November 10, 2010

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Classical Guitar and Flute Duet Concert, Rutgers–Newark: November 10
Passport to the Arts at Rutgers–Newark and Concerts at John Cotton Dana Library presents a concert of classical guitar and flute with classical guitarist Leighann Narum, Rutgers–Newark, and Sara J. Berger, flutist, on November 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information here.

Models for Journalism and Media in the 21st Century: November 10
The Journalism Resources Institute at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents a discussion on how the Information Age and the internet have altered the way news is produced and consumed on November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Veterans House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: November 11
The Office of Veterans Services moves into its new location on Veterans Day. Faculty and staff are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 11 at 2 p.m. at 14 Lafayette Street on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Watch this event live on RU-tv channel 8 and the multicast platform RU-iptv. Learn more here.

March Men of Rutgers! The Great American Football Song: November 13
Examine the Great American Football Song and analyze the qualities that make it immortal with dean George B. Stauffer, of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the Rutgers University Glee Club, Rutgers–New Brunswick, on November 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Ethics in Congress: The Spirit vs. the Letter: November 15
David Skaggs, chair of the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics, will discuss ethics in government on November 15 at 7:15 p.m. in the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Global Risk Assessment: The Search for a Common Methodology: November 15
Leslie W. Kennedy, professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, examines the framework for the study of threats, discusses a common methodology for risk management, and uses cases from terrorism, health, and disasters to show how agencies have addressed these problems on November 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Rutgers in India? It Could Happen
That's just one of the ideas of the Camden business school's new dean, who is there now in an effort to pave the way. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Alison R. Bernstein has been appointed director of Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Bernstein completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Learn more about Professor Bernstein and this appointment here.

Sita Merchant will retire from her position this fall as computer operator II in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Jessica R. Methot has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Methot completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Learn more about Professor Methot here.

Karen Rhodes will retire from her position this fall as data control coordinator I in the Office of Enterprise Systems and Services of the Office of Information Technology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, after 30 years of service to the university.

Timothy Stewart-Winter has been appointed assistant professor in the Federated Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Stewart-Winter completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Learn more here.

Melissa Yates has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Yates completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Find more information about Professor Yates here.

Get Involved

Invite an International Student for Thanksgiving Dinner
If you would like to welcome one or more Rutgers international students into your home to share the holiday, complete the Holiday Dinner Host Information Form and fax it to 732-932-7992 or mail it to Center for International Faculty and Student Services, 180 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 by November 17. Find more information here or contact Carissa McCarthy at

23rd Annual Trivia Bowl
Faculty and staff are encouraged to enter a team of three players and compete for great prizes in a Jeopardy!-style trivia evening on November 17 at 8 p.m. at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Preregister here by November 16 at 5 p.m. and receive 500 bonus points. Learn more here.

Awards & Honors

Rachel Jones, associate professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark and New Brunswick, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing on November 13, 2010. Learn more here.  

Roger D. Kelemen, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for European Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has been named the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics by the European Commission in Brussels. Learn more about Professor Kelemen here.

Michael J. Kennish, research professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 Graham Macmillan Award from the American Littoral Society for his contributions to marine and science conservation. Learn more about Professor Kennish here.

Gifts & Grants

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, the School of Engineering, and students from Rutgers–Camden and Rutgers–New Brunswick will benefit from three new endowed scholarships established with a bequest of $1,665,000 by John R. Vander Veer ENG’54.

Mason Gross School of the Arts received $500,000 from Thomas A. Renyi RC’67, RBS’68 for a new music and dance wing at Nicholas Music Center.

Douglass Residential College received $250,000 for the Global Village Communities, and Mason Gross School of the Arts received $15,000 for Rutgers’ Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, from the Karma Foundation and Sharon Karmazin DC’67, SCILS’69.

Did You Know?

Did you know Rutgers University and 23 other New Jersey institutions have joined forces to bring more international students to their schools through a federally initiated program called Study New Jersey? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Christina Vander Wende, former professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on October 26, 2010. Find more information here.

Nicholas M. Levin, student in the premed program at Rutgers–Camden, passed away on October 29, 2010. Find more information here.

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