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Opening Reception “Picture/Thing”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“Picture/Thing” presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison ‘89,Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. These artists take varying approaches to material, technology, and presentation, expanding and redrawing the traditional perimeters of both. Defying photography’s specificity as a “window onto the world,” some prioritize the materiality of the photograph over the actual image, while others migrate the graphic flatness of the photograph into the full dimensionality of the sculptural realm. Undoubtedly a response to the immateriality and infinite reproducibility of digital technology, the surveyed works insist on both the physical presence and uniqueness associated with sculpture, and the indexical relationship to the physical world exemplified by photography, resulting in a new formulation: a picture/thing.

Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm with talk by the curators at 5:30pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 pm from January 29 to March 1

Date: Tomorrow, January 29
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

There’s a Blizzard Happening and We Don’t Know How to Deal


The first big snow of the school season happened on Saturday, and today we found out the snow thing is going to be a bigger deal than we thought. As we prepare for a “crippling and potentially historic” New England blizzard this week, students just kind of want to know 1) if classes are going to get cancelled and 2) if airwes can brave the storm. (Probably not/probably not?)

SCUTE Bakesale

From Arden Feil ’18:

SCUTE (Students’ Conservation Union for Turtles on Earth) is a new club working to spread awareness about the need for turtle conservation and to raise money for conservation projects around the world. Come support us in saving the turtles at our first fundraiser this Tuesday, December 2nd in Usdan from 11am-2pm!

Date: Tomorrow
Time: 11 AM-2 PM
Place: Usdan Downstairs
Cost: $1-2

Cowspiracy Film Screening

From Rachael Metz ’16:

Interested in the relationship between food and the environment?

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is the primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Climate Ambassadors is putting on a film screening of Cowspiracy, a new documentary about the animal agriculture industry and its relation to climate change and other environmental problems. This is an issue over which we as individuals DO have control, and as a campus, we can make a difference, every time we sit down to eat.

We will have a FREE (!!!!) dinner beforehand catered by Tandoor. Dinner will start at 6 PM and the film will start at 6:30.

Check out the website here and the facebook event here.

Date: Tonight
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Downey House 113

Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag: Ultra-Nationalism, Apartheid, and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel, a talk by Smadar Lavie

UVL14317_MisrahiMothersPoster_1110_amHenry Prine ’18 writes in:

Israeli anthropologist Smadar Lavie will be delivering a talk about her new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn Books, 2014). The project explores the relationship between Mizrahi social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, protest movements in the surrounding Islamic World, and the possibility of further conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and its Arab neighbor states.

Smadar Lavie is a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, and is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century University College Cork. She is the author of The Poetics of Military Occupation, receiving the Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and co-editor of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity. She is the winner of the American Studies Association’s 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and the recipient of the 2013 “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for service on behalf of Mizrahi communities in the State of Israel.

This event is funded by the Department of Anthropology & Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, and is co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies program, along with the New Haven chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

This event is free and open to the public, and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact J. K?haulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at jkauanui[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Judd Hall, Room 116

Forum on Title IX Policy and Procedure

From Rachel Verner ’15

The Title IX Student Advisory Committee wants your feedback! We’ll be hosting an all-campus forum to discuss what changes students want made to Wesleyan’s current Title IX Policy/Procedure, with a specific focus on the Sexual Misconduct Policy. The student input gained from the session will be used to inform policy changes that will be made for the Spring semester.

Check out the Facebook event for more information!

Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Massage Night with UCAB

From UCAB:

UCAB is at it again with our annual massage and manicure night. Co-Sponsored with WesWell, we have an off campus, professional masseuse giving 7 minute massages.

While you wait, go to WesWell’s mini session on stress, yoga, anxiety, and many more.


Date: November 13
Time: 8PM – 12AM
Place: Usdan Cafe, Rooms 108 and 110

Senior ’90s Dance

From Talia Baurer ’15:

ATTN CLASS OF 2015: You are cordially invited to Beckham Hall on Thursday, November 13th to attend a Seniors ’90s Bash! Let’s celebrate the decade that gave us the Internet as we know it, our favorite TV shows to rewatch on Netflix, and us! There will be fancy snacks and various ’90s activities and paraphernalia – basically, we’re going to enjoy being seniors in college by returning to the weird decade in which we were once tiny innocent children. Dress fancy, dress ’90s, or dress BOTH – we know you secretly love the ridiculous prom outfits from every ’90s teen movie. And get excited about infinite #TBT posts.

Date: November 13
Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM
Place: Beckham Hall

History Open House

From Valere Demuynck ’16:

Interested in history? Considering a history major or history minor? Come to the History Open House! Meet students and faculty, discuss potential careers, and enjoy a pizza lunch!

Date: November 13
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: CSS Lounge in PAC (4th floor)

Amigos de las Américas table

From Danielle Krieger ’18:

If you are interested in cultural immersion, youth leadership, and personal growth (and like to have a good time), stop by at our table in Usdan to learn about Amigos de las Américas, a 6 to 8-week summer program in Latin America! Also, you can get some free candy!

Date: Today, November 11
Time: 4-7 PM
Place: Usdan