April 22, 2015

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Raising Money for RULGBTQA Student Emergency Fund

Every semester, a few students in the LGBTQA community are in a financial bind. Some lose financial support for school from families when they identify as a member of the LGBTQA community. Others come from families who accept their identities but are experiencing economic difficulties.

That’s why the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center, Rutgers University–Newark, are working with the Office of the Deans of Students and the Rutgers University Foundation to raise money for an RULGBTQA Student Emergency Fund. The aim is to raise $19,920 in honor of the center’s founding year, 1992. The campaign will end following the May 6 Rainbow Graduation ceremony for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) graduates, the culmination of GAYpril events planned this spring.

The idea for the special fund arose as more students approached the center with financial needs and applied for assistance through the Office of the Deans of Students. The Deans of Students work with struggling students on multiple fronts, including connecting them to various networks of support and resources to aid in pursuit of a successful academic career. Click here to donate. Learn more here.


In this Issue...
Don't Forget

7th Annual Rutgers Day: April 25, New Brunswick and Piscataway
Everyone is invited with family and friends to the seventh annual Rutgers Day on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the College Avenue, Cook/Douglass, and Busch Campuses at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Rutgers Day showcases the wide range of academic, research, athletic, cultural, recreational, and community-oriented strengths of New Jersey’s state university. Thousands of faculty, students, staff, and alumni are involved in programming for the day, with representation from New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS. Thousands of New Jersey residents are anticipated—many visiting for the first time. Check the day’s programs here.

Gender and Leadership Conference at NJMS: May 1, Newark
On May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., New Jersey Medical School’s Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery co-sponsor the Gender and Leadership Conference at the school's Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. The conference will highlight the challenges to career growth faced by women in health care, include discussions of pathways to success in academic careers and other leadership roles, and present interactive and hands-on exercises for negotiating skills. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and certified counselors can earn continuing education credits. Registration is $95. Learn more and register here.


April Is Autism Awareness Month
Rutgers University–New Brunswick continues to celebrate Autism Awareness Month by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to ask questions about autism. The College Support Program (CSP) offers individualized support for students on the autism spectrum. The CSP works collaboratively with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Disability Services, Academic Deans, Learning Centers, Counseling Center, Career Services, Student Employment, Residence Life, Student Life, Deans of Students, and, as necessary, program advisers and faculty. Click here for more information about autism or support when working with students on the autism spectrum or contact Pam Lubbers, CSP coordinator, at plubbers@echo.rutgers.edu or 848-932-9558.

TAG Days Coming from Rutgers University Foundation’s Annual Giving Department
To help demonstrate how donors make a difference in the lives of students and faculty members, the Department of Annual Giving within the Rutgers University Foundation will launch TAG Days (Teaching Annual Giving) on April 23 (New Brunswick) and April 30 (Camden). Tags indicating donor-supported resources will appear on those days. Giveaways and trivia games are among the activities supporting this initiative. Learn more here.

The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning: A Book Talk with David Redlawsk: April 22, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts David P. Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and professor of political science, who discusses his new book on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Eagleton. Reception at 5 p.m. Register and learn more here

Appy Half-Hour: iPad 101 Part 2: April 24, Piscataway
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics, at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, on April 24 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini at the end of the series. Feel free to bring your iPad. Space is limited. RSVP to kiteandkey@rutgers.edu">kiteandkey@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

REI Energy Policy Seminar Series: April 24, New Brunswick
Tim Lenton, professor and chair of Climate Change/Earth Systems Science at the University of Exeter, speaks about "Anticipating and Avoiding Climate Tipping Points," on April 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Auditorium, Marine Sciences Building, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

CeCe McDonald on Prison and Transadvocacy: April 28, Piscataway
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents CeCe McDonald on April 28 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center. After defending herself against racist and transphobic attacks, McDonald was imprisoned in a men's jail, though she identifies as a transwoman. Hear McDonald speak about prison abolition and transadvocacy. Learn more here

#politics: Redefining Engagement via Digital Media: April 28, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents an exchange about the opportunities and challenges involved in using digital media to connect people and politics on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Teleconference/Lecture Hall SCC 403, Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Networking reception at 4 p.m. Learn more and register here.

Book Sale Sponsored by Raritan: April 29, New Brunswick
Jackson Lears and the editors of Raritan: A Quarterly Review, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invite you to a book sale at their offices on the College Avenue Campus on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse among new and used works of literature, literary criticism, cultural history, biography, philosophy, fiction, poetry, art, and politics, along with back issues of Raritan and other literary and scholarly journals. Low prices are guaranteed and light refreshments will be served.

Experts in the News

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 50 news organizations in the past week, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Atlantic, among other news organizations.

Highlights include:

The Star-Ledger: A woman for president? Rutgers class studies Hillary Clinton, female politicians (Ruth Mandel, Eagleton, quoted here)

India West: Indian American Guggenheim Fellows Shine in Diverse Fields (Akhil Sharma, Arts & Sciences-Newark, quoted here)

Click here for highlights.

Academic Sphere

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.

2X: Painting

2X: Paintings, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs at the Zimmerli Art Museum: New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents 2X: Paintings, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs, an exhibition exploring the representation of the double in the second half of the 20th century, through July. Learn more here

CFO Lecture Series Features Olena Paslawsky of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: April 23, Newark
The Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University–Newark and New Brunswick, hosts Olena Paslawsky, chief financial officer, senior vice president, and treasurer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who presents the lecture “Survival Guide: Transitioning to a Not-for-Profit” April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bove Auditorium, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Rutgers Theater Company Presents Henry V: April 24May 3, New Brunswick
A man becomes king. A nation goes to war. And the courage of both is tested. Henry V, produced by Rutgers Theater Company at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, with performances April 24 to May 3 at the Philip J. Levin Theater, is a troubling, violent, and imaginative play—a burst of pageantry and sunlight amid turbulent events. Learn more here.

Spring Serenade Concert: April 26, Camden
The Spring Serenade Concert at Rutgers University–Camden features the Rutgers University Singers, Madrigals Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra Ensemble on April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Paola Gambarota, chair and associate professor, Department of Italian, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council of Learned Societies to work on her book project entitled American Naples: Cross-Cultural Memories of an Occupation, at the American Academy in Rome during the 2015–2016 academic year.

Gifts & Grants

Marsha Bates, research professor, associate director of the Center of Alcohol Studies, and director of the center’s Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,668,008 over five years. The project, titled In the Moment Protection from Automatic Capture by Triggers, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Bates here.

Melchi Michel, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $424,834. The project, titled Visual Memory Mechanisms in Transsaccadic Integration and Overt Search, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Michel here.

Kay Bidle, associate professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $223,677 over three years. The project, titled Quantifying Competing Loss Rates of Viral Lysis and Microzooplankton Grazing on Emiliania Huxleyi Mortality, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Bidle here.

Louis Tuthill, assistant professor of criminal justice, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $32,739. The project, titled Community Policing Crime Analysis, Technical Assistance and Consultation, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. Learn more about Tuthill here.

Gwendolyn Harris, executive director of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $32,000 over two years. The project, titled School-Based Youth Services Counseling, is being supported by the Camden Board of Education. Learn more about Harris here

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