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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that blasted off from Cape Canaveral Wednesday was carrying some 36,000 worms, including nearly 3,600 sent by Monica Driscoll, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry. Read the story on the homepage and learn how Driscoll is part of an international team of scientists studying the muscle deterioration that occurs during prolonged space flight and how this research may benefit earthbound humans. news image
Nick Pellitta, a senior majoring in economics and political science, is one of three named this week as the university's first Schwarzman Scholars, a prestigious global program designed to help students develop their leadership skills while pursuing a master's degree in global affairs at one of the top universities in China. Read the story on Rutgers Today and learn more about Pellitta and how he expects the program will help him develop the skills for a career in public service. news image
Have you always wanted to teach an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar? It is not too late to submit a proposal to teach one next year. Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars have always been the heart of Honors education at Rutgers. Faculty who teach Honors Seminars remark that it is teaching "the way we always imagined it," with truly curious and intellectually talented undergraduates. Faculty members from all units across New Brunswick may teach Honors Seminars. Please click the link to submit a one-page proposal or full course syllabus by Monday, December 17,2018.
The South Asian Studies Program, with support from Rutgers Global, is pleased to welcome Anand Patwardhan to campus this week for a screening of his newest film "Reason" fresh off its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival and receipt of Best Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival. "Reason" sets out to chart what Patwardhan sees as India's slide away from the complex tumult of a secular democracy towards hardening divisions of power, caste, and religious belief. This will be a select screening of three of the film's eight chapters.
Date: December 6, 2018 
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Academic Building 2400
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures hosts Stephen Bokenkamp, Institute of Advanced Studies and Arizona State University, who will deliver a lecture, The Declarations of the Perfected and the Shishuo xinyu: The Case of Chi Yin (313-384), in the department's China Lecture Series. Click on the link below for more details.
Date: December 6, 2018 
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Brower Commons Conference Room A
Join us for a talk with the creator of "Terminal Lance," the most popular comic strip in the military, and the New York Times best-selling graphic novel The White Donkey: Terminal Lance. "Terminal Lance" is drawn from Maximilian Uriarte's experiences in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he served two tours in Iraq: first as a turret gunner, then as a combat artist and photographer. Free and open to the public.
Date: December 6, 2018 
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, College Ave Campus
This is the love story of Marina and Orlando and the dramatic, hurtful, and eye-opening events that unfold after Orlando falls seriously ill. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion because Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando's family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. The film has won numerous awards including for Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards in 2017. Presented by the Center for Latin American Studies. This is a free event and open to the public.
Date: December 6, 2018 
Time: 8:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Theater 1 
Email Contact: mal416@lcs.rutgers.edu
Please join us for another talk in the SBS Deans Office and Anthropology Department "Worlds of Linguistic Difference" Series. Sonia Das, New York University, will present "Heritage Language or Racial Slur? The Politics of Speaking Tamil in Quebec." Prior to the talk, a workshop on heritage languages in Rutgers classrooms will be held at 1:30pm for faculty and graduate students in Anthropology Department atrium. To register for and receive more information about the workshop, please contact the email below.
Date: December 7, 2018 
Time: 4:00pm
Location: RAB 001 
Email Contact: kah382@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
The program "Winter Wonderland - Classical Selections from Nordic Countries" features works by Jean Sibelius, Wilhelm Stenhammar, and Edvard Grieg. Musicians include Benjamin Berman (tenor), Sharon Gayoung Cho (violin), Mira Kang (cello), Allison Brewster Franzetti (piano), and Michael Noble (piano) from the Mason Gross Extension Division faculty. The concert is preceded by a discussion and followed by a gallery tour. Music selections are appropriate for all ages and musical backgrounds. Free and open to the public.
Date: December 9, 2018 
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, College Ave Campus
Please share with your students! The Zimmerli remains opens 24+ hours straight for Rutgers students preparing for finals! Study among your favorite works of art in quiet gallery spaces equipped with WiFi and electrical outlets. Study breaks include art projects and refreshments, as well as meditation sessions. A valid RU ID is required between 5pm and 9am. Admission and activities are provided free of charge.
Date: December 13, 2018 
Time: Begins Thursday 10:00am - 4:30pm Friday
Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, College Ave Campus
The relationship between American Jews and Israel, whose closeness and alignment characterized much of the 20th century, is on uncertain ground. Denominational and partisan divides, the demise of the agreement on access to the Western Wall, and public spats between Israeli officials and American Jewish leaders are examples of the growing tensions between the two communities. Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, will analyze the present juncture and suggest some ways the complex relationship could evolve. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Date: December 13, 2018 
Time: 7:30pm
Location: College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue 
Email Contact: rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu
The Office of the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Rutgers announces the inaugural Rutgers University/New Jersey Council for the Humanities Graduate Fellowship in the Public Humanities. We invite graduate students in Humanities and Humanities-related disciplines throughout Rutgers, who have an established or nascent interest in reaching beyond traditional academic audiences to apply. Leading applicants will be paired with nonprofit organizations that share a vital interest in exploring the underlying humanistic values and goals of their community efforts.
Date: December 14, 2018 
Time: Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
The Department of Genetics invites you to a research seminar featuring Alanna Rahm, Ph.D. Genomic Medicine Institute, Danville, PA, presenting "Integrating Genomic Information into a HealthCare Setting: Geisinger MyCode - Program Overview and Results."
Date: December 17, 2018 
Time: 12:00pm 
Location: Life Sciences Bldg, Auditorium/ Busch Campus/ Piscataway 
Email Contact: joines@dls.rutgers.edu
You are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal for the Tenth Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference ("Education Extended"). This one-day event will take place on Monday, March 18, 2019, but proposals are due by December 20, 2018. Attracting hundreds of attendees each year, this popular annual conference serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online, hybrid, and technology-assisted face-to-face learning. Click on the title above for more information and to submit your proposal.
Date: December 20, 2018 
Time: March 18, 2019
Location: Heldrich Hotel - 10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Dear Faculty and Staff: Enter upcoming events into the SAS News Manager for inclusion in our Upcoming Events email sent weekly during the fall and spring! Let the rest of the Arts and Sciences community know what is happening in your department, program, or center!
Date: December 31, 2018 
Time: Enter your event when you schedule it!
Location: submit online

December 2018
New Brunswick Tree Lighting, featuring a cook-off competition and a visit from Santa, at Monument Square December 7.
Seasonal Traditions Holiday Program at East Jersey Old Town Village December 9.
Free Photos with Santa at the United Methodist Church December 15.
Free Horse and Carriage Rides depart from the New Brunswick Hyatt December 14-16.
Monument Square December 31.
Looking for a free musical event this weekend? Try Music at the Museum concert series December 9 at the Zimmerli Art Museum with Winter Wonderland: Classical Selections from Nordic Countries.

The State Theatre New Jersey offers a number of holiday events, includingCirque Dreams Holidaze, December 7-9, and the American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker, featuring a live orchestra and chorus, December 21-23.
Crossroads Theatre Company presents Common Ground, a musical celebration of cultures from around the globe, December 16 at the State Theatre New Jersey.
See a contemporary take on an imagined sequel, A Dolls House Part 2, at the George Street Playhouse through December 23.
The New Brunswick Jazz Project brings 10 nights of jazz in December at venues throughout City Center, including a New Year's Eve celebration December 31 with theJerry Weldon Quartet at Tavern on George.
See a free screening of the film BPM (Beats Per Minute), the story of a group of activists in 1980's Paris, in recognition of World AIDS Day December 5 at Rutgers College Avenue Student Center.
Rutgers Center for Latin American Studies presents the film A Fantastic Woman, foreign language film award winner, December 6 at the Rutgers Cinema on the Livingston Campus.
Dr. Peter Richard Williamson, senior investigator at NIAID/NIH, will present "Can We Make Cryptococcal Meningitis a (More) Benign Disease?" at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, December 6. For more information, contact Dr. Melvin Weinstein.
Maximilian Uriarte presents an artist talk at the Zimmerli Art Museum December 6. Hispopular comic strip “Terminal Lance” and best-selling graphic novel The White Donkey: Terminal Lance are drawn from his experiences as a U.S. Marine during two tours in Iraq. Selected drawings are on view at the museum through December 30.
On December 13, learn about "Israel and American Jews: The Future of a Challenging Relationshipwith Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America at Rutgers College Avenue Student Center. Presented by the Bildner Center.
Rutgers Cinema presents Free Holiday Movie Series on Sunday mornings in December. Movies are free and open to the public with a donation of one canned good per person to the Rutgers student food pantry.
Rutgers Senior Citizen Audit Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 for New Jersey residents, age 62 and older, to attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis for free.
Experience the wonders of science at the Rutgers Faraday Holiday Children's Lecture, hosted by the Rutgers' Department of Physics and Astronomy, December 7-9. Free.
Join the New Brunswick Free Public Library for stories and crafts, and "travel" to Luxembourg, Vietnam, Nepal, Turkey, and the southwest United States forHolidays Around the World. For children in grades K-6.
Did you know that Rutgers Recreation offers children's swimming and rockwall classes, children's parties, and summer camps? Check out their offerings for Spring 2019.
Explore some of the most explosive features on the planet with Volcanoes Late Night at the Museum at the Rutgers Geology Museum December 5, featuring demonstrations, arts and crafts, and educational activities. Free and open to visitors of all ages.
Indulge your creative side by creating your own Boxwood Tabletop Tree for the Holidays, a fun and easy way to bring holiday cheer to your mantel or tabletop, at aRutgers Gardens wine and design workshop December 12.
Walk off those holiday treats along a brand new hiking trail in the Rutgers Ecological Preserve. The 1.4 mile Wildlife Loop Trail in the western section is located between Busch and Livingston campuses in Piscataway.
Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory on Rutgers' Busch Campus on select Thursdays of every month, weather permitting. This month's dates are December 13, 20, and 27.
The highly ranked Rutgers wrestling teamhosts Rider University December 16. Come cheer on some of the best wrestlers in the country!
The Rutgers basketball season ramps upwith women's home games December 15 (Casino Night), and 28 (Youth Day), and men's home games December 22 and 29.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is collecting new unwrapped toys for children in need through December 11. Call 732-235-9702 for more information.
New Brunswick City Center is coordinating a Toy, Food, and Clothing Drive with drop off at multiple locations, through December 16.
Purchase fresh cut holly and greens at the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market, which continues on Fridays through December 21. Other vendors include farm raised meats, pickled vegetables, nuts and dried fruits, hand crafted soaps, and more.
Looking for a way to give back in the local community? Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick is looking for new board members. Contact Joan Poole at joanpoole7@gmail.com.
A round of applause goes to Rutgers students who collected and donated 11,247 school supply items to New Brunswick public schools during the Homecoming Bed Races.
Rutgers Fall Classes End
December 12
Rutgers Finals End
December 21
Rutgers offices closed
December 24-January 1
Martin Luther King Day
January 21
Rutgers Spring Semester Begins
January 22
Rutgers Spring Break
March 16-24
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Zimmerli Programs

Art Adventures

(7-10 and 11-14 year olds; space is limited to 16 students per class)

Tuesdays / 4:15 to 5:45pm
Fall 2018 session: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 20; November 13, 27; December 4 (SNOW DATE December 11)
(Zimmerli member registration opens Monday, August 27; public registration opens Monday, September 3)


Fee: $75 Zimmerli Members at family level and above / $85 MGSA Extension Division Members / $100 Nonmembers

Register online, or by printing and either emailing (education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu) or faxing (732.932.8201) the downloadable enrollment form for Fall 2018.

Children unlock the secrets of artistic expression when they participate in the Zimmerli’s popular Art Adventures (previously known as Drawing Club), which takes place for eight weeks on Tuesdays after school in the fall and spring. Aspiring artists explore a variety of art-making methods while drawing inspiration from works in the Zimmerli’s collection. Art Adventures is led by practicing artists and MFA candidates from Mason Gross School of the Arts. 

Further questions? Contact the education department at 848.932.6175 or education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

Art Together (former Passport to Art)

Sundays / 1 to 3pm

October 7November 4December 2January 6February 3March 3, and April 7


Explore the wonderful world of art on select Sundays throughout the year. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on arts and crafts projects. Each session includes a brief, instructor-led tour through one of our galleries. The interactive workshops, led by Mason Gross MFA students and teaching artists, allow families quality time to be creative together. This is a FREE, drop in program. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)



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