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Gregory Mountain plans to use sound waves to create images of
microscopic, ancient sea creatures and the rocks they are embedded in.Acoustic
imaging devices can map the seafloor, creating images and models of the
sediments beneath the surface that can help scientists understand how
high water levels were millions of years ago, said Mountain, a professor
in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Global climate change is the “most urgent, number one” issue facing humanity today, Bill Nye said in an interview on Crossfire.New Jersey and other states in the Northeast just witnessed the coldest winter in recent times, but almost every other country and ocean in the northern hemisphere saw the warmest, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
More than 500 undergraduate students representing every school in the University presented their research at the 11th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium.Students had the opportunity to explain their work to their peers as well as to judges, who would evaluate both the poster and the oral presentation last Friday in the Livingston Student Center, said Brian Ballentine, director of the Aresty Program.
A new film by University students and faculty highlights the effects global climate change has had on the South Pole."Antarctic Edge: 70º South" documented a group of scientists studying the effects of climate change on Adélie penguins in the Antarctic, said Dena Seidel, director of the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking and director and producer of the film, in an email.
New Jersey is on track to implement greenhouse gas emission reductions over the next five years.The New Jersey Global Warming Response Act in 2007 required the state to limit its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within the next five years and to 80 percent below 2006 levels in 2050, said Jeanne Herb, associate director of the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group in an email.
Showing the world your friend’s new skateboarding trick just got easier.New apps –– specifically Meerkat and Periscope –– enable anyone with an iPhone or iPad to share videos as they take them, actions that traditionally required setting up cameras and other technical equipment ahead of time.
The Precision Medicine Initiative has been very successful, said Shridar Ganesan, an associate director and medical oncologist in the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).Meridian Health, a health system that operates multiple hospitals in New Jersey, is partnering with the CINJ to expand clinical trials of its precision initiative, said Ganesan, the principle investigator in the clinical trials.
Hurricane Sandy significantly damaged various parts of the state. Undergraduate students at the University hope to help rebuild one town’s waterfront, according to northjersey.com.Seniors in the Department of Landscape Architecture designed options to rebuild the Little Ferry waterfront and presented them to the borough’s council earlier in March. Teams within the department created seven different proposals for analysis.
Introducing undergraduate students to research expands their knowledge differently from a classroom experience, said Dean Brian Ballentine, Executive Director of the Aresty Undergraduate Research Program.The Aresty Program connects students with research projects throughout the University.
Last week, University servers were hit by a Distributed Denial of Service attack that led to the shutdown of Sakai and the Central Authentication system, rendering RUWireless inoperable for several days, as reported by The Daily Targum on Tuesday.
Police officers brought up on charges should receive a fair hearing and if found guilty, should be punished appropriately, said New Jersey State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson.A new bill requiring the Rutgers University Police Department to conduct its internal investigations and procedures in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the state Attorney General was approved by the New Jersey State Assembly on March 31, and is now waiting to be signed into law.
O’Neill, a Rutgers Business School alumnus and the chief executive officer of Broadcast Music Inc., spoke to the University community earlier this month about his experiences as a student and as a senior official in a major company.“It was great, it was very engaging for students,” Anello said.
More than 48,000 prospective students will apply to Rutgers this year, an all time high for the University, said Courtney McAnuff, Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Veterans attending any public university can now pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live, thanks to the “Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014,” a federal bill signed into law last year.The “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military Act” sets this tuition limit within the state.Stephen Abel, Director of Veterans and Military Programs and Services at the University, said the state bill, signed by Governor Christopher Christie on Monday, is a response to the federal law.
Educators to use video games in classroomsPlaying video games in school sounds like a dream for most students, but is now becoming a reality in some schools.Video games have the capacity to teach students a much larger skillset than traditional education methods can, said Erica Holan Lucci, a doctoral student and part time lecturer at the University.
From making slime to forming clouds, students were able to experience different engineering principles at the fourth annual NERD Olympics Wednesday in the Busch Student Center.The Novel Engineering Regional Design Olympics was created to be a casual interactive event for School of Engineering students and faculty to attend, said Mansi Sanghvi, the Event Planning Assistant in the School of Engineering Dean’s Administrative Office.
Middle school students raced water-powered cars and built circuits Monday as part of the Verizon-Rutgers Engineers Week kickoff event.National Engineers Week is an annual series of events geared toward celebrating the accomplishments of engineers. Verizon hosted the first event at the University where children learned applications to basic mathematics and science lessons while surrounded by actual engineers and engineering students.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over one tenth of college students have been diagnosed or treated for anxiety in the past year, greatly impeding their ability to succeed academically. With 64 percent of all college dropouts citing a mental health issue as their primary motivator, a host of universities, including Rutgers, offer extensive services to students dealing with stress or battling severe mental disorders.
University of Vermont (UVM) students who do not identify as either male or female are now enjoying a third, gender fluid option.
This past February is among the ten coldest in New Jersey over the last 14 decades, said David Robinson, a professor in the Department of Geography.