November 19, 2014

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Open Archeology Day
On November 8, members of the general public joined Rutgers University–Camden students and archeologists from the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation in a real archeological dig at the Whispering Woods site in Pilesgrove. In 2012, a preliminary survey yielded both historic and prehistoric (Native American) artifacts at the site. A further excavation is required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Professor Kimberlee Sue Moran has led Rutgers–Camden students in excavations—under direction of four experienced archeologists—as part of the "Special Topics in Anthropology" course, offered through the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. View more photos from Open Archeology Day here.

Photo credits: Tom McLaughlin

Recent Updates to the University Policy Library Website
The University Policy Library is the official source for the policies governing the academic, administrative, financial, operational, and business affairs of the university. Faculty, staff, and students are required to be conversant with policies that apply to their respective roles. The following is a recent update to the policy library: 

10.2.12  Safety Intervention Policy (revised)(PDF)

Recent policy updates including previous versions of updated policies are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, please contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions about university policies, contact the Office of the Secretary of the University at secretary@oldqueens.rutgers.edu.

Submit Your Program for Rutgers Day
Showcase the teaching, research, and services of your school, department, center, or administrative unit at the largest outreach event hosted by Rutgers University on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Last year 82,000 alumni, prospective students, parents, and state residents traveled to central New Jersey to learn more about their university. If you are new to Rutgers Day or would like to explore programming ideas for this year, attend an in-person training session on December 2, December 10, or an online webinar on January 28. The program submission period begins on December 1 and ends on February 15. Email questions to rutgerday@ucm.rutgers.edu or call Patty Kastner at 848-932-0592. Register for a training session here and submit a program here.

Register Now for the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division Open House
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division hosts its annual Winter Open House on December 6 on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Meet the Extension Division instructors and staff and RSVP for free sample classes and information sessions on private lessons, visual arts, ballet, and more. RSVP and learn more here.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: November 25December 10, New Brunswick
The Center for Women’s Global LeadershipSchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts events from November 25 to December 10 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. The 2014 theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!” View the full list of events and learn more here.

Narum-Berger Duo: November 19, Newark
The Paul Robeson Gallery and the Cultural Arts Programming Fund at Rutgers University–Newark host classical guitarist Leighann Narum and flautist Sara J. Berger for their seventh performance on November 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers: Kathryn Davis: November 19, New Brunswick
The Writers House, along with the Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a reading by Kathryn Davis on November 19 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room, College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: November 19November 23, Camden
The Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University–Camden, presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead from November 19 to November 23 at the Black Box Studio Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Impact Booth at the Camden Campus Center or by phone at 856-225-6211. Learn more here.

Modeling Climate Impacts in Europe: The JRC PESETA II Project: November 20, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute and the Rutgers Climate Institute host Juan Carlos Ciscar, scientific officer of the European Commission on November 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi room, Marine Sciences Building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The Legacy of Kate Bornstein: November 20, New Brunswick
In observance of Trans* and Gender Variant Awareness Week, the Tyler Clementi Center, the Department of Women’s and Gender StudiesSchool of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host a screening and discussion of the documentary film Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger on November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Black Friday Tech Sale at Kite + Key: November 21, New Brunswick
Kite + Key hosts their Black Friday tech sale on November 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Plaza on Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The Investigation of a Circumstantial Case: The Suitcase Murder: November 25, New Brunswick
The Program in Criminal JusticeSchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts attorney Patricia Prezioso on November 25 at 11:45 a.m. in the Gathering Lounge, 1st floor, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here (PDF).

Inside Newark: A Conversation with Robert Curvin and Kenneth T. Jackson: December 3, Newark
The Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University Alumni Association host Robert Curvin, distinguished senior policy fellow at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzum professor in history and the social sciences at Columbia University, on December 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 225, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Seating is limited and registration is required by December 1. Register and learn more here.

Paul Gilmore has been appointed administrative dean for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College.

Sunita Gupta Kramer has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College.

Lei Lei has been appointed dean of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Peter March has been appointed executive dean for the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Matt Matsuda has been appointed academic dean for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College.

Issata Saccoh-Oluwadare has been appointed associate dean of student affairs for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College.

Lisa Brockenbrough Sanon-Jules has been appointed director of academic advising for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College.

Dine Around Friday
The Latin American Economic Development Association, the Office of Local Knowledge in the Department of Public Policy and AdministrationFaculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), Rutgers University–Camden, host Dine Around Friday on November 21 at Corinne’s Place. OCE is providing a shuttle to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle picks up attendees in front of the Business and Science Building, Rutgers–Camden, at 12:30 p.m. and brings attendees back to campus at 2 p.m. Lunch is $15. For more information, contact Rasheda L. Weaver at rasheda.simpson@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Calling All Douglass College/Douglass Residential College Alumnae Working at Rutgers
Douglass Residential College is compiling a list of all Rutgers staff and faculty who graduated from Douglass for networking and event announcements. Please provide your name, university contact information, include title, department, address, phone number, and email address, to program coordinator Monique Porow at monique.porow@echo.rutgers.edu.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Study on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 7 to participate in a study to examine depression prevention programs. As part of the study, teens participate in a free depression prevention program. Participation requires an initial in-person interview, and follow-up interviews occur 2 to 4 times a year and are conducted in-person or over the phone. Parents and teens each receive up to $260 in compensation for participation. Please contact the project coordinator at 848-445-3990 or at christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

Ousseina Alidou, director for the Center for African Studies and associate professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and Abena Busia, chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and associate professor of English, both in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, were recipients of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Learn more here

Grigore (Greg) Burdea, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the 2014 New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for his development of BrightBrainer

Ronald Clarke, distinguished professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for developing the innovative theory of situational crime prevention. Learn more here.

Aaron F. Hajart, senior director of administration for the Departments of Neurological SurgeryOtolaryngology, and Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School, was elected president-elect of the American College of Neuroscience Administrators, a member college of the American Academy of Medical Administrators

Deborah Scheibler, assistant director of housing and residence life for Housing and Residence LifeDivision of Student Affairs, Rutgers University–Camden, was awarded the James Hurd Outstanding Service Award and elected to a two-year term as director of annual programs for the Mid-Atlantic College and University Housing Officers.

Rasheda L. Weaver, graduate assistant in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University–Camden, was awarded a Commendation of Excellence for her poster presentation entitled South Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel at the National Society of Experiential Education’s 43rd Annual Conference.

Carolyn A. Maher, distinguished professor and director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning at the Graduate School of Education, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project, titled Expanding Community and Capacity of Video Data, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Maher here.

Wade Trappe, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $285,000. The project, titled A Multi-Layer Approach Towards Reliable Cognitive Radio Networks, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Trappe here.

Gabriel Kotliar, professor in the Department of Physics and AstronomySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $240,000. The project, titled Designing, Understanding and Functionalizing Novel Superconductors and Magnetic Derivatives, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Kotliar here.

Gediminas Mainelis, professor in the Department of Environmental SciencesSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $206,187. The project, titled Personal Electrostatic Bioaerosal Sampler with High Sampling Flow Rate, is being supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about Professor Mainelis here

Michael Sheldon, associate research professor in the Department of GeneticsSchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $111,370. The project, titled Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear, is being supported by the Benaroya Research Institute. Learn more about Professor Sheldon here.

Carol Broccoli, assistant director of short courses and certificate programs at the Office of Continuing Professional EducationNew Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $109,821. The project, titled New Jersey Recycling Certification Series, is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about Director Broccoli here

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