Events

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.

November 18, 2015

Mindfulness Meditation

 

Practice Mindfulness Meditation: Weekly, New Brunswick and Piscataway
Stressed? Learn mindfulness meditation at one of three weekly Mindfulness Meditation workshops from noon to 1 p.m. through May at Rutgers University–New Brunswick: 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.

Yoga: Wednesdays, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the School of Health Related Professions offers yoga sessions every Wednesday at noon in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. A session’s room can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at croninca@shrp.rutgers.edu

Mallery Concert Series: Pianist Debra Lew Harder: November 18, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents pianist Debra Lew Harder on November 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Maggie Nelson: November 18, New Brunswick
The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, continues with a reading by poet and author Maggie Nelson on November 18 at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center’s multipurpose room. Learn more here.

The Member of the Wedding: November 18–22, Camden
The Rutgers University–Camden Department of Fine Arts presents The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, directed by Jesse Bernstein, November 18 to November 22 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater. Learn more here

Flute and Classical Guitar Concert: November 19, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents a concert featuring classical guitarist Leighann Narum and flautist Sara J. Bergern on November 19 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center. Learn more here

November 11, 2015

Mallery Concert Series

 

Mallery Concert Series: Stanley Fink and Michelle Lie: November 11, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents pianist Stanley Fink and violinist Michelle Lie on November 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here

Kubuki Dance-Drama and Kimono Lecture and Performance: November 11, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents Kubuki Dance-Drama and Kimono Lecture and Performance on November 11 from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. in the Dana Room on the fourth floor of the Dana Library. The event will also include the demonstration “Flower Arrangement–Ikebana: A Taste of Autumn Foliage.” Learn more here

Writers in Camden: November 11, Camden
Writers in Camden hosts writers Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Lynne Barrett at 7 p.m. on November 11 in 401 Penn Classroom, Paul Robeson Library. Learn more here.

Vagrich Bakhchanyan Art Exhibition Opening: November 12, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the first U.S. retrospective on the groundbreaking work of Soviet conceptual artist Vagrich Bakhchanyan through March 6, 2016. An opening event on November 12 starting at 4:30 p.m. includes a curatorial tour of the exhibition; a roundtable discussion with Irene Bakhchanyan, Alexander Genis, Vitaly Komar, and Andrei Zagdansky; a screening of the documentary Vagrich and the Black Square by Zagdansky; and a cocktail reception. Learn more here.

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Radical Means: Technology and Media Activism in the New Millennium: November 17, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a panel discussion exploring the university’s 250th anniversary theme—Revolution—via multiple perspectives on November 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bloustein Auditorium, Civic Square Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Symposium on Dance and Disability: November 17 to 19, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University–Newark presents a symposium on dance and disability with AXIS Dance Company from November 17 to November 19 at various locations in Newark. AXIS Dance Company is one of the world's leading and most innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities. Learn more here.

November 4, 2015

Monday Night Film and Video Series

 

Monday Night Film and Video Series at Civic Square: through December 7, New Brunswick
The media area of the Visual Arts Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a free Monday night film and video series at 6:30 in the Civic Square Building, Room 110, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through December 7. View the schedule here.

Mallery Concert Series: Heather Fetrow and Mila Henry: November 4, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents soprano Heather Fetrow and pianist Mila Henry on November 4 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

“Pages and Passages: 21st Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium”: November 5, New Brunswick
The daylong "Pages and Passages: 21st Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium" will be held at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on November 6. Featured artists Doug Beube, Lynne Buschman, Peter Jacobs, Elizabeth Mackie, Sydney Jean Reisen, and Maryann Riker will discuss recent book work. The event includes a workshop on molding and casting miniature relief sculptures, a curatorial discussion, and readings from artists’ books. Learn more here.

Edward Baugh: Poetry Reading and Discussion: November 6, Newark
Poet Edward Baugh, a literary critic whose academic career has been devoted to West Indian literature, performs a reading on November 6 at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Black on the Banks Conference: November 6 and 7, New Brunswick
“Black on the Banks: African-American Students at Rutgers in the 1960s,” a public conversation on the struggle for equity and access in higher education featuring African-American alumni from Rutgers College and Douglass College, Classes of 1964 through 1973, will take place on November 6 (Neilson Dining Hall) and November 7 (Voorhees Hall), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on the occasion of the celebration of Rutgers' 250th Anniversary. Learn more here.

October 28, 2015

Black on the Banks Conference

 

Black on the Banks Conference: November 6 and 7, New Brunswick
“Black on the Banks: African-American Students at Rutgers in the 1960s,” a public conversation on the struggle for equity and access in higher education featuring African-American alumni from Rutgers College and Douglass College, Classes of 1964 through 1973, will take place on November 6 (Neilson Dining Hall) and November 7 (Voorhees Hall) on the occasion of the celebration of Rutgers' 250th Anniversary. Learn more and register here.

Jewish Film Festival: October 28 to November 8, New Brunswick and North Brunswick
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, screens award-winning international films from October 28 to November 8. Opening night is at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; the remaining films will be screened at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center Stadium 18 in North Brunswick. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Kinga Augustyn: October 28, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents violinist Kinga Augustyn on October 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Self-Management Strategies, October 29, Newark
Learn strategies for scheduling and prioritization in this workshop on October 29 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Engelhard Hall, Room 203, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Symposium: "Dance and Parkinson’s, Moving Forward": October 29, New Brunswick
Participants in this free symposium take a master class with dancer Pamela Quinn, film an addition to Quinn’s Neurodance, and listen to a panel discussion on Parkinson’s disease on October 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Studio 104 at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: November 1, New Brunswick
In celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir presents Sol Musicae et Occidentem Illustra, featuring Bach Cantatas 161, 173, and 184; Aldridge's Bless This House; and Emily Dickinson settings by O’Regan, Grantham, and Carter on November 1 in Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The 2015 Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning: "The Rutgers–New Brunswick Master Plan": November 4, New Brunswick.
Learn about the master plan process at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and see the new master plan for the campus on November 4 at 4 p.m. in the Civic Square Building, New Brunswick. Antonio Calcado, vice president of Facilities and Capital Planning, will provide an overview of the process, share planning concepts developed after outreach to the university community and stakeholder input, and take questions and comments from the audience about the new master plan. RSVP here.

"Poetry, Art, and Music": A Tribute to Jayne Cortez: November 4, New Brunswick
“Poetry, Art, and Music: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez” honors the late poet and her influence on the arts on November 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Poets and a saxophonist perform original prepared works and improvisations that evoke the spirit of Cortez’s aesthetics. Cosponsored by the Department of English, the program is held in conjunction with the museum exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. The free program, open to the public, is followed by a reception and an opportunity to visit the exhibition. Learn more here.

October 21, 2015

Rock'N'Roll

 

Rock and Roll Theater Performance: October 21–25, Newark
The Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program—a decades-long partnership between Rutgers University–Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology—presents Rock and Roll by Tom Stoppard and directed by Dan Drew. The play, performed from October 21 to 25 at Bradley Hall Theatre, Newark, centers on the significance of rock and roll in the emergence of the socialist movement in Eastern Bloc Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Learn more here.

Undergraduate Annual Art Open: Revolution: through November 11, New Brunswick
On the occasion of the celebration of Rutgers' 250th Anniversary, all visual arts undergraduates are submitting their interpretation of “revolution.” The show is exhibited through November 11 at Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with a reception on October 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Warren Chiasson Trio: October 21, Camden
The Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University–Camden presents jazz vibraphonist Warren Chiasson and Trio on October 21 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Writers in Camden: October 21, Camden
Writers in Camden hosts poet Lee Herrick and author Matthew Salesses at 7 p.m. on October 21 in 401 Penn Classroom, Paul Robeson Library. Learn more here.

An Oresteia, Produced by Rutgers Theater Company: October 22 to November 1, New Brunswick
Rutgers Theater Company presents An Oresteia, an epic tale of revenge and justice drawn from the ancient Greek trilogy, from October 22 to November 1 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Digital Audio Concert: October 25, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, kicks off NJDAC, its new music series that highlights computer-based music, on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Mortensen Hall. Mason Gross music students, faculty, and guest artists will present original music using laptops, along with acoustic instruments such as flute, violin, and clarinet. NJDAC is free and open to the public. Learn more here

New Jersey Medical School Fall Arts Festival: through January 7, Newark
New Jersey Medical School Arts showcases close to 200 artworks from faculty, staff, students, patients, friends, and family members through January 7, 2016, on levels B and C in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Learn more here.

October 14, 2015

From Island to Ocean

 

Gallery Show and Panel Talk: From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues: October 20, New Brunswick
The Center for Cultural Analysis, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a free gallery talk with artists Fidalis Buehler and Juana Valdes on October 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the art library in Voorhees Hall. Their works are featured there in the exhibit From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues through December 6. A panel discussion and reception with Mary Eyring and Brian Russell Roberts, assistant professors of English at Brigham Young University, start at 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.  

An Evening with Screenwriter/Director Robert Pulcini: October 14, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden alumnus Robert Pulcini screens his new movie, 10,000 Saints, and talks about his career in filmmaking on October 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the 401 Penn classroom, accessible from the side of the Paul Robeson Library, Camden. Learn more here

"Troubled Times: Tough Choices—Tales from Ferguson and Baltimore": October 14, New Brunswick
The MI Colloquium at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents “Troubled Times: Tough Choices—Tales from Ferguson and Baltimore,” discussing the roles that libraries play in the realm of social justice, on October 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library. Learn more here

Bloom: Patricia Arias-Reynolds and Sarah Lamont: through May 2016, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University–Newark host an art exhibition of nature-inspired works by Rutgers–Newark alumnae Patricia Arias-Reynolds and Sarah Lamont through May 2016. Learn more here.

October 7, 2015

Simeon De Witt

 

Simeon De Witt: Mapping the Revolution: through July 31, New Brunswick
On the occasion of the celebration of Rutgers' 250th anniversary, the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents an exhibition on the career of Simeon De Witt, one of the university’s most distinguished alumni—the 14th graduate (1776) of what was then known as Queen’s College and George Washington’s chief cartographer during the Revolutionary War. The exhibition runs through July 31, 2016. Learn more here

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

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