September 8, 2010

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Office Max Is Now the Preferred Vendor for Office Supplies at Rutgers University
Office Max has been selected by the Purchasing Department as Rutgers’ preferred vendor for office supplies. Benefits for Rutgers include an average savings of 18 percent from retail prices, account representatives for each regional campus, and a personal purchasing program for Rutgers employees. Find more information here or contact Natalie Calleja at 732-932-4375, ext. 2306 or email

New Tools for eCollege Course Management System
The Division of Continuing Studies, in cooperation with the Rutgers University Libraries, is pleased to announce new tools available to all users of the Pearson eCollege course management system to help with using the libraries for research. “Introduction to Rutgers Libraries” is a tool that provides an overview to the libraries, highlights features most used by online students, and answers questions. The libraries also offer research guides specific by subject area or course, called “libguides.” For more information, contact Rich Novak at 732-932-0613 or

Volunteers Needed for Universitywide Veteran Mentoring Program
Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are veterans or military family members are encouraged to volunteer for the Volunteer Veteran-Mentoring program. Volunteers will provide support to Rutgers veterans and dependents of veteran students. Complete an application online or contact the University College Community by email at

Local Traffic, Road Construction, and Transit Information
Campus Information Services reminds the campus community that they can receive local traffic and construction updates from 511NJ. This free service provides updates on road conditions via telephone, personalized alerts, and the web. Commuters can also find information online provided by transportation services, such as Cross County Connection covering Camden County, TransOptions covering Essex County, and Keep Middlesex Moving for Middlesex County.


New Jersey Film Festival: September 3–November 4
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University program in cinema studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010, featuring over 50 film screenings including documentaries, and independent and international films. For specific screening information and dates, visit the Rutgers Calendar of Events. For more information, contact Al Nigrin at 732-932-8482 or

September 11 Remembrance: September 10
A minute of silence to honor the 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks will take place at Norman Samuels Plaza, Rutgers–Newark, at 9:45 a.m. on September 10th. Bells will ring in their memory at the Paul Robeson Campus Center. For more information, contact Clay Walton at 973-353-5300.

Environmental Justice: A Camden Forum: September 14
An open forum to examine the condition of Camden’s environment and explore possibilities for the future will be held on September 14, 2010. This free program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Camden Campus Center. RSVP at or find more information here.

In the News and Rutgers Announce Online Collaboration has launched a new web portal devoted exclusively to news and information about Rutgers. The website highlights news and information about Rutgers created by’s affiliated newspapers, the Daily Targum, as well as feature stories, athletic updates, event offerings, videos, and additional multimedia content developed by Rutgers. It is the first such alliance has established with a university. Find the full story here.

Appointments & Retirements

Jon Dubin, has been appointed as the first associate dean for clinical education at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Find more information about Dean Dubin here.

Jaishankar Ganesh has been appointed as dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. Dean Ganesh joins Rutgers from the University of Central Florida. Find more information about Dean Ganesh here.

Laura Lawson has been appointed as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Professor Lawson joins Rutgers from the University of Illinois. Find more information about Professor Lawson here.

Jacquelyn Litt has been appointed as the new dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus. Dean Litt joins Rutgers from the University of Missouri. Learn more about Dean Litt and this appointment here.

Cynthia Lundy will retire this fall from her position as senior administrative assistant with the Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel after 29 years of service to the university.

Rodney Morrison has been appointed as associate chancellor for enrollment management at Rutgers–Camden. He most recently served as director of admissions at Mount Saint Mary College. Learn more here.

Andrew Norris, a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in the School of Engineering, has been appointed as the new chair of the Committee on Academic Planning and Review (CAPR). CAPR helps develop academic policy and reviews and evaluates schools, departments, and programs at the university. Find additional information about Professor Norris or this appointment here.

Deborah T. Poritz, retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has been appointed to a three-year tenure as visiting jurist emerita-in-residence at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Law–Camden. Learn more here.

Elizabeth Taylor, an assistant dean in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Newark, Rutgers–Newark, will be retiring this fall after nearly 40 years of service to the university.

Awards & Honors

Jeff Friedman, an associate professor in the Department of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, completed his Fulbright fellowship with a number of dance recitals and lectures in Germany, Poland, and England during the summer of 2010. Additional information can be found here.

Chi-Tang Ho, a professor in the Department of Food Science at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences has been selected by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of their ACS fellows. Dr. Ho is the first ACS fellow from Rutgers University. Learn more here.

Paul J. Lioy, associate director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), has recently published Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath. The book examines the impact of dust released by fires and explosions on the first responders to the 9/11 rescue effort. He will discuss his book at the Cranford Community Center in Cranford, New Jersey, on September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Stevie Watson, an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science at Rutgers School of Business–Newark and New Brunswick, received the 2010 Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award. The award honors five faculty members across the country who have had a significant impact on diversity and inclusiveness within their business schools and universities. Find more information on Stevie Watson or this award here.

Did You Know?

Did you know a red-light camera has been installed at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Park Boulevard in New Brunswick? The camera will take photos that may lead to a ticket whenever a vehicle enters the intersection after the light has turned red. Learn more here.

In Memoriam

T. Alexander Pond, former executive vice president and acting president of Rutgers University, passed away on August 28, 2010.  A celebration of Dr. Pond’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, Vermont.  Find more information about Dr. Pond’s life in his obituary here and the Rutgers Today story here.

Fay E. Falcone, retired university staff member, passed away on August 19, 2010. Find more information here.

Kevin J. O’Connor, Facilities Maintenance Services staff member on the Cook /Douglass Campus, passed away on August 11, 2010. Find more information here.

Tereston F. Bertrand, Jr., student in the School of Arts and Sciences–New Brunswick, passed away on July 8, 2010.

Israel Hicks, faculty member in the Department of Theater Arts in the Mason Gross School of the Arts, passed away on July 3, 2010.  Find more information here.

Joyce E. Brown, retired staff member with the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, passed away on June 27, 2010. Find more information here.

John R.Z. Abela, faculty member in the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick, passed away on June 18, 2010. Find more information here.

Steven Senko, retired staff member formerly with the Department of Athletics on the Newark Campus, passed away on June 16, 2010. Find more information here.

Arthur Taub, emeritus member of the Board of Trustees, passed away on June 14, 2010. Find more information here.

Shawn P. Cox, retired staff member formerly with the Division of Dining Services, passed away on June 13, 2010. Find more information here.

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