July 10, 2013

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The War After: From Combat to Campus
The Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), in partnership with Rutgers Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services and the Office for Student Affairs, is currently producing a one-hour documentary featuring 10 United States veterans transitioning from active duty to the unexpected challenges of civilian life. The film is told through the voices of dynamic young men and women from diverse economic and racial backgrounds and varied branches of military service.

The War After is directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker and MGSA professor Dena Seidel and made in collaboration with her Rutgers Film Bureau production staff and "Advanced Documentary" students. Learn more here.


In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Ordering Business Cards for Legacy UMDNJ Faculty and Staff
To welcome legacy UMDNJ faculty and staff to the Rutgers community, the university has agreed to supply an initial set of Rutgers-branded replacement business cards at no cost for all employees who currently have UMDNJ-branded business cards. A link to the online printing center portal is available on the Rutgers Visual Identity website where legacy UMDNJ employees who are eligible to receive business cards can input information, proof, approve, and order one 250-count box of Rutgers-branded business cards. Learn more here.

Rutgers Calendar of Events Usage
The Rutgers Calendar of Events is the central calendar for Rutgers, which lists many of the exciting events taking place on all campuses. Individuals in Rutgers departments and units may, at the discretion of the calendar events administrator, post events to the calendar using a NetID. Events that are posted gain more exposure and are often pulled and published on other Rutgers websites. Events must be listed on the calendar in order to be considered for inclusion in the Faculty & Staff Bulletin. Learn more here.


Rutgers University Wellness Program Launches New Website
The Rutgers Occupational Health Department launched a new section on its website called RU Healthy? which provides information and guidance on various health and wellness issues for the Rutgers community. The site contains educational information and links to other online resources related to preventive medicine, cancer screening, mental health/stress management, physical fitness, smoking cessation, and other health care topics. The site is updated periodically with new information on topics of interest. View the new website here.

Academic Sphere

Register for TechSPARC Technology Showcase
The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick sponsors the 2013 TechSPARC technology showcase on July 25 at 6 p.m. at One Washington Park, Rutgers–Newark. The showcase is an opportunity to learn about new tech companies that have launched in New Jersey and new technologies that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs or companies. The event features a Startup Showcase of technology companies from Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Learn more and register here.


Mason Gross Summer Series 2013: July 10July 31, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents Summer Series 2013. The four-event program takes place July 10 through July 31 at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The series includes the Rutgers Jazz Faculty Annual Performance on July 10, the Princeton Brass Band on July 23, A Midsummer Night's Leap on July 24, and Summer Airs on July 31. Performances are free. Learn more here.

Free Credit Clinic Sponsored by Bank of America: July 11, New Brunswick
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center, at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, hosts a free credit clinic sponsored by Bank of America on July 11 at 4 p.m. in the Livingston Classroom Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This program addresses how critical credit issues impact the achievement of important and complex personal and business financial aspects. This event is free. Learn more here.

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City at NJPAC: July 11August 29, Newark
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) hosts its 2013 Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City beginning July 11 through August 29 in NJPAC's Theater Square in Newark, New Jersey. This is a free outdoor concert series featuring performances in reggae, pop, funk, Latin, world, hip-hop, soul, and pop music. Learn more here.

Introduction to Sakai Training Session: July 15, New Brunswick
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers an introduction to the Sakai course management system on July 15 at 2 p.m. in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This session is open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. Learn more here.

Pharmacology and Physiology Graduate Student Seminar: July 15, Newark
The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at New Jersey Medical School at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark presents a graduate student seminar titled Mechanism for Photoreceptor Axon Retraction After Retinal Detachment on July 15 at noon in room H609b of the Medical Science Building.

Parrots of the Caribbean: July 15, Newark
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School presents the seminar Parrots of the Caribbean: The Hidden Genomes, and Other Tales from the Enchanted Island...Or How to Build a Genomics Program with Undergraduate Student Research on July 15 at noon in the RWJMS Research Tower on the New Brunswick Campus. Taras Oleksyk from the University of Puerto Rico is the guest speaker.

Rutgers–Camden Summer Arts and Events: Through August 6, Camden
The Center for the Arts, the Department of Fine Arts, and the Summer Session Office, Rutgers–Camden, present concerts, readings, and other activities through August 6. Events include the Mallery Concert Series, Summer Art Soup, and open houses and information sessions. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more here (PDF).

Appointments & Retirements

Fran Mascia-Lees has been appointed dean of international studies of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Rutgers–New Brunswick, in addition to her role as area dean for social and behavioral sciences at SAS.

Felicia E. McGinty has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs on the New Brunswick Campus, effective August 1.

William (Bill) Welsh has been appointed executive director in the Office of Disability Services, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Get Involved

Participants Needed for RU Walking Study
Faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the RU Walking Study. The RU Walking Study aims to increase daily levels of physical activity in participants through the use of pedometer feedback. Participants will attend three in-person Wednesday sessions at the Livingston Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick, at noon or 1 p.m. on July 17, 24, and August 7. A light lunch is served at each session, and participants receive up to $40 in gift cards. Learn more and register here.

Awards & Honors

The Animal Care Program at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named Employer of the Year at the spring awards ceremony at Rutgers, marking the culmination of the 2013 National Student Employment Week. Learn more here.

Lisa A. Zeidner, professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Learn more about Professor Zeidner here.

Gifts & Grants

Jay Tischfield, chief executive officer and scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and Biostorage Technologies and MacMillan professor II in the Department of Genetics at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $44.5 million. The project titled Center for Genomic Studies on Mental Disorders is being supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Linda Brzustowicz, chair of the Department of Genetics and acting senior associate vice president for research and economic development, is the coinvestigator. Learn more about Director Tischfield here and Vice President Brzustowicz here.

Jon Carnegie, executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of a two-year award totaling $480,814. The project titled N.J. Transit Mobility Management: New Freedom Union Co. and Hudson Co. is being supported by N.J. Transit. Learn more about Director Carnegie here.

Laura Fenster Rothschild, director of education and training of the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled Johnson & Johnson School Nurse Leadership Program is being supported by Johnson & Johnson.

In Memoriam

Elmer C. Easton passed away on June 22. He was dean in the School of Engineering from 1948 to 1974.

Ivan Z. Holowinsky passed away on July 1. He was a faculty emeritus and a professor and associate dean at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Campus Classifieds

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