Academic Sphere

March 1, 2017

Faculty Submissions for Aresty Research Assistant Program
Interested in finding great undergraduate researchers and serving as a mentor to some of our brightest students? The Aresty Research Center is accepting faculty project submissions through March 8 for the Research Assistant (RA) Program for the 2017–2018 academic year. The RA program pairs students with faculty mentors to conduct a yearlong academic project. Students are required to work five hours per week on their research projects and earn 3 credits for the year. Learn more and submit projects here.

"Thwarting Polarization While Communicating the Science of Zika": March 3, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, in collaboration with several campus partners, hosts a half-day Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop on March 3 starting at 9 a.m., "Thwarting Polarization While Communicating the Science of Zika and Zika Prevention." The workshop will feature a keynote by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, as well as a message development exercise. Register and learn more here

REI Energy Policy Seminar: “Inequality and the Social Cost of Carbon”: March 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute hosts David Anthoff, assistant professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, on March 3 at 10:45 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Open House: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: March 10, Newark
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), hosts an open house on March 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room B-610, Medical Science Building, RBHS Newark campus. Register here

Boggs’ Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
The Boggs Center’s Spring 2017 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series will be presented on April 6 and April 20 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, and on May 11 and May 18 at the Doubletree Suites, Mount Laurel, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The series is free but registration is required and space is limited. View session descriptions and register here.

February 8, 2017

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America
Nancy Rao, associate director of academic studies and area coordinator of the composition and music theory programs in the Department of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, published Chinatown Opera Theater in North America, a book that tells the story of iconic theater companies and the networks and migrations that made Chinese opera a part of North American cultures.

Save the Date: Environmental Justice and the Future of Environmental Health Research Symposium: April 28, New Brunswick
This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers from the social and health sciences to present their latest work on contaminated communities and social responses to chronic environmental health hazards on April 28 from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick. Participants will consider how to encourage greater collaboration among social and health scientists and move the field of environmental health research forward to support environmental justice. Learn more, including registration information, here.  

February 1, 2017

Global Health Seed Grants
Global health seed grants from the Rutgers Global Health Institute support faculty leading collaborative interdisciplinary projects to reduce health care disparities in communities at home and around the world. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for faculty universitywide for research and education, training, and capacity-building projects that engage multiple fields and external partners and pursue new models for improving health and wellness of populations. Learn more and apply here.

January 25, 2017

Advanced Computing
The Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) announced the next phase in the university’s advanced computing. Early this year, OARC is planning to unveil Amarel, a condominium-style advanced computing environment developed to serve wide-ranging research needs and named in honor of Saul Amarel, a Rutgers pioneer in artificial intelligence and research computing. Amarel will be available to any investigator or student with projects requiring research computing resources on any Rutgers campus. Learn more here.

January 18, 2017

A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools
Brent D. Ruben, distinguished professor of communication and executive director; Richard De Lisi, university professor and senior fellow; and Ralph A. Gigliotti, assistant director for leadership programs, all at the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, published A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools, intended as a practical resource for academic and administrative leaders in higher education who seek guidance in dealing with today’s complexity, opportunities, and demands. 

Market Data Analysis Using JMP
Walter R. Paczkowski, part-time lecturer, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, published his latest book, Market Data Analysis Using JMP, which focuses on using the JMP statistical platform to analyze market data from surveys or data warehouses to turn them into information. 

November 16, 2016

“Psychiatrist-Consumer Negotiation of Medication Decisions in Everyday Practice”: December 2, Scotch Plains
The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents a colloquium with Beth Angell, associate professor, School of Social Work, on December 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Scotch Plains campus, Room 330. The topic is “Psychiatrist-Consumer Negotiation of Medication Decisions in Everyday Practice.” Learn more here.

November 9, 2016

Rutgers Climate Symposium: November 18, Piscataway
The Rutgers Climate Symposium on November 18 at Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change who are from institutions in the greater New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia region. Register by November 14 here.

2nd Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium: December 16, Branchburg
The 2nd Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium will be held on December 16 at the Edward Nash Theater, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. The symposium will include a keynote address by György Buzsáki, Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU Neuroscience Institute; oral presentations by Rutgers faculty members; and poster presentations from neuroscience labs across Rutgers. The early-registration deadline is November 15. Abstract submissions for the poster session also are requested by November 15. Learn more and register here.

November 2, 2016

Rutgers Climate Symposium 2016: November 18, Piscataway
Natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change are encouraged to attend Rutgers Climate Symposium 2016: “Climate Change, Ecology, and Health” on November 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. Among the featured attendees are Rutgers’ Dina Fonseca and Rachael Winfree; Ben Beard, CDC; Sonya Sachdevya, U.S. Forest Service; and Rick Stepp, University of Florida. The poster abstract deadline is November 7. Attendance is free but registration is required by November 14. Learn more and register here

October 26, 2016

“Crowdsourcing: Crowdworkers and the New Economy Conference”: November 18, Piscataway
Crowdsourcing platforms offer endless opportunities for matching jobs with workers, allowing firms of all sizes and in diverse industries to access the skills and resources of a global online workforce. “Crowdsourcing: Crowdworkers and the New Economy Conference,” hosted by the School of Management and Labor Relations on November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rutgers Business School, Piscataway, explores the different models of crowdsourcing—all involving a client, an intermediary platform, and a pool of virtual labor suppliers—and the global opportunities and risks presented for both firms and workers. Learn more and RSVP here

October 19, 2016

Taking Chances: The Coast after Hurricane Sandy: October 28, Piscataway
On October 28 at 1 p.m., join a distinguished group of faculty and thought leaders in the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region, for an informative dialogue about storms and climate-change vulnerability centering on issues raised in a new publication from Rutgers University Press, Taking Chances: The Coast after Hurricane Sandy. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute, Department of Human Ecology, and Rutgers University Press. Learn more and register here

Urban Mental Health 2016 Conference: November 4, Newark
The Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents its fourth annual conference, Urban Mental Health 2016, on November 4. This year’s focus will be on enhancing wellness and resilience for both patients and health care providers. A panel of experts will present recent developments in the field, from the complexities of burnout and suicide in the workplace to break­through medical, psychosocial, and spiritual techniques to keep bodies, minds, and spirits healthy. Each presentation will be accompanied by a hands-on practicum providing tools to incorporate in your profes­sional and personal lives. This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified counselors, researchers, students, and trainees who are involved and/or interested in the field of medicine. Register here. For additional registration information, call 732-235-9282 or email ravi.maharajh@ubhc.rutgers.edu.

Dissertation Proposal Hearing at SHP: November 11, Scotch Plains
A presentation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in psychiatric rehabilitation will be made by Peter Basto on November 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the School of Health Professions’ Scotch Plains Campus, Room 330. 

Register Now: Brain Health Institute Symposium: December 16, Branchburg
The Second Annual Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium will be held on December 16 at the Edward Nash Theater, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. It will include a keynote address by György Buzsáki, Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU Neuroscience Institute; oral presentations by Rutgers faculty members awarded the 2015 BHI-RUN-NJIT Pilot Awards; oral presentations by a postdoc and doctoral student selected from submitted abstracts; and poster presentations from neuroscience labs across Rutgers. Roundtrip bus transportation will be provided from Piscataway and Newark. The early-registration deadline is November 15. Abstract submission for the poster session is requested by November 15. Register and learn more here

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