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Rockoff Hall, owned by the New Brunswick Development Corporation, will likely change ownership as its contract nears expiration, said Joan Carbone, associate vice president of Student Affairs for Housing and Residence Life. Located in downtown New Brunswick, between the College Avenue and Douglass campuses, the apartments will likely still be rented out to individuals seeking housing, but will no longer be affiliated with the University, said Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for Academic Affairs.
Lara Martin grew up playing computer games and learning computer coding with her father. She recalled tinkering with an old computer her parents bought at a garage sale until she knew how to operate it. Martin, now the president of Women in Computer Science, a community of women majoring in computer sciences and information technology, said that regular exposure to games and computers as a child made her career choice a no-brainer.
After a daylong hearing held on College Avenue, Cabo Granato, president of the Newark College of Arts and Sciences Student Government Association, was found guilty on charges of harassment toward a University dean. Granato, a Newark College of Arts and Sciences senior, was charged with disorderly conduct as well as bullying, intimidation and harassment after a confrontational discussion he had with Clayton Walton, the associate dean of Student Life on the Newark Campus.
Cabo Granato, president of the Newark College of Arts and Sciences Student Government Association, is at risk of being expelled right before his expected graduation in May. Granato faces serious disciplinary punishments after Clayton Walton, associate dean of student life on the Newark Campus, filed complaints about him in the Student Conduct Office and Ethical Development after the two had a confrontation in Walton’s office.
In response to growing concerns on the misuse of alcohol on college campuses, several University organizations have taken measures to ensure student safety. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences professor Barbara Turpin and Cook campus Dean of Students Michelle Jefferson hold “Responsible Drinking Happy Hour” every month, an event that allows anyone of legal drinking age with a valid ID to drink safely.
Though usually seen as two entirely separate fields, science and art both stem from creative and perceptual backgrounds.To highlight the similarities between these fields, Ferris Olin, co-director of the University’s Institute for Women and Art, organized the “Talking Creativity: Conversations Between Scientists and Artists” series, featuring speakers with art and science backgrounds, Olin said.
The climate is crashing fast and universities are being blindsided, said David Ehrenfeld, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences professor, to an audience of around 220 people in the Cook Campus Center during the “Executive Dean’s Distinguished Lecture.” Ehrenfeld stressed the importance of the University’s role in the environmental crisis yesterday with a plan during his event, “Reinventing the University for the 21st Century.”
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.
As a major research university, our University is undoubtedly full of some of the best and the brightest. From discrete mathematics to biochemical engineering to quantum physics, experts in fields from all over the world come to the University to pioneer some of the most cutting-edge work. This fact was made even more apparent Thursday when news broke that 71-year-old University professor Endre Szemerédi was awarded the 2012 Abel Prize, the unofficial Nobel Prize in mathematics, by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Carey Williams gives the needle a twist and pulls it free from its cap before securing it onto a syringe handle. She locates the mare’s jugular vein with her left hand, pressing with her thumb until the vein bulges from the shaved patch on its neck.Williams, associate director of outreach at the University Equine Science Center, steps back and turns to her two new students, holding up the 18-gauge needle so they can see its bevel.
I want to address comments the Center for Science in the Public Interest Director Gregory Jaffe made in the article “Director busts myths behind biotechnology” published on March 1 in The Daily Targum. Genetically engineered (GE) foods are harmful to consumers. There has been a stream of new information showing the risks of GE foods to not only the health of consumers, but for the environment as well.
Gregory Jaffe, the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, dispelled several myths about genetically engineered foods yesterday during a lecture at the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on Cook campus. Genetically engineered crops, or biotech crops, are not nutritionally better or worse than organic crops, Jaffe said. “… The industry has been arguing for a decade now that they will have more nutritious crops coming out,” he said.
Misha Pavel, a program director at the National Science Foundation, shared his views on transforming health care through educating patients yesterday to an audience of 15 faculty and graduate students. Pavel said improvements in the health care system could be made after patients are able to identify symptoms that cause illnesses. He said patients see a doctor when they are sick, but the health care system should be geared toward providing proactive methods to help patients prevent diseases.
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing
Council touched on recent student concerns yesterday, including
their current efforts to keep the School of Environmental and
Biological Sciences graduation ceremony at Passion Puddle and fate
of the grease trucks on College Avenue. Nancy Winterbauer, the vice
president for University budgeting, presented the breakdown of the
University’s budget to a group of 20 students at the Cook Campus
There are many successful women in the fields of science and
technology — but they are rarely seen or heard. This was one theme
of last night’s “Gender and Social Media Panel: Being Female in a
Virtual World” discussion, which looked at the stereotypes many
women face when working in technology fields. The talk, sponsored
by Douglass Residential College and the Department of Library and
Information Sciences, featured three women panelists with research
interests in gender constructs in technology and science.
Undergraduates looking for research opportunities in the
sciences mixed and mingled with professors and postdoctoral
students yesterday during the Office of Undergraduate Education’s
“Undergraduate Research Mixer.” Cook Campus Dean of Students
Barbara Turpin said in the Cook Campus Center that working on
research in the sciences at an undergraduate level can help further
a student’s knowledge in the given field.
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing
Council deliberated the fate of the grease trucks during a town
hall meeting between owners and students yesterday at the Cook
Campus Center. Alda Hassan, business manager for RU Hungry and
spokeswoman for the grease trucks, said the owners of the business
are willing to work with the University in order to stay on Lot 8
on the College Avenue campus.
Jennifer Adams Krumins, who graduated from the University’s
Ecology and Evolution Ph.D. program in 2007, studied whether animal
grazing can be beneficial for plants. Krumins marked her return to
campus, after conducting her 2009-2010 postdoctoral work at the
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, as she led yesterday’s conference
“Embracing the Good: When negative interactions turn positive in
soil” in the Marine Sciences Building on Cook Campus.
United States’ biggest trade partner, the European Union
presents an alternative political and economic model to the one
used in the United States.R. Daniel Kelemen, director of the Center for European Studies,
said the EU, one of the largest confederations in the world with 27
countries represented, is a model to which the United States can
look.Kelemen, an associate professor in the Department of Political
Science, said he believes the EU serves as a viable model for
reform in American policies.
School of Arts and Sciences faculty members passed a resolution
calling for more transparency in the University’s intercollegiate
athletics program budget yesterday, with an overwhelming majority
of 174 to 3 at Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue campus. The
resolution also calls for a reduction of the University subsidy to
the athletic program and a student referendum on the portion of
student fees allocated to athletics, said Mark Killingsworth, a
professor in the Department of Economics.