October 9, 2013

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Spotlight

We Need Your Stories to Tell the Rutgers Story...
The Rutgers 250th Anniversary planning committee announces the upcoming publishing of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait, a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book authored by several of Rutgers very own distinguished faculty. This book will relive the university's colorful history, its remarkable roster of distinguished faculty and students, and its memorable milestones.

But the story cannot be told without your help.

So, share your stories and memories of your time at Rutgers. A history of Rutgers would not be complete without them.

Learn more about how to submit your stories here.
Updated information for the 250th Anniversary may be accessed here.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

State Health Benefits Program Open Enrollment
The State Health Benefits Program has designated October 1, 2013, to November 1, 2013, as the annual Open Enrollment period for the State Health Benefits Program and New Jersey Tax$ave program. This is the annual opportunity to assess individual or family benefits needs and revise health, dental, and pretax flexible spending account selections. The deadline for submission of all plan changes is November 1, 2013. All changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective on January 1, 2014. Visit the University Human Resources website for Open Enrollment information, applications, forms, plan premiums, and additional plan resources. Please contact a Benefits Specialist at 848-932-3990 or at benefits@hr.rutgers.edu with questions.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Now Open for CEO Lecture Series
The Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick hosts a lecture by Gregory Weaver on October 29 at 6 p.m. in the Bove Auditorium of One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark. Weaver is chair and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP. This event is free. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Now Open for the Interdisciplinary Maternal Health Safety Conference
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Tara Hansen Foundation, presents an interdisciplinary continuing education conference on maternal health and safety on November 6 and 7 in the Clinical Academic Building of RWJMS on the College Avenue Campus. This conference addresses the growing problem of maternal morbidity and mortality, with evidence-based standards that support maternal safety and promote prevention of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Now Open for the 10th Annual GSAPP Cultural Conference
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, along with the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Education, hosts their annual conference on November 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This conference aims to increase the cultural competence of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and educators working with ethnic minorities and other diverse groups in clinical, school, and organizational settings. Learn more and register here.

Events
Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming 2013: October 25–27
Rutgers University Alumni Association hosts Rutgers–New Brunswick Homecoming 2013 from October 25–27. Events include a spooky night Ghost Tour, the Homecoming Block R Party before the Rutgers vs. Houston game, and the Run for RAH 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk to help Rutgers in the fight against hunger. Some events require registration. Learn more and register here.

On the Banks of the Raritan: Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick: Opens October 9, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries opens its fall 2013 exhibition On the Banks of the Raritan: Music at Rutgers and New Brunswick on October 9 in the galleries on the ground floor and lower level of Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The exhibit features documents, photographs, and artifacts from Special Collections and University Archives and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Performing Arts Library. This exhibit is on display until January 31, 2014. Learn more here.

Generation Silent: Addressing Aging in the LGBT Community: October 10, New Brunswick
The Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a seminar on October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center of Alcohol Studies on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Events for the Professional Development Seminar Series run every Thursday. View the seminar schedule and learn more here.

Lecture on Genocide Prevention and Global Justice: October 10, Newark
The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, hosts a lecture by Adama Dieng, UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, on October 10 at 6 p.m. in the Dana Room of Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. This lecture celebrates the launch of the Rutgers UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention. Learn more here.

Asian American Cultural Center Open House: October 11, New Brunswick
The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) hosts its annual open house on October 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the AACC on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Food will be provided, and this event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Learn more here.

Institutions in a Mosaic World: Implication for Climate Mitigation and Adaptations: October 11, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, host a lecture by Brian Flannery, a center fellow at Resources for the Future, on October 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This lecture is part of the Energy Policy Seminar Series. Learn more here.

We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream: October 11, New Brunswick
The School of Management and Labor Relations, along with the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Department of Cinema Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, cosponsors a free screening of the film We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream on October 11 at 7 p.m. in room 105 of Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. We the Owners captures real-world stories that demonstrate how employees and employers can share work collaboratively in order to be profitable, innovative, and sustainable. The film is being featured at film festivals around the United States. Learn more here.

Strategic Planning Information Session: October 15, Camden
Chancellor Wendell Pritchett delivers an update on the universitywide strategic planning process and leads a discussion about Rutgers–Camden's role within that process on October 15 at 12:20 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

University Inn and Conference Center Welcome Open House: October 17, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center hosts its open house on October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Free tours, refreshments, and information about recent upgrades and updates are offered. Learn more and register here.

Appointments & Retirements

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

Oscar Holmes IV has been appointed assistant professor in management at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Holmes here.

Dinesh Iyer has been appointed assistant professor in management at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Iyer here.

Neda Ebrahim Khanjari has been appointed assistant professor in management at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Khanjari here.

Rong Ma has been appointed assistant professor in management at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Ma here.

Deeksha Singh has been appointed assistant professor in management at the School of Business–Camden. Learn more about Professor Singh here.

Get Involved

Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs International Photo Contest
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) holds an International Photo Contest to kick off International Education Week that starts in early November. The contest is open to all Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. Photos are accepted based on three themes: international food and nutrition, international volunteerism/community building, and famous landmarks. First place photos in each category will win a $50 gift card, and the top three photos in each of the three categories will be displayed in the Douglass Campus Center from November 11 to 15. The deadline to submit photos is November 1. Please email photos to gaia_photo_contest@hotmail.com. Learn more here.

Mindfulness Meditation
Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatry Services sponsors meditation sessions from noon to 1 p.m. on the Busch, College Avenue, and Douglass Campuses:

All are welcome, including beginners and more experienced members. Several techniques will be introduced and participants are encouraged to find their preferred methods. No registration is necessary. Please contact Siobhan Gibbons with questions at siobhang@echo.rutgers.edu.

Awards & Honors

Michael Livingston, professor at the School of Law–Camden, is the author of a new book titled The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938–1943 (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Learn more about Professor Livingston here.

Jonathan Muse, assistant dean II at the School of Business–Camden, has been elected president of the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Honor Society for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Sanjay K. Pandey, professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark, has been awarded the 2013 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award. The annual award is jointly sponsored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Learn more here.

Charles J. Prestigiacomo, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at New Jersey Medical School has been awarded the Special Distinguished Professional Award by the National Federation of Italian-American Societies. Learn more about Professor Prestigiacomo here.

Gifts & Grants

Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,802,498. The project titled Clean Energy Evaluation and Market Assessment is being supported by the N.J. Board of Public Utilities. Learn more about Director Felder here.

Laura Byham-Gray, associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Health Related Professions, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $466,233. The project titled Development and Validation of a Predictive Energy Equation in Hemodialysis is being supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Learn more about Professor Byham-Gray here.

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, executive director of economic growth and development at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Kevin Lyons, assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $177,762. The project titled Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership is being supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Learn more about Director Brennan-Tonetta here and Professor Lyons here.

Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer at Rutgers–New Brunswick is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project titled Sexuality Education/Sex, Etc. is being supported by the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Learn more about Director Schroeder here.

Diane Hill, assistant chancellor at the Office of University-Community Partnerships, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $20,000. The project titled World Host Training Project is being supported by Brick City Development Corporation. Learn more about Chancellor Hill here.

Mohsen Jafari, program director at the Center of Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation and professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $18,528. The project titled Review of Best Practices in Criticality Assessment and Risk Analysis at the MTA is being supported by the CUNY-Transportation Research Center. Learn more about Professor Jafari here.

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