“In the early 1860s Rutgers College was in the doldrums,” writes biographer Jean Wilson Sidar. “An ailing and aging president, apathetic alumni, and a lack of support … made the college an unlikely place for a dynamic change of direction and growth.” Due to the Civil War, the entire institution was reduced in size from […]
Archives for November 2014
Announcement from Robert M. Goodman, Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mukund Karwe as our next dean of international programs. He will transition to this new role over the next month, during which time an acting chair of the Department of Food […]
Farm women were exposed to a full day of learning and networking at the Annie’s Project New Jersey: Retail Marketing Conference for Farm Women last month at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center, in Bridgeton, NJ. Annie’s Project is a nationally acclaimed farm business educational program for farm women. The 17 farm women who […]
A nor’easter may dump 4 to 12 inches of snow in most of northern and central New Jersey Wednesday and trigger major East Coast travel woes, according to forecasters. “It’s just going to be nasty traveling Wednesday, Wednesday night,” said David A. Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist. “Even if it’s rain, it’s going to be a wind-swept rain, and where it snows, it’s going to obviously make for even worse travel…” Robinson, a geography professor at Rutgers University, said “the forecast warrants some the real careful attention.” The storm “definitely has (the) potential of having the most impact on New Jersey of any storm thus far” this season, he said.
Alan Robock, distinguished professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and director of the Meteorology Undergraduate Program, is the winner of the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in recognition of “highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences.” The award, which is in the form of […]
Last week we looked at the cranberry. New Jersey is the third largest producer of this Thanksgiving favorite in the United States..A “Scarlet Knight” variety of cranberry, released in 2012 by Nicholi Vorsa, director of Rutgers’ Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research in Chatsworth, is named after the Rutgers teams and its table-ready, dark “night” color. Unlike most cranberries, this variety is intended for the fresh fruit market and table displays, so it’s larger, has a more pleasing hue, a longer shelf-life and a more uniform shape.
“Historic” snowfalls have the US northeast this week, with Buffalo, New York under an astonishing 2.4m (8ft) of snow – enough to cause some roofs to cave in under the pressure…Scientists now have evidence that these persistent extreme weather patterns are increasing in their frequency, due to the rapid heating up of the Arctic that is changing the behaviour of the jet stream, and in turn, the polar vortex. And Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University, one of the leading US scientists studying the relationship between Arctic warming and changes in the jet stream, believes that it’s thanks to ‘global warming’ that northern hemisphere weather is becoming more extreme – and it’s not about to get any better.
Each year, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), honors faculty and staff for their outstanding work and outreach through their programs and support. The winners for 2014 received their awards at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick on October 20.
Each year, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), honors faculty and staff for their outstanding work and outreach through their programs and support. The winners for 2014 received their awards at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick on October 20. […]
Arctic conditions in eastern United States this week may have been the result of climate change-induced stressors on the jet stream that regulates weather over the northern hemisphere, according to meteorologists…Ironically, though, it was warmer-than-usual temperatures that likely sent the cold weather southwards. Climate change-induced ocean warming in the Pacific turned Typhoon Nuri into a “supertyphoon” that punched the jet stream off its course, bringing the North Pole’s weather down over the eastern U.S., according to experts…”If you think of the jet stream as a rope and you take that rope and whip it, that’s what (Nuri did), it gave it a big whip,” said Jennifer Frances, research professor at Rutgers University and author of “Rapid Arctic warming and wacky weather: Are they linked?”