Events

February 24, 2016

Black History Month

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.
 
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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.

February 17, 2016

Darnell Moore

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Black History Month Lecture: February 23, Camden
The Leadership Institute and the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Rutgers University–Camden, host a lecture by Darnell Moore, senior editor at MicNews, Huffington Post contributor, and Black Lives Matter pioneer, on February 23 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Camden Campus Center. Learn more here.

Author Kathleen Cushman Delivers Access Week Keynote: February 17, New Brunswick
To mark the 3rd Annual Access Week, author and researcher Kathleen Cushman delivers the keynote address on February 17 at 10 a.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Access Week focuses primarily on providing opportunities to connect students with activities and events that promote the values of access, partnership, inclusivity, and progressive thinking. Cushman is the author of First in the Family, a two-book series for high school and college students in which first-generation college students offer guidance to those who follow in their footsteps. Learn more here.

Mason Gross Extension Division Drop-In Day: February 20, New Brunswick
Prospective students can observe ongoing classes, private lessons, or ensembles and meet with faculty and staff on February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations. Learn more and register here.

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: February 20, Newark
The 36th annual installment of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, “Long Time Here: Prisons and Policing in African-American History,” explores issues of policing and incarceration at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark, on February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Music at the Museum: Chamber Music for Tenor, Violin, and Piano: February 21, New Brunswick
Enjoy a recital by faculty members of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Music Department and Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, on February 21, featuring repertoire for tenor, violin, and piano. A preconcert forum will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a concert from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn more here.

Rutgers Woodwind Day 2016: February 21, New Brunswick
Rutgers Woodwind Day 2016, designed for woodwind players and students of all ages and abilities, will be presented on February 21 in the Marryott Music Building, Nicholas Music Center, and Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a vast assortment of woodwind instruments and accessories. A master repairperson will be on-site for minor repairs. Registration fee is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Parents and guardians attend free. Learn more and register here.

Exhibition: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration: through April 9, Newark
The 2016 Black History celebration exhibition, We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration, highlights content from the Krueger-Scott African-American Oral History Collection, through April 9 at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

February 10, 2016

Dance Theater

Dance Theater: February 10 to 13, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the San Francisco–based Joe Goode Performance Group in the dance-theater production of Hush from February 10 to 13 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Platanos, Collard Greens, Y Callaloo: February 10, Newark
The Academic Foundations Center, Pre-College Academic Support Services, presents the free theatrical performance of Platanos, Collard Greens, Y Callaloo on February 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Essex Room at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Nonperishable food donations will be collected for Isaiah’s House. Learn more here

Theater: The Shape of Things: February 10 to 14, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Department of Fine Arts presents The Shape of Things, a modern coming-of-age tale by Neil LaBute, from February 10 to 14 in the Black Box Studio Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here

“Expressive Engines: Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots”: February 15, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Music Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the symposium and concert, “Expressive Engines: Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots,on February 15. The symposium, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall in Mortensen Hall, New Brunswick, is free. The 7:30 p.m. concert, at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, highlights music from the early-modern and contemporary eras performed on acoustic instruments, automata, and musical robots. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for alumni, employees, and seniors; and $5 for students. Learn more here

“The State of Africa”: Screening and Panel Discussion: February 16, Camden
On February 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., Rutgers University–Camden’s Africana Studies Program hosts “The State of Africa,” a screening and panel discussion of Black Gold, an award-winning documentary about the human and material costs of producing and distributing Ethiopian coffee within the global economy. The location is 401 Penn Classroom at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.        

Jersey Collective Photography Exhibition: through February 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the photography exhibition Jersey Collective through February 18. The project invited a different photographer to take over the Jersey Collective Instagram account each week and post photos taken in New Jersey. Learn more here

February 3, 2016

(Dis)Honesty

(Dis)HonestyThe Truth About Lies: Film Screening: February 9, Newark
The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership sponsor a free screening of (Dis) HonestyThe Truth About Lies on February 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark, followed by a panel discussion with the director, Yael Melameda. Register here

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Latin@ Studies Working Group Talk and Exhibition: February 3, Newark
As part of Rutgers’ 250th yearlong anniversary celebration, Latin@ Studies Working Group presents two events in the Dana Room, fourth floor at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, on February 3: “Direct Flight: Havana–Newark” lecture at 2:30 p.m. and the exhibit and talk “Newark 74! Remembering the Puerto Rican Rebellion” at 4 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here.

Symphony in C Performs Ravel and Rodrigo: February 6, Camden
Symphony in C performs Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s reimagination of Carmen, painting Bizet’s famous melodies in a variety of fresh instrumental colors set to new rhythms on February 6 at 8 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden’s Fine Arts Complex. Learn more here.

Concert: Tribute to Amiri Baraka: February 6, Newark
As part of Rutgers’ 250th yearlong anniversary celebration, the Rutgers University–Newark Department of African American and African Studies presents the free concert “Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka” on February 6 at the Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Jersey Collective Exhibition: through February 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library hosts a photography exhibition titled Jersey Collective through February 18. The project invited a different photographer to take over the Jersey Collective Instagram account each week and post photos they’ve taken in New Jersey. Learn more here.

TFAP@TEN Exhibition: through April 8, New Brunswick
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, announces a group exhibition in honor of The Feminist Art Project’s 10th anniversary. TFAP@TEN features the works of six artists in the TFAP Regional New Jersey Chapter: Anonda Bell, Nancy Cohen, Jaz Graf, So Yoon Lym, Babs Reingold, and Adrienne Wheeler and can be viewed at the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through April 8. On March 3 at 5 p.m., an artists’ discussion will be moderated by Midori Yoshimoto. RSVP for the March 3 event to womenart@rci.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature, an exhibition featuring the satirical caricatures of Honoré Daumier, through July 31. Learn more here.

January 27, 2016

Visiting Filmmaker Series

Visiting Filmmaker Series: January 28 to April 21, Piscataway
The Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, kicks off its first Visiting Filmmaker Series by hosting Emmy and Tony award-winning director and actor Tom Hulce, who starred in Amadeus, on January 28 at 6 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema, Piscataway. The eight-event series brings to campus a variety of international filmmakers to screen their works and engage in a Q&A with the audience. Screenings are free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Learn more here

Research Roundtable: Ted Greene: Sound, Time, and Unlimited Possibility by Terrence McManus: January 27, Newark
Guitarist, composer, and sound artist Terrence McManus presents a talk on Ted Greene, a guitarist whose legacy is immense and yet who remains largely anonymous in the jazz community, on January 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

The Radical Potential of Human Rights: January 28, New Brunswick
As part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, the Institute for Research on Women presents Radhika Balakrishnan of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, who speaks on “The Radical Potential of Human Rights” on January 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Mozart's "Così fan tutte": January 29 to February 7, New Brunswick
Opera at Rutgers presents Mozart's “Così fan tutte” on January 29 and 31 and February 5 and 7 at Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

CURE Seminar on Impact of Nonprofit Institutions' Leadership on Central Philadelphia: January 29, Camden
Carolyn Adams, a professor of geography and urban studies at Temple University and author of the new book From the Outside In, addresses the implications of assigning substantial power over Philadelphia's future to nonprofit institutions whose governing boards are dominated by residents of the suburbs, on January 29 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the third floor faculty lounge, Armitage Hall, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

New Jersey Film Festival: January 30 to March 4, New Brunswick
Watch compelling short and feature-length films at the New Jersey Film Festival from January 30 to March 4 at Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Geology Museum Open House: January 30, New Brunswick
The Geology Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual open house on January 30, featuring hands-on lectures, make-and-take arts and crafts, and a mineral sale. Learn more here.

HereNow: Rutgers 250 Exhibition Opening Reception: February 2, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum kicks off its first interactive initiative, HereNow, part of the yearlong celebration of the university’s 250th anniversary, on February 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. For the exhibition, the Zimmerli invites the global Rutgers community to capture their experiences at university locations and events, across New Jersey and around the world. View photos that already have been submitted, meet people behind the project, and learn how you can become involved as it continues through the spring. Throughout the evening, enjoy performances by New Brunswick Jazz Project musicians Jerry Weldon on saxophone, Kyle Koehler on organ, and Vince Ector on drums. The trio performs favorites from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards. Admission, activities, and refreshments are free. Learn more here.

Writers at Newark: Natalie Diaz and Saeed Jones: February 2, Newark
Writers at Newark, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts poet Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mohave and Pima Indian tribes, and poet Saeed Jones, editor of BuzzFeed LGBT, on February 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 255/256/257 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Rutgers 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture: February 2, Camden
Mary Bonauto, who successfully argued for marriage equality before the United States Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, will present the 27th Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture on February 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room, main level, in the Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center. Sponsored by the Rutgers University Law Review and the Rutgers–Camden Center for State Constitutional Studies, the lecture is titled “Equality and the Impossible: State Constitutions and Marriage.” Registration is required. Learn more here.

January 20, 2016

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Warhol’s Prints and Photographs: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents More than Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Warhol’s Prints and Photographs, through July 31. Andy Warhol (1928–1987), celebrated as the most legendary American artist of the pop art movement, once observed “everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Learn more here

Jazz with an International Flavor: Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble: January 20, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents a concert by trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar on January 20 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the John Cotton Dana Library, Newark. Learn more here.

Musical Theater Showcase: January 22 and 23, New Brunswick
Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy at the Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a showcase of Broadway songs and ensemble dance performances on January 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. at the Philip J. Levin Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more and purchase tickets here.  

American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption: A Book Talk with Author Matt Katz: January 26, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Peabody Award–winning reporter Matt Katz, who has covered Chris Christie since 2011, on January 26 at 6 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute. In American Governor, Katz weaves a compelling, on-the-ground political narrative that begins with the roots of the Christie family’s journey to America and Christie’s upset victory to become governor in 2009. Registration is required. Learn more here.

Exhibition: E-Lit: A Matter of Bits: through April 21, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition that focuses on e-literature, through April 21. Learn more here

December 16, 2015

Bathers and Nudes

Bathers and Nudes in 19th-Century French Art: through January 10, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents an exhibition featuring 19th-century prints, drawings, and photographs that reveal the attentive study that led to radical changes in depictions of the nude in French art, through January 10. Learn more here

Growing Ornamental Plants: December 18, New Brunswick
Learn how to preserve and care for ornamental plants in the landscape on December 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension Conference Center [PDF], New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.

New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival: through January 7, Newark
New Jersey Medical School Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 artworks from faculty, staff, students, patients, friends, and family members through January 7, on Levels B and C in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Learn more here.

One Worm at a Time: Armisey Smith: through May 15, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, exhibits a series of murals by Newark artist Armisey Smith that tells the story of a person of color navigating mental illness, through May 15. Learn more here.

Support for Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: First and Third Mondays, Edison
University Behavioral Health Care’s Care2Caregivers program, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, offers a bimonthly support group for individuals 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 find out about available resources on the first and third Mondays of each 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 December 21. 

December 9, 2015

Music at the Museum

 

Music at the Museum: December 13, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a holiday jazz concert on December 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in its Music at the Museum program, featuring musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Farah Siraj in Concert: December 10, New Brunswick
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Program, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free concert featuring Jordanian vocalist Farah Siraj on December 10 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

The Birth of a Nation Screening: December 10, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts a screening of The Birth of a Nation, on its 100th anniversary, at the Newark Museum on December 10 at 4 p.m. Learn more here

Rutgers–New Brunswick Choir Performance: December 10, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Choir performs music of Betinis, Britt, Graham, Marshall, Smallwood, and other modern composers on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Classically Baroque Concert: December 12, Camden
Kick off the holiday season with gems from the Baroque and early Classical periods, performed by Symphony in C, on December 12 at 8 p.m. in the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Rutgers–Newark Chorus Holiday Concert: December 14, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark Chorus presents favorites from the past as well as new pieces, including holiday music in Mandarin, Yoruba, Hebrew, German, and Latin, on December 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here

December 2, 2015

Chorus Holiday Concert

Chorus Holiday Concert: December 6, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark chorus performs favorites from the past and present as well as holiday music in Mandarin, Yoruba, Hebrew, German, and Latin at Saint Mary’s Church, Newark, on December 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more here.  

Mallery Concert Series: Candace Chien, Nicholas Pappone, and Hyung Suk Bae: December 2, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents pianist Candace Chien, violinist Nicholas Pappone, and cellist Hyung Suk Bae on December 2 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here

Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense: December 3–6, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Marathon Dancing: Letters to Wall Street in the Era of Wonderful Nonsense, a play with dance, December 3 to December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Loree Dance Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

“Living Together Separately: Israel’s Jewish-Arab City”: December 3, New Brunswick
Erez Tzfadia, the Israel Institute visiting scholar at Rutgers, presents “Living Together Separately: Israel's Jewish-Arab City” on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here

Wreath Decorating and Winter Container Workshop: December 5, New Brunswick 
Experts at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present wreath decorating and outdoor winter container techniques on December 5 at Holly House. Register here.

November 25, 2015

Planetary Late Night

 

Planetary Late Night: December 2, New Brunswick
People of all ages are invited to explore some of the planetary features of our solar system at the Geology Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on December 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. Learn more here

Representations of Black Womanhood in Street Literature and Hip Hop Music: November 30, Newark
Alumna Marquita Smith discusses her dissertation Troublesome Voices: Representations of Black Womanhood in Street Literature and Hip Hop Music on November 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 617 in Hill Hall, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Writers in Camden: Shelly Oria: December 2, Camden
The Writers in Camden series, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts a reading by Israeli author Shelly Oria on December 2 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater in conjunction with the exhibition Visions of Place, Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art in the Stedman Gallery. Both are located in the Camden Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Playwrights Festival: December 2–7, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts new plays by master of fine arts playwrights December 2 to 7, including Family Style by Will Goldberg and Lights Over Philo by Bryna Turner. Productions and staged readings will be held on alternating evenings at Jameson Studio Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

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