September 14, 2011

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 Announcements

Take Your Password Seriously!
Sharing your password, netID, or account, or using an easy to guess password increases your odds of being compromised or hacked. This gives the person total access to your files, personal information, and anything on your computer, as well as your university account and services. You wouldn't share your toothbrush so don't share your password. For more information on password safety, visit http://rusecure.rutgers.edu/passwords.

 Community Information

Google @ Rutgers (ScarletApps) in Full Swing
The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the production implementation of the Rutgers Google Apps for Education suite. The new service is called ScarletApps and it includes the most popular Google Apps – Gmail, Docs, and Calendar, as well as the recent addition of many of the applications formerly available only with personal Google accounts. This new service provides a large repository of collaborative resources that can enrich the learning, instructional, and work environments for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. To activate and access the ScarletApps service, go to scarletmail.rutgers.edu or the myRutgers portal.

 Events

President’s Annual Address to the University Community: September 16
President Richard L. McCormick will deliver his Annual Address to the University Community at the University Senate meeting on Friday, September 16, at 1:10 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Rutgers Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. All are welcome to attend. The address will be broadcast on RU-tv Channels 8 and 60 and will be webcast at http://rutv.rutgers.edu/watchonline.shtml. Questions may be emailed to President McCormick during the address at annualaddress@ur.rutgers.edu. Closed captioning will be available in the Main Lounge at the student center. Learn more here.

 In the News

Mason Gross School of the Arts and the School of Arts and Sciences Establish the Center for Digital Filmmaking at Rutgers
A new educational and professional filmmaking hub, to launch in spring 2012, will offer a seven-course certificate program, with tracks in fiction and documentary filmmaking. Find the full story here.

 Appointments & Retirements

Kelly D. Robinson has been appointed interim director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark. Having been with the Cornwall Center since 2001, Director Robinson has been the lead researcher on many of its most exciting projects. Learn more about Director Robinson here.

Glenn R. Shafer has been appointed dean of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. A renowned scholar, a Board of Governors Professor, and the longstanding director of the doctoral program in business, Dean Shafer joined the Rutgers faculty in 1992. Learn more about Dean Shafer here.

 Get Involved

Women of Color Meet and Greet–New Brunswick
All women of color faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the Office of Multicultural Engagement's annual Fall Women of Color Meet and Greet with students on Friday, September 16 from 5–6:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, Raritan River Lounge, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The goal of this program is for faculty, staff, and students to forge their connections in order to strengthen the support networks for women of color at Rutgers. Faculty and staff must RSVP to rreyes@echo.rutgers.edu.

Homecoming Idol Contest
Sing your heart out and enter the Homecoming Idol Contest! Upload your two-minute video to YouTube, email your video link to homecoming@winants.rutgers.edu, and let the battle begin. The top contestants will be selected to compete at the Homecoming Festival on Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, before the football game on October 15. Videos are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 25. A group of semifinalists will be entered in Homecoming Idol's online voting, scheduled from September 29–October 3.

 Awards & Honors

James Suddeth, part-time lecturer in the Department of Theater at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named Fellow and lifetime honorary member of the British Academy of Dramatic Combat for his significant and enduring contribution to the field as a fight director and author. Learn more about Mr. Suddeth here.

 Gifts & Grants

The School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received a $50,000 pledge from Sean M. Pattwell GSNB’91 and Janice Shaffery Pattwell DC’78 to fund the Janice Pattwell Annual Mathematics Fellowship.

Patrick J. Sinko, associate vice president in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,525,766. The project titled Multiplex Nanocarrier-based Hydrogels for Prevention of Vaginal HIV Transmission is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Vice President Sinko here.

Elise L. Lev, associate professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark, is the primary investigator of an award totaling $1,266,538. The project titled Efficacy of Interventions to Promote Research Careers is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Lev here.

Yao-Ping Lu, assistant research professor in the Department of Chemical Biology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $240,319. The project titled Inhibitory Effects of Caffeine, Exercise and Lipectomy on UVB-induced Skin Cancer is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Lu here.

Andrew J. Baker, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the primary investigator of an award totaling $45,360. The project titled U.S.-South African Collaboration: Catalyzing a Deep Neutral Hydrogen Survey with MeerKAT is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Baker here.

201 awards were made to Rutgers University during August 2011 totaling $37,524,352.96 from the following sources:
Corporations $855,271.84
Federal $31,381,832.43
Foundations $2,096,693.69
State of New Jersey $3,190,555

 Did You Know?

Did you know that for the fifth consecutive year, Rutgers has won the Gorilla Prize for overall recycling in Recycle Mania 2011, the friendly, nationwide competition for environmentally conscious colleges and universities? Learn more here.

 In Memoriam

Beverly Scott Dunston, retired associate professor, passed away on July 11, 2011. Find more information here.

Ralph M. Siegel, professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers–Newark, passed away on September 2, 2011. Find more information here.

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