Academic Sphere

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

October 12, 2016

"Building Inclusive Pathways for Undocumented Students": October 21, New Brunswick
Register now for “Building Inclusive Pathways for Undocumented Students,” a conference for K–12 and higher education professionals, on October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Topics will include federal and state policies, barriers to educational access and success, and best practices for K–12 and higher education. The keynote speaker is Kent Wong, professor, University of California–Los Angeles, and director, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. The program includes sessions for K–12 and higher education practitioners with national experts and networking opportunities. The conference is organized by the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Graduate School of Education, and UndocuRutgers and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Enrollment Management. Participation in the conference is free for Rutgers affiliates. Learn more and register here.

REI Policy Seminar Series: Post-Paris Clean Energy Options: What Can China Do?: October 21, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host Ujjayant Chakravorty, professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University, on October 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

October 5, 2016

Workshop: “Reproducibility in Experimental and Computational Science Research”: October 10, Piscataway
Reproducibility—the ability to independently come to the same scientific conclusions as another researcher, potentially using different data sets or methods—is a cornerstone of the scientific process, and ensuring reproducibility is a critical issue today. The workshop “Reproducibility in Experimental and Computational Science Research” will be held on October 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CoRE building, first floor auditorium, Busch Campus, Piscataway. The free workshop includes lunch. Learn more and register here.

SHP Colloquium: October 28, Scotch Plains
At the School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Lisa LaCon presents a colloquium, “Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling Students’ Attitudes about Performing Work Activities for Sex Offenders with Psychiatric Disabilities,” in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in psychiatric rehabilitation, on October 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Scotch Plains Campus, Room 334. Learn more 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.

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