October 27, 2010

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Announcements

First Submission Period for Rutgers Day 2011 Programs
All Rutgers centers, departments, units, schools, and student groups are invited to submit a program for Rutgers Day 2011, whether it is a science experiment, demonstration, performance, exhibit, lecture, tour, or other fun activity. Program submission period: Monday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 24. The names of individuals who submit programs from November 1 to 24 will be entered into a random drawing for one of several prizes. Visit rutgersday.rutgers.edu to see the list and submit a program. Have questions? Email rutgersday@ur.rutgers.edu or call Terre Martin at 732-932-7823, ext. 672.

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines for Faculty and Staff–New Brunswick
The Occupational Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic for faculty and staff with a valid Rutgers ID on October 28 at the Hurtado Health Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. Learn more here.

Events

An Afternoon of Jazz with Professor Lewis Porter: October 27
Enjoy an afternoon of free jazz with professor Lewis Porter, Vincent Gardner, and others on October 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information or email Lewis Porter at lporter@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

Traumatic Urbanization and Its Consequences: October 27
Matthew Jelacic will discuss his continuous research on shelter alternatives for displaced people on October 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more about this free event here.

Believe: October 28
The entire Rutgers community is invited to a rally in support of #52, Eric LeGrand, with prayer, stories, and hope on October 28 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Find more information about Eric LeGrand here.

Dust–The Inside Story of its Role In the September 11th Aftermath: How Did It Inform Us About Catastrophe Preparedness: October 29
As part of one of the first teams to take dust samples from Ground Zero after the destruction of the Twin Towers, Dr. Paul J. Lioy shares his personal and professional perspectives on the World Trade Center Dust on October 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Environmental and Natural Resource Science Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Find more information here.

Graduate and Professional School Day: November 3
Faculty and staff interested in graduate and professional programs are invited to meet with representatives from over 130 graduate and professional schools nationwide from many academic disciplines on November 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Registration is not required. Learn more here.

Peace Corps and Rutgers: Celebrating 50 Years of Service: November 4–5
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps: Peace Corps Past and Future on November 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick, featuring members of the first Peace Corps group to enter into training in 1961 and the Colombia I Plaque Dedication on November 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Hegeman Hall, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Find more information , or email Monique Schnee at mschnee@ur.rutgers.edu.

Scarlet Knights Host Fall Basketball Camp–New Brunswick: November 4–5
Scarlet Knights will host a basketball camp for boys grades 2 to 6 and girls grades 2 to 8 on November 4 and 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), Rutgers–New Brunswick. Find more information here.

In the News

Campus Connect: One-on-One with Rutgers Students
Meet four students who share some of their favorite things at Rutgers and talk about how their outlooks have changed since coming here. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Aldo Civico has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Civico joins Rutgers from Columbia University. Learn more here.

Ariana Mangual Figueroa has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Figueroa completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about Professor Figueroa here.

Kate Gaioni, director of the Occupational Health Department, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will retire this fall after nearly 17 years of service to the university.

Andrey Grigoriev has been appointed professor and director in the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Grigoriev joins Rutgers from GPC Biotech, Munich and Princeton. Find more information about Professor Grigoriev here.

In Kwon Park has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Park completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. Learn more about Professor Park here.

Christopher Retzko has been appointed manager of special events and programs for the Office of the Secretary of the University.

Jun Xiang has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Division of Global Affairs at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Awards & Honors

George Carman, professor in the Department of Food Science at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award. Learn more about Professor Carman here.

Sang-Wook Cheong, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. Learn more here.

Tina Eliassi-Rad, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Global Security Directorate Gold Award for work on detection of cyber attacks and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award. Learn more about Professor Eliassi-Rad here.

Charles M. White, field liason and adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work at the Graduate School–New Brunswick is the coeditor of Bringing Systems Thinking to Life: Expanding the Horizons for Bowen Family Systems Theory. The book discusses the application of systems thinking to a variety of social behaviors.

Gifts & Grants

The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health has received a $10 million pledge from an anonymous donor to establish an endowed fund.

The Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick has received a $1 million gift from Robert E. Campbell RBSG’62 to establish the Robert E. Campbell Endowed Fellowship.

Professor Ellen Goodman, a professor in the School of Law–Camden, has received $175,000 from the Ford Foundation in support of her project to design policy principles for public media.

The School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick has received $100,000 from Andrew S. Patti ENG’61 to establish the Rita C. Patti Endowed Scholarship in Engineering.

Elizabeth E. Epstein, associate research professor in theCenter of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of a grant totaling $711,418. The project focuses on Testing CBT Models and Change Mechanisms for Alcohol Dependent Women. Funding is being provided by the National Institutes of Health. More information about Dr. Epstein can be found here.

Edward W. Castner Jr., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of a grant totaling $650,000. The project titled SISGR: Physical Chemistry of Reaction Dynamics in Ionic Liquids is being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. More information about Dr. Castner can be found here.

Did You Know?

Did you know the Office of Information Technology offers free classes on various computing topics? Class listings can be found online. When sufficient people have requested a certain class, the class is arranged. Find more information here, or contact Daniel Koft at 732-445-3216.

In Memoriam

Franco Ferrucci, professor in the Department of Italian at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on August 30, 2010. A memorial service is planned for November 6, 2010, from
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute, Douglass Campus,  Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin is excited to offer online classified ads through CampusAve. Rutgers faculty and staff can post items for sale, free of charge.

Some current listings include Halloween decorations, Dell LCD computer monitor, Rollerblades, and a house for sublet in Highland Park, New Jersey.

For many more listings, and to submit your own free listing, please visit Rutgers Campus Classifieds here.