December 11, 2013

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Spotlight

Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick Exhibit at Alexander Library
The fall 2013 exhibition, On the Banks of the Raritan: Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick, examines over a century of New Brunswick's musical landscape. The exhibition features documents, photographs, and artifacts from Special Collections and University Archives and the Performing Arts Library, including the papers of pioneering composer and Rutgers professor of music Robert Moevs.

On the Banks of the Raritan is on display in Gallery '50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, until January 31. The exhibition was curated by Flora Boros, Kathy Fleming, Thomas Izbicki, and Fernanda Perrone. Learn more here.

Pictured: Banjo and Mandolin Club, 1897
Rutgers University Archives

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Announcements

Register for the Student Center Catering Showcase
Rutgers Student Life, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its first annual student center catering showcase on January 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event showcases caterers and gives the Rutgers community a chance to sample specialties and see the options for future meetings, events, and receptions. Please RSVP by December 19. Learn more and register here.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for No-Tears Review of Study Design and Statistical Testing
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosts a talk by Bart Holland and Marian Passannante on January 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. in room B610 in the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Holland and Passannante are professors in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at NJMS. Participants who complete this educational program will be awarded three NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours. Log in and register here.

Events

Proteomics and BioMaPS Seminar: December 11, New Brunswick
The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Linda Brzustowicz on December 11 at noon at the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Brzustowicz is professor and chair of the Department of Genetics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Superior Nutrition More Powerful than Drugs: Preventing and Reversing Disease through Nutritional and Natural Methods: December 11, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts a talk by Joel Fuhrman on December 11 at 5 p.m. in room B556 in the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Fuhrman is the New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Live and a board-certified family physician and researcher who specializes in nutrition-based treatments for obesity and chronic disease.

High Fat Diet Affects Brain Development and Behavior: Importance of Critical Periods: December 12, New Brunswick
The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Teresa M. Reyes on December 12 at 11 a.m. in the Food Science Building on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Reyes is a research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

OIRT's Eighth Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase: December 12, New Brunswick
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology (OIRT) hosts its annual showcase on December 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Office of Information Technology on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This showcase brings together faculty and staff from around the university to share novel uses of technology in academia and offers hands-on demonstrations and tutorials as well as faculty-led roundtables. Learn more and register here.

Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish Music Heritage: December 12, Newark
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark hosts a live music and dance performance by Ze Maurício and Friends on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. The performance is followed by percussion and samba dance lessons. Learn more here.

Religions Working Together for Social Justice: An Interfaith Conference: December 13, Camden
Rutgers–Camden hosts an interfaith conference on December 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Armitage Hall, Rutgers–Camden. This event was organized by M.A. Rafey Habib, a professor of English at Rutgers–Camden, along with students in his “Literatures of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity” course. This conference is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Immigrant Students' Journeys to Higher Education: December 17, New Brunswick
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR), Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Peter Guarnaccia on December 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. in room 120 of IHHCPAR on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Guarnaccia is a professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please RSVP to Fred Giliberti by December 13 at 848-932-5893 or mgiliberti@ifh.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Schizophrenia: A Failure of Neuroplasticity: December 17, New Brunswick
The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents a talk by Joseph T. Coyle for its Ira B. Black Memorial Lecture on December 17 at 4 p.m. in the main auditorium of the RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Coyle is the Eben S. Draper Professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. Learn more here (PDF).

University Inn Holiday Buffet Luncheon: December 17 and 18, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its annual holiday buffet luncheon on December 17 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The price is $25 per person and groups must register together. Learn more and RSVP here.

Appointments & Retirements

Eva Andrei has been appointed Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Ronald Jackson, property control assistant at Assets Management at University Accounting, retired on November 29 after 25 years of service to the university.

Jan Ellen Lewis has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Newark. Learn more here.

Karin Rabe has been appointed Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Bedsheet and Nonperishable Food Items Drive
The Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine, along with the S.H.A.R.E Center and the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement at New Jersey Medical School, host a donation drive for new or slightly-used bedsheets (twin or full-size) and nonperishable food items through January 30 on behalf of Apostles’ House in Newark. Items may be dropped off in rooms C698 or B694 in the Medical Science Building or at the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Office at the International Center for Public Health at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark.

Chandler Health Center Annual Toy Drive
The Eric B. Chandler Health Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School holds its annual toy drive through December 16. Last year, the center was able to distribute approximately 500 toys to 200 families. Please donate a new and unwrapped toy and place it in one of the nearby donation boxes. View donation box locations here (PDF).

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Tickets on Sale
Rutgers has accepted a bid to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against the University of Notre Dame on December 28 at Yankee Stadium. Tickets for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl are available online here, in-person at the Rutgers Ticket Office, and by phone (1-866-445-GORU) during normal business hours. Ticket prices range from $60–$210. Learn more here.

Awards & Honors

Angie McGuire, associate director of the Center for Executive Leadership in Government, a unit of the Center for Government Services, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the 2013 Dr. Thomas J. Davy Academic Achievement Award from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

Katherine Myers, post doctoral associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the  Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society.

Gregory W. Moore, distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named the recipient of the 2014 AMS Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics by the American Mathematical Society.

Gifts & Grants

Grace Brannigan, assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $350,000. The project titled Mechanisms of Modulation of GABA(A) Receptors by Steroids and Lipophilic Hormones is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Brannigan here.

Hong Li, director of the Center for Advanced Proteomics Research and associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $198,750. The project titled Systems Biology Center in New York is in collaboration with Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Li here.

Sandra Moroso-Fela, associate program manager at the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $99,839. The project titled LGBTQ Crime Victim Services Project is being supported by the Beyond Diversity Resource Center. Learn more about Manager Moroso-Fela here.

Junius Williams, director of the Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $30,000. The project titled The Abbott Leadership Institute Youth Media Symposium is being supported by the Victoria Foundation. Learn more about Director Williams here.

Karen White, director of the Working Families Program at the Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project titled Work Family in New Jersey: Understanding Employers' Experience with New Jersey's Family Leave Insurance Program is being supported by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Learn more about Director White here.

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