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Audition Registration Is Now Open for "You Need to Be on Broadway" High School Musical Theater Conservatory
The Mason Gross Extension Division hosts auditions for its "You Need to Be on Broadway" high school musical theater conservatory on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This conservatory aims to provide talented high school students with the essential skills needed to excel in the professional world of musical theater. Students will undergo rigorous training in dance, voice, acting, and stage performance. Conservatory students will receive audition and industry coaching, as well as technical feedback from New York theater professionals. The conservatory is scheduled to run on Saturdays from August 31 through January 25. Learn more and register here.
Registration Is Now Open for Beginning and Intermediate Crew Classes on the Raritan River
Rutgers Recreation offers beginner and intermediate rowing classes on the Raritan River on Monday and Wednesday evenings from June 3 to June 26. Classes meet at the Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse in New Brunswick and are taught by Steve Wagner, head coach of the men's crew team. Learn more and register here.
Opening Reception for Right Here, Right Now: May 23, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers–Newark, hosts an opening reception for the exhibition Right Here, Right Now on May 23 at 5 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Gallery of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This exhibition features works by artists who support the gallery through participation in its activities as preparators, educators, or as members of the Advisory Board. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Birding by Ear: May 25, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens offers its Birding by Ear class on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This talk identifies which songs are associated with particular songbirds. The class divides between in-class time and study in the field. The fee is $50. Learn more here.
Mindfulness Meditation Session: May 28, New Brunswick
Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services at Health Services sponsors a meditation session on May 28 at noon in the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. All faculty and staff members are invited to participate, regardless of experience level. Learn more here.
Greensgrow Market at Rutgers–Camden: May 30, Camden
Rutgers–Camden hosts Greensgrow Farms on May 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lot 12 at Third and Penn Streets, Rutgers–Camden. Greensgrow Farms operates mobile markets that offer fresh produce, bread, honey, and other products for purchase. Learn more here.
New Jersey Collegiate Career Day: May 30, New Brunswick
University Career Services hosts New Jersey Collegiate Career Day on May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center and Brower Commons on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Over 150 employers are expected to attend and discuss jobs and internships in finance, technology, management, engineering, sales, and many other areas. This event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring résumés. No preregistration is necessary. Learn more here.
New Jersey Film Festival Summer 2013: Begins May 31, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center (NJMAC) and the Department of Cinema Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents the New Jersey Film Festival for summer 2013. The festival will run from May 31 through June 16 and features films from all over the world. Admission is $9 for students and seniors, $8 for Rutgers Film Co-op and NJMAC friends, and $10 for the general public. View the schedule and admission information here.
Nicole Fleetwood, associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been appointed director of the Institute for Research on Women effective July 1.
Faculty and other members of the university community were honored for excellence in teaching, research, and public service during a May 8 ceremony at the Rutgers Visitors Center. Learn more about the awards and see the full list of recipients here and here.
Ten faculty members at the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers–New Brunswick have been named recipients of the 2013 SAS Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education:
Lisa Danish, teaching assistant, Department of Anthropology
Sarah Goldfarb, teaching assistant, Department of English
Karen Kalteissen, instructor, Writing Program
Rick H. Lee, instructor, Department of English
Melissa Lieberman, instructor, Department of Mathematics
Kathleen Lopez, assistant professor, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Paul Schalow, professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, associate professor, Department of American Studies
Mary Speer, professor, Department of French
Darrin York, professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Learn more about the award and its recipients here.
Jie Gong, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the New Jersey Alliance for Action Distinguished Engineering Award. Learn more about Professor Gong here.
Philip Scranton, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, is the coauthor of a new book titled Reimagining Business History (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Learn more about Professor Scranton here.
Manish Parashar, director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI²) and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering, and Ivan Rodero, research associate with RDI² and the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the coprincipal investigators of an award totaling $547,283. The project titled Scalable Data Coupling Abstraction for Data-Intensive Simulation Workflows is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Director Parashar here and Ivan Rodero here.
Linda Tartaglia, director of the Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $424,724. The project titled Urban Area Security Integration is being supported by Morris County in New Jersey.
Ann Marie Carlton, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $259,910. The project titled EaSM2: Controllable Biogenic SOA is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Carlton here.
Jennifer Rovito-Whytlaw, senior research specialist at the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $125,000. The project titled CDC Healthy Homes Initiative is being supported by the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services. Learn more about Specialist Rovito-Whytlaw here.
Did you know that Rutgers–Camden has just awarded its first professional master's degrees? Seventeen professionals were the first to graduate from Rutgers–Camden with a professional master of accountancy (PMAc) degree and 30 others were the first to earn a professional master of business administration (PMBA) degree. Learn more here.