Awards & Honors

September 11, 2013

Rutgers iTV Studio, a department of the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy have been awarded a Mid Atlantic Emmy Award for the production of the public TV legal series Due Process. It is the show's 22nd Emmy Award.

Mary Jo Bugel, assistant professor and director of graduate adjunct faculty development at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2013 Dissertation Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Lauren Grodstein, associate professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has published a new book titled The Explanation of Everything (Algoquin, 2013). Learn more here.

Cheryl Holly, professor and chair at the School of Nursing, has been inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education.

Allan Horwitz, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the university's 2013 Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award.

Catherine Lee, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, recently published a book titled Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration (Russell Sage Press, 2013).

September 4, 2013

Laura T. Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), and Amy Shah Dhesi, a postdoctoral fellow also in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at NJMS, have been awarded The Endocrine Society's Clinical Research Fellowship and Mentor Award.

Xun Liu, associate professor in the Department of History at the School of Arts and Sciences and director of the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named Honorary Professor of History at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.

Judith Weis, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has recently published a book titled Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution (Springer, 2014).

August 28, 2013

Sharon McQueen, part-time lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2013 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award. Learn more here.

Kathleen Scotto, vice chancellor for research at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been elected chair of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.

Frank Sonnenberg, professor in the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been selected as part of the inaugural class of Health IT Fellows by the Office of the National Coordinator. Learn more here.

August 21, 2013

Ronald Clarke, professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of the Chancellor's Excellence in Research Award. Learn more here.

Douglas Eveleigh, distinguished professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been honored by the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology with a lectureship in his name. The Douglas Eveleigh Lecture on Microbial Diversity is endowed by the foundation in recognition of Eveleigh’s efforts to sustain the legacy of Selman Waksman. Learn more here.

Chinyere Osuji, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has received an Emerging Diversity Scholar Citation from the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Professor Osuji here.

Robert Puhak, assistant instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the recipient of the Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award. Learn more here.

Michael Vogelius, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been appointed division director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Vogelius here.

Suzanne Willard, clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark, is the recipient of the Chancellor's Excellence in Service Award. Learn more here.

August 14, 2013

Michelle Edwards, director of women's basketball operations at Intercollegiate Athletics, has been named a 2014 inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. Learn more here.

Katherine Epstein, assistant professor in the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has authored a book titled Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, November 2013). Learn more about Professor Epstein here.

Mark Robson, dean of agricultural and urban programs and professor in the Department of Entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on International Initiatives annual meeting in Park City, Utah. Learn more here.

Marc L. Steinberg, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research at Oxford Journals.

Barbara Turpin, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and campus dean for undergraduate education for the George H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Learn more here.

August 7, 2013

Rutgers University ranked 43rd among the world's elite (top 100) institutions in this year's Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). Data was obtained for more than 16,000 universities worldwide and the list of the best 100 performing institutions overall was recently published on the CWUR website here.

Executive producers John Farmer, Ray Caprio, and Sandra King, along with associate producer Tania Ivanova and iTV studio manager Pete Troost, have been nominated for three more Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for the Rutgers-produced public TV series, Due Process. Due Process is a presentation of Rutgers School of Law–Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and is taped at iTV Studio on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The program has previously garnered 21 Emmy Awards.

Fred A. Kobylarz, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and family medicine practitioner with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, has been appointed to the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission. Learn more here.

Sengottuvelan Murugan, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Gallo Award for cancer research at the 2013 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey hosted by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. Learn more here.

Mooyeon Oh-Park, associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and assistant director of stroke rehabilitation research at the Kessler Foundation, has been awarded the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NJMS.

Alan Tarr, distinguished professor of political science and the director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at the School of Law–Camden, has been named the 2013–2014 Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Learn more here.

July 31, 2013

Myra Bluebond-Langner, Board of Governors professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has been named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in England. Learn more about Professor Bluebond-Langner here.

John B. Gibson, systems administrator at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden, has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Staff Excellence in Service. Learn more here.

Fred S. Roberts, director of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), and director emeritus and special adviser to the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), has been awarded the title Honorary Doctor (Docteur Honoris Causa) at the University of Paris-Dauphine in Paris. Learn more about Director Roberts here.

July 24, 2013

Ellen Malenas Ledoux, associate professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has published a new book titled Social Reform in Gothic Writing: Fantastic Forms of Change, 1764–1834 (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2013). Learn more here.

Kimberlee Sue Moran, grant facilitator at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has been nominated Scientist of the Year for the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Learn more here.

Barbara Pachter, part-time lecturer at the School of Business–Camden, has published a new book titled The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success (McGraw Hill, July 2013).

July 17, 2013

Rutgers University has been ranked third in the nation for total installed capacity for solar energy by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Learn more here.

Paul Jargowsky, director of the Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers–Camden, has been selected as a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

July 10, 2013

The Animal Care Program at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named Employer of the Year at the spring awards ceremony at Rutgers, marking the culmination of the 2013 National Student Employment Week. Learn more here.

Lisa A. Zeidner, professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Learn more about Professor Zeidner here.

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