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Construction for the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) officially broke ground this past Wednesday and was celebrated by a series of speeches from esteemed leaders of the Rutgers and New Brunswick communities. The new building will be located in the space which currently occupies George Street Playhouse and CrossRoads Theater.The new center, which is set to open in the Fall of 2019, takes the collaborative efforts between the University and the New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), along with other affiliates, into the city’s theater district.
This Wednesday, Rutgers students and families visited the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about geology and paleontology at their Fossils and Dinosaurs themed event. The event was run by the museum’s Associate Directors Dr. Patricia Irizarry and Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo, along with interns, graduate students and undergraduate students.There were several fossil-themed activities for children to participate in including a game where they matched pictures of animal tracks to the animals that made them, a station with stamps shaped like the tracks and papers to decorate and a table with dinosaur fossils and parts of modern-day animals for the children to try to differentiate between.“It’s called ‘What Am I?’” Irizarry said. “They have to think about if it’s extinct or is it living, and what part of the animal it is or what it’s used for.” Irizarry said it is especially important for children to draw comparisons between animals that lived long ago and those that are around today.
Rutgers recently started its own chapter of Pretty Girls Sweat, an organization that was inspired by former first lady Michelle Obama. The club gives students the resources and support they need to work out and live healthily.
After the number of horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay declined from 2 million to 500,000 a group of Rutgers professors, students and interns came together to introduce a batch of new crabs into the ecosystem.
Families that attended Wednesday’s event at the Rutgers Geology Museum had a chance to take part in a slew of dinosaur themed activities, including arts and crafts projects and games. The museum is located on Old Queens.
The “Soup Bowl” became a tradition 47 years ago when the Rutgers Glee Club and the marching band used football to settle a dispute over practice space.
This week, New Brunswick broke ground on a state-of-the-art performing arts center, located between the College Avenue and Douglass campuses. The new center is slated to open in 2019 and it will feature spaces for Rutgers students to appreciate and perform live theatre while becoming more immersed in the local culture.
Evie Shockley, an author, poet and associate professor in the Department of English read excerpts from her newest poetry collection on Wednesday at the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series.The program was held in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center and featured members of the Department of English. Students, as well as faculty, attended the event and about 100 people were there in total.Writers at the Rutgers Reading Series is meant to showcase various writers that are currently active in the Rutgers community.
Incoming first-year students interested in filmmaking visited the Rutgers Filmmaking Center Open House at Civic Square this past Sunday.
Mason Gross’ Visual Arts Department continued their fall gallery season with an opening reception Friday night of the co-cureate shows, a collaborative mixture between 50 undergraduates and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) artists practicing their craft in seven different exhibitions.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers composting and horticultural training classes to area residents this month and year-round.The program takes place on part of Davidson's Mill Pond Park, which was granted by the federal government in 1862 and currently serves Middlesex and Union counties. It is an agricultural experiment station that disseminates research, science and technology information from Rutgers to local farms and industry, said Michele Bakacs, an associate professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.The Cooperative Extension is responsible for 4-H youth programs, stormwater runoff management, the state organic land care program for professional landscapers, the Rutgers environmental steward program, training master gardeners and the master gardener helpline, she said.Composting is the breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, kitchen scraps and grass clippings, Bakacs said.“There’re so many benefits to composting, it’s amazing,” she said.
The co-cureate show at Rutgers combined work by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of visual arts program. Friday’s reception was comprised of seven exhibitions, including a live spoken word performance in the alley behind the Mason Gross Galleries.
Earlier this month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education will rescind the sexual assault guidelines laid out by Title IX.As a new set of protocols are solidified, the processes by which universities handle cases of rape and sexual assault will be turned upside down — but Rutgers’ policy will remain intact, according to University President Robert L.
Over 200 participants crowded into the Cook Student Center last Thursday for the 2017 New Jersey Gay Men's Awareness Day Summit.The event was in recognition of National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, which was originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, according to their event page. The event, hosted by the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), aimed to educate the gay community on issues and barriers, which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout New Jersey.The NJHPG and its committees meet once a month on Rutgers campus and collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB services, said Eric Wuethrich, the chair of the Gay Men's Committee. The groups work to combine HIV care and treatment with HIV prevention to improve planning across New Jersey.“We chose Cook campus as a venue due to our ongoing working relationship with Rutgers, as well as its central location,” he said.
A GoFundMe has been created for two Rutgers students whose off-campus house burned down.The fire erupted inside the Delafield Street home early on a Friday morning in October 2015.
In recognition of Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, Rutgers held a panel in the Cook Student Center, which was attended by more than 200 people. The discussion encouraged early testing and a push for more proactive treatment and prevention of HIV in the gay community.
After a fire obliterated their off-campus residence, two Rutgers students are working to raise money on GoFundMe to pay for the damages. So far, they have raised more than $1,000 in donations.
Earlier this week, the Eagleton Institute explored the current divide between federal and state governments through a lecture entitled "The State of the States in a State of Confusion." More than 90 members of the Rutgers community attended the event, which was led by consulting scholar Gary Moncrief.
In an email to the student body, University President Robert L. Barchi announced that Rutgers will stick to its current polices on sexual assault, regardless of the education secretary's changes to Title IX.