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Q&A with Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

SOMERSET, NJ— Alice Hoffman has been called “America’s literary heir to the Brothers Grimm,” and her remarkable “fables of the everyday” have enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Property Of, in 1977.

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Apr

Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and the Mason Gross Extension Division Collaborate on Exciting Programs and Events

Rutgers Mason Gross Summer Series performance

Partnerships make everything better. At Rutgers, two dynamic divisions are working together to promote the arts and nurture creative talent. Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) and the Mason Gross Extension Division are collaborating on several exciting programs.

 

“The Mason Gross Extension Division builds community through the arts, and we are pleased to be their partner in several exciting endeavors. These enriching class and events further Rutgers place as a flagship for the creative arts,” says Richard Novak, Vice President of Continuing Studies.

 

Stephen Sondheim Event

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12
Apr

Rutgers–Brookdale Partnership to Open in Lincroft

Rutgers students at Brookdale Community College

LINCROFT, NJ – Area students will soon be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s flagship campus in Lincroft as part of an expanded Rutgers University–Brookdale Partnership, which launches this fall.

The partnership, first established in 1998 at Brookdale’s Freehold campus, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate degree and transfer seamlessly into a Rutgers degree program, completing all coursework at one Monmouth County location. Enrolled students also have access to a variety of university resources, including registration, financial aid, and career search assistance.

The program, which currently serves up to 400 area students each semester, will move this September to larger offices in Brookdale’s Larrison Hall building, located on the Lincroft campus.

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Jan

Q&A with Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), Bestselling Novelist and Upcoming Speaker at Rutgers University

Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler has sold more than 70 million books which have been translated into 40 languages. His popular volumes of children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, has been adapted as both a film and Netflix original series. Mr. Handler has continued to publish novels for adults under his real name.

 

Fans will get the chance to interact with the author at a special Rutgers–New Brunswick author talk, An Evening with Daniel Handler. The public event will be held at the Rutgers University–New Brunswick College Avenue Student Center on January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Handler will speak on “Lemony Snicket’s Bewildering Circumstances” and respond to audience questions. There will also be a book signing and reception. Current Rutgers students with Rutgers IDs will receive a free book with the ticket. To purchase tickets, visit winter.rutgers.edu/danielhandler.

 

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Expanding Horizons for Motivated High School Students

Randy Roque Sanchez works on a robot project at Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

Read more at Rutgers Today.

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May

Video: Rutgers Math Teachers' Circle

Teachers solving problems in a circle

At Rutgers, math teachers are looking at problem solving from entirely new angles, and having exponentially more fun in the process. Rutgers Math Teachers' Circle formed as a collaboration between the Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education and the Rutgers Math Department. Learn more about Math Teachers' Circle and other educator workshops at cmsce.rutgers.edu.

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May

Become Certified in Government Technology Leadership: Advance Your Career with CGCIO™ Certification

Leadership

Rutgers Center for Government Services has joined forces with Public Technology Institute to offer PTI's highly regarded leadership training program for government technology professionals. Year-long classes that address the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector begin in New Brunswick, N.J., on June 28, 2017, and in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 26, 2017. The deadline to enroll in the east coast program is May 31, with first-come, first-served enrollment capped at 20 seats. Do not delay.

This nationally recognized program is designed to equip technology professionals with the requisite tools to improve their leadership skills so that they may best manage their organizational technology and personnel assets. The program allows graduates to earn one of two coveted designations: Certified Government Chief Information Officer™ or Certified in Government Technology Leadership™.

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30 years later the Alternate Route Certification Program for Teachers is still a New Jersey Success Story

Governor Kean working with students

Thirty years ago, with little idea of what career path to choose, Mike Harris felt his life resembled a scene from the movie, The Graduate.

“I was Dustin Hoffman floating in the pool,” he said, referring to the iconic scene that is so relatable to many recent college graduates. After graduating from Kenyon College as a religion major, Harris considered applying to law school but only because he had no clear idea of what he wanted to do. He was working in the insurance industry, but was miserable there.  “I was thinking every day ‘if I stay in this job for too much longer, I’m going to die,” he recalls.

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Jan

Online and Hybrid Education Focus of Rutgers Conference for Educators

Some of the nation’s top experts in online education and hybrid learning share innovations and best practices.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Some of the nation’s top experts in online education and hybrid learning will share innovations and best practices at the Rutgers Online Learning Conference (RUOnlineCon) March 13, 2017 at the Hilton Doubletree in Somerset, NJ. Registration is available at ruonlinecon.rutgers.edu. The conference will explore available and emerging technologies, use of learning management systems, ancillary software and sites, new instructional methods, assessments, audio/video elements, and faculty training and resources.

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Nov

Like Son, Like Father: Two Generations Take on Challenge of Coding Bootcamp

Tom & Seth Keel, father and son participants in Rutgers Coding Bootcamp in 2016

By Padraig Ryan

At 61, after a decade away from computer programming, Tom Keel thought his computer coding days were well behind him.

That was until Tom decided to jump back in and follow his son, Seth, to Bootcamp. After reading about the exciting new coding opportunities of the bootcamp-style class his son would be taking, Tom felt a renewed sense of interest in the field and decided to join him. It’s not often that two generations get to experience the same educational opportunity, and it proved to be an exciting challenge for the father and son duo. 

Now both father and son are newly minted graduates of the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp after working side-by-side for 24 highly intensive weeks to develop skills as “full stack” software coders.

The Keels' story is unusual. They are the only father and son duo out of 375 bootcampers who have gone through the program since it began last fall. 

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