October 1, 2014

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Computational Analysis Plays Key Role in Developing Treatments for Infectious Diseases

In the fight against infectious diseases, researchers often look for new methods to improve treatments and find cures. Computational biology is one field that is playing an increasingly significant role in that fight.

“There is a constant quest to find new therapeutics or improve on existing ones, and computational analysis is becoming more important to achieve that,” says Desmond Lun (pictured), an associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University–Camden. Read the entire story here.

Picture credit: Robert J. Laramie

Free Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff
The Department of Occupational Health, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers free flu vaccines for all Rutgers faculty and staff. Learn more and view clinic schedules here.

RSVP Now for Bicycle Safety Education Course
The Rutgers Department of Transportation Services is offering a one-hour bicycle safety education course on October 14 in room 411C, College Avenue Student Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and October 20 in room 117, Busch Student Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rutgers University–New Brunswick. RSVP now to reserve a spot at BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu.

Get Your Tickets Now for the 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts its 15th annual film festival from October 29 to November 9 at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center, 2399 Route 1 South, North Brunswick. Film tickets are priced from $6 to $12 and advanced purchase is strongly recommended. Learn more here.

Call for Posters: Annual Global Health Fair
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in collaboration with the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, invites all Rutgers faculty and students to submit posters for the annual Global Health Fair, which takes place on December 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Learn more here.

Register Now for the 11th Annual Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Cultural Conference
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology hosts its 11th annual cultural conference on New Ways of Addressing Diversity in Clinical and School Practice on October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

Apply Now for the Nonprofit Executive and Emerging Leaders Certificate Program
The Institute for Ethical Leadership hosts the Nonprofit Executive and Emerging Leaders Certificate Program from October 8 to October 10 at 1 Washington Park, Rutgers University–Newark. The admission is $1,500 and partial scholarships are available. Apply and learn more here.

What Women Need to Know: Health and Nutrition Panel and Luncheon: October 9, New Brunswick
Join ACE Women’s Network for a panel discussion and luncheon on October 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The cost is $18 and seats are limited. RSVP and learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: October 2014, Camden
The Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden hosts its free noontime Mallery Concert series throughout the month of October. Learn more here.

Climate Impacts of Methane Emitting Energy Technologies: October 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute, the Rutgers Climate Institute, and the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host Jessika Trancik, assistant professor in energy studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on October 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Risky Business: Young People and HIV: October 6, New Brunswick
The Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) host a talk on HIV on October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at RWJUH in New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Addiction and Policy with N.J. Senator Joseph F. Vitale: October 9, New Brunswick
The School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the annual Harold W. and Marguerite F. Demone Endowed Lectureship on Alcohol and Other Addictions with guest speaker Senator Joseph F. Vitale on October 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Lounge, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

International Conference on Cultural Institutions and Urban Transformation: October 9 and 10, Newark
The School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) host the International Conference on Cultural Institutions and Urban Transformation on October 9 and 10 at NJPAC. Registration is required. Register and learn more here.

Cooking Demonstration and Showcase Meal at the Rutgers Club: October 17, New Brunswick
Join the Rutgers Club chefs to watch a demonstration, learn to cook, and have the opportunity to participate in the show on October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Participants receive a free souvenir recipe book including the recipes of the day. The cost is $28.95. Call 848-932-7139 for reservations. Learn more here.

Exhibition of Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein: Now through December 14, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum shows Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein, who was incarcerated in federal prison for 70 months, throughout December at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free. Learn more here.

Classical, Jazz, and Chamber Music Extravaganza at Carnegie Hall
Listen to the Classical, Jazz, and Chamber Music Extravaganza at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, featuring Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York City. Tickets are available in person at the Carnegie Hall box office, by phone via CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800), and online at Carnegie’s website. Learn more here.

Envision Eyeglass Drive and Bake Sale
Envision Rutgers sponsors a drive to collect eyeglasses, sunglasses, paired lenses and frames for New Eyes for the Needy on October 3 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Baked goods are also on sale. 

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association during Homecoming
Reconnect with fellow alumni, cheer on Rutgers athletes, and enjoy family-friendly fun during homecoming in Camden on October 25, and in New Brunswick from October 26 to November 1. Run for Rutgers Against Hunger, a 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk, on October 26. Learn more here.

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training Fall 2014
The Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention Working Group holds its Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training on October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in room 411A, College Avenue Student Center and November 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 202C, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Due Process, the award-winning public television series on law and justice that is produced in partnership with Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has received its 25th regional Emmy Award. Learn more here.

Nancy Chiaravalloti, associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Muhlenberg College.

Richard De Lisi, university professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Richard P. McCormick Award, a Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award, for his commitment to the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association.

James Murphy, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, was awarded the Sanctae Crucis Award by the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Paul Falkowski, professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,394,073. The project titled Ocean Acidification is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Falkowski here.

Kiran Madura, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,203,916 over four years. The project titled A Role for Protein Degradation in Nucleotide Excision-Repair is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Madura here.

Vinod Ganapathy, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $499,880. The project titled Self-Service Cloud Computing is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ganapathy here.

Zheng Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $378,141. The project titled Optimizing Compiler and Runtime for Concurrency-Oriented Execution Model is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Zhang here.

Michelle Van Noy, research project manager at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $41,073. The project titled Learning Beyond the Organization: A Review of Learning Outside of Formal Educational Environments is being supported by the ACT Foundation. Learn more about Ms. Van Noy here.

Todd Wolfson, assistant professor in journalism and media studies and digital media coordinator for the Master of Communication and Information Studies program at the School of Communication and Information, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $20,000. The project titled Journalism for Democracy is being supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Learn more about Professor Wolfson here

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