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While the University was recently recognized for producing a large number of Fulbright Grant students, current Rutgers students and alumni are sharing their experiences as Fulbright Scholars.Rutgers was ranked as one of the top 10 research institutions to produce the most Fulbright Grant students and alumni for the second year in a row, receiving 19 Fulbright Grants, according to Rutgers Today.
More than 200 students filled Henry’s Diner on Livingston campus to attend the Rutgers University Programming Association’s “Quizzo at Henry’s Diner: ‘Friends’ Edition,” which involved students answering questions about the hit sitcom in hopes of winning a prize.
Since Stephen Whitty was a child, he always thought he would end up writing his own stories or movies. He ended up combining both his interests, eventually landing a position as a film critic for The Star-Ledger and nj.com.Whitty spoke yesterday at his lecture “Forbidden Words: Taboo Texts in Popular Literature and Cinema” at the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Bernard Carlson traveled to Serbia twice to look at Nikola Tesla’s collections, convince others to study his papers and gather research for a book on the Serbian-American inventor. Carlson, chair and professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia, spoke yesterday in the Alexander Library about Tesla, an inventor, engineer and physicist.
Carl Pray, a professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, said the real challenge of sustainability research is making it into something usable instead of it being a general issue. Students, professors and engineers met at the Cook Office Building on Friday to discuss the assumptions and uncertainties of sustainable development.
Laws alone cannot change high female mortality, said Rachel Cusumano, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior. Rather, society needs to change its perception of women. Students presented proposals about women’s health at an event hosted by the Douglass Residential College and the Rutgers Center for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Friday at the Douglass Campus Center.
John Willis, author of “Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past,” lived in Yemen and Egypt and traveled to India and the Persian Gulf while conducting research for his upcoming book. Toby C. Jones, director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, invited Willis to speak yesterday at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
Members of a cappella ensembles perform on planes, for albums and sometimes on the streets at 1 a.m. One such group, Deep Treble, was established in September 1998, said Ariel Lee, the business manager of the group. Lee, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said they had a 15-year anniversary concert. “We wanted to make a coed a cappella group on campus that appealed to music lovers everywhere,” she said.
The Douglass Q/ummunity, an organization for all queer communities and allies at Douglass Residential College, offers acceptance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students who may be struggling to find somewhere where they belong. The group brought a women’s performance troupe, The Genki Spark, to Trayes Hall on Douglass campus.
The National Science Foundation granted Geoffrey Wallace funds to conduct a survey experiment that examines the effects of compliance with international legal agreements on public views toward the president, the international reputation of the United States and the morality of following through on international promises.
Five Rutgers Masters in Business Administration students in Pharmaceutical Management received a business case problem one week before a national health care case competition hosted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. The case revolved around child pneumonia in Uganda. The MBA students had to reduce the children’s mortality rate with a budget of $10 million.
To encourage students to stay active and attend fitness classes, Rutgers Recreation provided students with the opportunity to choose from 21 different classes for free for a week. From Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, students did not have to pay the usual $60 to attend a fitness class during the full semester, said Kathi Gladis, aerobic coordinator for the Cook/Douglass Recreation Department.
Gabriel Hurley’s life changed drastically on June 18, 2009, when a reckless driver hit him as he was driving to pick up some items for his next-day trip to Las Vegas. Hurley, a Rutgers University graduate with a degree in criminal justice, said he has no recollection of the events leading up to the car crash.“When you just graduated from college, you’re at the point where you’re about to take off,” he said.
This year’s 32nd annual New Jersey Film Festival saw 392 submissions from filmmakers around the world. Judges whittled this number down to 25, and the finalists’ movies are scheduled to begin tonight at Scott Hall on the College Avenue campus. Al Nigrin, director of the NJFF and Cinema Studies lecturer at Rutgers, said the public have the opportunity to watch three feature films, five feature documentary films, animation works, music videos and short films at the festival.
HIV affects 35,000 New Jersey residents, and students need to get tested because testing is a method of prevention said Roseann Marone, program coordinator for the Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program. Rutgers hosted the first World AIDS Day Symposium at the Cook Campus Center on Saturday to raise awareness about HIV. Speakers discussed the history of the disease and the science that leads to certain anti-HIV drugs and why patients develop resistance to such drugs.
To offer advice to students about how to be successful in their career paths and inform them about certain majors offered at the University, the Rutgers University Muslim Student Association ran a professional development conference yesterday at the Busch Campus Center. Mian Assad, the president of RU-MSA, said the organization hosted a workshop in September where a speaker came and provided students with advice for their career paths.
Rutgers University Libraries organized “16 Books for 16 Days,” an exhibit that displays posters and books that focus on violence against women and human rights at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on Douglass Campus. The exhibit, organized in conjunction with the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, started yesterday and is scheduled to go on till Dec. 10, which is International Human Rights Day.
Rutgers Hillel hosted its first-ever “The Amazing Race: Israel Edition,” an event that aims to teach students about the country, modeled after a similar Israeli television show. Avia Prins, Rutgers Hillel’s Jewish Agency Israel Fellow, said students completed tasks at each of the five campuses’ student centers, learning about Israel and the University along the way.
Rutgers students have many options when it comes to recreation classes, but only one program allows them to become professional scuba diving instructors. Rutgers Recreation’s scuba classes allow participants to receive their first scuba diving experience. Students meet at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus to learn from a dive master or instructor about open-water scuba diving, said Deborah Miller, scuba coordinator at Rutgers Recreation.
Stephanie Wong, a Mason Gross School of the Arts sophomore, was selected to travel to the Southeast United States for her “Introduction to Documentary Film” class and made a documentary of people she met there. Wong’s trip was partly due to Mason Gross now providing students an opportunity to learn more about the film industry with a film certificate program at Rutgers.