Today is yet another day to stay in from the gray and enjoy the SAS Honors Newsletter! There are several important announcements this week, and a wealth of campus events to check out in your free time. See them below!
We are currently seeking a Digital Historian to join the SAS Honors Media Team! See this post for more details. The deadline to apply is next Monday, April 18.
Have you been reading the SAS Honors Blog?
Last week, Emilie Broek, our international student perspective, reflected in "April Laziness" and what this particular month tells us about where we are in the school year.
Do you have any pictures from SAS Honors events?
Send them our way to email@example.com! Please include names of the event and people featured. Please note that the photos may be posted on SASHP social media, including the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
And lastly, remember, you can stay updated on SAS Honors announcements and events by liking our Facebook and Twitter!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Student Director of Honors Media
Do you have expertise in video editing and photography? The SAS Honors Media Team is looking to expand, and we are pleased to announce the new paid position of Digital Historian!
The Digital Historian will be expected to work with other members of the Honors Media Team and the SAS Honors deans, to produce media that may be displayed on the SAS Honors webpage and social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Responsibilities will include creating and editing short videos, organizing the Honors Program photographic archive, maintaining a SASHP YouTube Channel, and managing a team of media volunteers.
In addition, the Digital Historian must work a minimum of two (2) hours in the SASHP Main Office, and occasional weekend and evening hours. Experience with iMovie or other video editing software is expected.
You are also welcome to submit a resume and/or a portfolio of video/photographic art work to supplement your application. Please send to the Honors Media Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and write in the subject of the email "Digital Historian Application - [Your Name]".
DEADLINE TO APPLY is Monday, April 18 by 11:59 PM.
Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you!
Stacey Damito, Nida Saeed, Rebecca Padersky, and SAS Honors Deans
Honors Media Team
An Evening at the Theater: Urinetown
Presented by the Livingston Theatre Company
"In a city stricken with a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, the government has enforced a ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!"
Hear first-hand accounts from returned volunteers at Success in Service: Life After Peace Corps!
“Success in Service: Life after Peace Corps” is a student-organized, TED-style program featuring diverse, passionate Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who share their stories about how service impacted their personal and professional trajectory.
“Success in Service” is a collaborative effort by the Peace Corps and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The Rutgers Writing Program announces its 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference!
Undergraduate students from across Rutgers University will present outstanding research writing projects to an audience of faculty, students, friends, and family at the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference (URWC). The 48 student presenters were selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants who completed noteworthy research projects in Rutgers Writing Program courses in 2015. Each submission underwent a rigorous selection process, leaving little room for anything other than exceptional.
Research topics include issues in medicine, social science, popular culture, sports, film, literature, gender studies and more. Student presenters are eligible for merit awards of $100 and $200 sponsored by the English Department, the Writing Program, SAS, and SEBS. The URWC is a unique opportunity for scholars to exchange ideas, discuss significant topics, and network between students and faculty. Expected attendance at the event is 400 people. Come and support the RU Undergraduate community!
Panel sessions will run from 10:20-11:40, 1:40-3:00, and 3:20-4:40. The Awards lunch will take place from 12:00-1:20pm in Livingston Hall.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free!
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Livingston Student Center, Livingston Campus Contact: Christine Kim at email@example.com
Did you know that Rutgers Gardens offers spring classes? Well, they're filling up quickly! Register today for classes geared towards beginner or experienced gardeners. Topics include Container Gardening and America's Story of the Tomato.
Dr. Jay Keasling will deliver the 2016 Ron Morris Lecture at 4 PM on April 12th in the Main Lecture Hall of RWJMS in Piscataway. His lecture is titled "Engineering Microbial Metabolism for Production of Chemicals and Fuels". A reception in the Great Hall will follow.
Dr. Keasling is world renowned for his genetic engineering exploits that convert microorganisms into factories that produce specialty chemicals. One of his most spectacular accomplishments was synthesizing the precursors of potent anti-malarial drugs inside yeast, a method that is now used to make much of the world's supply of anti-malarial agents. He has since turned his focus to designing microbes that synthesize fossil fuel alternatives. Dr. Keasling's scientific presentations are both engaging and accessible to a wide audience.
Dr. Keasling is Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering at University of California Berkeley. He is a member of the in the National Academy of Inventors and the National Academy of Engineers. He is also the founder of several successful biotech companies.
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 PM Location: RWJ Medical School, Main Lecture Hall, Busch Campus
The Health Professions Office is honored to announce that celebrated alumnus, Dr. Steven Stylianos, will be coming to campus, Dr. Stylianos plans to discuss his path from Rutgers, to his current position as Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Stylianos spoke on campus a few years ago, and those students who were privileged to attend, found him to be down-to-earth, friendly, candid, and sincerely interested in helping premed students. They found his presentation to be very uplifting and enlightening.
Dr. Stylianos encourages you to bring your questions. See READ MORE for a 2009 article he was featured in.
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM Location: Tillett Hall, Rm 254, Livingston Campus
Because the room only holds 204 people, please RSVP as soon as possible. Seats will fill up quickly.
Mark Doty, author of Deep Lane, and Belinda McKeon, author of Tender, are part of the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series and will be reading at this free event, open to the public. A book signing and dessert reception will follow the event!
See READ More for details on each author!
Date: Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Location: College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room, College Ave Campus Contact: Anna Maron at firstname.lastname@example.org or (848) 932-7380
Exhibition Celebration for "Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection"
The afternoon features a curator-led exhibition tour, followed by a discussion on American and Soviet Cold War art and politics, with guests John J. Curley (Wake Forest University) and David Foglesong (Rutgers), and a reception. Free admission!
The Department of Germanic, Russian, & East European Languages & Literatures presents
The Spring 2016 Rodig Lecture
Climate and Culture: Thinking the Anthropocene, ca. 1800
With Eva Horn, Vienna University
The current debates revolving around the concept of the Anthropocene tend to lack a historical genealogy. In spite of some suggestions, the awareness of humankind’s profound impact on the global climate and the Earth’s life system is often deemed to be a relatively new insight. This lecture proposes to take a look at climate theories of the 18th century in order to reassess this notion and to avoid the shortcomings of the current debate. By examining the relationship between climate and culture, writers such as Montesquieu, Buffon, and Herder establish a theory of how human cultures and their natural conditions of existence are being negotiated.
See READ MORE for details on the speaker and the event.
Date: Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, College Ave Campus Contact: German Dept at 732-932-7201 or email@example.com
Visit the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory to view the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope (weather permitting). The observatory is open for two hours starting at 8:30 p.m. (October through March) or starting about one hour after sunset (April through September, when it is not yet dark at 8:30 p.m.).
Public viewing dates this month are April 14, 21, and 28.
Observing will be canceled for that night if the skies are cloudy at the beginning of the observing session. Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information.
Next Public Open Night Date: Thursday, April 14 at 8:30 PM Location: Schommer Astronomical Observatory, Serin Physics Labs, Busch Campus Contact: 732-735-5483 (and leave a voice message)
Student Peacemakers is hosting its second annual Concert for Peace! Come out to Bishop Beach to check out local bands and enjoy free food as you show your support for Inti Huahuacuna, a school dedicated to helping at-risk children in Cusco, Peru. All proceeds from the event will go to buying food, clothes, school supplies, hygiene products, and games for the kids. For more information on the event, how to get involved, or how to perform as a musical act, visit our event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/525501994295813/
Hope to see you all there and happy peacemaking!
Date: Thursday, April 14 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Bishop Beach, College Ave Campus Contact: Student Peacemakers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The HUB City Music Festival to benefit Elijah's Promise begins this Thursday!
The people behind HUB City Music Festival are extremely grateful to the New Brunswick Cultural Center, Iguana Music, New Brunswick City Market, the musicians and all the participating establishments for their support for the festival.
Apply for the Middle Stone Age NSF Research Experience! Undergraduates from 2 or 4 year colleges can apply to work in Ethiopia, conducting research in archaeology, paleontology, geochronology, geochemistry, and geology.