August 2016

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

April 30, 2016October 9, 2016

Celebrate Rutgers' 250th Anniversary at New Jersey's County Fairs

Did you know that for generations Rutgers Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program has been a vital partner in the Garden State's cherished county fair tradition? While you visit your local fair, be sure to take in a Rutgers 4-H animal show, visit the Rutgers Master Gardeners for home horticulture tips and Rutgers 250 agricultural products, sample local produce, and ask a 4-H member about 4-H. Then stop by the Rutgers Tent and be a part of history as we celebrate Rutgers 250. We'll see you at the fair! And, don't forget to post your photos at the fair using #Rutgers250. County fairs are free and open to the public.

View the complete New Jersey County Fair schedule.
August 29, 2016
6:00 p.m.

From the Edison Lightbulb to LED Lighting: A Public Lecture with Shuji Nakamura, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics

A series of breakthroughs over decades has paved the way for the emergence of LED light bulbs, and their ability to reduce the world’s electricity consumption. Shuji Nakamura shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes that have enabled energy-saving light sources. Come hear this world-renowned scholar discuss the past, present, and future of lighting.

Exhibits start at 6:30 p.m., the lecture and Q&A starts at 7 p.m., and a reception follows at 8 p.m. The event is free and the public is welcome.

| Location: George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

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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 The exhibit features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives.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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