August 27, 2014

RU-tv Has Switched to Digital Channels
The RU-tv Network has transitioned to more than 100 channels all in digital format. Faculty and staff in New Brunswick should view the new channel lineup here.

Sakai Upgrade
On August 21, Sakai was upgraded to the latest version. Learn about the new and enhanced features included in the latest release of Sakai here. Please email or call 848-445-8721 with any questions.

Registration Is Open for UHR's Learning and Development Program
The University Human Resources (UHR) Learning and Development program offers more than 36 different open registration workshops and learning opportunities for the fall semester on a broad range of topics including management and supervision, communication, interpersonal skills, and performance management. These sessions are open to all Rutgers full-time faculty and staff. All workshops combine structured experiences, small and large group discussions, and additional resources that complement course learning. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for the New Faculty Welcome Breakfast and Resource Expo on September 5
Academic Affairs and University Human Resources host a New Faculty Welcome Breakfast and Resource Expo for new Rutgers faculty in New Brunswick on September 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The expo focuses on the many services and resources available for new faculty. The expo allows faculty to speak to representatives from a wide range of university departments that support them and their activities. A light breakfast is available. Learn more, register, and view a list of participating departments here.

August 20, 2014

Sakai Downtime and Upgrade
Sakai is inaccessible due to a scheduled upgrade on August 21 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about new and enhanced features included in the latest version of Sakai here. Please email or call 848-445-8721 with any questions.

New Issue of Pulse Is Now Available
New Jersey Medical School is pleased to announce that the Summer 2014 issue of their award-winning Pulse magazine is now available. The new issue may be viewed here.

RU Hiring Students?
Interested in hiring Rutgers students for part-time and seasonal employment? Faculty and staff may post part-time jobs for free through the Rutgers University Student Employment Office Job Location and Development Program (JLDP) here. The JLDP is a federally funded employment program and is open only to all currently enrolled Rutgers students. Please call 848-932-2648 or email for more information.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including international scholars, who are in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 30 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month with a maximum of one year. Please contact April Leavy at 848-445-6722 or for more information.

August 13, 2014

ODASIS High School Programs
The Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS), a part of the Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, strives to promote the recruitment and academic success of underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing careers in the STEM professions. ODASIS offers a wide variety of academic support programs to college students attending Rutgers, as well as high school programs such as the Saturday Scholars SAT Prep Academy, 12th Grade College English Program, AVID Program, and Bridge to Employment Program. Learn more about ODASIS programs and download application forms here.

Registration Is Open for the Fall 2014 Recreation IgKnight Program
Rutgers Recreation offers classes, workshops, and trips with over 250 choices in dance, group fitness, yoga/holistic health, aquatics, scuba, outdoor recreation, self-defense and safety, and sports. Many free trial classes are available from September 8 through September 14. Registration may be done online at any time, and classes begin on or after September 8. Please contact or call 848-932-8204 with questions. View a full schedule of classes here.

NJMS Is Accepting Artwork for the Fall Arts Festival
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosts its Fall Arts Festival from September 4 through January 8. Artists may submit original display-ready works of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts, needlepoint, and more. Please contact or 973-972-4795 with any questions. August 25 is the deadline for submission forms. Learn more here.

July 30, 2014

NJMS Is Accepting Artwork for the Fall Arts Festival
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosts its Fall Arts Festival from September 4 through January 8. Artists may submit original display-ready works of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts, needlepoint, and more. Please contact or 973-972-4795 with any questions. Learn more here.

July 23, 2014

Pre-K and Kindergarten Openings Available for September Enrollment
The RutgersLivingston Day Care Center, New Jersey's first nationally accredited early childhood program, has several spaces available in a pre-K and kindergarten classroom for September enrollment. Children born between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2010, are eligible. The center supports families as they pursue education and career goals and provides an exemplary early care and education program where children are safe, nurtured, and challenged. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and is designed to foster social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Please contact 732-445-4747 or for more information.

Connect with Precollege Programs at Rutgers
Research and Enrollment Information Services at the Office of Enrollment Management has developed a searchable directory of precollege programs affiliated with Rutgers. K–12 students and families can browse opportunities and request information regarding programs offered throughout the year. Over 100 programs are listed, including academic enrichment, for-credit courses, sports and arts programs, and more. Program administrators interested in adding programs to the directory should contact Lauren Olsen at Learn more here.

July 16, 2014

A Few Spots Remain Open for Summer Art Camp
A limited number of spaces remain for the Summer Art Camp sessions for young artists 11–14 years of age at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Weeklong classes begin July 21 and July 28, featuring topics such as Japanese Anime, comic book creations, portraits, and puppetry. View the full schedule and register here.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, now offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

The HomeStyles Project for Parents of Preschoolers
The HomeStyles Project, a collaboration between Rutgers, the University of Arizona, and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, helps parents of preschoolers shape their homes and lifestyles to raise happy, healthy, and safe kids. HomeStyles includes a series of program guides that give quick tips and fun ideas from experts and other parents to help make small changes and simple choices at home. Parents choose from 12 guides over the next 12 months and choose which changes to make and how. These free tips can help any family, even those with busy lives and tight budgets. It takes about 15 minutes to review each guide. Parents may try simple changes and do surveys along the way and earn more than $125 and keep gifts that are sent to help. Interested parents may sign up here

Laptop and Tablet Sale for Faculty and Staff
For a limited time, kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, offers discounted pricing on select laptops and tablets for faculty and staff only. Kite+key is located at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Quantities are limited and while supplies last. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, or subscribe to the mailing list. View pricing here.

July 9, 2014

Changes to Health Sciences Libraries' Websites
In June, the Rutgers University Libraries instituted three major changes to the websites of the health sciences libraries. URLs were changed to match the Rutgers naming convention—for example, specific libraries are now found at[name of library]. Website designs now reflect the style of the Rutgers University Libraries website, and in select cases, health sciences libraries webpages that duplicated similar preexisting Rutgers University Libraries services (such as interlibrary loan) were consolidated. Learn more here.

Comprehensive Women's Health Services at All Stages of Life
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group features more than three dozen specialists in all aspects of women's health, including adolescent and adult gynecology, obstetric care, maternal-fetal medicine, and urogynecology. The department provides a continuum of care for women and is part of one of the largest multispecialty physician practices in the state with more than 520 physicians in 200-plus specialties and subspecialties. Additional information about the practice and its services is available by calling 732-235-6600.

Submit Artwork to Rutgers Libraries
The Rutgers University Libraries seeks artists and scholars who would like to exhibit their work during the fall 2014/spring 2015/summer 2015 season. The Art Library exhibit space is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct questions or inquiries to Megan Lotts, art librarian, at, or call 848-932-7189.

Registration for Kids Create Summer Arts Camp Closes on July 14
There is still time to register children ages 6–12 for the Kids Create summer arts day camp offered by the Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from MGSA and Youth Stages. Session I is from August 4–8 and Session II is from August 11–15 on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The online application deadline is July 14. Learn more and register here.

July 2, 2014

Parking and Road Closures on the Busch Campus
Construction of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building on Bevier Road on the Busch Campus begins shortly. Lot 54 across the street is closed through August 15. During that time, the lot will also be renovated and expanded. Bevier Road will be closed between Taylor Road and Titsworth Place for the duration of construction, which will be completed in the fall of 2016. In addition, Lot 57C will be eliminated as part of the building construction. Temporarily parking is available in the Russell Apartments Lot or Lot 62 at the Davidson Residence Hall.

June 25, 2014

Early Registration for Friends and Family Recreation Memberships (New Brunswick)
Faculty, staff, and students may sponsor nonaffiliates for their own "courtesy" memberships. The early registration period for the 2014–2015 year runs through July 10. Friends and family members may enjoy 10 percent off the $360 full-year annual registration fee during this time. Memberships include access to all five fitness and recreation centers in New Brunswick and Piscataway and a parking permit. Membership also includes access to personal training, fitness classes, trips, and more. Visit any recreation center with a new member and start off the membership year with a new workout partner! Contact the Recreation Administration Office with any questions at 848-445-0462. Learn more here.

June 18, 2014

Registration Is Now Open for Bassoonapalooza
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a bassoon workshop on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for high school students of all levels. Participants discover and develop musical skills through participation in coaching sessions, master classes, and workshops. The art of making bassoon reeds and fundamental concepts of reed adjustment are also explored in workshop format. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Still Open for Kids Create Summer Camp at Mason Gross
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is still accepting registrations for its Kids Create Summer Camp. Children participate in music, dance, theater, and visual arts from August 4–8 or August 11–15. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Youth Stages. Each week’s offerings are unique, so children may participate in one or both weeks. Camp weeks end with showcases, giving students the opportunity to perform for their families. No prior experience needed. Before and aftercare are available for an additional charge. Learn more and register here.