November 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

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 The exhibit features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives.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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November 15, 2016
5:00 p.m.

Thomas A. Edison Papers Innovation Lecture Series: Dunbar P. Birnie Presents “Solar Innovation and Complexity”

Dunbar P. Birnie III, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will examine balancing complexity (which relates to cost) and cell efficiency—all critical factors for future solar innovations to flourish. 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.