September 11, 2013

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Spotlight

Toxicology, Health, and Environmental Disease (THED) High School Summer Program
The inaugural THED High School Summer Program hosted 46 participants representing 30 different high schools, 25 New Jersey municipalities, and four states. The overall objectives for the program were to provide students the opportunity to learn modern laboratory techniques used in the biomedical and environmental health sciences fields, train students to analyze results and determine real-world applications of data collected, and expose students to different career opportunities within medicine, pharmacy, toxicology, environmental health science, and research.

In this Issue...
Announcements

Rutgers Child Care Survey
The current Nutritional Sciences Preschool on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is in the process of expanding its days and hours. Under the new schedule, the preschool will still serve children 3 and 4 years of age, but each group would come daily, instead of Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday. The preschool is currently gathering input as to the optimal hours of operation in order to better their services, and requests that faculty and staff members with small children or who are planning to have children take the survey here.

Registration Is Open for the Rutgers Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception
The Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers–Newark, the Office of the Dean at New Jersey Medical School, the Office of the Dean at Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Newark, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics host a faculty wine and cheese reception on October 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the University Club at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. The registration deadline is September 13. Learn more and register here.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers
The Human Subjects Protection Program at the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs hosts a webinar on October 24 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fiber Optic Materials Research Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This webinar is for researchers involved in qualitative studies and for IRB members, directors, and staff who review qualitative research protocols. Julie Simpson, director of Research Integrity Services and affiliate assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire, is the presenter. Please RSVP to Shelia.Evans@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for Mission Possible: Transforming the Future through College Access
The Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Rutgers Future Scholars host a national convening on college access from November 13–15. With funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this national dialogue and networking opportunity will involve researchers, program practitioners, K–12 and higher education administrators, funders, corporations, government officials, and policy makers, and will build on existing college access knowledge to create new strategies for the future. Participating innovators, activists, and scholars include Steve Perry, CNN contributor and host of Save My Son; Rutgers president emeritus and university professor, Richard L. McCormick; Jonathan R. Alger, president of James Madison University; N.J. Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks; and Luke Visconti, C.E.O. of DiversityInc. A reduced registration fee is available for Rutgers faculty and staff. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the Fall Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick presents its upcoming Fall Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program on October 16–18 at One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark. The program is for individuals in both the for- and nonprofit sectors who are interested in learning business skills and strategies, as well as building personal and professional leadership capacity. Each topic area is taught by a renowned practitioner, expert, or academician. The program covers such topics as ethics and values, best practices in board relations, financial management, fundraising, leveraging data collection, storytelling, and partnerships and collaborations. Learn more and register here.

Events

Rutgers LGBTQA Fall Reception: September 12, New Brunswick
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its annual LGBTQA fall reception on September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is open to all new and returning members of the Rutgers LGBTQA community. Learn more here.

What's Next for U.S. Climate and Energy Policy?: September 13, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, host a talk by Nathaniel Keohane as part of their Energy Policy Seminar Series on September 13 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. Keohane is a vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund. Learn more here.

Department of Genetics Fall Research Seminar: September 16, New Brunswick
The Department of Genetics at the School of Arts and Sciences and the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers–New Brunswick, host a talk by Alexandre Gaspar Maia on September 16 at noon in the Life Sciences Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The topic of this seminar is epigenomics and iPSCs. Maia is from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Learn more here.

Playing to Win: Raising Girls in a Competitive Culture: September 16, New Brunswick
The Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Hilary Levey Friedman on September 16 at 11:30 a.m. in room 128 of Davison Hall on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Friedman is from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series Features Clipper Erickson and Andrew Kirkman: September 18, Camden
The Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, continues with its free Mallery Concert Series on September 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room of the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. Clipper Erickson performs on the piano with Andrew Kirkman on violin. View the fall 2013 schedule here.

NJMS Grand Rounds: Oral Neuropathic Pain: September 18, Newark
The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at New Jersey Medical School hosts a talk by Eric Lessard on September 18 at 7 a.m. in room B-552 of the Medical Science Building at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark. Lessard is from McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Learn more here.

Film Screening of Lost Child–Sayon’s Journey: September 19, Newark
The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights (CGHR) at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, hosts a film screening and discussion on September 19 at 6 p.m. in the Dana Room of Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Sayon Soeun, filmmaker Janet Gardner, coproducer Sopheap Theam, and Alex Hinton, director of CGHR, lead the discussion after the film. Learn more here.

Vision, Value, and the Burden of Humanism: September 19, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Minoo Moallem from the University of California-Berkeley on September 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This talk is part of IRW's 2013–2014 Distinguished Lecture Series titled Decolonizing Gender/Gendering Decolonization. A reception begins at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Elise C. Boddie has been appointed associate professor at the School of Law–Newark. Learn more about Professor Boddie here.

Vicki Brooks has been appointed director of Assessment of Transfer and Non-Traditional Students at the Educational Opportunity Fund.

Yuliya Guseva has been appointed assistant professor at the School of Law–Newark. Learn more about Professor Guseva here.

Azizah Hamiduddin has been appointed director of Graduate Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) and university administrator for EOF.

Alexandria Hermann has been appointed associate director of the Office of Federal Relations.

Karen Kalamaras, clinic services representative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, has retired after 29 years of service to the institution.

Rick H. Lee has been appointed associate director of the Tyler Clementi Center. Learn more about Director Lee here.

David Noll has been appointed assistant professor at the School of Law–Newark. Learn more about Professor Noll here.

Hana Shepherd has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more about Professor Shepherd here.

Todd Slawsky has been appointed business manager II in the Department of University Relations.

Wally Torian has been appointed assistant dean and director of the Office of Student Access and Educational Equity Admissions and Recruitment.

Get Involved

Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University Bookstore Hosts Rutgers Against Hunger Fundraiser
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University Bookstore locations across the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses will host their annual Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) fall semester fundraiser in support of New Jersey-based food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. The annual fundraiser runs through September 28. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to donate $1 at checkout. A $1 donation to RAH can provide up to eight meals at a local food bank. Learn more here.

Register for Homecoming Run for RAH Charity 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hosting its 5th annual Run for RAH on October 27 at 9 a.m. on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Events include a USATF-sanctioned 5K race, a 1-mile fun walk, exhibitor area, music, prizes, and refreshments. Proceeds and food collected at the event helps Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) support local food banks. Please email RunforRAH@winants.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more and register here.

Awards & Honors

Rutgers iTV Studio, a department of the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy have been awarded a Mid Atlantic Emmy Award for the production of the public TV legal series Due Process. It is the show's 22nd Emmy Award.

Mary Jo Bugel, assistant professor and director of graduate adjunct faculty development at the School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2013 Dissertation Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Lauren Grodstein, associate professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has published a new book titled The Explanation of Everything (Algoquin, 2013). Learn more here.

Cheryl Holly, professor and chair at the School of Nursing, has been inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education.

Allan Horwitz, Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded the university's 2013 Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award.

Catherine Lee, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, recently published a book titled Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration (Russell Sage Press, 2013).

Gifts & Grants

John McGann, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,937,500. The project titled Fear Learning Alters Primary Sensory Representations of Threat-Predictive Stimuli is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more about Professor McGann here.

William Craelius, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $539,000. The project titled Continuous Monitoring of Hemodynamic Autoregulatory Factors is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Professor Craelius here.

Smita Thakker-Varia and Janet Alder, directors at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Renping Zhou, professor and department chair of the Department of Chemical Biology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $360,000. The project titled Ephrin Signaling in Axon Regeneration for the Treatment of TBI is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Director Varia and Director Adler here, and about Professor Zhou here.

Lea Stewart, professor in the School of Communication and Information and director of the Center for Communication and Health Issues, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $241,873. The project titled Contract for Prevention Services is being supported by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Learn more about Professor Stewart here.

Nan Gao, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $202,275. The project titled Abrogating a Survival Pathway in Early Stage Colon Cancers is being supported by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. Learn more about Professor Gao here.

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