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Simeon De Witt: Mapping the Revolution: through July 31, New Brunswick
Mallery Concert Series: Meral Guneyman: October 7, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden offers a wide range of free lunchtime performances throughout the fall. Listen to pianist Meral Guneyman on October 7 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.
Music from Chad: October 8, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents H’sao, a Montreal-based band from Chad that offers a unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences, on October 8 at 7 p.m. in Bradley Hall Theater, Newark. A lecture and a demonstration of Chadian culture and dance follow the concert. Learn more here.
Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival: October 8–10, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden theater program kicks off its season with the annual Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival from October 8 to October 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Studio Theater. Learn more here.
Rutgers Jazz Ensemble II: Tribute to Oliver Nelson: October 10, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a tribute to jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist Oliver Nelson, featuring selections from his works including “The Blues and the Abstract Truth,” “Afro/American Sketches,” and “Domination” (with Cannonball Adderley) on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Our Turn: How Women Took Over Academia: October 13, New York City
Award-winning journalist Lisa Birnbach hosts a discussion with Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark; Amy Gutmann, president, University of Pennsylvania; Biddy Martin, president, Amherst College; and Christina Paxson, president, Brown University, on their career paths, balancing their distinguished careers with family, and the challenges they face in this era of overwhelming college costs and competition from online programs. The event is at the 92nd Street YMHA, New York City. Learn more here.
The Hunting Ground: Free Movie Screening and Conversation: October 1, Piscataway
Mallery Concert Series: Gabriel Schaff and Leslie Frost: September 30, Camden
The annual Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden offers a wide range of free lunchtime performances throughout the fall. Hear violinist Gabriel Schaff and pianist Leslie Frost on September 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Camden Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.
Guest Lecture: Mel Edwards: September 30, New Brunswick
Prolific visual artist and former Mason Gross School of the Arts professor Mel Edwards discusses his vision and practice on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 110 of the Civic Square Building, New Brunswick. The lecture is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
New Jersey Film Festival: through October 18, New Brunswick
Watch compelling short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival through October 18 in Voorhees Hall, Room 105, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Subway Series 2012–Present: James Wilson: through December 24, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts James Wilson’s “Subway Series,” which is composed of the artist’s observational drawings from life on PATH and subway trains in and around Newark, through December 24. Learn more here.
Gender Equality Conference: September 25, Newark
Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming: September 21 to September 27
Join the Division of Student Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, during a week of homecoming programs and activities that showcase annual events celebrating scarlet pride. Learn more about homecoming here.
Experimental Music in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America Symposium: September 24 and 25, New Brunswick"
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts "Experimental Music in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America Symposium" on September 24 and 25 in Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall. Benjamin Piekut, associate professor of musicology at Cornell University, delivers the keynote, “City, Network, Ecology: Experimental Music and the Global Vernacular,” on September 24 at 5 p.m. The symposium on September 25 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Learn more here.
Afro-Latino Performing Traditions: September 25, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a concert with Latino artists who exemplify different approaches toward the preservation, adaptation, and creative renewal of Afro-Latino traditions within and beyond their respective cultural communities in the United States, on September 25 at 8 p.m. in the Nicholas Music Center. Learn more here.
Free Bank of America Credit Clinic: September 30, Piscataway
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts this program addressing how critical credit issues impact important and complex personal and business financial achievements, on September 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Suite 4005 C, Rutgers Business School, Piscataway. Learn more and register here.
Practice Mindfulness: Weekly, New Brunswick and Piscataway
New Jersey Film Festival: Through October 18, New Brunswick
Watch compelling short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival September 11 to October 18 in Room 105, Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Poverty Wars, 1964 to Present: September 17, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture that examines the evolution of discourse around poverty in the United States on September 17 at 4:30 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. reception, in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building. Learn more here.
Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art: September 17–December 17, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Center for the Arts hosts Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art from September 17 to December 17. The exhibition explores Israel’s history, society, and culture through the diverse works of its contemporary artists. Learn more here.
Rutgers–Newark Homecoming: September 18–24
Join fellow alumni at Rutgers University–Newark's Homecoming 2015 events September 18–24. Learn more here.
Pop-Up Exhibition: September 22–October 14, New Brunswick
Visual arts students at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, propose themes and are given creative liberty—then have just 48 hours to mount their shows, displaying art across a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, media, and print. The show runs from September 22 to October 14 in Mason Gross Galleries with a reception on September 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Learn more here.
Learn about Native Plants: September 26, Bridgewater
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County, Bridgewater, hosts a workshop on New Jersey’s native plants on September 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration required. Learn more here.
Poverty Wars, 1964 to Present: September 17, New Brunswick
One Worm at a Time: Armisey Smith: September 10 to May 15, 2016, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, exhibit a series of murals that tells the story of a person of color navigating mental illness by Newark artist Armisey Smith from September 10 through next spring. Learn more here.
New Jersey Film Festival: September 11 to October 18, New Brunswick
Watch compelling short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival September 11 to October 18 in Voorhees Hall, Room 105, in New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Big Funky Arts and Music Festival: September 12, Camden
Students, alumni, and the community are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of arts, science, environmental awareness, music, and family-friendly activities on September 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Park. The event features live music from Camden Pop Rock, New Sound Brass Band, and headliner Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Learn more here.
Counternarratives: Reading and Book Signing with John Keene: September 14, Newark
The John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts a reading and book signing with John Keene, author, artist, and associate professor of English and chair of African American and African Studies on September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Pig Wars and Migration: Newark, through December 24
The Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University–Newark hosts Pig Wars and Migration, an exhibition of work by Maria Lupo, who explores the personal, societal, and environmental impacts of war and migration, through December 24. Learn more here.
Crowd Funding Workshop: September 3, Piscataway
Learn the rules, regulations, and best practices for donation-based and investment-based crowd funding by best-selling author and financial instructor Kevin Lewis on September 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Suite 4005 C, Rutgers Business School, Piscataway. Participants receive a step-by-step guide for creating a social media campaign, hands-on counseling, and lunch. Fee: $250. Learn more and register here.
Poverty Wars, 1964 to the Present: September 7, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture that examines the evolution of discourse around poverty in the United States on September 7 at 4:30 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. reception, in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building. Learn more here.
Rutgers–Camden Department of Fine Arts 2015–16 Theater Schedule
Rutgers University–Camden’s Department of Fine Arts announces its 2015–16 theater production season. Learn more here.
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series 2015–16: New Brunswick
The Department of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, announces its 2015–16 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series. All events start at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center. View schedule here.
Writers at Newark Reading Series 2015–16: Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark MFA in Creative Writing program announces its 2015–16 Writers at Newark Reading Series. All events start at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 255/256/257 in the Robeson Campus Center. Learn more here.
Melvin Edwards: Five Decades: September 1 to January 10, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the first retrospective of works by Melvin Edwards in 20 years from September 1 to January 10. The renowned sculptor was a professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts from 1972 to 2002. Learn more here.
Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market: August 28, New Brunswick
The seasonal Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market features locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food every Friday at Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Mason Gross School of the Arts Welcome Back Show: September 1 to 16, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts its free Welcome Back Show, featuring the work of faculty, staff, and returning MFA students, September 1 through September 16, with a reception September 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Mason Gross Galleries. Learn more here.
Support Group for Caregivers of People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: First and Third Mondays, 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 process, discuss issues that arise from caregiving, offer each other support, and identify available resources on the first and third Mondays 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 September 7.
Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the School of Health Related Professions offers weekly yoga sessions Wednesdays at noon in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. As a session’s room can change, sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOLD Hosts 5K Fun Run/Walk: August 16, New Brunswick
All about Web Apps: August 14, Piscataway
Instructional technologists at Rutgers’ Digital Classroom Services discuss free teaching tools on the web that can be used to help instruction, bolster presentations, and encourage student participation and collaboration on August 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 118, Tillett Hall, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. Learn more and register here.
Garden Field Day and Open House: August 15, South Brunswick
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County hosts its Garden Field Day and Open House on August 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the EARTH Center at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick. The day includes activities for the family—from garden tours to presentations on gardening and landscaping. The extension’s agriculture faculty and staff and Rutgers master gardeners provide advice on horticulture and environmental stewardship. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their best home-grown produce to participate in the Greatest of the Garden competition in a variety of categories, including Best Likeness to a Celebrity or Historical Figure. The rain date is August 16. For more information, call 732-398-5268 or email email@example.com.
Introduction to Food Science: August 17–21, New Brunswick
Transform, broaden, and update your food science knowledge with highly focused, practical training offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Education August 17–21 in the Food Science Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Working with leading industry and university instructors, you will move through the key points of food chemistry, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, color, sensory, nutrition, and microbiology and leave with a better vocabulary and understanding of the wide range of disciplines needed to develop and produce competitive food products—from food chemistry and food microbiology to nutrition and sensory evaluation. This course may be taken as a series of individual one-day sessions or as a five-day program. Learn more and register here.
Business Registration Workshop: August 18, Newark
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University–Newark offers a hands-on class on registering a small business on August 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn more here.
Curator's Tour of Early Herbals Exhibition: August 18, New Brunswick
Take a curator's tour of the Special Collections and University Archives exhibition The Art of Healing: Early Herbals from Rutgers University Libraries, on August 18 at 11 a.m. Meet in the special collections gallery on the lower level of Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
The Overworked Gardeners’ Guide to Preserving: August 6, New Brunswick
The Bang Group: July 29, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents The Bang Group, a rhythm-based, theatrical dance company presenting work by David Parker and featuring Rutgers dancers, on July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater. Learn more here.
Magic by Ed!: July 30, Camden
Enjoy this high-energy, interactive comedy magic show that appeals to kids and adults alike on July 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rutgers University–Camden Fine Arts Building. Reservations are required. Learn more here.
Judy Auer Shaw Discusses Her Book, The Raritan River: Our Landscape, Our Legacy: August 4, New Brunswick
Judy Auer Shaw, senior research specialist, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director, Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, discusses her book, The Raritan River: Our Landscape, Our Legacy, on August 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Scholarly Communication Center Teleconference Lecture Hall at Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and includes a chance to win a copy of Shaw’s book. Learn more here.
Intro to Entrepreneurship Q&A: August 12, Newark
The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Q&A seminars are roundtable sessions that provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address startup issues or questions. They are offered twice a month on Wednesdays. The next session is on August 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University–Newark. Preregistration is required. Learn more here.
Mason Gross Summer Series: July 15 to August 5, New Brunswick
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre: July 16, Camden
Enjoy dazzling traditional costumes in this performance of flamenco dance and music on July 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rutgers University–Camden Fine Arts Building. Admission is free but reservations are required. Learn more here.
The Three Sisters Garden: July 18, New Brunswick
Learn about the Native American technique of companion planting the Three Sisters—corn, beans, and squash—at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taste a colorful variety of beans grown in the garden and a summer version of Three Sisters Soup. Learn more here.
Public Open Night at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory: July 23, Piscataway
View celestial bodies, including Saturn and the moon, during the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory Public Open Night at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on July 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Piscataway. Learn more here.
National Yiddish Theatre: Folksbiene Performs DiGoldene Kale (The Golden Bride): August 5, New Brunswick
An orphan 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 for the first time in 70 years. The operetta, which features live music by the Mason Gross Muzikers, will be presented on August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Tickets go on sale on July 21 at 10 a.m.—$10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students; $15 for the general public—and may be purchased by calling 848-932-7511. Learn more here.
Mindfulness Meditation Noon Workshops: Weekly, New Brunswick and Piscataway
Stressed? Learn mindfulness meditation at three weekly Mindfulness Meditation Noon Workshops (noon–1 p.m.) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick through August 12: 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.