Announcements

August 24, 2016

Bulletin Resumes Weekly Schedule 
With its next issue on September 7, the Faculty & Staff Bulletin returns to a weekly publication schedule.

NJMS Introduces Bleeding Control Training to First-Years
The entire entering class at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received basic bleeding control training that included information on tourniquet use. This new initiative supports the national Stop the Bleed campaign, developed to educate the public in hemorrhage control. With the unfortunate rise in active shooter and other mass casualty events, basic hemorrhage control has been recognized as a way to help save lives. Recognizing this, a short course in these techniques was created.

Computer Repairs Now at Kite+Key
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store owned and operated by the university, and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) announce the transition of computer repair services from OIT to kite+key to allow for a more comprehensive suite of services bundled with equipment purchases. Kite+key, which has already begun onsite repairs, offers in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs for institutional and personally owned technology, including Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, HP, and Microsoft products. Contact kite+key computer repair at 848-445-5000 or kkrepair@rutgers.edu, or stop at kite+key, located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here. In addition to providing repair services, kite+key carries a full line of brand name technology at exclusive educational pricing and also offers the following services: trade-in, appy hours, iPhone/iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, Apple Care, Apple Care +, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. And through September 5, receive a set of wireless Beats headphones when you buy an eligible Mac or iPad Pro, and save on a Mac or an iPad with Apple education pricing during the Summer Beats Sale. Shop in-store or online

Blood Drive: September 16, New Brunswick
University Human Resources (UHR) is partnering with the Rutgers University Blood Drive Committee and New Jersey Blood Services to host a blood drive on September 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UHR offices, U.S. Highway 1, New Brunswick. The blood drive is open to all employees. Help spread the word and ask your coworkers to donate. Learn more here.

Online Noncredit Communication Courses at SC&I
Professional Development Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is offering any of three online four-week courses for $599 (normally $795) to faculty and staff. “Professional Presence and Presentations” (beginning on August 29); “Interpersonal Communication” (October 3); and “Business and Organizational Writing” (December 5) provide practical hands-on workplace strategies to enhance current skills or address gaps. These courses are noncredit, instructor-led, and self-paced. Learn more here.

Sakai’s New Look
On August 23, Sakai was updated to version 11 to provide a more stable and consistent system that is more intuitive and easier to use. The biggest change with Sakai 11 is the fresh user interface. In addition to the new look, some tools have been consolidated while functionality has been added to others. The Gradebook tool now includes spreadsheet-style grade input and grading by letter. The Lessons tool now supports columns and sections. Learn more here. View training and learning opportunities here.

Fall 2016 Financial Literacy Workshops
University Human Resources Benefits Administration announced its fall 2016 Financial Literacy Workshop schedule, created in partnership with the university's third-party investment carriers and workplace banking providers. Workshops are designed to increase financial literacy, educate you about the various tax savings and retirement benefits available to Rutgers employees, and impart savings strategies to help strengthen your financial footing. Learn more, including workshop schedules, here.

Register for Continuing Studies’ Training Workshops
Rutgers Continuing Studies’ fall 2016 schedule of training workshops for the Canvas learning management system, eCollege, and online learning tools is now available. Faculty and staff can reserve a spot in any workshop, including the new universal design and accessibility workshops, by using the new scheduling calendar. Learn more and register here.

Register for Zimmerli Drawing Classes for Youngsters and Adults
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites registration now for the Drawing Club for Young People, Wednesdays, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., beginning on September 28, and the Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults, Saturdays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., beginning on September 24. The Drawing Club for Young People is led by practicing artists who are also graduate students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Classes are available for youngsters 7 to 10 and 11 to 14; each class is limited to 16 participants. The Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults is for artists 18 and older and is limited to 16 participants. Registered participants receive a class schedule and supply list early in September. Learn more about both programs and register here.

CCLC Hosts Parents: September 13, Piscataway and Newark
Children's Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) invites parents to its “All About Me” community social on September 13 from 4 to 6 p.m., either in Piscataway or Newark, to learn how a day at the center embraces a child's curiosity and sparks the joy of learning, through participation in hands-on activities led by the teacher. Meet your child’s future teachers and friends; participate in an activity designed to teach your child what makes people unique, while also highlighting their similarities with fellow classmates; and learn free take-home activities to keep those busy minds buzzing on weekends. Learn more about CCLC in Piscataway here and CCLC in Newark here.

Five-Minute Survey Earns You a Chance for a $600 Prize
Take five minutes to share your insights about New Brunswick and earn a chance to win a prize valued at more than $600. The New Brunswick City Market organization needs your help as it examines how to convey the downtown’s true character—the unique aspects that set New Brunswick apart from hundreds of other communities. Your input will help to develop a new dynamic brand and website for downtown New Brunswick. If you take the New Brunswick Survey and provide your name and email address by September 15, you will be entered for a chance to win “A Night on the Town” package worth more than $600.

Sign Up for R Game Day
Fall and football are just around the corner, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is once again hitting the road to help fans go BIG. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights on the gridiron, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers tailgate events before every away game this season. Tickets are $25; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited buffet, Rutgers Athletics entertainment and special guest appearances, and exclusive RUAA giveaways. Cash bar with drink specials also will be available. Learn more and sign up here

August 10, 2016

New Brunswick Campus Advisory Board Meets August 18
The next meeting of the New Brunswick Campus Advisory Board will take place on August 18 at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room, Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Apply Now for BHI 2016 Pilot Grants in Neuroscience
The Brain Health Institute (BHI), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, announces its 2016 pilot grants program in neuroscience. The program is intended to foster new collaborative interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences across the university and including NJIT, Kessler Foundation Research Center, and East Orange VA Medical Center, and to support pilot experiments designed to lead to sustained funding from an external agency, such as the National Institutes of Health. Pilot grants are available as translational neuroscience or basic neuroscience awards. Each award is limited to $40,000 in direct costs; no indirect costs or overhead is allowed. Collaborative multidisciplinary efforts are encouraged for all awards. The application deadline is September 6 at 5 p.m. Learn more, including how to submit applications, here.

Human Cell Authentication Technology Available at Rutgers
How do you ensure identity of the cell lines with which you do research? NIH and AHRQ now require cell line authentication for new and competing research grant applications, and it is now a requirement for publication in many leading journals. RUCDR Infinite Biologics™, part of the Rutgers Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, has developed the industry-leading human cell authentication technology, known as SNPtrace™, marketed worldwide by Fluidigm™. This technology is available at low cost to the Rutgers community. This method interrogates a 96-SNP panel of ethnicity, gender, and other markers—providing a unique identifier for each individual or cell line. Initially, RUCDR requires a reference sample for comparison. Once the SNP profile of the reference is established, future samples can be compared to the stored data. The cost is $40 per cell pellet or $25 per submitted DNA. For inquiries concerning this service, contact Vrunda Bhatt at Bhatt@dls.rutgers.edu or 848 445-8141.

Boggs Center 2016 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
Register now for the fall 2016 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series presented by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences: September 23 and 30 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, and October 14 and 21 at the Doubletree Suites, Mount Laurel, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is free but required and space is limited. View session descriptions and register here

Save during Kite+Key's Summer Beats Sale: through September 5
Receive a set of wireless Beats headphones when you buy an eligible Mac or iPad Pro, and save on a Mac or an iPad with Apple education pricing during the Summer Beats Sale, through September 5, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Kite+key is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1127. Learn more here [PDF].

Mason Gross Extension Division Registration for 2016
Registration is open for precollege students and adults for all fall 2016 classes, lessons, and ensembles at the Extension Division of the Mason School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sample classes, take trial lessons, and attend drop-in days. Financing is available. Learn more and register here.

July 27, 2016

Sign Up for R Game Day
Fall and football are just around the corner, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is once again hitting the road to help fans go BIG. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights on the gridiron, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers tailgate events before every away game this season. Tickets are $25; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited buffet, Rutgers Athletics entertainment and special guest appearances, and exclusive RUAA giveaways. Cash bar with drink specials also will be available. Learn more and sign up here

Take Anonymous Communicator Certificate Program Survey
All faculty and staff are invited to complete a brief 10-question survey about the Rutgers Communicator Certificate Program as part of its ongoing evaluation. The goal of the certificate program is to provide information about communication resources available at Rutgers and to share experiences, best practices, and issues encountered in communicating information about the university's programs and services. Survey responses help improve the program and lead to a better understanding of its impact on the workplace. The survey is anonymous and your responses cannot be linked to you as an individual. Take the survey here.

Book Presentation: Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien: July 27, New Brunswick
Janet Brennan Croft, library faculty, Department of Research and Instructional Services, Rutgers University Libraries, and coeditor of Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, speaks about the book on July 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Croft also will answer questions and sign copies of the book. Rutgers’ Office of Summer and Winter Sessions will sponsor a drawing for 10 free copies and additional books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

July 13, 2016

Ethics Armor Launches
The Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance has launched Ethics Armor, a program designed to take a proactive approach to protecting the integrity and reputation of the university, faculty, and staff. Ethics Armor provides a centralized automated system for conflicts of interest disclosures for faculty and staff, reinforcing the university's existing policies in a simple straightforward process. For more information or for training, contact the Rutgers Ethics Office at ethics@ca.rutgers.edu.

Spouse, Alumni Recreation Memberships to Offer Free Group Fitness Classes
Effective September 6, 2016, recreation memberships at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will include free and unlimited group fitness classes. Spouses of faculty, staff, and students; alumni and alumni spouses; and legacy students can purchase 2016–2017 recreation memberships at any open recreation center. For information, including membership pricing, class offerings, and hours of operation, contact the administrative office at 848-445-0462.

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

Screening of The Kind Words: July 19, Piscataway
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of the Israeli film The Kind Words, a quirky wry dramedy from director Shemi Zarhin, on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School, Piscataway. Lital Levy, associate professor, comparative literature, Princeton University, will discuss the film. Tickets are available for purchase only through BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

June 29, 2016

Half Off All Books and Free Shipping through July 4 at Rutgers University Press
All books from Rutgers University Press are now on sale at a 50 percent discount through July 4. Order online and use discount code "02FLASH50." Shipping is free. Check out regional books and a wide selection of books in many different subject areas. Sign up to receive email; Rutgers Readers receive special discounts and offers. Learn more and purchase books here.

David Greenberg Discusses His Book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency: July 6, New Brunswick
David Greenberg, professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, discusses his book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency, on July 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Following his presentation, Greenberg will take questions and sign books. Rutgers’ Office of Summer and Winter Sessions will sponsor a drawing for 10 free copies, and books also will be available for purchase, courtesy of Barnes & Noble. Learn more here.

Excel Levels 1 and 2 Training: July 12, New Brunswick
The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education offers beginner and intermediate training in Microsoft Excel 2013 on July 12 at the former Agricultural Museum building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Excel Level 1 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, teaches the basic essential features of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets. The Excel Level 2 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., teaches more challenging skills. For each class, the fee is $80, payable via internal purchase order, personal check, or credit card. Faculty and staff receive priority seating. Learn more and register for Excel Level 1 training here and for Excel Level 2 training here. For internal purchase orders, call the registration department at 848-932-9271, option 2. For more information, contact Suzanne Hills at 848-932-7234. Bookmark this page for future reference and join the mailing list here.

Save 20 Percent with Early Enrollment in Mini-Master in Public Administration
University employees receive a 20 percent discount if they enroll by September 30 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’s headquarters in 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 October 13. Learn more and register here.

Save During Kite+Key's Summer Beats Sale: through September 5
Get a set of wireless Beats headphones when you buy an eligible Mac or iPad Pro, and save on a Mac or an iPad with Apple education pricing during the Summer Beats Sale, now through September 5, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Kite+key is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1127. Learn more here [PDF].

June 15, 2016

Alexander Library Closed June 16 until 1 p.m.
Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will be closed on June 16 until 1 p.m. for a public safety exercise. Until it reopens at 1 p.m., shuttle bus service to other Rutgers–New Brunswick libraries will be available from Alexander Library.

Apply by June 30 for RCN Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the New Brunswick Provost, and the SciWomen Office invite faculty to apply for the Rutgers Connection Network Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program, which provides infrastructure and training for effective and collaborative mentoring beyond the departmental level. Apply by June 30 to participate in a traditional hierarchical partnership or in a peer-to-peer co-mentoring partnership. The yearlong program starts in September 2016. Learn more and apply here

Faculty and Staff Short-Term Apartment Rentals for September 2016
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals to faculty and staff who need temporary housing, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Apartments are fully furnished and appointed and include utilities, cable television, and internet service. Leases can be as short as one month and as long as one year. Reservations are now being accepted for the summer as well as the new semester. Email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

Register Now for Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy Audition on June 25 
Register now for June 25 auditions at Shindell Choral Hall, Robert E. Mortensen Hall, New Brunswick, for the 2016–17 year at Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Students who have a schedule conflict on that date should explore a digital audition as an alternative. Stephen Agosto is the new director of the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy, which provides musical theater training for students in grades 9 to 12 preparing for collegiate study. Learn more and register here

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

June 1, 2016

QED Funding for Technology Commercialization
Numerous Rutgers researchers have received grants and university matching funds totaling up to $200,000 from the QED Proof-of-Concept Program to support technology commercialization. Applications are now being accepted for another round of awards. On June 2, QED staff will visit the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark at 10 a.m. and the Office of Research and Economic Development in Piscataway at 1 p.m. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Chris Pflaum at chris.pflaum@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Funding for Cancer-Related Research Pilot Projects
Funding is available from the American Cancer Society and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for $50,000 pilot project grants to support cancer-related research projects that can be completed in 12 months. Eligible applicants include Rutgers and Princeton faculty members who are within six years of their initial academic appointment and do not currently have an award from a national peer-reviewed competition. For more information and to request an application, email cinjpilotprogram@cinj.rutgers.edu. Applications are due no later than July 1, 2016.

Last Opportunity to Register for Mason Gross Summer Programs
Register by June 1 for any of the innovative summer programs at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Summer intensives in music, dance, and visual arts are strong opportunities for students to explore, create, and perform under the expert guidance of New Jersey’s most distinguished teaching artists at the state’s premier arts conservatory. Register and learn more here.

Free Health Screenings at Newark Downtown Farmers Market
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), sponsored by Newark350, hosts free health screenings at the Newark Downtown Farmers Market on June 9 and July 14. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PSE&G Plaza, RBHS students, faculty, and staff will offer blood pressure, glucose, BMI, and infant and young child assessments, as well as pulmonary and mental health screenings. Resources and referrals will be provided at no charge. Learn more here.

Excel Level 3 and Level 4 Training: June 6, New Brunswick
The Office of Continuing Professional Education offers Level 3 and Level 4 Microsoft Office Excel 2013 training on June 6 at the extension conference center on G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Level 3 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed for students seeking to learn how to produce complex Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets. Level 4 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., is designed for students seeking to build on the advanced features learned in Level 3 worksheet training. For each class, the fee is $80, payable via internal purchase order, personal check, or credit card. Faculty and staff receive priority seating. Learn more and register for Level 3 training here and Level 4 training here. For internal purchase orders, call the registration department at 848-932-9271, option 2. For more information, contact Suzanne Hills at 848-932-7234.

Free Lunch at Kite+Key Appy Hour: June 7, Piscataway
Enjoy a free light lunch at Appy Hour, kite+key's monthly tech gathering, on June 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. The presentation topic is MyFitnessPal. Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod introduces the free IOS diet app. Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Space is limited. RSVP via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

Art After Hours: Art and Music: June 7, New Brunswick
Stop by the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for Art After Hours on June 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., free and open to the public with complimentary refreshments. The evening includes curator-led tours of the exhibition Infinite Opportunities in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum. AlterEgo, a dynamic and varied group of medical professionals, returns to perform from a rock and roll repertoire—mixed with blues, funk, and groove-inspired genres—spanning the 1950s to the present. Learn more here.

Postpartum Depression: Experts and Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey: June 8, New Brunswick
The Women’s Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick, present a discussion on postpartum depression on June 8 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the RWJUH Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard. The event will be introduced by Gloria Bachmann, the institute’s director, and feature a discussion with former New Jersey first lady Mary Jo Codey and experts from multidisciplinary professions focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression.

May 25, 2016

Bulletin Summer Schedule
In planning your submissions, note that after June 1 the Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published on alternating Wednesdays through August.

Last Chance to Join 25-Day Revolution
May 25 is the last opportunity to join the 25-Day Revolution and choose to give back to the university in a way that is meaningful to you. Learn here about 10 causes that you may wish to support in celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary. Help Rutgers continue to be revolutionary. 

Parking Lot Closure on Busch
Parking lot 68 on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will be closed permanently starting May 22 to allow for utilities construction and construction of the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering.

Faculty and Staff Short-Term Apartment Rentals Available
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals to faculty and staff who need temporary housing, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Apartments are fully furnished and appointed and include utilities, cable television, and internet service. Leases can be as short as one month and as long as one year. Reservations are now being accepted for the summer as well as the new semester. Learn more here or email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

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

May 18, 2016

Bulletin Summer Schedule
In planning your submissions, note that after June 1 the Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published on alternating Wednesdays through August.

Symposium Highlights Diversity and Inclusion-Related Research
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs recently held a symposium, "Rutgers Scholarship on Diversity and Inclusion: Present Findings and Future Considerations," to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and highlight the broad spectrum of diversity and inclusion-related scholarship at Rutgers. More than 50 attendees, 41 faculty presenters, 14 schools, and 17 departments and institutes universitywide discussed 29 topics related to current faculty and graduate student research and scholarship on diversity and inclusion. View the Rutgers Diversity and Inclusion Research Directory for more information on symposium themes, presenters, and research. For those interested, note the call for papers by the research portal Diversity Research Institute Journal for the fall 2016 inaugural edition. The submission deadline is June 15. Learn more here

Graduation Special at Rutgers Tech Store: Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is hosting a “Graduation Special” through May 28. Included are sales on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro with retina display. Additionally, any computer purchase includes a 15 percent discount on any computer accessory. This special is available to faculty, staff, and students. Kite+key is conveniently located at the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Shop kite+key for personal or institutional purchases, in-store or online at https://kiteandkey.rutgers.edu. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu and 848-445-1127.

Piano Day with Randall Faber: May 22, New Brunswick
May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. is Piano Day at the Extension Division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Piano Day enriches instructors' and music educators' skills throughout a day of intensive workshops with internationally renowned pedagogue Randall Faber, with whom students have the opportunity to participate in the afternoon master class. This event is ideal for music educators, private studio instructors, and college students. Professional development certificates are available upon request. Parking is suggested at the 85 George Street location, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Sakai Summer Webinars: May 23June 23
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology is offering summer training on various tools in the Sakai learning management system. The first half of summer webinar training begins on May 23. The trainings include creating a Sakai course site, managing a Sakai site, utilizing communication tools in Sakai, assignments, and more. Learn more and register here.

May 11, 2016

Help Rutgers Continue to Be Revolutionary
Join the 25-Day Revolution and choose to give back to Rutgers in a way that is meaningful to you. Between now and May 25, learn about 10 causes that you may wish to support in celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary. Help Rutgers continue to be revolutionary. Learn more here.

Friday's New Brunswick Farmers Market Has Returned
The seasonal Rutgers Farmers Market, featuring locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food, is back every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, providing easy access for students, faculty, and staff. New this year is an opportunity to purchase a share in Heritage Shellfish’s Community Supported Fishery, entitling the buyer to a series of two-pound servings of seafood, each enough for a two-person meal. Heritage will provide locally grown or responsibly harvested seafood 10 times over 20 weeks. The market is operated through a partnership of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. To become part of the farmers market venture, contact Mary Ann Schrum at schrum@aesop.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.  

Percussion Celebration 2016: May 19, New Brunswick
On May 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., attend an evening featuring exceptional high school percussion groups with guest clinician and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member Joseph Tompkins, a mass samba band, and more at Shindell Choral Hall, located in Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Pre-college percussion ensembles may participate, sharing performance time with other ensembles. Music educators, percussion enthusiasts, and music lovers are also invited to audit this event. Learn more here.

Zimmerli Maintains Regular Hours: through July 31
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, continues its regular hours through July 31. Now is a great time to see an exhibition again or make a museum visit you have been putting off. Also, join the Zimmerli for its next Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on June 7.