April 22, 2015

2X: Paintings, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs at the Zimmerli Art Museum: New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents 2X: Paintings, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs, an exhibition exploring the representation of the double in the second half of the 20th century, through July. Learn more here

CFO Lecture Series Features Olena Paslawsky of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: April 23, Newark
The Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University–Newark and New Brunswick, hosts Olena Paslawsky, chief financial officer, senior vice president, and treasurer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who presents the lecture “Survival Guide: Transitioning to a Not-for-Profit” April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bove Auditorium, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Rutgers Theater Company Presents Henry V: April 24May 3, New Brunswick
A man becomes king. A nation goes to war. And the courage of both is tested. Henry V, produced by Rutgers Theater Company at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with performances April 24 to May 3 at the Philip J. Levin Theater, is a troubling, violent, and imaginative play—a burst of pageantry and sunlight amid turbulent events. Learn more here.

Spring Serenade Concert: April 26, Camden
The Spring Serenade Concert at Rutgers University–Camden features the Rutgers University Singers, Madrigals Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra Ensemble on April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

April 15, 2015

An Evening of Music and Art with Siren Baroque: April 16, Newark

Rutgers University–Newark presents a concert of Baroque music by women composers performed by the acclaimed ensemble Siren Baroque on April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

The Importance of Being Earnest: April 15 to 19, Camden
The Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University–Camden, presents The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s comic escapade of epic proportions, April 15–19 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Reviving Filiality in China Today: From Bodily Intensity to Intergenerational Psychology: April 16, New Brunswick
In 2013, China’s amendments to the General Law for Care of the Elderly made it a crime to “ignore and cold-shoulder” parents. In preparation for these new rules, the government undertook a propaganda campaign and issued a revised set of the original 24 filial paragons. The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, Rutgers–New Brunswick, sponsors a lecture by Angela Zito, a professor at New York University, who places the new 24 filial paragons in context with traditional versions and a previous socialist period update, on April 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 401BC at the College Avenue Student Center. Learn more here.

NovaCOM ’15: What’s New/What’s Next in Communication and PR: April 17, New Brunswick
The School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents NovaCOM ’15, a networking and professional development event for students, faculty, and industry professionals on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick. The conference will feature the latest and future trends, strategies, and tactics in the communication and PR worlds. Learn more here.

Reunion Weekend: April 24, New Brunswick
Mingle with faculty, staff, and alumni and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the Rutgers Club, New Brunswick. Buffet dinner begins at 5 p.m. Cost: $20. Learn more here

April 8, 2015

Brandon McCune Jazz Concert: April 14, Newark

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz by Brandon McCune, who has been a bandleader, music director, or sideman for such artists as Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, and Wynton Marsalis, from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 14 in the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Andrew Solomon: April 8, New Brunswick
The Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, hosts National Book Award recipient Andrew Solomon, whose books and essays explore the subjects of politics, culture, and psychology, on April 8 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The free reading is followed by a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more here.

100 Days Symposium: Global Climate Change and Inequality: April 10, New Brunswick
A changing climate will affect all life on the planet, but the effects will not be shared equally. Explore who is likely to be affected by a changing climate and related disasters, in what ways they will be most vulnerable, and how might those vulnerabilities be addressed through various social actions at the 100 Days Symposium on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The free symposium is sponsored by the First 100 Days initiative, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Climate Institute, Departments of Geography and Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Learn more here.

Rutgers Brass Ensemble: The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ: April 11, New Brunswick
Hear the Flentrop and Rodgers organs as the Rutgers Brass Ensemble presents “The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ” on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Organ soloists include Renée Anne Louprette, university organist, and George B. Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for Rutgers alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students. Learn more here.

Sustainable Mondays Lecture Series: Skype with Eco-Artist Mary Mattingly: April 13, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden presents a Skype talk by eco-artist Mary Mattingly, who creates site-specific human habitats, on April 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

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

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.