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On Oct. 28, the Mason Gross Visual Arts Department will hold an information session and open house for prospective students. The program's national and international reputation is on the rise and this event is intended to open up the space to the public.

Rutgers Visual Arts department will hold open house later this month

Mason Gross’ Visual Arts Department will be opening its doors on Oct. 28 in a collaborative effort to attract prospective students and provide insight into the program. “The aim for this particular open house is for prospective graduate and undergraduate students to really get a sense of the program and the culture here,” said Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno, senior administrative assistant to the Mason Gross Visual Arts Department and organizer of the event. Oliveras-Moreno said the event will begin with informational sessions that talk through the curricular offerings and portfolio guidelines.

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.

Rutgers professor releases new book entitled 'The History of Missed Opportunities'

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.

After a collaborative effort to bring back The Alley, it appears the prospect of a student tailgating lot at Rutgers is out of the question for the foreseeable future. Hobbes said the Rutgers Athletics Department is working on other ways to improve the gameday experience for the student body.

Student campaign to bring back 'The Alley' hits dead end

With classes and college football season now in full swing, one thing is missing between this September and last September — The Alley.  But, even with The Riot Squad, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council working in conjunction with the administration, promises to bring back the tailgating lot will not be realized anytime soon.

Earlier this week, members of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority participated in a presentation and Q&A session about methods for preventing drug addiction. The event focused primarily on addiction risk factors that are heightened by the college environment.

Rutgers sorority attends drug awareness presentation

In an effort to fight drug and alcohol abuse on campus, a program was presented to the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) at Scott Hall on April 17. The program was presented by Frank Greenagel, a professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work, a drug and alcohol counselor, along with David Jam, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. The talk began with an animated presentation by Greenagel followed by Jam sharing stories.


Guide to getting into closed classes post registration

At some point in every student’s time at Rutgers, they will experience the feeling of overwhelming anxiety with eyes fixed to a WebReg loading screen, only to find more than half of the classes they have chosen have closed by the time it loads. Many of us Scarlet Knights call this sensation the “RU Screw.” As grueling as the process of registering for classes can be, it can be made a little bit easier with some tips, tricks and hacks. If you haven't already met, introduce yourself to Degree Navigator and Course Schedule Planner and make them your best friends. With Degree Navigator, you can see the requirements you've completed and what you have left, as well as which classes fulfill missing requirements. Course Schedule Planner lets you pick as many courses as you want and plot out your schedule without officially registering you.

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.

'Beats on the Banks' will return to College Avenue this Friday

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.

The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) held a documentary screening of the film “The Mask You Live In” to focus on the harmful repercussions of toxic masculinity.

In ongoing campaign to end sexual assault, VPVA screens 'The Mask You Live In'

As a part of their campaign to end sexual violence on campus, the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance screened the film "The Mask You Live In" at the Rutgers Academic Building this past Monday evening. With a strong turnout of both men and women, the organization was able to introduce the audience to the way toxic masculinity plays a role in our society. “The film does a really good job at following some of the problematic belief systems that boys are taught at a younger age of how to be a man.


Rutgers Students express 'Shameless' obsession with award-wining TV show

The Showtime series "Shameless," that depicts the narrative of a chaotic family living in south side Chicago, has been shamelessly grabbing the attention of Rutgers students for the past several months. “Today’s TV fan spends a lot of time subconsciously managing a personal tolerance for despicableness,” said Hank Stuever, TV critic for The Washington Post. The polished production of a demolished and dysfunctional cast of characters recounts on several issues that are relevant to Rutgers students as well as people of all ages and walks of life. “I feel like Shameless is relatable to a lot of people.


Beers, wine or cocktails? U. bar scene has you covered

There is a widely observed magical period of the day after work and school known as happy hour, where the price of drinks and food are slashed and the worn out masses can get sloshed instead of their wallets. New Brunswick in all its scarlet spirit and liveliness has some great ways to do happy hour and researching the best there is to offer has been a blast.

Organized by the New Jersey State Bar, the Violence Against Women on College Campuses discussed sexual assault on University campuses through a legal lens. Participants focused on what administrators at institutions like Rutgers are currently doing and what they can do better in the future.

N.J. State Bar Foundation works to change how sexual assault cases are handled at universities like Rutgers

On Tuesday, the Violence Against Women on College Campuses showcase took place at the New Jersey Law Center.  The event was organized by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education with the goal of discussing the issues surrounding campus sexual assault, said Cynthia Pelligrino, director of Grant Programs and Administration for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. “Between 20 and 25 percent of women are assaulted while they are in college.


Morning routines for the college student soul

The thought of a peaceful morning often only goes as far as saying “namastay in bed.” We can all attest to the morning struggle of taking that first step out of bed and hobbling over to the coffee pot. To most college students, waking up early is a crime against humanity, or at least sanity.

A professor in the Department of post-injury treatment is conducting research on healing mechanisms. Her work could that could potentially lead to breakthroughs in the way the body regenerates after injuries.

Rutgers professor's research could revolutionize process of human healing

A Rutgers professor is making strides in research that could help everyone from astronauts to the average person heal from injuries faster and stay healthier. Ronke Olabisi, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been conducting her research for months now and is expected to make important breakthroughs that could expedite the healing process of wounds caused by injury. While earning her degree in aeronautical engineering, she discovered that one of the most magical creations was the human body, according to an article in Essence Magazine. “People don’t think about wound healing when they don’t have a problem," she said.


Ring in Pan Asian Lunar New Year, year of the crow

To ring in or rather crow in the Lunar New Year of the Rooster the Asian American Culture Center (AACC) is celebrating with their annual Lunar New Year showcase. The event will take place this coming Friday, Feb. 3 at the Busch Student Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Active Minds works closely with Rutgers Counciling, ADAP and Psychiatric services to give students resources to cope with depression and anxiety. One of the club’s main goals is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health so students can communicate more openly about their situations. 

Active Minds organization fights mental illness stigma and promotes wellness

Increasing communication, awareness and education are just a few of the ways the Active Minds at Rutgers is working to change the conversation about mental health on campus. The purpose of the group is to promote mental wellness and to ensure that those struggling with mental health are aware that they are not alone, said Austin Wong, president of Active Minds and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior.  “It is especially important to be aware of mental wellness because college stressors definitely play a part in students’ overall well-being," Wong said. Active Minds at Rutgers serves as a liaison between students and the mental health community by providing information about available resources, according to the organization's website. “During club meetings, I usually brief members on upcoming events that they can participate in.

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