December 5, 2018


Be a Part of Rutgers Day!

Rutgers Day

Showcase your school, department, or center to thousands of people at Rutgers Day in New Brunswick on April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be a part of the excitement by creating a fun, interactive, and informative program that reflects the teaching, research, or service mission for your unit. The program submission period is open through February 15.

Visit the Rutgers Day website by logging in with your NetID to submit your program, review guidelines and policies, and download marketing materials to promote your activities. Take advantage of this opportunity that delivers 100,000 visitors to campus, combined with Alumni Weekend when alumni reunite with faculty, staff, and friends.

Learn more about Rutgers Day, programming tips, and best practices in our Rutgers Day 101 video.


2019 Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program 

Registration is open for the 2019 Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program, which takes place at the Earth Center in Davidson's Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick. Classes begin January 23 and meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through June.

Spring Registration for Graduate Writing Program Now Open

The Graduate Writing Program courses are now open for spring registration. The program offers writing skills courses for all matriculated graduate students at all writing levels. Classes typically meet eight times in the semester plus two one-on-one conferences.

Pre-College Opportunities Fair

The Rutgers–New Brunswick Office of Summer and Winter Sessions presents the K-12 Pre-College Opportunities Fair on January 12 at the College Avenue Student Center. Participants can attend workshops and chat with undergraduate admissions, financial aid, and Rutgers test prep. Register for this free event by January 4.

Barnes & Noble College Bookstore Winter Sale 

Barnes & Noble is holding a 25 percent off winter sale on December 13 and 14 at the Gateway Transit Building in New Brunswick. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What's Happening

12/5/18: Cider and Donuts

Cider and donuts

The Rutgers University Programming Association is serving free cider and donuts from December 5 to 12 on Busch, College Avenue, Cook, Douglass, and Livingston campuses. View times and locations.

12/5/18: Israel and American Jews: The Future of a Challenging Relationship 

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents Israel and American Jews: The Future of a Challenging Relationship, featuring speaker Yehuda Kurtzer, president, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, on December 13 at the College Avenue Student Center.

12/5/18: Global Health Fair

Rutgers Global Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents Rice Cookers, Umbrellas and Piety Laws: Health and Aging in China, featuring speaker XinQi Dong, Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences, on December 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

12/5/18: Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

Peter Williamson, senior investigator, Translational Mycology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, presents Can We Make Cryptococcal Meningitis a (More) Benign Disease? on December 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Building, room 102, in New Brunswick.

Get Involved

Toy Drive

Give back this holiday season with the annual toy drive for the Eric B. Chandler Health Center. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Clinical Academic Building reception desk, located in New Brunswick, through December 11. The Eric B. Chandler Health Center is a federally-qualified community health center that offers high-quality outpatient care services to the region’s medically underserved, including infants, young children, and adolescents.

Awards & Honors

12/5/18: XinQi Dong

XinQi Dong, director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences, received the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity. This award is presented by the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward achieving health equity.

12/5/18: Kathleen Cullinen

Kathleen Cullinen, program evaluator, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, School of Nursing, was recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the 2018 Excellence in Public Health and Community Nutrition Award. Cullinen, a registered dietitian and 25-year member of the academy, received the award for her outstanding service, leadership, and contributions to the field of public health and community nutrition.


12/5/18: NoVo Foundation

The School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick received a pledge of $495,000 from the NoVo Foundation. The pledge will benefit the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in support of ending gender-based violence against women.

On The Move

12/5/18: Michelle Edelstein

Michelle Edelstein has been promoted to manager of planning, communication, and marketing for the School of Public Health.

12/5/18: Michael C. Sturman

Michael C. Sturman joins the department of human resource management, School of Management and Labor Relations, as professor. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell, where he served as the Kenneth and Marjorie Blanchard Professor of Human Resources prior to joining the Rutgers faculty. He studies job performance prediction, compensation systems, and human resources analytics and metrics.