August 20, 2014

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How to Submit Your Video to the RU-tv Network
Rutgers University Television Network (RU-tv) is the eyes and the ears of Rutgers University–New Brunswick and is always looking for creative programming from the Rutgers community to air on the network. RU-tv considers all types of programming including lectures, events, or even sketch comedy. The award-winning campus network serves more than 37,000 students, of which 15,000 live on campus.

Faculty and staff members who have produced, or plan to produce a video project and would like to make a video submission inquiry, should review a list of guidelines and frequently asked questions here. A video outlining how to submit a video may be viewed here.

Sakai Downtime and Upgrade
Sakai is inaccessible due to a scheduled upgrade on August 21 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about new and enhanced features included in the latest version of Sakai here. Please email or call 848-445-8721 with any questions.

New Issue of Pulse Is Now Available
New Jersey Medical School is pleased to announce that the Summer 2014 issue of their award-winning Pulse magazine is now available. The new issue may be viewed here.

RU Hiring Students?
Interested in hiring Rutgers students for part-time and seasonal employment? Faculty and staff may post part-time jobs for free through the Rutgers University Student Employment Office Job Location and Development Program (JLDP) here. The JLDP is a federally funded employment program and is open only to all currently enrolled Rutgers students. Please call 848-932-2648 or email for more information.

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 contact April Leavy at 848-445-6722 or for more information.

Registration Is Open for the Multidisciplinary Course on Hepatocellular and Hepatopancreatobiliary Tumors
The Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Surgery, and Division of Surgical Oncology at New Jersey Medical School and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsor a course on September 6 from 7:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at the Delta Dental Educational Conference Center at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. The registration deadline is September 3. Learn more and register here.

Registration is Open for Introduction to Examity Webinar
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies offers an online course on Examity on August 21 from  11 a.m. to noon. Examity is an exam proctoring service and can be used as a fully integrated solution on eCollege, Blackboard, Moodle, and Sakai, as well as a stand-alone service. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Putting Together the Pieces: Autism Research Symposium
The Child Health Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents a symposium on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This symposium features the Rutgers 2014 Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism award recipients. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Preventing Post-Disaster Financial Exploitation Conference
The New Jersey Department of Human Services and the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, cosponsor a conference on September 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Participants learn from disaster response professionals and legal experts on how best to prevent, identify, and address financial exploitation following disasters. This conference is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting: August 27, off campus
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension present an annual open house and tomato tasting on August 27 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Snyder Farm in Pittstown, New Jersey. This event features 60 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties available for tasting. Learn more and RSVP here.

Disaster Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Training Webinar: August 26, online
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick presents a webinar on August 26 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.

Farmers' Market at New Jersey Medical School: August 26, Newark
The University Hospital Auxiliary sponsors a Farmers' Market on August 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the plaza on 12th Avenue at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. The market features fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, and more and is held on Tuesdays through October 28. 

Intro to Macs: August 27, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services at Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a workshop on August 27 at 2 p.m. in room 118 of Tillett Hall on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop is tailored toward instructors using the Digital Classroom Podium and anyone who would like to learn the basics of using a Mac. Learn more and register here.

Cooking for Change Exhibition: September 2 through December 24, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, presents an exhibition featuring photographer Steve Riskand and writer Doris Friedensohn from September 2 through December 24 in the Criminal Justice Gallery at the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers–Newark. Their book Cooking for Change documents the work of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the Food Service Training Academy. Learn more here.

Mercedes Echevarria has been appointed associate dean of advanced nursing practice at the School of Nursing.

Cheryl Holly has been appointed interim associate dean of entry to baccalaureate practice at the School of Nursing.

Vincent Ziccardi has been appointed assistant dean of hospital affairs at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

Registration Is Open for the SHRP Alumni Association’s Fall 2014 Golf Outing Fundraiser
The School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) hosts its annual golf outing fundraiser on October 7 at 10 a.m. at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, New Jersey. This event features breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as contests and prizes. Proceeds from the golf outing support student scholarships at SHRP. Enrollment is open to all and sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more and register here.

Casino Royal at the Rutgers Club
The Rutgers Club hosts a game night and music by Marshall's Dixieland Band on September 19 at The Rutgers Club on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The evening also features a gourmet buffet dinner and a chance to win a club gift basket and playing with club house money. The cost is $40 per person. Please call 848-932-7139 to make a reservation.

Rutgers medical and nursing faculty took top honors at the annual Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards ceremony hosted by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. George Heinrich, associate dean at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), received the inaugural Lieberman Legacy Award. Hosseinali Shahidi, assistant professor at NJMS, and Cindy Sickora, associate professor at the School of Nursing, were joint recipients of the Leadership in Humanism Award. Felesia Bowen and Elaine Diegmann, professors at the School of Nursing, were also among 30 honorees from 18 Essex County nursing schools and health care facilities who received Humanism in Healthcare Awards.

Nancy DiTomaso, professor and vice dean for faculty and research at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, has been named runner-up for the 2014 annual best book competition by the Academy of Management for her book The American Non-Dilemma. Her book also won the Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility book award from the American Sociological Association. Learn more here.

Robert A. Emmons, assistant dean at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has created a new documentary titled Diagram for Delinquents. Learn more here.

Ying Hung, associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Tweedie New Researcher Award by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Ivan Rodero, assistant research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected as a 2014 Young Achiever in Scalable Computing and awarded the Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers by the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. 

Cathryn Potter, dean of the School of Social Work, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3,108,825. The project titled New Jersey Child Welfare Partnership Training Program is being supported by the N.J. Department of Children and Families. Learn more about Dean Potter here.

Kimberly Brenneman, assistant research professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,351,824 over four years. The project titled Supports for Science and Mathematics Learning in Pre-Kindergarten Dual Language Learners: Designing and Expanding a Professional Development System is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Brenneman here.

Seongshik Oh, associate professor, and Sang-Wook Cheong, distinguished professor, both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, have each been awarded $1.5 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of its Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators program. This award supports discovery-driven research on a topic of their choosing. Learn more about Professor Oh here and Professor Cheong here.

Alan Zalkind, director of the Center for Government Services, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,426,402. The project titled Uniform Construction Code Enforcement Officials/Multiple Dwelling Training is being supported by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs. Learn more about Director Zalkind here.

Utz Herbig, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,319,700. The project titled (PQB-4) Opposing Effects of the SASP in Cancer Progression is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Herbig here.

Cyril Reade, director of the Rutgers­–Camden Center for the Arts, is the principal investigator of two awards totaling $176,000. The awards are from the N.J. Council on the Arts. Learn more about Professor Reade here.

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