September 29, 2010

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State Health Benefits Program Extended for Children until Age 26
Employees may extend State Health Benefits Program coverage for eligible children until age 26 under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Enrollment elections must be made during the open enrollment period from October 1 to October 29 and will become effective on January 1, 2011. Find more information here, or contact a benefits specialist at 732-932-3020, ext. 4077.

Rutgers Has a New Preferred Stationery Printing Vendor
Dupli Envelope and Graphics has been selected by the Purchasing Department as Rutgers’ preferred vendor for stationery products. Benefits include a savings of approximately 50 percent from past pricing, ability to create, proof, and order stationery items through RIAS Exchange, dedicated customer service representatives, and compliance with the Rutgers Visual Identity System. Individuals responsible for ordering stationery products are encouraged to attend training sessions. Find more information here.

October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The Office of Information Technology reminds you to take computer password security seriously. Sharing your password, netID, or account, or using a password that is easy for someone to guess, increases the odds of your computer being compromised or hacked. Inappropriate sharing of security information could allow unwanted access to your files, personal information, or university accounts and services. Learn more here.

Campus vs. Campus Electric Energy Reduction Competition in New Brunswick
University Facilities and Capital Planning and the New Brunswick Campus Deans and Deans of Students are sponsoring an electric energy reduction competition during October. The winning New Brunswick campus will be determined by the amount of electrical energy reduction by comparing October 2009 to October 2010 and will receive the Energy Miser Trophy at a Rutgers football home game. Find more information here.


El Corazón del Flamenco: A Symposium on Spanish Dance and Culture: September 29
The Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents a program featuring a lecture, workshop, and concert on September 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.

Looking Back at Disaster through Art, Literature, and Film: September 30
Poets, playwrights, and filmmakers will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with discussions, readings, and presentations all related to this disaster. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on September 30 in the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers–Newark. Find more information here.

Homecoming 2010 New Brunswick: October 1–3
Join Rutgers–New Brunswick for Homecoming October 1–3. Events include a festival, pep rally, free outdoor movie, pregame tailgate party, and football game. View the full schedule of events here.

Deluxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet Rutgers–Camden Premiere: October 2
The Rutgers–Camden media studies program, the Honors College, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association present Deluxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet, a documentary by New Jersey filmmaker and Rutgers–Camden staff member Robert A. Emmons. The premiere will be on October 2 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Gordon Theater. A question and answer session and reception with the filmmaker will follow the screening. Register online or learn more here.

Exhibition Opening–Out of Retirement: The Later Wood Engravings of John DePol: October 6
The Rutgers University Libraries hosts an exhibition on October 6 of the works of John DePol, who influenced the private press movement of the second half of the 20th century. The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Scholarly Communication Center, fourth floor of the Alexander Library. Find more information here.

Registration Is Now Taking Place for Rutgers American Council on Education Network (ACE–NET) Luncheon Series: October 7
The next Rutgers American Council on Education Network luncheon series begins on October 7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rutgers Club on the College Avenue Campus. The theme for the 2010–2011 series is Social and Professional Networking. Register online or find more information here.

In the News

Rutgers Doctoral Education Programs Rate Highly among U.S. Public Research Universities
A newly released national study of doctoral education programs rates Rutgers highly among U.S. public research universities in 10 fields. Among the Rutgers programs receiving high marks are the graduate programs in English, food science, history, mathematics, and philosophy. Other highly rated programs are art history, linguistics, microbiology and molecular genetics, nutritional sciences, and plant biology. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

David Karpf has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Karpf completed his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Professor Karpf here.

Fred King has been appointed director of soccer operations for Rutgers women’s soccer. Mr. King joins Rutgers from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Learn more about Mr. King here.

Rebecca Reynolds has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Reynolds received her Ph.D. in mass communications from Syracuse University. Learn more about Professor Reynolds here.

Chirag Shah has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Professor Shah received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Learn more about Professor Shah here.

Awards & Honors

Roland Anglin, professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, has published a book entitled Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development in the ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy. The book documents the current transformation in community revitalization from market-based incentives to mixed strategies of public-sector learning, partnerships, and community capacity. Learn more about Professor Anglin here.

Radha Jagannathan, associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct a seminar on policy analysis and use of econometrics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Learn more about Professor Jagannathan here.

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, was named a Coulter Fellow for his translational work on automated detection of prostate cancer from magnetic resonance imaging by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Learn more about Professor Madabhushi here.

Gifts & Grants

Clinton J. Andrews, professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and director of the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received multiple grants totaling $668,500. One from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is supporting work titled Expanding the Definition of Green: Impacts of Green and Active Living Design on Health in Low Income Housing and another from the New Jersey Association of Realtors ® is supporting Green Building Cost-Benefit Analysis. More information about Professor Andrews can be foundhere.

Karl Herrup, professor and chair of the Cell Biology and Neuroscience Department in the Division of Life Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health in the total amount of $698,619. Professor Herrup’s work focuses on ATM Functions in the CNS: Beyond DNA Breaks and Cell Cycle Events: Outcome Measures in Alzheimer Models. More information about Professor Herrup can be found here.

David J. Shreiber, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, received multiple awards totaling $932,500. One from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research this year has supported work titled Evaluation of Genipin as a Multi-Potent Therapeutic Agent Following Brain Injury, a second from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research has supported work focused on Optimized Synergistic Cues to Facilitate Spinal Cord Repair, and lastly, one from the National Science Foundation has supported A Theory-Based Electroporation Method for Optimized Molecular Deliver. More information about Professor Shreiber can be found here.

Did You Know?

Did you know that VonThun Farms, located in South Brunswick, New Jersey, is hosting Rutgers Weekend at their Rutgers football-themed corn maze October 2–3? The maze is open through October 31. Find more information here.

In Memoriam

Patricia Stroud, secretarial assistant III at the School of Nursing, Rutgers–Newark, passed away on September 23, 2010. 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.

Some current listings include a 1986 Mercury Cougar automobile, a 30’ Shields sailboat, a 9x12 Oriental rug, a modern wall unit, AKC Boston Terrier puppies, a Riddell lacrosse helmet, and photography books.

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