Faculty & Staff Bulletin

March 22, 2017

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NIEER Studies Philadelphia Pre-School

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, recently received a $1.8 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to conduct a three-year evaluation of Philadelphia’s preschool program to study the program’s design, implementation, and impacts on children’s learning and development. The multisite study will assess the program for potential improvements that hopefully will make the program a nationwide model.

The evaluation, designed as part of a continuous improvement process to strengthen pre-K classroom practices and systems and improve kindergarten readiness, will also review the economic impacts and the cost-effectiveness of Philadelphia’s pre-K program in comparison with other interventions for young children. Steven Barnett, Board of Governors Professor and director of NIEER, and Milagros Nores, NIEER co-director for research, are the principal investigators (pictured). Learn more here.

In this Issue...

Reunite at Alumni Weekend: April 28–29
Reunite with students and celebrate your scarlet pride during Alumni Weekend on April 28 and April 29. Enjoy the food, live music, children’s activities, and special exhibits in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark. Click here for more information.

File New Jersey Tax Returns Electronically
The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds faculty and staff that they can use NJ FastFile to file their New Jersey income tax returns electronically—either online with a PDF fill-in form or with a software package. Filers can choose direct deposit for their refunds, which is not available with paper returns. Learn more here or call 1-800-323-4400.

2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductions: May 6, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct four individuals into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 6 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, beginning at 6 p.m. The 30th annual awards ceremony will commemorate these Rutgers graduates and their accomplishments in philanthropy and economic development, neurological and genetic research, marine construction and tunneling, and digital media and technology. The honorees are Ray Chambers, School of Business, 1964; Alice Lazzarini, Graduate SchoolNew Brunswick, 1976, 1996; Richard Weeks, School of Engineering, 1950; and SY Lau, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, 2004. Join in celebrating the accomplishments of alumni who have helped to make the world better and brighter. Learn more about them and register for the event here.

Volunteer for University Commencement
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University's 251st Anniversary Commencement on May 14. Become a commencement ambassador volunteer and invite your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer, too. All ambassadors will receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, a thank you gift, a light buffet breakfast, snacks, and entry into a volunteer raffle. Click here to register as a commencement ambassador.

Commencement Parking Registration Open Through April 17
Members of Rutgers’ Class of 2017 are eligible to receive up to two free commencement parking passes for themselves and guests, but only if they register online at commencement.rutgers.edu before April 17 at 9 a.m. Find out more about registration, mass transportation available that day, and other important details here

Rutgers–Newark Classes to Improve Teaching Skills
Staying on top of your game as an effective college instructor requires constant attention to what drives student learning. But unlike K12 education, higher education has not had the kind of professional development infrastructure needed to support faculty members in making evidence-based refinements to their teaching. That is why Rutgers University–Newark has launched a five-year partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to train and credential instructional faculty through ACUE’s course in "Effective Teaching Practices." Click here for more information.

Poison Prevention Reminder
During this National Poison Prevention Week, a reminder: Anything can be a poison if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, or by the wrong person. People of all ages and pets are at risk. When the unexpected happens, call the poison center, NJPIES/NJ Poison Center (part of Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School), for immediate expert help. Program the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) as a contact in your cell phone. For more prevention information, click here and follow NJPIES on Facebook and Twitter.

Screening: Starving the BeastThe Battle Over Public University Funding: March 23, Piscataway 
With a valid RU ID, attend a free screening of Starving the Beast, a documentary by Steve Mims that sheds light on the national debate over funding of public higher education, on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema, the Plaza, Piscataway. Free popcorn and soda are included. The event is sponsored by the America Converges Here initiative, Graduate School–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Graduate School of Education’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Program, and Rutgers University Libraries.

Music Together: March 25–June 17, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross Extension Division is offering a 10-week session of Music Together® beginning March 25. Music Together is an internationally recognized research-based music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who care for them. Two classes are offered on Saturdays, 9:15 or 10:15 a.m. For more information, call the Extension Division at 848-932-8618 or click here.

Public Information Session for Rutgers Police Accreditation: March 27, Piscataway
In its continuing effort to enhance its capabilities and improve service to the university community, the Rutgers University Police Department is seeking re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA representatives will visit the university and seek comment from the community. There will be a public information session on March 27 at 4 p.m. at the Rutgers Visitor Center, Piscataway. The team will also take comments by phone and can be reached at 848-932-4949 between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 27. The nationally recognized CALEA accreditation program requires agencies to comply with nearly 500 standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Click here for more information. 

Golda Meir: A Biographical Sketch: March 27, New Brunswick
The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Pnina Lahav, a core faculty member of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University. Drawing on her current book project, Golda Meir: Through the Gender Lens, Lahav explores Meir’s leadership, her political ideology, how she reconciled career and family, and her position on women’s equality and the women’s movement, on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. RSVP here

“Seinfeld and Aging”: March 27, New Brunswick
Attend the first David J. Stern Annual Lecture on Innovations in Social Work and Gerontology, “Seinfeld and Aging,” on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This lecture by Mark Lachs, director of geriatrics, New York Presbyterian Health Care System, will use pop culture to examine the social, cultural, racial, and economic diversity of citizens 65 or older. Hear a unique perspective on aging and the health care crisis. The event is sponsored by the School of Social Work and part of America Converges Here. Click here to register and for more information.

Celebration of Scholarship: March 2731
Join Rutgers University Libraries in its annual Celebration of Scholarship from March 27 through March 31, calling attention to the work of Rutgers faculty online and with a number of special programs at libraries across the university. Click here for a schedule of events.

OIRT Workshops
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. Note the online workshops on March 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Sakai Tools: Assignments); March 29 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. (Educational Media Basics, Module 2: Shooting); and March 30 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. (Using Kaltura with Student-Created Content). Learn more here.

Exhibition Reception for A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s: March 29, New Brunswick
Attend a reception for A Vibrant Field, the first exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, to explore artists’ diverse, creative approaches to the theme of the natural world, represented in work from its Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art, on March 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The event includes a curator-led tour, followed by a screening of the 2015 documentary Babushkas of Chernobyl, and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

LGBTQ Veterans and Active Military Service: March 30, Newark
“The Courage to Be … LGBT Veterans and Military Service” encourages LGBTQ veterans to share their experiences with the Newark and Rutgers communities on March 30 at Ackerson Hall, Dean’s Lounge, Rutgers University–Newark. Film clips will be shown from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a panel, Q&A, and refreshments from 7 to 9 p.m. Panelists include James Credle, Benny Roman, Danielle King, and Jahari Shears-King. Click here for more information.

Douglass Dean’s Colloquia: “Conversations with Extraordinary Women”: April 6, New Brunswick
Krisellen Maloney, vice president of Information Services and university librarian, and Jacquelyn Litt, dean, Douglass Residential College, invite you to “Conversations with Extraordinary Women” featuring Alice Aycock, an alumna whose works are found in numerous collections, on April 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Albers-Schonberg Room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Hire Students: 2017 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair: April 27, New Brunswick
The 2017 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair takes place on April 27 in the College Avenue Student Center, multipurpose room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. University departments and their affiliates interested in hiring students for nonfederal work-study part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. Registration forms are available here. For more information, contact Brittany Cooper at jldp@ofa.rutgers.edu

Our Classroom Summer Enrichment Program Registration Open
The Center for Effective School Practices is now accepting registrations for Our Classroom, an academic enrichment program for middle school and high school students. Classes are geared toward differentiated, dynamic, and flexible learning opportunities to enhance and accelerate content-based knowledge and connect the knowledge students acquire to the real world. The week of classes is held at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Click here to register and for more information.

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 30 news organizations in the past week, including The Washington Post, The Star-Ledger, and New York Magazine, among other news organizations.

Highlights include:

WHYY interviews Steve Silverstein (UBHC) on Rutgers' newly opened first-episode psychosis clinic.

The Guardian writes about the smog in China, noting that it is linked to melting ice caps, quoting Jennifer Francis (SEBS).

Click here for highlights.

Funding for Cancer-Related Research Pilot Projects
The American Cancer Society and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are funding up to five $50,000 pilot projects to support cancer-related research that can be completed in 12 months. Eligible applicants include Rutgers and Princeton faculty members who are within six years of their initial academic appointment and do not currently have an award from a national peer-reviewed competition. To request an application, email cinjpilotprogram@cinj.rutgers.edu. Applications are due May 12.

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training
Rutgers’ Tobacco Dependence Program has developed a certified training to prepare health professionals to provide intensive specialist treatment for tobacco dependence. The nationally recognized faculty brings a wealth of expertise in tobacco control, nicotine addiction, medical consequences of tobacco use, treatment of tobacco dependence, program development and evaluation, and treating tobacco addiction with special populations such as those with mental illness and medical co-morbidities. The training format allows for an interactive and comprehensive educational experience. Participants can expect to leave the training competent to effectively treat patients for tobacco dependence and to provide other services that will help organizations to address tobacco use. The training meets all of the requirements set forth in the U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines as well as the standards for competencies for tobacco treatment specialists developed by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence. Training is scheduled for May 1 to May 5 and October 23 to October 27 in New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.

SATHI Presents: April 4, New Brunswick
On April 4, the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) Presents: Global Crossroads: Seminars on South Asian Culture, Ecology, and Health offers "Breaking Barriers: Promoting HIV Awareness in the South Asian Community" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Clinical Academic Building, Conference Room 1302, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick. Learn more here. Participants can register here.

Eighth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium: April 28, Piscataway
The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association presents its Eighth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium on April 28 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower Great Hall and Auditorium, Piscataway. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Redefining the Postdoctoral Experience: New Training for New Careers.” The keynote speaker is Franklin Carrero-Martinez, acting deputy science and technology adviser to the U.S. Department of State. The symposium will explore changes for postdocs at Rutgers and across the nation and will also include panels to help prepare postdocs for the job market and to communicate scientific research to the public. Learn more and register here. Registration is free and participants should register by April 14. The Postdoctoral Association is accepting abstracts for poster presentations from postdocs affiliated with any institution.

Ninth Annual Lecture in Law and Ethics: March 23, Newark
The Institute for Law and Philosophy, an academic center based out of Rutgers Law School in Camden, hosts its 9th annual lecture in Law and Ethics on March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. This year’s lecture is taking place at Rutgers Law School in Newark, in the Baker Court Room in the Center for Law and Justice and will be simulcast to the law school in Camden. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Frances Kamm, who is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. The title of her talk is, “Doing Death; Physician Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Public Policy.” Learn more here

Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Symposium: "It’s About Time: Temporality in Visual Culture": March 24, New Brunswick
Attend "It’s About Time: Temporality in Visual Culture," a symposium hosted by the Art History Graduate Student Organization, on March 24 in the Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The symposium focuses on the ways art and visual culture speak across, through, and out of time. Confronting the traditional “period eye” lens of critical analysis, it seeks to challenge conventional approaches to time and objects and foster a community of scholars who are rethinking this framework. It identifies the issue of the temporal as both a particularly rich cultural concept and an opportunity for developing new theoretical frameworks.

State and Local Economic Development Policy Graduate Student Conference: March 28, Camden
Doctoral students in the Public Affairs–Community Development Ph.D. program and the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University–Camden invite you to the Second Annual State and Local Economic Development Policy Graduate Student Conference on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Neighborhood Center, Camden. The goal of this conference is to connect research on local and state economic development strategies to research, policy, legislative, and community leaders who can incorporate it into their work. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information or contact Curtis M. Williams II at curtwill@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Roundtable: Diffusions and Difusiones: March 31, New Brunswick
Attend a roundtable discussion on "Diffusions/Difusiones: Latin American Women’s Writing and Translations" on March 31 at 12:30 p.m. in the Rutgers Academic Building, Room 5190, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Moderating the discussion will be Karen E. Bishop, Jeffrey Lawrence, and Marcy Schwartz. The event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of English, the Program in Comparative Literature, and the Resilience working group. Click here for more information.

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Screening: Don’t Tell Anyone: March 22, Newark
Don’t Tell Anyone is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. Angy Rivera, 24, steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, emerging as an activist, blogger, and advice columnist for others in her situation. The screening is March 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Mallery Concert Series: Jean Lin: March 22, Camden
Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by pianist Jean Lin on March 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Rutgers University–Camden Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

“Moving Forward: Defending Civil Liberties and Human Rights": March 22, New Brunswick
Center for Women’s Global Leadership hosts the discussion “Moving Forward: Defending Civil Liberties and Human Rights” on March 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 2225, Rutgers Academic Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.

School of Health Professions Open House: March 23, Piscataway
The School of Health Professions hosts an open house on March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Piscataway. RSVP here.

School of Public Health Open House: March 24, Newark
The School of Public Health hosts an open house on March 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Foyer, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. RSVP here.

Free Symposium: “Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s”: March 23–24, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the interdisciplinary symposium “Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s.” On March 23 at 6 p.m., independent artist, researcher, editor, and curator Jorge Ribalta presents the keynote talk “Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism,” reflecting on the exhibition of the same title that he organized at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia in 2015. A reception precedes the talk at 5 p.m. The symposium on March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. explores the multiple ways that documentary work was rethought and contested during the decade, in both critical discourse and artistic practice. The event is free but registration is required.

Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Women’s Empowerment Conference: March 25, Piscataway
Attend the Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Women’s Empowerment Conference on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Piscataway. The goal is to unite, educate, and inspire women to discover their passion and purpose and elevate their understanding of what it means to be a woman in today’s society. The theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Purchase tickets here.  

Emperor of the Moon: through March 25, New Brunswick
Rutgers Theater Company presents Emperor of the Moon, the story of a space-obsessed professor who believes that life on the moon is the answer to all the world’s woes. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 to 25 with an additional 2 p.m. show on March 25 in the Philip J. Levin Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

RU Ready to Farm: March 25, March 28, April 1: North Brunswick
“RU Ready to Farm: Specialty Crops,” a three-day course for beginning farmers interested in commercial vegetable production, will take place on March 25, March 28, and April 1 at Middlesex County EARTH Center and Extension Services. Register here.

Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: March 26, New Brunswick
The choir performs Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, a baroque masterpiece for chorus, soli, and chamber orchestra, on March 26 at 5 p.m. in Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Symposium: “Advances in Tuberculosis Research Relevant to Global Tuberculosis Control”: March 28, Piscataway
The School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents “Advances in Tuberculosis Research Relevant to Global Tuberculosis Control” on March 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 3 A/B, School of Public Health, Piscataway. The seminar, presented by Jerrold J. Ellner, professor and chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Boston University, will be available via Lifesize Conferencing @ Newark in Conference Room 741, Stanley S. Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Learn more here.

cELLAbration! A Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday Anniversary: March 24–25, Newark
The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, in collaboration with Rutgers University Libraries and the Office of the Chancellor, presents “cELLAbration,” a free two-day symposium of presentations and music celebrating the most influential vocalist in the history of jazz, on March 24 and March 25 at Clement’s Place, 15 Washington Street,  Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here

Seeking Women Who Smoke for Dissertation Research Study
The RU Women Smoking Study is seeking women 18 to 65 who smoke cigarettes daily. They may be eligible to participate in a paid research study at the Emotion and Psychopathology Lab, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. If eligible, they will be asked to participate in a 3-hour visit to a laboratory in New Brunswick, complete questionnaires, and perform various computer tasks. Compensation will be $100 to $150 for completing all study procedures. If interested, complete a 3-minute survey here.

Recruiting Teen and Young Adult Cancer Survivors for Fitness Study
Katie Devine, assistant professor, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is seeking participants for a New Brunswick-based research study, FitSurvivor. FitSurvivor aims to help cancer survivors ages 13 to 25 improve physical fitness, physical activity levels, and quality of life. The program involves eight weeks of in-person sessions lasting 90 minutes each. Participants will exercise with a trainer and learn strategies to improve fitness, nutrition, and other healthy behaviors. They will receive a FitBit activity monitor and an app designed as a companion to the study. Participants will complete five assessments (physical fitness tests and questionnaires) over the course of nine months and will receive a $20 gift card after each assessment. To learn more, click here, email FitSurvivorCoach@gmail.com, or call 732-235-7549.

Rutgers Regional Bike Share Program Open Houses
Rutgers, together with North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, is implementing a public regional bike share program serving the university community, New Brunswick, Highland Park, Piscataway, and the New Brunswick and Edison train stations. Attend one of the following open houses to learn more and provide feedback. Learn more and submit comments here:

March 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Room 202, Piscataway
March 23, 1 to 3 p.m., Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick
March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., College Avenue Student Center, Room 411, New Brunswick
March 30, 7 to 9 a.m., Edison Train Station, 1719 State Route 27, Edison

Sign Up for the RBHS Golf League
The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Golf League begins its season on April 13 and is looking to add new members and substitutes. The league plays nine holes at Rutgers Golf Course on Thursday afternoons with tee times starting just after 4 p.m. and playoffs running through September. Registration must be submitted by April 3. Those who are not able to play every week can join as substitutes and play when they are available. Register here or send registration requests to Scot Stenroos at stenroos@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Videophilia (and other Viral Syndromes): March 23, Piscataway
The Center for Latin American Studies presents Videophilia (and other Viral Syndromes), winner of the Tiger Award for best film at the Rotterdam Film Festival and Peru’s 2017 Academy Award submission for best foreign-language film, on March 23 at 8 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema, the Plaza, Piscataway. Admission is free.

Zumba at the Plaza: through April, Piscataway
Rutgers Student Affairs and the Plaza at Livingston present the free Zumba Fitness Series on the lawn of the Plaza, Piscataway, every Wednesday in April from 3:15 to 4:05 p.m. Participants are responsible for bringing their own water. Click here for more information or contact the Plaza at theplaza@rutgers.edu.

LinkedIn "Appy Hour" at Kite+Key: April 7, Piscataway
Looking to create or optimize your LinkedIn profile? Attend kite+key’s LinkedIn “Appy Hour” luncheon on April 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Presented by kite+key store specialist Samantha Gajda and Apple campus ambassador Mitesh Rathod, this seminar focuses on the largest professional network site. LinkedIn can help current and recent students and working professionals expand their network, stay connected with groups and organizations, job search, create and promote personal brands, and more. A free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile will be available for all attendees. Additionally, participants will receive a $10 kite+key gift card and a free light lunch. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. RSVP here or email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-1127. Kite+key is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus, Piscataway. 

Now Playing at Rutgers Cinema
Rutgers Cinema is now showing Beauty and the Beast, Logan, and Get Out. Power Rangers opens on March 24 at Rutgers Cinema. Matinee ticket price (before 6 p.m.) is $5 with RU ID and $7 for the general public. Evening ticket price is $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for the general public. The cinema is located at the Plaza, Livingston Campus. For more information, contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124. Get showtimes and tickets here.

Mary M. Bridgeman, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was named the 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year in Education by the Somerset County Commission for contributions to her community. 

David Greenberg, professor of history, School of Arts and Sciences, and of journalism and media studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was elected to the Society of American Historians, an invitation-only society comprised of the nation’s leading historians of literary and scholarly distinction in historical writing.

James T. Luxhøj, professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the recipient of the 2017 Wellington Award from the Engineering Economy Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, recognizing outstanding contributions in the field of engineering economy.

Teresa Wood, professor and Rena Warshow Endowed Chair in Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,564,936. The project, titled Pathways That Regulate Basal and Metastatic Phenotypes in Triple Negative Breast Cancers, is being supported by the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Wood here.

Hieronim Jakubowski, adjunct professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $154,000. The project, titled Homocysteine-Thiolactone in Prognostication of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes, is being supported by the American Heart Association. Learn more about Jakubowski here.

Lev Borisov, professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $154,000. The project, titled Mirror Symmetry and Related Topics, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Borisov here.

Xiaowei Wang, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $145,072. The project, titled Canonical Metrics on Kahler and Riemannian Manifolds and Their Modulis, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Wang here.

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