The following events took place during Rutgers' 250th Anniversary commemoration held November 10, 2015, through November 10, 2016. Watch the documentary that chronicles the yearlong celebration at 250.rutgers.edu/250documentary.
This fall these area farms are offering family-friendly fun to mark Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary with special Rutgers-themed games, prizes, and corn mazes:
The Stedman Gallery at Rutgers University–Camden is presenting sculpture, reliefs, and drawings of renowned artist and Rutgers alumnus George Segal, who earned a master of fine arts degree in 1963. A Zimmerli Museum-curated exhibit of photographer Donald Lokuta’s photographs of Segal's work is presented simultaneously. How does this correlate with the 250th anniversary? George Segal is a Rutgers University alumnus who has achieved national and international recognition. Watch the Our Revolutionary Spirit 250th Anniversary Video about George Segal.
Sponsors: Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibitions and education programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Campbell Soup Foundation; Connelly Foundation; Subaru Foundation of America; and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
For more information, contact Cyril Reade, firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-225-6242. Gallery Hours: September through April: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. The gallery will be closed from November 24–26. | Location: The Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 314 Linden Street, Rutgers–Camden, Camden, NJ.
New Jersey's agricultural stakeholders, including local food businesses, farms, representatives from agricultural government and non-government organizations, Rutgers students, alumni, faculty, and staff, will gather for a banquet-style to celebrate New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station's longstanding breeding program, which has been showcased throughout the year as Rutgers 250 All-Star Varieties for the university’s 250th anniversary. | Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall B, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ.
On November 5, when Rutgers hosts Indiana at High Point Solutions Stadium, if the Scarlet Knights score a touchdown with 2:50 left in any quarter, Rutgers will select 250 fans at random to win $1,000 each. Before the game, Rutgers Against Hunger will be attempting to collect a total of 250 pounds of nonperishable food at North Gate D and Gates A and B. At halftime, the 2006 “Pandemonium in Piscataway” team will be honored.
Photo op: The RevolUtionary monument will be located outside the stadium for fans to take photos. Fans are encouraged to post their photos with the monument on social media along with the hashtag #Rutgers250. The exact location around the stadium will be announced at a later date.
| Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ.
Come and enjoy the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and the Rutgers University Glee Club perform in concert to celebrate the 250th Anniversary through music of Rutgers’ past and present. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. | Location: Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ. ”
The School of Arts and Sciences’ Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) with the Rutgers 250th Anniversary Office is running a special Rutgers 250 puzzle room and scavenger hunt to celebrate the University’s anniversary. Teams of 3-5 people can register for a time slot between November 6th and 13th to play “Rutgers Discovery” at the Douglass Student Center. The Discovery puzzle room will generate a unique set of scavenger hunt clues for each team that will take them on an exploration of the four New Brunswick campuses. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest teams and the funniest photos! Visit http://gamification.rutgers.edu for registration and rules. Rutgers Discovery is free to play and teams of faculty and staff are encouraged! | Location: Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ.
From thought-provoking lectures and seminars to cupcakes and fireworks, we're celebrating Rutgers’ 250th Birthday in many ways. Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences will mark the day with their own unique celebrations among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. Be sure to join in.
A Day of Revolutionary Thinking, on November 10, 2016, is a universitywide showcase of alumni expertise and knowledge. Accomplished graduates—designated as Rutgers 250 Fellows—return to campus to present new ideas, discoveries, and practices that are shaping the world. Among the topics: Fighting Ebola on the Frontlines, From Black Holes to Dark Energy, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rutgers, and The Magic and Science of Cooking. Presentations are open to the university community and the public but seating is limited, so register today for the presentations you want to see.
SEBS Welcomes Laura Kahn, MD, to Discuss “Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance”
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences’ yearlong Rutgers 250 lecture series, “Exploring the Anthropocene: The Age of Us,” continues on November 14, when public health specialist Laura Kahn, MD shares the results of six years of research reflected in her new book, One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance. | Location: New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, 61 Dudley Road, G. H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences’ yearlong Rutgers 250 lecture series, “Exploring the Anthropocene: The Age of Us,” continues on November 29, when McGill University anthropologist Eduardo Kohn speaks on “Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene.” | Location: New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, 61 Dudley Road, G. H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.