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Rutgers University, NJIT, Seton Hall Law Team Up With The Newark Museum for Newark’s First Grad Student “Meet Up” Feb. 27

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A first ever “Newark Grad Student Meet Up”  will take place Thurs. Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m. at The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St.  Collaborating on this event are four institutions that together make Newark the largest center, with more than 11,000 students, for graduate education in New Jersey: Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Seton Hall Law School.

The event, sponsored by The Newark Museum Business and Community Council, will include a panel discussion, networking, drinks and refreshments, and valuable door prizes.

Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with a $7.50 ticket available for groups of 10 or more, purchased in advance.

Graduate students from all disciplines as well as young professionals working in and around the city are encouraged to attend.

The panel discussion on “Newark Business and Culture,” at 5:30 p.m., will feature presentations by Marshall McLean, special counsel, McCarter & English; Samantha Boardman, Ph.D. candidate and graduate fellow in American Studies at Rutgers; Dr. Thomas McCabe, lecturer in history at Rutgers; and Richard Hummers, vice president, Enterprise Financial Management, Prudential Financial.  The panel will be moderated by George Wheatle Williams, assistant director, Newark Public Library.

The event has been designed to bring together grad students and young professionals in Newark to learn more about each other and to learn more about the city of Newark as a major center of culture and professional life.

Grad Student Meet Up attendees will enjoy light fare and two complimentary drinks, and a chance to win door prizes.  The door prizes include branded merchandise from the participating institutions, Newark Museum membership, Jet Blue travel voucher, dinner at Dinosaur Barbecue, and tickets to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://newarkmuseum.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=2935/ or by contacting Donna Patt at The Newark Museum, dpatt@newarkmusuem.org, 973.596.6559.