Rutgers Computer Science Major Becomes University's Second Marshall Scholar: Maya Ravichandran was one of only 46 students in the nation awarded the postgraduate scholarship, and will study at University of Oxford next year

ROSE Students Visit UNDP in Beijing: 30 first-year students participating in the Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE) program visited the China office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Beijing

International Scholar and Rutgers Professor Co-Author New Book on Afro-Brazilian History: Professor Kim D. Butler and Dr. Petronio Domingues, an international scholar from Brazil, co-authored the new book, a culmination of the prestigious CAPES international fellowship

Rutgers Faculty Create New Virtual Courses for Young African Leaders: Two new virtual short courses were made available to the entire Mandela Washington Fellows network of 4,400 alums via a new online portal hosted by IREX

Two From Rutgers Named Schwarzman Scholars: Rutgers senior Julien Rosenbloom and Malike Naibi, a recent graduate, will study in China next fall

Researcher Developing a Tool to Gauge How Mobility Spreads a Pandemic: Rutgers University–Camden mathematics professor Benedetto Piccoli is among a team of multidisciplinary researchers working to create a tool to help assess the impacts of different social distancing levels and travel restrictions

Black Lives Matter Protests Spur Creation of Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice: Michelle Stephens, the founding executive director of the new Institute, believes that society needs to redefine what it means to be human to begin to dismantle racism and enact policies that correct long-standing inequities

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Start planning now for an opportunity to visit the eternal city, receive RU course credits, and have an amazing experience! #ruglobal

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#FBF Last Friday, participants from the Anita Ashok Datar Design Lab for Women’s Global Health at Rutgers University—New Brunswick came together with students from the University of Montpellier in France and Lingnan University in Hong Kong to share their innovative solutions to address women's health challenges.
This inspiring event spanned five time zones, three schools, and students of all ages. Thank you to our partners at the Rutgers Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) and Rutgers Global!

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Global Events
January 15-17, 2021: Global Microbiome Network First Latin American Symposium, 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m. (GMT-5), via Zoom

Join local and foreign experts in the fields of ecology, public health, bioinformatics, anthropology, and ethics to discuss microbiome research and conservation.

January 21, 2021: RUVirtual Online Global Internships Information Session, 12:20-1:30 p.m. (ET), via Webex

Learn about all the online global internship opportunities available this summer in this casual information session.

January 25-29, 2021: Study Abroad Virtual Fair, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), via Webex

Join us at our Spring 2021 Virtual Study Abroad Fair: "Welcome Back Week" to find out more about our program offerings for the summer and fall. We will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about programs, finances, and courses.

January 15, 22, and 27, 2021: Intercambio Linguisitico, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (ET), via Zoom

Join us for this fun and casual weekly opportunity to practice your Spanish language skills. Questions? Email Laura Gatzkiewicz at

More Global Events
January 14, 2021: Explore the History of Jewish Name Changing in America, 7:00 p.m. (ET), via Zoom
Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich (Michigan State University) discusses her book "A Rosenberg by Any Other Name" (NYU Press, 2018), which examines Jewish name changing in twentieth-century America. Presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University:

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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!

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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.