What’s Happening around Rutgers?

Sure, the Libraries play host to a slew of great events throughout the year—but so do other units across the university. Check out what’s in store from other departments in November.

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival takes place October 29–November 12.

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

October 29–November 12
Times and locations vary, Rutgers–New Brunswick

The Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival showcases dramatic and documentary features from around the world, each of which offers unique insight about Jewish life.

Click here for more information.

(How) Can Teaching be a Force for Justice? presented by the GSE takes Place on November 2.

(How) Can Teaching be a Force for Justice? presented by the GSE takes place on November 2.

(How) Can Teaching be a Force for Justice?

Thursday, November 2
Reception 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Lecture 4:30 p.m.
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick

The Graduate School of Education cordially invites you to join them to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the GSE. In honor of their anniversary, they are launching the Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the Willi William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of education at the University of Michigan, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, the director of TeachingWorks and the current President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will give the inaugural lecture on diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields.

Seats are limited so please RSVP to afsheen.shamsi@gse.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers–Camden's Conference on Cuba will be open to the public on November 6.

Rutgers–Camden’s Conference on Cuba will be open to the public on November 6.

International Conference on Cuba

Monday, November 6
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden

Conference on the Future Directions for a New Cuba: Building Sustainable Partnerships will explore how institutions of higher learning build sustainable public-private partnerships for research and entrepreneurial programs in sustainable agriculture, education, the medical sciences, the arts, and community development. Dignitaries and leading scholars from the University of Havana, San Geronimo University, and the University of Medical Sciences of Havana will discuss research on effective strategies for increased development in Cuba as the country continues to normalize relations with the United States. The first day of this weeklong conference is open to the public, and will feature a 9:30 a.m. keynote address by Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez of the Cuban Mission to the United States.

The Timeless Lessons of Wall Street’s Scandals

Thursday, November 9
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
15 Washington Street, Rutgers–Newark

A timely talk by Diana B. Henriques, New York Times contributing writer and author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday in Wall Street History and The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.

In May 2017, HBO released its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro starring in the title role and Ms. Henriques playing herself. The film was nominated for four Emmy awards, including “Best Picture.”

Seating is limited and advance registration is required.

The Rutgers Climate Institute's symposium will take place on November 15.

The Rutgers Climate Institute’s symposium will be held on November 15.

Rutgers Climate Symposium 2017: Climate Change and Cities

November 15, 2017
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick

This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change who are from institutions in the greater New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia region. Over 200 attendees representing more than 20 research institutions in our region participate annually. Talks are centered on the symposium theme. The poster session invites abstracts on climate change scholarship and are not restricted to the theme. There is no fee to attend but registration is required.

R David Lankes presentation

R. David Lankes will present about the future of library and information science at Alexander Library (and online!) November 15.

Claiming Victory and Moving On – MI Colloquium by R. David Lankes

November 15, 2017
7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick
Live stream: https://livestream.com/RutgersCommInfo/sci-micolloquium-davidlankes

The rise of information as an idea and discipline since World War II has been driven by the belief that information underlies, and can change, just about every other discipline and industry. When every industry is an information industry, what is left in library and information science? Lankes will lay out a new emerging world view based not on data, or information, but knowledge and meaning. He will talk about the necessity to shift the narrative in libraries and iSchools and propose an agenda focused on communities and the common good. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Imagining Research, Researching Imagination

November 16, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Writers House, Rutgers–Camden

Novelist Janet Benton, author of Lilli de Jong, and Janet Golden, professor of history, Rutgers–Camden, come together to explore the ways imagination and research inform the writing of both fiction and history, drawing on their mutual interest in the history of mothers and infants. Books will be for sale following the conversation. Admission is free but please RSVP.

Join president of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY for a special fireside chat on November 29.

Join the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY for a special fireside chat on November 29.

Prospects for the National and Regional Economy: Federal Reserve Bank of New York Fireside Chat

November 29
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Rutgers Academic Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick
RSVP by November 24: economics.rutgers.edu/fireside-chat

Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Economics invites local and regional business leaders to join us for a discussion with William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Light breakfast, networking, presentation, discussion, and Q&A.

Matt Badessa