I hope you all had a great start to April over the weekend! It is difficult to face the fact that we are entering the last full month of the semester, but it's no time to slow down! We have a couple announcements, a new research opportunity, and a big Honors Media Team opportunity for you below. Check them out!
The SASHP Honors Media Team is happy to announce the opening of a new position called Digital Historian! The Digital Historian will be responsible for creating photographic and video media that will be used and posted by the SAS Honors Program. Please see the post below for more details and the application. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18 by 11:59PM.
Have you been reading the SAS Honors Blog?
Our blogger Stephanie has been studying abroad in Australia this spring. Last week, she filled her post with many wonderful pictures from her adventures on the other side of the world. Check them out at her post "Mountains and Beaches and Deserts, Oh My!"
Do you have any pictures from SAS Honors events?
Send them our way to email@example.com! Please include names of the event and people featured. Please note that the photos may be posted on SASHP social media, including the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
That is all for this week! See you next Monday!
Student Director of Honors Media
Do you have expertise in video editing and photography? The SAS Honors Media Team is looking to expand, and we are pleased to announce the new paid position of Digital Historian!
The Digital Historian will be expected to work with other members of the Honors Media Team and the SAS Honors deans, to produce media that may be displayed on the SAS Honors webpage and social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Responsibilities will include creating and editing short videos, organizing the Honors Program photographic archive, maintaining a SASHP YouTube Channel, and managing a team of media volunteers.
The Digital Historian will be expected to work a minimum of two (2) hours in the SASHP Main Office, and occasional weekend and evening hours. Experience with iMovie or other video editing software is expected.
You are also welcome to submit a resume and/or a portfolio of video/photographic art work to supplement your application. Please send to the Honors Media Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and write in the subject of the email "Digital Historian Application - [Your Name]".
The DEADLINE TO APPLY is Monday, April 18 by 11:59 PM.
Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely, Stacey Damito, Nida Saeed, Rebecca Padersky, and SAS Honors Deans Honors Media Team
In an increasingly globalized society, Rutgers offers you multiple opportunities to combine travel with academics and grow your life experiences. Begin planning your journey today by visiting the Center for Global Education.
As we continue to celebrate this milestone year for Rutgers, I encourage you to attend the first 250th Anniversary Presidential Symposium, to be held Thursday, April 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 1095 of the Rutgers Business School on Livingston Campus. (Sign-in table opens at noon.) Fittingly, the symposium is titled “The Future of the Research University.”
See Read More for details.
Please RSVP to the event at email@example.com. Parking will be available in the Scarlet Lot for all Rutgers faculty, staff, and students with valid hangtags. Visitors can park in the Yellow and Green lots.
Join the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Society and RCSB PDB for pizza and a showing of Hidden Glory, a movie about Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel-winning biochemist known for her studies of insulin, penicillin, and vitamin B12.
Dr. Jay Keasling will deliver the 2016 Ron Morris Lecture at 4 PM on April 12th in the Main Lecture Hall of RWJMS in Piscataway. His lecture is titled "Engineering Microbial Metabolism for Production of Chemicals and Fuels". A reception in the Great Hall will follow.
Dr. Keasling is world renowned for his genetic engineering exploits that convert microorganisms into factories that produce specialty chemicals. One of his most spectacular accomplishments was synthesizing the precursors of potent anti-malarial drugs inside yeast, a method that is now used to make much of the world's supply of anti-malarial agents. He has since turned his focus to designing microbes that synthesize fossil fuel alternatives. Dr. Keasling's scientific presentations are both engaging and accessible to a wide audience.
Dr. Keasling is Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering at University of California Berkeley. He is a member of the in the National Academy of Inventors and the National Academy of Engineers. He is also the founder of several successful biotech companies.
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 PM Location: RWJ Medical School, Main Lecture Hall, Busch Campus
The Rutgers Writing Program announces its 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference!
Undergraduate students from across Rutgers University will present outstanding research writing projects to an audience of faculty, students, friends, and family at the fourth annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference (URWC). The 48 student presenters were selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants who completed noteworthy research projects in Rutgers Writing Program courses in 2015. Each submission underwent a rigorous selection process, leaving little room for anything other than exceptional.
Research topics include issues in medicine, social science, popular culture, sports, film, literature, gender studies and more. Student presenters are eligible for merit awards of $100 and $200 sponsored by the English Department, the Writing Program, SAS, and SEBS. The URWC is a unique opportunity for scholars to exchange ideas, discuss significant topics, and network between students and faculty. Expected attendance at the event is 400 people. Come and support the RU Undergraduate community!
Panel sessions will run from 10:20-11:40, 1:40-3:00, and 3:20-4:40. The Awards lunch will take place from 12:00-1:20pm in Livingston Hall.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free!
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Livingston Student Center, Livingston Campus Contact: Christine Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Peacemakers is hosting its second annual Concert for Peace! Come out to Bishop Beach on April 14th to check out local bands and enjoy free food as you show your support for Inti Huahuacuna, a school dedicated to helping at-risk children in Cusco, Peru. All proceeds from the event will go to buying food, clothes, school supplies, hygiene products, and games for the kids. For more information on the event, how to get involved, or how to perform as a musical act, visit our event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/525501994295813/
Hope to see you all there and happy peacemaking!
Date: Thursday, April 14 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Bishop Beach, College Ave Campus Contact: Student Peacemakers at email@example.com
The Health Professions Office is honored to announce that celebrated alumnus, Dr. Steven Stylianos, will be coming to campus, Dr. Stylianos plans to discuss his path from Rutgers, to his current position as Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Stylianos spoke on campus a few years ago, and those students who were privileged to attend, found him to be down-to-earth, friendly, candid, and sincerely interested in helping premed students. They found his presentation to be very uplifting and enlightening.
You will not want to miss this discussion, and Dr. Stylianos encourages you to bring your questions. See Read More for a 2009 article he was featured in.
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM Location: Tillett Hall, Rm 254, Livingston Campus
Because the room only holds 204 people, please RSVP as soon as possible. Seats will fill up quickly.
Want to learn about research at Rutgers and new opportunities? Not sure where to start? Come out and listen to two professors talk about their work, learn about how to get involved in research from fellow peers, and interact with others who have a love for science.
In addition to this, accomplished Rutgers undergraduate students will be talking about how to get involved in research and will answer any questions you may have.
See Read More for descriptions on each of the speakers being featured.
Schedule: Social at 8:30pm-9:00pm. Presentations at 9:00pm-10:00pm.
*Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Co-hosted by Rutgers Chemistry Society (RCS) and Rutgers Research Review (R-Cubed).
Date: Wednesday, April 27 at 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Wright-Reimann, Auditorium, Busch Campus Contact: Ankur Dalsania at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for the Middle Stone Age NSF Research Experience! Undergraduates from 2 or 4 year colleges can apply to work in Ethiopia, conducting research in archaeology, paleontology, geochronology, geochemistry, and geology.