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Arts and Sciences Gets Ready for Rutgers Day 2018

Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer

Rutgers’ largest school shows its many sides on Rutgers Day.

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The School of Arts and Sciences will have a big presence at Rutgers Day 2018.

The Arts and Sciences Tent of Big Ideas–a showcase of scholarship, creativity, and innovation from across the School’s academic spectrum–will return to Voorhees Mall, College Avenue Campus, serving as a hub where people can gather, socialize, and meet faculty, students, and alumni.

“We’ve had a lot of people doing fabulous work on Rutgers Day since the beginning,” says Arts and Sciences Executive Dean Peter March. “People can experience the vast depth and breadth of our programs under two tents.”

Rutgers Day, which takes place Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is a one-day exploration and celebration of the university’s research, education, and service. The free event includes the New Jersey Folk Festival and Ag-Field Day. Rutgers Day draws people from throughout the region, including alumni, parents of current or prospective students, and those just looking for an interesting way to spend a spring Saturday. This year’s event will also coincide with Alumni Weekend, offering Rutgers alumni the opportunity to connect with old friends and classmates while they are on campus.

The Tent of Big Ideas will feature short lectures and presentations on topics ranging from serious health issues like kidney stones to the vibrant community outreach efforts in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to organizational liability in sport.

“A big tent is a very apt analogy for Rutgers and for the Arts and Sciences,” March said. “Across all parts of the school, our alumni, parents, prospective students can have a single place where they can see the entire scope of the depth and breadth of the arts and sciences.”

The presentations under the Big Tent include:

  • Bienvenidos! Outreach and Community Engagement in the Deptartment of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Geometry of Quantum Gravity
  • Kidney Stones: A New Approach to Therapy
  • The Supernatural in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature
  • Organizational Liability in Sport

Visit Arts and Sciences programs across Rutgers–New Brunswick on Rutgers Day, collect three or more stamps in your Arts and Sciences program, bring it to the Arts and Sciences tent on College Avenue to receive a free, limited edition Arts and Sciences giveaway. For more information on Rutgers Day, go to the website.

 

 

 

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