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Every spring at Rutgers, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosts Islam Awareness week to engage with the larger Rutgers community and educate people about the Islamic religion and culture. The event is held this week in a large tent outside of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus and will continue until Friday.This year, Islam Awareness Week was organized by School of Arts and Sciences seniors Hadear Seliman and Reshma Vohra, and School of Arts and Sciences junior Habibah Arshad.“There are so many misconceptions, especially nowadays, in the media or anywhere else, about Islam and what it's portrayed as,” Seliman said.
The Rutgers University Programming Association's (RUPA) "Beats on the Banks" concert has paired the ballads of electronic dance music with students' love of the genre by presenting Blau and Baauer in concert this coming Friday night.The doors of the College Avenue Gymnasium will open at 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, James T. Johnson, a recently retired Rutgers professor, spoke at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, at a conference about the concept of war and different historical and contemporary positions on military action and nonviolence. The conference, entitled “To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?” explored the historical and modern day context of just war, social justice and the future of peacebuilding, according to a University press release. The event was free and open to the public and about 200 audience members were in attendance.In 2001, the late Margaret F.
Rutgers’ Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui spoke about multiple issues and initiatives his department is addressing at the Rutgers University Student Assembly’s (RUSA) Town Hall meeting Tuesday night.Having assumed the role of vice chancellor just two years ago, this was Sifuentes-Jauregui’s first time speaking at a RUSA event.
Retired Rutgers professor James T. Johnson gave his lecture on Tuesday at a conference entitled "To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?" The event, which took place in New York, explored the concepts of peace and war.
Rutgers University Program Association (RUPA) will be holding its Beats on the Banks concert this Friday in the College Avenue Gymnasium. The event, which has already sold out its floor seats, will feature electronic music by Blau and Baauer.
DENIM DAY On Tuesday night, three Rutgers organizations held a Denim Day fashion show to combat misconceptions surrounding campus sexual assaults.
Through Friday, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) will continue hosting events, activities and discussions in the tent outside of Brower Commons on College Avenue campus for Islam Awareness Week.
The Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) spoke about his current projects at Rutgers University Student Assembly's (RUSA) Town Hall meeting on Tuesday night.
This past Sunday, Rutgers Hillel, located on the College Avenue campus, held their grand opening gala celebration.Samantha Brandspiegel, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the Rutgers Hillel, was one of the students who spoke at the gala. “Rutgers Hillel is home to the largest undergraduate student body in America.
Students on the College Avenue campus will not have to wait much longer to get their hands on some of their favorite soups, salads and sandwiches from Panera Bread.As reported by The Daily Targum in January, the Missouri-based fast-casual dining chain reached a contract with Rutgers University just prior to the beginning of the spring semester. The new restaurant will be housed in the space adjacent to the Rutgers Student Center, which has recently been vacated by competing cafe Au Bon Pain after the University chose not to renew its lease.While there were no immediate plans for construction at the time, the renovations are now well underway, according to Matt Scobbie, senior real estate manager for Panera Bread. Scobbie said that while there is no set date for the store’s grand opening, the company is on track to have the restaurant open to the public sometime in May. Scobbie said that he is confident in this timeline and that he foresees no obstacles in the store’s opening.“There’s always risk involved in inspections, but other than that I don’t see us having any problems,” he said.The former Au Bon Pain space is receiving a complete top-to-bottom remodel before the new store’s grand opening next month, Scobbie said.
Queens Chorale is the oldest all-female, student-run chorus group on campus. Currently, they are preparing for their end-of-semester concert, which will be on April 23 at 4 p.m.
The renovations on the building adjacent to the Rutgers Student Center are well underway as it is transformed from an Au Bon Pain to a Panera Bread. A senior real estate manager for the company said the project should be finished by late-May.
Founded in 1974, Queens Chorale is the oldest all-female chorus group at Rutgers. They will be holding their end-of-semester concert later this month at the Kirkpatrick Chapel.
Rutgers first broke ground on the new Hillel building in November of 2014. Last Sunday, the newly finished building held a grand opening gala for the community, which was attended by University President Robert L. Barchi.
SR Education Group 2017 Top Degree ranked the Rutgers University Master of Social Work program 22nd in the nation, above schools like Boston University and New York University.According to the graduate program's website, Rutgers ranked 22 out of the top 39 schools that offer master’s degree in social work and was given a student score of 79.
Earlier this week, Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University's College of Global Public Health, was designated the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public.The Rutgers School of Public Health (RSPH) seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations by educating its students to become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, researchers and practitioners.The school conducts research to advance public health science and policies, and it provides service programs that promote population and individual health.Halkitis is a professor of global public health, applied psychology and medicine at New York University (NYU). He has focused a significant amount of his research on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and mental health disease and how they are impacted by psychiatric and psychosocial factors.He will be moving from his senior associate dean position at NYU College of Global Public Health, director of NYU’s Center for Health, Identity and Behavior and Prevention Studies, and interim chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the College of Global Public Health.Halkitis will be replacing Cristine D.
The Department of Philosophy has repeatedly been ranked as one of the best in the country, and now continues to be recognized internationally.Tsinghua University, one of the best philosophy departments in China, has a special book series where they publish Western philosophical studies.