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Friday marked 79 years since Kristallnacht, an organized attack on Jewish communities that left hundreds dead and thousands in concentration camps. In light of a recent uptick in anti-Semitism on campus, members of the Jewish community elected to recognize the anniversary of the "Night of Broken Glass" differently this year.
On Tuesday, RU Sure hosted a ‘Thanksgiving Block Party’ in an effort to encourage students to socialize and make connections in an alcohol-free environment. The University-affiliated organization has been working to prevent binge-drinking on campus for the last 15 years.
Rutgers is one of more than 100 universities that were named in the millions of leaked documents from Appleby, a Bermuda-based law firm which specializes in offshore accounts such as private equity and hedge funds in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
The Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning and Verbal Mayhem hosted the “My Spoken Mark Poetry Slam,” which sends the winner to the Mark Leadership Conference.
An adjunct professor at Rutgers allegedly has ties to the Syrian regime accused of numerous human rights violations led by President Bashar al-Assad.
Valued at more than $34 million, the gift is comprised of 17,300 pieces of Soviet artwork, created during the mid- to late-20th century. The high profile collection will be accompanied by a multi-million dollar endowment to the Zimmerli, intended to promote global access to the art through exhibitions, publications, conservation and scholarship.
Valued more than $34 million, the Zimmerli's newest collection of nonconformist Soviet artwork is comprised of 17,300 pieces from mid-late 20th century. The collection, donated by art collector Nancy Dodge, expands on artwork she donated to the University in 1991.
Advancements in technology in the past few years have fostered numerous tools and concepts to aid in individuals’ searches for their ancestry. Ancestry.com, a website founded in 1983, has more than 2.7 million paying subscribers, making it the world’s most expansive DNA database. In efforts similar to these websites, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) aims to preserve family history, particularly for those with New Jersey roots. The society convened on Nov.
Behind eyeglasses with a tortoiseshell frame and pink temples, museum professional and art historian Thomas Sokolowski detailed his statewide project as the Zimmerli Art Museum’s newest director.In a museum that houses more than 60,000 works of art, Sokolowski said he will take on a greater activist role compared to past directors in how he will run operation and how the museum will respond to the world we live in.“I would like us to be seen ... as the activist art center of New Jersey,” Sokolowski said.Sokolowski led the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for 14 years as its director until 2010.
Since the summer of 2007, the PrintGreen Conservation program has saved Rutgers computer labs more 40.75 million sheets of paper during its first three years. According to the Office Information Technology (OIT) website, printing is provided as a limited service to all lab patrons at the OIT computer labs.Print jobs are completed by patrons at print release stations located at computing centers on every campus. Each semester, students are allocated $30 for printing.
Last year, the Rutgers Department of Philosophy sparked its annual philosophy lecture series, which will draw some of the world’s most well-renowned philosophers to the University for years to come.The Department partnered with Oxford University Press to kickstart the series.
About one-fourth of New Jersey adults have said they felt a “great deal” of stress in the past month, according to a New Jersey Health & Well-Being Poll conducted by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.Joel Cantor, director of the Center, said that they are a research center that focuses on doing analysis on things like the insurance market and the in-state Medicaid program in order to improve health care policy.About a quarter of New Jerseyans, approximately 1.5 million people, reported a “great deal” of stress in the previous month, Cantor said.
Since last year, the University’s philosophy lecture series has invited undergraduate students to speak with guest lecturers. The Rutgers philosophy department teamed up with Oxford University this year to provide several days of specialized lectures throughout campus.
Students at the University printed approximately 15 million pieces of paper in 2008, but a new program has cut this number by 43 percent — saving more than 3,400 trees.
According to research conducted by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, over a million New Jerseyans have been under a "great deal" of stress within the last month. This statistic was driven primarily by health issues and financial instability.
For 96th consecutive year, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey met at Alexander Library to discuss the ever-expanding practice of tracing ancestry through genetics. The society was formed in 1921 and has since adopted a more interactive model.
Western Michigan University's Philosophy Professor Dr. Timothy McGrew spoke to students via Skype this past Thursday at the College Avenue Student Center to speak about how multiple recounts of the same biblical events support the belief that these events happened.The event, "Undesigned Coincidences," is named after the term McGrew coined to discuss the historical credibility criteria he uses to assess text. These "undesigned coincidences" occur when missing information from one biblical reading is reinforced by others, thus linking together multiple sources and lending credibility to authors of the Bible.Julie Miller, the director of the Rutgers chapter of Ratio Christi, said McGrew drew from seven different examples.
Out of the 21.3 million refugees fleeing war zones or prosecution across the globe, approximately half are children.