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May 20, 2015

Two States, One Bay: A Bi-State Conversation about the Future of the Raritan Bay: June 12, New Brunswick
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program host the Sustainable Raritan River Conference, Two States, One Bay: A Bi-State Conversation about the Future of the Raritan Bay, at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. The panels and workshops seek to align Raritan Bay water quality, habitat restoration, coastal resilience, and fishery and shellfish management with public access goals, objectives, and priority actions for stakeholders in both New York and New Jersey. Learn more and register here.

New Book Examines Chinese Heroin Trade
Ko-lin Chin, Professor II, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, has published a new book, The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond. The book examines the evolution of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle since the late 1980s by exploring the characteristics of heroin traffickers, the relationship between drug use and sales in China, and how China compares to other international drug markets.

May 13, 2015

Workshop about Recent Advances in Measuring the Lung Microbiome: May 21, New Brunswick
Clifford P. Weisel, professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts a free workshop to discuss recent advances in measuring the lung microbiome on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This is an opportunity to learn about approaches to measuring and understanding the lung microbiome and potentially identifying new collaborative efforts at Rutgers to study the effect of the environment on the lung microbiome and its role in health and disease. Register and learn more here.

Fourth Annual Seymour “Skippy” Jotkowitz Memorial Lecture: May 27, Newark
The Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at New Jersey Medical School presents the Fourth Annual Seymour “Skippy” Jotkowitz Memorial Lecture on May 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. Jerome Posner, Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, and George C. Cotzias Chair of Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, speak on the topic of "Neuro-Oncology: Past, Present and Future" in room B610, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark.

May 6, 2015

Income Inequality: Discussion with Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz: May 11, Paramus
Bruce Mizrach, professor in the Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, moderates a discussion about America’s income inequality with Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph E. Stiglitz on May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Technology Center at Bergen Community College, Paramus. Learn more here.

April 29, 2015

INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar and Lunch Reception: May 15, Piscataway
April Hill, a molecular biologist at the University of Richmond and advocate for undergraduate research, is the featured speaker at the INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar and lunch reception on May 15 at 11 a.m. in the West Lecture Hall at Daniel I. Kessler Teaching Laboratories in Piscataway. The seminar is organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Postdoctoral Association and INSPIRE. Registration required for lunch only by May 5. Otherwise, walk-ins are welcome. Learn more and register here

April 22, 2015

10th Annual REI Energy Symposium: May 5, Piscataway
The annual energy symposium presented by the Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, provides faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with opportunities to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, throughout New Jersey, and across the country. The 10th Annual REI Energy Symposium will take place May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fiber Optic Auditorium, Piscataway. Register and learn more here.

April 15, 2015

Explore the Resources of HathiTrust Digital Library: April 24, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries hosts two hands-on workshops exploring the resources of HathiTrust Digital Library on April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Alexander Library, Room 415, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “Exploring the HathiTrust Digital Library” teaches how to search, view items, and create collections while "Getting Started with the HathiTrust Research Center” focuses on using the HTRC to analyze massive amounts of digitized text. RSVP preferred. RSVP here for one or both workshops by April 17.

Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership 2015 Conference: April 30, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, hosts its 2015 conference, “Ethics in Health Care,” on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. The program addresses how we, as a community of providers, educators, suppliers, and patients, can maintain the highest ethical standards within a rapidly changing environment. Speakers and panelists include: Richard L. Edwards, chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; Jennifer G. Velez, senior vice president of strategy and planning, Barnabas Health; Robert Garrett, president and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network; Michael Ullmann, vice president, general counsel, Johnson & Johnson; Amy Mansue, president, Children’s Specialized Hospital; Paul Testa, chief medical information officer, NYU Langone Medical Center; and Michael L. Capone, chief operations officer, Medidata. View all speakers and register here.

April 8, 2015

2015 Physical Electronics Conference—Call for Abstracts
You are invited to contribute to the 75th Physical Electronics Conference June 17–19 at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with most sessions at the College Avenue Student Center. This topical conference provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research in the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces. At this conference, the Nottingham prize is awarded for the best student paper. Student competitors for the Nottingham prize ($1,500) are required to submit abstracts by April 10. All other abstracts should be submitted by April 24. For submission guidelines, the events schedule and registration, click here.  

School of Nursing Presents 5th Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Newark
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Reviews: Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care, presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation at the School of Nursing (SON) July 13–17 in the Stanley Bergen Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Free for full-time SON faculty, large discount for SON students. Registration deadline: June 26. Learn more and register here.

April 1, 2015

Annual VOICES Center of Excellence Symposium at Livingston: April 3
Rutgers hosts the annual symposium of the VOICES Center of Excellence for Community Resilience, “Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma: Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs,” April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center, Piscataway. The symposium is intended to inform clinicians, emergency managers, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders providing services to victims' families, responders, and survivors. No charge for 9/11 families, survivors, and responders and their families to attend. Fee for professionals, $75; 5 CEU credits, $25. Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs, Rutgers University, and chancellor, RutgersNew Brunswick, delivers opening remarks. Learn more and register here

Global Public Health Lecture: April 7, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden hosts its inaugural global public health lecture, focusing on equal opportunities for children around the world, on April 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 401 Penn classroom, on the side of the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers–Camden. The lecture will be presented by Jody Heymann, dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California–Los Angeles and founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center, who discusses “Increasing Equal Opportunity for Children Around the World: Can We Measure and Hold Countries Accountable for What They’re Doing?” Learn more here.

Register Now for Last in Series of Climate Change Panel Discussions: April 21, Washington, D.C.
Join President Robert Barchi and three top Rutgers researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as the Rutgers University Alumni Association presents the last in a series of discussions about the earth's climate and how climate change is affecting life on earth in Washington, D.C., on April 21 at 6 p.m. Professor Benjamin P. Horton's research on sea-level rise was referenced on the White House website during President Obama's recent State of the Union address. View location and register here.

March 25, 2015

Nobel Prize Winner Delivers Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture: March 25, Piscataway
Thomas R. Cech, a 1989 Nobel Prize winner from the University of Colorado, Boulder, offers the Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture, “Crawling Out of the RNA World: Noncoding RNAs and Their Protein Partners,” on March 25 at 1 p.m. in the main auditorium at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. Learn more here.

REI Energy Policy Seminar: Mini-Panel: Paris and Beyond: The State of Climate Diplomacy: March 27, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute’s policy seminar series presents a mini-panel discussion, “Paris and Beyond: The State of Climate Diplomacy,” on March 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marine Sciences Building, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Speakers include Ruth Greenspan Bell, public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and visiting scholar, Environmental Law Institute, and Cymie Payne, assistant professor, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and School of Law–Camden. Learn more here.

Understanding Risk and Resiliency in Children: A Conversation with Brenda Jones Harden: April 8, New Brunswick
In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a presentation by Brenda Jones Harden, associate professor at the University of Maryland, about the outcomes for children affected by child maltreatment on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Jones Harden will focus on developing an understanding of the factors and conditions that promote resiliency for children and families involved with the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect. In addition, she will discuss general aspects of how the medical community can enhance its capacity to work with children at risk of abuse and neglect. This event will include a conversation about fostering prevention and resiliency efforts among a broad and diverse population of children and families. Learn more and register here.

Global Climate Change and Inequality Symposium: April 10, New Brunswick
This symposium on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center (multipurpose room), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, examines across disciplines state-of-the-art thinking and research on the problem of inequality linked to expected global climate change and related environmental disasters occurring in different locations and cultures. It explores who is likely to be most affected by a changing climate, in what ways they will be most vulnerable, and how those vulnerabilities can be addressed through social actions, including policies and planning. The event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Rutgers 100 Days Initiative, the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, the Rutgers Climate Institute, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, all Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.

Reviving Filiality in Contemporary China: From Bodily Intensity to Intergenerational Psychology: April 16, New Brunswick
When new amendments to China’s General Law for Care of the Elderly became effective last year, it became a crime for children to ignore parents. The Chinese government revised a set of guidelines to help govern child-parent and family relationships. In a presentation April 16 at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Angela Zita, professor at New York University, places the new 24 filial paragons in context with the original versions that date to medieval times. She will explore how the demands of the parent-child bond have been reshaped in modern times and tilted toward communicative bonds that culminate in digital connections. Learn more here.

The State of Workforce Diversity 2015 Symposium: April 23, New Brunswick
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts noted scholars and experts Lucy Taksa, professor of management and associate dean (research), faculty of business and economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Joanna Barsh, director emeritus, McKinsey & Company, and author of How Remarkable Women Lead; Angela Guy, chief diversity officer, L’Oreal; and Ann Lee-Jeffs, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Roosevelt-Perkins Room, second floor, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, New Brunswick. Register by April 17 here.

March 18, 2015

Register Now for the 2nd Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference: March 28, Livingston Campus
The 2nd Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference, hosted by the IFNH Center for Health and Human Performance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, takes place March 28 at Beck Hall on the Livingston Campus in conjunction with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. It is designed to address topics of interest to coaches, athletes, students, scientists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning professionals. Register by March 21 to be entered to win one of two Polar M400 Heart Rate/GPS monitors. Learn more here.

Best Practices in Supporting Female Prisoners Returning to Their Communities: March 31, Newark
In collaboration with the School of Public Health, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites you to a discussion by practitioners and researchers about the challenges facing female prisoners and best practices for support as they reintegrate into the community, followed by a segment of the documentary, It’s More Expensive to Do Nothing, March 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Passaic Room 226, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more and register here