December 22, 2010

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin contains information for employees at Rutgers. Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday in order to be considered for inclusion in the following Wednesday’s bulletin. For additional information, visit the bulletin website or email Campus Information Services at


RIAS-HCM Payroll System
The RIAS-HCM payroll system will be implemented on January 3. One major benefit is an easy-to-use employee self-service feature that is web based and will provide you with access to your personal records and payroll details. Access will be available from any computer, anywhere using your NetID and password. All data is security protected so that only you will be able to access and view your personal information. You can maintain your information such as home address, telephone numbers, and emergency contacts. You can establish direct deposit to multiple accounts at multiple banks, view current and prior payroll advices, and change tax withholdings. Visit the RIAS website to see online instructions for employee self-service at

2011 Faculty and Staff Parking Permits
Parking permits for 2011 will not be sold until the first week of January due to changes that were implemented to the vendor’s online purchasing system. Your existing 2010 parking permit that is due to expire on December 31, 2010, will be honored on campus until Monday, January 31, 2011. Since the cost of faculty/staff parking permits is not based on usage, the cost of the permit will remain the same. Should your department have new employees that need parking during this time period, please contact us by email at Please follow our website at for further updates.

Revised Rutgers Editorial Style Guide Now Available
The revised Rutgers Editorial Style Guide PDF is now available for download on the Department of University Relations website at The guide, which encourages editorial consistency in university print and electronic media, has been enhanced with new entries, is entirely searchable, and reflects the input of many individuals across the university. If you have any questions or comments, please share them with Cindy Paul,, Department of University Relations, 732-445-3710, ext. 6407.

Energy Conservation During the Holiday Break–New Brunswick
Energy conservation during the holiday break is a major part of resource management at Rutgers. For detailed information on this program, and to ensure that University Facilities and Capital Planning can properly serve your department, please visit the website and fill out the interactive data form here.

Community Information

Faculty Applications for Summer Hybrid Grants Due January 5–New Brunswick
Apply now for one of 20 $3,500 grants to support conversion of your classroom course for hybrid delivery (50% online, 50% in class) in summer 2011. All New Brunswick faculty members, teaching and graduate assistants, and part-time lecturers are eligible to apply, regardless of online teaching experience/skill level. Additional funds are also available for departments that sponsor pairs of applications for hybrid courses that can share classroom space. This project will be administered through the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, and awards will be announced on January 18. An invitation to apply, application form, project time line, and a working definition of a hybrid course can be found here.

Mail Services Abbreviated Hours–New Brunswick
During the upcoming winter break, Mail Services, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will observe abbreviated hours. On December 23 all incoming mail will be delivered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All outgoing mail will be processed by 1 p.m. From December 27 to 31, mail will be sorted in Mail Services at ASB II during the morning hours. There will be no mail deliveries made during these dates. Departments may choose to pick up mail at Mail Services on those dates between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. only. If your department needs to pick up mail, please call Tom Stadthaus at 732-932-2143, ext. 4112, prior to December 21. Regular departmental mail processing and delivery will resume on January 3, 2011.

In the News

Eric LeGrand Wins 2010 Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award
The Football Writers Association of America will present the award at the bowl on January 3 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Gregory C. Henderson has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Henderson completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about Professor Henderson here.

Helen Miley has been appointed clinical assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick. Professor Miley completed her Ph.D. at Adelphi University. Find more information about Professor Miley here.

Luis M. Rivera has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Rivera completed his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and joins Rutgers from California State University, San Bernadino. Learn more about Professor Rivera here.

Christine Sickels will retire from her position as business systems analyst on the Rutgers Integrated Administrative System project this fall, after 26 years of service to the university.

Awards & Honors

Diana T. Sanchez, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for her outstanding contributions to teaching, mentoring, and community service. Learn more about Professor Sanchez here.

Michael Siegel, staff cartographer in the Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission for his map-making for numerous publications including the Encyclopedia of New Jersey and the state atlas Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape, and his efforts to make historical New Jersey maps more accessible by putting them online. Learn more about Mr. Siegel here.

Ernest Sosa, professor II in the Department of Philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 Quinn Prize from the American Philosophical Association in recognition of his service to philosophy and philosophers. Learn more about Professor Sosa here.

Gifts & Grants

Christopher Bruzios, executive director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $196,523. The project titled 2011 NJDOE Student Health Survey is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Christopher Bruzios here.

John P. Hughes, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $168,749. The project titled Chandra Observations of the ACT Sample of SZE-Selected Galaxy Clusters is being supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Find more information about Professor Hughes here.

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $180,000. The project titled Prostate-Cancer Imaging by Combined Ultrasound and Magnetic-Resonance Parameters is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Madabhushi here.

Patrick J. Szary, associate director at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $150,000. The project titled Interagency Coordination and E-STIP Deployment Support is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Did You Know?

Did you know the students at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden are helping the city’s high school students gain a broader understanding of American freedoms through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellowship Program? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Roy M. Bertelsen, retired staff architect, passed away on December 9, 2010. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Chelsea Traynor, student at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on December 9, 2010. Learn more here.

Carl J. Schaefer, professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on December 12, 2010.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin offers online classified ads through CampusAve. Rutgers faculty and staff can post items for sale, free of charge.

Some current listings include a crib, a modern wall unit, a small computer desk, a 2007 Honda CBR600 bike, a 2002 Toyota Camry, and a Panasonic VCR.

For many more listings, and to submit your own free listing, please visit Rutgers Campus Classifieds here.