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Thu
31
Jan

Learn, Teach, Create: Repeat

Zimmerli Art Museum

Artist, instructor, and Rutgers alumna Patricia Brace practices what she teaches: expanding communal awareness and access to art, through the combined acts of viewing, making, and learning about art.

“As an artist I am committed to building community, contributing to society, and collaborating with other artists and professionals. As a teacher it is important for me to role model these beliefs to my students,” Brace says. 

During the spring semester, Brace is the instructor for Passport to Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers New Brunswick. The program, which has been offered for more than 15 years, provides opportunities for families to be creative together. Each workshop begins with an exhibition tour, followed by a project related to an aspect of the artwork on view.

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Thu
06
Oct

At the Speed of Light: Fiber Connects Campus to Media World

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The historic Rutgers 250th anniversary commencement in May 2016 was broadcast around the world, and Rutgers professors regularly go “live” on television—all via a 21st-century invention: optical fiber optic cable.

Peter Troost, assistant director of broadcast operations/production for Rutgers iTV Studio, answered queries about how fiber optic services work at Rutgers:

Q: How did the commencement broadcast get from the stadium to the world?

A: We used an internal university fiber optic line running from High Point Solutions Stadium to the Rutgers iTV Studio on Berrue Circle on Livingston campus. The feed from the production control room at the stadium was transmitted on that line to the studio—and then to AMV Gateway, a video communications company in Carteret, which then retransmitted the feed across the Hudson River to LIVESTREAM, a media streaming service.

Mon
27
Jun

Tech Kit for Girls Aims to Lessen a Gender Gap

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Rutgers students create educational game designed to help girls 11-14 learn programming and technology skills in Rutgers Makerspace

The president’s daughter has been kidnapped. “This is where you come in,” read the typewritten, terse instructions. “You are the chosen one. The fate of Sasha’s life is in your hands. If you choose to accept this, open the enclosed briefcase.”

The story is fiction, thankfully – but the briefcase is real. The small metal box unlatches to reveal a miniature computer, display and cables, along with instructions to create a spy camera to help solve the kidnapping.

Read more at Rutgers Today

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Tue
24
May

New Jersey Data Book Expands Government Information Database

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Rutgers Center for Government Services reports historical voter data in run-up to presidential election primary and general elections

            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers Center for Government Services, a unit of the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies, has expanded its New Jersey Data Book by adding new categories and years of public information about the state – all of it available as an online database free to the general public.

            The New Jersey Data Book (NJDatabook.rutgers.edu), published in print for 40 years, now is the most comprehensive online source of official, current statistics and information about the nation’s 11th-most populous state.

Fri
01
May

American Thinker: Education and Presidential Contenders

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"Richard Novak, VP of Continuing Education and Adult Learning at Rutgers, makes a compelling case for how accommodating adult learners improves everything from the bottom line to holistic student outcomes.

Fortunately, as Novak notes, technology (and some influential early-adopters) has made some important inroads toward rebuilding the delivery of such high-demand academics. Yet the internet, for all its success in disrupting and recasting supply chains, retail, and entertainment, has not fully shaken-up the higher education industry."

Read more at AmericanThinker.com >>

Wed
29
Apr

Student Chooses University Inn Path Less Traveled, And It Makes All the Difference

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Unearthing a Buried Treasure, Part II: Student’s Vision for Trail Renovation Enabled by Fellow Students

The Arbor Trail is located behind the University Inn and Conference Center on the Douglass Campus. Rutgers purchased the property in 1965. The Inn is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the trail will have its grand re-opening on Rutgers Day 2015 on April 25, as part of the Inn’s anniversary celebration. Student volunteers will give tours of the trail and there will be giveaways of wildflower seed mix.

Mon
10
Feb

Rutgers’ Mini-MPA™ Prepares Public and Nonprofit Managers For Leadership Roles; New Sessions Begin April 4

New Jersey Statehouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Public and nonprofit managers interested in preparing for leadership roles and enhancing their management skills can now register for the spring session of Rutgers’ popular Mini-Master in Public Administration™  program, which begins April 4.

The 30-hour program is conveniently structured for working professionals with classes on five Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 4, 11, 25 and May 2 and 9.  Participants must complete the entire program to earn the Mini-MPA™ certificate.

Wed
15
Jan

New Rutgers Research Looks at Unequal Property Tax Burdens, Multiple Causes

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Ouch! Property Tax Bite Hurts More in Some Towns, but not for Reasons Most Often Cited

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With New Jersey’s property taxes frequently cited as among the highest in the nation, their unequal burden on the state’s municipalities and residents is a topic of continual debate at town meetings and in the media.

But new research issued by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS) finds that two of the most oft-cited causes – high levels of municipal and school spending – are rarely responsible for the excessive property tax burdens in the state’s most burdened municipalities.

Rather, says the researcher, Dr. Ernest Reock Jr., it’s much more complicated than that.

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