July 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 250.rutgers.edu/250documentary.

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.

View the complete New Jersey County Fair schedule.
July 1, 2016
7:05 p.m.

Somerset Patriots Rutgers Night

Continuing its annual Rutgers Night tradition, the Somerset Patriot will welcome Rutgers Football Coach Chris Ash to TD Bank Ballpark of Friday, July 1, 2016. Rutgers' 250th Anniversary makes this year's event extra special. All fans can use the Promo Code RU250 to receive a special discount for tickets purchased online.

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July 14, 2016
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Healthy Food and Free Health Screenings

Enjoy healthy food and free health screenings provided by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at a farmer's market in downtown Newark in honor of the city's 350th anniversary and Rutgers 250th Anniversary. Personnel will provide screenings for blood pressure, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and more. | Location: PSE&G Plaza near Military Park, 80 Park Plaza, Newark, NJ.

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July 20, 2016July 21, 2016

"Advancing International Research Collaborations: Policy and Practice" Conference

One of the greatest challenges facing university leaders today is developing, conducting, and managing research activities in an effective manner that is fully compliant with the several regulatory environments within which the modern research university is embedded. International research activities pose specific additional challenges and even the most research-active universities lack fully developed, effective systems and infrastructure. Rutgers’ Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs invite students, faculty, researchers, funding agencies and foundations, government leaders, grant administrators, and research and development officers for a two-day conference that examines development opportunities and best practices for conducting international research. Panelists will share practical insights and case studies that shed light on the international research process. | Location: Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Conference attendees are also invited to an exclusive tour of United Nations headquarters in New York City on July 22, 2016.

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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 herenow250.rutgers.edu.

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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 events@rulmail.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-7505.

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