[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

March 27, 2017 | Vol. 20 | No. 25

In This Issue

  1. Happening This Week
  2. Other Upcoming Events
  3. Important Announcements


I. Happening This Week

3/28/17 - TOMORROW - Tuesday - 7PM - Prof. Mike Hamm from Michigan State, “Can we feed 9 Billion People Sustainably?” Institute for Food Nutrition & Health Rm 101. Light refreshments following the talk. Sponsors: Students for Environmental Awareness, Nutrition Club, KON Nutrition Honor Society, Food Science Club, EPIB Trail, ASLA Student chapter, Depts. of Nutritional Sciences, Plant Biology, Landscape Architecture; Rutgers America Converges Here, and the Cook Campus Dean. Free, but please register at http://bit.ly/MikeHamm

3/28/17 - Tuesday - Rutgers Sailing Team - Come out to the Rutgers University Sailing Team's new member information session in Scott Hall room 120 at 9pm, Tuesday March 28th!! Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed.

3/29/17 - Wednesday - NJPIRG Panel Event - Antibiotics are a pillar of modern medicine, but they are rapidly losing their effectiveness due to widespread overuse. Roughly 70% of antibiotics sold in the US are used on livestock, not humans. When antibiotics are given to healthy animals daily, a common practice on factory farms, to make animals grow faster and to offset unsanitary conditions, antibiotic resistant bacteria develop. Fast food chains like Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's on chicken, and most recently Subway have switched to meat raised without routine antibiotics, or are in the process of doing so. It's doable. Right now, we are calling on more major chains like KFC to commit to serving neat raised with the overuse of antibiotics. KFC and others can put pressure on the meat industry to stop overusing antibiotics. In order to gather support, raise awareness and educate folks around the issue, we will be holding a panel event on Wednesday, March 29th at 7 PM in the Livingston Student Center, Room 202 BC. If students are interested in attending, they can fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/rZCD90xUx65AT8jg1 They can also check it out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/233784027087801/

3/30/17 - Thursday - 6PM - Alternative Careers for Science Majors! Students in the sciences that do not want to be a doctor, professor or researcher are not always aware of the wealth of career opportunities for science majors. This evening event will introduce students to new career opportunities through short introductions followed by roundtable interactions with professionals who will discuss alternative paths for those interested in/majoring in science, but not necessarily planning on becoming a doctor, professor or researcher. Pizza will be served. Sponsored by Cook Campus Dean and Dept of Human Ecology. IFNH Room 205. RSVP to joan.bjones@rutgers.edu for food planning purposes.

3/31/17 - Friday - Energy Policy Seminar Series: The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) will host Klaus Keller, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Penn State , speaking on "Climate Risk Management in the Anthropocene: From Basic Science to Decision Making and Back. Learn more at - http://rei.rutgers.edu/event-calendar-mainmenu-28/energy-policy-seminar-series Time: 10:45AM,Location: Cook Campus, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room.

Want your club/organization events listed here? Anyone can submit information for publication through the online submission form located at: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~acampbel/ccwn.htm or by submitting items directly with an email to studentmail@sebs.rutgers.edu.

Looking for More Events on Campus and at Rutgers?
SEBS Calendar | G. H. Cook Campus Calendar | Rutgers Calendar


II. Other Upcoming Events

4/4/17 - Tuesday - 10:00 AM - Science Cafe, IFNH Atrium:  Join us the first Tuesday of every month to talk about science in a relaxed social setting. On Tuesday 4/4, Larry Katz, Dept. Animal Sci and Director NJAES, will lead a discussion about Did Humans Domesticate Animals, or Did Animals Domesticate Humans?  Coffee and snacks provided. Sponsors: SEBS Academic Programs, Cook Campus Dean, UAA, and Dept. of Human Ecology.

4/5/2017 - Wednesday - 7:30 PM - Sci Fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson will speak about his book, New York 2140. Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, CAC. Acclaimed Sci Fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson will speak about his book, New York 2140 which envisions our region's future under extreme sea level rise. Panel discussion with RU faculty & book signing. For more info & to register please visit http://newyork2140ru.weebly.com/

4/6/17 - Thursday - 5:00PM - Jack Gallant, Univ. CA Berkeley, “From Pixels to Objects: How the brain builds a rich representation of the natural visual world.” Fiber Optics Materials Research Building Auditorium, Busch Campus 101 Bevier Road. Light reception to follow. For more info and to register email Sue Costino at suecos@ruccs.rutgers.edu

4/7/17 - Friday - 3:00 PM - Structures of Coastal Resilience. Lecture by Guy Nordenson, Princeton University on urban and landscape design solutions for buffering against coastal storms. Alampi Auditorium, Marine Sciences Building. Complete details here.

4/7/17 - Friday - 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Responsible Drinking Happy Hour! Food, drink, music & fun! As always, everything is free except the beer ($1 or 2)/wine $3). This month we’ll have a live jazz band! All welcome; you must be 21 to purchase alcohol, cash only. This month, please come join SEBS International Programs as they Co-Host the SEBS RDHH! There will be fun international trivia, great prizes, and more. Bring friends, faculty and/or staff, along with your IDs. Sponsors: SEBS International Programs, RU SURE, SEBS Executive Dean, Cook Campus Dean and Cook Associate Dean of Students Offices. Bartenders this month are Profs Judy Storch (Nutr Sci) and Susan Becker (Animal Sci).

4/22/17 - Saturday - NJ March for Science - Do you believe in fact-based policies, open exchange of ideas, and strengthened public education? Come join our Rutgers group and head down to the New Jersey March for Science! The march starts is 10 Am to 2 PM in Trenton on Saturday, April 22nd. Join our Rutgers at Trenton Facebook group for the march for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1824052354513711/
If you don't have a Facebook, or if you have additional questions, you can contact Shannon Lee at Shannon.lee@rutgers.edu

5/3/17 - Wednesday - 2017 Morris Lectureship - Date: May 3rd, 4 PM, Location: Main Lecture Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, Speaker: Dr. Sue Biggins, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Title: How do cells get the right chromosomes?

III. Announcements


Follow the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences on Facebook  http://facebook.com/RutgersSEBS and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RutgersSEBS


2017-18 SEBS Scholarships
* SEBS Scholarship Application (Award amounts vary)
- All SEBS students (Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020) are encouraged to complete the SEBS Scholarship Application whereas over 500 scholarships are awarded through this one application. IMPORTANT: ALL ACADEMIC MAJORS ARE ELIGIBLE! All SEBS students are encouraged to apply.
For application and information: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/sfa/current/sebs.asp 
All scholarship information is easily available and understandable on this listed website.


Drop-In Resume Critique Hours

Cook Campus, Martin Hall, Room 221
Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
University Career Services
Larry Jacobs, Career Development Specialist
Please bring a draft of your resume for critique


Get Real World Training Required For Entry-Level Environmental Consulting Jobs

Do you want to get into environmental consulting after you graduate?

Then you need to understand how field samples and data are gathered and used to make management decisions by consulting firms.

You can learn this entry-level skill in just 4 hours this April!

In the EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD SAMPLING AND DATA COLLECTION training course, you'll sit shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals working in environmental consulting while you learn:
- how to accurately collect samples
- procedures to control quality
- how to document your findings using field notes in log books and standard data sheets
- the importance of laboratory chains of custodies

You'll leave this professional training program with valuable job skills required by most firms and show hiring employers that you have the initiative and ambition they seek. You'll also have the chance to network with professionals in your chosen field!


WHO: SEBS juniors & seniors who want to get into environmental consulting
WHAT: Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection training class
WHEN: April 28, 2016, 8:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Cook Student Center
WHY: Learn an entry-level skill you need and impress hiring professionals – before you apply for that job!
FEE: $92.50 - half off the regular fee! Continental breakfast included.
HOW: Register Online, http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0518ca.html

Contact Program Coordinator, Pamela Mayer


Students for Environmental Aweness

Every Monday at 9:15pm - Interested in learning about global environmental issues? Or even working towards a campus sustainable initiative? If you're interested, our meetings are every Monday in the Merle V. Adams room of the Cook Student Center at 9:15pm. We do a variety of activities promoting environmentalism and sustainability on campus through various campaigns, film screening, and community service. We do some fun activities such as hiking trips, trail restoration, beach clean ups, etc. Feel free to join at any time and contact us through email at rutgers.sea@gmail.com or on Facebook.



Mindfulness is the art of becoming a compassionate observer of your own experience. Meditation practice helps us to achieve mindfulness and reduce stress. All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have been practicing meditation for years.  Several techniques introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. No previous experience required. Sponsored by CAPS (Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatry Services).

Free. No registration necessary
OPEN to students, staff and faculty.
Every Thurs 12.00-1.00
Douglass Campus Center Room C.


Rutgers Student Food Pantry supports students in need by providing emergency relief of non-perishable items and toiletries for any Rutgers University-New Brunswick student (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate, etc.). LOCATION: Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street (College Ave Campus) HOURS: 9am-4pm Monday- Friday.  848-932-5500
ruoffcampus@echo.rutgers.edu (Note:  Donations are accepted M-F between the hours of 8:30AM-5:00PM. Donation pick-up can be arranged as well. For more information contact (848) 932–5500 or ruoffcampus@echo.rutgers.edu)


Green Print

Wanna hear about campus events or current issues from your fellow classmates? Check out the Cook campus newsletter Green Print at www.rugreenprint.com!!

Want us to address a school-related concern, or advertise your club's event? E-mail us at sebsgreenprint@gmail.com

Don't forget to like us on Facebook!


Rutgers Recreation Spa Services

Did you know that Rutgers Recreation offers SPA SERVICES at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center? Come and relax in our aromatherapy filled spa room. Our licensed massage therapists will help you unwind and rebalance from your busy week.

Threading is available every Wednesday from 3-8PM/cost $5.00. No appointment necessary.

Massages are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

30 minute massage $25. students rate / 60 minutes $45 student rate.

SPA TREATS ARE OFFERED EVERY FRIDAY - 30 MINUTE MASSAGES ARE ONLY $20.00 (cannot be combined for 60 minutes)

Please call to schedule your appointment!

Cook/Douglass Recreation Center 848-932-8600

Check our website at: rec.rutgers.edu



The Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program has:


Positions available statewide

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field Technicians are trained and supervised by Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension IPM personnel to monitor vegetable crop pest and disease levels on farms.  Technicians work directly with vegetable growers, enabling growers to develop management strategies for crop pests. 

Additionally, technicians participate in research projects designed to further environmentally sound pest management strategies.  Field technicians will gain excellent field experience for careers in agriculture, entomology, plant pathology, environmental science, and other science related disciplines.  Hours may be full or part time, wages are based on education and relevant experience (starting at $10.00/hr), and mileage is reimbursed ($0.38/mi).  Use of your own vehicle is required.  Rutgers students and others may be eligible for college credit for this work experience through the Cooperative Education Program or related program at their college.  A biology, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or agriculture background is highly desirable but not essential.  This job requires physical activity in all kinds of weather conditions.  Current positions are available in the following areas:

North Jersey:
1 Full time:  Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties
1 Full time:  Hunterdon, Somerset and southern Warren Counties
1 Full time:  Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and northern Burlington Counties

South Jersey:
1 Part time (20-25 hrs/week):  Salem and Cumberland Counties
1 Part time:  Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic and southern Burlington Counties

To receive an application or to set up an interview contact:

For North Jersey Positions:
Kris Holmstrom, Research Project Coordinator II

For South Jersey Positions:
Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Senior Project Coordinator


Student Activism TWO important Marches in Washington DC!

Saturday April 22 is the March for Science! Join thousands of scientists from across the country. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. Let’s demonstrate our passion for science and sound a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Get your bus seat here to join Rutgers faculty, students and staff at the nonpartisan March for Science April 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Subsidized bus tickets for students! Student tickets will be subsidized by the SGC and the Office of the Campus Dean, as follows: If you are currently enrolled as an SEBS undergraduate, you are eligible for a discounted rate for the buses to the Science March in Washington DC on April 22nd. To redeem the discount, go here and simply select the option to enter a promotional code and enter SEBS4SCIENCE. You will then be eligible to pay the discounted rate of $10 for a ride to and from DC. You will also have to provide your RUID on your ticketing information in order to purchase this discounted ticket, so have it handy. You will see the prompt for your RUID at the bottom of your ticket information form.

Saturday April 29 is the Peoples Climate March (PCM), also in Washington DC! March for climate, jobs, and justice. Building off the NYC PCM in September 2014 where >400,000 people marched, the 4/29 march in Washington DC will call attention to the importance of meeting the challenge of climate change in a way that supports our communities. For more information go to http://peoplesclimate.org/. For buses to this nonpartisan march: http://www.njlcvef.org/index.html.


Water Summit at Pace University

Pace University will be hosting an important water summit on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The summit, titled Water Cooperation and Conflict: The Local and Global Challenge, will convene experts and practitioners from the public, academic and private sectors to discuss collaborative problem-solving strategies for the protection and sharing of water resources.

Cymie Payne, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University and the School of Law will be bringing her expertise to a panel at the summit discussing America and water in this new political era.

For more details about the summit, visit http://www.pace.edu/water.