February 23, 2011

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Community Information

Online Learning Services for Faculty
The Division of Continuing Studies Online Learning Services provides technological support and pedagogical and instructional design services for faculty interested in developing and teaching online and hybrid courses. A range of workshops, webinars, and helpful online materials can be found at facultytraining.rutgers.edu. Selected topics include: Overview of Online and Hybrid Courses; Creating a 508 (ADA) Compliant Online Course; and Preserving Academic Integrity in Online Courses. For more information, call 848-932-0613.

Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp Registration
Looking for something fun and affordable for your child to do this summer? Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp is the perfect place! A wide variety of hands-on activities are offered for your child. There are many discounts available including an early bird discount of $50 if you register and pay by March 1. For additional information or a tour of the camp, email 4hcamp@njaes.rutgers.edu


2011 Bunting Spring Forum: Transforming Identities in Adulthood: The English American: February 24
The Mary I. Bunting Program at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture and performance by Alison Larkin, acclaimed playwright and author of The English American, on February 24 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Artist Spotlight Featuring Mr. Idris Elba: February 24
A moderated lecture featuring actor Idris Elba, star of the HBO series The Wire and the film Takers, will be held on February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Pick up your free ticket with a valid RU id. Learn more here.

Comparative Literature in Dialogue Conference: Cross Cultural Ecocriticism(s): Waves and Undertows: February 25
Attend a free conference focused on leading research addressing national, ethnic, class, gender, and disciplinary boundaries in the field, on February 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Moral Majority to Moral Minority: Politics in a De-Christianizing America: February 28
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts a book talk with New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat on February 28 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Civil Resistance and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil: March 1
A lecture by Kurt Schock, founding director of the Program on Civil Resistance, Rutgers–Newark, will be presented on March 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

A Longtime Blood Donor Feels the Joy of Giving Again
Rutgers staffer Beth DeMauro was devastated when she was banned from donating her blood because of a false positive HIV test. Read her personal account of the ordeal and how she received moral support from a Rutgers student. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Cleopatra Grizzle has been appointed assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Grizzle completed her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky and joins Rutgers from New York University. Learn more about Professor Grizzle here.

Olaf Jensen has been appointed assistant professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Jensen completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Learn more about Professor Jensen here.

Li Zhang has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, Business Ethics and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. Professor Zhang completed her Ph.D. at London Business School. Learn more about Professor Zhang here.

Get Involved

Postmenopausal Women Needed for Weight Loss Study
The Bone and Nutrition Lab is looking for volunteers to participate in a healthy lifestyle/weight loss research program with counseling from a registered dietician. The goal is to understand the effect of vitamin D intake on bone and glucose response during caloric restriction. Learn more here, call 732-932-9734, or email //RUwtloss@gmail.com/">RUwtloss@gmail.com.

Awards & Honors

Elizabeth H. Beasley, director of New Brunswick Summer Session, will receive the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children Trailblazer Award for 2011 for conducting focus groups to determine needs, establishing a certificate program in gifted education, and expanding the Summer Scholars program and other campus opportunites for gifted students.

Gerald A. Goldin, director at the Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, will receive the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association on March 22. Learn more about Professor Goldin here.

Marc Mappen, lecturer in the Department of History at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the Marion Thompson Wright Award in recognition of his steadfast support of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series.

Gifts & Grants

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark, received a pledge of $200,000 from Keith T. Banks NCAS'77 and Debra A. Banks. Of this amount, $100,000 will fund the Keith and Debra Banks Endowed Scholarship in Economics, and $100,000 will support the Keith and Debra Banks Endowed Fund for Economics.

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics received a pledge of $250,000 from Peter W. Gibson to fund the Student-Athlete Life Skills Fund for the Rutgers Leadership Academy. The academy provides Rutgers student-athletes with career, personal, and academic enrichment skills to generate pathways for success during and after their time at Rutgers.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers–Camden has announced the construction of a new graduate housing facility? Learn more here.

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.

Current listings include a TI-83 graphing calculator, a bookshelf/desk wall system, and an L.L. Bean tobaggan.

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