Announcements

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.

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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.

October 12, 2016

Free Flu Vaccine
Occupational Health is in the process of dispensing free flu vaccine for all staff and faculty. Learn more and view the vaccine calendar here.

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Mobile App Offers Rutgers 250 Quiz
Download the new Rutgers 250 mobile app, then prove your mastery of Rutgers history: take the Rutgers 250 Quiz and be entered to win a copy of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait—a beautifully illustrated book with more than 200 new and archival photographs, listed for $70. Weekly drawings will be held until November 11, 2016. With the Rutgers 250 app, you can take the celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary with you. Be a virtual tourist through Rutgers’ three main locations. Sync up with Rutgers 250 events through the rest of the celebration with a Calendar of Events

Brief Survey for Online Faculty
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies wants to know the type of training our online faculty members need. If you teach online or hybrid courses at Rutgers, take a couple of moments to complete a seven-question training needs survey to assess how, where, when, and on what topics you would like training materials delivered. Complete the survey here to help make sure your training needs are met. Contact Emily Ravenwood at eravenwood@docs.rutgers.edu with questions.

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

Take Survey for Proposed New Brunswick Bike Share Program
The entire Rutgers University–New Brunswick community is urged to participate in a brief survey, conducted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, about the proposed regional bike share program. The program would allow users to pick up and ride bicycles for a short period of time for a fee, then return them to a hub or within a radius. The survey takes less than five minutes. Take the survey here.

Register for Sakai Training
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology offers training on the various tools in the Sakai learning management system. The webinars provide training on the newly enhanced functionality of Sakai 11, including the following tools: Creating a Sakai Course Site, Managing Your Sakai Site, Utilizing Communication Tools in Sakai, and Assignments. Learn more and register 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.

Movies for Less at Rutgers Cinema
Catch an early movie for less. Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, now offers daily matinee prices before 6 p.m.: $5 with RU ID, $7 for the general public. Rutgers Cinema offers staff-friendly daily show times within the 5 p.m. hour and weekend show times within the noon hour. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Shop Kilmer's Market, Save 10 Percent
Kilmer's Market, a gourmet market and grocer, offers faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on your entire purchase. Located at the Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, it is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Kilmer's Market at 848-445-0106.

"From Russia with Love": Music at the Museum: October 16, New Brunswick
Music at the Museum, a free monthly weekend concert series featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, begins on October 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick. "From Russia with Love" will be presented with works by Shostakovich, Hummel, Rachmaninov, and Aliabiev performed by Yevgeny Morozov, piano; Tatyana Kebuladze, piano; I-Yun Tu, flute; and Jordan Enzinger, cello. Learn more here.

At Eagleton: A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign: October 17
On October 17 at 7 p.m., the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Edward Larson, the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in law and university professor of history, Pepperdine University, who will discuss his book, A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign. Join Larson for a look back at our nation's revolutionary beginnings and a Q&A session about the relevance to today's campaigns. Register and learn more here.

FBI Special Event on Emerging Biological Threats: October 18, New Brunswick
Rutgers and the New Jersey BioPharma Networking Group present FBI Special Agent Scott Nawrocki on October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Student Center, room 202, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Nawrocki will provide an unclassified briefing on emerging biological risks and threats, discussing suspicious-activity indicators, insider-threat awareness, and case studies involving biological materials. Clifton Lacy, director, Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, will welcome the group. Register here

At Eagleton: "The White House-Capitol Connection: An Insider's View": October 20, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Katie Beirne Fallon, former White House director of legislative affairs under President Obama, on October 20 at 7 p.m. Beirne Fallon also has served as the deputy communications director at the White House, as well as staff director of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center. Register and learn more here.

An Evening of "Culinary Health and Wellness": October 27, New Brunswick
Faculty and staff are invited to attend an evening of “Culinary Health and Wellness” on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The evening will include a cooking demonstration and three-course meal paired with New Jersey wines. Attendees will learn about techniques used in healthy cuisines and nutritional benefits of the foods served and hear about the latest research in diet and health. Learn more and register here.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert: October 30, New Brunswick
The Music Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free faculty chamber music concert on October 30 at 2 p.m. in Shindell Choral Hall, New Brunswick. Thirteen faculty members will perform works including Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone by Francis Poulenc, Varied Trio for Violin, Piano, and Percussion by Lou Harrison, Sonata “Saint Mark” for Brass Quintet by Tomaso Albinoni, and Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano Op. 40 by Carl Frühling. Learn more here.

October 5, 2016

Rutgers Dental Practice Opens in New Brunswick
Rutgers Health University Dental Associates has opened a new faculty practice in New Brunswick, blocks from the Old Queens campus, at 135 Somerset Street, where staff, faculty, and students are welcome. In a modern attractive private-practice setting, dentists and specialists who teach at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine treat patients directly, rather than overseeing students. The New Brunswick practice joins the Rutgers Health University Dental Associates practice in Newark at the Doctors Office Center. In both locations, practitioners provide a full range of expert care, from family dentistry to complex specialty needs. Rutgers Health University Dental Associates accepts most insurance plans. For appointments, call 732-235-5050 in New Brunswick or 973-972-2444 in Newark. Rutgers Health is creating the most comprehensive academic health care provider organization with access to patient care, innovative treatment, and leading experts from Rutgers. Learn more about University Dental Associates here.

At Zimmerli, THE MASTER PLAN
On view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is THE MASTER PLAN or In Between the Big Bang and Modern Art Is the Restroom, by MacArthur Award-winning artist Fred Wilson, the first time it is being exhibited in its entirety. Excerpted from traditional collection care terminology, visitor services signage, and gallery layouts from visitor orientation maps of 18 European and North American museums of anthropology, art, cultural or natural history, THE MASTER PLAN provides an opportunity for viewers to gain deeper awareness of the influential institutions that are entrusted with the conservation and understanding of human kind through history, culture, and artifacts. In 2004 Wilson was invited by the Brodsky Center to create a work where this suite of 22 photogravures was completed in 2009. 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.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

Psycho: October 7 and October 8: Piscataway
Celebrate Rutgers Cinema's second weekend of Halloweenfest with Psycho. Due to demand, Rutgers Cinema will present Psycho on October 7 and October 8 at 10 p.m. Halloweenfest continues at Rutgers Cinema, Piscataway, on Saturdays at 10 p.m. throughout October. Attend all five Halloweenfest films and receive two free movie tickets and a combo 2 (includes one jumbo popcorn and two large drinks). Attend four Halloweenfest films and receive one free movie ticket and a combo 1 (includes one jumbo popcorn and one large drink). Offer will be valid on any movie at a future date. Rutgers Cinema tickets are $7 with a Rutgers ID, $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets and learn more at here. Contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124.

Drop-in at Mason Gross Extension Division: October 8, New Brunswick
Looking for a music teacher? Getting ready to start ballet lessons? Drop in at the Extension Division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe classes and programs. Drop-in days allow prospective students to observe classes, ensembles, or a particular instructor in action before registering or scheduling a trial lesson. Learn more here.

Department of French Presents Visiting Professor Arnaud Rykner: October 11, New Brunswick 
The Department of French, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents visiting professor Arnaud Rykner (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle–Paris 3) to offer “L’adaptation face à la critique des dispositifs: Balzac au théâtre et au cinéma,” on October 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Academic Building, Room 4190, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Rykner, also a playwright, stage director, and essayist, is a specialist of the "nouveau roman" who has published scholarly works on literature and theater and directed stage productions of works by Nathalie Sarraute, Dominique Hubin, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Bernard-Marie Koltès. A reception follows the presentation. Learn more here.

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