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Next year, a high-quality replica of a 13-million-year-old ape skull that was discovered by a Rutgers professor will be displayed at the Rutgers Geology Museum.
According to a new poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics, 90 percent of people from New Jersey believe that receiving arts education is important, but only about half believe that arts should receive more funding.
On Sunday, hundreds of spectators came down to Boyd Park to partake in the Raritan River Festival and watch the annual Rubber Duck Race. The event raised money for pediatric brain cancer research and emphasized the ties between New Brunswick and the central river.
The Downtown Printing center, which was created in 1977, just celebrated its 40th anniversary. The center has served the Rutgers community since its creation and is individually operated as a family business.
This past Saturday evening marked the first "Into the Light" 5-kilometer run on Cook campus. According to the event page on Facebook, the 5-kilometer marathon ran from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Central Jersey chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted its first "Coffee, Cake, and True Islam" event for Rutgers students at the Panera Bread on the College Avenue campus.The event is part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s national True Islam campaign, which hosts "Coffee, Cake, and True Islam" events across the country.This event at Rutgers was hosted by Hena Tahir, a graduate student at Rutgers Newark, and Homaira Khandakar, the interfaith communication coordinator for the Central Jersey chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.“We started having these 'Coffee, Cake, and True Islam' meetings in different areas to raise awareness and promote the different points of Islam, and let people know what we’re all about,” Tahir said.In New Jersey, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has three chapters — central, south and north, with two representatives who run meetups from each chapter.As an undergraduate student at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Tahir regularly hosted meetups with students, where they learned about each other’s religions.These meetups, as well as the ones hosted at Rutgers, are meant for female students, Khandakar said.
A graduate student at Rutgers has set out to show how improvisational acting can help increase confidence and communication skills in individuals with mental health illnesses. Rutgers School of Public Health graduate student Mark Lee uses improv to teach individuals how to express themselves and overcome their insecurities.He said he first gained interest in helping individuals with mental illnesses from personal experiences. “Just in my personal life, a lot of my friends and family have mental illnesses, whether it's anxiety or depression, and I can see just how difficult it is for people to live with that and a lot of the times they have trouble just reaching out for help just because of the stigma that’s associated with mental illnesses,” he said. Lee said that he feels lucky to have found a way to combine something he loves with a message that he connects with personally. He said that his interest in theater started aimlessly, but he has learned how to use his passion to help individuals combat the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. "Improv in general teaches you the skills that more or less apply to any situation you have with interacting with other people,” Lee said.
Football season is upon us. Between the Scarlet Knights and NFL teams playing on the weekends, many football fans will turn to their favorite game time snack — wings.Last year, Americans ate more than 1.3 billion chicken wings during the 2017 Super Bowl alone.
Rutgers' Good Neighbor Program, run by the Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships Office, aims to help students living off-campus by creating a cohesive off-campus student community.Kerri Willson, the director of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, said the main goal of the department is to help students who are looking to move off-campus to learn what their rights are as tenants and their responsibilities are as community members.“We educate students about living in the off-campus community, advocate for students who are running into issues and struggles (while) living in the off-campus community and we provide resources or support as they navigate more independent living as opposed to living in the residence halls,” she said.Marisa Joel, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, lives on the College Avenue campus and said it is easier to do things when living on campus due to the proximity of resources, and that you can meet more people since you have a living community.The students are at the mercy of their landlords when they live off-campus, she said.
In addition to teaching students about the off-campus resources that are available to them, the Rutgers Good Neighbor Program advocates for students that run into problems with independent living.
Coffee, Cake and True Islam, an event intended to teach young women about the nature of Islamic culture, was held at the newly opened Panera on College Avenue on Saturday. The informal meetup was the first of many to take place at Rutgers.
Mark Lee, a graduate student in the Rutgers School of Public Health, teaches improvisational acting to help individuals step out of their comfort zones and cope with mental illnesses.
A chicken shortage has caused the price of wings to jump from $1.50 to $2.09 per pound. From Wings over Rutgers to the beloved Bite Night, this change may affect the availability and price of wings around campus at Rutgers.
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.