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College of Saint Elizabeth Given ‘Transformative’ $5 Million Bequest from Antoinette Anastasia’s Estate

Antoinette Anastasia

Morristown, NJ, March 5, 2017 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that the College of Saint Elizabeth has received what it called a “transformative” $5 million bequest, it announced Monday.

The Morristown-based college said the gift came from the estate of Antoinette M. Anastasia, a member of the Class of 1951, who passed away in December 2016.

Anastasia, who earned her bachelor of science in biology from the college, went on to graduate degrees from Columbia University. Continue reading

Rutgers University Creates Endowed Chair in Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Rutgers 250 AnniversaryNew Brunswick, May 9, 2016 ― A $1.5 million gift has created the Gregory Q. Brown Chair in Cell Biology and Neuroscience in honor of the 1982 Rutgers alumnus, who chairs the university’s Board of Governors.

The board approved creation of the endowed chair in its meeting last month.  The gift — approved by the board of directors of Motorola Solutions — recognizes Brown’s leadership at the company and his longstanding commitment to higher education. Brown is chair and CEO of Motorola Solutions.

The endowed chair’s focus on neuroscience is in honor of Brown’s mother, Winifred Brown, who died in 2012.  The hope is that establishing the chair may help find cures for diseases such as dementia by recruiting, retaining and honoring outstanding scholars in neuroscience who serve on the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences. Continue reading

Rutgers Breaks Ground for Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building

New Brunswick, NJ, June 16, 2014 — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rutgers University President Robert Barchi marked the start of a new era of science instruction and research today as they joined with state officials and members of the university community to break ground for the new home of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB).

The four-story, 145,000 square-foot facility will provide critically needed teaching, laboratory and support space that will enable Rutgers to expand and accelerate its innovative research in drug design, alternative energy, biomaterials and nanotechnology.The $115 million project is funded largely by the 2012 Building Our Future Bond Act.

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Rutgers to Break Ground for State-of-the-Art Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building June 16

New Brunswick, NJ, June 12, 2014 — Governor Chris Christie and state and Rutgers University officials will host a groundbreaking for the university’s new Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) Building, an academic and research facility, on Monday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at Wright-Rieman Laboratories, 610 Taylor Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway, N.J.

In addition to Governor Christie, other officials scheduled to attend the ceremony include Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education; Rutgers President Robert Barchi; Richard Edwards, Chancellor, Rutgers-New Brunswick and executive vice president for academic affairs; and Richard S. Falk, acting executive dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Rutgers ranks first among U.S. universities in federal funding for chemistry research. Continue reading