October 2, 2013

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Spotlight

Zimmerli Art Museum
Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus by attending interdisciplinary tours, lectures, and films. Most events are free for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. The museum is pleased to partner with: Center for African Studies; Department of Art History; Department of Geography; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Rutgers Climate Institute; Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences; Institute for Women and Art; Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs; and State Theatre. View the Zimmerli’s online calendar here.

Image from the exhibition Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives
Diane Burko
Paradise Bay 1, January 13, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the Artist

In this Issue...
Announcements

Submit a Video to RU-tv Network
RU-tv Network welcomes video submissions from the Rutgers community. Faculty and staff members who have produced, or plan to produce, a video project and would like RU-tv to consider airing it on the network, should consider submitting creative content. All types of programming are considered. Read the submission guidelines and learn more here.

No Time to Practice!: Help for Pre-College Music Students and Their Families
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents Chiu-Ling Lin, artistic director of the Young Artist Program, on October 5 at 1 p.m. in the Schare Recital Hall of the Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Director Lin discusses effective practice strategies, time management, and audition preparation. Please RSVP to youngartistprogram@masongross.rutgers.edu.

Academic Sphere

Call for Posters for the Innovations in Dermatological Sciences Conference
The Center for Dermal Research issues a call for posters for its Innovations in Dermatological Sciences conference held on November 19. The top three posters will win one year of free membership to the Controlled Release Society with complimentary online subscriptions. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is October 15. Learn more and submit poster abstracts here.

OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program: Applications Due October 25
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics invites women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (including social and health science) fields to apply to the spring 2014 OASIS Program on the Rutgers–Newark Campus. The program accelerates the career development and advancement of participants through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring, and individual coaching. The application deadline is October 25. Learn more here.

Registration Is Now Open for the Russell Nutrition Symposium
The Office of the Executive Dean for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rutgers–New Brunswick, sponsor a symposium on October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trayes Hall of the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The title of this symposium is Nutrition and Cognitive Function Throughout the Life-Span. Learn more here.

Registration Is Now Open for Current and Emerging Approaches in Urban Mental Health Conference
The Department of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences host a conference on November 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. This conference features national experts in the emerging field of Urban Mental Health. Based on the long understanding and experience in treating mental illness and addiction in urban settings, this conference will highlight the current and emerging treatment approaches to DSM-5 diagnoses that are particularly relevant to urban communities. Learn more and register here.

Events
New Brunswick Latino Arts Festival: October 6, New Brunswick
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts sponsors New Brunswick's first Latino Arts Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Latino Arts and Culture on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Enjoy performances, workshops, and exhibits. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers: Adam Zagajewski: October 2, New Brunswick
Writers at Rutgers in the Department of English at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents a reading by Adam Zagajewski on October 2 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Zagajewski's most recent books in English are Unseen Hand, Eternal Enemies, and Without End: New and Selected Poems, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Philbrook Public Interest Award Ceremony: October 3, Camden
The Women’s Law Caucus at the School of Law–Camden presents the 2013 Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award to the Honorable Virginia Long, former associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, on October 3 at 6 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Eve Biskind Klothen, former assistant dean of the pro bono and public interest program at the School of Law–Camden, will also be honored. Learn more here.

Adult Chamber Music Open House: October 5, New Brunswick
The Extension Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts an open house for its adult chamber music program on October 5 at 3 p.m. in Schare Recital Hall in the Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The Adult Chamber Music Program begins on October 11, and those interested in joining should complete the form and RSVP to Allison Brewster Franzetti at extdiv.adultchambermusic@gmail.com.

The New Majority and Political Representation: A Look at Immigrants as Candidates, Elected Officials, and Policymakers: October 7, New Brunswick
The Program on Immigration and Democracy at the Eagleton Institute of Politics presents a talk by Sayu Bhojwani on October 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Wood Lawn Mansion on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Bhojwani is a visiting scholar and founder and president of The New American Leaders Project. Registration for this event is required. Learn more and register here.

Jews and Food: Tradition, Sustainability, and Health: October 8, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences and the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), Rutgers–New Brunswick, host a talk on October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This talk is part of the GAIA Centers' 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: Global Health! A memorial tribute to Joan L. Bildner will precede the program. Learn more here.

Writers at Newark: Will Schutt, Christine Schutt: October 8, Newark
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at Rutgers–Newark, host a talk by Will Schutt and Christine Schutt on October 8 at 5:30 p.m. in multipurpose room 231 of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Christine Schutt is the author of All Souls, which was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Learn more here.

Herbal Therapies for Epilepsy: Back to the Future: October 9, New Brunswick
The Department of Neurology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a talk by Steven C. Schachter as part of its grand rounds on October 9 at 1:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Medical Education Building on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Schachter is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.

The Rutgers School of Public Health Open House: October 9, New Brunswick
The School of Public Health at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences hosts its open house on October 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the RWJMS Research School of Public Health Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This open house showcases graduate degrees and certificates in public health and connects prospective students with faculty. Learn more and RSVP here.

Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 2013: October 12, Camden
Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts its first-ever Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 5K Run and 1-mile Campus Tour Walk in support of Rutgers Against Hunger on October 12. Register for the run here. After the run, celebrate Rutgers pride and the new additions to the Rutgers–Camden Campus, including the new alumni house. Homecoming activities include games and prizes for the whole family. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Joseph A. Barone has been appointed dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Learn more about Dean Barone here.

Zhanel Mailibayeva DeVides has been appointed assistant professor in the accounting program at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor DeVides here.

Hyoseok (David) Hwang has been appointed assistant professor in the finance program at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Hwang here.

Bart Krekelberg has been appointed associate director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark. Learn more here.

Denis Paré has been appointed director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark. Learn more here.

David Pedersen has been appointed assistant professor in the finance program at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Pedersen here.

KiKyung Song has been appointed assistant professor in the accounting program at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Song here.

Edward Werner has been appointed assistant professor in the accounting program at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Werner here.

Get Involved

Big Chill Golf Outing
Rutgers Recreation hosts its Big Chill Golf Outing on October 24. Proceeds from this event help support the Big Chill 5K, which donated over 10,000 toys to needy children last holiday season. Please contact Don Heilman at 848-932-4529 with questions. Participation is limited to 72 players and early registration is encouraged. Participants may register online or by phone at 848-445-0462. Learn more and register here.

Type 2 Diabetes Research Study
The Relationships, Health, and Aging Lab, Rutgers–Camden, recruits participants for its Diabetes Experiences Study. The study examines how family, friends, and health care providers are involved in diabetes management. Eligibility criteria for this study is that participants must be 45+ years of age, have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and regularly see a health care provider for diabetes care. Compensation is $20 per participant and an additional $20 for spouses who complete a spousal supplemental questionnaire. For more information, please contact Kristin August at 856-225-6784 or kristin.august@camden.rutgers.edu.

Awards & Honors

Joseph R. Bertino, chief scientific officer at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been honored by the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. Learn more here.

Christopher J. Molloy, interim chancellor at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been honored by the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. Learn more here.

Jennifer Theiss, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the Early Career Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Learn more here.

Gabor Toth, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has published a new book titled Introduction to Middle Egyptian Grammar through Ancient Writings (Linus, 2013). Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers–Newark, received a grant from the Surdna Foundation for $125,000.

Steven Levison, professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $537,500. The project titled Improving Cell Replacement after Traumatic Brain Injury is being supported by the N.J. Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Professor Levison here.

Alexander V. Neimark, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $349,976. The project titled Adhesion and Translocation of Nanoparticles through Lipid Membranes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Neimark here.

Ki-Bum Lee, associate 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 $200,000. The project titled Enhanced Stem Cell Based Gene Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Using Novel Magnetic Coreshell Nanoparticles is being supported by the N.J. Commission on Spinal Cord Research. Learn more about Professor Lee here.

Thomas Bennert, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and program director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $126,320. The project titled Stone Matrix Asphalt Evaluation for the National Airport Pavement Test Facility is being supported by the U.S Department of Transportation. Learn more about Professor Bennert here.

Hao Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,137. The project titled Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of High Tire Pressure Effect on Airport Pavement is being supported by the Federal Aviation Administration. Learn more about Professor Wang here.

Jerome Williams, distinguished professor and research director at the Center of Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Department of Management and Global Business at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project titled Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative is being supported by the PNC Bank Foundation. Learn more about Professor Williams here.

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