[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

May 2, 2016 | Vol. 19 | No. 29 - Final Issue of Semester

In This Issue

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

I. Happening This Week

5/4/16 - Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events - Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus – 101 Bevier Rd. Piscataway NJ. Morning Program (8:30 AM): Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium Afternoon Program: (1:30 PM): Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to New Jersey Practitioners. Featuring: Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair; Sir Robert Watson, U of East Anglia; Lidija Sekaric, US DOE; Richard Newell, Duke University; Rutgers faculty involved in the IPCC and a panel of distinguished NJ practitioners. This event is free and open to the public but registration by April 27th at 5 pm required. Sponsored by Rutgers Energy Institute and Rutgers Climate Institute. Complete information and a link to registration here.

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@aesop.rutgers.edu.

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


II. Other Upcoming Events

5/13/16 - Senior Baccalaureate Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Rooms, 6 p.m. If you plan to attend, register here: https://sebs.rutgers.edu/events/baccalaureate/

5/15/16 - University Commencement 12:30 p.m. at Highpoint Solutions Stadium, http://commencement.rutgers.edu/

5/16/16 - SEBS Convocation on the Lawn of Passion Puddle (at the RAC in case of rain), 10 a.m.

III. Announcements

Looking for SEBS gear? SEBS sweatshirts, T-shirts etc. are available for purchase through the Student Governing Council. Contact Ankita at Council@sgc.rutgers.edu


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


Mindfulness Meditation

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


GREEN PRINTMake sure you keep up with THE GREEN PRINT, your SEBS student-run newsletter. Available at : *www.rugreenprint.com* Interested in writing? email: sebsgreenprint@gmail.com


NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS MEMORIAL CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP Announcement and Application. A $1,500 scholarship opportunity is available for a student majoring in agriculture or natural resource conservation, including agronomy, soil science, plant science, forestry, geography, agricultural education, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, environmental engineering, agricultural/resource economics or other major related to conservation. The application deadline is May 6, 2016. For more information please visit: http://www.njacd.org/forms/2016%20NJACD%20Mem%20Conserv%20scholar%20Announce%20appl.pdf


The Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) is currently accepting study abroad applications for winter and spring 2017.

We have more than a few study abroad programs with a specific academic focus. Listed below is a sampling of our credit-bearing opportunities designed with SEBS students in mind. This list isn’t comprehensive, so please reach out to CGE to discuss these and other programs. Before applying for a study abroad program, students should speak to their major or minor advisers to discuss course equivalencies and our study abroad advisers to help identify scholarship and financing options. Students should also take a look at the SEBS scholarship page. SEBS scholarships are for programs specific to the SEBS majors/sciences. Please contact Megan Francis at sebsglobal@aesop.rutgers.edu for more information or questions.

Semester Program Options
Australia/New Zealand Various Universities >
Barbados University of West Indies >
Hong Kong UHK >
Hong Kong HKUST >
Ireland University College Cork >
Ireland University College Dublin >
Italy Palazzo Rucellai >
Israel Ben-Gurion >
Norway Oslo >
South Africa Stellenbosch >
Sweden KTH >
United Kingdom Bristol >
United Kingdom Cardiff >
United Kingdom Exeter >
United Kingdom Manchester >
United Kingdom Reading >


The application deadline for most programs is October 1, but students are encouraged to visit CGE before the end of this semester to discuss their options. Walk-in hours are from 12:00–4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact CGE at 848-932-7787 to schedule an appointment.


Center for Global Education
Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs


Nutrition lab at Rutgers University
Seeks Men who are South Asian Indian

Ages 18-20 years
To study how diet and other factors influence development of heart disease and diabetes in one 20 minute session.

What is included?
Free analyses of blood cholesterol and glucose
Compensation $15.

Complete this survey to see if you are eligible to participate:

Contact: (848) 932-9734 or ruwtloss@gmail.com

Principal Investigator Dr. Sue Shapses, Protocol #13-393


Rutgers Turfgrass Research Farm Summer Help Needed

Location: Rutgers Horticultural Research Farm #2, 102 Ryder’s Lane New Brunswick NJ 08901. Near the Rutgers Display Gardens. This facility is where the field research for the Plant Biology – Pathology’s faculty is performed. The research includes golf turf management, turf breeding, disease/weed/insect controls, athletic field management, and several other applications.

Job Title & Duration: Seasonal Agricultural work type 4, it is an hourly position lasting 6-9 months starting mid-April thru the end of November.

Work day: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM 8 hour days throughout the summer months, but also looking for students that can work for 3-4 hr. Excellent opportunity for Rutgers students - We are very flexible around students class schedules year-round.

Work Involves: Mower operation, irrigation setup, landscape tasks, helping in the farm shop, and field planting preparations. Applicants should not have severe allergies, and be ok with working under extreme ranges of weather conditions.

Work Experience and Age Requirement: Must be 18 or older. Preference will be given to applicants with landscaping or golf course experience, but not required. We are willing to train applicants that have even minimal landscaping experience and good attitude. The applicant must be willing to work in a detail oriented operation that is more interested in quality over quantity. They will need to have their own transportation to this off campus facility - many employees bike from campus to the farm.

Pay Range is commensurate with experience: $10.00 and up

Contact via phone text or email:

Joe Clark

Research Farm Supervisor
Rutgers Dept. Plant Biology / Pathology
Horticultral Research Farm II
20 Indyk- Engle Way
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Office # 732-932-9276
Cell # 732-289-8598
Email: jclark@aesop.rutgers.edu


Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Student Laboratory Assistant Position Available

Location: Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (On the Rutgers Turfgrass Research Farm next to the Rutgers Display Gardens.) The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service plant health diagnostic facility sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the outreach component of SEBS and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely diagnoses of plant health problems. Services provided include disease and insect pest diagnosis, plant and weed identification, insect identification, fungus and mold identification, nematode assays, fungicide resistance screening, and more.

Job Title & Duration: Student employee work type 5, it is an hourly position, starting May through the end of November with flexibility offered throughout the winter and spring.

Work Day: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM 8 hour days throughout the summer months. Excellent opportunity for Rutgers students—we are very flexible around students’ class schedules year-round.

Work Involves: No laboratory experience necessary—will train, but must be detail-oriented; preparation of plant samples requiring disease, weed, nematode, and insect pest diagnoses; routine diagnostic tests and laboratory techniques required for the preliminary diagnosis of plant samples; media preparation and pathogen isolation; maintenance of sample database and communication of results to clientele; assistance with general day-to-day laboratory tasks

Work Experience Requirement: No laboratory experience necessary—will train. Preference will be given to applicants with plant or general laboratory knowledge, but not required. We are willing to train applicants that have even minimal plant or laboratory experience and good attitude. You will need to have your own transportation to this off-campus facility—many employees bike from campus to the Turfgrass Research Farm.

Pay Range is commensurate with experience: $10.00 and up

Contact via phone or email:

Richard Buckley

Director, Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center

20 Indyk- Engle Way

North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Office # 732-932-9140

Email: clinic@njaes.rutgers.edu