March 25, 2015

Visits by DOTS
Representatives of Rutgers Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) have set the following schedule to address your questions, obtain your feedback, and provide information about DOTS programs and services. Stop by the Administration and Public Safety tent at these times/locations: March 26, 1 to 3 p.m., Rutgers Business School, Rutgers–Newark; April 1, 12 to 2 p.m., Woody’s Café, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway; April 8, 1 to 3 p.m., College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; April 9, 1 to 3 p.m., Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark; April 16, 12 to 2 p.m., Newark University Hospital Cafeteria; April 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Biel Road Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick; April 29, 1 to 3 p.m., Hill Center Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Reception and Artists’ Conversation for Momentum: Women/Art/Technology: March 26, New Brunswick
Artists from the final exhibition in the Momentum series discuss their works with art historian Anne Swartz on March 26 at 5 p.m. in the Douglass Library. Each of the eight artists approaches the use of technology as a tool to invent new contexts for engagement in the realms of biology, cultural and environmental conditions, language, daily life, time, and human movement. Feminist artists have often used their work to ignite discussion on these topics. The artists in this show work with technology and challenge gender-biased notions of who employs technology and showcase women artists' ability to break new ground. Learn more here

Old Herbals, New Readers: 29th Annual Bishop Lecture: April 9, New Brunswick
Karen Reeds, a Harvard-trained historian of science and medicine, delivers the 29th annual Bishop Lecture on April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Alexander Library, fourth floor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She draws upon examples of early herbals in the Rutgers University Libraries’ rare book collections to examine the continuing appeal of these medical books across the centuries. This event coincides with the opening of a major exhibition, The Art of Healing: Early Herbals from the Rutgers University Libraries. Learn more here.  

Catholic Evening of Prayer: April 17, New Brunswick
Rutgers Catholic faculty and staff are invited to the Catholic Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for an evening of dinner, prayer, scripture, and reflection. RSVP to

CIRU Distinguished Lecture: Picto-Ideographic vs. Monosyllabic Features of Chinese Characters: April 21, New Brunswick
What are the unique features of Chinese poetic art? To what extent has the Chinese language given rise to these features? This lecture by Zong-qi Cai, professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Lecture Hall 403, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will argue for the centrality of the monosyllabicality (i.e., monosyllabic pronunciation of Chinese characters) and identify the dynamic interplay of rhythm, syntax, and structure as essential generative principle that continually brings forth new poetic visions and has propelled the development of Chinese poetic art through the ages. This is part of the distinguished lecture series sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Hire Students: 2015 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair: April 29, New Brunswick
The 2015 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair takes place April 29 in the College Avenue Student Center, multipurpose room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rutgers University departments and their affiliates interested in hiring students for nonfederal work-study program part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. Register here. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli at

Lung Cancer Screenings in New Brunswick
To promote the early detection of lung cancer, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Radiology to offer $99 lung cancer screenings for those who meet the criteria. Check here for details.

Short-Term Housing Available for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). Rent is all-inclusive. All apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month, with a maximum of one year. Learn more here and email for additional information.

SHRP to Offer Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Effective January 2017, the Department of Allied Dental Education at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, transitions to a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from the existing associate of applied science degree with partner institutions. The 126-credit curriculum will include a broader range of general education, discipline-specific, and interdisciplinary education to meet the requirements for a bachelor of science degree. The new degree program is designed to accept transfer credits from other New Jersey institutions. For first-time, first-year Rutgers students, the program will be offered jointly with the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

March 18, 2015

Apply Now for New Position of Honors College Faculty Fellow
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick announces the position of faculty fellow in the new residential college, effective August 2015. As faculty members living in this community, faculty fellows will play a key role in advancing the goals of the Honors College. They will work closely with the Honors College’s faculty / academic dean, associate dean of academic affairs, and associate dean of student affairs to create a residential environment that encourages intellectual inquiry, provides educational resources and support, and develops meaningful faculty interaction with students. Fellows will be uniquely positioned to model behavior that fosters a respectful residential environment and active engagement in all aspects of Honors College life. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential environment. Learn more here. Apply here.

Golf Season’s Almost Here: Sign Up for the RBHS Golf League by April 3
The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) golf league begins its season on April 16 and is seeking new members and substitutes. The league plays nine holes at the Rutgers Golf Course on Thursdays, with tee times starting just after 4 p.m. and playoffs running through September. Registration must be submitted by April 3. Those unable to play every week can join as substitutes and play when they are available. Send registration requests to Scot Stenroos at

Dental Sealant Saturday for Youngsters 6 to 16: March 28, Scotch Plains
The Department of Allied Dental Education, School of Health Related Professions, hosts Sealant Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the screening of youngsters 6 to 16 and then the application of dental sealants and fluoride varnish as appropriate. Location: SHRP’s Scotch Plains facilities. The American Dental Hygienists Association is the event cosponsor. By appointment only. Call 908-889-2410 to schedule. Learn more here.

TAG Days Coming from Rutgers University Foundation’s Annual Giving Department
To help demonstrate how donors make a difference in the lives of students and faculty members, the Department of Annual Giving within the Rutgers University Foundation will launch TAG Days (Teaching Annual Giving) on April 16 (Newark), April 23 (New Brunswick), and April 30 (Camden). Tags indicating donor-supported resources will appear on those days. Giveaways and trivia games are among the activities supporting this initiative. Watch for more information.

Kite+key iPhone and Computer Repair and Services
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, in partnership with the Rutgers Computer Repair, offers iPhone repair, including for cracked screens, and computer repair services. Service is available for all computer brands as well as for iPads and iPhones under or out of warranty. Kite+key also offers loaner computers with the purchase of a service plan. kite+key accepts trade-ins every day. You can exchange old technology for a kite+key gift card. kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus products and accessories, and offers a range of services, warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new website for kite+key, which is located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

March 11, 2015

Nominations for Rutgers Leadership Academy Accepted until May 1
The university announced the creation of Rutgers Leadership Academy (RLA) on the New Brunswick Campus. RLA will focus on the development of cross-cutting leadership concepts, competencies, and tools to enhance professional capabilities for mid-career faculty and staff at Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, with or without prior formal leadership experience, who have an interest in and potential for expanded leadership. Those who participate will be nominated by a sponsor and designated as RLA fellows. Brent Ruben, executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership and distinguished professor of communication, will serve as director of RLA, and Richard DeLisi, former dean of the Graduate School of Education and university professor, will serve as codirector. Senior academic, professional, and administrative leaders will also participate in the program as RLA faculty. Additional information regarding the fellows' nomination process can be found here. Nomination materials should be submitted to by May 1. Questions about RLA also should be directed to

Rutgers SHRM 11th Annual Business Conference: HR AnalyticsThe Way Forward: March 25, New Brunswick
The School of Management and Labor Relations hosts the 11th annual conference of the Rutgers Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. Several leading firms and Rutgers faculty will provide attendees with insight into “HR: End of the Road of the Beginning of the Journey.” This event is free for faculty and staff. Learn more and register here

Kickoff of Annual New Jersey Health Care Industry Week: April 6, New Brunswick
The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, conducts the kickoff day of the annual New Jersey Health Care Industry Week on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cook Student Center. Discover employment and training opportunities in nursing, network with leading health care and education professionals, tour a medical village, and receive free health screenings. See the week's activities here.

Register for Alumni Weekend Activities in Newark, New Brunswick, or Camden
Reconnect with your Rutgers classmates and other members of the university family during Alumni Weekend 2015: Newark, April 18; New Brunswick, April 24–25; Camden, May 9. Learn more and register here.

Apply Now for Educational Outreach Funding
Through its educational outreach funding, Student Access and Educational Equity, a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks to increase collaboration among academic departments, administrative units, and student organizations with the shared mission of increasing student retention and graduation. To be considered for funding, programs should promote and embrace diversity, inclusion, access, and equity and involve two or more student organizations and/or departmental units. Grants can be used for special trips, programs, diversity initiatives, and conferences aimed at these objectives. Faculty members review proposals on a monthly basis. Learn more and apply here.

Summer Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
Faculty and staff interested in having their children enroll in the 2015 Summer Scholars Program at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advised that applications are now being accepted. This is an opportunity for motivated students to prepare for college and earn credits that may be applied toward their undergraduate degree. Teens 16 or older with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA may apply to take up to two college courses this summer. Younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will also be required to submit standardized test scores and be interviewed. Learn more and apply here.

Summer Program for Mathematically Talented High Schoolers
The Department of Mathematics and the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offer a four-week residential summer program for mathematically talented high school students, Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics, July 6–July 31 on the Busch Campus. The program is designed to encourage students to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Learn more and view application fee and materials here.

Summer Camp at Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
The Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp, operated by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension on 108 acres in Stokes State Forest in Sussex County, offers six-day, sleep-away summer camp sessions July through August for youngsters ages 8–16. A majority of its counselors were campers there. Camp tours are available upon request through May. All 4-H members are offered discounts. Learn more here.

March 4, 2015

Complete Annual Transportation Survey
The Rutgers Division of Administration and Public Safety's Department of Transportation Services is conducting its annual survey in an effort to address concerns and make enhancements to the university's transportation system. If you are primarily affiliated with Rutgers University–New Brunswick or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Brunswick or Piscataway, complete this survey. If you are primarily affiliated with Rutgers University–Newark or Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in Newark, complete this survey. After completing the survey, participants may elect to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Rutgers Federal Credit Union Brown Bag Seminars 
The Rutgers Federal Credit Union is conducting free “brown bag” seminars to enhance your knowledge and understanding of significant financial challenges. Upcoming this month are a homebuyers’ workshop and a seminar on building a strong credit history. Check here for dates, times, and Rutgers locations. For more information, contact Pamela Callender at or 732-445-3050, ext. 130.

Student Employment Essentials Training Workshops
For Rutgers student employees, the Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid is hosting a series of Student Employment Essentials (SEE) training workshops. SEE training events are 30-minute, for-student/by-student sessions offering professional development and campus-job skills training. The next three workshops cover new program initiatives (March 23), event planning (March 24), and your major and your job (March 30), all 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.   

Give Me an R: Submit a Proposal to Join the Rutgers Day R Garden
Be a part of the R Garden, a Rutgers Day tradition, by decorating a 3-D block R sculpture that showcases your school, department, or unit. The R Garden "blooms" on Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and will be viewed by the thousands of Rutgers Day visitors who come to see this fun exhibition. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate what makes your unit unique. We supply the R. You supply the creativity. After Rutgers Day, the sculptures can be displayed in your school or department during the coming year. Apply by March 13. Limited sculptures are available. You will be notified by March 27 if your proposal has been accepted. Learn more and apply here.

Next Rutgers Mini-MPA™ Program Begins April 10
The Rutgers Mini-MPA™ program from the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration in partnership with the Center for Executive Leadership in Government at CELG’s headquarters in New Brunswick offers university employees the Mini-Master in Public Administration certificate program at a 20 percent discounted price. The program is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet five Fridays, with the first class April 10. Learn more and apply here.

Hire Student Employees at No Cost to Your Department
Are you interested in hiring student employees at no cost to your department? Learn more at the student employee information sessions sponsored by the university's Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid. The sessions will provide information about creating useful positions in which students can learn and earn, such as office, accounting, research, or IT assistant; or graphic artist, videographer, student manager; and many more. Learn more here.

February 25, 2015

Receive Extra Discount During kite+key Technology Weeklong Trade-in Event
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is holding a technology trade-in event, March 2 through March 6, at the various student centers. You will receive an additional $10 for your item. Check here for dates, times, and locations. If you can’t make it to the event, kite+key accepts trade-ins every day. You can exchange old technology for a kite+key gift card. kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus products and accessories, and offers a range of services, warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new website for kite+key, which is located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

Register Now for HIPHOP 5K Run/Walk to Support Student-run Community Service and Health Education Programs: March 14
The entire university community is invited to participate in HIPHOP’s 16th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on March 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at Johnson Park, Piscataway. The event is hosted by the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Proceeds benefit the HIPHOP Promise Clinic, which provides free medical services to uninsured New Brunswick residents, in addition to supporting HIPHOP’s central New Jersey community health education programs and events. The 5K Fun Run/Walk is conducted on a flat course that starts and finishes near the animal haven and follows paved roadways near the Raritan River. Through March 2, the entry fee is $14 per participant or $12 per person for a team of five or more. Thereafter, the fee is $15. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first 200 runners or walkers to register receive a free T-shirt. Register and get more information here.

2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair
The 2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair will be held on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All Rutgers departments and affiliates interested in hiring students for part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli, job location and development program coordinator, at Register here.

Register Kids for Summer Camp Now
Registration is open for the 2015 New Horizons Summer Camps, beginning June 23, at Cook/Douglass Recreation Center. Day camp for children 5 to 11 includes sports, fitness, science, arts and crafts, trips, swimming lessons, and more. Adventure Camp for children 11 to 16 offers scuba diving, surfing, biking, hiking, and more. Learn more here.

February 18, 2015

Movement Classes at No Charge for Those with Parkinson’s Disease
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is partnering with the New Jersey Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to present a series of movement classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. Classes are free, March through June, at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center and the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, both in New Brunswick. Drop-ins are welcome. Details here.

Want to Update? Exchange Your Old Technology at the Rutgers Tech Store
You can trade in your old technology at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store in Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Kite+key is an Apple-authorized store that carries a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, and Asus products, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. In addition to trade-ins, cutting-edge products, and competitive pricing, kite+key offers computer repair, iPhone/iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new kite+key website ( coming soon. Learn more about trade-ins here or call 848-445-1127. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

February 11, 2015

Next Treasurer’s Town Hall Meeting: February 16
The university community is invited to the treasurer’s town hall meeting on February 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Essex Rooms 231-232 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion about strategies for the renewal and consolidation of the administrative and student information systems and a report by Don Smith, vice president for information technology, regarding IT initiatives, with a special focus on wireless at Rutgers–Newark.

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year Award
Supervisors of student employees are invited to nominate exceptional student workers for the 2015 Student Employee of the Year Award. The top three students receive monetary awards and the winner has the opportunity to compete at the state, regional, and national levels as sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. The winning student is announced on April 16 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Event Ceremony, where all nominees are recognized. The deadline for nominations is February 23. Additional information and nomination forms are available here. Contact Amy Creteau, associate manager for Student Employment, at 848-932-2644, or, with questions.

February 4, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductees
View a brief video announcing the 2015 recipients of the highest honor the university can bestow upon its graduates. RSVP to attend this year’s gala honoring them, May 2, at 6 p.m., at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Save during Rutgers University Inn's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Take advantage of special rates available during the yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, which serves continuing education programs, overnight guests, conferences, and other groups. The inn is located at the edge of the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Learn more here.

January 28, 2015

Submit Your Rutgers Day Program by February 15
Mark your calendars for Rutgers Day 2015, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff and students should submit their Rutgers Day program by February 15. Programs showcase teaching, research and service of your school, department, center or administrative unit. Check here to learn about developing and submitting a Rutgers Day program. If you are new to Rutgers Day, or would like to explore programming ideas, register to attend an online webinar session on January 28 at 3 p.m. Email questions to, or call Patty Kastner at 848-932-0592.

Rutgers Business School Facilities Available for Events
Consider using the Rutgers Business School facilities in Piscataway when you are planning meetings, conferences, receptions, or other large-scale events. Facilities include lecture halls, conference rooms, and other spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology and seating that can accommodate 12 to 400 people. For additional information and an online tour, click here.

January 21, 2015

Spring Open House for Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS), Student Access and Educational Equity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, hosts its second annual Spring Open House on January 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 3rd floor lounge, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All university faculty and staff are invited to meet current SSS staff and students. Register here and learn more here

Registration Now Open for Central New Jersey Brain Bee
The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), hosts a Regional Brain Bee Competition for high school students in grades 9–12 on February 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RWJMS, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. The Regional Brain Bee is part of a larger international competition for high school students testing their knowledge in the field of neuroscience, run by the Society for Neuroscience. Space is limited and advance registration is required. The registration is free and open to all students who wish to participate. Applications will be accepted through January 26. For more information and to register, contact Joan Mordes at Learn more here.