March 2, 2011

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Events

A More Courageous Politics: Muslims Confront Fundamentalism and Demand Democracy: March 3
As part of the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture, Professor Karima Bennoune will discuss the work of the many human rights defenders involved in efforts in countries from Algeria to Pakistan and beyond on March 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Center for Dermal Research Inaugural Launch: March 3
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the inaugural launch of the Center for Dermal Research on March 3 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Life Sciences Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The Graduate School–New Brunswick Eighth Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards: March 4
The Graduate School–New Brunswick celebrates outstanding professional achievement by alumni at its Eighth Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards on March 4 at 5 p.m. at the Cooper Dining Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Spilt Lines, Split Lives? Navigating Joint Faculty Appointments at Rutgers: March 9
Many faculty members have joint appointments, which pose a complex series of issues. This Institute for Research on Women workshop aims to explore the challenges associated with joint appointments and develop a set of best practices on March 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.

Transforming Identities in Adulthood: Janice Davis Miller: March 9
As part of the 2011 Bunting Spring Forum, the Mary I. Bunting Program at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Janice Davis Miller, lawyer and domestic violence advocate, on March 9 at 7 p.m. in the NJC Lounge at the Douglass Campus Center. Learn more here.

In the News

New Jerseyans Split over Christie’s Proposed Budget
A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds voters on both sides influenced by the governor’s budget-cutting decisions and leadership style. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Jerome D. Williams has been appointed professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. Professor Williams completed his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and joins Rutgers from the University of Texas. Learn more about Professor Williams here.

Xiaomu Zhou has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Zhou completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Professor Zhou here.

Awards & Honors

Patricia A. Bender, research contract and grant specialist in the Grant Preaward Office, Rutgers–Newark, has been named associate editor of Amherst Writers and Artists Press, a fine arts collaborative press. Learn more here.

Eve B. Klothen, assistant dean of the Pro Bono Program at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has been selected as an honoree of the Philadelphia VIP. Philadelphia VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty. Learn more here.

Dennis M. Patterson, professor II at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has been named to the Law Panel for the United Kingdom’s upcoming Research Excellence Framework. Professor Patterson will be tasked with evaluating the scholarship of legal academics throughout the United Kingdom.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $200,000 from Barry S. Kramer RC’62 to create the Barry S. Kramer Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Glenn G. Amatucci, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $500,000. The project titled High- Performance Energy Storage Chemistry and Advanced Thin and/or Small Cell Technologies is being supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more about Professor Amatucci here.

Edward Van Dyke Arnold, professor at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $688,296. The project titled Structures of HIV Reverse Transcriptase with Substrates is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Arnold here.

Paul Breslin, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $487,287. The project titled Human Umami Taste: Genetics of Psychophysical Traits is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Breslin here.

Kenneth M. Karamichael, senior program coordinator in the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of two awards. He received $257,230 from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the project titled Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway–Youth Success Center–AmeriCorps Program–CNCS. He also received $150,000 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for a project titled Trenton Coalition for Educational, Employment, and Entrepreneurial Skill Development.

Clement Price, professor in the Federated Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of an award totaling $250,000. The project titled The IECME Endowment for the Humanities is being supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about Professor Price here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Joseph R. Blasi has been named the first J. Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership in the history of Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations? Learn more here.

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