March 2016

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

November 10, 2015May 31, 2016

Visit the RevolUtionary Monument

Stop by and take a photo with the monument. You can find the monument at the Engineering Quad Area near the Science and Engineering Resource Center on the Busch Campus in New Brunswick. And, don't forget to post your photo to Instagram, Twitter, and Rutgers Facebook page using #Rutgers250. This summer, look for the monument at the Livingston Campus. | Location: Engineering Quad Area, Busch Campus, 118 Frelinghuysen Road (approximate address), New Brunswick, NJ.

Learn more
March 2, 2016
8:45 a.m.5:00 p.m.

The Cold War at Camp Kilmer: Hungarian ‘56ers, Cubans, and US Refugee Policy in New Jersey

Join the Center for European Studies for this day-long event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the same year as Rutgers’ transformation into a state university, as well as the university’s 250th year. The European Studies event will compare the experience of the Hungarians who passed through Camp Kilmer with that of other Cold War refugee communities, particularly that of Cubans, as Tracy Voorhees, Rutgers graduate and member of the Board of Governors, headed relief efforts for both groups.

The former United States Army camp was located in Piscataway and Edison adjacent to Rutgers current-day Livingston Campus. During the Cold War after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, some 30,000 refugees were resettled at Camp Kilmer. Many settled afterwards in New Brunswick. | Location: Scholarly Communications Center, 4th Floor, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

View and download the event flyer.
March 2, 2016

Jazz @Rutgers 250: Music, Art and the Written Word

Enjoy performances by the Leo Johnson Quartet and the NJPAC Jazz for Teens, an art exhibition by the Brodsky Center featuring the works on jazz by Faith Ringgold, an exhibition of the works of Walter Dean Myers, and other presentations by the New Jersey Center for the Book. This event is hosted by Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Advisory Council and cosponsored by The Jazz Institute, The Brodsky Center, The New Jersey Center for the Book, Rutgers University Libraries | Location: Paul Robeson Center, Essex Room, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Newark, NJ. This event is free and open to the public.

Space is limited. RSVP early.
March 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions

Join us for a workshop on the principles of historic preservation cosponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), New Jersey Historic Trust, Friends of New Jersey Heritage, and Rutgers University–Camden. Preservation in Practice will provide an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Five discussion sessions will explore legal aspects to establish a preservation commission; review guidelines to conduct an effective public meeting; examine tools to combat neglected, vacant, and abandoned properties; and examine New Jersey's redevelopment law.

The workshop is open to all preservationists, planning and zoning board members, local elected officials, and others interested in historic preservation issues. Location: Camden Campus Center, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Tickets available through EventBrite
March 8, 2016
1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: From Exclusion to Inclusion: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers

Join us in honor of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary and International Women’s Day as we delve into the history of the scholarly contributions of women at Rutgers. The afternoon begins with a welcome from Rutgers President Robert Barchi followed by a two-part panel discussion that will explore the findings of the fall 2015 directed research course "From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women at Rutgers" that was taught by Kayo Denda and Mary Hawkesworth.

Panelists will examine course research into how racial and gender inclusion reconfigure pedagogy, curricula, scholarship, cocurricular activities, employment, administration, university programs and policies, and the institution at large. Researchers will also discuss their analysis of how the struggle for racial and gender inclusion and the complex demands for institutional transformation get recorded, archived, and narrated over time.

1–3 p.m.: Excavating the Archive: Unearthing Diverse Women's Contributions to Rutgers

Panelists include:

  • Kayo Denda (Margery Foster Somers Center, Rutgers University Libraries)
  • Kelly Hannavi (History, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Fernanda Perrone (Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries)
  • Meaghan Moody (Library and Information Sciences)
  • Autumn Oberkehr (Journalism and Media Studies)
  • Maegan Kae Sunaz (Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Meryem Uzumcu (Planning and Public Policy, Women's and Gender Studies, Middle-East Studies)

3:15–5 p.m.: Transformative Scholarship: Remaking the Known World

Panelists include:

  • Susan Carroll (Political Science, Eagleton Institute)
  • Nicole Fleetwood (American Studies, Institute for Research on Women)
  • Marisa Fuentes (History, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Judith Gerson (Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Cheryl Wall (Zora Neale Hurston Board of Governors Professor, English)

The event will be followed by a reception beginning at 5 p.m.

The event is cosponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute for Women's Leadership, the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries, the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, and the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education. | Location: Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ

View and download the event flyer (PDF)
March 9, 2016
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Writers in Camden, Workshop and Publishing Panel

Join the Rutgers University–Camden Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program for Writers in Camden, a workshop and publishing panel featuring Domenica Alioto, Julie Barer, and Lisa Lucas. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. and the panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Alioto is a senior editor at Crown/Penguin Random House where she has edited many critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including Sean Carroll’s Brave Genius. Barer is a partner at The Book Group, a full-service literary agency that represents a wide range of distinguished authors. Lucas is the publisher of Guernica, an online magazine of art and politics. She also serves as nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. | Location: The workshop will be held at Rutgers University–Camden Writers House, 305 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ. The reading will be held in Camden Fine Arts Building, Stedman Gallery, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ.

Learn more
March 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Russell Nutrition Symposium: “The New U. S. Dietary Guidelines: Nutritional Perspectives and Public Health Consequences”

Visiting scholars, through a series of presentations, will discuss “The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Nutritional Perspectives and Public Health Consequences.” The event is sponsored by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. | Location: Neilson Dining Hall, Rectangular Room, 177 Ryders Lane, G. H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.

Learn more
March 11, 2016
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Beyond Boundaries: New Spaces for Constructing, Creating, and Composing

Join Rutgers University–Camden Department of English, the English Graduate Student Association, and the Digital Studies Center for their fourth annual conference. At the intersection of writing and communication technology, Beyond Boundaries will explore the progressive new spaces we communicate within everyday. Keynote speakers Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro, who together founded the art collective and studio Tender Claws, will give a reading and performance of PRY, a hybrid of cinema, game, and novel created for mobile iOS. This event is free, but registration is required. | Location: Rutgers University–Camden Paul Robeson Library, Classroom 401 Penn, 300 North Fourth Street, Camden, NJ, with reception at Rutgers Law School, Clark Commons, 217 North Fifth Street, Camden, NJ.

Learn more and register
March 24, 2016
4:30 p.m.

8th Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion

Join the Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion for the 8th Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion that examines Rutgers' early religious ties to the Dutch Reformed Church, the denominational parent of Rutgers University. Panelists will discuss events that led to Rutgers' break from the church, and the state of religion in higher education today and its implications on the First Amendment.

Featured speakers: B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Thomas Frusciano, University Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University Libraries; and John Coakley, L. Russell Feakes Memorial Professor of Church History at New Brunswick Theological Seminary

A free reception will follow the lecture. | Location: Rutgers University–Camden Paul Robeson Library, 300 North Fourth Street, Classroom 401 Penn, Camden, NJ, with reception at Rutgers Law School, Clark Commons, 217 North Fifth Street, Camden, NJ.

March 25, 2016
8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Conference: Disrupting Power and Privilege to Empower Women

Rutgers University–Camden Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Community Leadership Center will host a one-day conference on the theme, "Disrupting Power and Privilege to Empower Women." Keynote speaker is Christine Ortiz, Dean for Graduate Education and the Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Event is free, but registration is required. | Location: Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ.

Learn more and register