April 8, 2015

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Cecile A. Feldman

Cecile A. Feldman Installed as Chair-Elect of the ADEA Board of Directors

Cecile A. Feldman (left), dean of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, was installed as chair-elect of the American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) board of directors, a role that will allow her to help shape the future of dentistry.


As chair-elect, Feldman said she will focus on the best ways for dental education to adapt to a rapidly changing higher education and health care environment. She said that ADEA can raise public awareness of dentistry as a critical component of health care. “ADEA is the voice for education’s role in the future of the dental professions and in the ways various health professions are educated together,” said Feldman, scheduled to become chair of the ADEA board of directors in March 2016.


ADEA represents all 76 dental schools in the United States and Canada, plus more than 800 allied and advanced education programs, 65 corporations, and 20,000 individual members. Learn more about Feldman here.

In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Register for Alumni Weekend Activities in Newark, New Brunswick, or Camden
Reconnect with your Rutgers classmates and other members of the university family during Alumni Weekend 2015. There's still time to register for activities in Newark, April 18; New Brunswick, April 24–25; Camden, May 9. Learn more and register here.

Special Pre-Order Price for Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait
Celebrate the Rutgers legacy with a book that captures the university’s rich history. Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait details the school’s transformation from a private college to the only remaining institution of higher education that is a land-grant institution, a colonial college, and a leading public research university. This visually striking coffee-table book is a beautiful keepsake and makes the perfect gift for anyone with Scarlet pride. Just a few months remain to lock in the special pre-order price of $50 (plus shipping and handling) if you order by July 1, a $20 savings off the $70 list price for hard cover copies. A special leather edition, individually bound by hand, is also available and may be personalized with embossing on the front cover. Click here to order. For additional information, email Rutgers250@rutgers.edu.


Apply Now for New Position of Honors College Faculty Fellow
The Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced the position of faculty fellow in the new residential college, effective August 2015. As faculty members living in this community, faculty fellows will play a key role in advancing the goals of the Honors College. They will work closely with the Honors College’s faculty, academic dean, associate dean of academic affairs, and associate dean of student affairs to create a residential environment that encourages intellectual inquiry, provides educational resources and support, and develops meaningful faculty interaction with students. Fellows will be uniquely positioned to model behavior that fosters a respectful residential environment and active engagement in all aspects of Honors College life. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential environment. Learn more here. Apply here.

Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity? Malnutrition, Mortality, and North Korea: April 9, New Brunswick
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Hazel Smith, director of the International Institute of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Queerness and Public Policy: April 9, New Brunswick
Learn more about the intersections of queerness and public policy from Lisa Duggan, professor of NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center, NJC Lounge, second floor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, and political theory. Learn more here.

Family-Friendly Programs at Zimmerli: April 11 and April 12
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers two family-friendly creative programs this weekend. On April 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Passport to Art invites families to explore bugs, animals, and nature. Advance registration required ($5$10). Music at the Museum concludes its inaugural season with an “Afternoon of Opera and Art Song” on April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. This concert is organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Learn more here.

Professor William Neal Brown Lecture: Poverty, Class, and Politics: April 16, Newark
The School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents its annual Professor William Neal Brown Lecture featuring David Troutt, professor of law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Engelhard Hall, Room 100, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

"Appy Half-Hour:" Learn the iPad at Rutgers’ Kite+Key
Faculty and staff: learn how to use an iPad, starting with the basics. Join us at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, on April 10, April 24, and May 8 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Light lunch provided. One lucky person will receive an iPad mini. Space limited. RSVP to kiteandkey@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Lecture: A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide: April 14, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a lecture by Alon Confino, professor at the University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, who will present the findings published in his new book, A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide, on April 14 at 7 p.m., at the Douglass Student Center. Confino will discuss how the Nazis came to imagine a future world without Jews, and how this made their persecution and genocide conceivable. RSVP to csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033. Learn more here

Boggs Center’s Developmental Disabilities Lecture: May 7, Mount Laurel
The Boggs Center’s Spring 2015 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series presents a free lecture at the Doubletree, Mount Laurel, NJ, on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pat Fratangelo, executive director of Onondaga Community Living, Syracuse, NY, presents “Sharing a Home, Sharing a Life.” Registration required and space is limited. Register and learn more here.

Experts in the News

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 40 news organizations in the past week, including the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Financial Times (UK), among other news organizations.

Highlights include:

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 40 news organizations in the past week, including the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Financial Times (UK), among other news organizations.

Highlights include:

CBS New York: Allergy Expert: Expect Explosion Of Pollen This Spring (Leonard Bielory, SEBS, quoted here)

The Washington Post: Studies conclude climate change will cause less severe winters (Jennifer Francis, SEBS, quoted here)

Click here for highlights.

Academic Sphere

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.

Brandon McCune

Brandon McCune Jazz Concert: April 14, Newark

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz by Brandon McCune, who has been a bandleader, music director, or sideman for such artists as Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, and Wynton Marsalis, from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 14 in the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Andrew Solomon: April 8, New Brunswick
The Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, hosts National Book Award recipient Andrew Solomon, whose books and essays explore the subjects of politics, culture, and psychology, on April 8 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The free reading is followed by a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more here.

100 Days Symposium: Global Climate Change and Inequality: April 10, New Brunswick
A changing climate will affect all life on the planet, but the effects will not be shared equally. Explore who is likely to be affected by a changing climate and related disasters, in what ways they will be most vulnerable, and how might those vulnerabilities be addressed through various social actions at the 100 Days Symposium on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The free symposium is sponsored by the First 100 Days initiative, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Climate Institute, Departments of Geography and Sociology at the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Learn more here.

Rutgers Brass Ensemble: The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ: April 11, New Brunswick
Hear the Flentrop and Rodgers organs as the Rutgers Brass Ensemble presents “The Power and Glory of Brass and Organ” on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Organ soloists include Renée Anne Louprette, university organist, and George B. Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for Rutgers alumni, employees, and seniors; $5 for students. Learn more here.

Sustainable Mondays Lecture Series: Skype with Eco-Artist Mary Mattingly: April 13, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden presents a Skype talk by eco-artist Mary Mattingly, who creates site-specific human habitats, on April 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Volunteers Requested for Rutgers Commencement 2015
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University Commencement on May 17. Volunteer to be an ambassador and encourage coworkers, friends, neighbors, and relatives to volunteer, too. All ambassadors receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, and a thank you gift. In addition, they attend a breakfast reception before commencement and are entered into a raffle. Devote a few hours to helping the university’s newest alumni enjoy a great event. Learn more here.

Recruiting Participants for Crisis Response Advocates Training 
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is recruiting volunteers among faculty, staff, and students for its New Brunswick Crisis Response Advocates. Advocates provide support, information, and referrals at the time of a domestic violence or sexual assault crisis. An intensive, 60-hour training will be given June 1–June 20 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, plus three day-long Saturday sessions. Application deadline is May 22. Click here to learn more and apply. For questions, contact Lisa Smith at 848-932-1181 or smithlj@echo.rutgers.edu

Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union: Exhibition Tour, Panel, and Reception at Zimmerli: April 9, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites the public to a free special program on April 9 in conjunction with a new exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A tour led by exhibition curator Cristina Morandi begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 3:30 that focuses on the perception and construction of reality in artworks of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. The program also features the short animated film Incident with an Artist by director Grigory Kozlov. A reception follows. Learn more here.

Support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey: Help Pack a Bus: April 17, New Brunswick
As part of Community Service Appreciation Week, support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey by helping to pack a busload of donations. Bring donations of peanut butter, canned tuna/chicken, diapers, and baby formula to the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on April 17 from noon to 3 p.m. and help pack it all in a bus. Donations are also being accepted up to April 17 in both the Rutgers Against Hunger office and the Student Activities Center. Rutgers Against Hunger is the event co-sponsor. Individuals who donate will be entered for a chance to win an LG 48" HD TV. Learn more here.

Experience New Brunswick Ciclovia: April 19, New Brunswick
On April 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., run, stroll, bike, skate, or dance across three miles of car-free New Brunswick streets open for recreation—including College Avenue, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. No beginning, no end; join in anywhere along the route. Visit activity stations. Free and no pre-registration required. Join the worldwide movement. How will you ciclovia? Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Ilya Raskin, distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,091,981 over five years. The project, titled Health Promoting Effects of High-Polyphenol Foods, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Raskin here.

Charles Brown, senior research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $550,000. The project, titled New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, is being supported by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation. Learn more about Brown here.

Santosh Nagarakatte, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $545,000 over five years. The project, titled Semantics, Abstractions and Tools for a Pragmatic Verified LLVM Compiler, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Nagarakatte here.

Yana Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project, titled Analysis of Variation for Association with Disease, is being supported by the PhRMA Foundation. Learn more about Bromberg here

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