November 6, 2019


Nominate Rutgers Community Members Who Promote Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Call for Awards, Leaders in Faculty Diversity and Clement Price Human Dignity Award

Nominate Rutgers faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated leadership and activism in their efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Rutgers community and society. To ensure excellence in academic programming and success, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs encourages you to nominate faculty as well as members and groups of the community for the Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards and the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award. The Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards honors a select number of faculty leaders committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and access at Rutgers through their own academic research, teaching, community engagement research, and other forms of engagement. The Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award recognizes outstanding individuals or groups who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to promoting and practicing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access within the university and/or in partnership with community organizations. Learn more and submit a nomination by November 15.


Symbiotic Relationship between Humans and Bacteria

Recently, published a piece by Martin J. Blaser, Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome and Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, outlining the potentially symbiotic relationship between humans and the microbes naturally found in the body in health. Through the study of our microbial heritage, Blaser details connections between the changes and, to some degree, eradication of the natural bacterial populations found in the body and the rise of modern diseases, such as asthma, obesity, and diabetes.

INN-Spiration Tour & Fall Open House

The Rutgers Inn and Conference Center invites faculty and staff to visit on November 20 for a tour showcasing the on-campus facility as a meeting, retreat, and conference destination. Experience a fresh, inspiring perspective of this Rutgers setting for hosting engaging events. Register to attend this free event.

Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble Begins This Month

The Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble for high school students begins November 16 and runs through May 2, 2020. Brought to you by Rutgers Community Arts, this program provides students with access to high-quality instruments while encouraging the discovery of a new, musical repertoire. Discounts are available for Rutgers faculty, staff, and alumni! Learn more and register.

What's Happening

Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women's Global Health

Illustrated movie poster of five raised fists with film title "Period. End of Sentence" and Netflix logo, Image courtesy of Netflix

Participate in this year's Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women's Global Health on November 18 for a free screening of the Oscar-winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence. by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. Following the screening, there will be an interactive Q&A with the director. Learn more and register.

#BlackWomenLead Congress: The Difference They Make and the Road They Took to Get There

On November 7, the Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the Albert W. Lewitt Endowed Lecture featuring Kimberly Peeler-Allen, who has been working at the intersection of race, gender, and politics for almost 20 years. Learn more and register to attend this free event.

NJ ACTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core Workshop Series

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design research group from the School of Public Health will launch a series of workshops in support of the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science. The workshop series kicks off on November 7 with a live-streamed lecture entitled, "Setting the Stage: An Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Researchers."

Free Event for Parents of Young Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence will host a free workshop on November 16 for parents of young children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. This event will gather research experts, parents, and school representatives to share information on what steps to take upon receiving a diagnosis. Learn more and register to attend.

"Hale County This Morning, This Evening" Film Screening

Join Mason Gross School of the Arts at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center on November 18 for a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which is an intimate portrait of Hale County, Alabama. This film captures a detailed glimpse into America’s Black Belt through the lives of two young black men as they navigate everyday life. Reserve your tickets.

69th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference

On November 18, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy will host the 69th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference featuring panel discussions and presentations around the theme of transforming New Jersey health care, "Affordability, Consumerism, & Innovation: Call to Action." View the PDF agenda for details. Register online.

Get Involved

The Power of a Question

Do you ever wish your students were more engaged in your class, formulating deeper questions, and owning more of their own learning? Join Digital Classroom Services on November 12 to learn about the Question Formulation Technique developed by the Right Question Institute, which enables students to develop high-level curiosity, critical thinking, and make creative contributions. Register to attend.

Advanced Degrees for Higher Ed Professionals Information Session

Thinking about furthering your education? The Rutgers Graduate School of Education invites you to an information session on November 12 to learn more about doctoral and master’s level programs for individuals currently working in the field of higher education. Learn more and register.

Awards & Honors

Salvador Mena

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Salvador Mena has been recognized by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Foundation as a Pillar of the Profession for his service and leadership in student affairs and higher education.

Alexander V. Neimark

Alexander V. Neimark, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been inducted as a fellow of the International Adsorption Society for his seminal contributions to the theory of adsorption and characterization of porous materials.

Rutgers School of Nursing faculty

Rutgers School of Nursing faculty members Mary L. Johansen, clinical associate professor; Jeffrey Kwong, professor; and Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, assistant dean and associate professor, were inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

On The Move

James Oleske

James Oleske, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School, director of the division of pediatric allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, and director of the pediatric palliative care program, is retiring after more than 40 years of service. A prestigious member of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Oleske was among the first to recognize that the disease that would come to be known as AIDS could be transmitted at birth.