February 2, 2011

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Announcements

How to Change Your New VoIP Work Phone Number in the New RIAS HCM System
The new RIAS Human Capital Management (HCM) system was recently implemented at Rutgers. Among the services available under the new system is a self-service feature that allows individuals to update their personal information. Many departments are in the process of moving their phone system over to the new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system. As part of the transition, a new area code and new four digit numbers will be assigned. Individuals will be responsible for updating their information in the RIAS HCM system. To update your information, go to rias.rutgers.edu, click on the RIAS login and enter your NetID and password. Select the Click Here option to access self service; select Main Menu, Self Service, and Personal Information; and choose Phone Numbers to update your information.

Community Information

The Human Dignity Award Nominations
The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes is seeking nominations from Rutgers students, faculty, and staff for its annual Human Dignity Awards. The Human Dignity Awards honor Rutgers and non-Rutgers individuals and groups who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to practicing and promoting diversity. Recipients will receive a citation and a monetary gift. President Richard L. McCormick will officiate at the awards ceremony to be held this year on Wednesday, April 20. To submit a nomination, visit http://studentaffairs.rutgers.edu/Programs by February 16, or contact Cheryl Clarke at 848-445-4077.

Events

Rutgers–Camden Celebrates Black History Month: February 1–February 25
During the month of February, Rutgers–Camden will offer free events to honor Black History Month with lectures, concerts, and theatrical performances. Learn more here.

An Evening for Eric LeGrand: February 2
The Rutgers–Newark Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosts an evening for Eric LeGrand in conjunction with the Scarlet Raiders’ basketball doubleheader against New Jersey City University on February 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Golden Dome Athletic Center. All gate proceeds will go to the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund. Find more information here.

Institute for Research on Women’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Spring 2011
Attend a series of free public lectures by distinguished scholars from Rutgers and other universities at 4 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The series features discussions of “Race, Gender, and Well-Being: The Paradox of Women’s Mental Health” on February 3, “Happily Doing Feminism: African Americans Putting Theory into Everyday Practice” on March 24, and “Gender, Social Desire, and 'Genteel' Caribbean Popular Culture” on April 7. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Spike Lee: February 9
The Writers at Rutgers Reading Series features notable writer, director, producer, actor, and filmmaker Spike Lee for a talk followed by a question and answer session on February 9 at 8 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Why Iowa?: February 8
The Eagleton Institute of Politics hosts a book talk with David P. Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, political science professor, and coauthor of Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, on February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Mansion on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Rutgers Business School Launches Redesigned Website
The Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick has launched a newly designed website that will better serve prospective students and others with one-click access to important information. The site places new emphasis on social media and search engine optimization to help the school stand out among its peers. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Frank Cignetti has been appointed offensive coordinator and quarterbacks football coach, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Coach Cignetti joins Rutgers from the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more here.

Deanna Gray-Miceli has been appointed assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Gray-Miceli completed her Ph.D. at Widener University and joins Rutgers from Seton Hall University. Learn more about Professor Gray-Miceli here.

Michelle L. Oswell has been appointed librarian in the Department of Research and Instructional Services at the University Libraries, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Ms. Oswell completed her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joins Rutgers from Haverford College. Learn more about Ms. Oswell here.

Barbara L. Sykulski will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Rutgers–New Brunswick, this spring after 25 years of service to the university.

Xiaowei Wang has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Wang completed his Ph.D. at Brandeis University and joins Rutgers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Learn more about Professor Wang here.

Get Involved

Studies for Smokers
Members of the Rutgers University community who smoke daily may take part in studies at the Smoking Cessation Laboratory. Studies are available for smokers who want to stop smoking or plan to keep smoking. Studies require visits in New Brunswick or Piscataway and offer compensation at the rate of $20 per visit, plus possible bonus money. Stop smoking studies offer treatment at no cost. Volunteers must be over age 18. Call 848-932-5800 to participate. Learn more here.

Prenatal Marketing Materials Sought for Study
Rutgers–Camden professor Dan Cook is conducting research on marketing to expectant mothers. If you are expecting a child and are receiving materials such as magazines, pamphlets, or brochures for services and goods related to your pregnancy, Professor Cook is seeking to collect some of these materials. Please email dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu for more information.

Awards & Honors

Eva Andrei, professor II in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick; Karl F. Nordstrom, professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick; Karin Rabe, professor II in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick; Barbara Turpin, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick; Eileen P. White, professor II in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick; and Chung S. Yang, professor II in the Department of Chemical Biology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, were all elevated to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their efforts in advancing science or fostering applications considered scientifically or socially distinguished. Learn more here.

Henryk Iwaniec, professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition from the American Mathematical Society for his long record of excellent exposition, both in books and in classroom notes. Learn more about Professor Iwaniec and this award here.

Ruth Anne Koenick, director in the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance in the Office of Student Affairs, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Wise Woman Award from the American College Personnel Association for her contributions toward women in student affairs, her efforts to promote the professional development of women, and her decades of service to college students who have been victims of sexual and relationship violence. Learn more about Ms. Koenick here.

Manish Parashar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been a named Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for contributions to parallel and distributed computing. Learn more about Professor Parashar here.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, received a grant of $200,000 from the Victoria Foundation. The grant will fund research addressing serious violent crime and overt drug market problems in Newark.

David A. Case, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $206,490 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Determination of Solution Structures from NMR is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Case here.

Ah-Ng Kong, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $250,793 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Chemopreventive Mechanisms of Isothiocyanates is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Kong here.

Casimir Kulikowski, Board of Governors professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $300,216 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Visual Clinical Problem Threading for Case Summarization is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Kulikowski here.

Benjamin R. Lintner, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $301,629 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Collaborative Research on Quantifying the Impacts of Atmospheric and Land Surface Heterogeneity is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Lintnerhere.

Robert Miskewitz, assistant research professor at the EcoComplex in the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $203,611 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Investigation of Agricultural Water Use in New Jersey is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about Professor Miskewitz here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers School of Law–Newark earned national recognition for its strong commitment to public interest law? Learn more here.

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