July 23, 2014

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Big Ten Libraries: Borrowing from the Best
UBorrow is one of several new services being introduced at the Rutgers libraries through membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a group of top research universities–most of them also members of the Big Ten®.

Through UBorrow, students and faculty have access to at least 10 million titles that are not on the shelves at Rutgers. It opens up notable collections, including the stacks at the University of Chicago that focus on the ancient Near East, while building Rutgers’ access to titles in Arabic and other foreign languages. Learn about other new services and read the entire article at Rutgers Today here.

Pictured: Shakiela Morton, a Rutgers senior, found books she needed through UBorrow. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Pre-K and Kindergarten Openings Available for September Enrollment
The RutgersLivingston Day Care Center, New Jersey's first nationally accredited early childhood program, has several spaces available in a pre-K and kindergarten classroom for September enrollment. Children born between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2010, are eligible. The center supports families as they pursue education and career goals and provides an exemplary early care and education program where children are safe, nurtured, and challenged. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and is designed to foster social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Please contact 732-445-4747 or info@rldcc.org for more information.

Connect with Precollege Programs at Rutgers
Research and Enrollment Information Services at the Office of Enrollment Management has developed a searchable directory of precollege programs affiliated with Rutgers. K–12 students and families can browse opportunities and request information regarding programs offered throughout the year. Over 100 programs are listed, including academic enrichment, for-credit courses, sports and arts programs, and more. Program administrators interested in adding programs to the directory should contact Lauren Olsen at lauren.olsen@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Apply Now for OASIS Professional Leadership and Development Program for 2014–2015
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development program, which is designed for female faculty in STEM, including social and health sciences. This year, in order to increase opportunities for connections and collaborations across all Rutgers, the OASIS program will be hosted at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The workshops take place on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. Applications are due by August 1. Learn more and apply here.

Rutgers Gardens Open House and Wine Tasting: July 26, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts an open house on July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event features tours, lectures, a Garden Market Place, and a wine tasting provided by local New Jersey wineries. Learn more here.

Mason Gross Summer Series: Summer Airs: July 24, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a dance performance of original choreography from Randy James and Doug Elkins on July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.

Family Fair at Theater Square: July 26, Newark
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) hosts an outdoor celebration on July 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at NJPAC in Newark. This event features arts and crafts, refreshments, tours, an instrument "petting zoo," contests, and demonstrations. This event is free. Learn more here.

Grimanesa Amorós: Momentum: Women/Art/Technology: July 28 through November 7, New Brunswick
The Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, features an art exhibition on July 28 through November 7 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries of the Douglass Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Grimanesa Amorós is a multidisciplinary artist with interests in the fields of social history, scientific research, and critical theory. Learn more here.

Author Talk: How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties: July 29, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers University–New Brunswick Summer Session sponsor an author talk by Aram Sinnreich on July 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Pane Room of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sinnreich is an assistant professor at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Disaster Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Training Webinar: July 29, online
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick presents a webinar on July 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. This webinar is designed to help businesses cut the cost of physical and economic injury they suffer after a disaster and to help businesses have a plan. This webinar is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Red Cross Blood Drive: July 31, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden hosts a Red Cross blood drive on July 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden Campus Center. Learn more and schedule a donation here.

Gretchen Heaton has been appointed assistant dean of first-year experiences and college events at Douglass Residential College. Learn more here.

Ellen Lieberman has been appointed associate dean of Douglass Residential College.

Terre Martin, associate director of public relations in the Office of Community Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, retires on September 1 after 15 years of service. Patricia Kastner has been appointed associate director, effective September 1.

Hunger Never Takes a Vacation
During the long and hot summer months, food pantry demand is at its highest while supply is at its lowest. Help Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) fill local food pantry shelves by contributing to its summer food drive from July 28 through August 8. Nonperishable food donations may be dropped off at RAH collection bins located throughout the New Brunswick Campus. Learn more and locate a bin here.

The HomeStyles Project for Parents of Preschoolers
The HomeStyles Project, a collaboration between Rutgers, the University of Arizona, and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, helps parents of preschoolers shape their homes and lifestyles to raise happy, healthy, and safe kids. HomeStyles includes a series of program guides that give quick tips and fun ideas from experts and other parents to help make small changes and simple choices at home. Parents choose from 12 guides over the next 12 months and choose which changes to make and how. These free tips can help any family, even those with busy lives and tight budgets. It takes about 15 minutes to review each guide. Parents may try simple changes and do surveys along the way and earn more than $125 and keep gifts that are sent to help. Interested parents may sign up here

Rutgers University–New Brunswick  has been ranked 33rd among the world’s top 1,000 universities this year by the Center for World University Rankings. Learn more here.

Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Robert E. Park Award for best book in community and urban sociology by the American Sociological Association for her book Locked in, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City (UPenn Press, 2013). 

Tatiana Flores, associate professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Mexico Section Book Award in the Humanities by the Latin American Studies Association for her book Mexico's Revolutionary Avant-Gardes from Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013).

Kathleen López, associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize by the Caribbean Studies Association for her book Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Tamara Minko, distinguished professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected a fellow of the Controlled Release Society.

Barbara M. Ostfeld, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been chosen as a member of the national Expert Leadership Group for the Safe Infant Sleep Systems Integration Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Susan Peck, advanced practice nurse in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named a member of the 2014 Class of Emerging Leaders by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Kathryn Uhrich, professor and dean of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Linda S. Podhurst passed away on July 15. She was executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the School of Nursing.

Bernard L. Pollack passed away on July 14. He was emeritus professor of plant breeding and genetics.

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