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.