June 29, 2016

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Rutgers Making Final Preparations to Host International School Counselors

From July 11 to July 14, Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts the 2016 conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC), an opportunity to showcase the university to international school counselors from approximately 90 countries and their admission counterparts from U.S. universities and colleges. More than 100 Rutgers volunteers are engaged in every aspect of the conference preparations and management.

This is the largest event of its kind. Approximately 1,300 association members have already registered, many of whom will stay on the Livingston Campus. The International ACAC is particularly focused on assisting international students as it brings together professionals engaged in guiding students through the secondary-to-higher education transition process. Learn more here

July 1 Application Deadline for Funding for Cancer-Related Research Pilot Projects
Funding is available from the American Cancer Society and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for $50,000 pilot project grants to support cancer-related research projects that can be completed in 12 months. Eligible applicants include Rutgers and Princeton faculty members who are within six years of their initial academic appointment and do not currently have an award from a national peer-reviewed competition. For more information and to request an application, email cinjpilotprogram@cinj.rutgers.edu. Applications are due no later than July 1, 2016.

Recent Updates to the University Policy Library Website
The University Policy Library is the official source for the policies governing the academic, administrative, financial, operational, and business affairs of the university. Faculty, staff, and students are required to be conversant with policies that apply to their respective roles. The following is a recent update to the policy library: 40.2.14 Investment Policy (revised) [PDF]. Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated policies, are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions about university policies, contact the Office of the Secretary of the University at secretary@oldqueens.rutgers.edu.

Half Off All Books and Free Shipping through July 4 at Rutgers University Press
All books from Rutgers University Press are now on sale at a 50 percent discount through July 4. Order online and use discount code "02FLASH50." Shipping is free. Check out regional books and a wide selection of books in many different subject areas. Sign up to receive email; Rutgers Readers receive special discounts and offers. Learn more and purchase books here.

David Greenberg Discusses His Book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency: July 6, New Brunswick
David Greenberg, professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, discusses his book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency, on July 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Following his presentation, Greenberg will take questions and sign books. Rutgers’ Office of Summer and Winter Sessions will sponsor a drawing for 10 free copies, and books also will be available for purchase, courtesy of Barnes & Noble. Learn more here.

Excel Levels 1 and 2 Training: July 12, New Brunswick
The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education offers beginner and intermediate training in Microsoft Excel 2013 on July 12 at the former Agricultural Museum building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Excel Level 1 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, teaches the basic essential features of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets. The Excel Level 2 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., teaches more challenging skills. For each class, the fee is $80, payable via internal purchase order, personal check, or credit card. Faculty and staff receive priority seating. Learn more and register for Excel Level 1 training here and for Excel Level 2 training here. For internal purchase orders, call the registration department at 848-932-9271, option 2. For more information, contact Suzanne Hills at 848-932-7234. Bookmark this page for future reference and join the mailing list here.

Save 20 Percent with Early Enrollment in Mini-Master in Public Administration
University employees receive a 20 percent discount if they enroll by September 30 in the Rutgers Mini-Master in Public Administration (Mini-MPA™) program, a partnership between the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG), at CELG’s headquarters in New Brunswick. The Mini-MPA™ is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet five Thursdays, with the first class October 13. Learn more and register here.

Save During Kite+Key's Summer Beats Sale: through September 5
Get a set of wireless Beats headphones when you buy an eligible Mac or iPad Pro, and save on a Mac or an iPad with Apple education pricing during the Summer Beats Sale, now through September 5, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Kite+key is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or 848-445-1127. Learn more here [PDF].

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 120 news organizations in the past two weeks, including Chemical & Engineering News, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

Highlights include:

PBS NewsHour: Colleges use sober dorms to combat opioid epidemic (Lisa Laitman, Director, ADAP, quoted; Rutgers Recovery House, featured here)

The New York TimesThe Connections Between Spanking and Aggression (Michael MacKenzie, Social Work, quoted here)

 

Click here for highlights.

Center of Alcohol Studies Presents Summer School of Addiction Studies: July 10–15, New Brunswick
The 74th annual Summer School of Addiction Studies (SSAS), administered by the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, will be held July 10 to July 15 at The Heldrich, New Brunswick. SSAS provides addiction-focused continuing education to professionals across many disciplines through an intensive professional development experience that includes cutting-edge topics and integrates current research with evidence-based practice. SSAS seeks to help clinicians navigate addiction prevention and treatment in an ever-changing world. SSAS kicks off with “Focus Day 16,” examining the opiate epidemic in New Jersey and the United States, with keynote speaker John Kelly, Harvard Medical School, discussing the “New Science of Mutual Recovery.” This year, SSAS calls on professionals in mental health and addiction to examine the social climate and its impact on prevention and treatment of substance-use disorders. More than 45 continuing education hours toward recertification are available through SSAS attendance. Initial certification coursework is also available. Learn more and register here. For additional information, contact Noelle K. Jensen at 848-445-4317 or cas_ed@rutgers.edu.

Broadway Meets Mason Gross: July 13, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts alumni present a musical theater revue featuring the Rutgers-themed production High Button Shoes, which ran on Broadway in 1947, as well as love songs old and new on July 13 at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Molly-Vivian Huang: June 29, Camden
Enjoy a performance by pianist Molly-Vivian Huang on June 29 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Mason Gross Summer Stage: Eastern Wind Symphony: June 29, New Brunswick
The New Jersey-based, award-winning wind symphony presents band classics and new compositions by leading composers during this free event at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 29 at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

HereNow: Rutgers 250 Exhibition: through July 3, New Brunswick
It’s the final week for the Zimmerli Art Museum’s interactive initiative, HereNow, part of the yearlong celebration leading up to the university’s 250th Anniversary. For HereNow, the Zimmerli invited members of the global Rutgers community to photograph and submit their experiences at university locations and events across New Jersey and around the world. Learn more here.

. . . We Say Fight Back!: through July 29, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts  . . . We Say Fight Back!, an exhibition of works by Julieta Salgado, who explores social justice movements led by and for trans, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, and queer people of color in New York City, through July 29. Learn more here.

Look Again: The Young People of Camden: through August 12, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of portraits of 32 teenagers in the Camden Adolescents Striving for Achievement program at Guadalupe Family Services. Photographs by Den Sweeney are accompanied by texts written by the teens, documenting their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Learn more here.

Youth Art Exhibition: through August 31, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, exhibits artwork by students of Mason Gross School of the Arts alumna Antonia N. Germanos, a teacher at Hammarskjold Middle School, through August 31. Learn more here.

Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market: through November 18, New Brunswick
The seasonal Farmers Market features locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food every Friday at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Gary Golden, director, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden, retires on June 30, 2016, after 30 years of service. He shepherded the then Camden Library through significant transitions—new technology, new building, new name, and, most recently, a $3 million four-year renovation completed in 2015. 

Erika Gorder was appointed archivist, librarian of practice IV, Rutgers University Libraries, reporting to university archivist Tom Frusciano. Previously, she was affiliated with the archives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York University, and the New Jersey Historical Society and served as the first archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies.

Join the Swimming Association's Outdoor Pool for Summer 2016
It’s not too late to join the University Swimming Association, Inc.’s (USAI) outdoor pool for the 2016 season. The pool is located on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, near the visitor center and the football stadium. USAI is a private-membership swim club in continuous operation since 1962. The grounds include a shaded picnic area with barbecues and a play field for children. The club also fields a competitive swim team for children and teens. Learn more, including contact information and how to join, here.

Stephen K. Burley, professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, and director, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was conferred an honorary doctor of science degree by Western University, Canada, for his work as an “internationally renowned physician, scientist, and visionary with demonstrated leadership in promoting multidisciplinary initiatives with global impact.”

A paper by Kelley HealeyPrevalent Mutator Genotype Identified in Fungal Pathogen Candida Glabrata Promotes Multi-Drug Resistance, recently published in Nature Communications, was voted the top paper for 2015–2016 at this month’s Microbe 2016, the world’s largest microbiology conference, attended by more than 11,000 delegates. Healey is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of David Perlin, professor and executive director, Public Health Research Institute and Rutgers Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. In the paper, Healey and the Perlin lab define a prevalent genetic defect that promotes the development of rapid resistance to multiple antifungal agents in the fungal pathogen Candida glabrata. Understanding this major mechanism for resistance development will help identify patients at highest risk for development of antifungal drug resistance. 

Nancy Kranich, special projects research librarian, Rutgers University Libraries, received the 2016 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award, given to individuals who have contributed substantially to FTRF through adherence to its principles and/or substantial monetary support. Kranich was recognized for continued advocacy for "intellectual freedom, open access, and privacy.”

Shari Munch, associate professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received the 2016 Award for Excellence from the National Association of Perinatal Social Work, recognizing achievement in the field of perinatal social work, including clinical work, education, and research, and service to the organization.

Jerome Langer, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, and Beatrice Haimovich, associate professor, Department of Surgery, both Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $2,365,247. The project, titled Rutgers Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Pipeline Program, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Langer here and Haimovich here.

Donald Winkleman, professor, Department of Pathology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,024,151. The project, titled Structural, Biochemical, and Mechanical Effects of Myosin Cardiomyopathy Mutations, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Winkleman here.

Olga Jarrín, assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, and associate faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $746,998. The project, titled Comparative Effectiveness of Home Care Environments for Diverse Elders' Outcomes, is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more about Jarrín here.

Diana Roopchand, assistant research professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $422,247. The project, titled Interactions of Dietary Polyphenols, Gut Microbiota and Intestinal Epithelium, is being supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Learn more about Roopchand here.

Samuel Gunderson, associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $339,125. The project, titled Application of U1 Adaptor Oligonucleaotides to Silence HTT-Truncated Expression in Vivo, is being supported by the CHDI Foundation. Learn more about Gunderson here.

Emmy Tiderington, assistant professor, School of Social Work, and associate faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $171,823. The project, titled Moving on from Permanent Supportive Housing, is being supported by the Oak Foundation. Learn more about Tiderington here.

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