June 17, 2015

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Spotlight
Henryk Iwaniec

Henryk Iwaniec Honored with Shaw Prize

Henryk Iwaniec, New Jersey Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded a prestigious Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences.

Iwaniec (left) is widely recognized as an expert in analytic number theory, using techniques from any branch of mathematics—instead of solely algebraic techniques—to solve arithmetic problems. He shares the 2015 prize in mathematical sciences with Gerd Faltings, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany, for their work in the introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory.

A native of Poland who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Warsaw, Iwaniec joined the Rutgers faculty in 1987. In 2006, he received one of the highest honors an American scientist or engineer can achieve when he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He also won the American Mathematical Society’s Cole Prize in 2001. Iwaniec has held visiting professorships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Michigan, and the University of Colorado.

In this Issue...
Experts in the News

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 50 news organizations in the past week, including Time, Reuters and The Daily Mail (UK), among other news organizations. 

Highlights include:

Time: Memory Loss Not Caused By Cholesterol Drugs After All (Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor, quoted here)

NJTV: Rutgers Digitizes Sheet Music Related to New Jersey (Jonathan Sauceda, Mason Gross, quoted here)

Click here for highlights.

Events
Mark Doty

Poetry Reading: June 18, New Brunswick
Mark Doty, award-winning poet, professor, and acting director of Writers House, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, reads from Deep Lane, his new collection of poems, on June 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.  

Underused and Underrated Native Perennials: June 20, New Brunswick
An expert at Rutgers Gardens hosts this class focused on commonly grown wildflowers on June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holly House and Rutgers Gardens. Learn more here.

Colloquium Series on Research in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: June 22, Scotch Plains
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions Department at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts two colloquia on June 22 in Room 330 at the School of Health Related Professions Allied Health Technology Building in Scotch Plains. The first, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., provides an overview of Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Netherlands; its Research and Innovation Center for Rehabilitation; and previous and current psychiatric rehabilitation research and innovation projects. The presenters from the university will also discuss psychiatric rehabilitation curricula and its inclusion in the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing.

The second session, from 4 to 6 p.m., examines the history of supported education in the Netherlands and describes the European ImpulSE and national SEd projects. Registration is not required. Email debbie.rich@rutgers.edu for information. Learn more here.  

New Jersey Business Registration Workshop: June 23, Newark
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers–Newark offers a hands-on class on registering a small business on June 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

Public Speaking Workshop: June 23, New Brunswick
Learn effective presentation and communication skills at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 23 at 9 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Kenneth Karamichael, senior associate director in the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) and director of the Transitional Education and Employment Management (TEEM) Gateway, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,122,000. The project, titled New Agriculture for a New Generation: Recharging Greek Youth to Revitalize the Agriculture and Food Sector of the Greek Economy, is being supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Learn more about OCPE here and TEEM Gateway here.

Hani Nassif, professor of civil and environmental engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $750,000. The project, titled Field Monitoring of Concrete Bridge Deck Reconstruction and Modeling of Eastbound Traffic for the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension, is being supported by Greenman-Pedersen Inc. Learn more about Nassif here.

Sue Shapses, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and acting chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $521,201. The project, titled Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitor and Satiety, is being supported by a corporate contract. Learn more about Shapses here.

Christopher Obropta, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and extension specialist in water resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $489,156. The project, titled Green Infrastructure for the City of Perth Amboy, is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about Obropta here.

Felesia Bowen, assistant professor, director of the Center for Urban Youth and Families, and François-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed Chair in Community Pediatric Nursing, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $175,000 over two years. The project, titled Supporting Youth in their Communities: Fostering Collaboration and a Network of Support for New Jersey Youth Award, is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. Learn more about Bowen here.

Benedetto Piccoli, Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and director of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $105,063. The project, titled REU Site: Computational Biology Summer Program at Rutgers–Camden, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Piccoli here.

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