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September 7, 2016

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at or 848-445-2272.

Join Study Aimed at Improving Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Physical Activity Habits
Employees and students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are invited to participate in a research study aimed at improving cardiometabolic risk factors and physical activity habits. Participants who meet eligibility requirements will be given a free Fitbit® to monitor their activity levels and receive individual recommendations on dietary intake from a registered dietitian. If you are interested in participating, attend a recruitment session on September 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Education Building, Room 583, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, or contact registered dietitian Rachel Griehs by September 13 at,, or 973-202-4550. Learn more here

LGBTQA Fall Reception: September 12, New Brunswick
If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, or an ally-identified undergraduate or graduate student, staff member, faculty member, or an alumnus; or interested in learning more about sexuality, gender identity, and expression; or just in the mood for a fun evening, attend the Annual LGBTQA Fall Reception on September 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This is both a celebration and an opportunity to learn about the LGBTQA student groups, resources, and programs on campus this year. Learn more here.

CCLC Hosts Parents: September 13, Piscataway and Newark
Children's Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) invites parents to its “All About Me” community social on September 13 from 4 to 6 p.m., either in Piscataway or Newark, to learn how a day at the center embraces a child's curiosity and sparks the joy of learning through participation in hands-on activities led by the teacher. Meet your child’s future teachers and friends; participate in an activity designed to teach your child what makes people unique, while also highlighting their similarities with fellow classmates; and learn free take-home activities to keep those busy minds buzzing on weekends. Learn more about CCLC in Piscataway here and CCLC in Newark here.

July 27, 2016

CCLC Curriculum Night: August 9, Piscataway and Newark
Children's Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) invites parents to curriculum night on August 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., either in Piscataway, 659 Hoes Lane West, or Newark, 142 Cabinet Street, to learn how working together can help their children enjoy a brighter future. Parents will meet the teachers and other parents and observe how a child’s curiosity is nurtured as CCLC showcases the curriculum’s activities. For more information, contact Piscataway center director Michelle Hoffman at 732-699-1017 or, or Newark center director Susan Casbar at 973-623-0182 or

July 13, 2016

Family Wanted to Host Rutgers Prep Student from China
Interested in hosting a female student from China attending Rutgers Prep in Somerset this coming school year? Host families are paid $1,600 monthly for providing food, transportation, and a caring home. Or, if you refer a family that becomes a host, you can receive a $500 referral fee or donate the money to a charity of your choice. Learn more here or contact Bret Cohen of American DrawWell Education at 215-948-3371 if interested in hosting or referring.

SATI Summer Tour: July 16, New Brunswick
Join Rutgers Recreation and renowned IntenSati founder Patricia Moreno for the SATI Summer Tour on July 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. IntenSati combines empowering affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga. The fee is $35. Learn more here and register here

June 29, 2016

Join the Swimming Association's Outdoor Pool for Summer 2016
It’s not too late to join the University Swimming Association, Inc.’s (USAI) outdoor pool for the 2016 season. The pool is located on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, near the visitor center and the football stadium. USAI is a private-membership swim club in continuous operation since 1962. The grounds include a shaded picnic area with barbecues and a play field for children. The club also fields a competitive swim team for children and teens. Learn more, including contact information and how to join, here.

June 15, 2016

Participate in Newark Photo Contest
The School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, invites students, alumni, faculty, and staff of an Essex County school, university, or other educational institution to submit images of Essex County public servants who exemplify public service in action. Selected photos will be featured in a special fall 2016 exhibit, Public Service for the Public Good, part of the City of Newark’s 350th Anniversary celebration. The contest runs from June 1 to August 31. Check here for more information, including how to enter, rules, and FAQs.

June 1, 2016

Hosting Mandela Fellows on July 4 
This summer, Rutgers will host 50 African fellows participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The fellows are young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. As they will be here during the July 4 holiday weekend, the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs is calling on the Rutgers community to help share our national tradition by hosting the fellows for an at-home barbecue or by inviting them to join you for a fun Independence Day experience, such as fireworks. You decide whether to make it an afternoon or a daylong activity. If interested in hosting, apply here.

May 18, 2016

Share Your Experiences with HereNow: Rutgers 250 by May 30
Remember to share your Rutgers experiences from 2015 and 2016—including commencement ceremonies and celebrations—in HereNow: Rutgers 250, the Zimmerli Art Museum’s first crowd-sourced exhibition. To be considered for the HereNow: Rutgers 250 companion book that will be published in the fall, upload images by the new deadline, May 30. Learn more here.

May 4, 2016

Free Swim and Instruction: May 4, Piscataway
Enjoy a free swim event with instruction, giveaways, and prizes on May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m., or 7 to 9 p.m. at the Werblin Recreation Center pool, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Learn more and register here.

April 27, 2016

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at or 848-445-2272.

Bhakti Club’s Annual Sacred Sounds Concert: April 28, New Brunswick
The Bhakti Club, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Sacred Sounds, a free musical meditation concert with a variety of cultural vegan foods, on April 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Join world-renowned yogi and spiritual leader Radhanath Swami alongside kirtan bands Gaura Vani and the Mayapuris for an electrifying evening of musical meditations, exotic drumming, entrancing dance, and free cultural food. Learn more here.

Rutgers Day Performances from Mason Gross Extension Division: New Brunswick
On Rutgers Day, April 30, the Extension Division of Mason Gross School of the Arts will offer three performances between 10:30 a.m. and noon at Rutgers University–New Brunswick: the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble, Hill Center Courtyard, Busch Campus, 11 a.m. to noon; the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble, Big R Stage, Douglass Campus, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; and the Rutgers Children's Choir, Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, 11 a.m. to noon

"Art After Hours" and "Study After Hours": May 3 and May 4: New Brunswick
Enjoy a break at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, during “Art After Hours” on May 3 from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring tours of Raging through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz and Abstraction Squared; Slide Jam with artists Spencer Merolla and Ben Suga; and local pop/blues/hip-hop duo Kay and Ray. “Study After Hours” begins at 10 a.m. on May 4 and lasts 24 hours to accommodate students preparing for exams. Quiet gallery spaces are equipped with free WiFi, electrical outlets, and added seating. Study breaks include yoga and meditation sessions. Both events are free and offer complimentary refreshments. Learn more here.

"Becoming an Outdoor Family": May 20–22, Stokes State Forest, Branchville
All are welcome on May 20–22 for a weekend of family fun and learning in the heart of beautiful Stokes State Forest at Lindley G. Cook, a residential 4-H Camp in Branchville, New Jersey, and a program of Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. "Becoming an Outdoor Family" is a weekend for families who want to get away, make connections, and learn outdoor skills such as fishing, survival, shooting sports, and natural history. Traditional camp activities such as campfire, hiking, and making s’mores round out the weekend. An $80 per person cost covers housing, meals, and program. Learn more and register here [PDF].

April 13, 2016

Register for “Appy Hour,” Receive Kite+Key Gift Card
Join kite+key, the Rutgers Tech store, for "Appy Hour" on April 20 at noon as store manager Vito Vacca shares his expertise with tips and tricks about the iPad. Kite+key, located at the plaza on Livingston Campus, Piscataway, carries a full line of technology-related products at competitive pricing. Registered attendees receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Email or call 848-445-1127 to register. Learn more here.

See If You Qualify for Paid Consumer Study
The Sensory Evaluation/Nutrition Laboratory, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking participants for a paid consumer study. A brief survey will determine if you qualify. Complete the survey here. You will be contacted soon if you qualify. Contact the Sensory Evaluation Lab at or 848-932-5419 with questions.

Provide Feedback at Institutional Planning and Operations Forums
This month Institutional Planning and Operations will conduct public forums to outline planning initiatives, including those involving transportation and the libraries. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback. Locations, dates, and times:

Rutgers UniversityNewark, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room;

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, April 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Delta Dental Educational Conference Center, Room B-965;

RutgersNew Brunswick, April 20, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall B; 

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Piscataway, April 25, 1 to 3 p.m., Research Tower, Main Auditorium, Daniel I. Kessler Teaching Laboratories;

RutgersNew Brunswick, April 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB.


Experience New Brunswick Ciclovia 2016: April 24
On April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., run, stroll, bike, skate, or dance across three miles of car-free New Brunswick streets open for recreation—including College Avenue, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. No beginning, no end; join in anywhere. Visit activity stations. The event is free and no preregistration is required. New Brunswick Ciclovia is a community collaborative among the City of New Brunswick, Rutgers, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and more than 24 community organizations. Join the worldwide movement. How will you ciclovia? Learn more here.

Run to Support the Fight Against Sexual Assault
Join the Rutgers Team (Rutgers-VPVA) for the Sixth Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K on May 7 in Asbury Park. The event is the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s largest annual community engagement and fundraising event. A bus to the event departs from the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at 7 a.m. Learn more and register here.