July 3, 2013

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Spotlight

Welcome to the Newly Integrated Rutgers University
On July 1, 2013, the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act went into effect, integrating Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with all units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), except University Hospital in Newark and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. The establishment of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences has made Rutgers one of America’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care.

Resources are available for faculty and staff members as integration activities continue through the 2013–2014 academic year. View the Quick Guide here (PDF), and view the online Working Together Faculty and Staff Guide here (ebook).

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Leadership Chart
The process of integration is far from complete, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) will continue to appoint new leadership through the next year. View the current leadership chart of RBHS here.

RU-info Is Here to Help
RU-info, a unit of Campus Information Services in the Department of University Relations, is the primary source of general information for members of the Rutgers community. Faculty and staff members are welcome to contact RU-info with questions that may arise during this time of integration. RU-info may be reached through phone, text messaging, online chat, and email. Learn more here.

Employee Information Fairs
Rutgers holds information fairs this month to provide employees in legacy UMDNJ positions at Rutgers with information about employee services at the university. The dates and locations for these information fairs are:

July 15: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Multipurpose Room at the Busch Campus Center in Piscataway
July 16 and 23: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grand Lobby of the  New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
July 24: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Atrium of the University Education Center at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Stratford

Complete the Office of Employment Equity's Unlawful Harassment Prevention Program
The Office of Employment Equity at University Human Resources has launched a new program to educate staff and faculty on the prevention of unlawful harassment on campus and in the workplace. Unlawful Harassment Prevention is a web-based suite of courses designed to help employees recognize situations that may involve unlawful harassment and respond appropriately to harassment complaints. All staff employees are required to take the Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Staff course (“Staff Course”). Staff supervisors are required to take both the Staff Course and the Unlawful Harassment Prevention Supervisor Supplement course (“Supervisor Supplement”). All staff employees and staff supervisors will receive an email message from Workplace Answers, which contains a link to the courses. The courses must be completed within 30 days of receipt of the email message. The 30-day completion requirement for employees in academic year appointments begins on September 1. Learn more here.

From Central Administration

University Administrative Council
The University Administrative Council webpage has been updated to reflect new membership at Rutgers. View the list here.

Academic Sphere

Register for the Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review
The Rutgers School of Nursing at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark hosts classes for its Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review: Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care from July 22 through July 26 in the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. Building in Newark. Participants will gain an understanding of the process and tools needed to undertake research on best practices in health care and work on developing proposals. Classes are presented by the School of Nursing’s Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, a collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute. Learn more and register here.

Register for the 2013 Capacity Building Conference
The Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick cosponsors the 2013 Capacity Building Conference from August 7 through August 9 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. The conference features local as well as national nonprofit experts, leaders, and organizations, and focuses on nonprofit organizations from the leadership (staff and board) perspective. Nonprofit CEOs, board members, and emerging leaders as well as capacity builders, academics, and funders are welcome to this three-day event. Learn more and register here.

Events

Zimmerli Art Museum's First Free Sundays and Spotlight Tour: July 7, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its First Free Sunday on July 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Free activities include guided tours with family-oriented themes at 1 p.m. and an informative introduction to the collection at 2 p.m. Scavenger hunts and Family Activity Guides are offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

Food Truck Friday at the Camden Waterfront: July 5, Camden
The Camden Waterfront hosts its weekly Food Truck Friday on July 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Camden Waterfront in the Adventure Aquarium parking lot. This event occurs every Friday until Labor Day. Trucks include Kevin's Salad Stand, Reuben on Rye, Cupcakes 2 Go Go, and Lil Trent's Treats. Learn more here.

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges: July 9, Online
The Rutgers School of Nursing at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation cosponsor a webinar as part of their Meet the Scientist Webinar Series on July 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Registrants may also participate via phone. Learn more and register here.

Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center: July 9, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers Summer Session–New Brunswick cosponsor a book talk by Angus Gillespie on July 9 at 4 p.m. in the Scholarly Communication Center at the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Gillespie is a professor in the Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free but space is limited. Learn more and reserve a seat here.

New Technologies in Nanofabrication: July 10, New Brunswick
The Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MERL) and the Office of Research Alliances, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Carl Zeiss Group cosponsor a nanofabrication lecture series and a tour of MERL on July 10 at 11 a.m. in the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Rutgers Jazz Faculty Annual Performance: July 10, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents the first concert of its 2013 Summer Series featuring Rutgers Jazz Faculty on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This performance is free. Learn more here.

School of Public Affairs and Administration Open House: July 10, Newark
The School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark, hosts an open house on July 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Urban and Public Service, Rutgers–Newark. Attendees may learn about the school's undergraduate (B.A.), master of public administration (M.P.A.), executive M.P.A., Ph.D., and professional and graduate certificate programs. This event is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Appointments & Retirements

David Foran has been appointed chief informatics officer and executive director of biomedical informatics and computational imagining for the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Learn more here.

Christopher J. Molloy has been appointed interim chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Learn more here.

Denise V. Rodgers, president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from January 2012 to June 2013, has been appointed vice chancellor for interprofessional programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Ronald D. Wilson, chair of the Rutgers University Foundation's Board of Overseers, has agreed to serve as interim president of the foundation and interim executive vice president for development and alumni relations.

Get Involved

Century for the Cure Charity Bike Ride
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey hosts a charity bike ride on September 7 at Camp Riverbend in Warren Township, New Jersey. This charity event benefits the Cancer Institute of New Jersey with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Cancer Institute's efforts to help a countless number of patients who are battling cancer. Cycling enthusiasts, community supporters, and volunteers are invited to participate. Learn more and register here.

Awards & Honors

Robert Atkins, associate professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, and associate dean at the School of Nursing–Camden, has been named an American Academy of Nursing fellow. Learn more here.

Janice Beitz, professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, has been named an American Academy of Nursing fellow. Learn more here.

Kenneth McKeever, associate director for research at the Equine Science Center and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, was awarded the Equine Science Society’s Distinguished Service Award in Equine Science. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

David Bushek, director of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and associate professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $409,484. The project titled Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project 2013 Water Quality and Oyster Monitoring Study is being supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Learn more about Director Bushek here.

Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled General Support for Answer is being supported by the Ford Foundation. Learn more about Director Schroeder here.

Vanessa LoBue, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $274,473. The project titled Validation of the Child Affective Facial Expressions Set is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor LoBue here.

E.A. Elsayed, professor II in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $109,344. The project titled Investigation of Innovative Geometric Patterns and Sheet Folding in Solar and Water Desalination is being supported by the Qatar National Research Fund (Qatar University). Learn more about Professor Elsayed here.

In Memoriam

Joan Lebson Bildner passed away on June 23. She was a cofounder of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers. She was also a trustee emerita of the university.

Sarah Howard passed away on June 12. She worked for Dining Services for more than 40 years before retiring.

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