October 15, 2014

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Humans of RutgersU
Everyone at Rutgers has a story and we want to share it. Visit the new Humans of RutgersU blog on Tumblr to meet the people who make up your community. We've talked to students, faculty, and staff about their best days, worst days, triumphs, and struggles. Hear from a student who has thrived after cancer and join others as they follow their passions for music, travel, and careers in medicine. Find out which staff member has collected 500 Pez dispensers. Most of all, think about your own story. If you want to share it with the Humans of RutgersU team, email socialmedia@rutgers.edu and tell us about yourself.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including international scholars, who are in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 30 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month with a maximum of one year. Please email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

Call for Proposals: National Science Foundation Planning Workshop
The Center for Sensory Sciences and InnovationOffice of Economic Development, invites Rutgers researches to submit a short research proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Planning Workshop on November 6–7 in the Lecture Hall, Computing Research and Education (CoRE) Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This is an opportunity to position for funding, present research ideas, obtain feedback from the industry and NSF, and help shape research and industry-university collaboration in this field. The deadline for proposals is October 31. For more information, contact David Sadowski at 848-445-3344 or d.sadowski@rutgers.edu. Register here.

Call for Proposals: 6th Annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning, Continuing Studies, is now accepting presentation proposals for the 6th Annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference on January 14 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, and January 15 at the Hilton Conference Room, Hilton Hotel, East Brunswick. The deadline for submissions is November 10. Submit a proposal and learn more here.

Register Now for the Women’s Health and Dignity for the 21st Century Summit
Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a global summit on women’s health and dignity for the 21st century on November 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please register by November 14. Register and learn more here.

Comprehensive Breast Care: Prevention, Treatment, Reconstruction, and Recovery
The Department of SurgeryNew Jersey Medical School, sponsors a free education event on comprehensive breast care on October 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Calabria Restaurant in Livingston, New Jersey. Seating is limited; reserve a seat by emailing surgery@njms.rutgers.edu or call 973-972-5017.

Out in Newark! Queer Club Spaces as Sanctuary: October 16, Newark
The Queer Newark Oral History Project of Rutgers UniversityNewark presents a public, integrated discussion of LGBT club life in Newark on October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. This panel discussion is part of a broader, month long celebration. Learn more here.

The Future of the Republican Party: An Evening with Steve Schmidt: October 15, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts public affairs and political analyst Steve Schmidt on October 15 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free and RSVP is required. Learn more and reserve a seat here.

From Socialist Ideology to Cultural Heritage: The Changing Basis of Legitimacy in Contemporary China: October 16, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as a part of its distinguished lecture series, hosts a talk by Richard Madsen, professor at the University of California, San Diego on October 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in lecture hall 403, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet: October 16–19, Camden
Rutgers–Camden Theater, in association with the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts, Sounds of Camden exhibition, presents a new musical, Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet, from October 16–19 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Researching the Middle East and North Africa after 2011: October 17, New Brunswick
The Middle East Studies Graduate Forum, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts scholars from 10 universities on October 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teleconference Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The panel discusses how the region’s changing landscape has affected academic production and more. Please RSVP to MESGFconference@gmail.com. Learn more here.

Asian American Cultural Center's 15th Annual Open House: October 17, New Brunswick
The Asian American Cultural Center invites everyone to its 15th anniversary celebration on October 17 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love: October 17, New Brunswick
The Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a night of live music, food, and stories with educators and activists Terna Tilley-Gyado and Wazina Zondon on October 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Trayes Hall A, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Music at the Museum: October 19, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum and the Mason Gross Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host a new weekend concert series beginning October 19 at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, with performances by MGSA faculty members. Admission is free. Learn more here.

Create Your Ideal Medical Clinic: October 20, Newark
The New Jersey Medical School Primary Care Progress hosts Pamela Wible, family physician, on October 20 at 6 p.m. in room B-515, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. For more information, please contact primarycareprogressnjms@gmail.com

Public Lecture with “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer: October 22, New Brunswick
The School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program cosponsors with other university departments, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture with “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer on October 22 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Marianne Gaunt, has announced her retirement as vice president for information services and university libraries at Rutgers University Libraries after 35 years of service, effective December 2014. Learn more here.

Ilene Rosen, has been appointed associate dean for student services at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Peng Song, has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate affairs at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Entrepreneurship Ag Day 2014
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts Entrepreneurship Ag Day on October 18 at 9:30 a.m. in room 138A, Foran Hall, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For inquiries and to RSVP, contact Albert Ayeni, 848-932-6289, or ayeni@aesop.rutgers.edu. Register and learn more here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Join New Jersey Medical School for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 19 at 8 a.m. in Military Park, Broad Street, Newark. Learn more and register under University Hospital here.

Dancing with the Deans
The Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, Rutgers Recreation, and Rutgers Against Hunger host Dancing with the Deans to raise money for students who do not have the means to purchase food on October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Gym, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Donate and learn more here.

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 26November 1. Run for Rutgers Against Hunger, a 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk, is also on October 26. Learn more here.

Participants Needed for Neuroscience Research
The Infancy Studies Laboratory at Rutgers University–Newark seeks adult participants between the ages of 20 and 40 for several studies of auditory processing. These studies aim to characterize adult responses as a comparison for infant data, and participants receive $30. Interested parties should email Sree Rajendran at babylab@andromeda.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-3593 for additional information.

Ken Able, distinguished professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station, is the recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award from NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation.

Benjamin Justice, associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.

Joel Lebowitz, George William Hill professor of mathematics and physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Grande Médaille from the French Academy of Sciences.

Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has received the 2015 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society.

Mark G. Robson, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has received the Sullivan Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association.

Martin Yarmush, distinguished professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $5.7 million over three years. The project titled A 3-D Biomimetic Liver Sinusoid Construct for Predicting Physiology and Toxicity is being supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Learn more about Professor Yarmush here.

M. Maral Mouradian, William Dow Lovett professor of neurology and director for the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic DiseasesRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,223,995 over five years. The project titled Synergistic Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Coffee Components in Parkinson’s Disease is being supported by the National Institute of Health. Learn more about Professor Mouradian here.

Piotr Piotrowiak, professor in the Department of ChemistryNewark College of Arts and Sciences and University CollegeNewark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $510,000. The project titled Electronic and Vibrational Dynamics of Molecules and Polymers in Close Proximity to Nanostructured Metal Surfaces and Arrays is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Piotrowiak here.

Edward Castner, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award ­­­­totaling $430,019. The project titled Ionic Liquid Structural Paradigms-Beyond Alkyl Tails is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Castner here.

Chuck Keeton, associate professor in the Department of Physics and AstronomySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $123,055. The project titled Observations and Theory of the Most Powerful Gravitational Lensing Telescopes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Keeton here.

Tugrul Ozel, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $99,416. The project titled Predictive Modeling for Laser Based Powder Metal Additive Manufacturing of Nickel-Based Alloyed Parts is being supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Learn more about Professor Ozel here

Carolyn Rovee-Collier passed away on October 2. She was a psychology professor and director of the Rutgers Early Learning Project.

John Charles Fremont Tedrow passed away on October 2. He was professor emeritus at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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