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March 11, 2015

SHRP Hosts the Interpersonal Origins of Infant Health: March 13, Scotch Plains
The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts a colloquium titled, “Brains, Babies and Relationships: The Interpersonal Origins of Infant Health and What New Jersey is Doing About It,” March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at SHRP’s Scotch Plains location. Learn more here.

Register Now for Hot Topics in LGTBQI Health Seminar: March 31, Newark
Do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQI) individuals experience health disparities compared to others in New Jersey? What connections exist between religion, spirituality, and healing in the LGTBQI community? Explore these and other issues at the fourth annual Hot Topics in LGTBQI Health seminar March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Oral Health Pavilion at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. The seminar is hosted by the School of Nursing and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences LGTBQI Health Working Group, an interprofessional organization open to the entire Rutgers community. The $30 registration fee ($20 students) includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. Advance registration required. Register, learn more, and view the speakers here.

Improving Health in South Asian Communities: April 1, New Brunswick
The South Asian Total Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, presents Improving Mental Health in South Asian Communities: Interfacing Global and Local Approaches on April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Clinical Academic Building, New Brunswick. The featured speaker is Alison Karasz, associate professor and clinical and cross-cultural psychologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Learn more here. Register here.

Day-long Workshop on Childhood Obesity and Bullying: May 1, Piscataway
The Busch Student Center hosts Childhood Obesity and Bullying: Health Professions Working Together to Address Weight Bias on May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speakers are Rebecca Puhl, deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, and Maurice Elias, director of the Rutgers Social and Emotional Learning Laboratory, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Registration: $59, includes breakfast and lunch. Advance web registration required. Learn more here.

March 4, 2015

Register for Climate Change Panel Discussions
Join President Robert Barchi and three top Rutgers researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal SciencesSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as the Rutgers University Alumni Association presents a series of  discussions about the earth's climate and how climate change is affecting life on earth: New York City–March 11; Philadelphia–March 19; and Washington, D.C.–April 21. 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 locations and register now.

Register for April 10 Event in the Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
As part of the Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series, Jim Wiltz will present "Intensive Residential Supports in the Community for Those with Challenging Behavior" April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hotel Woodbridge, Metropark, Iselin, N.J. Registration required. Admission free. Learn more and register here.

Global Tuberculosis Institute Explores Factors Impacting Global Health: March 24, New Brunswick
The Global Tuberculosis Institute at New Jersey Medical School is sponsoring a World Tuberculosis Day symposium for faculty, staff, and studentsExploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Health Problems: The Global Tuberculosis EpidemicMarch 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The symposium will explore some of the complex factors impacting global health, using TB as an example. Advance registration preferred. Learn more here.

NovaCOM ’15: What’s New/What’s Next in Communication and PR: April 17, New Brunswick
Rutgers School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents NovaCOM ’15, a networking and professional development event for students, faculty, and industry professionals on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. The conference will feature the latest and future trends, strategies, and tactics, in the communication and PR worlds. Register by April 8 and learn more here.

February 25, 2015

A Supply Chain Management Perspective on Pakistan’s Energy Crises: February 27, New Brunswick
As part of its Energy Policy Seminar series, the Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Breaking the Vicious Cycle—A Supply Chain Management Perspective on Pakistan’s Energy Crises, featuring Yao Zhao, associate professor, Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences Building, Cook Campus. Learn more about the series here

How to Manage Stress with Deborah Carr: Discussion and Luncheon: March 12, New Brunswick
Rutgers’ ACE Women's Network presents a discussion and luncheon with Deborah Carr, professor, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, March 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Club, New Brunswick. Admission: $18. Seats are limited. Register for the event and learn more here

Register Now for Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
Registration is open for the Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series in April and May. The 250th session of the series on April 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hotel Woodbridge, Metropark, Iselin, N.J., features Andrew Solomon, New York Times' best-selling author and winner of the National Book Award, and Deborah Spitalnik, professor of pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and executive director of the Boggs Center. Solomon will present his experiences writing Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. Spitalnik will begin the session by tracing the structure and impact of disability policy on the lives of people with developmental disabilities, their families, and those who work on their behalf. Registration required and space is limited. No admission fee. Learn more and register here.

Discounted Certified Public Manager Program Available to Employees
The School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University–Newark, offers university employees the New Jersey Certified Public Managers® program at a 15 percent discounted price. The program is designed to develop public-sector managers, administrators, and supervisors into more efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders; give participants the knowledge needed to address complex organizational challenges, manage day-to-day operations more effectively, and grow as leaders; and provide a framework upon which leaders can build their career. Students may meet weekly or Friday and Saturday twice a month in three locations. Spring 2015 cohorts start on May 7 (Wayne); May 8 (New Brunswick); and May 29 (Trenton). Learn more and apply here.

February 18, 2015

Sacred Music Hits the Israeli Pop Charts: Money, Music, and Identity: February 23, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Galeet Dardashti, an anthropologist and lead performer in the music group Divahn, for a lecture on the recent phenomenon of secular Israeli rock stars performing their own renditions of traditional Middle Eastern religious songs on February 23 at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center. Reservations suggested: or 848-932-2033. Learn more here.

Reception and Lecture Celebrate Appointment of Gary Aston-Jones at the Brain Health Institute: February 26, Busch Campus
The Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, celebrates the appointment of Gary Aston-Jones as the first Murray and Charlotte Strongwater Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Health with a reception and a lecture, Optogenetics and Designer Receptors: Transformation in Translational Neuroscience, February 26 at 3 p.m. in the main lecture hall, 675 Hoes Lane West, Busch Campus. Learn about Professor Aston-Jones here.

February 11, 2015

Submit Nominations for Rutgers University Human Dignity Awards by March 13
Nominations for the 2015 Rutgers University Human Dignity Awards are being accepted now through March 13. The awards honor individuals and groups—from within the entire university as well as outside the university—who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment in promoting and practicing diversity at Rutgers and in the broader community. Learn about past recipients here. Review nomination guidelines and submissions information here.

Register Now for February 18 Export Compliance Workshop
The Office of Research and Regulatory Affairs, part of the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development, presents an export compliance workshop on February 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus. Presenters include Robert Phillips, Rutgers export compliance officer; FBI Special Agent Tammy McHugh, and Special Agent Sid Simon of the Office of Export Enforcement, U.S. Department of Commerce.  Continental breakfast will be provided. Learn more here. To register, email by February 16.

Student Access Hosts U.S. Department of Education’s James T. Minor: February 18
Student Access and Educational Equity, Rutgers Undergraduate Academic Affairs, hosts James T. Minor, deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs at the U.S. Department of Education, February 18, 11 a.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center. His presentation will focus on the future of higher education and President Obama's priorities for providing access to college. RSVP and register here.

Rutgers University Libraries Presents HathiTrust Digital Library: February 24
HathiTrust Digital Library, one of the world’s largest digital libraries and a premier resource for research and teaching in higher education, will be introduced on February 24 with a presentation exploring its benefits to faculty and students in the Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th floor, Archibald S. Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Lunch will be provided 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the formal program 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Jeremy York, assistant director of HathiTrust, is the featured guest. Please RSVP online by February 17. Learn more here.

February 4, 2015

Register for Climate Change Panel Discussions
Pioneering researchers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will lead panel discussions about the earth's climate and how climate change is affecting life on earth: New York City–March 11; Philadelphia–March 19; and Washington, D.C.–April 21. Register now.

January 28, 2015

Submit Publications by March 2 for University Libraries Exhibition
Rutgers University Libraries requests submissions by March 2 for its 12th annual Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition, which honors faculty from Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences who have published in the last year. The Libraries will host an opening reception on Wednesday, March 25, and publications will be on display at Alexander Library through the end of April. For submission and other information, click here.

January 21, 2015

Submit Proposals to the Aresty Research Assistant Program
The Aresty Research Assistant Program helps professors find undergraduate students who want to engage in scholarly research. The Aresty Center supports 350 student researchers working with over 200 professors across all fields. Proposals must be submitted by March 2. Learn more here.

January 14, 2015

Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop
The Eagleton Institute of Politics hosts two workshops on January 30 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The first workshop is on “Communicating Science to Politicians and the Public,” and the second workshop is “How Does Science Affect Political Decisions about Education, Health, and the Environment?” The workshops are free but RSVP is required. Register and learn more here.

39th Annual Home Gardeners School
The Office of Continuing Professional Education, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, hosts the 39th annual Home Gardeners School on March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hickman Hall, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Attendees create their own schedules from over 35 different topics taught by faculty and staff from the Cooperative Extension and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register early; seating is limited. Register and learn more here.

Treating Tobacco Dependence in Mental Health Settings Training Session
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School hosts a two-day training session on treating tobacco dependence in mental health settings for physicians, nurses, counselors, and other mental health professions on March 24 and March 25 in the third floor training room, Liberty Plaza, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University­–New Brunswick. Registration fee is $200 and includes tuition, continental breakfast, handout materials, and continuation education credits. Preregistration is highly recommended and on-site registration will be accommodated on a space available basis. Register here and learn more here

January 7, 2015

Registration Is Open for Ready to Run™: Campaign Training for Women
The Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites faculty and staff members to register for Ready to Run™, a bi-partisan training program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system in New Jersey. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. Ready to Run™ takes place on March 13 and March 14 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register by February 6 for an early bird registration of $150, after February 6, registration is $195. Learn more and register here.

Save the Date: 2015 Master Educators’ Guild Symposium
The Master Educators’ Guild at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences hosts its 2015 symposium on March 18, at the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The theme is self-reflection and features two keynote speakers: Gail Jensen, professor and dean at Creighton University, and David Burns, executive director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and founder and principal investigator of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities.

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Organic Land Care Certificate Course
Register now for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Organic Land Care Certificate Course on January 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21 (22nd snow date) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ. Learn more here.