COVID-19 Announcement

For the Fall 2020 semester, Rutgers will deliver the vast majority of its classes online.  It will offer a limited number of in-person courses that will be confined to topics that require on-site instruction, including clinical health care, lab classes, and fine arts performance.  For information, go to



Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education at Rutgers offers free professional development courses for New Jersey teachers

New Jersey middle and high school teachers are invited to apply to the Master Teacher Institute (MTI) in Holocaust Education, which is based on Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus. New courses begin in September 2012.

An advanced training program, the MTI is designed to develop expert teachers in Holocaust studies who will serve as resource providers in their schools, districts, and communities. The MTI is sponsored by the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center of Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.


Courses on Presidential Election Coming to OLLI-RU This Fall

American Flag with 2012 image over it

Love politics? Over 50? As the presidential election heats up, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University (OLLI-RU) will bring in esteemed experts to examine this most salient of American political institutions during its fall session, August 27 through November 14.

Two courses on the presidential election will be among 97 offerings scheduled by OLLI-RU this fall.

Gerald Pomper, Board of Governors Professor Emeritus of political science, and Jon Plaut, a Clinton Administration appointee and educator, will lead the discussions and offer insights into the election process, politics and other key issues in two separate courses.


Free Online Courses Offered in Jewish Studies

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers offers free online mini-courses for anyone interested in learning about the Bible, Israel, or Jewish history and culture.

The courses can be accessed through the Bildner Center’s website. They are taught by Jewish studies faculty and are accessible over the internet from any location. The courses include video streams, slide shows, charts, maps, links to websites, and a discussion board.

The courses appeal to learners of all ages, from high school students to retirees. To date, these courses have been taken by people in more than 47 countries and 41 states across the U.S., who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Jewish history and culture. 


It's Now the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

The Continuing Studies Conference Center is now the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, reflecting its return to its original mission of providing both conference space and lodging for the Rutgers community and public. 

Located on 21 wooded and landscaped acres on the Douglass Campus, the facility offers meeting and conference services as well as 26 comfortable guest rooms. The guest rooms recently were redecorated and refurnished to create a contemporary, warm and inviting ambiance with enhanced comfort and functionality for guests.

The inn and conference center includes the historic Carpender House, located on the estate once known as Lindenwood.  The 20-room manor house was built in 1911 for Sidney Bleecker Carpender and his wife, the former Louise Johnson, daughter of the founder of Johnson & Johnson.


Rutgers EPH Program Boosts a Soldier’s Military Career

Image of a Military person on a base

In her second deployment to Iraq in 2011, Lyndhurst native Aysu Cesmebasi ran a dining hall that fed 12,000 Army and Air Force personnel twice a day, as the U.S. prepared to shut Joint Base Balad, its largest in that war-torn country.

The local contractor handling meals at the base had been let go, so Cesmebasi, a food advisor, oversaw a staff of 75 soldiers and airmen, ensuring they adhered to sanitary regulations.

“My biggest concern was safety,” recalled Cesmebasi, a 2008 graduate of the Environment and Public Health (EPH) course run by Rutgers' Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE). “I could not have a food-borne illness outbreak since it could impair our mission at a critical time.”


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