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Students worked for three semesters to conduct original scientific research, much of which is related to ways Rutgers can be made more environmentally friendly. Funded by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the G.H. Cook Scholars program is a three-semester independent research project conducted by the George H. Cook committee, according to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences website. The research is conducted with the guidance of faculty.
Rebecca Cook, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, presents her research findings about transportation sustainability at the George H. Cook Honor Scholars program held yesterday at the Cook/Douglass lecture hall.
The Rutgers University Debate Union took second place at the 2014 American Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship held from April 18 to 20 in Arizona, surpassing prestigious, private schools boasting of past victories. Storey Clayton, coach of RUDU, said the team has been recognized as the first team since 2003 to make the National Finals from a public insitution.
Members of the Rutgers University Debate Union engage in conversation as they attend the organization’s weekly meetings held Tuesday at Murray Hall on the College Avenue campus.
Robert Goellner and Max Mintz believe Socially Reponsible Investing is the investing strategy of the future. Goellner and Mintz, employees for the SRI-based company Common Interests, discussed their views yesterday at the Canterbury House on Mine Street. The Rutgers chapter of Giving What We Can, a philanthropic club, invited the two to speak based on Mintz’s experience with the organization during his time as a student.
Robert Goellner, financial planner at the company Common Interests, visited the Canterbury House at Rutgers yesterday to familiarize students with the concept of Socially Responsible Investing.
The Sigma Pi Fraternity attempted to symbolically immortalize every Scarlet Knight’s triumphant foray into the end zone this Sunday. The first ever “Trees for TDs” initiative had brothers of Sigma Pi plant a tree for every touchdown the Rutgers’ football team scored this season. The trees were planted on a path adjacent to the High Point Solutions Stadium on Busch campus.
Nicholas Seney, a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity, plants a tree as a part of the initiative “Trees for TDs” held yesterday at the Athletes Glen on Busch campus.
Members of the Rutgers Jujitsu Club spar with each other and perfrom self-defense demonstrations at Bishop Beach for the 6th annual Rutgers Day on Saturday.
While sitting in a bar, Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui noticed a man was typing on his phone animatedly. After a while, the man got up and walked over to another man in the bar. Sifuentes-Jáuregui realized it was the man that first had been texting. The days of walking around looking at people’s bodies, making eye contact and starting conversations are gone, Sifuentes-Jáuregui said.
Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, an associate professor at Rutgers, spoke yesterday at Alexander Library in a talk entitled “The Scandal of the Disappearing Body: Cyber Identity and Culture.”
Steve Elkington, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, rides a mechanical bull at the Arab Cultural Club’s 6th annual “American Street Fest” held yesterday at the Mettler-Tinsley Bishop courtyard on the College Avenue campus.
Biship George Ahr High School senior Julia Abboud competes in a hands-free watermelon eating contest at the Arab Cultural Club’s annual “American Street Fest.”
Black women have been portrayed as both marginalized and empowered, excluded and included, said Erica Edwards, an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside. Edwards presented her ideas at a talk titled “Living Text for a Dying Nation: Black Sexuality and Textuality after Empire” yesterday in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett building on Douglass campus.
Erica Edwards, an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside, discussed the depictions of black women’s sexuality yesterday at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass campus.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks have left an indelible mark on the United States, resulting in discrimination against the Muslim population in specific. A recent film explored the ways that Muslims have suffered as a result of Islamophobia, or prejudice against Muslims, in the post-9/11 era.
Khaliff Watkins, director of the film “The Test of Freedom,” spoke about pervasive anti-Islam sentiment in America yesterday at Alexander Library.
Ivanok Tavarez, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, sings at Latino Student Council’s “Karaoke Recovery” event held last night at the Student Activities Center.
At this year’s Edible Books Festival, a princess slept upon a bed of marble pound cake and chocolate swirl cake. The princess was part of one entry at the second annual “Eat Your Words!: An Edible Book Festival,” held yesterday at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. The event featured art made of food that represents the participant’s favorite book. All New Jersey residents are eligible to enter.
Team Douglass Access presented food inspired by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at yesterday’s “Eat Your Words!: An Edible Books Festival,” held at Alexander Library.