September 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.
September 1, 2016November 13, 2016

Find Your Way To Fun: Visit a Rutgers 250 Corn Maze Near You

This fall these area farms are offering family-friendly fun to mark Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary with special Rutgers-themed games, prizes, and corn mazes:

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September 3, 2016
4:00 p.m.

New Student Convocation and Carnivale

Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards welcomes incoming students to the Rutgers community. Held at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus, New Student Convocation and Carnivale, for incoming students, includes a keynote address by distinguished alumnus Randal Pinkett, speeches by students and administrators, as well as performances by several performing arts groups including the Rutgers Glee Club. An informal dinner will be served. Convocation will be followed by an outdoor Carnivale where new students can win prizes, play boardwalk games, race one another in human hamster balls, compete in laser tag, sample delicious snacks and drinks, and participate in other fun activities. | Location: High Point Solutions Stadium and nearby fields, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway, NJ.

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September 6, 2016December 10, 2016
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Stedman Gallery Presents George Segal in Black and White

The Stedman Gallery at Rutgers University–Camden is presenting sculpture, reliefs, and drawings of renowned artist and Rutgers alumnus George Segal, who earned a master of fine arts degree in 1963. A Zimmerli Museum-curated exhibit of photographer Donald Lokuta’s photographs of Segal's work is presented simultaneously. How does this correlate with the 250th anniversary? George Segal is a Rutgers University alumnus who has achieved national and international recognition. Watch the Our Revolutionary Spirit 250th Anniversary Video about George Segal.

Sponsors: Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibitions and education programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Campbell Soup Foundation; Connelly Foundation; Subaru Foundation of America; and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

For more information, contact Cyril Reade, or 856-225-6242. Gallery Hours: September through April: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. The gallery will be closed from November 24–26. | Location: The Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 314 Linden Street, Rutgers–Camden, Camden, NJ.

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September 7, 2016
4:30 p.m.

2016 Bloustein Memorial Lecture: Revitalized and Revolutionary: New Brunswick and Rutgers University

Please join us for the annual Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture featuring James W. Hughes, distinguished professor and dean of Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. A light reception will follow.

Rutgers has been revolutionary for 250 years. The City of New Brunswick, chartered in 1730, has been revolutionary for 286 years, experiencing successive economic transformations that have led to today’s twenty-first century postindustrial city.

This presentation, comprising approximately 400 historic pictures, starts with New Brunswick’s origins as an agricultural-based river port and colonial transportation center. It then traces its rise as an industrial-commercial powerhouse, its subsequent decline as a manufacturing center, and its current revitalization and rebirth as a knowledge-based, information-age economy. These historical transformations put in perspective the ever-changing Rutgers University–New Brunswick location, amply illustrated in the presentation. The unique role of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick for over a century, and its importance in the current revitalization, is extensively detailed.​

This event is free and open to the public.

| Location: Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Civic Square, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

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September 7, 2016
4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Public lecture on “Rutgers Climate Research: Global Causes, Local Impacts” hosted by School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Come join us for the first SEBS 250 event of Fall 2016. We will continue to “Explore the Anthropocene: The Age of Us” by asking: what is happening in the oceans and how are changes in the oceans impacting us here in New Jersey? You’ll learn how changes in the Arctic and elsewhere will impact our climate and local sea levels.

Keynote speakers include professors Jennifer Francis, Ben Horton and Scott Glenn, all members of the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

You’ll learn why researchers are exploring the world to help predict the future we will inherit. Come meet our very own Rutgers scientists and teachers and see why their research is respected around the globe. This event is cosponsored by G. H. Cook Campus Dean, Rutgers Climate Institute, University Academic Affairs, Marine and Coastal Sciences; Institute for Earth, Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences.

Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ. | Parking: Visitors to Rutgers may park in Lot 70 and Douglass Deck without permits next to Douglass Student Center (entrance from Lipman Drive). Faculty, Staff and Students must park only in the lots they are authorized to park in.

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September 10, 2016

Rutgers University–Camden Students Participate in the “Revolutionary Race and Challenge”

In commemoration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, the Rutgers University–Camden Offices of Student Involvement and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs invite Camden students to participate in a “Revolutionary Race and Challenge” around Historic Olde City in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 10. In collaboration with GeoVentures, Inc., the offices have worked to create a scavenger hunt that allows Rutgers–Camden students to work in teams, meet new students, learn a little about our neighboring city of Philadelphia, and have a ton of fun—all taking place in the shadows of revolutionary monuments and markers including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and more. Camden students interested in participating should contact Erica Schwartz,

September 12, 2016September 13, 2016

Rutgers' Students Can Receive Free Passports

CIEE and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will help 250 eligible students apply for first-time passports for free in honor of the university's 250th anniversary. The CIEE Passport Caravan is a two-day, on-campus event sponsored by Rutgers Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) , with support from the Rutgers University Communications and Marketing Rutgers 250 Office.

Requirements: Students interested in receiving the passport benefit must register for the event with the Rutgers University CGE. It’s mandatory that all students seeking passports be first time applicants and come ready with required materials or they will not be able to complete the passport application process. A list of required materials is available here: (Unsigned Passport Application Form DS-11; Proof of US Citizenship; Proof of Identity; Passport Photo; Photocopy of Valid Photo ID)

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 / 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesday September 13, 2016 / 9a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: College Avenue Student Center, Room 411 ABC, Rutgers University, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This event is part of CIEE’s support of Generation Study Abroad™, an initiative to make study abroad possible for more U.S. students by breaking down the three major barriers to study abroad: cost, curriculum, and culture.

For more information, contact Lauren Winogron, Center for Global Education at 848-932-7787 or

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September 15, 2016
3:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Rutgers Around the World: TV Show Viewing Party

On September 15, you're invited to witness our brand new six-part TV series Rutgers Around the World. Chart our global footprint with in-depth discussions and profiles of Rutgers’ change-makers as they excavate Roman villas in Italy, study nutritional foods in Tanzania, perform Shakespeare in a London theatre and give concerts in centuries-old halls throughout Europe, observe orangutans in the jungles of Indonesia, and discover ways to harness plant energy in Brazil. Watch the show online or attend a viewing party in Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick.

RSVP for a viewing party at these locations:

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September 19, 2016September 27, 2016

Rutgers University–Newark Homecoming 2016

Reconnect with fellow alumni during homecoming festivities, from family-friendly fun to cheering on the Scarlet Raiders. | Location: Norman Samuels Plaza, Rutgers–Newark, Newark, NJ. For more information contact or call 973-353-5242. This event is free.

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