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.
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.
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.
LGBT/Queer History Month Lecture Series
Rutgers University–Camden Women’s and Gender Studies Program will welcome scholars and community leaders to celebrate LGBT/Queer History Month. A series of events, lectures, and workshops are free and open to students, faculty, and the public to discuss and explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history and diversity. Additional event details will be provided soon.
Reconnect with fellow Rutgers University–Camden alumni at homecoming featuring a variety of family-friendly activities. Begin the day by joining Chancellor Phoebe Haddon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first-ever Rutgers Alumni House. Located in the recently restored 312 Cooper Street, this historic Camden landmark dates back to circa 1810. Other events include Fun Zone activities, George Segal exhibit at the Stedman Gallery, and the Homecoming Lunch. See the Rutgers women's soccer team take on New Jersey City University. Stop by to take a photo with Rutgers' RevolUtionary monument.
The first 100 alumni to register by October 6 will receive a special limited-edition giveaway at Homecoming. | Location: Campus Quad (between Third and Fifth streets and Lawrence and Pearl streets), Rutgers–Camden, Camden, NJ.
Enjoy the free, two-day Bergen County Craft Fair featuring live music, a carnival, fun with 4-H, Rutgers Master Gardener sessions, farmer’s markets, and food vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors are Bergen County 4-H, Rutgers Master Gardeners, County of Bergen Parks Department, Board of Chosen Freeholders Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III. For information, contact Monique Bliss, email@example.com or 201-336-6785. | Location: Van Saun County Park with entrances at 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ or Continental Avenue, River Edge, NJ.
Join the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) for an interactive, open-ended discussion on reproducibility in large-scale experimental and computational research as representatives of computational science and domain science communities present a wide range of perspectives and priorities. The agenda will focus on two themes: (1) what it means for computational science to be reproducible and best practices for reproducibility, and (2) why reproducibility is hard in the computational context and the available tools, technologies, and practices that can support the practice of reproducibility at Rutgers University and beyond. The day will consist of six sessions on Concepts and Best Practices for Reproducible Research Across Scientific Domains. Lunch is included. This event is free and open to the public. | Location: CoRE Building, First Floor Auditorium, 96 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ.
Join Rutgers' Cinema Studies Program every Thursday in October to celebrate the university's esteemed alumus, Paul Robeson, an actor, singer, and activist. During the festival view some of Robeson's film debuts, including Body and Soul (October 13), The Emperor Jones (October 20), and Proud Valley (October 27). This event is free and open to the public. | Location: Rutgers Cinema, 105 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Livingston Campus, Piscataway, NJ.
Join the Rutgers University Alumni Association for a celebration of alumni engagement as Rutgers marks its 250th anniversary. The annual Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Conference and Awards is a special day-long event that includes workshops, breakout sessions, and other activities designed to motivate alumni involvement.
The conference concludes with a special awards ceremony that will honor alumni volunteers who go above and beyond in the name of Rutgers. Awards have recently been updated to ensure meaningful recognition of outstanding volunteerism that is in close alignment with strategic priorities. Registration is required by September 30. | Conference Location: New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ. | Awards Location: Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ.
In the early 1970s, Puerto Rican students on all of the Rutgers campuses organized to demand stronger university efforts to recruit and retain Latino/a students, establish academic programs focused on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, hire Puerto Rican faculty and staff, and support cultural events. Their activities paralleled protests made the black student movement (and the two groups often worked together). Yet, the history of the Puerto Rican student movement has not been as well documented or commemorated as part of the collective memory of Rutgers University’s past. Join us for “Remembering the Rutgers Puerto Rican Student Movement of the 1970s,” a day-long conference and celebration of an important part of the university’s revolutionary past.
The program includes two panels of former student activists from the three host communities (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden) who will discuss their experiences in the early 1970s and beyond. The keynote speaker, Dr. Johanna Fernández of Baruch College-City University of New York, is a historian who specializes in the Young Lords and will place the student activism of the era within its larger social and political context. The program will conclude with a community roundtable discussion, a tour of Livingston Campus, and from 6-8 p.m. a reception with live music by alumnus Bob Ramos.
The program is sponsored by the Rutgers 250 Office, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Office of the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Department of History, and Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies.
Please register to assist with planning. To register or for more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Conference” in the subject line or call Maria Lozano (848-445-3820). Visit the conference Facebook page.
|Location: Livingston Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Livingston Campus, Piscataway, NJ.