July 17, 2013

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New Signs of the Times

New Signs of the Times
Newly installed exterior signage at Rutgers locations across the state may be the most visible indication of the new era at Rutgers that began on July 1. The changes to more than 1,000 signs are the first phase in a long-term universitywide comprehensive environmental graphic design strategy that revisits the way in which Rutgers moves people between, around, and through campuses and incorporates growth and environmental consciousness–for example, promoting pedestrian and bicycle-friendly initiatives. The new signage system also extends the institutional brand and reinforces the concept of creating a unified Rutgers. The second phase of the project–directional and interior signage–should be completed by mid-September. Rutgers has hired ex;it, a research and design strategy firm in Philadelphia, to assist with the creation of a new university sign standard that will be available as part of the Rutgers Visual Identity System.


In this Issue...
Don't Forget

Newly Revised Rutgers Editorial Style Guide
The Rutgers Editorial Style Guide has been updated and posted on the University Relations website. The guidelines were developed to lend consistency to university print and electronic communications. Their primary purpose is to address topics specific to Rutgers that may not be adequately covered in standard style guides. When to hyphenate? What to capitalize? Check out the style guide.

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 of 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.

Employee Information Fairs
Rutgers holds information fairs this month to provide employees in legacy UMDNJ positions at Rutgers with information about employee services at the university. The dates and locations of the remaining information fairs are:

July 23: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grand Lobby of the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
July 24: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Atrium of the University Education Center at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Stratford

Academic Sphere

OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program: Applications Due August 2
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics invites women faculty in STEM, social, and health science fields to apply to the fall 2013 OASIS Program. The program accelerates the career development and advancement of academic participants through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring, and individual coaching. The application deadline is August 2. Financial sponsorship is available. Learn more here.


New Jersey 4-H County Fairs: Now through August 25
New Jersey 4-H, a program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents its 2013 4-H County Fair line-up until August 25 throughout New Jersey. New Jersey 4-H fairs offer affordable family fun and feature carnival rides, animal shows, food vendors, and more. Learn more and view the complete summer fair schedule here.

New Brunswick Restaurant Week: Now through July 27, New Brunswick
New Brunswick City Market presents New Brunswick Restaurant Week through July 27. Over 35 restaurants are participating in this event. View the entire list of participating restaurants and corresponding deals here.

Simply Being Human Expressive Arts for Health Care Students and Providers: July 17, Newark
University Behavioral Health Care at the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark presents a workshop on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. in room 1444 on the F Level of the Behavioral Health Sciences Building. The guest facilitator is Marilynn Schneider, founder and director of the Wellness Arts Enrichment Center of the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled. Simply Being Human is a research project on the impact of creative arts in health care. Please email Diana Kaufman at kaufmadi@rutgers.edu with questions or to register.

Summer Session Movie Night Features Admission: July 18, New Brunswick
Rutgers Summer Session–New Brunswick and the Rutgers Film Co-op host a movie night featuring the film Admission on July 18 at 7 p.m. in room 135 of Scott Hall on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event is free. Learn more here.

W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience Summer Open House: July 18, New Brunswick
The W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its summer open house on July 18 at 4:45 p.m. at the Nelson Biology Laboratories on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This open house features exhibits, displays, and refreshments. Learn more here.

M.B.A. Information Session: July 23, Camden
The School of Business–Camden hosts an information session about its Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program on July 23 at 5:30 p.m. in conference room 231 of the Business and Science Building, Rutgers–Camden. Learn more and register here.

Appointments & Retirements

Margaret (Marge) T. Derrick, a two-time vice chair of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and an alumna, has been inducted to the Rutgers Board of Governors.

Lora L. Fong, a senior executive with DiversityInc, a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees, and an alumna, has been inducted to the Rutgers Board of Governors.

Trey Miller has been appointed assistant director of athletic communications at Intercollegiate Athletics. Learn more here.

Dudley H. Rivers Jr., past chair of the Rutgers Board of Trustees and an alumnus, has been inducted to the Rutgers Board of Governors.

Get Involved

Companies Wanted for RBS Experiential Learning Program–Fall 2013
The Experiential Learning Program at the School of  Business–Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) is looking for companies grossing over $300,000 to work with senior and junior RBS undergraduate students in accounting, supply chain management and marketing, and management and global business. The program gives students the opportunity to engage in experiential learning using a Problem Solving Approach to small business case study clients in northern and central New Jersey. Learn more and apply here.

Awards & Honors

Rutgers University has been ranked third in the nation for total installed capacity for solar energy by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Learn more here.

Paul Jargowsky, director of the Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers–Camden, has been selected as a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Alan Rosenthal passed away on July 10. He was a faculty member at the Eagleton Institute of Politics from 1966 until his death, and served as director of the institute from 1974–1994. He was also a professor in the Department of Political Science and a member of the faculty for the graduate programs in public policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Campus Classifieds

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