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Sunday November 29, 2015

Rutgers Today

Multimedia Feature

  • Why Does Turkey Make Us Sleepy?

    Do you know about tryptophan? It's the amino acid in turkey that makes us sleepy, right? Think again! Watch our video to find out the real reason we need to take a nap after that big meal. 

Top Stories


  • With a mix of serendipity and fearlessness that comes with being young, Gioseffi took a risk and started a farm about a year after graduating college.

  • Image of Albert Einstein

    On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, the physical makeup of his brain continues to intrigue the Rutgers professor who unearthed dozens of photographs of the brain believed lost  and is now writing a book about it.

  • Between the homework, your terrible lab partner and midterms, it can be easy to forget everything we should be thankful for.  Watch our video to find what students are thankful for at Rutgers and what food they are looking forward to on the Thanksgiving table.

What's Happening at Rutgers

  • Faraday
    Fun with Physics

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy presents its annual Faraday Christmas Children’s Lecture, which includes fun and humorous demonstrations based on those used in physics courses, December 4 to 6. 

  • Playwrights
    Playwrights Festival

    Mason Gross School of the Arts hosts new plays by MFA playwrights December 2-7. 

  • research
    Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium

    Learn more about current research at Rutgers University-Camden during the New Faculty Research Symposium December 2.

  • solar system
    Planetary Late Night

    People of all ages are invited to explore some of the planetary features of our solar system at Rutgers University Geology Museum December 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • book
    Writers in Camden: Shelly Oria

    The Writers in Camden series hosts a reading by Israeli author Shelly Oria December 2 in conjunction with the exhibition “Visions of Place, Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art” at the Stedman Gallery. 

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