Events

April 1, 2015

Bobbi Brown, CCO and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Talks Lipstick, Business, Confidence, and More: April 2, New Brunswick

Douglass Residential College hosts a lecture and Q&A with Bobbi Brown, the founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, on April 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center. Learn more here

Opening Ceremony for New Jersey Health Care Industry Week: April 6, New Brunswick
The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the opening ceremony for the third annual New Jersey Health Care Industry Week on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series: April 7, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Writers at Newark Reading Series hosts Carmen Giménez Smith and Ernesto Quiñonez on April 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in rooms 255/256/257 in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Rutgers Theater Company presents Gabriel: April 7–12, New Brunswick
Step into the opulent, rock ’n’ roll masquerade of Rutgers Theater Company’s production of Gabriel, running April 7 through April 12 at Jameson Studio Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A prince discovers on his 16th birthday that he’s a girl and proceeds to explore the possibilities, limitations, and transcendence of gender in a play written almost 100 years before Virginia Woolf’s groundbreaking and similarly themed novel, Orlando. Learn more here.

March 25, 2015

Mindfulness Meditation Noon Workshops
Stressed? Join Rutgers Health Services’ Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services for one of its weekly hour-long Mindfulness Meditation workshops at three locations at Rutgers University–New Brunswick through May: Tuesdays, Room 122a, Busch Student Center; Wednesdays, Conference Room, Student Activities Center, College Avenue Campus; and Thursdays, Room C, Douglass Student Center. Beginners are welcome. Learn more here

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble at the Blue Note: March 30, New York City
Conrad Herwig directs the Rutgers Faculty Jazz Septet and University Jazz Ensemble at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City on March 30 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Learn more here

Writers in Camden Series: April 1, Camden
The Writers in Camden Series in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Rutgers University–Camden hosts author Victor LaValle on April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Exhibition: Empire of Dirt: Through April 1, Newark
View the exhibition Empire of Dirt, which celebrates this ubiquitous substance, through April 1 in the main gallery of the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

March 18, 2015

San Jose Taiko: A Journey through Rhythm: March 23, Newark

The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, sponsors San Jose Taiko performing the spectacular art of taiko drumming in “A Journey Through Rhythm” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23 in the Billy Johnson Auditorium at the Newark Museum. Learn more here

Home Gardeners School: March 21, New Brunswick
Get your garden ready for spring with 35 sessions and hands-on activities taught by gardening experts on March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hickman Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Film Screening: Broken on All Sides: March 23, Camden
The School of Social WorkRutgers University–Camden, sponsors a screening of Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration, and New Visions for Criminal Justice, a documentary about the history and causes of mass incarceration in the United States, on March 23 at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Exploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Health Problems: The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic: March 24, New Brunswick
The Global Tuberculosis Institute and New Jersey Medical School sponsor this symposium that describes the global burden of tuberculosis, explores different factors that contribute to global health issues, and discusses how a range of different disciplines can contribute to solutions, using tuberculosis as an example, on March 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The Shanghai Quartet and Rutgers Faculty Guests: March 26, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the Shanghai Quartet performing with Rutgers faculty members on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, RutgersNew Brunswick. In addition to the metro-region premiere of music department director Robert Aldridge’s “Scherzo,” the string quartet will perform a Haydn piece, Chinese folk song arrangements, and a Dvořák piano quintet joined by piano professor Min Kwon. Learn more here

March 11, 2015

Jazz Concert: March 17, Newark

Enjoy a jazz performance with pianist Tomoko Ohno on March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Ohno was born in Tokyo and began piano studies at the age of 4. Learn more here.

Juvenile in Justice: Through April 22, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Center for the Arts presents Juvenile in Justice, an exhibition by photographer Richard Ross that documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist, and, occasionally, harm them, through April 22 at the Stedman Gallery in the Fine Arts building, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund's Annual Spring Gala: March 12, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Student Assembly and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies host a spring gala to benefit the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, which provides children in the Middle East with medical treatment and humanitarian relief. The event, which includes a lecture, live music, and dinner is March 12 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Tickets are $10 for students, $25 for nonstudents. Learn more here.

Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman: Author David M. Friedman to Discuss New Book, Wilde In America: March 12, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Departments of Fine Arts and English host author David M. Friedman, who discusses his latest book, Wilde In America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity, which details Wilde’s American 1882 lecture tour. Friedman’s talk is presented in coordination with the theater program’s spring production of Wilde’s most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest, which runs April 15–19 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater. The event is held on March 12 from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery at the Fine Arts building, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

March 4, 2015

Camden Comic Con: March 7, Camden

Rutgers University–Camden will host the second annual Camden Comic Con on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers University–Camden Athletic and Fitness Center. Learn more here.

Shannon Jackson on Art and Performance: March 5, New Brunswick
The sixth talk in the 2014–15 Distinguished Lecture Series, Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies, from the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Shannon Jackson of the University of California–Berkeley, who discusses "The Way We Perform Now" on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, New Brunswick. A reception precedes the event at 4 p.m. Learn more here

Politics and Health: When Practice Moves beyond Professional Borders: March 9, New Brunswick
The School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Blanche Grosswald Memorial Lecture featuring a talk by Rajiv Bhatia, director of The Civic Engine, on March 9 at 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of Brower Commons, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Center for American Women and Politics Presents NPR’s Michel Martin: March 10, New Brunswick
Join NPR host and commentator Michel Martin, this year's Senator Wynona Lipman Lecturer in Women's Political Leadership, on March 10 at 7 p.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, presented by the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Martin’s lecture is called "Why I Want You to Tell Me More: On Bringing the Outsiders In." Admission free; RSVP necessary. Learn more and RSVP here

Writers at Newark Reading Series: March 10, Newark
The Writers at Newark Reading Series, presented by the Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program, hosts authors Robert Olen Butler and Hilma Wolitzer on March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Yiddish Princess, Yiddish Rock Band, in Concert: March 10, New Brunswick
The Department of Jewish Studies and the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present a free concert by Yiddish Princess, a Yiddish rock band that is transforming the tradition of Yiddish music, on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater in New Brunswick. The performance will be followed by a discussion with members of the band moderated by Jeffrey Shandler, professor and chair of Jewish studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Catholic Lenten Reflection and Luncheon: March 11, New Brunswick

Rutgers Catholic faculty and staff are invited to a Catholic Lenten Reflection and Luncheon featuring guest speaker Andreas Widmer, former Swiss Guard to Pope John Paul II, on March 11 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Catholic Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. RSVP to coldon@rci.rutgers.edu.

February 25, 2015

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: February 26 and 27, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra’s collaboration with the American Repertory Ballet and the State Theatre continues with a fully staged ballet performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on February 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre, New Brunswick. The women of the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and soloists will join the performance. Learn more here

State Constitutional Law Lecture: February 26, Camden
The Center for State Constitutional Studies, School of Law–Camden, and the Rutgers University Law Review sponsor Keith Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University, who speaks on The New Deal in State Constitutional Law: The Case of New Jersey, February 26 at 3 p.m., fourth floor faculty lounge at the School of Law. Learn more here

New Outcome Measures of Intervention Efficacy: Detecting Physiologically Relevant Changes: February 27, Scotch Plains
The School of Health Related Professions’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions presents Elizabeth B. Torres of the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, who discusses New Outcome Measures of Intervention Efficacy: Detecting Physiologically Relevant Changes, on February 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 506 at the School of Health Related Professions’ Scotch Plains location. Refreshments will be served. Learn more here

Vision Research: Interactions between Scientists and Artists: March 3, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a discussion with Rutgers professor and Busch Campus dean Thomas Papathomas on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. In his talk, he references Salvador Dalí’s painting, Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Homage to Rothko), as part of a broader discussion of artists who use an intuitive grasp of visual perception fundamentals to open new horizons in research. The program is offered during the museum’s monthly program, Art After Hours: First Tuesdays, 5 to 9 p.m. Learn more here

The House of Influx: March 3–8, New Brunswick
What lurks in the deep, sometimes dark rooms of our unconscious minds, and how do we unlock the door? Rutgers Theater Company at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, explores the hidden side in all of us in The House of Influx from March 3 to March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on March 8 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, New Brunswick.Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for Rutgers alumni and employees and seniors, and $15 for students with valid ID. Learn more here

Body and Soul: Politics of Race and Medicine: March 4, Newark
The Department of African American and African Studies, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, presents Alondra Nelson, author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and The Fight Against Medical Discrimination, on March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., fourth floor, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. The event is cosponsored by the Federated Department of History; the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience; the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; the Office of Student Life and Leadership; the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; and the Graduate Program in American Studies. Learn more here.

February 18, 2015

National Arts Program Exhibit and Awards Ceremony, February 19, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts a Meet and Greet the Artists for the National Arts Program art exhibition, co-sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation, on February 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. on B-Level in the Medical Science Building, Newark. The exhibition runs through April 22. Learn more here.

From the Digital Toolbox Speaker Series: February 18, Camden
The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts hosts a lecture by Tim Portlock, who uses 3-D gaming technology to simulate real-world and imagined spaces, on February 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Portlock’s art is featured in the From the Digital Toolbox exhibition. Learn more here.

The Art of Elizabeth Demaray: Disciplinary Transformation in Art and Science Collaboration: February 19, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Elizabeth Demaray, associate professor of fine art at Rutgers University–Camden, who discusses the intersection of science and art on February 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Curating Black America: February 21, Newark
Join a two-part conference discussing how the black experience is remembered, Curating Black America: Celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Remembering Dr. Clement Alexander Price, 1945–2014, on February 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark, and then from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Learn more here.

Ethics: When Government and Medicine CollideFrom the Right to Die to Ebola: February 24, New Brunswick

The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, on February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center. Caplan will explore what ethical considerations guide government officials as they address today’s complex and challenging medical and health care issues. The lecture is part of the institute’s Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government. Register and learn more here.

February 11, 2015

Faculty Recital: Renée Anne Louprette: February 15, New Brunswick
Renée Anne Louprette, university organist and coordinator of the organ program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a solo organ recital featuring the works of Johann Sebastian Bach on the Richards, Fowkes & Co. pipe organ of Christ Church, New Brunswick, on February 15 at 4 p.m. George B. Stauffer, dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts and a renowned Bach scholar, will present a preconcert lecture at 3 p.m. Learn more here.

The Grenada Revolution and the U.S. Invasion: A Scholar’s Journey: February 11, Newark
The Department of African American and African StudiesNewark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, presents a lecture by Shalini Puri, author of The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory, on February 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Darwin Day Seminar: Hormonal Pleiotropy and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism in Body Size: February 12, New Brunswick 
The Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association hosts Henry John-Alder, professor and chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural ResourcesSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, in a lecture recognizing Darwin Day on February 12 at noon in Room V10 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. Learn more here.

The Splendor of Chinese Kunqu Opera: February 14, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, School of Arts and Sciences, presents a performance by the renowned Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre from Beijing, China, on February 14 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus. Admission is free. Learn more here.

Writers in Camden Series: February 18, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program’s Writers in Camden Series hosts poet, writer, and artist Benjamin Alire Saenz and author Tiphanie Yanique on February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. A fiction workshop will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: February 18, New Brunswick
The Department of EnglishSchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts poet Toi Derricotte in its Writers at Rutgers Reading Series on February 18 at 8 p.m. The reading will be followed by a book signing and dessert reception in the multipurpose room, College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

February 4, 2015

Voices of Our Ancestors: Dances of Africa and the African Diaspora: February 11, Newark
The Department of African American and African Studies, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, presents the Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble at Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers–Newark, on February 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is free. Learn more here.

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology: Through April 17, New Brunswick
The final exhibition in the Institute for Women and Art’s Momentum series is at the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in Douglass Library at Rutgers University–New Brunswick through April 17. Each of the artists uses technology in the creation of artworks that straddles traditionalist and modern-day technology-based art practice. Learn more here.

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Policy Seminar Series: Federal Clean Power Plan and the EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards: February 6, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute presents Jason Schwartz, legal director, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law, and John Larsen, senior analyst, Rhodium Group, speaking on “Federal Clean Power Plan and the EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards” on February 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival: February 1114, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Theater Program kicks off its spring 2015 lineup with a series of new plays in the annual Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., February 11–14, and  2 p.m. on February 15 in the Black Box Studio Theater, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Preview of “The Unknown Diabelli Variations” Piano Concert: February 12, New Brunswick
Pianists from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, perform a free preview of their upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York City. “The Unknown Diabelli Variations,” which features seldom-heard variations on a theme by Austrian publisher Anton Diabelli, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on February 12 at Shindell Choral Hall in Mortensen Hall, Rutgers–New Brunswick. No tickets are required. Learn more here

January 28, 2015

New Jersey Film Festival Begins January 31, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts presents short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival in various locations, beginning January 31 and continuing through March 1. Learn more here

Writers in Camden Series with Elisa Albert and Leslie Jamison: January 28, Camden
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts authors Elisa Albert and Leslie Jamison on January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Camden Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Tatiana Flores on Latin American Women Artists, Activism, and Feminism: January 29, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture with Tatiana Flores on “Social Practice as Feminist Strategy in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art” on January 29 at 4:30 p.m., with a 4 p.m. reception at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This lecture is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Colloquium: Transportation Skills Assessment and Development for Adults on the Autism Spectrum: January 30, Scotch Plains
The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Related Professions, hosts Cecilia Feeley, transportation autism project manager, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. She will discuss the importance of independent travel and access to transportation to all aspects of community life and quality of life on January 30 at 10 a.m., Room 506, at the School of Health Related Professions Allied Health Technology Building at Union County College. For more information, contact Debbie Rich at debbie.rich@rutgers.edu.

Carbon Shock: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Geo-Politics and Changing the Cost of Everything, Lecture and Book Signing with Mark Schapiro: February 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Climate Institute hosts a lecture and book signing with Mark Schapiro on February 3 at 7 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The lecture is open to the public but registration is strongly encouraged. Register and learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series with Hilton Als and Roger Reeves: February 3, Newark
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, hosts writer Hilton Als and poet Roger Reeves on February 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

The Most Homophobic Place on Earth? Caribbean Myths and Realities: February 4, Newark
The Departments of History and English; Women’s & Gender Studies Program; American Studies Graduate Program; MFA Program; and the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, cosponsor a free talk by Rosamond S. King, author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination, on February 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here