewelry, leather goods, or accessories. All at very good prices. Stop by Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, March 27, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, March 30, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Stephanie Ponsavady, Wesleyan
Driving Metaphors: The Politics and Poetics of Automobiles in Colonial and Postcolonial France

In a sense, cars and metaphors are all means of transport, instruments used in order to produce a displacement. In France, the rise of the automobile coincided with another movement, the nation's expansion overseas in the late 19th century. How have cars and literature powered France's mobility? From automobile pioneering in Indochina to Roland Barthes's Mythologies, I invite us to take cars and metaphors for a spin in reality. My approach encompasses not only corporeal movement of people and the physical transport of objects but also imaginative travel, the vehicles and metaphors that have enabled and coerced some to live mobile lives and others to remain immobile in France and its colonial empire. By bringing together history and literature, my presentation highlights the relationships between local and global networks of mobility and brings into focus the political projects inherent in the power relations inherited from French colonization and now informing processes of globalization.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Jamberry

Come to Usdan and check out Jamberry, an affordable nail wrap. The hottest trend in fashion, with over 300 different designs to please everyone. They are made in the USA with no harsh chemicals. Quick and easy. Say goodbye to chipping nail polish and hello to Jamberry!

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, April 02, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Roundabout Books

Do you still love the smell and feel of a good book? Stop in Usdan today for some great deals on used books in a wide variety of genres.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 03, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, April 06, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Min Kyung Lee, Holy Cross
Blank Spaces and Cartographic Sites

The map is often used as a tool to navigate spaces and to locate oneself in those spaces-imagined or real. These spatial practices rely on an assumption that a map is a representation, and that regardless of its medium, as printed charts on paper or digital projections on a handheld device, it refers to a place. My presentation interrogates the basis of the link often made between spaces and maps, and seeks to dispel the assumption of the map as a mere description. By outlining a history of surveying and mapping Paris, I will discuss the values of reproduction, circulation and mobility that were promulgated through the practices and methods of drawing official urban plans during the 19th century. I will also address the architectural context and consequences of the period's emergent cartographic modalities, as well as provide insight and pose questions about the modalities employed by our contemporary mapping applications.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Chuck Blue

Chuck will have sports collectibles and wear. Pick up your team hat and that Wee Willy Keeler card for which you have been searching so long.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, April 09, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tommy M

Tommy varies his merchandise. He may have sunglasses, jewelry, leather goods, watches, or accessories. Come look and see what's in Usdan today.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 10, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Friday, April 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, April 13, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, Wesleyan

The trouble with "performance" or the contemporary anti-theatrical prejudice

Sitting at pale reproductions of what Realism once was, audiences forget that the theatrical experience once elicited passionate philosophical debates and provoked riots at opening nights. What sets the theatrical endeavor apart is its capacity to move from the stage to the streets, between real and fictional, through material and virtual presences, away from or towards the body. Theater exists with or without text, speaks across gender, race, and class, and has always employed a broad array of performing and visual arts. The anxiety provoked by its shape-shifting properties lies at the core of a longstanding anti-theatrical prejudice. The antipathy that theater meets with today does not do justice to its history. As a result, some of the most innovative contemporary productions are viewed as ?performance? rather than ?theater.? Taking The Seagull?s exposition of a turning-point moment in theater history as a warning tale, this talk explores how today?s anti-theatrical prejudice is blind to many of this art form?s recent accomplishments.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Rose Frett

Rose has showcased several different lines in Usdan. See her newest venture into jewelry.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 17, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Norden Sherpa

Let this Sherpa guide you to the heights of sartorial splendor with his unique accessories.

Usdan Vendor F1

Monday, April 20, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Gayle Salamon, Princeton
The Simple Click of Her Heel on the Ground:
Gendered Phenomenologies of Walking

This lecture is drawn from a book I am completing on about the murder of Larry/Latisha King, a gender-transgressive 15-year-old who was shot and killed in an Oxnard, California junior high school by classmate Brandon McInerney. McInerney was 14 at the time of the killing and was charged as an adult in the subsequent murder trial. In this case, bodily movement marked by the style of queer gender becomes a target of homophobic and transphobic aggression through first being read as constituting an act of aggression. In this book, I am exploring about how phenomenologies of the body might help illuminate what happened when the murder case went to trial. I argue that a phenomenology of walking illustrates how Latisha's gender was read, and use phenomenological description to unpack the performance of gender in the courtroom, exploring how queer gender was mimetically enacted through the bodies of the attorneys during the trial.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Nan Vechitto

Visit this local artisan who takes crystals, beads, and stones, and mixes them with magic to create her unique jewelry pieces.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Lessons from a Life in Sex and Ministry: A Talk and Q&A with Debra Haffner '76

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Roundabout Books

Do you still love the smell and feel of a good book? Stop in Usdan today for some great deals on used books in a wide variety of genres.

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, April 24, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Monday, April 27, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Rosa Ficek, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Wesleyan

Integration, The Pan American Highway, and What Happens Along the Way

From liberal political and economic perspectives, integration refers to the assimilation of marginalized groups into a nation or to the creation of free trade areas and supra-national entities associated with globalization. This talk draws from ethnographic insights from the Pan American Highway-a network of roads that integrates the Americas at national and hemispheric scales- to suggest an alternative way of understanding integration. It traces mobility practices along an unfinished section of the highway in eastern Panama to show that, rather than an expansionist project that assimilates parts into a larger whole, integration is a project fraught with heterogeneous actors and designs that come together as the highway creates connections across difference. These heterogeneities?linked to the highway's project of Western modernity, but not necessarily modern in the same way, or even modern at all-interrupt, undermine, and work alongside state and imperial projects of expansion, transforming the highway itself.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Gypsy Jewelry

Deb has a nice assortment of silver jewelry at affordable prices. Look around and you will find some items with a Celtic accent.

Usdan Vendor F1

Thursday, April 30, 2015

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) April Meeting

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Friday, May 01, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Tommy M

Tommy changes his inventory with every visit to Usdan. Stop by today to see if he has watches, or sunglasses, or leather goods, or accessories, or......

Usdan Vendor F1

Friday, May 01, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship - Large Group

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Roundabout Books

Do you still love the smell and feel of a good book? Stop in Usdan today for some great deals on used books in a wide variety of genres.

Usdan Vendor F1

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Tuesday, April 28, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Tuesday, March 3, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Daniel Family Commons will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, for Faculty Lunch Series

Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons