Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School Graduate Receives Industry Honor

Kristian Summerfield

Kristian Summerfield

Kristian Summerfield, a UK native living and working in the Netherlands, crossed “the pond” to attend the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School: Three-Week Preparatory Short Course in January 2013 to advance his skills. In December 2014, his skills and efforts were recognized when Summerfield was presented with the 2015 Greenkeeper of the Year award for his work at Golfclub De Scherpenpergh. Read more from Office of Continuing Professional Education.

The Lost Art of Home Cooking Restored, Kid Style

The Cooking, Learning and Eating event was an opportunity for parents to get their kids cooking. Back row, L - R: Doug Duda; Former White House executive pastry chef and Rutgers Alum Bill Yosses; Diana Rice and Orti Polak. Front row, L - R: President of ChopChop Kids Sally Sampson and junior chefs Ella and Sher. Photo by Roy Groething

The Cooking, Learning and Eating event was an opportunity for parents to get their kids cooking. Back row, L – R: Doug Duda; Former White House executive pastry chef and Rutgers Alum Bill Yosses; Diana Rice and Orti Polak. Front row, L – R: President of ChopChop Kids Sally Sampson and junior chefs Ella and Sher. Photo by Roy Groething

IFNH and ChopChop Magazine Host Former White House Chef in Cooking Demo for Kids

Give a kid a fishstick and he will eat for a day. Teach a kid how to cook and he will go home and show his parents. It is no secret that wrapped in the intricate problem of the rise in childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases, is the profile of food eaten at home. The bygone era of a household with a stay at home parent that prepared meals from scratch, transformed into busy working caregivers who rely on processed convenience and/or fast food to fill hungry bellies. Unfortunately, food on the run often contains more empty calories than nourishment, and the consequences of poor nutrition are reflected in the increasing rates of chronic disease.

The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), ChopChop Magazine and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, now the Director of the ChopChop Cooking Lab, are out to change that dynamic. With this common goal, IFNH and ChopChop in 2014 became partners in working to create healthy lifestyles at an early age, and in December, sponsored their first joint venture, hosting Yosses, a Rutgers alumnus (GSNB’78), for a hands-on evening for children and families teaching children about food and cooking, with a blend of science and fun. “Kids: Cooking, Learning and Eating” was held in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Campus Center. [Read more…]

Reflections of Rutgers LA Students on Impact of National ASLA Conference

Rutgers students at the State Capitol. Front Row, L-R: Shaun Thomson, Alyssa Vianni, Josh Rodriguez, Theresa Hyslop, Teddy Aretakis, Amber Betances, Danny Rodriguez, Sandra Grosso, Arturo Hernandez   Back Row, L-R: John Jacobs, Sarah Korapati, Austin Scott, Mark Lacey, Scott Miller, James Cocorles, Eugene Fernandez, Christie Saliba, Grace Kinney, Brian Maher, Jacob DeBoer.

Rutgers ASLA Student Chapter members on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver, CO.
Front Row, L-R: Shaun Thomson, Alyssa Vianni, Josh Rodriguez, Theresa Hyslop, Teddy Aretakis, Amber Betances, Danny Rodriguez, Sandra Grosso and Arturo Hernandez.
Back Row, L-R: John Jacobs, Sarah Korapati, Austin Scott, Mark Lacey, Scott Miller, James Cocorles, Eugene Fernandez, Christie Saliba, Grace Kinney, Brian Maher and Jacob DeBoer. Photo: Ellen Gallagher.

Submitted by Ellen Gallagher, president of the Rutgers Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, who also attended the national ASLA conference.

Members of the Rutgers Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) went to the National ASLA convention in Denver, Colorado, late last year and for many of us, it was our first time going out West. As students of landscape architecture, we learn about places and space but there is really no comparison to experiencing space. Flying in from New Jersey, the landscape changed drastically. The earth seemed as if it was endless, interrupted only by the eruption of the Rocky Mountains out of the flat land. We were enthralled.

Maybe it was the altitude, or maybe it was the excitement buzzing around us at the idea of being among some of the top landscape architects in the country, but all twenty of us could not wait to arrive at the convention center. While each of us took away different tokens of memory, one lecture resounded in all of our minds. The keynote speech by Dr. Robert Bullard about Environmental Justice related to all of us and left us talking about it afterwards. [Read more…]

Rutgers landscape architecture students work on christiansted national historic site

The National Park Service (NPS) has again received the Praxis Studio Landscape Architecture students from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. This collaboration is the third time Rutgers students have come to work on NPS projects on St. Croix. The 14 students will be working to develop conceptual plans for interpreting the maritime and Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade landscape at the Christiansted National Historic Site… This Thursday night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Laura Lawson, Anita Bakshi and Holly Nelson of the Department of Landscape Architecture and their students will discuss their project with the public.

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Blogging from Antarctica: Robot Splashdown Over the Palmer Deep

Photo by Chris Linder

Photo by Chris Linder

From late December through early February 2015, Project CONVERGE scientists are living at Palmer Station, Antarctica, to study the food chain that supports everything from phytoplankton to krill to penguins. Faculty and students from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences are members of this team project, which brings together scientists, teachers, evaluators and science communicators to share the science with middle school students. Read the daily project blog for firsthand stories and photos about research and daily life on the remote Antarctic Peninsula. Read the latest post on the launch of the underwater gliders.