Video: Prof. Paul Falkowski Discusses Climate Intervention as a Business Opportunity

In a collaboration with Rutgers Business School, Distinguished Professor Paul Falkowski talks about two interventions as business opportunities for reducing the effects of carbon dioxide build-up in the atmosphere.

Video: Climate intervention explained as a business opportunity

Barbara O’Neill Provides Saving for College Tips Via Tweetchat Forum

iStock_000007697683XLargeOn February 19, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management Barbara O’Neill was a guest “chatter” on WiseBread, a blog for millenials about “living large on a small budget.” O’Neill emphasized in the forum that even modest savings are helpful. “Any amount of college is better than none. what U can now & ramp it up over time ,” tweeted O’Neill. The Tweetchat engaged a wide audience, involving 78 contributors, 1262 tweets, 213,972 reach and 6,587,368 impressions. Read more highlights from the Tweetchat at WiseBread.

Rutgers Study Finds More Evidence for Link Between Wavy Jet Stream and Extreme Weather

Source: National Weather Service

Source: National Weather Service

Very wavy jet-stream patterns are affecting weather around the northern hemisphere, causing extremes of warm in the west and cold in the east. In a study published in IOPscience, climate scientist Jennifer Francis and University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Stephen Vavrus link the wavy jet stream to a warming Arctic, where climate changes near the top of the world are happening faster than in Earth’s middle latitudes. Read more about the findings at Rutgers Today.

Component in Olive Oil Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

Paul Breslin

Paul Breslin

While it is well known that olive oil contains a type of healthy fat that can protect against heart disease, its role in preventing cancer has not been as well researched. Rutgers professor of nutritional sciences Paul Breslin and colleagues at Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil, oleocanthal, ruptures a part of cancerous cells, releasing enzymes that cause cell death. Read more at Rutgers Today.

SEBS Student Catherine Seeds Receives Scholarship at Annual Breeders Awards Luncheon

Catherine (Kit) Seeds brings Cascade, a Standardbred mare, inside to get a monthly body weight check. Cascade, a research horse in Carey Williams’ program at the Best Management Practice Demonstration Horse Farm on Cook Campus, is one of the horses the research team refers to as their ‘Labrador Retriever’, due to her sweet nature and attention seeking. Photo by Samantha Hoy

Catherine (Kit) Seeds brings Cascade, a Standardbred mare, inside to get a monthly body weight check. Cascade, a research horse in Carey Williams’ program at the Best Management Practice Demonstration Horse Farm on Cook Campus, is one of the horses the research team refers to as their ‘Labrador Retriever’, due to her sweet nature and attention seeking. Photo by Samantha Hoy

Catherine Seeds, a senior at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Animal Science 2015), is the recipient of the Ernest C. Bell Scholarship for 2015 that was presented at the Annual Breeders Awards luncheon, which was hosted by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture on January 25. Carey Williams, associate director for outreach at the Rutgers Equine Science Center and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, presented the award to Seeds for her outstanding scholarship and commitment to the New Jersey horse industry.

Seeds, a G.H. Cook Honors student in the lab of Prof. Williams, has been deeply involved in the Animal Science program at SEBS. [Read more…]