February 1, 2012

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 Events

Rutgers–Camden Chancellor’s Campus Forum: February 2 and 6
Chancellor Wendell Pritchett will lead a campus forum regarding Rutgers–Camden and the report of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee on February 2 at 12:20 p.m. at the Gordon Theater and February 6 at 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more about the February 2 forum here and the February 6 forum here.

REI Energy Policy Seminar Series: February 2
The Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will kick off their Energy Policy Seminar Series on February 2 at 10 a.m. in the Alampi Room at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Go and Glow Red for Women: February 3
Rutgers has agreed to participate in a statewide initiative to raise awareness about heart disease and strokes in women on February 3 for the American Heart Association’s Ninth Annual National Wear Red Day for Women. Facilities will be making the following buildings “glow red” for the evening: Douglass Campus Center, Livingston Student Center, and Rutgers Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear red and join at one of the three student center locations at 5 p.m. for a group photo in front of the glowing buildings.

Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps: February 8
Heather Jarvis, a national expert on student debt issues, will discuss the Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs on February 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the School of Law–Camden. This presentation will explain how the programs work, how to qualify, eligible loans, qualifying employment, tax consequences, and more. Find more information here.

Rutgers–Newark Chancellor's Address to the Community: February 9
Interim Chancellor Yeagle will address the Rutgers–Newark community on February 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

 In the News

Mayhem Poets Tour the World, but Their Legacy Stays on Campus
The poets left their mark at Rutgers as the university’s first slam poetry team. Read the full story here.

 Appointments & Retirements

Margaret O’Donnell has been appointed program manager at the Center for Management Development at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick. She most recently worked in the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, for 13 years.

Chrystin D. Ondersma has been appointed assistant professor at the School of Law–Newark. Professor Ondersma completed her J.D. at Harvard Law School. Learn more about Professor Ondersma here.

Robin Stevens has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Stevens completed her Ph.D. and joins Rutgers from the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Professor Stevens here.

 Get Involved

Submissions for the 2012 Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors
University Libraries’ Ninth Annual Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition and reception honors the recent publications of Rutgers faculty. Faculty members are encouraged to contribute their recent publications to this exhibition. Publications will be added to the libraries’ collections at the conclusion of the exhibition. The exhibition will run from March 23 to April 30 and will be on display in the lobby of the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Submissions must be received by February 27. Learn more here or call 732-932-7505, ext. 303.

 Awards & Honors

Todd R. Clear, dean at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, was named Fellow of the American Society of Criminology for his significant contributions to the field of criminology. Learn more about Dean Clear here.

Patrick G. Love, associate vice president in the Office of Student Affairs, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the Outstanding Senior Level Professional Award from the American College Personnel Association–College Student Educators International Commission for Administrative Leadership for creating a campus environment that promotes student learning and professional development and for contributing to innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of students.

 Gifts & Grants

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a pledge for $350,000 from Barbara M. Bauer DC’46 and William H. Bauer in support of the Rutgers Baseball and Softball Complex.

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a pledge of $250,000 from Don J. Musso. The gift will support the Football Travel Fund.

Bryce E. Nickels, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences and the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $653,105. The project titled NanoRNA-mediated Control of Gene Expression is being supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Learn more about Professor Nickels here.

Paul A. Breslin, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $521,706. The project titled Human Umami Taste: Genetics of Psychophysical Traits is being supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Learn more about Professor Breslin here.

Desmond S. Lun, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $36,589. The project titled Genetic Regulatory Analysis of Networks Investigational Tool Environment is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Lun here.

 Did You Know?

Did you know that a Rutgers study has found that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses, and the public? Learn more here.

 In Memoriam

Roy L. Flannery, professor emeritus, passed away on January 16, 2012. Learn more here.

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