Announcements

March 22, 2017

2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductions: May 6, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct four individuals into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 6 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, beginning at 6 p.m. The 30th annual awards ceremony will commemorate these Rutgers graduates and their accomplishments in philanthropy and economic development, neurological and genetic research, marine construction and tunneling, and digital media and technology. The honorees are Ray Chambers, School of Business, 1964; Alice Lazzarini, Graduate SchoolNew Brunswick, 1976, 1996; Richard Weeks, School of Engineering, 1950; and SY Lau, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, 2004. Join in celebrating the accomplishments of alumni who have helped to make the world better and brighter. Learn more about them and register for the event here.

Volunteer for University Commencement
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University's 251st Anniversary Commencement on May 14. Become a commencement ambassador volunteer and invite your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer, too. All ambassadors will receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, a thank you gift, a light buffet breakfast, snacks, and entry into a volunteer raffle. Click here to register as a commencement ambassador.

Commencement Parking Registration Open Through April 17
Members of Rutgers’ Class of 2017 are eligible to receive up to two free commencement parking passes for themselves and guests, but only if they register online at commencement.rutgers.edu before April 17 at 9 a.m. Find out more about registration, mass transportation available that day, and other important details here

Rutgers–Newark Classes to Improve Teaching Skills
Staying on top of your game as an effective college instructor requires constant attention to what drives student learning. But unlike K12 education, higher education has not had the kind of professional development infrastructure needed to support faculty members in making evidence-based refinements to their teaching. That is why Rutgers University–Newark has launched a five-year partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to train and credential instructional faculty through ACUE’s course in "Effective Teaching Practices." Click here for more information.

Poison Prevention Reminder
During this National Poison Prevention Week, a reminder: Anything can be a poison if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person. People of all ages and pets are at risk. When the unexpected happens, call the poison center, NJPIES/NJ Poison Center (part of Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School), for immediate expert help. Program the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) as a contact in your cell phone. For more prevention information, click here and follow NJPIES on Facebook and Twitter.

Screening: Starving the BeastThe Battle Over Public University Funding: March 23, Piscataway 
With a valid RU ID, attend a free screening of Starving the Beast, a documentary by Steve Mims that sheds light on the national debate over funding of public higher education, on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema, the Plaza, Piscataway. Free popcorn and soda are included. The event is sponsored by the America Converges Here initiative, Graduate School–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Graduate School of Education’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Program, and Rutgers University Libraries.

Music Together: March 25–June 17, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross Extension Division is offering a 10-week session of Music Together® beginning March 25. Music Together is an internationally recognized research-based music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who care for them. Two classes are offered on Saturdays, 9:15 or 10:15 a.m. For more information, call the Extension Division at 848-932-8618 or click here.

Public Information Session for Rutgers Police Accreditation: March 27, Piscataway
In its continuing effort to enhance its capabilities and improve service to the university community, the Rutgers University Police Department is seeking re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA representatives will visit the university and seek comment from the community. There will be a public information session on March 27 at 4 p.m. at the Rutgers Visitor Center, Piscataway. The team will also take comments by phone and can be reached at 848-932-4949 between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 27. The nationally recognized CALEA accreditation program requires agencies to comply with nearly 500 standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Click here for more information. 

Golda Meir: A Biographical Sketch: March 27, New Brunswick
The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Pnina Lahav, a core faculty member of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University. Drawing on her current book project, Golda Meir: Through the Gender Lens, Lahav explores Meir’s leadership, her political ideology, how she reconciled career and family, and her position on women’s equality and the women’s movement, on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. RSVP here

“Seinfeld and Aging”: March 27, New Brunswick
Attend the first David J. Stern Annual Lecture on Innovations in Social Work and Gerontology, “Seinfeld and Aging,” on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This lecture by Mark Lachs, director of geriatrics, New York Presbyterian Health Care System, will use pop culture to examine the social, cultural, racial, and economic diversity of citizens 65 or older. Hear a unique perspective on aging and the health care crisis. The event is sponsored by the School of Social Work and part of America Converges Here. Click here to register and for more information.

Celebration of Scholarship: March 2731
Join Rutgers University Libraries in its annual Celebration of Scholarship from March 27 through March 31, calling attention to the work of Rutgers faculty online and with a number of special programs at libraries across the university. Click here for a schedule of events.

OIRT Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. Note the online workshops on March 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Sakai Tools: Assignments); March 29 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Educational Media Basics, Module 2: Shooting); and March 30 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. (Using Kaltura with Student-Created Content). Learn more here.

Exhibition Reception for A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s: March 29, New Brunswick
Attend a reception for A Vibrant Field, the first exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, to explore artists’ diverse, creative approaches to the theme of the natural world, represented in work from its Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art, on March 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The event includes a curator-led tour, followed by a screening of the 2015 documentary Babushkas of Chernobyl, and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

LGBTQ Veterans and Active Military Service: March 30, Newark
“The Courage to Be … LGBT Veterans and Military Service” encourages LGBTQ veterans to share their experiences with the Newark and Rutgers communities on March 30 at Ackerson Hall, Dean’s Lounge, Rutgers University–Newark. Film clips will be shown from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a panel, Q&A, and refreshments from 7 to 9 p.m. Panelists include James Credle, Benny Roman, Danielle King, and Jahari Shears-King. Click here for more information.

Douglass Dean’s Colloquia: “Conversations with Extraordinary Women”: April 6, New Brunswick
Krisellen Maloney, vice president of Information Services and university librarian, and Jacquelyn Litt, dean, Douglass Residential College, invite you to “Conversations with Extraordinary Women” featuring Alice Aycock, an alumna whose works are found in numerous collections, on April 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Albers-Schonberg Room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Hire Students: 2017 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair: April 27, New Brunswick
The 2017 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair takes place on April 27 in the College Avenue Student Center, multipurpose room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. University departments and their affiliates interested in hiring students for nonfederal work-study part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. Registration forms are available here. For more information, contact Brittany Cooper at jldp@ofa.rutgers.edu

Our Classroom Summer Enrichment Program Registration Open
The Center for Effective School Practices is now accepting registrations for Our Classroom, an academic enrichment program for middle school and high school students. Classes are geared toward differentiated, dynamic, and flexible learning opportunities to enhance and accelerate content-based knowledge and connect the knowledge students acquire to the real world. The week of classes is held at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Click here to register and for more information.

March 15, 2017

Discovering Global Timbuktu in New Jersey
A two-day Rutgers symposium examines the legacies of Timbuktu in West Africa and two lost African American communities called Timbuctoo in New Jersey and New York. The event will examine their connections to the freedom struggles of African-Americans. The conference—“Global Timbuktu: Meanings and Narratives of Resistance in Africa and the Americas”—will draw an international assemblage of scholars, including archaeologists, historians, and curators from Timbuktu, Mali. It will begin on March 24 at 10 a.m. at the Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and continue on March 25 beginning with a noon site visit at the intersection of Church Street and Rancocas Road, Westhampton, N.J., before moving to Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Mount Holly, N.J. Register here.

Coming Soon to Newark: Kite+Key and Tek Chek
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, and Tek Chek, Rutgers’ computer repair, will open their second university location this spring in the former Hahne & Co. building in Newark where Express Newark, the arts incubator conceived by Rutgers University–Newark faculty, staff, students, and community arts leaders, occupies 50,000 square feet. Kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store that offers products, services, and discounted pricing to Rutgers students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Kite+key also facilitates sales, leasing, and device enrollment programs for institutional and departmental sales. Kite+key carries a full line of technology products from top brands such as Asus, Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, and Lenovo and accessories from Beats, Skull Candy, GoPro, Razer, and others. Kite+key offers in- and out-of-warranty computer repair, trade-ins, accidental-damage plans, loaner laptops, same-day smartphone repairs, free setup and troubleshooting, and gift cards as well as monthly “appy hours.” For more information, contact kiteandkey@rutgers.edu.

Commencement Parking Hangtag Registration
Faculty and staff commencement parking hangtag registration will be open on March 20. Click here at that time to register and for more information. All faculty and staff interested in attending University Commencement are required to register for parking hangtags. Regular RUDOTS hangtags are not valid for commencement. See the commencement website here for more information.

COHLIT Online Teaching: March 17 and March 22
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies, Office of Instructional Design, offers the following online workshops: Authentication and Academic Honesty on March 17 at 10 a.m. and Accessibility and Universal Design—Text, Documents, Images, and Video on March 22 at 11 a.m. Click here for more information and to register.

Music at the Museum: March 19, New Brunswick
Attend the season’s final Music at the Museum concert, “Alma Latina,” on March 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Music at the Museum, a monthly weekend concert series, features classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Spanish and Latin American compositions for piano, guitar, and voice will be performed by Yen Lee on classical guitar and Enriquetta Somarriba on piano, accompanied by soprano Emily Gibson. For more information, call 848-932-8618 or click here.

OIRT Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. Note the online workshops on March 21 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. (Using Kaltura in Lessons and Assignments in Sakai); March 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. (Humanizing Online Learning with VoiceThread); March 22 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Educational Media Production-Module 1: Planning); and March 24 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. (Sakai: Lessons). Learn more here.

“If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door”: March 22, Piscataway
Barbara A. Lee, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, and Jacquelyn Litt, dean, Douglass Residential College, invite you to a talk by Angela Christiano (DC '87), professor of dermatology and genetics and vice chair and director of basic science research at Columbia University, on March 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fiber Optic Materials Research Building, Piscataway. Christiano will discuss her experiences in STEM and creating opportunities for women to succeed. Parking is available in Lots 59, 60A, and 60B.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Ocean Vuong: March 22, New Brunswick
The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, presented by the Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Ocean Vuong on March 22 at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds. A 2016 Whiting Award winner and Ruth Lilly fellow, Vuong has received numerous honors, and his writings have been featured in various publications, including New Republic, The New York Times, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Click here for more information.

Student Affairs S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Conference: March 25, Piscataway
Join the Division of Student Affairs for the Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Women’s Empowerment Conference on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Piscataway. The theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” a phrase that encapsulates the need for women to endure even as those who oppose try to silence them. The goal is to unite, educate, and inspire women to discover their passion and purpose and elevate their understanding of what it means to be a woman in today’s society. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets and join the conference Facebook event here for up-to-date announcements.

"Boda Mexicana": A Dance Symposium with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company: March 29, Newark
The Price Institute, in partnership with the Rutgers-NJIT Theater Program, presents "Boda Mexicana": A Dance Symposium with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall, NJIT, Newark. "Boda Mexicana" is about a universal love story of courtship and marriage told through the dance and music of the many different ethnic groups, eras, and traditions throughout Mexico's rich cultural history. Seats are first come, first served, and no tickets are required. Click here for more information.

Employee Appreciation Week at The Wright Cut: through March 18, Piscataway
The Wright Cut welcomes faculty and staff to receive a one-of-a-kind haircut or hairstyle experience at a discounted rate. With an RU ID, receive 15 percent off for the service of your choice through March 18. The Wright Cut is located on the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Click here or call 732-463-1634 to book an appointment.

Now Playing at Rutgers Cinema
Rutgers Cinema is now showing Moonlight (Academy Award winner for best picture), Logan, and Get Out, and Beauty and the Beast opens March 16. Matinee ticket price (before 6 p.m.) is $5 with RU ID and $7 for the general public. Evening ticket price is $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for the general public. The cinema is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus. For more information, contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124. Get show times and tickets here.

March 8, 2017

A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s: through July 30, New Brunswick
A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1960s–1980s, is the first exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial artists in the Soviet Union. Learn more here.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: March 8, New Brunswick
Celebrate International Women's Day with a distinguished group of scholars, teachers, authors, activists, feminists, and peacemakers who will engage in critical dialogue about women's past contributions and future potential in achieving peace with justice. The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents two programs on March 8—”Women’s Organizing for Peace: Theories and Praxis (Roundtable Discussion),” including speakers AHN Kim Jeong-Ae, Charlotte Bunch, Krishanti Dharmaraj, Rebecca Johnson, Suzy Kim, Gwyn Kirk, Brinton Lykes, Margo Okazawa-Rey, Cora Weiss, and participants of the 2015 Women's Peace Walk in Korea from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building; and a screening of Women Cross DMZ: Crossing Boundaries for Peace, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, which includes a conversation with many of the afternoon’s speakers. Learn more here.

Lessons in Women's Leadership: March 9, New Brunswick
Attend a conversation with veteran Wall Street Journal editor Joann S. Lublin, author of Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, on March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Women and Work, School of Management and Labor Relations, Douglass Residential College, Institute for Women’s Leadership, and Office of the Chancellor–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

31st Annual Bishop Lecture: "Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer": March 9, New Brunswick
Join Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives for the 31st annual Bishop Lecture on March 9 at 6 p.m. in the teleconference hall at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Virginia A. Dilkes will speak about her father’s experiences during WWI in a lecture titled, “Remembering World War I: Through the Eyes of a Combat Engineer.” The lecture will be followed by a reception and a tour of the new exhibit Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!: New Jersey in the Great War. Click here for more information.

Drop In to Mason Gross Extension Division: March 11, New Brunswick
Looking for a music teacher or visual arts class for your child? The Mason Gross Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has instructors to meet your needs. Drop in on March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mason Gross Extension Division to see the programs the division offers, from private lessons to ensembles, ballet, and arts classes. For more information or to register, click here or call 848-932-8618.

Information Session for Summer Academies for Teens: March 16, Online
Rutgers Continuing Studies provides Summer Session in New Brunswick. Teens 16 to 18 can choose from three intensive one-week summer residential programs focused on engineering, STEM, or leadership. Participants will learn from Rutgers faculty, complete hands-on projects, take field trips, and experience a taste of college. Attend an online information session on March 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. RSVP and learn more here.

Women’s Leadership Conference: March 24, New Brunswick
Attend the Sixth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “Speak Up, Speak Out: Advocating for Yourself and Others," hosted by the Rutgers Women's Leadership Coalition and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to  5 p.m. The conference will highlight tactics professional women use to raise their voices in high-stakes environments. Admission is free but space is limited. Attendees must RSVP here.

UHR Learning and Development
University Human Resources Learning and Development offers all full-time faculty and staff more than 50 different 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 March to June 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.

New Horizons Summer Camp
Rutgers Recreation offers New Horizons Summer Camp from June 27 through August 12 at the Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Day camp is for children 5 to 11 and adventure camp is for children 11 to 14. Activities include sports, swim lessons, arts and crafts, science, hiking, fitness, surfing, special events, trips, and more. Registration is now open. Contact Paul Fischbach at paul.fischbach@rutgers.edu or 848-445-0466 or click here for more information.

Coming Soon to Rutgers Cinema
Rutgers Cinema welcomes three new blockbuster films this month: Logan, Beauty and the Beast, and Power Rangers. Matinee ticket price is $5 with RU ID and $7 for the general public. Evening ticket price is $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for the general public. Get show times and tickets here.

March 1, 2017

Save the Date: Rutgers Alumni Weekend
Rutgers Alumni Weekend will be held on April 28 and April 29 at all university locations in collaboration with Rutgers Day (April 29). Take part in activities and create new connections to Rutgers. Click here to sign up for events.

Save the Date: Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards
Join in celebrating the accomplishments of four individuals who will be inducted into the prestigious Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 6. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this high-profile event and help honor alumni who have helped to make the world better and brighter. Click here for more information.

Chancellor’s Student Leadership Awards: Call for Nominations 
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is providing students an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for remarkable contributions to the university and the community. These are students who consistently demonstrate collaboration, leadership, and resourcefulness; have a tremendous passion for Rutgers; and go beyond their normal responsibilities to achieve goals. Student Affairs and Undergraduate Academic Affairs invite you to nominate a deserving student or student organization for this honor. Nominations are due on March 10. This year’s award winners will be honored at the Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala on May 3 at 7 p.m. Nominate a student or student organization here.

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.

Construction Alert on Davidson Road, Piscataway
During the week of March 13, a utility installation under Davidson Road near the intersection of Taylor Road in Piscataway will reduce traffic flow to one lane in that area between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Online Teaching Workshops: March 2–March 8
The Office of Instructional Design is offering the following workshops between March 2 and March 8: Accessibility and Universal Design in Canvas (March 2); Introduction to Canvas (March 6); Kaltura MediaSpace: Recording and Streaming Videos (March 7); and Adding and Editing Content in Canvas (March 8). Learn more and register here.

OIRT Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. Note the workshops on March 6 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. (Using Kaltura in Sakai); March 8 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Using Kaltura outside an LMS); and March 10 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. (VoiceThread webinar). Learn more here.

Celebration of Scholarship: Submissions Due March 8
The Celebration of Scholarship is Rutgers University Libraries' weeklong recognition of the academic achievements of the university’s faculty. Join in from March 27 to March 31 as we call attention to scholarship universitywide. All faculty are invited to participate. Submissions are due by March 8. To have your work included and to learn more, check here.

“Religious Zionism, the Media, and the Changing Role of the Rabbi”: March 8, New Brunswick
Bildner visiting scholar Yakir Englander delivers a public lecture on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, in which he will address how advances in technology have had an impact on the role of the rabbi. Sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. RSVP is requested to csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu or at 848-932-2033.

“Successful Grant Writing” Master Class: March 9, New Brunswick
The Department of English and Rutgers Writing Program, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present the informative master class “Successful Grant Writing” led by preeminent grants professional Stacey Abate on March 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Murray Hall 302, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Abate will discuss the fundamentals of grant writing and explore the high-paying in-demand career of grantsmanship. Abate, who has raised more than $32 million from foundations and government agencies, is founding president of the Grant Professionals Association New Jersey Chapter and a Grants and Foundations Review contributing author. Learn more here.

PEP Workshop: Op-Ed Writing: March 23, New Brunswick
Thaler Pekar, chief executive, Thaler Pekar & Partners, internationally recognized pioneer in the field of organizational narrative, leadership storytelling, and persuasive communication, leads a Public Engagement Project workshop on transforming academic work to op-eds aimed at a general audience on March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Participants will complete an op-ed outline, receive takeaway materials, and have an opportunity to follow up with the speaker for review and editing services. Learn more and register here

February 22, 2017

Encourage New Brunswick Students to Take Survey
Student Affairs was asked by Rutgers University–New Brunswick chancellor Richard Edwards to conduct a formal assessment of the New Brunswick campus climate as it relates to diversity and inclusion. Intended for undergraduates enrolled prior to summer 2016 and accessible until February 28, the Diverse Learning Environments Survey captures student perceptions regarding institutional practices, academic environments, student support services, and cocurricular diversity activities as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers. Student Affairs is anticipating that faculty and staff will encourage students to complete this important survey through announcements during class and organizational meetings. Survey information and a link to the survey are found here. Contact Dayna Weintraub, director, student affairs research and assessment, at dayna.weintraub@rutgers.edu or 848-932-8576 with questions or for additional marketing materials. 

Recruiting Former Cancer Treatment Patients for Study
The Department of Family Medicine and Community, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Shawna Hudson, research division chief and project director, are seeking participants in a National Cancer Institute EXCELS Study (Extended Cancer Education for Longer-Term Survivors) to better understand the needs and concerns faced after cancer treatment has ended and to help design a wellness program. Participants receive a small gift. Contact Dena O’Malley (848-932-0218, omalledm@rwjms.rutgers.edu) or Shawna Hudson (848-932-0215, hudsonsh@rutgers.edu) for details.

Registration for Zimmerli Children's Summer Art Camp
Registration is open for the Zimmerli Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp for children 7 to 14, with full- and half-day sessions available from June 26 to July 28. New this year is a collaboration with Rutgers Gardens, offering a week of camp in beautiful surroundings exploring art and nature. Learn more here. For more information call 848-932-6787 or write to education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

OIRT Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. Note the following webinars: Adobe Connect (February 27, 2 to 3 p.m.) and Sakai Tools: Resources (February 28, 10 to 10:30 a.m.). Learn more here.

Fulbright Scholars Application Workshop: February 28, New Brunswick
The 2018–2019 Fulbright Scholars Program Catalog is opening soon. On February 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a Fulbright Scholars application workshop to discuss application strategies and finding the right award to pursue. RSVP here. Space is limited. Learn more here. Contact Greg Costalas at gcostalas@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu with questions. 

Eating Disorder Awareness Symposium: March 1, New Brunswick
To help educate the university community about the manifestations of eating disorders during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the Rutgers University Nutrition Club and Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization present an Eating Disorder Awareness Symposium on March 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is open to the public. Send questions to runutritionclub@gmail.com. RSVP is requested here.

RWJMS Retired Faculty Meeting: March 3, Piscataway
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s (RWJMS) Retired Faculty Association hosts Josh Kohut, associate professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, to present “A Robot's View of Our Ocean Planet” on March 3 from noon to 1:30 pm. in the dean’s conference room, RWJMS Research Tower, Piscataway. Lunch will be available and contributions to the lunch may be made at the meeting. Learn more here

February 15, 2017

Book Talk with Professor Andrew R. Murphy: February 16, New Brunswick
Andrew R. Murphy, Rutgers professor of political science, offers the first full-length treatment of William Penn's political thought in nearly 50 years on February 16 at 3 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here

“Amiri Baraka, Ed Dorn and Revisionist Narratives of American Literary History”: February 16, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark Department of African American and African Studies hosts a talk by Dorothy Wang, “Amiri Baraka, Ed Dorn and Revisionist Narratives of American Literary History,” on February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here

Department of Geography Speaker Series: February 17, New Brunswick
The Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents "New Spaces of Dystopia or Sustainability? Geographic Dynamics of Biodiversity in Land Use and Food Systems," with Karl Zimmerer, Pennsylvania State University Department of Geography professor and director of the GeoSyntheSES Lab, Earth, and Environmental Systems Institute, on February 17 at 3 p.m. at Tillett Hall-246, Livingston Campus. Learn more here.

New Universitywide Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Hosts Open Houses
Reporting to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is committed to advancing the university’s mission to conduct cutting-edge research and advanced training and supports postdoctoral researchers and their faculty mentors by providing a central hub for professional development, knowledge sharing, and community-building opportunities. The office will host career-development workshops and other activities open to all postdocs and help build community and expand their professional networks. To learn more about how the office can support postdocs and partner with faculty to make the most of the postdoctoral experience at Rutgers, all postdocs, their faculty mentors as well as all faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend an upcoming open house event. Learn more and register here by February 17 for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick open house.

Sakai Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. The following workshops are offered from February 20 to February 23: Tests and Quizzes (February 20, webinar, 10 to 10:30 a.m.); Sakai 11 Pop-up Shop @ Cook/Douglass (February 22, noon to 1 p.m.); and Gradebook (February 23, webinar, 2 to 2:30 p.m.). Learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series: Ian Frazier and Kathryn Schulz: February 21, Newark
The Writers at Newark Reading Series hosts author Ian Frazier and author and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz on February 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Lidia Yuknavitch: February 22, New Brunswick
The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Lidia Yuknavitch on February 22 at 8 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room, Rutgers–New Brunswick. She is an acclaimed author of seven books, including The Small Backs of Children and The Chronology of Water, and a teacher of writing and literature who has crafted her body-centered art-making philosophy into a groundbreaking workshop practice, corporeal writing. She’s won a Ken Kesey Award for fiction and two Readers’ Choice Awards. Learn more here.

Artists and Activism: A View from Behind the Gorilla Mask: February 27, New Brunswick
For more than 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls have been exposing inequalities within the art world and beyond with witty and incisive posters, performances, and protests. The exhibit Guerrilla (And Other) Girls: Art/Activism/Attitude, featuring posters by the Guerrilla Girls and artwork by women aligned with the group’s mission, is on view at the Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through July 30. On the occasion of the exhibit, the Zimmerli hosts Artists and Activism: A View from Behind the Gorilla Mask on February 27 at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

February 8, 2017

Call for Student Charter Trustee Nominations
The nominating committee of the Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations to fill a student charter trustee open seat for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Faculty and staff are encouraged to spread the word and nominate undergraduate students who may be interested. Student charter trustees are expected to serve the full six-year term (including after graduation), attend board meetings, serve on board committees, and become actively involved in the life of the university. Consideration will be given to personal, academic, and leadership skills. The nominee must be registered as a full-time undergraduate who will have completed a minimum of two full years of study at Rutgers at the time of election (June 15, 2017). The nomination form may be accessed on the Board of Trustees website, from the drop-down menu under the Board of Trustees tab or via the side navigation. The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 24.

Lunar Society Meeting: February 8, New Brunswick
The Lunar Society's mid-winter meeting will be held on February 8 at 10 a.m. in Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. It will feature an exhibit and lecture focused on the art of Edgar Burke and a presentation on the efforts of women to establish hospitals in Middlesex County in the 19th and 20th centuries. This event is open to the public and cosponsored by Rutgers University Libraries and the Medical History Society of New Jersey. Learn more here.

Art and Architecture Film Series: February 8, Piscataway
Rutgers Cinema's Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside and the history behind some of the world's most beautiful works of art, presents Renoir, Revered and Reviled on February 8 at 5:30 p.m. The series continues on alternating Wednesdays and includes such films as The Hermitage Revealed and The Tempest. Tickets are $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

Douglass Dean’s Colloquia: "Conversation with Ruth B. Mandel": February 9, New Brunswick
The Douglass Dean’s Colloquia “Conversations with Extraordinary Women” presents “Women, Politics, and the 2016 Election: A Conversation with Ruth B. Mandel,” on February 9 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Mandel is a Board of Governors Professor of Politics and director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. RSVP to DRC_Colloquia@echo.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-3040. 

“Motivating Teacher and Student Engagement with the Environment through Renewable Energy Education”: February 10, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host Nirav Patel, research scholar, Rutgers–New Brunswick Honors College, on February 10 at 10:45 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He will discuss “Motivating Teacher and Student Engagement with the Environment through Renewable Energy Education.” Learn more here

Sakai Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. The following workshops are offered from February 10 to February 16: Using Kaltura with Student-Created Content (February 10, webinar, 2 to 2:30 p.m.); Sakai 11 Pop-up Shop @ Livingston (February 14, noon to 1 p.m.); and The Power of Lessons (February 16, webinar, 10 to 10:45 a.m.). Learn more here.

Office of Instructional Design Workshops
The Office of Instructional Design offers the following online workshops from February 10 through February 15: Canvas: Conferences/Big Blue Button (February 10); Teaching Online: Intro to Teaching Online (February 13); Teaching Online: Using Copyrighted vs. Open Materials (February 15); and Canvas: Managing Your Canvas Course (February 15). Learn more here.

Finance and Administration Updates: February 13, Newark 
Join J. Michael Gower, executive vice president, Finance and Administration, and university treasurer for an update on the implementation of Cornerstone, the Student Experience Improvement Initiative, and financial planning and budgeting activities on February 13 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room, Rutgers University–Newark. There will be time for questions throughout the meeting. This session will not be available via live stream. The presentation will be posted on the University Finance and Administration and Cornerstone websites following the meeting. Check here for the schedule of upcoming treasurer’s town hall meetings and to view slides and video recordings from previous meetings.

New Brunswick Blood Drives
To help ease an emergency blood shortage, New Jersey Blood Services will conduct blood drives at Rutgers University–New Brunswick as follows: February 13, noon to 6 p.m., Phi Kappa Sigma (College Avenue Campus); February 24, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Busch Student Center; and February 27, 3 to 9 p.m., Phi Delta Theta (College Avenue Campus). Donors receive a $10-off Houlihan's coupon and free snacks. For more information or to sponsor your own blood drive, contact Shauna Lynch at 732-616-8736 or slynch@nybc.org.

American Idiot: February 16–February 19, Piscataway 
The Livingston Theatre Company presents Green Day’s American Idiot on February 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m. and on February 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. in Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. Learn more here.

37th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: February 18, Newark 
Issues of civil and human rights, housing and gentrification, and health and income inequalities in American cities will be in sharp focus as the 37th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, “City Moves: Black Urban History Since 1967,” invites a wide-ranging discussion of the last half-century of black urban history at the annual Black History Month Conference on February 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. The conference is sponsored by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Learn more here.

PEP: “Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist”: February 20, New Brunswick
The Public Engagement Project program for February 20 has been modified from a workshop to a talk with Ted Conover, titled “Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist: Tales from the Field," from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Author of Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep, Conover will talk about how his background in social science made him a better journalist and share some examples from his research among railroad tramps, Mexican migrants, Aspenites, and corrections officers. Learn more here.

Brain Bee for New Jersey High Schoolers: February 25, Piscataway
New Jersey public and private high school students (grades 9 through 12) can compete for free in the 2017 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee on February 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Piscataway. Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system. Learn more and register here.

February 1, 2017

Volunteers Needed to Assist Job Seekers
The New Start Career Network, launched by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in 2015, provides assistance to long-term unemployed New Jersey job seekers 45 and older. The network is seeking individuals with backgrounds in HR, coaching, counseling, and recruiting as well as individuals with industry experience (IT, financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, education, etc.) to join the Volunteer Career Coach Network. Learn more here or contact Maria Heidkamp at heidkamp@rutgers.edu.

Survey for Everyone at Rutgers–New Brunswick
The entire Rutgers University–New Brunswick community, including faculty and staff, is encouraged to take the Student Affairs Master Plan Survey by February 6 to voice opinions and provide feedback for the continuing evolution of the student experience. The survey seeks input about current facilities and existing Student Affairs programs. Student Affairs is asking everyone to participate as the survey seeks feedback about experiences regarding facilities that you may use regularly, including dining, recreation, student centers, cultural centers, and health services. Take the survey.

Book Sale: February 1, New Brunswick
The Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a book sale on February 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Lotts, art librarian, at megan.lotts@rutgers.edu or 848-932-7189.

Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internships
The Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to outstanding Rutgers undergraduates for summer internships in government/public service in Washington, D.C. The monetary award is meant as an offset to living expenses associated with working in Washington. Encourage undergraduates in all majors universitywide to apply. Applications are due March 1. Learn more 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.

Register Now, Gain Early-Bird Discount for Online Learning Conference
Register by March 1 for an early-bird discount to attend the eighth annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference on March 13 at the Hilton Doubletree Conference Center, Somerset. Learn from a day of presentations and workshops covering a wide range of opportunities to reimagine online learning, best practices, and student engagement. The program is designed to promote networking and the productive exchange of ideas. Mindy Hintze, director of product engagement at Instructure, will open the conference. Learn more here.

Office of Instructional Design Workshops
The Office of Instructional Design offers the following online workshops February 2–February 8: Accessibility for Text and Documents (February 2); Kaltura MediaSpace (February 6); Introduction to Canvas (February 7); and Accessibility for Course Management (February 8). Learn more and register here.

New Brunswick Blood Drive: February 7
Donate blood at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on February 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center. Donors receive a $10-off Houlihan's coupon and free snacks. Walk-ins are welcome. Register and learn more here.

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays: February 7, New Brunswick
At Art After Hours: First Tuesdays at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on February 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., independent art historian Christina Weyl provides insight into the exhibition Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17 and artist Terrence A. Reese (also known as TAR) discusses his portrait series Reflections: Photographs of Iconic African Americans. Central New Jersey musician Brandon Broderick will perform. Admission and refreshments are free. Learn more here.

“Whither Public Policy? Implications of the Trump Presidency”: February 7, Newark
What are the implications of the Trump administration’s stance on immigration, the federal court system, education, and the Affordable Care Act? Join a roundtable discussion as faculty, staff, students, and friends share their perspectives on the personal impact of the government’s decisions and how they shape America’s future on February 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Center for Urban and Public Service, Room 203, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

School of Health Professions Open House, February 9, Piscataway
The School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, holds an open house on February 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Research Tower, Piscataway. This event provides prospective students an opportunity to learn about the school’s more than 50 academic degree and certificate programs. Invite individuals you know who may be exploring a health care career. Register here.

Documentary Screening: Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance: February 9, New Brunswick
Following its New York opening at the Lincoln Center Film Forum, the documentary Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance will be shown on February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A discussion with producer Barak Heymann follows. The event is presented by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life in partnership with the Dance Department and Rutgers Filmmaking Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Admission is free for faculty, staff, and students with Rutgers ID. Learn more here.

IRW Presents “Who Will Save the Children? Feminist Perspectives on the Contradictions of Education in States of In/Security and Crisis”: February 9, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women presents the fifth talk in its 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. (preceded by a 4 p.m. reception) at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Thea Renda Abu El-Haj (Rutgers) will discuss “Who Will Save the Children? Feminist Perspectives on the Contradictions of Education in States of In/Security and Crisis.” The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here

Drop In to Mason Gross Extension Division: February 11, New Brunswick
Looking for a music teacher for private lessons for your child? Drop in to the Mason Gross Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on February 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about programs, including private lessons, available for prospective students. Observe a class, private lesson, or ensemble. Also, ask about summer arts camps. Learn more here.

Writing and Publishing “Crossover” Academic Books: February 20, New Brunswick
Ted Conover, author of Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep, leads a workshop and offers tips on writing and publishing “crossover” academic books that can engage general readers on February 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more and register here

Save the Date: SATHI Presents: April 4, New Brunswick
Mark your calendars for April 4 when the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) Presents: Global Cross Roads: Seminars on South Asian Culture, Ecology, and Health offers "Breaking Barriers: Promoting HIV Awareness in the South Asian Community" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Clinical Academic Building, Conference Room 1302, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences New Brunswick campus. Learn more here.

January 25, 2017

New Brunswick Blood Drive: January 26, January 30, January 31
Donate blood at Rutgers University–New Brunswick as follows: January 26: 1 to 5:30 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall; January 30: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall; or January 31: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., College Avenue, Bloodmobile parked near Brower Commons. Donors receive a $10-off Houlihan's coupon and free snacks. Walk-ins are welcome. Register and learn more here.

CWAH: “Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities”
The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities announced a multidisciplinary creative inquiry into the circumstances and debate over irregular migration and hidden and undocumented immigrant communities, entitled "Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities," that includes a group exhibition on view at Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; a reception and artists’ discussion on March 1; and upcoming film screenings. Learn more here.

Office of Instructional Design Workshops
The Office of Instructional Design offers the following online workshops: Quality Matters as a Course Checklist, January 26; Canvas Communication Tools, January 27; and Fostering Student Engagement, February 1. Register and learn more here.

Sakai Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. The following workshops are offered during the next week: Introduction to Sakai, January 27 (in-person, 2 to 4 p.m.); Sakai Tools: Assignments, January 30 (online, 10 to 10:30 a.m.); and Using Kaltura in Lessons and Assignments, February 2 (online, 2 to 2:45 p.m.). Learn more and register here.

PEP Workshop: Developing an Academic Twitter Presence: February 9, New Brunswick
Mary Chayko, professor, School of Communication and Information, will discuss strategies, policies, and best practices for the safe, productive, and effective use of Twitter, including techniques for building and expanding an academic presence, at a Public Engagement Project workshop on February 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Alexander Library, Information Handling Lab 413, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Participants need not have expertise or experience with Twitter but should create a Twitter account prior to the workshop. Learn more information and register here.

Learning and Development Opportunities
University Human Resources Learning and Development offers full-time faculty and staff more than 50 different 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 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 contact 732-235-9500.

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year
Supervisors of student employees are invited to nominate exceptional student workers for the 2017 Student Employee of the Year Award. The top three nominees receive monetary awards and the winner has the opportunity to compete at the state, regional, and national levels as sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. The winning student is announced on April 13 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony where all nominees are recognized. Nominate students here. For additional information, contact seo_info@ofa.rutgers.edu.

Faculty and Staff Small Group Training
Rutgers Recreation is offering Small Group Training sessions. One of these is designated specifically for faculty and staff. Small Group Training for Faculty/Staff is a progressive program, geared toward individuals ages 35+ and focused on functional movements necessary for a productive and active lifestyle. A personal trainer guides participants through a total body workout to increase stamina, strength, mobility, and flexibility in a private setting. For more information on Small Group Training and other recreational programs to help you reach your 2017 goals, check here

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.

Kite+Key: Computer and Smartphone Repairs and Free Lunch
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, offers on-site certified computer and smartphone repairs for students, faculty, and staff. Kite+key’s repair service, TeKCheK, is available for privately or corporately owned products in and out of warranty. Additionally, TeKCheK offers same-day phone repairs to fix cracked screens through Fixt. Schedule phone repairs here. For computer repairs, contact kkrepair@rutgers.edu. Also, attend kite+key’s appy hour luncheon on February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. with Apple campus ambassador Mitesh Rathod and receive a $10 kite+key gift card and a free light lunch while learning about MacBook Touch Bar and Apple’s latest software update. RSVP for the luncheon at 848-445-1127, kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or click here. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Learn more here.

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.

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