Arts & Culture Calendar

October 2018

Monday, October 1 -
11:20 am to 12:30 pm
Campus Center

The Rutgers–Camden community will begin LGBTQIA+ History Month with an opening ceremony and flag raising. Cameron Whitley, Office of Diversity and Inclusion coordinator, will present remarks for the opening ceremony and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware will give a performance.

Tuesday, October 2 - 10:00 am
Fine Arts Building, Music and Media Lab, Room 215

Guest musician Scott L. Miller presents "Ecosystemic Music and Environmental Sound Art." Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Tuesday, October 2 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Science Building, main level, lecture hall

Bomyi Lim, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, University of Pennsylvania, will give a guest talk titled "Dynamic Control of Gene Expression in Developing Embryos." Sponsored by the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.  

Tuesday, October 2 - 12:45 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 110

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with students and the community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. The fall 2018 theme is "Professional Practices." Learn more

Wednesday, October 3 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, second floor, Mallery Music Room

Featuring Olena Haviuk-Sheremet, piano. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Thursday, October 4 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
401 Penn Classroom

Acclaimed poet, essayist, educator, and publisher Haki R. Madhubuti will be a guest of the Africana Studies program. Madhubuti is a recipient of the National Book Award and founder of pioneering cultural institutions such as Third World Press and the Institute of Positive Education, as well as the author of more than 30 books. The conversation will be facilitated by South Jersey historian, author, and poet Sandra Turner Barnes. 

Thursday, October 4 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Northgate Park, Sixth and Elm Streets, Camden

This family-friendly kick-off event will feature a storyteller to delight listeners, as well as art activities, book discussion group sign-ups, and giveaways. Each participant will receive a copy of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez or an age-appropriate companion book. For more information or to have your own In the Time of the Butterflies book group, call Noreen Scott Garrity at 856-225-6306. Learn more about The Big Read at Rutgers–Camden.

Saturday, October 6 -
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Digital Commons, 101 Cooper Street

While digesting the best that audio has to offer, participants will also get an introduction to the technical side of podcast design, including open-source sound recording technology, basic sound design, and editing. General admission: $40 full day, $25 half day; Camden residents: $20 full day, $10 half day; Rutgers students: free. Learn more and register to attend

Monday, October 8 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 109

Mattia Casalegno is a guest in the SkypeOnArt Series. Renowned artists Skype in from other parts of the globe to share their work and answer questions from the audience. Learn more

Tuesday, October 9 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

This café-style event features coffee and desserts from Latin American countries. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Sponsored by the Latin American Student Organization.

Wednesday, October 10 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, second floor, Mallery Music Room

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

Wednesday, October 10 -
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Part of the Letters Home Project, the national nonprofit Warrior Writers will facilitate a workshop for veterans. An experienced facilitator will guide participants through a series of writing prompts that engage veterans' experiences. All veterans are invited to attend this free event, regardless of Rutgers affiliation. RSVP to attend

Hosted by the Writers House. Letters Home is generously supported in part by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Wednesday, October 10 - 5:30 pm
Alumni House, 312 Cooper Street

Holly Blackford, professor of English, will give a talk on the imagery in this year's The Big Read selection, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Learn more about The Big Read at Rutgers–Camden.

Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

Thursday, October 11 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

In this free workshop, graduate students and writing instructors John Mark Brown, Zach Kennedy-Lopez, and Andrea Quinn will lead LGBTQIA+ students in an exploration of the "Coming Out" narrative. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will work to isolate significant moments in their own journeys and develop effective ways to convey the significance of those moments to their readers. Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration.

Thursday, October 11 - 12:45 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

Guest speaker Marina Mikhaylova, assistant professor of anthropology, Temple University, will give a lecture titled "Ambivalent Europeans: Global Processes through the Lens of Youth Projects," which will examine the challenge of studying transnational processes. Hosted by the Exploring Interdisciplinary Global Studies Project

Thursday, October 11 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Learn about the bones and artifacts of the Arch Street Project while networking with Rutgers–Camden alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Led by Kimberlee Moran, associate teaching professor and director of forensics, a multidisciplinary team of Rutgers–Camden students will present their research findings on historical remains from some of Philadelphia's earliest residents. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

Friday, October 12 -
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Watch a free screening of Dolores (2017), a documentary film about American activist Dolores Huerta, who is an equal partner in co-founding the first farm-workers' union with Cesar Chavez. A reception will follow. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Sponsored by the Chancellor's Office. 

Dolores Huerta will give free, public lecture Oct. 12, 4 p.m. in the Campus Center. Learn more

Friday, October 12 -
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge, Third Floor

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.

Friday, October 12 - 4:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights icon who has spent most of her life as a political activist, fighting for better working conditions for farm workers and the rights of the downtrodden. During this free, public lecture, Huerta will chronicle her experiences and offer her thoughts on the importance of activism today. Register to attend

Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. 

Tuesday, October 16 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Science Building, main level, lecture hall

Martin Yarmush, Paul & Mary Monroe Endowed Chair and distinguished professor of biomedical engineering, will give a talk titled "Emerging Technologies and Biomedical Engineering Innovation." Sponsored by the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.

Tuesday, October 16 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House, Room 104, 305 Cooper Street

This free poetry workshop will invite participants to create work that explores an aspect of their personal, family, or neighborhood history. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to bring a family photo, document, or artifact to the workshop. Learn more

Wednesday, October 17 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, second floor, Mallery Music Room

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

Wednesday, October 17 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Rufan Luo, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss her recent research regarding influences on children's language development during this free, public lecture. A group discussion will follow. Lunch (pizza and beverages) will be provided. For more information, contact Jeannie Garmon

Wednesday, October 17 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Writers House

Submit your fiction or nonfiction to a workshop with author Melissa Febos. Three manuscripts of 10 pages or fewer will be selected; all are welcome to read the workshop samples and attend. Submit your work by Oct. 8Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration. Learn more.

Wednesday, October 17 - 3:30 pm
Honors College, 319 Cooper Street

Wayne Glasker, associate professor of history, and Roy Jones CCAS'70, executive director of the National Institute for Healthy Human Spaces Inc., will lead the discussion. Guests are asked to meet outside the Honors College, located at 319 Cooper Street on the Rutgers–Camden campus. 

Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden. Part of Camden County History Week.

Wednesday, October 17 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center, Conference Rooms West ABC

Author Melissa Febos will read from her work. She is the writer of the memoir Whip Smart and the essay collections Abandon Me and GirlhoodLearn more and resister to attend. Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration.

Sponsored by the Writers House, the Gender Studies program, and the Division of Student Affairs.

Thursday, October 18 - 11:30 am
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

The Department of Public Policy and Administration Brown Bag Series presents guest speaker Ivonne Roman giving the talk "Attribution Rates in Police Academies by Gender." Guests are invited to bring their lunch to this free, public event. 

Thursday, October 18 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Conference Rooms South ABC

Hear from the creator and writer of the bestselling romance graphic novel Bingo Love during this lunch-and-learn conversation with Tee Franklin. Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration. Learn more.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Gender Studies program. 

Thursday, October 18 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the artists and artwork of Frankensteined, an exhibition coordinated with the Rutgers–Camden Theater production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Learn more about the Student Works Gallery.

Friday, October 19 - 6:00 pm
401 Penn Classroom

Camden 28 is a 2007 documentary about the 28 anti-Vietnam War "Catholic Left" activists who were arrested in 1971 for attempting to break in and vandalize a draft board office in Camden. 

Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden. Part of Camden County History Week

Saturday, October 20 -
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cooper Street, Camden

According to researchers at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Cooper Street in Camden dates to the 18th century and includes the Cooper Street Historic District, which is listed on the National Register for Historic Places on the basis of its architecture and its reflection of trends in American history.

Saturday, October 20 -
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Poets from all over the world, from all different backgrounds, have been writing against power for millennia. They've written against war, murder, the ideologies driving every violence, and themselves. In this Cooper Street Workshop, participants will create poems from their particular positions in the world, and study the writing of those who have done this before, with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of their purposes and possibilities as writers.

Monday, October 22 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 109

Jane Philbrick is a guest in the SkypeOnArt series. Renowned artists Skype in from other parts of the globe to share their work and answer questions from the audience. Learn more.

Tuesday, October 23 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Science Building, main level, lecture hall

Peter Galie, assistant professor of engineering, Rowan University, will give a talk titled "Shear Stress Regulates Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity through the CD44 Receptor." Sponsored by the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.

Tuesday, October 23 - 1:00 pm
Campus Center, Conference Rooms South BC

Lee Ann Westman, associate teaching professor of gender studies, will present a talk on cultural relativism and gendered violence as it relates to this year's Big Read selection, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. A specialist in American literature and culture, Westman teaches Contemporary Gender Issues, Women and the Arts, and Sexual Identity and American Popular Culture. Learn more about The Big Read at Rutgers–Camden

Wednesday, October 24 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, second floor, Mallery Music Room

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

Wednesday, October 24 -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

This fun and informative drag performance and educational session features Astala Vista, Vinchelle, Sherry Pie, and Jolina Jasmine. All are welcome to attend this free event. Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration. Learn more.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Gender Studies program. 

Thursday, October 25 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Campus Center, 326 Penn Street

The Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award is given each fall at a gala celebration in Camden, in recognition of Mary Philbrook, the first woman admitted to the New Jersey Bar. The 2018 honoree is Susan L. Burke, an experienced litigator with 30 years of experience, specializing in bringing federal class action or mass tort lawsuits to reform broken systems or fix societal problems. Register to attend.

Thursday, October 25 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center, Executive Conference Room

Kristen McCallum, founder and CEO of the creative operations studio SafeWordSociety, will be the guest speaker at this Courageous Conversations event about supporting and amplifying the voices of LGBTQIA+ people of color. The first 10 participants will receive a free Visibility Pack, a game designed by McCallum to educate on identity, community, and sexuality. Part of the LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration. Learn more.

Friday, October 26 -
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio Theater

Looking for more ways for your students to connect to poetry? Join us for this free workshop. The New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Program has lesson plans, tips and tricks for engaging students, and great classroom resources. Professional development credit is available. Register to attend.

Saturday, October 27 -
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Campus Center, West ABC Conference Room

We all know preserving historic buildings enhances the character of where we live and work, but how do we know when it's worth the money? This workshop, led by Dorothy Guzzo, executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust, and Allen Kratz, a project manager at Rebuild By Design, will introduce participants to the economic value of historic preservation. Learn more and register to attend

Monday, October 29 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Scarlet Lounge

Our LGBTQIA+ History Month celebration will conclude with a keynote by Amber Hikes, executive director of the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs. 

LGBTQIA+ History Month events are brought to you by the Gender Studies program and the Division of Student Affairs.

Tuesday, October 30 - 12:45 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 110

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and perspectives on contemporary art. The fall 2018 theme is "Professional Practices." Learn more

Wednesday, October 31 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, second floor, Mallery Music Room

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

Wednesday, October 31 - 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Walter K. Gordon Theater

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Mary Shelley's horror story, Frankenstein, Rutgers–Camden Theater kicks off its season with this thrilling stage adaptation. Purchase tickets