January 7, 2015

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Spotlight

The GSAPP 40th Anniversary Gala
On November 1, 2014, 450 alumni, faculty, students, and friends celebrated 40 years of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and 85 years of its Psychological Services Clinic. Five outstanding individuals who helped shape the school and its clinic were recognized for their visionary work. Chair of the Board of Governors, Greg Brown, and his wife, Anna, were present to accept the posthumous award for Anna’s late grandparents who started the clinic. 

Pictured: (left to right) Clifton Lacy, professor and director of the Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security; Stanley Messer, dean of GSAPP; Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers; and Richard Edwards, executive vice president and chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Photo Credit: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

2015 Parking Permits Now Available
Legacy Rutgers faculty and staff, as well as legacy UMDNJ/RBHS faculty and staff, may now renew or purchase 2015 parking permits online by following these links: Rutgers and RBHS. Once a permit is successfully purchased, it is linked to the vehicle’s license plate electronically and gives immediate access to parking. The physical hangtag permit is mailed to the address provided and should be displayed as soon as it is received. Please email info@aps.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Sign Up to Receive Only an Electronic W-2 Statement
Rutgers University is providing all employees with the option to only receive their W-2 statements electronically and be available online in PDF format. Employees who would like to eliminate paper statements from being sent through the postal service must consent by January 13, 2015. If you do not consent, a paper W-2 statement will be mailed to your home address. If consent has been given in the past, it remains in effect unless you choose to withdraw it. To stop the mailing of the paper W-2 statement, follow these instructions. Employees using the Banner System, log in here, select Employee Services>Tax and Payroll Forms>Electronic W-2 Consent. Employees using the RIAS System, log in here and select W-2 Online Consent. For more information and questions, contact Payroll Services at 848-445-3007. 

Announcements

Registration Is Now Open for Professional Education Classes for Faculty and Staff 
The University Human Resources Management and Professional Development class schedule for January to June 2015 is now available. Programs are offered at the Administrative Services Building II, G.H. Cook/Douglass Campus, and Liberty Plaza, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Register for the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Submit your original artwork to the fourth annual exhibit and awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees and their families from January 19 to April 22, in room B-515, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Participants must be an employee, volunteer, retiree, student, alumni, or an immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or retiree of RBHS. Registration deadline is January 12. Register and learn more here.

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including international scholars, who are in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 30 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month with a maximum of one year. Email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information or learn more 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 University–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 13 and March 14 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register by February 6 for an early bird registration of $150, after February 6, registration is $195. Learn more and register here.

Save the Date: 2015 Master Educators’ Guild Symposium
The Master Educators’ Guild at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences hosts its 2015 symposium on March 18, at the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The theme is self-reflection and features two keynote speakers: Gail Jensen, professor and dean at Creighton University, and David Burns, executive director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and founder and principal investigator of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities.

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Organic Land Care Certificate Course
Register now for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Organic Land Care Certificate Course on January 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21 (22nd snow date) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ. Learn more here.

Events

Mindfulness Meditation: January 8, New Brunswick
Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services hosts several mindfulness meditation workshops at several locations throughout the semester. The next meditation is January 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in room C, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Salon Series with New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra: January 11, New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra brings its salon series, “Reframing Classical Music,” to the Zimmerli Art Museum on January 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 27th Annual Career Night: January 13, Off-Campus
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) hosts its 27th Annual Career Night on January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, RWJMS, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. For more information, contact ribnerrs@rwjms.rutgers.edu.   

Appointments & Retirements

Carmen Valverde is retiring as coordinator of the instructional program for Rutgers Recreation after 39 years at Rutgers University effective March 1. 

Awards & Honors

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Program was awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award by the New Jersey Turfgrass Association. Learn more here.

Bruce G. Haffty, professor and chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and associate director of the Cancer Institute, is the new board liaison for science of the Radiological Society of North America Board of Directors.

Frederick Hersch, instructor of jazz piano in the Department of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, “Floating,” and Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “You & the Night & the Music.”

Conrad Herwig, area coordinator of jazz studies in the Department of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album, “The Latin Side of Joe Henderson,” and Best Improvised Jazz Solo, “Recorda Me.”

Ken Kendall, distinguished professor of management at the School of Business–Camden, has received the 2014 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute. Learn more here.

Gary D. Saretzky, part-time lecturer and internship coordinator in the Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been inducted as a blues music photographer in New Jersey by the Blues Hall of Fame.

Patricia Suplee, assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, was honored as a 2014 Nurse of the Year by the New Jersey March of Dimes. Learn more here.

Miklos Vasarhelyi, distinguished professor of accounting information systems, Rutgers Business School, and director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center and Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab, has been reappointed as the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting. Learn more here.

Jerome Williams, distinguished professor and Prudential Chair in Business in the Department of Marketing, research director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Department of Management and Global Business, and Ph.D. program director of the Rutgers Business School, was inducted into the Ph.D. Project’s Hall of Fame. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Glenn Amatucci, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Energy Storage Research Group, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1.9 million over four years. The project, titled North East Center for Chemical Energy Storage, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more about Professor Amatucci here.

Narayan Mandayam, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and associate director of WINLAB, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Arnold Glass, professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $500,000. The project, titled End-User Behavior and Prospect Pricing in Wireless Data Networks, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Mandayam here and Professor Glass here.

Karin Rabe, Board of Governors professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $312,000 over two and a half years. The project, titled Polarization-Switched Conductivity at Perovskite Oxide Interfaces, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more about Professor Rabe here.

Suneeta Ramaswami, associate professor in the Department of Computer ScienceFaculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $198,936 over three years. The project, titled Collaborative RUI: Quadrilateral Surfaces Meshes with Provable Quality Guarantees, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ramaswami here.

Felesia Bowen, assistant professor and director of the Center for Urban Youth at the School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $175,000. The project, titled The Brick City Synergy Project, is being supported by the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. Learn more about Professor Bowen here

Paul Israel, research professor in the Department of HistorySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and director and general editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $90,320. The project, titled The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, is being supported by the National Archives and Records Administration. Learn more about Professor Israel here.

In Memoriam

Michael Gershowitz passed away on December 21, 2014. He was an assistant professor and director of the Writing Center, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark.

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