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International and study abroad students shared their experiences Saturday and promoted international opportunities for Rutgers students. The Rutgers Center for Global Education hosted a study abroad fair called “Around the World in 30 Minutes” in the Cove at Busch Campus Center. Director of the Center for Global Education Giorgio DiMauro said returning and international exchange students presented their stories and experiences abroad at the fair.
Bingyan Yang, left, a Rutgers Business School junior, David Wang, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and Zihuan Cao, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, participate in calligraphy during the ‘Around the World in 30 Minutes’ fair Saturday.
Sean Lo, a College of Nursing junior, and Marissa Piloto, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, performed in Friday’s ‘Dancing with the Deans’ competition at the College Avenue Gym.
Football may be dominating the interest of sports lovers at Rutgers for the time being, but it originated from a sport growing here at the University called rugby. Rugby is a constant contact sport without time-outs or breaks for 80 minutes, separated into 40-minute halves, said team president Brian Cunningham. Only injuries and penalties can stop the game.
After years of research and experimentation, three Rutgers professors were recognized for their accomplishments through the “Inventor of the Year” Award, given out by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Ximing Guo, a professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, won the award for advancements in shellfish genetics, said Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, the associate director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
Eighty-three percent of state residents of all political affiliations support paid sick day policies, according to a report from The Center for Women and Work at Rutgers. Currently, New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would set the minimum paid sick day standards for private sector employers.
In an attempt to provide the public an opportunity to voice their concerns about rising college costs, the U.S. Department of Education announced in a Federal Register notice yesterday that it will host four public forums across the country. The forums are designed to allow the department to address President Barack Obama’s administration’s proposals about college education as well as to gather public opinion about ways to make college more affordable.
The Rutgers University Programming Association hosted ‘Murder Mystery Masquerade’ yesterday at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. A hired actress playing a maid in the plot of a staged murder mystery explains the rules of the game.
Ben Fried, the Chief Information Officer of Google, wakes up every morning filled with excitement about what his team of more than 1,200 employees aims to do for the day and with a drive to apply his knowledge to his best potential.
Ben Fried, Google CIO, talked about leadership and management yesterday at the Rutgers Labor Education Center on Douglass campus.
The Museum of the City of New York is displaying a 200-photograph exhibit, chosen from about 10,000 submissions, depicting the damage done since Hurricane Sandy for its one-year anniversary. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 29 to March 2, 2014.
Rutgers students and alumni received 26 Fulbright Grants this year, a record number for the University. The grants offer U.S. students, foreign students and alumni opportunities to pursue graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.
The Rutgers Future Scholars program and the Tyler Clementi Center hosted a screening of ‘First Generation’ yesterday in the Livingston Student Center. The film depicts problems of college access faced by first generation and low-income students.
Most birthday presents range from iPads to birthday cards, but Rutgers alumnus Taylor McKay asked for a much larger gift for her birthday on Nov. 18 — she wants $10,000, and has already raised $2,065. But McKay does not want the money for herself. All funds will benefit the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund, an organization that impacts her on an extremely personal level.
The Women’s League of Rutgers University presented its ‘Outstanding Third-Year Student Awards’ yesterday to 10 students that demonstrated academic excellence and public service at Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus.
London-born novelist Zadie Smith began Wednesday night’s “Writers at Rutgers Reading Series” by describing a situation she said audience members might be familiar with. “You have been going out with someone, but you meet somebody else, and you have to dump the person you were previously going out with. You know that situation,” Smith said.
Michael Seth Cudd, a graduate student at Mason Gross School of the Arts spent his summer composing a music piece for Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble — a nationally renowned chorus group from New York City — that performs freshly composed classical music. Cudd, who served as a high school band director for six years, had the opportunity to compose for a vocal ensemble for the first time.
Zadie Smith, a novelist, spoke at Wednesday night’s ‘Writers at Rutgers Reading Series’ at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus.