April 16, 2014

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The Global City
For the fourth year, students at the Rutgers University Television Network (RU-tv) are working on a television program with students at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The Global City is a unique program that gives students an opportunity to work and interact with their international peers. This semester, Rutgers and Ryerson cohost along with Tel Aviv University in Israel, Annapurna International School of Film and Media in India, the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, and the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.
 
RU-tv students Aaron Farrar and Danielle Noriega return as hosts for a new episode this semester that focuses on beauty and body image in each country. The Global City airs live on Thursday, April 17 at 9 a.m. and may be viewed on RU-tv Channel 8. Watch last semester's episode about relationships and dating here.

Volunteers Needed for Rutgers University Commencement 2014
The Office of the Secretary seeks volunteers for Rutgers University Commencement on Sunday, May 18. Please join us as a Rutgers University Commencement Ambassador and invite your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer! All ambassadors receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, a thank-you gift, a breakfast reception before commencement, entry into a volunteer raffle, and the satisfaction of making the day even better for our newest alumni. A few hours of your help will make a big difference! Learn more here.

Save the Date: April 26 Is Rutgers Day
Bring your family and friends to Rutgers Day, a celebration of our great university, on Saturday, April 26. Help us spread the word by including the date in your websites and newsletters–or join our event on Facebook and share it with your friends! Hundreds of programs hosted by departments, schools, centers, and student organizations will be there to inform and entertain...will you?

Eduroam Is Now Available to the Rutgers Community
Eduroam allows Rutgers faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of free and secure wireless services when visiting an eduroam® (education roaming) member university and also allows visitors from member universities access when visiting Rutgers. Most Big 10 schools are participating members of the eduroam consortium. Eduroam is being phased in and is not enabled everywhere, but look for eduroam in the list of available wireless networks or check the webpage below. In order to connect to eduroam, users need to configure devices by running the Rutgers eduroam installer and authenticating with a Rutgers netID and password. It is highly recommended that the installer be run before leaving the Rutgers campus; however, users should be able to access and run the installer at any location with internet access. More information, including installer configuration instructions, coverage areas, and a list of participating institutions, may be found here.

Swim for Life: Free Adult Swim Instruction
Rutgers Recreation offers Swim for Life, a day of free adult swim instruction, on May 6 at Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sessions are offered from 1–3 p.m., 3–5 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. This event is open to members of the Rutgers community of all swimming abilities. Spots are limited and registration is required. Learn more here.

Register for Rutgers Aquatics A.L.E.R.T. Training School
The Rutgers A.L.E.R.T. Training School at Rutgers Recreation is open and accepting registrations. American Red Cross Lifeguarding, WSI (Water Safety Instructor), LGI (Lifeguarding Instructor), CPR, Waterfront Lifeguarding, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation's CPO (Certified Pool Operators) courses are available. Please contact zoe.everett225@gmail.com with questions. Learn more here.

Student Applications for the Darien Learning Community: Citizenship and Civic Engagement
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Department of Political Science, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, request faculty and staff to encourage students to apply to the Darien Learning Community: Citizenship and Civic Engagement for the fall 2014 term. It is an opportunity for students to put their interest in politics into action on the Rutgers campus and in local communities. Students benefit from being a member of RU Voting and register, educate, and mobilize other Rutgers students to be politically active. Students meet weekly with professors and other politically engaged students to explore the connections between political theory and political practice and develop and implement civic and political engagement activities. This learning community is open to all majors and class years with a minimum GPA of 3.0. To request an application, please contact Ghada Endick at gendick@echo.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Using Voice Thread: April 16, New Brunswick
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology hosts a training session on how to use VoiceThread on April 16 at 1 p.m. in room 101 of ASB Annex 1 on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and online. VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows users to upload documents, images, or video and then record audio, video, or text commentary. Registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Stroke in Minority Communities: Partnership for Prevention Symposium
The South Asian Total Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), presents a breakfast symposium on April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at RWJUH in New Brunswick. This symposium is in observance of National Minority Health Month. Learn more and register here.

Earth Day Talk: Plants as Renewable Biofuel Sources: April 19, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a talk given by Rutgers graduate students who are all involved with the Sustainable Fuels Solution Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Project at 1 p.m. at Holly House, Rutgers–New Brunswick. There is also a Walk and Talk tour at 2 pm. Learn more here.

Cooper River Bird Walk: April 19, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden Honors College students, along with Friends of Cooper River Park West, host a bird walk on April 19 at 9 a.m. at Cooper River Park in Camden. Professional birding guides help identify a vast variety of species for this event that is open to the public. Learn more here.

Live for Health, Not for Weight: A Community Health Education Lecture: April 22, New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School health professionals present a talk on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the RWJ Community Room of the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center in New Brunswick. The talk focuses on healthy habits, behavior changes, and the Healthy ME program for children in an interactive format for both children and adults.

Premiere of Amiri Baraka's Long-Lost Documentary Film, The New-Ark: April 22, Newark
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of African American and African Studies, and the Federated Department of History, Rutgers University–Newark, cohost the Newark premiere of The New-Ark on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. The film by Amiri Baraka has been recently rediscovered in the Harvard Film Archives. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Preventing Sexual Harassment at Rutgers: Best Practices: April 22, New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts a talk by Lisa Grosskreutz, Sarah Luke, and Anne Newman on April 22 at 3 p.m. in room 103-104 in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Grosskreutz is the associate director of the Office of Employment Equity, Luke is the senior assistant general counsel for the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and Newman is the deputy title IX coordinator at the Office of Student Conduct.

Climate Change and National Security: People, Not Polar Bears: April 23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by David W. Titley on April 23 at noon in the Alampi Room of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Titley is a retired admiral of the United States Navy and the founding director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Pennsylvania State University. Learn more here.

Humanism in Medical Schools: Bridging the Years Luncheon: April 23, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts a luncheon to celebrate humanism in medicine on April 23 in room B-556 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Students, faculty, and staff from all years and schools are encouraged to attend. Learn more here.

Making a Difference: Women in Congress: April 23, New Brunswick
The Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) as this year’s Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women’s Political Leadership on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Learn more and RSVP here.

This Digital World (That We Must Leave): Fighting Technology through Love: April 23, Newark
The School of Social Work presents a talk by Jack Z. Bratich on April 23 at 5 p.m. in room 100 of Engelhard Hall, Rutgers University–Newark. Bratich is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. One non-clinical CEU is granted upon request. Learn more and register here.

China’s Urbanization: Implications for Food Security and Rural Well Being: April 24, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Ann Anagnost as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pane Room of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Anagnost is a professor of anthropology and Chinese studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Learn more here.

Tyler Clementi Center Showcase: April 24, New Brunswick
The Tyler Clementi Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents as part of its first annual showcase a debut literary reading by Joy Stoffers and a lecture by Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui on April 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Stoffers is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, and Sifuentes-Jauregui is an associate professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Tom Luicci has been appointed senior director of digital media at Intercollegiate Athletics. Learn more here.

Earth Day 2014 at Rutgers University–Newark
Rutgers University–Newark celebrates Earth Day on April 22 and 23 at the Newark Campus and the Greater Newark Conservancy. Volunteer activities are scheduled throughout the campus and volunteers receive a free organic cotton Earth Day Every Day T-shirt. Learn more and register here.

Join RWJMS in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis
The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) invites faculty, staff, and students to join its team in the Great Strides Walk on May 3 at 10 a.m. at Johnson Park in Piscataway. This fun and family-oriented event includes a 5K walk, children's activities, food, and festivities. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Grove 4, and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Please contact mcelroer@rwjms.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more here.

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala
There are only two weeks left to RSVP for the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala. The award gala, held on May 3 at the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, annually honors the newest inductees to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. View photos from last year’s awards gala to see what is in store.

Participants Sought for Heart Disease Study
Patients who have coronary heart disease (heart attack, stent, bypass surgery, or narrowing of the coronary arteries) may be eligible to participate in the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) carried out at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This six-year trial defines the role of inflammation in patients with coronary heart disease and controlled blood cholesterol levels. The study investigates whether a marketed anti-inflammatory agent taken weekly by mouth decreases the chance of a heart attack or stroke compared to a placebo. To qualify, participants must be 18 years of age or older, have coronary heart disease, and be in generally good health. Individuals who qualify receive study-related examinations, tests, and medication free of charge. Please call 732-235-6546 for more information.

Julie Amon, associate chancellor of undergraduate education and student success, Rutgers University–Camden, has been appointed to the Academic Advising Consulting and Speaker Service Advisory Board at NACADA for a two-year term.

Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences by Bioinformatics.org. Learn more here.

Robyn Carroll, communications manager at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the Special Tribute Award by the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First. Learn more here.

Kayo Denda, librarian and head of the Margery Somers Foster Center at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the 2014 Douglass Medal Award from the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Learn more here.

Kenneth McGill, a senior training consultation specialist at the Behavioral Research and Training Institute at University Behavioral Health Care, was appointed president-elect serving the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Mia Sena, director of the Office of Training and Education Programs for the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed by the Governor's Office as a public member on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners.

Marsha Bates, research professor and director of the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $834,705. The project titled The Baroreflex Mechanism: Translation to AUD Treatment and Prognostic Models is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Director Bates here.

John DeLuca, professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $821,000. The project titled MS Collaborative Network of New Jersey is being supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Learn more about Professor DeLuca here.

Grace Brannigan, assistant professor at the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology and the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $98,014. The project titled Interaction of Inhaled Anesthetics with Macromolecules is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Brannigan here.

David Margolis, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $60,000. The project titled Plasticity and Propagation: Cortical Circuit Control in Schizophrenia is being supported by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Learn more about Professor Margolis here.

Andy Germak, lecturer and executive director of the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $52,957. The project titled Leadership Development for Local Office Managers of NJ-DCF is being supported by the Casey Family Programs. Learn more about Director Germak here.

Richard G. Lathrop, director of the Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis and professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $15,000. The project titled Digital Mapping Services for Hurricane Sandy Program is being supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Learn more about Director Lathrop here.

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