August 7, 2015 |
Rutgers University raised a record $187.9 million last school year, most of it earmarked for specific programs and projects, the school announced Wednesday. The bulk of the money - about 60 percent - came from "a surge in donations" received at the end of the university's 71/2-year "Our Rutgers, Our Future" fund-raising campaign, the university said in a news release. The campaign to raise $1 billion ended Dec. 31, 2014, exceeding its goal by $37 million. The 2014-15 record surpassed the previous year's total by 26.6 percent.
July 18, 2015 |
A new diabetes research project aims to develop medicines by marrying chemistry expertise from Rowan University with animal physiology knowledge at Rutgers-Camden. Researchers at Rowan have begun work on some promising medicines, while Rutgers-Camden professors hope to examine plant-based folk medicines from Africa. Rowan scholars have the background to explore the mechanisms behind the medicines, while Rutgers-Camden will focus on testing them on diabetic mice. "We need each other, because the people at Rowan are unable to test the results of their medicines on the physiology," said Joseph V. Martin, a biology professor and associate dean at Rutgers-Camden, who is one of the primary researchers on the project.
June 16, 2015 |
Diagonally across from the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, a small strip of storefronts and restaurants attracts a steady stream of people in and out to get fried chicken, look at new cellphones, buy clothing. The scene is set to be replaced with a different sort of bustle as state authorities last week granted preliminary approval to $50 million for a new health sciences building. Stretching from Broadway west to Fifth Street and from Martin Luther King Boulevard south to Stevens Street, the Joint Health Sciences Center and related buildings are meant to bring together Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden, and other medical and educational institutions in the city for teaching and research.
November 1, 2014 |
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY is publishing a new draft comprehensive campus plan today, "Visualize Temple," as an "action plan" for campus development over the next 15 to 20 years. "Temple is positioned to become one of America's premier urban universities," the plan states. It cites doubling the university's research capacity and investing in new facilities as major goals. "This crucial strategic framework for planning and development touches on practically every aspect of university life, spans all domestic campuses and is nothing short of transformational," Temple President Neil D. Theobald said in a statement yesterday.
August 26, 2014
AWeber Email Marketing hired Sarah Thomas as director of customer solutions and Lynette Young as content marketing manager. Thomas was global support operations manager at Netflix in Santa Clara, Calif. and Young was founder and owner of Purple Stripe Productions. Jane Runey Knox was promoted to chief operating officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners , a Media-based medical data and technology company. Lydia Turner was hired as general manager of Ocean Prime Philadelphia , an American supper club.
January 21, 2014 |
After months of tense political negotiations and public outcry, a proposed merger of Rutgers University's Camden campus and Rowan University was scuttled. In its place was a compromise: A joint board would be created so the two schools would work together in Camden on health sciences programs. But the plan has been slow to move forward - the law that created the board took effect July 1, but two of the seven board members have not yet been appointed. Meanwhile, politicians have worked for months behind the scenes to give the board more power.
January 15, 2014 |
Christine Marie Ambrose, 49, of Narberth, a program manager at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who helped adolescents learn to live with HIV, died Monday, Jan. 6, of metastatic lung cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Starting in 1997, as an adolescent social worker at Children's, Ms. Ambrose managed the cases of 55 HIV-infected youngsters and their families. She did individual and family therapy and home visits, and tried to help patients establish a life direction while dealing with the virus.
January 8, 2014 |
TRENTON - A board created to oversee a new health sciences partnership between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden would gain eminent domain powers under a bill that cleared the Senate budget committee Monday. The bill, sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester), also would allow Rowan to enter into public-private partnerships, including for new construction. It would exempt the school - elevated to a state research institution as a result of the higher-education restructuring that took effect last year - from certain public bidding requirements, in line with existing law granting exemptions for state colleges.
December 11, 2013 |
TRENTON Gov. Christie's three nominees to a new Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. The full Senate must approve the nominees, who include Louis Bezich of Haddon Township, chief of staff to the president at Cooper University Hospital. The board - which is still incomplete - is a product of the Higher Education Restructuring Act, which was passed by the Legislature last year and took effect in July. It will oversee a new College of Health Sciences that includes programs at Rowan and Rutgers-Camden.
July 20, 2013
A senior administrator from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school will join Rutgers University to lead its newly organized medical organization, which oversees a collection of schools and units that include ones from the defunct University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Brian L. Strom, the executive vice dean for institutional affairs at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and a professor at that school, will leave to take up the position Dec. 2 as inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.