Updates from Rutgers University Regarding COVID-19: Rutgers Global is posting ongoing university updates

How a Rutgers Team is Working to Crack the Coronavirus Code: NJTV News reporter Michael Hill highlights researchers at Rutgers University who might have found the key to fighting COVID-19

Why You Should Care About Cancer in the Developing World: A 60-second message from Rutgers Global Health Institute Director Richard Marlink for World Cancer Day 2020

Shining the Light on Paul Robeson's Activism Against the Korean War: In celebration of Black History Month, an article on a little known fact about our famous alum

Growing Peppers--and Resiliency--in Puerto Rico: Read about Professor Richard Alomar's travels to Puerto Rico to fight food insecurity following the devastation wrought by recent hurricanes

Rutgers Will Host Two Mandela Washington Fellowships this Summer: For the 7th consecutive year, Rutgers will host 50 of Africa's brightest emerging leaders for two 6-week leadership institutes

Student-Run Sustainability Town Hall: A vision of how Rutgers might reach sustainability began to take shape when administrators, students and members of the community came together for a Sustainability Town Hall in February

RU Social? New Media

Rutgers Global wanted to send good wishes to our many students, faculty, alums, and their families in China following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

"In Episode 10 of our "Rutgers Around the World" podcast, Ifrah Akhtar, a 2019 graduate of Rutgers University, discusses her study abroad challenges as a Muslim woman, including being abroad during Ramadan in another country. Her experiences studying abroad inspired Ifrah to develop a resource for other Muslim students seeking a global experience, leading to the creation of her guide called “Muslims Abroad." #RUGlobal

*and see below for a link to our latest podcast!
Learn about some of our Peace Corps volunteers from Rutgers University: "Serving with the Peace Corps in Rwanda was an amazing experience. I was able to step outside of my own comfort zone and put my teaching skills to use as an education volunteer. One of the highlights of my service was the back-to-back weeks of youth empowerment camps, with one week for the girls and one week for the boys. Since my service, I’ve continued working to empower students through two different educational organizations back in the states and put my teaching skills to use as an education volunteer. " 
--Todd Laudino, PC Rwanda
(’12-‘14 ) 

RT from @rutgersalumni: Did you know that Rutgers alumni live in all 50 states, in six U.S. territories, and on six continents? #RutgersPride #ScarletForever

Have you heard the latest podcast from Rutgers Global? In Episode 10 of "Rutgers Around the World," Rutgers alumna Ifrah Akhtar talks about her experiences studying abroad as a Muslim woman, and the resource guide she created as a result. LISTEN HERE .
Global Events
March 6 & 27 : Friendship Friday , 4:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m., Various Locations

Join Rutgers Global and its university partners for this weekly “pop-up lounge” from 4:00–6:00 p.m. at various locations across the New Brunswick campus. Enjoy food, fun, and conversation—and meet and make new friends from around the world!

March 12: Global Islamophobia in an Era of Populism , 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Rutgers Business School, 100 Rockafeller Rd., Livingston Campus

This forum brings together prominent academic scholars and community leaders to discuss how to address discrimination and violence against Muslims across the globe.

March 25: Rutgers Giving Day

On March 25, something big is happening at Rutgers. Think big, think really big—think thousands of alumni and friends supporting every Rutgers school and program imaginable. Now, think bigger—the entire Rutgers community making an impact that will transform the future for generations to come. One day, a world of impact. How will you think bigger? 

More Events
March 6: Adam Liebman, "China's Ban on Foreign Garbage: Rethinking Recycling as Toxic Matter Out of Control," 3:00 p.m., Tillett Hall 246, Piscataway. Details.

March 11: Celebration of Rutgers-New Brunswick Scholarship 2020, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Mabel Smith Douglass Library, 8 Chapel Dr., Douglass Campus. Details.

March 12: Kira Thurman, "Singing in the Promise Land: Black Musicians in Communist East Germany," 4:30 p.m., Academic Bldg. 6051, New Brunswick. Details.

March 19: 6th Annual Global Health Nursing Conference, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave., Newark. Details.

March 25: Pawan Dhingra, "Hyper Education: Why Good Grades, Good School, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough," 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Davidson Hall, Rm. 128. Details.

March 29: Exile: Music of the Early-Modern Jewish Diaspora, 7:30 p.m., Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, 79 George St., New Brunswick. Details.

March 31: Priyamavada Gopal, "Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent," 1:00 p.m., 302 Murray Hall, College Avenue Campus. Details.

April 1: Global Visions & Voices: Viet Thanh Nguyen, 8:00-10:00 p.m., College Ave. Student Center. Details.

For Students
Call for Proposals for Graduate Students

Mapping New Directions in International Research: 2020 Graduate Student Symposium
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
College Avenue Student Center (126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ)
Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 27, 2020
Rutgers Global invites submissions for this year’s graduate student symposium dedicated to “Mapping New Directions in International Research.” The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their international research projects with faculty, university administrators, other students, and members of the public.
All Rutgers students enrolled in graduate programs in New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS who are conducting international research in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field are eligible to submit proposals to participate in the symposium.

Questions: Email Rick Lee at
For Faculty

March 5 & April 15: Spring 2020 Faculty Workshops , 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Room 202ABC, Livingston Campus

Listen to fellow Rutgers faculty share strategies for integration international students into your classroom.

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.