Announcements

July 13, 2016

Ethics Armor Launches
The Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance has launched Ethics Armor, a program designed to take a proactive approach to protecting the integrity and reputation of the university, faculty, and staff. Ethics Armor provides a centralized automated system for conflicts of interest disclosures for faculty and staff, reinforcing the university's existing policies in a simple straightforward process. For more information or for training, contact the Rutgers Ethics Office at ethics@ca.rutgers.edu.

Spouse, Alumni Recreation Memberships to Offer Free Group Fitness Classes
Effective September 6, 2016, recreation memberships at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will include free and unlimited group fitness classes. Spouses of faculty, staff, and students; alumni and alumni spouses; and legacy students can purchase 2016–2017 recreation memberships at any open recreation center. For information, including membership pricing, class offerings, and hours of operation, contact the administrative office at 848-445-0462.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

Screening of The Kind Words: July 19, Piscataway
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of the Israeli film The Kind Words, a quirky wry dramedy from director Shemi Zarhin, on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School, Piscataway. Lital Levy, associate professor, comparative literature, Princeton University, will discuss the film. Tickets are available for purchase only through BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

June 29, 2016

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].

June 15, 2016

Alexander Library Closed June 16 until 1 p.m.
Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will be closed on June 16 until 1 p.m. for a public safety exercise. Until it reopens at 1 p.m., shuttle bus service to other Rutgers–New Brunswick libraries will be available from Alexander Library.

Apply by June 30 for RCN Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the New Brunswick Provost, and the SciWomen Office invite faculty to apply for the Rutgers Connection Network Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program, which provides infrastructure and training for effective and collaborative mentoring beyond the departmental level. Apply by June 30 to participate in a traditional hierarchical partnership or in a peer-to-peer co-mentoring partnership. The yearlong program starts in September 2016. Learn more and apply here

Faculty and Staff Short-Term Apartment Rentals for September 2016
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals to faculty and staff who need temporary housing, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Apartments are fully furnished and appointed and include utilities, cable television, and internet service. Leases can be as short as one month and as long as one year. Reservations are now being accepted for the summer as well as the new semester. Email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

Register Now for Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy Audition on June 25 
Register now for June 25 auditions at Shindell Choral Hall, Robert E. Mortensen Hall, New Brunswick, for the 2016–17 year at Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Students who have a schedule conflict on that date should explore a digital audition as an alternative. Stephen Agosto is the new director of the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy, which provides musical theater training for students in grades 9 to 12 preparing for collegiate study. Learn more and register here

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

June 1, 2016

QED Funding for Technology Commercialization
Numerous Rutgers researchers have received grants and university matching funds totaling up to $200,000 from the QED Proof-of-Concept Program to support technology commercialization. Applications are now being accepted for another round of awards. On June 2, QED staff will visit the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark at 10 a.m. and the Office of Research and Economic Development in Piscataway at 1 p.m. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Chris Pflaum at chris.pflaum@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

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.

Last Opportunity to Register for Mason Gross Summer Programs
Register by June 1 for any of the innovative summer programs at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Summer intensives in music, dance, and visual arts are strong opportunities for students to explore, create, and perform under the expert guidance of New Jersey’s most distinguished teaching artists at the state’s premier arts conservatory. Register and learn more here.

Free Health Screenings at Newark Downtown Farmers Market
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), sponsored by Newark350, hosts free health screenings at the Newark Downtown Farmers Market on June 9 and July 14. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PSE&G Plaza, RBHS students, faculty, and staff will offer blood pressure, glucose, BMI, and infant and young child assessments, as well as pulmonary and mental health screenings. Resources and referrals will be provided at no charge. Learn more here.

Excel Level 3 and Level 4 Training: June 6, New Brunswick
The Office of Continuing Professional Education offers Level 3 and Level 4 Microsoft Office Excel 2013 training on June 6 at the extension conference center on G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Level 3 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed for students seeking to learn how to produce complex Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets. Level 4 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., is designed for students seeking to build on the advanced features learned in Level 3 worksheet training. 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 Level 3 training here and Level 4 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.

Free Lunch at Kite+Key Appy Hour: June 7, Piscataway
Enjoy a free light lunch at Appy Hour, kite+key's monthly tech gathering, on June 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. The presentation topic is MyFitnessPal. Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod introduces the free IOS diet app. Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Space is limited. RSVP via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

Art After Hours: Art and Music: June 7, New Brunswick
Stop by the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for Art After Hours on June 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., free and open to the public with complimentary refreshments. The evening includes curator-led tours of the exhibition Infinite Opportunities in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum. AlterEgo, a dynamic and varied group of medical professionals, returns to perform from a rock and roll repertoire—mixed with blues, funk, and groove-inspired genres—spanning the 1950s to the present. Learn more here.

Postpartum Depression: Experts and Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey: June 8, New Brunswick
The Women’s Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick, present a discussion on postpartum depression on June 8 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the RWJUH Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard. The event will be introduced by Gloria Bachmann, the institute’s director, and feature a discussion with former New Jersey first lady Mary Jo Codey and experts from multidisciplinary professions focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression.

May 25, 2016

Bulletin Summer Schedule
In planning your submissions, note that after June 1 the Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published on alternating Wednesdays through August.

Last Chance to Join 25-Day Revolution
May 25 is the last opportunity to join the 25-Day Revolution and choose to give back to the university in a way that is meaningful to you. Learn here about 10 causes that you may wish to support in celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary. Help Rutgers continue to be revolutionary. 

Parking Lot Closure on Busch
Parking lot 68 on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will be closed permanently starting May 22 to allow for utilities construction and construction of the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering.

Faculty and Staff Short-Term Apartment Rentals Available
Institutional Planning and Operations offers short-term apartment rentals to faculty and staff who need temporary housing, including visiting and international scholars. Inventory consists of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (Busch Campus). Apartments are fully furnished and appointed and include utilities, cable television, and internet service. Leases can be as short as one month and as long as one year. Reservations are now being accepted for the summer as well as the new semester. Learn more here or email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

May 18, 2016

Bulletin Summer Schedule
In planning your submissions, note that after June 1 the Faculty & Staff Bulletin will be published on alternating Wednesdays through August.

Symposium Highlights Diversity and Inclusion-Related Research
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs recently held a symposium, "Rutgers Scholarship on Diversity and Inclusion: Present Findings and Future Considerations," to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and highlight the broad spectrum of diversity and inclusion-related scholarship at Rutgers. More than 50 attendees, 41 faculty presenters, 14 schools, and 17 departments and institutes universitywide discussed 29 topics related to current faculty and graduate student research and scholarship on diversity and inclusion. View the Rutgers Diversity and Inclusion Research Directory for more information on symposium themes, presenters, and research. For those interested, note the call for papers by the research portal Diversity Research Institute Journal for the fall 2016 inaugural edition. The submission deadline is June 15. Learn more here

Graduation Special at Rutgers Tech Store: Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is hosting a “Graduation Special” through May 28. Included are sales on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro with retina display. Additionally, any computer purchase includes a 15 percent discount on any computer accessory. This special is available to faculty, staff, and students. Kite+key is conveniently located at the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Shop kite+key for personal or institutional purchases, in-store or online at https://kiteandkey.rutgers.edu. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu and 848-445-1127.

Piano Day with Randall Faber: May 22, New Brunswick
May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. is Piano Day at the Extension Division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Piano Day enriches instructors' and music educators' skills throughout a day of intensive workshops with internationally renowned pedagogue Randall Faber, with whom students have the opportunity to participate in the afternoon master class. This event is ideal for music educators, private studio instructors, and college students. Professional development certificates are available upon request. Parking is suggested at the 85 George Street location, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Sakai Summer Webinars: May 23June 23
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology is offering summer training on various tools in the Sakai learning management system. The first half of summer webinar training begins on May 23. The trainings include creating a Sakai course site, managing a Sakai site, utilizing communication tools in Sakai, assignments, and more. Learn more and register here.

May 11, 2016

Help Rutgers Continue to Be Revolutionary
Join the 25-Day Revolution and choose to give back to Rutgers in a way that is meaningful to you. Between now and May 25, learn about 10 causes that you may wish to support in celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary. Help Rutgers continue to be revolutionary. Learn more here.

Friday's New Brunswick Farmers Market Has Returned
The seasonal Rutgers Farmers Market, featuring locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food, is back every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, providing easy access for students, faculty, and staff. New this year is an opportunity to purchase a share in Heritage Shellfish’s Community Supported Fishery, entitling the buyer to a series of two-pound servings of seafood, each enough for a two-person meal. Heritage will provide locally grown or responsibly harvested seafood 10 times over 20 weeks. The market is operated through a partnership of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. To become part of the farmers market venture, contact Mary Ann Schrum at schrum@aesop.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.  

Percussion Celebration 2016: May 19, New Brunswick
On May 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., attend an evening featuring exceptional high school percussion groups with guest clinician and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member Joseph Tompkins, a mass samba band, and more at Shindell Choral Hall, located in Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Pre-college percussion ensembles may participate, sharing performance time with other ensembles. Music educators, percussion enthusiasts, and music lovers are also invited to audit this event. Learn more here.

Zimmerli Maintains Regular Hours: through July 31
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, continues its regular hours through July 31. Now is a great time to see an exhibition again or make a museum visit you have been putting off. Also, join the Zimmerli for its next Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on June 7.

May 4, 2016

New Brunswick Advisory Committee Meeting: May 10
The next meeting of the New Brunswick Advisory Committee will take place on May 10 at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor seminar conference room, Gateway Building, 106 Somerset Street, New Brunswick.

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.

Register to Train in Canvas Learning Management System
Instructors interested in offering their fall 2016 course on Canvas, a cloud-native learning management system, are encouraged to attend “Introduction to Canvas” online or in person. These sessions will be given by the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies. Canvas is used by millions of students worldwide and embraced by faculty, students, and instructional designers for its ease of use and attractive user interface. Learn more and register for Canvas training here.

Register Now: Annual Retreat on Cancer Research Public Forum
Registration is now open for the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey’s public forum, which will focus on “Cancer Survivorship,” on May 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event will feature speakers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, who will discuss couple-focused group therapy, post-treatment self-care, and more. The session is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Learning to Support Organizational Change and Strategic Planning
The work to earn a certificate in Appreciative Inquiry for Strengths-based Leadership and Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors, offered by the Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, helps students learn how to apply appreciative inquiry and the SOAR methodology (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) for positive organizational change and strategic planning. Students design a project unique to their organization or community. For the next cohort, starting June 2, 2016, faculty and staff receive a $200 discount. Learn more and register here.

Farmers Market Returns: May 6, New Brunswick
The seasonal Rutgers Farmers Market, featuring locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food every Friday, returns May 6 at Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick. The hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its location, at the entrance to Rutgers Gardens, provides easy access for students, faculty, and staff as well as for local restaurants seeking products from a diverse group of farms and vendors. Learn more here.

Beginner and Intermediate Excel Training: May 10 and 13
The Office of Continuing Professional Education is offering Excel 2013 beginner and intermediate training to all employees on May 10 and May 13 at the site of the former agricultural museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The fee is $80 per workshop. Internal purchase orders and personal payments are accepted. The schedule for Microsoft Office Excel 2013–Level 1: May 10, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and May 13, 8:30 a.m. to noon. This workshop is designed for someone looking to learn the basic essential features of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 worksheets. By attending this class, you will learn how to create, edit, and save spreadsheets while gaining an understanding of basic formulas and functions. The schedule for Microsoft Office Excel 2013–Level 2: May 10, 12:30 to 4 p.m., and May 13, 12:30 to 4 p.m. This workshop is designed for someone looking to go beyond the basic features of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and master more challenging skills. Attendees will learn how to create and manage large workbooks by building on the basic skills covered in Excel 1. Learn more and register here or contact Suzanne Hills at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7234.

April 27, 2016

Parents and Babies Wanted for Infant Brain Development Study
The Infancy Studies Laboratory, Rutgers University–Newark, seeks parents and babies younger than 2 for a study of infant brain development. All participants are paid and parents receive a letter about their involvement. Contact Sree Rajendran at babylab@andromeda.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-3953 for additional information. Stop by the Infancy Studies Laboratory booths in New Brunswick and Newark on Rutgers Day to build sand castles, play with bubbles, and learn about your baby's brain. Learn more here.

NJMS Alumni Reunion Weekend
The annual alumni reunion weekend of New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will be held on June 3 and June 4. This year, the event honors the 55th anniversary of the Class of 1961, the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966, and the 25th anniversary of the Class of 1991. The June 3 program features morning lectures by Joseph L. Wright, ’83, and Joseph R. Betancourt, ’94. On June 4, an evening gala at the Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel will include award presentations to NJMS faculty members Soly Baredes, chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery; Alex Bekker, ’91, chair, Department of Anesthesiology; and Sylvia Christakos, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. For reservations or more information, contact the alumni office at 973-972-6864.

"Spring Concert: French Chansons": April 28, New Brunswick
As part of "French at Rutgers Week" (April 25–April 30), the Department of French, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents "Spring Concert: French Chansons" on April 28 from 2:50 to 4:10 p.m. in Murray Hall, Room 212, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Students of French and students with no knowledge of the language will sing an array of French songs accompanied by music students from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in an hour of fun. Learn more here [PDF].

Register for Webinar for Creating Videos with Kaltura: April 29
Rutgers recently acquired a site license to Kaltura, a video creation and streaming service accessible to all university instructors. Kaltura enables you to create educational videos easily and share them with classes, without needing other software. Because Kaltura is integrated into Sakai, videos can be shared directly from your Sakai account. Attend a webinar on April 29 at 1:30 p.m. to learn how to create and share videos using Kaltura from the Sakai integration and how to access Kaltura outside of Sakai. Rutgers faculty who are interested in learning about Kaltura, but who may not use Sakai regularly, are welcome to participate in the webinar. Learn more and register here.

“Achieving Equality in Health, Health Care, and Society”: May 3, New Brunswick
Larry Temkin, distinguished professor and chair, Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Meryl Frank, president and CEO, Makeda Global Network, and former U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, present “Achieving Equality in Health, Health Care, and Society: An Ongoing Dialogue,” on May 3 at 4 p.m. in Room 1302, Clinical Academic Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick. A reception will follow. This event is the 19th Annual David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics presented by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Contact evansje1@rwjms.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more here.

“Reckoning with Post-Holocaust Anti-Semitism in Europe”: May 4, New Brunswick 
Jonathan Judaken, Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, Rhodes College, presents “Reckoning with Post-Holocaust Anti-Semitism in Europe” on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Judaken will discuss the development of post-Holocaust Judeophobia in Europe, including the so called new anti-Semitism. The lecture, free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Center for European Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Free parking is available behind the student center. Advance registration is requested by emailing csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu or calling 848-932-2033. Learn more here

Online Workshop on Sakai’s Gradebook Tool: May 5
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on May 5 from 10 to 10:30 a.m., participants receive an introduction to the Gradebook tool in Sakai and learn how to set up their Gradebook using points, categories, or weighted categories; enter grades; set extra-credit items; and submit grades to the registrar. Learn more and register here.

“Historical Origins of Racial Criminalization and Mass Incarceration”: May 5, Newark
Join the School of Social Work for “Historical Origins of Racial Criminalization and Mass Incarceration” by Khalil G. Muhammad, director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, on May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Refreshments will be served and 1 nonclinical CEU will be provided. This is the annual William Neal Brown Endowed Lecture established to honor Brown’s work, commitment to social justice, and legacy at Rutgers. Learn more and register here.

"Metabolism in Action": May 5, Piscataway
The Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents Joshua D. Rabinowitz, professor of chemistry and integrative genomics, Princeton University’s Lewis-Siglar Institute for Integrative Genomics, to discuss "Metabolism in Action" on May 5 at 4 p.m. in the main auditorium, RWJMS Research Tower, Piscataway. The event is the annual George and Lily Boxer Memorial Lecture. A reception will follow in the Great Hall. For more information, contact Dorothy Hatcher at hatched@rutgers.edu.

Final Information Session for Pre-College Summer Scholars: May 17, New Brunswick 
Applications are being accepted for the 2016 Summer Scholars Program, an opportunity for motivated students to prepare for college and earn credits that may be applied toward their undergraduate degree. Youngsters 16 or older with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average may apply to take up to two college courses. Younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will also require standardized test scores and an interview. The final information session for the program will be held on May 17 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more and apply here.

April 20, 2016

RSDM Celebrates Opening of Dental Specialty Center
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, celebrated the grand opening of its dental specialty center, which integrates state-of-the-art patient care, on April 19. At the new center—completed with $10 million in state funding—postgraduate students will work with faculty members in five specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. The center, which cost $13 million, including $3 million in funds to match the state grant, features the latest technology for teaching and collaborative, practice-based research, bolstering RSDM’s standing as a front-runner in dental education, Dean Cecile Feldman said. Learn more here.

Think Our Revolutionary Spirit for Use at Conferences and Workshops
Looking for a way to introduce Rutgers at a conference, workshop, or other event? Consider presenting Our Revolutionary Spirit, a short film produced for the university’s 250th anniversary year. The film is available as a full-length 11-minute version and as individual one- to three-minute segments featuring individuals significant in Rutgers history. View the film and the segments on YouTube. To receive a version for showing at events, complete the video request form.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

"Women and Creativity House" Student Exhibition: April 20–May 2, New Brunswick
View a collection of works from "Women and Creativity House," a year-long course of creative expression, identity, and visual communication of women at the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from April 20 to May 2 at Douglass Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. On April 25, the center hosts the Douglass Global Village Student Showcase and exhibition reception from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, and from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Douglass Library. Learn more here

Online Workshop on Sakai’s Gradebook Tool: April 27
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on April 27 from 2 to 2:30 p.m., participants receive an introduction to the Gradebook tool in Sakai and learn how to set up their Gradebook using points, categories, or weighted categories; enter grades; set extra-credit items; and submit grades to the registrar. Learn more and register here.

Bhakti Club’s Annual Sacred Sounds Concert: April 28, New Brunswick
The Bhakti Club, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Sacred Sounds, a free musical meditation concert with a variety of cultural vegan foods, on April 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Join world-renowned yogi and spiritual leader Radhanath Swami alongside kirtan bands Gaura Vani and the Mayapuris for an electrifying evening of musical meditations, exotic drumming, entrancing dance, and free cultural food. Learn more here.

IWL Hosts Introduction of Junctures in Women's Leadership Books: May 2, New Brunswick
Join the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for the introduction of Social Movements and Business, the first two books in the eight-volume Junctures in Women's Leadership series, on May 2 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For those who study, teach, or practice leadership, these books offer a bold and useful analysis of women's experiences. Learn more here.