March 16, 2011

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Community Information

Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp
Looking for something fun and affordable for your child to do this summer? Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp offers a four day S.E.T. (science, engineering, and technology) camp, six weeks of traditional summer camp, and a brand new Teen Week. For more information or a tour of the camp, email 4hcamp@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Events

Modern Racial Politics and the Urban Crisis: March 21
Racial politics in the United States will be examined during a free lecture that will explore how modern American policy is conflicted by two rival racial policy alliances on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

A Conversation on Child Soldiers with the Author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier:
March 22
Ishmael Beah, senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights, Rutgers–Newark, and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Solder, presents a firsthand look at the lives of children forced to fight in wars on March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

The Last Conquistador with Film Director Christina Ibarra: March 22
As part of the Latino Film Series, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture presents The Last Conquistador, a film that follows the construction of a monument to Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate in El Paso, Texas, and the intense racial class divisions, anger, and protests that the public art project rouses in the community on March 22 at 8 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Social Networks, Trust, and Public Opinion on Climate Change: March 23
Rachael Shwom, assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will discuss social networks, trust, and public opinion on climate change on March 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Blake Hall on the George H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

We Dreamed a Dream: Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama: March 24
Attend a lecture by Eric Sundquist, a foremost scholar of American, African-American, and Jewish-American literature and history on March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Richard A. Lutz has been appointed as director of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Lutz joined the faculty at Rutgers in 1979. Learn more about Professor Lutz and this appointment here.

Nancy Sinkoff has been appointed chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Sinkoff has been with the department since 1998. Learn more about Professor Sinkoff and this appointment here.

Awards & Honors

Barbara A. Lee, professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive an Alice Paul Equality Award from the Alice Paul Institute for her work on behalf of women in the workforce. Learn more about Professor Lee here.

Susan M. Lyons, librarian in the Newark Law Library at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council by the Public Printer of the United States. Learn more about Ms. Lyons and this honor here.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a pledge of $250,000 from Charles Ta-Peng Chang GSNB’76 to fund the Charles Chang Fund for Packaging Engineering.

Marsha E. Bates, research professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $1,811,560. The project titled Multi-Scale Neurophysiological Control Systems of MOBCI is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Bates here.

Stephanie Bush-Baskette, director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of an award totaling $250,000. The project titled HOPE VI Miller Homes Evaluation is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about Director Bush-Baskette here.

Derek M. DeLia, associate research professor in the Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $1,397,861. The project titled Comparative Effectiveness of Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more about Professor DeLia here.

Haisheng Li, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, is the recipient of an award totaling $22,521. A second year of matching funds is anticipated. The project titled Quantum Vertex Algebra Associated with Quantum Groups is being supported by the DOD-National Security Agency. Learn more about Professor Li here.

Nina C. Shapley, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, and Karl R. Matthews, professor in the Department of Food Science at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the recipients of an award totaling $500,000. The project titled Developing "Green" Technology for Eliminating Food-borne Pathogens is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Professor Shapley here and more about Professor Matthews here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Rutgers School of Business–Camden is introducing two new professional degree programs to help working professionals advance their education and receive their master's degree without disrupting their full-time career? Learn more here.

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