Arts & Culture Calendar

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Writers House

Special guest and haiku artist Tazuo Yamaguchi presents Haiku Dojo, a workshop for writers. Hosted by the Writers House. Admission is free. Learn more

Wednesday, March 1 - 12:15 pm
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring harpsichordist Gavin Black. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, March 1 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Room 110, Fine Arts Building

Haiku artist Tazuo Yamaguchi will present, read, and perform haiku from his more than 30 years of practice. Incorporating the whimsical with the musical and philosophical, Yamaguchi will delve deep into the art of the short poem, exploring the ways modern-day spoken haiku can counter a world overloaded with information. Presented by the Writers House. Admission is free. Learn more

Thursday, March 2 -
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Student Works Gallery, Campus Center

Have selfies changed how the current generation approaches self portraiture? The Student Works Gallery is hosting an opening reception for "Selfie/Self Portrait," a student art exhibit located in the Campus Center by the Corner Store. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, March 3 - 12:15 pm
Faculty Lounge, Third Floor, Armitage Hall

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change.

Wednesday, March 8 - 12:15 pm
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring the Aizuri Quartet. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Saturday, March 18 - 8:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

This dazzling display of youth and spring features early works by Mozart and Schubert, and Respighi's charming depiction of birdsong, "The Birds." Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" showcases principal cellist Yoni Draiblate. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit symphonyinc.org.

Monday, March 20 -
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

The acclaimed Electric Café series continues with violinist/composer/technologist Robin Cox performing works for violin and electronics from his new album, Ghost of Time. Throughout the series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden. These free lunchtime concerts are unlike anything you've ever heard or seen before, weaving music, digital technology, video, and more into one searing performance.

Wednesday, March 22 - 12:15 pm
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring pianist Jean Lin. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, March 22 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

This annual panel features Kirby Kim of the literary agency Janklow & Nesbit Associates, Whitney Peeling of the literary public relations agency Broadside, and Lee Boudreaux of publisher Hachette Book Group. The panelists will discuss the process of bringing a book into the world. Admission is free. Learn more

Wednesday, March 22 - 8:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

Civil rights activist, journalist, and political commentator Shaun King will give a free, public talk. King is senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator for the Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Young Turks, and author of the book The Power of 100!: Kickstart Your Dreams, Build Momentum, and Discover Unlimited Possibility. Register to attend by Wednesday, March 22, 4 p.m. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door before the event begins.

Thursday, March 23 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Room E112, Law School Building (east)

Frances Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy and professor of philosophy at Harvard University, will deliver this lecture sponsored by the Institute for Law and Philosophy. Held at the law school's Newark location, the lecture by will be simulcast in Camden.

Thursday, March 23 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Room E403 (Faculty Lounge), Rutgers Law School , Camden

The New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, the Rutgers Law School Women's Law Caucus, and the Minority Student Program present this discussion on women working in government legal positions. Panelists are: Fabiana Reeves, attorney-in-charge at the U.S. Attorney's Trenton Office; Arupa Barua, equal opportunity officer at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission; Judith O'Boyle, chief attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; Wanda Y.

Tuesday, March 28 -
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Moderated by Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, a panel of five leading experts, including Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon, will discuss how universities engage in community development as a social justice mission to revitalize neighborhoods and communities. Hosted by the Community Leadership Center, as part of its Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice Lecture Series.

Tuesday, March 28 -
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Neighborhood Center, 278 Kaighn Avenue, Camden

The State and Local Economic Development Policy graduate student conference is organized by doctoral students in the Public Affairs-Community Development Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University–Camden. This year's theme is Municipal Transformation and Economic Equality. Free and open to the public. Learn more and register to attend

Tuesday, March 28 -
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

This panel discussion will explore discrimination and intolerance in the Trump era. Panelists are: Patricia L. Adams, vice president - program manager and diversity lead, JP Morgan Chase and Co.; Oscar Holmes IV, assistant professor of management, Rutgers School of Business–Camden; and Ines Meier, adjunct professor of psychology, Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences. The panel moderator is Ma'isha L. Aziz, adjunct professor of business law at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

Wednesday, March 29 - 11:15 am
Room 110, Honors College Building, 319 Cooper Street

Stephen D. Bryen, an alumnus of the Rutgers University–Camden College of Arts and Sciences, will give a lecture on public policy and cyber security. Bryen has held roles such as the senior staff director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the deputy undersecretary of defense for trade security policy. Hosted by Dean Kriste Lindenmeyer and the Department of Political Science. Contact Teresa Moffett to register to attend. 

Wednesday, March 29 - 12:15 pm
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring violist Adelya Shagidullina and pianist Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Friday, March 31 -
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Campus Center

This one-day conference will bring together research on the diversity of practices, identities, and institutions of unfreedom—in the past and present, in the United States and beyond—and how the ghosts of those diverse unfreedoms continue to inhabit, animate, and haunt the present. The keynote speaker is historical and cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

Friday, March 31 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Clark Commons, Rutgers Law School

Political and legal activism is increasingly carried out on social media and the internet, yet digital data can easily be lost or erased. This panel addresses the challenges of preserving and documenting this unfolding history. Admission is free. Learn more and register to attend

Friday, March 31 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Academy Award nominee and Rutgers–Camden screenwriting professor Emud Mokhberi will discuss the adaptation of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir on life after suffering a paralyzing stroke, which he wrote by blinking of his left eye.