NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A new gallery exhibition on Soviet dissident artist and painter Vagrich Bakchanyan will be opening at the Zimmerli Art Museum on Saturday, October 24.

Entitled “Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity,” the gallery will be hosted in the Dodge Wing Lower Level section of the museum, and will feature artwork throughout Bakhchanyan’s career.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Not every fiction author is available to come to New Brunswick for Rutgers University’s “Writers at Rutgers” series.

But Rutgers University Creative Writing Professor Alex Dawson has created an alternate solution – instead of bringing the authors to Rutgers, bring Rutgers to the writers.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Zimmerli Art Museum recently announced a new free admission policy for all museum attendees, allowing every visitor to view the full museum without paying an entry fee.

The museum officially implemented the new general admission program on September 2, coinciding with the fall Rutgers University semester and autumn museum season.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Earlier this year, the Douglass Residential College officially admitted Vanessa González, an influential LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) rights activist in the Rutgers University community.

González, a Rutgers junior, officially joined the women’s residential college this year after receiving an acceptance letter in late April.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On May 1, five critically acclaimed writers were invited to a Young Adult & Juvenile literature conference at the Rutgers Barnes & Noble on Somerset Street.

Entitled "The All Ages Show: Rutgers University’s First Annual YA & Juvenile Fiction Conference,” the conference invited young and old readers alike to learn more about the authors whose work crosses demographics and appeal to all ages.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 27, the Tyler Clementi Center hosted a lecture entitled "Transforming Transgender Beyond American Borders: Cultures, Categories, Communities," in the Alexander Library's Teleconference Lecture Hall on College Avenue.

The talk explored sexual and gender identification outside of the United States and featured Professor Martin F. Manalansan IV, a University of Illinois associate professor of Asian American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender and Women's Studies.