March 9, 2011

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 Community Information

Enroll in a Public Administration Leadership Program
Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount when they enroll in the Mini-Master of Public Administration program offered through the Center for Executive Leadership in Government, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Classes begin April 15. For more information, visit celg.rutgers.edu or email celg@rutgers.edu

 Events

Uncivil Gadgets II: When the Internet and Public and Private Spaces Collide: March 9
Project Civility presents an event about the increased use of the internet and electronic media and gadgets and how they have exposed us to both opportunities and risks that were not envisioned on March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Women’s History Month Event: March 9
Celebrate Women's History Month with Margaret Marsh, history professor and exectuive dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden, as she discusses “My Life in Women's History” on March 9 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge at the School of Law–Camden.

Third Annual “Year of the Vet” Career Fair: March 15
The G.I. Go Fund and Rutgers–Newark Student Veteran Organization host the 2011 “Year of the Vet” Career Fair for our nation's veterans on March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Advanced Document Management Technology Showcase: March 15–16
Attend a two-day technology showcase with educational workshops on electronic document management, environmental impact, document security initiatives, and print cost control solutions to help your department streamline document workflow and improve key business processes on March 15 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Mindfulness Meditation
All are welcome to attend Mindfulness Meditation, a practice to help achieve mindfulness and reduce stress, offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Busch Campus Center, Wednesdays in the Rutgers Student Center, and Thursdays at the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For more information, email siobhang@echo.rutgers.edu.

 In the News

Jenny Kurtz, director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Discusses Rutgers' New Gender-Neutral Housing Pilot Program
Rutgers has joined the ranks of colleges and universities that have implemented similar programs across the country. Find the full story here.

 Appointments & Retirements

Hillary M. Bardwell has been appointed career management specialist at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Ms. Bardwell joins Rutgers from the University of South Florida, Sarasota Manatee.

Deborah E. Bowles will retire from her position as associate chancellor for college access, Rutgers–Camden, this spring after 31 years of service to the university. Learn more here.

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 Awards & Honors

Gyorgy Buzsaki, professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers–Newark, has received The Brain Prize from the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation for his wide-ranging, technically and conceptually brilliant research on the functional organization of neuronal circuits in the cerebral cortex, especially the hippocampus, a region that is crucial for certain forms of memory. Learn more about Professor Buzsaki and this award here.

Marc Mappen, lecturer in the Department of History at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the Author Award from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance for the book There's More to New Jersey Than the Sopranos, on the subject of New Jersey history in the nonfiction, popular category.

Noreen A. Scott-Garrity, curator of education and outreach at the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts, received the Hometown Hero Award from the Campbell Soup Company for her commitment to community-based arts and education. Learn more about Ms. Scott-Garrity here.

 Gifts & Grants

Rutgers Recreation received a gift of $1 million from Henry E. Bartels ENG’45 and Nancy Bartels to create the Bartels/Nicholas Head Crew Coach Endowment. This gift was matched by the generous support of more than 200 donors over the past three years, led by Bruce S. Nicholas ENG’48.

Haim Baruh, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $845,000. The project titled New Jersey Space Grant Consortium 2010 Programs is being supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Learn more about Professor Baruh here.

Kay D. Bidle, assistant professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $725,035. The project titled Lipid Lubrication of Oceanic Carbon and Sulfur Biogeochemistry via a Host-virus Chemical Arms Race is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Bidle here.

Enrique N. Curchitser, associate research professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $2,314,487. The project titled Climate-to-Humans: A Study of Urbanized Coastal Environments, Their Economics and Vulnerability to Climate Change is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Curchitser here.

Heather McKay, senior program administrator at the Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $799,700. The project titled Adult Degree Completion is being supported by the Lumina Foundation for Education. Learn more about Ms. McKay here.

Patrick J. Sinko, associate vice president in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $1,970,051. The project titled Multifunctional PEG Hydrogel Nano/Microparticles for Targeted Treatment of NSCLC is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Vice President Sinko here.

 Did You Know?

Did you know that New Jersey voters are split in their evaluation of Governor Chris Christie's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, according to a Rutgers Eagleton Poll? Learn more here.

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