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Frozen dessert foods containing liquid nitrogen commonly named “Dragon’s Breath,” “Heaven’s breath” or “Nitro puff,” have caused severe threats of respiratory injuries this quarter, according to a report in Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ quarterly.
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'Dragon's Breath,' poisonous mushrooms among state's top health concerns this quarter

One of the most severe threats this quarter included was respiratory injuries resulting from the consumption of frozen dessert food containing liquid nitrogen that often goes by the name “Dragon’s Breath,” “Heaven’s breath” or “Nitro puff,” according to the report. These snacks are made with liquid nitrogen to give the effect of breathing out smoke or vapor, like a dragon, after consumption. 

The University’s new Learning Center offers students the ability to expand their education beyond the confines of Rutgers, with a video conference center and the flexibility of taking classes offered at other Big Ten schools.
10/10/2018 12:35pm

New learning center lets Rutgers students take classes offered at other Big Ten schools

The Learning Center’s video conferencing systems will allow Rutgers students to take courses at other Big Ten schools as if they were there in person. Students will be able to connect with the University of Minnesota, which will be offering courses this fall in areas such as Korean and Akkadian. Conversely, Rutgers will offer a Greek prose class to the University of Illinois. 

Yesterday, University President Robert L. Barchi emailed members of the community, urging them to vote in the coming 2018 midterm election on Nov. 6. He listed places on campus where students and faculty who are registered in New Brunswick and Piscataway can vote.
10/10/2018 12:40pm

Barchi emails students urging they vote this November

University President Robert L. Barchi sent out an email yesterday urging students to vote in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. He said he wants to improve the trend from the 1-in-5, 18 to 24-year-olds who typically participate in midterms to something closer to turnout in presidential elections. 

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