From mid-spring through fall, the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market on Ryders Lane in New Brunswick offers healthy eating. Items are fresh from Jersey farms or made by local vendors.
Archives for August 2012
The convocation for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences was held May 14 at the Rutgers Athletic Center where Master of Ceremonies Rick Ludescher (dean of academic programs) welcomed close to 700 students to their graduation exercises. Two students – who have earned all A’s during their four years at the school — shared […]
On May 24, Peter Gillies (founding director, New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health- NJIFNH) gave the welcome and introduction for the Public Forum session of the Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey. The title of the forum was “Kids and Cancer: The Obesity Connection” and its purpose was to raise awareness […]
On April 27, Rachael Winfree (Entomology) and Mary McLeod (Ph.D. candidate, Entomology; Winfree lab) conducted a Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course at the Snyder Farm, in Pittstown, NJ. The course was made possible with the support of a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant awarded to Winfree and with the collaboration of […]
Bill Sciarappa (agriculture and resource management agent, Monmouth County; department head) was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual New Jersey Envirothon, a natural resources problem-solving competition held May 5 at Girl Scout Camp Sacajawea in Howell, NJ. Over 165 students, drawn from 33 high schools across New Jersey and accompanying staff participated in the […]
The Society of Animal Science students organized and led the annual Animal Show, which was a culmination of the dedicated work of the over 200 students and 40 student coordinators and supervisors from across the university who cared for and prepared a cow, horse, sheep, pig, goat, or dog for the show ring. […]
The Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences Graduate Student Organization held its end-of-the-year picnic on May 21 at the Log Cabin. Students, faculty, and staff had a great time celebrating indoors on a rainy day!
At the annual Baccalaureate Ceremony of the School, held on May 3, four students were awarded Departmental Endowed Scholarship Awards in recognition of their excellence in academics, research, and/or service: Dale Levitt, Susan Eastman, Divya Ramnath, and Amanda Cloke. In addition, Leon Schermerhorn (specialist, IR-4) was given the Rex Gilbreath Memorial Award in recognition of his […]
On April 17, George H. Cook Scholars presented their thesis research at the Cook Campus Center. The Department of Animal Sciences was represented by the following five Animal Science seniors, who presented their research results. Advisors are in parenthesis. Susan Eastman (Carey Williams): “Lipid peroxidation in blood and skeletal muscle after intense exercise in horses.” […]
The first “4-H Robo Expo” was held in collaboration with the Rutgers School of Engineering during the annual Rutgers Day Ag Field Day activities on the George H. Cook Campus. The objective of the event was to offer a state-wide event for the members of the 4-H robotics clubs. Thirty-six youth and their parents, drawn […]