November 6, 2013

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Spotlight

Rutgers Students and Alumni Receive 26 Fulbright Grants, a University Record
Rutgers University students and alumni received 26 Fulbright Grants this year, a record number for the university. The prestigious grants offer students and young professionals the opportunity to do graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which administers the grants, reported that Rutgers is tied for third place among research universities nationwide for the number of students and alumni receiving grants. Rutgers is joined in the top 10 by two other Big Ten universities – Michigan and Northwestern – along with other prestigious schools such as Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Read the entire story at Rutgers Today.

In this Issue...
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 8 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.

Free Part-time Jobs Posting Database
The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid manages the Job Location and Development Program (JLDP), which is a federally funded employment program. The JLDP is open to all currently enrolled Rutgers students only. There are no student eligibility requirements beyond current enrollment. The JLDP is open to all Rutgers affiliates, as well as to non-Rutgers affiliates, such as area businesses. Those interested in hiring non-federal work study program funded Rutgers student employees for part-time and/or seasonal employment opportunities, please contact Michelle Brugnoli at michelle.brugnoli@ofa.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2648. Please note that JLDP jobs are posted only at the discretion of the Student Employment Office/Office of Financial Aid. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for SMART Precollege Enrichment Program
Applications are now available for the winter 2014 Science, Medicine, and Related Topics (SMART) precollege enrichment program offered by New Jersey Medical School. This program cultivates students’ interest in health science and research and culminates in enhanced competitiveness and expansion of the pool of underrepresented minority students in these health-related professions. The program focuses on youth development and academic excellence and is open to students in grades 6–12. Learn more here.

Academic Sphere

Celebrate International Education Week at Rutgers with GAIA Centers
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) celebrates International Education Week from November 11–16 with events and activities for students, faculty, and staff. International Education Week is celebrated annually by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This joint initiative encourages individuals to honor the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Learn more about International Education Week here and here.

Registration Is Open for ScarletApps for Education Faculty and Staff Presentation
The Office of Information Technology hosts a presentation on the use of ScarletApps on November 22 at 10 a.m. in Hall B of the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. ScarletApps is the Rutgers implementation of GoogleApps for Education. This session highlights how to schedule meetings with shared calendars and how to hold meetings remotely using Google Hangouts. Video conferencing is available on the Camden and Newark campuses. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Winter Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews of Economic Evidence in Healthcare
The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, a research institute at the School of Nursing, hosts its second annual Winter Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews of Economic Evidence in Healthcare on January 8–10 at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark. The workshop is taught by world-renowned experts in the field of systematic reviews and evidence-based practice. The submission deadline for proposals is December 6, and the registration deadline for the event is December 13. Learn more and register here.

Events

Writers at Rutgers: Salman Rushdie: November 13, New Brunswick
Writers at Rutgers in the Department of English at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents Salman Rushdie on November 13 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Rushdie is the author of 11 novels, including Midnight’s Children (awarded the Booker Prize in 1981) and The Satanic Verses. Learn more here.

Clickers in the Classroom: November 7, New Brunswick
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents a workshop on November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in room 172A of Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This interactive presentation covers the clicker+, clicker2, and clickerGO. Learn more and register here.

Healing Cultural Pain: Exploration of Oppression in Relationship to the Process of Recovery from Addiction: November 7, New Brunswick
The Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers a seminar on November 7 at 9 a.m. at the Center of Alcohol Studies on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Philip T. McCabe, health educator at the Office of Public Health Practice, leads the session. Learn more here and register here.

Type 1 Diabetes Support Meeting, Research Presentation, and Tour of CHINJ: November 7, New Brunswick
The Child Health Institute of New Jersey (CHINJ) at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a family-based education and support group meeting by Michael's Miracles on November 7 at 7 p.m. in room 4101 of CHINJ on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This session includes a tour of CHINJ laboratories and a presentation for individuals and families affected by Type 1 Diabetes. Please contact Linda Pelligra at Lpelligra@winants.rutgers.edu or 732-235-8614 to RSVP.

The Affordable Care Act, the Marketplace, and the Hispanic Community: November 8, Newark
The College of Nursing and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region II, sponsor a forum on November 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 106 of Ackerson Hall at Rutgers–Newark. This event is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

A Peek Out My Window: My Journey from Rutgers to the TODAY Show: November 8, New Brunswick
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a seminar by Dylan Dreyer on November 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cook Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Dreyer is a meteorologist for NBC News' Weekend TODAY and former weather anchor for RU-tv. Learn more here.

The Growth and Development of Nursing Organizations: November 8, Camden
The School of Nursing–Camden hosts a lecture by Angela McBride on November 8 at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. McBride is a distinguished professor and university dean emerita at the School of Nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. This event is free but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Rutgers Recreation Ballroom Dance Workshop and Social: November 9, New Brunswick
Rutgers Ballroom and Rutgers Recreation host a night of social dancing on November 9 in the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Samba and swing dance workshops begin at 5:30 p.m. and the social is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. All are welcome to come, with or without a partner. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are invited. Please contact 848-932-8204 or email recclass@rci.rutgers.edu with questions. Payment may be made at the door or you may register for the workshop session here by selecting the workshop plus social combination deal.

Annual Biopharmaceutical Case Competition Presentation: November 10, Newark
The Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick hosts team presentations and an awards ceremony for its annual Biopharmaceutical Case Competition on November 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark. Teams of MBA students from around the country were invited to take part in the competition and address current challenges facing the biopharmaceutical industry. Learn more and register here.

Overcoming the Odds: A Follow-up Study of Children of Incarcerated Mothers: November 12, New Brunswick
The Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a talk by Jane Siegel on November 12 at noon at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Siegel is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden and presents the adult outcomes of children whose mothers were involved in the criminal justice system, including ways in which these children managed and overcame adversity associated with their family situation. Please contact Geraldine V. Oades-Sese at 732-235-7166 with questions.

Appointments & Retirements

Tammy Boslet has been appointed administrative assistant for the Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid.

Get Involved

12th Annual Charity Fundraiser Sponsored by University Facilities
University Facilities and Capital Planning hosts its 12th annual charitable fundraiser in support of the Employees Charitable Campaign and Rutgers Against Hunger on November 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event features food and chances to win prizes. Admission is $6 and includes two slices of pizza, a drink, and a chance to win a door prize. Please bring nonperishable food items for the chance to win the prize. Raffle tickets available on site. Learn more here.

New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign
The annual universitywide New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign fund drive runs from November 11 to 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.

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.

Alumni Day of Service
The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) encourages alumni to begin planning a Day of Service project. RUAA Signature Projects begin on November 9 and take place at the Neighborhood Center and the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, Rutgers Gardens, and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Learn more on how to start a project or become involved in one of this year’s RUAA Signature Projects here.

Awards & Honors

Jacqueline Durham, supervising rehabilitation counselor at University Behavior Health Care has been elected for a three-year term as secretary of the National Association of Social Workers. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Grace Guo, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,138,220. The project titled Gut Bile Acids; in Total Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Professor Guo here.

Nicholi Vorsa, director of the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is the principal investigator of an award totaling $500,000. The project titled Genomic Regions and Genetic Constellations Associated with Agronomic Traits, Fruit Quality, and Disease Resistance in the American Cranberry is being supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This project is in collaboration with Juan Zalapa of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and James Polashock, research plant pathologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Director Vorsa here.

Janet Leli, program director of the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $413,150. The project titled New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program Annual Work Plan 2013 is being supported by N.J. Department of Transportation. Learn more about Director Leli here.

Cynthia Blitz, director of the Center for Effective School Practices and research professor at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $340,000. The project titled Using Formative Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Director Blitz here.

Daniel J. Van Abs, associate research professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $41,400. The two-part project, titled Evaluating the Importance of Upgrading New Jerseys Urban Water Systems and Pinelands Growth Area Water Assessment, is being supported by New Jersey Future. Learn more about Professor Van Abs here.

Rubab Qureshi, assistant professor at the School of Nursing at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $4,240. The project titled An Assessment of Current and Future Nurses’ Attitudes towards Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender People is being supported by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Qureshi here.

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