January 15, 2014

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Spotlight

Why Do Ethics Matter Today?
When you come to a crossroad, in which direction does your ethical compass take you? The Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick recently premiered A Journey Through Ethics, an animated video that brings the IEL’s mission and work to life.

The video features field experts and business leaders such as Jacqueline E. Brevard, vice president and chief ethics officer at Merck & Co., Inc., retired; Michael Barnett, vice dean and professor at Rutgers Business School; Timothy J. McClimon, vice president of CSR at American Express; and others who voice the importance and need for ethics and integrity in our world today. Watch the video here.

In this Issue...
Announcements

Flu Vaccines Available
The Occupational Health Department continues to offer flu vaccines for the 2013–2014 flu season for Rutgers faculty and staff. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week's FluView report indicates that flu activity in the United States continues to increase. Please call 848-932-8254 to make an appointment. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for Rutgers Recreation Classes
Registration is now open for classes, workshops, and trips offered by Rutgers Recreation. Choose from any of over 250 classes in dance, group fitness, yoga/holistic health, aquatics, outdoor recreation, martial arts, self-defense and safety, and sports. Classes begin on or after January 23, and many free trial classes are available from January 23 to February 2. Please email recclass@rci.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-8204 with questions. Rutgers members may register at any time and a complete list of classes may be viewed here.

Call for Participants: Rutgers Community Brass Band
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers the Rutgers Community Brass Band (RCBB) for precollege students and adults. The RCBB provides participants with opportunities to improve tone, support, blend, balance, intonation, sight-reading, and many other aspects of playing. Participants have the opportunity to rehearse and play with members of the Princeton Brass Band. The RCBB requires an audition for placement purposes. Learn more and register here.

Drawing Classes at the Zimmerli Art Museum
The spring session of drawing classes for all ages at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus begins in late January. Drawing Club for Children (6 to 8 years old) and Young People (9 to 14 years old) meet Wednesdays after school, beginning January 29 and March 5, respectively. ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults and the Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults meet on select Saturday afternoons, beginning February 22. Advance registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for Ready to Run™: Campaign Training for Women
The Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers–New Brunswick, invites faculty and staff members to register for Ready to Run™, a bi-partisan training program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system in New Jersey. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. Ready to Run™ takes place on March 21 and March 22 at the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Contact Deanna-Marie Norcross at 732-932-9384, ext. 223, or dnorcros@eagleton.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more and register here.

Save the Date: Tending the Light: Community Organizing and the Modern Civil Rights Movement
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at the Newark College of Arts and Science and University College–Newark presents the 2014 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series for Black History Month on February 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. A reception follows at the Newark Museum. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Events

Martin Luther King Day of Service: January 20, Camden
Rutgers–Camden hosts its annual campus and community service day on January 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Activities are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university; their families; and children and adults from across the City of Camden and the State of New Jersey. Learn more and register here.

Emerging Technology Now: January 17, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services at Undergraduate Academic Affairs hosts a workshop on January 17 at 10 a.m. in Tillett Hall on Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop gives faculty members the opportunity to learn how to use classroom technology. Learn more here and register here.

Datascapes: January 21 through April 2, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers–Newark, presents the exhibition Datascapes on January 21 through April 2 in the main gallery of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Artists featured in this exhibition use data abstractions—including maps, charts, and diagrams—as the basis for their work. Learn more here.

Feminist Digital Pedagogies Conference: January 23 and 24, New Brunswick
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a conference on January 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall of Alexander Library, and January 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For a free box lunch on Friday, please RSVP to Susana Galan at sg769@eden.rutgers.edu by January 17. Learn more and view the conference schedule here.

New Jersey International Film Festival Spring 2014: Begins January 24, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center (NJMAC) and the Department of Cinema Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, present the New Jersey International Film Festival for spring 2014. The festival begins on January 24 and features films from all over the world. Admission is $9 for students and seniors, $8 for Rutgers Film Co-op and NJMAC friends, and $10 for the general public. Some film screenings are free. View the schedule and admission information here.

45th Annual Geology Museum Open House and Mineral Sale: January 25, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Geology Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents its 45th annual Geology Museum Open House and Mineral Sale on January 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Geology Hall and at Scott Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Events include a lecture series, mineral identification, and a variety of children activities. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here (PDF).

Adult Chamber Music Program Spring Semester Launch: January 25, New Brunswick
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a chamber music read-through with current and prospective participants on January 25 at 11 a.m. at Schare Recital Hall in the Marryott Music Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Those who would like to play for placement purposes in the adult chamber music program are welcome to do so at this time. Learn more and RSVP here.

Get Involved

Bedsheet and Nonperishable Food Items Drive
The Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine, along with the S.H.A.R.E Center and the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement at New Jersey Medical School, hosts a donation drive for new or slightly used bedsheets (twin or full-size) and nonperishable food items through January 30 on behalf of Apostles’ House in Newark. Items may be dropped off in rooms C698 or B694 in the Medical Science Building or at the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Office at the International Center for Public Health at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark.

Awards & Honors

Joachim Kohn, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and director of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Learn more here.

Richard Mammone, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Learn more here.

Allison Thomas, associate director of marketing and communications at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the American Graphic Design Award (AGDA) by Graphic Design USA for the design of CAIT's Transportation Today newsletter. This is the fourth year CAIT’s Transportation Today newsletter has been selected from 4,000 entries for an AGDA. Learn more here.

Kathryn Uhrich, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and dean of mathematical and physical sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Jennifer Lynch, research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,800,000. The project titled Graphene-Reinforced IMPB with Nanocrystalline Metal Coatings for Lightweight Armor Applications is being supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Jennifer Lynch here.

Dario Pompili, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and associate director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled Demand-Aware Dynamic Virtual Base Station Provisioning and Allocation in Cloud Radio Access Networks is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Pompili here.

Manish Parashar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project titled Runtime System for I/O Staging in Support of Voluminous In-Situ Processing of Extreme Scale Data is being supported by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Learn more about Professor Parashar here.

Roberta Schorr, associate professor in the Department of Urban Education at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $233,054. The project titled Common Core State Standards Survey Research Project is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Professor Schorr here.

Courtenay Cavanaugh, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Risk and Resilience Lab, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $23,190. The project titled HIV Prevention Implementation Science for Women in Domestic Violence Shelters is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Cavanaugh here.

In Memoriam

Herman Baker passed away on January 9. He was a member of the New Jersey Medical School faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health for more than 30 years before retiring in 2004.

Sandra Silver Wetzel passed away on November 17. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Eagleton Institute of Politics for 25 years before retiring in 2009.

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