September 15, 2010

The Faculty & Staff Bulletin contains information for employees at Rutgers. Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday in order to be considered for inclusion in the following Wednesday’s bulletin. For additional information, visit the bulletin website or email Campus Information Services at


Free Seasonal Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff
Free seasonal flu vaccines will be offered to all faculty and staff with a valid Rutgers ID. No appointment is necessary. Visit for more information including the schedule.

Policy on Using Rutgers Logos and Marks
University Relations reminds you that there are specific guidelines on how to use the Rutgers visual identity on websites, publications, promotional items, and more. Visit the Rutgers Visual Identity System website to learn more about how to apply the Rutgers logotype or signature to a communication. Contact for more information.

Volunteer Mentors Needed for Universitywide Alumni Career Network
Faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to volunteer for the Rutgers Alumni Career Network, sponsored by Career Services. Join over 1,800 volunteers who provide career information and advice to students and alumni. Register online or contact for more information.

The Summer 2010 Goods on Green Newsletter
The Purchasing Department has posted the latest edition of the Goods on Green Newsletter, which includes news on greening initiatives on campus and details about upcoming information sessions.

New Brunswick RCI Email Guest Account Renewals
RCI email guest computer account renewals are moving to a new paperless process. Guest accounts are available for individuals who are conducting university business and are directly associated with the university, but are not officially on the university's payroll. The paper forms will no longer be used for renewals, but they are still required to establish new guest accounts. Find more information here.

Project Civility: A New Brunswick Campuswide Initiative
The Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Undergraduate Education announce the launch of Project Civility on the New Brunswick Campus. Through a series of events and discussions, this two-year initiative aims to cultivate a campus environment of courtesy and compassion through thoughtful communication and interaction. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and join in the conversation. Learn more here or contact Kathleen Hull at


“The Art and Science of Happiness”: Patricia Dahlman: September 7—December 10
Patricia Dahlman’s multimedia work has been selected to provide a visual component to the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women 2010—11 interdisciplinary seminar entitled “The Art and Science of Happiness.” Ms. Dahlman uses sewn and stitched forms of canvas and colorful fabric to create both sculptural and two-dimensional works. Her exhibit will be displayed at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries. Learn more here.

“Bittersweet: The Chocolate Show” Opening Reception—September 16
A reception with the artists of “Bittersweet: The Chocolate Show” will be held on September 16 from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers—Newark. This exhibition includes works by artists who reference chocolate to explore issues of cultural, social, or historical interest. Find more information on this event here.

“Public Media, NJN, and the Future of Journalism in New Jersey”: September 16
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, in conjunction with the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers—New Brunswick, and the Institute on Education Law and Policy, Rutgers—Newark, will present “Public Media, NJN, and the Future of Journalism in New Jersey” on September 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Register online for this free event and learn more here.

Homecoming Run—Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) Charity 5K Preregistration Deadline: September 20
The Homecoming Run for RAH 5K Charity Race and One-Mile Fun Walk will be held on Sunday, October 3, on the Busch Campus, Piscataway. Preregistration must be postmarked by September 20. Individuals and teams can register for the race and find more information here.

International Day of Peace: September 21
Join the Rutgers—Camden community in celebration of the International Day of Peace at the Camden Campus Center on September 21 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. For more information, contact Monique Matthews at or 856-225-6203.

Scarlet Fever Homecoming, Rutgers—Newark: September 22—25
Join Rutgers—Newark for Homecoming from September 22—25. Events include live musical performances, athletic events, a carnival, and more. View the full schedule of Rutgers—Newark Homecoming events here.

In the News

Font Choices Can Reduce Paper Waste
Times New Roman or Century Schoolbook? Double-spaced or 1.5 lines? These may seem like trivial decisions when typing a paper or report, but Ruth Anne Robbins, a clinical professor at the Rutgers School of Law—Camden, says one of the easiest ways to cut down on paper consumption is to make simple changes to document design. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Desmond Lun has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers—Camden. Dr. Lun joins Rutgers from the University of South Australia. Learn more about Dr. Lun here.

Joan Maya Mazelis has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers—Camden. Dr. Mazelis joins Rutgers from Yeshiva University. Learn more about Dr. Mazelis here.

Alexander Samokhvalov has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Rutgers—Camden. Dr. Samokhvalov joins Rutgers from Auburn University. Learn more about Dr. Samokhvalov here.

Awards & Honors

Rajiv Gandhi, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers—Camden, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Mumbai, India, beginning in January 2011. Find more information on Dr. Gandhi here.

Angelique Haugerud, professor in the Department of Anthropology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers—New Brunswick, has been appointed by the American Ethnological Society as the new editor of American Ethnologist. Learn more here.

Babis Kalodimos, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers—New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2011 Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators by the Biophysical Society. Learn more about Professor Kalodimos and this award here.

Michael LaSala, associate professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work, Rutgers—New Brunswick, has published a book entitled Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. The book describes the findings and practice implications of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded interview study of 65 lesbian and gay youth and their families. Learn more here.

Gifts & Grants

Clark A. Chinn, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers—New Brunswick, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation of $1,030,727 for fiscal year 2010 for his research proposal titled Emerging Research—Empirical Investigating Scaffolding Strategies to Promote Reasoning and Conceptual Change in Science.

Amy Cohen-Corwin, professor in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers—New Brunswick, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation totaling $1,070,618 for fiscal year 2010 for her research proposal titled New Jersey Partnership for Excellence in Middle School Mathematics. Find more information about Dr. Cohen-Corwin here.

Gretchen T. Hartling, program director of New Jersey Health Initiatives on the Camden Campus, has been awarded $1,035,197 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support continued efforts in health services across the state of New Jersey. Find more information about Ms. Hartling here.

Alan L. Zalkind, director of the Center for Government Services, has been awarded a $1,386,559 grant for fiscal year 2010 from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for Uniform Construction Code Enforcement Training/Multi Dwelling. Learn more about Mr. Zalkind here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rutgers welcomed the largest first-year class in its history this year, with an estimated 7,300 first-year students universitywide, bringing the University’s total enrolment to a record setting 56,400? Learn more here.

In Memoriam

Edward Fry, professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, passed away on September 2, 2010. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach, California. Find more information here.

Campus Classifieds

Current Listings:

Rutgers has entered into an agreement with CampusAve, which provides online classifieds and listings where Rutgers faculty and staff can post items for sale, free of charge.

A child’s pack n’ play and a wagon are currently posted for sale.

For many more listings, and to submit your own free listing, please visit Rutgers Campus Classifieds at