January 22, 2014

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Spotlight

Rutgers NJAES Machine Shop
The Rutgers Machine Shop, administered by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), has been a fixture on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, for over 60 years. The shop serves Rutgers faculty, staff, and graduate students’ needs by fabricating, modifying, and repairing research equipment. The shop’s clientele runs the gamut of research departments from biomedical engineering to agricultural engineering. Read the entire story on the NJAES Newsroom website here.

To arrange for work to be done by the NJAES Machine Shop, please call 848-932-3977 or 848-932-9034 or visit the shop’s website.

Pictured: Machinist Mike Applegate makes a replacement rotor for a 4-way valve using the milling machine. Photo: Jack Rabin/NJAES

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Get Involved in Rutgers Day
Rutgers Day is a chance for the university to open its gates to the public and showcase our mission of research, teaching, and service. All Rutgers schools, departments, administrative units, and student organizations are invited to submit a program by February 15. If this is your first Rutgers Day, sign up for a webinar to learn more about the event and tips for creating a successful program on January 29 at 2 p.m., February 6 at 10 a.m., or February 11 at 10 a.m. Please email mschnee@ucm.rutgers.edu to register and receive further instructions.

Announcements

Symantec Licensing Agreements Have Been Renewed
The Office of Information Technology has completed the process of renewing licensing agreements with Symantec. The new agreement expires on June 30, 2016, and covers Symantec Endpoint Protection commonly known as RADS (Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service), Symantec Messaging Gateway, and Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange. The newest versions and licensing files have been posted to the University Software Portal.

Flu Vaccines Are Still Available for RBHS Newark and Scotch Plains Employees
The Occupational Medicine Service at New Jersey Medical School offers free vaccinations for Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark and Scotch Plains employees on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in suite GA-167 of the Stanley S. Bergen Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark.

Events

A Super Celebration of Jazz Saxophones: January 28, Newark
Rutgers–Newark hosts a celebration of the jazz heritage of the City of Newark on January 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This event is a part of Newark Media Day and a lead-up to Super Bowl LXVIII. Advance registration is requested. Learn more and register here.

Early Development of Climate Models and Prospect for the Future: January 24, New Brunswick
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Syukuro Manabe on January 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Manabe is from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University. Learn more here.

Intro to Macs: January 24, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services at Undergraduate Academic Affairs hosts a workshop on January 24 at 1 p.m. in Tillett Hall on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop is geared toward first-time Mac users, including instructors using the Digital Classroom Podium. Learn more here and register here.

Student Support Services Open House: January 24, New Brunswick
Student Support Services (SSS) in the Office of Student Access and Educational Equity at Undergraduate Academic Affairs, hosts its Spring 2014 Open House on January 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third floor of Lucy Stone Hall on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Visitors learn about the different programs offered to low-income and/or first-generation college students. Learn more here.

Rutgers Gardens Winter Interest Tour: January 25, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens presents a walking tour on January 25 at 2 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The tour features winter plants and the Holly Collection. Learn more here.

NJMS Sexuality Cinema Series: January 29, Newark
Out@NJMS at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) presents a screening of the film Gen Silent directed by Stu Maddux on January 29 at 6 p.m. in room B556 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Food and discussion follows the film. Learn more here.

Weight Watchers Information and Registration Session: January 29, New Brunswick
University Human Resources hosts a free information and registration session for the Weight Watchers At Work Series for Rutgers employees on January 29 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room of Administrative Services Building II on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Interested employees should register for this free session by January 28 to meet the required minimum number of participants. Please email benefits@hr.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-3990 with questions.

Writers in Camden Series Presents Chris Ware: January 29, Camden
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, presents a talk by Chris Ware on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Ware is a cartoonist and graphic novelist and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Learn more here.

Biologizing Addiction: Race and Pharmaceutical Markets: January 30, New Brunswick
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR), Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Helena Hansen on January 30 at noon in the first-floor conference room of IHHCPAR on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Hansen holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology at New York University and as a research scientist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Learn more here.

Investigator-Initiated Device Studies: How IRBs Can Help with the FDA: January 30, New Brunswick and Newark
The Human Subjects Protection Program at the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs broadcasts a webinar on January 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the New Brunswick and Newark campuses. The webinar may be viewed in conference room 3403/3404 of the Clinical Academic Building on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and in lecture hall B556 of the Medical Education Building of Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Learn more here (select the "webinars" tab).

Appointments & Retirements

Jeffrey Carson, Richard C. Reynolds Professor of Medicine, chief of the division of general internal medicine, and vice chair for research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been appointed interim provost of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Robert Wieder, professor of medicine and associate director of clinical and translational cancer research at New Jersey Medical School, has been appointed interim provost of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Awards & Honors

Judith Laganga, office manager of the Cooperative Extension of Union County at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded the Award of Excellence by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn more here.

Jennifer Matthews, volunteer coordinator at the Cooperative Extension of Cape May County at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded the Award of Excellence by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn more here.

Michelle Teitsma, 4-H program assistant for the Cooperative Extension of Sussex County at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded the Award of Excellence by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn more here.

Donna Thornton, vice president for alumni relations has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as a Stellar Speaker in the January 2014 edition of Currents Magazine for the webinar on volunteer engagement she ran in September.

Gifts & Grants

Bradford C. Lerman, director of the Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative and the Bullying Prevention Institute at 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 $1,848,173. The project titled Rutgers Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative Partnership with NJDOE, IDEA Part B Funded Project is being supported by the N.J. Department of Education. Learn more about Director Lerman here.

Michele Pavanello, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project titled Improving Hydrotreating by Tuning Energy Levels is being supported by the American Chemical Society. Learn more about Professor Pavanello here.

Donna Gustafson, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation liaison for academic programs and curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project titled Donald Lokuta Publication and Exhibition is being supported by the George and Helen Segal Foundation. Learn more about Donna Gustafson here.

David A. Robinson, professor in the Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and climatologist for the State of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project titled Ongoing Monitoring and Interpretation of New Jersey's Weather for Emergency Management Decisions Makers is being supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Learn more about Professor Robinson here.

Ping-Hsin Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project titled An Office-Based Advocate and Specialist Intervention System (OASIS) for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence is being supported by the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation. Learn more about Professor Chen here.

Jill Friedman, acting assistant dean at the School of Law–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $7,500. The project titled Rutgers School of LawCamden Pro Bono Program is being supported by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Friedman here.

In Memoriam

S. George Walters passed away on January 2. He began teaching at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business in 1970 and retired as professor emeritus in 1993.

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