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Mason Gross Downtown
A series of Rutgers performances on New Brunswick’s Theater Row
For tickets and information, call the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center ticket office at 732-932-7511. Credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted during normal box office hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All performances at Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
Friday, October 26
The “Mason Gross Downtown” series begins with “Downtown Dance,” an eclectic evening of modern dance, featuring choreography by Mason Gross faculty members John Evans, Randy James, and Julia Ritter, and alumna Sara Murphy.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for all students with valid ID.
Friday, November 2
“Downtown Sound” features a performance by the Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones. The ensemble, led by Grammy-nominated trombonist Conrad Herwig, is an elite group of Rutgers jazz students comprising five trombonists and a jazz rhythm section. The group performs the music of John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, and many other jazz and Afro-Caribbean greats, as well as recreating and orchestrating some of the most classic jazz trombone repertoire.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for all students with valid ID. Rutgers University students may obtain one free rush ticket per ID within 30 minutes of the performance, subject to availability.
Tuesday, November 6 through Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 11
The series concludes with downtown drama: a Rutgers theater production of In The Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter, directed by Lynda Gravatt. In The Continuum, which premiered to wide acclaim at New York’s Primary Stages, dramatizes the devastating problem of AIDS among African and African-American women. Living worlds apart in Los Angeles and Zimbabwe, two young women experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of darkly comic, life-changing revelations.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for all students with valid ID.
How Americans balance work and family
A conversation at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Thursday, October 11
4 to 6 p.m.
30 Livingston Avenue
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is sponsoring a conversation with Ellen Galinsky, president and cofounder of the Families and Work Institute, about the ways Americans balance work and family.
Galinsky is the author of more than 100 articles in academic journals, books, and magazines. She has written more than 35 books and reports, including Ask the Children, selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best work-life books of 1999.
New exhibition on history of antibiotics at Rutgers’ Library of Science and Medicine
Library of Science and Medicine
165 Bevier Road
A new exhibition, “Selman Waksman and the discovery of the Rutgers antibiotics – out of the earth shall come thy salvation,” on the discovery of the Rutgers antibiotics, including streptomycin and neomycin, opened August 15 with a ceremony and luncheon honoring Boyd Woodruff, the co-discoverer of the first Rutgers antibiotic, actinomycin, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
The exhibition, which highlights how the Rutgers antibiotics revolutionized world health, is the first on the Busch Campus illustrating the era of discovery that led Selman Waksman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1952. The exhibition will remain on permanent display in the new conference room of the Library of Science and Medicine.
For more information about the exhibit, contact the Library of Science and Medicine at 732-445-3854.
Rutgers hosts fourth-annual ghost tours
Wednesday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 31
Eerie tales of haunted buildings, mysterious events, and historic oddities will be retold during the popular “Ghost Tour of Rutgers” on the College Avenue Campus.
The after-dark tours are led by lantern-carrying student-guides clad in black, who tell stories from the university’s past against the evocative backdrop of the historic Voorhees Mall and Old Queen’s Campus. The tours – open to students, employees, and the public – have attracted more than 1,400 visitors since they were initiated.
Tours are offered at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30, and 31.
In addition, tours will be offered on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, 19, and 26. Admission is free on October 10 and 12; $5 per person, October 16 through 26; and $10 per person October 30 and 31.
Tours are held outdoors, rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to dress appropriately.
Reservations are required and may be made online at campusinfo.rutgers.edu/ghosttour or by calling 732-932-INFO (4636). Groups of more than 10 must register by phone. Group tour dates are limited.Watch the RU-tv public service announcement.
Register for a tour.
Leaders in international patent law to speak at Rutgers’ School of Law–Newark
Tuesday, October 16
8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
“Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium” is the first in a series of annual conferences on issues involving law, science, and technology. The all-day symposium is underwritten by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the world’s foremost law firms.
Speakers will include:
- The Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who will deliver the keynote address;
- Arti K. Rai, professor of law at Duke University School of Law, and John R. Thomas, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, who will discuss the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court patent law decisions;
- The Hon. John C. Lifland (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Hon. Sidney Harris (Ret.), U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), who will compare the conduct and merits of an infringement suit in the ITC and in a district court.;
Gregory Mark, professor and associate dean for institutional affairs; Sabrina Safrin, associate professor; and Nicholas Groombridge, adjunct professor, will moderate the symposium.
To register, contact Janet Donohue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-353-5553.
Click here for the event agenda.
Filmmakers discuss 'Ubaldo,' starring a peculiarly mobile Italian saintThursday, October 25
Busch Campus Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Every May, in both Gubbio, Italy and tiny Jessup, Pennsylvania, thousands throng to celebrate La Festa dei Ceri, a festival examined by the lush one-hour documentary film "Ubaldo" (2007). The celebrations culminate in a frantic race of three powerfully athletic teams each carrying a massive pedestal on which a patron saint's statue totters. (Spoiler: St. Ubaldo's squad has a winning streak now some eight centuries old.)
Thursday October 25 marks the New Jersey premiere of 'Ubaldo', presented as part of the ongoing "Italian Hours" cultural series by the Rutgers Italian Studies Program and the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Foundation.The filmmakers – director Greg Matkosky and producer Thom Curra from PBS affiliate WVIA-TV – will discuss the film with the audience post-screening. Admission is free.
"The historic importance and epic folklore preserved in this celebration have survived unchanged" in these Italian and American sister towns, as Matkosky points out. Indeed, the stories of Gubbio and Jessup "create a uniquely intimate bridge between two countries, two cultures, and two communities."
Click here for a preview of the film.