Five Rutgers students traveled to Brazil to present research at the International Symposium of Undergraduate Research during the week of October 21. The students were awarded the opportunity to travel through the different campuses of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in an effort to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers through scientific exchange. This trip is facilitated through a longstanding exchange between Rutgers University and The University of Sao Paulo. [Read more...]
Arthur Edwards, professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Environment, and Natural Resources and former Dean of Instruction at Cook College, passed away on Nov. 30th. View the obituary online.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, NJ. Calling hours will be Friday from 1-2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20004.
Radical climate change is already upon us, and it will only get worse, decade-by-decade, because world governments refuse to address the issue in a meaningful and corrective manner. Climate talks amongst nations (19 meetings, so far) are merely gabfests where a bunch of dignitaries meet to pontificate but never achieve…Dr. Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University has presented research to the scientific community that demonstrates that Arctic sea ice loss and warming impacts upper-level atmospheric circulation such that, "…slowing its winds and increasing its tendency to make contorted high-amplitude loops. Such high-amplitude loops in the upper level wind pattern (and associated jet stream) increase the probability of persistent (that is, longer-duration) weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere potentially leading to extreme weather due to longer-duration cold spells, snow events, heat waves, flooding events, and drought conditions." And, isn’t this exactly what has been happening?
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November was dry in New Jersey, despite heavy rain from the Nov. 26-27 nor’easter, according to experts. The storm brought "abundant rainfall, something much of the state hadn’t experienced since late summer," according to a report by David A. Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University. The nor’easter dumped 3.56 inches of rain in Hawthorne, 3.34 inches in Basking Ridge, 2.38 inches in Hillsborough and 2.29 inches in Holmdel, according to the NJ Storm Dashboard.
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A professor with William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science is one of two to be named "Inventor of the Year" by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, the college announced Monday. Professor Stan Allen and his colleague Ximing Guo of Rutgers University were lauded for their "product by process" patent, achieved in 1994 while both were at Rutgers, for oysters with two extra sets of chromosomes. Their breakthrough, plus new techniques developed at VIMS and Rutgers, is used in growing 90 percent of Virginia’s farmed oysters, according to a VIMS statement.
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