September 9, 2015
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.
September 2, 2015
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.
August 26, 2015
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 email@example.com.
August 12, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
July 29, 2015
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.
July 15, 2015
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.
July 1, 2015
Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
Author Talk: Joanna Kempner, Not Tonight: July 7, New Brunswick
Joanna Kempner, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, discusses her book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health, on July 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Scholarly Communications Center Teleconference Lecture Hall at Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. A light reception follows. Admission is free. Learn more and RSVP here.
Newark Museum Jazz in the Garden: July 9, Newark
Rutgers employees and students can enjoy a free concert in the Newark Museum’s popular Jazz in the Garden series on July 9 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Museum Garden. Japanese organist Akiko Tsuruga is the featured performer. Learn more here.
Roger Duvoisin’s Children’s Book Illustrations Featured at the Zimmerli: July through June, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents illustrations by Roger Duvoisin in The Gentle Lessons of Donkey-Donkey, Petunia, The Happy Lioness, and Other Animal Pals from the Imagination of Roger Duvoisin, from July 11 through June 26, 2016. Learn more here.
June 24, 2015
Zeltsman Marimba Festival: June 28 to July 11, New Brunswick
Tibet Uncovered: Missionaries and Mystics in the Early 20th Century: Through June 26, Newark
View the Tibet Uncovered exhibition on the fourth floor of the Dana Library at Rutgers University–Newark before it closes June 26. The show features books, images, and objects that tell the story of missionaries and mystics who traveled to Tibet in the early part of the 20th century. Learn more here.
Hutcheson Memorial Forest Tour: June 28, New Brunswick
Tour William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest—a unique area consisting of one of the last uncut forests in the mid-Atlantic states—with a member of the Rutgers University faculty on June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Trips leave from the entrance of the woods at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514) about 3/4 mile east of East Millstone. There is no charge and reservations are not required. Learn more here.
Mallery Concert Series: June 30, Camden
Enjoy a concert by percussionist Eric Polack and vocalist Susan Polack in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden, on June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Bits and Pieces: Selections from the Rutgers–Camden Collection of Art: July 6–August 7, Camden
View intimate two- and three-dimensional artworks in various media from the Rutgers University–Camden collection of art from July 6 through August 7 at the Stedman Gallery, Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts. Learn more here.
June 17, 2015
Poetry Reading: June 18, New Brunswick
Underused and Underrated Native Perennials: June 20, New Brunswick
An expert at Rutgers Gardens hosts this class focused on commonly grown wildflowers on June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holly House and Rutgers Gardens. Learn more here.
Colloquium Series on Research in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: June 22, Scotch Plains
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions Department at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts two colloquia on June 22 in Room 330 at the School of Health Related Professions Allied Health Technology Building in Scotch Plains. The first, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., provides an overview of Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Netherlands; its Research and Innovation Center for Rehabilitation; and previous and current psychiatric rehabilitation research and innovation projects. The presenters from the university will also discuss psychiatric rehabilitation curricula and its inclusion in the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing.
The second session, from 4 to 6 p.m., examines the history of supported education in the Netherlands and describes the European ImpulSE and national SEd projects. Registration is not required. Email email@example.com for information. Learn more here.
New Jersey Business Registration Workshop: June 23, Newark
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers–Newark offers a hands-on class on registering a small business on June 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn more here.
Public Speaking Workshop: June 23, New Brunswick
Learn effective presentation and communication skills at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 23 at 9 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more here.
June 10, 2015
Mallery Concert Series: Atlantic City Jazz Band: June 16, Camden
Ironclad Trees: June 13, New Brunswick
An expert from Rutgers Gardens hosts this class focused on visually interesting trees that will flourish in tough conditions on June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holly House and Rutgers Gardens. Learn more here.
Intro to Entrepreneurship Q&A: June 17, Newark
The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Q&A seminars are roundtables that provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address startup issues or questions. It is offered twice a month on Wednesdays. The next workshop is June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers University–Newark. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.
Juneteenth: Past, Present, and Future: June 17, Newark
In observance of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, the African American Heritage Committee at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences presents Walter L. Fields Jr., chief executive officer and executive editor of the North Star News, on June 17 at noon in the third floor auditorium of the Stanley S. Bergen Building, Newark.