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Free time? Not for long! Check out Rutgers’ Calendar of Events, with dozens—and we mean dozens!—of events every day. Trip to Broadway, Opera at Rutgers? You choose!

Arts And Entertainment
Got time? It's happening here.

What’s going on at Rutgers? Plenty! Concerts and plays at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Movie nights and coffeehouses at the student centers. Headline acts like Kanye West, Ludacris, Gym Class Heroes, Death Cab for Cutie,  Third Eye Blind, Ben Folds, and Everclear on stage, on campus. World-renowned thinkers and doers speaking out at public events. Rutgers—with a world reputation and a central location—attracts the world’s leading lights, including these recent visitors:

Politics and World Affairs
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama • Ernest Bai Koroma, president of the Republic of Sierra Leone • Michael Beschloss, presidential historian • Hillary Clinton, former US Senator, current Secretary of State

Arts and Literature
Joyce Carol Oates, writer and National Book Award winner • Junot Diaz, Rutgers alumnus and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Akin Adesokan, Nigerian writer and recipient of the PEN West Freedom-to-Write Award • Sam Pollard, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker • Bernice Johnson Reagon, historian and founder/leader of Sweet Honey in the Rock

Music and Television
Bo Burnham, comedian made famous on YouTube • Lupe Fiasco, hip hop artist • Michelle Buteau, stand-up comedian • Greg Fitzsimmons, Michelle Rauch, and Chuck Nice, hosts of VH-1’s “Best Week Ever” • Liyana, world fusion ensemble from Zimbabwe

Media and Journalism
Bob Woodward, investigative journalist and best-selling author • Chris Hansen, TV journalist with “Dateline NBC” • Mara Liasson, journalist with National Public Radio • Gwen Ifill, author and journalist with Public Broadcasting Service

Science and Medicine
Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author • Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins, known as the Three Doctor • Jeff Corwin, Animal Planet