August 14, 2013

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Spotlight

Business Scholars Advise Doctoral Students at South Africa Consortium
This summer, faculty members from the Rutgers School of Business–Camden were on hand to help doctoral students from around the world advance their understanding of issues that arise in those markets during a meeting of the Emerging Markets Conference Board in South Africa. The annual conference, held June 17–20 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, began with a doctoral consortium for about 20 fellows from Africa, China, England, and India, among other countries. Twelve business professors served as faculty members during the doctoral consortium. While there, they provided the fellows with insight on doctoral research and served as expert sources on a wide range of research topics. Read the complete article here.

 

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Don't Forget

Hill Data Center Downtime on August 20
Due to an essential maintenance project in Hill Data Center, some Rutgers websites and email servers will be temporarily unavailable as of 6 a.m. on August 20. All websites and services hosted in that location will be unavailable. Rutgers Campus Information Services is able to help with questions or directory assistance. Please call RU-info at 732-445-INFO (4636) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Announcements

Registration Is Open for the 18th Annual Award of Hope Gala
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Award of Hope Gala to benefit the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). The gala takes place on October 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey. Please contact Leanne Kochy, director of development for CINJ, at lkochy@cinj-ruf.rutgers.edu with questions or to register. Learn more here.

Rutgers Study Abroad and Center for International Faculty and Student Services to be Renamed
To further align the offices that make up the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), Rutgers Study Abroad will be renamed the Center for Global Education, and the Center for International Faculty and Student Services will be renamed the Center for Global Services as of August 16. These new names better reflect the roles of these offices as university leaders in the GAIA Center's efforts to provide high quality programs and services for Rutgers students studying around the world and for the more than 5,000 international students and nearly 1,000 international faculty and scholars from more than 125 countries that come to the university.

Events

University Human Resources Blood Drive: August 21, New Brunswick
University Human Resources and New Jersey Blood Services host a blood drive on August 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building II on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Apheresis donation is available for those who wish to donate platelets, plasma, or red blood cells. Donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII at Met Life Stadium on February 4, 2014. Learn more here.

EARTH Center Garden Field Day: August 17, Off Campus
The EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, hosts its Garden Field Day on August 17 at 10 a.m. at RCE of Middlesex County in North Brunswick, New Jersey. The Extension Agriculture Department as well as Rutgers master gardeners will be on hand, offering sound advice on horticulture and environmental stewardship while guiding visitors through their various teaching gardens and learning projects. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

International Conference and Exhibition on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: August 19, New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts the International Conference and Exhibition on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on August 19 at 9 a.m. in room 010 of the Life Sciences Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

RUAA Summer Gathering: Alumni House Kickoff Reception: August 21, Off Campus
The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) hosts a kickoff reception to celebrate the opening of the first-ever alumni house on August 21 at 6 p.m. at the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The alumni house will serve as a permanent gathering space for Rutgers alumni in South Jersey. All Camden alumni are invited to join; advance registration deadline is August 18. Learn more and register here.

Introduction to Sakai Training Session: August 21 and 29, New Brunswick
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers introduction to the Sakai course management system on August 21 and 29 in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. These sessions are open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. Learn more and view additional dates for webinars here.

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City at NJPAC: Through August 29, Newark
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) hosts its 2013 Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City through August 29 in NJPAC's Theater Square in Newark, New Jersey. This is a free outdoor concert series featuring performances in reggae, pop, funk, Latin, world, hip-hop, soul, and pop music. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Rutgers Football Tickets Available for Rutgers Faculty Appreciation Day
Intercollegiate Athletics invites faculty and staff members from all Rutgers campuses to the home opener against Norfolk State for Rutgers Faculty Appreciation Day on September 7 at noon at High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Tickets for this event are $35 for sideline or $25 for end zone seating. Season tickets are also available for $196 for end zone or $280 for sideline seating. Faculty and staff members may purchase up to four season tickets at these prices. Please call Andrew Granzio at 732-907-1583 Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with questions or to order tickets. Follow Rutgers Football on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @RFootball. View the Rutgers Football schedule here.

Awards & Honors

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.

Gifts & Grants

Intercollegiate Athletics has received a pledge for $115,000 from Dang Hai Nguyen and Kathryn A. Nguyen. The gift will support the Stadium Expansion Fund.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Newark has received a pledge of $100,000 from Keith T. Banks, NCAS'77. The gift will support the Keith and Debra Banks Endowed Speaker Series.

Lauren Aleksunes, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $430,615 to Rutgers and the University of Colorado. The project titled Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacogenomic Determinants of Cisplatin Kidney Injury is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Aleksunes here.

Glenn G. Amatucci, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $340,000. The project titled Metal Fluoride Conversation Electrode Materials is being supported by a corporate sponsor. Learn more about Professor Amatucci here.

Jennifer Francis, research professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $295,807. The project titled Collaborative Proposal: Connecting Arctic Amplification to Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes is being supported the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Francis here.

Mark Feighn, professor II in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $275,895. The project titled Research in Geometric Group Theory is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Feighn here.

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