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A Day in the Life of Extension
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Extension from Nick Polanin, agricultural agent at Somerset County, at the SEBS/NJAES Newsroom. For a glimpse of Extension’s past, read how one faculty member made U.S. agricultural history here.
Pictured: The first commercial calf born via artificial insemination in the U.S. in 1939. Courtesy of the Department of Animal Sciences.
Holi Color Celebration: Free Visual Arts Workshops for Children and Teens
The Extension Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a free visual arts workshop for children and teens on March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Henry Guest House of the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The workshop celebrates the Indian Holi holiday with creative projects utilizing paint and collage. All materials are supplied. Learn more and register here.
Rutgers Gardens Summer Exploration Camp
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a weeklong day camp in July for children who are interested in learning about the natural world by exploring plants, wildlife, and varied environments. The camp balances scheduled activities with a relaxed environment that is fun, safe, and educational and is geared for children from 9 to 13 years of age, or those entering the fourth through eighth grades. The early registration discount ends on April 1. Learn more here.
Prepare Your Child for College Success
The Summer Scholars Program is now accepting applications for their 2014 program for high-achieving high school juniors or younger. Students may apply to take up to two courses this summer at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Students can prepare for college, gain a competitive advantage for college admission, earn credits toward a university degree, explore possible majors, or take a prerequisite for an advanced course before entering college. Application deadlines and requirements may be found here.
Rutgers Recreation's New Horizons Summer Day Camp
Rutgers Recreation offers a New Horizons Summer Camp from June 23 through August 4 at the Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for children ages 5 to 11. Children are split into three age groups (5–6, 7–8, and 9–11). The camp offers swim lessons each day, as well as diverse daily offerings such as trips, arts and crafts, sports, science, special events, and more. The cost is $300 per week per child, but those who register by March 31 receive a $25 discount. Please contact Paul Fischbach at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 848-445-0466, with questions. Learn more here.
Call for Book Submissions for the 2014 Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors Exhibition
The Rutgers University Libraries hosts its 11th annual Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition and reception on March 26 at 5 p.m. in the atrium of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Faculty members are welcome to contribute recent publications for this exhibition. Learn more here.
Mini-MPA™ Is Now Enrolling for Spring Sessions
Registration is under way for the Mini-MPA™ certificate program, which helps prepare managers in the public and nonprofit sectors for leadership roles. Mini-MPA™ sessions meet on April 4, 11, 25, and May 2 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is offered by the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University–Camden in partnership with the Center for Executive Leadership in Government. Rutgers employees are eligible for a tuition discount. Learn more here.
Registration Is Now Open for the LCADC/CADC Mandatory Renewal Course
The Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) Mandatory Renewal Course on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center of Alcohol Studies on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The LCADC/CADC Mandatory Renewal Course meets the requirements for six contact hours of continuing education in legal standards related to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling [see N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.2(d)]. In order to register for this seminar, individuals must have an active LCADC/CADC. Please note that this course is not approved for initial certification courses C501 or C502. Learn more and register here.
Student Applications for the RU-tv Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community
RU-tv and Learning Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, request faculty and staff to encourage students to apply to live in the RU-tv Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community (BCLLC). The BCLLC in Winkler Hall on the Busch Campus is an exciting living option for students of any major or class year. The BCLLC offers students the opportunity to work and learn in the field of broadcast communications while living in an engaging environment with a strong sense of community. Residents even have use of an in-hall professional television studio. For questions about the program, please refer students to Tasha Tharrington at email@example.com. For more information regarding Learning Communities, please contact Ghada Endick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the webpage.
Women's and Gender Studies Annual Symposium: Women and Health: March 6, Newark
Gender, Legality, and Public Ethics: Sites of Contestation: March 6, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the fifth talk of its Distinguished Lecture Series, Decolonizing Gender/Gendering Decolonization, by Zakia Salime on March 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Salime is an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. Learn more here.
Governing Risky Technologies: The Case of Climate Engineering Strategies: March 7, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Rachel Shwom on March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Shwom is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Learn more here.
School of Public Health Open House: March 8, New Brunswick
The School of Public Health hosts an open house on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the RWJMS Research School of Public Health Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Prospective students may learn more about public health certificates, degrees, and careers, and meet with faculty and students. Learn more here.
Ecologies of Asian Empires: The Qing Empire in World History: March 11, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University presents a talk by Peter Perdue on March 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pane Room of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Perdue is a distinguished professor from Yale University. Learn more here.
Journalism and Media Studies Lecture Series Features Todd Brewster: March 11, New Brunswick
The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Todd Brewster on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. in room 323 at SC&I on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Brewster is a leading American journalist working in film, television, print, and new media. Learn more here.
The Governors of New Jersey: Biographical Essays: March 11, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and Rutgers University Press, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present a talk by Michael Birkner on March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Birkner is the Benjamin Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts at Gettysburg College. This event is free but RSVP is required. Learn more and RSVP here.
Fiddler’s Fortunes: The Mighty Afterlife of a Broadway Musical: March 12, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Alisa Solomon on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Solomon is a journalism scholar, writer, and theater critic from Columbia University. Learn more here.
Writers in Camden Series: Publishing Panel with Agents and Editors: March 12, Camden
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the Graduate School–Camden presents a panel on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers University–Camden. Insight into the roles of literary agents and editors is given during this special discussion. Learn more here.
George Frideric Handel: From Library to Stage Exhibit and Concert Series: through April 29, New Brunswick
The Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a series of events through April 29 focusing on the Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. The series includes a library exhibit, an orchestral/chamber concert, a lecture, and performances of the opera Acis and Galatea. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Ana C. Rodriguez has been appointed developmental specialist at the TRiO Student Support Services Program, Rutgers University–Camden.
The 2nd Annual New York City World TB Day Walk and Rally
Join the Global Tuberculosis Institute at New Jersey Medical School for the 2nd Annual World TB Day Walk on March 22 in New York City. Participants should assemble in Union Square at 9:30 a.m. and walk to Washington Square Park. Family-friendly activities and refreshments are provided after the walk and the event ends promptly at 12:30 p.m. Register for the event here.
Antoinette Y. Farmer, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the Departmental Alumni Award from the Department of Psychology in Education at the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh.
Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor in the Department of Capacity Building Systems and assistant director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing, Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark, is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Research Award by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
Randy James, associate professor in the Department of Dance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded a 2014 Choreography Fellowship by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This is Professor James's third Choreography Fellowship through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Paul Larrousse, director of the National Transit Institute at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $4,990,000. The project titled National Transit Institute is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Learn more about Director Larrousse here.
Brenda Hopper, CEO and state director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,989,940. The project titled New Jersey Small Business Development Center is being supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Rohit Ramachandran, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The award titled CAREER: Multi Scale Modeling and Analysis of Reactive Granulation Processes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ramachandran here.
Doug Behan, instructor and director of the Office of Continuing Education at the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $239,924. The project titled Educating Diverse Population throughout New Jersey on the Prevention and Response to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Following a Disaster is being supported by the N.J. Department of Human Services. Learn more about Director Behan here.
Suzanne Delehanty, director of the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $137,580. The award titled General Program Support is being supported by the N.J. State Council on the Arts. Learn more about Director Delehanty here.
Huixin He, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $130,000. The project titled Eco-Friendly Mass Production of Highly Conductive Graphene Sheets with Controlled Structures is being supported by a corporate contract. Learn more about Professor He here.
Miriam K. Brush passed away on February 12. She was professor emeritus of home economics.
Donald L. Halsted passed away on February 13. He worked as an associate professor at the Graduate School of Education for 36 years and also as department chair.
Madgeline Z. Quince passed away on February 20. She was a county agriculture secretary of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County for 10 years.
Peter Rona passed away on February 19. He was a professor of marine science and earth and planetary sciences at Rutgers since 1994.