Global News
Supporting Our Students in China with the ROSE Initiative
Vice President for Global Affairs Eric Garfunkel pens an article for the fall 2020 issue of #IIENetworker

Glocal Learning at Rutgers University
Rutgers has a long and rich tradition across its campuses of an educational approach that bridges global and local issues through local service, research, and study abroad

Rutgers–Newark Receives Grant to Support the United States-South Africa Higher Education Network
The United States Embassy, University of Pretoria, and Rutgers University–Newark officially launched a $500,000 grant that will further strengthen and support the United States-South Africa Higher Education Network (US-SA HEN)

Rutgers Global Affairs PhD Candidate Receives McNamara Scholarship
Hourie Tafech, who works with the University Alliance for Refugees & At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) organization, has been awarded a scholarship by the Margaret McNamara Foundation

The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers
President Jonathan Holloway announced the receipt of a five-year $15 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the establishment of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers

No Longer a Death Sentence: Transforming Cancer Care and Prevention in Africa
A Rutgers Global Health Institute initiative combines advancements in telemedicine with lessons learned from earlier battles against HIV to increase cancer survival rates in an area that needs it the most

A Community that Cares: SEBS International Students Receive Care Packages and Support
The Office of International Programs at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences worked to assemble care packages for international students and scholars

RU Social? New Media
October 1, 2020 marks the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, a traditional festival celebrated by Chinese with a history dating back 3,000 years. Learn more from our ROSE students in Guangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai in three videos available on our YouTube channel.


"Being able to study abroad wasn’t easy for me. I had to work 60+ hours a week , apply to numerous scholarships and grants, start a GoFundMe, and I also got a waitressing job when I was abroad. Fortunately in the end, it was 100% all worth it.... Being away from my family was something I was already used to due to my college experience.... I made a few friends from my classes as well as from going on group traveling trips (definitely a great resource to travel affordably while also meeting new people from all over the world)." (2/5)

Dekeira Horne; The Netherlands; Spring 2019 #RUHoSA #RUGlobal

Shout out from Senator Cory Booker:

@SenBooker: "Congratulations to @Rutgers_Newark for helping to connect thinkers and leaders in South Africa and the United States. People-to-people exchanges are powerful tools to bolster America’s diplomacy around the world."

Shared from RU Student Health:

"Join a 12-week study to evaluate a quick way to learn how to effectively manage the many challenges as a Rutgers undergraduate in the COVID-19 era. Watch brief coping skills videos on your phone. Complete up to 4 surveys a day and 1 weekly survey (~5-20 minutes per day) on your phone for up to 6 weeks.
A Joint Study by CAPS, GSAPP and the Psychology Department
Funded by Rutgers Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness"

For Students
Virtual Events
Art Before/After Hours with the Zimmerli Museum, 10/6/20, 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Zimmerli Art Museum's popular program, Art After Hours, returns in a digital format as Art Before/After Hours on October 6. Zoom in at either time to learn more about the exhibition “It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day…The Natural World in the Anthropocene” with Rutgers Human Ecology professor Mary Nucci and a live Q & A with the curators.

ISSS Employment Chat Session, 10/6/20, 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.

Global Culture Fest, 10/7/20-10/9/20

Global Culture Fest is an annual event to celebrate diverse communities at Rutgers! This virtual, three-day event on Oct. 7 – 9 features a mainstage performance of "The Trouble with My Name by Javier Ávila," interactive sessions, a cultural council student leader panel, inspiring speakers, special presentations by student performing arts groups, and more! This event is hosted by the Cultural Center Collaborative and co-hosted by Rutgers Global and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

Virtual Friendship Fridays: Art Class with the Zimmerli Museum, 10/9/20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

Friendship Fridays, Rutgers Global's popular weekly pop-up lounge, continues on October 9 at 9:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. for a special art class with the Zimmerli Art Museum.

COVID-19 and (In)Mobility in the Americas Launch Event, 10/15/20, 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

Rutgers faculty are invited to the launch event for COVID-19 and (In)mobility in the Americas on October 15th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

More Events
Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here:

October 8
Center for Chinese Studies
BAI Tongdong (Fudan University), “Of the People, for the People, but not by the People—Confucian Meritocracy as a Correction of Democracy”

October 9
Friendship Fridays: Art Class with the Zimmerli Art Museum, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

AMESALL Distinguished Lecture Series
Partha Chatterjee (Columbia University), “A Relativist View of the Indian Nation”

October 12
Rutgers British Studies Center
Empires of Law in Colonial South Asia
Tanya Agathocleous (Hunter College, CUNY), “Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere”
Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin), “Imperial Truth Mechanics: Law and Forensic Science in Colonial India”

October 14
Center for African Studies
CAS Brown Bag Series: Michael Conteh

Center for Chinese Studies
Avery Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), “The Present as Prologue: The Gloomy Outlook for US-China Relations”

October 15
Center for European Studies
Daniel Aguirre-Oteiza, "This Ghostly Poetry: Spanish Exile, Literary History, and Poetic Memory"

October 15-17
Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience
“Hacking the University: Reckoning with Racial Equity, Climate Justice, and Global Warming”

October 16
Friendship Fridays: The Scarlet Knight's Amazing Race around the World, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

October 21
South Asian Studies Program
Sumit Guha (UT Austin), “History and Collective Memory in South Asia”

October 22
ISSS Employment Chat Session, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

October 23
Rutgers Climate Institute
Rutgers Climate Symposium 2020: “Public Universities and Transformative Climate Action for a Just Recovery”

Friendship Fridays: Game Day/Game Night, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

Parent & Family Weekend: Global Opportunities Meet & Greet, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

October 26
Center for European Studies
New Politics Workshop One: "Politics Online from Above & Below, In and Out of Europe"

October 28
Center for African Studies
CAS Brown Bag Series: Tyler Young

October 29
Center for European Studies
"Austerity, Authoritarianism, Borders in the Age of CO-VID"

October 30, Friendship Fridays: Global Ghouls Social Hour, 9:00 –11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST

Beginning October 6: Study Abroad 101 Workshops: Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Beginning October 6: Study Abroad Finance and Scholarship Workshops: Every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
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.