December 2015

The following events took place during Rutgers' 250th Anniversary commemoration held November 10, 2015, through November 10, 2016. Watch the documentary that chronicles the yearlong celebration at

November 10, 2015May 31, 2016

Visit the RevolUtionary Monument

Stop by and take a photo with the monument. You can find the monument at the Engineering Quad Area near the Science and Engineering Resource Center on the Busch Campus in New Brunswick. And, don't forget to post your photo to Instagram, Twitter, and Rutgers Facebook page using #Rutgers250. This summer, look for the monument at the Livingston Campus. | Location: Engineering Quad Area, Busch Campus, 118 Frelinghuysen Road (approximate address), New Brunswick, NJ.

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December 1, 2015December 4, 2015

I Am Robeson Week 2015, honoring Paul Robeson RC'19

Join in I Am Robeson Week 2015, a celebration of one of the university's most esteemed alumni, Paul Robeson RC'19. Enjoy a variety of activities including a lecture on December 1, book signing and performances on the 2nd, a film viewing on the 3rd, and bus trip to the Paul Robeson House in Philadelphia on the 4th. | Location: Paul Robeson Cultural Center, 600 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ. For information, visit the Facebook event page or email

December 3, 2015
4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Celebration of Paul G.E. Clemens’s Book Rutgers since 1945: A History of the State University of New Jersey

In Rutgers since 1945, historian and Rutgers professor Paul G.E. Clemens chronicles Rutgers’ remarkable transition from the Cold War, to the student protests of the 1960s and 1970s, to the growth of political identity on campus and the increasing commitment to big-time athletics, which are just a few of the innumerable newsworthy elements that have driven the university’s evolution.

Join us to celebrate the publication of this landmark book and get an insider’s look at the history of this storied institution. The event will begin with an introduction by Rutgers professor Ben Justice, coauthor of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait, followed by a brief reading by Professor Clemens, and concluding with a signing and reception with light refreshments courtesy of the Rutgers Alumni Association.

Copies of both books will be available for purchase. Rutgers since 1945 will be available at a special 20 percent launch discount. | Location: Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University, 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

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December 7, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Distinguished Student Debate: New Jersey and Climate Change

As part of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Executive Dean's Distinguished 250th Anniversary Lecture Series, Exploring the Anthropocene: The Age of Us, the nationally-ranked student debate teams, Rutgers University Debate Union (New Brunswick) and Rutgers University–Newark Debate Team, will contest the role of New Jersey in addressing climate change. The event, which will begin with light refreshments, is co-sponsored by Rutgers Climate Institute, Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and G. H. Cook Campus Dean. | Location: New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health in Room 101, 61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ. Event is free, but registration is required.

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November 1, 2015July 31, 2016

Simeon De Witt: Mapping the Revolution Exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum

See a map drawn in 1780 and other works of Simeon De Witt QC1776, George Washington's chief cartographer during the Revolutionary War, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. | Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission is free. Hours: Zimmerli is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.; and first Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays, major holidays, and for the month of August.

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November 10, 2015July 1, 2016

Zimmerli Exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 Accepting Photos

The Zimmerli Art Museum’s exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 celebrates the 250th anniversary of Rutgers—as well as the 50th birthday of the museum—by looking to the future. Rather than focus on Rutgers’ illustrious history, the initiative engages the entire university community with an opportunity to capture what education and campus life look like in the early 21st century at a major public university.

Beginning on November 10, 2015, as part of the Rutgers' community, you are invited to submit your images through the exhibit website. Images received by early January 2016 will be printed and hung as the premier images for this major exhibition at the Zimmerli. Thereafter, submitted images will be printed and installed in the museum at regular intervals, allowing the online and onsite exhibition to grow throughout the spring.

Following the close of the show, the 250 most interesting and compelling images will be compiled and published in a fine arts book with accompanying essays by distinguished authors and critics from Rutgers and beyond. The publication will document Rutgers, here and now, comprising a record of life at Rutgers at its 250th birthday through the eyes of its many communities. | Location: Submit your images online at

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December 1, 2015November 30, 2016

Exhibition: Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives at Alexander Library

Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives opens on November 12, 2015, and will run through November 30, 2016. The exhibit features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives. Among the treasures on display are the original printed copy of the 1770 Queen’s College Charter, portraits of past presidents and faculty, documents relating to Rutgers College becoming a land-grant institution in 1864, photographs and artifacts depicting 19th- and 20th-century student life, and other items related to the historical development of Rutgers from a colonial college founded in the 18th century to a comprehensive public research university in the 21st century. | Location: Gallery '50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery, Archibald S. Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 1–5 p.m. (during the academic year). ​To request assistance with parking, send email to or call 848-932-7505.

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