Arts & Culture Calendar

April 2019

Monday, April 1 - 7:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Tarana Burke, founder of the "Me Too" movement, shares the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral awakening for women's rights and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment.

Ticket information: This event is sold out. 

Tuesday, April 2 - 12:45 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will talk about her life and work. 

Tuesday, April 2 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Cheryl LaRoche, an archaeologist and author of the book Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance, will share her most recent findings and make connections with the AME Church in southern New Jersey. Community organizations and individuals are invited to create exhibits of their Underground Railroad documents, artifacts, and stories. Exhibits begin at 6 p.m.; lecture begins at 7 p.m. More information and register to attend

Wednesday, April 3 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Music Room

Featuring Alessandra Tiraterra, 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, April 3 - 12:30 pm
Rutgers Law School, 217 North Fifth Street

Rutgers Law School and its International Law Society will present the William Brennan Jr. Human Rights Award to His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The award ceremony will take place in room 106 of the Law School Building, followed by a reception in the building's faculty lounge. For more information, contact Deborah Leak

Wednesday, April 3 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Author Meg Wolitzer will read from her work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading.

The Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program attracts some of the nation's top visiting writers. Join us for a free series of readings by prizewinning authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A reception and signing follows each reading.

Friday, April 5 -
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

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. This month, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, will give the talk "The Crisis of the African-American Middle Neighborhood: Research from St.

Saturday, April 6 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Stedman Gallery

Camden: Past, Present, and Future features original artwork and the finished design for a mural spanning nearly 700 feet of construction fencing at the Camden waterfront, created in partnership with Liberty Property Trust. More than 300 schoolchildren participated in the project, which was completed through artist-led workshops at four Camden schools: Dr.

Monday, April 8 -
11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The eleventh annual Jacob Abraham and Mildred Amelia Baron Lecture Series will be presented by Sayu Bhojwani, the founder and president of New American Leaders, an organization that works to build the power and potential of first- and second-generation Americans. The talk is titled "New American Leaders: Representation, Diversity, and Democracy Reform." Register to attend.

Monday, April 8 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Room 109

Hannah Rogers 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

Wednesday, April 10 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Music Room

Featuring a jazz quartet, presented by Russell Quagliatta. 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, April 10 -
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Law School Building, Room E112

A panel discussion, "The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the U.S. Response: Where Do We Go from Here?" will address the current state of the Syrian refugee crisis. Lunch will be provided. Learn more

Panelists: Adnan Zulfiqar, assistant professor of law; Joanna Gardner, RLAW'19; Amira Mikhail, Equal Justice Works fellow at the International Refugee Assistance Project. 

Wednesday, April 10 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Learn more.

Thursday, April 11 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Veterans and their family members share writing related to communication and connection with loved ones. This performance is the culminating event of the Letters Home program, hosted by the Writers House and Warrior Writers and funded in part by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Thursday, April 11 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Learn more.

Friday, April 12 -
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Law School Building, 217 North Fifth Street

The Center for Corporate Law and Governance presents the fourth annual Corporate Compliance Institute at Rutgers Law School. Hear from practitioners, current and former government officials, and business and legal scholars who have broad and deep experience in corporate compliance. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public, with CLE credit available for $150. More information.

Friday, April 12 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. 

High school matinee tickets: Contact Brandon Borrelli at b.borrelli@rutgers.edu.

Friday, April 12 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Learn more.

Saturday, April 13 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Learn more.

Sunday, April 14 - 2:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Learn more.

Monday, April 15 - 11:00 am
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Andrey Grigoriev, professor of biology, will present the talk "New Fragments of Old Molecules." Doors open at 11 a.m. and the lecture begins at 11:20 a.m. Learn more and register to attend

Part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' fourth annual Research Week

Monday, April 15 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
401 Penn Classroom (entrance on the side of Paul Robeson Library)

Sara McBride, transgender rights activist and author of the book Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality, will give a talk about her work, followed by a reception and book signing. Admission is free but registration is required

Tuesday, April 16 -
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences presents the Celebration of Graduate Research and Creative Activities. Oral presentation sessions run from noon to 3 p.m.; student paper award keynote presentations are 4-4:30 p.m.; the poster and digital display exhibition is 4:30-6 p.m.

Part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' fourth annual Research Week

Wednesday, April 17 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Music Room

Featuring David Hughes, 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, April 18 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Writers House, Room 302

Novelist Aaron Hamburger will lead a brown bag lunch discussion about his publishing experiences with both small and large presses, and the various ways that he has made freelancing, teaching, and baking into a livelihood. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more

Thursday, April 18 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The College of Arts and Sciences and University College presents the Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' fourth annual Research Week.

Friday, April 19 -
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Digital Commons, 101 Cooper Street

R-CADE provides scholars and artists the opportunity to do hands-on work with digital ephemera, a broad category of artifacts that includes obsolete video games, spam, and websites. Sarah Roberts, an assistant professor of information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of the book Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more about the symposium.

Monday, April 22 -
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

This symposium, titled "Research for Change: Topics in Social Justice and Public Interest," will feature talks by Wanda Williams, assistant professor of nursing; David Dwertmann, assistant professor of management; Lorrin Thomas, associate professor of history; Natalie Moore-Bembry, teaching instructor of social work; and Victoria Chase, clinical associate professor of law. Learn more

Monday, April 22 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Composer and violinist Mark Zaki, a Rutgers–Camden associate professor of music, presents a concert of electroacoustic music and video.

Wednesday, April 24 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Power down before final exams in the De-Stress Zone with a visit from therapy dogs, a free chair massage, and more. Sponsored by Student Health Services. 

Wednesday, April 24 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Music Room

Featuring Gabriel Schaff, violin, and an accompanist. 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, April 24 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

This Earth Week 2019 event will bring together faculty, students, and the community to engage with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will explore ways we can use the concepts behind these goals in our lives, on campus, and in Camden. Food will be served. Please RSVP to attend

Wednesday, April 24 - 4:00 pm
Rutgers Law School, Room E108

Hannah Pickard, a professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham in England, will give the 11th annual Bloustein Lecture in Law and Ethics. For more information, contact John Oberdiek.

Wednesday, April 24 - 6:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Students in the course Singing for the Stage, part of the musical theater concentration in the Rutgers–Camden theater program, will present a gala performance under the direction of Julianne Baird, distinguished professor of music. 

Thursday, April 25 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Educators, teaching artists, and program directors of academic and creative prison writing programs will be joined by writers who experienced these programs while incarcerated. The evening will open with a reading of work by currently or formerly incarcerated writers from represented programs. Learn more.

Friday, April 26 -
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Campus Center

Alumni from the Class of 1969 are invited to come back to Rutgers–Camden for a celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of their graduation. All prior class years are invited to welcome the Class of 1969 to the Golden Raptor Society. The program includes remarks by a class leader, photos and memorabilia, a commemorative anniversary pin, and dancing to classic 1960s songs. More information.

Saturday, April 27 -
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Quad

This spring, we're rolling out the scarlet carpet and inviting you to experience hands-on learning activities in the sciences, arts, and humanities; enjoy performances by musicians and dancers; and see exhibitions and demonstrations hosted by accomplished professors and students. Admission is free, and all are welcome: Students and families of all ages; our neighbors far and wide; all alumni and friends. This year's event also coincides with Camden Comic ConLearn more about Rutgers Day

Saturday, April 27 -
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center; Fine Arts Building

Rutgers University–Camden will host the sixth annual Camden Comic Con. The comic con once again promises an authentic, fun-filled experience for novice and hardcore fans alike, featuring guest creators and artists, panel discussions, vendors, live music, and a host of family-friendly activities. This year's Camden Comic Con coincides with Rutgers Day. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Tuesday, April 30 - 12:20 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

This annual concert is a sing-off featuring the Rutgers University Singers and guest choirs from community schools. Admission is free.