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The biggest health issue for younger generations is not the size of their hearts, but the girth of their stomachs, said George Rhoads, the interim dean at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Rhoads was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual Public Health Symposium, “Public GPS: Moving in New Directions,” held yesterday at Great Hall on Busch campus.
Lauren Feldman believes the partisan divide on climate change is increasing and attributes it to the polarization of media in America. The Department of Human Ecology hosted an event on the issue of climate change Wednesday in a seminar at Blake Hall on Cook campus. The seminar was titled “Public Polarization on Climate Change: The Role of Partisan Media.”
Keerthana Kanth, a volunteer at “Spring into Service,” uses a shovel to help with the cleaning of the Rutgers-New Brunswick area.
Gerald Grob, the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine (Emeritus) at Rutgers University spoke yesterday at an event titled, “Osteoporosis: Does the Evidence Support the Diagnosis.”
The beautiful and mountainous Swat district of Pakistan hides an area of conflict just beyond its tranquil landscape. The Center for Women’s Global Leadership invited Saba Gul Khattak to speak about her study of the Taliban and the Pakistani military occupation of Swat at “Between the Taliban and the Army: Women, Security and Militarization in Pakistan’s Swat Valley,” said Lucy Vidal, the organization’s information and communication director.
Saba Gul Khattak, a member of the Planning Commission of Pakistan, spoke about her study of the Taliban and the Pakistani military occupation of Swat at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass campus.
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.
Six finalists gathered in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus last night to present proposals in hopes of winning $1,000. The Changemaker Challenge is an initiative as part of Changemakers Week, which showcases social businesses and entrepreneurs. The week was meant to inspire students to make the change they wish to see in the world, said Jennifer Lee, a Rutgers Business School junior.
Star-Ledger veteran Stephen Whitty shares his experience in the film business as a critic and screenwriter yesterday at the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Under the guidance of the Internal Revenue Service, students from Rutgers Business School and Sayreville War Memorial High School started analyzing cases of tax fraud over the course of seven hours. By the last hour, they donned bulletproof vests and slapped handcuffs on their wrongdoers.
Students from Rutgers Business School and Sayreville War Memorial High School donned bulletproof vests as part of “The Adrian Project,” established in 2002, which allowed students to investigate a tax fraud on Friday at the Livingston Student Center.
Sam Daley-Harris has created an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and reduce child deaths. He is now looking to ordinary citizens to complete it. Daley-Harris is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government,” which encourages ordinary people to overcome the barriers of impotence within the political arena.
Young artists had the chance to wet their feet in the professional world last night at an exhibition by the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Mason Gross hosted the annual Bachelor’s of fine arts thesis exhibition titled “No Prose, No Cons” at 33 Livingston Ave. for senior students to exhibit artwork they find best represents their body of work.
Students exhibited their artwork at “No Prose, No Cons,” hosted by the Mason Gross School of Arts.
Nearly a century after the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood or The Society of the Muslim Brothers, Western countries still generally stereotype Middle Eastern countries for unfair treatment of women without examining their own mistakes. The Arab Spring, a grassroots movement for democracy and human rights, has been demonized, while social progress remains unclear.
Beata Kowalska (left) professor at Jagiellonian University and Beth Baron, co-director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the City Univeristy of New York, share views about women and religion in the Middle East yesterday on Douglass campus.
Although people have different ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and languages, Distinguished Professor Wang Ning said all human beings share similar ideas. In a lecture yesterday entitled “Cosmopolitanism, World Literature and the Internationalization of Modern Chinese Literature” Ning of Tsinghua University, spoke of cosmopolitanism, which is the idea of a cultural identity, yesterday at Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus.
Only recently has society used Internet technology for cultural production, said Mary Hawkesworth, distinguished professor in the Departments of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies. “How will it affect humanity? And how will it affect our identities?” she said.
Wang Ning, professor from Tsinghua University, speaks at Brower Commons.
More than 473,000 New Jersey adults have diabetes, according to Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2003-2005. The New Jersey Department of Health expects the trend of increasing numbers and rates of people with diabetes to continue unless preventive measures are taken.