At the Podium Archive

The following are previously taped At the Podium presentations. Click on the show title below to view the show online. (Windows Media player or Flip4Mac are required to view.)


A Talk with Valerie B. Jarrett (WMV): The Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Center for American Women and Politics present a talk by Valerie B. Jarrett. Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and the Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

A Conversation with Rachel Maddow (WMV): Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics presents "A Conversation with Rachel Maddow". Rachel Maddow is the host of MSNBC's the Rachel Maddow Show.

A Question & Answer Session with Rick Kaplan (WMV): The Rutgers School of Communication and Information presents a Q & A with Rick Kaplan. Rick Kaplan is a multiple award-winning news producer and executive whose career in broadcast journalism spans more than 35 years, is the executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Rutgers University Student Assembly - 2011 President Debate (WMV):Check out the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Spring 2011 Presidential Debate between Matthew Cordeiro and Ross Kleinman.

Sportsmanship: Civil Athletes and Fans (WMV): Tim Pernetti, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, speaks on Sportsmanship: Civil Athletes and Fans as part of Project Civility’s Spring 2011 Events. Pernetti analyzes and discuses the state of civility in sports today and how we can support the Scarlet Knights and the University Community through better behaviors.

Rutgers Upward Bound Youth Summit Against Bullying (WMV): Rutgers Upward Bounds presents there 2011 Youth Summit Against Bullying. A youth summit aimed at preventing bullying among New Jersey’s youth. More than 500 high school students, college students, teachers and the university community were encouraged to attend to hear experts on bullying as they shared experiences and insight on the issue of bullying.

Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. (WMV): Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., member of President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland gives a lecture on exclusion and inadequate representation of in the sciences titled “The Necessity and Inevitability of Diversity in the Sciences”.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs (WMV): Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Colombia U. Special Advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Global Initiatives Presents: "Is There a Path to Sustainable Development- and Can the World Get on It?"

Office of Veterans Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (WMV): The Office of Veteran's Services celebrated the opening of their new office at 14 Lafayette Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place on Veteran's Day.  The ceremony included prominent figures such as Senator Frank Lautenberg and Rutgers University President Dr. Richard McCormick.

RUSA Town Hall Meeting (WMV): Address your concerns to President McCormick and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Blimling at the Fall 2010 RUSA meeting.

ATP President's Address 2010 (WMV): Dr. McCormick, President of Rutgers University, gave his annual President's Address on September 24th. Hear what he had to say about the state of the university and his plans for the future.

Annette Gordon Reed (WMV): Annette Gordon Reed, professor in the history department and member of the Rutgers board of governors, gives the keynote lecture for the 2010 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series.

Dr. Charles Ambler (WMV): Dr. Charles Ambler gives his talk about African filmmakers titled "From Hollywood to Nollywood."

RUSA Town Hall Meeting (WMV): President Richard L. McCormick and Rutgers administrators participate in the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Town Hall meeting to address the concerns of the Rutgers student body.

Cornel West (WMV): Cornel West, Class of 1943 Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University, gives a lecture entitled ‘RACE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF OBAMA.’ One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz.

Dr. Alan Leshner (WMV): Dr. Alan Leshner is the CEO and Executive Publisher for the American Association for the Achievement in Science.  He came to Rutgers to give a lecture  about the 200 years after Darwin presented his theory of evolution to the world. Dr. Leshner talked about the importance that is evolution and the correct way a scientist should talk about evolution or basically anything related to the science community. Stay awhile and find out more about what this intelligent and witty man has to say about science and the world we live in. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you, Dr. Alan Leshner.

Africana Studies/NAACP Event (WMV): In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Africana Studies Department will host the President of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous, in a panel discussion on Tuesday October 27th at 7 PM in the Multi-purpose Room of the Rutgers Student Center.

Presidents Address 2009 President McCormick will be delivering his annual address as part of the University Senate's first meeting of the academic year on Friday, September 25, 2009.

George B. Stauffer (WMV): George B. Stauffer, Dean and Professor, Mason Gross School of the Arts, analyzes inspirational football songs. The Rutgers University Glee Club provides examples of these songs under the direction of Patrick Gardner.

Dr. Richard E. Miller (WMV): Dr. Richard E. Miller, Chair and Professor of English, talks to Rutgers University about the fate of print-based reading and writing in the twenty-first century and how new technologies has transformed human communication over the past decade.

Michele Norris, "All Things Considered"  (WMV): Michele Norris, host of the NPR program "All Things Considered", comes to Rutgers University to speak about the role of race and gender in the last presidential election.

MLK Panel Discussion: Forty Years On (WMV): RU-tv's Rachel Christensen moderates this discussion held by the Task Force on the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The objective of the discussion was to commemorate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the people who endured those times along with him. The questions focused on contemporary race and gender issues, and what it would be like if King was still living today.

Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone (WMV): Ernest Bai Koroma, the first democratically elected President of Sierra Leone, spoke to the Rutgers community on September 21st. He was brought in as a collaborative effort by the Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers' Center for African Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences' Office of International Programs, and members of the local community. He addressed the nation's forward progress, as well as the areas that he is still looking for vast improvements in.

David Gergen speaks at Rutgers (WMV): David Gergen, White House adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, and editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report, delivers the lecture “Eyewitness to Power: Presidential Leadership in America.” Recorded Feb. 7, 2008.

Senator Hillary Clinton speaks at Rutgers (WMV): Interested in why "Politics Matter"? If so, then feel free to view our At The Podium program featuring Senator Clinton's lecture to the Rutgers Community. 

2006 L'Hommedieu Lecture, Antonia Coello Novello, M.D. (WMV): Antonia Coello Novello, Commissioner of Health of the State of New York, and former United States Surgeon General, delivers the 2006 L'Hommedieu Lecture, titled "Women: Challenges in Health and in Life." Her lecture is the culmination of the all-day Women in the Era of Globalization Conference. Recorded Live, Thursday March 27, 2006 Trayes Hall, Douglass College Center. Sponsored by Associate Alumnae of Douglass College.

The Leadership Forum, Harvey Nagler (WMV): Vice President, CBS News, Radio. "Change Has No Constituency." Recorded Live, Thursday March 30, 2006 Busch Campus Center.