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September 23, 2015

Honors College Open House: September 25, New Brunswick
Built on a legacy of honors education at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the new Honors College expands honors education and redefines interdisciplinary learning by inviting students from across the liberal arts and professional schools to live and work together to tackle global issues. Visit the Honors College during its open house on September 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. A key component of the university's strategic plan, the Honors College was realized as part of the College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative in cooperation with the New Brunswick Development Corporation. Learn more about the Honors College here.

Abstract Submission Deadline Now September 23 for National Postdoc Appreciation Day and Career Development Symposium: September 30, Piscataway
The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Postdoctoral Association invites you to attend its National Postdoc Appreciation Day and Career Development Symposium on September 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, Piscataway. The deadline for submitting an abstract to be considered for presentation and to be included in the event literature has been extended to today (September 23). Scientific communication is the day’s central theme. The keynote speaker is the director of the postdoctoral office at New York University, Keith Micoli. Certificates and cash awards will be presented for the three top posters. Free registration includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Register and learn more here.

September 2, 2015

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for 2016
University Facilities and Capital Planning is now arranging short-term apartment rentals for faculty and staff who need temporary housing, including visiting and international scholars, for 2016. 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. Learn more here or email fshousing@rutgers.edu for additional information.

August 26, 2015

New Faculty Expo: August 26, Piscataway
All new faculty universitywide are invited to attend the New Faculty Expo on August 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Busch Student Center, Piscataway, in the International Lounge and Room 174. Attendees can learn about the many services and resources offered by more than 35 university departments, make useful contacts, and network with peers.

Apply by August 28 to Join Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program
Are you a Rutgers faculty member who is interested in career advancement, needs a new connection or a fresh perspective, or wants to gain mentoring skills as a co-mentor, mentee, and/or mentor? Designed to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of faculty, the Rutgers Connection Network mentoring program is a catalyst for cross-disciplinary connections throughout the university. It provides the infrastructure, training, and facilitation for faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships beyond the departmental level. Interested Rutgers University–New Brunswick faculty are encouraged to apply. Forty applicants will be accepted. Apply by August 28 and learn more here.

August 12, 2015

Apply by August 21 to Join SciWomen’s Faculty Learning Community
What should be the faculty mentoring model for the new Rutgers? Are new faculty adequately equipped to deal with the intricacies of the university and the changing academic landscape? Join SciWomen's Faculty Learning Community of 2015–16 to be part of a group taking a fresh look at mentoring by examining the needs of new faculty in the current institutional and academic environments, and making recommendations for implementing mentoring best practices at the departmental level. Interested faculty from all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they can commit to meeting in New Brunswick from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: October 9, November 13, December 11, February 12, April 1, and April 29. Consider leading the change you want to see. Apply by August 21 and learn more here.

Apply by August 21 to Join Network Mentoring Program
Are you a Rutgers faculty member who’s interested in career advancement, needs a new connection or a fresh perspective, or wants to gain mentoring skills as a co-mentor, mentee and/or mentor? Designed to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of faculty, the Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program is a catalyst for cross-disciplinary connections throughout the university. It provides the infrastructure, training, and facilitation for faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships beyond the departmental level. Interested Rutgers University–New Brunswick faculty are encouraged to apply. Forty applicants will be accepted. Apply by August 21 and learn more here

Apply Now for 2015–2016 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Programs
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications for the 2015–2016 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Programs for academic women from all disciplines. This year, OASIS programs will be hosted in Newark and New Brunswick. Workshops will be held on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. Application deadlines are September 15 for Newark and October 15 for New Brunswick. Learn more and apply here.

July 29, 2015

Mason Gross Summer Series Concludes with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Performing DiGoldene Kale (The Golden Bride): August 5, New Brunswick
Ninety-two years after its premiere at Kessler's Second Avenue Theater in New York City, the Yiddish operetta DiGoldene Kale (The Golden Bride) returns to the stage to conclude the 2015 Mason Gross Summer Series on August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. An orphaned girl attracts a variety of suitors when she comes into an inheritance in this concert presentation of Joseph Rumshinsky’s 1923 operetta, which will be performed in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles and with a full orchestra and live music by the Mason Gross Muzikers. Tickets—$10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students; $15 for the general public—may be purchased by calling 848-932-7511. Learn more here.

Enroll Now for Sakai Introductory Training: New Brunswick
Through August, the Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers introduction to the Sakai course management system training sessions. This includes a mix of in-person sessions and online webinars. In-person sessions take place in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Piscataway. Check dates, register, and learn more here.

July 15, 2015

Mason Gross Arts Day Camp Registration Ends July 17
Registration for the Mason Gross Arts Day Camp (Kids Create), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for ages 5 through 12 remains open through July 17. Kids Create explores music, dance, theater, and visual arts and develops participants’ imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, and creative dramatics. Youngsters may participate in one or both of the camp’s two weeklong sessions, August 3–7 and August 10–14. Each camp week’s offerings are different. To bring each week to a close, participants perform in a showcase for their families. Music and movement activities take place at the Mason Gross School of the Arts location on Douglass Campus. Visual arts activities take place in the Civic Square building in downtown New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

Enroll Now for Sakai Introductory Training: New Brunswick
Through August, the Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers introduction to the Sakai course management system training sessions. This includes a mix of in-person sessions and online webinars. In-person sessions take place in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Piscataway. Check dates, register, and learn more here.

July 1, 2015

Faculty & Staff Bulletin Summer Schedule
The Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published next on July 15 and continue publishing on alternating Wednesdays through August.

Apply Now for OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Programs for 2015–2016
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications for the 2015–2016 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Programs for academic women from all disciplines. This year, an OASIS program will be hosted both in Newark and New Brunswick. The workshops will be held on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. Application deadlines are July 15 for Newark and September 1 for New Brunswick. Learn more and apply here.

June 24, 2015

Summer Schedule for Faculty & Staff Bulletin
Following the issue of July 1, the Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published on alternating Wednesdays through August. Those publication dates are July 15, July 29, August  12, and August 26. Please keep this schedule in mind as you plan submissions to the Bulletin, particularly those involving time-sensitive information.

Registration Deadline June 26 for School of Nursing’s Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: July 1317, Newark
Registration continues through June 26 for the Fifth Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care, presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing (SON) from July 13 to 17 in the Stanley Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. It is free for full-time SON faculty; there is a large discount for SON students. Learn more and register here.

Registration Deadline July 1 for Selected Mason Gross Summer Camps
Registration continues through July 1 for selected Mason Gross School of the Arts summer camps, intensives, and institutes. Discounts are available for faculty and staff, including multiple enrollment discounts. Still open for registration: Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute, Rutgers Symphonic Wind Band and Chamber Music Camp, ASTA New Jersey Chamber Music Institute at Rutgers University, Rutgers Dance Camp, Rutgers Summer Digital Filmmaking Camp, Rutgers Graphic Design Intensive, and Kids Create! (ages 5–12). Summer camps and institutes are designed by Mason Gross faculty, with instruction provided by leading teaching artists from the faculty, extension division faculty, and the area arts community. Learn more here.

May 13, 2015

Call for Nominations for Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award
The Rutgers University Alumni Association, created in 2008, is accepting nominations through June 15 for the annual Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards—the highest honor for alumni volunteers—recognizing dedication and commitment to improving the Rutgers community. The awards recognize alumni who volunteer their time to the university and the alumni association, have maintained life-long university connections, have taken leadership roles, represent multi-generational families of Rutgers alumni, and volunteer for their local community; and deans or faculty members who support alumni programming and events. Award recipients will be honored at the annual Alumni Leaders Conference in the fall. Nominate and learn more here.

May 6, 2015

The Puzzle Challenge
Alumni employees have an impact on the Rutgers community every day. They 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 the end of today (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.

School of Nursing Presents 5th Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Newark
Registration continues for the 5th Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care, presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing (SON) July 13–17 in the Stanley Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Free for full-time SON faculty, large discount for SON students. Registration deadline: June 26. Learn more and register here.

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