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It is garden salads for the Garden State this Thursday at the Food Forward Conference, a healthy eating initiative focused on plant-based eating, in conjunction with the University.The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (INFH), tasked with hosting the event, invited members of the tri-state area and beyond to take part in the plant-forward based eating initiatives used by foodservice professionals, chefs, dietitians and more, according to their site.Limited to the first 150 people who register, the attendees will learn new plant-based recipes, ideas and make new connections to others who wish to advocate for healthy and sustainable change, according to their site.The Food Forward Organization hosts events across the country, making a pitstop at the University to utilize the healthy eating initiatives set in motion over the last few months as a platform to reach other members of the community, said Peggy Policastro, director of Behavioral Nutrition at Rutgers. “We partnered with the Food Forward Organization to give it an academic and educational platform," she said.
This Saturday, the Scarlet Day of Service will provide an opportunity for students to benefit themselves as well as the local community they live in.The Scarlet Day of Service is one of the largest service events of the year at the University and it is planned by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and the Rutgers University Division of Student Affairs.
Esteemed professors, faculty, students and friends gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the launch of Professor William Galperin’s latest book, “The History of Missed Opportunities,” at the Center for Cultural Analysis.Galperin is a professor and an associate chair in the Department of English.“This event is my way of honoring the connection of my work and the various ways in which the institution has impacted it,” he said in an interview. Henry Turner, a professor of English and director of the Center for Cultural Analysis, said that the center was an informative influence on Galperin's book in particular.Galperin was the director of the center for multiple years, so they felt it was appropriate to showcase his book as an example of what high-level interdisciplinary research in humanities looks like, Turner said. As a director of the Center for Cultural Analysis, Galperin ran a seminar several years ago on the every day and the ordinary for faculty and graduate students, he said.
Despite being one of the 10 states with the highest population of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, New Jersey has not yet joined the multistate lawsuit against the repeal.An estimated total of 690,000 DACA recipients currently face the threat of deportation if and when their work permits expire, according to The Washington Post. Out of the total U.S.
In past years, students taking part in Scarlet Day of Service have done community outreach at nursing homes, food pantries and on the streets, cleaning up litter.
William Galperin, a professor in the Department of English, held an event Wednesday to celebrate the release of his new book, "The History of Missed Opportunities." The book explores the concept of everyday life and the interdisciplinary factors that define it.
Miniscule devices carrying matter nearly hundreds of times their own weight was once practical only in theory, but a recent Rutgers discovery has introduced a device capable of supporting over 150 times its own weight.This device, called an actuator, is classified as nanotechnology — the science of manipulating atoms and matter less than 100 nanometers in size.
University libraries and members of the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History Commission discussed Native American art culture along with the group’s marginalization this past Tuesday at the Alexander Library.The event was one in a series of cultural awareness programs sparked by the Middlesex County Commission. In conjunction with the University, the two set the stage for guest lecturer John Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution, to speak on behalf of the cultural and arts issues impacting Native Americans, according to their site.Division Head for the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, Isha Vyas, said upon meeting Haworth at San Fransisco’s Americans for the Arts Convention this past June that the two struck up a conversation, which led to Hayworth being asked to present for the Rutgers community, which he readily agreed to.From there, Middlesex event organizers reached out to the University in hopes that they would host the event, Vyas said.
A new device created by Rutgers researchers has revolutionized the field of nanotechnology. Weighing only 1.6 milligrams, the device can lift nearly 200 times its weight.
Friday's cookout, organized by the Arab Cultural Club, will combine freshly-cooked food, lively music and hookah. The event is in its tenth year and intends to educate the Rutgers community about Arab culture while creating a fun social environment for everyone.
In collaboration with the Middlesex County Commission, Rutgers hosted a symposium on Native American art culture in Alexander library. The event focused on cultural awareness and gave insight into how to preserve Native American language and studies.
Three people were injured in a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. yesterday in the area of Throop Avenue and Hale Street, according to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).The preliminary investigation suggests that it was not a random act of violence, but that multiple suspects were targeting multiple victims.Two male victims, aged 20 and 21-years-old, are New Brunswick residents that sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The Rutgers chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held its first meeting this past Wednesday.According to their mission statement, Young Americans for Liberty aims to promote and educate the students of Rutgers University to the ideas of liberty, peace, the constitution and free markets through activism and intellectual dialogue with the general student body.Andrea Vacchiano, the president of the club, said that Young Americans for Liberty supports drug reform, prison reform and small government economic policies.“We try to educate our peers about libertarian principles through activism events and hosting speakers, and we also try to make some pro-liberty changes within Rutgers,” the School of Arts and Sciences junior said.One such pro-liberty change advocated by Young Americans for Liberty is the reform of Rutgers' policies on public speech, said Aviv Khavich, a School of Engineering junior and the group's vice president.Khavich said that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) rates schools according to how well they preserve students' rights to free speech.FIRE assigns each school a color code — red, yellow or green — which corresponds to their policies protecting free speech.According to FIRE's website, a “red light school” is designated as one that has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech, a “yellow light school” is one with some policies that could ban or excessively regulate protected speech and a “green light school” has no serious threats to free speech.“Rutgers is a yellow light school,” Khavich said.
Students moving in this semester with Amazon Echoes or other similar devices may be disappointed to find they are not easily connectable to Rutgers' main wifi network, RUWireless. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker developed by Amazon.com and features a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service, who responds to the name "Alexa."Rutgers Business School sophomore Justin V.
The chimes that once sounded curfew now ring in the voices of Douglass College alumni, echoing progressive thinking and educational reform for women over a century later.The celebration kickoff is but one of many events over the next year dedicated to enriching the Rutgers community with activities and the history surrounding Douglass College, said Maria DePina, the senior department administrator for Douglass Residential College.Event coordination is organized by a planning committee that later divides into subcommittees tasked with different responsibilities, DePina said.
Last week, both Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick joined the global community to contribute to the good health and sustainability of the Raritan River in observance of World Water Monitoring Day.On Monday, local- and school-age volunteers gathered to collaborate on a water monitoring expedition of the Raritan River.World Water Monitoring Day is an annual, global initiative urging communities around the world to test the quality of their waterways and encourage water protection.The event was organized by local nonprofit Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP), along with Rutgers University’s Raritan Scholars and Rutgers' Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program members.This year is the first time that New Brunswick’s Raritan River participated in the initiative, joining a group of over 75,000 protected bodies of water and a cohort of over 100 other participating countries worldwide.“It’s sort of like a mini Earth Day almost, but just curated towards water,” said School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior and Raritan Scholar Quentin Zorn. “It brings the community together and gets us all thinking about how humans, in general, can treat the environment better.” The most important thing about volunteering, he said, is being able to join with others to discuss the effects humans have on the environment.The event took place at Boyd Park in New Brunswick and it featured art created by local artists from the litter found at previous cleanups held by the LRWP.
Four forward-thinking Rutgers students won the $1 million Hult Prize award on Saturday for their idea to restore and improve quality of life for millions of refugees.The team, comprised of Rutgers Business School senior Najeeha Farooqi and three University alumni — Moneeb Mian, Hasan Usmani and Hanaa Lakhani — worked and planned for 11 months to become the first team from Rutgers to become a finalist in the competition. According to the website the 2017 Hult Prize challenge was to develop a business capable of restoring the dignity of 1 million refugees by 2022.Roshni Rides, the name of the winning business, is a transportation network solution that provides accessible, affordable and reliable public transportation for urbanized refugees living in informal settlements in South Asia, according to the Roshni Rides website . According to the website, there are 200 million urbanized refugees in South Asia who do not have reasonable access to resources like markets, schools, hospitals and places of employment due to a lack of public transportation options.
Douglass College celebrated the beginning of its 100th year with a chance for the institution's alumni, students and faculty to come together. The kickoff event included food, giveaways and the creation of a giant centennial banner.
A team of four current and former Rutgers student were awarded the Hult Prize for a project called Roshni Rides, which would provide accessible and inexpensive transportation for refugees in South Asia.