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2005/12/19: Rowan Team Recognized for Alternative Fuel Research

Efforts made by Rowan University biological sciences and chemical engineering students researching alternative fuels were rewarded recently at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Ch

2005/12/15: English Major Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study in Cairo

Rowan University senior Karim Elkorany has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study at the American University in Cairo. He will spend the spring 2006 semester i

2005/11/21: Rowan?s Joanne Scott Looks at Avian Flu

As avian (bird) flu continues to surface in news stories, Dr. Joanne Scott, a biological sciences professor at Rowan University, is only half kidding when she says if birds eliminate on her car she?ll

2005/11/21: Rusu Named New Faculty Fellow

Rowan University Computer Science Professor Dr. Adrian Rusu, of Pitman, earned the designation of New Faculty Fellow at the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education/ Institute of Electrical and

2005/11/09: Rowan to Host Law School Recruitment Forum

The Rowan University Department of Law and Justice Studies is holding a law school recruitment forum on Wednesday, November 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 201 Mullica Hill

2005/11/02: Supreme Court Nomination Expert Available

Dr. Larry Butler, the author of Claiming the Mantle: How Presidential Nominations are Won and Lost Before the Votes are Cast (Westview Press), is available for comment on President Bush's nomination o

2005/10/31: President Bush Nominates Judge Alito to U.S. Supreme Court

In his second choice to replace the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, President Bush has returned to the formula that worked for him in his selection of Chief Justice Roberts.

2005/10/25: Rowan Observatory Holds Open House

Rowan University will host an open house for The Rowan Astronomical Observatory on Thursday, November 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is welcome to join faculty and students atop Science Hall as the

2005/10/13: Rowan Athletic Training Education Program Earns National Accreditation

The Rowan University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) recently earned "continued accreditation" from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Nationa

2005/10/04: HEROIC ACT HONORED: Troop members receive Medals of Merit

MILLVILLE -- Two members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 137 now hold of one of scouting's highest awards. Relatives pinned the Medal of Merit on Eagle Scout Brian Murphy, 18, and Assistant Scoutmas

2005/10/03: Planetarium Presents Einstein for Everyone

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will help viewers get past ?E=mc2? via its autumn star show, ?The Universe of Dr. Einstein,? on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. through December 16. This prog

2005/09/30: Rowan Ghosts Profiled in Professor?s Haunted New Jersey Book

The ghost of a Rowan University theater professor attends all stage productions and the owner of the historically significant Hollybush mansion on campus haunts the grounds in the evenings. Those of

2005/09/27: Rowan Teams Tackle Alternative Fuels

As filling up at the fuel pump becomes more and more expensive, teams of Rowan University professors and students are working on several projects that may some day ease consumers? pain. Drs. Brian

2005/09/27: Rowan Sophomore Elected Honors Conference Rep.

Rowan University sophomore civil engineering major, Matthew Pavelchak, recently was elected Student Representative of the Northeast National Collegiate Honors Conference (NE-NCHC) in June. ?Matthe

2005/09/23: South Jersey Technology Park Receives Preliminary Approval

The Mantua Township Planning Board on September 20 gave preliminary site plan and minor subdivision approval to the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University for its first building, to be const

2005/09/20: Professors honored at Rowan convocation

Two professors were honored for excellence and service at Rowan University's annual convocation at Pfleeger Concert Hall Monday morning. Nicholas Yovnello, of Elk Township, a professor/assistant d

2005/09/19: Rowan Presents Teaching Excellence Award To Engineering Professor T.R. Chandrupatla

Rowan University honored Dr. Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, a professor of mechanical engineering, with the 2005 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award during the University?s convocation ceremony on Monda

2005/09/19: Rowan Service Honor Awarded to Nicholas Yovnello

Rowan University honored Nicholas Yovnello, of Elk Township, with the fourth annual Joseph A. Barnes Award for Outstanding Service to Rowan University at convocation on Monday, September 19, at 11 a.m

2005/09/16: South Jersey Technology Park Reappoints Officers

The board of directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University has reappointed the following as officers: Chairman: Dr. Philip Tumminia, Rowan University, Glassboro Vice chairman

2005/07/30: Book explores shore towns' long history

If you miss a frame, you miss a lot. So when the Rowan University geography professor embarked on a project to publish a guide to the state's beach resorts, he wanted it to be more than a cursory l

2005/07/19: Rowan Hosts College Students from Across Country for Pollution Research Projects

Close to a dozen college students from campuses across the country (Northern Arizona University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Ripon College, the University of Virginia, Western New

2005/07/13: ?Ring World? Returns to Edelman Planetarium

The Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University will present ?Ring World? on Fridays and Saturdays, July 29 to August 13, at 7 p.m. ?Ring World? features colorful images of Saturn, its rin

2005/07/12: Sociology Prof's Paper Recognized at National Engineering Conference

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) recently recognized a research paper on women in engineering co-authored by Rowan University Sociology Professor Dr. Harriet Hartman. The paper, ?

2005/07/07: Rowan University Professor: ?The Truce May Be Over?

In May, Senate Democrats and Republicans called an uneasy truce in their war over judicial nominations, narrowly avoiding a filibuster showdown. But that ceasefire may have ended with the retirement

2005/06/30: Spacecraft racing to slam into a comet

Eighty-three million miles from here, a NASA spacecraft is closing in for the first real-life attack on a heavenly body - a comet called Tempel-1. On Monday, the spacecraft will send an 800-pound proj

2005/06/23: Rowan Part of NASA Deep Impact Work

When NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, launched in January, attempts an encounter on July 4 with the distant comet Tempel 1, Rowan University will be a part of the action. Dr. Karen Magee-Sauer, a phy

2005/06/22: Rowan University Hosts Summer Tech Institute for H.S. Students

Close to a dozen and a half high school students, as well as science teachers, from throughout the state are participating in the Fourth Annual Summer Institute in Materials Science at Rowan Universi

2005/06/21: Rowan Prof Offers ?Jersey Shore Favorites? for Summer Fun

Looking for interesting and affordable activities at the Jersey Shore this summer? Rowan University geography professor Dr. Charles A. Stansfield Jr. offers daytrippers and vacationers a few fun ideas

2005/05/17: Rowan University Professor: ?It?s 'High Noon' in the Senate?

The Senate showdown over President Bush?s judicial nominations is about to come to a head, according to Rowan University political science professor and presidential scholar Dr. Larry Butler. ?It?s ?H

2005/05/12: Rowan University to Host Darfur Children?s Exhibit

On Thursday, May 19, Rowan University will host the Darfur Children?s Exhibit, a collection of drawings by school-aged children from Darfur, Sudan, telling the tragic story of the recent violence in t

2005/05/10: Edelman Planetarium Presents ?Laser Beatles?

The Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University will present ?Laser Beatles? on Saturdays through the end of July at 8:30 p.m. The "Laser Beatles" anthology offers music from the entire

2005/05/06: Rowan to Award Honorary Degrees at May 13 Graduation

During commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13, Rowan University will issue honorary doctor of humanities degrees to the late William H. Myers and to civic leaders and philanthropists Allen and Joan

2005/05/04: Rowan Graduates Achieve in Variety of Ways

The face of the graduating class of 2005 at Rowan University is quite diverse, with males and females students of various ages, races and abilities walking on Friday, May 13, culminating four or more

2005/04/29: Rt. 322 Closure and Detour on May 13 for Rowan University Graduation Ceremonies

The Glassboro Police Department and the New Jersey Department of Transportation will close Rt. 322 from Joseph Bowe Boulevard to Main Street in Glassboro during Rowan University commencement ceremonie

2005/04/29: U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez to Address Rowan Graduates

U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez (D, NJ) will be the speaker when 2,275 undergraduate and graduate students take part in commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. on the University Green in front of

2005/04/28: Rowan Holds Einstein Centennial Lecture

Dr. Shahriar S. Afshar, a visiting physics professor at Rowan University, will present ?Afshar Experiment: Einstein's Rebellion Lives on at Rowan,? an informal lecture honoring 100 years since Albert

2005/04/22: Four Gloucester County Residents Honored by Rowan University Dean

Four Rowan University students from Gloucester County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from ea

2005/04/20: Monmouth County Resident Honored by Rowan University Dean

Howard Van Salisbury, a Rowan University student from West Keansburg, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited on

2005/04/20: Two Essex County Residents Honored by Rowan University Dean

Two Rowan University students from Essex County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from each maj

2005/04/20: Chester County Resident Honored by Rowan University Dean

Robert R. Derelanko, a Rowan University student from Downington, PA, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one

2005/04/20: LAS Dean Honors Morris County Resident

Francis B. Capone, a Rowan University student from Flanders, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student

2005/04/20: LAS Dean Honors Six Camden County Residents

Six Rowan University students from Camden County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from each ma

2005/04/18: Rowan Hosts STEM Symposium

Rowan University will hold the 2005 Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center?s Eynon Ballroom. A part of Rowan Da

2005/04/15: Rowan Students Participate In Rescue of 49 Haitians at Sea

Two Rowan University students returned to the United States recently following an unexpected educational experience as part of a semester-long research project at sea. Erin Moratelli, 21, of Mays L

2005/04/12: Rowan Prof on Top of Birds? Brains

Rowan University biological sciences and psychology professor Dr. Gerald E. Hough II has no problem with the term ?bird brain.? Last year, Hough was among a team of top-flight professionals from ar

2005/04/12: Edelman Planetarium Celebrates Hubble Space Telescope's 15th Birthday

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will celebrate the NASA Hubble Space Telescope?s 15th birthday on Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m. by unveiling new mural-sized Hubble images of the well-known s

2005/04/12: Eastern Students Win Rowan Computer Programming Contest

The Computer Science Department at Rowan University on April 9 hosted the 19th Annual South Jersey Regional High School Programming Contest, open to students who previously had won at the county level

2005/04/12: Rowan Showcases Asian Performers in April 24 ?Asian Extravaganza?

Members of the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, Peter Tang?s Chinese Music Ensemble, the HeiLongJiang Acrobatic Troupe and other world-renowned Asian performers will be featured during Rowan Univer

2005/04/12: Rowan gets a broadcast upgrade

Renair Ellison has worked in enough television studios to know when she's in the presence of professionalism. So when she walked into Rowan University's newly refurbished studio on Monday and declare

2005/04/07: H.S. Students to Compete in Computing at Rowan University

High school students from thoughout South Jersey will compete in the 19th Annual South Jersey Regional High School Programming Contest on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Robinson Building

2005/04/06: Rowan Co-Hosts National Astronomy Day Activities

The South Jersey Astronomy Club (SJAC), the Rowan Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Edelman Planetarium will co-host a celebration of National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a

2005/04/05: Technology Park Retains Pennoni Associates Inc.

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University has hired Pennoni Associates Inc. to handle civil engineering responsibilities for the first stage of the facility to be

2005/03/31: April 4 Lecture at Rowan University to Focus on Chinese Acupuncture

?Chinese Acupunctural Therapy? will be the focus of a Monday, April 4, lecture by professor and acupuncturist Dr. Chun Lang Su of the Anhui Chinese Traditional Medical College (China) and the Oriental

2005/03/31: Rowan University Celebrates Asian And Pacific Cultural Heritage Month

Throughout the month of April, Rowan University will highlight the culture, customs, and contributions of Asia and the Pacific Rim during the university?s annual Asian and Pacific Heritage Month celeb

2005/03/31: Rowan to Announce New Gun Tracing Project at Law & Justice Career Day

A new joint Rowan University/Atlantic City Police Department gun tracing research project will take center stage on Tuesday, April 5, at the University?s annual Law & Justice Career Day. According to

2005/03/23: Physics & Astronomy Department Welcomes NASA Historian

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rowan University will host a public lecture on "Astrobiology and the Biological Universe" by Dr. Steven J. Dick, chief historian for NASA, on Wednesday April 2

2005/03/22: Rowan Professor to Discuss Jewish Girls in Turn-of-the-Century America During March 30 Lecture and Booksigning

Dr. Melissa Klapper, a Rowan University assistant professor of history, will discuss the struggles of Jewish girls to develop an American identity without abandoning Jewish tradition and culture at th

2005/03/18: "Pizza Cutting" to Celebrate Opening of New Rowan Dining Hall

On Monday, March 21, Rowan University students, faculty and staff will celebrate the reopening of ?The Marketplace,? the university?s newly renovated main student dining hall. Rather than the traditi

2005/03/17: South Jersey Technology Park Board to Meet March 24

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The meeting will include, but not be

2005/03/17: Rowan Math Dept., Vineland High School to Sign Enrollment Agreement

Qualified Vineland high school graduates will automatically land seats in the Rowan University mathematics program as a result of a new articulation agreement to be signed by Rowan University and Vine

2005/03/08: Edelman Planetarium Adds 'Laser Floyd' Performances

Due to the high level of demand in recent weeks, the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University has added a second performance of the popular light show 'Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon' to its schedu

2005/03/07: Rowan University to Hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for High School Students

Rowan University?s College of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold the Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school student

2005/03/03: Rowan University to Announce Major Gift

Rowan University will announce the largest gift to the institution since Henry Rowan?s $100 million gift in 1992 on Wednesday, March 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Tohill Auditorium in Bunce Hall. A press briefi

2005/03/02: Help Program the Rowan Planetarium

Area residents are invited to help program the next laser show at Rowan University?s Edelman Planetarium. Currently, the planetarium is featuring sold-out showings of the popular light show ?Laser

2005/03/01: Rowan University Celebrates Women?s History Month

Throughout the month of March, Rowan University will highlight the cultural, political, and social significance of women during its annual Women?s History Month celebration. Festivities will feature

2005/02/23: Rowan Student Knows Importance of Volunteering

Volunteering and philanthropy have always been a part of Jamie Ginn?s college career. Ginn, a former Miss Ocean City, was inspired by her younger sister, Summer, and her struggle with Inflammatory Bo

2005/02/14: Edelman Planetarium Offers New School Program

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University now offers a new multimedia school program for elementary school classes in its dome theater. ?The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket? is the story of two child

2005/02/11: Author of <+>Why We Hate<+> to Discuss Hate Crime Prevention on Feb. 16

Dr. Jack Levin, sociologist and celebrated author of "Why We Hate," "The Violence of Hate" and "Killer on Campus," will discuss hate crimes prevention on Wednesday, February 16, at Rowan University.

2005/02/09: Father-and-Son Professor Duo Make Work a Family Affair

Rowan professors Dr. Donald Dahm and Dr. Kevin Dahm have a professional relationship like most other co-workers: they eat lunch together, discuss classes and debate current events. But their bond doe

2005/02/04: Edelman Planetarium Presents ?Laser Floyd?

The Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University will present the popular light show ?Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon? on Saturdays through March 19 at 8:30 p.m. Considered the classi

2005/02/04: South Jersey Technology Park to Offer Home to Research, Business Initiatives

Rowan University expects to break ground this spring on the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, designed to provide competitively priced, state-of-the-art facilities for start-up and es

2005/02/01: Rowan History Professor to Discuss ?Lynching Culture? During Feb. 9 Lecture and Booksigning

Dr. William D. Carrigan, a Rowan University associate professor of history and author of "The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916," will discuss this unf

2005/01/31: Bush?s ?State of the Union? to Focus on Social Security and War in Iraq

Immediately after the November election, Rowan University political science professor and presidential scholar Dr. Larry Butler predicted that Social Security would be one of the first big fights on t

2005/01/20: Rowan, offshore med school sign pact

Rowan University will funnel future doctors and veterinarians to Ross University, an off-shore medical school, under an unusual deal due to be finalized today. Graduates of the Glassboro-based st

2005/01/14: Rowan Signs First Allopathic Medical School, Veterinary School Agreements

Rowan University will sign articulation agreements with Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, January 21, at 2 p.m. in Science Hall on the Gla

2005/01/04: Rowan University Honors Program Named After Haddonfield Benefactor

The Rowan University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution naming the university?s honors program after attorney and Rowan supporter Thomas N. Bantivoglio of Haddonfield. The name chang