January 12, 2011

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 bulletin@rci.rutgers.edu.


2011 Faculty and Staff Parking Permits
Parking permits for 2011 can now be purchased online here. Permits may also be purchased over the counter at the Department of Transportation Services, Rutgers–New Brunswick; the Department of Commuter Transit and Parking Services, Rutgers–Newark; and the Department of Parking and Transportation Services, Rutgers–Camden. Your existing 2010 parking permit that expired on December 31, 2010, will be honored on campus until Monday, January 31, 2011.

Medical Flexible Spending Accounts No Longer Reimburse for Over-the-Counter Medications
Effective January 1, 2011, medical flexible spending accounts may no longer reimburse for over-the-counter medications without a prescription from a doctor as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Items not covered include things such as pain relievers, cough medicines, cold medicines, etc. View the Fringe Benefits Management Company listing here for a detailed list of items that are or are not covered. Learn more at UHR News.

New Version of the Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service Now Available
The newest version of the Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service, RADS 7, a free antivirus and antispyware computer service provided by the Office of Information Technology, is now available and can be found by visiting rads.rutgers.edu. For more information, email antivirus_support@rutgers.edu.

In the News

Reuniting Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: The Time to Act is Now
A version of this op-ed by Rutgers president Richard L. McCormick appeared in the Sunday, January 9, 2011, edition of the Star-Ledger. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Amy Cobb has been appointed assistant manager of event services at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Ms. Cobb joins Rutgers from the University of North Carolina.

Renée Dougé will retire from her position as program coordinator in the dean’s office at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, this fall, after 30 years of service to the university.

Gregory M. O’Shea has been appointed human resource manager in the Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers–Camden. Mr. O’Shea completed his master’s degree at Temple University and joins Rutgers from La Salle University.

Get Involved

The Institute for Research on Women at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, invites faculty to submit paper and panel proposals showcasing research projects currently being conducted by faculty members and graduate students on all campuses for the Spring Colloquium, “Feminist Fantasies: Future Directions for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.” Proposals focusing on gender and sexuality studies in the sciences are encouraged. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2011. Learn more here.

Awards & Honors

Gregory S. Blimling, vice president in the Office of Student Affairs, received the Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for demonstrating professional commitment to student affairs administration.

Richard De Lisi, dean at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been elected secretary of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions. Learn more about Dean De Lisi here.

Earl Maltz, professor II at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has authored a new book, Fugitive Slave on Trial: The Anthony Burns Case and Abolitionist Outrage. Learn more about Professor Maltz here.

Alan R. Sadovnik, professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers–Newark, was named a Distinguished Service Professor by the Rutgers University Board of Governors for contributions to educational policy and accountability. Learn more about Professor Sadovnik and this award here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers–Newark was rated the most diverse college in the nation by Forbes magazine? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Lakshmi Raman, teaching assistant in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on December 19, 2010. Find more information here.

Ronald E. Guinto, operations area manager in the Physical Plant Department, Rutgers–Newark, passed away on January 3, 2011. Find more information here.

Mariagnes Lattimer, professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on January 4, 2011. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 15, 2011, at noon in the Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers–New Brunswick. 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 women’s sheared beaver jacket, men’s ski pants, and a Nokia Nuron smart phone and accessories.

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