Events

April 27, 2016

New Jersey Folk Festival: April 30, New Brunswick
Enjoy a bluegrass showcase, dance performances, and arts and crafts during Rutgers Day on April 30 on the grounds of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The festival is an annual event, rain or shine, managed entirely by undergraduates. Learn more here.  

Newark Forum on Historic Preservation: April 29, Newark
Come to 15 Washington Street, Rutgers University–Newark, on April 29 for a daylong exploration of historic and neighborhood preservation. Local experts will discuss how Newark’s social life and history are manifest in its built environment, while nationally known speakers will place the city in broad context. The discussion will encompass multiple forms of preservation and the legal and financial frameworks that enable preservation efforts. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Learn more here.

Symphony in C Performs Bruch and Brahms: April 30, Camden
From classical to romantic, Brahms Symphony No. 1 is regarded as one of the greatest symphonies of the Austro-German tradition. Plus, Symphony in C concertmaster Elizabeth Fayette performs Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire, on April 30 at 8 p.m. at Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.  

Sounds of Chamber Music: May 1, New Brunswick
Enjoy a concert featuring the winners of the Mason Gross Chamber Music Competition on May 1 at Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

April 20, 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: April 22 to May 1, New Brunswick
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies and typically thought of as an enchanting tale of wedding planning and mischief in the forest, is presented by Rutgers Theater Company from April 22 to May 1 at the Philip J. Levin Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

CNN Reporter Examines Race, Gender, and 2016 Election: April 20, New Brunswick
CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson explores the dynamics of demographics, race and religion, and reporting on the groups of people who help shape national elections on April 20 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here

Writers in Camden Workshop and Reading: April 20, Camden
Join the Rutgers University–Camden Master of Fine Arts’ visitor series, Writers in Camden, on April 20 for a workshop and reading featuring Karen Russell, author of the story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. at Rutgers–Camden’s Writers House and the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Camden Fine Arts Building. Both events are free and open to the public. Learn more here.

China Lecture Series: "Spontaneous Arising" and an Ethics of the Creative Change in the Early Daoist Text, Heng xian: April 21, New Brunswick
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk examining the relatively short and newly excavated bamboo text, the Heng xian, in terms of its views on creative change on April 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Brower Commons, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

144th Annual Rutgers Glee Club Concert: April 23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Glee Club traces its roots back to 1872 and has been among the nation’s premier collegiate choirs. Enjoy an evening of tradition at the 144th annual Glee Club Concert on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Hamlet: April 24, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark hosts a production of Shakespeare’s iconic play on April 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here

April 13, 2016

Doing Nothing/Nothin’ Doin’: Revisiting a Minimalist Approach to Performance: April 13, New Brunswick
Renowned dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer presents a lecture on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her iconic Trio A, with a performance by Mason Gross School of the Arts dance students, on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Mark Doty and Belinda McKeon: April 13, New Brunswick
Mark Doty, author of Deep Lane, and Belinda McKeon, author of Tender, are featured at this free event in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on April 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. Their readings are followed by a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more here.

Romeo and Juliet: April 13–17, Camden
Join the Capulets and the Montagues as they battle it out in the streets of Verona amidst the tragic romance of young Romeo and Juliet from April 13 to 17 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden’s Fine Arts Complex. Learn more here

Writers at Newark: Claudia Rankine and Sarah Schulman: April 14, Newark
Writers at Newark hosts Claudia Rankine and Sarah Schulman on April 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Rooms 255/256/257 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: April 16, New York City
The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, featuring the Riverside Choral Society, present Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Duruflé’s Requiem on April 16 at 8 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. Learn more here.

April 6, 2016

Hockey for Charity: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School vs. Rutgers School of Dental Medicine: April 8, Newark
Students and faculty from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, face off in their annual charity hockey game on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Prudential Center, Newark. Learn more here.  

Egypt Late Night: April 6, New Brunswick
The Geology Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts “Egypt Late Night,” a free event featuring demonstrations, arts and crafts, and educational activities on April 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Learn more here.

Camden Comic Con: April 9, Camden
Enjoy a day of comics, fantasy, and pop culture at the third annual Camden Comic Con, also featuring panel discussions, music, and activities, on April 9 at the Rutgers University–Camden Athletics and Fitness Center. Learn more here.

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: April 9, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, and featuring Riverside Choral Society, present Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Duruflé’s Requiem on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Celebration of Books: April 12, New Brunswick
Meet Micah Kleit, incoming director at Rutgers University Press, on April 12 at 5 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, during the Celebration of Books reception, which highlights books published by Rutgers University faculty in 2015. Learn more here.

March 30, 2016

Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture Featuring Eve Ensler: March 31, New Brunswick
Eve Ensler, Tony Award–winning playwright, performer, activist, and author of The Vagina Monologues, speaks March 31 at 4 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here

International Film Festival: through April 7, Newark
Women in Media–Newark, in partnership with Rutgers University–Newark, continues its seventh annual International Film Festival through April 7 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The event is free and held at six venues. Learn more here.

Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State: March 30, New Brunswick
Special Collections and University Archives present the 30th Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture, “Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State, 1945–1965,” delivered by Roger L. Geiger, Distinguished Professor of Education, Penn State University, on March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Scholarly Communications Center, fourth floor, Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The lecture explores the history of 20th-century higher education and illuminates the role of the modern research university through a comparison of how Rutgers and now Big Ten rival Penn State addressed the challenges of postwar higher education. RSVP here

Community Engagement for Women’s Human Rights: March 30, New Brunswick
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership presents an opportunity to interact with feminist activists from three different organizations working in different contexts—human rights within a single city, immigrant rights, and changing the narrative of violence—on March 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Mallery Concert Series: Elysian Camerata Quintet: March 30, Camden
Enjoy music by the Elysian Camerata Quintet on March 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here

Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Quartet: March 30, Newark
Pianist Lewis Porter and saxophonist Phil Scarff perform Indian classical music and jazz and lead the world-jazz ensemble, Natraj, on March 30 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Visiting Filmmaker Series: Guy Maddin: April 1, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a Q&A with experimental Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin and a screening of his film The Forbidden Room on April 1 at 6 p.m. in Room 211 in Van Dyck Hall, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Admission is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Learn more here.

From the Raritan to the Potomac: Rutgers' Voice in Washington: April 4, New Brunswick
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a conversation with Francine Newsome Pfeiffer, the university's vice president for federal relations, on April 4 at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Register here

March 23, 2016

Eighth Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion: March 24, Camden
On March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom 401 Penn at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion present the Eighth Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion, which examines Rutgers’ early religious ties to the Dutch Reformed Church, the denominational parent of Rutgers University. Panelists will discuss events that led to Rutgers’ break from the church, the state of religion in higher education today, and its implications on the First Amendment. Learn more here.

Institute of Jazz Studies Presents Free Concert: March 23, Newark
The Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts a free concert featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Lew Tabackin Quartet on March 23 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 15 Washington Street, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Leslie Jamison: March 23, New Brunswick
Essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison talks about her work on March 23 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Women’s History Month Conference: March 25, Camden
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Community Leadership Center, Rutgers University–Camden, host presentations from faculty, students, activists, scholars, and artists on topics such as history, religion, gender, and literature on March 25 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Camden Campus Center. Register here

Beacons of Light: March 30, Camden
Beacons of Light: The Black Student Protest Legacy at Rutgers University–Camden hosts panels and discussions about the history of student protest and desegregation on campus and in surrounding communities on March 30 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Camden Campus Center. Learn more and register here

Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), offers yoga sessions every Wednesday at noon in the Medical Science Building, RBHS, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. A session’s room can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at croninca@shrp.rutgers.edu

March 16, 2016

“Ready to Run”: Campaign Training for Women: March 18 and 19, New Brunswick
The Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a bipartisan training program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system, from March 18 through March 19 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register here

Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory Open Public Night: March 17, Piscataway
Get an up-close look at celestial bodies such as Jupiter and the moon at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory in the Serin Physics Building, Piscataway, on March 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., weather permitting. Learn more, including other notable upcoming viewing dates, here.

Symphony in C Beethoven Performance: March 19, Camden
Symphony in C performs a program of Beethoven compositions on March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

2nd Annual Senator Ronald Rice Lecture on Criminal Justice and Public Policy: March 21, Newark
Ryan P. Haygood of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is the featured speaker in this lecture series on March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Baker Trial Moot Courtroom at the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University–Newark. Register here.

Film Series: "Empire on the Post-Soviet Screen": March 22, New Brunswick
The Program of Russian and East European Languages and Literature continues its spring 2016 film series, “Empire on the Post-Soviet Screen,” with a screening of Taras Bulba on March 22 at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. View the series schedule here.

Style of Downton Abbey at the Rutgers Art Library: through March 30, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Art Library, New Brunswick, hosts an exhibit of fine art, literature, history, design, fashion, and decorative arts from the time period of Downton Abbey, through March 30. Learn more here.

Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science: through July 31, New Brunswick
Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through July 31, examines what was one of the dominant concerns of unofficial Soviet artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovations in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design. Produced between the 1960s and the 1980s, the works in this exhibition address themes of international significance from a turbulent period marked by the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a failed attempt at improved American-Soviet relations. Learn more here.

March 9, 2016

Shapeshifters: Black Girls and Choreography of Citizenship: March 10, Newark
On March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, author Aimee Cox discusses Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, exploring how young black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Arcadian Trio: March 9, Camden
Enjoy music by the Arcadian Trio—Diane Goldsmith, piano; Vivian Barton Dozor, cello; and Igor Szwec, violin—on March 9 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Camden Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Writers in Camden Workshop and Panel: March 9, Camden
On March 9, Writers in Camden Publishing Panel, presented by the Rutgers University–Camden MFA Program, conducts a 3 p.m. workshop at Writer’s House and a 7 p.m. panel discussion at Stedman Gallery in the Camden Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden, both free and open to the public. Featured speakers are Domenica Alioto, a senior editor at Crown/Penguin Random; Julie Barer, a partner at The Book Group, a literary agency that represents a wide range of distinguished authors; and Lisa Lucas, nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival, a National Book Foundation advisory council member, and publisher of Guernica, an online magazine of art and politics. Learn more here.

Woodwind Quintet Concert: March 10, New Brunswick
Grammy-nominated contemporary woodwind quintet Imani Winds joins the Rutgers Symphonic Winds and Symphony Band for a concert on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

“The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Nutritional Perspectives and Public Health Consequences”: March 10, New Brunswick
Through a series of presentations, visiting scholars will discuss “The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Nutritional Perspectives and Public Health Consequences” on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Rectangular Room in Neilson Dining Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is sponsored by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

“Beyond Boundaries: New Spaces for Constructing, Creating, and Composing”: March 11, Camden
Join Rutgers University–Camden's Department of English, the English Graduate Student Association, and the Digital Studies Center for their fourth annual conference on March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Classroom 401 Penn at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. Keynote speakers Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro, who founded the art collective and studio Tender Claws, will give a reading and performance of PRY, a hybrid of cinema, game, and novel created for mobile iOS. Register here.

March 2, 2016

"Dispelling the Myths": Media Coverage of Undocumented Children in the U.S.: March 8, Camden
The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts the free talk “Dispelling the Myths: Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody,” which focuses on powerful myths created by inaccurate and incomplete media coverage, on March 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Camden Campus Center. Learn more here

“The Cold War at Camp Kilmer: Hungarian ’56ers, Cubans, and U.S. Refugee Policy in New Jersey”: March 2, New Brunswick
Join the Center for European Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, for a day of exploring the Cold War history of Camp Kilmer, Piscataway, on March 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Scholarly Communications Center, 4th floor, Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. For this event, Rutgers welcomes a host of scholars to discuss the Hungarian and Cuban refugee experience at the camp. Learn more here

Photography of Cuba Exhibition Celebration: March 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, displays work by Ilya Genin, known for representations of Cuba, from February 22 to March 31. A celebration is scheduled for March 3 at 4:30 p.m. Learn more here

Rutgers Theater Company Presents Silentium: through March 6, New Brunswick
Rutgers Theater Company presents Silentium, a surrealist theatrical work created by Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member Danielle Liccardo and second-year acting students, March 2 to March 6 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Panel Discussion: “From Exclusion to Inclusion: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers”: March 8, New Brunswick
Delve into the history of the scholarly contributions of women at Rutgers on March 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event features a two-part panel discussion exploring the findings of the fall 2015 directed research course, “From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women at Rutgers,” that was taught by Kayo Denda and Mary Hawkesworth in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Learn more here

February 24, 2016

Rutgers African-American Alumni Organization 3rd Annual Black Rutgers International Arts and Literature Festival: February 27, Piscataway
Enjoy a day of celebration of black arts and activism on the Rutgers campus and beyond in the multipurpose room of the Busch Student Center, Piscataway, on February 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is hosted by the Rutgers African Alumni Alliance and cosponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Rethinking Peace Studies: February 24, Newark
Paul Hastings, executive director of the Japan ICU Foundation, presents on the Rethinking Peace Studies project, a series of three seminars held over a three-year period starting in 2014. The workshop themes were transdisciplinary and allowed participants to approach peace studies from a diversity of perspectives. The first seminar focused on the theme translation, the second on memory, and the third on dialogue. This presentation is on February 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

"Make It Better: What Corruption Means and What We Can Do about It": February 25, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture, “Make It Better: What Corruption Means and What We Can Do about It,” by Zephyr Teachout, 2014 candidate for governor of New York and professor at Fordham Law School, on February 25 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Admission is free but RSVP is required. Learn more here.

Mixed Use: Extending the Terms Exhibition: through February 25, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Department of Fine Arts hosts Mixed Use: Extending the Terms, a group exhibition by Camden faculty, students, and alumni that showcases the broad and interdisciplinary range of teaching pedagogy in painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation, through February 25 at Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia. Learn more here.
 

Performance: 4th Annual Tunnel of Oppression: through February 25, Camden
The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive, immersive, in-your-face program built around a series of student-actor skits covering topics such as poverty, sexual assault, depression and suicide, racial and cultural tensions, LGBTQ issues, gender roles, bystander roles, body image, and substance usage and abuse. The walks through the tunnel continue through February 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Raptor Roost in the Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center. Learn more here

Sara Sant'Ambrogio and Min Kwon Recital: February 29, New Brunswick
Grammy-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio performs with acclaimed Steinway artist Min Kwon, pianist and head of the Rutgers keyboard program, on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The concert features works by Frédéric Chopin, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Schumann, and Gaspar Cassado. Learn more here.