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March 16, 2016

Volunteers Requested for Rutgers University Commencement 2016
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Commencement on May 15. Volunteer to be a commencement ambassador and encourage your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer, too. All ambassadors will receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, and a thank you gift. In addition, they attend a breakfast reception before commencement, are entered into a volunteers raffle, and gain the satisfaction of helping our newest alumni enjoy a great event. A few hours of your help will make a big difference. Register to volunteer and learn more here.

March 9, 2016

"Murder at the Old Cadbury Mansion": April 9, New Brunswick
Think you have the sleuthing skills to solve a crime? If so, then have a killer night out as the University Inn and Conference Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts “Murder at the Old Cadbury Mansion” on April 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an intriguing reception, gather clues and evidence during a delicious dinner, then make accusations and confirm your suspicions during dessert. Packages are available but space is limited. Make reservations here.

March 2, 2016

Celebrating STEM Women: #stemHERstoryRU
The campaign #stemHERstoryRU, sponsored by Busch Campus Partners, is an initiative to celebrate women who dedicate their careers to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields while also raising awareness to the overall Rutgers community. During Women’s History Month (March), #stemHERstoryRU encourages students, faculty, and Student Women in STEM alumni to attend a photo shoot to become part of a photo display online and at the Busch, Douglass, Cook, and Livingston student centers, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The photoshoot locations: March 6, 5 to 8 p.m., B.E.S.T. Hall, and March 9, noon to 3 p.m., Busch Student Center, International Lounge, both in Piscataway. Learn more here.

February 24, 2016

Recreation Membership to Help Focus on Health and Wellness: New Brunswick
Has the winter weather gotten you down? Focus on your health and wellness with a recreation membership, available to legacy UMDNJ students; alumni; student, employee, and alumni spouses; and Type 3 and Type 4 employees. Students, faculty, and staff can also sponsor a nonaffiliate for a courtesy membership. Work out using state-of-the-art fitness equipment, take instructional/fitness classes, swim laps, and enjoy the spas at the recreation facilities throughout Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Call 848-445-0462 with questions. Learn more here.

Learn iPad Pro at Kite+Key, Receive $10 Gift Card
Learn the ins and outs of the new iPad Pro at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on March 2 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. All registered attendees receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Space is limited. RSVP to Learn more here.

Take the Ciclovía Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is conducting a study to evaluate the annual New Brunswick Ciclovía, which closes streets to automobiles and opens them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and various recreational activities. The study team requests the university community’s participation in the survey to assess attendance, perceptions, and awareness of past Ciclovías. Participants earn a chance to win a $50 gift card. Faculty and staff may launch the survey here. Contact Charles Brown at 848-932-2846 or with questions.

End to Engineers Week: Annual Canoe Race: February 26, Piscataway
What better way to end National Engineers Week at Rutgers University–New Brunswick than with the annual Cardboard Canoe Race at the Werblin Recreation Center, Piscataway, on February 26. Teams of two have one hour to build a boat using cardboard sheets, duct tape, garbage bags, and a box cutter. Then it’s into the pool to see who can clock the fastest time and stay afloat. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Free food will be available. Learn more here.

Attend Center for Latin American Studies' Movie Series
As part of its spring program, the Center for Latin American Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the Jueves De Cine series at the Rutgers Cinema from 8 to 10 p.m. The screening schedule: March 10, The Second Mother; April 7, La Tierra y La Sombra; and April 28, San Dollars

February 17, 2016

"You Throw Like a Girl" with College Football Hall of Famer Don McPherson: February 22, New Brunswick
Participate in an engaging workshop, "You Throw Like a Girl," with Don McPherson, a College Football Hall of Famer and anti-violence activist, to discuss how talking about healthy masculinity is important in ending sexual and domestic violence. Faculty and staff are invited to join either of two workshops on February 22—9:30 to 11:15 a.m. in Room 411 or 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Red Lion Cafe—in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Indicate which session you will attend here

January 20, 2016

Earn Up to $60 as Participant in Air Pollution Study
Stephan Schwander at the School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is conducting a study about air pollution and immunity and seeking, as participants, healthy adults (18 to 65) who have had a positive tuberculin skin test (TST+, also known as PPD). The study involves a brief telephone screening questionnaire and up to two visits with blood draws at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway. Visits will take less than a half-hour. Volunteers will receive up to $60. For more information, contact Kathy Black at 848-445-6049 or

Feminist Art Project's Day of Panels: February 6, Washington, D.C.
The Feminist Art Project, celebrating its 10th anniversary, announces its annual day of panels entitled, "Performing Identity as Intersectional," held during the College Art Association Conference at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., on February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Feminist Art Project's national office is located at the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This year's theme is the representation of identity as intersectional, recognizing the multiple aspects of identity (gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality) and how they intersect, compound, and complicate the very categories they construct. Coordinators are Zoë Charlton and Margo Hobbs. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited.

Experience Italy with Rutgers Alumni Travel
Experience Italy the Italian way with fellow Rutgers alumni. Whether visiting glacial lakes on the border of Switzerland, delving into the culture of Sorrento, or eating your way through Sicily, Rutgers Alumni Travel offers exciting adventures throughout the country from April through October. Learn about these and all 2016 alumni adventures here.

Programs for K12 Students
Searching for summer or academic year enrichment opportunities for K–12 students? Explore the Office of Enrollment Management’s pre-college directory. Browse more than 100 programs of interest from a variety of schools and departments universitywide, including for-credit courses, college access programs, sports and arts camps, and more. For program administrators interested in adding a program to the directory, contact Lauren Olsen at

December 16, 2015

Winter Break Opportunity: The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, based at Rutgers University–Camden at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, has reached 250 published topics and now seeks authors for its next sixth-month expansion phase. Add your expertise as the project is entering the final six months of its current grant cycle. For more information on how to participate during winter break or the spring semester, check here

November 25, 2015

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
On November 25, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, launches the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Along with more than 5,475 organizations and participants from 187 countries and territories, CWGL is calling for an end to gender-based violence and policymakers’ and community members’ accountability to end violence, discrimination, and inequality. Rutgers students are leading awareness-raising and challenging gender-based violence and violations of the right to education. Attend events through December 10. Learn more here

November 11, 2015

Anything Goes at Livingston: November 12 through November 15, Piscataway
Join the Livingston Theatre Company, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for its presentation of Anything Goes, the classic Cole Porter musical following a crew of colorful characters as they sail aboard a cruise ship from New York to London, November 12 through November 15, at the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. Tickets for students, seniors, faculty, and staff are $8. Purchase tickets here or at the door.

Flute and Classical Guitar Concert: November 19, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark presents a flute and classical guitar concert on November 19 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. The concert features Rutgers–Newark classical guitarist Leighann Narum and flautist Sara J. Berger, who return for their eighth performance, offering an international feast of music by composers from Cuba, Tunisia, Germany, Italy, and Argentina. The concert is made possible in part by the support of the Cultural Programming Fund at Rutgers–Newark and additional support from Paul Robeson Galleries. Learn more here.

Big Chill 5K Charity Race
Register now for the annual Big Chill 5K charity race open to the university community and the public on December 5 at 9 a.m. at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Instead of an entry fee, participants are asked to bring a new toy valued at $10 or more for a child between ages 3 and 14. In 2014 more than 8,000 runners donated 10,000 toys. Register, volunteer, and learn more here.

Make Travel Plans through RUAA Adventures
Searching for a perfect holiday gift? Book a family trip with the Rutgers University Alumni Association’s Adventures program. Choose from a number of opportunities to many exotic destinations. View all travel packages and book your trip here.

November 4, 2015

Hosts Wanted for Thanksgiving Day Dinner Program
The International Friendship Program, sponsored by the Center for Global Services, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is coordinating a special Thanksgiving Day dinner program to provide the international community an opportunity to experience this traditional American holiday. Anyone interested in hosting an international guest into their home for Thanksgiving Day is encouraged to complete the holiday dinner host application form by November 6. Applications received after that will be placed on a waiting list. Learn more here.

Make Travel Plans through RUAA Adventures
Searching for a perfect holiday gift? Book a family trip with the Rutgers University Alumni Association’s Adventures program. Choose from a number of opportunities to many exotic destinations. View all travel packages and book your trip here.