On Saturday, November 14, 2015, a group of undergraduate Art History students spent the afternoon touring the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  The National Gallery of Art contains paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present and the trip gave students the opportunity to see magnificent works of art previously known to them only on a projector screen. The National Gallery of Art includes a large-scale exhibition of Western European traditional paintings dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, as well as, notably, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer, an incredibly rare painting on loan from the... Continued
Come learn more about children’s literature and young adult fiction on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 10:00am – 1:00pm in Barnes & Noble, 1 Penn Plaza in New Brunswick near the College Avenue Campus.  Featuring Kate Milford (Greenglass House); J.A. White (Thickety); Nova Ren Suma (The Walls Around Us); Michelle Knudsen (The Evil Librarian); Daniel Jose Older (Shadowshaper); Michael Barakiva (One Man Guy); and Joy Peskin (the Editorial Director for FSG's Books for Young Readers), the conference will examine gender roles and identity in YA, discuss the ongoing need for more diverse representation in books for children and teens, and debate... Continued
Do you like classic films? Indie flicks? International cinema? Did you know there is a film festival that takes place on the Rutgers campus?  The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, founded in 1982 by Albert G. Nigrin, is supported, in part, by Educational Enrichment. The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC is committed to exposing students and the broader public to classic, independent, and international films and bringing the filmmakers, writers, and actors to the screenings. The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center screens over 100 films per year on the Rutgers campus.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, more than 6,000 undergraduate students attended Rutgers Film Co-op/... Continued
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, undergraduate students are invited to view “We Like it Like That,” a documentary that showcases the revolutionary musical and cultural phenomena known as Latin Boogaloo. Through original interviews, musical recordings, live performances, dancing, and rare archival footage and images, this film chronicles this lesser-known but pivotal era in Latin music history.  Forged in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York, Latin Boogaloo is a unique fusion of English and Spanish lyrics combined with melodies and rhythms of Afro-Cuban, rock, R&B, and jazz. This creative insurgence provided social enlightenment and was an important developmental step for young... Continued
The 2014-2015 academic year proved to be an exciting year for the Office of Educational Enrichment.  Over 6,500 undergraduate students participated in academically enriching activities sponsored by the office.  Educational Enrichment received 127 requests from 107 faculty members affiliated with 36 different academic departments.  The overwhelming majority of the requests were supported for the benefit of Rutgers undergraduate students. The students benefitted from many experiences ranging from attending lectures and forums at the United Nations to attending the Metropolitan Opera (Carmen).  Students toured many museums including The New Museum, 9/11 Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and... Continued