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2007/12/14: The "season" has Rowan prof seeing red (planet)

‘Tis the season for Rowan University physics and astronomy associate professor David Klassen.

2007/12/11: Rowan's "green" efforts impact environment, garner numerous awards

Rowan's "green" efforts have earned it accolades as the school has worked to better the environment.

2007/12/11: Final 2007 performances set at Rowan planetarium

Final performances of two public shows will take place Saturday night, December 15, at Rowan University's Edelman Planetarium.

2007/12/04: Race to presidency begins Jan. 3, but top candidates already poised to 'claim the mantle,' Rowan prof says

Even with polls showing her running neck-and-neck with Barack Obama in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is acting and sounding like the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. And she is, says Rowan University political science professor Larry Butler.

2007/11/29: Rowan wins Governor's award for "Clean Air" initiatives

Rowan earned yet another award for its environmental efforts, this time from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the area of "Clean Air."

2007/11/29: Winners announced for LEGO League competition at Rowan

If they build it, they might win . . .

2007/11/28: Rowan reschedules free stargazing party

Check out the stars at RU at a free stargazing party and planetarium show in Wednesday, December 12, in Science Hall.

2007/11/26: Pre-Law Society to host third annual Law School Fair

Representatives from more than 20 law schools in the Mid-Atlantic states will participate in the third annual Law School Fair, presented by Rowan University's Pre-Law Society, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2007/11/21: Rowan Gridiron Great Goes Hollywood and hamburgers

Bill "Stink" Fisher has a heck of a sense of humor. Of course, he'd have to, to call himself "Stink." But Stink, a man with a big laugh and a bigger handshake, is no joke.

2007/11/12: Middle schoolers turn LEGOS into working robots

South Jersey middle schoolers will have a chance to turn childhood playthings — LEGOS — into autonomous robots and compete for prizes and prestige at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) competition scheduled for Rowan University on Saturday, November 17.

2007/11/09: Symposium to explore civil rights struggle during Hollybush era

Scholars from Rutgers, Princeton, Rowan and Temple universities will come together to explore the connections between international events and the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s in a symposium on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1:45 p.m. in Room 221 of Rowan's Chamberlain Student Center.

2007/11/07: Rowan to host free stargazing party

The stars will be out at Rowan University on Wednesday, November 14, and the public is invited to see them free of charge.

2007/10/25: Alumni Profile: State Police Superintendent to State Senate

There's a drumbeat of stiff black shoes at the Gloucester County Police Academy as 30-odd raw recruits move through daily drills.The recruits huff and puff in silence, grunt on command and make precision turns. Again. And again. And again.

2007/10/19: Historian to offer Soviet perspective of Cold War in Hollybush lecture

Vladislav Zubok, the world’s leading historian of the Soviet perspective of the Cold War, will present "The Soviet Union in the Cold War: A Failed Empire" on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:45 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.

2007/10/17: Passion for teaching-and teaching Quechua-earns Manley Rowan's Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award

How do you make a language spoken by 10 million people in South America relevant to a class of English-speaking college students in South Jersey? That’s the challenge for Marilyn Manley, who teaches Quechua at Rowan. Her efforts have earned her the University’s Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award.    

2007/10/16: Edelman Planetarium to offer Led Zeppelin laser show

Visitors will be able to climb the Stairway to Heaven at the Edelman Planetarium starting Saturday, October 20, when the facility kicks off "Laser Zeppelin."

2007/10/08: Rowan and Salem County schools renew articulation agreements

Rowan University and the Salem County Arts, Science and Technology Academies recently renewed articulation agreements for the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering that provide qualified students with guaranteed seats in the highly competitive university admittance process.

2007/09/28: Lots to SEA during tall ship sailing semester

There's wind in your hair, a crisp briny spray on your tongue and warm golden sun on your face. Next port of call: Bermuda, Barbados, possibly Tahiti.Sound like the best spring break ever?Think again.

2007/09/26: Math department to host tribute to Euler

"A Tribute to Euler," a free public lecture celebrating the 300th birthday of famous 18th century mathematician Leonhard Euler, will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Rowan

2007/09/21: Lunchtime discussion focuses on 2008 presidential election

The 2008 presidential nomination will be the topic when Rowan University's political science department hosts a brown bag lunch discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Room 101-A

2007/09/21: Poet Betsy Andrews to present reading at Rowan

Poet Betsy Andrews, whose new book, "New Jersey," was inspired by the New Jersey Turnpike, will read from her works on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall in Wilson Hall at Rowan Unive

2007/09/15: New plant takes root in S. Jersey marshes

Rowan professor Michael Grove studies the impact a plant new to the area has on fiddler crabs.

2007/09/11: Edelman Planetarium will (moon) rock in October

Rowan University's Edelman Planetarium has scheduled three days of space education and entertainment for the first week in October, including Moon rock viewing, a concert by Rowan jazz students and th

2007/09/06: Rowan presents Lindback Award to physics prof Karen Magee-Sauer

Though Rowan University professor Karen Magee-Sauer loves astronomy, no one ever accuses her of having her head in the clouds when it comes to educating students about the subject. Indeed, she's qu

2007/09/05: Rowan holds 2007 Convocation September 10

Rowan University will formally usher in the 2007-08 academic year at Convocation on Monday, September 10, at 11 a.m. in Pfleeger Concert Hall in Wilson Hall. Convocation, which draws hundreds

2007/09/01: Study abroad programs as varied as the students they serve

With scores of study abroad programs available, Rowan University students have a unique opportunity to get college credits and see the world.

2007/08/28: Step forward, look back in Science Hall

If Science Hall was named for a film, an obvious choice might be Back to the Future. That's because Science Hall is the only structure in South Jersey where one can peer into the past and delve into the future. On the same day!

2007/08/26: Rowan group watches nature's toil and trouble

By Stephanie Brown sbrown@sjnewsco.com Dr. Michael Grove disappeared into the dense, tall grass along the Maurice River to retrieve a dark blue Fiddler crab no larger than a golf ball. Holding

2007/08/15: Rowan awarded grant to help recovering women acquire workplace skills

Glassboro--The Rowan University Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $295,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program to help women in resi

2007/08/13: Rowan prof working with crabs

While crabs may be appearing this summer on the menus of neighborhood pubs and upscale restaurants, Dr. Michael Grove is pursuing another take on the crustaceans. Grove, an associate professor of b

2007/08/13: Alumni Profile: State Police Superintendent to State Senate

After rising through the ranks to the pinnacle of the N.J. State Police, Glassboro State College alumnus Fred Madden pursued a new career in politics.

2007/08/13: Vacation Learning: No summer bummer

Rowan geography professor Denyse Lemaire leads students around the world for instruction that's way too big for the classroom.

2007/08/09: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet August 13

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University will hold a teleconference meeting on Monday, August 13, at 9 a.m. in the President's Conference Room in Bole Hall

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2007/07/25: Final summer shows set at Rowan Planetarium

The final performances for two public shows at Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will take place on Saturday, July 28. The multimedia star show "Images of the Infinite: The Hubble Space Teles

2007/07/10: Rowan geography/anthropology students document summer studies abroad online

Rowan University geography and anthropology students and faculty members are traveling the world this summer and are diligently sharing their experiences via the world wide Web. On a Web site title

2007/07/03: "Laser Metallica" light show premiers at Rowan Planetarium

The laser light show "Laser Metallica" premiers on Saturday night, July 7, at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University. Rock's hardest-hitting music and some of Laser Fantasy's most powerful spe

2007/06/04: History prof explores impact of youngest immigrants on American society

The challenges faced by immigrants today aren't dramatically different from what 25 million immigrants faced when they entered the United States from 1880 to 1925, according to Rowan University histor

2007/05/30: Rowan to hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. students

The Materials Research Group at Rowan University will hold the 2007 Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school students the week of July 23 to 27. This program is open to high school stu

2007/05/22: Rowan professor to teach history to grad students at Beijing University

A dozen years ago, Edward Wang couldn't visit his native China, a victim of blacklisting due to his support for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. This fall, Wang, a U.S. citizen since 1997, w

2007/05/09: Rowan salutes students, professor at research awards ceremony

Rowan University students, Timothy Vaughn and Robert Booth, along with Rowan professor Dr. Samuel Lofland, were honored at a research recognition ceremony recently held on campus. Vaughn, of West B

2007/05/07: Dutch organization awards scholarship to Rowan senior

The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), an organization that in part gives merit-based High-level University Year to Gain Excellence in the Netherlands

2007/05/02: LAS Dean recognizes graduating Rowan seniors

Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rowan University, recently honored 18 students as outstanding graduating seniors. Harper cited one student from each major in the Co

2007/05/02: Nine countries + three continents + 39 students = Summer of teaching, exploration and fun for Rowan prof

Rowan University professor Denyse Lemaire teaches geography and geology, but she'll have to utilize some solid math skills to keep track of her teaching load this summer. Over nine weeks, Lemaire,

2007/04/30: Rowan team uses math to solve airline woes

Boarding an airplane can be a lesson in frustration. Passengers jam into the aisles, stopping suddenly to stuff their baggage in the overhead compartment while the line backs up behind them. Is

2007/04/29: Lincoln Park to S. Korea

In middle school, Rachel Kelly of Lincoln Park spent parts of two consecutive summers working with children in the ghettos of Venezuela. The summer before her freshman year at Rowan University, she

2007/04/27: Physics student wins National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Andrew Robertson, 21, is into small things in a big way. The Mickleton resident and Rowan University physics/mathematics double major just earned a National Defense Science and Engineering Fellows

2007/04/23: Rowan University holds 21st annual H.S. programming contest

Eighty high school students will compete in Rowan University's Computer Science Department's 21st annual Computer Science High School Programming Contest on Friday, April 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Robi

2007/04/21: Science students swap ideas

Students Lynn Goodfellow, Adam Capel and Kimberly Cuccia said their studies of human and animal bones may contribute to important scientific research in the future. "In the future, researchers can

2007/04/20: Edelman Planetarium offers look at the cosmos

Rowan University's Edelman Planetarium is offering a look at the cosmos now through the end of July. "Images of the Infinite," the new star show at Edelman Planetarium, uses the planetarium's techn

2007/04/16: Rowan hosts 10th annual STEM symposium

Rowan University will hold its 10th annual Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center's Eynon Ballr

2007/04/13: Rowan U seniors receive Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council award

Rowan University civil and environmental engineering students James Zamorski and Daniel MacInnes and physics major Nicholas Lambert have received a Student Paper Award from the Delaware Valley Enginee

2007/04/09: Rowan students honored for creativity in international math contest

A team of three Rowan math students thought outside the box at this year's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), earning an award for their creative efforts. The international online competition,

2007/04/05: Rowan senior wins Fulbright to teach English in South Korea

In middle school, Rachel Kelly spent parts of two consecutive summers working with children in the ghettos of Venezuela. The summer before her freshman year at Rowan University, she did the same ne

2007/04/05: Driven to succeed: Rowan senior lands scholarship to study in Germany

Robert Frick loves public relations. He loves Germany. And he loves BMWs. So forgive him if he's more than a little giddy about winning a year-long, all-expenses-paid scholarship to study in German

2007/04/03: Poet Rae Armantrout to present reading at Rowan University

Poet Rae Armantrout will read from her works during an appearance at Rowan University on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, located in Rowan's Wilson Hall. The reading, which is

2007/03/28: Rowan University Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

From Tai Chi to cultural festivals, Rowan University will celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with a host of activities. The following is a list of events being held at the University. All program

2007/03/26: Rowan to host New Jersey mathematicians

Mathematicians from throughout the state will come to Rowan University on Saturday, March 31, as Rowan hosts both the spring meeting of the Mathematical Association of America-New Jersey Section (MAA-

2007/03/16: Rowan astronomers to host public stargaze

Astronomers at Rowan University will host an evening of free public sky-watching at the University observatory on Monday, March 26. The main event will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will last until 9 p.m. A

2007/03/16: Rowan to show "An Inconvenient Truth"

Rowan University will hold showings of "An Inconvenient Truth," winner of two Academy Awards, on International Earth Day, Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. and at 8 p.m. in Edelman Planetarium, Science

2007/03/13: Glassboro students help Rowan celebrate planetarium gift

Sixty first, second and third graders from the Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro, along with donors Ric and Jean Edelman, will help celebrate the latest gift to the Fredric and Jean Edelman Plane

2007/03/12: Rowan science team revisits nature of light

Work completed by a visiting research professor at Rowan University, physics professors and a student from the institution shows particle and wave properties of light in the same experimental setup, a

2007/03/02: Pluto the topic of Rowan's spring equinox lecture

The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rowan University will host their annual Spring Equinox Lecture on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Betty Long Rowa

2007/02/23: Columbia professor to discuss Religious Right in lecture at Rowan

Randall Balmer, an Evangelical Christian and professor of American religious history at Columbia University's Barnard College, will discuss the place of the Religious Right in America in a lecture Mar

2007/02/07: Donation lets kids reach for stars

Elementary school children can visit Rowan University's planetarium for free next year, thanks to a $54,000 donation by a pair of alumni whose names are already on the facility. Fredric and Jean M

2007/02/05: Edelmans again donate to Rowan's planetarium

Rowan University alumni and benefactors Ric Edelman and Jean McMenamin Edelman, of Great Falls, Va., once again are contributing to science education in South Jersey by donating $54,000 to the Rowan U

2007/02/02: Rowan's chapter of Society of Physics Students honored

For the seventh year in a row, The American Institute of Physics' Society of Physics Students (SPS) has named Rowan University's group an Outstanding SPS Chapter, an honor given to approximately one c

2007/01/26: Rowan tops off first building of Technology Park

Rowan University marked a milestone in the construction of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University when it held a topping off ceremony for the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center, the first

2007/01/26: Rowan to present "Inconvenient Truth"

Rowan University will host a showing of Al Gore's documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" on Thursday, February 1, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off B

2007/01/18: Rowan to hold Technology Park "topping off" ceremony

Rowan University and the board of directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will host a "topping off" ceremony for the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center, the first building to