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Opinion: Bloustein School Dean James Hughes: ‘Is New Jersey’s $775 Million investment in Rutgers University Paying Off?’

Dr, James Hughes

New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017In an opinion piece published in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy:

The current year’s state budget of $34.5 billion includes $2.2 billion for higher education — and of that, about $775 million for Rutgers. Is New Jersey’s investment in its state university paying off?

Yes, handsomely. According to a new report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, every dollar of that state appropriation brings nearly seven dollars in new economic activity in New Jersey. Continue reading

Rutgers University Team Wins HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition

New Brunswick, NJ, May 11, 2017 — Ken Branson reports that a team of Rutgers graduate students has created an award-winning proposal to turn an aging public housing development in Ohio into a vibrant community, where residents can interact in public spaces and on their front porches, backyards and playgrounds and mothers can watch their children play outside from their kitchen windows.

The plan, by four graduate students from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and one from the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), recently won the Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue reading

Rutgers University Team Wins HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition

New Brunswick, NJ, May 11, 2017 — Ken Branson reports that a team of Rutgers graduate students has created an award-winning proposal to turn an aging public housing development in Ohio into a vibrant community, where residents can interact in public spaces and on their front porches, backyards and playgrounds and mothers can watch their children play outside from their kitchen windows.

The plan, by four graduate students from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and one from the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), recently won the Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue reading

Rutgers Research: Traumatic Brain Injuries May be Helped with Drug Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

New Brunswick, NJ, May 10, 2017 — A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help to preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a traumatic brain injury, according to a new Rutgers University study.

In research published in Scientific Reports on May 8, Rutgers scientists discovered that lithium — used as a mood stabilizer and to treat depression and bipolar disorder — and rapamycin, a treatment for some forms of cancer, protected nerve cells in the brain and stopped the chemical glutamate from sending signals to other cells and creating further brain cell damage. Continue reading

Event: BioNJ to Partner with J.P. Morgan on 7th Annual BioPartnering Conference on May 23

Trenton, NJ, May 9, 2017 — In partnership with J.P. Morgan, BioNJ will host its Seventh Annual BioPartnering Conference on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Busch Campus Center at Rutgers University in Piscataway.

The event is expected to bring together over 200 regional biopharmaceutical executives, investors, academic collaborators and business development professionals for a day of networking, 1-1 partnering meetings, company presentations, exhibits and plenary sessions.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with J.P. Morgan on this year’s BioPartnering Conference,” said Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ. Continue reading

Rutgers’ New Economic Report Showcases University’s Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, May 5, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016.

The 20-page report — “Rutgers Grows the Garden State” — is produced by the economic advisory service at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Continue reading

Rutgers Research: Zapping Bacteria with Sanitizers Made of Paper

New Brunswick, NJ, May 4, 2017 — Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.

A Rutgers-led team has invented an inexpensive, effective way to kill bacteria and sanitize surfaces with devices made of paper.

“Paper is an ancient material, but it has unique attributes for new, high-tech applications,” said Aaron Mazzeo, an assistant professor in Rutgers’ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading

Opinion: Rutgers President Robert Barchi: ‘March for Science and a Better America’

Robert Barchi, M.D., Ph.D.

New Brunswick, NJ, April 21, 2017On the eve of tomorrow’s March for Science in Washington and around the world, Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi writes in USA Today:

Scientists and other concerned citizens will gather in Washington and hundreds of other cities this weekend to march for science.

From astrophysicists, biologists, chemistry teachers and computer science students to lab technicians, surgeons, oceanographers and nurses, these advocates are united not by party or ideology but by a respect for research and the power of evidence-based decision-making.

The marchers want what all of us want: good health, clean water and fresh air, a strong economy and safe communities. Continue reading

Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations Advocates for Science Year-Round

Francine Newsome Pfeiffer

Washington, DC, April 21, 2017 — As people across the nation prepare to take to the streets of Washington, D.C., and more than 400 cities to champion the value of science on April 22 (Earth Day), Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations has a year-round mission to advocate for scientific research.

The Office of Federal Relations, located just steps away from the Capitol Building at 400 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, works closely with administrators, faculty, staff and students throughout Rutgers to build relationships with key federal policymakers that will help advance the important scientific work underway across the university.

The office works closely with the New Jersey congressional delegation and national associations of higher education to be a voice for Rutgers and for science on a national level. Continue reading