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Dozens of doings every day! Lectures, sports, workshops, movies, tours, exhibits, seminars, performances, and more. Check today's happening at Rutgers Calendar of Events

Learning Environment
Learn without limits.

Sure, there are plenty of lessons in books, but why stop there? Great minds and big ideas shouldn’t be confined to the classroom. Seems that every day, in every way, you’re learning at Rutgers. Mingle with the artists at an opening reception for a big group exhibit. Attend a standing-room-only lecture by a world-renowned human rights activist. Question a director about the inspiration for her controversial new film. Get an insider’s perspective at a panel discussion among scholars in your field. Now you’re learning!

Rutgers—a school with an international reputation and a convenient metropolitan location—attracts the world’s leading lights. Thinkers. Doers. Movers. Shakers. Get out and find out! There’s so much to learn:

Distinguished Guest Speakers
Public lectures featuring world leaders such as: • Spike Lee filmmakerJunot Diaz Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Bill Rasmussen Founder of ESPN Toni Morrison Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Ralph Izzo President and Chief Executive Officer, PSEG Power LLC Rebecca Skloot Internationally best-selling authorJody Williams Nobel Peace Prize laureateIshmael Beah former child soldier and human rights activistSir Richard Roberts Nobel Prize in Medicine laureateRa’id Juhi chief investigative judge at Saddam Hussein’s trialMichael Moore Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker

Scholarly Events and Conferences
Scholars and activists from around the world gather to discuss: • the media and the vote • educational access and social inequality • black women in the Ivory Tower • empowering peace through law in Iraq • social movements through social networking • the cultural legacy of in vitro fertilization • feminist transformations of academic scholarship • the seed-to-table food movement • software and the re-making of the American city • will the Large Hadron Collider transform perceptions of space and time? • regenerative medicine from bench to bedside • psychological effects of terrorism

Visiting Scholars and Artists
Sharing their insights for a year, a semester, or a day are great minds like: Renée Cox photographer and Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence • June Wayne lithographer and Distinguished Visiting Research Professor • Paula Giddings journalist and Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women’s Studies • Nima Arkani-Hamed a Popular Science “Brilliant 10” and Irons Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy

 

Arts and Culture  
Among thousands of events, exhibits, and performances annually are these long-established venues: Writers at Rutgers readings by Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, E.L. Doctorow, Jamaica Kincaid, and more • Zimmerli Art Museum one of the country’s largest university art collections • Rutgers Film Co-op/NJ Film Festival 100+ independent and experimental films shown each year • Mason Gross Presents free, year-round programs in theater, music, dance, and visual arts •  Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival weeklong festival attracting 5,000 attendees annually Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series the country’s longest-running series of exhibitions by women artists