December 19, 2018


Learning Assistant Program Applications Open

Teaching, educating, learn, coaching, training

The Learning Assistant Program is now accepting Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty applications for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Since 2011, this innovative program has engaged undergraduate students in classroom teaching and learning while helping them develop their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Learning assistants work in the classroom in several ways, including facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures, team teaching recitation or laboratory sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or independently leading supplemental study groups or recitations. Apply online.


Updates to University Policy Library

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

Policy 40.2.14: Investment Policy (PDF)
Policy 60.1.31: Gratuities, Guests, Gifts and Use of University Resources (PDF)

Recent policy updates, including previous versions of updated polices, 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.

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship Program seeks Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers to apply their advanced technical training to assist New Jersey state government as full-time science aides. The appointment is for one year and supported by a stipend. Applications are due January 13.

Applications Now Open for Rutgers I-Corps Cohort 4

All Rutgers faculty, staff, and students who have STEM-based innovations and want to explore its commercial potential are invited to apply to Rutgers I-Corps, a five-week, team-based, experiential-learning program based on lean startup methodology. The cohort 4 program begins in February.

National Arts Program

Registration is open for the Rutgers National Arts Program exhibition in Newark, which will award $3,450 in cash prizes. Artists who are invited to participate include Rutgers University employees and immediate family members of employees, as well as Rutgers Health Sciences campus employees, volunteers, retirees, students, and alumni. The exhibition is from January 21 to March 13. Register by January 11. Send questions to Noreen Gomez at 973-972-4795 or

What's Happening

12/19/18: Observatory

Nebula and galaxies in space

Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory on Busch Campus on select Thursdays each month, weather permitting. This month’s dates are December 20 and 27.

Zimmerli Art Museum

Kick off your new year with art at the Zimmerli Art Museum! On January 6, families can get creative at Art Together, a free, drop-in series of interactive workshops. “Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei” opens on January 8.

Awards & Honors

12/19/18: LaVoie and Messing

Edmond LaVoie, professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and Joachim Messing, research director, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Selman A. Waksman University Professor of Molecular Genetics at Rutgers, have been elected by the National Academy of Inventors to the 2018 class of Fellows. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Ah-Ng Tony Kong

Ah-Ng Tony Kong, Distinguished Professor, Glaxo Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics, graduate director in pharmaceutical science, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, has been named among an elite group recognized for exceptional research performance demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in the Web of Science for 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.

12/19/18: Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson, assistant dean, Division of Advanced Nursing Practice, assistant professor, School of Nursing, received the 2018 Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes, North Central New Jersey Market. Anderson, a nationally certified neonatal nurse practitioner, was recognized for excellence in advanced practice clinical care, education, research, and scholarship.


12/5/18: Bob Woodruff Foundation

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences received a grant of $159,474 from the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The grant benefits University Behavioral Health Care’s Vets4Warriors program to provide confidential, stigma-free peer support by veterans to active duty, National Guard, and reserve services members, veterans, retirees, and their families and caregivers.

12/19/18: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick received a pledge of $450,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The pledge will support the launch of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation.

On The Move

12/19/18 Linda Flynn

Linda Flynn, professor, School of Nursing, has been promoted to the position of senior associate dean of the Division of Nursing Science, with responsibility for the Ph.D. in Nursing program, and oversight of the Office of Research Services, Contracts and Grants. Previously, she was director of the Ph.D. program.