January 26, 2011

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OfficeMax On-Site Representative
The Purchasing Department is pleased to announce that OfficeMax has agreed to provide Rutgers University with a full-time on-site representative to assist schools and departments with the new office supply contract. Lauren Perretta will be providing assistance to our dedicated OfficeMax sales and customer support teams and will be located in the purchasing office on the Cook/Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Lauren’s primary function will be to assist schools and departments with their questions and concerns regarding the new office supply contract and will be available to meet with your school or department as needed. Contact Lauren at 732-932-4375, ext. 2304, or laurenperretta@officemax.com.

Warning about Phishing Compromises
A number of university staff have been victims of phishing compromises in which an email, website, or even a phone call is used to trick an individual into providing confidential information. Do not share any personal information if you are not absolutely sure it is a necessity or if you do not know the individual to whom you are providing the information. The university will never request confidential information by email. Email is not secure. For more information, visit http://rusecure.rutgers.edu/phishing.

Livingston Campus Construction Information
University Facilities and Capital Planning has developed a website to communicate all Livingston Campus construction information. This site will include campus construction projects, project schedule updates, road closures, and parking lot closures as well as a Frequently Asked Question section and a campus map highlighting the affected areas. The construction information will be updated as needed. Learn more here.

Single Stream Recycling and Recyclemania 2011–New Brunswick
University Facilities and Capital Planning announces the transition to Single Stream Recycling, a program that allows all recyclable material to be comingled in one container, and the 2011 Recyclemania Competition, our fifth year of participation in this friendly, national competition among colleges and universities. The goal is zero waste and your help is needed to get there. For more information, email Dianne Gravatt at dgravatt@facilities.rutgers.edu.

Community Information

Student Employee of the Year
Nominate your student employee for Student Employee of the Year! This program is part of National Student Employment Week, held April 10–16, 2011. The winning student may compete at the state, regional, and national levels, which are sponsored by the National Student Employment Association, and will receive the award at the Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony in April 2011. Nomination forms are available at studentwork.rutgers.edu. For more information, contact Cynthia Meekins at cmeekins@rci.rutgers.edu.

Final Submission Period for Rutgers Day 2011 Programs–New Brunswick
The final submission period for Rutgers Day programs is Monday, January 31 through Friday, February 18. Log into the Rutgers Day website using your Net ID at http://rutgersday.rutgers.edu/ to submit your program, download graphics available to help market your program, and find links for Rutgers Day on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, email rutgersday@ur.rutgers.edu or call Terre Martin at 732-932-7823, ext. 672.

Pilot Bike Share Program–New Brunswick
The Rutgers Pilot Bike Share Program is looking for departments in New Brunswick and Piscataway to volunteer. Learn more and sign up here. Due to the limited number of new bikes that will be available, you may be placed on a waiting list, so sign up soon. There will be many more bikes on campus, so please drive and ride safely!


Faculty and Staff Night at Rutgers Women’s Basketball Game: January 26
Take advantage of the special ticket rate for all faculty and staff for the Rutger’s women’s basketball game against Connecticut on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets in person at the Rutgers Ticket Office located in the Louis Brown Athletic Center or online by using promo code RUFS. For more information, call 866-445-GORU (4678).

Rutgers Geology Museum Open House: January 29
The Rutgers Geology Museum hosts a free open house on January 29 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. in Geology Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event features a mineral sale, make and take stations for kids of all ages, and hands-on activity sessions for kids ages 8 and over. Learn more here.

New Brunswick Restaurants Unite for Eric LeGrand Believe Fund: January 30
A collection of New Brunswick establishments will take part in a special charity event for the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund on January 30. Participating New Brunswick restaurants will provide a variety of special menus and offers. Find more information here.

Living for 32: Film Screening and Talk with Colin Goddard, Rutgers–Newark: January 31
Attend a free screening and discussion of the film Living for 32, the story of Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard as he wears an undercover camera to gun shows across America, on January 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Sweetheart CPR: February 12
Rutgers Recreation, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the return of Sweetheart CPR. On February 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The course includes Automated External Defibrillator training and is designed to focus on learning the skills necessary to help save the life of someone you love. Learn more here.

In the News

In an Era of Downsizing, a Strategy for Success
Rutgers professor Paula Caligiuri says people can't rely on a single conventional career anymore for long-term security. Read about her new strategy for attaining career satisfaction and stability. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Gary A. Heiman has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Genetics in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Heiman completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Heiman here.

Isaias Rojas-Perez has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Rojas-Perez completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.

Eileen G. Scarinci has been appointed clinical assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Scarinci completed her D.N.P at Case Western Reserve University. Learn more about Professor Scarinci here.

Awards & Honors

E. A. Elsayed, professor II in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his contributions to the field of reliability engineering, aviation and aircraft separation standards, and sheet folding theory and technology. Learn more about Professor Elsayed here.

Jyl Josephson, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Laura A. Lomas, associate professor in the Department of English, at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark, were named Fulbright Scholars and received grants that will allow them to teach and do research abroad. Learn more here.

Kristy A. Omelianuk, assistant director of alumni services in the Department of Alumni Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the District II Accolades Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the Best Practices in Alumni Relations category for the Rutgers Alumni Card Project, which met several important universitywide and department objectives. Learn more here.

Nancy O’Neill, head coach of the women’s club lacrosse team, Rutgers–Camden, will be inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame on January 30, 2011, for her contributions to the sport. Learn more about Coach O’Neill and this award here.

Joseph A. Puleo III, head coach of men’s and women’s cross-country and outdoor track, Rutgers–Camden, coauthored the number-one selling running book in 2010 for publisher Human Kinetics entitled Running Anatomy. Learn more about Coach Puleo here.

Gifts & Grants

School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $2 million from the Foundation for the Advancement of Justice through Education. The gift will fund the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership and Social Policy, which seeks to prepare rising Rutgers juniors who are eager to deepen their understanding of major global issues, develop strong leadership skills, and take a prominent role in addressing these challenging issues of the 21st century.

Wilma Friedman, professor in the Federated Departments of Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of an award totaling $304,172. The project titled Neurotrophin Actions in the Injured Brain is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Friedman here.

Frank Jordan, Board of Governors professor and chair in the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark, is the recipient of an award totaling $332,614. The project titled Structure and Mechanism of 2-Oxoacid Decarboxylases and Dehydrogenases is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Jordan here.

Did You Know?

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