Academic Sphere

May 6, 2015

Income Inequality: Discussion with Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz: May 11, Paramus
Bruce Mizrach, professor in the Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, moderates a discussion about America’s income inequality with Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph E. Stiglitz on May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Technology Center at Bergen Community College, Paramus. Learn more here.

April 29, 2015

INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar and Lunch Reception: May 15, Piscataway
April Hill, a molecular biologist at the University of Richmond and advocate for undergraduate research, is the featured speaker at the INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar and lunch reception on May 15 at 11 a.m. in the West Lecture Hall at Daniel I. Kessler Teaching Laboratories in Piscataway. The seminar is organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Postdoctoral Association and INSPIRE. Registration required for lunch only by May 5. Otherwise, walk-ins are welcome. Learn more and register here

April 22, 2015

10th Annual REI Energy Symposium: May 5, Piscataway
The annual energy symposium presented by the Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, provides faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with opportunities to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, throughout New Jersey, and across the country. The 10th Annual REI Energy Symposium will take place May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fiber Optic Auditorium, Piscataway. Register and learn more here.

April 15, 2015

Explore the Resources of HathiTrust Digital Library: April 24, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries hosts two hands-on workshops exploring the resources of HathiTrust Digital Library on April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Alexander Library, Room 415, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “Exploring the HathiTrust Digital Library” teaches how to search, view items, and create collections while "Getting Started with the HathiTrust Research Center” focuses on using the HTRC to analyze massive amounts of digitized text. RSVP preferred. RSVP here for one or both workshops by April 17.

Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership 2015 Conference: April 30, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, hosts its 2015 conference, “Ethics in Health Care,” on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. The program addresses how we, as a community of providers, educators, suppliers, and patients, can maintain the highest ethical standards within a rapidly changing environment. Speakers and panelists include: Richard L. Edwards, chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; Jennifer G. Velez, senior vice president of strategy and planning, Barnabas Health; Robert Garrett, president and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network; Michael Ullmann, vice president, general counsel, Johnson & Johnson; Amy Mansue, president, Children’s Specialized Hospital; Paul Testa, chief medical information officer, NYU Langone Medical Center; and Michael L. Capone, chief operations officer, Medidata. View all speakers and register here.

April 8, 2015

2015 Physical Electronics Conference—Call for Abstracts
You are invited to contribute to the 75th Physical Electronics Conference June 17–19 at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with most sessions at the College Avenue Student Center. This topical conference provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces. At this conference, the Nottingham prize is awarded for the best student paper. Student competitors for the Nottingham prize ($1,500) are required to submit abstracts by April 10. All other abstracts should be submitted by April 24. For submission guidelines, the events schedule and registration, click here.  

School of Nursing Presents 5th Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Newark
Registration is now open for the 5th 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) July 13–17 in the Stanley Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Free for full-time SON faculty, large discount for SON students. Registration deadline: June 26. Learn more and register here.

April 1, 2015

Annual VOICES Center of Excellence Symposium at Livingston: April 3
Rutgers hosts the annual symposium of the VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, “Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs,” April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. The symposium is intended to inform clinicians, emergency managers, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders providing services to victims' families, responders, and survivors. No charge for 9/11 families, survivors, and responders and their families to attend. Fee for professionals, $75; 5 CEU credits, $25. Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs, Rutgers University, and chancellor, RutgersNew Brunswick, delivers opening remarks. Learn more and register here

Global Public Health Lecture: April 7, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden hosts its inaugural global public health lecture, focusing on equal opportunities for children around the world, on April 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 401 Penn classroom, on the side of the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. The lecture will be presented by Jody Heymann, dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California–Los Angeles and founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center, who discusses “Increasing Equal Opportunity for Children Around the World: Can We Measure and Hold Countries Accountable for What They’re Doing?” Learn more here.

Register Now for Last in Series of Climate Change Panel Discussions: April 21, Washington, D.C.
Join President Robert Barchi and three top Rutgers 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 presents the last in a series of discussions about the earth's climate and how climate change is affecting life on earth in Washington, D.C., on April 21 at 6 p.m. Professor Benjamin P. Horton's research on sea-level rise was referenced on the White House website during President Obama's recent State of the Union address. View location and register here.

March 25, 2015

Nobel Prize Winner Delivers Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture: March 25, Piscataway
Thomas R. Cech, a 1989 Nobel Prize winner from the University of Colorado, Boulder, offers the Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture, “Crawling Out of the RNA World: Noncoding RNAs and Their Protein Partners,” on March 25 at 1 p.m. in the main auditorium at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. Learn more here.

REI Energy Policy Seminar: Mini-Panel: Paris and Beyond: The State of Climate Diplomacy: March 27, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute’s policy seminar series presents a mini-panel discussion, “Paris and Beyond: The State of Climate Diplomacy,” on March 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marine Sciences Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Speakers include Ruth Greenspan Bell, public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and visiting scholar, Environmental Law Institute, and Cymie Payne, assistant professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and School of Law–Camden. Learn more here.

Understanding Risk and Resiliency in Children: A Conversation with Brenda Jones Harden: April 8, New Brunswick
In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a presentation by Brenda Jones Harden, associate professor at the University of Maryland, about the outcomes for children affected by child maltreatment on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Jones Harden will focus on developing an understanding of the factors and conditions that promote resiliency for children and families involved with the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect. In addition, she will discuss general aspects of how the medical community can enhance its capacity to work with children at risk of abuse and neglect. This event will include a conversation about fostering prevention and resiliency efforts among a broad and diverse population of children and families. Learn more and register here.

Global Climate Change and Inequality Symposium: April 10, New Brunswick
This symposium on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center (multipurpose room), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, examines across disciplines state-of-the-art thinking and research on the problem of inequality linked to expected global climate change and related environmental disasters occurring in different locations and cultures. It explores who is likely to be most affected by a changing climate, in what ways they will be most vulnerable, and how those vulnerabilities can be addressed through social actions, including policies and planning. The event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Rutgers 100 Days Initiative, the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, the Rutgers Climate Institute, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, all Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.

Reviving Filiality in Contemporary China: From Bodily Intensity to Intergenerational Psychology: April 16, New Brunswick
When new amendments to China’s General Law for Care of the Elderly became effective last year, it became a crime for children to ignore parents. The Chinese government revised a set of guidelines to help govern child-parent and family relationships. In a presentation April 16 at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Angela Zita, professor at New York University, places the new 24 filial paragons in context with the original versions that date to medieval times. She will explore how the demands of the parent-child bond have been reshaped in modern times and tilted toward communicative bonds that culminate in digital connections. Learn more here.

The State of Workforce Diversity 2015 Symposium: April 23, New Brunswick
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts noted scholars and experts Lucy Taksa, professor of management and associate dean (research), faculty of business and economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Joanna Barsh, director emeritus, McKinsey & Company, and author of How Remarkable Women Lead; Angela Guy, chief diversity officer, L’Oreal; and Ann Lee-Jeffs, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Roosevelt-Perkins Room, second floor, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, New Brunswick. Register by April 17 here.

March 18, 2015

Register Now for the 2nd Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference: March 28, Livingston Campus
The 2nd Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference, hosted by the IFNH Center for Health and Human Performance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, takes place March 28 at Beck Hall on the Livingston Campus in conjunction with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. It is designed to address topics of interest to coaches, athletes, students, scientists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning professionals. Register by March 21 to be entered to win one of two Polar M400 Heart Rate/GPS monitors. Learn more here.

Best Practices in Supporting Female Prisoners Returning to Their Communities: March 31, Newark
In collaboration with the School of Public Health, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites you to a discussion by practitioners and researchers about the challenges facing female prisoners and best practices for support as they reintegrate into the community, followed by a segment of the documentary, It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing, March 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Passaic Room 226, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more and register here

March 11, 2015

SHRP Hosts the Interpersonal Origins of Infant Health: March 13, Scotch Plains
The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts a colloquium titled, “Brains, Babies and Relationships: The Interpersonal Origins of Infant Health and What New Jersey is Doing About It,” March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at SHRP’s Scotch Plains location. Learn more here.

Register Now for Hot Topics in LGTBQI Health Seminar: March 31, Newark
Do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQI) individuals experience health disparities compared to others in New Jersey? What connections exist between religion, spirituality, and healing in the LGTBQI community? Explore these and other issues at the fourth annual Hot Topics in LGTBQI Health seminar March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Oral Health Pavilion at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. The seminar is hosted by the School of Nursing and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences LGTBQI Health Working Group, an interprofessional organization open to the entire Rutgers community. The $30 registration fee ($20 students) includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. Advance registration required. Register, learn more, and view the speakers here.

Improving Health in South Asian Communities: April 1, New Brunswick
The South Asian Total Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents Improving Mental Health in South Asian Communities: Interfacing Global and Local Approaches on April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Clinical Academic Building, New Brunswick. The featured speaker is Alison Karasz, associate professor and clinical and cross-cultural psychologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Learn more here. Register here.

Day-long Workshop on Childhood Obesity and Bullying: May 1, Piscataway
The Busch Student Center hosts Childhood Obesity and Bullying: Health Professions Working Together to Address Weight Bias on May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speakers are Rebecca Puhl, deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, and Maurice Elias, director of the Rutgers Social and Emotional Learning Laboratory, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Registration: $59, includes breakfast and lunch. Advance web registration required. Learn more here.

March 4, 2015

Register for Climate Change Panel Discussions
Join President Robert Barchi and three top Rutgers researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal SciencesSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as the Rutgers University Alumni Association presents a series of  discussions about the earth's climate and how climate change is affecting life on earth: New York City–March 11; Philadelphia–March 19; and Washington, D.C.–April 21. Professor Benjamin P. Horton's research on sea-level rise was referenced on the White House website during President Obama's recent State of the Union address. View locations and register now.

Register for April 10 Event in the Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
As part of the Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series, Jim Wiltz will present "Intensive Residential Supports in the Community for Those with Challenging Behavior" April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hotel Woodbridge, Metropark, Iselin, N.J. Registration required. Admission free. Learn more and register here.

Global Tuberculosis Institute Explores Factors Impacting Global Health: March 24, New Brunswick
The Global Tuberculosis Institute at New Jersey Medical School is sponsoring a World Tuberculosis Day symposium for faculty, staff, and studentsExploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Health Problems: The Global Tuberculosis EpidemicMarch 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The symposium will explore some of the complex factors impacting global health, using TB as an example. Advance registration preferred. Learn more here.

NovaCOM ’15: What’s New/What’s Next in Communication and PR: April 17, New Brunswick
Rutgers School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents NovaCOM ’15, a networking and professional development event for students, faculty, and industry professionals on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. The conference will feature the latest and future trends, strategies, and tactics, in the communication and PR worlds. Register by April 8 and learn more here.