December 15, 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.

Community Information

University Facilities and Capital Planning New Phone Number–New Brunswick
University Facilities and Capital Planning has begun the transition to the new voice over IP telephone system. Currently, the switch over affects their offices on the Livingston Campus, including the Facilities Complex and 6 Berrue Circle. The phone number for the Service Call Center is now 848-445-1234, the main University Facilities and Capital Planning phone number is 848-445-3000, and University Utilities Operations can be reached at 848-445-4117. A complete listing of new numbers for the department can be found here.

iTV Studio New Phone Number–New Brunswick
The telephone number for the New Brunswick iTV Studio has a new area code. You can now reach the New Brunswick iTV Studio at 848-445-5007 to discuss your video and multimedia needs.

Events

Mindfulness Meditation: December 16
Participate in the art of becoming a compassionate observer of your own experience by practicing meditation to help achieve mindfulness and reduce stress on December 16 at noon in the Douglass Campus Center, Room C, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

LGBTQA Social: December 17
Celebrate the end of the semester and attend the Fall 2010 Rutgers University Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student LGBTQA Social on December 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tula Restaurant and Lounge, located at 47 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

New Jersey Collegiate Career Day: January 6
Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite everyone to explore career opportunities at the New Jersey Collegiate Career Day on January 6, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center and Brower Commons on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Rutgers Football Player Donates Long Locks to Wigs for Kids
San San Te cut off two foot-long ponytails so they can be used for children affected by medical conditions. Find the full story and video here.

Appointments & Retirements

Suzy Kim has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Kim completed her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Learn more about Professor Kim here.

Sean T. Mitchell has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Mitchell completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and joins Rutgers from Vanderbilt University.

Dean J. Wantland has been appointed assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick. Professor Wantland completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and joins Rutgers from Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Wantland here.

Get Involved

Rutgers Police Department Online Survey
The Rutgers University Police Department is seeking feedback from the community to evaluate current policing strategies and implement, modify, or eliminate programs as needed. Complete the online survey here.

Awards & Honors

Paola Gambarota, assistant professor in the Department of Italian at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will receive the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association of America for her manuscript “Irresistible Signs: The Genius of Language and Italian National Identity.” Learn more about Professor Gambarota and this award here.

Ebelia Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, was selected to be a 2011 Faculty Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education for her contributions to scholarship, the enhancement of Latinos in higher education, and service to the Latino community. Find more information about Professor Hernandez here.

Gayle Pearson, director of Continuing Education, Susan Fowler, professor, and Beverly Whipple, professor emerita at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick, were selected to be Diva and Don Honorees by the New Jersey State Nurses Association’s Institute for Nursing for their extraordinary impact on the nursing profession and the community. Learn more here.

Martha Rosler, professor II in the Department of Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Liftetime Achievement Award from the Guggenheim Museum. Learn more about Professor Rosler here.

Gifts & Grants

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $1 million from Regina B. Heldrich DC’42. Of this amount, $500,000 will go to the Regina B. Heldrich Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students studying voice or classical instrumental performance, and $500,000 will be directed to the school’s new music and dance wing courtyard.

The Department of Chemical Biology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received an award of $130,000 from Reata Pharmaceuticals to support Nanjoo Suh’s research on breast cancer and colon cancer prevention.

Margaret F. Brennan-Tonetta, associate vice president of economic development at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $225,000. The project titled Rutgers Rural Cooperative Resource Center and Business Mentoring Program is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Find more information here.

Linda Flynn, professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $299,987. The project titled Enhancing Patient Safety through Manager Development is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Flynn here.

David L. Lee, county agent at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension of Salem County, is the recipient of an award totaling $212,000. The project titled Crop Insurance Education for New Jersey Farmers is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers is constructing the John S. and James L. Knight Early Learning Research Academy in Camden to provide children with a physical environment designed to promote the development of early learning and cognition functions? 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.

An LG 26-inch television is currently listed for sale.

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