July 31, 2013

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Spotlight

All Aboard!: Railroads and New Jersey, 1812–1930
The All Aboard digital exhibition presented by Rutgers University Libraries tells the story of New Jersey railroads from the early experiments by John Stevens on his estate in Hoboken to the heyday of passenger rail and freight transport of the early 20th century. The digital exhibition features images of rare broadsides, manuscripts, pamphlets, and photographs documenting the history of railroads in the Garden State from Rutgers University Libraries' collections. This digital exhibition is a version of the physical exhibition, All Aboard! Railroads and New Jersey, 1812–1930, which was on display in the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in fall 2011. The digital exhibition is curated by David J. Fowler and Fernanda Perrone from Special Collections and University Archives. View the digital exhibition here.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

New Integration FAQ Posted
The most recent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) relating to the Rutgers-UMDNJ integration have been answered and posted here. These questions and answers are related to academics/education, administration, human resources, international services, and technology.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for Postdoctoral Career Development Symposium
The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers Postdoctoral Association invites faculty and staff to the National Postdoc Appreciation Day Symposium on September 18 at 9 a.m. in the West Lecture Hall of RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus. The program includes presentations by postdoctoral researchers; seminars on mentoring, networking, and CVs and résumés; career panels; mock interviews; and a keynote lecture by Howard Adams, president of H.G. Adams & Associates, Inc. This event is open to the public but registration is required. Postdocs are welcome to submit abstracts in order to present work at this symposium. The deadline for abstracts is August 31. Learn more and register here.

Events

New Brunswick Community Farmers Market: July 31, New Brunswick
Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Johnson & Johnson present the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kilmer Square Park in New Brunswick. The market strives to support the development of a sustainable community by bringing healthy food from local farms to families and households across the city. The market runs at this location on Wednesdays through September 25. Learn more here.

Reimagining Our Watershed: A Renaissance on the Raritan: August 1, Television
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Rutgers iTV Studio, Rutgers–New Brunswick, with the support of the Cape Branch Foundation, present the film Reimagining Our Watershed: A Renaissance on the Raritan on August 1 at 10 p.m. on NJTV. Additional airings take place on August 3 at 4 a.m., August 5 at 10:30 p.m., and August 7 at 4:30 a.m. The film is the first to celebrate the many environmental achievements made in the Raritan River Watershed. Learn more here and view the cable channel provider line-up here.

Political Worlds of Women: Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century: August 6, New Brunswick
Rutgers–New Brunswick Summer Session and the Rutgers University Libraries present the final summer Writer’s Reading and Reception event featuring Mary Hawkesworth on August 6 at 4 p.m. in the Scholarly Communication Center of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Hawkesworth is a distinguished professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free. Learn more and register here.

2013 Capacity Building Conference: August 7–August 9, Newark
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.

Student Affairs Professional Staff Welcome: August 7, New Brunswick
The Office of Student Affairs hosts its Professional Staff Welcome on August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The guest speaker is Daniel Seddiqui, author of the book 50 Jobs in 50 States. Please contact Sherylyn Tucker at sherylyn@rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more here and RSVP here.

New Jersey Medical School Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony: August 8, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts its Class of 2017 Barbara and Norman Seiden White Coat Ceremony on August 8 at 4 p.m. in the plaza behind the Medical Science Building at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark. A reception sponsored by the Alumni Association of New Jersey Medical School immediately follows the ceremony. Please RSVP to Marcia Tabakin at 973-972-4783 or marcia.tabakin@rutgers.edu.

Summer Session Movie Night Features 42: August 8, New Brunswick
Rutgers–New Brunswick Summer Session and the Rutgers Film Co-op host a movie night featuring the film 42 on August 8 at 7 p.m. in room 105 of Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free. Learn more here.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony: August 9, New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts its Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony on August 9 at 2 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Becky Quick, coanchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” is the keynote speaker. Please contact Jeanette Evans at evansje1@rwjms.rutgers.edu with any questions. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Leslin Charles has been appointed instructional design librarian on the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus. Learn more here.

Eileen Murphy has been appointed director of research development in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Get Involved

RBHS Faculty Input Needed for ESL Student Services
The Program in American Language Studies at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark has constructed a survey to help determine the need for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)-related student services. This form has been created in order to determine the various English needs for ESL students within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), and how various programs within Rutgers may assist these students with their English needs. Respondents will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card and two winners will be announced in September. Completion of this survey is strictly voluntary and the deadline is August 16. RBHS faculty may complete the survey here.

Awards & Honors

Myra Bluebond-Langner, Board of Governors professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, has been named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in England. Learn more about Professor Bluebond-Langner here.

John B. Gibson, systems administrator at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden, has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Staff Excellence in Service. Learn more here.

Fred S. Roberts, director of the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), and director emeritus and special adviser to the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), has been awarded the title Honorary Doctor (Docteur Honoris Causa) at the University of Paris-Dauphine in Paris. Learn more about Director Roberts here.

Gifts & Grants

Hongyu Qiu, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine in the New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,761,809. The project titled Intrinsic Stiffness of Aortic Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell in the Development of Hypertension is being supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Learn more about Professor Qiu here.

David Aimen, assistant director of planning and technical assistance at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1.25 million. The project titled HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning is being supported by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Learn more about Director Aimen here.

Barry Kreiswirth, professor of medicine at New Jersey Medical School and director of the Tuberculosis Center at the Public Health Research Institute, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $437,493. The project titled A Rapid Molecular Approach to Determine PZA Susceptibility is being supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Professor Kreiswirth here.

Tamar Barkay, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $384,630. The project titled Collaborative Research: Effects of Trophic Status Alterations on Pathways of Mercury Methylation is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Barkay here.

Linda Tartaglia, assistant director of the Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $255,000. The project titled Global Support for National Policy, Practice and Technology Project is being supported by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research. Learn more about the Police Institute here.

In Memoriam

Yacov Ron passed away on July 11, 2013. He was a professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Maria Sawler passed away on July 24, 2013. She worked as a utilization coordinator for Acute Services at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care since 2003.

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