November 13, 2013

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Spotlight

Earlier Autism Detection
The national average age for the detection of autism is over 4 years, yet new research suggests that autism can be detected by 8 months. Michael Lewis, Distinguished Professor and director of the Autism Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Tara Matthews, developmental behavioral pediatric fellow at the Institute for the Study of Child Development at RWJMS, and WebTeam Corporation have developed a screening application called Autism N Developmental Disorder Screening (ANDDS). This screening tool is designed to help parents and pediatricians identify early indications of autism in children from 8 to 36 months of age, which leads to earlier treatment. Learn more about Professor Lewis here.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Share Your Rutgers Stories and Memories for the Rutgers 250th Anniversary
The Rutgers 250th Anniversary planning committee is still accepting submissions for the upcoming publishing of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait, a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book authored by several of Rutgers very own distinguished faculty. This book will relive the university's colorful history, its remarkable roster of notable faculty and students, and its memorable milestones. Learn more about how to submit your stories here. Updated information for the 250th Anniversary may be accessed here.

Announcements

Rutgers Day 2014 Program Submission Period Begins
Those who would like to learn more about Rutgers Day and how to submit a program can register for an overview workshop. The dates, times, and locations are listed on the website. Select "For Rutgers Day Program Providers" in the yellow box to log into the private site with your NetID. You can also view the Rutgers Day Overview PDF listed in the navy blue navigation bar. Still have questions? Call 732-932-7823, ext. 672, or email rutgersday@ucm.rutgers.edu.

Registration Is Open for Mason Gross Extension Division's Precollege Workshops
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers precollege workshops for children and teenagers such as the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble Clinic on November 16, the Visual Arts Workshop Series in Native American Sand Painting on November 23, and the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble “Swinging” Improvisational Workshops on December 3 and December 9. Registration is required for some of these workshops. The Young Artist Program also hosts weekly forums for precollege music students, their family members, and instructors. The community is invited to attend these free events. Learn more and RSVP here.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for First Annual Update on Liver Diseases
New Jersey Medical School and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsors the First Annual Update on Liver Diseases on November 23 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Delta Dental Educational Conference Center at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. This event provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art advances in the diagnostic and preventive modalities of liver diseases. Learn more and register here.

Events

EOHSI-Sponsored Visit: Serena M. Auñón from NASA: November 21, New Brunswick
The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), along with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, sponsors two talks by Serena M. Auñón on November 21. Auñón is a flight surgeon and astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Learn more here.

Are You Listening?: Tilted Pedagogies in Enclosed Spaces: November 14, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women presents a talk by Marisa Belausteguigoitia as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series on November 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Belausteguigoitia is from the Programa Universitario de Estudios del Género at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Learn more here.

Biologizing Addiction: Race and Pharmaceutical Markets: November 14, New Brunswick
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR), Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Helena Hansen on November 14 at noon in the first floor conference room of IHHCPAR on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Hansen holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology at New York University and as a research scientist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Learn more here.

Power, Pain, and Gender in Contemporary American Film and Television: November 14, Camden
The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, along with the Office of Campus Involvement, Rutgers–Camden, present a lecture by Sarah Hagelin on November 14 in room 121 of Armitage Hall, Rutgers–Camden. Hagelin is from the University of Colorado at Denver. Registration is required for this event. Learn more and register here.

Jan Sawka: The Artist's Role in the Changing World: November 16, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers–Newark, hosts a symposium on November 16 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Galleries of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This symposium uses the life and work of artist, activist, and architect Jan Sawka as a starting point for a discussion about art and activism. Learn more here.

Book Signing and Reading of the Novel True Actor by Jacinto Lucas Pires: November 18, Newark
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark hosts a book signing and reading by Jacinto Lucas Pires on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. A question and answer session follows the reading. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

A Chinese Woman in Diaspora: Eileen Chang's Late Work in the U.S.: November 19, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Ping-hui Liao as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series on November 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the 403 lecture hall of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Liao is a Distinguished Professor from the University of California, San Diego. Learn more by clicking the "updated program" link here.

The Mechanism and Control of the Initiation of Chromosome DNA Replication: November 19, New Brunswick
The Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) hosts a lecture by Bruce W. Stillman as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series on November 19 at 4 p.m. in the East Lecture Hall of RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Stillman is the president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Anyone wishing to meet Stillman should contact Melvilí Cintrón Cotto at cottoster@gmail.com.

Appointments & Retirements

Julie Moscinski has been appointed director of the James B. Carey Library at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Get Involved

International Friendship Program's Holiday Home Dinner Program
The Center for Global Services seeks Thanksgiving Day hosts for its International Friendship Program's Holiday Home Dinner Program. Many international students and scholars are eager to learn about and experience this unique American holiday. If interested in becoming a host and welcoming one or more Rutgers international guests for Thanksgiving, please complete the information form by November 15. If interested in experiencing Thanksgiving as a guest, please complete this information form by November 15. Please contact Carissa McCarthy at carissam@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu with questions.

New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign
The annual universitywide New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign fund drive runs through December 6. Contributions help support the programs and services of charities across the state, country, and world. Employees can donate through payroll deductions or one-time contributions. Visit the Office of Community Affairs Charitable Campaign website for more information and to access pledge forms and the charity codebook.

Awards & Honors

Mary Jo Bugel, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been elected to the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Nurse Certification. Professor Bugel has also been given the 2013 Elizabeth Ann Seton Young Alumni Award from the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University. Learn more here.

Edna Cadmus, clinical professor and specialty director of the Nursing Leadership Program at the College of Nursing, is the recipient of the 2013 Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing.

Ronald Clarke, professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, has been chosen for the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for exceptional contributions to research. Learn more here.

Steven Ferry, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2014. Learn more here.

Jane Gilman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2014. Learn more here.

Xiaojun Huang, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2014. Learn more here.

Richard Lyons, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2014. Learn more here.

Susan Salmond, dean and professor at the School of Nursing, is the recipient of the 2013 Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing.

Carlos Seiglie, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at the University of Alicante in Spain during 2013.

Gifts & Grants

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and director of the Community Leadership Center, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,092,549. The project titled Rutgers/Camden Early Childhood Pre-School Program is being supported by Camden Board of Education. Learn more about Professor Bonilla-Santiago here.

Tina Eliassi-Rod, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $333,333. The project titled Know Thy Enemy: Data Mining Meets Networks for Understanding Web-based Malware Dissemination is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Eliassi-Rod here.

Charalampos Kalodimos, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $313,875. The project titled Structural Basis for the Assembly of the Sec Translocase Machinery is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Kalodimos here.

Eric Cadora, director of the Justice Mapping Center at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project titled Justice Mapping Center is being supported by the Ford Foundation. Learn more about Director Cadora here.

Susan Martin-Márquez, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and director of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,400. The project titled The New Cinema Movements and Their Transatlantic Networks of Exchange in the 1960s and 1970s is being supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about Professor Martin-Márquez here.

Sunanda Gaur, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the South Asian Total Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $36,000. The project titled Community Based Stroke Prevention: A Culturally Tailored Program for South Asian Communities is being supported by the N.J. Department of Health. Learn more about Professor Gaur here.

In Memoriam

Ralph W. Voorhees passed away on November 4. Voorhees served as the chair of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers. He and his brother, Alan, established the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in the 1970s. He also helped found the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

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