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2006/12/20: Indian government awards Rowan chemistry professor

When Rowan University chemistry professor Dr. K.V. Ramanujachary ("Chary") returns to his native India several times during the next few years, it will not be to visit his siblings or father. The 49-y

2006/12/15: Rowan, Williamstown students make a splash with mini-submarine

More than 40 students from Williamstown High School and a handful of computer science and engineering students from Rowan University will test a software system they designed and built to control a su

2006/12/14: Rowan to offer new major in philosophy and religion

A new bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion has been approved by Rowan University's Board of Trustees. The new major will begin in fall of 2008 in Rowan's College of Liberal Arts and Science

2006/11/29: Harper named to international council

Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberals Arts and Sciences at Rowan University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Harper, of Mullica

2006/11/28: Caswell named president of Northeastern Political Science Association

Bruce E. Caswell, a political science professor at Rowan University, has been elected president of the Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA). A resident of the West Mount Airy section o

2006/11/27: Ethics courses become popular

A new concentration in the philosophy and religion department at Rowan University seeks to direct students to study the ethics behind many scandals that have captured recent headlines in the worlds of

2006/11/22: Rowan's Pre-Law Society to host Law School Fair

Rowan University's Pre-Law Society will host its second annual Law School Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. The fair, which is

2006/11/21: In CLIO, history majors find a community of like-minded learners

When Caitlyn Hahn was young, her father would make up bedtime stories with historical themes. One night, he would tell her a tale about ancient Egyptians. Another, he would tell stories about life in

2006/11/16: Rowan offers new ethics concentration for all majors

College students worry about ethics. Really. Just ask Ellen Miller. "They think a lot about those issues. They could talk about them for hours," says Miller, whose ethics classes at Rowan Universit

2006/11/07: From yo-yos to physics, Rowan student masters it all

Edward Greve is busy reading "The Hobbit," which probably isn't too unusual for an 18 year old. That the Glassboro resident is reading it in Dutch might be a tad out of the ordinary. But, then, Gre

2006/11/03: Rowan robotic boat geared to simplify life for scientists

Though it looks like a miniature yellow catamaran, a craft designed by professors and students at Rowan University is not your father's toy boat. Indeed, the wooden boat actually is a robotic flota

2006/10/31: Rowan offers public viewing of rare celestial event

On Wednesday, November 8, the planet Mercury will pass across the face of the sun, an event called a "transit." Astronomers at Rowan University in Glassboro will have properly filtered telescopes avai

2006/10/30: 3 Rowan profs among nation's best

Three Rowan University professors have been identified as teaching some of the nation's top courses in their disciplines, according to a study conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research (

2006/10/23: Study recognizes Rowan courses as some of the best in the nation

Three Rowan University Liberal Arts and Sciences professors were identified as teaching some of the top courses in the nation in their disciplines, according to a study conducted by the Center for Edu

2006/10/19: Students put numbers into words

While math may seem mundane, Rowan University professor Tom Osler finds projects for his students that create excitement through discovery. Currently, Osler is helping some of his students translat

2006/10/19: Rowan Univ., vo-tech sign pact

Representatives from Rowan University and three Salem County school districts Wednesday signed an agreement that will provide select high school students automatic acceptance into the university. T

2006/10/17: Rowan software design aims to banish the missing link

Most Internet users probably have been frustrated at one time or another by the missing link: while searching for a topic you click on one link and then another and another, until you can't recall wha

2006/10/06: Back to School, for Teachers

Tara Curtis had already been teaching mathematics to middle-school students in New Jersey for a year when she was ruled unqualified by the No Child Left Behind Act. The 2002 federal law requires th

2006/10/04: Elections in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio could be key as Democrats seek to regain House, prof says

If the Democratic Party is to regain control of the House of Representatives, key races in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana could make the difference, according to Rowan University political scientist L

2006/10/02: Found in translation: Technology helps students, prof decipher 18th century mathematician's works

When the international mathematics community celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of famous Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 2007, they'll have additional insights into his genius thanks

2006/09/29: Nobel winner to speak on "coolest stuff in the universe" at Rowan University

Nobel laureate Dr. William Phillips will present a public lecture on "Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe" on Thursday, October 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall (t

2006/09/25: Sam Jones donates $1M to South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University

South Jersey businessman, civic leader and philanthropist Samuel H. Jones has donated $1 million to the Rowan University Foundation to be earmarked for the construction of the first building of the So

2006/09/25: Rowan accepting applications for new master's in criminal justice

Beginning next fall, Rowan University's Law & Justice Studies Department will offer a new Master of Arts (MA) degree in Criminal Justice. "There is a genuine need for an MA in Criminal Justice in t

2006/09/21: Rowan to host ethics presentation

The Rohrer College of Business, Accounting Society and Philosophy and Religion Department at Rowan University will host author Joan McIver Gibson, who will present a talk based on her new book, A Fiel

2006/09/18: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet September 25

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will hold a meeting via conference call on Monday, September 25, at 8:30 a.m. in Dr. Philip Tumminia's office in Bole Hal

2006/09/08: NJTC honors Rowan for excellence in technology education

The statewide New Jersey Technology Council has named Rowan University winner of its 2006 Excellence in Technology Education Award. The Mt. Laurel-based organization recognized Rowan for its plans

2006/08/31: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet September 14

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet in public session on Thursday, September 14, at 2 p.m. in the tower of the Campbell Library at Rowan, Rt. 322,

2006/08/28: Clark to host 'African American Profile' on Rowan Radio

Rowan University English professor Dr. Tanya Clark will be the new host of "African American Profile" beginning on Wednesday, September 6, at 5:30 p.m. on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM. As host of the

2006/08/25: Study finds continuity in behavior of bullies, victims

Remember that bully on the playground in elementary school? A Rowan University study has found that it's not uncommon for elementary school bullies to continue bullying throughout their high school

2006/08/02: Off to college...and a new land: Rowan sociologist sees similiarities between experiences of college freshmen, immigrants

So you feel like you're sending your college-bound child off to a foreign land? In many ways you are, says Rowan University sociologist Jay Chaskes, who has studied the first-year college experience

2006/08/01: Rusu presents at international conference

Rowan University computer science assistant professor Dr. Adrian Rusu, of Pitman, presented the paper "Automatic Generation of Sequence-Style Notes from Live Lecture" at the 9th International Conferen

2006/07/27: 9/11 changed culture, attitude of street cops, Rowan study finds

While new police agencies, protocols and procedures have been established to fight terrorism, one of the most significant changes in policing since 9/11 may be how the nation's lowest ranking officers

2006/07/13: Rowan to hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. students

High school age future scientists will learn the physics behind curveballs, work with Kevlar and make polymer holograms at the Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school students and scienc

2006/06/08: South Jersey Technology Park retains construction firm

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University and Lincoln Property Company have retained Skanska USA Building Inc. of Parsippany as construction manager for the Innova

2006/06/01: Engineering society honors Rowan sociology prof

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) will recognize a research paper on women in engineering co-authored by Rowan University sociology professor Dr. Harriet Hartman at the 2006 Annual

2006/05/23: Rowan University engineering, math team clicks

Something about Rowan University engineering professors and students just seems to click. Literally. Working on the National Science Foundation-funded project "Adaptation of Concept Inventories fo

2006/05/22: Rowan prof's book focuses on Jersey Shore ghost stories

To really understand a place, Charles Stansfield says, you have to know its history. And its ghost stories. "Ghost stories are part of the story, the heritage, the charm of an area," says Stansfiel

2006/05/08: The road to Commencement: Meet some members of Rowan's Class of 2006

Among the 2,700 students participating in Rowan University's 82nd annual undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, are these members of the Class of 2006, who have taken interesting paths

2006/05/08: Moorestown Students win Rowan programming contest

Moorestown High School students Ryan Collier and Eric Tieniber won first prize in the 20th Annual Programming Contest, open to regional high school students, held by the Computer Science Department at

2006/05/08: OPNET Technologies makes significant donation to Rowan University

The Rowan University Foundation has announced that it is the recipient of a software donation from Maryland-headquartered OPNET Technologies, Inc., with commercial value estimated at nearly $200,000.

2006/05/05: Rowan receives donation from Xilinx

Xilinx, a company based in San Jose, Calif., has contributed $5,675 in software and hardware to the Rowan University Foundation. Since 1993, Rowan has benefited from Xilinx's University Donation Progr

2006/05/04: Rowan students honored by dean

The Rowan University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognized 17 outstanding graduating seniors at the 7th Annual Dean's Recognition Tea held recently in the Rowan University Student Center Bal

2006/05/03: Rowan Celebrates National Astronomy Day

The Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy and the South Jersey Astronomy Club will observe National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m, in Science Hall at Rowa

2006/05/02: At 19, a sociology degree, a Fulbright scholarship and a worldly future

At age 19, Arielle Botter has earned two college degrees with highest honors, landed a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study international relations, conducted research on the sociological reason

2006/04/27: Rowan Honors Katrina Donors

The Katrina Recovery Team at Rowan University will host a reception to thank donors who supported the team's efforts during the fall and spring semesters on Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in

2006/04/25: Rowan's Engineers Without Borders chapter captures humanitarian award

Engineers Without BordersTM ? USA recently presented the Rowan University chapter of the organization with its annual Humanitarian Award?and a check for $1,000. The Rowan group, staying true to mis

2006/04/21: Rowan to Hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. 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

2006/04/21: Rowan researchers convert corn waste to cheap fuel

When farmers harvest their crops each fall, an untold amount of plant waste - corn husks, wheat stalks and other fiber known collectively as corn stover - is either thrown out or simply plowed back in

2006/04/20: Off to Spain: Willie wins Fulbright to study foreign language education

When it comes to culture, Rowan University's Christine Willie believes in total immersion. So imagine her excitement when she found out she has received a Fulbright scholarship to study teaching te

2006/04/19: Physics/math major Andrew Robertson earns Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has named junior Rowan University physics/mathematics double major Andrew Robertson, 20, of Mickleton, as a Goldwater Schola

2006/04/18: Rowan to hold Saturn program

The planet Saturn will be the target for a public observing session the evening of Friday, April 21, at Rowan University. Telescopes will be set up to view the ringed giant, now in good viewing locati

2006/04/17: The Case of the Class Skeleton

Talk about an unusual class assignment: Students in a forensic anthropology class at Rowan University got down and dirty as they excavated, six inches at a time, to find a dead body. Not a real bod

2006/04/12: Rowan's chapter of Society of Physics Students honored

For the sixth year in a row, Rowan University's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been honored. The American Institute of Physics selected Rowan's chapter as Outstanding SPS Chapter

2006/04/07: Career Day to focus on job opportunities in law and justice

Rowan University's Law & Justice Studies program will hold its 25th annual Career Day on Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ballroom of the University's student center. The Career Day i

2006/04/06: Rowan Accepts Applications for New Environmental Studies Program

Rowan University is accepting applications for its new bachelor of arts in environmental studies program, which will kick off in fall 2006. The new degree program will offer students two tracks (na

2006/04/06: Asian-Pacific History Month Schedule of Events

Throughout the month of April, Rowan University will highlight the political, social history and heritage of Asian-Pacific culture during its annual Asian-Pacific Month celebration. Asian-Pacific Mont

2006/04/04: Rowan to Break Ground on Technology Park on April 10

Ground will be broken for the Innovation Center, the first building at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, on Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. at the site on Rt. 322 near the junction of

2006/04/03: Pre-Med Program in Excellent Health

A lot of South Jersey doctors got their higher education start at Rowan University, and the numbers just keep on increasing. During the last three years, 100 percent of Rowan students?all

2006/03/30: Rowan to Offer New Bioengineering Concentration

Rowan University will begin offering a bioengineering concentration beginning in the fall of 2006. A broad and interdisciplinary program, the bioengineering concentration will provide core courses

2006/03/30: Rowan University Programming Contest Expands in its 20th Year

The Rowan University Programming Contest is heading into its 20th year of giving talented young high school students the opportunity to show off their computer skills and win some prizes. The conte

2006/03/27: Rowan to host conference for research by top history students

Top undergraduate and graduate history students from a dozen colleges throughout New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and metropolitan New York will come together at Rowan University on Saturda

2006/03/23: Afghan Women's Studies Expert to Lecture at Rowan

To celebrate Women's History Month, Dr. Sally Kitch, Professor of Women's Studies and Vice-Chair of the Women's Studies Department at Ohio State University (OSU), will present "Representation and Femi

2006/03/20: Major League Soccer Announces Rowan as Potential Site of Future Stadium

Major League Soccer President Mark Abbott and Rowan University President Dr. Donald Farish today announced an agreement that potentially will bring an MLS professional soccer team to South Jersey by 2

2006/03/17: Pigeon study offers potential

Gerald Hough is a scientist who coos -- there's no other word for it -- to his research subjects. But how else does one talk to a homing pigeon? "Ooohhhh . . . Let's see how photogenic you are,"

2006/03/16: Colleges Host Women in Higher Education Conference

The Women?s Professional Networks of Rowan University, Salem Community College and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will hold the Second Southern New Jersey Regional Spring Conference for Women

2006/03/14: Prof Homes in on Pigeons for Insight into Human Diseases

Dr. Gerald Hough, assistant professor of biological sciences and psychology at Rowan University, is hoping the 15 homing pigeons roosting on the top floor of Bosshart Hall will provide some insight in

2006/03/09: Mother of Slain Soldier to Speak Out at Rowan

Celeste Zappala, mother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, the first Pennsylvania National Guardsman casualty in Iraq, will share her story on Friday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. in Campbell Library at Rowan Universi

2006/03/09: Expert to Discuss Jewish Women and the Holocaust at Rowan

To celebrate Women?s History Month, Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Holocaust Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will present ?Gentle Heroism: J

2006/03/08: Rowan Hosts Supernovae Speaker

Dr. Kyle Dawson will present ?Using Supernovae and the Hubble Space Telescope to Explore the History and Fate of the Universe? in Rowan Hall at Rowan University on Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m.

2006/03/03: Rowan Students to Volunteer in New Orleans During Spring Break

Forget bathing suits, beaches and basking in the sun in Cancun, Cabo or the Caribbean: about 35 Rowan University students and a half dozen professors are going to give up their spring break to volunte

2006/03/01: Women's History Month Schedule of Events 2006

GLASSBORO ? 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 wi

2006/02/28: Rowan/UMDNJ Partnership Produces First Graduate

Sheryl Timpanelli (nee Renwick), a 32-year-old mother of two, is the first student to graduate from Rowan University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey?s (UMDNJ) RN-to-BSN prog

2006/02/26: Beauty creates the beasts

When Adriana Brattelli makes art, blood flows. Not real blood, mind you, but close enough. "My shower looked like a massacre," she says. The Rowan University art student is describing a recen

2006/02/10: New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Awards $1.5 M To South Jersey Technology Park

The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has awarded the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University a $1.5-million grant for the construction of a technology business incubator in the

2006/02/07: Student Research Colloquium Announces Panel Topics

Rowan University's Women's Studies Program announces panel topics included in "Dangerous Liaisons," the Second Annual New Jersey Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium to be held at Rowan Un

2006/02/01: Physics Students, Faculty Team with Drexel on $800,000 NSF-Funded Project

Operating under an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant, Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy professors and undergraduate students are working in conjunction with Drexel Univers

2006/01/31: Honors Students Awarded Research Assistantships

GLASSBORO ? The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program recently awarded six Rowan University students paid research assistantships. Under research assistantships, students select a topic and conduct ind

2006/01/24: Rowan Hosts Women's Studies Colloquium

Rowan University's Women's Studies Program will host "Dangerous Liaisons," the Second Annual New Jersey Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium. This student research event will be held at Ro

2006/01/23: Mukhoti to Attend Oxford Conference

Dr. Bela Mukhoti, professor and chairperson of the Economics Department at Rowan University, has been invited to attend the Oxford Round Table in March at the University of Oxford, England. Founded

2006/01/12: Edelman Planetarium to Host Opening Of New Sky Show, ?Images of the Infinite?

The Hubble Telescope, flying high above Earth?s murky atmosphere, provides the sharpest pictures of celestial objects ever obtained. Now, for the first time in South Jersey, visitors to Rowan Universi