Like many of you out there, I had been waiting an eternity for Season 6 of Game of Thrones (GoT) to finally begin. Upon watching the first episode last night, I initiated my series of weekly GoT rituals, complete with HBOGo, a bag of Tostitos chips, a jar of warm queso, and a trusty GoT-watching partner at my side. But even as I look forward to indulging in this event for the next ten weeks, I realized this morning that the month of April is coming to a close, and soon I, with fellow SASHP graduating seniors, will be moving on from the comforts of college campus and into the demands of the real world.
Before I pass the baton onto my successor in the Honors Media Team, I would like to spend the next couple weeks doing what I do best for you all, which is churning out the weekly Newsletter! We've got a few announcements and events for you this week, so check them out below!
For anyone who applied for the position of Digital Historian, reviews of applications are underway. Please keep an eye out for an email regarding a possible interview with us soon!
We are counting down the days to another bittersweet ending of spring semester--bitter for the barrage of finals and sweet for the onset of summer vacation! Take it easy before we hit the storm of exams--it's too beautiful outside to stress out!
Student Director of Honors Media
Need Honors credits? Consider taking this newly made Honors section of Research Method!
Research Methods, with Nuria Sagarra (01:940:365:H1) - 3 credits
Core requirement satisfied: QQ: Cognitive Skills and Processes: Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
This course is aimed at undergraduate students with interests in cognitive psychology, linguistics, bilingualism, or language acquisition, but students from any sciences relying on quantitative data, including social and behavioral sciences, are welcome. Previous knowledge in math, statistics, or programming is not required.
Dine with Dean Kim-Lee this Friday! In this Student Takeover with Monica Sung (SASHP/RBS Finance major), you can stop by for some pizza and tips on how to be career ready! Learn how to make an elevator pitch, bring your resume for useful feedback, find out the difference between Business Casual and Professional, and more!
Open to all SASHP students.
Date: Friday, April 29 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: McCormick Lounge, Busch Campus Contact: Dean Kim-Lee at email@example.com
Reunite with members of your SASHP class, and meet Alumni from Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University College Honors/Scholars Programs, and the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program over wine and light refreshments at the 2016 Honors Alumni Gathering on Saturday, April 30 from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Raritan River Lounge, Student Activities Center (CAC).
Learn about ways you can stay connected to the SAS Honors Program after graduation!
Come be a part of the process as Feminist Advocacy students engage you in thinking about issues such as child brides, violence against women, power of the media and more, based on their experiences during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and interaction with global and local activists.
Date: Monday, April 25 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GAIA Centers and their university partners are proud to present a book discussion, moderated by Dean Rick Schroeder, with Professor Asher Ghertner (Geography and South Asian Studies), author of Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi (OUP, 2015) and Professor Daniel Goldstein (Anthropology), author of Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City (Duke, 2016).
Part of the GAIA Centers' Global Urbanism biennial theme programming, this event is co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Geography, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the South Asian Studies Program.
The book discussion will be from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM and the reception from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
All are welcome!
Date: Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, Lower Dodge Gallery, College Ave Campus Contact: Rick Lee at email@example.com
Part of Confucius Institute of Rutgers University's (CIRU) Distinguished Lecture series, this lecture by Professor Kevin O'Brien, University of California-Berkeley, will explore the psychological coercion China uses to prevent protest. "Relational repression" may be carried out by people with only a loose connection to the state's coercive apparatus, such as relatives, friends, or neighbors of the target who work for the government or receive benefits. It is costly to conduct, but it can be effective in demobilizing resistance and preventing a person from taking part in protests again.
Date: Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 PM Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Ave Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students at Rutgers University and RBHS can apply for part-time positions to help pay for the cost of their education. The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid administers two programs: the Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) and the Job Location and Development Program (JLDP).
Students and employers can learn more about each of these programs, submit job descriptions, or find available part-time work by checking out the Fair! See the webpage for more details.
Date: Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 AM - 3:00PM Location: College Ave Student Center, MPR, College Ave Campus
Please join us as Professor Paul McEuen, Cornell University, presents "The Future of Small." The following is an abstract for the lecture.
Small is, put simply, big. Ever-smaller electronic devices have revolutionized our lives, placing unprecedented computational power and communication abilities literally in the palm of our hands. But small is not over. A different type of miniaturization, the miniaturization of machines, is only just getting underway.
In this talk, I will discuss some strategies to construct micro and nano scale machines and the interesting physics to be explored. Included will be results from my own group on everything from using 2D materials for paper arts to listening to the world's smallest guitar.
All are welcome.
Date: Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30 PM Location: Physics Lecture Hall, Busch Campus
Please join us this Thursday as we present "The Amber Molecular Modeling Package with Dr. David Case."
Computer simulations of proteins and nucleic acids are an increasingly important tool in structural biology, but require considerable computational resources. Rutgers' own Dr. David Case, who oversees development of the Amber suite of programs for biomolecular simulation, will provide an overview of the programs with an emphasis on performance issues on GPUs and on multi-core CPUs.
The Center for African Studies is proud to present the 11th Annual African Studies Association Presidential Lecture, entitled "Gender Justice, Human Rights and the Problem of Culture," delivered by our very own Dorothy Hodgson, Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Anthropology, as well as a co-founder of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers.
Date: Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 PM Location: Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, College Ave Campus Contact: email@example.com
An anticipated group of 160+ employers will network with more than 2,500 students and alumni to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields. This event is open to Rutgers University students and alumni from all three campuses and academic areas as well as the general public. Consider putting together a resume, dressing up, and checking it out! For more details, see the website here.
Date: Friday, April 29 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center (The RAC), Livingston Campus
The Zimmerli invites students to enjoy a break at the end of the semester. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Raging through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz. Slide Jam follows with artists Spencer Merolla and Ben Suga. Throughout the evening, local pop/blues/hip hop duo Kay and Ray performs. See the webpage for more details.
Free admission and complimentary refreshments.
Date: Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, College Ave Campus
Do you know a student who needs a new spot to study for finals? When the Zimmerli opens on Wednesday, May 4, it will remain open for 24 hours to accommodate Rutgers students preparing for exams. Comfortable and quiet gallery spaces are equipped with free WiFi, electrical outlets, and added seating. During the overnight hours, the museum offers complimentary snacks, beverages, and creative study break activities, as well as yoga and meditation sessions (mats provided).
Become an IRW Learning Community Scholar in Fall 2016!
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 learning community seminar. The Institute for Research on Women invites all students to apply for the Fall 2016 non-residential learning community seminar focused on Feminist In/Security: Surveillance, Bodies, Borders. This discussion-based 1.5 credit seminar will provide you with an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and explore topics ranging from transnational labor and migration to environmental activism and identity politics, all through the prisms of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
Rutgers has a formal internship program that can be taken over the Summer for credit! Note: You must already have an internship in place. See the website for details on how to apply. Deadline is June 1st.
Rutgers Turfgrass Research Farm Summer Help Needed
Rutgers Horticultural Research Farm #2, 102 Ryder’s Lane New Brunswick NJ 08901. Near the Rutgers Display Gardens. This facility is where the field research for the Plant Biology – Pathology’s faculty is performed. The research includes golf turf management, turf breading, disease/weed/insect controls, athletic field management, and several other applications.
Job Title & Duration:
Seasonal Agricultural work type 4, it is an hourly position lasting 6-9 months starting mid-April thru the end of November.
8:30 AM- 5:00 PM 8 hour days throughout the summer months, but also looking for students that can work for 3-4 hr. Excellent opportunity for Rutgers students - We are very flexible around students class schedules year-round.
Mower operation, irrigation setup, landscape tasks, helping in the farm shop, and field planting preparations. Applicants s
Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will implement the first of its kind, local Government Advocacy Internship Program, centered on encouraging and educating the next generation of Jewish youth as to the mechanisms of advocacy via exposure to State and municipal government, politics and advocacy. It will serve twenty-five to fifty college and graduate school-aged students in its first year from the New York and New Jersey regions.
Applications must be submitted to SWC Eastern Director Michael Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2016!
See the application packet for more details on the internship and how to apply! For questions, please call Michael Cohen at 212-697-1180.
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