September 17, 2014

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Rutgers UniversityCamden Marine Field Ecology Class Travels to the Florida Keys
Rutgers–Camden's first marine field ecology class, led by professor Alejandro Vagelli, took graduate students to the Florida Keys to study marine ecology in July. The students snorkeled and SCUBA dived in different environments including a coral reef area and a mangrove island. The class also ventured to Miami South Beach for a shark tagging expedition with the RJ Dunlap Conservation Group at the University of Miami. Over 40GB of data was collected between all the students, which was used to create a class video and a blog to share their experience with other Rutgers students and faculty. Student perspectives are included on the blog at the top of the page here.

Pictured: Mike Monteleone, student of marine field ecology

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:

40.2.19  Investment Policy for the Short Term Investments (revised)
60.5.10  Faculty Term Appointments (revised)
60.5.14  Criteria for Academic Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions (revised)
60.5.16  Promotion to Associate Professor or Equivalent Ranks (revised)
60.5.17  Promotion to Professor, Distinguished Professor, or Equivalent Ranks (revised)
70.2.10  Office of Information Technology Dress Code (rescinded)
70.2.11  Operational Management of Policies (rescinded)
70.2.13  Project Methodology Compliance (rescinded)
70.2.14  Project Portfolio Management Application Systems (rescinded)
70.2.15  Project Portfolio Management Application Access (rescinded)
70.2.16  Project Quality Review (rescinded)
70.2.17  Project Request Evaluation (rescinded)

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.  

Free Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff
The Department of Occupational Health offers free flu vaccines for all Rutgers faculty and staff. Learn more and view clinic schedules here.

The My Waste App by New Brunswick Public Works
New Brunswick Public Works launches the My Waste app, which allows New Brunswick residents to download garbage and recycling schedules, set reminders, schedule changes, and more. The app is available for free download from an app store. Learn more 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 fall semester. 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. In addition to introductory sessions, there are also advanced sessions and one-on-one consultations available. Check the calendar for dates, and learn more here.

Call for Applications: Faculty Learning Community
For faculty in mid-to advanced-career levels, the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty Learning Community. This year’s topic is Leadership and Professional Development for Faculty in STEM—Developing an Advanced Program. Applications are due September 17. Learn more and apply here.

Registration Is Open for Hot Topics Update in Internal Medicine
The Department of Medicine at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) sponsors a conference for health care professionals on September 27 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Delta Dental Education Conference Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. The registration fee is $100 for health care professionals, $50 for RBHS and University Hospital faculty and staff, $25 for residents and fellows, and no charge for NJMS residents and fellows. Online registration closes on September 24. Learn more, and register here.

Registration Is Open for Harvey “Smokey” Daniels Workshop
The Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a talk by Harvey Daniels as he shares a number of short informational and persuasive short texts that can be used for in-class reading and comprehension practice on October 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on October 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for the Innovations in Dermatological SciencesUniversity, Industry, and Government Partnerships
The Center for Derma Research, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a conference on October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. Early bird registration is now available. Register online and learn more here.

RSVP for the Estelle Lebowitz Lecture with Visiting Artist Grimanesa Amoro
The Institute for Women and Art and the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series sponsor a reception and lecture with Grimanesa Amoros on October 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The exhibit is on view until November 7 at the Douglass Library. Please email womenart@rci.rutgers.edu to RSVP. Learn more here.

President of Tanzania's Public Lecture on Academic Partnerships: September 26, New Brunswick
The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs and the Center for African Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host a talk by President Jakaya Mrisho Kilwete of the United Republic of Tanzania on September 26 from 11 a.m. to noon at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

The Ghazal Among the Nations Lecture: September 17, New Brunswick
The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Aamir Mufti as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series on September 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Mufti is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Learn more here.

The Edge of Encounter: Sexual Narratives and the Limits of Representation: September 18, New Brunswick
The Institute for Research on Women at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Juana Maria Rodriguez on September 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Rodriguez is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more here.

ACE Women’s Networking Coffee Talk and Brown Bag Lunch: September 19, New Brunswick
ACE Women’s Network hosts its monthly networking event on September 19 at noon in the Starbucks Café of the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers in the Gateway Transit Village on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

A Place in America: Celebrating the Legacy of Ralph and Barbara Voorhees: September 20 through February 8, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, shows a selection of prints and drawings made between 1880 and 1940 in the exhibition A Place in America: Celebrating the Legacy of Ralph and Barbara Voorhees. The exhibit runs from September 20 to February 8 at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus. Learn more here.

Inside Newark: Decline, Rebellion, and the Search for Transformation Book Talk: September 22, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and Rutgers University Press, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, host a book talk by Robert Curvin on September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Wood Lawn Mansion on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Curvin is a visiting scholar at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick. General admission is free but reservations are required. Register and learn more here.

Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change? Lecture and Book Signing by George Marshall: September 23, New Brunswick
The Climate Institute, along with the Department of Human Ecology, Cook Campus Deans, the Rutgers Ecology and Evolution Graduate Student Association, and the Rutgers Oceanography Club, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, sponsor a lecture and book signing by George Marshall on September 23 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Cook Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here, and register here.

The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Disappearing Collective Past: September 23, New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk by Gail Hershatter on September 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in lecture hall 401 of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Hershatter is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Learn more here.

Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood with Laverne Cox: September 24, Newark
Rutgers University–Newark hosts a talk by actress and activist Laverne Cox on September 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center (PRCC), Rutgers–Newark. The lecture is free but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. All faculty and staff must stop by the PRCC accounting office with their staff ID to acquire a ticket. Learn more here.

What Ferguson Can Teach Us about Race, Politics, and Journalism in the Network: September 26, Camden
The Center for Urban Research and Education and the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University–Camden, sponsor a panel on September 26 at 6 p.m. in room 110 of the Fine Arts Building, Rutgers–Camden. This panel is moderated by Richard Aregood, visiting professor of English from the University of North Dakota. Learn more here.

Cailean Carr has been appointed professional research manager at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Sarah Kelly has been appointed research project coordinator I at the Bloustein Center for Survey Research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Nicholas Klein has been appointed postdoctoral associate at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Graham Petto has been appointed research project coordinator II at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Marie L. Radford has been appointed director of the Library and Information Science Ph.D. program at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for a three-year term.

James Sinclair has been appointed professional research manager at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Ross J. Todd has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Joyce Valenza has been appointed director of the Master of Library and Information Sciences Program at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Sean Varsolona has been appointed senior program coordinator at the National Transit Institute of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Vibes at the Plaza
The Plaza and DJ Akademiks invite faculty, staff, and students for an evening of music and a stroll through the Plaza on September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, and November 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Pop-Up DOTS
The Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is “popping up” in locations at Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–New Brunswick to answer questions about on-campus transportation. Stop by the Administration and Public Safety tent to provide feedback, take advantage of bicycle locking and repair demos, use a tire pump, and more. RUDOTS is popping up at these locations: September 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark; September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center at Morrell Street, Rutgers–New Brunswick; October 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark; October 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick; and October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Livingston Plaza Transit Stop, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please email BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu or visit Facebook for more information.

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 christie.schueler@rutgers.edu for more information.

Roger Hewins, professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Leonard Medal from The Meteoritical Society.

Catherine Lugg, professor of education in the Department of Education Theory, Policy, and Administration at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award by the University Council for Educational Administration

Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $758,938 over three years. The project, Decadal Prediction Following Volcanic Eruptions, is supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Robock here.

Thomas Hegyi and Barbara Ostfeld, both professors in the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and medical director and program director, respectively, of the SIDS Center of New Jersey, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $221,000. The project, SIDS Center of New Jersey: Research, Education, and Services, is being supported by the N.J. Department of Health. Learn more about Professor Hegyi here and Professor Ostfeld here.

Melike Baykal-Gursoy, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $210,000. The project, Network Protection Under Uncertainty, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Baykal-Gursoy here.

Benjamin Glasser, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project, Technology Translation for Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals by Fluidized Bed Impregnation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients onto Porous Carriers, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Glasser here.

David Listokin, distinguished professor and codirector of the Center for Urban Policy Research and graduate director at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $57,500. The project, Economic Impacts of Historical Preservation in Texas, is being supported by the Texas Historical Commission. Learn more about Professor Listokin here

Diane Hill, assistant chancellor at Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $15,000. The project, RU Ready for Work, is being supported by the Prudential Foundation. Learn more about Chancellor Hill here.

Irving Blatt passed away on May 19. He was a 4-H cooperative extension agent in Nassau County, New York. He was also a professor and an urban youth development specialist.

Martin Kling passed away on September 4. He was professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Education and retired in 1991.

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