Events

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

January 21, 2015

Exhibition: The Doctor Is In: Medicine in French Prints: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosts an exhibition that explores the different ways that European artists both documented and interpreted health issues and medical practices of their time from January 17 to July 31 at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

From Ft. Hood to France: How Does New Jersey Prepare to Prevent Terrorism from Attacking the Garden State?: January 27, Newark
The Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts Chris Rodriguez, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness on January 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 070, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers–Newark. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the main presentation. Learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series with Jayne Anne Phillips and Jan Heller Levi: January 27, Newark
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, hosts writers Jayne Anne Phillips and Jan Heller Levi on January 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 255/256/257 in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

2015 New Jersey Film Festival: January 31–March 1, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center hosts the 2015 New Jersey Film Festival from January 31 to March 1 in room 105, Voorhees Hall, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and in room 001, Ruth Adams Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Admission is $10 for the general public, $9 for students and seniors, and $8 for Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis but advance tickets are available for groups of two or more. Call 848-932-8482 or email NJMAC12@gmail.com for advance tickets and more information. Learn more here

January 14, 2015

Woodwind Day/Bart Feller Anniversary Celebration: January 19, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts celebrates flutist Bart Feller’s 20 years of teaching at the school on January 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Register and learn more here.

Superior Nutrition More Powerful Than Drugs: January 14, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts a talk by Joel Fuhrman on January 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room B552 of the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Fuhrman is a New York Times best-selling author, board certified family physician, and nutritional researcher. Learn more here.

January Treasurer’s Town Hall Meeting: January 15, New Brunswick
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer holds a town hall meeting on January 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Topics this month include a presentation and discussion about plans for consolidating Rutgers’ financial information systems and management reporting. Faculty and staff with valid Rutgers permits may park in any of the common faculty/staff lots on the Douglass Campus. 

DCS Technology Training: January 16, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services (DCS)Undergraduate Academic Affairs, hosts a technology training session for faculty to learn about and test their classroom’s technology on January 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the DCS Training Center, room 118, Tillett Hall, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

Martin Luther King Day of Service: January 19, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden hosts its annual day of service on January 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with various projects in Camden. Activities are open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as their families and the public. Register and learn more here.

New Jersey before the Revolution: Land and People: through March 13, New Brunswick
University Libraries hosts an exhibit that showcases rare and unique items from Special Collections and University Archives that demonstrate the diversity of colonial New Jersey through March 13 in Gallery ’50, first floor, and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery, lower level, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Exhibition: 2X: Painting, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosts an exhibition that spotlights four large-scale contemporary pieces by David Diao, Fariba Hajamadi, Joan Snyder, and Martin Wong, which examine and explore the concept and representation of the double in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibit runs through July 31 at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free. Learn more here.

January 7, 2015

Mindfulness Meditation: January 8, New Brunswick
Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services hosts several mindfulness meditation workshops at several locations throughout the semester. The next meditation is January 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in room C, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Salon Series with New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra: January 11, New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra brings its salon series, “Reframing Classical Music,” to the Zimmerli Art Museum on January 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 27th Annual Career Night: January 13, Off-Campus
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) hosts its 27th Annual Career Night on January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, RWJMS, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. For more information, contact ribnerrs@rwjms.rutgers.edu.   

December 17, 2014

Rutgers IRB Open House: December 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Arts and Sciences IRB in New Brunswick host an open house on December 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Plaza, 3rd floor, suite 3200, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Meet the IRB staff, learn about the services, and enjoy light refreshments. Learn more here (PDF).

Using Cellular Reprogramming to Model Human Pancreatic Cancer: December 18, New Brunswick
The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey host a talk by Kenneth S. Zaret from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania on December 18 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium, Life Sciences Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Sounds of Camden Programming: Kaplow/Porter Project: December 18, Camden
The Rutgers–Camden Center of the Arts, as a part of the Sounds of Camden, presents a collaboration of Eric Porter’s images of urban settings set against original music composed by Maurice Kaplow on December 18 at 6 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Metropolitan and Urban Issues Film Series: Do the Right Thing: December 19, Camden
The Center for Urban Research and Education and the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University–Camden host Ed Guerrero, associate professor of cinema studies at New York University and author of the book Do the Right Thing, on December 19 at noon in the 3rd floor faculty lounge, Armitage Hall, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Music at the Museum: Young Artists: December 20, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosts a weekend concert series organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division on December 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free but seating is limited. Learn more here.

Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony Concert: December 20, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony celebrates the holidays with music composed for the Big Ten on December 20 at 8 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free. Learn more here.