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Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences


February 2018




TheState Theatre New Jerseyoffers a variety of performances this month:CinderellaFebruary 9 and 10;TAO: Drum HeartFebruary 16;Mr. Popper's PenguinsFebruary 19; andAmericaFebruary 23. On Valentine's Day,February 14, enjoy aspecial concert and receptionwith theBerlin Philharmonic Piano Quarteton the stage.


TheGeorge Street Playhouse presentsAmerican Hero,aprobing drama that shines a light on how America honors its veterans, throughFebruary 25.


Music at the Museum,at the Zimmerli Art Museum, featuresCello Adventures in French MusicFebruary 18, and tours of the exhibitionSet in Stone: Lithography in Paris.The event is free, but seating is limited.




TheWriters at Rutgers Reading Seriespresents anevening with author George Saunders,whose books includeCivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and his new novel,Lincoln in the Bardo,February 7 at the College Avenue Student Center.


Visit theexhibitionsSerigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in AmericaandCommemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017,before they close onFebruary 11 and 18, respectively, at theZimmerli Art Museum.


Join Eagleton Institute of Politics inpromoting civil discourse and civic engagement. William Kristol, former chief of staff to Vice President Quayle, will presentOur Country, The Constitution and ConservatismFebruary 12. See David Frum, former speechwriter to George W. Bush atA Conversation with David FrumFebruary 28.


TheNew Jersey Human Resources Summit,presented byMiddlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce,takes placeFebruary 22at the Rutgers Club. The Chamber is also sponsoring theEmerging Leaders SummitMarch 8at the Heldrich Hotel.


ViewThe Creative Life of Douglass Exhibit, part of theMary H. Dana Women Artists Series,at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library untilApril 6.


Discover local history during"From Indian Trail to Interstate"guided tours offered by theMetlar-Bodine House MuseumFebruary 10 and March 24. Also at the museum, local author Joanne H. Rajoppi discusses"New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion"February 25.


Place on Stone: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Lithographsat the Zimmerli Art Museum featuresBritish and French landscape printsby early lithographic masters portraying the landscape, through July.


TheNew Jersey Film Festivalcelebrates 36 years with more than35 films available for screeningon Rutgers' College Avenue Campus untilMarch 2.


Hear insights intoHasidism: A New History,aninfluential Jewish religious movement,March 4at the Douglass Student Center. Sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.




Explore mummies and ancient Egyptian culture atRutgers Geology Museum'sEgypt Late NightFebruary 7.


The Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division will hold auditions for theRutgers Summer Dance Conservatoryforpre-college aged childrenFebruary 10. Registration required.


TheMiddlesex County Council for Young Childrenis seeking barbershop owners to partner in project"Barbers and Books"to provide access to a variety of books to young boys and their parents. Learn more about this lending library that encourages families to read.


At theState Theatre New Jersey’s annualFamily Day FestivalonFebruary 19, families can spend the school holiday enjoying performances, workshops and hands on activities, plus costumed characters, face painting, games, and more.


Families are invited to get creative atArt Togetherat the Zimmerli! This free, drop-in series ofinteractive workshopsare led by Mason Gross students and teaching artists. Upcoming dates includeMarch 4 and April 8.

SAS Social and Behavioral Science Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

The SAS Social and Behavioral Science Dean, Department of Geography, and Rutgers Climate Institute of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences are pleased to present a talk by Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Geography, Atmospheric Science, Ohio State University, on "Past and Contemporary Climate Change: Evidence from Earth's Cryosphere."

Date: January 26, 2018 
Time: 3:00 - 04:15pm
Location: Rm 101 Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, 61 Dudley Rd 
Email Contact: asa.rennermalm@rutgers.edu

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2018

We invite you to join us for the premiere of the Spring 2018 New Jersey Film Festival. This year there will be over 30 films. Some of these include: Mark Smith's touching animated short "Two Balloons"; James Lester's "Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story," a sexy documentary on New York's neo-burlesque scene; Douglass Clayton's film about the revitalization of Camden, New Jersey, "Dovere for Camden"; AO's "Starlit," a romantic road drama with a number of twists; and many others.

Date: January 26, 2018 
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Voorhees Hall #105, 71 Hamilton Street, College Ave. Campus 
Email Contact: njmac@aol.com

New Jersey Film Festival Screening Featuring a Q+A with Roger Paradiso

Join us for the screening of "The Lost Village," by Roger Paradiso, a stunning indictment of the corporate takeover of Greenwich Village, in the hands of New York University, and made possible by complicit New York City and state politicians. This documentary raises the alarm and offers a way to counter such take-overs through citizen activism and grass-roots organizations. 2017; 91 min. With a Q+A session with Director Roger Paradiso!

Date: January 28, 2018 
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Voorhees Hall #105, 71 Hamilton Street, College Ave. Campus 
Email Contact: njmac@aol.com

1637: Year of Destiny

Join the Rutgers British Studies Center to discuss whether 1637 was the critical year when Charles I set in motion the events that later led to Civil War across the British Isles and eventually his own execution! This discussion will be led by Peter Lake, University Distinguished Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

Date: January 30, 2018 
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Rutgers Academic Building, Room 6051 15 Seminary Place, CAC

Passaic County Environmental Stewards Program

Apply to become a Rutgers Environmental Steward today! In addition to the core topic areas, the Passaic County program focuses on environmental justice issues, issues facing communities in northeaster New Jersey, and along the Lower Passaic River. Partnering organizations include Clean Water Action, Ironbound Community Corporation, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance, and the New Weis Center for Arts, Education, and Recreation. Click the title above to learn more and get involved.

Date: January 30, 2018 
Time: Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: 1310 NJ-23, Wayne, NJ 07470 
Email Contact: pituch@njaes.rutgers.edu

England as the Custodian of the Jewish Past

England has by far the most Hebrew manuscripts of any country in the world, from as far away as Egypt, Yemen, and Persia, in addition to Spain and Italy. And not just Bible manuscripts, but Maimonides and more. How did this come to be? Why England? Join us for the narrative, spanning the Tudor period to the Victorian age.

Date: January 31, 2018 
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Location: Bildner Center, 12 College Avenue, CAC

Jizya Against Nationalism Lecture

The South Asian Studies Program presents "Jizya Against Nationalism: Abul Ala Maududi's Attempt at Decolonizing Sovereignty," a talk by Humeira Iqtidar, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Kings College London. This paper takes Maududi's interest in decolonizing political ideas and concepts seriously, and elaborates his concerns through a focus on his critique of nationalism.

Date: January 31, 2018 
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Van Dyke Hall, Room 301, New Brunswick

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Please join us as Professor Venkatraman Gopalan, Penn State University, presents "A Distortion Symmetry-Based Approach to Minimum Energy Pathways." All are welcome. The abstract may be found by clicking on the title above.

Date: January 31, 2018 
Time: 4:45pm (Coffee and Tea at 4:30pm)
Location: Physics Lecture Hall, Busch

Decoloniality Workshop with Professor Enmanuel Martinez

Enmanuel Martinez, Comparative Literature, will present his paper "'What's Past is Prologue': Shakespeare's The Tempest and Empire Building(s) at the U.S. National Archives." Food and light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP and request copy of pre-circulated paper, please e-mail: rv326@complit.rutgers.edu

Date: January 31, 2018 
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: Academic Building 4052 (West Wing) 
Email Contact: rv326@complit.rutgers.edu

Chancellor's Colloquium Featuring a Presentation by Dr. Robert Kopp

You are invited to the next Chancellor's Colloquium, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert Kopp, Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences. His talk, "Coasts in Times of Sea-Level Rise," focuses on the forces driving sea-level rise and the implications for future risks of flooding along our coasts. This series will feature networking and socializing opportunities before and after Dr. Kopp's presentation. Please RSVP by clicking the title above.

Date: February 5, 2018 
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, 100 George Street

Fifth Annual DeMarzo Lecture Series on Teaching Excellence

We cordially invite you to the fifth annual DeMarzo Lecture Series on Teaching Excellence. This lecture series features outstanding scholars addressing a broad range of timely issues around teaching. Dr. William Penuel, a leading scholar on research-practice partnerships, science education, and assessment, will give this year's lecture. Join us for an afternoon of intellectual engagement on cutting-edge research and practice in STEM education. There is limited seating. RSVP is required to attend, so click the link above to reserve your seat. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: February 15, 2018 
Time: Lecture 3:30pm. Reception Immediately to Follow
Location: School of Planning and Public Policy 33 Livingston Avenue

The Rutgers Day Program Submission Period Is Now Open

All academic and administrative units, student clubs and organizations, and performance groups are encouraged to submit a program. On April 28, 2018, Rutgers Day will showcase the wide range of academic, research, athletic, cultural, recreational, and community-oriented strengths of New Jersey's state university. Thousands of our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and New Jersey residents will be involved. Alumni Weekend will coincide with Rutgers Day again this year. The deadline to submit is February 16. Click the title above for help and to submit your program!

Date: February 16, 2018 
Time: 5:00pm
Location: New Brunswick 
Email Contact: rutgersday@rutgers.edu

Arts and Sciences News Digest Upcoming Events: Submit your items!

Dear Faculty and Staff, welcome back! Share your upcoming events with the School of Arts and Sciences through the News Digest. Click the title above to submit a new item!

Date: May 31, 2018 
Time: Enter your event when you schedule it!
Location: submit online


Construction continues onCook's Market at the Rutgers Gardens,a permanent structure that allows the farm market to run year round.Visit the winter marketFebruary 16,March 16, andApril 20.


Observe the night skythrough a 20-inch optical telescope at theRobert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatoryon select Thursdays of every month, weather permitting. This month's dates are February 8, 15, and 22.


Learn thelatest innovative gardening techniquesfrom expert instructors at the 42ndAnnual Home Gardeners SchoolMarch 17, and the basics of beekeeping in a new, one-day course,Review of Basic BeekeepingFebruary 17.




Join theMcCourty twins, other former Rutgers football teammates,and current NFL starsat2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Nightat High Point Solutions StadiumFebruary 17. Proceeds benefit pediatric and young adult sickle cell programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.


SupportHurricane Reliefat Rutgerswomen's basketball gamesin February. Donations of personal hygiene items, medial supplies, and non-perishable food items will assist in reviving St. Thomas-USVI.




Rutgers Health University Dental Associateson Somerset Street providescompassionate, high-quality careat a one-stop practice. Most insurance plans are accepted.


New Brunswick Free Public Libraryis offeringassistance to taxpayersinunderstanding the new tax lawsand filing their taxes online, by appointment only throughApril 7.


Also at the New Brunswick Free Public Library,Telling our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social JusticeFebruary 24, sponsored by theNew Brunswick African American Heritage Committee.


This month atLivingston Plaza, purchase aRutgers Cinema Valentine's Day gift certificatefor two, or visit the Rutgers Tech Storekite+keyfor all your technology needs.


Explore Windows of Understanding: We See Through Hate,an exhibit in over 25 storefronts throughout New Brunswick and Highland Park. Artists paired with nonprofit organizations interpret the question"How do we see through hate?"and transform local businesses into windows of understanding, throughFebruary 15.


Find a Rutgers expert to speak at your next community meeting through theRutgers Speakers Bureau.Search the speakers bureau website to finda speaker by topic, name, or keyword.


TheRutgers University Student Employment Officewill be holding the2018 Part-time and Summer Job FairMarch 27in the College Avenue Student Center. Employers interested in hiring students for part-time and/or summer jobs are encouraged to participate. Advance registration is required.


TheMayor’s Wellness Campaignoffers a selection of fun, family-friendly, and free fitness and wellness activities for residents of the City of New Brunswick! Check out theschedule for February.


The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in theChinese New Yearwith crafts and performancesMarch 4. Sponsored by Rutgers' Confucius Institute, this festive program will featureChinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, paper cutting, folk dancing, and performances.





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