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  • Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom : News from the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    takes careful planning and a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace in order to develop a business strategy that will ensure success Annie s Project New Jersey is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Risk Management Agency and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Read the entire article at insurancenewsnet com Filed Under In the News Rutgers SEBS First Year Student Induction Ceremony 2014 Video September 17 2014 by Office of Communications Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences SEBS held its second annual induction ceremony for incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2014 2015 academic year on Labor Day Sept 1 at the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus This new annual tradition welcomes SEBS students with a ceremony that introduces them to the rich history and traditions of the school as well as the many resources and activities available to them throughout the school year Watch as faculty and students share their thoughts on the event and view the photo gallery for the event Filed Under SEBS Students Video Alumni Story Mark Robson Making Rutgers His Home September 17 2014 by Office of Alumni and Community Engagement Editor s Note In celebration of the 150th anniversary of our designation as the land grant institution in New Jersey alumni are invited to tell their own Rutgers story Mark Gregory Robson holds four Rutgers degrees a B S 1977 in Agricultural Science from Cook College a master s 1979 and Ph D 1988 in Plant Science from the Graduate School New Brunswick and an M P H 1995 in Environmental and Occupational Health from the School of Public Health Here is his story in his own words Mark visits with farmers in rural Vietnam to discuss rice production and pesticide exposure I like to joke that my mother dropped me off in 1973 and I am still waiting for her to come back Actually it was my Aunt Leah and Uncle Frank who dropped me off and I am still here 42 years four degrees three jobs and one wife later My first exposure to Rutgers came as a kid at home on the farm Robson s Farm was a typical small family farm with 35 dairy cows 3 000 laying hens and about 140 acres of vegetables and field crops Our county agents were regular visitors to our farm My brother sister and I all became members of the Meadow Clippers 4 H Dairy Club Through 4 H I started going to functions on the Cook Campus State 4 H camp and other parts of Rutgers All of this exposed me to the Rutgers College of Agriculture and Environmental Science CAES I applied to Rutgers in 1972 and came as a freshman in 1973 at the newly formed Cook College I ended up living on campus in Helyar House due to the influence of my neighbors the Hlubiks All six Hlubik brothers went to Rutgers and all were part of the Cooperative Living Group Helyar House or

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    family health history obesity and disease prevention Home Lawn Garden Gardening home care lawns weeds deer resistant plants bedbugs stinkbugs insects mosquitoes tomatoes bats landscapes wildlife management Youth Community Development 4 H and positive youth opportunities childcare community and economic development parenting elder caregiving Newsroom Home Categories Categories 4 H Alumni Atlantic County Bergen County Burlington County Camden County Cape May County Commercial Agriculture Community Cumberland County Economic Development Environment Natural Resources Essex County Extension Faculty Fisheries Aquaculture Food Nutrition Health Gloucester County Grants Home Lawn Garden Hunterdon County In the News International Mercer County Middlesex County Monmouth County Morris County NJAES Ocean County Passaic County Research Salem County SEBS Somerset County Spotlight Staff Students Sussex County Uncategorized Union County Video Warren County What s In Season Youth Community Development Featured Story Annual Rutgers Turfgrass Research Field Days Draws Record Attendance On July 29 30 Rutgers held its annual Turfgrass Research Field Days at the Turf Research Farm Read More Feature Archive NJAES SEBS Rutgers Seminar Calendar Sep 22 The roles of the mouse Y chromosome genes in directing spermatogenesis Sep 22 Inside Newark Decline Rebellion and the Search for Transformation More Rutgers Seminars NJAES Event Calendar Oct 13 Emergency Pesticide Recertification Seminar Sep 27 28 Bergen County 4 H and Master Gardener Fair part of the Bergen Fall Harvest More NJAES Events SEBS Event Calendar Sep 24 Seminar An Emerging Technology Platform for Landscape Architecture Sep 23 Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change Public Lecture and Book Signing by George Marshall More SEBS Events Reports Publications Executive Dean s Message Monthly Grants Report NJAES Annual Reports Brochures Newsletters Publications SEBS Reports Brochures Newsletters Other Rutgers News Info Rutgers Today Cook Campus Weekly News The Daily Targum In Memoriam Media Relations RU tv Rutgers Continuing Education News Center

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  • News from Cooperative Extension, a unit of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    H youth to compete in State 4 H Small Animal Show September 9 2014 by NJ com 4 H members from throughout the state will be participating in the New Jersey State 4 H Rabbit Cavy Small Animal Herpetology Poultry Show on Saturday Sept 13 at the Gloucester County 4 H Fairground in Mullica Hill The show will run from 10 a m to 4 p m The 4 H members attending this event are the best from each county because they have earned the right to participate by receiving excellent ratings for their animals at county level shows says Jeannette Rea Keywood Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4 H Agent and State 4 H Small Animal Program Liaison Read the entire article at NJ com Filed Under 4 H Extension Gloucester County In the News NJAES Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County names Deerfield resident Master Gardener of 2014 September 9 2014 by NJ com Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County recently named Doris Koering Morgan Master Gardener of 2014 Having grown up in Vineland before moving to Pittsgrove Township Koering Morgan is a native of South Jersey She eventually settled in Deerfield Township where the family has resided for 24 years Her interest in gardening began when the family moved to Deerfield and she filled her garden with various plants which attract butterflies and birds She now nurtures plants which attract bees as she has been a beekeeper for two and a half years She thus joins her husband who has been beekeeping for eight years Read the entire article at NJ com Filed Under Cumberland County Extension Home Lawn Garden In the News NJAES Jersey Crowds Brave the Sunshine to Taste Tomatoes 2014 Tomato Tasting at Rutgers Snyder Farm September 8 2014 by Office of Communications 2014 Great Tomato Tasting Back Next Picture 1 of 11 While always well attended rain or shine a record number of people pre registered for the 2014 Tomato Tasting Armed with plastic forks a crowd descended upon Rutgers Snyder Research Farm in Pittstown on August 27 to attend the Annual Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting Tasters had an offering of eighty varieties of tomatoes to taste from as well as basil peaches apples and honey The samplings provided a glimpse of some of the research crops grown at Snyder Farm and hayride farm tours gave an up close look at fruit and vegetable trials in the field Read more Filed Under Commercial Agriculture Community Extension Home Lawn Garden Hunterdon County NJAES NJTV News Segment on Helping Struggling Veterans Spotlights Rutgers VETS Program September 3 2014 by Office of Communications In the August 28 segment of NJTV News on Helping Struggling Veterans the recently launched Rutgers VETS program was featured appears at 1 35 in video This unique program led by Jan Zientek senior program coordinator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension RCE of Essex County and Amy Rowe environmental and resource management agent RCE Essex and Passaic counties offers job training skills

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  • Research News from the Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    level by creating linkages between our clients and the funding community This award is indicative of the commitment by Rutgers in regional economic development said Margaret Brennan Tonetta associate vice president of economic development at Rutgers The Rutgers Food Innovation Center is a model for university public private partnerships that generates significant economic impacts for the state The new Growth Accelerator program that the center will establish with this funding will dramatically increase these impacts and maximize its benefits to the food industry Read more Filed Under Community NJAES Research Scholarship Named for EcoPioneer Jerome Goldstein RC 1952 Fuels Student Research at Rutgers EcoComplex September 11 2014 by Office of Communications 2014 Recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring l r Selen Altiok Alec Roth and Boni Zhang Ian MacCloud s right research was funded by the Entrepreneurial Agriculture internship program What does one have to achieve to earn the reputation of ecopioneer In the case of Jerome Jerry Goldstein you could say he moved mountains Mountains of compost that is As the editor and publisher of BioCycle and In Business magazines and founder of JG Press Inc Goldstein s enterprise and family business served as the foundation to grow the organics recycling industry in the U S and abroad Read more Filed Under Environment Natural Resources NJAES Research SEBS Students Joan Bennett Honored for Outstanding Contributions in Microbiology September 10 2014 by Office of Communications IUMS Vice President Steven Lerner with Joan Bennett who received the Stuart Mudd Award for Studies in Basic Microbiology Joan Bennett professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology was awarded the Stuart Mudd Award for Studies in Basic Microbiology by the International Union of Microbiological Societies IUMS an organization that promotes education research and collaboration in microbiology on an international scale Bennett is also the Associate Vice President of the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science Engineering and Mathematics at Rutgers charged with promoting the welfare of women in science engineering mathematics and the health professions across the three campuses of Rutgers University at Camden New Brunswick and Newark The Stuart Mudd award given in recognition of outstanding selfless endeavours and contributions in microbiology for the good of society consists of a citation a cash award of 1 000 and paid expenses to attend the IUMS International Congress which was held in Montreal Canada this year In addition the awardee automatically becomes a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science As a condition of the award Bennett delivered a major scientific address at IUMS International Congress in Montreal in July Bennett was nominated for this award for her scientific research on aflatoxin genetics and biosynthesis with the goal of preventing their entry in agricultural produce especially in Africa Asia and other underdeveloped regions of the world where it s a major problem Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal metabolites that contaminate foods and feeds globally Read more Filed Under Faculty Research SEBS Two Big Ten Universities Work

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  • Student News from the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    Office of Communications Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences SEBS held its second annual induction ceremony for incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2014 2015 academic year on Labor Day Sept 1 at the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus This new annual tradition welcomes SEBS students with a ceremony that introduces them to the rich history and traditions of the school as well as the many resources and activities available to them throughout the school year Watch as faculty and students share their thoughts on the event and view the photo gallery for the event Filed Under SEBS Students Video SEBS Second Annual Induction Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2018 September 16 2014 by Office of Communications The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences SEBS held its second annual induction ceremony for incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2014 2015 academic year on Labor Day Sept 1 at the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus This new annual tradition welcomes SEBS students with a ceremony that introduces them to the rich history and traditions of the school as well as the many resources and activities available to them throughout the school year Speakers included student representatives from clubs and the SEBS Governing Council as well as members of the faculty and administration of the school See below for snapshots of the event and watch here for video highlights 2014 SEBS New Student Induction Back Next Picture 1 of 11 New students were greeted at the registration table where they received a SEBS T shirt a name tag and an acorn from the oak trees on Red Oak Lane Upon graduation students will be given an oak sapling Photo Matt Rainey Filed Under SEBS Students New Rutgers Students Get Intro to New Brunswick Through Start with

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  • Faculty News from the Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    and maybe reach for that stack of takeout menus Don Schaffner a food safety researcher at Rutgers University advised consumers to rinse all raw produce before eating it if for no other reason than to rinse off dirt he said Read the entire article at news press com Filed Under Faculty Food Nutrition Health In the News SEBS Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease obesity September 10 2014 by chicagotribune com Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits but the scientific research is booming on fiber s ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity type 2 diabetes cardiovascular disease and certain cancers Consumers say they re interested in getting more fiber they know the health benefits and say they are motivated by them And plenty of fiber rich foods are available in stores stated Carol Byrd Bredbenner Ph D R D F A D A professor at Rutgers at the Food and Fiber Summit Read the entire article at chicagotribune com Filed Under Faculty Food Nutrition Health In the News SEBS Joan Bennett Honored for Outstanding Contributions in Microbiology September 10 2014 by Office of Communications IUMS Vice President Steven Lerner with Joan Bennett who received the Stuart Mudd Award for Studies in Basic Microbiology Joan Bennett professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology was awarded the Stuart Mudd Award for Studies in Basic Microbiology by the International Union of Microbiological Societies IUMS an organization that promotes education research and collaboration in microbiology on an international scale Bennett is also the Associate Vice President of the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science Engineering and Mathematics at Rutgers charged with promoting the welfare of women in science engineering mathematics and the health professions across the three campuses of Rutgers University at Camden New Brunswick and Newark The Stuart Mudd award given in recognition of outstanding selfless endeavours and contributions in microbiology for the good of society consists of a citation a cash award of 1 000 and paid expenses to attend the IUMS International Congress which was held in Montreal Canada this year In addition the awardee automatically becomes a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science As a condition of the award Bennett delivered a major scientific address at IUMS International Congress in Montreal in July Bennett was nominated for this award for her scientific research on aflatoxin genetics and biosynthesis with the goal of preventing their entry in agricultural produce especially in Africa Asia and other underdeveloped regions of the world where it s a major problem Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal metabolites that contaminate foods and feeds globally Read more Filed Under Faculty Research SEBS Two Big Ten Universities Work to Develop Environmentally Friendly Lawns September 9 2014 by Office of Communications In June New Jersey homeowners looked at and walked on different kinds of grass grown at Rutgers Horticulture Farm II in New Brunswick Maintaining a lush green lawn with less inputs

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  • Staff : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    expert on moths from Rutgers University who holds a Ph D in ecology I m asked that all the time she said and the answer is quite simple Very little Read the entire article at NorthJersey com Filed Under Environment Natural Resources In the News SEBS Staff Rutgers Cooperative Extension Welcomes Back Retirees to Celebrate 100th Anniversary July 16 2014 by Office of Communications Former and current Rutgers Cooperative Extension directors John Gerwig left and Larry Katz cut the cake at the retiree event commemorating the 100th anniversary of Extension This year as Rutgers Cooperative Extension RCE celebrates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith Lever Act of 1914 that created the Cooperative Extension Service what better way to commemorate its history than to invite back those who were part of its past To this end a luncheon for RCE retirees was held at Neilson Dining Hall on the Cook Douglass campus on June 20 Fifty retirees and their guests attended the event reuniting with former and current RCE colleagues The retirees were former faculty and staff that represented all facets of RCE administration its extension specialists and the ARMA FCHS and 4 H departments Current RCE department heads were on hand to provide updates on institutional activities while Executive Dean Bob Goodman and RCE Director Larry Katz discussed extension s anniversary and the current state of affairs While the retirees appeared to enjoy active and fulfilling retirements a few never strayed far from Rutgers continuing work in their respective fields Retired Extension Specialist in Vegetable Crops Mel Henninger coordinates the educational program for the annual New Jersey Vegetable Meeting Atlantic Coast Ag Convention and Trade Show in Atlantic City and is also working with Agricultural Agent Dave Lee on corn and soybean trials at Rutgers Snyder Farm Recently retired Agricultural Agent Rich Obal GSNB 77 teaches courses for the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education and continues his involvement with the Rutgers Master Gardener program Read more Filed Under Alumni Extension Faculty Food Nutrition Health NJAES Spotlight Staff Nature Next Door Mothing is the new birding July 10 2014 by NorthJersey com Early in 2012 two naturalists in Central Jersey announced an ambitious plan to create an annual July event called National Moth Week NMW to raise awareness of these little known creatures of the night The N J Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society jumped at the chance to hold a moth event What started as a series of local public moth nights that Liti Haramaty Lab Researcher Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences in the School of Environemntal and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University and David Moskowitz Entomology graduate student at SEBS began in East Brunswick in 2005 has gone international This month events take place in every state of the union and more than 30 nations Read the entire article at NorthJersey com Filed Under Environment Natural Resources In the News SEBS Staff Students Another Side of Summer Plovers Struggle to Survive Amid

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  • International : Rutgers SEBS and NJAES Newsroom
    is not feasible Bioinformatics an interdisciplinary field that combines computer science and biology enables this kind of biologically relevant analyses in silico i e using computational models Beginning this summer Yana Bromberg assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry will start research to address this question at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich TUM IAS in Germany under a TUM IAS Hans Fischer Fellowship for outstanding early career scientists This three year fellowship supports a Ph D level graduate student to work under Bromberg s supervision It also provides financial support that will allow Bromberg to spend time at TUM IAS refining and developing advanced bioinformatics techniques useful in medical research and industrial applications Read more Filed Under Faculty International Research SEBS Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles July 23 2014 by NYTimes com China has been scrambling to right its gargantuan processed food ship ever since six infants died and thousands more were hospitalized with kidney damage in 2008 from milk adulterated with an industrial chemical But as the latest scandal involving spoiled meat in fast food shows the attempted transformation over the last six years has run up against the country s centuries old and sprawling food supply chain The way I keep explaining China to people is that it s kind of like the U S in the time of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle said Don Schaffner a professor of food microbiology at Rutgers University and president of the International Association for Food Protection referring to the 1906 novel that described unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry and inspired reform There is tremendous desire by the Chinese to get it right but they have a long way to go Read the entire article at NYTimes com Filed Under Faculty Food Nutrition Health In the News International SEBS Student Filmmaker Documents Jim Simon s Horticultural Innovation Work in Zambia June 26 2014 by Office of Communications Jeanpaul Isaacs right recently went to Zambia to make a documentary about the work of James E Simon left Photography Nick Romanenko Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking recent graduate Jeanpaul Isaacs SAS 14 SC I 14 spent the final semester of his senior year working on a documentary on SEBS Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology Jim Simon s work with African women farmers to develop markets for their indigenous crops in Zambia Isaacs previous work was awarded best picture at Campus Moviefest 2013 leading him to a rare stint as a student filmmaker member of Team Oscar at this year s Oscar award ceremony Simon also has been highly awarded for his work receiving both an AIARD Special Service Award and the Scientific Excellence Award by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development this year Read more on Isaac s activities at Rutgers Magazine Filed Under Commercial Agriculture Economic Development Faculty International SEBS Students Rutgers Plant Biologist Jim Simon Recognized by International Agriculture Association June 18 2014 by Office of

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