Latin Images evolved from a program to a living-learning community in 2016. The organization was first founded 40 years ago with the goal of celebrating latino culture and educating students about its history.
3/21/2017 10:32pm

Latin Images provides living-learning community for individuals of all majors

Established in 1977, the Latin Images Living-Learning Community, one of many learning communities on campus, provides an opportunity for all students to immerse themselves in Latin American history and culture through academic, social and cultural activities. “I saw Latin Images as an opportunity to explore more of my family's own history, along with the history, beliefs and traditions of fellow peers, who all had their own unique upbringings,” said Darlene Noristz, a member of the community and a Rutgers School of Nursing sophomore.

The Actuarial club at Rutgers helps students pass the series of exams necessary to become certified Actuaries. They also help with securing internships and figuring out the best courses for students to take to stay on track.
2/26/2017 11:12pm

Rutgers club helps students find rewarding internships, careers as actuaries

The Rutgers Actuarial Club is committed to guiding students in the right direction to obtain a career as an actuary through Rutgers.  Actuaries use statistics and financial theory to evaluate the likelihood of certain events and manage risk, helping companies plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Aspiring actuaries at Rutgers should obtain strong quantitative and problem-solving skills through University courses. Actuaries are needed in many different types of institutions ranging from insurance companies, banks and universities, according to the club's website. The Rutgers Actuarial Club holds weekly meetings on Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.

Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Jeffra Shaefer, co-authored a research paper predicting the ways coastal estuaries will be altered by global warming. She said changes in the food web will contribute to increases in methylmercury in ecosystems.
2/22/2017 9:11am

Rutgers professor researches effects of climate change on mercury accumulation

Jeffra Schaefer, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, has taken part in important research regarding the effects of climate change. She recently helped co-author a research paper investigating the effects of climate change on the bioaccumulation of methylmercury in coastal estuaries. Mercury is toxic in all forms but it is the methylmercury found in marine life that poses the greatest risk to humanity, Schaefer said.

The Makerspace, located on Livingston campus provides students with the facilities, tools and training necessary to create projects. They provide tools ranging from 3D printers to laser cutters and accommodate people of all skill levels.
2/20/2017 11:19pm

Rutgers Makerspace provides students with skills, platform to bring their projects to life

A unit within the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers Makerspace, employs an inclusive environment for students and community members to make their projects a reality.  Recently, a club was created to utilize the Makerspace facility and expand its outreach. “We’ve had over 500 students in this building just this semester,” said Lee Pagenkopf, program coordinator at the Rutgers Center of for Innovation Education.  It is only a few weeks into the semester and the group already has more attendance than during the fall semester, he said.The Makerspace student club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

During the summit, participants shared their experiences and networked with leaders from a variety of backgrounds and majors. The goal of the conference was to create connections while also tackling social issues and gaining leadership experience.
2/13/2017 10:15pm

Sorority hosts weekend-long leadership retreat for women

Last weekend, the Omega Phi Chi sorority held a retreat for female leaders, which aimed to support Rutgers women and promote solutions to prominent social issues. Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Asia Dockery ran the event and said that the goal was to empower women and provide them with tools to be better leaders.  Dockery has been in the Omega Phi Chi sorority since the Spring 2016 semester and she is currently the public relations chair. Omega Phi Chi was founded in 1988 at Rutgers to represent females from diverse backgrounds. According to the site for the national organization, the overall purpose of the sorority is to promote unity among all women. The idea for the summit was first proposed by a member of the group in December to provide a platform for speakers to address Rutgers women, Dockery said. While Omega Phi Chi organized the event, the Asian-American sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi also helped, acting as the event’s co-sponsor and co-marketer. All of the students at the conference were considered campus leaders, Dockery said.  One of those speakers, School of Arts and Sciences senior Chelsie Riche, shared her experiences studying abroad in South Africa, emphasizing differences she saw in education based on class and race as well as the need to make lasting change.  “For the overall Rutgers community there are limitations.

More than 1,900 students are currently using KnightTRAK, an anonymous text system that encourages students to keep track of their alcohol consumption. Users set limits, and aim to follow them with the help of reminders and check ins.
2/13/2017 1:08am

Anonymous text message system helps student monitor their alcohol intake

KnightTRAK, an anonymous text-message system, aims to help students safely plan their drinking habits. The system encourages students to monitor their alcohol consumption and to reduce high-risk consumption, said Tanisha Riley, a Rutgers health education specialist. KnightTRAK is a 12-week program that works by sending students text messages on Thursdays asking if they intend to drink over the weekend, Riley said.

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