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Professors at the University are teaming up to prevent the extinction of the American chestnut tree.
“The American chestnut was one of the most common trees in the eastern forests and today, we’ve lost almost all the chestnut trees,” said Steven Handel, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources.
These trees were killed mostly from one fungus, he said.
While students pay a hefty fee for their on-campus parking passes, they still get hit with expensive tickets for parking in the wrong lot. Rutgers Mobile Application Development is creating an app to make it easier for students to know the parking lot in which they are legally allowed to park.The application, RUParked, determines where students are able to park based on the student ID number on their parking passes, said Aldo Lopez, event organizer for RuMAD.
Through a comparison between Myanmar and China, Edward Cunningham, director of the Harvard Kennedy School Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative, explained that energy development in certain communities could influence economies worldwide.The lecture, hosted by the Rutgers Energy Institute and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on Monday, was the fourth in its series that aims to bring the global influence of energy to University students.
Rieks Bruins said he hated eating spam in military meals as a solider in the 1960s. Now he is now working to develop better quality meals for the men and women serving over seas.The Rutgers Food Development and Manufacturing Center has been actively working on making military meals more convenient, said Rieks Bruins, associate director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology.
Panelists informed students Monday about the effects of obtaining natural gas through pumping chemicals into the ground, known as fracking and the legislation that aims to improve it.Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders held a film screening of “Gasland,” a documentary featuring filmmaker Josh Fox, at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus along with a panel discussion to spread the message of how hydraulic fracking impacts the environment.
The School of Engineering and the Engineering Governing Council
are teaming together to promote engineering among prospective
students during National Engineering Week. They will be hosting
events this week from Feb. 20-24 at the Busch Campus Center.“The main goal is to raise awareness of engineering to prospective
students and the Rutgers community,” said Parth Oza, the council
president. “We want to have a fun environment where everyone can
work on solving problems and learn things while having a good
The Rutgers Bioethics Society examined the ethical boundaries of
science on Wednesday through a mock trial that showed students an
alternative perspective to Nazi experiments.Board members created a trial — at the ARC on Busch campus — in
which they examined the ethics of Sigmund Rascher, a Nazi
scientist. Rascher performed freezing experiments on humans to see
how long it would take to lower the body temperature until reaching
death, said Spruha Magodia, president of RBS.