September 18, 2013

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Spotlight

Tyler Clementi Center
The Tyler Clementi Center (TCC), a universitywide initiative sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, strives to create and share knowledge about young people making the transition to college and coming of age in the digital era. Independently and in partnership with organizations and units within and beyond Rutgers, the TCC promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and programs that focus on examining and improving the experiences of youth.

The TCC's fall programming features a discussion, "Stonewall's Legacy: LGBTQ Students in Higher Education," on September 30 as part of its Issues in Higher Education working group; film screenings and discussions in October; and the dedication of a Dale Chihuly sculpture, a gift to the Zimmerli Art Museum in memory of Tyler Clementi, on November 3. Learn more about the TCC's many exciting research initiatives and events here.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Street Closure on College Avenue for Groundbreaking Ceremony
Seminary Place will be closed to traffic on September 19 from 5:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. for the College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative Groundbreaking ceremony. This event marks the beginning of a transformation for the College Avenue Campus, as approximately 10 acres of land will be redeveloped to include a new university academic building, a residential honors college, Rutgers Hillel, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

Announcements

Registration Is Open for Free Prostate Cancer Screening
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offer free prostate cancer screenings for men ages 40 and older on September 23, 24, and 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey on the New Brunswick Campus. Screenings are free but appointments are required. Please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH (637-9584) to schedule an appointment. Learn more here.

Free Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff
The Occupational Health Department offers free flu shots to faculty and staff beginning in October. Faculty and staff members may view the schedule for clinics on all three campuses and download the consent form and the Vaccine Information Sheet here. Completed forms must be brought to the health center in order to receive a vaccination.

Legacy UMDNJ employees who have received flu shots through the NJMS Occupational Medicine Service in Newark, RWJMS Employee Health in New Brunswick, or UMDNJ SOM Employee Health in Stratford should continue to receive flu shots through these clinics. The Occupational Medicine Service will announce its flu shot schedule in the next week, and this will be posted on the Rutgers Occupational Health website at that time. The schedules for the other legacy UMDNJ Employee Health clinics will be announced for RBHS New Brunswick/Piscataway and Stratford employees in the coming weeks.

Free Library Cards at New Brunswick Free Public Library
Faculty and staff members who live, work, or attend school in New Brunswick are eligible for a free library card from New Brunswick Free Public Library, located at 60 Livingston Avenue. Learn more about membership and borrowing here.

Academic Sphere

Registration Is Open for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a symposium on October 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This symposium discusses human rights 20 years after the UN World Conference on Human Rights. The event seeks to engage stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for the realization of human rights in the 21st century. Registration is required and the deadline is September 19. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for Women of Color Annual Meet and Greet Reception
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs hosts its annual Women of Color Meet and Greet reception on September 27 at 5 p.m. in the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The reception is an open invitation to all women on the Rutgers campus who are interested in meeting others with shared experiences and would like to learn about events that would benefit undergraduate women of color. The registration deadline is September 23. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for the 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Day
The Office of Technology Commercialization, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts Collaborative Innovation...Progress through Partnerships on October 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The goal for this event is to advance technology development and commercialization by connecting researchers, corporate executives, business development professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, support organizations, and other members of the regional innovation ecosystem. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for Piper Kerman's Orange Is the New Black 2013 L'Hommedieu Lecture
The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College presents a lecture by Piper Kerman on October 29 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall of the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Kerman is a women's college alumna and the author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Learn more and register here.

Events

Rutgers–Newark Homecoming 2013: September 23–28, Newark
The Rutgers University Alumni Association invites alumni, family, friends, and students to the Rutgers–Newark Campus to celebrate Super Scarlet Homecoming week from September 23–28. Most events are free, but some require registration. Learn more and view the schedule of events here.

Neurology Grand Rounds: Treatable Metabolic Epilepsies: September 18, Newark
The Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School hosts a talk by Phillip Pearl on September 18 at 9:15 a.m. in room B610 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. Pearl is a professor of neurology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University.

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: September 18, New Brunswick
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a symposium on September 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Civic Square on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This panel addresses a range of topics from Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, the role of Hezbollah and its ties to Syria and Iran, the situation in Egypt, the Arab Spring, and the Afghan war. Learn more here.

Rutgers ACE WOMEN'S NETWORK: September 20, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University chapter of ACE-NET hosts its monthly networking event on September 20 at 8 a.m. in the café of Barnes & Noble at Rutgers on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is an opportunity to meet new people and make useful connections within the Rutgers community. Learn more here.

DIMACS/CCICADA Workshop on Urban Planning for Climate Events: September 23–24, New Brunswick
The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), Rutgers–New Brunswick, host a workshop on September 23–24 in the Computing Research and Education Building on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop investigates sustainable human environments through an emphasis on urban planning for storms, heat events, and floods through algorithmic tools to make better decisions about adaptation and mitigation for climate events. Learn more here.

From the Old School to the New School: The History of Rap and Hip-Hop, Yesterday, Today, and into the Future: September 25, Camden
The Office of Campus Involvement, Rutgers–Camden, presents a talk by Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels at 8 p.m. in the Walter K. Gordon Theater of the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. McDaniels is known as one-third of the multiplatinum rap group, RUN-D.M.C, with over 30 million singles and albums sold worldwide. Admission is free with a limit of four tickets per person. Learn more here.

A Celebration of Open Access in Structural Biology: September 26, New Brunswick
The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts an afternoon symposium on September 26 at 1 p.m. in the main lecture hall of RWJMS Research Tower on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This symposium includes presentations by prominent researchers, and topics include frontier work in structure-enabled biology using X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and cryo-electron microscopy. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Second Celebration for Assistant Professors: September 26, New Brunswick
The Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Aresty Research Center, Byrne Seminars, and the Ronald E. McNair Program invite all Rutgers–New Brunswick assistant professors to their second annual celebration on September 26 at 4 p.m. in the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This is an opportunity to network across disciplines and learn about new initiatives. Food, drinks, and live music are provided. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Tracy Elliott has been appointed associate vice president of development at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Joseph C. Schiavo has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate education and university college at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more about Dean Schiavo here.

Awards & Honors

Eleven physicians at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named Top Doctors by Inside Jersey magazine. View the full list and learn more here.

The 700 nurses of Rutgers University Correctional Health Care, a division of University Behavioral Health Care, have been selected to receive the 2013 Corporate Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing. Learn more here.

Joel Caplan, assistant professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, has published a new book titled My Fantastic Awesome Funny Fun Day at School (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013).

Ariana Mangual Figueroa, assistant professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the Graduate School of Education, has been chosen as a 2013–2014 Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

Scott Kachlany, associate professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine has been awarded the Thomas Edison Patent of the Year Award and the Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

Alexander V. Neimark, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been selected as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom.

Gifts & Grants

Frances Calderon, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $539,733. The project titled Enhancement of Neural Stem Cell Survival and Transplantation Efficacy by Docosahexaenoic Acid and Its Derivative NPD1 in Traumatic Brain Injury is being supported by the N.J. Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Professor Calderon here.

Jennifer Buckman, assistant research professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $534,755. The project titled Developing a Comprehensive Clinical Profile of TBI in Concussed Athletes Using Advanced Statistical Approaches is being supported by the N.J. Commission on Brain Injury Research. Learn more about Professor Buckman here.

Kenneth Safir, professor in the Department of Linguistics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of two awards totaling $480,000 and $33,000. The projects titled An Online Center for African Linguistics Research: Expansion of the Afranaph Project and An Afranaph Project Development Workshop, respectively, are being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Safir here.

Joseph Barone, professor and acting dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $435,960. The project titled Genentech Pharmacy Program is being supported by Corporate Contracts. Learn more about Professor Barone here.

Manish Parashar, Ivan Rodero, and Dario Pompili, professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $300,000. The project titled II-NEW: An Experimental Platform for Investigating Energy-Performance Tradeoffs for Systems with Deep Memory Hierarchies is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professors Parashar, Rodero, and Pompili here.

In Memoriam

Allan H. Conney passed away on September 10. He was the William M. and Myrtle W. Garbe Professor of Cancer and Lukemia Research at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and director of the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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