November 20, 2013

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Spotlight

Honoring Our Heritage
Rutgers won the first collegiate football game ever played, in 1869, beating Princeton 6–4, one milestone among many in Rutgers history that bears repeating. The new Rutgers Football Heritage Collection–T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, hats, and pennants–contains cool retro images from Rutgers football of yore, dating back to the 19th century.

This collection was designed by John VanCleaf (pictured), assistant director in the Office of Creative Services at University Communications and Marketing (UCM), and is the product of a collaboration with the Office of Trademark Licensing at UCM, and Drew Robinson, branding and social media director at Intercollegiate Athletics.

The collection is available in stores and online now through the holidays at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

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 here. 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.

Announcements

Flu Vaccines at Rutgers Occupational Health Are Still Available
The Department of Occupational Health offers its final flu clinic of the year on November 21 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the basement of Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Vaccines are given while supplies last. Faculty and staff members who cannot attend this clinic should call 848-932-8254 to schedule an appointment.

Kite+Key Black Friday Event
Kite+Key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts a Black Friday event on November 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This one-day event features special promotions below their everyday educational pricing. Members of the Rutgers community who are interested in purchasing technology products or accessories for the holiday season are welcome to attend this event. Kite+Key is an Apple Authorized Campus Store and carries a full line of Apple products. The store also carries Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. Learn more here (pdf).

Registration Is Open for Mason Gross Extension Division's Mock Audition Workshop
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers a mock audition workshop for precollege students on November 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop is ideal for students preparing for all-state, region, and collegiate auditions. This workshop is free. Learn more and RSVP here.

Academic Sphere

Funding Opportunities from the Rutgers China Office at the GAIA Centers
The Rutgers China Office at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) announces the establishment of two funding opportunities to support Rutgers students and faculty who are interested in or actively engaged and involved in China-related activities. The goal of these two funding opportunities is to encourage, support, and strengthen study and research in and about China, and to foster academic exchange. Please contact Jeff Wang, director of the Rutgers China Office and special assistant to the executive vice president for Academic Affairs at jwang@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more and view deadlines here.

Registration Is Now Open for the Inter-Professional Integrative Medicine Seminar
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the School of Health Related Professions invites faculty, medical residents, and graduate students to register to attend its seminar Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Labor Pain on December 6 at 10 a.m. at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. The registration deadline is December 2. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Now Open for the Institute for Ethical Leadership’s Speaker Series
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, the Institute for Professional Education, and the New Jersey Corporate Compliance Roundtable cosponsor a program for in-house compliance and legal professionals on December 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Realogy Headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. This program is an interactive workshop focusing on common ethical dilemmas that often arise in businesses and how high-level corporate managers and the attorneys representing corporations address them. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Now Open for the 2013 Rutgers Student Affairs Conference
The Division of Student Affairs hosts a conference on December 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This conference provides staff from all Rutgers campuses and colleagues from other institutions with opportunities for professional development, networking, and self-reflection. This year's conference also features the addition of Genius Bars as tools for skill development through various stations and staff showcases. This conference is free for all Rutgers employees. Register for the conference here.

Events

Meiji Photographs: A Historic Friendship between Japan and Rutgers: November 24, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, opens its Kusakabe-Griffis Room on November 24 at noon for visitors to view rare Meiji period albumen prints at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. These prints are all from the Zimmerli’s permanent collection. Learn more here.

Madrigal Ensemble Concert: Ode to St. Cecilia's Day: November 20, Camden
The Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers–Camden, presents an evening of Purcell and Handel by the Rutgers Madrigal Ensemble on November 20 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Room of the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. This concert is under the direction of Julianne Baird, a distinguished professor of music at Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

The Narum-Berger Duo: Music for Guitar and Flute: November 20, Newark
The Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark presents an afternoon of music on November 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Galleries of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This event features classical guitarist Leighann Narum from Rutgers–Newark and Sara J. Berger, flautist. Learn more here.

Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress: November 21, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Office of the President sponsor a talk and book signing by the Honorable Olympia Snowe on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Trayes Hall of the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Snowe is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a U.S. Senator from Maine. This event is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Leading from the Middle: Using the Medieval Scourges of Leprosy and Plague to Frame a Deep Global History of Health: November 21, New Brunswick
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, the Department of History at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Medical Humanities Working Group at the Center for Cultural Analysis at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, cosponsor a talk by Monica H. Green on November 21 at 4:30 p.m. in room 301 of Van Dyck Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Green is a professor at Arizona State University. Learn more here.

Rapid Evolution Following Habitat Transitions: November 21, New Brunswick
The Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Carol Lee on November 21 at 4 p.m. in the Marine Sciences Building on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Lee is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This event is open to the public. Learn more here.

Technology Dependence and Its Impact on Violence: November 21, New Brunswick
The Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers a seminar on November 21 at 9 a.m. at the Center of Alcohol Studies on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. John K. Kriger, author of The Pond, leads the session. Learn more here and register here.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Contemporary Society: Theory and Practice in the Global Age: November 21–22, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, along with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Office of Global Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the East Asian Library cosponsor an international conference on November 21 and 22 in the 403 lecture hall of Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. In addition to the conference panels, this event also features display cases and demonstrations of traditional chinese medicine by a number of local New Jersey exhibitors. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Richard J. Novak has been appointed vice president for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at the Division of Continuing Studies. Learn more about Vice President Novak here.

Get Involved

Fairmont Homeless Shelter's Winter Drive
Fairmont Homeless Shelter in Newark hosts its winter drive for gently used blankets, warm clothes, socks (must be new), and shoes through November 25. Items must be placed in plastic bags and may be dropped off at the New Jersey Medical School's Student Affairs Office in room 648 of the Medical Science Building between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday, or in B554 Lecture Hall at the Student Family Health Care Center Clinic from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday. Learn more here (jpg).

Rutgers Against Hunger Adopt-A-Family Sponsors Needed
Rutgers Against Hunger announces its fifth annual Adopt-A-Family campaign. Since 2009, the generosity of our faculty, staff, and alumni has enabled Rutgers to sponsor almost 700 New Jersey families struggling with hunger and poverty, giving them a brighter holiday season. Individual and departmental sponsorships are available. Sponsors will be supplied with family profiles and boxes for food and gift donations that will be collected and delivered to sponsored families in December. Families of varying sizes are waiting to be sponsored. Contact Kat Decker at 848-932-2460 or learn more here.

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

James (Jim) Johnson, county agent with the Cooperative Extension, has received the Award of Merit from the Eastern Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society.

Jeffrey P. Levine, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), has received the Norman H. Edelman, MD, Clinical Science Mentoring Award by the RWJMS Research Committee. Learn more here.

Michael Lewis, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the author of a new book titled The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life (Guilford Press, 2014). He has also received the R. Walter Schlesinger, MD, Basic Science Mentoring Award by the RWJMS Research Committee. Learn more here.

M. Maral Mouradian, William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and chief of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named editor-in-chief of Neurotherapeutics, the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. This post is effective January 1, 2014.

Troy Shinbrot, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been selected by the American Physical Society as the lead editor of a new physics journal to be entitled Physical Review Applied.

Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been appointed visiting nonresident scholar with the Federal Reserve System for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Kellie Volcy, assistant professor and women's health nurse practitioner track coordinator at the School of Nursing, has received the 2013 Nurse Educator Award from the Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association.

Gifts & Grants

Dean Zimmerman, professor in the Department of Philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,736,146. The project titled Rutgers University Center for the Philosophy of Religion is being supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Learn more about Professor Zimmerman here.

James Abruzzo, assistant instructor at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick and codirector of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $850,000. The project titled General Operating Support for Institute for Ethical Leadership and Support for the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Fellows Program is being supported by The Prudential Foundation. Learn more about Director Abruzzo here.

Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $703,761. The project titled Sesame Street Resilience Project is being supported by the Sesame Workshop. Learn more about Director Oades-Sese here.

Dario Pompili, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering, director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, and associate director of application collaboration for CPS at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled Demand-Aware Dynamic Virtual Base Station Provisioning and Allocation in Cloud Radio Access Networks is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Pompili here.

Alissa Lange and Kimberly Brenneman, assistant research professors at the National Institute for Early Education Research at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $397,531. The project titled Using Number Games to Support Mathematical Learning in Preschool and Home Environments is being supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Learn more about Professor Lange here and Professor Brenneman here.

Joel Cantor, Distinguished Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and director of the Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $303,513. The project titled Informing Strategies for Better Care for Vulnerable Populations in New Jersey is being supported by The Nicholson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Cantor here.

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