November 27, 2013

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Spotlight

Due Process Wins Its 22nd Emmy Award
Due Process has won its 22nd Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. The weekly TV series on law and justice is produced by the Rutgers School of Law–Newark in association with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Division of Continuing Studies. The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Outstanding Interview/Discussion Series was presented to executive producers Sandra King, John Farmer, Ron Chen, and Ray Caprio, and associate producer Tania Ivanova. Due Process airs on NJTV on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. The winning episodes and all 18 seasons of Due Process are available on-demand here.

Pictured: Raymond Brown and Sandra King

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

2013 RUPD Assessment Survey
Faculty and staff are invited to complete an online survey as part of the Rutgers University Police Department's (RUPD) efforts to further improve services provided to the university community. This survey evaluates current policing strategies and assists in implementing, modifying, or eliminating programs as needed. The survey is available through the end of November here.

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 a NetID. A link to the Rutgers Day Overview PDF is also listed in the navy blue navigation bar. Please call 732-932-7823, ext. 672, or email rutgersday@ucm.rutgers.edu with questions.

Announcements

Road Work in Piscataway
Road improvements to River Road from Hoes Lane West to Sutphen Road in Piscataway will begin the first week of December and is anticipated to last for one year. Lane shifts should be anticipated during this period.

Parking App from the New Brunswick Parking Authority
Members of the Rutgers community may download a new parking app to make mobile payments for City of New Brunswick municipal meters and lots. Sign up for an account here or download the app on a mobile device. Learn more here.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Kite+Key
Kite+Key, the Rutgers Tech Store hosts its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on December 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty and staff members qualify for Apple Education Pricing on iMac, Macbook, and other Apple products, but on this one-day event, Kite+Key offers an additional discount off of the reduced education price. Kite+Key is an Apple authorized campus store that 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 about the event here (PDF).

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers offers discounts for Rutgers employees from December 4 through December 7 at all New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campus Barnes & Noble College stores, including the Livingston Convenience Store, Cook–Douglass Bookstore, Rutgers Spirit Shop, SAC Convenience Store, and the Busch Convenience Store. University employees should present a Rutgers ID to the cashier before checking out to receive a 25% discount on all Rutgers apparel, gifts, and general reading books. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Items excluded from this sale include, but are not limited to, textbooks, custom clothing or gift orders, special orders, emblematic computer accessories or school supplies, eBooks, nook, Rosetta Stone, gift cards, and convenience items. This discount is not available online.

The Brodsky Center's 2013 Holiday Sale
The Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its online holiday sale through January 10. All sale prints are available at 30 percent off with an extra 5 percent discount for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. To place an order, please contact Allison Lindblom at 848-932-5246 or info@brodskycenter.org. View prints here.

Academic Sphere

Blackboard Faculty Workshops
The Office of Academic Scheduling and Technology, Rutgers–Newark, offers one-hour hands-on faculty workshops on the use of Blackboard in face-to-face or online courses. These introductory sessions are open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university. View the complete list of sessions and dates here.

Events

Celebrating Rutgers–Newark Staff: December 5, Newark
Interim Chancellor Todd Clear invites all Rutgers–Newark staff to join him for a continental breakfast on December 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Essex Room of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This is an opportunity to learn about future plans for the Newark Campus. Learn more here.

Annual Global Health Fair: December 3, New Brunswick
The Office of Global Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs host a health fair on December 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The keynote speaker is Brian L. Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Learn more here.

Contemporary Voices in American Studies: New Works, New Directions: December 3, New Brunswick
The Department of American Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, shares new and recently published works on December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Ruth M. Adams Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Alumni, students, and colleagues are welcome to join the discussion. Learn more and RSVP here.

DSM-V and Addictions: Reconceptualizing the Role of Brain, Behavior, and Excess: December 3, New Brunswick
The School of Social Work, the Center for Gambling Studies, and the Center of Alcohol Studies host a lecture by Marc Potenza on December 3 at 5 p.m. in the gathering lounge of the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Potenza is a professor of psychiatry, child study, and neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Learn more and register here.

Garden City: Britain and the Body at Work: December 4, New Brunswick
The Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by M. Elen Deming on December 4 at 4 p.m. in the Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Deming is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more here.

Poverty Policy and the Politics of the Poor: December 4, Camden
The Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers–Camden, hosts a lecture by Frances Fox Piven on December 4 at 12:15 p.m. in the third-floor faculty lounge of Armitage Hall, Rutgers–Camden. Piven is a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the City University of New York. This event is free and lunch is provided. Learn more here.

Spirituality and Health: December 4, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents a panel discussion on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The panel explores the interplay between spirituality and health from Jewish and medical perspectives. Please email csjl@rci.rutgers.edu to RSVP. Learn more here.

We All Work: Death, Care, and the Changing American Family: December 5, New Brunswick
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR), Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Carla Keirns on December 5 at noon in the first-floor conference room of IHHCPAR on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Keirns is an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University. Learn more here.

Inter-Professional Integrative Medicine Seminar: December 6, Newark
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.

Appointments & Retirements

Christopher J. Molloy has been appointed senior vice president at the Office for Research and Economic Development. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Chandler Health Center Annual Toy Drive
The Eric B. Chandler Health Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School holds its annual toy drive through December 16. Last year, the center was able to distribute approximately 500 toys to 200 families. Please donate a new and unwrapped toy and place it in one of the nearby donation boxes. View donation box locations here (PDF).

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

Linda Brzustowicz, professor I in the Department of Genetics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Cati Coe, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Camden, has published a new book titled The Scattered Family: Parenting, African Migrants, and Global Inequality (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Ronald Gilman, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Eileen Kowler, distinguished professor in the Department of Psychology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Tung-Ching Lee, distinguished professor in the Department of Food Science at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dennis Patterson, Board of Governors professor at the School of Law–Camden, has coauthored a new book titled Mind, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Babar K. Rao, acting chair of the Department of Dermatology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has published a book titled Atlas of Confocal Microscopy in Dermatology (NIDIskin LLC, 2013).

Mark G. Robson, dean of agricultural and urban programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Collegium Ramazzini Fellow by the Collegium Ramazzini.

Gifts & Grants

Helen Berman, Board of Governors 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 $2,500,451. The project titled The Protein Structure Initiative Knowledgebase is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Berman here.

Ni Gao, associate professor at the Integrated Employment Institute in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the School of Health Related Professions is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project titled Evaluating the Impact of Employment Services in Supportive Housing is being supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Learn more about Professor Gao here.

Andrzej Ruszczyński, distinguished professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $240,000. The project titled Time-Consistent Risk-Averse Control of Markov Systems is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ruszczyński here.

Kimberly Brenneman, assistant research professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $226,889. The project titled Partnerships for Early Childhood Curriculum Development: Readiness through Integrative Science is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Brenneman here.

Anthony Braga, Goffredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers­–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project titled Analyzing Violent Crime and Illicit Drug Market Problems in New Jersey is being supported by The Nicholson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Braga here.

Cyril Reade, associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts and director of the Center for the Arts, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project titled RutgersCamden Center for the Arts Camden City Education and Community Arts Programs is being supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Learn more about Professor Reade here.

In Memoriam

Marie Cornelia-Shew passed away on November 16. She was a retired English professor and former associate dean at the Graduate School–Camden.

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