November 17, 2010

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Announcements

The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award Nominations
The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award presents up to two awards annually, in the amount of $2,500 each, to members of the faculty, student body, or staff in recognition of distinguished, uncompensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations, and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership, personal acts of heroism, etc. Student and staff nominees are encouraged. Complete information about this award, the nomination process, and deadline can be found here.

Community Information

Enroll in a Winter Session Course in New Brunswick
Register now for a Winter Session course on the New Brunswick Campus. Choose from nearly 100 offerings in the intensive three-week winter term. Winter Session provides the opportunity to earn 3 credits toward a degree in only three weeks. Course descriptions, class schedules, and registration information can be found here.

Events

LGBTIQ-Ally Training: November 17
Learn how to become a campus ally and honor the crossroads of multiple identities on November 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information here.

Tasting Freedom: November 17
Authors Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin will discuss their new book, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, on November 17 at 6 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. The lecture will address how the two veteran reporters uncovered details about Catto’s life.

Pre-Thanksgiving Hunger Banquet: November 18
Enjoy a food demonstration and a Thanksgiving meal to raise awareness and feed the homeless on November 18 at 8 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information here.

Three Days on Big City Waters: November 18
Attend a film screening of Three Days on Big City Waters followed by a discussion with writer Michael Rockland, professor in the Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, on November 18 at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Rutgers Law Schools Help Attorneys Meet State Mandates for Continuing Education
The Camden and Newark programs are offering high-quality legal education to members of the State Bar. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Alison R. Bernstein has been appointed director of Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Bernstein completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Bernstein and this appointment here.

Sita Merchant will retire from her position this fall as computer operator II in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Jessica R. Methot has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Methot completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Learn more about Professor Methot here.

Karen Rhodes will retire from her position this fall as data control coordinator I in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Timothy Stewart-Winter has been appointed assistant professor in the Federated Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Stewart-Winter completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Learn more here.

Melissa Yates has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Yates completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Find more information about Professor Yates here.

Awards & Honors

Alison R. Bernstein has been appointed director of Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Bernstein completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Bernstein and this appointment here.

Sita Merchant will retire from her position this fall as computer operator II in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Jessica R. Methot has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Methot completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Learn more about Professor Methot here.

Karen Rhodes will retire from her position this fall as data control coordinator I in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Timothy Stewart-Winter has been appointed assistant professor in the Federated Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Stewart-Winter completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Learn more here.

Melissa Yates has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Yates completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Find more information about Professor Yates here.

Gifts & Grants

The Rutgers School of Law–Camden received a bequest of $150,000 from Domenic J. Gattuso CLAW'41 to create a scholarship.

The Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a pledge of $100,000 from Mark MaGrann RC'72 to endow a Field Research Fund to enable students to travel abroad or to nonlocal sites to conduct their research.

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a gift of $10,000 from the Steven A. Cox Foundation for the Steven A. Cox Scholarship for Cancer Research at Rutgers University.

Tayfur Altiok, professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $415,979. The project titled PARTSWG Regional Training and Exercising is being supported by the Delaware River Port Authority. Find more information about Professor Altiok here.

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 $831,601. The project titled ARRA: Semi-Solid Rechargeable Power Sources: Flexible, High Performance Storage for Vehicles at Ultralow Costs (<$0.10/Wh) is being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Find more information about Professor Amatucci here.

Stephen Anderson, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $979,896. The project titled Human Transcription Factor Immunogens: Generation of a Complete Set is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Find more information about Professor Anderson here.

Did You Know?

Did you know Rutgers is the only university in New Jersey assigned a Veterans Service Officer to help student veterans obtain government benefits? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Jacqueline C. Ware, staff member in the Department of Dining Services, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on April 23, 2010.

Palma (Pam) C. Sisco, department administrator for Summer Session, Rutgers–Newark, passed away on November 8, 2010. Find more information here.

James Vernillo, senior technician in the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on November 8, 2010. Find more information here.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

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Some current listings include a Griffin iTrip and a 1982 Corvette.

For many more listings, and to submit your own free listing, please visit Rutgers Campus Classifieds here.