November 3, 2010

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Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival: November 3–14
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life presents international films that explore the diversity of the Jewish experience and offers audiences a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with directors, actors, and scholars from November 3 to 14 at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center, North Brunswick, New Jersey. Learn more here.

Chancellor’s Faculty Research Day, Rutgers–Camden: November 4
Learn more about current research under way at Rutgers–Camden during the second Chancellor’s Faculty Research Day on November 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Camden Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden. Junior faculty members will offer brief overviews about their work and answer questions from their faculty colleagues and students. Find more information here.

Rutgers–Newark Chancellor’s Annual Address: November 4
Chancellor Steven Diner will give his annual state of Rutgers–Newark address on November 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Essex Room at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information here.

New Directions: Fair Labor Sourcing in the Developing World: November 8
Joe Bozich, CEO of Knights Apparel, Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, and Rachel Weeks, CEO of School House Apparel, will discuss collegiate apparel on November 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Labor Education Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

In the News

Can Academia Boost Tourism?
A Rutgers doctoral student explores universities' potential for creating visitor destinations. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Ann Bilbrough will retire from her position this fall as manager of campus computer facilities in the Office of Information Technology at Camden Computing Services, Rutgers–Camden, after more than 42 years of service.

Felesia R. Bowen has been appointed assistant professor and specialty director in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the College of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Bowen completed her DNSc at Columbia University.

Sara C. Campbell has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Campbell joins Rutgers from Florida State University. Learn more about Professor Campbell here.

Nan Gao has been appointed assistant professor in the Federated Departments of Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Newark. Professor Gao joins Rutgers from the University of Pennsylvania.  

Ellen M. Jaegersen has been appointed clinical assistant professor in the Department of Theater Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Jaegersen joins Rutgers from the University of Idaho.

Meredith L. Schalick has been appointed clinical associate professor in the Law Clinic at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden. Professor Schalick completed her J.D. at the University of Richmond.  Learn more about Professor Schalick here.

Charles Watters has been appointed professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–Camden. Professor Watters joins Rutgers from the University of Kent, England. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Call for Panelists: Fifth Annual Faculty Forum on Race and Ethnicity
Faculty are encouraged to register to present five-minute descriptions of their work and participate in conversation about research trends and developments at the fifth annual one-day forum for Rutgers scholars doing research relating to race and ethnicity on December 1 at 9 a.m. in the Pane Room at the Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. RSVP by November 12 by sending a brief description of your work, a CV, and contact information to For more information, contact Keith Wailoo at or Mia Kissil at

Participate in the Breakfast at the Barracks Studio Audience
Breakfast at the Barracks is a television show featuring faculty, staff, and alumni, taped in front of a live studio audience. The first taping of the year takes place on November 10 at the iTV Studio, Rutgers–New Brunswick. For more information and a taping schedule, email or call 732-445-5007.

Awards & Honors

Barbara Lee, professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship. Learn more about Professor Lee here.

Regina Marchi, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 James W. Carey Media Research Award. Learn more about Professor Marchi here.

Louis Sass, professor in the Department of Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received the 2010 Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Association. Learn more about Professor Sass here.

David Vance, clinical assistant professor in the William G. Rohrer Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business–Camden, received the 2010 Bright Idea Award in Management for his book Corporate Restructuring: From Cause Analysis to Execution. Learn more about Professor Vance here.

Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, received the 71st CPA Australia Research Lecture Award at the University of Melbourne and the Notable Contribution to the Literature Award from the American Accounting Association. Learn more about Professor Vasarhelyi here.

Gifts & Grants

The Department of Jewish Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received $100,000 from the the Marion and Norman Tanzman Charitable Foundation.

The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers–Camden received $82,500 from the William Penn Foundation to go toward a community greening initiative in North Camden.

The Clement A. Price Endowment for the Humanities received $50,000 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in support of the endowment established by professor Clement Price earlier this year to ensure the continuation of the Marion Thompson Wright Lectures Series at Rutgers–Newark.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers publicly launched “Our Rutgers, Our Future: A Campaign for Excellence,” the largest fundraising campaign in the institution’s 244-year history? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Scott G. Arnold, fire inspector in the Department of Emergency Services in the Office of Emergency Management, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on October 26, 2010. Find more information here.

Campus Classifieds

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Some current listings include a 1996 Toyota Corolla, two Ikea desks, and two tickets for the Rutgers versus Syracuse football game.

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