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September 30, 2015

Eagleton Marks 60th Anniversary
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, proudly marks its 60th anniversary in 20152016, along with the 45th anniversaries of its Center for American Women and Politics and the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Eagleton’s year of celebration includes an April program with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Building on the institute’s 60 years of educating involved citizens and effective political leaders, the theme for the anniversary year is "Make It Better"—a call to action for the institute and community to enhance understanding of how the U.S. political system works, how it changes, and how it can work better. Learn more here.

Saxagliptin: A Case Study of the Life Cycle of a Drug: October 8
The Strategic Plan Speaker Series, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), presents "Saxagliptin: A Rutgers Case Study of the Life Cycle of a Drug—from Discovery to Post-Marketing Pharmacoepidemiology Studies," on October 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. A presentation by RBHS chancellor Brian Strom and David J. Augeri, research professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, RBHS, will be presented at the Daniel I. Kessler Teaching Laboratories, West Lecture Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Piscataway, with video-conference viewing available at RWJMS' Clinical Academic Building, New Brunswick. Strom leads five post-marketing investigations of saxagliptin’s impact, and Augeri played a central role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the discovery of the drug, which was approved by the FDA in 2009 to treat type 2 diabetes. A light dinner will be provided.

Next Rutgers Mini-MPA™ Program Begins October 8
The Rutgers Mini-MPA™ program from the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration in partnership with the Center for Executive Leadership in Government at CELG’s headquarters in New Brunswick offers university employees the Mini-Master in Public Administration certificate program at a 20 percent discount. The program is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet five Thursdays, with the first class October 8. Learn more and register here.

"Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean Migration Crisis": October 16, New Brunswick
The university community and the public are invited to a free, three-part, daylong examination of the current refugee crisis on October 16, featuring academics, journalists, visual artists, and filmmakers. Part I (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and Part II (1 to 3 p.m.) take place in Alexander Library Teleconference Room, SCC 403, with Part III (4 to 6 p.m.) in Hageman Hall, New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Funding for the event comes from the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs’ urbanism initiative and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, along with support from each SAS modern European language department and the African, European, and Middle Eastern area studies centers. Learn more and register here.

Workshop: Advances in Computational and Data Science for Investigative Discovery in Biology and Medicine: October 22, Piscataway
This cross-disciplinary workshop for Rutgers researchers takes place on October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research Room 120, Piscataway. It will focus on identifying research opportunities in the areas of computational and data-enabled biology and medicine and exploring collaborations that can effectively respond to these opportunities. The workshop is sponsored by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Discovery Informatics Institute, and Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine. Learn more and register here.

"Update on Liver Diseases": October 24, Mountainside
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, host the third annual “Update on Liver Diseases” on October 24 at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside, N.J. Learn more and register here.

September 16, 2015

NJMS Department of Psychiatry Presentation Examines Clinical Determinants of Suicide: September 18, Newark
The Department of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts a presentation on the clinical determinants of suicide by Dragos Serseni on September 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Medical Science Building, Room B-610, Newark. Attendance is advised for anyone interested in gaining greater familiarity with the assessment and understanding of suicidality. Serseni is a former director of the psychiatric emergency room at New York's Beth Israel Medical Center who continues to serve as an attending psychiatrist there, at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, and on the CASES Forensic ACT Team.

Award Ceremony and Lecture Honoring James Turner Johnson: September 29, New Brunswick
The university community is invited to attend an award ceremony, lecture, and reception honoring James Turner Johnson, distinguished professor, Department of Religion, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on September 29 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Scholarly Communications Center Teleconference/Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, New Brunswick. Johnson, the 2015 recipient of the university’s Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award, will present a lecture entitled "The Role of the Study of Religion in a Secular University and a Secular Society." A reception will follow.

Register for Climate Change Panel Discussions: October 78San Francisco and Los Angeles
Rutgers scientists are leading groundbreaking research on the earth’s climate and how climate change is affecting life on our planet. Join President Robert Barchi and three top researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as the Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts panel discussions and an exclusive look at cutting-edge research with professors Jennifer A. Francis, Scott M. Glenn, and Benjamin Horton on October 7 in San Francisco and October 8 in Los Angeles. Learn more and register here

Register for Inaugural Brain Health Institute Symposium: October 26, Jersey City
Register now for the inaugural Rutgers Brain Health Institute Symposium on October 26 in the Duncan Family Sky Room at Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City. The symposium is an opportunity to hear about cutting-edge neuroscience research, learn about exciting work across Rutgers, and interact with faculty colleagues, postdocs, and students from all campuses and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The symposium features a keynote address by Pat Levitt, University of Southern California, presentations by four Rutgers faculty members from different campuses, poster presentations from across the university, and a faculty/student Q&A session. Abstract submissions for the postdoc and student poster session are requested by September 30. Due to space constraints, only one poster from each PI’s lab can be accepted. The three top posters earn cash awards. Submit title, authors, abstract (250 words), and PI's name as a single PDF file to bhi@ca.rutgers.edu. The venue is easily accessible by car and the PATH train to Journal Square. Nearby parking is available. Breakfast pastries and coffee, a buffet lunch, and a closing wine and cheese reception will be provided. Register here.  

September 9, 2015

Rutgers Energy Institute: Integrating Variable Renewables into the Grid: September 11, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Colin McCormick, researcher at the World Resources Institute, for Integrating Variable Renewables into the Grid: Technical and Policy Challenges, on September 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, Cook Campus, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

CFO Lecture Series: A Conversation with Harvey Schwartz of Goldman Sachs: September 17, Piscataway
Rutgers Business School presents A Conversation with Harvey Schwartz, CFO of Goldman Sachs, moderated by President Robert Barchi, on September 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Lecture Room 1095 at Rutgers Business School on Livingston Campus. Register here.

Free Symposium Explores Musical Traditions: September 2425, New Brunswick
On September 25, join international scholars for a free, daylong symposium at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, exploring a wide variety of musical traditions—conceived and/or perceived as experimental—from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. The findings in this symposium will lead to a multiauthored collection of essays. Benjamin Piekut, professor of musicology at Cornell University, provides the symposium’s introductory keynote address at 5 p.m. on September 24 at Shindell Hall. Learn more here.

National Postdoc Appreciation Day and Career Development Symposium: September 30, Piscataway
The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Postdoctoral Association invites you to attend its National Postdoc Appreciation Day and Career Development Symposium on September 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, Piscataway. Scientific communication is the day’s central theme. The keynote speaker is the director of the postdoctoral office at New York University, Keith Micoli. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations from postdocs affiliated with any institution are being accepted until September 20. Certificates and cash awards will be presented for the three top posters. Free registration includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Register and learn more here.

Accepting Presentation Proposals for Mid-Atlantic Online Learning Conference
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies is accepting presentation proposals for the Rutgers Online Learning Conference for the Mid-Atlantic Region on January 11–12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. This year, Rutgers has partnered with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and continues working with NJEDge.Net to include two full days of presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics. Jeff Selingo, best-selling author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, is the opening keynote speaker. Submit your proposal and learn more here.

August 26, 2015

Boggs Center Fall 2015 Disabilities Lecture Series: Iselin and Mount Laurel
The fall 2015 developmental disabilities lecture series by the Boggs Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will be presented on October 2 and October 9 at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Iselin, and on October 30 and November 6 at the Doubletree Suites in Mount Laurel from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance is free. Registration is required and space is limited. View lecture descriptions and register here.

Register for Climate Change Panel Discussions: San Francisco and Los Angeles
Rutgers scientists are leading groundbreaking research on the earth’s climate and how climate change is affecting life on our planet. Join President Robert Barchi and three top researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal SciencesSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as the Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts panel discussions and an exclusive look at cutting-edge research with professors Jennifer A. Francis, Scott M. Glenn, and Benjamin Horton on October 7 in San Francisco and October 8 in Los Angeles. Learn more and register here

July 15, 2015

Confucius Institute Teacher Training Workshops: August, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is conducting two August teacher-training workshops offering continuing education credits. Globalization and Local Essences on August 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Hardenbergh Hall, Room A2, explores traditional Chinese garden design in contemporary China, with Frank F. Sabouri (AIA, LEED, NCARB) the featured speaker. The K–12 Chinese Language Teachers Workshop on August 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., also in Hardenbergh A2, focuses on theoretical and practical issues in dealing with authentic materials in language teaching and learning. Register and learn more here.

June 24, 2015

Third Annual Grant-Funded Training Showcase: July 16
The Workforce Development Unit of the Office of Continuing Professional Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites professionals from New Jersey companies in health care, finance, retail, and hospitality who are responsible for employee training and professional development to the Third Annual Grant-Funded Training Showcase on July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., location to be provided when you RSVP.  The day’s program provides an opportunity to learn about grant-funded trainings and how they can be customized to meet a company’s needs, and includes training previews, networking, and complimentary professional headshots. RSVP and learn more here.

Seventh Annual Online Learning Conference: January 11 and 12, New Brunswick
Rutgers is partnering with University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s mid-Atlantic chapter and continuing to work with NJEDge for the seventh annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference on January 11 and 12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. The UPCEA collaboration is intended to expand the reach of the conference and to stimulate a dialog among regional colleagues. Submit a proposal and learn more here

June 3, 2015

New Jersey Medical School Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: June 5, Newark
The Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will have Grand Rounds on June 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room B610 in the Medical Science Building, Newark. The topics covered in this session are: Working Beyond the Wall: The Challenge of Treatment Resistant Depression and Exploring Evidence for Pharmacological Interventions, presented by Noel Baker; Alzheimer’s Disease: Unveiling the Mystery, which will present an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder, presented by Tamkeen Khurshid; and the Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: What Every Physician Should Know, presented by Humaira Shoaib. Psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, counselors, nurses, researchers, social workers, students, trainees, and other interested parties are invited to attend. Learn more here.

School of Nursing Presents Fifth Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: July 1317, Newark

Registration continues for the Fifth Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care, presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing (SON) from July 13 to 17 in the Stanley Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. It is free for full-time SON faculty; there is a large discount for SON students. Registration deadline is June 26. Learn more and register here.

May 27, 2015

Second Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Conference: June 12–13, Philadelphia
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences host the Second Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Conference June 12 to 13 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Register and learn more here.

May 20, 2015

Two States, One Bay: A Bi-State Conversation about the Future of the Raritan Bay: June 12, New Brunswick
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program host the Sustainable Raritan River Conference, Two States, One Bay: A Bi-State Conversation about the Future of the Raritan Bay, at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. The panels and workshops seek to align Raritan Bay water quality, habitat restoration, coastal resilience, and fishery and shellfish management with public access goals, objectives, and priority actions for stakeholders in both New York and New Jersey. Learn more and register here.

New Book Examines Chinese Heroin Trade
Ko-lin Chin, Professor II, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, has published a new book, The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond. The book examines the evolution of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle since the late 1980s by exploring the characteristics of heroin traffickers, the relationship between drug use and sales in China, and how China compares to other international drug markets.

May 13, 2015

Workshop about Recent Advances in Measuring the Lung Microbiome: May 21, New Brunswick
Clifford P. Weisel, professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts a free workshop to discuss recent advances in measuring the lung microbiome on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This is an opportunity to learn about approaches to measuring and understanding the lung microbiome and potentially identifying new collaborative efforts at Rutgers to study the effect of the environment on the lung microbiome and its role in health and disease. Register and learn more here.

Fourth Annual Seymour “Skippy” Jotkowitz Memorial Lecture: May 27, Newark
The Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School presents the Fourth Annual Seymour “Skippy” Jotkowitz Memorial Lecture on May 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. Jerome Posner, Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, and George C. Cotzias Chair of Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, speak on the topic of "Neuro-Oncology: Past, Present and Future" in room B610, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark.

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