Save the Date: Rutgers Day 2023

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Rutgers Day: Save the Date and Call for Program Submissions

Rutgers Day: Experience New Jersey's State University. Saturday, April 29, 2023

Rah, rah Rutgers Day! Schools, departments, centers and student organizations are invited to submit programming ideas that will demonstrate the university’s missions of research, service and teaching – and the crucial role that Rutgers plays within New Jersey and beyond.  

Programs should be fun, interactive and informative for our visitors. Registration closes Feb. 24. 

From the Desk of...

From the Desk of Chancellor-Provost Conway

Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway

Dear Colleagues,

Our missions to drive equitable student success; attend to our community’s wellbeing; and elevate the common good through interdisciplinary scholarship all rely on operational excellence: The ability of individuals to leave our siloes, collaborate across units, and achieve joint institutional goals.

This spring, my office has launched the Operational Excellence Listening Tour: A series of public forums to highlight the working relationships between RutgersNew Brunswick and the universitywide administrative offices that help us achieve our goals.

Announcements

Access Week 2023

Access Week

Access Week is upon us. The annual, weeklong initiative highlights the academic, social and cultural resources essential for the success of first-generation, low-income and other underserved student groups. Check out the overview of events and watch the Access Week Playlist.  

A Celebration of the Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit

Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the Rabbit! 

Last month at the New Jersey Symphony’s Lunar New Year celebration, Rutgers music professor Min-Kyung Kwon performed the world premiere of James Ra’s “Fantasia on Sae Taryeong” on piano.  

Call for Art Submissions

Call for art submissions

ARS Literarium, the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School art and literary magazine, is accepting submission for Volume IX. The annual magazine accepts submissions from all students, faculty and staff throughout the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) community. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 19. 

Please send your submissions (and/or any questions) to arslit@njms.rutgers.edu. 

More to Know

Growing Trend Toward Inclusion in the Arts Reflected in Rutgers Student Theater Groups

The impressive diversity seen in student theater groups at Rutgers–New Brunswick is having a lasting impact on the university community. For the first time in 48 years, all three groups are led by artistic directors of color. Meet the artistic directors and learn how they plan on using their platforms to reach broader audiences.  

Reading Room at Alexander Library Receives Recognition

The design community repeatedly has recognized the recently opened Digital Learning Commons, formerly known as the reading room, at the Alexander Library. The first-floor space has been transformed into a state-of-the-art multimedia collaboration center, allowing students to work together in multimodal situations ranging from team collaboration to independent research.  

A Groundbreaking Discovery in Cancer Research

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with investigators from MD Anderson Cancer Center, discovered a novel triple immunotherapy combination, which can serve as a treatment for pancreatic cancer. Prateek Gulhati,  physician-scientist and assistant professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schoon, is the lead author of the study and shared more about his findings recently published in Nature Cancer. 

Policy Library Updates 1/30/2023

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces recent updates to the University Policy Library:   

·        Policy 40.4.2: Rutgers University Faculty and Staff International Travel Policy (PDF) 

View other recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions, please email the Office of the Secretary of the University

What's Happening

Black History Month Events 2023

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of cultural and educational activities across the university including screenings, performances and lectures, some hosted virtually in addition to being held in-person.

Check out the list of featured events.

2/3 Protecting Academic Freedom, Empowering Muslim Students After the Hamline Controversy

Register today for a conversation exploring the challenges faced by faculty and the intersection of academic freedom, equity, Islamophobia and the commercialization of higher education. 

Get Your Personal Training Certificate

Ever wanted to be a personal trainer? Become a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-certified personal trainer in a few weeks. Discounts are available for Rutgers affiliates and registration ends Feb. 8.

2/22 Temptation Transformed: How the Forbidden Fruit Became an Apple

Azzan-Yadin Israel uncovers the mystery of how the forbidden fruit – which is not identified in the Bible – became an apple, upending an explanation that stood for centuries. Please register in advance. 

3/4 Roxanne Gay Writing Workshop

The workshop is for underrepresented scholars and will focus on writing for the public. There will be masterclass lectures and an opportunity for participants to workshop their own work. Space is limited and registration closes Feb. 10.

Awards & Honors

Apply Today for the Open and Affordable Textbooks Program Award

The Open and Affordable Textbooks Program is awarding $1,000 in research funds to full- or part-time faculty, instructors or curriculum developers at Rutgers who make their courses more affordable for their students. Learn the steps you can take and apply for the award today. 

On The Move

Jean Baum

In a recent email from Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway, it was announced that Jean Baum, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is joining the leadership team as Vice Provost for Life Sciences Research and Partnerships. Since Oct. 1, Baum has been a special adviser to the Office of the Chancellor-Provost and is developing a strategic framework that reenvisions science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and particularly life science, research throughout Rutgers–New Brunswick and in alliance with RBHS.