While stationed at the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) along the southern coast of New Jersey, Kentucky-native cellist and composer Ben Sollee wrote his "Slackwater" single, drawing inspiration from Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge and watching the push-and-pull of the tides during a week spent perched where the Mullica River empties at the Great Bay’s edge. Accompanied by a video comprised of shots of the Great Bay/Mullica River ecosystem of New Jersey taken by Emmy Award-winning videographer, Mallory Cunningham, this unique music video is available to view online or purchase as part of the Songscape project from Sustain, a non-profit organization partnering the music industry and environmental organizations to promote environmental responsibility and awareness. Sollee's "Slackwater" joins similar songscapes composed around the nation to serve as novel sources of advocacy for public land conservation through increased public engagement created by the cultural influence and emotional hook of music. Check "Slackwater" out!
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November 20, 2020: Two-Step Login, RBHS Research Is Up, and More
Rutgers Project ECHO launches National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network (CAN), which is administered by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as the official training center for quality, safety, and resiliency training. Learn more about what this collaborative effort entails and how Rutgers Project Echo Nursing Home CAN make a difference in communities.
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) proudly debuts the new online version of its award-winning newsletter, Access, with its Fall 2020 edition. This special digital issue highlights the school's response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences, from life-saving research to inspiring and insightful teaching, proving that the Rutgers liberal arts tradition is active and engaged even during these challenging times. Read the current issue of SAS Access online and find out more about how SAS is contributing to the common good and aiding in the recovery of the world.
November 6, 2020: Adopt-A-Family; First-Generation Students; & Town Halls
A novel retelling of the narrative of Paul Robeson’s life and lasting legacy, Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson, has been published and is available to members of the Rutgers community at a 30% discount through Rutgers University Press. Edited by Paul Buhl and Lawrence Ware, this new and unique graphic novel features illustrations by artist Sharon Rudahl and was published in conjunction with Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration in commemoration of Robeson’s 1919 graduation from the university. For bulk orders, please contact a University Press sales representative directly.
Members of the Rutgers community are encouraged to meet all their personal training needs with Rutgers Recreation! Choose from in-person training, online live training, or written workout plans. Visit recreation.rutgers.edu for more information.
October 23, 2020: Revised FY21 Budget Information
Check out the new RBHS events calendar for events across RBHS! Now you your unit can submit an event for inclusion in the calendar by clicking "submit event" at the bottom of the page. You can also export calendar of events, navigate events in calendar view or even narrow your search using fields like event category, organizers, and audience.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced that families with an income up to $150,000 are now eligible for the new COVID-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance Program. Families with children in remote schooling may be eligible for up to $1,900 in full-time child care assistance, assistance is also available part-time. View the online application.
Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) offers a variety of free resources, events, and networking opportunities to Rutgers alumni. Be sure to check RUAA's website to sign up to receive their newsletters directly in your inbox, check out past editions of Think Scarlet, update your contact information for Scarlet Together to start receiving RUAA’s digest of upcoming events to your preferred email, or even check out the benefits you are eligible for as alumni with For Your Benefit.
October 9, 2020
Join Rutgers Recreation for free, virtual fitness classes ranging from resistance and weight training to mindfulness and yoga. Classes will run through the end of October, but space is limited, so check out the complete course list and register to join your choice of free, virtual fitness classes today!
NJ ACTS is a partnership between Rutgers, NJIT, and Princeton University, whose work will advance clinical and translational science to develop new therapies and treatments and improve population health. NJ ACTS disseminates information on funding opportunities to its members and partner institutions directly through its website. Check the NJ ACTS calendar for grants, career opportunities, and more.
Are you a New Jersey resident whose child is attending an out-of-state college? The 2021 Rutgers–New Brunswick Winter Session is an opportunity for you to save money by paying in-state college tuition as a NJ resident. Take advantage of remote/online delivery options that now allow students to take courses from anywhere and still ensure degree progress by earning up to four degree credits in just a few weeks. The last day to register for the 2021 Winter Session at Rutgers–New Brunswick without a late fee is December 7, so don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity!
September 25, 2020
Free access to LinkedIn Learning is available for all active Rutgers faculty, staff, and students, featuring thousands of video tutorials and online training resources about business, technology, and creative skills. LinkedIn Learning, an upgraded platform of Lynda.com, offers content and courses from expert instructors that range from beginner to advanced. Additional benefits include help for new users, tailored course recommendations, certification exam prep, and even CEU-earning opportunities. Log in with your NetID and start taking advantage of your free, on-demand instruction with LinkedIn Learning anytime, anywhere with desktop and mobile apps!
Rutgers University Public Safety reminds members of the Rutgers community that we are now required to carry our RU ID card with us at all times on-campus for both building entry and identification purposes, due to face-covering mandates, as noted in the Return to Rutgers Guide (PDF). If an RU ID card is lost or damaged, Rutgers faculty, staff, and students can visit the Identity and Access Management website for more information about obtaining a replacement RU ID card.
In September, the School of Social Work (SSW) proudly released its new strategic plan, Toward a More Just Future: A Five-Year Strategic Plan. Peruse the pages of either the online e-book or your own downloaded copy and join SSW for a guided tour of how it envisions its own as well as our national and international future: one grounded in justice and focused on innovation, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and community. Check it out today!
September 9, 2020
Rutgers University Libraries are currently providing curbside pickup, home delivery, and interlibrary loan services for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, they are fulfilling digitization requests from their print collections and have begun accepting returns as well. Learn more about the resources and services available from University Libraries.
Now through September 15, the Zimmerli Art Museum is accepting applications for the Thomas Sokolowski Digital Outreach and Engagement Internship, which plays a key role in helping the Zimmerli Art Museum stay connected to its audiences, especially during this extended period of virtual-only access. Applicants for this paid internship position must be current Rutger–New Brunswick undergraduate or graduate students and do not need any previous museum or arts experience. Find out more about this position, the application process, and share with others before the September 15 application deadline.
The Zimmerli Art Museum invites you to experience the museum in new ways by visiting its newly expanded online presence, Zimmerli at Home. This interactive, virtual hub allows you to search the museum's collection, expand your playlist, explore behind the scenes videos, get creative, add some flair to your online background, and much more, from wherever you are!
August 26, 2020 - New Student Convocation
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