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27
Jun

Rutgers' Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Taps into a Thirst for Learning that Knows No Age Limit

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Social connection among the 50+ community is as important as the intellectual stimulation

For Lynette Birkins, taking a class for older adults was a lifeline out of a depression that settled in after she retired from a 36-year career in education. A friend who knew about her love of writing encouraged her to take a creative writing class offered for the 50+ community. Now, 105 classes later, Birkins actually taught a class of her own last semester.  She credits the friends she made and the nurturing hand of the teachers with her recovery.

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

Mon
27
Jun

Rutgers Inn & Conference Center Thrives on Estate Graced in History and Shrouded in Mystery

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Reaching highest-ever occupancy levels in 2015, the inn continues the university's mission

A sweeping estate known as Lindenwood that sits high on a bluff above the Raritan River – along today’s Ryders Lane on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University – at the turn of the 20th century held only the ruins of a farmhouse built by one of the city’s most prominent families. 

Read more at Rutgers Today

Mon
27
Jun

Drones Will Be Focus of Pre-Engineering Summer Academy Certificate

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Rutgers professor E. A. Elsayed discusses the history and future of drones

As drones rise in popularity, their use is provoking new thinking on the possibilities. The U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Geological Survey already use drones to monitor wildlife populations without disturbing them. Amazon is testing drones that could deliver packages in as little as half an hour after an online purchase. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has teamed with other agencies on an experiment to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to spy on storms as they evolve.

Read more at Rutgers Today

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
06
May

Rutgers Makerspace Promotes Creativity and Entrepreneurship

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Doing Things Your Own Way 

What's going to be your next big invention? Students and faculty are taking their ideas and building them at the Rutgers Makerspace, which has tools like a laser cutter and 3D printer to help you get the job done. Everyone is welcome. Watch and see how it works.

Fri
22
Apr

University Students Rehabilitate 100-Year-Old Cook Campus Trail

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Rutgers University students have adopted the Arbor trail located behind the University Inn and Conference Center on Cook campus. Read more

Tue
05
Apr

Sun, Sand And ‘RU At The Shore’ Once More

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Rutgers offers 13 summer courses in Point Pleasant Beach and Wildwood

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Summer Session will again reach out to Jersey Shore aficionados looking to advance their education with 13 courses for academic credit in its second “RU at the Shore” season. Fifty-nine students enrolled in inaugural RU at the Shore classes last summer.

Rutgers will offer courses in Point Pleasant Beach and Wildwood, a new location for 2016. All shore classes will be conducted in a hybrid format, combining in-class and online learning experiences, beginning June 27. Registration at summer.rutgers.edu/news continues through June 1. Late registration (with late fee) continues through June 24.

Tue
15
Mar

Husband & Wife, Both Municipal Leaders, Earn Executive MPA Degrees

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Then, One Returns to School to Become the Teacher

In 1999, Joe Monzo, then chief financial officer for Ewing Township, NJ, had more than 20 years experience in the public sector. Looking for an opportunity to advance his career, he considered pursuing a master’s degree — a suggestion made by the mayor of Ewing Township at that time.

“I chose the Rutgers Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program because of the name and the convenient location in Mercer County,” says Monzo. He started the program a year later and graduated with his EMPA degree in 2001.

Mon
07
Mar

3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

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Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, launched in fall 2015, is among a select group of university-based coding bootcamp programs in the United States. This certificate program is specifically designed to teach adult learners and part-time students the skills they need for careers in web development, a high-demand area for the digital economy.

Read the full article at TechCrunch

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