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"The Changing Face of Rutgers":
Talk by University Archivist Tom Frusciano
Thurs. Nov 9th

Members of the Rutgers community are invited to attend a multimedia talk by University Archivist Thomas J. Frusciano, "From 'Seminary of Learning' to Public Research University: The Changing Face of Rutgers" on Thursday November 9, 2006, at 2:00 p.m.

From colonial college to land-grant institution to public research university, Rutgers University has had a unique history among higher education institutions in the United States. In this multimedia presentation, University Archivist Tom Frusciano explores the past 240 years through an examination of the historical record of the university.

Using written and visual documentation from the University Archives, as well as audio clips from the Rutgers Oral History Archives, the lecture will highlight the development of Rutgers from a small denominational college to a major public research university that has made significant impact on the history of American social, cultural, and intellectual development. In addition to the institutional growth, the lecture will also focus on the student experience at Rutgers through the years.

The talk will be held in the Scholarly Communication Center lecture hall, on the 4th floor of Alexander Library. This event marks the 240th anniversary of the founding of Queen's College and is sponsored by the Rutgers Living History Society and Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
For more information on this event, please call 732/932-7006, ext. 368.

Posted November 2, 2006