Rutgers Students Propose Rebuild Ideas for Little Ferry Waterfront

Recently, a group of senior undergraduate students from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University presented design ideas for the Little Ferry waterfront at the borough council meeting March 10… Under the direction of Dr. Wolfram Hoefer, associate professor and graduate program director for department as well as associate professor at Centers for Urban Environmental Sustainability, the students developed seven different possible plans for rebuilding the borough based upon the Rebuild by Design proposal for the Meadowlands region… "It is about resiliency," said Hoefer. "The goal is to provide the students with real world experience and inform and educate the borough so they have an informed position."

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St. George’s University and Rutgers University Launch Joint Veterinary Partnership

St. George’s University and Rutgers University today announced a new pre-veterinary program partnership in which select students with a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Rutgers may gain direct entrance into St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine. This new pathway further demonstrates SGU long standing relationship with the State of New Jersey and academic institutions and hospitals the field of medical and veterinary education… "The Animal Sciences program at Rutgers University has a long history of successfully preparing our students for admission to schools of veterinary medicine," said Dr. Larry Katz, Senior Associate Director, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Director, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and Professor, Animal Sciences… "This new relationship with St. George’s University provides a unique opportunity to offer qualified candidates the exciting opportunity to study veterinary medicine in a stimulating setting alongside students with diverse international backgrounds."

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RU Survey: Summer Classes at Shore Would be Popular

Rutgers University-New Brunswicks Summer Session, with more than 2,200 course sections, already one of the nations largest summer programs, is adding a new component with 17 courses at the Jersey Shore… The decision to establish RU at the Shore for 2015 was made following a survey of more than 4,500 undergraduates here, with 1,200 students nearly 27 percent indicating they would spend time along the 130-mile coastline and would be interested in taking classes for credit. Summer Session offers extensive internship and research/travel opportunities in addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in 250 fields… Shore-goers can choose among such courses as The American City, Popular Culture: The Jersey Shore and The American Detective in Film and Fiction (Department of American Studies), Development of Mass Media (Journalism and Media Studies), Introduction to Management (Management and Global Business), Introduction to Oceanography (Marine and Coastal Sciences), Women and Public Policy (Political Science) and Digital Photo Image I (Visual Arts).

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Rutgers to Offer Courses at the Jersey Shore This Summer

If you need to take college courses in the summer, what better place to do it than the New Jersey shore?… Rutgers University for the first time will offer 17 Jersey Shore-based courses, beginning this summmer, the university announced Monday. The decision followed a university poll of more than 4,500 students; 1,200 or nearly 27 percent said they’d be interested in earning credit for seaside learning… Other courses include: "The American City," "Popular Culture: The Jersey Shore" and "The American Detective in Film and Fiction" (Department of American Studies), "Development of Mass Media" (Journalism and Media Studies), "Introduction to Management" (Management and Global Business), "Introduction to Oceanography" (Marine and Coastal Sciences), "Women and Public Policy" (Political Science) and "Digital Photo Image I" (Visual Arts).

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Food for Thought During National Nutrition Month®

Video: Do We Control Our Food Choices?
March is National Nutrition Month® and is a particularly good time to pause before making your daily food choices. In this featured video, Peggy Policastro, an instructor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, discusses a Byrne Seminar she co-teaches called “The Hunger Frames,” which explores how redesigning the dining environment can promote healthier eating.

Policastro also weighs in on a federal nutrition advisory panel’s new recommendation to lower the amount of sugar we consume. Read more at Rutgers Today.