Quick Takes on Events and News – November 2019

SWPACA Call for Papers

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. The deadline has been extended to November 20. Visit the SWPACA website for more information.

Dan Morgenstern Named IJS Executive Director Emeritus

The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University–Newark has appointed Dan Morgenstern Executive Director Emeritus of IJS and has named a yearlong fellowship in his honor to celebrate his 90th birthday and significant contributions to jazz scholarship. Homage will continue in the spring with a symposium on Morgenstern’s life and legacy. Read all the details on the Rutgers–Newark news site.

Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State

On November 11 at Douglass Library, the Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State (EMEWS) will present live electronic music made for laptop orchestra, game controllers, smartphones, and drum machines. The event is part of the ensemble’s EMEWS to the East tour, and it is supported by New Music USA. This event is free and open to the public!

Rutgers Football from the Vault Panel Discussion

Rutgers University is well known as the birthplace of intercollegiate football. On November 18, 2019, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first football game with a panel of Rutgers historians. Thomas J. Frusciano was Rutgers University Archivist at Rutgers from 1989 to 2017 and the author of The Rutgers University Football Vault: History of the Scarlet Knights. Tom will provide an overview of Rutgers football history. Steve Greene is a 1979 graduate of Rutgers and the author of the forthcoming 1869 – American Football Kicks Off ! New Discoveries at the Birthplace of Intercollegiate Football. Finally, Stephen Dalina is a recent graduate of Rutgers University–Newark. Currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in world history at Rutgers, he will reflect on his experience co-curating the exhibition Rutgers Football from the Vault: Celebrating 150 Years with Interim University Archivist Erika Gorder. Visit the events calendar for more information.

Digital Collection Spotlight: The Stedman Gallery

The Stedman Gallery Collection features works from the Stedman Art Gallery, which was established in 1975 and is located in the Fine Arts Center at Rutgers University–Camden.

The digital collection includes a variety of artworks ranging from chalk and charcoal drawings, to acrylic and oil paintings, to 19th-century Ukiyo-e, a type of Japanese woodblock print depicting Kabuki actors and other scenes from daily life. For more information, visit the digital collection portal or the Steadman Gallery website.

Alumni Association Graduation Tour

Know a graduating senior? Make sure you let them know about the Rutgers Alumni Association’s annual graduation trip! This year’s grad trip explores classic Europe, including England, France, Italy, the Vatican City, and Greece. Visit the Alumni Association’s website for more information.

Matt Badessa