December 4, 2013

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Spotlight

Century for the Cure
Thanks to the annual Century for the Cure bike ride, $1.2 million has been raised since 2005 to support the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. This year's September event held in Warren Township raised a final tally of $170,000.

Century for the Cure has more than a hundred riders, dozens of volunteers, and numerous “virtual participants” – those who choose not to make the 100-mile, 80-mile, or 40-mile trek but give their support online. The effort in part supports cutting-edge research at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Learn more here.

Pictured: Scott Glickman, Century for the Cure ride founder and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor.

In this Issue...
Announcements

RU-tv Airs The Global City on December 5
RU-tv invites faculty and staff members to watch The Global City live on December 5 at 9 a.m. on RU-tv channel 8 and online hereThe Global City is in its third season and is a unique program that gives Rutgers students an opportunity to work and interact with their international peers. This semester, Rutgers and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, cohost along with students in Tel-Aviv and other international schools. This season’s discussion is about relationships and dating across cultures. The Rutgers community is invited to take part in the discussion on Twitter with the handle @GlobalCity3. Learn more on the Global City Facebook page.

Vets4Warriors Program Expansion
Vets4Warriors, a peer-support program at University Behavioral Health Care and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, has expanded. Vets4Warriors now supports all active duty servicemen and women and their families, in addition to continuing to aid National Guard and all military reserve members and their families. Learn more about the program here.

Low Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Radiology, now offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, 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.

National Arts Program Submissions
New Jersey Medical School invites Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences employees and their families to submit artwork for the National Arts Program. The registration deadline is January 9. A reception follows in February. Please contact Noreen Gomez at noreen.gomez@rutgers.edu or 973-972-4795 for more information. Learn more here.

Academic Sphere

Telling the Rutgers Story
Faculty and staff attending conferences, addressing community groups, or making presentations at workshops, seminars, or symposia often have an opportunity to speak briefly about Rutgers. To make optimum use of these opportunities and help build awareness of the university's scope and strengths, University Communications and Marketing has created a PowerPoint presentation and several short videos that provide facts and images relevant to a wide range of audiences. Learn more here.

FWSP Student Employment Information Session
The Student Employment Office (SEO) in the Office of Financial Aid hosts its 2014 Student Employment Office General Information Session on January 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is open to all current supervisors of Federal Work Study Program (FWSP)-eligible student employees, and to departmental staff members interested in hiring FWSP undergraduate students. Topics include online job descriptions, allocations, job placements, employment authorization forms, web assignment pages, and the job location and development program. The session includes a continental breakfast. Those interested in attending and who have not received an e-vite via the SEO listserv should contact Tammy Boslet at tammy.boslet@ofa.rutgers.edu.

Registration Is Now Open for the 2013 Rutgers Student Affairs Conference
The Division of Student Affairs hosts a conference on December 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This conference provides staff from all Rutgers campuses and colleagues from other institutions with opportunities for professional development, networking, and self-reflection. This year's conference also features the addition of Genius Bars as tools for skill development through various stations and staff showcases. This conference is free for all Rutgers employees. Register for the conference here.

Registration Is Now Open for OIRT's Eighth Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase
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.

Registration Is Now Open for the Fifth Annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies hosts its fifth annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference on January 16 at Hickman Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This conference is open to all full- and part-time Rutgers faculty, deans, department chairs, TAs, GAs, and anyone involved in course delivery. The conference includes a keynote address and workshops on a range of topics related to course development and issues in elearning. Learn more and register here.

Events

Discover Rutgers–Camden Day: December 6, Camden
Rutgers–Camden invites family, friends, and prospective students to Discover Rutgers–Camden Day on December 6 at 9 a.m. in the Camden Campus Center. Representatives of the campus will be available to answer questions regarding admissions, financial aid, international studies, campus life, civic engagement, and more. Advance registration is requested. Learn more and register here.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers: December 4–7, Universitywide
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University offers discounts for Rutgers employees from December 4 through December 7 at all New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campus Barnes & Noble College stores. University employees should present their Rutgers ID to the cashier before checking out to receive a 25 percent discount on all Rutgers apparel, gifts, and general reading books. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Items excluded from this sale include, but are not limited to, textbooks, custom clothing or gift orders, special orders, emblematic computer accessories or school supplies, eBooks, nook, Rosetta Stone, gift cards, and convenience items. This discount is not available online.

Jazz Masters Thesis Public Presentations: December 4 and December 11, Newark
Students in the Master's Program in Jazz History and Research in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, Rutgers–Newark, presents public presentations of their work on December 4 at 1:30 p.m. and December 11 at 1 p.m. in room 227 of Bradley Hall, Rutgers–Newark. All are invited to attend these sessions.

Stars: Contemporary Prints by Derrière L’Étoile Studio: December 4, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum spotlights the exhibition Stars: Contemporary Prints by Derrière L’Étoile Studio during the next Insights: Gallery Talks on December 4 at 6 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This tour focuses on art created during the 1990s at one of America’s premier printmaking studios. This event is free for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. Learn more here.

Kite+Key Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day: December 5, New Brunswick
Kite+Key, the Rutgers Tech Store hosts its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on December 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty and staff members qualify for Apple Education Pricing on iMac, MacBook, and other Apple products, but on this one-day event only, Kite+Key offers an additional discount off of the reduced education price. Kite+Key is an Apple authorized campus store that carries a full line of Apple products. The store also carries Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. Learn more about the event here (PDF).

An Evening with Chris Matthews, Host of MSNBC's Hardball: December 9, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics presents an evening with Chris Matthews on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Matthews is the host of Hardball on MSNBC and The Chris Matthews Show on NBC. This talk is part of the Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series: Toward Better Citizenship. Registration is required. Learn more and register here.

*CANCELLED* The Institute for the Study of Child Development: Roger Fine and George Heinrich Colloquium Series 2013: December 10, New Brunswick
The Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a talk by Jane E. Gillham on December 10 at noon in room 3101 at the Child Institute of New Jersey on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Gillham is from the Department of Psychology at Swarthmore College and presents strategies for promoting resilience in adolescents along with research on the benefits specific school programs can have on students’ social and emotional well-being and achievement. Please contact Geraldine V. Oades-Sese at 732-235-7166 with questions.

Department of Sociology's Book Warming Party: December 11, New Brunswick
The Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a book warming party on December 11 at 10:30 a.m. in room 126 of Davison Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty members who have published books in 2013 read from their work. Learn more here.

New Health Care Options for LGBTQ and Other Underserved Communities: The Affordable Care Act and the NJ Health Insurance Marketplace: December 11, Newark
The LGBTQ Health Working Group at the School of Nursing hosts a talk by Thomas Bane on December 11 at 1 p.m. in room 1119 of the Stanley Bergen Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Bane is a member of the external affairs team for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Please contact Wendy Ritch at richwe@sn.rutgers.edu with questions.

Why Most Observational Studies on Clinical Issues Are Wrong: December 11, New Brunswick
The Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a lecture by David Madigan on December 11 at 8 a.m. in room 1302 of the Clinical Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Madigan is the executive vice president and dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Register for the Big Chill Charity Race
Members of the Rutgers community wishing to participate in this year's 11th annual Big Chill charity race may register in-person on December 6 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on December 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Online, mail-in, and call-in registration is now closed. The entry fee for this charity race is a new and unwrapped toy worth $10 or more for a child between the ages of 3 and 14. Learn more here.

School of Nursing's Adopt-a-Family Gift Drive
The Newark Community Ambassadors and Student Government Association at the School of Nursing collaborate with the Apostles’ House of Newark to provide eight families in need with holiday gifts. Please drop off new and unwrapped gifts by December 6 in office 1018 or the 10th floor faculty-staff lounge in the Stanley Bergen Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Learn more, view the wish list, and make a pledge here.

The 16th Annual Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children's Lecture
Faculty members at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, present the 16th annual Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children's Lecture on December 6 and 8 in the Physics Lecture Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. These lectures were designed not just to inform but with an eye toward humor and exciting the imagination. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and view times here.

Rutgers Gardens Membership
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers multiple membership levels and privileges. Memberships provide the necessary funding for educational programs in horticulture and garden-related topics and ensure that these programs continue to exist and benefit the community in the future. Rutgers Gardens is an independent, non-profit organization supported by membership, donations, endowments, and a group of dedicated volunteers. Learn more here.

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).

Awards & Honors

Joseph J. Apuzzio, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at New Jersey Medical School, has been elected chair of District III of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Kenneth McGill, senior training and consultation specialist at the Behavioral Research and Training Institute at University Behavioral Health Care, has been awarded the 2013 Outcomes Champion Award from the Praed Foundation.

Robert Schindler, professor at the School of Business–Camden, has received a 2013 Bright Idea Award, offered jointly by the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.

Gifts & Grants

Theresa Chang, associate professor at the Public Health Research Institute and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,785,332. The project titled Modulation of Innate Immunity, Microbiome, and HIV Transmission by Depo-Provera, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Chang here.

Stephen Crystal, Board of Governors Professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,134,153. The project titled Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more about Emily Peterson here.

Susan Furrer, executive director of the Center for Applied Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $312,827. The project titled Piscataway School-Based Clinic: The Haven Program is being supported by the Piscataway Township Board of Education. Learn more about Director Furrer here.

Michael De Luca, senior associate director for 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 $253,310. The project titled Sandy Impacts: Geomorphological Maps, GATE, FISS, ASIS is being supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Learn more about Director De Luca here.

Lee Slater, professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $32,072. The project titled Improved Tropical Peat Carbon Storage Estimates Using Ground Penetrating Radar is being supported by the U.S. Forest Service. Learn more about Professor Slater here.

Lisa Zeidner, professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project titled Writers at Camden: Readings, Workshops, and Literary Discussions for the Camden Community is being supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about Professor Zeidner here.

In Memoriam

Arthur W. Edwards passed away on November 30. He was a professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

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