July 13, 2016

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High Schoolers’ Achievement in Health Sciences

Celebrating High Schoolers’ Achievement in Health Sciences

The School of Health Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, recently held its 23rd annual student recognition ceremony for New Jersey high school participants in the Health Sciences Careers program. This academic year, 821 seniors from 52 high schools throughout the state earned up to 31 college credits during their school day in preparation for careers in a health field. Next year, 59 high schools are participating in the program, which provides school-to-college or school-to-career preparation for multiple health careers through a core curriculum emphasizing science, the human and organizational sides of health care, and the opportunity to earn college credit and clinical experience.

Approximately 400 students attended the recognition event. Two outstanding achievers from each participating high school were awarded Certificates for Academic Excellence. Learn more here

In this Issue...

Ethics Armor Launches
The Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance has launched Ethics Armor, a program designed to take a proactive approach to protecting the integrity and reputation of the university, faculty, and staff. Ethics Armor provides a centralized automated system for conflicts of interest disclosures for faculty and staff, reinforcing the university's existing policies in a simple straightforward process. For more information or for training, contact the Rutgers Ethics Office at ethics@ca.rutgers.edu.

Spouse, Alumni Recreation Memberships to Offer Free Group Fitness Classes
Effective September 6, 2016, recreation memberships at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will include free and unlimited group fitness classes. Spouses of faculty, staff, and students; alumni and alumni spouses; and legacy students can purchase 2016–2017 recreation memberships at any open recreation center. For information, including membership pricing, class offerings, and hours of operation, contact the administrative office at 848-445-0462.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

Screening of The Kind Words: July 19, Piscataway
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of the Israeli film The Kind Words, a quirky wry dramedy from director Shemi Zarhin, on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School, Piscataway. Lital Levy, associate professor, comparative literature, Princeton University, will discuss the film. Tickets are available for purchase only through BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Experts in the News

Rutgers experts were quoted by more than 110 news organizations in the past two weeks, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Record.

Highlights include:

The Record: Talking to your kids about traumatic current events (Maureen Brogan, UBHC, quoted here)

The Atlantic: Is Discipline Reform Really Helping Decrease School Violence? (Anne Gregory, GSAPP, quoted here)

Click here for highlights.

Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum, through July 31. Their color woodcuts helped introduce the people, places, and legends of Japan, China, and India to American audiences. Learn more here.  

Mallery Concert Series: Bice Horszowski: July 13, Camden
Enjoy music by pianist Bice Horszowski on July 13 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Broadway Meets Mason Gross: July 13, New Brunswick
Alumni of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present a musical theater revue featuring the Rutgers-themed production High Button Shoes, which ran on Broadway in 1947, as well as love songs old and new, on July 13 at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Tour Hutcheson Memorial Forest: July 17, Somerset
Join Rutgers faculty on a tour of Hutcheson Memorial Forest, one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic states, on July 17. Tours leave from the entrance to the woods at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514), about three-fourths of a mile east of East Millstone. Learn more here.

I Might Be Next: Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron: through July 19, Newark
Newark artists Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron investigate the black experience with criminal justice in modern America in an exhibition at the Criminal Justice Gallery, fifth floor, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, through July 19. Learn more here

Mason Gross Jazz Faculty Concert: July 20, New Brunswick
Enjoy a free performance by the Mason Gross jazz faculty on July 20 at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Dance New Jersey Member Concert: July 21, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free performance by 10 Hairy Legs, Moe-tion Dance Theater, Connolly & Co., and Ariel Rivka Dance on July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Principles of Plant Breeding: July 23, New Brunswick
Learn the essential principles behind breeding plants, what you realistically can do within the constraints of your home garden, and how to start to develop your own unique plants on July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holly House, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.

Chamber Trio Concert: July 24 and 31, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free performance by the chamber trio TRIDENT on July 24 and July 31 at Schare Recital Hall. Learn more here

The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America: through August 31, Piscataway
This exhibition, which traces the legacy of the Voting Rights Act and details its effectiveness from inception to the present, is on display at Kilmer Library, Piscataway, through August 31. Learn more here

Appointments & Retirements

Tara Kelley was appointed audiovisual archivist, Giddings Underwater Photography Collection, Rutgers University Libraries. The Giddings collection is part of the Special Collections and University Archives in the Alexander Library. 

Get Involved

Family Wanted to Host Rutgers Prep Student from China
Interested in hosting a female student from China attending Rutgers Prep in Somerset this coming school year? Host families are paid $1,600 monthly for providing food, transportation, and a caring home. Or, if you refer a family that becomes a host, you can receive a $500 referral fee or donate the money to a charity of your choice. Learn more here or contact Bret Cohen of American DrawWell Education at 215-948-3371 if interested in hosting or referring.

SATI Summer Tour: July 16, New Brunswick
Join Rutgers Recreation and renowned IntenSati founder Patricia Moreno for the SATI Summer Tour on July 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. IntenSati combines empowering affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga. The fee is $35. Learn more here and register here

Awards & Honors

Radha Jagannathan, professor of statistics, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Michael JCamasso, professor of agricultural, food, and resource economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, received the New Brunswick Education Foundation Board of Directors Outstanding Contribution Award for “outstanding innovative design and implementation of educational enrichment activities and curriculum that impacts New Brunswick Public School students through the wonders of nature and natural science.”

Gifts & Grants

Scott Glenn, distinguished professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and codirector, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $3.1 million. The project, titled MARACOOS: Preparing for a Changing Mid-Atlantic, is being supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Learn more about Glenn here.

Hal Salzman, professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,470,217. The project, titled Pathways to S&E Professions: Persistence and Career ChoiceWho Goes On? Who Doesn’t? And Why? is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Salzman here.

Chia-Yi Chiu, associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $731,165. The project, titled Cognitive Diagnosis in E-Learning: A Nonparametric Approach for Computerized Adaptive Testing, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Chiu here

Andrew Wyenandt, extension specialist in vegetable pathology, Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator with Jim Simon, professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology (SEBS), and Ramu Govindasamy, professor and chair, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, as co-principal investigators of an award totaling $563,852. The project, titled A Production System for High Value Crops at Risk From Downy Mildew, Integrating Detection, Breeding, Extension, and Education, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Wyenandt here, Simon here, and Govindasamy here.

Melissa Aronczyk, associate professor, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Bob Brulle, professor, Department of Culture and Communications, Drexel University, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $283,340. The project, titled The Role of Information and Influence Campaigns in Structuring Public Responses to U.S. Policy, 1988–2015, is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Aronczyk here and Brulle here.

Mitchel A. Rosen, director, Training Center, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $252,367. The project, titled Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training, is being supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more about Rosen here.

In Memoriam

Alison R. Bernstein, a beloved campus leader at Rutgers who had served as director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, passed away on June 30, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. 

Joseph Peter Zawadsky, 86, professor emeritus, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, passed away on June 25, 2016, at his home in Princeton. Funeral services were held on June 29 at the Princeton University Chapel.

George J. Wulster, professor emeritus, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, passed away on June 14, 2016. He was 66. 

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