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The School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Staff Excellence

The School of Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Recognition Program held its first awards ceremony Feb. 22 at Winants Hall, honoring staff employees across the school-a diverse group that includes program coordinators, administrative assistants, laboratory specialists, and the academic services and advising team. Read the story on the Arts and Sciences website's newsroom page and learn more about this dedicated and distinguished group of professionals and the many ways they serve the School.

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Across Words: The Affective Politics of Learning Another('s) Language

A talk by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Professor of English, New York University. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsors: Department of English, AMESALL, Rutgers Libraries.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Ave 
Email Contact: martine.adams@rutgers.edu

A talk with novelist, Dacia Maraini, Women Writers: From Convent to Brothel

Dacia Maraini is one of the foremost contemporary Italian women writers. Her novels have been translated in 22 languages. She is an advocate for women's rights and the prevention of violence against women.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 4:30pm
Location: AB 4052

The Judge: a Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies invites you to join us for a new documentary by Erika Cohn that follows Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman judge to be appointed to a religious court in the Middle East, in Palestine. THE JUDGE pays tribute to Muslim women's leadership, and we are working to bring the film to campuses and communities this fall in order to promote interfaith dialogue; provides rare insight into Shari'a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Ave 
Email Contact: martine.adams@rutgers.edu

Careers in Law: Tell your Students!

Please join us for a night of networking and exploration at the Careers in Law panel! This event is a panel of legal professionals in different realms of the field, sharing their experiences and advice, as well as meeting students. This will take place at Eagleton Institute of Politics, and no reservations are required.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Eagleton Institute of Politics 
Email Contact: heumann@polisci.rutgers.edu

Economics Department Seminar Series

Monica Deza, Hunter College, presents "The Effects of the Military Service on the Next Generation's Criminal Participation: Evidence from the Vietnam Draft Lottery" as part of the Empirical Microeconomics seminar series.

Date: March 1, 2019 
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: NJ Hall, 3rd Floor Library 
Email Contact: holman@economics.rutgers.edu

Genetic Seminar Series with speaker Dr. Takashi Akera

The Department of Genetics invites you to a research seminar featuring Takashi Akera, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, presenting "Molecular and evolutionary strategies of meiotic cheating by selfish genetic elements."

Date: March 4, 2019 
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Location: Life Sciences Bldg, Auditorium/ Busch Campus/ Piscataway

Genetic Seminar Series with speaker Dr. Shawn Liu

The Department of Genetics invites you to a research seminar featuring Shawn Liu, Ph.D., Damon Runyon Fellow Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT presenting "Decoding the Epigenome to Explore Biological Functions and Therapeutic Opportunities."

Date: March 4, 2019 
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location: Life Sciences Bldg, Auditorium/ Busch Campus/ Piscataway

Sociology Spring Colloquium: Chinyere Osuji (Rutgers-Camden)

Chinyere Osuji, Rutgers University-Camden, will be speaking about her research that examines how black-white interracial couples negotiate ethnoracial boundaries in Brazil and the U.S. While other scholars have looked only at blacks in both countries, relied solely on survey data, or made assumptions about race based on personal experiences in these two societies, Boundaries of Love is the first qualitative study to systematically compare how Americans and Brazilians, both black and white, make sense of race and ethnicity in their lives.

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 11:30 - 1:00pm
Location: Department of Sociology Seminar Room 
Email Contact: arc249@sociology.rutgers.edu

Extinctions Late Night

Join us for an evolution-themed night and learn about the "Big Five" Extinctions and how they caused Earth's ecosystems to change through time! Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities will be set up around the museum for this event and people are welcome to come and go as they please. We encourage all ages to come participate and learn something new!

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Geology Museum, Geology Hall, 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Dorianne Laux

Join us for the next installment of the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series featuring Dorianne Laux. Laux is the author of ONLY AS THE DAY IS LONG: New and Selected Poems, to be published in 2019 by W.W. Norton. Over six volumes, her poems have looked deeply into the complicated terrain of love and desire. With their humor, their deep regard for courage and persistence, these poems bend in the direction of praise; even the darkest of Laux's poems are gestures toward grace.

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 8:00pm
Location: College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room 
Email Contact: sabrina.delpiano@rutgers.edu

"Beyond the 'I': When Memoir Meets History," a talk and workshop

Join Mimi Schwartz for a workshop to explore how memoir can be used to help put a face on social issues. This IRW event is part of the Rutgers Public Engagement Project. Attendance is limited and by registration only. Application deadline: Monday, 3/4, 11:59 p.m.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm
Location: RDJC Conference Room, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus

Central American Migration Symposium

You are all cordially invited to the Central American Migration Symposium - one of CLAS's major events this Spring. The symposium features talks by Susan Coutin, University of California-Irvine, Soledad Alvarez Velasco, Kings College, UK, and a special screening of the documentary film "Colossus." Followed by a Q and A with filmmaker Jonathan Schienberg and Colossus star Jamil Sunsin - a US citizen teenager whose family has been deported to Honduras.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 3:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Ave. 
Email Contact: global_announcements@email.rutgers.edu

Public Histories of Immigration

Join the History Department and Public History Program for a roundtable discussion of how historic sites and agencies interpret the past and present of immigration for diverse audiences with staff from the nation's eminent immigration history institutions and historians. Featuring: Kathryn Lloyd, Tenement Museum; Peter Wong, State of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum; and Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers History Department.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 4:00pm
Location: RCHA - AB 6th floor 
Email Contact: publichistory@history.rutgers.edu

Geography Speaker Series/GGP (Graduate Geographers Project) Symposia

Please join us for a talk by Akira Drake Rodriquez, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, on "Planning without Deviants: The Conservative Turn in Public Housing Tenant Organizing in the 1980s." Organizer: Graduate Geographers Project (GGP).

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 3:00pm
Location: TIL-246, Livingston 
Email Contact: cleo.bartos@rutgers.edu

CHES Lecture: Hips in Human Evolution

As part of the 2018-19 Lecture Series of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES), Dr. Ashley Hammond, American Museum of Natural History, will present "Hips in Human Evolution."

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Ruth Adams Building Room 001

"Time and Landscape at the Beginning of Chinese Writing," by Kuang Yu Chen

Please join us! China Lunch Hour is a space where China scholars, including faculty and advanced doctoral students, from Rutgers and nearby universities can come together to share their ongoing research. Every month there is a speaker followed by discussion. Lunch is provided!

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick

Arts and Sciences News Digest Upcoming Events: Submit your items!

Dear Faculty and Staff: Enter upcoming events into the SAS News Manager for inclusion in our Upcoming Events email sent weekly during the fall and spring! Let the rest of the Arts and Sciences community know what is happening in your department, program, or center!

Date: December 31, 2019 
Time: Enter your event when you schedule it!
Location: submit online

The digest is published to provide timely information about events and activities of particular interest to School of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff. To submit an announcement for consideration, complete the online submission form by Friday at 5pm for the following Thursday's digest.









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The School of Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Recognition Program held its first awards ceremony Feb. 22 at Winants Hall, honoring staff employees across the school-a diverse group that includes program coordinators, administrative assistants, laboratory specialists, and the academic services and advising team. Read the story on the Arts and Sciences website's newsroom page and learn more about this dedicated and distinguished group of professionals and the many ways they serve the School.

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A talk by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Professor of English, New York University. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsors: Department of English, AMESALL, Rutgers Libraries.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Ave 
Email Contact: martine.adams@rutgers.edu

Dacia Maraini is one of the foremost contemporary Italian women writers. Her novels have been translated in 22 languages. She is an advocate for women's rights and the prevention of violence against women.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 4:30pm
Location: AB 4052

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies invites you to join us for a new documentary by Erika Cohn that follows Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman judge to be appointed to a religious court in the Middle East, in Palestine. THE JUDGE pays tribute to Muslim women's leadership, and we are working to bring the film to campuses and communities this fall in order to promote interfaith dialogue; provides rare insight into Shari'a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Ave 
Email Contact: martine.adams@rutgers.edu

Please join us for a night of networking and exploration at the Careers in Law panel! This event is a panel of legal professionals in different realms of the field, sharing their experiences and advice, as well as meeting students. This will take place at Eagleton Institute of Politics, and no reservations are required.

Date: February 28, 2019 
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Eagleton Institute of Politics 
Email Contact: heumann@polisci.rutgers.edu

Monica Deza, Hunter College, presents "The Effects of the Military Service on the Next Generation's Criminal Participation: Evidence from the Vietnam Draft Lottery" as part of the Empirical Microeconomics seminar series.

Date: March 1, 2019 
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: NJ Hall, 3rd Floor Library 
Email Contact: holman@economics.rutgers.edu

The Department of Genetics invites you to a research seminar featuring Takashi Akera, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, presenting "Molecular and evolutionary strategies of meiotic cheating by selfish genetic elements."

Date: March 4, 2019 
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Location: Life Sciences Bldg, Auditorium/ Busch Campus/ Piscataway

The Department of Genetics invites you to a research seminar featuring Shawn Liu, Ph.D., Damon Runyon Fellow Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT presenting "Decoding the Epigenome to Explore Biological Functions and Therapeutic Opportunities."

Date: March 4, 2019 
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location: Life Sciences Bldg, Auditorium/ Busch Campus/ Piscataway

Chinyere Osuji, Rutgers University-Camden, will be speaking about her research that examines how black-white interracial couples negotiate ethnoracial boundaries in Brazil and the U.S. While other scholars have looked only at blacks in both countries, relied solely on survey data, or made assumptions about race based on personal experiences in these two societies, Boundaries of Love is the first qualitative study to systematically compare how Americans and Brazilians, both black and white, make sense of race and ethnicity in their lives.

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 11:30 - 1:00pm
Location: Department of Sociology Seminar Room 
Email Contact: arc249@sociology.rutgers.edu

Join us for an evolution-themed night and learn about the "Big Five" Extinctions and how they caused Earth's ecosystems to change through time! Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities will be set up around the museum for this event and people are welcome to come and go as they please. We encourage all ages to come participate and learn something new!

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Geology Museum, Geology Hall, 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick

Join us for the next installment of the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series featuring Dorianne Laux. Laux is the author of ONLY AS THE DAY IS LONG: New and Selected Poems, to be published in 2019 by W.W. Norton. Over six volumes, her poems have looked deeply into the complicated terrain of love and desire. With their humor, their deep regard for courage and persistence, these poems bend in the direction of praise; even the darkest of Laux's poems are gestures toward grace.

Date: March 6, 2019 
Time: 8:00pm
Location: College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room 
Email Contact: sabrina.delpiano@rutgers.edu

Join Mimi Schwartz for a workshop to explore how memoir can be used to help put a face on social issues. This IRW event is part of the Rutgers Public Engagement Project. Attendance is limited and by registration only. Application deadline: Monday, 3/4, 11:59 p.m.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm
Location: RDJC Conference Room, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus

You are all cordially invited to the Central American Migration Symposium - one of CLAS's major events this Spring. The symposium features talks by Susan Coutin, University of California-Irvine, Soledad Alvarez Velasco, Kings College, UK, and a special screening of the documentary film "Colossus." Followed by a Q and A with filmmaker Jonathan Schienberg and Colossus star Jamil Sunsin - a US citizen teenager whose family has been deported to Honduras.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 3:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Ave. 
Email Contact: global_announcements@email.rutgers.edu

Join the History Department and Public History Program for a roundtable discussion of how historic sites and agencies interpret the past and present of immigration for diverse audiences with staff from the nation's eminent immigration history institutions and historians. Featuring: Kathryn Lloyd, Tenement Museum; Peter Wong, State of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum; and Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers History Department.

Date: March 7, 2019 
Time: 4:00pm
Location: RCHA - AB 6th floor 
Email Contact: publichistory@history.rutgers.edu

Please join us for a talk by Akira Drake Rodriquez, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, on "Planning without Deviants: The Conservative Turn in Public Housing Tenant Organizing in the 1980s." Organizer: Graduate Geographers Project (GGP).

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 3:00pm
Location: TIL-246, Livingston 
Email Contact: cleo.bartos@rutgers.edu

As part of the 2018-19 Lecture Series of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES), Dr. Ashley Hammond, American Museum of Natural History, will present "Hips in Human Evolution."

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Ruth Adams Building Room 001

Please join us! China Lunch Hour is a space where China scholars, including faculty and advanced doctoral students, from Rutgers and nearby universities can come together to share their ongoing research. Every month there is a speaker followed by discussion. Lunch is provided!

Date: March 8, 2019 
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: 24 College Avenue, New Brunswick

Dear Faculty and Staff: Enter upcoming events into the SAS News Manager for inclusion in our Upcoming Events email sent weekly during the fall and spring! Let the rest of the Arts and Sciences community know what is happening in your department, program, or center!

Date: December 31, 2019 
Time: Enter your event when you schedule it!
Location: submit online

The digest is published to provide timely info