November 24, 2010

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Community Information

Faculty and Staff Ticket Offer for Rutgers Football vs. Louisville
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is offering a special $25 ticket price to all faculty and staff for the final 2010 Rutgers Football home game on Friday, November 26. Purchase tickets here and enter the promotion code RUFS or call the Rutgers Ticket Office at 866-445-4678 to take advantage of this offer.

Events

Retired New Jersey Chief Justice Deborah Portiz and Justice Virginia Long Lecture: November 30
New Jersey Supreme Court’s retired chief justice Deborah Poritz and current associate justice Virginia Long will reflect on the life and career of judge Sylvia Pressler as part of the 28th Annual Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub Lecture on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker Trial Courtroom at the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Learn more here.

Advent Reflection and Luncheon: December 2
The Catholic Center at Rutgers University invites all Catholic faculty and staff members to an Advent Reflection and Luncheon on December 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Catholic Center, located at 84 Somerset Street, New Brunswick. RSVP to Colleen Donahue at 732-932-8465 or coldon@rci.rutgers.edu by November 29. Learn more here.

Bribery and Corruption in the Global Economy Speaker Series: December 2
Join the Institute for Ethical Leadership for an event that will address organizational vulnerabilities on December 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, located at One Washington Park, Newark. This event is free for Rutgers faculty and staff. Find more information here.

Newark Chancellor’s Awards for Community Engagement: December 2
Attend the free awards ceremony and reception recognizing those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in connecting the campus with the community on December 2 at 4 p.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

In the News

The Healing Power of Cranberries
Rutgers research scientist Amy Howell explains why this traditional Thanksgiving staple is good for you. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Abhishek Bhattacharjee has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Bhattacharjee completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Learn more about Professor Bhattacharjee here.

Kristina Keating has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Keating completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University. Learn more about Professor Keating here.

Awards & Honors

Scott M. Glenn, professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named the 2010 New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Learn more and Professor Glenn and this award here.

Richard Mammone, professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, received the 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for his invention of an improved speaker identification and verification system, which recognizes a person’s voice and uses that data to verify subsequent interactions. Learn more here.

Michael A. Rockland, professor in the Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Author Award for best book of the year from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance for his books Snowshoeing through Sewers and The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel. Learn more about Professor Rockland here.

Joseph J. Seneca, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Kaan Ozbay, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the New Jersey Transportation Research Implementation Award from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Research for their study entitled “The Economic Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure Investments.” Learn more about Professor Seneca here and Professor Ozbay here.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a pledge of $250,000 from Carole Ann SC&I’75 and Norman Barham to establish the Carole A. and Norman Barham Foundation Endowed Fund. The fund was created to support the Master of Library and Information Science program.

The School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received grants totaling $100,000 from the American Chemical Society. Half of the gift has been directed to the Department of Physics and Astronomy and professor Kristjan Haule’s work and the other half has been allocated to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Jerry J. Baron, national director of the Interregional Research Project No. 4 at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $313,200. The project titled IR-4 QA, Orn Hort Research, Residue Analysis & Food Use Field Trails is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Find more information about Jerry Baron here.

Joel C. Cantor, professor in the Center for State Health Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $1,397,861. The project titled ARRA: Comparative Effectiveness of Prehospital and Hospital Emergency Care is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Cantor here.

Stephen Crystal, research professor in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of two awards totaling $4,927,837 and $814,322 each. The awards support two projects, titled ARRA: Accelerating Utilization of CE Findings in Medicaid Mental Health and Research Consortia for Comparative Effectiveness Studies in Mental Health (DEcIDE-2). Both are supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more here.

Colleen M. Georges, lecturer at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $254,317. The project titled TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Find more information about Colleen Georges here.

Arash Hatefi, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $288,133. The project titled Development of a Nanotechnology Platform for Prostate Cancer Gene Therapy is being supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more about Professor Hatefi here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Rutgers Peace Corps program has helped match New Jersey students with cyber–pen pals using videoconferencing in several countries? Learn more here.

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