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Advancements in technology in the past few years have fostered numerous tools and concepts to aid in individuals’ searches for their ancestry. Ancestry.com, a website founded in 1983, has more than 2.7 million paying subscribers, making it the world’s most expansive DNA database. In efforts similar to these websites, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) aims to preserve family history, particularly for those with New Jersey roots. The society convened on Nov.
A new campaign, the #RUIDProject was introduced to the Rutgers community this past summer to promote a more inclusive environment on campus. According to the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives page on the Rutgers Student Affairs website, the campaign seeks to reinforce a “learning environment that serves as a melting pot of ideas and cultures ... to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down stereotypes, improve self awareness and prepare our students to be stronger, richer and more dynamic citizens.”Much of the initiative is focused on emphasizing each individual’s right to be a member of the University.
Rutgers’ federal funding for research and development eclipses that of all other state colleges, with a budget of approximately $658 million, according to the University's website.
As the football team continues its season, the Glee Club and the marching band also kick off their season with the annual "Soup Bowl.""Soup Bowl," named after F.
Miniscule devices carrying matter nearly hundreds of times their own weight was once practical only in theory, but a recent Rutgers discovery has introduced a device capable of supporting over 150 times its own weight.This device, called an actuator, is classified as nanotechnology — the science of manipulating atoms and matter less than 100 nanometers in size.
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy has released an opioid toolkit designed to address the increasing rate of opioid abuse and addiction throughout the United States.Opioids are most commonly seen as prescription pain medications in the form of morphine and oxycodone, although heroin, one of the most dangerously addictive substances, is also classified as an opioid. A 2015 American Society of Addiction Medicine study found that over 63 percent of total overdose deaths were related to opioid abuse. With New Jersey rated as having one of the highest opioid abuse rates, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy partnered with a local organization to combat the growing trend.Community in Crisis, an organization located in Somerset County, aims to destigmatize the topic of addiction and educate the public on proper treatment and prevention of overdose deaths, according to the website.The group expressed interest in creating a toolkit to better equip them.
Within the various choral organizations present on campus, some informal and some formal, is Kirkpatrick Choir, one of the most advanced choral groups at Rutgers.The choir, along with the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble, has an upcoming concert at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus on April 21, and then again on April 23 at New York City’s Trinity Church.The Kirkpatrick Choir was formed after World War II and shortly after became one of the most prestigious ensembles at Rutgers. The choir, which currently stands at 69 members, consists of music majors and many non-music majors and is directed by Dr. Patrick Gardner, director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.Gardner has been teaching at Rutgers and directing the Kirkpatrick Choir for the past 24 years.
Rutgers’ diverse student population continues to give rise to new and creative organizations. OrphanSporks, an a capella group, has found its niche in the realm of performing arts at Rutgers.OrphanSporks is one of many a capella groups on campus, but is one of only a few with no cultural affiliation.
The Mark Leadership Conference, hosted by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning, had its fifth annual gathering on March 4 at the Livingston Student Center. The goal of the conference is to “inspire action among students and encourage them to think critically about the 'mark' they will leave on the world around them,” according to the Mark Conference website.
A Rutgers professor is conducting research on the influenza virus and has recently been experimenting with alternative ways to track viruses and prevent their spread.Laura Fabris, an associate professor and researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is leading a team of undergraduate and postdoctoral students to study how viruses mutate.
College is the peak time in a student’s life to discover a career path, but often their first choice may not always be their last.
From Jan. 17 to Jan. 25 students can make changes to their academic schedules for the spring semester, otherwise known as the add/drop period.
In November, an English professor at Rutgers-Newark was one of seven authors from around the world to be recognized by the Lannan Foundation.
At Rutgers, the Fusion Club rises to the occasion of blending cultures and races.
Understanding the complexity of health insurance can be daunting to even the most trained eye.