September 22, 2010

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Announcements

Low-Income Working Adults Find Barriers to Seeking Higher Education
A new report from the Rutgers Center for Women and Work found that available grants are limited for part-time students who are also working. The report recommends expanding grant programs and increasing funding to help families complete financial aid applications. Find the full story here.

Events

President’s Annual Address to the University Community: September 24
President Richard L. McCormick will deliver his Annual Address to the University Community on September 24 at 1:10 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center multipurpose room as part of the Rutgers University Senate’s first meeting of the academic year. All are welcome to attend. There will be a live webcast here, and it will also be broadcast in New Brunswick on RU-tv channels 8 and 60. Find more information here.


2010 LGBTQ Fall Reception: September 22
The Annual Fall Reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally communities will be held on September 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center main lounge. Meet student leaders and LGBTQ campus liaisons. Find more information here.

Debate on the Free Speech Rights of For–Profit Corporations: September 22
Legal experts will discuss political speech by private, for-profit corporations and whether they should receive a comparable level of First Amendment protection to political speech as individuals. This event will be held on September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the Constitution Day program at Rutgers–Newark. The program is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Rutgers Center for Law and Justice in the Baker Moot Courtroom. Find more information here.

Rutgers–Camden’s MFA in Creative Writing Program Hosts Visiting Authors Series: September 22–November 10
Visiting authors will offer free readings as part of the Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program from September 22­ to November 10. This program is made possible through a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A question and answer session and reception will follow each reading. The first reading is on September 22 by poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Anne Marie Macari at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery. For more information, call 856-225-6021. Learn more here.

The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies Announces Program Schedule: September 22–April 21
The Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers­–Newark, announced a schedule of jazz concerts, talks, and exhibits for the 2010–2011 academic year, with the first event being held on September 22 in Dana Library at 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Rutgers­–Camden Chancellor’s Annual Address and Discussion: September 23 and September 27
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Rutgers–Camden Campus Address on September 23 at 12:20 p.m. in the 401 Penn classroom. Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett will offer updates on the accomplishments of academic units and priorities for the 2010–2011 academic year. A repeat of the program will also be held in the West Conference Room C in the lower level of the Campus Center at 5:15 p.m. on September 27. Find more information here.

Women in Media–Newark Movie Screening “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai”: September 25
“Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” will be screened at 2:30 p.m. on September 25 in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This screening is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

In the News

Low-Income Working Adults Find Barriers to Seeking Higher Education
A new report from the Rutgers Center for Women and Work found that available grants are limited for part-time students who are also working. The report recommends expanding grant programs and increasing funding to help families complete financial aid applications. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Kevin Ewell has been appointed assistant dean for student services at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Dean Ewell joins Rutgers from The College of New Jersey. Find more information about Dean Ewell here.

Awards & Honors

Roger Balm, professor in the Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to investigate the visual culture of later 19th-century archaeology in Cyprus. Find more information about Professor Balm here.

Richard Dinan, lieutenant of the Rutgers University Police Department, received the New Jersey Civilian Meritorious Service Medal from Governor Chris Christie and Major General Glenn K. Rieth of the New Jersey Army National Guard on September 12, 2010.

Joan Ehrenfeld, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been elected as a fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Find more information about Professor Ehrenfeld here.

Michael L. Littman, professor in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick has been elected as a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Find more information on Professor Littman here.

Gifts & Grants

Kimberley Brenneman, assistant research professor in the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers—New Brunswick, and member of the National Institute for Early Education Research, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $999,548 for her work titled Supports for Science and Mathematics Learning in Pre-Kindergarten Dual Language Learners: Designing a Professional Development System. More information can be found here.

Michael De Luca, senior associate director and manager of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve within the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, was recently awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the amount of $693,934 for fiscal year 2010 to support his continued work with the Mid-Atlantic Bight National Undersea Research Center.

Dina Fonseca, associate professor in the Department of Entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers—New Brunswick, was recently awarded a grant by the United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service for $667,734 for her work titled Areawide Pest Management Program for the Asian Tiger Mosquito in New Jersey. More information can be found here.

Did You Know?

Did you know Mason Gross Performing Arts Center’s New Theater has been renamed the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater in honor of the school’s longtime benefactor? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Nicole Ayres, student in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on September 13, 2010. Find more information here.

Noemi Ribot, staff member in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, passed away on September 10, 2010. Find more information here.

Donald J. Sutherland, professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers­–New Brunswick, passed away on August 24, 2009.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

Rutgers has entered into an agreement with CampusAve, which provides online classifieds and listings where Rutgers faculty and staff can post items for sale, free of charge.

A Subaru Forester S, Model 1999, 5-speed manual, is currently posted for sale.

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