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December 16, 2015

Discounted Fee for SC&I Online "Leadership Communication" 
Professional Development Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is offering its four-week, online, noncredit "Leadership Communication" course, beginning January 4, 2016, at a discounted rate of $699 (normally $795) and is waiving the application fee for faculty or staff who enroll by December 23. Among the course’s benefits, participants assess their leadership style and create a set of immediately applicable personal best practices in leadership and communication. Learn more here.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Colloquium: December 18, Scotch Plains
Attend the colloquium on psychiatric rehabilitation on December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Scotch Plains location of the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Derek Malenczak, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and the Integrated Employment Institute, will present “From Cognitive Specialist to Instructor: How Teaching Cognitive Remediation Has Helped Me Better Understand Barriers That Exist in the Classroom.” Learn more here.

December 9, 2015

December 11 Application Deadline: 2015–2016 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications through December 11 for the 2015–2016 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. The workshops will be held at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here.

New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign Extended
The New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC) has been extended. Contributions can be made via payroll deduction through December 17 or one-time, echeck until December 31, 2015. Visit the Office of Community Affairs' charitable campaign website for specific information on how to set up payroll deductions for legacy Rutgers and legacy UMDNJ employees. To make a one-time, echeck donation, go directly to the NJECC website. All employees must complete the employee pledge form regardless of contribution method. Contact Kay Schechter at 848-932-7823 or kays@ucm.rutgers.edu with questions.

Early Registration Discount for Annual Online Learning Conference
Register by December 11 to gain an early-bird discount for the seventh annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference on January 11 and January 12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. For the conference, Rutgers is partnering with University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) mid-Atlantic chapter and continuing to work with NJEDge to include two full days of presentations and workshops. The UPCEA collaboration is intended to expand the reach of the conference and to stimulate a dialogue among regional colleagues. Jeff Selingo, best-selling author of College Unbound, will open the conference. Learn more here.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Colloquium: December 18, Scotch Plains
Attend the colloquium on psychiatric rehabilitation on December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Scotch Plains location of the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Derek Malenczak, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and the Integrated Employment Institute, will present “From Cognitive Specialist to Instructor: How Teaching Cognitive Remediation Has Helped Me Better Understand Barriers That Exist in the Classroom.” Learn more here.

December 2, 2015

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Celebration of Paul G.E. Clemens's Rutgers since 1945: December 3, New Brunswick
In Rutgers since 1945, historian and Rutgers professor Paul G.E. Clemens chronicles Rutgers’ remarkable transition from the Cold War, to the student protests of the 1960s and 1970s, to the growth of political identity on campus, and the increasing commitment to big-time athletics. Join the celebration of the book’s publication for an insider’s look at the history of this storied institution on December 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Rutgers professor Ben Justice, co-author of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait, will provide an introduction, followed by a brief reading by Clemens, and concluding with a signing and reception with light refreshments courtesy of the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Additional Discount at Barnes & Noble: December 3—4, New Brunswick
On December 3 and December 4, faculty and staff will receive 20% off apparel, gift, and general reading purchases at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Present a faculty/staff ID at the registers and receive double the usual faculty/staff discount on in-store purchases only. This discount will not be combined with other promotions.

Exhibition by Chitra Ganesh, Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence: through December 10, New Brunswick
Chitra Ganesh is the 2015–16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist-in-Residence as announced by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. An exhibition by Ganesh is on view now through December 10 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at the Douglass Library. Learn more here.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Colloquium: December 18, Scotch Plains
Attend the colloquium on psychiatric rehabilitation on December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Scotch Plains location of the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Derek Malenczak, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and the Integrated Employment Institute, will present “From Cognitive Specialist to Instructor: How Teaching Cognitive Remediation Has Helped Me Better Understand Barriers That Exist in the Classroom.” Learn more here.

November 25, 2015

250Register Now for "History of Rutgers" Online Course
Learn about Rutgers’ rich history and remarkable past in a 3-credit online course taught by Rutgers historians Paul G.E. Clemens, author of Rutgers since 1945: A History of the State University of New Jersey, and Rudolph Bell. Each week opens with interviews, visual presentations, and selected readings on a major theme in the university's history, from its beginnings in 1766 as a small college for prospective ministers to its status as a major research university. Register for the spring semester class before December 15. Learn more here.

250Celebration of Paul G.E. Clemens's Rutgers since 1945: December 3, New Brunswick
In Rutgers since 1945, historian and Rutgers professor Paul G.E. Clemens chronicles Rutgers’ remarkable transition from the Cold War, to the student protests of the 1960s and 1970s, to the growth of political identity on campus, and the increasing commitment to big-time athletics. Join the celebration of the book’s publication for an insider’s look at the history of this storied institution on December 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Rutgers professor Ben Justice, co-author of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait, will provide an introduction, followed by a brief reading by Clemens, and concluding with a signing and reception with light refreshments courtesy of the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Colloquium: December 18, Scotch Plains
Attend the colloquium on psychiatric rehabilitation on December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Scotch Plains location of the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Derek Malenczak, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and the Integrated Employment Institute, will present “From Cognitive Specialist to Instructor: How Teaching Cognitive Remediation Has Helped Me Better Understand Barriers That Exist in the Classroom.” Learn more here.

November 18, 2015

Exhibition by Chitra Ganesh, Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence: through December 10, New Brunswick
Chitra Ganesh is the 2015–16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist-in-Residence as announced by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. An exhibition by Ganesh is on view now through December 10 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at the Douglass Library. Learn more here.

November 11, 2015

Apply Now for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 13 for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

November 4, 2015

Master Educators’ Guild: November 17, Piscataway
The Master Educators’ Guild at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences invites you to attend the fall Academic Grand Rounds, entitled "Health Equity: A Medical and Ethical Imperative," on November 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room V10 in the RWJMS Research Tower, Piscataway. School of Public Health dean Jasjit S. Ahluwalia is the keynote speaker, preceded by the induction of 2015 master educators and followed by a brief reception.

Recent Updates to the University Policy Library Website
The University Policy Library is the official source for policies governing the university's academic, administrative, financial, operational, and business affairs. Faculty, staff, and students are required to be conversant with policies that apply to their respective roles. A recent update to the policy library includes a revision to 10.2.11, Code of Student Conduct [PDF], and new policy 10.3.12, Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Related Misconduct [PDF]. Recent policy updates and previous versions of updated policies are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions about university policies, contact the Office of the Secretary of the University at secretary@oldqueens.rutgers.edu.

Faculty and Staff Short-Term Apartment Rentals
University Facilities and Capital Planning is now arranging short-term apartment rentals for 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. Email fshousing@rutgers.edu or click here for more information.

Exhibition by Chitra Ganesh, Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence: through December 10, New Brunswick
Chitra Ganesh is the 2015–16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist-in-Residence as announced by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. An exhibition by Ganesh is on view through December 10 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at the Douglass Library. Ganesh’s works draw imagery from a broad range of references spanning from Hindu, Greek, and Buddhist mythology, to 19th-century European portraiture and fairytales, to contemporary cultural references such as Bollywood, anime, and comic books. Learn more here.

October 28, 2015

Exhibition by Chitra Ganesh, Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence: through December 10, New Brunswick
Chitra Ganesh is the 2015–16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist-in-Residence as previously announced by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. An exhibition by Ganesh is on view now through December 10 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at the Douglass Library. A reception in her honor will be held on November 3 at 5 p.m., with a public lecture by Ganesh at 5:30. Ganesh’s works draw imagery from a broad range of references spanning from Hindu, Greek, and Buddhist mythology, to 19th-century European portraiture and fairytales, to contemporary cultural references such as Bollywood, anime, and comic books. Learn more here.

October 14, 2015

Hire Students for Part-Time or Seasonal Work
Departments interested in hiring currently enrolled Rutgers students for part-time and seasonal employment are encouraged to participate free of charge in the four November Hot Jobs of the Season recruitment events, hosted by the Student Employment Office on Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick campuses, to promote available jobs. Participating employers will be featured on the Student Employment Office website and in the 2015 Hot Jobs of the Season social media campaign. Area employers may participate for a fee. View the recruitment event schedule and register here. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli at 848-932-2648 or jldp@ofa.rutgers.edu.

Register Now for "Black on the Banks": November 6 and 7, New Brunswick
Register now through October 30 for "Black on the Banks: African-American Students at Rutgers in the 1960s," a public conversation on the struggle for equity and access in higher education featuring African-American alumni from Rutgers College and Douglass College, Classes of 1964 through 1973, on November 6 and 7 at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

October 7, 2015

Transportation and University Planning Seek Your Feedback
Rutgers’ Department of Transportation Services and University Planning representatives will appear at several undergraduate and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) locations to obtain feedback and discuss the transportation master plan process currently under way. Stop at the information tables during the following time periods to ask questions, provide feedback, and learn more about the programs and services, such as BikeRUOctober 6, 1 to 3 p.m., College Avenue Student Center, New Brunswick; October 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Robeson Campus Center, Newark; October 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Busch Student Center, Piscataway; October 15, 1 to 3 p.m., Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick; October 20, noon to 2 p.m., Woody's Cafe, RWJMS Research Tower, RBHS, Piscataway; and October 22, noon to 2 p.m., University Hospital Cafeteria, RBHS, Newark.

Fire Safety Awareness and Demonstrations
Emergency Services continues to host campus events to promote fire safety awareness during Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Inspection Bureau is distributing fire safety and prevention information and providing hands-on demonstrations on the proper use of fire extinguishers. Stop at the following locations on the dates listed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and also earn a chance to win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card: October 7, Busch Student Center, Piscataway; October 8, Douglass Student Center café, New Brunswick; October 9, Cook Student Center, New Brunswick; October 12, Camden Campus Center; October 13, Medical Science Building, Lobby B Level Escalator Area, Newark; and October 15, Robeson Campus Center, Student Street Plaza Level, Newark.

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