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.
The Rutgers University campus in Newark is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Built from 1965-1970 by award-winning tri-state architects Kelly & Gruzen, Robert L. Geddes, and Grad & Sons, the campus is a jewel of mid-century modernist design. Come join us on October 15 to take a guided tour of the campus’ modernist architecture, sponsored by Docomomo U.S., the world’s leading modernist preservation organization. Experience ‘mid-century immersion’ by visiting Dana Library’s exhibit “Making a Place: Rutgers University–Newark as a Microcosm of 1960s America,” and explore the Institute of Jazz Studies, the most comprehensive jazz archive in the world, which is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its affiliation with Rutgers University.
Tours will be led in and around the campus buildings on a rolling basis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., led by architects, preservationists, and urban historians. Museum exhibit "Making a Place: Rutgers University–Newark as a Microcosm of 1960s America": a multisensory exhibit about the campus history and architecture in Dana Library. Guided introduction to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the most comprehensive jazz archive in the world, also located in Dana Library. Shuttle buses to campus will run regularly from Newark Penn Station, easily accessible by Path train and New Jersey Transit.
For more information, contact Eva Giloi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-933-6518. | Location: Dana Library,185 University Avenue, Rutgers University–Newark, NJ.
Reconnect with fellow alumni and faculty during homecoming festivities featuring a variety of activities from family-friendly fun and charity races to cheering on the Scarlet Knights. | Location: Rutgers–New Brunswick, Piscataway and New Brunswick, NJ. Details coming soon.
Today, most drugs are developed to treat the manifestations of disease, e.g. lowering blood glucose, shrinking tumors, decreasing inflammation, but with few exceptions (vaccines, antibiotics, antivirals), prevention of disease or interception of a disease-causing process is neglected. The 2016 Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture, "Immorbidity: Leading a Life Free of Disease," presented by William Hait will attempt to explore the reasons for this approach and how together, we might create a world without disease.
As founding director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), William N. Hait established and developed the clinical and research activities of the center that led to its status as the first and only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Jersey. During construction of the CINJ building in the mid-1990s, Dr. Hait resided at the newly opened community on the Busch/Piscataway campus.
As Rutgers celebrates its 250th Anniversary, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) and CINJ mark their 30th and 25th Anniversaries, respectively. The fifth annual Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture, established to honor CABM’s founding director, will celebrate two exception leaders who created centers and fostered cultures that greatly enrich the biomedical research enterprise at Rutgers.
For information, contact Darlene Bondoc at (848) 445-9787.
Location: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Main Lecture Hall, Busch Campus, 679 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Enjoy the inaugural Innovation lecture series event featuring Paul B. Israel, director and general editor of The Thomas A. Edison Papers. He will present “Edison and Innovation,” an exploration of how Edison transformed invention and commercialized new technologies as examples for modern innovators. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by the lecture at 5:45 p.m. | Location: Rutgers Business School, Fifth Floor, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ.
250th Anniversary Presidential Symposium: Why the Humanities Matter
Join President Robert Barchi and leading scholars for the third and final event of the 250th Anniversary Presidential Symposium series, “Why the Humanities Matter" on October 26. The university welcomes keynote speakers Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and author of The Ethicist column in the New York Times and Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies and former dean of humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. | RSVP to email@example.com. | Location: Hageman Hall, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick.
World Premiere of the Documentary “From the Boarding House to the Board Room: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers”
Join the Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL) for the world premiere screening of “From the Boarding House to the Board Room: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers,” a documentary film directed by June Cross, and produced by the Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium. | Location: Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, Schonberg Room, 9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ.
Join us for the final SEBS 250th Dean's Public Lecture and for the second speaker of the Writer's House series. Hear celebrated author and New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert speak about her award-winning book, The Sixth Extinction, which attempts to unpack the entangled evolution, science, politics, and sociology of global warming, and what can be done about it. A reception and book signing follows. This talk is part of the SEBS 250 series Exploring the Anthropocene: The Age of Us. | Sponsors: SEB and NJAES in the Rutgers 250, School of Arts and Sciences' Writer’s House, G. H. Cook Campus Dean, Rutgers Climate Institute, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Rutgers 250 Anniversary Office. Download the event flyer. | Location: College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. This event is free and the public is welcome.
Join Rutgers Nursing alumni as we celebrate 250 years of Rutgers University while helping to further the advancement and growth of Rutgers Nursing by providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level students. We will award current students for their greatness and celebrate Rutgers Nursing Alumni who are making an impact in the world of nursing. The event will take place in the Metropolitan Room of the Newark Club, overlooking the gorgeous Manhattan Skyline.
Winners of the 2016 RSONAA Rising Star Award and the 2016 RSONAA Outstanding Alumni Award will be announced and honored. Current students and winners of the Rutgers Alumni Association Scholarship, Elizabeth Fenlason Award, Caruso Family Scholarship, and the Scarpa Memorial Scholarship are some of the best and brightest of Rutgers Nursing. All proceeds from the awards ceremony, fund scholarships to support undergraduate and graduate level Rutgers nursing students!
All proceeds from the awards ceremony, fund scholarships to support undergraduate and graduate level Rutgers nursing students!
Black Tie Optional
| Location: Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, Newark, NJ.
A Maze-ing Day on the Farm: Get lost in the Happy Day Farm’s 13-acre, Rutgers 250th corn maze with fellow Rutgers alumni, students. and friends! You will be transported on a reserved hay wagon to the farm’s Sugar Shack for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with Happy Day Farm proprietor and Rutgers alumna Olivia Stockel RBS’04. A free pumpkin will be given to the first 25 families to register and pre-registered children will get a small goody bag. | Location: Happy Day Farm, 97 Daum Road, Manalapan Township, NJ.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-932-7505.