December 3, 2014

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Spotlight

Turning Brick City into Dream City

Rutgers University–Newark, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and The Future Project hosted the first citywide Dream Starter on November 8. Dream Starter is a large-scale full day of inspiration that calls students and community members to believe in their personal power and guides them to realize their passion and purpose.

In Newark, more than 350 high school students and community members participated to empower the next generation of leaders and change-makers of the world. Read the entire story here.

In this Issue...
Announcements

Rutgers Recreation Gift Certificates
Rutgers Recreation is offering membership gift certificates for 15 percent off or buy-one-get-one-free guest passes. Gift certificates and guest passes can be purchased at any Rutgers University–New Brunswick rec center. Locations and hours here.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Available
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

Events

Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project: A Community Forum about Forced Marriage: December 3, New Brunswick
The Center on Violence Against Women and ChildrenSchool of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, in collaboration with Manavi and Tahirih Justice Center, hosts a community forum about forced marriage on December 3 at 6 p.m. in the 1st floor conference room, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here.

Brazilian Music Forro Performance and Workshop: December 4, Newark
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Os Lusíadas: The Portuguese Club at RutgersNewark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, host a Brazilian music forro performance and workshop with Grammy Award-winner Brazilian percussionist Ze Mauricio and his band on December 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Saya Woolfalk on World Building: December 4, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as a part of their distinguished lecture series, Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies, hosts Saya Woolfalk on December 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. There is a 4 p.m. reception beforehand. Learn more here.

Douglass Residential College 97th Yule Log: December 7, New Brunswick
Douglass Residential College hosts its 97th Yule Log on December 7 at 4:45 p.m. in Voorhees Chapel, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A dessert reception will follow in the New Jersey Commuter Lounge, second floor, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The Traditional Events Committee has partnered with a local food pantry, Hands of Hope, and is asking each guest to bring one canned good to Yule Log. Learn more here.

Holiday Choral Concerts: December 7, 8, and 10: Newark
Rutgers University–Newark hosts three holiday choral concerts on December 7, 8, and 10. On December 7, holiday choral music for choir and organ is from 3 to 4:40 p.m. at St. Mary’s Abbey Church, 528 Dr. M. L. King Bulevard, Newark. Tickets are $25 for preferred seating, $10 for general admission, and $5 for students and seniors. Learn more here. On December 8, choral music for the holiday season is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Gallery, 350 Dr. M. L. King Bulevard, Newark. Admission is free. Learn more here. On December 10, holiday choral music for choir and organ is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the first floor lounge, Bradley Hall, Rutgers–Newark. Admission is free. Learn more here. For more information, contact John Floreen at jfloreen@earthlink.net

Physical Master Plan Forum: December 8, New Brunswick
University Facilities and Capital Planning hosts one of two presentations about the Physical Master Plan for Rutgers University–New Brunswick on December 8 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Vice president of facilities and capital planning Tony Calcado offers an overview of the process, gives an update on its progress, shares planning concepts developed after outreach to the university community and stakeholder input, and takes questions and comments from the Rutgers community. Learn more here.

Holiday Buffet Lunch: December 8–12, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Club hosts a holiday themed buffet from December 8 to December 12 at the Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Reserve a table or room for a holiday party. The buffet is $16. For reservations, call 848-932-7139. Learn more here.

Nursing and Global Health Seminar: December 9, Newark
The School of Nursing hosts a nursing and global health seminar with Judith A. Oulton on December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 3rd floor Atrium, Ackerson Hall, Rutgers University–Newark. A light lunch will be served. For more information, email Annemarie Linn at annemarie.linn@rutgers.edu. Learn more and reserve a seat here

Hanukkah in America: December 10, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Dianne Ashton, professor at Rowan University and author of Hanukkah in America, on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Mukund Karwe, professor of food engineering in the Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been appointed dean of international programs at SEBS, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Awards & Honors

Deena Centofanti, pediatric nurse manager in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Paulette Forbes, inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

William L. Holzemer, dean and distinguished professor at the School of Nursing, received the 2014 Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing. Learn more here.

Susan Pillet, advanced practice nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Donna Plaxe, inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Beth Savage, advanced practice nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Todd Wolfson, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, and digital media coordinator for the Master of Communication and Information Studies program, School of Communication and Information, has published a new book, Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left (University of Illinois Press, 2014).

Dawn Yuhas, staff nurse in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was honored by the Embrace Kids Foundation at “An Evening for the Kids,” for her dedication and work with pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Gifts & Grants

Sharon Pine, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and researcher at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1.8 million. The project, titled Exploring the Role of Protein in Lung Cancer Development, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Pine here.

Eugene Murphy, assistant vice president for international and global affairs at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $678,881. The project, titled Research and Innovation Fellowship Program, is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development. Learn more about Vice President Murphy here.

Teresa Boyer, executive director of the Center for Women and Work and assistant professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $345,000. The project, titled Career Equity Resource Center, is being supported by the State of New Jersey Department of Education. Learn more about Professor Boyer here.

Donna Van Alst, director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Families and assistant research professor in the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $65,000. The project, titled Rural Health Needs Assessment, is being supported by the State of New Jersey Department of Health. Learn more about Professor Van Alst here.  

Jorge Zapata, grant administrator and business specialist at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $63,379. The project, titled Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, is being supported by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation. Learn more about Jorge Zapata here.

David Vanderbilt, Board of Governors professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $60,922. The project, titled Topological Theory of Insulators, is being supported by the Simons Foundation. Learn more about Professor Vanderbilt here

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