February 9, 2011

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Events

The Urban Century: Ecologies and Epistemologies of Dwelling in the Global South: February 9
Ananya Roy, a leading scholar in comparative urban studies and international development, presents an analysis of global urbanism, particularly in cities of the global south, on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Joan Snyder on How It Happens/Making Prints and Paintings: February 13
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series present Joan Snyder, DC’62, MGSA’66, as she discusses her career and the methods by which she achieves her powerful prints and paintings on February 13 at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Give a Bit from the Heart: A Valentine’s Day Blood Drive: February 14
Help ease the state’s blood shortage by donating blood on February 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers–Newark. For every pint collected, the blood bank will donate $2 to the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund. Learn more here.

RU Healthy?: February 15
The Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts an evening about learning how to incorporate health and nutrition into your everyday lifestyle on February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Winants Hall Assembly Room on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Laugh to Heal Comedy Festival Fundraiser for Eric LeGrand: February 19
Rutgers alumnus, actor, and comedian Bill Bellamy hosts a comedy fundraiser for the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund on February 19 at 8 p.m. in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Every Four Years, the Eyes of the Nation Turn to ... Iowa!
David P. Redlawsk of Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics discusses why Iowa matters. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Rebecca Kehoe has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Kehoe completed her Ph.D. at Cornell University. Learn more about Professor Kehoe here.

Naa Oyo A. Kwate has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Kwate completed her Ph.D. at St. John’s University and joins Rutgers from Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Kwatehere.

Glenn R. Shafer has been appointed interim dean of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. Dean Shafer joined the Rutgers faculty in 1992 and is a Board of Governors Professor. Learn more about Dean Shafer and this appointment here.

Qiushi Wang has been appointed assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Wang completed his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and joins Rutgers from the University of Texas at Arlington. Learn more about Professor Wang here.

Awards & Honors

The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct James Cusumano, RC’64, GSNB’68, technology, hospitality, and entertainment entrepreneur; Mark Fields, RC’83, executive vice president of Ford Motor Company and president of Ford’s Americas Operations; Jules Plangere Jr., RC’44, former publisher of the Asbury Park Press; Joan Snyder, DC’62, MGSA’66, groundbreaking artist; and Terry Stewart, ENG’69, ED’69, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, into the 2011 Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Learn more here.

Jeffrey A. Robinson, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, received the Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Course Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for his course “Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.” Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $500,000 from Goldman Sachs Gives, the donor-advised fund of Goldman Sachs partners, made at the recommendation of Harvey Schwartz LC’87. The gift supports the Dean’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps undergraduates in need who have exhausted all other avenues of support, including financial aid. The fund helps pay for relatively small, education-related expenses, such as term bill payments and books.

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics received $250,000 from Joseph A. Moroney ENG’94 and his wife, Sonya. Half of the donation will go to the Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund, which supports initiatives in the university’s pursuit of excellence in athletics, academics, and the community. The other half will support the Football Travel Fund.

Edward V. Arnold, professor II at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $688,296 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Structures of HIV Reverse Transcriptase with Substrates is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Arnold here.

Paul A. Breslin, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $487,287 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Human Umami Taste: Genetics of Psychophysical Traits is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Breslin here.

Dipak K. Sarkar, professor II in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $372,544 for fiscal year 2011. The project titled Role of Opiates in Alcohol-Induced Neurotoxicity is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Sarkar here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers–Newark is hosting a free three-month-long series of public programs that will examine migration issues through art, music, film, multimedia, and public discourse? Learn more here.

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