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2008-10-02 12:05:26

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick joined Patrick Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro Region, today to introduce UHopeLine, an expansion of the company's exclusive HopeLine(R) phone recycling program designed to increase awareness of dating violence, provide aid to domestic violence survivors and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling their no-longer-used wireless devices. "Rutgers...

2008-09-29 14:40:00

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER It's difficult to think of a way to add pounds faster than living the stereotypical college lifestyle. Juggling coursework, jobs and a social life leaves little time for exercising or even regular meals. Late-night study sessions are often fueled by the nearest 24-hour greasy spoon. Getting too little sleep can also trick the body into craving more food. On top of all that, many freshmen are taking in many more calories from alcohol than they have in...

2008-09-27 15:00:36

By JAMES M. O'NEILL, STAFF WRITER Rutgers University will plant 7,200 solar panels in a field early next month to create New Jersey's largest solar energy facility. The $10 million project is designed to produce 10 percent of the annual electric needs for the university's Livingston campus and reduce the university's carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,200 tons a year. That's the equivalent of saving 2,900 barrels of oil, or 660 tons of coal, said Antonio M. Calcado, Rutgers' vice...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER New Jersey could be harmful to your hormones, say scientists launching a program to study social and environmental links to glandular disease. The new Center for Endocrine Research at Rutgers University will examine whether stress, toxins and bad habits are the reason rates of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and hyperthyroidism in New Jersey are among the highest in the nation. Bad air, water, food and lifestyles, as well as genetics, can adversely affect...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Greenberg, Michael R Gotsch, Audrey; Rhoads, George; Schneider, Dona Drawing from New Jersey's successful efforts and from other less successful efforts, we offer lessons learned for those who will consider a multiuniversity and multicampus program or school of public health. These lessons include building a faculty collaboration, senior administrative support, and external constituencies and developing a set of documents that institutionalize processes, logistics, and other operations....

2008-08-27 15:00:00

By PATRICIA ALEX, STAFF WRITER A Clifton native and two high school students from Bergen County are among those who helped make this a record-breaking year for private fund raising at Rutgers University. The state university reported Tuesday that private gifts and pledges to the school reached $121 million in 2007-08 an increase of 9 percent over the previous year. The Mario Family Foundation awarded $5 million to support graduate fellowships in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The...

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2008-08-25 11:45:00

Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin researchers determine 3-D structure of a key site on a flu protein that suppresses human defenses to infectionResearchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.The researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza A virus protein that binds to one of its...

2008-08-25 03:00:37

By Venturella, Krysta As baby-boomers approach retirement age, there is a growing trend toward maintaining health and preventing illnesses, rather than treating diseases. Health consciousness has created a demand for a wide range of health professions, and New Jersey's institutions of higher education are preparing students to enter these emerging fields. "People are living longer, and with chronic diseases that would have killed them in the past," says Carol Kleinman, chair of nursing at...

2008-07-22 12:00:47

WHAT: On Friday, July 25, at 11:00am a press conference will launch the Third Annual "Lincoln Park Music Festival: A Celebration of Spirit and Dance". The City of Newark and the City Council will honor James Moody with a proclamation and resolution designating July 25, 2008, "James Moody Day". The County of Essex will also present Moody with a proclamation. Broadway star of "The Color Purple", Elisabeth Withers will perform "Moody's Mood For Love" for Moody and his jazz contemporaries. At...

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2008-07-08 14:51:18

Pond scum can undo pollution, fight global warming and alleviate world hunger Three plant biologists at Rutgers' Waksman Institute of Microbiology are obsessed with duckweed, a tiny aquatic plant with an unassuming name. Now they have convinced the federal government to focus its attention on duckweed's tremendous potential for cleaning up pollution, combating global warming and feeding the world. This enterprise builds upon Rutgers' burgeoning energy and environmental research and the...


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