May 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.

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April 30, 2016October 9, 2016

Celebrate Rutgers' 250th Anniversary at New Jersey's County Fairs

Did you know that for generations Rutgers Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program has been a vital partner in the Garden State's cherished county fair tradition? While you visit your local fair, be sure to take in a Rutgers 4-H animal show, visit the Rutgers Master Gardeners for home horticulture tips and Rutgers 250 agricultural products, sample local produce, and ask a 4-H member about 4-H. Then stop by the Rutgers Tent and be a part of history as we celebrate Rutgers 250. We'll see you at the fair! And, don't forget to post your photos at the fair using #Rutgers250. County fairs are free and open to the public.

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May 3, 2016
4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.

Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics Features Larry Temkin and Meryl Frank

Join us for the 19th annual Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics featuring Larry Temkin, distinguished professor and chair of philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences, and ambassador Meryl Frank, president and CEO of Makeda Global Network. Temkin and Frank will discuss achieving equality in health, health care, and society. This event is free and open to the public, and hosted by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. | Location: Clinical Academic Building, room 1302, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Reception will follow in conference rooms 3403 and 3404.

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May 5, 2016
4:00 p.m.

George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture Features Joshua D. Rabinowitz

The annual George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture features Joshua D. Rabinowitz, professor of chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. Rabinowitz will discuss metabolism in action. This event is free and open to the public, and hosted by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. | Location: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Main Auditorium, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. Reception will follow in the Great Hall. For questions, please contact Dorothy Hatcher at

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May 7, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards

Join the Rutgers University Alumni Association as we induct five extraordinary graduates into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. This year's inspirational honorees include Stephen I. Chazen, Phuti Mahanyele, Devin and Jason McCourty, and Sung Poblete. The 29th annual black-tie awards ceremony will celebrate these Rutgers graduates for their exceptional professional and civic achievements. | Location: Cocktail reception and awards ceremony will be hosted at the George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, followed by an after-party at the Heldrich Hotel, Livingston Ballroom, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

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May 15, 2016
12:30 p.m.

250th Anniversary Commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium

Join us as we celebrate the historic 250th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. Individual schools and programs will hold convocations in the days surrounding commencement. Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark will also hold Commencement ceremonies at their respective locations.

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May 19, 2016
2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Celebrating a Partnership: Rutgers at 250 and New Jersey Center for the Book at 15

The New Jersey Center for the Book (NJCB) celebrates its 15th anniversary, commemorates its partnership with Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and honors Rutgers 250th Anniversary by showcasing its dynamic literacy awards, initiatives, and programs.

Letters about Literature Awards Ceremony: After five rounds of judging, NJCB will present awards to New Jersey students for their winning essays as a part of the national Library of Congress Center for the Book program—an annual competition that attracts nearly 58,000 young readers. All winners, their families, teachers, and administrators are welcome to attend the ceremony.

The Jersey Trackers and the Imagination Tree Mystery is NJCB's first ever e-serial book about a club of six adventurous young readers who travel the state searching for clues to solve a mystery. Each of the eight chapters, posted weekly online, is produced by well-known New Jersey authors and illustrators. Some authors will be on-site to autograph their works: Pat Brisson, Wil Mara, Wendy Mass, Pam Swallow, and Trinka Hakes Noble.

An Exhibition of Written Word will showcase NJCB's history of literacy initiatives and will highlight the works of Walter Dean Myers, collected posthumously, as the centerpiece of the exhibition. Myers, a revolutionary thinker and author of young adult literature, redefined the young African-American male in literature for young readers.

This event is free and open to the public. The Authors’ Alley and exhibits open at 2 p.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m. | Location: Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ.

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November 1, 2015July 31, 2016

Simeon De Witt: Mapping the Revolution Exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum

See a map drawn in 1780 and other works of Simeon De Witt QC1776, George Washington's chief cartographer during the Revolutionary War, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. | Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission is free. Hours: Zimmerli is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.; and first Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays, major holidays, and for the month of August.

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November 10, 2015July 1, 2016

Zimmerli Exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 Accepting Photos

The Zimmerli Art Museum’s exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 celebrates the 250th anniversary of Rutgers—as well as the 50th birthday of the museum—by looking to the future. Rather than focus on Rutgers’ illustrious history, the initiative engages the entire university community with an opportunity to capture what education and campus life look like in the early 21st century at a major public university.

Beginning on November 10, 2015, as part of the Rutgers' community, you are invited to submit your images through the exhibit website. Images received by early January 2016 will be printed and hung as the premier images for this major exhibition at the Zimmerli. Thereafter, submitted images will be printed and installed in the museum at regular intervals, allowing the online and onsite exhibition to grow throughout the spring.

Following the close of the show, the 250 most interesting and compelling images will be compiled and published in a fine arts book with accompanying essays by distinguished authors and critics from Rutgers and beyond. The publication will document Rutgers, here and now, comprising a record of life at Rutgers at its 250th birthday through the eyes of its many communities. | Location: Submit your images online at

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December 1, 2015November 30, 2016

Exhibition: Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives at Alexander Library

Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives opens on November 12, 2015, and will run through November 30, 2016. The exhibit features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives. Among the treasures on display are the original printed copy of the 1770 Queen’s College Charter, portraits of past presidents and faculty, documents relating to Rutgers College becoming a land-grant institution in 1864, photographs and artifacts depicting 19th- and 20th-century student life, and other items related to the historical development of Rutgers from a colonial college founded in the 18th century to a comprehensive public research university in the 21st century. | Location: Gallery '50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery, Archibald S. Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 1–5 p.m. (during the academic year). ​To request assistance with parking, send email to or call 848-932-7505.

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