December 1, 2010

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin contains information for employees at Rutgers. Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday in order to be considered for inclusion in the following Wednesday’s bulletin. For additional information, visit the bulletin website or email Campus Information Services at bulletin@rci.rutgers.edu.

Announcements

New Brunswick Campus Adverse Weather Information
During adverse weather conditions, accurate weather-related campus information including delayed openings, class cancellation, or closings will be disseminated on the Rutgers website and New Brunswick website with links to the "Campus Status Page." Additionally information will be distributed via email and will be available on RU-tv Channel 3 and via RU-info at 732-445-INFO (including 24-hour voice mail). Please refrain from calling the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) with weather status questions. For additional details, including links to University Policies and Procedures, visit the New Brunswick Campus Adverse Weather Information website at http://emergency.rutgers.edu/weather.shtml.

Events

Egyptology: December 3–11
Rutgers Theater Company at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents Egyptology, a timely drama that explores rights of gay parents, from December 3 to 11 at 8 p.m. in the Philip J. Levin Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Holiday Blood Drive: December 6
The Rutgers University Foundation hosts a holiday blood drive on December 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Assembly Room of Winants Hall, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, call 732-932-2076, ext. 6101, or learn more here.

Annual Holiday Lunch Buffet: December 21 and December 22
The Continuing Studies Conference Center hosts its Annual Holiday Lunch Buffet for faculty and staff on December 21 and December 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $22 per person and reservations are required. Review the menu, make a reservation, and find more information here.

In the News

A Marine's Best Friend
Rutgers student and veteran Avneesh Arora's service dog helps ease his symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Yana Bromberg has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Bromberg completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Bromberg here.

Edmund J. Pajarillo has been appointed clinical assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick. Professor Pajarillo completed his Ph.D. at Long Island University. Find more information about Professor Pajarillo here.

Whitney V. Strub has been appointed assistant professor in the Federated Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Strub completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and joins Rutgers from Temple University. Learn more about Professor Strub here.

Awards & Honors

Gregory S. Blimling, vice president in the Office of Student Affairs, received the Region II Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for demonstrating professional commitment to student affairs administration through research and publications.

Michael J. Camasso, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Radha Jagannathan, associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The prize honors their article, “How Family Caps Work: Evidence from a National Study,” that appeared in the Social Service Review. Find the award-winning article here.

John L. Colaizzi, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award from the New Jersey Pharmacists Association. The award is presented to pharmacists in academia who have best served the profession of pharmacy. Learn more about Professor Colaizzi here.

Diane Davis, manager of computer systems and statistical analysis, and Jane E. Miller, professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Innovative Program Model Award from the National Association of Medical Minority Educators for Project L/EARN. Find more information here.

Paul Falkowski, professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Prince Albert I of Monaco Commemorative Medal from the Institut Océanographique Foundation and the 2010 International Ecology Institute Prize. Learn more about Professor Falkowsi here.

Alan Zalkind, director of the Center for Government Services in the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Dr. Thomas J. Davy Academic Achievement Award from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association for his work as an educator in the field of public administration. Learn more about Alan Zalkind here.

Gifts & Grants

The Rutgers Future Scholars program received $100,000 from Louise RC‘78 and Carol LC‘78 Perrin.

The Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund received $100,000 from Patrick Morris LC’82 to support initiatives in the university's pursuit of excellence in athletics, academics, and the community.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund research.

Joachim Kohn, director of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of three grants totaling $2,637,512. Professor Kohn received $1,348,834 AFIRM supplement-Assessing the Safety of a Novel Scaffold Material and $800,000 AFIRM supplement-Accelerating Development of Bone Regeneration Scaffold, both supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Professor Kohn also received $488,678 for the project titled Postdoctoral Training Program in Tissue Engineering and Implant Science from the National Institutes of Health. Find more information about Professor Kohn here.

Gabriel B. Kotliar, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of a grant totaling $320,000 for the project titled CMSN: Computational Design of Fe-Based Superconductors, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more about Professor Kotliar here.

dt Ogilvie, associate professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $271,050 for the project titled NJ Urban Entrepreneurship Development Initiative. The project is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more about Professor ogilvie here.

Kathleen Marie Scott, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of two grants totaling $968,095 for the project titled RU STEPed Up for Success, a program in the Office of Undergraduate Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, that is supported by the National Science Foundation. Find more information about Professor Scott here.

Nancy L. Wolff, professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of a grant totaling $500,000 for the project titled ARRA:  Evaluation of New Jersey Specialized Mental Health Caseload Expansion Grant that is supported by the National Institute of Justice. Learn more about Professor Wolff here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can show your pride on your ride with the Rutgers Block R New Jersey license plates? Learn more here.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin offers online classified ads through CampusAve. Rutgers faculty and staff can post items for sale, free of charge.

Some current listings include a Guniea pig with cage and accessories, Burton women’s emerald snowboard boots, a Sony Handycam, and an iPhone 4.

For many more listings, and to submit your own free listing, please visit Rutgers Campus Classifieds here.