February 13, 2019


Christopher Molloy Named Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick

Christopher Molloy

Christopher J. Molloy has been appointed chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick after having served since July as interim chancellor.

“Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future,” President Robert L. Barchi said. “He has embraced the challenges of the chancellorship and has expressed a forward-looking vision that will, among other things, increase Rutgers–New Brunswick’s public prominence, provide a clear financial plan, and expand internships and related opportunities for students.”

Over the years, Molloy has seen Rutgers from varied perspectives—as a student, faculty member, dean, and administrator—all of which he draws on as chancellor. Molloy is among the few alumni to hold some of the top leadership roles at the university. He is the only one to have served as interim chancellor of both Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He considers Rutgers to be a place of big ideas, boundless energy, and unlimited potential. In his new role, Molloy is committed to creating more opportunities—for students to grow intellectually and develop career skills, for faculty to conduct innovative research, and for the university to expand its role as a powerhouse for innovation and economic growth. Read more.


Updates to University Policy Library

The Office of the Secretary of the University announces these recent updates to the University Policy Library.

Policy 10.3.2: Student Residency for Tuition Purposes (PDF)
Policy 90.2.3: Policy for Controlled Substances (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of policies, are available at Recent Policy Updates. For specific questions about policy interpretations, contact the responsible office listed on each policy. For general questions, please email the Office of the Secretary of the University.

New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has a required poster for employees that summarizes the provisions of the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law that went into effect on October 29, 2018. View the PDF poster.

Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations

Do you know a graduate whose personal or professional achievements or service to Rutgers sets them apart? Nominate them for a Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award by March 1.

Public Engagement for Academics with Thaler Pekar

The Institute for Research on Women and Rutgers Public Engagement Project present Public Engagement for Academics on February 21 at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building conference room. The workshop, led by Thaler Pekar, will demonstrate how scholars can use narrative to reach wide audiences through op-eds, blogs, and social media—and how to convince funders. Reservation is required by February 18.

The Rutgers Club Membership

The Rutgers Club, located on the second floor of Livingston Dining Commons, is now accepting new members. The Rutgers Club has more events and perks planned for members than ever before in its 62-year history.

What's Happening

The History of Diners in New Jersey

Mustache Bill’s Diner

On February 19, Michael C. Gabriele, author of The History of Diners in New Jersey, gives a talk in Alexander Library. The program complements the library exhibit From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey’s Diverse Foodways, which is on display until February 28. Copies of Gabriele's book will be available for sale.

James Dickson Carr Lecture Series: Laura Coates

Laura Coates, professor at George Washington University School of Law, attorney, and political commentator, is the guest lecturer of the James Dickson Carr Lecture Series on February 20 at the Busch Student Center multipurpose room. This is a featured program of the Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration. Register online.

Music and the Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming

Mason Gross School of the Arts and the State Theatre New Jersey host Music and the Mind: A Conversation with Renée Fleming, a panel discussion with celebrated opera star Renée Fleming and Rutgers neuroscientists, on February 26 at Nicholas Music Center. Inspired by Fleming’s Sound Health initiative, the opera star will discuss the power of music in relation to health and the brain. Learn how our brains process music and how listening, performing, or creating music can contribute to wellness.

A Girl Stands at the Door, on School Integration in the South

The Women’s League of Rutgers University hosts associate professor of history Rachel Devlin who will speak on her book, A Girl Stands at the Door, on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center on Douglass Campus.

RU1st Forum

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to the RU1st Forum on February 19 at the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room. Hosted by Student Access and Educational Equity, the forum features a panel of national experts who will discuss best practices to support first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. Registration is required.

National Engineers Week

The School of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week from February 18 to 23 with fun events and friendly competition, including Rube Goldberg competitions and Cardboard Canoe Races at the Sony Werblin Recreation Center.

Get Involved

1/30 Submit Programs for Rutgers Day

All academic and administrative units and student organizations at Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS are encouraged to submit a program by February 15 to participate in Rutgers Day, the university's largest annual outreach event. Rutgers Day provides an opportunity to showcase your area to thousands of New Jersey residents on Saturday, April 27.

Awards & Honors

2/13 Francine Conway

Francine Conway, dean, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, has been elected as president-elect of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.


2/13 Mary R. Lasser

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey received a gift of $100,734 from Mary R. Lasser. The gift benefits the Thomas A. Lasser Memorial Fund for Melanoma Research.

2/13 Jan Ellen Lewis

School of Arts and Sciences–Newark received a bequest of $100,000 from the estate of Jan Ellen Lewis. The bequest establishes the Jan Ellen Lewis Endowed Scholarship Fund.

On The Move

2/13: Jennifer Hollingshead

Jennifer Hollingshead has been appointed as Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications for Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She was previously at the University of Missouri in various roles, including chief communications officer for the university president, vice presidents, and board of curators, and the marketing manager for the University of Missouri Health, the university's academic medical center. Most recently, she served as vice president at Prairie Dog|TCG, a national health care marketing agency in Kansas City, Mo. Read more about Hollingshead.

2/13 Fatima Mir

Fatima Mir has been appointed as a grant business specialist at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Previously, she was a business assistant at the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

2/13 Didier William

Painter and printmaker Didier William joins the faculty of the Department of Art and Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts as an assistant professor in expanded print. William’s professorship begins in fall 2019.

2/13 Kyra Sutton

Kyra Sutton joins the Department of Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, as an assistant teaching professor. Sutton holds a Ph.D. in Labor and Human Resources from Ohio State University. She served on the faculty at Auburn University and Georgia State University before coming to Rutgers.

2/13: New Jersey Medical School

New Jersey Medical School welcomed the following researchers and faculty members in 2018.

  • Kang Li, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, was formerly an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers.
  • Alice Chu, associate professor and chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, was formerly an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at New York University.
  • Neil Kaushal, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics.