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November 19, 2014

Dine Around Friday
The Latin American Economic Development Association, the Office of Local Knowledge in the Department of Public Policy and AdministrationFaculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), Rutgers University–Camden, host Dine Around Friday on November 21 at Corinne’s Place. OCE is providing a shuttle to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle picks up attendees in front of the Business and Science Building, Rutgers–Camden, at 12:30 p.m. and brings attendees back to campus at 2 p.m. Lunch is $15. For more information, contact Rasheda L. Weaver at rasheda.simpson@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Calling All Douglass College/Douglass Residential College Alumnae Working at Rutgers
Douglass Residential College is compiling a list of all Rutgers staff and faculty who graduated from Douglass for networking and event announcements. Please provide your name, university contact information, include title, department, address, phone number, and email address, to program coordinator Monique Porow at monique.porow@echo.rutgers.edu.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Study on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 7 to participate in a study to examine depression prevention programs. As part of the study, teens participate in a free depression prevention program. Participation requires an initial in-person interview, and follow-up interviews occur 2 to 4 times a year and are conducted in-person or over the phone. Parents and teens each receive up to $260 in compensation for participation. Please contact the project coordinator at 848-445-3990 or at christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

November 12, 2014

24-Hour Truce: It’s Time to Stand Up and Speak Out
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance hosts a 24-hour truce, November 14–15, starting at 11 a.m. The event features workshops and activities to educate, support survivors, and encourage all members of the community to get involved in ending sexual and domestic violence. Learn more here.

Celebrate International Education Week
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs hosts International Education Week (IEW) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–Camden. Celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, IEW events include an international cooking class, photo contest, international festival, and more. Learn more here.

International Friendship Program Thanksgiving Dinner Program
The International Friendship Program (IFP)Center for Global Services, coordinates a Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner program that introduces international students to this American holiday. Applications are now being accepted for the program. Sign up as a host here or sign up as a guest here. For more information, contact IFP coordinator Carissa McCarthy at carissam@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu.

Bake Sale to Support Rutgers Against Hunger
Rutgers Recreation, University Dining Services, and Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) sponsor the 2014 Great University Bake Sale. Purchase Gram’s apple or apple crumb pie for $9 at various locations throughout Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Pies can be picked up November 24 and 25 at the location of your choice. Proceeds from the pie sales go to RAH. Learn more here.

Participants Needed for Electronic Cigarette Research
The School of Public Health (SPH) is conducting a study involving the measurement of electronic cigarette smoking patterns and seeks participants who are healthy, E-cigarette smoking adults,18 to 65 years of age. The study involves a brief health and smoking history screening questionnaire, as well as one study visit to SPH. The study visit takes less than one hour and includes an E-cigarette smoking period. Volunteers receive $30 at the end of the study visit. For more information, please call Yeongkwon Son at 732-235-9754.

November 5, 2014

New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign
The annual New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign fund drive runs from November 5 through December 5. Contributions help support the programs and services of charities across the state, country, and world. Employees can donate through payroll deduction or one-time contribution. Access pledge forms, the charity codebook, and learn more here.

International Friendship Program Thanksgiving Dinner Program
The International Friendship Program (IFP), Center for Global Services, coordinates a Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner program that introduces international students to this American holiday. Applications are now being accepted for the program. Sign up as a host here or sign up as a guest here. For more information, contact IFP coordinator Carissa McCarthy at carissam@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu.

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association on the Road to Cheer on the Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away game this season. Learn more here.

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training Fall 2014
The Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention Working Group hosts its Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training on November 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 202C, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. To sign up for a workshop and for more information, contact Francesca Maresca at fmaresca@echo.rutgers.edu

Rutgers Turf Club Citrus Sale
The Rutgers Turf Club hosts its citrus sale fundraiser featuring navel oranges, red grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos. The order deadline is November 12. Pick-up location is at Hort Farm I Labs, located directly adjacent to the Holly House at Rutgers Gardens. Order your citrus here.

In Good Taste: Behavioral Weight Loss and Lifestyle Intervention
The Department of Food ScienceSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks women interested in participating in a research study on the influence of taste genetics and weight loss. Volunteers will be screened for a taste gene involved in food preferences and then randomly assigned to a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet for six months. Volunteers must be healthy, 18 to 60 years of age, seeking to lose 30 or more pounds, and able to walk two blocks without stopping. For more information, please contact Beverly Tepper at sensorylab@aesop.rutgers.edu.

October 29, 2014

Vibes at the Plaza
The Plaza and DJ Akademiks invite faculty, staff, and students for an evening of music and a stroll through the Plaza on Wednesdays, October 29 and November 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

October Dine Around Friday
The Latin American Economic Development Association, the Office of Local Knowledge in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), Rutgers University–Camden, host Dine Around Friday on October 31 at San Lucas Mexican Restaurant. OCE is providing a shuttle to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle picks up attendees in front of the Business and Sciences Building, Rutgers–Camden, at 12:30 p.m. and brings attendees back to campus at 2 p.m. Lunch is $15. For more information, contact Rasheda L. Weaver at rasheda.simpson@rutgers.edu.

October 22, 2014

Sponsors Needed for Rutgers Against Hunger 2014 Adopt-A-Family Program
Sponsors are needed for the sixth annual Rutgers Against Hunger Adopt-A-Family campaign. The holiday campaign matches university sponsors with area families in need. Wish lists are furnished by each family member and are provided to sponsors who then purchase items off of the list. To sponsor a family email rah@oldqueens.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Scarlet Knights Men’s Basketball Season Tickets Discount for Faculty and Staff
All current Rutgers faculty and staff are eligible for discounted men’s basketball season tickets for up to 32% off. For more information, call the ticket office 866-445-GORU (4678).

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association on the Road to Cheer on the Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away football game this season. Learn more here.

Babies and Toddlers Needed for Research Studies
The Infancy Studies Laboratory at Rutgers University–Newark seeks parents and babies under 2 years of age for a study on infant brain development. All participants are financially compensated and parents receive a letter about the visit. Please contact Sree Rajendran at babylab@andromeda.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-3953 for additional information. Learn more here.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Study on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 7 to participate in a study to examine depression prevention programs. As part of the study, teens participate in a free depression prevention program. Participation requires an initial in-person interview, and follow-up interviews occur 2 to 4 times a year and are conducted in-person or over the phone. Parents and teens each receive up to $260 in compensation for participation. Please contact the project coordinator at 848-445-3990 or at christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

October 15, 2014

Entrepreneurship Ag Day 2014
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick hosts Entrepreneurship Ag Day on October 18 at 9:30 a.m. in room 138A, Foran Hall, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For inquiries and to RSVP, contact Albert Ayeni, 848-932-6289, or ayeni@aesop.rutgers.edu. Register and learn more here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Join New Jersey Medical School for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 19 at 8 a.m. in Military Park, Broad Street, Newark. Learn more and register under University Hospital here.

Dancing with the Deans
The Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, Rutgers Recreation, and Rutgers Against Hunger host Dancing with the Deans to raise money for students who do not have the means to purchase food on October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Gym, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Donate and learn more here.

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association during Homecoming
Reconnect with fellow alumni, cheer on Rutgers athletes, and enjoy family-friendly fun during homecoming in Camden on October 25, and in New Brunswick from October 26November 1. Run for Rutgers Against Hunger, a 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk, is also on October 26. Learn more here.

Participants Needed for Neuroscience Research
The Infancy Studies Laboratory at Rutgers University–Newark seeks adult participants between the ages of 20 and 40 for several studies of auditory processing. These studies aim to characterize adult responses as a comparison for infant data, and participants receive $30. Interested parties should email Sree Rajendran at babylab@andromeda.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-3593 for additional information.

October 8, 2014

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association on the Road to Cheer on the Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away game this season. Learn more here.

RU Ally Week
Hosted by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Ally Week, October 13-17, is an initiative to unite the campus community around issues of social justice, diversity, and community-building. Take the pledge and learn more here.

Hot Jobs of the Season: Student Employment Event
Faculty and staff members interested in hiring Rutgers legacy undergraduate students for part-time seasonal employment are invited to participate in the Hot Jobs of the Season Event hosted by the Rutgers Student Employment Office (SEO) on November 4 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The SEO will promote available part-time jobs at this event and university departments may participate for free (non-university participants pay a fee). Please contact Michelle Brugnoli at 848-932-2648, or at michelle.brugnoli@rutgers.edu, for more information.

Participants Needed for Paid Research Studies
Various studies are being conducted by the Cole Neuroscience Lab at Rutgers University–Newark. These studies aid in better understanding the neural bases for cognitive abilities such as learning, task switching, and memory. Participants are given $15 an hour for behavioral sessions (viewing images or listening to sounds presented by a computer and making decisions about these items) and $30 an hour for MRI sessions. Participants should be native English speakers, aged 18–35, and right-handed. To participate, please email brain.research@rutgers.edu for additional information and to qualify for current and future studies. Contact Michael W. Cole with questions at 973-353-3261.

Participants Needed for Study on Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers at Rutgers are seeking adults, ages 18 years and older, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for a study aimed at improving the current state of diabetes self-management education and support. As part of the study, participants attend four self-management groups in which they learn about the progression of diabetes, how to maintain a diabetic-friendly diet, how to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, and how to communicate with their physicians to take control of their health. For more information, contact the study investigator at 848-932-5863 or jessica.yu@rutgers.edu.

Participants Need to Beta-Test Mobile Apps for Teens
Do you have a child between the ages of 11 and 17? The program in clinical psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is seeking teens between 11-17 years old who own a smartphone to test out a mobile app that would measure how active a person is during the day and some aspects of their mood. The first day of the two-day study participants engage in role playing and activities and fill out questionnaires. The second day, they are a part of a focus group and complete questionnaires. For more information, call the Rutgers App study at 848-445-3905 or email RUAppStudy@gmail.com. Learn more here.

October 1, 2014

Classical, Jazz, and Chamber Music Extravaganza at Carnegie Hall
Listen to the Classical, Jazz, and Chamber Music Extravaganza at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, featuring Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York City. Tickets are available in person at the Carnegie Hall box office, by phone via CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800), and online at Carnegie’s website. Learn more here.

Envision Eyeglass Drive and Bake Sale
Envision Rutgers sponsors a drive to collect eyeglasses, sunglasses, paired lenses and frames for New Eyes for the Needy on October 3 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Baked goods are also on sale. 

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association during Homecoming
Reconnect with fellow alumni, cheer on Rutgers athletes, and enjoy family-friendly fun during homecoming in Camden on October 25, and in New Brunswick from October 26 to November 1. Run for Rutgers Against Hunger, a 5K Charity Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk, on October 26. Learn more here.

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training Fall 2014
The Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention Working Group holds its Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training on October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in room 411A, College Avenue Student Center and November 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 202C, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

September 24, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation Occurring throughout the Semester
Mindfulness meditation is the art of being a compassionate observer of our own experience. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome at any experience level. Workshops are free, no registration is required. They occurr throughout the semester. For more information, contact Siobhán Gibbons, siobhang@echo.rutgers.edu

Pop-Up DOTS
The Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is “popping up” in locations at Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–New Brunswick to answer questions about on-campus transportation. Stop by the Administration & Public Safety tent to provide feedback, take advantage of bicycle locking and repair demos, use a tire pump, and more. RUDOTS is popping up at these locations: September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; October 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark; October 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; and October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Livingston Plaza Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please email BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu or visit Facebook for more information.

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association on the Road to Cheer on the Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away game this season. Learn more here.

September 17, 2014

Vibes at the Plaza
The Plaza and DJ Akademiks invite faculty, staff, and students for an evening of music and a stroll through the Plaza on September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, and November 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Pop-Up DOTS
The Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is “popping up” in locations at Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–New Brunswick to answer questions about on-campus transportation. Stop by the Administration and Public Safety tent to provide feedback, take advantage of bicycle locking and repair demos, use a tire pump, and more. RUDOTS is popping up at these locations: September 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark; September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center at Morrell Street, Rutgers–New Brunswick; October 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark; October 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; and October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Livingston Plaza Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please email BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu or visit Facebook for more information.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Research on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 10 to participate in a study to examine depression prevention programs. As part of the study, teens participate in a free depression prevention program. Participation requires an initial in-person interview and follow up interviews occur 2 to 4 times a year and are in-person or over the phone. Parents and teens each receive up to $260 in compensation for participation. Please contact the project coordinator at 848-445-3990 or at christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

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