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The various University governing councils plan to launch diverse initiatives this year, like hosting beauty pageants, social gatherings and professional development activities. The governing councils include the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council, the Pharmacy Governing Council, the Engineering Governing Council and the Rutgers Business Governing Association, among others.
The Byrne Seminars, the Aresty Research?Center for Undergraduates and the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs sponsored a celebration for assistant professors. The event, which took place yesterday at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus, allowed assistant professors to mingle with other assistant professors from different departments.
For the next three days at the University, students on campus should not be alarmed when they notice certain buildings glowing red. As a part of the “Go and Glow Red” campaign to raise awareness about women’s heart health, Rutgers Against Hunger, Rutgers Facilities and Rutgers Student Life are collaborating to make the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers Student Center, Livingston Student Center and the Werblin Recreation Center glow red, said Melissa Selesky, community relations director for Community Affairs.
When Gregory Cui joined the Rutgers Mock Trial team in 2010 as a first-year student, the 5-year-old team had never been to a national competition. Now, Cui, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, is a leading attorney and treasurer for a team that is trying to get to the national tournament for the second time. The team placed second overall out of 670 colleges and universities in last year’s competition, said Rachel Holt, team captain.
Dhruv Patel, a member of the Rutgers Mock Trial Team, listens at practice. The team will compete at a regional tournament at Penn State University on Feb. 9 and 10. The team hopes to reach the national tournament for the second time in its history.
The Douglass Campus Center lights up as a part of the “Go and Glow Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart disease and stroke.
Even though environmental policy is at the forefront of President Barack Obama’s agenda during his second term, the future of the Environmental Protection Agency depends on confronting climate change for direct results.
Judith Enck, the EPA’s regional administrator for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, relayed this message yesterday in the Cook Campus Center during her lecture on the past, present and future of environmental protection.
Judith Enck, an administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the future of her agency and the changing climate Tuesday at the Cook Campus Center.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly is taking action to revamp the University crime reporting and prevention system, while also trying to advocate for student employees in two separate bills that are currently under review. The RUSA bill, termed the Campus Crime Prevention Awareness Bill, will start a campaign for collaboration between various student organizations and the Rutgers University Police Department to inform students of all the resources available to prevent crime, said Marilia Wyatt, a RUSA member.
Edward Ortiz fought for 18 years to establish a home where Latino students could connect and promote their issues at the University. But he had little to show for his efforts other than a handwritten manifesto.
His vision was finally realized in 1992 with the founding of the Center for Latino Arts and Culture.
The CLAC celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus with a gala honoring notable members’ contributions while reflecting on its progress over the years, said Carlos Fernández, director of the CLAC.
Sandra Rocio-Castro, co-founder of the Rutgers Latino Alumni Association, speaks Saturday about her experiences with the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
In a state with more than its share of toxic waste sites, the question of where to put them is never an easy one. But according to a University professor, the list of things people do not want in their backyards includes public building projects. University graduate students and professors gathered Wednesday night on the College Avenue campus for a lecture about research surrounding controversial building projects called locally unwanted land use, or LULUs.
University students using the computer labs will now notice a change to the usual desktop layout.The University Office of Information Technology department installed the free desktop overlay program Rainmeter on all computers running Windows in all computer labs on the New Brunswick campus over a period spanning Jan. 1 to 18, said Brian Luper, associate director of Information Technology.
Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen has extended its hours in New Brunswick to provide shelter for homeless people. “We have what’s called Code Blue, and the soup kitchen is open overnight as a warming center,” said Lisanne Finston, executive director. The shelter began its extended hours last night, running from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will continue that schedule until Friday, Finston said, and possibly Saturday, depending on the weather. She said the city would provide transportation to homeless people that require it.
With the recent partnership between the University and Pearson eCollege, the University has expanded its already large pool of fully online undergraduate and graduate programs, but challenges still remain in the effort to make the experience worthwhile for students. Erica Boling, associate professor in the Graduate Department of Learning and Teaching, said hurdles are to be expected in the rush to integrate relatively recent information technology into the learning experience, but it will be necessary to do so in the digital age.
Source: Richard Novak
The Environmental Protection Agency’s photo exhibit, “Documerica: Then and Now,” was unveiled yesterday at the University, its 40th location for its 40th anniversary. The exhibition, which has been touring the country, commemorates the EPA by looking at the past and the present of America’s environment, said Jennifer May, special projects coordinator for the EPA’s Public Affairs division. May said it is a re-visitation of photographs taken of the environment from the original “Documerica” project in 1971.
For the first time ever, New Brunswick residents voted to elect two members to the Board of Education. Diane Fajardo, a University alumna according to newbrunswicktoday.com, was elected to the one-year term seat with 520 votes, while Ron Hus was elected for a two-year term with 515 votes, said Russell Marchetta, New Brunswick city spokesman. Marchetta said the municipal question that passed after November’s vote changed membership on the board from appointed by Mayor James Cahill to elected by registered voters.
University researchers may soon be able to see smaller objects than ever before, thanks to the IN Cell Analyzer system, which conducts High Content Analysis cellular imaging, a new type of microscopy which allows for better and clearer images. Daniel Collins, spokesman for GE Healthcare, presented the GE-developed apparatus yesterday to a group of University researchers on Cook campus. “[HCA allows for resolution] way beyond what people have been able to do traditionally in a manual kind of way,” Collins said.