May 20, 2020

Enjoy Live Online Performance with MGSA's House Music on May 21
House Music Rutgers from Home Performance By Ilan D. Eisenzweig

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).

A Celebration Honoring the Life of Ruth B. Mandel

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.

Join Information Session for July's I-Corps@Rutgers Program

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!

Scarlet Speakers in the Heart of Your Home: Constitutional Powers of the President in Times of Emergency

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.

Join the Earth Day at Home Webinar Series

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.

Rutgers Online Learning Conference: Register Before June 1

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

Virtual Rainbow Graduation 2020 — Join in the Celebration!
Virtual Rainbow Graduation 2020 Invitation

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!

Patent Searching 101: I-Corps@Rutgers Invites You to Join the Online Conversation

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.

Learn How to Help Our Students Navigate During COVID-19 at Coffee with CAPS

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 victoria.herman@rutgers.edu.

Composting and Good Soils Online Course

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.

Register for the Rutgers Online Learning Conference: Going Virtual June 1

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

Coffee with CAPS: How to Help Our Students Navigate During COVID-19
Coffee with CAPS How to Help Our Students Navigate During COVID-19

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 victoria.herman@rutgers.edu.

Join Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction Webinars

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:

April 8, 2020

Free LinkedIn Learning Webinar Session for Staff
Linkedin Learning graphic of connection and learning across networks

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!

Join Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction Webinars

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

Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Spring 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.

Join Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction Webinars

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:

LinkedIn Learning Webinar for Staff

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

Letters to Erich: A Musical Performance and Talk
Ted Rosenthal sits at the piano

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.

Organizing for Power: The Grassroots Struggle for Inclusive Democracy

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.

Clifford P. Case Professor of Public Affairs: A Conversation with the Honorable Barbara Mikulski

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.

Engagement By Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive

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.

Rutgers Online Learning Conference

Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology invite educators, technologists, and industry leaders to a cross-disciplinary conference on March 16 to focus on improving learning with technology, featuring expert education technology keynotes and over 30 presenters. Learn more and register.

Fourth Annual Tri-State Critical Care Symposium

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.

Art After Hours

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

Migrant Justice Is Climate Justice: A Series On the Green New Deal
Guest Speaker Panel for Green New Deal Series

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.

Working on New Jersey and the American Revolution at Rutgers Special Collections

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.

Revolutionary Jews

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.

Free Film Screening

You're invited to a sneak peek at the new film The Adventures of Saul Bellow about legendary author Saul Bellow at the Rutgers Cinema on February 25. This screening is open to the public. Get your tickets.

January 29, 2020

Spring 2020 Mason Gross Events at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

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.

Reconsidering American Political Thought: A New Identity

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.

Everyday Soviet: Soviet Industrial Design and Nonconformist Art

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.

Home Gardeners School

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

Spring 2020 New Jersey Film Festival
collage of film clips from New Jersey Film Festival

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.)

Mini-MPA™ in Public Administration

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.

Rutgers Geology Museum Open House

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

Camp Canvas
Camp Canvas

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.

On Campus Over Winter Break? So Are We

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.

Active Learning 101

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

Rutgers Theater Company Presents: Playwrights Festival 2019
Rutgers Theater Company's 2019 Playwrights Festival

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 Balloonist and the Mapmaker

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.

More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee

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.

Oral History Graduate Fellowship Lecture

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.

Second Annual Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Course

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

DancePlus Fall 2019
DancePlus Fall 2019 at NBPAC

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.

Beyond Walls and Borders: Immigration, Citizenship, and Security Reconsidered

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.

Storytime with Author-Illustrator Chris Raschka

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.

Optimizing Breast Cancer Therapy Delivery

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

Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women's Global Health
Illustrated movie poster of five raised fists with film title "Period. End of Sentence" and Netflix logo, Image courtesy of Netflix

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.

#BlackWomenLead Congress: The Difference They Make and the Road They Took to Get There

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.

NJ ACTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core Workshop Series

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."

Free Event for Parents of Young Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

"Hale County This Morning, This Evening" Film Screening

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.

69th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference

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

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo
lightbulb

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.

Join the Fifth Annual New Brunswick Music Scene Archive Panel

Local artists and music fans will provide unique perspectives on the New Brunswick music scene's history and evolution at the fifth annual panel at Alexander Library on October 24. Register for parking.

20th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

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.

Lecture in American Art: Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment

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.

Intelligent Lives Film Screening

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.

Behind-the-Scenes at Mason Gross School of the Arts Open Studios

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

Rutgers Theater Company Presents: Sense and Sensibility
illustrated graphic of two women in victorian dress with the sense and sensibility headline

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.

Charles Sirato’s Journey to the Dimensionist Manifesto and Beyond

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.

Film Screening and Discussion

The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence presents a free film screening of the documentary Swim Team followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with the director and Rutgers experts on October 16 at the Werblin Recreation Center. Register to attend.

Just the Facts? Fragile Democracies in a Post-Truth Era

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.

Excellence in Student Affairs Regional Conference

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.

52nd Annual Conference on Reading and Writing

The Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education presents the 52nd Annual Conference on Reading and Writing on October 25 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. Register to attend.

Fifth Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium

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.

Seventh Annual Urban Mental Health Conference: Technological Addictions

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

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra
View of Rutgers Symphony Orchestra from mezzanine.

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.

Interdisciplinary Dimensions

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.

Paul Robeson, "Negro-Jewish" Unity, and the "Jewish People's Movement" in the 1940s

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.

Care Work is Climate Work: A Series on the Green New Deal

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.

Sea and Self

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 womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu.

September 11, 2019

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019
A still image from Breaking Their Silence documentary by Kerry David of two elephants

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.)

Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space

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.

Marine Field Station Open House

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.

"Too Creative For Science?" Seminar

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.

Pivot Tables Workshop

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 Splendor of the Chinese Performing Arts

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.

Pet Care School

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.

Raritan Quarterly Review Fall Book Sale

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

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein
Helen Lundeberg’s ‘Self Portrait’

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!

Camp Canvas

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

New Jersey International Film Festival
Carlotta’s Face – Valentin Riedl (Munich, Germany) and Frédéric Schuld (Hamburg, Germany)

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.

MFA Public Sculpture Exhibition: What Use Are Flowers

"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

Visit Rutgers' Yarn-Bombed Trees
Collage of yarn covered trees

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.

Kara Walker Presents The Colossus of Rutgers

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

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 Artists’ Reception

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

Writers’ Conference
Typerwriter types out once upon a time

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.

Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

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.

Rutgers Living History Society Annual Meeting

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 kathryn.rizzi@rutgers.edu for more information.

Cancer Care at Botswana’s Princess Marina Hospital

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.

Integrating Entrepreneurship for 21st Century Solutions

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 serpil.guran@rutgers.edu.

April 10, 2019

Paul Robeson Plaza Dedication
honoring a legacy paul robeson plaza dedication

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.

BFA Senior Dance Concert

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 NJ: A Call to Action

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.

State of Workforce Diversity Forum 2019

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.

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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.

Whose Lives Matter?

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.

MFA in Dance Thesis Concert – Descubrimiento: Voice, Place, Identity

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.

MFA in Dance Thesis Concert: Insert Self [Her]e/Afro-Goddess, Taking Her Rightful Place

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

BFA Thesis Exhibition I: Fine Art
Person admiring black and white artwork

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.

Food = Health

Join Rutgers School of Public Health on April 3 for Food = Health, an evening of conversation with industry experts, academics, and community leaders about the relationship between the foods we consume, the food cultures within which we exist, and our well-being. Register online.

Tiananmen Square Anniversary

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.

The Color of Law

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.

Labor of Loss: Climate Change and the Emerging Economy of Care and Repair

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.

The Rehearsal

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.

Slavery’s Shadows: The Afterlife of Dispossession

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.

Writers at Rutgers: Alexander Chee

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.

Undergraduate Research Writing Conference

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.

Rutgers Sponsors New Jersey Big Data Alliance 6th Annual Symposium

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.

From Zion Shall Go Forth the Law: The Unknown History of Jews and Human Rights

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.

Leanne Simpson in Conversation with Naomi Klein

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

Teaching the World Forum and Urban Teaching Matters Conference
urban education

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.

Kwame Anthony Appiah "The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity"

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.

Stolen Art and History: A Curator Uncovers Theft from the Edward Hopper Estate

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.

Antisemitism Here and Now

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.

Motion: New Dance Works

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.

Writers at Rutgers: Natasha Trethewey

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.

Mindfulness Meditation Workshops

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

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra

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.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Dorianne Laux

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.

James Dickson Carr Lecture Series: Laura Coates

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.

Yiddish Heroes

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.

Modernist at Work

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

The History of Diners in New Jersey
Mustache Bill’s Diner

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.

James Dickson Carr Lecture Series: Laura Coates

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.

Music and the Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming

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.

A Girl Stands at the Door, on School Integration in the South

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.

RU1st Forum

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.

National Engineers Week

The School of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week from February 18 to 23 with fun events and friendly competition, including Rube Goldberg competitions and Cardboard Canoe Races at the Sony Werblin Recreation Center.

January 30, 2019

Ananya Dance Theatre Performs Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds
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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.

Rutgers Online Learning Conference

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 the Rutgers Online Learning Conference on March 18 in New Brunswick.

Film Screening and Discussion

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.

Discuss Challenges of Teaching for Democracy

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

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

blanket of cats and one dog

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 MFA thesis exhibition 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. Register online.

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 their 51st annual open house on 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 the 39th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series on February 16 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark.

December 19, 2018

Nebula and galaxies in space

Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory on 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 Art Together, a free, drop-in series of interactive workshops. “Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei” opens on January 8.

December 5, 2018

Cider and donuts

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 see “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel” and “Celebrity Culture: Photographs from the Collection” 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

Mason Gross

The dance department at Mason Gross School of the Arts features contemporary modern dance works by faculty and guest artists during DancePlus Fall 2018 from 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

transgender

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 a free film screening of 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, Down in the Delta: Oral Histories from a Hallowed Home, will explore the relationship between rural motherhood, civil rights, and antipoverty organizing in the 1960s. RSVP to kathryn.rizzi@rutgers.edu.

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

 Alison Bechdel, A Story About Life, 2009

Now through December 30, the Zimmerli Art Museum presents Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel. 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 Public Health and Our Ports: The Road to Clean Air Conference, 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 19th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, 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 presents My City Was Gone: Gentrification, AIDS, and Urban Change on 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. Register online.

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

Mason Gross Open Studios

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

rocks balanced on top of each other

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.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference presents Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh on October 5 at Alexander Library. Register online.

September 12, 2018

Still photo from The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World film by Annamaria Talas

Thirty-five films will have New Jersey or area premieres during the 37th Annual New Jersey Film Festival 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.

Rutgers Cinema is screening The Nun through September 13 and The Predator through September 16.

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 Rutgers Pet Care School on October 13 on Cook campus.