July 16, 2014

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SHRP Supports a Health Promotions Event at the 2014 Special Olympics
More than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, and family members from the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP), as well as members from New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, clinical affiliates, and the New Jersey Dietetic Association provided health screenings and education to athletes and coaches participating in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games as part of the Health Promotions event held in Ewing, New Jersey, on June 16–19. In addition, SHRP physical therapists participated in Fit Feet screenings, and students from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine coordinated a Special Smiles venue for oral screenings.

Approximately 400 athletes participated in the screenings and were presented with a Personal Health Card indicating individual screening results for blood pressure, bone density, and Body Mass Index.

A Few Spots Remain Open for Summer Art Camp
A limited number of spaces remain for the Summer Art Camp sessions for young artists 11–14 years of age at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Weeklong classes begin July 21 and July 28, featuring topics such as Japanese Anime, comic book creations, portraits, and puppetry. View the full schedule and register here.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, now offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

The HomeStyles Project for Parents of Preschoolers
The HomeStyles Project, a collaboration between Rutgers, the University of Arizona, and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, helps parents of preschoolers shape their homes and lifestyles to raise happy, healthy, and safe kids. HomeStyles includes a series of program guides that give quick tips and fun ideas from experts and other parents to help make small changes and simple choices at home. Parents choose from 12 guides over the next 12 months and choose which changes to make and how. These free tips can help any family, even those with busy lives and tight budgets. It takes about 15 minutes to review each guide. Parents may try simple changes and do surveys along the way and earn more than $125 and keep gifts that are sent to help. Interested parents may sign up here

Laptop and Tablet Sale for Faculty and Staff
For a limited time, kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, offers discounted pricing on select laptops and tablets for faculty and staff only. Kite+key is located at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Quantities are limited and while supplies last. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, or subscribe to the mailing list. View pricing here.

Call for Participation: Momentum Directory
The Institute for Women and Art (IWA), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites faculty and staff to participate in the Momentum Directory, a networking gateway linking the public to women and transgender artists who embrace varied technologies in their artistic production, and other arts professionals who engage in critical explorations in the field of gender, feminism, art, and technology. Visitors to the site are able to link to participants’ websites, giving equal access to emerging, mid-career, and established professionals. Information about individuals such as artists, authors, art historians, curators, educators, and technologists are listed, as well as organizations and projects. Suggested resources, publications, and apps are welcomed. Learn more here.

Call for Participation: MTV: Momentum Technology Videos
The Institute for Women and Art (IWA), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks entries for the Momentum: Women/Art/Technology online festival of video works called MTV: Momentum Technology Videos. The juried works appear on the IWA website in a video playlist that runs continuously, giving access to viewers 24/7. This is an opportunity for filmmakers and other screen artists to present work in a gallery without walls. All submitting artists are automatically included in the Momentum Directory. Work is selected by the IWA based on its relevance to the scope of the Momentum: Women/Art/Technology project. Innovative use of technology in the creation of the work is encouraged. No documentaries of other artworks are accepted. Learn more here.

Apply Now for OASIS Professional Leadership and Development Program for 2014–2015
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development program, which is designed for female faculty in STEM, including social and health sciences. This year, in order to increase opportunities for connections and collaborations across all Rutgers, the OASIS program will be hosted at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The workshops take place on five Fridays throughout the academic year from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. and include individual coaching and peer mentoring. Applications are due by August 1. Learn more and apply here.

Registration Is Open for "Introduction to Sakai" Training Sessions
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers "Introduction to Sakai" course management system training sessions through the month of August. In-person sessions take place in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, or online via webinars. Training is open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. Check the calendar for dates and learn more here.

Mason Gross Summer Series: Rutgers Jazz Faculty: July 23, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a jazz concert featuring Rutgers faculty on July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.

Performance: From Salsa to Samba: July 17, Camden
The Camden Center for the Arts, Rutgers University–Camden, sponsors a performance by Josh Robinson & The Rhythm Poets on July 17 at 10 a.m. in the Gordon Theater of the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. This event is free but reservations are required. Please contact Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu to reserve. Learn more here.

Gardens Walk: What's in Bloom: July 19, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a one-hour walk and tour of the gardens on July 19 at 2 p.m. starting at the Holly House parking lot. The fee is $5 or free for Rutgers Gardens members. Learn more here.

Who's in Charge? Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises: July 21, Newark
New Jersey Medical School hosts the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds on July 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room B-610 of the Medical Science Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. The speaker is Laura H. Kahn, research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Learn more here.

Advance Your Career: Learn about Upcoming Ethical Leadership Development Opportunities: July 22, online
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick presents a webinar on July 22 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The webinar is free but registration is required. Learn about customized training and mini-MBA programs. Learn more and register here.

Learn the Facts about Gynecologic Cancer: Free Symposium: July 22, off campus
The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at New Jersey Medical School sponsors a free educational symposium on gynecologic cancers on July 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the United Way in Montclair, New Jersey. This event is open to the public, and free dinner is provided. Learn more and register here.

Perfecting Prezi: July 23, New Brunswick
Digital Classroom Services
 at Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a workshop on July 23 at 1 p.m. in room 118 of Tillett Hall on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Prezi is a presentation alternative to PowerPoint. Learn more and register here.

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Red Baraat: July 24, Newark
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey sponsors a performance by Red Baraat on July 24 at 5 p.m. at NJPAC in Newark. Red Baraat is a North Indian bhangra band from Brooklyn. This event is free. Learn more here.

Fifth Annual New Brunswick Restaurant Week: through July 26, New Brunswick
New Brunswick City Market hosts its fifth annual New Brunswick Restaurant Week through July 26. Over 36 restaurants offer special menus and pricing for patrons. Learn more and view a list of participating restaurants here.

Be a Volunteer R Town Greeter
The Office of Community Affairs seeks enthusiastic and outgoing volunteers to join their team of R Town Greeters. This specially trained team of volunteers helps welcome visitors to the greater New Brunswick area and shapes a positive first impression of our communities and university during Big Ten® home football game weekends this fall. Learn more here.

New Brunswick Bike Exchange
The New Brunswick Bike Exchange refurbishes and sells donated bikes to support both PRAB and healthy and active lifestyles in New Brunswick. Anyone is welcome to check out the selection of affordable bikes during regular store hours. The New Brunswick Bike Exchange is an all-volunteer organization with many options for involvement and also accepts bike donations. Please email info@nbbikeexchange.org or stop by the shop during store hours to donate a bike.

Robert S. DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation. Learn more here.

Hanaa Hamdi, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, has been appointed health and human services director by the City of Newark.

John Joergensen, associate dean of the School of Law–Newark, has been appointed co-chair of the Legal Citation Markup Technical Committee of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

Johan Reyes, chief resident in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, has been selected as a finalist in the Resident Abstract Awards by the Board of Trustees at the International Anesthesia Research Society for his abstract titled Gestational Propofol Exposure Induces Neuroapoptosis and Long-Term Behavioral Deficits in Offspring Rats. Collaborators for this research include Ming Xiong, Jing Li, and Shawn Puri, all from the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

Daniel J. Van Abs, associate research professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected chair of the N.J. Clean Water Council, a statutory advisory body to the commissioner of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, for 2014 and 2015. He is a public member of the council, appointed by the governor.

Christopher Woodward, professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Piers Coleman and David Vanderbilt, distinguished professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, were among 57 outstanding mathematicians and theoretical physicists awarded 2014 Simons Fellowships by the Simons Foundation.

Prabhas Moghe, distinguished professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,079,753. The project titled Rare Earth Nanoprobes for Optical Imaging and Disease Tracking is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Moghe here.

Donna Van Alst, instructor and director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,190,000. The project titled Superstorm Sandy Child and Family Health Study is being supported by the N.J. Department of Children and Families. The coinvestigators are Patricia Findley and Sandra Moroso of the School of Social Work. Learn more about Director Van Alst here.

Lee Slater, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $843,582. The project titled Investigating the Sensitivity of Emerging Geophysical Technologies to Immobile Porosity and Isolated DNAPL and Dissolved/Absorbed VOC Mass in Fractured Media is being supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more about Professor Slater here.

Antoinette Farmer, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project titled Parenting Wisely: Parent Training to Reduce the Risk Factors for Gang Involvement is being supported by a Rutgers Community-University Research Partnership grant. Learn more about Professor Farmer here.

Patricia Suplee, assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project titled The Relationship Between Birth Outcomes and Neighborhood Characteristics Within an Urban Population of African-American and Hispanic Women is being supported by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. Learn more about Professor Suplee here.

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