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Congratulations to Dr. Lily Young:
Appointed Provost of Rutgers - New Brunswick

Dr. Lily Young    

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lily Young, professor of environmental microbiology and dean of international programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), on her appointment as Provost of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, effective October 1, 2014.

As Provost, Dr. Young’s primary responsibility will be to work with Chancellor's office and with New Brunswick deans and directors to strategically recruit, promote, and develop New Brunswick faculty.  

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Professors Bennett & Uhrich for Honors

Please join SciWomen in congratulating Professors Joan W. Bennett and Kathryn Uhrich for the recent recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their respective scientific fields.

Attend "Transforming STEM Higher Education" Conference

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to attend the Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference. The conference will address both the importance of increasing the number of...

Stephanie L. Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar, Is Dead at 90

The New York Times - "Stephanie L. Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the technology behind Kevlar, a virtually bulletproof fiber that has saved thousands of lives, died on Wednesday in...

The Best Cities For STEM Job Openings Right Now

Forbes - "STEM occupations–described as those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math related subjects–currently account for more than 10% of jobs in the United States...

Working Families Need Support

AWIS - "On June 23, 2014, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will join the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Center...

Breaking a Glass Ceiling

Rutgers Magazine - "Anne Mosenthal, who was recently named the chair of the Department of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is one of just five women heading up academic...

Teach a Girl to Lead

Tag Rutgers - The Center for American Women and Politics is proud to unveil our newest initiative,...

Take a Survey for Child Care Needs Assessment

Faculty & Staff Bulletin - "PRAB, a New Brunswick-based community service organization, in collaboration with the...

White House Science Fair Celebrates Girls Excelling in STEM

The White House - "Announcing the White House Science Fair and Celebrating Girls Excelling in STEM. President Barack Obama gets down on his hands...

Rutgers Official Named Executive Officer

Rutgers Today - "Susan Goodin, executive director of statewide affairs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been appointed to serve as...

Wanda J. Blanchett Has Been Appointed Dean

Rutgers Today - "Wanda J. Blanchett, a veteran administrator known for building bridges between universities and their host communities, has been...

Dorothy Hodgkin: Nobel-Winning Chemist's Career News

The Washington Post - "Dorothy Hodgkin's inspiring career is ready for its (molecular) close-up with Google Doodle. IF YOU were studying the scientific...

Women are Less Likely than Men to Become Scientists

L'Oreal USA - "L'Oreal Foundation finds that Women Three Times Less Likely than Men to Become Scientists. International report unveils gender inequality trends in science professions...

Apply Today: Rutgers Gender and Visual Studies Program

Apply to the Institute for Research on Women's Fall 2014 Learning Community: Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies if you are interested in: Feminist art, Film, video or photography studies, Arts activism...

Building Resilience in the Community the Sesame Street Way

Elmo, Cookie Monster, and friends are lending a helping hand to young children and families toward building resilience in the face of life’s challenges. Sesame Workshop...

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Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854 Building: Research Tower Room: West Lecture Hall
Speakers: Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D.
If you are pursuing a career in academia, come learn more about the job search process and how to prepare and stand out in today's market.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gateway Transit Village, 100 Somerset Street, 4th Fl. (above Barnes & Noble on CAC), New Brunswick, NJ US - College Ave
Dr. Gatta, a senior scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women, a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization, will discuss her new book 'All I Want is a Job! Unemployed Women Navigating The Public Workforce System' (Stanford University Press, 2014).
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Davison Hall, 26 Nichol Avenue, Rm. 128, New Brunswick, NJ - Douglass
Speakers: Mary Gatta, PhD
Today’s undergraduates expect to be involved in their own learning processes by actively participating in classes—regardless of the size. You should plan on attending this program if you want guidance on how to organize your classes to provide for active learning and enhanced engagement.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Rm. 120AB, Piscataway NJ - Busch
Speakers: Denise Cullerton
Workforce development and labor market issues have come to the forefront as the nation continues its recovery from the Great Recession. National experts will share their perspectives on transformative education and workforce development strategies and policies.
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Heldrich Center For Workforce Development, 30 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ US - College Ave

My Story

My Story: I was a year away from graduating from high school and had no idea what I wanted to do. My sister Anna wanted passionately to be a math teacher, but she was born with a defective heart. Anna died the year she was graduating from college and already having a job as a math teacher. She was 21 and I was 15. I never wanted to teach. Although my mom was a math teacher and my dad was a physics professor and they both wanted me to do what they did, I was not interested. I wanted to be a ballerina. But I loved my sister. The day she died I promised to replace her and become a teacher.However, one...