May 27, 2015

2015 Federal Work Study Program Supervisor Information Session: June 3, New Brunswick
Supervisors of Rutgers-legacy Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) undergraduate student employees, please join the Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid at the 2015 Supervisor Information Session: The Labor Theory of Value. The following topics will be covered: value of student labor, transferable skills for FWSP student employees, and how to manage FWSP student workers. The Information Session will be held on June 3, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room in the College Avenue Student Center. Contact Tammy Boslet at by May 29 to register. 

Global Urbanism Biennial Theme Funding Announced
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs’ 2015–2017 biennial theme, Global Urbanism, supports faculty, staff, and students engaging the Rutgers community in activities that significantly expand the university’s international agenda by exploring the condition of global urbanism. Four special event awards of up to $5,000 and 30 programming awards of up to $1,000 for events during the 2015–2016 academic year will be given. Deadline is June 12, 2015. Learn more here.

The Plaza at Livingston Campus Is Open for the Summer
The Plaza is a pedestrian-friendly area with outdoor seating featuring 33,000 square feet of retail space situated beneath student housing. The Plaza is home to nine retail establishments: 16 Handles, Etoile Nail and Spa, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Hoja Asian Fusion, Starbucks, Henry’s Diner, Kilmer’s Market, Rutgers Cinema, and kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Henry’s Diner offers half-price salads, toppings not included. Kilmer’s Market offers 10 percent off purchases with a faculty or staff ID. Its $7.50 Summer Combo includes a sandwich or salad, chips or fruit, and a 20-ounce beverage. Learn more about dining options here. View the summer hours here.

Zimmerli Art Museum Summer Art Camp
Budding young artists between the ages of 7 and 14 are invited to enroll in the Zimmerli Art Museum’s summer art camp program, held from June 29 to July 24 in New Brunswick. Each year, new classes are added to stimulate, challenge, and delight participants. Children also find inspiration in the museum’s collection as they explore the galleries. Learn more and register here.

May 20, 2015

Support Group for Caregivers of People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Every first and third Monday, Edison
University Behavioral Health Care’s Care2Caregivers program offers a bimonthly support group for anyone who is caring for a spouse with memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Attendees learn about the disease, discuss caregiving issues, offer each other support, and find out about available resources on the first and third Monday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Room 37, Suite 200, COPSA Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, 100 Metroplex Drive, Edison. The next meeting is June 1. Learn more here

On Campus This Summer? So Is the Zimmerli Art Museum
The Zimmerli Art Museum remains open with normal hours throughout May, June, and July. Catch this season's special exhibitions before they close in July. Also, visit with “Walking Man,” a permanent outdoor installation by internationally renowned sculptor—and longtime South Brunswick resident—George Segal. The single bronze figure in stride is located at the refurbished northwest corner of George and Hamilton streets, “walking” toward the museum’s entrance.

May 13, 2015

For Furniture and Other Bulk Waste Disposal, Project Move Out in New Brunswick: Register Now
Students living off campus in New Brunswick apartments can register until May 20 for Project Move Out for the recovery of discarded furniture, appliances, electronics, and textiles—keeping them out of landfills. Take advantage of free bulk waste disposal options to help reduce our carbon footprint and avoid municipal fines up to $2,000 for improper disposal. Free curbside pickup available on May 21, 22, 26, or 27. Registration is open until noon on May 20. Free drop-off is available to Rutgers students with student ID from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 21, 22, 26 or 27 (no registration required) at Parking Lot 30 behind the College Avenue Gym. Register and learn more here or call the Project Move Out hotline at 848-445-2297.

Register for Alumni Leaders Council Annual Meeting: June 4, Piscataway
All alumni are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Alumni Leaders Council, hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association, on June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School on Livingston Campus. Celebrate and reflect on the accomplishments of the alumni body over the past fiscal year, meet the association’s incoming board members, and look ahead to the exciting opportunities in the coming year. Register and learn more here.

May 6, 2015

Call for Nominations for Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award
What would your department be without the support of passionate volunteers? The Rutgers University Alumni Association helps you recognize them for their outstanding service. Nominate a volunteer for a Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award to say thank you to the volunteers who help your programs and activities succeed. Award recipients will be honored at the annual Alumni Leaders Conference in the fall. Nominate and learn more here.

Free Adult Swim Instruction: May 6, Piscataway
Join us on May 6 at 1 to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., or 5 to 7 p.m. at the Werblin Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for free swim instruction. Overcome your fears or improve your skills. All ability levels welcome. Register or just show up. Register and learn more here.

Appy Half-Hour: iPad 101 Part 3: May 8, Piscataway
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, on May 8 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini at the end of the series. Feel free to bring your iPad. Space is limited. RSVP to Learn more here (PDF).

Tech Store Kite+Key Hosts Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day: May 13, Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on May 13 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at its retail plaza location on the Livingston Campus. Faculty and staff always qualify for Apple education pricing. But on May 13 kite+key offers additional discounts. Kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products along with Dell, HP, Samsung, and Asus products and accessories. In addition to cutting-edge products and competitive pricing, kite+key offers trade-ins, computer repair, iPhone and iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of its new website, Learn more about the event here (PDF) or call 848-445-1127. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

10th International Symposium on Bilingualism: May 20–24, New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, which presents the latest research on cognitive, social, and educational aspects of knowing more than language: May 20 through May 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. Register and learn more here

April 29, 2015

SIDS Center of New Jersey Launches Keep It Up Campaign
The incidence rate for all sudden unexpected infant deaths in New Jersey is one of the lowest in the nation, based on the latest information from the CDC, and the lowest ever in New Jersey. A significant factor in the low incidence rate is the participation of birthing hospitals across New Jersey in the Safe-to-Sleep education campaign and the Nurses Lead the Way program of the SIDS Center of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. According to a recent survey by the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 85 percent of New Jersey families report having been given safe sleep information. While the low rates demonstrate that good outcomes can be achieved, the goal now is to sustain them. Therefore, the SIDS Center of New Jersey is launching the Keep It Up campaign to ensure that safe sleep education, consistent with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is provided during an infant’s first year of pediatric visits. For more information about safe sleep education programs, contact Barbara Ostfeld, program director of the SIDS Center of New Jersey, at 732-249-2160, or click here

The Puzzle Challenge
The nearly 8,000 individuals who are both Rutgers graduates and university employees have an impact on the Rutgers community every day. Together, alumni employees can also make a big difference through the Rutgers University Foundation’s Puzzle Challenge: Get as many alumni employees as possible to give back by May 6. Submit your piece of the puzzle today by making a gift of any size to support the area of your choice. Learn more here.

Aiding Student Entrepreneurs
Many students chart their own career paths after college. To aid students in these efforts, the Office of New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers' Office of Research Commercialization is leading a crowd-funding campaign to help provide student entrepreneurs with the resources they need to create the leading companies of tomorrow. Money raised will fund supplies for the C.A.S.T.L.E. co-working space, programming, and seed grants. You can help students pursue their entrepreneurial passions by donating here and by sharing the page with friends and family though word-of-mouth, email, and social media.

TAG Day in Camden: April 30
After successful TAG (Teaching Annual Giving) Days in Newark and New Brunswick, the Department of Annual Giving within the Rutgers University Foundation launches TAG Day in Camden on April 30. See how donors make a difference in the lives of students and faculty members on the physical tags indicating donor-supported resources all over campus. Learn more here.

Positives and Negatives in Contemporary Herbal Medicine: May 6, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries hosts a presentation by Lena Struwe, director of the Chrysler Herbarium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, that highlights the positives and negatives in contemporary herbal medicine and suggests best practices for ensuring the botanical accuracy of herbal products on May 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Pane Room, first floor, Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Feel free to bring your lunch.

April 22, 2015

April Is Autism Awareness Month
Rutgers University–New Brunswick continues to celebrate Autism Awareness Month by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to ask questions about autism. The College Support Program (CSP) offers individualized support for students on the autism spectrum. The CSP works collaboratively with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Disability Services, Academic Deans, Learning Centers, Counseling Center, Career Services, Student Employment, Residence Life, Student Life, Deans of Students, and, as necessary, program advisers and faculty. Click here for more information about autism or support when working with students on the autism spectrum or contact Pam Lubbers, CSP coordinator, at or 848-932-9558.

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 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. Learn more here.

The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning: A Book Talk with David Redlawsk: April 22, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts David P. Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and professor of political science, who discusses his new book on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Eagleton. Reception at 5 p.m. Register and learn more here

Appy Half-Hour: iPad 101 Part 2: April 24, Piscataway
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, on April 24 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini at the end of the series. Feel free to bring your iPad. Space is limited. RSVP to Learn more here.

REI Energy Policy Seminar Series: April 24, New Brunswick
Tim Lenton, professor and chair of Climate Change/Earth Systems Science at the University of Exeter, speaks about "Anticipating and Avoiding Climate Tipping Points," on April 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Auditorium, Marine Sciences Building, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

CeCe McDonald on Prison and Transadvocacy: April 28, Piscataway
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents CeCe McDonald on April 28 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center. After defending herself against racist and transphobic attacks, McDonald was imprisoned in a men's jail, though she identifies as a transwoman. Hear McDonald speak about prison abolition and transadvocacy. Learn more here

#politics: Redefining Engagement via Digital Media: April 28, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents an exchange about the opportunities and challenges involved in using digital media to connect people and politics on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Teleconference/Lecture Hall SCC 403, Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Networking reception at 4 p.m. Learn more and register here.

Book Sale Sponsored by Raritan: April 29, New Brunswick
Jackson Lears and the editors of Raritan: A Quarterly Review, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invite you to a book sale at their offices on the College Avenue Campus on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse among new and used works of literature, literary criticism, cultural history, biography, philosophy, fiction, poetry, art, and politics, along with back issues of Raritan and other literary and scholarly journals. Low prices are guaranteed and light refreshments will be served.

April 15, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture: April 15, Piscataway
Lewis C. Cantley, director of the cancer center and professor of cancer biology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, delivers the George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture, “PI 3–Kinase and Cancer Metabolism,” April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Piscataway. Learn more here.

Institute for Research on Women Concludes 20142015 Distinguished Lecture Series: April 16, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, concludes its 2014–15 Distinguished Lecture Series, Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies, on April 16 at 4:30 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. reception, in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Saidiya Hartman, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, discusses A Serial Biography of the Wayward. Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Policy Overview of President Obama’s New Initiatives: April 16, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Program on Immigration and Democracy and the School of Law–Newark present a lecture and discussion featuring Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1993–2000) on April 16 at 11:15 a.m. at Eagleton, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Meissner will provide a policy overview and analysis of President Obama's new initiatives, as well as commentary about the immigration records of recent administrations and the Congress. Register and learn more here.

Theatrical Release for Student Film Producers: April 17, New York City
Antarctic Edge: 70° South, a documentary produced by the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking and the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has its theatrical release on April 17 at Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street), New York City. This documentary is the product of Rutgers’ interdisciplinary film production program. Fourteen undergraduate film students contributed to the film, which follows a team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. Learn more here.

Rutgers Club Luncheon Offer: April 22–23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Club, New Brunswick, announces a "Salute Your Staff Buffet Luncheon" at a cost of $16 per person. Book a table or a room on April 22 or April 23. Learn more here.

11th Annual Universitywide Undergraduate Research Symposium: April 24, Piscataway
The Aresty Research Center, a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, presents the 11th annual, university-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrating scholarship and creative activity on April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. The symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present their research to an audience of faculty, friends, and family. All are invited. Learn more here.

Mason Gross’s Visual Arts Hosts LIPS Performance Festival and LAB Open Studios: April 26, Piscataway
The Visual Arts Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is drawing upon its roots as a locus of experimental work, hosting the LIPS Inaugural Performance Festival and LAB Open Studios on April 26 from 2 to 8 p.m. on the Livingston Campus, Piscataway. The free festival is headlined by a seminal Fluxus artist, professor emeritus Geoffrey Hendricks and performance artists Brian Belott, Maiko Kikuchi, and Ronnie Bass. All activities are open to the public. The festival includes access to 10 MFA student studio spaces, a display of undergrad student sculptures, and performances by students and visiting artists. Activities take place at the Livingston Arts Building (LAB) and the neighboring Livingston Installation and Performance Space (LIPS). Learn more here.

School of Nursing Hosts Viewing of Adelante: April 29, New Brunswick
Students, faculty, and community members are invited to view the independent film Adelante and meet its director, Noam Osband, at 7 p.m. on April 29 in the School of Nursing auditorium, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick. Adelante illustrates the heart of Mexico beating strongly, just outside of Philadelphia, where Mexican newcomers are revitalizing a dying Irish-Catholic parish in Norristown. The sounds of children giggling have returned to the church and mariachis join bagpipers in celebrating community events. With the focus on an American priest and a young Mexican couple, we learn how this shift has brought new challenges and energy to this old parish. The event is also an opportunity to learn more about Mexican neighbors in the New Brunswick community. Sponsored by the Center for Community Health Partnerships, School of Nursing.

New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair: May 1, Piscataway
University Career Services at Rutgers University–New Brunswick invites students and alumni to participate in the New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, Piscataway. Nearly 150 employers will be seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Learn more here.

School of Health Related Professions Hosts Wellness Day: May 9, Scotch Plains
Join the School of Health Related Professions as it presents Wellness Day, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Scotch Plains location. Faculty, staff, and students from several departments and programs will host various free events and services, including medical screenings, demonstrations, and educational health and wellness activities. Learn more here.

April 8, 2015

Apply Now for New Position of Honors College Faculty Fellow
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced 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.

Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity? Malnutrition, Mortality, and North Korea: April 9, New Brunswick
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Hazel Smith, director of the International Institute of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Queerness and Public Policy: April 9, New Brunswick
Learn more about the intersections of queerness and public policy from Lisa Duggan, professor of NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center, NJC Lounge, second floor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, and political theory. Learn more here.

Family-Friendly Programs at Zimmerli: April 11 and April 12
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers two family-friendly creative programs this weekend. On April 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Passport to Art invites families to explore bugs, animals, and nature. Advance registration required ($5$10). Music at the Museum concludes its inaugural season with an “Afternoon of Opera and Art Song” on April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. This concert is organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Learn more here.

Professor William Neal Brown Lecture: Poverty, Class, and Politics: April 16, Newark
The School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Professor William Neal Brown Lecture featuring David Troutt, professor of law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Engelhard Hall, Room 100, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

"Appy Half-Hour:" Learn the iPad at Rutgers’ Kite+Key
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics. Join us at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, on April 10, April 24, and May 8 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini. Space limited. RSVP to Learn more here.

Lecture: A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide: April 14, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Alon Confino, professor at the University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, who will present the findings published in his new book, A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide, on April 14 at 7 p.m., at the Douglass Student Center. Confino will discuss how the Nazis came to imagine a future world without Jews, and how this made their persecution and genocide conceivable. RSVP to or 848-932-2033. Learn more here

Boggs Center’s Developmental Disabilities Lecture: May 7, Mount Laurel
The Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series presents a free lecture at the Doubletree, Mount Laurel, NJ, on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pat Fratangelo, executive director of Onondaga Community Living, Syracuse, NY, presents “Sharing a Home, Sharing a Life.” Registration required and space is limited. Register and learn more here.

April 1, 2015

Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide Published by McGraw-Hill
Judith Barberio, clinical assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is the lead author of the new Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide 2015 from McGraw-Hill. The guide provides current data on more than 1,400 of the most commonly prescribed medications, with an emphasis on patient safety and nursing implications. Learn more here.

Foran Loop to Close April 3June 24 for Construction
The Foran Hall loop on the Cook Campus will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except emergency vehicles, from April 3 through June 24 for site improvement construction associated with the new Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. Perimeter pedestrian circulation will be maintained outside the fencing and barricades. All deliveries are to be made to the rear entrance of Foran Hall.

Northwestern’s John Kessler Delivers Ira B. Black Memorial Lecture: April 2, Piscataway
John A. Kessler, director of the Stem Cell Institute at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the 2015 Ira B. Black Memorial lecturer on April 2 at 4 p.m. in the main auditorium of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. His topic: “Regenerative NeurologyGene Therapy, Stem Cells and Nanotechnology.” Learn more here.

Washington, Wall Street, and the Public Interest: What I Learned in the U.S. Senate: April 7, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Eagleton. Kaufman will discuss his Senate tenure and prior years as a Senate staffer, as well as his views on how and why Congress and our political system do or don't work. He will place special emphasis on his experience trying to regulate Wall Street more closely after the financial crisis and will share reflections on ethical questions and challenges. The lecture is part of the institute’s Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Register and learn more here.

Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union: Exhibition Tour, Panel, and Reception at Zimmerli: April 9, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites the public to a free special program on April 9 in conjunction with a new exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A curator-led tour begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 3:30 that focuses on the perception and construction of reality in artworks of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. A reception follows at 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Rutgers Brass Ensemble Presents The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ: April 11, New Brunswick
Hear the Flentrop and Rodgers organs as the brass ensemble at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Organ soloists include Renée Anne Louprette, university organist, and George B. Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Tickets: $10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students; $15 for general public. Learn more and order tickets here.

Helix! New-Music Ensemble Plays New York City: April 12
The Helix! new-music ensemble at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will fill the New York City club Le Poisson Rouge with contemporary works composed by faculty and students on April 12 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The lineup of each show is different and will include funk, vocal, electronic, jazz, and a film score. Purchase tickets here or call 212-505-3474.

Go RU English
On April 12, students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends of the Department of English School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick will run in the Unite Half Marathon and 8K races through areas of Rutgers–New Brunswick to raise money for graduate fellowships in the humanities at Rutgers. The team, which will be wearing RU English shirts, aims to raise $10,000 toward a permanent endowment. This is the inaugural fundraising event for the RU English team, and many of its participants are first-time marathoners, having never run more than five miles before. The goal is to show support for public education in the humanities and demonstrate that talented students from any background can continue to receive the funding they need to flourish as graduate students and future scholars in the humanities disciplines. Contributions to this effort, which will go to the graduate humanities endowment at the Rutgers Foundation, can be made here.

Handel’s Opera Acis and Galatea Performed at Rutgers University–Camden: April 14
The Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University–Camden presents a free concert performance of George Frideric Handel’s popular English opera, Acis and Galatea, on April 14 at 12:15 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Oscar Wilde Classic to Close RutgersCamden Theater Season: April 15–19
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s classic and most successful comedy, concludes the 2014–15 theater season of the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University–Camden with performances April 15 through April 19 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Daily performances at 7:30 p.m., except for April 19, when the performance begins at 2 p.m. In addition, a high school matinee performance on April 17 starts at 10 a.m. Learn more here.

Selma Director Ava DuVernay to Lecture at Rutgers Business School: April 24, Piscataway
The Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership presents the 2015 Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture by Ava DuVernay, the first African-American woman nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for best director for Selma, on April 24 at 3 p.m. in the large lecture hall of the Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus. DuVernay won the best director prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for Middle of Nowhere. Seating limited. Register and learn more here.

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.