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While the United States Food and Drug Administration is considering expanding its regulatory reach beyond traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes, University professors are now investigating trends in how the public reacts to electronic cigarette policies.With a nationally representative sample of 519 smokers during a two-week period last April, a study conducted by two Rutgers professors aligned with previous studies, showing the public thinks e-cigarettes are generally less harmful than traditional ones.Many people assume the FDA regulates e-cigarettes in the same fashion traditional cigarettes are, Olivia Wackowski, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavioral Science, said.
Photo Illustration | A Rutgers study is questioning the alleged safety of electronic cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes.
Fifteen years into the new millennium, the traditional lecture-hall model of college classes is still widely popular at Rutgers. Educators across the country are now challenging the status quo by encouraging students to learn with games.The Gamification and Simulation Symposium attracted more than 150 educators from across the United States to the Livingston Student Center Wednesday morning, to explore means of promoting learning and fostering critical thinking skills by incorporating games into the classroom.
Courtesy of Aimee Su | Guests gather at The Gamification and Simulation Symposium Wednesday morning at the Livingston Student Center.
The Rutgers University Mock Trial Association (RUMTA) A-Team “mockers” found themselves in the limelight after achieving first place at the American Mock Trial Association's Regional Tournament earlier this month.RUMTA’s A-Team faced 29 teams at the event, hosted on Feb. 7 and 8 by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Courtesy of Greg Cui | The Rutgers University Mock Trial Association secured first place at the American Mock Trial Association’s Regional Tournament Feb. 8 in New Haven, Connecticut.
During the University’s New Student Orientation program for first-years, presenters strive to educate incoming students about bystander intervention.
Photo Illustration | Students are encouraged to step in and practice bystander intervention when they see their peers challenged with interpersonal violence or harassment by perpetrators.
Cold and biting wind cut through the steps of Brower Commons on College Avenue last Friday as protesters gathered for the Rutgers Global Divestment Rally.But attendees still managed to chant, listen to speeches and clutch signs between gloved hands to protest Rutgers’ investments in the fossil fuel industry.
Environmental journalist, Mark Schapiro, said the most fundamental question to ask in light of rapid climate change is who pays for the cost of fossil fuels this Tuesday during his lecture in book signing.Schapiro discussed the relationship between climate change and economics, and the hidden costs of fossil fuels as he wrote about in his new book Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Global Economy.Shapiro’s investigative environmental journalism tackles the intersections between environment, economics and international political power, said Robin Leichenko, professor in the Department of Geography.
Mark Schapiro, an award-winning environmental journalist and author, explains the intersection between the environment, economics and politics in relation to a catastrophic oil spill in 2002 on Tuesday at the Cook Student Center.
Students at Rutgers University are fortunate enough to have many opportunities to study in other countries, but not many would pick Antarctica as their first choice.Scientists interested in marine biology and climate patterns are currently living in Palmer Station, Antarctica from December 2014 to February 2015.
Crimes on college campuses over the last decade have brought on discourse regarding the necessity of campus police officers to always carry guns with them for the safety of students.Armed police on campuses increased from 68 percent to 75 percent in the between 2011 and 2012, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report.
Just a year and a half ago, the graduate students at Mason Gross were beginning their journey toward a Master of Fine Arts at Rutgers, said Aubrey Kauffman, manager for Mason Gross Galleries.
Students attend "Catch and Release" at the Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square, an exhibit showcasing the artwork of students pursuing Master of Fine Arts degrees.
Members of the Rutgers University Programming Association challenge students to trivia about “Friends,” the hit sitcom starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc, on Jan. 29 at Henry’s Diner on the Livingston campus.
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.
Actors from The Murder Mystery Company engaged Rutgers students in an interactive event hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association on Jan. 28 at the Art Library on the College Avenue campus.
More than 130 students were treated to colorful characters in 1920s costumes, a murder plot and pizza at the Rutgers University Programming Association’s interactive event Wednesday night. Rutgers students filled the lower level of the College Avenue campus’ Art Library Wednesday evening to attend RUPA’s second annual Murder Mystery Dinner, which featured actors from The Murder Mystery Company and music from the 1920s.
The minimum wage in New Jersey increased by 13 cents at the beginning of 2015. While students believe the change will benefit New Jersey and its residents, professors think it will have no impact on the economy.