What’s Happening around Rutgers? April 2018

Rutgers DayRutgers Day

Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The biggest event of the year—Rutgers Day—is just around the corner, and the Libraries will have representation across the university, with activities in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick (on both the College Avenue and Busch campuses). Plan to stop by our tents to see all we have in store—or check in with your local committee leader to ask if they need an extra hand. We’ll see you there!

MI ColloquiumMI Colloquium

Tuesday, April 3
7–8:30 p.m.
Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick 

The Master of Information program at the School of Communication and Information has invited us all to their colloquium on Tuesday, April 3.   The speakers for the evening are ALA president-elect Loida Garcia-Febo and Reforma president Tess Tobin. The focus is how to help Puerto Rico’s libraries recover from Hurricane Maria. Presentations at 7 p.m. will be preceded by a reception. See the flyer for more information.

Comic ConCamden Comic Con

Saturday, April 14
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Camden Comic Con is a free, all-ages comic convention. Guests for this year include Adam McGovern, Gail Simone, Kirsten Gudsnuk, Mark McKenna, and more. Tons of vendors, cosplayers, and programs are also in store. Learn more at CamdenComicCon.com.

Alternative Solutions for Life Sciences

Thursday, April 19
8:30 a.m.
Life Science Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick

This free event features industry experts and successful entrepreneurs who will provide key insights into the current life sciences funding landscape. As an attendee, you will learn strategies for attracting financing to support your venture’s next round of development, based on real-world examples from local entrepreneurs and c-suite executives. Mark your calendars for what is sure to be a memorable morning of stimulating conversation, helpful information… and a good breakfast. Reserve your seat at http://go.rutgers.edu/iexj7r1i.

Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Quartet Plays Jazz and Indian Ragas

Wednesday, April 25
2:30–4 p.m.
Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark

This is the last in the series with Music Professor Emeritus Lewis Porter (pianist) and guests. Boston-based saxophonist Phil Scarff (http://www.philscarff.com/) performs Indian classical music and jazz and leads the acclaimed world-jazz ensemble, Natraj, which has performed domestically and abroad. With John Funkhouser on bass, and Bertram Lehmann on drums, the group will perform standard jazz material by Monk, etc., as well as original pieces inspired by North Indian ragas. Visit the Rutgers–Newark website for more information.

ZimmerliThis Month at the Zimmerli

The Zimmerli Art Museum invites the campus community and general public to a broad range of free programs this April!

  • 3: Art After Hours: First Tuesdays features curator-led tours, an artist’s talk with photographer Bill Owens, and live music by New Brunswick’s own Noordzo.
  • 6: Enjoy your lunch at a Lunchtime Chamber Music Performance with a short program of works by Mozart, Faure, and Brahms.
  • 7: The museum hosts the second annual NOFLASH Video Show, a one-night event featuring avant-garde short films by emerging artists. Please RSVP here.
  • 8: Families are invited to get creative at Art Together, a drop-in interactive workshop.
  • 11: “Identity, Imagination and Science: Helen Lundeberg’s Surrealism” Lecture and Reception
  • 15: A curator’s talk explores the topic “Bursts of Color in Nineteenth-Century Lithography” in the exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900.
  • 17: Celebration of Storytelling and Teacher Workshop is an annual offering for families and educators. Please register here.
  • 19: “East Meets West: Japonisme and European Art” Lecture and Reception
  • 24: Launch of Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” issue, accompanied by a panel discussion.

Matt Badessa