July 30, 2014

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Teach a Girl to Lead
If a girl can’t imagine a woman president, how can she become one? If a boy sees only men in public leadership roles, what will convince him to support aspiring women leaders? The Center for American Women and Politics, part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, created Teach a Girl to Lead™ (TAG) to inspire girls and young women to follow in the footsteps of women leaders, past and present. Making women’s political leadership visible will inspire girls and boys with fully inclusive ideas about who can lead. TAG provides tools and resources for educators, leaders of youth-serving groups, media outlets, and parents to help young people rethink public leadership with women in the picture. Learn more here.

NJMS Is Accepting Artwork for the Fall Arts Festival
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosts its Fall Arts Festival from September 4 through January 8. Artists may submit original display-ready works of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts, needlepoint, and more. Please contact gomeznm@njms.rutgers.edu or 973-972-4795 with any questions. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for Introduction to eCollege Training Sessions
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies offers Introduction to eCollege learning management system training sessions beginning in August 2014 and continuing through the fall semester. In-person sessions take place in suite 201 of the Rutgers Public Safety Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Training is open to faculty, part-time lecturers, or staff who have never used eCollege or are in need of a review. Learn more and register for classes here.

Registration Is Open for Women Entrepreneurs’ Network Business Breakfast
The Women Entrepreneurs’ Network at the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick holds a business breakfast meeting on August 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at One Washington Park, Rutgers University–Newark. These breakfast sessions give women entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet role models in business and make contact with professional career women who are power brokers in their professional sectors. Preregistration is required. Learn more and register here.

Apply Now for OASIS Professional Leadership and Development Program for 2014–2015
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development program, which is designed for female faculty in STEM, including social and health sciences. This year, in order to increase opportunities for connections and collaborations across all Rutgers, the OASIS program will be hosted at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The workshops take place on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. The application deadline has been extended to September 1. Learn more and apply here.

Discover Rutgers University–Camden Day: August 8, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden invites family, friends, and prospective students to Discover Rutgers–Camden Day on August 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center. Representatives of the campus are available to answer questions regarding admissions, financial aid, campus life, and more. Advance registration is requested. Learn more and register here.

Mason Gross Summer Series: Douglas Dunn and Dancers: July 30, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a contemporary dance performance on July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.

Getting Started with Keynote: August 1, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services at Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a workshop on August 1 at 10 a.m. in room 210 of Hickman Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop provides an introduction to Keynote and demonstrates the basic steps involved in making and projecting presentations including importing, exporting, and iCloud. Learn more and register here.

Gardens Talk: Presenting the Harvest: August 2, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a presentation on August 2 at 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This presentation covers drying, freezing, pickling, jam and jelly, canning, gifting, and donating methods for produce. Learn more here.

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Anesthesiologist's Perspective: August 6, Newark
The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at New Jersey Medical School presents a talk by Deepak Sharma on August 6 at 7 a.m. in room B-552 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Sharma is an associate professor at the University of Washington. Learn more here.

NJMS White Coat Ceremony: August 8, Newark and online
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) presents its Class of 2018 on August 8 at 4 p.m. via a live stream that may be viewed online and in rooms B-552 and B-556 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. This ceremony also includes the induction of Gold Humanism Honor Society members. The live stream may be viewed here.

RWJMS White Coat Ceremony: August 8, New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) presents its Class of 2018 on August 8 at 2 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard of the Clinical Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Please contact hansenmp@rwjms.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Monica Buonincontri has been appointed marketing communications manager in the Office of Communications, Rutgers University–Camden.

Glenn Crooks, head coach of women's soccer at Intercollegiate Athletics, retires after 14 years of service. Michael O'Neill, associate head coach, has been appointed head coach. Meghan Ryan, first assistant, has been appointed associate head coach. Learn more here.

Morris Davis has been appointed Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick effective in August. Learn more here.

John Oberdiek has been appointed acting dean of the School of Law–Camden. Learn more here.

Merylou Rodriguez has been appointed director of scholarships, housing, and student engagement at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Hunger Never Takes a Vacation
During the long and hot summer months, food pantry demand is at its highest while supply is at its lowest. Help Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) fill local food pantry shelves by contributing to its summer food drive through August 8. Nonperishable food donations may be dropped off at RAH collection bins located throughout the New Brunswick Campus. Learn more and locate a bin here.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Rutgers University–Camden hosts a Red Cross blood drive on July 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden Campus Center. Learn more and schedule a donation here.

Robert Emmons, associate director of the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University–Camden, has produced a new documentary titled Diagram for Delinquents. Learn more here.

Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, has been named to the Commission on the Future of Legal Services of the American Bar Association.

Alan Shark, associate professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, coauthored a book titled Smarter Cities for a Bright and Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective (Public Technology Institute, 2014).

Jeffrey Laskin, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), and Jason R. Richardson, associate professor at RWJMS and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, are the principal investigators on an award totaling $3.9 million. The project titled Developing Drugs to Mitigate Parathion Intoxication is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Laskin here and Professor Richardson here.

Alexander Gates, professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3.5 million. The project titled the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Gates here.

Rachel Somerville, Downsbrough Chair in Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the recipient of a five-year award totaling $550,000. She has been named a 2014 Simons Investigator by the Simons Foundation. Learn more about Professor Somerville here.

Stephanie Curenton, assistant professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $422,979. The project titled Expanding Ethnically Diverse Urban Preschoolers’ Oral Language Skills is being supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Learn more about Professor Curenton here.

Elaine Zundl, assistant dean II of the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project titled the Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community on Busch Campus is being supported by the PSEG Foundation. Learn more about Dean Zundl here.

Beverly Tepper, professor in the Department of Food Science at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $14,500. The project titled Planning Grant: I/UCRC in Sensory Sciences and Innovation is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Tepper here.

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