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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture: April 15, Piscataway
Lewis C. Cantley, director of the cancer center and professor of cancer biology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, delivers the George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture, “PI 3–Kinase and Cancer Metabolism,” April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Piscataway. Learn more here.
Institute for Research on Women Concludes 2014–2015 Distinguished Lecture Series: April 16, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, concludes its 2014–15 Distinguished Lecture Series, Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies, on April 16 at 4:30 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. reception, in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Saidiya Hartman, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, discusses A Serial Biography of the Wayward. Free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Policy Overview of President Obama’s New Initiatives: April 16, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Program on Immigration and Democracy and the School of Law–Newark present a lecture and discussion featuring Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1993–2000) on April 16 at 11:15 a.m. at Eagleton, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Meissner will provide a policy overview and analysis of President Obama's new initiatives, as well as commentary about the immigration records of recent administrations and the Congress. Register and learn more here.
Theatrical Release for Student Film Producers: April 17, New York City
Antarctic Edge: 70° South, a documentary produced by the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking and the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has its theatrical release on April 17 at Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street), New York City. This documentary is the product of Rutgers’ interdisciplinary film production program. Fourteen undergraduate film students contributed to the film, which follows a team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. Learn more here.
Rutgers Club Luncheon Offer: April 22–23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Club, New Brunswick, announces a "Salute Your Staff Buffet Luncheon" at a cost of $16 per person. Book a table or a room on April 22 or April 23. Learn more here.
11th Annual Universitywide Undergraduate Research Symposium: April 24, Piscataway
The Aresty Research Center, a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, presents the 11th annual, university-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrating scholarship and creative activity on April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. The symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present their research to an audience of faculty, friends, and family. All are invited. Learn more here.
Mason Gross’s Visual Arts Hosts LIPS Performance Festival and LAB Open Studios: April 26, Piscataway
The Visual Arts Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is drawing upon its roots as a locus of experimental work, hosting the LIPS Inaugural Performance Festival and LAB Open Studios on April 26 from 2 to 8 p.m. on the Livingston Campus, Piscataway. The free festival is headlined by a seminal Fluxus artist, professor emeritus Geoffrey Hendricks and performance artists Brian Belott, Maiko Kikuchi, and Ronnie Bass. All activities are open to the public. The festival includes access to 10 MFA student studio spaces, a display of undergrad student sculptures, and performances by students and visiting artists. Activities take place at the Livingston Arts Building (LAB) and the neighboring Livingston Installation and Performance Space (LIPS). Learn more here.
School of Nursing Hosts Viewing of Adelante: April 29, New Brunswick
Students, faculty, and community members are invited to view the independent film Adelante and meet its director, Noam Osband, at 7 p.m. on April 29 in the School of Nursing auditorium, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick. Adelante illustrates the heart of Mexico beating strongly, just outside of Philadelphia, where Mexican newcomers are revitalizing a dying Irish-Catholic parish in Norristown. The sounds of children giggling have returned to the church and mariachis join bagpipers in celebrating community events. With the focus on an American priest and a young Mexican couple, we learn how this shift has brought new challenges and energy to this old parish. The event is also an opportunity to learn more about Mexican neighbors in the New Brunswick community. Sponsored by the Center for Community Health Partnerships, School of Nursing.
New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair: May 1, Piscataway
University Career Services at Rutgers University–New Brunswick invites students and alumni to participate in the New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, Piscataway. Nearly 150 employers will be seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Learn more here.
School of Health Related Professions Hosts Wellness Day: May 9, Scotch Plains
Join the School of Health Related Professions as it presents Wellness Day, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Scotch Plains location. Faculty, staff, and students from several departments and programs will host various free events and services, including medical screenings, demonstrations, and educational health and wellness activities. Learn more here.
Apply Now for New Position of Honors College Faculty Fellow
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced the position of faculty fellow in the new residential college, effective August 2015. As faculty members living in this community, faculty fellows will play a key role in advancing the goals of the Honors College. They will work closely with the Honors College’s faculty, academic dean, associate dean of academic affairs, and associate dean of student affairs to create a residential environment that encourages intellectual inquiry, provides educational resources and support, and develops meaningful faculty interaction with students. Fellows will be uniquely positioned to model behavior that fosters a respectful residential environment and active engagement in all aspects of Honors College life. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential environment. Learn more here. Apply here.
Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity? Malnutrition, Mortality, and North Korea: April 9, New Brunswick
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Hazel Smith, director of the International Institute of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Queerness and Public Policy: April 9, New Brunswick
Learn more about the intersections of queerness and public policy from Lisa Duggan, professor of NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center, NJC Lounge, second floor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, and political theory. Learn more here.
Family-Friendly Programs at Zimmerli: April 11 and April 12
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers two family-friendly creative programs this weekend. On April 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Passport to Art invites families to explore bugs, animals, and nature. Advance registration required ($5–$10). Music at the Museum concludes its inaugural season with an “Afternoon of Opera and Art Song” on April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. This concert is organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Learn more here.
Professor William Neal Brown Lecture: Poverty, Class, and Politics: April 16, Newark
The School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Professor William Neal Brown Lecture featuring David Troutt, professor of law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Engelhard Hall, Room 100, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
"Appy Half-Hour:" Learn the iPad at Rutgers’ Kite+Key
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics. Join us at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, on April 10, April 24, and May 8 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini. Space limited. RSVP to email@example.com. Learn more here.
Lecture: A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide: April 14, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Alon Confino, professor at the University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, who will present the findings published in his new book, A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide, on April 14 at 7 p.m., at the Douglass Student Center. Confino will discuss how the Nazis came to imagine a future world without Jews, and how this made their persecution and genocide conceivable. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-2033. Learn more here.
Boggs Center’s Developmental Disabilities Lecture: May 7, Mount Laurel
The Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series presents a free lecture at the Doubletree, Mount Laurel, NJ, on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pat Fratangelo, executive director of Onondaga Community Living, Syracuse, NY, presents “Sharing a Home, Sharing a Life.” Registration required and space is limited. Register and learn more here.
Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide Published by McGraw-Hill
Judith Barberio, clinical assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is the lead author of the new Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide 2015 from McGraw-Hill. The guide provides current data on more than 1,400 of the most commonly prescribed medications, with an emphasis on patient safety and nursing implications. Learn more here.
Foran Loop to Close April 3–June 24 for Construction
The Foran Hall loop on the Cook Campus will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except emergency vehicles, from April 3 through June 24 for site improvement construction associated with the new Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. Perimeter pedestrian circulation will be maintained outside the fencing and barricades. All deliveries are to be made to the rear entrance of Foran Hall.
Northwestern’s John Kessler Delivers Ira B. Black Memorial Lecture: April 2, Piscataway
John A. Kessler, director of the Stem Cell Institute at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the 2015 Ira B. Black Memorial lecturer on April 2 at 4 p.m. in the main auditorium of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. His topic: “Regenerative Neurology–Gene Therapy, Stem Cells and Nanotechnology.” Learn more here.
Washington, Wall Street, and the Public Interest: What I Learned in the U.S. Senate: April 7, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Eagleton. Kaufman will discuss his Senate tenure and prior years as a Senate staffer, as well as his views on how and why Congress and our political system do or don't work. He will place special emphasis on his experience trying to regulate Wall Street more closely after the financial crisis and will share reflections on ethical questions and challenges. The lecture is part of the institute’s Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Register and learn more here.
Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union: Exhibition Tour, Panel, and Reception at Zimmerli: April 9, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites the public to a free special program on April 9 in conjunction with a new exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A curator-led tour begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 3:30 that focuses on the perception and construction of reality in artworks of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. A reception follows at 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Rutgers Brass Ensemble Presents The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ: April 11, New Brunswick
Hear the Flentrop and Rodgers organs as the brass ensemble at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Organ soloists include Renée Anne Louprette, university organist, and George B. Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Tickets: $10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students; $15 for general public. Learn more and order tickets here.
Helix! New-Music Ensemble Plays New York City: April 12
The Helix! new-music ensemble at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will fill the New York City club Le Poisson Rouge with contemporary works composed by faculty and students on April 12 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The lineup of each show is different and will include funk, vocal, electronic, jazz, and a film score. Purchase tickets here or call 212-505-3474.
Go RU English
On April 12, students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends of the Department of English School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick will run in the Unite Half Marathon and 8K races through areas of Rutgers–New Brunswick to raise money for graduate fellowships in the humanities at Rutgers. The team, which will be wearing RU English shirts, aims to raise $10,000 toward a permanent endowment. This is the inaugural fundraising event for the RU English team, and many of its participants are first-time marathoners, having never run more than five miles before. The goal is to show support for public education in the humanities and demonstrate that talented students from any background can continue to receive the funding they need to flourish as graduate students and future scholars in the humanities disciplines. Contributions to this effort, which will go to the graduate humanities endowment at the Rutgers Foundation, can be made here.
Handel’s Opera Acis and Galatea Performed at Rutgers University–Camden: April 14
The Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University–Camden presents a free concert performance of George Frideric Handel’s popular English opera, Acis and Galatea, on April 14 at 12:15 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.
Oscar Wilde Classic to Close Rutgers–Camden Theater Season: April 15–19
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s classic and most successful comedy, concludes the 2014–15 theater season of the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University–Camden with performances April 15 through April 19 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Daily performances at 7:30 p.m., except for April 19, when the performance begins at 2 p.m. In addition, a high school matinee performance on April 17 starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here.
Selma Director Ava DuVernay to Lecture at Rutgers Business School: April 24, Piscataway
The Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership presents the 2015 Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture by Ava DuVernay, the first African-American woman nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for best director for Selma, on April 24 at 3 p.m. in the large lecture hall of the Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus. DuVernay won the best director prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Middle of Nowhere. Seating limited. Register and learn more here.
Visits by DOTS
Representatives of Rutgers Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) have set the following schedule to address your questions, obtain your feedback, and provide information about DOTS programs and services. Stop by the Administration and Public Safety tent at these times/locations: March 26, 1 to 3 p.m., Rutgers Business School, Rutgers–Newark; April 1, 12 to 2 p.m., Woody’s Café, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway; April 8, 1 to 3 p.m., College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; April 9, 1 to 3 p.m., Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark; April 16, 12 to 2 p.m., Newark University Hospital Cafeteria; April 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Biel Road Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick; April 29, 1 to 3 p.m., Hill Center Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Reception and Artists’ Conversation for Momentum: Women/Art/Technology: March 26, New Brunswick
Artists from the final exhibition in the Momentum series discuss their works with art historian Anne Swartz on March 26 at 5 p.m. in the Douglass Library. Each of the eight artists approaches the use of technology as a tool to invent new contexts for engagement in the realms of biology, cultural and environmental conditions, language, daily life, time, and human movement. Feminist artists have often used their work to ignite discussion on these topics. The artists in this show work with technology and challenge gender-biased notions of who employs technology and showcase women artists' ability to break new ground. Learn more here.
Old Herbals, New Readers: 29th Annual Bishop Lecture: April 9, New Brunswick
Karen Reeds, a Harvard-trained historian of science and medicine, delivers the 29th annual Bishop Lecture on April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Alexander Library, fourth floor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She draws upon examples of early herbals in the Rutgers University Libraries’ rare book collections to examine the continuing appeal of these medical books across the centuries. This event coincides with the opening of a major exhibition, The Art of Healing: Early Herbals from the Rutgers University Libraries. Learn more here.
Catholic Evening of Prayer: April 17, New Brunswick
Rutgers Catholic faculty and staff are invited to the Catholic Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for an evening of dinner, prayer, scripture, and reflection. RSVP to email@example.com.
CIRU Distinguished Lecture: Picto-Ideographic vs. Monosyllabic Features of Chinese Characters: April 21, New Brunswick
What are the unique features of Chinese poetic art? To what extent has the Chinese language given rise to these features? This lecture by Zong-qi Cai, professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Lecture Hall 403, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will argue for the centrality of the monosyllabicality (i.e., monosyllabic pronunciation of Chinese characters) and identify the dynamic interplay of rhythm, syntax, and structure as essential generative principle that continually brings forth new poetic visions and has propelled the development of Chinese poetic art through the ages. This is part of the distinguished lecture series sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Hire Students: 2015 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair: April 29, New Brunswick
The 2015 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair takes place April 29 in the College Avenue Student Center, multipurpose room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rutgers University departments and their affiliates interested in hiring students for nonfederal work-study program part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. Register here. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lung Cancer Screenings in New Brunswick
To promote the early detection of lung cancer, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Radiology to offer $99 lung cancer screenings for those who meet the criteria. Check here for details.
Short-Term Housing Available for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). Rent is all-inclusive. All apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month, with a maximum of one year. Learn more here and email email@example.com for additional information.
SHRP to Offer Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Effective January 2017, the Department of Allied Dental Education at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, transitions to a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from the existing associate of applied science degree with partner institutions. The 126-credit curriculum will include a broader range of general education, discipline-specific, and interdisciplinary education to meet the requirements for a bachelor of science degree. The new degree program is designed to accept transfer credits from other New Jersey institutions. For first-time, first-year Rutgers students, the program will be offered jointly with the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
Apply Now for New Position of Honors College Faculty Fellow
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick announces the position of faculty fellow in the new residential college, effective August 2015. As faculty members living in this community, faculty fellows will play a key role in advancing the goals of the Honors College. They will work closely with the Honors College’s faculty / academic dean, associate dean of academic affairs, and associate dean of student affairs to create a residential environment that encourages intellectual inquiry, provides educational resources and support, and develops meaningful faculty interaction with students. Fellows will be uniquely positioned to model behavior that fosters a respectful residential environment and active engagement in all aspects of Honors College life. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential environment. Learn more here. Apply here.
Golf Season’s Almost Here: Sign Up for the RBHS Golf League by April 3
The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) golf league begins its season on April 16 and is seeking new members and substitutes. The league plays nine holes at the Rutgers Golf Course on Thursdays, with tee times starting just after 4 p.m. and playoffs running through September. Registration must be submitted by April 3. Those unable to play every week can join as substitutes and play when they are available. Send registration requests to Scot Stenroos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental Sealant Saturday for Youngsters 6 to 16: March 28, Scotch Plains
The Department of Allied Dental Education, School of Health Related Professions, hosts Sealant Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the screening of youngsters 6 to 16 and then the application of dental sealants and fluoride varnish as appropriate. Location: SHRP’s Scotch Plains facilities. The American Dental Hygienists Association is the event cosponsor. By appointment only. Call 908-889-2410 to schedule. Learn more here.
TAG Days Coming from Rutgers University Foundation’s Annual Giving Department
To help demonstrate how donors make a difference in the lives of students and faculty members, the Department of Annual Giving within the Rutgers University Foundation will launch TAG Days (Teaching Annual Giving) on April 16 (Newark), April 23 (New Brunswick), and April 30 (Camden). Tags indicating donor-supported resources will appear on those days. Giveaways and trivia games are among the activities supporting this initiative. Watch for more information.
Kite+key iPhone and Computer Repair and Services
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, in partnership with the Rutgers Computer Repair, offers iPhone repair, including for cracked screens, and computer repair services. Service is available for all computer brands as well as for iPads and iPhones under or out of warranty. Kite+key also offers loaner computers with the purchase of a service plan. kite+key accepts trade-ins every day. You can exchange old technology for a kite+key gift card. kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus products and accessories, and offers a range of services, warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new website for kite+key, which is located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.
Nominations for Rutgers Leadership Academy Accepted until May 1
The university announced the creation of Rutgers Leadership Academy (RLA) on the New Brunswick Campus. RLA will focus on the development of cross-cutting leadership concepts, competencies, and tools to enhance professional capabilities for mid-career faculty and staff at Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, with or without prior formal leadership experience, who have an interest in and potential for expanded leadership. Those who participate will be nominated by a sponsor and designated as RLA fellows. Brent Ruben, executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership and distinguished professor of communication, will serve as director of RLA, and Richard DeLisi, former dean of the Graduate School of Education and university professor, will serve as codirector. Senior academic, professional, and administrative leaders will also participate in the program as RLA faculty. Additional information regarding the fellows' nomination process can be found here. Nomination materials should be submitted to email@example.com by May 1. Questions about RLA also should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rutgers SHRM 11th Annual Business Conference: HR Analytics—The Way Forward: March 25, New Brunswick
The School of Management and Labor Relations hosts the 11th annual conference of the Rutgers Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. Several leading firms and Rutgers faculty will provide attendees with insight into “HR: End of the Road of the Beginning of the Journey.” This event is free for faculty and staff. Learn more and register here.
Kickoff of Annual New Jersey Health Care Industry Week: April 6, New Brunswick
The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, conducts the kickoff day of the annual New Jersey Health Care Industry Week on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cook Student Center. Discover employment and training opportunities in nursing, network with leading health care and education professionals, tour a medical village, and receive free health screenings. See the week's activities here.
Register for Alumni Weekend Activities in Newark, New Brunswick, or Camden
Reconnect with your Rutgers classmates and other members of the university family during Alumni Weekend 2015: Newark, April 18; New Brunswick, April 24–25; Camden, May 9. Learn more and register here.
Apply Now for Educational Outreach Funding
Through its educational outreach funding, Student Access and Educational Equity, a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks to increase collaboration among academic departments, administrative units, and student organizations with the shared mission of increasing student retention and graduation. To be considered for funding, programs should promote and embrace diversity, inclusion, access, and equity and involve two or more student organizations and/or departmental units. Grants can be used for special trips, programs, diversity initiatives, and conferences aimed at these objectives. Faculty members review proposals on a monthly basis. Learn more and apply here.
Summer Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
Faculty and staff interested in having their children enroll in the 2015 Summer Scholars Program at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advised that applications are now being accepted. This is an opportunity for motivated students to prepare for college and earn credits that may be applied toward their undergraduate degree. Teens 16 or older with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA may apply to take up to two college courses this summer. Younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will also be required to submit standardized test scores and be interviewed. Learn more and apply here.
Summer Program for Mathematically Talented High Schoolers
The Department of Mathematics and the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offer a four-week residential summer program for mathematically talented high school students, Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics, July 6–July 31 on the Busch Campus. The program is designed to encourage students to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Learn more and view application fee and materials here.
Summer Camp at Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
The Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp, operated by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension on 108 acres in Stokes State Forest in Sussex County, offers six-day, sleep-away summer camp sessions July through August for youngsters ages 8–16. A majority of its counselors were campers there. Camp tours are available upon request through May. All 4-H members are offered discounts. Learn more here.
Complete Annual Transportation Survey
The Rutgers Division of Administration and Public Safety's Department of Transportation Services is conducting its annual survey in an effort to address concerns and make enhancements to the university's transportation system. If you are primarily affiliated with Rutgers University–New Brunswick or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Brunswick or Piscataway, complete this survey. If you are primarily affiliated with Rutgers University–Newark or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in Newark, complete this survey. After completing the survey, participants may elect to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Rutgers Federal Credit Union Brown Bag Seminars
The Rutgers Federal Credit Union is conducting free “brown bag” seminars to enhance your knowledge and understanding of significant financial challenges. Upcoming this month are a homebuyers’ workshop and a seminar on building a strong credit history. Check here for dates, times, and Rutgers locations. For more information, contact Pamela Callender at email@example.com or 732-445-3050, ext. 130.
Student Employment Essentials Training Workshops
For Rutgers student employees, the Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid is hosting a series of Student Employment Essentials (SEE) training workshops. SEE training events are 30-minute, for-student/by-student sessions offering professional development and campus-job skills training. The next three workshops cover new program initiatives (March 23), event planning (March 24), and your major and your job (March 30), all 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Give Me an R: Submit a Proposal to Join the Rutgers Day R Garden
Be a part of the R Garden, a Rutgers Day tradition, by decorating a 3-D block R sculpture that showcases your school, department, or unit. The R Garden "blooms" on Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and will be viewed by the thousands of Rutgers Day visitors who come to see this fun exhibition. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate what makes your unit unique. We supply the R. You supply the creativity. After Rutgers Day, the sculptures can be displayed in your school or department during the coming year. Apply by March 13. Limited sculptures are available. You will be notified by March 27 if your proposal has been accepted. Learn more and apply here.
Next Rutgers Mini-MPA™ Program Begins April 10
The Rutgers Mini-MPA™ program from the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration in partnership with the Center for Executive Leadership in Government at CELG’s headquarters in New Brunswick offers university employees the Mini-Master in Public Administration certificate program at a 20 percent discounted price. The program is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet five Fridays, with the first class April 10. Learn more and apply here.
Hire Student Employees at No Cost to Your Department
Are you interested in hiring student employees at no cost to your department? Learn more at the student employee information sessions sponsored by the university's Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid. The sessions will provide information about creating useful positions in which students can learn and earn, such as office, accounting, research, or IT assistant; or graphic artist, videographer, student manager; and many more. Learn more here.
Receive Extra Discount During kite+key Technology Weeklong Trade-in Event
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is holding a technology trade-in event, March 2 through March 6, at the various student centers. You will receive an additional $10 for your item. Check here for dates, times, and locations. If you can’t make it to the event, kite+key accepts trade-ins every day. You can exchange old technology for a kite+key gift card. kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus products and accessories, and offers a range of services, warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new website for kite+key, which is located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.
Register Now for HIPHOP 5K Run/Walk to Support Student-run Community Service and Health Education Programs: March 14
The entire university community is invited to participate in HIPHOP’s 16th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on March 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at Johnson Park, Piscataway. The event is hosted by the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Proceeds benefit the HIPHOP Promise Clinic, which provides free medical services to uninsured New Brunswick residents, in addition to supporting HIPHOP’s central New Jersey community health education programs and events. The 5K Fun Run/Walk is conducted on a flat course that starts and finishes near the animal haven and follows paved roadways near the Raritan River. Through March 2, the entry fee is $14 per participant or $12 per person for a team of five or more. Thereafter, the fee is $15. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first 200 runners or walkers to register receive a free T-shirt. Register and get more information here.
2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair
The 2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair will be held on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All Rutgers departments and affiliates interested in hiring students for part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli, job location and development program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register here.
Register Kids for Summer Camp Now
Registration is open for the 2015 New Horizons Summer Camps, beginning June 23, at Cook/Douglass Recreation Center. Day camp for children 5 to 11 includes sports, fitness, science, arts and crafts, trips, swimming lessons, and more. Adventure Camp for children 11 to 16 offers scuba diving, surfing, biking, hiking, and more. Learn more here.
Movement Classes at No Charge for Those with Parkinson’s Disease
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is partnering with the New Jersey Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to present a series of movement classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. Classes are free, March through June, at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center and the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, both in New Brunswick. Drop-ins are welcome. Details here.
Want to Update? Exchange Your Old Technology at the Rutgers Tech Store
You can trade in your old technology at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store in Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Kite+key is an Apple-authorized store that carries a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, and Asus products, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. In addition to trade-ins, cutting-edge products, and competitive pricing, kite+key offers computer repair, iPhone/iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new kite+key website (kiteandkey.rutgers.edu) coming soon. Learn more about trade-ins here or call 848-445-1127. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.
Next Treasurer’s Town Hall Meeting: February 16
The university community is invited to the treasurer’s town hall meeting on February 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Essex Rooms 231-232 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion about strategies for the renewal and consolidation of the administrative and student information systems and a report by Don Smith, vice president for information technology, regarding IT initiatives, with a special focus on wireless at Rutgers–Newark.
Nominations for Student Employee of the Year Award
Supervisors of student employees are invited to nominate exceptional student workers for the 2015 Student Employee of the Year Award. The top three students receive monetary awards and the winner has the opportunity to compete at the state, regional, and national levels as sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. The winning student is announced on April 16 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Event Ceremony, where all nominees are recognized. The deadline for nominations is February 23. Additional information and nomination forms are available here. Contact Amy Creteau, associate manager for Student Employment, at 848-932-2644, or email@example.com, with questions.