Global News
Chancellor Molloy Represents Rutgers at China International Forum
Christopher Molloy, chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was a virtual presenter at the World Forum on Global Bay Areas at the South China University of Technology (SCUT) on November 14

Undergraduate Research Experience Helps Launch Recent Grad’s Career
As an intern in a Rutgers University‒Camden mathematics lab, Sydney Truong became passionate about research and is now working with Lockheed Martin

The Global 16 Days Campaign Launched by Rutgers' Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) in 1991, this annual event calls for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV)-- from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day)

Rutgers’ First Senior Vice President for Equity is Uniquely Prepared to Inspire Change across the University
Meet Enobong (Anna) Branch, and learn what drives her as Rutgers’ first senior vice president for equity.

Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council Kicks Off Its Second Year
The Student Council represents the student voice at the institute and works to foster global health collaboration across Rutgers’ academic disciplines

Zimmerli Honors Thomas Sokolowski During Day With(out) Art
On December 1, the Zimmerli Museum dedicated the Day With(out) Art to late director Thomas Sokolowski, who helped establish the national day of action and mourning in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis

Newark City of Learning Collaborative Announces Robyn Brady Ince as Exec. Director
“Now more than ever it is imperative that our communities come together to advance change that will expand educational access and opportunity for both youth and adults."

Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS Fellows
They join 485 other new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows as a result of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications

RU Social? New Media
Video: Thank You to Our Research Champions!

Check out this video celebrating the amazing research talent at Rutgers.

Instagram: Join Us for Intercambio Lingüístico

Join us for a weekly Zoom language exchange with students from the University of Valencia, Spain! Native and heritage speakers are welcome!

This series is an opportunity to do something fun and different while meeting fellow students and honing your Spanish language skills. No homework, we promise!
Join us here!

Twitter: The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange

We at @RutgersU are honored to be founding members of the new International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange. Read more about this new coalition here: Check out the new website here:

Facebook: Serving in the Peace Corps with Muslim Heritage Panel Discussion

Join us on 12/2/20 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a panel discussion about serving in the Peace Corps with Muslim Heritage. Details and to register: Questions? Email Ryan Jeter at
#RUGlobal Peace Corps Rutgers University

For Students
Join a study to learn 3 coping skills to effectively manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and practice skills live on a mobile app. See this flyer for details.

Your participation includes:
  • Completing a 30 minute survey
  • Learning 3 coping skills (offered through a single 90 minute workshop or 3 session group for 60 minutes each) 
  • Completing up to 4 surveys a day and 1 weekly survey on your phone either within 4 or 8 weeks 

To complete a brief eligibility screener visit:

For more information contact: 
Virtual Events
Global Responses to COVID-19: Perspectives from Colombia, Ghana, and Lebanon, 12/3/2020, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
As a global pandemic, the impacts of COVID-19 have varied widely across different regions. This event will feature speakers from Africa, the Middle East, and South America who will present how the effects of the virus have taken root locally, as well as different national and regional strategies for responding to the pandemic.

Friendship Fridays, "Holiday Bingo," 12/4/20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

#FriendshipFridays concludes the semester with a holiday-themed Bingo! Join us.

For Zoom links and more information, click below. 

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Women and their Reproductive Lives: 
An Online Conversation, 12/7/20, 7:00 p.m. ET

Ultra-Orthodox women are known to adhere to strict societal roles and religious tenets. But according to new research by Michal Raucher, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, these women challenge the male and religious structural hierarchies when making decisions about their reproductive lives. Raucher will discuss her findings with Forward journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt—who grew up in Highland Park—on the Zoom platform.

Presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University with support from the Sagner Family Foundation.

ISSS Employment Chat Sessions, 12/10/20, 9:00-10:00 a.m. & 12/22/20, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET

The Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office is offering twice-monthly chat sessions on CPT and OPT via Zoom. This is a great opportunity for students to pop in and discuss their CPT/OPT questions with an International Student Adviser (ISA), as well as connect with other students who are also interested in off-campus employment.

More Events
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Study Abroad Advising:
If you aren’t sure which program you would like to apply to, or if you would like to get a head start on planning for your abroad experience, the first thing you should do is speak with one of our Rutgers Global-Study Abroad advisors!

Online advising is offered at from 12:00–3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
We are always looking for globally-oriented stories and events to share in Global Connections. If you have suggestions for submissions, please email them to
Rutgers Global is the university-wide office for international affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The office provides extensive study and service-learning abroad opportunities, academic support for international students, visa and immigration processing for international students and scholars, international partnership facilitation, and on-campus global programming that helps to educate students and professionals alike. Rutgers Global is committed to comprehensive internationalization for both students and faculty, creating resources and opportunities to enhance our global engagement at home and abroad.