May 20, 2020

Help Celebrate the Class of #RU2020
2020 A Virtual Celebration

Send words of encouragement to the Class of 2020 on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram as we look forward to Rutgers University Commencement on May 31. Help celebrate our graduates' achievements and mark this milestone in their journeys by including #RU2020 in your post so it can be shared on a special message board for seniors, hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association. Join us in congratulating Rutgers University's graduating class!

May 6, 2020

#weRUnited
Andrew Brooks holds COVID-19 saliva test example with #weRUnited tag in forefront

As a preeminent university on the front lines of positively impacting the current pandemic, Rutgers launches the #weRUnited website and larger, overarching campaign to highlight Rutgers’ leadership role addressing this crisis. As a collaborative effort between R-Comm and University Communications and Marketing, this multifaceted campaign includes a new webpage as a complement to the university’s existing COVID-19 site and features inspirational stories and resources, as well as a tribute video that illustrates how Rutgers is connecting in new ways, making new discoveries, and changing the world. Join in the campaign by sharing and tagging your #weRUnited experiences and stories on social media and join the Rutgers community reunion online.

April 22, 2020

HERE4U Going Strong
HERE4U collage image

Since the launch of the HERE4U faces and stories initiative in March, the Office of RBHS Diversity and Inclusion/Faculty Affairs has received a tremendous response recognizing colleagues who have had a positive impact on their community as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You are encouraged to continue nominating members of the RBHS community and submit your empowering stories to be celebrated and shared on HERE4U. View this week's HERE4U stories.

April 8, 2020

2020 Staff Senate Election: Vote by 4:30 pm Today!
Red, white and blue pins with the word Vote

Today is the last chance for staff members to vote for their staff representatives in the Rutgers University Senate. This year, 11 of the 20 staff positions will be elected to serve a three-year term and help voice concerns to the president and Board of Governors as part of the University Senate. Voting requires your NetID and will only be available online until 4:30 p.m. today. Review the campaign statements for each candidate and vote today!

March 25, 2020

COVID-19: Stay Informed and Safe
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's image revealing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

We are committed to keeping the Rutgers community updated on the latest COVID-19 developments and advisories, both globally and locally. Please visit the Rutgers COVID-19 website that features the latest information, resources, and guidance. As this situation continues to unfold, please remember to practice productive preventive measures including:

  • stay at home to prevent spread,
  • washing your hands or using hand sanitizer,
  • disinfecting common spaces, and
  • practicing healthy eating and sleeping habits.

March 11, 2020

COVID-19: Stay Informed and Safe
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's image revealing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

We are committed to keeping the Rutgers community updated on the latest COVID-19 developments and advisories, both globally and locally. Please visit the Rutgers COVID-19 website that features the latest information, resources, and guidance. As this situation continues to unfold, please remember to practice productive preventive measures including:

  • stay at home to prevent spread,
  • washing your hands or using hand sanitizer,
  • disinfecting common spaces, and
  • practicing healthy eating and sleeping habits.

February 26, 2020

First Person in U.S. History to Lead Two Medical Schools
Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson, dean of New Jersey Medical School and interim dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has made U.S. history. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, Johnson is the first African-American man and dean to lead two medical schools simultaneously. As a leader and role model, Johnson is focused on attracting more African-American men in medicine to become doctors and support them through programs and post-baccalaureate efforts. Learn more about Dean Johnson's career.

February 12, 2020

Celebrate Black History Month
Black History Month

Celebrate and honor Black History Month with a variety of educational and cultural events such as art shows, lectures, performances, and screenings across the university. Throughout February, help commemorate the historical and contemporary impact of such legendary figures as James Dickson Carr, Toni Morrison, Paul Robeson, and many more!

January 29, 2020

Rutgers Day Program Submissions Due February 17
Rutgers Day 2019 at Voorhees Mall

Don't miss your chance to be part of the largest annual outreach event at Rutgers. All academic and administrative units, student clubs and organizations, and performance groups are encouraged to participate. The Rutgers Day program submission deadline is Monday, February 17. 

Rutgers Day showcases a wide range of academic, research, athletic, cultural, recreational, and community-oriented strengths of New Jersey’s state university.  As in years past, we will welcome thousands of New Jersey residents—many of them visiting for the first time. In addition, Alumni Weekend will coincide with Rutgers Day again this year bringing alumni and their families back to campus.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and submit your program by February 17. If you need help creating an interactive and engaging program, contact Rutgers Day staff at rutgersday@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1921.

January 15, 2020

Nominations Are Open for 2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
Recent graduates at 2019 Commencement

Who would you like to address Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates at the May 2021 ceremony? Let us know!

Rutgers is now 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.

Speaker nominees should be people who are engaging, interesting, and have a broad appeal to a diverse audience. Since speakers are also awarded an honorary degree, nominations for the university commencement speaker should follow the guidelines for honorary degree candidates.

Nominations will be accepted until February 14, 2020. Learn more and submit your nomination.

December 18, 2019

15 Remarkable Moments of the Decade at Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS
Block R over collage of Rutgers photos

As we look forward to 2020, we look back at some of the milestones, achievements, and big stories of the past decade at Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Read more about the stories that narrate a decade of inspiration, change, and progress at Rutgers.

December 4, 2019

Be a Part of Rutgers Day 2020
Crowd at Voorhees Mall during 2019 Rutgers Day

The Rutgers Day program submission period is open now through February 17. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the largest annual event at Rutgers. All academic, administrative, and health care units, student clubs and organizations, and performance groups are encouraged to participate.

Rutgers Day showcases a wide range of academic, research, athletic, cultural, recreational, and community-oriented strengths of New Jersey’s state university. As in years past, we will welcome thousands of visitors—many of them visiting for the first time. In addition, Alumni Weekend coincides with Rutgers Day again this year bringing alumni and their families back to campus.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and submit your Rutgers Day program (NetID required). If you need help creating an interactive, engaging program, view the Rutgers Day webinar or contact Rutgers Day staff at rutgersday@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1921.

Looking for another fun way to showcase your program? Participate in the Rutgers Day R Garden exhibit and decorate a 3-D block R that will be displayed on Voorhees Mall. Check out designs from previous years and submit your proposal soon as quantities are limited.

November 20, 2019

Celebrate Rutgers–New Brunswick Rankings!
Rutgers–New Brunswick Named a Top 25 Public University in the Nation

Join us as we share some good news about our university! Rutgers–New Brunswick was recently named one of the top 25 public universities in the nation and 3rd in the northeast by U.S. News & World Report.

Spead the word on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! We invite you to add an image in your email signature to academic colleagues. Discover more about this recent recognition and more about what makes Rutgers special.

November 6, 2019

Nominate Rutgers Community Members Who Promote Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Call for Awards, Leaders in Faculty Diversity and Clement Price Human Dignity Award

Nominate Rutgers faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated leadership and activism in their efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Rutgers community and society. To ensure excellence in academic programming and success, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs encourages you to nominate faculty as well as members and groups of the community for the Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards and the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award. The Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards honors a select number of faculty leaders committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and access at Rutgers through their own academic research, teaching, community engagement research, and other forms of engagement. The Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award recognizes outstanding individuals or groups who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to promoting and practicing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access within the university and/or in partnership with community organizations. Learn more and submit a nomination by November 15.

October 23, 2019

Pledge Now and Make a Difference in Our Community
The power of giving, the heart of New Jersey grows strongest within you

Every year Rutgers partners with the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign (NJECC) to provide opportunities for employees to make contributions toward their choice of over 800 approved and registered charitable organizations in the state. These organizations help support a wide variety of impactful endeavors both locally and globally, including providing assistance in the aftermath of natural disasters and improving public health through clean water and nutrition programs, cancer research, wildlife preservation, and protecting endangered and helpless species.

Employees have the opportunity 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 global community we serve.

If you are interested in donating or renewing your contributions for the 2020 calendar year, please visit the NJECC website.

October 9, 2019

Fight the Flu
A registered nurse from Occupational Health administers a flu shot to Dr. Vicente Gracias, Vice President of Health Affairs, Rutgers University at a flu clinic at the Livingston Student Center.

Flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the flu and reduce its spread. A flu vaccine not only helps keep us individually well but also protects the most vulnerable in our communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces that the flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness and recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older receive the flu vaccine every year.

Free flu vaccinations are offered to faculty and staff with a valid RU ID over the next several weeks. Rutgers Occupational Health Department has the quadrivalent vaccine as well as high-dose vaccines for employees 65 years of age and older. Find a location and time that is convenient for you to get your flu shot.

All covered individuals, including healthcare personnel who work directly with patients or who handle material that could spread infection, are required to have a flu vaccination or wear a mask. Please see Policy 100.3.1 (PDF) to determine if this requirement applies to you.

Protect yourself and the ones you care for from this illness. Get your flu shot today!

As shown above, a registered nurse administers a flu shot to Dr. Vicente Gracias, Vice President of Health Affairs, at a flu clinic at the Livingston Student Center.

September 25, 2019

Open Enrollment: State Health Benefits and Employee Tax Savings
open enrollment on note pad

The enrollment period for the State Health Benefits Program and tax savings program is open the month of October. Don’t miss your annual opportunity to revise your health, dental, and prescription drug coverage, and pre-tax flexible spending account selections.

Please attend one of the "Working For U" Benefits Fairs to learn about state and non-state benefits and services available to Rutgers employees. Save the date for the following open enrollment fairs.

  • October 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers University–Newark
    Paul Robeson Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

  • October 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Brunswick
    Medical Education Building, Atrium

  • October 17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick
    Busch Student Center, Multipurpose Room

  • October 22, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers University–New Brunswick
    College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room

  • October 23, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers University–Camden
    Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

  • October 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in Newark
    Medical Science Building, Grand Foyer Lobby

Learn more on the University Human Resources website or contact the OneSource Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378). 

September 11, 2019

myRutgers Portal Features New User-Friendly myDashboard
screen capture of myDashboard on myRutgers

Rutgers recently launched myDashboard for faculty and staff in myRutgers portal. myDashboard provides integrated and personalized human resource and payroll information in an easy-to-view format that includes absence balances, expense updates, and more. The OneSource Faculty/Staff Service Center widget provides updates on important deadlines and pending cases. Student-related widgets will be available for employees who are also enrolled in classes. myDashboard includes direct links to applications, forms, and websites to assist you with getting information and performing tasks online. Log in to my.rutgers.edu to experience myDashboard.

August 28, 2019

OneSource: Single Point of Contact for HR and Payroll Needs
Woman seated at a table speaks on cellphone and uses her laptop.

University Human Resources is launching a new OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center, which opens August 29. The OneSource center will provide a single point of contact for faculty and staff to resolve HR and payroll needs through a combination of online, phone, and in-person support. Benefits of the initiative include:

  • Single point of contact
  • Consistent and accurate information
  • Available on-demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Track status of your open cases
  • Focus is on you – the customer! 

Visit the OneSource website for more information. In addition to the website, you can contact the OneSource center by phone at 732-745-SERV or email at onesource@hr.rutgers.edu.

May 22, 2019

Connect with Fellow Researchers
Light bulbs

ResearchwithRutgers.com is an online gateway that showcases Rutgers’ leading research experts and facilities in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The publicly-available, free portal enhances the visibility of our research output and increases opportunities for collaboration with industry partners and researchers across the world. The database includes all tenured and tenure-track STEM faculty and research-active clinical and independent non-tenure-track faculty across Rutgers University—more than 1,844 profiles!

In addition to its use by current and potential industry partners, ResearchwithRutgers.com is extensively used internally by the research development team as a tool to find expertise and connect researchers with similar interests at Rutgers to build research teams that will be competitive for large interdisciplinary grants. The corporate engagement team also integrates the portal into conversations with companies looking for specific expertise at Rutgers.

The database is part of a greater initiative, called ResearchwithNJ.com, led by the State of New Jersey to increase innovation exchange, establish greater collaboration between academia and industry, aid universities in managing research enterprise, and help to market New Jersey as a center of innovation.

For more information, visit collaborate.rutgers.edu or email RWR-support@rutgers.edu.

May 8, 2019

Rutgers Helps Students on the Road to Wall Street
Jose Baez

Four years ago, undergraduate student Jose Baez (pictured) never thought he would be a step closer to fulfilling his dream of working on Wall Street. Although he grew up just across the Hudson River in West New York—watching commuters travel in and out of New York City every day—the opportunity felt miles away.

But Baez, a first-generation college student, credits the Rutgers Road to Wall Street program, a part of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, for providing him with the resources to intern with J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Real Estate division this summer.

Since its inception in 2011, Road to Wall Street has helped hundreds of Rutgers students sharpen their skills for the highly competitive world of finance. Through alumni mentorship, networking, and a technical class, the program has set undergraduates on a path toward the intense recruiting process for internships, full-time return offers, and competitive career positions in the financial services industry.

Watch and read more about the students and mentors participating in the program.

April 24, 2019

Celebrate Rutgers Day!
Rutgers Day

Join the Rutgers community in welcoming thousands of visitors on Rutgers Day on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a remarkable array of more than 600 free programs, including performances, hands-on activities, games, and interactive demonstrations. Since the day coincides with Alumni Weekend, it’s also the perfect time to celebrate your scarlet pride.

Highlights include:

  • Rutgers Day and Alumni Parade: At 10:30 a.m., alumni join the Rutgers Marching Scarlet Knights, cheerleaders and dance team, and the Scarlet Knight mascot in a parade down College Avenue
  • Science and Technology: See drone demonstrations, chemical experiments, and 3D printing in action, as well as learn about surgery and get a mini health checkup.
  • Arts and Humanities: Join a marathon reading of The Princess Bride, learn about Paul Robeson’s life and legacy, and visit the Global Pavilion.
  • Performances: Performance stages on each campus include music, dance, and martial arts demonstrations.
  • Ag Field Day: Buy plants, see animal shows and insect races, and take greenhouse tours.
  • New Jersey Folk Festival: The festival celebrates 45 years with music, food, and crafts.

View more events and plan your day on the Rutgers Day website.

April 10, 2019

Rutgers Gives Hope for Ex-Offenders Navigating Recovery and Life Beyond Bars
Joseph Hughes

Nobody wants to return to prison except people like Joseph Hughes, who spent 13 years locked up. Hughes (pictured above), who has been drug-free for eight years, is one of 30 former inmates and addicts who now work as peer health navigators in the Intensive Recovery Treatment Support (IRTS) program at University Behavioral Health Care. In their new roles, they help society to fight the opioid epidemic, reduce crime and recidivism, improve public health, and save tax dollars.

The IRTS program was launched at Rutgers in January 2018 in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The program pairs peer health navigators with current inmates who have a history of opioid abuse. Six months before the prisoners’ release, they form a bond and develop a plan to help them reenter society and stay clean and sober.

Watch and read more about how UBHC’s peer health navigators, such as Hughes, are giving inmates in recovery a fresh start upon their release.

March 27, 2019

Support Rutgers Giving Day
red balloons that say think bigger on 3.27.19

Today is Rutgers Giving Day, a time when faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends across New Jersey and beyond come together to "Think Bigger." Help celebrate this daylong event by making gifts to areas of the university that are most meaningful to you, including life-changing scholarships and world-changing research.

No matter the amount, every gift shapes the university’s bright future. On Rutgers Giving Day, you can:

  • Make a gift to your favorite Rutgers area at givingday.rutgers.edu. You can also create a matching gift to inspire others to give.
  • Spread the word on social media with the hashtag #RUGivingDay and participate in challenges throughout the day to help your favorite Rutgers areas earn additional support.
  • Attend on-campus events in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark.

This is the fourth year the university has held a daylong effort to encourage the worldwide Rutgers community to make an impact and share their scarlet pride. Last year, more than 6,500 donors made the day a success. Their combined generosity is providing scholarships to students, fueling breakthroughs in research, enhancing the student experience, and so much more. Learn more about Rutgers Giving Day.

March 13, 2019

RBHS Establishes Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
support advice assistance guidance

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences has launched the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (RBHS VPVA) to provide support services to victims of dating and sexual violence. The office supports all members of the RBHS community. Faculty and staff are encouraged to alert students to the free, confidential services:

  • individual counseling;
  • advocacy, including assistance with navigating health and reporting processes;
  • information regarding interpersonal violence, resources, and referrals; and
  • education and prevention programming.

RBHS VPVA is based in the Stanley S. Bergen Jr. building in Newark and provides educational programs and support services at sites throughout New Jersey.

Faculty and staff can call 973-972-4636 or email Kerry Camerer, VPVA clinical counselor, to refer students for services and to find out more about how they can support students who may be experiencing violence.

For information on education and training programs, email Matthew Marino, education and prevention coordinator. For questions about Title IX at RBHS, email Susan Hamilton, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and Title IX Coordinator Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. RBHS VPVA is in addition to the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

February 27, 2019

An Artistic Celebration of the Many Accomplishments of Paul Robeson
collage of Paul Robeson paintings

Paul Robeson, who graduated from Rutgers College in 1919, was known as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist. As part of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s yearlong centennial celebration, the Zimmerli Art Museum is featuring six portraits of Robeson that highlight the different facets of his identity.

On display through April 14, the exhibit was commissioned as part of a joint project between the university’s Robeson Centennial Celebration Committee, Rutgers-New Brunswick, and the museum.

The portraits include:

  • Robeson as Scholar by Valerie Suter, an MFA student and part-time lecturer at Mason Gross School of the Arts;
  • Robeson as Global Activist by Nell Irvin Painter, a Mason Gross alumna and emerita professor of American history at Princeton University;
  • Robeson as Actor by James Hoston, an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology;
  • Robeson as Singer by Layqa Nuna Yawar, a migrant artist, muralist, and educator born in Ecuador and a graduate of Rutgers' visual arts program;
  • Robeson as Global Activist by Esteban del Valle, an artist from Chicago and visual artist fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts; and
  • Robeson as Athlete by Mario Andres Robinson, a New Jersey artist who studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Read more about the exhibition and the artists who created the works.

February 13, 2019

Christopher Molloy Named Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick
Christopher Molloy

Christopher J. Molloy has been appointed chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick after having served since July as interim chancellor.

“Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future,” President Robert L. Barchi said. “He has embraced the challenges of the chancellorship and has expressed a forward-looking vision that will, among other things, increase Rutgers–New Brunswick’s public prominence, provide a clear financial plan, and expand internships and related opportunities for students.”

Over the years, Molloy has seen Rutgers from varied perspectives—as a student, faculty member, dean, and administrator—all of which he draws on as chancellor. Molloy is among the few alumni to hold some of the top leadership roles at the university. He is the only one to have served as interim chancellor of both Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He considers Rutgers to be a place of big ideas, boundless energy, and unlimited potential. In his new role, Molloy is committed to creating more opportunities—for students to grow intellectually and develop career skills, for faculty to conduct innovative research, and for the university to expand its role as a powerhouse for innovation and economic growth. Read more.

January 30, 2019

Discover What a National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Center Means to New Jersey
Science, medical, and health care graphic image

Brian Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health, will host the Academic Health Symposium What Does an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Mean to New Jersey? on February 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The symposium will unite diverse perspectives about how current innovations in research and patient care will inform the future of cancer treatment in New Jersey. Featured speakers include:

  • Steven Libutti, director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and senior vice president, oncology services, RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Richard Alexander, chief surgical officer and chief of surgical oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
  • Howard Hochster, associate director for clinical research, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and director of oncology research, RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Anita Kinney, associate director for cancer health equity and engagement, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and director, Center for Cancer Health Disparities, Rutgers School of Public Health; and
  • Susan Solometo, system vice president for strategy, oncology services, RWJBarnabas Health.

Livestream the symposium.

January 16, 2019

Rutgers Honors Paul Robeson With Yearlong Centennial Celebration
Paul Leroy Robeson Class of 1919 Centennial

Beginning in the Spring 2019 semester, Rutgers will mark the 100th anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition of this milestone, the university will honor his achievements as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist in a yearlong celebration featuring lectures, performances, art exhibitions, and more.

The Paul Robeson centennial celebration will kick off on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Busch Student Center multipurpose room. The kickoff event, From Robeson to King, coincides with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and features keynote speaker Opal Tometi, a global activist who embodies the legacy of Robeson.

If you wish to propose an event for the Paul Robeson centennial or have a scheduled event that fits within the celebration’s principles, you may apply for funding or have your event included as a Paul Robeson centennial event. Submit an event application. For more information and events visit robeson100.rutgers.edu.

December 19, 2018

Learning Assistant Program Applications Open
Teaching, educating, learn, coaching, training

The Learning Assistant Program is now accepting Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty applications for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Since 2011, this innovative program has engaged undergraduate students in classroom teaching and learning while helping them develop their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Learning assistants work in the classroom in several ways, including facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures, team teaching recitation or laboratory sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or independently leading supplemental study groups or recitations. Apply online.

December 5, 2018

Be a Part of Rutgers Day!
Rutgers Day

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

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

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

November 20, 2018

Participate in Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

Like most educators, you expect your students to come to class prepared, but when they take their seats at your next lecture, consider this: Even those most eager to learn might be showing up on an empty stomach.

Hunger is a problem at colleges nationwide, and unfortunately, Rutgers is no exception. In too many cases, students must choose between paying bills and eating healthy meals. For that reason, food insecurity is the focus of this year’s Giving Tuesday. On November 27, donate to a Rutgers food pantry to help students get the sustenance they need. Any dollar amount you give will benefit students facing some form of hunger. All gifts will be matched by an anonymous alumni donor up to $10,000.

November 7, 2018

Nominations Are Open for the 2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
commencement

Who would you like to address Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates at the May 2020 ceremony? Let us know!

Rutgers is now 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. Speaker nominees should be people who are engaging, interesting, and have a broad appeal to a diverse audience. Because speakers also will be awarded an honorary degree, nominations for the university commencement speaker should also follow the guidelines for honorary degree candidates.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2018. Learn more and submit your nomination.

October 24, 2018

Fall Arts Festival: See Rutgers’ Creativity in Action
Priyaharshany Sandanapitchai with her watercolor Peace from Within

It’s possible that your colleagues and students are accomplished artists in their spare time. Curious? If you work somewhere other than Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark, it’s time for a road trip.

The New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival features 102 artworks by 60 faculty, staff, and students from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rutgers–New Brunswick as well as some pieces created by patients.

Since 1999, the arts initiative curated by Noreen Gomez, facilities program specialist at New Jersey Medical School, has been showcasing art from university talents throughout B-level of the Medical Science Building in Newark. The results have spoken volumes about how many talented artists are camouflaged as students, health care providers, academicians, and business and professional staffers. (Shown: Priyaharshany Sandanapitchai, research associate at the School of Nursing, with her watercolor “Peace from Within.”) The exhibition is on display until January 2, 2019.

October 10, 2018

Rutgers Big Ideas Initiative
Light bulb on transparent board

Start thinking BIG!

The Rutgers Big Ideas Initiative seeks forward-thinking, innovative projects around which to build and leverage philanthropic support for Rutgers, and to create momentum for the university’s next comprehensive campaign. This initiative, which is chancellor-led and supported by Rutgers University Foundation, aims to create lasting, transformational impact by leveraging areas where Rutgers is already uniquely positioned to lead.

Big Ideas are cross-discipline, unified-concept projects that dramatically advance Rutgers’ strengths, mission, and strategic plan. In order to harness the breadth of knowledge of Rutgers’ faculty, staff, and students, interdisciplinary collaboration is key. As you develop your Big Ideas, consider what will advance the “state-of-the-art” across disciplines. What will change lives in our local communities, throughout our state, across the nation, or around the world? What will inspire our students to forge futures of meaning and consequence? This is your opportunity to be part of something truly extraordinary.

Submit your big idea by January 31, 2019. For more information or examples to guide your submission, click on your affiliation: Rutgers–New Brunswick or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

September 26, 2018

Flu Vaccines Available
Brian Strom receiving flu shot

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

“Flu vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent flu, lessen its symptoms and cut down on its spread. It takes about two weeks for this immunity to kick in, so it is best to receive a vaccination sooner than later," said Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (shown above receiving a flu vaccine administered by Monica Ferguson, Occupational Medicine Service, New Jersey Medical School). "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces that the flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. As an epidemiologist, teacher, clinician, and former professor of public health and preventive medicine, I strongly encourage you to get the flu vaccine.”

During last year’s flu season, thousands of people were hospitalized and 180 children—80 percent of whom were not vaccinated—died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recently recommended that people receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the virus starts spreading. Infectious disease experts David Cennimo at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Tanaya Bhowmick at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School discuss this year’s flu season, the efficacy of the vaccine, and how you can protect yourself.

September 12, 2018

Meet Christopher Molloy, Interim Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick
New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher Molloy

Over the years, Christopher Molloy has seen Rutgers from varied perspectives—as a student, faculty member, dean, and administrator—all of which he draws on as the new interim chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Molloy is among the few alumni to hold some of the top leadership roles at the university. He is the only one to have served as interim chancellor of both Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He considers Rutgers to be a place of big ideas, boundless energy, and unlimited potential. In his new role, he is committed to creating more opportunities—for students to grow intellectually and develop career skills, for faculty to conduct innovative research, and for the university to expand its role as a powerhouse for innovation and economic growth. Read the Q&A where Molloy talks about his new role, how Rutgers has changed since he was a student, and untapped opportunities he will explore.