On Thursday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., all are invited to join Combating Discrimination in Healthcare & Fighting Health Disparities in Greece and the USA, the first of a series of e-symposia jointly coordinated by the Hellenic Mediterranean University in Greece and the Rutgers Schools of Communication and Information and Health Professions as part of the International Academic Partnership Program-Greece, an academic incubator program sponsored in 2020 by the Greek Ministry of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of International Education, and the Fulbright Foundation, among other organizations. Focusing on health communication across the health professions, this virtual series will feature presentations and speakers from faculty members from both academic institutions as well as Q&A discussion session with participants. This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary, international event is open to all, but registration is required by Monday, May 24 to participate.
May 21, 2021: WhyIVaxRU
All are invited to sign up to virtually participate in the Feed a Family 5K Run and 1-Mile Wellness Walk support fundraising efforts to feed food-insecure families across New Jersey. Now through June 30, register to join and complete these virtual races hosted by Rutgers Against Hunger and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Family and Community Health Sciences Department. Participants will receive race t-shirts as part of the $25 registration fee and will help stock food pantries across the state, so learn more and register to join as an individual or a team today!
On Monday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development M. Maral Mouradian presents Developing and Empowering Diverse Communities in Higher Education, this year’s RBHS Faculty Development symposium. Featuring speakers Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers–Newark, and Perry N. Halkitis, dean of the School of Public Health, this event is open to all faculty and staff at Rutgers, but registration is required to participate.
On Wednesday, June 30, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., members of the RBHS community are invited to join the next Implicit Bias and “Othering” Workshop, featuring speakers James Hill, associate dean for the Office of Student Affairs, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and director of the Neuropsychology Service in the Neurological Institute, and Maria Soto-Greene, executive vice dean, professor of medicine, and director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence at New Jersey Medical School. Registration required to participate and questions should be directed to the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.
On Thursday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., members of RBHS are invited to join the next Racial Healing Circle, an opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to engage with each other by sharing their stories in a safe, brave, and responsible space. Facilitated by Sharon Stroye, director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at Rutgers–Newark, this Zoom event serves as an introductory tool to begin the work of dismantling the detrimental effects of systemic racism with a focus on "our shared humanity." Registration required to receive Zoom details to join and space is limited, so learn more about the workshop philosophies and register today!
May 7, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination at Rutgers
On Friday, May 14 at 8:45 a.m., all of the Rutgers community is invited to join the first Rutgers University Microbiome Program (RUMP) retreat, which is virtual, one-day retreat with more than 50 oral and poster presentations as well as a special keynote, guest speakers, and short faculty talks. Registration required to receive the schedule, abstracts, and instructions for the RUMP Annual Retreat 2021.
On Friday, May 14 at noon, the Zimmerli Art Museum invites all to join a film screening of Discovering Utopia. This film, which is in Russian with English subtitles, explores the story of VNIITE, the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics, an organization formed in the USSR in 1962 that has been all but forgotten. Register today for this free, virtual event.
On Wednesday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., faculty and staff are invited to this year’s Rutgers Active Learning Symposium, a day of virtual presentations, workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions, and opportunities to connect with experts, practitioners, and fans of active learning at Rutgers and beyond. Register to receive virtual event details to join.
On Thursday, May 20 at 12 p.m., join the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences’ Virtual Learning Experience: Microbiomes and the Effect of Urbanization with Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, director of the NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health and Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health. This virtual discussion will address the effects of urbanization on the microbiome, which is a critical component of human health and immune system.
April 23, 2021: Virtual Rutgers Day Starts Tomorrow at 10 a.m.
The President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience invites Rutgers community members to join the Climate Task Force (CTF) Town Hall on Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. This final town hall will include an update on CTF activities since the release of the Phase 2 Report: Current Status and Potential Solutions for a Carbon Neutral, Climate Resilient Rutgers [PDF], a Q&A session, and a series of breakout rooms to help develop cross-cutting climate solutions as part of our communitywide commitment to climate action at Rutgers. Registration required for Zoom details, so sign up today!
On Thursday, April 29 at 5 p.m., the Zimmerli Art Museum invites all to join the opening reception of the exhibition Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection. The event will feature a curator-led overview of the exhibition by Maria Garth, followed by a roundtable discussion with guest speakers and a question-and-answer session with the audience. Introducing and moderating this event will be Julia Tulovsky, curator at the Zimmerli, and Jane Sharp, research curator at the Zimmerli and professor in the Department of Art History at School of Arts and Sciences. Registration required to participate in this virtual exhibition celebration.
On Friday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the Rutgers community are invited to join the Spring 2021 Graduate Research Symposium, where a multidisciplinary collection graduate students and scholars from different departments and programs at all stages of their academic careers will showcase the progress of their current research via ten-minute panel presentations. Cosponsored by the Rutgers English Language Institute’s Graduate English Language Learners Program, the Graduate Writing Program, and the Department of English’s Writing Program at the School of Arts and Sciences, participants must use their Rutgers emails to register to attend by Wednesday, April 28.
On Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m., the Division of Student Affairs' Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities invites members of the Rutgers community to join Virtual Rainbow Graduation 2021, a celebration of achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) identified undergraduate and graduate students at Rutgers. Family, friends, and other supporters should register for this live, virtual ceremony and help celebrate the Class of 2021.
April 9, 2021: Toward a Healthier and More Inclusive Campus
On Monday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m., the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life is sponsoring a virtual book talk with Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, discussing his new book, Yiddish: Biography of a Language. Joining the conversation will be guest literary scholar Josh Lambert, Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English and director of the Jewish Studies Program at Wellesley College. This event is free and open to all, but advance registration required. Also, check out recent NBC News piece about language learning app Duolingo adding Yiddish to its repertoire, quoting Shandler on the importance learning and preserving this "heritage language."
On Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m., join What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Done for the Digital World, a virtual examination of the intersections of COVID-19 and the digital world through the lens of digital media. Part of the School of Engineering’s Virtual Speaker Series, this special discussion hosted on YouTube will be led by Ramez Shehadi, engineering alumnus and managing director for the Middle East and North Africa region of Facebook, and will be followed by a Q&A session. Preregistration is required, so learn more and sign up today!
On Tuesday, April 20 at 5 p.m., Eagleton Institute of Politics invites the Rutgers community to a virtual book talk with Don Lemon, CNN anchor and author of This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism. The event will be moderated by Elie Honig, executive director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities, with an introduction by President Jonathan Holloway. Learn more and register.
Save the date and join us for Virtual Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 24, for interactive demonstrations, at-home activities, performances, and more, all of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Program links will be posted to Facebook and Twitter between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We hope you will join us and experience the community spirit we all enjoy on Rutgers Day.
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. through the end of May, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Department of Family and Community Health Sciences invites you to join a free webinar series focused on a variety of topics related to healthy food, nutrition, and lifestyles. Led by expert facilitators, this virtual series is open to all, but registration is required. Access previous Wellness Wednesday recordings and register for the next upcoming webinar, Labeling Genetically Modified Foods!
March 26, 2021: Women's History Month
Today at noon, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Equity invites the entire Rutgers community to livestream Unpacking Hate, a pair of timely, virtual conversations grappling intersections of hate, race, and religion to better understand how fear leads to mischaracterization and targeting of Asian, Black, and faith communities across the nation and globe. This event will be moderated by Enobong (Anna) Branch, senior vice president for equity, and features two sessions with expert panelists. Learn more about the impact of these intersections and how to respond with resilience and cultural humility.
Each year, nationally recognized thought leaders of women in STEM are invited to share their perspectives and the latest thinking on STEM issues during the Douglass Project Annual STEM Lecture. On Tuesday, March 30 at 5 p.m., join That None Shall Perish: Ensuring that Women are Well-Represented in the STEM Disciplines, a keynote address by Kelly Mack, vice president for undergraduate STEM education and executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which focuses on equity for women in the STEM fields. This special event will also honor Pamela Brug, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Douglass College alumna, with the presentation of this year’s Douglass Project Award for the Advancement of Women in STEM in recognition of her amazing work in her profession and contributions to the students of the Douglass Project for Women in STEM. RSVP to receive link to attend.
On Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m., the Division of Student Affairs’ Center for Latino Arts and Culture invites members of the Rutgers community to join A Life of Activism and Service: An Evening with Dolores Huerta, a virtual conversation with guest speaker labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers of America. Focusing on the history and legacies of the struggle for labor, environmental, and human rights in the United States, this event is open, but registration required.
On Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m., join the virtual exploration of the Zimmerli’s online exhibition Musings by Moonlight: The Moon from Japanese Art to Japonism, with the team of students who created it and Nicole Simpson, the museum’s assistant curator of prints & drawings. Presented with the support of Rutgers Global, the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and Rutgers Asian American Cultural Center, this event provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the moon in contemporary Japanese manga, upcoming opportunities at the Asian American Cultural Center, and how to make a rabbit and moon in origami! Learn more and register to receive Zoom details.
On Thursday, April 8 at 5 p.m., as part of the Better Together series, alumni and friends of RBHS are invited to a virtual presentation describing the work and contributions of the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2), the universitywide hub for COVID-19 research and innovation. This webinar features leading scientists at CCRP2 and explores how they are leveraging extensive expertise in global pathogens and world-class biocontainment facilities into a leading center to fight COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics. Register to receive the link and password to attend.
March 12, 2021: Recognizing a Year of Tragedy and Perseverance
On Monday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m., topic experts lead the next Earth Day, Every Day webinar, part of a free, weekly series on actionable steps to protect the environment. Register for sessions scheduled for Mondays through April 26 as part of the Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station's Environmental Steward program. Recordings of past sessions are also available.
On Tuesday, March 16 at noon, help commemorate 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment by joining Rutgers alumni on a virtual tour of the National Constitution Center’s newest exhibit, The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote! A museum educator will lead a LIVE guided tour of the 19th Amendment exhibit that will help viewers to better understand the long fight for women’s suffrage and highlight some of the many women who transformed constitutional history. Register to join via a secure Zoom connection.
On Thursday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m., join the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at the School of Arts and Sciences for Floral Dreams: Sex (Un)told and (Re)told, this academic year's fifth installment of IRW's distinguished lecture series, with Banu Subramaniam of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This free event is open to the public, but registration is required.
On Thursday, March 25, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., join New York-based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist, Taína Asili, as she carries on the tradition of her ancestors, by fusing past and present struggles into soulful and defiant music that combines powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. Register to join via Zoom.
February 26, 2021: Working Toward Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience
Tap your toes along with Dance for the Community, a weekly series of virtual movement classes for those living with or caring for persons with Parkinson's Disease. Every Saturday this spring, from 11 a.m. to noon, instructors virtually guide participants through a series of gentle stretches, posture supports, stretches, and balance activities that are meant to be both challenging and fun. No registration required, but participants must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to receive Zoom link to join.
At noon on Sunday, February 28, Black Lunch Table invites everyone to join a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in spaces created to encourage people of color and women to join the Wikimedia movement while also asking other editors to focus on gaps in coverage on Wikimedia. As part of the Rutgers–New Brunswick community’s and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center’s celebration of Black History Month, all are invited to help create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the historical record. No specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience is required and a brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. Focus will primarily be on important but underrepresented visual artists, curators, and art workers of the Black Diaspora and will also have Rutgers-related lists of tasks available. All skill levels are welcome!
Join Art After Hours: Women on View offered by the Zimmerli Art Museum and Rutgers Global on Tuesday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m. This free virtual event features a preview of Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection, an exhibition of rarely seen images that explores how women in the Soviet Union used photography to reflect on politics, art, gender, and everyday life in the communist state. The event will also spotlight five women artists from other areas of the museum's collections in honor of the annual #5WomenArtists campaign led by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Register to join this Art After Hours kick-off event on Tuesday, March 2 and save the date for a special artist talk with Sadie Barnette on March 30.
On Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m., the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life invites all to join Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder: A Medieval Mystery, Unraveled, a virtual book talk with David Shyovitz, associate professor of history and Jewish studies as well as the director of Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. Led by Paola Tartakoff, chair of the Department of Jewish Studies and professor of history and Jewish studies at Rutgers–New Brunswick, this virtual discussion will focus on Tartakoff’s new book, Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder in Medieval Europe. This virtual book talk is open to the general public; advanced registration required.
Rutgers community members are invited to join Conflict Resolution: Artistic Tools & Action-Based Approaches, a conflict resolution workshop series on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., running via Zoom March 22 to May 3. No experience is needed for this remote course with Dana Caspersen, award-winning artist, conflict specialist, and author of Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution. This six-week, synchronous course is open to undergraduates and graduates for 2 credits as well as members of the public, faculty and staff via a non-credit option. Email email@example.com for more information and to register.
February 12, 2021: Celebrating Black History
All are invited to join Critical AI, a new virtual series developed as a joint collaboration between the Center for Cultural Analysis and the Center for Cognitive Science at the School of Arts and Sciences. Starting at noon today, February 12, with AI and Social Control—a keynote lecture with Meredith Whittaker, co-founder and co-director of the AI Now Institute, Minderoo Research Professor at New York University, and founder of Google's Open Research Group—and continuing through the end of March, this free, interdisciplinary series includes keynotes and discussion panels with leaders in AI. Also, check out the latest news by following @CriticalAI on Twitter. Registration is required at least 15 minutes before the event, so check out the entire series schedule and register to participate in today's event now!
Today, February 12, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts will be hosting Afro Fusion Zoom Journey with Kimani & Okai, a free dance class to the Rutgers community offering an opportunity to create community through African Diasporic song and dance! In collaboration with Rutgers Continuing Studies, this class does not require any dance experience, but registration is required, so please email Colleen Klein to register and receive Zoom link before 2 p.m. today to join!
Starting Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m., the Zimmerli Art Museum of Art invites you to engage with artwork in its collections through mindfulness, movement, and community narratives in BLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art, a new free virtual series. Developed in partnership with Sisterwork, a New Brunswick start-up that addresses intergenerational poverty in New Jersey, this series will feature monthly, 60-minute workshops conducted in English and Spanish on February 13, March 13, and April 10. Sessions are open to adults and teens.
On Tuesday, February 16, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., join Modeling COVID-19 Dynamics and Patterns Across New Jersey: Assessing Effects of Heterogeneities, Exposure Controls and Social and Environmental Factors (PDF), part of the NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2021 Webinar Series. This event will feature speaker Panos G. Georgopoulos, professor of environmental and occupational medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health, who will describe a computational framework that combines stochastic epidemic modeling with data science approaches to evaluate factors influencing the spread and risks of COVID-19. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, February 17, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., members of the Rutgers and general communities are invited to join Successful Aging in the Era of COVID-19, a special Zoom webinar celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research and presented in collaboration with Rutgers University Foundation. Featuring a panel discussion addressing the challenges facing older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will also provide an opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty, and friends of the institute, learn about its legacy of population health research, and hear about its vision for the future of healthy aging. Registration required.
On February 25 and 26, the Office for Graduate Student Life will host Affirming Medical and Mental Health Care for LGBTQAI+ Communities, a two-day colloquium bringing together experts from medical and mental health, social sciences, and humanities scholars to advance and challenge the national discussion on health care systems. Learn more about the importance of cultural sensitivity and inclusion to increase the capacity to provide critical and holistic health care, especially to LGBTQAI+ communities that have faced discrimination in health care due to inadequate medical policy, health insurance discrimination, and entrenched prejudice. This event is free, but registration is required, so register today!
January 29, 2021: Supporting a Strong Community in 2021
On Saturday, January 30, join the Geology Museum as part of the School of Arts and Sciences for a virtual day of Paleontology-themed lectures and activities during its 53rd Annual Open House. Lectures and activities will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an online Fossil & Mineral Auction will also be hosted until 8 p.m. via Facebook. The Open House is open to the general public and no registration is required. Dig up more details today!
On Wednesday, February 10 at 2 p.m., Eagleton Institute of Politics invites you to join Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs: A Conversation with the Honorable Barbara Mikulski as former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski explores the state of our political institutions. As the longest-serving woman in the Senate and in Congress, Mikulski will share insights from her unique legacy of leadership and her experiences as “Dean of the Senate Women.” This virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
On February 11, photorealist painter and feminist trailblazer Audrey Flack joins Academy Award-winning director Deborah Shaffer to discuss Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack, the recent documentary film that explores her life and art. Watch the film on your own and then participate in a free, online discussion presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life in partnership with the non-profit Princeton Garden Theatre, which is currently screening the film virtually. Advance registration required, so register and get film ticket information today!
On Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m., the Institute for Research on Women will host the fourth event of the 2020-2021 Distinguished Lecture Series Knowing Bodies: Science and the Sex/Gender Distinction., which will address who is included in the category of intersex, and its implications for policy, ethics, and medical practice. Facilitated by guest Elizabeth Reis, professor at Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York focusing on medical ethics, reproductive technologies, transgender issues, and the politics of women’s health. This talk is free and open to all, but registration is required.
Now through February 21, the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the School of Arts and Sciences Cinema Studies program proudly present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2021, an annual public showcase of new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. This year’s online festival mark’s the 39th Anniversary of this event and will feature special virtual guest appearances by film directors, producers, and actors as well as special filmmaker introductions and Q&A sessions for many of the films. All films will be available via Video On Demand for 24 hours on their show dates, so check out the upcoming film lineup and buy your tickets today!
December 18, 2020: Faculty Honors, 2020 Reflections, and more
On January 13 at 4 p.m., Continuing Studies’ Office of Summer and Winter Sessions at Rutgers–New Brunswick invites everyone to attend The Hate U Give: Finding Your Activism and Turning the Political into the Personal, a special virtual event that speaks to the heart of race, activism, and social change in America today. Join Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of the novel, The Hate U Give, for this an author talk and moderated discussion, followed by an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to all, but registration required.
The Zimmerli Art Museum invites members of the Rutgers community and general public to start a new holiday tradition this year by joining the virtual viewing of The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! Starting on Saturday, December 26 at 4 p.m., join the live discussion with exhibition curators and special guests who will discuss the film's social and historical context. The film will be available for streaming for free as a part of Zimmerli at Home through Sunday, January, 3, 2021. Find out more about streaming this film and register to join the related programming on December 26 today!
As an institutional hub for COVID-19 research activities and information dissemination at Rutgers, the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2) invites you to join the next iteration of CCRP2’s Biomedical Research-In-Progress Monthly Seminar Series. On Tuesday, January 12, 12 p.m.–1 p.m., Maria L. Gennaro, professor of medicine and epidemiology at New Jersey Medical School’s Public Health Research Institute will discuss the clinical and public health research in progress. All of these interdisciplinary seminars feature speakers from across the university and highlight a variety of fields and genres of research, including clinical, public health, basic, and translational research. Check out the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science events calendar for upcoming seminars and other upcoming events or contact CCRP2 for more information.
The Graduate School of Education’s Center for Literacy Development is happy to announce its Spring 2021 Online Webinars. Join us and learn from outstanding educators who have all written professional development books dealing with literacy development. The webinar series will kick off with poet and anthologist, Janet Wong and Sharing Social Justice Poetry: You Can Do It Right Now on Thursday, January 28, 4 p.m.–5:15 p.m. These webinars are open to everyone, but a $30 fee and registration required.
December 4, 2020: Clinical Trial, Year in Review, and more
On December 9 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., INSPIRE at Rutgers invites you to virtually join its Annual Scientific Teaching Seminar featuring Sarah Brownell, associate professor of biology at Arizona State University. During this seminar, Brownell will share her research focusing on equity and access in undergraduate biology education and how active learning impacts groups of students differently. With funding from the National Institute for Health’s Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA), the IRACDA New Jersey/New York for Science Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE) Postdoctoral Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides up to three years of mentored research experience in biomedical fields, and training in educational methods and career development. All are welcome! View the PDF event flyer for more details.
On December 7 at 5 p.m., join the Zimmerli Art Museum for a special lecture, Dialogues—Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves, with guest speaker Ann Komaromi, associate professor in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. Explore the artistic relationships of Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov to both the Russian and Soviet cultural legacy as well as the western gaze. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
On December 7 at 7 p.m., join the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life online for Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women, a dynamic conversation with journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt and Michal Raucher, assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences. During this free, online event, Raucher will share new research on how Haredi women take charge of their reproductive lives, challenging male religious authority. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
On December 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Rutgers Science Communication Initiative will host Science Communication in the Wild: Engaging Diverse Audiences with Science, the next monthly iteration of its seminar series. This series develops and supports a community of practice focused on effective science communication by bringing together members of the Rutgers community and external guest speakers to advance science communication and pursue potential research collaborations and training initiatives. Register for this upcoming seminar and learn more about the Rutgers Science Communication Initiative.
On December 9 at 4 p.m., the Alumni Workplace Engagement Business Forum will present a conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion with a special collection of dynamic alumni visionaries recognized as experts in this field. Facilitated by Lloyd Freeman CLAW’07, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Buchanan Ingersoll, speakers will share insights into the influences driving diversity, equity, and inclusion progress of organizations in today’s business environment. Sponsored by Rutgers University Alumni Association, this free event is open to all members of the Rutgers community, not just alumni, but registration is required. Learn more about the presenters and register today!
November 20, 2020: Two-Step Login, RBHS Research Is Up, and More
Join Rutgers Geology Museum on Friday, December 4 at 1 p.m. for Ask a Geologist: Digging into Archaeology, an online presentation with guest speaker Sophia Hudzik, a project assistant in archaeology at Montclair State University. This upcoming episode of the Ask a Geologist Series will explore the basics of archaeology as well as Hudzik's own field experience excavating archaeological sites near Rome! This free, virtual event is open to visitors of all ages and don't forget to check out the complete Fall 2020 schedule (PDF) and the recordings of past Ask a Geologist events available online, too!
During this Round Table on Wednesday, November 23, 5 p.m.–6 p.m., RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom and colleagues will provide updates on the pandemic and RBHS’s efforts to keep our community safe and well. Joining Chancellor Strom to provide brief presentations and answer questions will be Mary O’Dowd, executive director for health systems and population health integration at RBHS; Vicente Gracias, senior vice chancellor for clinical affairs and RBHS vice president for health affairs at Rutgers University; and Frank A. Ghinassi, president and chief executive officer for University Behavioral Health Care at Rutgers Health. Everyone is invited to submit questions that relate to the discussion topic by Friday, November 20. Access and add the Zoom details for this RBHS Round Table to your calendar today!
Join the Zimmerli Art Museum to celebrate Thomas Sokolowski, the Zimerli's late director through Day With(out) Art, a one-day event initiated by the Visual AIDS organization that Sokolowski help found in 1989, as as day of action and mourning in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. This all-day event will take place throughout Tuesday, December 1, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. with a live Zoom screening of TRANSMISSIONS in the morning, a program of six videos newly commissioned by Visual AIDS, considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States and a live Zoom panel in the evening focusing on the historical and contemporary intersections of HIV/AIDS advocacy and the arts. A special emphasis will be paid to the role Tom Sokolowski played in founding Visual AIDS. The day is free and open to all, but registration is required for both the morning and evening events.
Join Rutgers Geology Museum for the Bizarre Beasts Late Night, a special guest presentation of Late Nights at the Museum on Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. This special night will highlight some of the Earth's most bizarre creatures and explore what makes them so weird with guest presenter Darcy Shapiro, a writer for the Bizarre Beasts YouTube Channel. This event will include do-at-home educational activities and a trivia game. This free, virtual event is open to visitors of all ages. Don't forget to check out recordings of past Late Nights at the Museum, too!
The Chambers Oral History Graduate Fellow Carie Rael’s talk will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Focusing on the examination of Latinx residents' historical fight to combat gentrification, criminalization, and deportation in the Anaheim/Santa Ana region from 1942 to 2010, Rael will share findings from grassroots activists and residents who work with the Latinx community in the region. Co-sponsors of this event include the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Rutgers Living History Society, Department of History, and Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Registration required.
On December 9, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., NJ ACTS Workforce Development Core will be offering a training workshop for advanced users to gain hands-on experience with the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) platform. REDCap is a highly versatile, web-based application designed to help rapidly develop databases and surveys for research studies and is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)–compliant, highly secure, and intuitive to use. This workshop will be presented by Han Wu, a data architect at New Jersey Medical School and key topics will include: easy-to-use interface; data security options; multi-site protocol; repeating/longitudinal data collection; web-survey; field types and validation options; direct data exports; reports; double data entry; application programming interface; and mobile apps. Registration required and please direct any questions to Yasheca Ebanks at School of Health Professions.
November 6, 2020: Adopt-A-Family; First-Generation Students; & Town Halls
Tickets are now available to the Rutgers and local community for the 21st annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, running November 8 through November 22. Presented online using Zoom this year, the festival's new user-friendly format will make it easy to watch a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany, all from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, many screenings will feature Q&A components with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests. Find out more about pricing and reserve tickets today!
On November 9, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., join Rutgers and Tel Aviv Universities' Joint Scientific Symposia: COVID-19 Research, Response, & Lessons, and explore the research, response, and lessons learned from the global COVID-19 pandemic with leading experts from both institutions. Following introductory remarks by President Jonathan Holloway and Tel Aviv University's President Ariel Porat, expert speakers including RBHS Chancellor Strom will present and facilitate Q&A sessions with participants. Although this special event is open to all, registration is required, so find out more now!
The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) will be hosting a number of one-hour, information sessions online for its graduate programs beginning November 10 at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will cover the master of communication and media, master of health communication and information, and master of information programs. Sessions are open to all and registration is required. Review upcoming schedule details and register today!
On November 17, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., the Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education will be presenting the second to last installment of its fall webinar series. Join speaker Donalyn Miller, award-winning Texas teacher and author, for Making a Case for Reading Joy Face to Face and Online. This series is open to all, but registration is required.
October 23, 2020: Revised FY21 Budget Information
Airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. on News12+ (channel 530 on Verizon FiOS or channel 61 on Optimum), Horizon Health Works is a new 30-minute program offering expert advice and health tips as well as spotlighting local innovations, individuals, and initiatives that are improving New Jersey healthcare. Taped onsite at Rutgers and originally airing on October 3, this most recent iteration of the program features members of the Rutgers community who are making a difference in our community, like Brian Strom, chancellor of RBHS, who shares what he sees as the future of health care in New Jersey. Check out October’s episode and stay tuned!
On October 25 at 2 p.m., the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University will host Jerusalem: City of the Book, a gathering of distinguished panelists who will share Jerusalem’s story and reveal the cultural diversity through a lens of its historic Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Armenian literary treasures, hidden libraries, and rare manuscripts. As part of the Toby and Herbert Stolzer Endowed Program and cosponsored by the Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries and Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies, this event will cover such topics as the unusual caretakers of Jewish library collections, rare early Christian and Islamic manuscripts, and literary treasures of Armenian Jerusalem. This free, online event will also focus on the continued roles of libraries and archives in preserving history and culture, especially through efforts to digitize and preserve endangered documents. Members of the Rutgers and larger community are free to attend, but advance registration is required.
Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese present Political Advertisement X - tracing the use and history of political media. Spanning nine general elections, the film reviews the history of television ads as political strategy and marketing technique. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists moderated by Stuart Shapiro, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and John Weingart, Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics and Director, Education Programs and Center on the American Governor. Learn more and register on the event's webpage.
On November 10 at 4 p.m., join Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) for Dementia Reimagined, a provocative discussion regarding the future for people with dementia and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected this vulnerable population. Part of the annual Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at RWJMS, this event will feature guest speaker Tia Powell, director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Chair in Biomedical Ethics, and a professor of the Departments of Epidemiology and Population Health as well as Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Learn more and register.
October 9, 2020
Today is the last day of Global Culture Fest, an annual event to celebrate diverse communities at Rutgers, but it’s not too late for faculty, staff, and students to sign up. On October 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., join interactive sessions presented by Rutgers Global and the Multicultural Greek Council, a cultural council student leader panel, inspiring speakers, special presentations by student performing arts groups, and more! Hosted by the Cultural Center Collaborative and co-hosted by Rutgers Global and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the themes for this year are culture, community, and civic engagement. Learn more and register for the final day of this year’s Global Culture Fest today!
Starting October 12, the Communicator Certificate Program is being offered virtually to all Rutgers faculty and staff who would like to increase the clarity and efficacy of their communications. Brought to you by Rutgers University Communications and Marketing and previously offered as two six-hour, in-person classes, the Communicator Certificate Program is now divided into four 90-minute, virtual sessions:
- Understanding the Rutgers Identity (Part I) – Brand Messaging
- Understanding the Rutgers Identity (Part II) – Visual Identity System
- Communication Guidelines and Policies (Part I) – University Communication Policies
- Communication Guidelines and Policies (Part II) – Resources and Guidelines
Please visit University Human Resources’ Learning and Development-Course Registration System and select the "Workplace Communications" expandable menu to view all available course offering dates and register.
On October 12 at 5 p.m., join an exciting and timely online program, Voting and Health Care: 2020 and Beyond, sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, School of Arts and Sciences’ Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS), and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. Explore intersections of politics, policy, and health care with featured speaker Alister Martin, a practicing emergency physician, faculty at the Center for Social Justice and Health Equity at Harvard Medical School, SAS ODASIS alum, and founder of the VotER initiative to register emergency room patients to vote. All are invited but registration is required, so sign up today.
Every Wednesday in October at 2 p.m., the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences as part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to join a free webinar series focused on healthy food, nutrition, and lifestyles. Led by expert facilitators, this series is open to all and accessible virtually via participants' computers and mobile devices. Check out recordings of previous sessions and register for the next Wellness Wednesday webinar, Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases with Fiber, on October 14!
As part of the Enhancing Victim Services Project funded through the NJ Attorney General's office, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work will be hosting a webinar entitled, Trauma, COVID-19 and Supporting Black Survivors at Rutgers, on October 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This webinar focuses on supporting students and colleagues impacted by interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-day online workshop with guest speaker Wagatwe Wanjuki—award-winning anti-rape activist, feminist theorist, and digital strategist as well as writer and educator—uses a trauma-informed lens to examine how Black student survivors are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, current racist violence, and past and intergenerational trauma. This event will outline action steps to support and empower vulnerable students and actively engage in anti-racist practice in the classroom and beyond. Please contact the project's faculty and staff training coordinator, Kaylin Padovano, with any questions. Learn more and register for the Trauma, COVID-19 and Supporting Black Survivors at Rutgers webinar.
The Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education is excited to share its 2020 Fall webinar series, which will occur monthly through December 2020. On October 15, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., join speaker Tanny McGregor for the next webinar in this series, Beautiful Minds: How Visual Notetaking Reveals Brilliant Thinking, as she explores the many benefits of visual notetaking in both face-to-face and remote learning environments. Registration is required, so find out more and register for these upcoming Center for Literacy Development Fall 2020 Webinars today.
As part of the Enhancing Victim Services Project funded through the New Jersey Attorney General's office, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work introduces Addressing Interpersonal Violence at RU: A Training for Faculty and Staff. This training focuses on supporting students and colleagues impacted by interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing employees with increased understanding, skills, and knowledge of available supportive resources, this interactive training will explore how racism, systemic oppression, and intersecting identities impact student and colleague survivor experiences. Please contact the project's faculty and staff training coordinator, Kaylin Padovano, with questions or to schedule an individual training for your team. View the schedule of upcoming training dates and register for Addressing Interpersonal Violence at RU: A Training for Faculty and Staff.
For the first time, the Writing Program’s Annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference has been reimagined as a virtual conference, thanks to Senior Exhibits at Rutgers–New Brunswick, a collaborative effort between the New Brunswick Office of the Provost and New Brunswick Libraries partnering with schools and programs to virtually showcase student research activities. Now available for review online, this event showcases exceptional work completed by over 100 Writing Program students from across Rutgers and provides an interdisciplinary platform for sharing ideas and networking in a professional environment. Be sure to check out these outstanding and unique 2020 student research submissions online.
September 25, 2020
Join the Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention for Life after the Closet–Enduring Shame at the End of Privacy. This half-day, virtual symposium is dedicated to remembering Tyler Clementi's life, lost ten years ago to intolerance, by spreading awareness and understanding of the role and complexities of the closet, both protective and oppressive. Presented by the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, this free event on LGBTQ+ identity and mental health will contend with shame and the lives of gay men across generations, the consequences of the loss of privacy, and the way that intersectional, particularly minoritized identities, can shift experiences revealing the cost and utility of the closet. All of the Rutgers community is encouraged to participate and use #LifeAfterTheCloset to follow this event on social media, and do your part to help learn, understand, and remember. Get involved and register for the Life after the Closet virtual symposium today!
On September 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Douglass Residential College proudly invites members of the Rutgers community to join its 102nd Fall Convocation Ceremony via YouTube, as the new class of Douglass students are welcomed by special guest speaker, Elizabeth Warren, Democratic U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the first woman elected to the position by that state. This celebratory event is free and will feature introductory remarks from President Jonathan Holloway as well as messages to the Class of 2024 from fellow students and the Dean Jacquelyn Litt. Register to take part in this event to help welcome these incoming students as they embark on their Douglass journey.
Now through October 25, the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the School of Arts and Sciences Cinema Studies program proudly present the Fall 2020 New Jersey Film Festival, an annual public showcase of new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. This year’s online festival will feature special virtual guest appearances by film directors, producers, and actors as well as special filmmaker introductions and Q&A sessions for many of the films. All films will be available via Video On Demand for 24 hours on their show dates, so check out the upcoming film lineup and buy your tickets today!
As part of the Enhancing Victim Services Project funded through the New Jersey Attorney General's office, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work introduces Addressing Interpersonal Violence at RU: A Training for Faculty and Staff. With the first iteration starting at 2 p.m. on September 29, this training focuses on supporting students and colleagues impacted by interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing employees with increased understanding, skills, and knowledge of available supportive resources, this interactive training will explore how racism, systemic oppression, and intersecting identities impact student and colleague survivor experiences. Email the project's faculty and staff training coordinator, Kaylin Padovano, with questions or to schedule an individual training for your team. View the schedule of upcoming training dates and register.
On October 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Zimmerli Art Museum invites you to join in celebrating a virtual book launch for the exhibition catalogue, Angela Davis: Seize the Time. This free event is open to the public, will be captioned in English as well as Spanish, and feature a live discussion with authors Gerry Beegan, Nicole Fleetwood, Donna Gustafson, and Lisbet Tellefsen. Registration is required, so submit yours today. Explore what's happening this semester on Zimmerli at Home, the museum's interactive virtual hub.
On October 1, to help confront head-on the skepticism and misinformation circulating around research and vaccine development, the New Jersey Medical School Clinical Research Center (NJMS CRC) will be hosting a virtual unpacking and exploration of medical mistrust and fear surrounding COVID-19 research. Through this event, in collaboration with Garden State Equality and Rutgers HIV Prevention CPSDI, NJMS CRC will work to address efficacy, safety, and how recruitment of diverse communities is vital to finding a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. NJMS CRC, also known as Research With A Heart, remains committed to providing research for the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic as well as HIV treatment and prevention through community engagement, collaboration, and education. Follow Research With A Heart on Facebook and Instagram @Researchwithaheart and register for Conspiracies & COVID-19 in Communities of Color to be a part of conversation!
September 9, 2020
This year, the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) introduces Home Gardeners School @Home Edition, which will continue to bring OCPE instructors and all of the latest gardening information and tips to you in the safety of your own home via live, interactive webinars. Starting with Foliage and Fruit for a Vibrant Fall on September 16, these one-hour, virtual workshops provide practical content from gardening experts in a fun, interactive setting. Be sure to check out the full webinar series schedule, fee, and additional registration information. And don't worry, fall is still gardening season!
On September 13 at 2 p.m., join the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life online for Hatikvah: A Sacred Reading of a Secular Text, with renowned musicologist, Edwin Seroussi, Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and director of the Jewish Music Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In this virtual event, Seroussi will discuss the history of Hatikvah and the Israeli national anthem, focusing on unexpected and lesser-known religious interpretations of the song. Register to join this event.
This fall, the Division of Student Affairs Counseling, Alcohol, and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is offering additional virtual workshops as part of the Coffee with CAPS series. Led by CAPS staff, this series is designed for Rutgers faculty and staff to join the conversation and learn how to help students navigate the transition to fall, learn tips to support students and the best ways to connect them to additional resources, as well as share current events related to COVID-19 and racial injustice. Coffee with CAPS sessions are drop-in virtual workshops and no registration is necessary. The first of this series will take place via Webex on September 15, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find access information and additional workshop dates.
On September 17, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) will host Reproductive Justice in a Global Pandemic, the first part of IRW's Distinguished Lecture Series. This free, virtual event is open to all and will feature speaker Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean and professor of law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, who will discuss the health disparities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for reproductive justice in a time of racial reckoning. Register to join this and other events in IRW's distinguished lecture series.
On September 23 at 1 p.m., join Rutgers University Alumni Association for Helping Minority Students in STEM Succeed, a webinar facilitated by Alexander Gates, Rutgers Distinguished Service Professor and department chair of earth and environmental sciences at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences–Newark. In this webinar, Gates will discuss improving the success of minority students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields from the perspective lent by his experience and expertise working to develop innovative research-based practices to encourage the success of underrepresented students. This virtual event is free and open to all. Register today to receive the link and event password in order to attend.
The Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education has revised its fall 2020 program and will now be hosting a series of four virtual webinars this semester. On September 24 at 4 p.m., join speaker Erica Boling, retired associate professor of education at Rutgers–New Brunswick, for Distance Learning Strategies for Your Reading and Writing Instruction, a discussion of proven strategies and easy-to-use, online tools that will transform both face-to-face and remote instruction. Each of these weekday webinars is free and open to all, but registration is required, so register today.
As part of the Enhancing Victim Services Project funded through the NJ Attorney General's office, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work will be facilitating remote training, dubbed "Addressing Interpersonal Violence at RU: A Training for Faculty and Staff." Starting September 29, this interactive training will focus on supporting students and colleagues impacted by interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct during the COVID-19 pandemic. Review all available fall 2020 dates and register. Contact the project's Faculty and Staff Training Coordinator Kaylin Padovano at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule an individual training for your team.
August 26, 2020 - New Student Convocation
The annual New Jersey Film Festival will be hosted online this year from September 13 to October 25. The festival, sponsored by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the School of Arts and Sciences Cinema Studies program, showcases new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. Review the schedule and purchase tickets. (shown above, a promotional image from In Case of Emergency by Carolyn Jones.)
Rutgers Project ECHO hosts sessions to help improve access to care within an engaging and easy-to-use video setting where specialists share mentoring education and case-based learning with participants. Register for upcoming sessions: Intergenerational Factors of Childhood Adversity and Trauma on September 2, Empowering Patients with Diabetes During COVID-19 on September 3, and Medically Assisted Treatment Screening & Diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorders on September 4.
This fall's career and internship fair will be offered as a virtual series of tailored events on October 1 and 2. Recruit top talent in many fields including arts, communications, entertainment, business, finance, food, agriculture, environmental resources, health, technology, engineering and more. Register by contacting the Employer Connections and Engagement Team at email@example.com or 848-445-7287. The early-bird deadline is August 31.
The School of Nursing's Center for Professional Development will host a one-day conference on September 24 to address crucial conversations in the end-of-life. Presented by an experienced, multidisciplinary panel of speakers, this educational opportunity equips professionals working in end-of-life care to transform crucial conversations at the end-of-life. Participants will gain critical knowledge so they may continue to find joy and satisfaction in serving patients with chronic or life-limiting illness. View the schedule and register.
August 12, 2020
Every Wednesday in August at 2 p.m., the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Department of Family and Community Health Sciences invites you to join a free webinar series focused on healthy food, nutrition, and lifestyles. Led by expert facilitators, this series is open to all and accessible virtually via participants' computers and mobile devices. Check out recordings of previous sessions and register for the next Wellness Wednesday webinar!
On August 13 at 4 p.m., join Elizabeth Matto, associate research professor and director of the Center for Youth Political Participation of Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers–New Brunswick, for What Happens Next for Voting. This discussion will focus on what we can expect for voting in the upcoming election, concerns about in-person voting, and the controversy surrounding mail-in ballots. Watch all episodes of What Happens Next, a video series that explores what the world might look like as we move toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On August 20 at 5 p.m., join facilitator Heather Hart, co-founder of Black Lunch Table, for the Radical Wikipedia Editing Workshop. Learn how to update current Wikipedia articles as well as write new ones. During this workshop, Hart explores ways that contributions to Wikipedia can help make marginalized communities more visible, based on her own experience donating work to Wikipedia. This virtual workshop is free and all skill levels are welcome, so register today.
On August 25 at 6 p.m., you're invited to join Healthcare, Technology, and Social Justice Converge: Applied Equity Research and Why It Matters to All of Us, for a discussion of health equity research and its potential impact on the greater good, especially relative to COVID-19 inequity and current social justice activism. Speaking from his consulting experience as an IT strategist and entrepreneur, Charles Senteio—a community health informaticist, licensed clinical social worker, and health educator—will describe how his research combines various academic disciplines and community partnerships. Register to receive your password for this free, online event.
July 29, 2020
On August 5 at 8 a.m., join the upcoming Rutgers Project ECHO Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) session: Social Determinants of Health with speaker Shilpa Pai, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a multidisciplinary panel of experts. This virtual event is part of a biweekly, 14-session series designed to aid practitioners and other medical professionals in improving the identification, care, referral, and care management of children with adverse experiences through sharing trauma-informed best practices, tools, and other resources that can help providers, families, and communities collaborate to create a safe environment for children and their families. Continuing education credits are also available for participation; however, you must be registered in order to receive credit for sessions attended, so be sure to register today!
Throughout July, University Human Resources has offered 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. On July 30 at 10 a.m., Kristen E. Riley, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology, will explore mindfulness interventions and practices. Access additional resources from the Rutgers Employees First Initiative and learn more about registration for this upcoming mindfulness webinar.
The Graduate School of Education invites you to join its summer webinar series, Excellence and Equity in Remote Learning: A Summer Series for Educators, designed to help educators explore topics related to remote learning including creating supportive, engaging, and equitable learning experiences. With a focus on addressing the disruption of K-12 education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual series is free and open to all, including parents of K-12 children. Webinars will take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. through the end of August. Read the descriptions for each webinar and register for those you would like to join today!
On August 4 at 5 p.m., Rutgers University Alumni Association invites you to join its upcoming webinar, Migrant Children in New Jersey. Facilitator Randi Mandelbaum, distinguished clinical professor of law, Annamay Sheppard Scholar, and the director of the Child Advocacy Clinic in the Rutgers Center for Law and Justice at Rutgers Law School in Newark, will discuss the reasons behind the large number of Central American families fleeing to the United States, the many unaccompanied minors in New Jersey, and what happens to them once they arrive. Mandelbaum will also explore the future implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Learn more and register.
The Zimmerli Art Museum invites all online visitors to search and peruse more than 7,000 images of artwork in the institution's collection, as well as text information for 18,000 additional works, with new content added weekly. This intriguing virtual experience is available to the public online for free. Check out the Zimmerli's online collection via eMuseum!
July 15, 2020
The Zimmerli Art Museum invites all online visitors to search and peruse more than 7,000 images of artwork in the institution's collection, as well as text information for 18,000 additional works, with new content being added weekly. This intriguing virtual experience will be available on an ongoing basis to the public online for free. Check out the Zimmerli's online collection via eMuseum today!
Now through Friday, July 17, you can register to participate in the Seventh International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO’20), jointly sponsored by Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Mana Contemporary. This interdisciplinary conference is open to all and explores the intersections of computational technology and human movement, including such topics as dance in STEM education, using sound to help with balance, employing machine learning to help developers working in virtual reality, and understanding the ways that humans respond to robots. If you would like to register, the fee through July 17 is $45, and an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration receipt is required for access to the virtual conference. Learn more about MOCO’20 and registration.
On July 16 at noon, the School of Arts and Sciences invites you to join the next online installment of the Scarlet Speaker series, Art and Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration, led by Nicole Fleetwood, professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Fleetwood is also an accomplished figure in the artistic community, with exhibitions receiving praise from such publications as The New York Times. Guided by her experience as an award-winning author, critic, curator, and professor, Fleetwood will lead the exploration of the impact of art and activism through documentation during a time of mass incarceration, in a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A. Registration is required, so learn more and sign up for this free online event today.
On July 29, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology invites you to join the journey at its Beautiful Mind Summit and engage in a day of thought-provoking panel discussions, informative lectures, and vulnerable conversations designed for those interested in learning more about mental health and wellness. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, a variety of topics will be addressed including strategies and practices to apply in daily life, exploring the science and art of psychology, and connecting with support and resource networks. This all-day, virtual event will be accessible via mobile, desktop, and landline and will feature Q&A's with experts, mental health and wellness activities, networking rooms, and a resource hub. Registration is required and is open to the general public, practitioners, community leaders, and students. Learn more and register today.
Join Rutgers Gardens’ manager of horticulture, Monica McLaughlin, and horticulturist Stacy Approvato as they virtually explain how to create and maintain your very own succulent garden. Succulents are plants that store water in their leave—such as jade plants, hens and chicks, and aloe—and can be potted and kept throughout the year. Registrants are encouraged to seek out succulent plants at the Rutgers Gardens Market or local florist before the event so they can follow along from home and pot their plants while they attend the event. This event is free and open to all, so register today.
July 1, 2020
On July 29, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology invites you to join the journey at its Beautiful Mind Summit and engage in a day of thought-provoking panel discussions, informative lectures, and vulnerable conversations designed for those interested in learning more about mental health and wellness. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a variety of topics will be addressed, including strategies and practices to apply in daily life, exploring the science and art of psychology, and connecting with support and resource networks. This all-day, virtual event will be accessible via mobile, desktop, and landline and will feature Q&As with experts, mental health and wellness activities, networking rooms, and a resource hub. Registration is required and is open to the general public, practitioners, community leaders, and students. Learn more and register today!
On July 9 at 12 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences invites you to join the next online installment of the Scarlet Speaker series, Serving the Public Interest through Science: The Case of Puerto Rico During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Host Aníbal J. Valentín-Acevedo is an assistant professor of medical immunology at Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a former Public Policy Fellow for the American Association of Immunologists, and was recently selected as the 2020 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by the National Institutes of Health. Informed by his immunology and public policy experience and expertise—especially concerning the study of signaling pathways in immune cells in response to viral antigens—Valentín-Acevedo will share his insights on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic, during a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A. Registration is required, so learn more and sign up for this free online event today.
June 17, 2020 - Charting Our Inclusive Path Forward
Even when faced with devastating injustice and a global pandemic, Rutgers continually strives to give the world hope through innovation, discovery, and education. In honor of Rutgers Giving Day, today, June 17, help demonstrate that during extraordinary times, we can still better the world: Consider making a gift to one of many important causes throughout the university. If you are not able to make a donation but still want to show your support, spread the word about how others can make a difference by using #RUGivingDay on social media or take part in challenges throughout the day!
On June 18 at 12 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences invites you to join the next online installment of the Scarlet Speaker series, More Than Just Notorious: The Remarkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Rudy Carmenaty, bureau chief in the Office of the Nassau County Attorney in New York, director for Legal Services at the Nassau County Department of Social Services, and language access coordinator for the Nassau County Executive. Informed by his experience and expertise, Rudy will share his insights on the life and career of Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, during a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A. Registration is required, so learn more and sign up for this free online event today.
On June 23 at 12 p.m., join Janet Golden, Professor Emerita of History at Rutgers University–Camden, as she discusses the unlearned lessons from the 1918 influenza pandemic in the contemporary context of COVID and relative to the context of her most recent book, Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought Americans into the Twentieth Century. Professor Golden specializes in the history of medicine, childhood, women's history, and American social history. Registration is required for this free, virtual event, so register today.
On June 26 at 1 p.m., the Office of the Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) will be holding a virtual Round Table discussion with a distinguished panel to begin a collective conversation and recommitment to address health disparities magnified by COVID-19 and explore ways to dismantle the structural racialization that underlies them. Streaming will begin with brief presentations from panelists and will conclude with panelists responding to previously submitted questions from the RBHS community.
June 3, 2020
On June 4 at 12 p.m., the Office of the Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) will be holding a virtual Round Table discussion with a distinguished panel of RBHS leadership focusing on the university's campus repopulation efforts across RBHS. Streaming will begin with brief presentations from panelists and will conclude with panelists responding to previously submitted questions from the RBHS community. Led by Chancellor Strom, the panel will include:
Vicente Gracias, M.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, RBHS
Vice President Health Affairs, Rutgers University
Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, RBHS
Henry Rutgers Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mary O’Dowd, M.P.H.
Executive Director for Health Systems and Population Health Integration, RBHS
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers School of Public Health
Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies
On June 4 at 4 p.m., join Wanda Blanchett, dean of the Graduate School of Education, for What Happens Next for Our Schools, a discussion of what we have learned during this unprecedented era of school closures and the rise of home learning, as well as potential limitations and opportunities in education moving forward. Watch all episodes of What Happens Next, the video series that explores what the world might look like as we move toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 4 at 12 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences invites you to join the next online installment of the Scarlet Speaker series, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Mind, with Susan Schneider, NASA’s Baruch Blumberg Chair and the director of the AI, Mind, and Society (AIMS) Group at the University of Connecticut. Through a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A with online participants, Schneider will delve into the philosophical contexts and implications surrounding the ideas of consciousness, selfhood, ethics, and humanity, as well as the pros and cons of the intersection of these ideas and the creation of artificial intelligence. Registration is required, so learn more and sign up for this free online event today.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased firearm sales have mirrored the heightened sense of isolation, financial uncertainty, and stress felt the world over. These circumstances combine to produce an elevated suicide risk during this already difficult time; however, Michael Anestis, executive director of the Center on Gun Violence Research, says that there are data-driven solutions that can lower that risk and save lives. On June 8 at 2 p.m., join Anestis online for Lowering the Risk of Suicide During the Pandemic, where he will discuss the role of firearms in suicide in general, how the risk is being shaped by current events, and what can be done to limit a national spike in suicide as we continue to pursue solutions to COVID-19. Register for this event.
On June 15, New Brunswick provost for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Jeffrey Carson, will expound on the largest study of health care workers in the nation, with more than 800 employees from Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, and University Hospital in Newark who have been exposed to COVID-19. During this virtual event entitled, "What Can We Learn from Health Care Workers Exposed to COVID-19," Carson will examine the potential impact of the results of this six-month study, especially concerning transmission and severity. This free, Webex event will start at 5 p.m. and registration is required.
Now through the end of June, take advantage of growth opportunities with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension's (RCE) webinar series, Earth Day at Home. This free series focuses on steps that everyone can take to protect the environment and make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally friendly lawn care, to composting, to reducing plastic waste. Join RCE's expert facilitators for one of the live, one-hour, interactive sessions offered each Monday at 6:30 p.m. or revisit past session recordings. Register today!
May 20, 2020
On May 21 at 12 p.m., tune in for the next installment of House Music-Rutgers from Home, a series of live musical performances on Facebook Premiere presented by Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA). This musical event will feature MGSA junior Ilan Eisenzweig, a New Jersey-based guitarist who frequently performs at venues here and in New York City. Eisenzweig's setlist will include "My Shining Hour" (c. Harold Arlen), "My One and Only Love" (c. Guy Wood), and "United" (c. Wayne Shorter).
The Eagleton Institute of Politics invites you to join a virtual celebration in honor and memory of Ruth B. Mandel’s life and distinguished leadership. This commemoration will take place Wednesday, May 20, at 3 p.m. Memorial gifts in her honor may be given online and directed to the Eagleton Institute of Politics and its Center for American Women and Politics. Get more information about this memorial and register.
Are you working on an idea or innovation with a friend, coworker, colleague, or research team? Do you have time this summer to help take that innovation to the next level? If your answer is "yes," then I-Corps@Rutgers encourages you to join them this week for one of two information sessions on May 20 and May 21. The I-Corps@Rutgers Program is an immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, staff, and others to determine if there is a potential market for their innovations currently in development. Accepted participants develop skills, learn business concepts, receive advice, become part of the I-Corps alumni network, and receive small NSF grants for approved expenses. The next program starts in July and will be conducted virtually. Register to attend one of the short information sessions today!
You're invited to join the next installment of the Scarlet Speaker series, Constitutional Powers of the President in Times of Emergency, led by Elie Honig, executive director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities, on May 21 at 12 p.m. Drawing from his experience as a CNN legal analyst and 14 years as a federal and state prosecutor, Honig will share his insights regarding the political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A with online participants. Register to attend.
Take part in the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) webinar series, Earth Day at Home. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April, RCE launched this free series focusing on steps that everyone can take to protect the environment and make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally friendly lawn care to composting to reducing plastic waste. Join RCE's expert facilitators for one of the live, one-hour interactive sessions offered each Monday at 6:30 p.m., or revisit past session recordings. Register today.
The 2020 Rutgers Online Learning Conference has been changed to a completely virtual format for attendees' safety and is now rescheduled for June 1. #RUOnlineCon is open to all and is the premier Mid-Atlantic region conference focused on improving learning with technology. Registration includes a choice between two great rewards: one of our four Online Teaching Certificate courses for free ($100 value for Rutgers members, $300 for non-Rutgers members) or a $50 discount for the 2021 Rutgers Online Learning Conference, currently scheduled for March 15, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.
May 6, 2020
Rutgers Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities invite you to Virtual Rainbow Graduation Celebration on May 20 to help honor the achievements of Rutgers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) identified undergrad and graduate students. This all-day event acknowledges the challenges and triumphs experienced in their careers here at Rutgers and serves as a complement to traditional University Commencement. You are also encouraged to participate via social media activities by posting on your Twitter or Instagram channels and tagging @RUSJELGBT or using #RURainbowGrad for chances to win prizes throughout the day. Deadline for registration has been extended to May 10 and registrants will receive a Rainbow Graduation certificate. Learn more, register, and join the celebration!
On May 6, I-Corps@Rutgers invites you to join an engaging discussion on patent searching led by Connie Wu, a patent information specialist for Rutgers Libraries and a former patent inspector for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Wu will share a brief overview of intellectual property, best practices for searching patents, and how to better understand the value and novelty of your innovation. This free, virtual event is open to innovators and researchers across the Rutgers community who are conducting research with commercial potential, developing prototypes, or want to learn how strong patent positions can protect their innovations. Find out more and register.
You're invited to join a conversation about helping students navigate the impact of COVID-19 and learn tips to support students and the best ways to connect them to additional resources. The Division of Student Affairs' Counseling, Alcohol, and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is offering virtual workshops and Coffee with CAPS for staff and faculty on May 11. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants and requires registration with Victoria Herman at email@example.com.
On May 13, learn about basic soil science and the essentials of composting in the new online course offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Education. This one-hour course will cover everything from the science of soil health to the step-by-step process of starting your own backyard compost and will be facilitated by Virginia Lamb, an environmental instructor with over 25 years of experience in recycling, composting, soil health, and organic gardening. New Jersey Certified Recycling Professionals will receive one classroom credit for completing this online course. Registration fee is $25.
For everyone's safety, the 2020 Rutgers Online Learning Conference has been changed to a completely virtual format and rescheduled for June 1. #RUOnlineCon is open to all and is the premiere Mid-Atlantic region conference focused on improving learning with technology. Registration now includes a choice between two great rewards: one of our four Online Teaching Certificate courses for free, valued at $100 for Rutgers members and $300 for non-Rutgers members; or a $50 discount for the 2021 Rutgers Online Learning Conference, scheduled for March 15, 2021, at the Hyatt in New Brunswick.
April 22, 2020
You're invited to join a conversation about helping students navigate the impact of COVID-19, learn tips to support students and the best ways to connect them to additional resources. The Division of Student Affairs' Counseling, Alcohol, & Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services is offering virtual workshops, Coffee with CAPS, for staff and faculty on April 24, April 27, May 4, and May 11. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants and requires registration with Victoria Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff are invited to join daily webinars in support of their mental health. "Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction and Resilience in Unique Times" webinars are sponsored by University Behavioral Health Care and the NJ Department of Children and Families' Children's System of Care. These mindfulness sessions will occur Monday–Thursday, 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. until we’re back on campus. All are welcome, it's free, and no registration is required. Join using the information below:
- Join a mindfulness session
- Meeting number: 793 875 678
- Dial-In: 1-650-429-3300 USA Toll
- Access Code: 793 875 678
April 8, 2020
LinkedIn Learning, a popular online learning platform available to the Rutgers community, is hosting a free webinar for staff that shows what the platform is, how it can be leveraged, and its variety of features. The webinar will be on April 14 at 12 p.m. Register today!
Faculty and staff are invited to take part in daily webinars called "Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction and Resilience in Unique Times," sponsored by University Behavioral Health Care and the NJ Department of Children and Families' Children's System of Care. Mindfulness sessions will occur Monday through Thursday, 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. until we’re back on campus. All are welcome, it's free, and no registration is required. Join using the information below:
- Meeting link: Join a mindfulness session
- Meeting number: 793 875 678
- Dial-In: 1-650-429-3300 (USA Toll)
- Access Code: 793 875 678
March 25, 2020
Registration is open for the Boggs Center's Spring 2020 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series, which will feature national experts on autism, social inclusion, employment, and aging. This webinar series is free and registration is required.
Faculty and staff are invited to take part in daily webinars, "Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction and Resilience in Unique Times," sponsored by University Behavioral Health Care and the NJ Department of Children and Families' Children's System of Care. Mindfulness sessions will occur Monday through Thursday, 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. until we're back on campus. All are welcome, it's free, and no registration is required. Join using the information below:
- Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m912904b619474184e72f45569bb8cd9c
- Meeting number: 793 875 678
- Dial-In: 1-650-429-3300 (USA Toll)
- Access Code: 793 875 678
LinkedIn Learning, a popular online learning platform available to the Rutgers community, is hosting a free webinar for staff. The webinar will show the platform, demo features, and discuss how it can be leveraged. The webinar will be on April 14 at 12 p.m. Register today.
February 26, 2020
On March 3, Ted Rosenthal, acclaimed jazz pianist and composer of the original jazz opera Dear Erich, will be joined by mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie and baritone Peter Kendall Clark to perform excerpts from his powerful new work. Rosenthal will discuss the opera's backstory following the production. RSVP today.
On February 27, join the Institute for Research on Women for the third installment of its Distinguished Lecture Series featuring a panel discussion on the grassroots struggle for inclusive democracy led by experts Heather Booth, Jyl Josephson, and Eric K. Ward.
On March 11, Eagleton Institute of Politics invites you to join in a conversation with former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the Senate and in Congress, as she explores the state of our political institutions and her legacy of leadership. Register to attend this free event.
The Graduate School of Education Center for Literacy Development will host guest speaker Nancy Frey at the Busch Student Center on March 12 to discuss relationships, teacher clarity, and academic challenge. Geared toward educators across New Jersey, the workshop will explore the means to optimize efficient and powerful pathways for productive engagement between educators and students. Participants will receive professional development hours and registration is required.
On March 20, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy will host a multidisciplinary symposium on Busch Campus. This continuing education program will provide an overview of a wide variety of current pharmacotherapy controversies and new standards influencing the practice of critical care, including speaker insights on recent evident-based recommendations. Register by March 17.
On the first Tuesday evening of every month, the Zimmerli Art Museum hosts Art After Hours, which includes guided tours of current exhibitions and live music. This event is free and open to the public.
February 12, 2020
Join guest speakers Naomi Klein, Maxine Burkett, Patrice Lawrence, Maria Rodriguez, and Saket Soni as they discuss the intersections of migrant justice, climate justice, and the Green New Deal on February 25 on the College Avenue Campus. Register to attend.
Join Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) on February 14 for the inaugural Research Salon with guest speaker Maxine N. Lurie, Professor Emerita at Seton Hall University. Lurie will demonstrate how and why materials she found at SC/UA have changed the planned content of her book, Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire, which will be published by Rutgers University Press.
On February 18, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Department of Jewish Studies will host Revolutionary Jews: The Politicization of the Iranian Jewish Communities in the Twentieth Century, a conversation between Lior Sternfeld, assistant professor of history and Jewish studies at Pennsylvania State University, and Neda Bolourchi, postdoctoral assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers. This discussion will delve into Sternfeld's research of Iranian Jews in 1978-1979 that hoped to show the support of the community for the mass movement that led to the 1979 revolution.
January 29, 2020
Join Mason Gross School of the Arts students at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center for exciting music and dance performances and thrilling film showcases from February through May. Tickets are now available for free or at discounted prices online for members of the Rutgers community.
On February 5, the Eagleton Institute of Politics will host a book talk with Saladin Ambar, associate professor of political science and senior scholar at the Center on the American Governor at Eagleton. Ambar's new book, Reconsidering American Political Thought, explores race, gender, and ethnicity as a lens through which to engage ongoing debates on American values and intellectual traditions. A book signing and reception will follow. Register today.
Join the Zimmerli Art Museum on February 8 to celebrate the unveiling of the exhibition Everyday Soviet: Soviet Industrial Design and Nonconformist Art (1959-1989). The free reception features a tour, film screening, and panel discussion. The exhibition pairs art from the Zimmerli with objects from the Moscow Design Museum.
On March 21, the Home Gardeners School provides expert instruction in the most innovative gardening and landscaping subjects available. Spots are going fast for this collection of workshops, facilitated by the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at the New Jersey Agricultural Extension, register today.
January 15, 2020
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the School of Arts and Sciences Cinema Studies program is proud to present the 38th Annual New Jersey Film Festival from January 25 to February 28 at Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus. The festival features screenings of more than 35 films including new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. Learn more and get your tickets. (Photo: A collage of film clips.)
Registration is now open for the Division of Continuing Studies Center for Executive Leadership in Government Mini-Master in Public Administration™ certificate program. The Mini-MPA™ is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet for five Thursdays beginning April 2.
With a theme of natural disasters, the Rutgers Geology Museum hosts its 52nd Annual Open House on January 25 featuring free lectures, mineral identification, children's activities, and the popular mineral sale.
December 18, 2019
Looking to start building your own courses via Canvas? Join us at the Lifelong Learning Center on January 9 for a hands-on workshop led by expert instructional designers to learn how you can maximize Canvas tools. A hot lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
The Zimmerli Art Museum will be operating regular hours from December 21 through January 19 with free admission (closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1). Also, don't miss "Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein" before it closes on January 5.
On January 15, the Active Learning Center will host a half-day learning session on Livingston Campus with instructional designers who will discuss the pedagogic underpinnings of collaboration-based learning. Instructional technologists will introduce you to the classrooms and technology that can aid active learning. Registration is required.
December 4, 2019
Join the Rutgers Theater Company for its Playwrights Festival 2019 from December 5 to 8 at the Philip J. Levin Theater in New Brunswick, featuring original works by MFA playwrights from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Theater Department, which will be performed by the graduating company. Learn more and purchase tickets.
The Departments of Art History and Geography will host Mark Rosen from the University of Texas at Dallas as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series on December 4 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Rosen will discuss how the balloonists of the eighteenth century were the first to achieve a true aerial prospect, but their modes of seeing were in many ways conditioned by the maps and views of preceding centuries that approximated or imagined ways of seeing from above.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life will host guest speaker Jodi Magness, renowned archaeologist and Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on December 10 at the Douglass Student Center. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Magness will share discoveries of her team's excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee, including the remains of a monumental fifth-century synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics.
On December 14, doctoral candidate of the Department of History and John W. Chambers II Oral History Graduate Student Fellow Caitlin Reed Wiesner will lead a lecture, "Breaking the Silence, Healing Themselves: Black Women's Stories from the Anti-Rape Movement." This event includes lunch. RSVP by December 6.
New Jersey Medical School Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine will host a two-day point-of-care ultrasonography course for clinicians on January 31 and February 1 in Newark. This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurse practitioners interested in integrating ultrasonography into their clinical practice. Space is limited.
November 20, 2019
Enjoy contemporary modern dance works of faculty and guest artists from November 21 to 23 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center's Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater. This production will feature the work of Dawn Marie Bazemore, John Evans, Shannon Gillen/Vim Vigor, Ani Javian, Jordon Lloyd, Bennyroyce Royon, Pam Tanowitz, and Pavel Zuštiak. Learn more and get your tickets.
The Institute for Research on Women will host the second event of its Distinguished Lecture Series featuring a panel of experts who will explore different approaches to immigration, citizenship, and security on November 21.
The Zimmerli Art Museum invites award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka on November 23 for a reading from his newest book, Mother Goose of Pudding Lane. Illustrations from the book are on display as part of an exhibition, "A Celebration of the Books of Vladimir Radunsky." This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.
On December 3, Rutgers Global Health Institute will host a lunchtime discussion led by guest lecturer Yehoda Martei from the University of Pennsylvania, regarding breast cancer therapy delivery through the lens of her research based in Botswana. Learn more and register.
November 6, 2019
Participate in this year's Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women's Global Health on November 18 for a free screening of the Oscar-winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence. by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. Following the screening, there will be an interactive Q&A with the director. Learn more and register.
On November 7, the Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture featuring Kimberly Peeler-Allen, who has been working at the intersection of race, gender, and politics for almost 20 years. Learn more and register to attend this free event.
The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design research group from the School of Public Health will launch a series of workshops in support of the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science. The workshop series kicks off on November 7 with a live-streamed lecture entitled, "Setting the Stage: An Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Researchers."
The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence will host a free workshop on November 16 for parents of young children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. This event will gather research experts, parents, and school representatives to share information on what steps to take upon receiving a diagnosis. Learn more and register to attend.
Join Mason Gross School of the Arts at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center on November 18 for a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which is an intimate portrait of Hale County, Alabama. This film captures a detailed glimpse into America’s Black Belt through the lives of two young black men as they navigate everyday life. Reserve your tickets.
On November 18, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy will host the 69th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference featuring panel discussions and presentations around the theme of transforming New Jersey health care, "Affordability, Consumerism, & Innovation: Call to Action." View the PDF agenda for details. Register online.
October 23, 2019
Join and network with Rutgers innovators at the Rutgers Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo on October 30. Discover campus and regional resources, learn about building a startup up from keynote speaker Steve Barsh, and support finalists as they compete in the Rutgers Student Innovators Pitch Contest. Learn more and register.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life will host its 20th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival from November 3-17 featuring a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from Israel and around the world. Many screenings will feature guest speakers, including filmmakers and scholars. Screening locations in Princeton and New Brunswick.
The Zimmerli Art Museum will host the Annual Sydney Leon Jacobs Lecture in American Art on November 7. This year’s theme, "Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment," will feature guest speaker Wendy Bellion, Sewell C. Biggs Chair in American Art History and Professor of Art History, University of Delaware. Explore how this act of revolutionary iconoclasm became an American creation story through texts, images, and performances long after the American Revolution.
On November 11, The Boggs Center is excited to present a free film screening of the documentary Intelligent Lives followed by a discussion with award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib at Rutgers Cinema on Livingston Campus. The film challenges perceptions of disabilities and what it means to be intelligent. Register online to reserve your seat.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of student artists as they welcome visitors into their private studios at the Civic Square and Livingston Arts buildings on November 2. Learn more about open studios.
October 9, 2019
Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless story of courtship and the secrets and lies, ambition, blindness, and delicious gossip that propel a romance into an unexpected resolution will run at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center through October 12. Learn more and get tickets.
The Zimmerli Art Museum and School of Arts and Sciences Department of Art History present a lecture by art historian Oliver A. I. Botar to explore how Hungarian intellectual Charles Sirató inspired artists featured in the exhibition "Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein." Learn more about this free event.
The 2019-20 Institute for Research on Women Distinguished Lecture Series kicks off with a panel discussion on why democracies seem increasingly vulnerable. Just the Facts? Fragile Democracies in a Post-Truth Era will feature Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Valentine M. Moghadam, and Khadijah White on October 24.
The Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers–New Brunswick hosts the Rutgers Excellence in Student Affairs Conference, an annual regional conference that engages student affairs professionals and interested graduate and undergraduate students in meaningful conversations to spur innovative ideas on improving our practice for current and future students. The conference will be held from December 12-13 at the Livingston Student Center. Register to attend.
The Fifth Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium on November 1 will feature talks by Rutgers faculty presenting cutting-edge research on autism, addiction, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, artificial intelligence, stem cells, and much more. Register by October 15.
New Jersey Medical School Department of Psychiatry presents the Urban Mental Health Conference on November 1 to address technological addictions—an emerging frontier in the field of addiction medicine. A panel of experts will discuss updates on a wide range of technological addictions, from Internet gambling to cybersex to online shopping and "e-baying." Learn more and register.
September 25, 2019
Experience the beautiful harmonies of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96; Allen Shawn’s Concerto for Clarinet and Cello; and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the new performance space at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in downtown New Brunswick on September 28. Learn more and get tickets.
Inspired by the traveling exhibition "Dimensionsim", Interdisciplinary Dimensions: A Rutgers Symposium will highlight work at the junctures of art, science, and technology at the university. The all-day symposium will be held October 4 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Registration is free with lunch and tour provided.
On October 6, the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents a panel discussion to explore Paul Robeson's ties to the Jewish community, left-wing political movements, and the Soviet Union in the 1940s. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Learn more and RSVP.
Naomi Klein, the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers, will moderate a panel discussion to explore how climate already impacts care work and imagine how care work should be transformed by the Green New Deal. This October 7 event is presented by the Institute for Women's Leadership, and the School of Communication and Information. Learn more and RSVP online.
The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities presents María Magdalena Campos-Pons' solo exhibition "Sea and Self" on view at the Douglass Library now through December 13. The exhibit presents artworks produced by Campos-Pons, a Rutgers 2019-20 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist, which meditate on the sea, a constant theme in her work. A reception and artist’s lecture will be held on October 24. RSVP via email at email@example.com.
September 11, 2019
Twenty-nine films will have New Jersey or area premieres during the New Jersey Film Festival from September 13 to October 13 at Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus. The festival, sponsored by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the School of Arts and Sciences Cinema Studies program, showcases new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries. (shown above, a still from Breaking Their Silence by Kerry David.)
On September 12, Yael Zerubavel, Professor Emerita of Jewish Studies and History, will discuss her new book, Desert in the Promised Land, which explores the multiple meanings of the desert as both a geographic region in Israel and a symbolic landscape in Zionist and Israeli culture. Learn more and RSVP.
Explore the amazing marine science taking place in your own backyard. Stop by the Rutgers University Marine Field Station in Little Egg Harbor on September 14 to experience the exciting research happening in the Great Bay/Mullica River Estuary. Visit the event webpage to learn more and register.
What does thinking like an artist offer the scientist? Can the blending of art and science encourage a more diverse population of students to pursue science and improve public understanding? Join Dr. Ahna Skop for this talk hosted by Zimmerli Art Museum, the Department of Genetics, and the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey on September 17 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Learn more about this free event.
Learn powerful data features such as formatting, grouping, and summating at the Microsoft Excel pivot tables workshop on September 17 at Tillet Hall on Busch Campus.
The Confucius Institute hosts its annual variety show, The Splendor of the Chinese Performing Arts, on September 21 at Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick. Admission is free. Learn more and register to attend.
Become a better pet parent with practical knowledge from animal experts at Rutgers Pet Care School. Choose three workshops for a customized and unique day of learning on September 28 at Hickman Hall on Douglass Campus.
Browse new and used works of literature, literary criticism, history, biography, philosophy, fiction, poetry, art, and politics, along with back issues of the Raritan: A Quarterly Review, on September 25 on College Avenue Campus. Learn more about the book sale.
August 28, 2019
Visit Zimmerli Art Museum between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on September 3 to experience "Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein.” This nationally touring exhibition explores the artistic movement known as Dimensionism and traces the influence of early 20th-century scientific discoveries on some of the era’s most celebrated artists. Plus, join us for Art After Hours!
The Teaching and Learning with Technology's instructional design team is leading a hands-on campout workshop for faculty and staff who are looking to get started using and building courses in Canvas. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 12 at the Lifelong Learning Center in New Brunswick to gain new skills and ideas for how to maximize great Canvas tools and features. Lunch will be provided. Learn more and register to attend.
May 22, 2019
The New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019 is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. between June 1 and June 9 in Voorhees Hall, College Avenue Campus. View the screening schedule.
"What Use Are Flowers" is an exhibition of 11 outdoor sculptures made by Mason Gross School of the Arts MFA students on display at Voorhees Mall now through October 1.
May 8, 2019
Now through May 19, visit the colorful, yarn-bombed trees at Rutgers Gardens and on the College Avenue, Cook, and Douglass campuses. The trees are decorated with bright, handmade designs by Rutgers Gardens staff and volunteers.
Culminating her four-year tenure as Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at Rutgers, Kara Walker presents an exhibition of works by MFA students and recent alumni who took part in her investigation of Memory, Memorials, and Monuments, which is on view at the Brooklyn Army Terminal from May 11 to 25.
Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work closes on May 26 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. The museum will also host Art After Hours on June 4 and will be open this summer through the end of July.
New Jersey Medical School ARTS hosts an artists’ reception on May 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medical Science Building in Newark. The reception will celebrate artists from the Matheny Arts Access Program and WAE Center, which serves artists with disabilities.
April 24, 2019
The third annual Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference on June 1 and 2 is designed to help aspiring and established writers hone their skills and get published. Hear from bestselling novelists, such as Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, and Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin. Register online.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, who speaks on the emergence of population-level bioethics on May 6 at the Clinical Academic Building in New Brunswick. Eyal will be joining Rutgers in July as the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics at the School of Public Health and director of the new Rutgers Center for Population-Level Bioethics.
The Rutgers Living History Society celebrates its annual meeting on April 26 by honoring Deborah Gray White, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, and oral historian Donald A. Ritchie. The event starts at 9 a.m. in the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rutgers Global Health Institute in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Center of New Jersey, and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy present Cancer Care at Botswana’s Princess Marina Hospital on April 24 at the Clinical Academic Building in New Brunswick.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station EcoComplex and EcoIgnite host Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste, at Integrating Entrepreneurship for 21st Century Solutions and Circular Economy on April 30 at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Learning Center on Cook Campus. RSVP to email@example.com.
April 10, 2019
Join the Rutgers community on April 12 at 3 p.m. for the dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on Voorhees Mall. Robeson will be honored by performances, readings, and remembrances that reflect upon him and his contributions to the university—and the world.
Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department presents new choreographic group works by BFA senior dance majors, featuring contemporary modern dance, from April 17 to 20 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater in New Brunswick.
Preventing Gun Violence in New Jersey: A Call to Action introduces the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research and discusses the future of gun violence prevention in New Jersey and throughout the country. The event features a keynote talk by Governor Phil Murphy and is held on April 23 at the Douglass Campus Center. Watch it live online.
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosts the State of Workforce Diversity Forum on April 23. The forum will focus on the status of diversity and inclusion in New Jersey, best practice strategies, and diversity implementation plans, as well as recognize the groundbreaking work of Paul Robeson as a champion of social justice as part of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Learn more and register online.
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman is the featured speaker for the 2019 Writers’ Conference Kick-Off Event on May 31 at the Nicholas Music Center. Gaiman, whose works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book, presents a 90-minute lecture, reading, and audience Q & A. Purchase tickets online.
The Institute for Research on Women's distinguished lecture series presents Whose Lives Matter? Drugs, Criminalization, and Social Justice, featuring panelists Angela Garcia, Donna Murch, and Jennifer Flynn Walker, on April 18 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass Campus.
Mason Gross School of the Arts presents the MFA in Dance thesis concert Descubrimiento: Voice, Place, Identity on April 10 at El Barrio's Artspace PS109 in New York City. The concert is conceived and directed by Kiri Avelar, a member of Mason Gross' inaugural cohort for the MFA in Dance, and is an immersive performance exploring themes of ruido, Mestiza Consciousness, and Latinidades. The event is free, but registration is required.
Mason Gross School of the Arts presents the MFA in Dance thesis concert Insert Self [Her]e/Afro-Goddess, Taking Her Rightful Place on April 13 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. The dance performance features original artwork and photography by Mason Gross students Jonathan Adams and Angelica Calderon with poetry by New York-based spoken word artist Shadenia Sivad. The dance is choreographed by Jessica Featherson who is part of the inaugural cohort for the MFA in Dance. Admission is free but RSVP is required by email.
March 27, 2019
The Department of Art & Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts, hosts self-curated exhibitions by BFA students, featuring works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture, which are on display now through April 5.
The Zimmerli Art Museum is offering a series of free programs in conjunction with the exhibition Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei, which marks the 30th anniversary of prodemocracy demonstrations. Photographer Khiang Hei will speak at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on April 2 and during the symposium Tiananmen at 30: 1989 in International History, Law, and Memory on April 3. The Zimmerli will also screen the recently restored 1995 documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace on April 5.
On April 16, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosts social and human rights advocate and researcher Richard Rothstein, who will discuss his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Register online.
The Institute for Research on Women, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and School of Communications and Information present Naomi Klein who will give a talk, Labor of Loss: Climate Change and the Emerging Economy of Care and Repair, on April 4 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass Campus.
Rutgers Theater Company Presents The Rehearsal from March 28 to April 6 in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater in New Brunswick. Tickets are $20 for Rutgers employees.
The Institute for Research on Women presents the panel discussion Slavery’s Shadows: The Afterlife of Dispossession on March 28 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crocket building in New Brunswick.
The Department of English and Rutgers Global host novelist and essayist Alexander Chee as part of the Writers at Rutgers Series at the College Avenue Student Center on April 10.
Students will showcase their research projects completed at Rutgers writing courses during the Undergraduate Research Writing Conference on April 11 at the Livingston Student Center.
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy cosponsors New Jersey Big Data Alliance's sixth annual symposium featuring discussions on the Future of Big Data: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on April 5 at New Jersey City University. Registration is required.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents From Zion Shall Go Forth the Law: The Unknown History of Jews and Human Rights on April 2 at Douglass Student Center. This public lecture explores the significant and surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights, and lessons for thinking about the intertwined futures of global justice and Jewish politics. RSVP requested.
On April 4, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, an Indigenous scholar, writer, and artist, joins Naomi Klein, inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers, in her course "The Corporate Self" at Alexander Library. Simpson will discuss her latest work and books as well as the intersection of her work with Klein’s course. RSVP requested.
March 13, 2019
The eighth annual Teaching the World Forum and fifth annual Urban Teaching Matters Conference combine to create this event by and for urban- and global-focused educators on March 30 at the Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Register online.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics presents a talk by New York University professor and The New York Times ethicist Kwame Anthony Appiah on March 14. Appiah will explore some of the changes and challenges in American politics as discussed in his book The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. This event is presented by Eagleton's Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series. Register online.
The Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University Libraries present the lecture Stolen Art and History: A Curator Uncovers Theft from the Edward Hopper Estate by Gail Levin, on March 13 at Alexander Library. Levin, a Rutgers alumna and the acknowledged authority on the American painter Edward Hopper, discusses her discovery of a major theft from the Hopper estate before it reached the Whitney Museum, where she formerly served as curator.
The Jewish Federation and Rutgers Hillel feature Antisemitism Here and Now on March 31, a presentation by Deborah Lipstadt, real-life subject of the movie Denial. Admission is free, but a ticket is required.
Mason Gross School of the Arts presents Motion: New Dance Works on March 14 and 15 at the Loren Dance Theater on Douglass Campus. The dance performance features MFA in Dance students in a shared mission with New Brunswick-based coLAB Arts creating dances that emerge from community-based creative engagement with local social advocacy organizations.
The Department of English presents a reading by Natasha Trethewey, the United States Poet Laureate in 2012 and 2014, as part of the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, on March 28 in the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room. The event is co-sponsored with Phi Beta Kappa and Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
The Rutgers Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services offers free mindfulness meditation workshops for students, faculty, and staff members each week at noon in a variety of locations in New Brunswick and Piscataway. View the PDF schedule.
February 27, 2019
Mason Gross School of the Arts Music Department presents the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra on March 9 at the Nicholas Music Center featuring Angélica Negrón’s “What Keeps Me Awake,” Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16, and Strauss’s Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53.
The Department of English presents Dorianne Laux, author of Only as the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems and The Book of Men, on March 6 at the College Avenue Student Center.
Laura Coates, professor at George Washington University School of Law, attorney, and political commentator, is the guest lecturer of the James Dickson Carr Lecture Series on March 6 at the Busch Student Center multipurpose room. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Register online.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II on March 13 in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Student Center. This concert and lecture program is based on the Grammy Award-nominated recording of Yiddish songs from World War II and features singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis. RSVP is requested.
Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work at the Zimmerli Art Museum showcases the artistic evolution of iconic American modernist John Marin, who lived most of his life in northern New Jersey. The exhibition is open through May 26 and is the featured exhibition tour for Art After Hours on March 5 from 5–9 p.m.
February 13, 2019
On February 19, Michael C. Gabriele, author of The History of Diners in New Jersey, gives a talk in Alexander Library. The program complements the library exhibit From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey’s Diverse Foodways, which is on display until February 28. Copies of Gabriele's book will be available for sale.
Laura Coates, professor at George Washington University School of Law, attorney, and political commentator, is the guest lecturer of the James Dickson Carr Lecture Series on March 6 at the Busch Student Center multipurpose room. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Register online.
Mason Gross School of the Arts and the State Theatre New Jersey host Music and the Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming, a panel discussion with celebrated opera star Renée Fleming and Rutgers neuroscientists, on February 26 at Nicholas Music Center. Inspired by Fleming’s Sound Health initiative, the opera star will discuss the power of music in relation to health and the brain. Learn how our brains process music and how listening, performing, or creating music can contribute to wellness.
The Women’s League of Rutgers University hosts associate professor of history Rachel Devlin who will speak on her book, A Girl Stands at the Door, on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center on Douglass Campus.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to the RU1st Forum on February 19 at the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room. Hosted by Student Access and Educational Equity, the forum features a panel of national experts who will discuss best practices to support first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. Registration is required.
January 30, 2019
Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department hosts Ananya Dance Theatre featuring performances of Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds on February 1 and 2 at the Loree Dance Theatre. The contemporary Indian dance company of women of color offers free dance workshops on January 29, 31, and February 2, and a symposium on dance and social justice on February 1.
The Division of Continuing Studies' Teaching and Learning with Technology hosts more than 30 of the nation’s top experts in online education and hybrid learning at theon March 18 in New Brunswick.
New Jersey Medical School Clinical Research Center and School of Public Health's Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies host a film screening of the documentary ParTy Boi: Black Diamonds in Ice Castles followed by a discussion with director Michael Rice and Perry Halkitis, dean, School of Public Health, on February 7 at the Newark Public Library. The film features real stories of people who struggle with crystal meth addiction. Register online.
The Graduate School of Education and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy welcome Diana Hess, Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of the DeMarzo Lecture Series on Teaching Excellence to discuss "Challenges of Teaching for Democracy in a Time of Political Climate Change" on February 7 in New Brunswick. RSVP is required.
Windows of Understanding, AARP New Jersey, and Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers–New Brunswick present a workshop and seminar, Honoring Our Differences in a Diverse and Changing World, on February 6 at the Busch Student Center. The three-hour workshop will engage participants in a rich, intergenerational and intersectional dialogue about ageism, racism, LGBTQ issues, and other issues and challenges that participants are facing. RSVP.
January 16, 2019
Join the New Jersey Film Festival as it marks its 37th anniversary from January 25 to March 1 at Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus. Presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, the festival features screenings of more than 35 films from around the world and hosts special guest appearances by film directors, producers, and actors. (Photo: A clip from Anthony Maranville’s Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist.)
Mason Gross School of the Arts department of art and design presents an from January 28 to February 14 at Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square. The exhibitions feature works in design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture.
Designed for gardeners of all skill levels, the Home Gardeners School offers 40 workshop sessions on a wide array of horticulture topics on March 23 at Hickman Hall on Cook Campus..
The Feminist Art Project, a program of the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities that shines a spotlight on feminist art and its impact on culture and politics worldwide, announces their schedule of special events during the annual College Art Association Conference from February 13 to 16.
The Office of Summer and Winter Sessions presents An Evening with Jeremy McCarter, best-selling writer, director, and producer, at the College Avenue Student Center on January 19. McCarter is the coauthor of The New York Times best seller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Rutgers Geology Museum hosts theiron January 26. Attend lectures, participate in polar-themed activities, bring your rocks and minerals for identification, and visit the mineral sale. In addition, you can reserve space to tour the historic and renovated Schanck Observatory.
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience hosts theon February 16 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark.
December 19, 2018
Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at theon Busch Campus on select Thursdays each month, weather permitting. This month’s dates are December 20 and 27.
Kick off your new year with art at the Zimmerli Art Museum! On January 6, families can get creative at, a free, drop-in series of interactive workshops. “Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei” opens on January 8.
December 5, 2018
The Rutgers University Programming Association is serving free cider and donuts from December 5 to 12 on Busch, College Avenue, Cook, Douglass, and Livingston campuses. View times and locations.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents Israel and American Jews: The Future of a Challenging Relationship, featuring speaker Yehuda Kurtzer, president, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, on December 13 at the College Avenue Student Center.
Rutgers Global Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents Rice Cookers, Umbrellas and Piety Laws: Health and Aging in China, featuring speaker XinQi Dong, Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences, on December 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
There’s still time to seeand at the Zimmerli Art Museum before they close at the end of the month. The Zimmerli is open during regular hours from December 26 to 30.
Peter Williamson, senior investigator, Translational Mycology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, presents Can We Make Cryptococcal Meningitis a (More) Benign Disease? on December 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Building, room 102, in New Brunswick.
November 20, 2018
The dance department at Mason Gross School of the Arts features contemporary modern dance works by faculty and guest artists duringfrom November 28 to December 1 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater.
Reinstated by the Trump administration, the Global Gag Rule cuts foreign aid to healthcare providers that offer abortions. The department of women’s and gender studies, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Women and Work, School of Management and Labor Relations, host Trump’s Global Gag Rule: What Does it Mean for Women?, a discussion by professors Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Meredeth Turshen, and Marci Berger on December 6 in Alexander Library. Lunch is provided.
Rutgers Cinema is sponsoring free holiday movie screenings for faculty and staff with the donation of one canned good per person per movie on December 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 11 a.m. Movies include The Polar Express, Elf, Christmas Story, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Donations support the Rutgers Food Pantry.
Maximilian Uriarte, United States Marine Corps veteran, discusses his career and artwork, including his graphic novel The White Donkey: Terminal Lance, which is based on his first deployment in Iraq, on December 6 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Selected drawings are on view in conjunction with “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.”
Gain insight on being an effective student affairs professional at the 2018 Rutgers Excellence in Student Affairs Regional Conference hosted by the Division of Student Affairs from December 5 to 6 at the Livingston Student Center. Register by November 26.
Jesse Milan Jr., president and CEO of AIDS United, is the keynote speaker at the HIV/AIDS and Aging: A World AIDS Day Commemoration Seminar hosted by Rutgers School of Nursing and School of Public Health on November 30 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Registration is required.
November 7, 2018
In observance of Transgender Awareness Week, New Jersey Medical School Clinical Research Center and the Center for Transgender Health presents In Conversation: Infinite Possibilities at the Newark Museum on November 15.
The Rutgers Public Engagement Project at the Institute for Research on Women hosts the Write, Publish, Flourish: Demystifying Academic Writing workshop on November 8 in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building conference room. The workshop helps participants overcome stalls and blocks, cope with pressure to produce, maintain momentum, and write to engage readers from academic and nonacademic audiences. Register online.
The Institute for Women’s Leadership and Rutgers Global host the Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women’s Global Health, featuring Cecile Richards, on November 12 at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center. Register Register online.
The New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative hosts Child Health in the 21st Century on November 16 at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. The symposium focuses on child health through the lens of nutrition, physical activity, and healthy weight. Featured speakers include Matthew Gillman, National Institutes of Health, and Barry Ostrowsky, RWJBarnabas Health. Registration is required.
The Rutgers Filmmaking Center at Mason Gross School of the Arts presents aof Patti Cake$ followed by a Q&A with director Geremy Jasper on November 16 at Rutgers Cinema.
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities presents A Family Centered Care Journey: One Mother’s Evolution from Fetal Surgery, to Coordinating Care, to Becoming a Health Care Professional on November 28 at the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium in Somerset. Registration is required.
The School of Arts and Sciences executive dean’s office and department of history Rutgers Oral History Archives, Rutgers Living History Society host the Chambers Oral History Graduate Fellowship Lecture, featuring Pamela Walker, Ph.D. candidate in the department of history, on December 1 at Rutgers Academic Building, West Wing, Room 6051 at noon. Walker’s lecture, firstname.lastname@example.org., will explore the relationship between rural motherhood, civil rights, and antipoverty organizing in the 1960s. RSVP to
Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division hosts a free jazz workshop for children ages 11 to 18 on November 13 at the Nicholas Music Center. The workshop provides an opportunity to audition for the upcoming session of Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble, which begins November 20. For more information, call 848-932-8618.
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences department of landscape architecture and the Zimmerli Art Museum host Philip Ursprung, dean of the department of architecture at ETH Zurich, who will present the work of Allan Kaprow, the groundbreaking artist who helped found the Fluxus movement at Rutgers, on November 9 at the museum.
October 24, 2018
Now through December 30, the Zimmerli Art Museum presents. Bechdel is known for Dykes to Watch Out For, her pioneering comic strip about the lives of a group of lesbian friends, and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the Tony-award winning musical of the same name. Join a curator-led tour at the next Art After Hours on November 6. (Photo credit: Alison Bechdel, A Story About Life, 2009. Published in “San Francisco Panorama,” special issue of McSweeney’s. Courtesy of the artist.)
Register for the Academic Health Symposium hosted by president Robert Barchi; Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health; and Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The keynote speaker, David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, will discuss core challenges facing our health care system on October 30 at the Livingston Student Center.
Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and Rutgers School of Public Health host, which examines the health impacts of the Port of New York and New Jersey, on October 26 at Rutgers Law School in Newark. Learn from decision-makers, public policy thought leaders, environmental and health professionals, labor and faith-based organizations, and academics on how we can protect public health.
At the, the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life will screen a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from around the world from October 30 through November 11 at the AMC Loews New Brunswick and Princeton Garden Theatre.
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy hosts the 68th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference, Harnessing Innovation and Value in Population Health Management: Predictive Modeling and Patient Stratification to Target High-Risk Populations and Improve Quality, on November 8 at the Radisson Hotel in Piscataway.
The Institute for Research on Women presentson November 1 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building. Speakers Mindy Fullilove, Amber Hollibaugh, and Carmen Vázquez discuss the relationship between gentrification, AIDS, and urban change.
Mason Gross School of the Arts provides workshops and master classes featuring faculty members and dancers from the American Ballet Theatre during ABT Day on October 28 at the Nicholas Music Center. A performance will end the day.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, with support from the Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers–New Brunswick and Division of Student Affairs, presents Making Informed Choices for the Public Good: Advancing Civil Dialogue on Gun Policy. Join us for a discussion about leadership, courage, and working toward policy solutions through civil discourse with former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired NASA Astronaut and Navy Captain Mark Kelly on October 24 at the Livingston Student Center. Registration is required. Walk-ins may be accommodated space permitting.
October 10, 2018
Get a behind-the-scenes look with Mason Gross Open Studios. Up to 80 BFA and MFA student artists welcome visitors into their private studios in the Civic Square Building and Livingston Arts Building on October 27.
The New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival features art by faculty, students, staff and patients. The exhibition is on display until January 2 throughout B-level of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. An artists’ reception will be held on October 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosts a conversation with Andrea Hetling on October 22 to discuss housing and intimate partner violence, as explored in her book, Home Safe Home: Housing Solutions for Survivors of Intimate Partner. Register online.
The Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division present Self-Confessed – Great Women in Classical Music, featuring violin and piano performances by Mason Gross faculty members on October 21 at the museum.
Public Catastrophes, Private Losses, the first event in the Institute for Research on Women’s 2018–19 Distinguished Lecture Series, explores the significance of intergenerational trauma in transnational families on October 11 in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass Campus.
Rutgers Cinema screens Venom and First Man. Ticket prices with valid school ID are $5 before 6 p.m. and $7 after.
September 26, 2018
Rutgers Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services offers free mindfulness meditation workshops for students, faculty, and staff members each week at noon in a variety of locations in New Brunswick and Piscataway. View this semester’s PDF schedule.
Join in the free celebration of the newly renovated Nicholas Music Center featuring the Rutgers University Glee Club, Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, Voorhees Choir, and Rutgers Symphony Orchestra on September 30.
Parent and Family Weekend, October 5–7, is a great opportunity for parents and families to reconnect with their students early in the fall semester.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents Rebecca Erbelding, who discusses her new book on the War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save the Jews of Europe during World War II on October 9 at the Douglass Student Center. RSVP requested.
Mason Gross School of the Arts hosts co-cureate, mini-exhibitions organized by teams of BFA and MFA students representing a hybrid of “collaboration, curating and creation” from September 26 to October 12 in the Mason Gross Galleries. A reception is on September 27.
The Rutgers Honors College and Center for Cognitive Science present Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, a talk by Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, who makes the case for reason, science and humanism on October 3 in Scott Hall. RSVP online.
Enjoy six featured House of Mandela wines expertly paired with an authentic six-course South African dinner on September 27 at The Rutgers Club. Maki Mandela (eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela) and Tukwini Mandela (granddaughter of Nelson Mandela), co-owners of House of Mandela wines, will be present to describe each wine and discuss their family’s legacy. Proceeds benefit the Will Power Fund. Learn more and register online.
September 12, 2018
Thirty-five films will have New Jersey or area premieres during the 37th Annual September 14 to October 26 at Rutgers–New Brunswick. The festival, sponsored by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Cinema Studies program, School of Arts and Sciences, showcases new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. (shown above, a still from The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World by Annamaria Talas.)
The Center for Youth Political Participation at Eagleton Institute of Politics presents To Form a More Perfect Union: Combating the Politics of Fear and Anger, a lecture with A'Lelia Bundles, former president and chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation on September 20 at Douglass Student Center. Register online.
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosts a reception for the new exhibit Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel on September 20.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the LGBTQA Faculty and Staff Social on September 19 at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP online.
Enjoy free events at the Plaza at Livingston Campus, including a DJ performance series on Thursdays, live music lunch hours on Fridays, and a Plaza Fall Kickoff Event September 13 from 1 to 8 p.m.
The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies at Rutgers School of Public Health will host a free community forum, HIV Prevention: U=U, PrEP and PEP-Knowing the Facts, on September 16 at Union County College. Register online.
Ruby Namdar, winner of the 2014 Sapir Prize in Israel for the novel The Ruined House, presents Living in English, Writing in Hebrew September 27 at the Douglass Student Center. RSVP online.
Become a better pet parent with practical knowledge from animal experts at on October 13 on Cook campus.