October 29, 2014

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Be a Part of Rutgers History

In honor of the upcoming Rutgers 250th anniversary, the university is publishing a commemorative coffee-table book, Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait. The book recalls and brings to life the university's history through archival photography and personal stories as well as contributions from the Rutgers community.

Be a part of history by having your name (or that of a family member or friend) printed in this special publication until March 1, 2015, at the preorder price of $50 (plus shipping and handling). The preorder price of $50 is a savings of $20 off the list price of $70, and will continue to be offered on orders placed before July 2015.

Learn more and preorder a copy of the book here.

In this Issue...

Get to Know Rutgers Catering and Special Events
Rutgers Catering and Special Events has the ability to accommodate casual and formal events and offer food prepared by award-winning culinary trained chefs, impeccable service, and professional staff who see to all of your needs. To speak with a personal planner, call 848-932-8044. Learn more here.

Academic Sphere

Call for Proposals: Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Symposium
The Rutgers Climate Institute hosts a symposium on Climate Change and the Tropics: Implication and Adaptation on November 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers, as well as university students are welcome to submit posters related to climate change. Abstract submissions are due November 10. The event is free but registration is required by November 17. A limited number of public registrations are available. Submit a proposal, register, and learn more here.

Register Now for Free Symposium on Gynecologic Cancer
New Jersey Medical School and Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Barnabas Health host a free symposium on gynecologic cancer on November 8 from 8:30 to noon beginning with a full breakfast at Essex County Hospital Center, 204 Grove Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Advance registration is strongly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Continuing education credits are provided for nurses, certified health education specialists, and health officers; professional development hours for school nurses. For more information, contact Lisa Schoenherr at schoenli@njms.rutgers.edu or 973-972-4623. RSVP and learn more here.


Sport and Recreation in France, 18401900: November 4, New Brunswick

The Zimmerli Art Museum, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts its next Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on November 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum. The Rutgers Afro-Caribbean ensemble performs, and the artist collective BroLab discusses new projects during Slide Jam. Learn more here.

Energy Café: A Conversation with the Rutgers Energy Institute: October 29, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Energy Institute sponsors a morning café hour for conversation on Rutgers Internships in Energy on October 29 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at The Cove in the Busch Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Learn more here.

Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Toward a Sense of Place with Kathleen Graber and Robin Robertson: October 29, New Brunswick
The Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Kathleen Graber and Robin Robertson on October 29 at 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Diabetes Awareness Day: November 1, Camden
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, along with other organizations, hosts Diabetes Awareness Day on November 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Rutgers University–Camden. The day includes food, music, zumba, yoga and more. Learn more here.

Garlic Growing Workshop: November 2, Off-Campus
The Rutgers Master Gardeners, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, hosts a free workshop on November 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the EARTH Center, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick. The workshop will begin with an indoor presentation followed by an outdoor, hands-on planting session. The workshop is free but preregistration is required, no walk-ins are permitted. For more information, call 732-398-5262. Learn more here.

The Morning After: Grading the Midterm Elections: November 5, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a panel discussion on the decisions rendered by New Jersey’s electorate on November 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The panel is moderated by John Weingart, with Ross Baker, Gail Gordon, Julie Roginsky, and Jonathan Tamari. Event is free but RSVP is required. Register and learn more here.

Finns and Swedes and the Delaware Valley’s Earliest History: November 6, New Brunswick
Rutgers University Libraries present a talk by Lorraine E. Williams, retired State of New Jersey archaeologist, on November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

First Annual Women’s Forum: November 7, Newark
The Rutgers University–Newark chapter of the ACE Women’s Network hosts the 1st Annual Women’s Forum on Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s journey to leadership at Rutgers–Newark on November 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. in room 010, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers–Newark. A light breakfast will be provided. The deadline to RSVP will be extended for all faculty and staff that receive this bulletin until October 31. RSVP and learn more here.

Ballroom Workshops and Social with Brian Nash: November 8, New Brunswick
Rutgers Recreation hosts Brian Nash on November 8 for the Galactic Gala at the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Workshops in quickstep and cha-cha are from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the dance social is from 9 p.m. to midnight. The workshop and social are $15 each or $20 for a combination of both, paid prior to workshop. Search under dance for the workshops and social here. Learn more here.

Bucky Pizzarelli and His New York Swing Trio: November 14, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Club hosts Bucky Pizzarelli and His New York Swing Trio at the Rutgers Club, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on November 14 at 5:30 p.m. for the buffet dinner and at 7 p.m. for the show. The dinner and show are $40. Please call 848-932-7139 for reservations. Learn more here.

Appointments & Retirements

Gwendolyn Beetham has been appointed director of the Global Village, living-learning communitiesDouglass Residential College, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Margo Bresnen has been appointed development specialist I in the development office, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden.

Joseph Martin, professor in the Department of Biology and director for the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Faculty of Arts and SciencesCamden (FASC), has been named associate dean for natural and physical sciences, mathematical science, and technology, FASC.  

Get Involved

Vibes at the Plaza
The Plaza and DJ Akademiks invite faculty, staff, and students for an evening of music and a stroll through the Plaza on Wednesdays, October 29 and November 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

October Dine Around Friday
The Latin American Economic Development Association, the Office of Local Knowledge in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), Rutgers University–Camden, host Dine Around Friday on October 31 at San Lucas Mexican Restaurant. OCE is providing a shuttle to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle picks up attendees in front of the Business and Sciences Building, Rutgers–Camden, at 12:30 p.m. and brings attendees back to campus at 2 p.m. Lunch is $15. For more information, contact Rasheda L. Weaver at rasheda.simpson@rutgers.edu.

Awards & Honors

Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick has been recognized by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NJ) with an AIA NJ Honor Award for Architecture. Learn more here (PDF).

Thomas Bennert, associate professor and program director of the pavement resource program at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, was named winner of the K.B. Woods Award

Jisun Cha, assistant professor of dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been recognized as an emerging leader in dermatology by the New York Academy of Medicine. Learn more here.

Phoebe Haddon, chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden, has been named among the 2014 Women of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal. Learn more here.

Penelope Lattimer, director of Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded the Ernest Boyer Outstanding Educator Award. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Lia Nower, professor and director of the Center for Gambling Studies and codirector of the Addiction Counselor Training Certificate ProgramSchool of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,287,504. The project titled Impacts of Internet Gaming for the State of New Jersey is being supported by the Division of Gaming Enforcement in partnership with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Learn more about Professor Nower here.

Scott Kachlany, associate professor in the Department of Oral BiologyRutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $905,040. The project titled Targeting B-cell Lymphoma with Leukothera-Phase II is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Kachlany here.

Janet Bowne, director of grants and contract management and assistant dean of research at the School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $700,000 over two years. The project titled Rutgers College of Nursing DPN Training Program/Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program is being supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about Director Bowne here.

Jaideep Vaidya, associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Information SystemsRutgers Business SchoolNewark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $508,474. The project titled Privacy Preserving Outlier Detection and Recognition is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Vaidya here.

Marco Gruteser, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $350,000 over three years. The project titled Guardian Angel–Enabling Mobile Safety Systems is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Gruteser here.

Lisa Calvo, program coordinator at Haskin Shellfish Research LaboratoryRutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $119,865. The project titled Establishing a Resilient Coastal Shorelines Program for the State of New Jersey is being supported by the U.S. Department of Interior. Learn more about Lisa Calvo here

In Memoriam

James Moffatt passed away on October 26. He was a retired professor of journalism at Rutgers University–Camden. 

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