Arts & Culture Calendar

February 2018

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

Join the Africana Studies program as we kick off Black History Month 2018 with a special presentation, "Reflections on Slavery in New Jersey." Sandra Turner-Barnes serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Camden County Historical Society, the Benson Multicultural Museum, and IDEA, the Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts. For more information, contact Keith Green.

Thursday, February 1 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

MK Asante, author of the critically acclaimed Buck: A Memoir, will present the Ida B. Wells-Barnett keynote lecture. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the address will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged

Monday, February 5 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Lynne Vallone, professor of childhood studies, will discuss topics from her new book, Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies. Her research explores bodily size difference—particularly unusual bodies, big and small—as an overlooked yet crucial marker that informs human identity and culture. Admission is free and open to the public. Register to attend.

Wednesday, February 7 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring the chamber music ensemble Elysian Camerata. 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, February 7 -
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Celebrate Black History Month with a special screening of Brother Outsider, a film about the openly gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. A discussion about the LGBTQ+ community in black history will follow the film. 

Friday, February 9 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Join us for this humorous musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, originally written for a private ensemble performance of two pianos and other instruments. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit symphonyinc.org.

Friday, February 9 - 11:20 am
Armitage Hall, Room 121

Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, assistant professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, will present "Kinetics of Particles with Short-range Interactions." Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Friday, February 9 - 11:30 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Join us for this humorous musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, originally written for a private ensemble performance of two pianos and other instruments.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit symphonyinc.org.

Saturday, February 10 -
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the artists and artwork of New Vision, an exhibit of New Jersey high school student-created artwork. Learn more about the Student Works Gallery

Sunday, February 11 - 3:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Diocese Gospel Choirs from Camden, Philadelphia, and Delaware will provide a free gospel concert in honor of the African Diaspora. Part of our Black History Month celebration. For more information, contact TiAira Neal.

Monday, February 12 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Digital Studies Lab

Renowned artists Skype in from other parts of the globe to share their work and answer questions from the audience. Natalie Bookchin is an artist and filmmaker who, through virtuosic editing and innovative sonic and visual montage, interrogates the American crisis and its increased inequality and polarization as well as the seismic impact of the digital tools and platforms that determine the shape and texture of contemporary life. Learn more

Monday, February 12 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Viewing Room

Conversation on perceptions of Africa, Islam, and the global significance of Timbuktu will be led by internationally recognized scholars Oussenia Alidou, Carolyn Brown, and Guy Weston. Part of our Black History Month celebration. For more information, contact Keith Green.

Wednesday, February 14 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring pianist Debra Lew Harder. 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, February 14 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Poet Yolanda Wisher and double bassist Mark Palacio present hokkuchi, a meeting of haiku and eros inspired by Sonia Sanchez’s most pulse-stirring and blush-worthy work. Performing original haiku sequences set to blues changes, Wisher and Palacio explore the intimate connection between form and feeling. Learn more and RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, February 14 - 7:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

This 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a contemporary comedy of bad manners that tracks the painful ramifications of a blind date gone wrong. Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's play was a smash-hit off-Broadway that The New York Times described as "ferociously funny." 

Thursday, February 15 -
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Campus Center Steps

One Billion Rising is a global call to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual and domestic violence in our campus community and around the world. Student performers and guest speakers will come together to rise, resist, and unite to end sexual and domestic violence. Sweets and hot chocolate will be provided. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. 

Thursday, February 15 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Experience Space Invaders in the Stedman Gallery during the Camden Third Thursday Art Crawl

Thursday, February 15 - 7:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

This 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a contemporary comedy of bad manners that tracks the painful ramifications of a blind date gone wrong. Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's play was a smash-hit off-Broadway that The New York Times described as "ferociously funny." 

Friday, February 16 - 11:20 am
401 Penn Classroom

James Davis CCAS'10, senior data scientist at Uber, will give the talk "Pricing Uber's Marketplace." Following the lecture, alumni Stephen Alessandrini, Nicholas Sanchirico, Max Steel, and Nicole Stouffer will present a panel discussion. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Learn more about the lecture

Friday, February 16 -
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the artists and artwork of Community, an exhibit of New Jersey community college student-created artwork. Learn more about Student Works Gallery.

Friday, February 16 - 7:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

This 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a contemporary comedy of bad manners that tracks the painful ramifications of a blind date gone wrong. Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's play was a smash-hit off-Broadway that The New York Times described as "ferociously funny." 

Saturday, February 17 - 7:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

This 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a contemporary comedy of bad manners that tracks the painful ramifications of a blind date gone wrong. Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's play was a smash-hit off-Broadway that The New York Times described as "ferociously funny." 

Sunday, February 18 - 2:00 pm
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building

This 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a contemporary comedy of bad manners that tracks the painful ramifications of a blind date gone wrong. Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's play was a smash-hit off-Broadway that The New York Times described as "ferociously funny." 

Wednesday, February 21 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring pianist Richard Alston. 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, February 21 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House, Room 202

This award-winning documentary unites the narratives of four women around the world who use art to create positive change and contribute to the women's movement. Learn more and RSVP to attend

Thursday, February 22 - 4:00 pm
Rutgers Law School

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will speak about "States and the Making of American Constitutional Law: Negative and Positive Examples." For more information, contact Bob Williams, distinguished professor of law, at rfw@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6372.

Thursday, February 22 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the opening of the Department of Fine Arts faculty exhibition. The show runs from Feb. 22 through March 19. Learn more about the Student Works Gallery

Friday, February 23 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in the Virginia Repertory Theatre's compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights movement during its decade of greatest achievement. For grades 3 and up. Tickets: $10; $8 for Camden students and residents.

Friday, February 23 - 11:20 am
Armitage Hall, Room 121

Katherine Newhall, assistant professor of mathematics at UNC Chapel Hill, will give the talk, "Metastability of the Nonlinear Wave Equation." Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Learn more about the lecture. 

Monday, February 26 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Digital Studies Lab

Renowned artists Skype in from other parts of the globe to share their work and answer questions from the audience. Eban Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2017), now in its eighth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (Island Press: 1999). Learn more.

Tuesday, February 27 -
8:00 am to 9:45 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill

Area business leaders will assess the southern New Jersey economy in their business sectors. The panel will consist of four experts who will discuss current and six-month outlooks in their respective fields. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and Flaster Greenberg. Learn more.

Tuesday, February 27 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 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 spring 2018 theme is "Represent." Learn more

Tuesday, February 27 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Paul Robeson Library, 401 Penn Classroom

In honor of Paul Robeson's 120th birthday, the Writers House is hosting a screening and discussion of Here I Stand, the 1999 documentary exploring the life and career of actor, singer, activist, athlete, and Rutgers graduate Paul Robeson. Learn more and RSVP to attend

Wednesday, February 28 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

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, February 28 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Law School Building, Room E403

In the 1970s, college athletes who became known as the Syracuse Eight sacrificed their athletic careers to protest racial inequities. Two of these athletes, Clarence "Bucky" McGill and Dana Harrell, will share their experiences and autograph copies of the book about their activism, Leveling the Playing Field by David Marc. Light refreshments will be served. Part of our Black History Month celebration. Please register to attend

Wednesday, February 28 - 6:00 pm
Nursing and Science Building, Room 101

International health care executive Suzanne Garber CCAS'92 produced, wrote, and directed the short documentary Gauze: Unraveling Global Healthcare, which focuses on the quality of care and patient outcomes in countries around the world as compared with the United States. Join us for a viewing of the film and a panel discussion comprised of local experts about global health care. 

Wednesday, February 28 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Alianza's 15th annual Defensores de la Justicia Banquet will honor Joanne Gottesman, clinical professor of law and director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic, and Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez of the 5th Legislative District of New Jersey. 

Tickets: $50.00 general; $40.00 faculty/staff & past honorees; $20.00 student