November 19, 2021: Sharing Thanks toward the Holidays

Faces & Voices

In the fifth episode of the video interview series Faces & Voices, President Jonathan Holloway talks with Rebecca Potosky, senior research animal care technician at School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, for insight into the experience-based education that Potosky shares with students (and goat assistants) every day as one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation. The pair also explores opportunities for the continued pursuit of life-long passions through the weaving of profession and pastimes.

Honor Native Land

In observance of National Native American Heritage Month, University Equity and Inclusion invites all to learn about the importance of land acknowledgment as a means of demonstrating respect and a step toward correcting Indigenous erasure. Building on historical explorations of Rutgers’ roots in the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, such as in the collaborative work accomplished through the Scarlet and Black Project, community members universitywide can access and engage with resources celebrating the cultures and contributions of Indigenous people by honoring native land this November and beyond.

The Big Chill 5K

After a two-year wait, Recreation in the Division of Student Affairs proudly invites all to join the Rutgers Big Chill 5K, both in-person and virtually! Early online registration is required by December 8 (no in-person registration) and will be limited to 2,500 runners for the in-person race on Saturday, December 11, starting at the College Avenue Gym. Virtual participants can join any time, anywhere between December 6 and race day. Proceeds from the race and the store will benefit Winter Wishes, an annual holiday-themed event that provides New Brunswick preschool children with gifts for the holiday season, and the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which provides food weekly to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities. Find out more and pre-register today to help keep this tradition running!

November 5, 2021: Inauguration Festivities, Feedback Surveys, and more

Future of Work Survey

In a universitywide announcement in October, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Vivian Fernandez invited faculty and staff universitywide to help share the reimaging of the workplace by participating in the Future of Work (FoW) Survey. Open until November 15, this voluntary and confidential survey was collaboratively developed by the FoW Task Force and solicits employee input to inform its recommendations for the path forward as we navigate the transition back to the workplace following the 19-month disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the FoW website and learn more about guiding principles, key milestones, and more ways to get and stay involved.

Faces & Voices

In the fourth episode of the weekly video interview series Faces and Voices, President Jonathan Holloway has a conversation with Dining Services employee Nicole Bates. Having worked more than 31 years in New Brunswick dining facilities, Bates has seen and served meals to thousands of students and campus community members with her signature side of a smile to brighten their days, showing how a caring countenance can change the outlooks of those around us everyday.

AMP Faculty & Staff Survey

The Rutgers–New Brunswick Academic Master Plan Faculty and Staff Survey seeks to gather input from New Brunswick campus community members in order to inform areas of focus and prioritization to best support campus-wide activities and efforts in the coming years. Complete the online survey by November 19 and visit the AMP website to find out more about this initiative’s goals, timeline, and more ways to engage throughout this process.

October 22, 2021: Open Enrollment Period, Academic Master Plan Town Hall, Podcasts, and more!

Academic Master Plan Town Hall

Join Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost Conway and members of the Academic Master Plan Steering Committee at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, for a virtual town hall to learn more about the Academic Master Plan initiative, information gathered to date, and how you can ensure your voice is heard as part of this important work. Visit the Academic Master Plan webpage to access the virtual meeting link and submit questions by Oct. 26.

Holding Space Podcast

Earlier this month, University Equity and Inclusion launched Holding Space, a new podcast series embracing conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and topics. In its inaugural episode, "Defining the Work," Senior Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch joins series host Senior Director of Institutional Equity and Strategic Initiatives Joan Collier to discuss the roles of diversity, inclusion, and equity in academia, their inextricable connections to academic excellence, and what it means to be a "beloved community." Listen and dive deeper into topics, and join the conversation today!

Cybersecurity Month

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer, Guy J. Albertini encourages all to do their part to avoid and prevent cyber threats, from phishing scams to ransomware attacks. This year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” In support of this theme, IT is offering a collection of informational and promotional resources to stay secure online and safely spread the word about best practices.

October 8, 2021: Fight the Flu, Go Pink, & Climate Action

Education Rankings

In late September, NJBIZ released its 2021 Education Power 50, a statewide rankings list in which honorees across Rutgers have a demonstrable presence occupying 60 percent of the top ten and 20 percent of the total positions. This year’s list prominently features members of the Rutgers, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rutgers–New Brunswick community, including: Perry Halkitis, dean of the School of Public Health at RBHS; Brian Strom, chancellor of RBHS and executive vice president for health affairs; Robert Johnson, dean of New Jersey Medical School and interim dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Jonathan Holloway, president and university professor; Francine Conway, chancellor-provost of Rutgers–New Brunswick; John Farmer Jr., director of Eagleton Institute of Politics at School of Arts and Sciences; and Rebecca Givan, associate professor in the Labor Studies and Employment Relations program at the School of Management and Labor Relations. Also, providing additional context for these rankings, the accompanying preface highlights and applauds the crucial role Rutgers and RBHS has played in contributing to and safeguarding public health throughout the pandemic, “New Jerseyans (…) can be proud that the institution stepped up to an unprecedented challenge and provided invaluable assistance to a state in crisis.”

Go Pink Day!

On Friday, October 15, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey encourage all to participate in Go Pink Day to show their support and help advocate for annual mammograms by wearing pink as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Regular screening and early detection are the best weapons women have in the fight against breast cancer. Learn more reasons why mammograms are so important and be sure to schedule an appointment and encourage those you care about to do the same today and during Go Pink Day!

Climate Action Plan

President Jonathan Holloway introduced the Climate Action Plan (PDF) and the Office of Climate Action to the University Senate in his address last month after an almost two-year-long effort by the dedicated leaders, members, and Rutgers-community collaborators of the President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience. Housed under the Office of University Strategy, this new office will help facilitate and implement changes outlined in the Climate Action Plan across the university and the surrounding communities throughout New Jersey on a nationally competitive timetable, propelling us toward goals of attaining carbon neutrality and eventually becoming carbon negative while also cultivating a culture of sustainability and resilience.

September 24, 2021: Progress Is Earned!

Homecoming 2021

On October 7 through October 9, Rutgers University Alumni Association, Athletics, Football, Student Life, and R-Comm’s Community Affairs invite members of the Rutgers–New Brunswick community to celebrate our coming back together during Homecoming 2021! Choose from a variety of live and virtual activities and events, including discounted alumni football tickets for the game on October 9 against Michigan State. Order Homecoming 2021 t-shirts for you and your campus unit by Tuesday, September 28 for delivery in time to kick the week off. Learn more and sign up for sessions now to show your scarlet pride at this year’s Homecoming!

Diversity Goals

In a message earlier this month, Senior Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch shared drafts of goals and next steps from each chancellor-led unit as part of our shared commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion universitywide. Members of the Rutgers community are encouraged to review these plans, offer feedback, and check back for updates on how to get involved as we continue to make progress toward these goals in our shared pursuit of inclusive excellence.

Be a VPVA Advocate

The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) in the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers–New Brunswick is recruiting members of the Rutgers community to serve as Confidential Crisis Response Advocates. After successful completion of the training program starting in October, volunteers for this crisis intervention program will work together to provide services to victims and survivors of domestic/dating and sexual violence within the Rutgers community 24/7, including listening support and understanding as well as various information regarding medical, legal, and campus resources. View additional details, requirements, and application steps and contact Lisa Smith with any additional questions.

September 10, 2021: We R Back!

Health Briefings and Podcasts Return

Also returning to the campus community this semester are RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom’s COVID-19 Health Briefing and Executive Director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration at RBHS Mary O’Dowd’s On the Pandemic podcast series. Combined, these virtual monthly programs have been designed to keep our community apprised of safety guidance updates while also helping to address the critical challenges we collectively face as we work to recover from the pandemic. Check out the recording of the first COVID-19 Health Briefing from September 9 and be sure to tune in for the debut of the second season of On the Pandemic with special guest Antonio Calcado, executive vice president and chief operating officer, for a reflective conversation about being back on campus and back in the classrooms on September 16.

Faculty Diversity Initiative

In a universitywide message in August, University President and Professor Jonathan Holloway, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Prabhas V. Moghe, and Senior Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch jointly announced the Presidential Faculty Diversity Initiative. Designed to strengthen Rutgers' commitment to nurture academic excellence, strategic institutional clarity, and a beloved community, this initiative dedicates up to $45M over the next five years to increase diversity among the faculty and graduate communities through recruitment, hiring, and fellowship programs. Find out more about the Presidential Faculty Diversity Initiative, its programs, and other resources to help faculty diversity and academic excellence thrive here at Rutgers!

Anniversary of 9/11

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001. To honor the lives lost that day and to support the first responders who dedicated to rescue recovery efforts that day and those to follow, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) and Rutgers University Alumni Association invite members of the community to join the 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Event: 20 Years of Healing Our Heroes, currently underway via Vimeo livestream, now through 11:30 a.m. today, which includes a welcome from President Holloway and remarks from EOSHI clinic staff and 9/11 responders. Also, the School of Arts and Sciences invites all to view the recording of yesterday’s special virtual lecture, Reflections on 20th Anniversary of 9/11, where John Farmer—adjunct faculty member at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and former assistant U.S. attorney, New Jersey attorney general, and senior counsel of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (aka “9/11 Commission”)—shares his personal experiences through his various roles in counter terrorism work. Additionally, read World Trade Center Historian Reflects on 20th Anniversary of 9/11, a reflective Rutgers Today interview with professor of American Studies at Rutgers–New Brunswick, Angus Gillespie, as he examines the historical and symbolic context inherent in the attacks as well as lessons learned as we as a nation continue to forge forward together.

May 21, 2021: WhyIVaxRU

Virtual Art Camp

Registration is open for the Zimmerli Art Museum’s Virtual Summer Art Camp, which offers children between the ages of six and 14 opportunities to explore their creativity and develop new skills alongside teaching artists in virtual classrooms during weekly, half-day sessions throughout July, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. These virtual classes will take place via Zoom and will include several returning favorites as well as new offerings, too. Registration fees include all necessary supplies, which are available for curbside pickup. Learn more about class offerings, scheduling, pricing, and potential discount eligibilities today!

Scarlet and Black

The culmination of the Scarlet and Black series, Volume 3: Making Black Lives Matter at Rutgers, 1945-2020, is now available to order from Rutgers University Press. Written as part of the Scarlet and Black Project, this third volume delves into acts of activism universitywide that challenged Rutgers to change more contemporary cultural contexts and embrace ideals of developing a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community. Learn more about the project’s work by checking out the Scarlet and Black Project’s website and the recordings of the reflective discussions from last month's symposium.

JED Campus

Rutgers University is proud to participate in JED Campus, a national program designed to guide colleges and universities in a collaborative process to enhance existing student mental health, substance use and suicide prevention efforts. Working with faculty, staff, and students, the New Brunswick JED team has developed a strategic plan to enrich existing resources while also creating new interventions to best serve our students. You can learn more about this important initiative by visiting the Rutgers–New Brunswick JED webpage.

May 7, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination at Rutgers

Commencement Time!

Celebrate the graduates of Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS by getting involved in a variety of pre-event activities leading up to the virtual ceremonies of University Commencement on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Spread the word by liking, following, and sharing on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find more fun ways to show your scarlet pride and support for the Class of 2021!

Vaccine Scheduling Assistance

The Rutgers COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program offers assistance for all who suffer impairments or have technological difficulties. Although appointments are not guaranteed, help is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to those in need, so call the program’s helpline at 848-209-1023 today!

RBHS-IDEA Grants

RBHS faculty, staff, students, and trainees are encouraged to apply online for the RBHS Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) innovation grants before the June 15th deadline. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and support action-oriented, collaborative projects that promote an inclusive, diverse, and cohesive culture at RBHS through impactful work marked by measurable results. Proposals must be completed and submitted in one sitting, so learn more about the application process and the 2020 RBHS-IDEA grant awardees!

April 23, 2021: Virtual Rutgers Day Starts Tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Scarlet and Black Symposium

The Scarlet and Black Project invites friends and members of the Rutgers community to register for a virtual symposium celebrating the upcoming release of the third volume of the Scarlet and Black series, Volume 3: Making Black Lives Matter at Rutgers, 1945-2020, now available for pre-order from Rutgers University Press. With panels starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, the Scarlet and Black Virtual Symposium will feature a keynote address from President Jonathan Holloway on Thursday and reflective discussions of the project’s work to address intersections of scholarship, public history, and community engagement at Rutgers during this two-day event. See complete event schedule.

VPVA Denim Day

On Wednesday, April 28, join Denim Day to help demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors of sexual violence and help raise awareness as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) at RBHS invites members of the campus community to get involved by wearing jeans or any denim pieces—or learn about pick-up locations for Denim Day pins in cases of patient-facing positions. Encourage others to help spread the word about speaking up by dressing down by sharing your photos with VPVA and on social using #RBHSDenimDay21!

Do What Moves U

As part of its mission to enhance mind, body, and spirit, Rutgers Recreation invites eligible students, faculty, and staff to join its Do What Moves U class challenge, now through the end of April. Participants must attend ten or more in-person or virtual fitness and wellness classes by May 1 to be entered into a raffle for grand prizes. All virtual classes require registration, and all in-person ones require reservations beforehand. Learn more about this and other programming available.

April 9, 2021: Toward a Healthier and More Inclusive Campus

Our Inclusive Future

In a universitywide message in late March, Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch shared encouragement and resources with members of the Rutgers community to further bolster efforts of the diversity strategic planning process to build a beloved community with a foundation steeped in the values of equity, inclusion, and respecting difference. Also spotlighted in the announcement are President Jonathan Holloway’s recent video interview describing how Rutgers can move equity from words to action and the university diversity events calendar, which is a new resource to help connect the community with opportunities for intellectual engagement, reflection, and growth around diversity across the university. See what’s upcoming and submit your diversity event for consideration and help amplify both your event and our collective efforts to chart and realize our inclusive path forward.

2021 Campus Update

In his annual address to the University Senate on March 26, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy reflected on campus resilience and outlined the ways Rutgers’ flagship campus is envisioning tomorrow's university, building faculty and student excellence, and preparing for Fall 2021. View the recording of Chancellor Molloy’s campus update and previous chancellor communications.

Staying Informed

To support improved awareness and understanding within the Rutgers community regarding the latest developments and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination, Chancellor Strom and Mary O'Dowd, executive director of health systems and population health integration at RBHS, each continues to host a biweekly series of briefings and podcasts, respectively. The COVID-19 Health Briefing occurs live via Zoom every other Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and features topical guest speakers and live Q&A. On the Pandemic is the biweekly RutgersCast series where experts explore challenges and consequences of the pandemic. Check out the recordings of past briefings and On the Pandemic episodes. Don't forget to mark your calendars for next week's live COVID-19 Health Briefing on Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m.!

March 26, 2021: Women's History Month

DICE Website Launch

Be sure to visit the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement's brand-new website with its fresh look, easy to access information, and resources dedicated to building an inclusive community at Rutgers–New Brunswick! Program information, events, news, and announcements are updated frequently, so make sure to check in often. The new site also includes integrated social-media buttons to foster communication and ongoing dialogue.

#StopAsianHate

Earlier this month, university leadership including President Jonathan Holloway, Senior Vice President of Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch, and campus chancellors, responded to recent rise in anti-Asian sentiments and violence with condemnation of recent actions of hate and expressed unified dedication and solidarity for the members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities both at Rutgers and worldwide. To further combat intolerance and promote resilience and inclusivity, the Office of the Senior Vice President of Equity invites the Rutgers community to livestream Unpacking Hate, an event taking place virtually today at noon that encourages growth and learning through deeper examination and discussion. Follow the conversation in social media with #StopAsianHate and check out university leaders’ message affirming our Asian community here at Rutgers as well as learn more about supportive resources available to faculty, staff, and students.

Senate Meeting & Senator Election

The election process for staff members to the University Senate is currently underway to select representatives to serve three-year terms. Now through Wednesday, March 31, staff universitywide are encouraged to review candidate statements and vote electronically for representatives to the Senate for their respective campuses/divisions, including seats apportioned to for RBHS and Rutgers–New Brunswick. Election results will be posted online on Tuesday, April 6. Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape staff participation in the only shared-governance advisory and legislative body that represents staff, faculty, students, administrators, and alumni communities to the university’s president and boards.

Also, today at 1:10 p.m. via Zoom, view the next Senate meeting with an administrative report from University President Jonathan Holloway and Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick Christopher J. Molloy. Review the agenda and access the event link.

March 12, 2021: Recognizing a Year of Tragedy and Perseverance

HERstory Month 2021

In honor of Women's HERstory Month, the Rutgers–New Brunswick Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of the Chancellor, is excited to further the legacy of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb and other self-identified women through Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Initiatives. The theme for this year is “Reinventing Your Journey Holistically, in the Age of Covid-19.” Register for events in the series and access a toolkit with involvement opportunities, graphics and more!

Vaccine Eligibility

Rutgers experts contributed to the creation of a comic with NJ.com that illustrates the value of the COVID vaccines. Vaccine eligibility is expanding in NJ this month. Visit NJ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to pre-register. Additionally, a NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Call Center can be reached at 855-568-0545.

Rutgers Giving Day

Each year, our community comes together to make a collective impact across the university. During this year's Rutgers Giving Day on March 24, you can help create a brighter future, empower the next generation of leaders, and become a champion of positive change. All you have to do is join in—with a gift, with your voice, and with your scarlet pride. Learn more and help spread the word about #RUGivingDay!

February 26, 2021: Working Toward Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience

Scarlet Days of Service

Rutgers University Programming Association invites all members of the university community to participate in the virtual weeklong Scarlet Days of Service, taking place March 13 through March 27. Participants have an opportunity to choose from a menu of meaningful virtual service opportunities, connect with a local organization independently, or share a service project that they have created. Register today!

Reflective Essays

Rutgers Today's Reflections on Black History Month is a collection of short essays featuring contributions from faculty across the university, including from President Jonathan Holloway. This special project offers expert commentary that examines and contextualizes this moment in history and envisions our path to a better future.

New Jersey Data Book

The Division of Continuing Studies invites all to join in celebrating 2021 by exploring New Jersey’s 21 counties with a new series of featured articles on the New Jersey Data Book news page. Each article will feature one county and showcase facts and figures from the New Jersey Data Book, a free interactive database tool that serves as a repository of data from many state and local sources that spans decades and a variety of topics. Stay tuned for more details about this new series!

February 12, 2021: Celebrating Black History

Inclusive & Beloved

In a message to the Rutgers community announcing the launch of the diversity strategic planning process, Senior Vice President for Equity Enobong (Anna) Branch shared resources to support universitywide efforts to building a more inclusive and beloved community. Resources such as the Universitywide Diversity Strategic Planning Toolkit (PDF) and FAQ’s help facilitate understanding and next steps toward achieving of our shared goals. Rutgers community members are encouraged to complete the confidential Diversity Strategic Planning Assessment Survey. Also, if you missed Building an Inclusive Academy Symposium on January 29, be sure to check out the recordings of the various discussions and presentations.

Our Path Forward

In a universitywide announcement earlier in February, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Calcado provided the community with Our Path Forward: Quick Reference Guide (PDF), as a brief, two-page resource to help facilitate plans to gradually return to campuses in fall 2021. In addition to a checklist, this guide sheds light on key areas of focus for repopulation next steps, including scheduling, occupancy, and space requirements. For more information check out the university’s COVID-19 website.

Rutgers Big Ideas

After a rigorous, multi-stage selection process, 12 Big Ideas were chosen as part of an initiative to seek out and nurture innovative, interdisciplinary projects addressing the critical issues of our time. Out of more than 200 submissions, these 12 exceptional proposals were chosen for their transformational promise, embodiment of Rutgers’ innovation, and advocacy and support for a diverse academic community while addressing issues such as climate resilience, social justice, public health, and access to education. Learn more about Rutgers Big Ideas and how to help support a brighter future.

January 29, 2021: Supporting a Strong Community in 2021

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assemble individual, ready-to-use test kits to meet the demand for weekly testing across Rutgers. More than 100 students have already assembled over 50,000 kits, but more help and test kits are needed. Strict health and safety guidance is observed during assembly. Watch this time-lapse video to check out volunteers at work. Sign up to volunteer today!

Stormwater Solutions

Institutional Planning and Operations (IP&O) has developed a stormwater pollution prevention program to protect surface water quality and groundwater resources. Check out IP&O’s Stormwater Management webpage to read more about the green initiatives and projects in the works. Learn more about what you can do to protect our stormwater and our New Jersey home by checking out resources from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water NJ initiative.

Ranked National Best

Earlier in January, New Jersey Business Magazine reported that the liver transplant program at University Hospital’s Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation was recognized by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients as the national leader in one-year survival rate, which is estimated at 98.7 percent. Led by the expert physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and rated as one of the top in the nation of its kind, the Center’s only peer in distinguished ranking is Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, out of more than 60 nationwide. Learn more about the Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation at University Hospital in collaboration with NJMS medical faculty and congratulations!

December 18, 2020: Faculty Honors, 2020 Reflections, and more

End-of-Year Video Messages

In a special holiday video message distributed earlier this week, Chancellor of RBHS and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Brian L. Strom and members of the RBHS family shared their sincere thanks with their colleagues for rising to meet the challenges of this extraordinary year with such heartfelt dedication. In a his end-of-year message to the campus community, Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick Christopher J. Molloy reflects on 2020 and Rutgers' longstanding history of resilience.

COVID-19 Health Briefings with RBHS Chancellor Strom

Following his invitation to the RBHS community, Chancellor of RBHS and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Brian L. Strom hosted the inaugural COVID-19 Health Briefing yesterday, December 17. Joining him in a timely discussion regarding COVID-19 vaccines was Shobha Swaminathan, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, and the principal investigator for the Moderna Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at Rutgers. This recurring series will resume with the next briefing in early January 2021 and participants are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to be considered for inclusion during the event. Check out the recording from yesterday's briefing and save the date for the next briefing on January 7 at 9 a.m.

Making the New Normal Work – Inside Higher Ed

Earlier this week, Inside Higher Ed published "Making the New Normal Work," an op-ed written by Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at RBHS and Vice President of Health Affairs at Rutgers Vicente Gracias and Chancellor of RBHS and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Brian L. Strom. This important piece describes how the approach taken at Rutgers to design and implement a targeted coronavirus testing strategy protects not only those within our university community, but their families and communities throughout the state of New Jersey. Despite the interwoven nature of its relationships with surrounding communities and statewide health care systems, Rutgers' daily positivity rate has been and remains well below of the state's overall rate. By employing this innovative targeted testing strategy, the risk assessment of predefined on-campus cohorts enables vastly improved tracking of outbreaks as well as the deployment of interventions to address them. It also positions Rutgers as an exemplary leader in the nation in steps to confront coronavirus.

December 4, 2020: Clinical Trial, Year in Review, and more

Big Chill 2020 Virtual 5K Event and Fundraiser Store

Registration is now open for the annual Rutgers Big Chill Virtual 5k, which Rutgers Recreation will facilitate virtually from December 12 to December 20, 2020. Participants can run anywhere, anytime, and submit their times. The $20 race fee includes a Rutgers winter hat. Additional Rutgers clothing, including an exclusive Big Chill long-sleeve t-shirt, is also available for purchase through the Big Chill fundraiser store. Proceeds from the race and the store will benefit Winter Wishes, an annual holiday-themed event that provides over 400 New Brunswick pre-school children with gifts for the holiday season, and Rutgers Food Security Fund (Rutgers–New Brunswick Student Food Pantry), which provides food weekly to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities. Register and help keep this tradition running!

Chancellor Molloy Represents Rutgers at China International Forum

At the World Forum on Global Bay Areas at the South China University of Technology (SCUT), Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick, Christopher Molloy touted the efforts of fellow collaborators in government, higher education, and industry from bay areas around the world who work to preserve the vibrancy, productivity, and influence of these main bay areas. During his virtual presentation, Chancellor Molloy cited the exemplarily strong partnership between Rutgers and SCUT and highlighted Rutgers’ commitment to international education and collaboration through the Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE) program. Molloy emphasized the importance of inter-institutional collaboration and industry-education integration on a global scale as essential to growth and innovation. Check out Chancellor Molloy’s presentation on YouTube.

2020 RBHS Chancellor Awardees and Video Ceremony

In early November, a virtual ceremony spotlighted the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of faculty and staff recipients of the inaugural 2020 RBHS Chancellor Awards. During this ceremony, Chancellor of RBHS and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Brian Strom and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research Bishr Omary shared their congratulations with all of the extraordinary awardees and a message of thanks to all members of RBHS for their hard work. Additionally, nominators for each award also shared a brief word about each remarkable recipient. Watch the video ceremony and join in congratulating this year’s awardees!

November 20, 2020: Two-Step Login, RBHS Research Is Up, and More

Celebrating Minorities in STEM Podcast

All are invited to help celebrate and spotlight minorities in the sciences by checking out the Celebrating Minorities in STEM podcast series available online. This series of podcasts features underrepresented minorities from top academic institutions and includes speakers such as Rutgers graduate students, faculty, and staff as well as members of external institutions. The podcast is orchestrated through efforts at New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence, a network dedicated to improving autism research and clinical care. Stream and enjoy on Soundcloud today!

Volunteer to Support NJ's COVID-19 Hotline

New Jersey Poison Control Center is seeking faculty, staff, or student members of the Rutgers community with health/medical backgrounds as unpaid, in-person volunteers to support the COVID-19 Hotline, which was established by the governor and the NJ Department of Health to provide 24/7 coverage for callers and supply important medical information and advice for their COVID-19 concerns. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Karen Greco, staff assistant at New Jersey Medical School to see about the multiple shifts available. Additionally, please be sure to share share this informational flyer with any of your colleagues or students with appropriate expertise to encourage them to volunteer, too!

Student Health Creative Assets and Messaging Available Online

Rutgers Student Health and R-Comm have partnered to create messaging including visual and written assets around COVID-19 precautions and best practices for students. These assets are available to everyone and may be shared widely. Addressing such COVID-related topics as harm reduction, core messaging (the 3Ws, how to treat your mask, the importance of contact tracers, and how to access testing) and holiday travel, graphic and written messaging samples are available from both R-Comm and Student Health.

NCFDD Membership and Other DICE Resources Supporting Faculty

Thanks to a strategic partnership between the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) and the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), faculty at Rutgers–New Brunswick are eligible to claim their NCFDD memberships and gain access to their professional development resources and support. Find out more about how to take advantage of these and other faculty diversity and development resources available from DICE.

Athletic Compliance Message for Faculty and Staff

The 2020-2021 Faculty and Staff Brochure (PDF) from the Office of Athletic Compliance details Rutgers University, B1G Conference, and NCAA regulations that all faculty and staff should know when interacting with prospective and current student-athletes. Compliance guidelines and details cover a variety of topics, including definitions, reminders, and policies. Contact the Office of Athletic Compliance with any questions or concerns.

Join CCRP2 Mailing List!

Join the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2) mailing list to receive important announcements and information via email about upcoming events focused on COVID-19 research at Rutgers. Learn more and subscribe to access CCRP2's archived postings.

Preorder a Thanksgiving Takeout Feast Today!

Having a small Thanksgiving this year? Rutgers Dining Services' Thanksgiving Takeout Feast is now available to preorder. Anyone is invited to preorder the feast to bring home for Thanksgiving or give to a loved one, but NetID is required. Menu includes roasted turkey breast, fresh cranberry sauce, red-bliss mashed potatoes, maple-roasted sweet potatoes, stuffing, salads, deserts, and more! Pricing includes all for one meal swipe with a maximum of one meal swipe per person or $22 with RU Express or credit card. Orders must be picked up on November 25, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Kilmer's Market in the Livingston Dining Commons at 83 Rockafellar Road in Piscataway, behind the Livingston Student Center. Spots are limited, so visit their website for more information today!

November 6, 2020: Adopt-A-Family; First-Generation Students; & Town Halls

Help Envision Our Future by Joining Rutgers Climate Task Force Town Halls on Nov. 11 and 12

Join the President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience for a special, two-night town hall event on November 11 and 12, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Task force members will present key findings from the Interim Report (PDF) and answer questions from the community about Rutgers' climate future. Each town hall—“Envisioning a Carbon Neutral Rutgers” on November 11 and “Envisioning a Climate Resilient Rutgers” on November 12—will conclude with breakout sessions based on that night’s specific theme. Get involved in this important work and register to participate in these upcoming events.

New Guidelines on Discretionary Spending Available and Encouraged Universitywide

In October, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and University Treasurer J. Michael Gower announced and encouraged the use of new discretionary spending guidance provided by University Procurement Services (UPS). PDF resources like Rutgers Discretionary Spending Quick Reference Guide, Cost-Saving Tips, and UPS Policy Reminder are now available for faculty and staff to assist with decision-making regarding the purchase of goods and services that are necessary, appropriate, and reasonable expenditures. Especially during these challenging times, working together to advance the university’s mission by exercising discretion in spending habits will help our community recover from the loss that the pandemic has imposed and move toward a more financially stable position.

RBHS Strategic Planning Town Halls

Members of the RBHS community are invited to participate in upcoming virtual town halls in and become a part of the RBHS strategic planning process. Facilitated by the RBHS Strategic Plan Steering Committee, these events will be held in November and provide a brief overview of the approach, timeline, and progress to date as well as provide opportunities to answer questions and gather feedback. All RBHS faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit questions or comments ahead of time. Anyone who cannot attend either of these events but would still like to be involved in the important planning process for the future of RBHS, can learn more and access the recordings of the town hall events via the RBHS Strategic Planning website following the events. See event and Zoom details below to participate in the upcoming town hall meetings.

Tuesday, November 10 (12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.)
 Join via Zoom
 Webinar ID: 945 0159 8747
 Passcode: 554804

Wednesday, November 18 (1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.)
 Join via Zoom
 Webinar ID: 975 2848 0119
 Passcode: 834197

Rutgers Research Champions Video

The Office for Research thanks researchers across Rutgers by proudly announcing the debut of the Research Champions video, which showcases the ongoing and extraordinary work and efforts undertaken by researchers universitywide to improve lives. Check out the video on YouTube dedicated to the discipline, persistence, and commitment of these exemplary researchers who are a testament to the excellence that Rutgers aspires to every day.

University Policy Update

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

View recent policy updates online. 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.

Find Expert Oral Healthcare at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates

The Rutgers community can find expert oral healthcare close to work and home at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates. At its offices in New Brunswick and Newark, faculty from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine treat patients directly in a state-of-the-art, private practice setting. In both locations, practitioners provide a full range of care, from family dentistry to complex, specialty needs. They are skilled in the latest treatment techniques and keep abreast of the best and newest evidence-based research. Locations are at 135 Somerset Street in New Brunswick and 90 Bergen Street, at the Doctors Office Center in Newark. The practice accepts most insurance plans, so call and make an appointment at either location today!

  • New Brunswick: 732-235-5050
  • Newark: 973-972-2444
Contribute to New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign

Every year, Rutgers partners with the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign (NJECC) to provide opportunities for employees to make contributions to their choice of approved and registered charitable organizations (PDF) in the state. With this year’s focus on COVID-19 relief, employees can help support a wide variety of impactful endeavors both locally and globally by contributing to these organizations. Employees can elect to make donations throughout the year through biweekly payroll deductions or as a one-time payment. Every donation, big or small, can make an impact on the communities Rutgers serves, so review NJECC’s step-by-step online giving PDF guide to learn more about donating or renewing contributions for the 2021 calendar year.

October 23, 2020: Revised FY21 Budget Information

Submit Your Creative Piece for Ars Literarium before November 1!

Through November 1, 2020, the Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) will be accepting creative submissions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and this period of uncertainty and unrest in the United States for the Ars Literarium: Special Edition, the literary journal for NJMS and schools for biomedical and health sciences. Submissions can include, but are not limited to sketches, paintings, photographs, short stories, and poems and must also include the following information:

  • Name (ex. John Smith or Anonymous)
  • Title of Submission
  • Email
  • Rutgers School Affiliation
  • Position and/or Title

Send all entries and questions to arslit@njms.rutgers.edu before the November 1 deadline. You can also check out Ars Literarium: Volume V–Summer 2020 online!

Further Your Education Programs from the GSE

Join Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) on Thursday, November 12, for an information session to learn more about its doctoral and master's level programs for individuals currently working in the field of higher education. These two online employee information sessions will focus on masters programs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and doctoral programs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is required, so visit the website to learn more about the GSE’s:

Introducing New Blog, @SpeakingofSTEM

Check out @SpeakingofSTEM, a new blog brought to you by Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries, which offers science-based conversations about contemporary and relevant issues. Maintained by science librarians at Rutgers and featuring guest writers that include graduate students and faculty, this blog presents issues affecting all members of academia and the public, including anti-science rhetoric, diversity and inclusion, and open science, as well as provides resources to help students navigate their STEM education here at Rutgers.

University Procurement Services News and Updates

University Procurement Services shares important information and new/updated policies regarding commodity codes, workflows, monitoring and safeguards, and procedures with members of the Rutgers community for when purchases are necessary. For example, RU Marketplace users are reminded to refer to and implement the complete listing of new commodities codes (PDF), especially when copying an existing cart as historically active codes may now be inactive moving forward. Also available are resources to help improve processes for Rutgers employees while working remotely, such as payment processing procedures for UPS and FedEx that serve as workarounds for invoices mailed directly to department locations. Review more information from University Procurement Services about these and other updates.

Census Data Collection Closed, Sign Up for Results Updates

The Census Bureau has not extended the deadline and data collection for the 2020 Census concluded on October 15, 2020. Visit the Census Bureau’s website for more information about how results have the potential to affect our communities and our collective future. You can also sign up to stay informed of updates on 2020 Census results by email or text message.

October 9, 2020

New Mandatory Apps Launched as Rutgers Moves Toward Increased On-Campus Presence

Last month, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) launched the My Campus Pass and the Rutgers Visitors Log apps, which must be used by Rutgers faculty, staff, and students when visiting the Rutgers campuses. In collaboration with medical experts, My Campus Pass was developed as a self-screening app that must be used each day when traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building. The symptom-checker function of this app may also be used to screen yourself for symptoms of COVID-19, even if you are not on campus. Additionally, the Rutgers Visitors Log must be used to register visitors and guests who must be on campus for in-person business purposes each day they are on campus or entering a Rutgers building and will be used exclusively for contact tracing. A valid NetID is required for both apps. For help with technical issues, please contact OIT directly via email or at 833-OIT-HELP. Read the original announcement and learn more about My Campus Pass and Rutgers Visitors Log.

Join Us to Fight the Flu!

A recent Q&A with David Cennimo, an infectious disease expert at New Jersey Medical School, helps explain why flu vaccination is even more important this year and why health officials are strongly encouraging flu vaccinations to avoid overburdening the nation’s health care and testing systems. The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu vaccinations by late October at the beginning of the season, before the virus starts spreading. Visit the CDC’s Influenza webpage to learn more about the flu vaccine and find out where you can get your flu shot. Vaccines are also available from the Rutgers Occupational Health Department.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Minute to Win It Fitness Challenge!

Join Rutgers Recreation's Fall Fitness Challenge: Minute to Win It and complete 150 minutes of intentional physical activity each week to be entered into a raffle for prizes! This is a completely online experience to encourage the Rutgers community to get active during Exercise is Medicine Month. Receive daily exercises to build your workout repertoire, online activity tracking for accountability, daily motivation, and health and wellness tips from the top Rutgers health professionals. Learn more and sign up for the Fall Fitness Challenge: Minute to Win It today!

Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces the following update to the University Policy Library:

View recent policy updates online. 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.

September 25, 2020

Have You Met R-Comm?

Rutgers Communications and Marketing (R-Comm), the central marketing and communications department supporting Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS, invites you to check out its recently launched website to discover how R-Comm is serving the vital missions across the flagship every day. The site showcases R-Comm's work to engage, represent, give a voice to, and connect our Rutgers communities as well as help inform, broadcast, and share your stories with the world like no one else can. Get to know the R-Comm team, read our 2019 Impact Report, and learn more about how we are grounded in strategy and ready for anything!

Open Enrollment Process Goes Online in October, Health Benefits Info Available Online Now to Prepare

Open Enrollment for medical, prescription, and dental insurance coverage is just around the corner—the month of October—and it's online! This year, the State Health Benefits Program will be enlisting the help of Businessolver, an external vendor, to facilitate the upcoming benefit selections virtually, starting October 1. As in the past, University Human Resources will continue to handle all enrollment or changes to retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and voluntary retirement savings plans. Access Open Enrollment resources online and don't miss out on this year's opportunity to review your benefits and make changes for calendar year 2021.

Check Out Free Rutgers Employees First Financial Webinars

As part of Rutgers' commitment to provide tools and resources to help support and promote employee health as well as financial, mental, and social wellbeing, University Human Resources announces the Rutgers Employees First Webinar Series. Focusing on financial wellness and facilitated by Prudential, these webinars are free to all Rutgers employees and are designed to provide the management tools and education necessary to make the best financial decisions for themselves and for their families' futures. Additionally, don't forget that additional wellness resources as well as access to many of the seminars previously offered can be found on the Discover UHR Wellness website. View a complete list of upcoming Rutgers Employees First Financial Webinars and register today!

Personal Meeting Room Reservations Now Available in Student Centers

Thanks to the Division of Student Affairs Student Centers and Activities, personal meeting room spaces are now open and available for academic engagement. Rooms are limited to one per day for up to three hours, with a maximum of two people. Faculty and staff reservations can be made virtually through the student centers and activities online reservations system.

Participate in Census 2020 by New October 5 Deadline

There are only a few days left to participate in Census 2020 before the new October 5 deadline and—if you haven't already—you are encouraged to complete your outstanding census today. Completion of the census is required by law and it also benefits your state by helping to determine congressional representation, informing annual federal funding, and providing important data that will impact communities. For the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions, including interpreting need and allocating support for things like new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children. Available online, by phone, or by mail, the 2020 Census questionnaire only takes about ten minutes to complete, so be sure to submit yours before the new deadline Monday, October 5!

RUPD Reminder and Public Safety Resources

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) at Institutional Planning and Operations reminds you to take reasonable safety precautions, including:

  • stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you, and
  • report suspicious activity or persons to the police immediately.

You can contact your local RUPD offices directly:

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on issues impacting your community. For more crime prevention information, please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website.

Updates to University Policy Library

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

View recent policy updates online. 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.

September 9, 2020

Rutgers University Return to Campus Survey for Faculty and Staff: Due by September 14

In a communication to faculty and staff universitywide on September 3, Vivian Fernández, senior vice president for human resources and organization effectiveness, announced the development of the Rutgers University Return to Campus Survey. As part of Rutgers' ongoing efforts to put the health, safety, and well-being of the university community first, this survey will inform next steps and necessary adjustments based on employee needs and concerns. All Rutgers faculty and staff are encouraged to take the Rutgers University Return to Campus Survey, which should require no more than five to ten minutes to complete and can be done anonymously (beyond campus affiliation), by Monday, September 14.

Flu Vaccine Offered in Outdoor Clinics for Staff and Faculty

This fall, the Rutgers Occupational Health Department (OHD) will be providing free flu shots at outdoor flu clinics for staff and faculty who have returned to campus. This year we will have the quadrivalent vaccine, and high dose vaccine for employees over 65 years old. Please visit our website for specific instructions

RBHS Leadership Reveals Discrepancies in NIH Support of Training and Outlines Potential Remedies

On September 3, JCI Insight—a peer-reviewed, biomedical research journal produced by the American Society for Clinical Investigation—published an analysis of almost a decade's worth of National Institutes for Health (NIH) support and award distribution data, which was conducted by Adrienne S. Ettinger, chief of staff for research, and Bishr Omary, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Through their collaborative work with fellow Big Ten Academic Alliance members at the University of Michigan, Ettinger and Omary expose discrepancies between NIH support of training and career development vs. NIH support of research overall. Their research reveals that NIH training and career development funding has not increased proportionately to NIH's budget over this time either. Moreover, the group goes on to propose approaches for trainees, research institutions, and NIH to take to improve the support for training and career development moving forward. Read the full-text journal article and learn more.

Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center and Special Program This Fall

Since 1974, Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center (R-LDCC) has been supporting members of the Rutgers community and their families by providing an exemplary early care and education program in a safe, nurturing environment where children are challenged with developmentally appropriate curricula designed to foster their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical advancement. In response to the overwhelmingly expressed need this fall, R-LDCC is offering a program in September for school-age children of Rutgers faculty and staff members whose district is scheduled for full remote only education, where children can complete their schoolwork under the guidance and encouragement of our teachers. R-LDCC has limited enrollment availability in the preschool and kindergarten groups. Learn more about what R-LDCC has to offer and what it can do to help support you and your family this fall.

August 26, 2020 - New Student Convocation

Now Enrolling: Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center

The Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center is pleased to announce immediate enrollment opportunities for children ages 1-4 years old on both Cook and Douglass campuses in New Brunswick. The program has implemented health and safety protocols in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families COVID-19 Related Health and Safety Requirements and the university's Returning to Rutgers: A How-To Guide to Repopulating Rutgers Spaces. In addition, all staff have completed COVID-19 testing and are cleared to return to the classrooms. Learn more about the safety protocols in place.

Free Virtual Fitness Programs from Rutgers Recreation

Join Rutgers Recreation for free virtual fitness programming to help you stay fit while remote. Rutgers faculty and staff are invited to join challenges and try virtual fitness classes on demand or live. Rutgers Recreation is offering barre, butts & guts, yoga, pilates, RUFIT, and Zumba classes. Programs are free, but may require registration. Sign up and view the full virtual offerings by visiting Rutgers Recreation.

Qualtrics is Now HIPAA Compliant

Units that regularly work with HIPAA-protected data can safely use Qualtrics.  Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool that is designed to conduct survey research, evaluations, and other data-collection activities in support of the university's educational mission and organizational goals. Learn more about Qualitrics and register for access.

August 12, 2020

Check Out the Recently Updated Rutgers Editorial Style Guide

Rutgers University Communications and Marketing released an updated version of the Rutgers Editorial Style Guide, a tool that assists in the drafting of consistent, clear, inclusive, and accurate communications across the university. The guide is revised approximately once a year to ensure that it reflects changes at Rutgers as well as the current editorial style guidelines used by fellow educational institutions, media outlets, and other organizations that focus on the use of language in contemporary contexts. Check out the revised guide (PDF) and a quick reference sheet (PDF).

Universitywide Travel Advisory Announced for Rutgers Employees Returning to NJ

Chancellor of RBHS and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Brian Strom announced new travel requirements to the Rutgers community based on Governor Murphy's advisory to New Jersey. The measures are in place for residents returning from certain states affected by COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of our colleagues, students, patients, and their families. Rutgers employees returning from any state on the New Jersey Travel Advisory List are prohibited from returning physically to their on-campus work locations before first undergoing 14 days of self-quarantine. Learn more about how you can do your part to help safeguard the health of the community and their families by reviewing the latest states included in the New Jersey Travel Advisory List.

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Shares How COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Disparities Among Students

In a recent issue of Student Affairs Today, vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers–New Brunswick, Salvador Mena, shared how the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted disparities among students. Read the full article.

GSE Augments Call to Action with Resources for Teaching about Racism, Injustice, and Structural Inequality

Wanda Blanchett, dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), announced a comprehensive collection of resources designed to assist in dismantling historical and systemic roots of racism and inequality, as part of the school's continued commitment to equity and social justice. The resources include suggested podcasts, ways to get involved via social media, and a free webinar series. The webinars will take place every Wednesday evening in August at 7 p.m. and are dedicated to helping educators of all levels to create a supportive, engaging, and equitable remote learning experience for students. Learn more about the various resources available and complete your registration for the next installment of GSE’s webinar series today!

July 29, 2020

Activate Your NetID-Linked Zoom Account Today!

Zoom web conferencing is now available for all Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Joining other existing web conferencing options, including Webex and Microsoft Teams, Zoom offers high-quality video and audio support, capacity for up to 500 concurrent participants, customizable virtual backgrounds, easy-to-use collaboration tools, and the ability to host up to 50 separate breakout rooms. Learn more and activate your Zoom account. Don’t forget to check out these downloadable virtual backgrounds from Undergraduate Admissions, the Rutgers University Alumni Association, and the Commencement Office featuring some of your favorite spots around Rutgers!

OneSource Customer Service Hours for HR and Payroll Support Extended through August 31

The OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center has extended its hours of operation until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through August 31 in response to high call volume and to better meet the needs of Rutgers employees. The OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center is available to answer human resources and payroll questions by calling 732-745-SERV (7378) during its new service hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (extended hours), 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 80.1.2: Rutgers University Trademark Management and Licensing Policy (PDF)

View recent policy updates online. 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.

July 15, 2020

Call for Applications & Nominations for Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs: Due by July 24

On July 7, President Holloway distributed a call for applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA). The position will be filled in the interim by Richard Edwards, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor Emeritus of Rutgers–New Brunswick. The EVPAA will serve as the chief academic officer at Rutgers and will be selected by an internal search led by committee chair Michelle Stephens, area dean of humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences. Visit the EVPAA search page to read the full position description and learn more about how to submit an application or nomination before the deadline of Friday, July 24.

Rutgers Employees First Initiative and July 2020 Wellness Webinars

University Human Resources (UHR) recently announced a series of wellness webinars under the Rutgers Employees First initiative, intended to provide tools and resources to support and promote employee wellness while also building communities centered around topics relevant to employees' needs and interests. Supplementing the wellness resources already made available through UHR, this series will be hosted by Rutgers' expert volunteers. View the complete list of webinars, available dates, and registration information to start taking advantage of these resources today.

RBHS Faculty Are Invited to Connect via Virtual Café in July

Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Sangeeta Lamba invites RBHS faculty members to join in virtual café sessions this July. These online conversations encourage building connections and networking with colleagues while discussing relevant and meaningful topics specific to each affinity group gathered during the sessions. For optimal engagement and meaningful dialogue, these groups will be limited to approximately 15 participants each. Learn more about the upcoming virtual cafés, including specific affinity groups and topics, dates and times, and how to register.

July 1, 2020

Call for Applications: RBHS Advancing Health Equity and Social Justice Pilot Grants

As part of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences' commitment to inspire and maintain a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and community engagement, the chancellor, senior vice chancellors, and vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion introduce the Advancing Health Equity and Social Justice Pilot Grants. This new internal funding opportunity for members of the RBHS faculty was designed to encourage innovative ways to address racial inequities and advance health equity and social justice in New Jersey. Proposals must address one of three emphasis areas, which include: identifying new approaches to advance equity and reduce health disparity; NJ policy, partnership, or practice implementation to advance health equity and social justice; or evaluating and monitoring strategies to reduce health disparities in New Jersey. Applications will be reviewed in partnership with the NJACTS Community Outreach Core's Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Program, and successful applications will be awarded up to $10,000. Interested parties must submit a letter of intent by Friday, August 7 and apply by Monday, August 31, 2020. Learn more about this opportunity and apply (PDF).

Swag Portal Revolutionizes Procurement Process for Rutgers-Branded Merchandise

University Communications and Marketing (UCM) and University Procurement Services announce the introduction of the new, user-friendly “swag portal,” a virtual platform that encourages the strategic sourcing of Rutgers-branded merchandise universitywide. The swag portal streamlines the purchasing and design process to secure promotional items. To access the portal, click on the Branded Swag by Consolidus punchout tile in RU Marketplace or visit swag.rutgers.edu and use your NetID and password for login information. Review the swag portal's quick start guide to learn more about the benefits and how to get started.

New Master of Health Communication and Information Degree

The School of Communication and Information announces a new Master of Health Communication and Information degree which focuses on the communication, information, and media aspects of health-related policies and practices. Created to address a growing need in health care professions and in response to student demand, the 36-credit program will integrate theory and practice to enhance the skills of those in or aspiring to a career in the fast-growing health care fields. The program will launch in January 2021 and will offer courses that explore critical systems and interactions that support wellness in interpersonal, community, organizational, and public settings as well as instruction on developing, coordinating, managing, and delivering high-quality health care programs.

June 17, 2020 - Charting Our Inclusive Path Forward

Funding Opportunity Reminder: Faculty Applications for Innovations in Education and Teaching Pilot Grants Due June 23

In a collaborative effort, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rutgers–New Brunswick announced the introduction of the Innovations in Education and Teaching Pilot Grants, an internal funding opportunity for faculty that aims to address the academic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program encourages faculty to innovate instructional approaches while incorporating remote and distance learning practices to deliver the highest quality education. Areas of focus for submissions include instructional design or implementation (for RBHS), novel tools to assess teaching efficacy (RBHS), and collaborative team-teaching (across RBHS or between RBHS and Rutgers–New Brunswick). Applications must be completed by Tuesday, June 23.

Student Affairs Extends Solidarity and Support to Students During Trying Times

As part of its continual efforts to support the emotional health of our students and their families through these difficult times, Rutgers Health and Wellness in New Brunswick—a division of Student Affairs—continues to provide online resources that promote emotional well-being. Topics addressed in these virtual workshops, videos, and information handouts range from recognizing and coping with the impact of racial injustice and COVID-19 to time management and work-life balance. Review available resources and spread the word!

Rutgers Federal Credit Union Has Reopened at College Ave

The College Avenue branch of the Rutgers Federal Credit Union has opened its doors to customers once again, on Wednesdays and Fridays with limited hours of operation and additional safety precautions and restrictions. Get more information about restrictions and hours as well as drive-up hours for the RFCU Busch branch.

Rutgers President Shares Update on Returning to Campus

Earlier this month, President Barchi distributed a universitywide communication addressing the injustice and unrest of recent events as well as outlining the decisions and action plans developed as the Rutgers community begins to realize the repopulation of our campuses. Review President Barchi's announcement from June 9 and stay tuned for future updates and decisions about returning to campus.

Last Chance to Help Reshape the University Finance and Administration Websites

Help inform the redesign of the University Finance and Administration's websites while there's still time! As faculty and staff users of these websites, you have invaluable insights that can have a real impact on a new design to better meet your needs. Please share your experiences and recommendations on how UFA can improve the sites by completing a brief survey by Friday, June 26.

RUICC Shares Downloadable Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center invites you to freshen up your online meeting presence and appear as if you're at the Inn by offering a limited series of downloadable, virtual background photographs for use in Zoom and Webex. Select from a variety of image options, ranging from your choice conference spaces to lush landscape shots taken just outside the building. View and download your new virtual meeting background.

June 3, 2020

United Against Racial Injustice

Rutgers leadership released statements of solidarity earlier this week against racial injustice and in support of our Black community members. Read the statements online.

Help Reshape the University Finance and Administration Websites

University Finance and Administration is redesigning its websites and needs your help! As users of these websites, faculty and staff members have valuable insights that can inform a new design to better meet your needs. Please share your experiences and recommendations on how we can improve the sites by completing a brief survey by Friday, June 26.

Deadline Schedule and Guidance for 2020 Fiscal Year-End Closing

As fiscal year-end approaches for 2020, University Procurement Services urges all members of the Rutgers community to be aware of the schedule of processing and submission deadlines as well as the resources and guidance available to help, including tutorials, job aids, and contact information. Upcoming deadlines include Friday, June 5 for all requisitions over $50,000 to be approved and Friday, June 12 for all expenses and travel to be submitted and approved. Don't delay. Check out this year's closing schedule, and be sure to submit all your expenses for reimbursement... today, if possible!

Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to the University Policy Library.

Policy 10.3.2: Student Residency for Tuition Purposes (PDF)

View recent policy updates online. 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.

May 20, 2020

Join the Campaign to Show Your Rutgers Spirit

For the rest of May, give Rutgers some extra love by becoming a part of the Rutgers Spirit campaign. Led by Student Affairs, this campaign encourages members of the Rutgers community to demonstrate their school pride on social media in a variety of ways. Each Friday, you are invited to post photos of yourself in your Rutgers gear, using the hashtags #weRunited and #RCommunity, or tagging @RutgersSA. This week's themes include photographing your kids, pets, or stuffed animals wearing Rutgers paraphernalia; revealing the first thing that you plan to do when we return to campus; giving a shout-out to your favorite department or organization; and telling us the ways you are staying connected to Rutgers. Let's see your Rutgers Spirit!

Deadline Extended: RBHS Chancellor Awards Nominations Due June 1

Nominations for the RBHS Chancellor Awards are now due June 1. Acknowledge the extraordinary work of your RBHS colleagues by nominating them for this inaugural award. Winners will be announced in July. Read the guidelines and submit your nomination today.

Registration Open for Online Pre-College Academies

Registration for the online, two-week Pre-College Summer Academies is now open. High School students have the opportunity to practice the skills and abilities required for success in their fields of interest and see how real-world practitioners utilize their skills and competencies in their work. College credits are available for participation. Learn more about program offerings and application deadlines.

Update to University Policy Library

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

View recent policy updates online. 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.

May 6, 2020

Call Rutgers4U at 855-652-6819 for Emotional and Therapeutic Support

Rutgers Health has launched Rutgers4U as a new confidential support line offering emotional and therapeutic support to Rutgers staff, faculty, and their families during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Rutgers4U (855-652-6819) was created by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in collaboration with the School of Social Work and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide easy access to professional resources and licensed clinicians to help manage your emotional and mental health. Rutgers4U is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with expanded hours as staffing permits. Learn more about Rutgers4U and available resources.

Joyable Digital Wellness Tool Available Free to Employees

University Human Resources announces free access to Joyable, a digital wellness tool designed to help manage your emotional health from your mobile device or computer, for employees enrolled in state health benefits. Through this confidential program, you will have access to personal coaching to help you meet your emotional wellness goals as well as various additional resources that are based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Download the free Joyable app on your phone from the App Store or Google Play. Once the app has been downloaded, click on the "Take the quiz" button and choose the sign-up option labeled, "Through an employer or insurance plan." You will need to enter "SHBP" to gain access to the app and your insurance card will be required to verify your enrollment later.

Deadline Reminder: RBHS Chancellor Awards Nominations

Acknowledge the extraordinary work of your RBHS colleagues: nominate them for the inaugural RBHS Chancellor Awards. Nominations are due this Monday, May 11, and winners will be announced in July. Read the guidelines and submit your nomination today.

Pre-College Summer Programs Remote Instruction

The Summer Scholars and Summer Start programs give high school students the chance to take intro-level courses for credit at one of the nation's top public research universities. This summer the programs will proceed as scheduled; however, due to COVID-19, courses will be provided via remote instruction only. Learn more about program offerings and application deadlines.

April 22, 2020

#weRUnited: New COVID-19 Site is Now Live

A new COVID-19-centric website has launched at www.rutgers.edu/united highlighting Rutgers' leadership in the efforts to address the current pandemic. Inspirational stories of our shared triumphs during extraordinary times are combined with helpful day-to-day resources for all, including podcasts from renowned experts as well as "how to" videos.

COVID-19 Telecommuting and Wellness Site: Resources for Working Virtually and Staying Healthy

A new COVID-19 Telecommuting and Wellness website has been launched to provide guidelines and resources to help employees effectively manage the challenges of working remotely. These resources focus on supporting the physical and mental well-being of our employees as they continue to adjust to workplace and life changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally:

Call for Nominations: RBHS Chancellor Awards

Chancellor Brian Strom of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences announced the inaugural RBHS Chancellor Awards. The awards were created to acknowledge the extraordinary work of faculty and staff at RBHS. Nominations are due May 11 and winners will be announced in July. Read the guidelines and submit your nomination today.

Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University has announced a recent update to the University Policy Library.

View recent policy updates online. 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.

April 8, 2020

2020 Census: Complete Your Own and Spread the Word!

Data collection is currently underway for the 2020 Census and will continue into the summer. All are requested to help support census awareness efforts by spreading the word about participating, especially since, for the first time, participants may respond and submit census data online, by phone, or by mail.

View the New Website for New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center!

On April 3, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at the School of Public Health launched its new website. Visit the new website to get an inside look at high-quality, multidisciplinary research on gun violence causality and prevention.

RBHS Researchers Launch Study of COVID-19 Transmission and Severity

To combat the spread of COVID-19, researchers at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) are conducting a six-month study with 750 participants who work at Rutgers and affiliated hospitals to learn more about the incidence, transmission, and severity of the disease. The Cohort Study of SARS-CoV-2 Incidence, Transmission, and Disease Severity in Healthcare Workers will be led by the three co-principal investigators: Martin J. Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine; Jeffrey L. Carson, provost–New Brunswick at RBHS; and Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., director of Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science.

The goal of this study is to help increase our understanding of the reasons and risk factors associated with infection and how to better protect members of our community, especially health care workers who are our front line of defense and are particularly vulnerable.

Celebrate Community and Share at HERE4U

RBHS Faculty Affairs invites you to nominate a colleague or community member to be celebrated and featured on HERE4U with a brief statement supporting their impact on RBHS and our surrounding community during the COVID-19 emergency. You can also share a brief, empowering story about coping and perseverance during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 25, 2020

Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Launched

On March 24, Rutgers announced the launch of the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2) to serve as an institutional hub for COVID-19 research activities and information. The center will be led by Dr. David Alland, professor of medicine, chief of infectious disease, and director of the Center for Emerging Pathogens at New Jersey Medical School, and will take full advantage of Rutgers' diversity of important interdisciplinary resources and collectively unique strengths.

Telecommuting Updates from UHR

To encourage our community's health and well-being and align with state recommendations and mandates, Vivian Fernández, senior vice president of University Human Resources, announced the university's formalized COVID-19 Telecommuting and COVID-19 Paid Leave (CPL) guidelines and procedures. Review the updated telecommuting process, which focuses on such topics as eligibility, paid leave, and documentation requirements.

Update to University Policy Library

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

View recent policy updates online. 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.

Diversity Innovation Grant Proposals Sought for 2020-2021

The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is accepting applications for the Fall 2020–Spring 2021 Diversity Innovation Grants through April 13. Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit creative ideas that support broader institutional efforts to advance an inclusive campus culture. Special consideration will be given to projects that encourage participation and coordination between two or more areas, schools, departments, organizations, or groups.

March 11, 2020

Diversity Innovation Grant Proposals Sought for 2020-2021

The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is accepting applications for the Fall 2020–Spring 2021 Diversity Innovation Grants through April 13. Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit creative ideas that support broader institutional efforts to advance an inclusive campus culture. Special consideration will be given to projects that encourage participation and coordination between two or more areas, schools, departments, organizations, or groups.

LinkedIn Learning Webinars

LinkedIn Learning, a popular online learning platform available to the Rutgers community, is hosting free webinars for faculty and staff. Webinars will cover what the platform is, demo features of the platform, and how it can be used for professional and personal development. The faculty webinar will be on March 19 at 3 p.m. and the staff webinar will be on April 14 at 12 p.m. Register today.

Update to University Policy Library

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

View recent policy updates online. 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.

Register for RBHS Golf League

Registration is now open for the RBHS Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Golf League at the Rutgers Golf Course. The season begins April 9 and new members and subs are welcome. Registration form and fee are due by March 27.

Pet Care School: Registration Now Open

Rutgers Pet Care School is a great way to become a better pet parent or professional by learning practical information from recognized animal experts about how to keep the animals in your care happy and healthy. With 18 workshops to choose from on April 4, you can create your own schedule for a customized learning experience that will heighten your caretaking skills and deepen your bond with the animals in your life. Plus, members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) can earn five continuing education units (CEUs) for their attendance at Pet Care School.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Registration is now open for the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions Pre-College Summer Programs. High school students have the chance to take intro-level Rutgers courses for credit, engage in one- and two-week residential academies, prepare for the SAT and ACT, and get a jump start on their college experience. Learn more about the program offerings.

February 26, 2020

Deadline Extended for Rutgers Day Program Submissions

The Rutgers Day program submission period has been extended to March 2, so you still have time to submit your program (NetID required) and participate in Rutgers Day on April 25!

Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp

Registration is now open for Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp! The full-day camp season runs from June 29 through August 21 and is open for children going into first through sixth grades. Flexible, weekly registration is all-inclusive and features Rutgers Affiliate Discount for active Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. Register today.

February 12, 2020

Nominations for 2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Due February 14

Who would you like to address Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates at the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies? Through February 14, Rutgers is accepting commencement speaker and honorary degree nominations for people who reflect our cultural diversity and international character. All members of the Rutgers community and the public are invited to nominate candidates for consideration. Submit your nomination today!

Why Smart People Feel Like Impostors and How to Thrive in Spite of It

Do you sometimes experience "impostor syndrome" in your work? Rutgers Office for Faculty Development invites all faculty to take part in a virtual workshop with internationally-known speaker and author Valerie Young on March 3. Participants will learn practical, immediately usable strategies to interrupt impostor syndrome in themselves as well as pupils. Learn more and register.

Enhancements to Tuition Remission Process and Finance Management

Student Accounting, Billing, and Cashier Services now offers a streamlined tuition remission process for eligible graduate fellows. An online form replaces traditional paper forms. The Rutgers mobile app now includes a student accounting section for easy management of student finances. The app is available for Apple and Android.

Share Your Global Health Project

All Rutgers faculty who are engaged in global health projects are invited to submit details to be posted on the Rutgers Global Health Institute interactive project map. The map conveys Rutgers’ diverse efforts in research, education and training, and service and capacity building. Learn more and submit a global health project.

January 29, 2020

Update: Coronavirus Symptoms and Prevention

In response to reports from national and regional health agencies concerning the coronavirus and the flu, Rutgers administration encourages community members to be mindful of the symptoms and prevention methods. Protect yourself and the community by taking steps to prevent contracting or spreading these illnesses.

File New Jersey Tax Returns Electronically

Faculty and staff members can now file New Jersey income tax returns electronically online or through one of the approved tax software providers. Online filers are also eligible for direct deposit refunds. Learn more about these paperless options.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Registration is now open for the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions Pre-College Summer Programs. High school students have the chance to take intro-level Rutgers courses for credit, engage in one- and two-week residential academies, prepare for the SAT and ACT, and get a jump start on their college experience. Learn more about the program offerings.

January 15, 2020

Flu Update

New Jersey, along with the rest of the country, is experiencing an extremely active flu season. The NJ Department of Health has been reporting high activity throughout the state. If the flu season continues its current severity, it could be one of the worst in decades. CDC officials are comparing this yeas flu season to 2017-2018, which was the deadliest flu season in more than 40 years.

Flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the flu, lessen its symptoms, and cut down on its spread.

Employees who have not received a flu shot are encouraged to do so soon. To get vaccinated, you may contact your health care provider, the Rutgers Occupational Health Department, or visit the NJ Department of Health website.

Please be considerate of your friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Observe and circulate these steps to help avoid the flu and prevent its spread: wash your hands often, clean commonly touched surfaces regularly, and if you have flu symptoms prevent further spread by staying home.

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated polices, are 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.

December 18, 2019

Season's Greetings from Chancellor Molloy and Chancellor Strom

Watch special video messages from Chancellor Molloy and Chancellor Strom to celebrate another great semester. Wishing you a safe, warm, and happy winter break.

A Semester in Review

Chancellor Molloy recently addressed the University Senate. During his address, he spoke about the many accomplishments we have made this semester in education, faculty development, research, and service. View the full presentation and review some highlights from the meeting.

December 4, 2019

Update to the University Policy

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

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are 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.

Graduate Writing Program Spring Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for the Graduate Writing Program spring courses. The program offers writing classes for masters and Ph.D. students from all Rutgers graduate programs and includes classes eight times per semester plus two one-on-one meetings with instructors.

Nominations for 2020 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Competition Due by January 8

Chancellors, provosts, deans, and chairpersons are invited to submit nominations for consideration for the regional postdoctoral competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. Rutgers can nominate up to 15 of our most promising postdoctoral scientists and engineers working in disciplines within the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. Finalists will be awarded $10,000 in unrestricted funds and winners will be awarded $30,000 each in unrestricted funds.

November 20, 2019

Conflict Resolution: Artistic Tools & Action-Based Approaches

Enroll today for a two-week intensive course with Dana Caspersen, award-winning artist, conflict specialist, and author of Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution. The course introduces an innovative integration of conflict resolution methodologies and choreographic practices in the process of creating participatory events. The last day to register without late fees is December 2. Learn more about this and other winter session courses.

Diversity Innovation Grant Proposals Sought

The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is accepting applications for the spring 2020 Diversity Innovation Grants through December 2. Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit creative ideas that support broader institutional efforts to advance an inclusive campus culture. Special consideration will be given to projects that encourage participation and coordination between two or more areas, schools, departments, organizations, or groups.

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inducts New Members

The Rutgers University Alumni Association recently inducted Keith Banks NCAS’77, Cheri Beasley DC’88, and Robert E. Campbell RBS’62 into the 2019 Hall of Distinguished Alumni. This honor recognizes alumni who, through their outstanding achievements in professional and civic life, and their dedication to their alma mater, have increased Rutgers’ positive impact on society.

November 6, 2019

Symbiotic Relationship between Humans and Bacteria

Recently, Time.com published a piece by Martin J. Blaser, Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome and Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, outlining the potentially symbiotic relationship between humans and the microbes naturally found in the body in health. Through the study of our microbial heritage, Blaser details connections between the changes and, to some degree, eradication of the natural bacterial populations found in the body and the rise of modern diseases, such as asthma, obesity, and diabetes.

INN-Spiration Tour & Fall Open House

The Rutgers Inn and Conference Center invites faculty and staff to visit on November 20 for a tour showcasing the on-campus facility as a meeting, retreat, and conference destination. Experience a fresh, inspiring perspective of this Rutgers setting for hosting engaging events. Register to attend this free event.

Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble Begins This Month

The Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble for high school students begins November 16 and runs through May 2, 2020. Brought to you by Rutgers Community Arts, this program provides students with access to high-quality instruments while encouraging the discovery of a new, musical repertoire. Discounts are available for Rutgers faculty, staff, and alumni! Learn more and register.

October 23, 2019

Audience Broadens for Pharmacoepidemiology

A broader global audience can now explore the intersection of pharmacology and epidemiology in populations with a recent expansion of Pharmacoepidemiology, edited by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Brian L. Strom. Now in its sixth edition, the textbook has been translated into Japanese and published in Japan. Chancellor Strom is recognized as a founder of this field and for his pioneering work in using large automated databases for research. Explore more about pharmacoepidemiology at Rutgers.

Update to the University Policy

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

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated polices, are 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.

October 9, 2019

Big Data and Technology in Child Health Symposium

The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative hosts the third symposium in their series focused on child health with an emphasis on nutrition, physical activity, and culinary literacy on October 18 at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health in New Brunswick. This event is free, but space is limited. Register to attend.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Hosts Free Educational Conference

As part of a national tour, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts the Concepts in Care Educational Conference at the Busch Student Center on October 29. Leading dementia care experts offer tips and strategies for the community, particularly caregivers, about a variety of Alzheimer’s-related topics and share information on local resources. Free memory screenings are available throughout the day. Register to attend.

Emerging Technologies for Autism Across the Lifespan

Join the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, and the Children's Specialized Hospital on October 25 for Emerging Technologies for Autism, a premier conference on technology and biomarkers for autism across the lifespan. This event showcases technologies and applied research developed at institutions across the state. Register to attend.

September 25, 2019

Updates to  the  University Policy Library

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

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated polices, are 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.

Procurement Days

Learn about purchasing, accounts payable, expense management, sourcing, contracting and more from Rutgers procurement experts at Procurement Days, held on the first Wednesday of each month on rotating campuses. The next Procurement Day is October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center.

Power of Materials Research at Rutgers

The School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering present the first campus-wide initiative for Materials Research (iMR) full-day faculty retreat on October 14. The event will explore opportunities for interdisciplinary research across quantum materials, engineering materials, nanomaterials, and biomaterials. Registration is free for all Rutgers researchers. View the agenda and register to attend.

September 11, 2019

Dance Performance Examines Beauty and Art

Mason Gross School of the Arts presents Palissimo Company in Custodians of Beauty on September 13 and 14. This evening-length work examines beauty and its intrinsic relationship with art. Created by Bessie and Guggenheim award-winning artist Pavel Zuštiak, founder and artistic director of Palissimo Company, the work features minimalist movement, sensuous abstraction, and potent stage imagery. Visit the Mason Gross event page for a promotion code.

K-Award Grant Writing Seminars

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science, and Office of Vice Chancellor for Research are hosting grant writing workshops for faculty working on federal research grant applications. Faculty who are committed to developing and submitting a career development research application to the National Institutes of Health or similar agencies or foundations should apply by October 1. To learn more, view the PDF program flyer or contact grantwriting@ifh.rutgers.edu or 848-932-8413.

RBHS Faculty Promotion and Tenure Appointments

Recent promotions and tenure appointments were granted to an impressive group of 133 faculty members from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, and the School of Public Health. View the full list of appointments and promotions at the bottom of the online edition of this newsletter.

August 28, 2019

Update to the University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to Policy 60.1.11: Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (PDF).

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are 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.

Cohorts Selected for Rutgers Leadership Programs

Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership has announced the 2019-2020 cohorts for their signature leadership programs: Rutgers Leadership Academy (PDF), Academic Leadership Program-RBHS (PDF), and PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PDF). The center offers a suite of collaborative leadership education initiatives for aspiring and current leaders at Rutgers. These programs seek to improve the leadership capacity of academic and administrative leaders and to build a culture of leadership development across the university. Learn more about each program at ol.rutgers.edu.

Mason Gross Extension Division Becomes Rutgers Community Arts

The Mason Gross Extension Division will become Rutgers Community Arts in September 2019. The new name better captures the organization’s role of building community through the arts. Mason Gross will continue to offer private lessons, non-credit classes, and workshops to students of all ages in music, dance, art & design, film, and theater. View course offerings.

Contact RU-info for Rutgers Questions

RU-info is the primary source of general information for prospective and current students, faculty, staff, visitors, and other guests of the Rutgers community. Call 848-445-INFO (4636), text 732-662-2664, or visit online at info.rutgers.edu.

May 22, 2019

Update to the University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to Policy 60.3.10: Vacation for Staff Members (Excludes FOP Units)(PDF). See Policy 60.3.20 for FOP-P and FOP-S policy (PDF).

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of polices, are 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.

Rutgers Living Well Conference

Learn how even small changes in lifestyle can significantly improve your health and well-being at the new Rutgers Living Well Conference on June 8 and 9 in the Rutgers Academic Building in New Brunswick. An interdisciplinary team of scientists and practitioners discuss ways to improve your physical and mental health. The conference is presented by the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences. Register online.

Clinical Trial Awareness Competition

Faculty members are invited to participate in an event to increase clinical trial awareness and promote clinical research as a career option among health care professionals, potential study participants, and the general public. Ride the Clinical Research Wave—sponsored by the School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Clinical Trials Sciences Program and the clinical research centers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School—is on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and at the University Hospital cafeteria in Newark. The event is part of PopUpStar, an industry-sponsored competition to promote clinical trial awareness. Email Iris Pena for more information. Registration deadline is June 3.

52nd Annual Conference on Reading and Writing

Registration is open for the 52nd Annual Conference on Reading and Writing, which will be at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick on October 25, 2019.

INN-Spiration Tour and Summer Open House

The Rutgers Inn and Conference Center invites faculty and staff to visit on June 11 for a tour to see what the facility offers as a meeting, retreat, and conference destination. Register to attend this free event.

May 8, 2019

Rutgers Family Friendly Space Opening Celebration

The Rutgers Family Friendly Space (FFS) on Cook Campus is celebrating its opening on May 10 at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Food Science and Nutritional Sciences Building. Refreshments will be served. The FFS is a free space run by Rutgers parents with small children that allows them to have their babies close to the work site when they come to campus, to engage with other parents, and to learn about topics such as lactation and baby development at sessions run by Rutgers experts.

Rutgers University Press Spring Sale

During the Rutgers University Press spring sale, you can purchase select paperback books for $4.99, hardcover books for $9.99, and get free shipping.

April 24, 2019

Updates to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces recent updates to Policy 60.3.5: Sick Time and Sick Leave (PDF).

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are 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.

Registration Open for i3D Symposium

Registration is open through April 30 for the 2019 i3D Symposium, Immune Cells at the Forefront of Health and Disease, featuring the latest cutting-edge research on immune cell biology on May 21 to 22 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center. Register online.

Apply for an Open and Affordable Textbooks Award

The Open and Affordable Textbooks Program awards research funds to Rutgers faculty, instructors, and curriculum developers who make their courses more affordable by using low-cost materials, library content, or open educational resources. Apply by April 28.

I-Corps@Rutgers

I-Corps@Rutgers is a National Science Foundation-funded program open to faculty, staff, students, and recent alumni who have innovations they want to commercialize. Learn more on May 7 in the Fiber Optics Lobby on Busch Campus.

Study All Night at the Zimmerli

The Zimmerli Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. on May 7 to 4:30 p.m. on May 8 to serve as a unique study location for Rutgers students during Reading Days. The museum provides free admission, refreshments, and study break activities. Learn more about Study All Night.

April 10, 2019

Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to Policy 60.9.38: Sick Pay (PDF).

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are 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.

Rutgers Libraries Survey

Rutgers University Libraries invite all Rutgers faculty and students to take a five-minute quality improvement survey. Participants can enter to win one of 10 tech prizes. The survey closes April 12.

Rutgers Remembers

Join a memorial gathering to remember students who have passed away this year in the Winants Hall conference room in New Brunswick on April 10 at noon.

Startup Roadshow: AI in Healthcare

The Office of Research and Economic Development presents the Startup Roadshow: AI in Healthcare on April 16 at the Clinical Academic Building in New Brunswick. The program features panelists who will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in health care. Registration is free for faculty, staff, and students who use promo code roadshowfree.

Hope and Resilience at End of Life: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

The School of Nursing presents Hope and Resilience at End of Life: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue on May 2 and 3 at the Atrium in Somerset. The program teaches health care students and practitioners how to maintain resilience and combat compassion fatigue as they treat and support patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Learn more and register online.

RBHS Medical School Golf League Season Registration

Registration is open for the RBHS Medical School Golf League at Rutgers Golf Course. The season begins April 11. Complete the registration form and email to Scot Stenroos.

March 27, 2019

Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent addition to the University Policy Library.

Policy 100.2.12: Notice of Non-Discrimination and Grievance Procedure (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act) [PDF]

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are 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.

University Commencement Parking Hangtag Required for May 19

On May 19, all on-campus parking on Busch, College Avenue, and Livingston campuses will require a University Commencement parking hangtag. Register online by May 1 for a free parking hangtag to reach a work site or to attend Commencement.

Academic Health Symposium: Integrated Health Care Delivery

Livestream the Academic Health Symposium on April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at go.rutgers.edu/AHSymposium. Panelists will discuss creating a national center of excellence for integrated health care delivery. The symposium series is hosted by Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health.

New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair

An anticipated group of 170 employers will be available to network with more than 2,000 candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields at the New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair on April 26 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) on Livingston Campus. The event is open to the general public and all Rutgers students and alumni from every academic discipline. Learn more and register online.

RBHS Medical School Golf League Season Registration

Registration is open for the RBHS Medical School Golf League at Rutgers Golf Course. The season begins April 11. Complete the registration form and email to Scot Stenroos.

March 13, 2019

Rutgers Online Learning Conference

The Division of Continuing Studies presents RUOnlineCon 2019 on March 18 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. The conference serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online, hybrid, and technology-assisted face-to-face learning. Register online.

2019 Financial Wellness Seminar Series

The 2019 Financial Wellness Seminar Series provides faculty and staff with the tools and education necessary to make the best financial decisions for themselves, their families, and their futures. The seminars are geared toward every stage of your financial growth and programs are free for Rutgers employees. To find out more and register, visit https://hrservices.rutgers.edu/CRS/ and select Employee Benefit and Work-Life Programs. For questions about the series, email the UHR benefits and wellness department.

Registration Open for Rutgers Summer Children's Programs

Registration is open for these Rutgers summer programs:

  • Rutgers Summer Tech Camp for Kids offers weekly sessions for children in grades 2 to 10 on topics such as Minecraft, robotics, 3D printing, sports car racing, and game design. Early bird discount ends March 30.
  • Rutgers Rec Kids Camp offers a day camp for children ages 5 to 11 and an adventure camp for kids ages 11 to 14.
  • Rutgers Pre-College Summer Programs give high school students the opportunity to take introductory-level university courses for credit, engage in a one-week residential academy, prepare for the SAT, and more.
Next 2nd Chance Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Conference

The Next 2nd Chance Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Conference on April 4 in New Brunswick features national speakers and key stakeholders supporting jail diversion and re-entry initiatives. The workshop is free but registration is required.

Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegeneration

The second annual Hebert & Jacqueline Krieger Klein Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegeneration on April 12 at New Jersey Medical School feature speakers in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and neurodegeneration. Register for this free event by March 22.

Symposium on Emerging Challenges in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Registration is open for the Emerging Challenges in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Symposium on March 20 to 21 at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium in Somerset. Rutgers students, post-docs, and faculty can use these codes for free registration: RUSTUDENT, RUPOSTDOC, and RUFACULTY.

February 27, 2019

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed in each policy. For general questions, please email the Office of the Secretary.

Annual Part-time and Summer Job Fair

The Student Employment Office hosts the annual part-time and summer job fair for all students on March 26 at the College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick. Departments can register for a booth by March 15.

New Jersey Safe Patient Handling Conference

Center for Public Health Workforce Development, School of Public Health, presents the New Jersey Safe Patient Handling Conference on March 19. The conference will explore how health care workers can prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Registration is required.

February 13, 2019

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 10.3.2: Student Residency for Tuition Purposes (PDF)
Policy 90.2.3: Policy for Controlled Substances (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are 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.

New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has a required poster for employees that summarizes the provisions of the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law that went into effect on October 29, 2018. View the PDF poster.

Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations

Do you know a graduate whose personal or professional achievements or service to Rutgers sets them apart? Nominate them for a Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award by March 1.

Public Engagement for Academics with Thaler Pekar

The Institute for Research on Women and Rutgers Public Engagement Project present Public Engagement for Academics on February 21 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building conference room. The workshop, led by Thaler Pekar, will demonstrate how scholars can use narrative to reach wide audiences through op-eds, blogs, and social media—and how to convince funders. Reservation is required by February 18.

The Rutgers Club Membership

The Rutgers Club, located on the second floor of Livingston Dining Commons, is now accepting new members. The Rutgers Club has more events and perks planned for members than ever before in its 62-year history.

January 30, 2019

Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the flu, lessen its symptoms, and cut down on its spread. It takes about two weeks for the immunity to kick in, so it is best to receive a vaccination sooner rather than later. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reinforces that the flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. Rutgers is offering the flu vaccine at these locations.

  • RBHS Employees in Newark and Scotch Plains: Employees may walk into the Occupational Medicine Service in the Stanley S. Bergen Jr. Building, suite GA 167, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 973-972-2900.
  • RBHS Employees in New Brunswick and Piscataway: Employees may walk into the Employee Health Clinic at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute on Busch Campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 848-445-0123 option #2.
  • All other faculty and staff should call the Occupational Health Department at 848-932-8254 for an appointment at Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–Newark, or Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Meet Your Fitness Goals with Campus Recreation

Try fitness and wellness classes free for two weeks. Free access is added to your Rutgers ID when you register online and expires two weeks from registration. Stay motivated with a workout partner and sponsor a plus-one member. Please present your Rutgers ID at the entrance to class. Offer expires on February 15.

Save 20 Percent with Early Enrollment in Mini-MPA

University employees receive a 20 percent discount if they enroll in the Rutgers Mini-Master of Public Administration certificate program by February 28. The five-day seminar provides current management strategies and leadership skills for public and nonprofit sector managers.

Registration Open for Spring Graduate Writing Program

Registration is open for the spring Graduate Writing Program courses. Master and Ph.D. students from all Rutgers graduate programs can sign up for writing classes.

January 16, 2019

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 70.1.1: Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology Resources (PDF)
Policy 70.1.6: Email and Calendar Policy (PDF)​
​​​​​​Policy 60.1.30: Background Checks for Candidates for Staff and Faculty Positions (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are 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.

New Jersey Center for Gun Violence Research Survey

Those who are interested in becoming an affiliate of the New Jersey Center for Gun Violence Research can complete this brief survey.

December 19, 2018

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 40.2.14: Investment Policy (PDF)
Policy 60.1.31: Gratuities, Guests, Gifts and Use of University Resources (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated polices, are 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.

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program seeks Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers to apply their advanced technical training to assist New Jersey state government as full-time science aides. The appointment is for one year and supported by a stipend. Applications are due January 13.

Applications Now Open for Rutgers I-Corps Cohort 4

All Rutgers faculty, staff, and students who have STEM-based innovations and want to explore its commercial potential are invited to apply to Rutgers I-Corps, a five-week, team-based, experiential-learning program based on lean startup methodology. The cohort 4 program begins in February.

National Arts Program

Registration is open for the Rutgers National Arts Program exhibition in Newark, which will award $3,450 in cash prizes. Artists who are invited to participate include Rutgers University employees and immediate family members of employees, as well as Rutgers Health Sciences campus employees, volunteers, retirees, students, and alumni. The exhibition is from January 21 to March 13. Register by January 11. Send questions to Noreen Gomez at 973-972-4795 or gomeznm@njms.rutgers.edu.

December 5, 2018

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.

November 20, 2018

November 21, 2018 Update to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to University Policy 60.3.5: Sick Time and Sick Leave (PDF).

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are 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.

Call for May 2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations

Rutgers is now accepting commencement speaker and honorary degree nominations for the May 2020 Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences ceremony. The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 30. Learn more and submit your nomination.

Call for Proposals: Rutgers Online Learning Conference 2019

The Division of Continuing Studies is accepting presentation proposals for the Rutgers Online Learning Conference 2019 on March 18 at the Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center in New Brunswick.

Past presentations have included topics on available and emerging technologies, use of various learning management systems, ancillary software and sites, new instructional paradigms and pedagogical methods, assessments, virtual worlds, audio/video elements, faculty training and resources, and more.

Institute for Research on Women Seminar Call for Applications

The Institute for Research on Women invites applications for the 2019–20 seminar This is What Democracy Looks Like: Feminist Re-imaginings. Faculty and advanced graduate students (ABD status required) whose projects explore aspects of the theme are welcome to apply.

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute Call for Proposals

The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) invites applications for the allocation of computing resources on Caliburn, New Jersey’s largest academic supercomputing facility. Read more about the allocation request (PDF). The deadline is December 3.

kite+key Holiday Sale

Rutgers faculty and staff can take advantage of payroll deduction during the kite+key holiday sale (PDF) from December 10 to 12. The payroll deduction fee of $25 will be waived on preorders made before November 30.

November 7, 2018

Call for Student Charter Trustee Nominations – Undergraduate Students

The Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees is accepting nominations to fill a Student Charter Trustee open seat for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Faculty and staff are encouraged to spread the word and nominate undergraduate students who may be interested. Student Charter Trustees are expected to serve the full six-year term (including after graduation), attend Board meetings, serve on Board committees, and become actively involved in the life of the university. Consideration will be given to personal, academic, and leadership skills. The nominee must be registered as a full-time undergraduate who has completed a minimum of two full years of study at Rutgers at the time of election (June 19, 2019). Visit the Board of Trustees website to access the Student Charter Trustee Nomination Form. The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 21.

National ARTS Program Call For Submissions

Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the National ARTS Program. Participants must be an employee, volunteer, retiree, student, alumni, or an immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or retiree of the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus or Rutgers University employee or one of their immediate family members. Register online.

Graduate School of Education Information Session for Rutgers Employees

The Graduate School of Education presents an information session on doctoral and master’s level programs for individuals working in the field of higher education on November 14 at 10 Seminary Place, Lecture Hall Room 124.

Announcing Rutgers MFA in Design

Mason Gross School of the Arts announces the Rutgers MFA in Design, a two-year course of study that combines creative work, collaboration, and interdisciplinary research to prepare designers for advanced studio practice in the design of publications, exhibitions, information, and interfaces. Applications are due by January 25, 2019.

October 24, 2018

Call for May 2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations

Rutgers is now accepting commencement speaker and honorary degree nominations for the May 2020 Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences ceremony. The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 30. Learn more and submit your nomination.

University Policy Library Updates

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

University Policy 60.2.1: Educational Benefits (PDF)
University Policy 30.1.7: Emergency Management (PDF)
University Policy 10.2.7: Course Attendance (PDF)

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

Students: Review Your Accounts Before Spring Registration

Students should review their accounts to make sure they are in good financial standing. Unpaid balances will prevent spring registration. Students can view the balances of their accounts online.

Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology Webinars and Workshops

Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology offers the following webinars and workshops: Course Materials: Copyrighted and Open Educational Resources (October 25), Accessibility in Canvas (October 30), Moodle Rubrics (November 2), and Kaltura for Sakai (November 5). Register online.

School of Health Professions Open House

The School of Health Professions hosts an open house on November 15 at New Jersey Medical School to showcase its more than 40 degree and certificate programs. Register online.

October 10, 2018

Updates to Influenza Immunization Policy

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces a recent update to the University Policy Library.

University Policy 100.3.1: Influenza Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals (PDF)

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

Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology Workshops

Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology offers the following workshops: Canvas Communication Tools (online) on October 11, and Accessibility and Universal Design Basics (in-person) on October 12. Read more and register online.

Faculty Scholarship for Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Course Development

The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is offering the New Jersey Governor’s Council Faculty Scholarship, a one year, $10,000 funding opportunity for faculty from relevant clinical disciplines.

Human Resource Management Open House

The School of Management and Labor Relations hosts a Human Resource Management Open House on November 7 at the Livingston Student Center to showcase HR programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and job opportunities. Register online. If you register but cannot attend, email Dave Ferio.

Institutional Planning and Operations Launches New Website

Institutional Planning and Operations recently launched a new, more user-friendly website that features easier navigation.

Registration Open for Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium

The fourth annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium on November 30 will feature faculty talks, a post-doc and student poster session, and keynote speaker Richard Youle from the National Institutes of Health. Register by November 1.

September 26, 2018

Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 40.2.22: Employee Relocation Expense Reimbursement (PDF)
Policy 10.3.13: Student Immunizations and Health Requirements (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions, please send a message to the Office of the Secretary of the University.

An Evening with Jeremy McCarter: Hamilton, Hope & Change

Tickets are on sale for a special event with Jeremy McCarter, the bestselling writer, director, and producer who cowrote the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda. McCarter will speak at the College Avenue Student Center on January 19.

Neuroscience Pilot Grants

Submit grants by October 8 for the 2018 Rutgers Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University–Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology Pilot Grants Program in Neuroscience.

Small Group Classes at Rutgers Recreation

Improve your wellbeing in one of the many small group and specialty classes offered by Rutgers Recreation.

Filmmaking Classes

Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy, for students 14 to 18 seeking to learn the video and film industry, begins September 29 at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Rutgers faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.

September 12, 2018

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots for Rutgers and RBHS faculty and staff will soon be available. View dates and locations.

Program for Early Career Excellence Call for Application

Early career Rutgers faculty are invited to apply to the Program for Early Career Excellence, a cohort program for early career Rutgers faculty that provides up to three years of career development support through workshops, one-on-one coaching, and peer/senior mentorship.

Hot Jobs of the Season

Departments interested in hiring Rutgers students for part-time and seasonal employment are invited to participate in the Hot Jobs of the Season Program hosted by the Rutgers University Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid.  

Farmers Market

The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market brings Jersey Fresh produce, baked goods, and more from local farms into the city of New Brunswick, and onto Cook Campus, on multiple days each week through October.

Rutgers Inn and Conference Center Holiday Party Showcase

Tour the Rutgers Inn and Conference Center during its Holiday Party Showcase and learn how to save on holiday party rentals on September 13. RSVP requested.

Mason Gross Extension Division Drop-In Day

Preview programs, classes, and lessons in music, visual arts, and dance offered at Mason Gross Extension Division during its Drop-In Day on September 22. Discounts are available for Rutgers faculty and staff. Call 848-932-8618 for more information or register online.

kite+key Beats

kite+key is offering Beats wireless headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad Pro. A gift card is also available with eligible purchases. Use payroll deduction as your preferred payment method. Sale ends September 25. View PDF flyer for details.

Faculty Development

The Center for Educational Research and Innovation offers the faculty development workshop series, Innovative Strategies to Transform Learning, on October 12 in the Stanley S. Bergen Building in Newark. Register online.

Urban Public Health Conference

The Rutgers School of Public Health hosts its first urban public health conference, Urban Public Health: New Findings and Approaches, on October 18 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. Register online.

Conference on Reading and Writing

The 51st Annual Conference on Reading and Writing, hosted by the Center for Literacy Development, will be held on October 26 in New Brunswick. Learn more and register online.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship

New Jersey Medical School Department of Psychiatry announces a new, one-year Fellowship in Addiction Medicine that begins in July 2019. Applications are being accepted for three fellowship positions.