October 22, 2014

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An Auschwitz Prisoner at 14, He’s a Rutgers Scientist with an Enduring Mission
Joel Lebowitz, professor of math and physics in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has had an extraordinary life. In a recent interview, he reflects on his childhood in Eastern Europe, his later work as a theorist, and his effort to help scientists living under oppressive regimes. As a co-chair of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, he strives to protect scientists around the world.

Last week Professor Lebowitz received the Grand Medal from the French Academy of Sciences, awarded every year to a scientist who has significantly contributed to his or her field. Read the complete interview here.

Photo credit: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Recent Updates to the University Policy 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 are recent updates to the policy library. All links download as PDF files:

10.2.14  Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Students (revised)
30.1.10  Identification Card Issuance and Usage policy (new)
40.2.14  Investment Policy (revised)
50.1.14  Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics (revised)
50.3.17  Open Access Policy (new)
60.5.5  Faculty Personnel Actions – Procedures (revised)
60.9.51  Identification Cards (rescinded)
70.1.3  Incident Management (new)
70.1.4  Information Security Awareness, Training and Education (revised)
70.2.4  Information Security Awareness, Training and Education (rescinded) 
70.2.20  Information Security: Incident Management (rescinded)

Going forward, the foregoing updates including previous versions of the updated policies will be available by visiting Recent Policy Updates.

For specific questions about the 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.  

RSVP for Catholic Retreat Evening
St. John Paul II Society of Rutgers presents the second annual retreat evening, “Together Let Us Praise His Name, Ps. 34: Living the Joy of the Gospels on Campus,” on November 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Center, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Dinner is included. RSVP to Colleen by October 30 at coldon@rci.rutgers.edu or call 732-545-6663, ext. 12.

Register Now for the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Submit your original artwork to the fourth annual exhibit and awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees and their families from January 19–April 22, 2015 in room B-515, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Participants must be an employee, volunteer, retiree, student, alumni, or an immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or retiree of RBHS. Registration deadline is January 12, 2015. Register and learn more here.

Hot Jobs of the Season: Student Employment Event
Faculty and staff members interested in hiring Rutgers legacy undergraduate students for part-time seasonal employment are invited to participate in the Hot Jobs of the Season event hosted by the Rutgers Student Employment Office (SEO) on November 4 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The SEO will promote available part-time jobs at this event and university departments may participate for free (nonuniversity participants pay a fee). Please contact Michelle Brugnoli at 848-932-2648 or michelle.brugnoli@rutgers.edu for more information.

Register for the Integrative Medicine Seminars
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Department of Primary Care at the School of Health Related Professions hosts a seminar on Art Therapy, Chronic Pain, and Illness on November 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Location will be given after registration. The seminars are free and open to Rutgers faculty, fellows, medical students, and graduate students but registration is required. Please register by November 3. Register and learn more here.

Register Now for the Second Annual Update in Liver Diseases
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, host the second annual update in liver diseases on November 22 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Delta Dental Education Conference Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Register and learn more here.

Registration is Now Open for the Third Annual Winter Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review
The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing, Winter Institute, hosts the third annual Winter Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review: Examining Economic Evidence in Health Care January 7-9, 2015, at the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. Building, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Discounts are available for Rutgers staff, students, and alumni. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 6. Registration deadline is December 16. Register and learn more here

Fat Man in Bronzeville: Archibald Motley’s Witness to the Modern City: October 28, New Brunswick
The Department of Art HistorySchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett professor of art and art history and dean of humanities at Duke University on October 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lower Dodge Gallery, Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Emerging Threats: Illicit Trade and the Funding of Terrorist Networks: October 22, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark hosts Vanessa Neumann, president and CEO of Asymmetrica and a leading expert on illicit trade on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

An American Diplomat in Franco Spain and Navy Crazy: October 22, New Brunswick
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers hosts a talk by Michael Aaron Rockland, professor, Department of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Transit Village, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Cinderland: A Memoir with Author Amy Jo Burns: October 23, New Brunswick
The Department of English and the Rutgers Writing ProgramSchool of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts author Amy Jo Burns on October 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. in meeting room E, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. For more information, call 848-932-5787.

Climate Engineering and the Future of Energy Policy with David R. Morrow: October 24, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts David R. Morrow, visiting fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University, on October 24 at 10 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Public Lecture by Grimanesa Amorós: October 28, New Brunswick
The Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a public lecture with Grimanesa Amorós, Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence, on October 28 at 5 p.m. in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. RSVP at womenart@rci.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Theorising Transnational Childhoods: Networks, Capital, and Social Reproduction: October 28, Camden
The Department of Childhood Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, hosts the third annual childhood studies lecture with Karen Wells, assistant dean for the Department of Geography, Environment, and Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London on October 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Lecture Series in Molecular and Cellular Medicine with Cori Bargmann: October 31, New Brunswick
The Child Health Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, hosts the annual Dr. Kenneth S. and Audrey S. Gould Lecture Series in Molecular and Cellular Medicine on October 31 at noon in conference room 3101, 89 French Street, New Brunswick. Cori Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel professor and head of the Lulu and Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University, will present a talk on Using Fixed Circuits to Generate Flexible Behaviors. Learn more here.

Illustrated Talk on George Hammell Cook: November 5, New Brunswick
The Office of Alumni and Community Engagement, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Tom Frusciano, university archivist, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Refreshments will follow. Please register before October 28. Register and learn more here.

Colleen Gross has been named director of development in the Development Office, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden

Patricia Staley has announced her retirement as administrative analyst for the Office of Business Affairs in the Department of University Communications and Marketing at the end of October. Prior to integration, she worked with the legacy University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Public Affairs Department for 32 years.  

Nir Yakoby, associate professor in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden (FASC), has been appointed director for the graduate computational and integrative biology program, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, FASC.

Sponsors Needed for Rutgers Against Hunger 2014 Adopt-A-Family Program
Sponsors are needed for the sixth annual Rutgers Against Hunger Adopt-A-Family campaign. The holiday campaign matches university sponsors with area families in need. Wish lists are furnished by each family member and are provided to sponsors who then purchase items off of the list. To sponsor a family email rah@oldqueens.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Scarlet Knights Men’s Basketball Season Tickets Discount for Faculty and Staff
All current Rutgers faculty and staff are eligible for discounted men’s basketball season tickets for up to 32% off. For more information, call the ticket office 866-445-GORU (4678).

Join Rutgers University Alumni Association on the Road to Cheer on the Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away football game this season. Learn more here.

Babies and Toddlers Needed for Research Studies
The Infancy Studies Laboratory at Rutgers University–Newark seeks parents and babies under 2 years of age for a study on infant brain development. All participants are financially compensated and parents receive a letter about the visit. Please contact Sree Rajendran at babylab@andromeda.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-3953 for additional information. Learn more here.

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.

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Board of Governors distinguished service professor of public policy and administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden and director of the Community Leadership Center, Rutgers University–Camden, was honored as a 2014 New Jersey General Assembly Hispanic Heritage Month honoree. 

Angus Kress Gillespie, professor and undergraduate director of the Department of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the New Jersey Historical Commission’s 2014 Richard J. Hughes Award.

Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, division director of gastroenterology and hepatology at New Jersey Medical School and medical director of liver transplantation for University Hospital in Newark, was appointed chief of service for medicine at University Hospital. 

Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy and associate research professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $908,231. The project titled Clean Energy Evaluation and Market Assessment Professional Services is being supported by the State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Learn more about Director Felder here.

Mona Zebarjadi, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $360,000 over three years. The project titled Meta-Conductors with Invisible Dopants is being supported by the United States Department of Defense. Learn more about Professor Zebarjadi here.

Joanne Robinson, dean and professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $190,533. The project titled Health and Wellness Center Phase II is being supported by LEAP Academy University Charter School. Learn more about Dean Robinson here.

Ashutosh Goel, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project titled Understanding the Nucleation and Crystallization Kinetics of Sodium and Alumina-Rich High Level Nuclear Waste Glasses is being supported by the United States Department of Energy. Learn more about Professor Goel here.

Jason Grabosky, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $140,000. The project titled Joint Venture Agreement for the Project for Resilient Landscapes is being supported by the United States Forest Service. Learn more about Professor Grabosky here.

James Abruzzo, instructor and codirector of the Institute of Ethical Leadership in the Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $65,000. The project titled Victoria Emerging Leaders Program 2014-15 and Capacity Building Conference/Initiative is being supported by the Victoria Foundation Inc. Learn more about Director Abruzzo here

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