January 19, 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.


Important IT Security Note
The Office of Information Technology would like to remind you that it is now more important than ever to make sure you have a complex password to protect your information online. Your password is your first and best line of defense against identity theft and financial compromise. Keep it private and secure; never share your password. Choose a variety of numbers, letters (lowercase and caps), and characters when choosing your password. For more information please visit http://rusecure.rutgers.edu/passwords.

New Brunswick Campus Phone Changes Affect How You Dial
The recently announced VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone project implementation has begun on the New Brunswick Campus. Users will notice that they can no longer reach some departments using the old numbers. This is because departments that have the new system have the new area code, 848. To reach these departments, you must use the new area code as you would for any outside line number; you can no longer use five-digit campus dialing for the new numbers. In addition, although the exchange (932 or 445) will stay the same, the four-digit number will most likely change also. As the project moves forward, departments will be announcing their respective number changes and updating their websites. Detailed information on the project schedule is available on the website at http://voip.td.rutgers.edu/.

Community Information

Parent’s Night Out for Valentine’s Day
New Horizons offers a safe, fun, and structured program for children ages 6 to 12 at the Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick, from 6 to 9 p.m. so parents can enjoy a night out on February 14, 2011. Entertainment includes arts and crafts, gym activities, and board games. The cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for each additional child with coupon code NH2011PNO. All proceeds will be donated to STOMPOUTBULLYING, a national bullying and cyberbullying prevention program for kids and teens. Register here or call 732-445-8285.


New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011: January 20–April 17
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011 from January 20 through April 17. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011 will feature over 50 premiere film screenings. For more information, visitwww.njfilmfest.com.

Concord Sonata: The Music of Charles Ives: January 23
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum presents a concert that explores the adventurous American spirit in Charels Ives's Concord Sonata along with works by Gottschalk and Gershwin on January 23 at 3 p.m. Learn more here.

Writers at Newark Reading Series: Jill McCorkle and Randall Kenan: January 25
The Writers at Newark Reading Series presents readings and discussions featuring Jill McCorkle and Randall Kenan on January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Rutgers–Camden Quarterly Business Outlook: January 25
Current and future economic conditions for the Delaware Valley region during the first half of 2011 will be examined during the first 2011 session of the Rutgers–Camden Quarterly Business Outlook on January 25 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza located at 2349 West Marlton Pike in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Register online at chambersnj.com for this free conference.

Free Concert Series at Rutgers–Camden: January 26–April 6
The Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers–Camden, offers a sampling of free musical performances on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. beginning January 26 through April 6, in the Mallery Room on the second floor of the Fine Arts Complex. Learn more here.

In the News

Rutgers’ Hall of Distinguished Alumni to Induct Five New Members
They include a journalist, an artist, an auto industry leader, a business executive, and a man of many hats. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Jeffrey Hafley has been appointed assistant football coach, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Coach Hafley joins Rutgers from the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more here.

Christopher Mazzuchetti has been appointed head golf coach, Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Coach Mazzuchetti completed his B.S. at Montclair State University. Learn more here.

Stavroula Sofou has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Sofou completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University and joins Rutgers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn. Learn more about Professor Sofou here.

Get Involved

Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteers
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is recruiting volunteers for their New Brunswick Domestic Violence Response Team. Team members provide support, information, and referral at the time of a domestic violence crisis. A 40-hour training class, held over a 13-week period on Thursday evenings and one Saturday, is required. For application materials, contact Lisa Smith at smithlj@rci.rutgers.edu or call 732-932-1181. For more information, visit http://vpva.rutgers.edu/. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.

Awards & Honors

Edna Baugh, senior administrative assistant in the dean’s office at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, received the Jeffrey C. Green Board Leadership Award from Legal Services of New Jersey for her many years of dedicated service as a member of the board of trustees of Essex-Newark Legal Services. Learn more about Ms. Baugh and this award here.

Mor Naaman, assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for effectively integrating research and education. Learn more about Professor Naaman here.

Lenna Nepomnyaschy, assistant professor at the School of Social Work, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has received the 2011 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize from Social Service Review for her article entitled “Child Support Enforcement and Fathers’ Contributions to their Nonmarital Children.” Learn more about Professor Nepomnyaschy here.

Sarah E. Ricks, clinical professor at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has published Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation: A Context and Practice Casebook, a practical textbook adaptable to a doctrinal or clinical course intended to respond to the Carnegie critique of legal education. Learn more about Professor Ricks here.

Nancy Sinkoff, associate professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Jewish Studies for the 2011–2014 term. Learn more about Professor Sinkoff here.

Gifts & Grants

The School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and the Class of 1956 received $200,000 from Donald H. Kohnken ENG’56. Of this amount, $100,000 will go to the Class of 1956 Fund and $100,000 will fund the Malcolm G. McLaren Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the School of Engineering.

Christopher Bruzios, executive director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, is the recipient of an award totaling $157,035. The project titled New Jersey Department of Education Performance Plan – Survey of Parents of Children with Disabilities is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Education. Learn more about Christopher Bruzios here.

Rachel Jones, associate professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of an award totaling $474,238. The project titled Reducing HIV Risk in Urban Women:  Soap Opera Videos on Video-Capable Cell Phones is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Jones here.

Michael R. Petronko, professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $521,392. The work titled Project Natural Setting Therapeutic Management is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Learn more about Professor Petronko here.

Ilya Raskin, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $481,402. The project titled Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers: Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Raskin here.

Cesar R. Rodriguez-Saona, assistant extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the recipient of an award totaling $511,868. The project titled Blueberry and Cranberry Breeding, Disease and Insect Management is being funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Learn more about Cesar Rodriguez-Saona here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Rutgers School of Law–Camden has established a center to aid government organizations in adopting compliance and ethics programs to improve accountability and transparency? 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 children’s booster seat and strollers, a nine-week-old pitbull, and used Playstation 1 games.

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