August 27, 2014

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Rutgers Against Hunger
Over one million New Jersey residents, including 1 in 5 children, face hunger challenges on a regular basis. Each day, Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) takes action to come to their aid. RAH appreciates the university community’s ongoing support and thanks everyone who donated during RAH’s successful summer food drive where 2,500 pounds of food were collected and distributed to four local food pantries during the challenging month of August. Since 2008, RAH has collected approximately 190,000 pounds of food and raised more than $216,000 for hunger-fighting agencies across the state. Please support RAH by donating nonperishable food items at RAH collection bins in New Brunswick or by volunteering at one of several partner agencies. 

Find out how you and your school, department, or organization can help those in need across the state here.

RU-tv Has Switched to Digital Channels
The RU-tv Network has transitioned to more than 100 channels all in digital format. Faculty and staff in New Brunswick should view the new channel lineup here.

Sakai Upgrade
On August 21, Sakai was upgraded to the latest version. Learn about the new and enhanced features included in the latest release of Sakai here. Please email or call 848-445-8721 with any questions.

Registration Is Open for UHR's Learning and Development Program
The University Human Resources (UHR) Learning and Development program offers more than 36 different open registration workshops and learning opportunities for the fall semester on a broad range of topics including management and supervision, communication, interpersonal skills, and performance management. These sessions are open to all Rutgers full-time faculty and staff. All workshops combine structured experiences, small and large group discussions, and additional resources that complement course learning. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for the New Faculty Welcome Breakfast and Resource Expo on September 5
Academic Affairs and University Human Resources host a New Faculty Welcome Breakfast and Resource Expo for new Rutgers faculty in New Brunswick on September 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The expo focuses on the many services and resources available for new faculty. The expo allows faculty to speak to representatives from a wide range of university departments that support them and their activities. A light breakfast is available. Learn more, register, and view a list of participating departments here.

Registration Is Open for Practical Applications of Molecular Profiling Using Next-Generation Technology in the Clinic: From Germline to Tumor
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsor a symposium on September 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel in Eatontown, New Jersey. This symposium is designed to educate health care providers on the revolutionary ways that next-generation genetic sequencing is advancing patient care in cancer genetics. This symposium is free but space is limited. Learn more and register here.

Registration Is Open for Dementia and Intellectual and Development Disabilities Lecture Series
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a talk by Kathleen Bishop on October 10 at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark in Iselin, New Jersey. Bishop is a gerontologist at the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center in New York. This event is fee but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

Save the Date: Moving from the Message to Action: The Role of the Learner in Feedback 
The Master Educators’ Guild at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsors a talk for its Academic Grand Rounds on November 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Oral Health Pavilion at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The presentation is preceded by the formal induction of 2014 Master Educators and followed by a brief reception.

From Here to There: September 2 through December 24, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, presents an exhibition through December 24 in the Main Gallery of the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. This exhibition focuses on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience. Learn more here.

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays: September 2, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum celebrates the new school year with Art After Hours on September 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This year, Art After Hours moves to the first Tuesday of every month with a new lineup of events. The evening features refreshments and DJ-curated music. Admission, activities, and refreshments are free. Learn more here.

Carnival Day at The Plaza: September 3, New Brunswick
The Plaza celebrates its one-year anniversary on September 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. View a complete list of activities and specials here.

Grand Opening of the Rutgers University–Camden Interfaith Meditation Room: September 3, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden presents a new Interfaith Meditation Room on September 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the lower level of the Camden Campus Center. The space provides a sanctuary where people of all faiths and religious traditions may retreat for prayer, meditation, and spiritual activities. Learn more here.

The American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States: September 3, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, sponsor a talk by Bob Klopp on September 3 at noon in the auditorium of the Wright Rieman Laboratories on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Klopp is the associate director of REI. Learn more here.

Emerging Technology Now: September 5, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services at Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a workshop on September 5 at 3:30 p.m. in room 118 of Tillett Hall on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This is an opportunity for faculty members to learn about and test classroom technology. Learn more and register here.

Katherine Blair has been appointed web designer at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden.

Nathan Bullock has been named director of off-campus outreach programs in the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success at Rutgers University–Camden, effective September 2. 

On the Road: R Game Day
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG this year. Before cheering on the Scarlet Knights in the stadium, fans can get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers-only tailgate events happening before every away game this season. Learn more and register here.

Researchers Seeking Participants to Contribute to Research on Preventing Depression in Teens
Researchers at Rutgers seek teens in grades 6 through 10 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 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 for more information.

Registration Is Open for the SHRP Alumni Association’s Fall 2014 Golf Outing Fundraiser
The School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) hosts its annual golf outing fundraiser on October 7 at 10 a.m. at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, New Jersey. This event features breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as contests and prizes. Proceeds from the golf outing support student scholarships at SHRP. Enrollment is open to all and sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more and register here.

Moms Needed for Research Study
Researchers at Rutgers seek moms with at least one child between the ages of 2 and 12 to participate in a study to improve ways to take body measurements. Volunteer input is needed to help create more useful methods of measurement for other parents and researchers. Those who are interested should complete a short survey of eligibility here. Total participation time takes about 60 minutes and participants receive a $25 payment. Please contact the HomeStyles Team at with questions.

Max Häggblom, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 SIMB Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award by the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology. Learn more here.

Camie Morrison, director of sponsored research at the Office of Sponsored Research, Rutgers University–Camden, has been named president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International

Michael De Luca, senior associate director of the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $593,000. The project titled Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Operations is being supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Learn more about Director De Luca here.

Frank Jordan, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $321,000. The project titled Collaborative Research: Engineering a Multienzyme Complex with Synthetic and Mechanistic Goals is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Jordan here.

Huixin He, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $283,000. The project titled Fundamental Understanding of Ionic Insertion/Extraction Mechanism of Organic Electrodes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor He here

Elena Galoppini, professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $246,723. The project titled Collaborative Research: Dye Molecule-Anchored Platinum Nanocatalysts is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Galoppini here.

Robin Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $22,280. The project titled Impact Assessment of a Structural Health Intervention on Health in a Low-Income Community: A Natural Experiment is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Stevens here

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