Announcements

January 18, 2017

File New Jersey Tax Returns Electronically
The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds faculty and staff that they can use NJ FastFile to file their New Jersey income tax returns electronically—either online with a PDF fill-in form or with a software package. Filers can choose direct deposit for their refunds, which is not available with paper returns. Learn more here or call 1-800-323-4400.

Study Seeks Healthy Adult Participants, Pays $750 Plus Expenses  
Reynold Panettieri, who heads the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is seeking healthy adults (18 to 50) with no history of asthma to participate in a study about PET/CT imaging and its ability to detect inflammatory lung processes. The study involves a physical examination, blood collection, a finger stick, ECG, a breathing test, questionnaire, and two PET/CT scans. Participation is over three visits taking place at the Clinical Research Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Department of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Each visit should take four and a half hours. Volunteers will receive $250 per visit, plus travel expenses. For more information, contact William Russell at 732-235-7174 or william.russell@rutgers.edu.

Participants Wanted for Study to Improve Cardiometabolic Health
Researchers from the Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the Institute for Nutrition Interventions, School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are seeking employees and students (18 to 69 ) with a body mass index ≥ 25 to participate in a research study aimed at improving cardiometabolic health. Participation involves five individual appointments with a registered dietitian over a 26-week period and using a Fitbit activity monitor to track physical activity. Individual recommendations on dietary intake and physical activity will be provided. Learn more about participating here

Study Seeks LGB Women to Participate
The Emotion and Psychopathology Lab, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking LGB women (18 or older) to participate in a research study of stress and eating. Participation involves a 65-minute in-person visit and using a smartphone app for 5 days to track stressful experiences and eating behaviors. Monetary compensation will be provided. For more information, email SelbyEMP@gmail.com or complete the prescreening survey here.

New Sakai Pop-Ups and Webinars
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. New this semester: Sakai 11 Pop-up Shops. Visit the Sakai 11 Pop-up Shop @ Livingston Student Center on January 18 (noon to 1 p.m.); the Sakai 11 Pop-up Shop @ Douglass Student Center on January 19 (noon to 1 p.m.); or the Sakai 11 Pop-up Shop @ College Avenue Student Center on January 20 (noon to 1 p.m.) to ask any questions about Sakai 11.

  In addition, the following webinars are offered January 23 to January 26: January 23, Sakai Tools: Lessons (2 to 2:30 p.m.); January 24, Using Kaltura in Sakai (10 to 10:45 a.m.); January 25, Using Kaltura Outside a Learning Management System (10 to 10:45 a.m.); and January 26, The Basics of Lecture Capture (new this semester, 11 to 11:45 a.m.), teaching basic techniques and practices to help make your lecture capture more efficient and engaging; whether for talking-head videos or narrated slideshows, this webinar will help improve the quality of your recordings. Learn more and register here.

Office of Instructional Design Workshops
The Office of Instructional Design offers the following online and in-person workshops over the next week: Intro to eCollege (January 18, online); Intro to Canvas (January 20, in-person); Managing Your Canvas Course (January 20, online); Accessibility and UDL—Images and Videos (January 23, online); and Using Voice Thread in Your Online Course (January 25, online). Learn more and register here.

“An Open Source, Transparent, and Freeware Model for Renewable Energy Transition in Europe”: January 23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences cosponsor a presentation by Jordi Sole Olle (Institute of Marine Sciences, Barcelona) entitled "An Open Source, Transparent, and Freeware Model for the Renewable Energy Transition in Europe: the MEDEAS EU Project," on January 23 at 3:45 p.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Rutgers Day 2017 Program Submissions
The program submission period for Rutgers Day, April 29, is now open. Submit a program to showcase the work of your school, department, or unit at the largest outreach event hosted by Rutgers, when thousands of New Jersey residents, alumni, prospective students, parents, and families visit Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Rutgers–Newark to learn more about their state university. Check here to learn how to participate, submit a program, download marketing materials to promote your program, and view the Rutgers Day policies. If you are new to Rutgers Day or have participated before but would like to explore new programming ideas for this year, register here to attend an information webinar on January 24 at 11 a.m. or January 25 at 3 p.m. Be sure to submit your program before the submission period ends on February 15.

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: February 18, Newark 
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts the 37th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, “City Moves: Black Urban History Since 1967,” on February 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This year, the series marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 uprisings in Newark, Detroit, and other cities by inviting a wide-ranging discussion of the past half-century of black urban history. Esteemed scholars, including Thomas J. Sugrue, Alondra Nelson, Mary Pattillo, and N.D.B. Connolly, will take stock of how far American cities have come in regaining their role as a promised land for generations of longtime residents and more recent migrants alike. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more here

TFAP Annual Day of Panels: February 18, New York City
The Feminist Art Project’s (TFAP) 11th annual Day of Panels, entitled "Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism," will take place during the College Art Association Conference at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, on February 18 from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. TFAP’s national office is located at the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This year’s event features panels, roundtables, and discussions led by indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices on the topic of art and native feminism focused on North America. Coordinators are Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Maria Hupfield, and Kat Griefen. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Learn more here.

Encourage Students to Take RU Engaged Survey
The Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service requests your help. In your contact with undergraduates, encourage them to take the online RU Engaged Survey they received this week from the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement to measure their attitudes and behavior related to civic engagement. Learn more here.

Environmental Stewards Program Helps Citizens Make a Difference
The Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program educates the public about the science behind pressing environmental issues and helps participants make a difference in their communities. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer the Environmental Stewards Program at the Earth Center, South Brunswick. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting January 25, and run until June. The cost is $250. Anyone can become an environmental steward. The classes, fieldtrips, and post-class internship do not replace a science degree but help educate citizens to address real-world environmental problems. Register and learn more here or contact Michele Bakacs at 732-398-5274 or mbakacs@rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Continues Mandela Washington Fellowship Program
For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of State has selected Rutgers to offer the six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship program in summer 2017—part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative to provide 1,000 Mandela fellows with summer training at U.S. institutions to help them improve community and economic affairs across Africa. Of the 38 participating universities, Rutgers is one of two institutions chosen to host two cohorts of 25 fellows each from sub-Saharan African government organizations, nonprofits, and private industry. Fellows will study at the civic leadership institute developed by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), the School of Social Work, and the Center for African Studies, or at the business and entrepreneurship institute developed by the GAIA Centers, Rutgers Business School, and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Learn more here.

December 14, 2016

Faculty & Staff Bulletin Resumes January 18
This is the final issue of the Faculty & Staff Bulletin for the semester. Publication will resume on January 18.

Office of Instructional Design Faculty Workshops December 15–19, January 5–11
The Office of Instructional Design, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is offering online workshops from December 15 through December 19 as follows: December 15, Accessibility and Universal Design–Math and Equations; December 15, Managing Your Canvas Course; December 16, Canvas Exams and Surveys; and December 19, Accessibility and Universal DesignCourse Management. Learn more and register here.

From January 5 through January 11, the Office of Instructional Design is offering the following online workshops: January 5, Managing Your Learning Studio Course; January 6, Intro to Canvas; January 9, Managing Your Canvas Course; and January 11, Canvas: Conferences/BigBlueButton. Learn more and register here.

Deadline Extended to December 16 for Byrne Seminar Proposals
Byrne First-Year Seminars, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites course proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty for fall 2017–spring 2018. Honoring their 10-year anniversary with the theme "Celebrating a Decade of Discovery," Byrne Seminars next year will revisit the best of their past accomplishments while exploring new ways to awaken students to the joy at the heart of all academic inquiry and research. Join the decennial celebration by proposing a Byrne seminar—new or old—that draws upon exciting research in which faculty are now engaged. The deadline for seminar proposals has been extended to December 16. Learn more and submit proposals here.

Submit Proposals for Online Learning Conference by January 15
Presentation proposals are due by January 15 for the 2017 Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference, hosted by the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies, Division of Continuing Studies. The conference takes place on March 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, Somerset, and features keynoters Mindy Hintze, director of product engagement at Instructure, and Michele Norin, Rutgers’ senior vice president and chief information officer. It serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online and hybrid learning. Previous presentation topics include available and emerging technologies, use of various learning management systems, ancillary software and sites, new instructional paradigms and pedagogical methods, assessments, virtual worlds, audio/video elements, and faculty training and resources. Submit proposals here.

TV Critic David Bianculli: January 4, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries and the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions present David Bianculli, TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air and TVWorthWatching.com and professor of TV and film history at Rowan University, to discuss his new book, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead , on January 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for one of 10 free copies of the book. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Seeking Participants for Physical Activity and Weight-Loss Study
Researchers from the Department of Kinesiology and Health, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the Institute for Nutrition Interventions, School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are seeking employees and students (18 to 69 years old) with a body mass index ≥ 25 to participate in a research study aimed at improving cardiometabolic health. Participation involves five individual appointments with a registered dietitian over a 26-week period and using a Fitbit® activity monitor to track physical activity. Individual recommendations on dietary intake and physical activity will be provided. Learn more here

Register Now for Winter UHR Learning and Development Programs
University Human Resources Learning and Development offers full-time faculty and staff more than 50 free open-registration programs and online learning opportunities each semester on a broad range of topics, including management, supervision, communication, interpersonal skills, planning, and performance management. Register now for the January to March sessions. All programs combine structured experiences, small- and large-group discussions and activities, and additional resources that complement course learning. Self-study materials and online presentations are also available. Custom programming may be requested to meet unique departmental needs. Learn more and register here or call 732-235-9500.

Apply by February 3 for IRW Interdisciplinary Seminar
The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) announces its 21st annual interdisciplinary seminar, “The Perils of Populism: Feminist Perspectives on the Current Political Crisis in the West,” running through the 201718 academic year. IRW invites applications by February 3 from faculty and advanced graduate students (ABD status required) from all disciplines, schools, and programs on all Rutgers campuses whose projects explore aspects of the theme. Learn more here

Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals near Rutgers University–New Brunswick to faculty, staff, and visitors from other Rutgers affiliates in need of temporary housing. All units are fully furnished and include kitchen and linen setups. The inventory includes studio and one- and two-bedroom units in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Occupancy restrictions apply. Utilities and internet services are provided. Leases run from the 1st or 15th day of the month and can be as short as one month or as long as a year. Learn more here.

Zimmerli Holiday-Season Hours
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, maintains regular hours throughout most of December and January. Galleries are closed on December 24, December 25, January 1, and Mondays. The Zimmerli’s administrative offices are closed December 24 through January 2. The university community is invited to view Thinking Pictures: Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection before it closes on December 31 and to attend "Art After Hours: First Tuesdays" on January 3, with curator-led tours and live music. Admission is free. Learn more here.

Savings at Rutgers Alumni Shop
For the holidays, consider gift-shopping or purchasing merchandise for yourself online at Rutgers Alumni Shop, offering significant savings all month on a wide selection of apparel and memorabilia—from hoodies and cold weather gear to pajamas and blankets.

Kite+Key Holiday Sale Continues: through December 23, Piscataway
Great deals remain available at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, through December 23. An HP Stream Netbook starts at $199. Receive 30 percent off Beats Audio products, 20 percent off gaming accessories, and up to 80 percent off select tech accessories. Kite+key offers competitive pricing, exclusive education pricing, and price matching and carries computers, tablets, and tech accessories from such brands as Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, Razer, GoPro, and Fitbit. Learn more here. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1127.

Rutgers Cinema Certificates for the Holidays
For the holiday season, consider a gift of entertainment. A $20 Rutgers Cinema movie certificate is good for 2 admissions, 2 large sodas, and 1 large popcorn. Movie certificates are available for purchase online through December 21. Submit orders here. All sales with ship within 48 hours unless otherwise notified. If you choose to pick up your order at Rutgers Cinema (the Plaza, Piscataway), call 848-445-1124. Learn more here.

December 7, 2016

Bulletin Publishing Schedule
The Faculty & Staff Bulletin published on December 14 will be the last issue of the semester. The bulletin will resume publication on January 18.

Save 20 Percent, Enroll Early for Mini-Master in Public Administration
University employees receive a 20 percent discount if they enroll by March 31 in the Rutgers Mini-Master in Public Administration (Mini-MPA™) Program, a partnership between the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG), at CELG headquarters, New Brunswick. The Mini-MPA™ is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public- and nonprofit-sector managers. Students meet five Thursdays, with the first class April 6. Learn more and register here.

Huge Book Discounts, Free Shipping at Rutgers University Press
Rutgers University Press is celebrating its 80th anniversary by offering up to 80 percent off on a large selection of books in an array of subject areas: film and media; health and medicine; New York, New Jersey, and the region; literature; science and technology; environment and ecology; education; Jewish studies; religion, spirituality, and society; race and ethnicity; urban studies; and much more. Simply browse the selection of books, place them in your shopping cart, enter the special discount code (02Save80), and enjoy free shipping with all orders. 

New Jersey HIVLinks Winter Issue
Now available for downloading is the Winter 2016 digital issue of New Jersey HIVLinks, the semiannual HIV, STD, and TB news and information journal for health professionals, published by the FXB Center at the School of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services. The articles include "Zika Virus: What New Jersey HIV and STD Providers Need to Know"; "Addressing the Opioid Crisis in New Jersey: Bridging Public Health and Law Enforcement Efforts"; "Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea"; "Health Insurance Premium Payments"; "Practice Transformation and the AETC Program: What Is It All About?"; “The Past, Present and Future of HIV Medication"; "Responding to Trauma in a Trauma-Informed Way"; and "Toward the Eradication of Hepatitis C in Patients Infected with HIV." Click here for the form to continue your digital subscription.

"Preparing a Percussion Audition" at Mason Gross: December 10, New Brunswick
"Preparing a Percussion Audition," a workshop coinciding with the start of the region, all-state, and college audition season, will be held on December 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A clinic that follows will provide feedback to help a student's performance. The clinic, which costs $55, doubles as an audition date for the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble. To register or for more information, contact the Mason Gross Extension Division at 848-932-8618. Learn more here.

Celebrating Caliburn: Supercomputer: December 15, Piscataway 
Join the celebration of the acquisition and installation of the new supercomputer at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute on December 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the CoRE Building, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Dubbed Caliburn, it is believed to be the most powerful computer system in New Jersey, ranking no. 2 among Big Ten universities and no. 8 among U.S. academic institutions. Caliburn features a unique architecture designed by Rutgers computer scientists. This event features state government officials and Rutgers leaders highlighting the value it can provide to research, education, industry, and the state. Learn more and register here.

Excel 1 and 2 Training: December 15, New Brunswick
The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education offers Microsoft Excel levels 1 and 2 training on December 15 at the former Agricultural Museum, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The level 1 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed for students seeking to learn the basic essential features of Excel worksheets. Level 2 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., is a continuation of the level 1 workshop. For each class, the fee is $90 for Rutgers employees, payable via internal purchase order, personal check, or credit card. Learn more and register for level 1 training here and level 2 training here. For internal purchase orders, call the registration department at 848-932-9271, option 2. For more information, contact Suzanne Hills at 848-932-7234. Bookmark this page for future reference and join the mailing list here.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals near Rutgers University–New Brunswick to faculty, staff, and visitors from other Rutgers affiliates in need of temporary housing. All units are fully furnished and include kitchen and linen setups. The inventory includes studio and one- and two-bedroom units in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Occupancy restrictions apply. Utilities and internet services are provided. Leases run from the 1st or the 15th day of the month and can be as short as one month or as long as a year. Learn more here.

Kite+Key for Holiday Shopping
Remember Kite+key for your holiday shopping. Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, offers competitive pricing, exclusive education pricing, and price matching. Kite+key carries computers, tablets, and tech accessories from such brands as Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, Razer, GoPro, and Fitbit. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1127.

Rutgers Cinema Certificates for the Holidays
For the holiday season, consider a gift of entertainment. A $20 Rutgers Cinema movie certificate is good for 2 admissions, 2 large sodas, and 1 large popcorn. Movie certificates are available for purchase through December 21. To submit an order, contact Jocelyne Kwiecinski at jocelyne.kwiecinski@rutgers.edu. Pick up movie certificates at Rutgers Cinema at the Plaza, Piscataway. Learn more here.

November 30, 2016

Spring Registration Open for Continuing Education in Historic Preservation
In September, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University–Camden launched a continuing education program in historic preservation, designed for those who desire a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. Classes provide fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice as well as opportunities for in-depth studies. Registration for spring classes is now open. Learn more and register here.

French Department Presents Rudy Le Menthéour: November 30, New Brunswick
The Department of French, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Rudy Le Menthéour, associate professor of French studies, Bryn Mawr College, and author of La Manufacture de Maladies and a scholarly edition on the first treatise on modern eugenics, on November 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Academic Building, Room 4190, Rutgers–New Brunswick. His lecture is titled "Seul en Son Royaume: La Jouissance Souveraine Selon Rousseau Crusoé." His articles focus on Rousseau, medical humanities, and political philosophy. Learn more here.

Kite+Key Holiday Sale: December 2, Piscataway
Attend kite+key’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Faculty and staff qualify for Apple education pricing on Apple products. On December 2 only, kite+key will offer additional discounts. Save money on such products as the new 15-inch and 13-inch Macbook Pro® with touch bar, and select iPad® and Macbook® models, with exclusives on previous-generation and custom inventory. Additional store sales include up to 85 percent off on accessories and computers, starting at $249. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Learn more here. Contact kite+key at 848-445-1127 or kiteandkey@rutgers.edu.

Douglass’s 99th Yule Log Ceremony: December 4, New Brunswick
Douglass Residential College hosts its 99th Yule Log Ceremony on December 4 at 4:45 p.m. in Voorhees Chapel, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A dessert reception will follow in the New Jersey Commuter Lounge, second floor, Douglass Student Center. Parking is available in the Douglass Parking Deck. Learn more here.

Art After Hours: December 6, New Brunswick
The next Art After Hours: First Tuesdays at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, spotlights Circa 1866: European Prints from the Collection, with curator-led tours of the exhibition on December 6. The artists on view represent a new generation working in France and England during a pivotal era of artistic innovation. Several of these works have been part of the Zimmerli’s collection since it was founded in 1966 as the Rutgers University Art Gallery. The evening features live music by the Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensemble, directed by Victor Lewis. Art After Hours is open to the public, offering free admission and complimentary refreshments from 5 to 9 p.m. Learn more here

Online Sakai Workshop: December 6
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on December 6 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., participants receive an introduction to the Gradebook tool in Sakai 11, learn how to set up and manage their Gradebook, enter grades, and more. Learn more and register here.

Annual Faraday Holiday Children’s Lecture: December 9–11, Piscataway
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its popular holiday spectacular: the 19th annual Faraday Holiday Children’s Lecture, on December 9, 10, and 11, at the Physics Lecture Hall, Piscataway. The shows are based on the tradition of famous British physicist Michael Faraday, whose work in the early 1800s laid the foundation for the electric motor and electrical generation. Designed to dazzle and capture the imaginations of young and old alike, demonstrations feature such spectacles as real flowers frozen to the point where they shatter like glass, exploding hydrogen balloons, a person lying on a bed of nails, and a fire extinguisher used to rocket a person across the room. Rutgers’ version is produced by Mark Croft, a physics professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, and physics support specialist Dave Maiullo. The shows are open to the public. Early arrival is advised to ensure seating. Admission and parking are free; no passes required. Overflow seating will be available in a nearby classroom with a video link to the show. Learn more and check show times here.

The 2016 Election: What Happened?: December 9, Piscataway
Patrick Murray, Monmouth University Polling Institute's founding director, will speak on December 9 at noon in the dean's conference room, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Piscataway. Lunch will be available. Contributions for the lunch may be made at the meeting. The event is sponsored by the RWJMS Retired Faculty Association.

Celebrating Caliburn: Supercomputer: December 15, Piscataway
Join the celebration of the acquisition and installation of the new supercomputer at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute on December 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the CoRE building, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Dubbed Caliburn, it is believed to be the most powerful computer system in New Jersey, ranking no. 2 among Big Ten universities and no. 8 among U.S. academic institutions. Caliburn features a unique architecture designed by Rutgers computer scientists. This event features state government officials and Rutgers leaders highlighting the value it can provide to research, education, industry, and the state. Learn more and register here.

Pre-College Program Information
Searching for that perfect holiday gift for the K12 students in your life? Consider a pre-college program experience at Rutgers. Explore the Office of Enrollment Management’s pre-college directory and browse more than 100 programs from a variety of schools and departments universitywide. Offerings include for-credit courses, college access programs, sports and arts camps, and more. Learn more here. For questions or additional information, contact Lauren Olsen at lauren.olsen@rutgers.edu.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals near Rutgers University–New Brunswick to faculty, staff, and visitors from other Rutgers affiliates in need of temporary housing. All units are fully furnished and include kitchen and linen setups. The inventory includes studio and one- and two-bedroom units in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Occupancy restrictions apply. Utilities and internet services are provided. Leases run from the 1st or the 15th day of the month and can be as short as one month or as long as a year. Learn more here.

November 23, 2016

Rutgers 250 Digital Mosaic
The Rutgers University Alumni Association celebrated Rutgers’ 250th anniversary with an online mosaic featuring 250 years of photos from across all university locations and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. During the past year, more than 5,000 Rutgers alumni, students, faculty, staff members, and friends submitted pictures of their favorite scarlet memories. View the photos and search for yours here.

Kite+Key Holiday Sale: December 2, Piscataway
Attend kite+key’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Faculty and staff qualify for Apple education pricing on Apple products. On December 2 only, kite+key will offer additional discounts. Save money on such products as the new 15-inch and 13-inch Macbook Pro® with touch bar, and select iPad® and Macbook® models, with exclusives on previous-generation and custom inventory. Additional store sales include up to 85 percent off on accessories and computers, starting at $249. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Learn more here. Contact kite+key at 848-445-1127 or kiteandkey@rutgers.edu.

Youth, Adult Auditions at Mason Gross Extension Division
The following ensemble programs at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division are open for auditions: Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble, Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Music at Mason Gross for youth or adults. Additionally, the Rutgers Children's Choir and Scarlet Singers will hold auditions on January 18 for students in grades 3 through 12. Learn more here or call 848-932-8618.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Ross Gay: November 30, New Brunswick
The Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Ross Gay in its Writers at Rutgers Reading Series on November 30 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room, College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Gay is the author of Against WhichBringing the Shovel Down, and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Learn more here 

Online Sakai Workshop: December 1
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on December 1 from 2 to 2:30 p.m., participants receive an introduction to the Gradebook tool in Sakai 11. Participants will learn how to set up and manage their Gradebook, how to enter grades, and more. Learn more and register here.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals near Rutgers University–New Brunswick to faculty, staff, and visitors from other Rutgers affiliates in need of temporary housing. All units are fully furnished and include kitchen and linen setups. The inventory includes studio and one- and two-bedroom units in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Occupancy restrictions apply. Utilities and internet services are provided. Leases run from the 1st or the 15th day of the month and can be as short as one month or as long as a year. Learn more here.

November 16, 2016

Attend Kite+Key Appy Hour, Receive Gift Card: November 16, Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts an Appy Hour on November 16 from noon to 1 p.m. with Dell campus ambassador Fred Kim. Learn how to navigate and use new features within Windows 10 and receive a $10 kite+key gift card for attending. To RSVP, call 848-445-1127, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or click here. In addition, mark your calendar for kite+key’s annual holiday sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sale will include doorbusters and huge storewide savings. 

Art and Architecture Film Series Continues: November 16, Piscataway
The Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside, and the history behind, some of the world's most beautiful works of art, continues on November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema, Piscataway, with Saint Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. Tickets are $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

IRW Lecture Series: November 17, New Brunswick
The third lecture in the Institute for Research on Women’s 2016–17 Distinguished Lecture Series—Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis—will be presented on November 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, preceded by a 4 p.m. reception. Carol Cohn (Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, University of Massachusetts) will discuss “Why Is It So Hard to Get Women to the Peace Table? And Why Is That Not Even the Right Question?” The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Rutgers Athletic Merchandise Sale: November 18, Piscataway
Buy your holiday gifts now. Rutgers athletic merchandise is going on sale; some items will be reduced by as much as 50 percent. Stop by the tent outside High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus, Piscataway, on November 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a wide selection of items. Rutgers faculty and staff receive an additional 20 percent discount with a valid university ID.

Music at the Museum: November 20, New Brunswick
Music at the Museum, a monthly weekend concert series at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick—featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division—continues on November 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. "Sculpture in Wood" will feature works by Rüdiger Pawassar, Russell Hartenberger, Gordon Stout, and Robert "Tigger" Benford for marimba and percussion, performed by Peter Saleh with all-star alumni of the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble from the past 12 years. Each concert is preceded by a brief talk related to the performance theme. Learn more here.

November 9, 2016

Annual New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign
Each year, contributions made through the New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign by Rutgers employees help support programs and services of charities nationwide and worldwide. This year’s campaign has begun and runs through December 16. Employees can donate by payroll deduction, e-check, or one-time paper check. Learn more and make contributions here.

Accepting Female Faculty Applications for OASIS
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen/WiSEM) is accepting applications through November 21 for the 2016–2017 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. Workshops will take place one Friday per month during the spring semester from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. OASIS also includes peer-learning activities and one-on-one coaching. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here

Seeking Nonheterosexual Women for Research Study
The Rutgers Emotion and Psychopathology (EMP) Lab, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking nonheterosexual women 18 or older to participate in a research study about stress and eating. Participation involves a 65-minute in-person visit and using a smartphone app for 5 days to track stressful experiences and eating behaviors. Monetary compensation will be provided. For more information, email SelbyEMP@gmail.com. Complete the prescreening survey here.

Little Shop of Horrors: November 10–13, Piscataway
The Livingston Theatre Company presents its first show of the 2016–17 season, the classic Little Shop of Horrors, with five performances in Livingston Hall in the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, on November 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m. and November 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets (ranging from $8 to $12) here.

“Fair Rebels? Fair Trade Coffee Production and the Challenges of Making Livable Worlds”: November 11, Piscataway
The speaker series in the Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Lindsay Naylor, University of Delaware, to present "Fair Rebels? Fair Trade Coffee Production and the Challenges of Making Livable Worlds" on November 11 at 3 p.m. in Tillett Hall, Piscataway. Learn more here.

Drop In to Mason Gross Extension Division: November 12, New Brunswick
Searching for an art or music class for your youngster or a piano or guitar teacher for your teen? The Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, can help. Drop in to the Extension Division on November 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about available programs, meet instructors, and observe a lesson. Learn more here.

Graduate and Professional School Open House: November 12, New Brunswick
Attend the Graduate and Professional School Open House on November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Representatives from Rutgers’ graduate and professional degree programs will be available to discuss areas of study and the admissions process. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the student center and gym. Learn more here.

Attend Kite+Key Appy Hour, Receive Gift Card: November 16, Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts an Appy Hour on November 16 from noon to 1 p.m. with Dell campus ambassador Fred Kim. Learn how to navigate and use new features within Windows 10 and receive a $10 kite+key gift card for attending. To RSVP, call 848-445-1127, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or click here. In addition, mark your calendar for kite+key’s annual holiday sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The sale will include doorbusters and huge storewide savings. 

Sakai Online Workshop: Using Kaltura: November 17
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on November 17 from 2 to 3 p.m., participants will learn how to use My Media and Media Gallery within your Sakai site. Learn more and register here.

At the Zimmerli: Winners & Losers: A Pop-Up Museum: November 17, New Brunswick
Show and tell is no longer just for kids. Attend a one-night-only exhibition, Winners and Losers: A Pop-Up Museum, cosponsored by the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and coLAB Arts on November 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zimmerli. Bring an item connected to the theme of winners and losers to display among treasured items from other members of the campus and New Brunswick communities, such as a trophy won in eighth grade, a memento from a long-lost love, an election bumper sticker, or anything else that comes to mind. The program is free and open to the public, with complimentary refreshments. Email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu with any questions. Learn more here.

2nd Annual Rutgers Giving Day: November 29
Scarlet is more than a color; it’s a deep lifelong feeling of community and pride. The second annual Rutgers Giving Day on November 29, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is an opportunity for the Rutgers community to demonstrate what it can accomplish together. On Rutgers Giving Day, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends will “paint the day scarlet” by giving to their favorite Rutgers causes. Through social media challenges, participants will have opportunities to earn additional funds for the areas they want to support. Follow @RutgersU on Twitter to stay connected throughout the day. Register here for Rutgers Giving Day reminders and check back on November 29 to make a gift to the Rutgers cause that means the most to you. Spread the word using #RUGivingDay.

First-Run Movies for Less at Rutgers Cinema
Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is a state-of-the-art digital theater providing first-run movies at a discounted rate, staff-friendly showtimes daily within the 5 p.m. hour, and discounted menu prices as well as special events. Catch a matinee movie before 6 p.m. for $5 with RU ID, $7 for the general public. Evening movie tickets are $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for others. View showtimes and purchase tickets here. Contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124.

November 2, 2016

Art and Architecture Film Series Debut: November 2, Piscataway
An Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside, and the history behind, some of the world's most beautiful works of art, begins November 2 at 5:30 p.m. and continues on alternating Wednesdays through November at Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Films include Florence and the Uffizi Gallery and Saint Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. Tickets are $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

Online Sakai Workshops: November 8 and November 11
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on November 8 from 2 to 2:30 p.m., participants receive an introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai 11 and learn how to create a Lessons page, add columns and content, set prerequisites, and use these pages effectively.  In an online workshop focusing on the Tests and Quizzes tools on November 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., participants will be instructed how to set up, create, and manage online assessments that may take the form of an exam, practice exercise, or survey. Learn more and register here.

New Jersey Tap Ensemble and History of Tap Dancing: November 9, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents the New Jersey Tap Ensemble in an overview of the history of tap dancing—its roots and definition and contributions of African Americans to the art form; the impact of the Golden Age of Harlem, known as the Harlem Renaissance; Duke Ellington's legacy and the 20th century renaissance of tap—on November 9 at 7 p.m. in Bradley Hall Theater, Rutgers University–Newark. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Sandra Harding: “Sciences from Below: The New Proper Scientific Self”: November 10, New Brunswick 
Sandra Harding, author and distinguished research professor at UCLA with scholarly interests in the philosophy of science and feminist and postcolonial theory, presents a lecture “Sciences from Below: The New Proper Scientific Self” on November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Albers-Schonberg Room, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is hosted by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Douglass Residential College, and the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science. Learn more here [PDF].

Celebrating Composer Robert Moevs: November 13, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Rutgers University Libraries present "The Legacy of Robert Moevs," a free concert celebrating the modernist composer who taught at Rutgers from 1964 to 1991, on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, inside Mortensen Hall, on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The concert features works by the late Moevs as well as by composer and sound artist Judith Shatin (a Douglass College alumna, member of the Douglass Society, and student of Moevs's) and Steven Kemper, assistant professor of music technology and composition at Mason Gross. The New York City-based American Modern Ensemble will perform Moevs’s String Quartet No. 1 (1959), Shatin’s Elijah’s Chariot (1995) for string quartet and electronics, and Kemper’s Rhythmanalysis I: New Brunswick, a piece for string quartet and electronics that was newly commissioned by the Moevs family. A reception sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries will follow the concert. Learn more here.

Youth Jazz Ensemble Workshop: November 15, New Brunswick
Jazz students ages 11 to 18 are invited to attend a Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble workshop and auditions on November 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Ensemble director David Miller and assistant director William Macirowski will help students expand their jazz vocabulary using blues scale, chord outlining, and bebop scales. For more information, call the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at 848-932-8616. Learn more and register here.

Attend Kite+Key Appy Hour, Receive Gift Card: November 16, Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts an Appy Hour on November 16 from noon to 1 p.m. with Dell campus ambassador Fred Kim. Learn how to navigate and use new features within Windows 10 and receive a $10 kite+key gift card for attending. To RSVP, call 848-445-1127, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or click here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: November 17, Piscataway
Help celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week when the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and Women in Engineering, Piscataway, jointly present three enterprising women in New Jersey’s past and present on November 17 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the CoRE Building, Room 701, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Learn about the woman behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and gain insights into growing a business and perfecting your style. Learn more and register here.  

RBHS Newark Goes Tobacco-Free November 17
Beginning November 17, the entire Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Newark campus, including University Hospital (UH), will be tobacco-free. That also means free of electronic smoking devices. For anyone who may need help giving up smoking, note the following free programs available at UH: Group sessions, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466, Gladys Martinez, 973-972-5458, or Alejandro Canelo Villafana, 973-972-5853; One-on-One Counseling, contact Monica Hanna, 973-972-9000; and Lunch and Learn, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Email rdcoffey@docs.rutgers.edu for more information.

October 26, 2016

UBHC Tribute to Its Peer Supporters
On the occasion of Global Peer Supporter Celebration Day, October 20, Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) recognized the unique contributions, courage, and strength of its many staff who contribute their lived experiences and recovery stories to the people UBHC serves. View UBHC’s video tribute here

“Conflict, Encounter, and Interfaith Dialogue in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”: October 26, Newark
The symposium “Conflict, Encounter, and Interfaith Dialogue in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” joins scholars from across disciplines to present work that showcases the breadth of exciting scholarship in this area and to generate dialogue, on October 26 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in the Essex Room, 231, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. This event, planned as part of an initiative to promote Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Rutgers University–Newark, officially launches the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Learn more here

New Brunswick Music Scene Archive's First Anniversary Event: October 27, New Brunswick
Help celebrate New Brunswick Music Scene Archive’s first anniversary by attending a panel discussion and exhibit on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Panelists include Brandon Stosuy, editor-in-chief, Kickstarter's The Creative Independent; Amy Saville, vocalist and guitarist, New Brunswick-based Prosolar Mechanics, and author, Hub City Romance series; Kelli Kalikas, studio co-owner and show promoter at In the West recording studio, New Brunswick; and John Terry, former New Brunswick basement show promoter, record label owner, and musician. Learn more here.

Online Workshop on Sakai’s Lessons Tool: October 28
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on October 28 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., participants receive an introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai 11 and learn how to create a Lessons page, add columns and content, set prerequisites, and use these pages effectively. Learn more and register here.

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra's New Season: October 30, New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra kicks off a new season of reframing classical music with “Beginnings” on October 30 at 3 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This salon series introduces visitors to what inspires the performers, their art, and their process. Orchestra members perform short theme-based works mixed with tastings, wine pours, and conversation in an informal atmosphere. The program is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Rutgers–Camden Hosts International Conference on Cuba
Rutgers University–Camden hosts U.S. and Cuban academic experts and scholars at an international conference on Cuba, “Sustainable Community Development and STEAM Fields: What We Can Learn from a Changing Cuba,” from October 31 through November 3, at the Camden Campus Center. The week begins with a public conference and continues with faculty collaboration meetings and site visits to community projects. This collaboration culminates in a strengthened relationship between Rutgers University and the University of Havana, including a spring trip to Cuba. Learn more and register here.

Art and Architecture Film Series 
An Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside, and the history behind, some of the world's most beautiful works of art, begins November 2 at 5:30 p.m. and continues on alternating Wednesdays through November at Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Films include Florence and the Uffizi Gallery and Saint Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. Tickets are $7.50 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

IRW Lecture Series: “Playing on Insecurities”: November 3, New Brunswick
The second lecture in the 2016–17 Distinguished Lecture Series of the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University–New Brunswick—Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis—will be presented on November 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick, preceded by a 4 p.m. reception. Felicity D. Scott (Columbia University) will discuss “Playing on Insecurities.” Learn more here.

Author of So What Are You Going to Do with That? Discusses Career Opportunities: November 4, New Brunswick
Recognizing the many career opportunities for master’s and doctoral degree students outside academia, graduate faculty universitywide, in collaboration with the Graduate School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present Maggie Debelius, a Georgetown University professor and coauthor of So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, to address students on November 4 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the Rutgers Academic Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

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Rutgers 250 All-Star Lunch Event: November 4, New Brunswick 
Attend a five-course luncheon featuring Rutgers 250 all-star varieties of plants and shellfish, followed by a special program, hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station on November 4, beginning at 11 a.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Speakers include Rutgers breeders Jim Simon and Tom Molnar, who will provide insight on the development of new varieties (such as downy mildew-resistant basil and Eastern Filbert Blight-resistant hazelnut trees); Douglas H. Fisher, secretary, New Jersey Department of Agriculture; and New Jersey food industry entrepreneur Theresa Viggiano. Preregistration is required. Register and learn more here.

Rutgers Football Hosts Teachers: November 5, Piscataway
Rutgers Football is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day for the November 5 home game against Indiana. All New Jersey educators and their families can purchase tickets discounted to $35 in the end zone or $50 in the upper sideline section. Contact Travis Sheehan at 732-907-1580 or Robert Szeluga at 732-907-1575 for more information. Learn more here.

Youth Jazz Ensemble Workshop and Audition: November 15, New Brunswick
Jazz students 11 to 18 years old are invited to attend a free improvisation workshop presented by the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division on November 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The workshop, taught by Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble director David Miller and assistant director William Macirowski, is designed to expand students’ jazz vocabulary using the blues scale, chord outlining, and bebop scales. Participation will be considered as an audition for students wishing to join the Youth Jazz Ensemble. RSVP is required. RSVP here and email dsilverstein@masongross.rutgers.edu to confirm workshop participation. Learn more here.

Accepting Female Faculty Applications for OASIS through November 21
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen/WiSEM) is accepting applications through November 21 for the 2016–2017 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. Workshops will take place one Friday per month during the spring semester from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. OASIS also includes peer-learning activities and one-on-one coaching. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here

Kite+Key Annual Holiday Sale: December 2
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will conduct its annual holiday sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To contact kite+key, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Email rdcoffey@docs.rutgers.edu for more information.

RBHS Newark Goes Tobacco-Free November 17
Beginning November 17, the entire Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Newark campus, including University Hospital (UH), will be tobacco-free. That also means free of electronic smoking devices. For anyone who may need help giving up smoking, note the following free programs available at UH: Group sessions, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466, Gladys Martinez, 973-972-5458, or Alejandro Canelo Villafana, 973-972-5853; One-on-One Counseling, contact Monica Hanna, 973-972-9000; and Lunch and Learn, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466.

October 19, 2016

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Paul Robeson Film Festival Continues: Piscataway
The Cinema Studies Program is currently hosting the Paul Robeson Film Festival with films featuring the university's esteemed alumnus—actor, singer, and activist Paul Robeson—at Rutgers Cinema, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The festival is free and open to the public. View titles and show times here.

Accepting Female Faculty Applications for OASIS
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen/WiSEM) is accepting applications through November 21 for the 2016–2017 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. Workshops will take place one Friday per month during the spring semester from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. OASIS also includes peer-learning activities and one-on-one coaching. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here

Register for Daylong Symposium on Aesthetics and the Life Sciences: October 21, New Brunswick
On October 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, this public symposium will bring together scientists, artists, educators, historians, and anthropologists to celebrate the interconnections between the arts and the life sciences. Highlights include an animated keynote performance by Dance Exchange and a panel discussion on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and education. Learn more and register here.

Sonographers Highlight Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
During the week of October 24 through October 28, sonographers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, will draw attention to Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month with a series of activities near the cafeteria. Sonographers will present posters and trivia boards and answer the public’s questions about the field of ultrasound. 

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From the Boarding House to the Board Room: October 26, New Brunswick
Join the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium for the premiere of the film From the Boarding House to the Board Room: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers, on October 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A conversation with award-winning film director June Cross follows. The film highlights the multiple layers of Rutgers’ ongoing transformation, from the campaign to create a separate coordinate women’s college to the first female students to enter Rutgers College. Learn more here.

Author Elizabeth Kolbert: October 26, New Brunswick
Attend a reading with author Elizabeth Kolbert on October 26 at 8 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change who traveled from Alaska to Greenland and visited top scientists to get to the heart of the debate over global warming. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, about mass extinctions that weaves intellectual and natural history with reporting in the field, was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year. Learn more here.

Workshop to Identify Fulbright Grant Opportunities: October 27, New Brunswick
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty and administrators grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars around the world. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people of other countries. On October 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a workshop conducted by faculty and staff to help you identify and pursue an appropriate Fulbright opportunity. Learn more here.

Special Grand Rounds: The Phantom of the Opera: October 27, New Brunswick
Attend a special Grand Rounds event, presenting Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera as a fictional case study of mood disorders, on October 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. The presentation will identify and discuss five scenes from the musical, each of which will be presented as a first-person account from Broadway star Julia Udine in character as Christine Daaé and a third-person perspective through the lens of psychiatrist Anthony Tobia. Learn more here.

Annual Jewish Film Festival: October 30November 13
The 17th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival will run from October 30 through November 13 at three new festival venues: AMC Loews New Brunswick, Rutgers Business School (Piscataway), and Princeton Garden Theatre. The festival features dramatic and documentary films from around the world and most screenings feature guest speakers, including filmmakers and scholars. Learn more here.

Laura Anderson Barbata Artist Lecture and Performance: November 1 and 2, New Brunswick
Join the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on November 1 at 5 p.m. for a reception in honor of Laura Anderson Barbata, the 2016–17 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist, followed by her lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Barbata’s work focuses on participatory art initiatives that document communities and traditions, using storied art forms as platforms for social change, contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Her solo exhibition is on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, through December 16. On November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Alexander Library, the Scholarly Communication Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Barbata presents La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana, consisting of multidisciplinary works by her to commemorate, explore, and address issues related to Pastrana, an indigenous woman from Mexico born with hypertrichosis terminalis and gingival hyperplasia who took part in 19th-century exhibition tours in North America and Europe. Learn more here.

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Kirkpatrick Choir and Glee Club: "Rutgers, Then and Now": November 5, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and Rutgers University Glee Club present "Rutgers, Then and Now," a celebration of Charter Day 250 with music from the university's past and present, on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Featured works include Franz Josef Haydn’s Missa Cellensis and faculty member Tarik O'Regan’s Turn. Tickets: $10 for Rutgers alumni and employees and senior citizens; $5 for students, and $15 for the general public. Learn more here.

Universitywide Compliance Training: November 9
The Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance invites faculty, staff, and students to Compliance Grand Rounds II on November 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This training is another opportunity to earn 1 mandatory compliance training credit by attending in lieu of a single mandatory web-based training module. The guest speaker is New Jersey’s director of homeland security, Christopher Rodriguez, who will address “Cybersecurity in Healthcare” at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rooms B963 and B965, Newark, with the event streamed to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Education Building, Room 102, and the Camden Campus Center, South ABC Conference Room. Preregister here. Contact Juakena Johnson at 973-972-1334 or johnsojl@ca.rutgers.edu with questions.

Open Textbook Network Workshop: November 18, New Brunswick
Attend the Open Textbook Network Workshop, hosted by Rutgers University Libraries, on November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in Alexander Library, Pane Room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Open Textbook Network, a national alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks, will lead the workshop. Faculty attending will learn more about the pedagogical benefits of open textbooks and about open textbooks in their field. They also will have an opportunity to review an existing open textbook and receive a $200 stipend. Teleconferencing will be available in other locations. Lunch will be provided to on-site participants. Register here.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Learn about room rental rates and make online reservations here

Teacher Certification Changes
Teacher certification in New Jersey is undergoing significant change. To meet these new demands, the Rutgers University–Camden Teacher Prep Program (TPP) requirements are also changing as of the fall 2018 semester. Coursework on advisement sheets is valid only for those that have been officially admitted to the TPP no later than September 30, 2017, and have all courses completed by fall 2018. To be admitted, one needs a 3.0 Rutgers GPA, passing Praxis Core scores, and an appointment with the TPP staff no later than September 30, 2017. For more information, contact the TPP at 856-225-6051 to schedule an appointment. Learn more here.

CCLC Name Change Coming
Children's Creative Learning Center, Rutgers’ on-site childcare provider in Newark and Piscataway, announced its parent company’s new brand: KinderCare Education at Work. This brand joins KinderCare, a well-known name in early childhood education, with the company’s suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees. As a result, the name of the on-campus early-learning centers will transition. Learn more here.

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