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2008/12/04: Holiday shows set at the Edelman Planetarium

he Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will host "Season of Light," its December star show, on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. from December 6 through 20.

2008/12/01: Rowan to host second annual FIRST LEGO League Competition

11 Rowan University faculty and dozens of Rowan students will support 80 middle school students as they pit their robot creations head-to-head in a qualifier round for the FIRST LEGO League Competition on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center on Rowan's Glassboro campus.

2008/12/01: Epifani appointed business manager of South Jersey Technology Park

Rowan University has named Michele Epifani business manager of the newly opened South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University in Mantua Township.

2008/12/01: Rowan hosts "The Night Sky"

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University will open is observatory and observation deck to the public, providing visitors a chance to view celestial objects through a variety of telescopes on top of Science Hall, on Monday, December 1, beginning at 6 p.m.

2008/11/21: Sci-Fi writer Samuel R. Delany to present reading at Rowan

Samuel R. Delany, one of the nation's most prominent science fiction writers, will present a reading at Rowan University on Monday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, located in Wilson Hall.

2008/11/03: Political cartoonist to discuss global image of America

Award-winning political cartoonist Joe Szabo will discuss "The Image of America in Political Cartoons" on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall at Rowan University.

2008/10/30: World Series over, Rowan Going Red

Rowan’s colors turned from brown and gold to red October 30 as seemingly everyone on campus flushed with Phillies phever.

2008/10/30: Rowan dedicates South Jersey Technology Park

The word of the day on October 27 was "possibilities."

2008/10/10: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet October 16

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, October 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Campbell Library Tower, Rowan University, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2008/10/08: Rowan, FAA collaboration results in a regional award

The Rowan University Department of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Graphics, and Visualization Research Group (SEGV) has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) with the 2008 Northeast Regional University Award.

2008/10/06: Rowan planetarium unveils its universe

Have you ever wondered why comets look so beautiful? Do you have a child in college looking for an interesting way to earn science credits? Have you ever just gone outside to admire the night sky?

2008/10/03: Students on Patrol

A new service provides added security on campus and opportunities to build experience in law enforcement.

2008/09/26: Debates could have real impact on presidential race

The presidential debates could have a significant impact on what promises to be an extremely tight election, according to Larry Butler, chair of Rowan's political science department.

2008/09/17: Rowan opens first building of South Jersey Technology Park

Rowan University will hold a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University on Monday, October 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the site, on Rt. 322 near the Rt. 55 interchange in Mantua Township.

2008/08/21: Post-Katrina landscape: New Orleans impacted by loss of sense of place, culture

The impact Hurricane Katrina had on the landscape of New Orleans goes beyond the widespread physical destruction of the city. America's "first mega-disaster of the 21st century" also altered the cultural, economic and the political landscapes of New Orleans in ways that could be irreparable, according to Rowan University sociologist DeMond Miller.

2008/08/05: Princeton Review Names Rowan University a "Best in the Northeast" college

Rowan University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 212 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its PrincetonReview.com feature 2009 Best Colleges Region by Region. It also profiles the school in its book "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2009 Edition" (on sale August 5). In The Princeton Review's profile on Rowan, it describes the school as "dedicated to offering students a high quality education at an affordable price."

2008/07/30: Profs: Olympics offer security challenges, goosebump moments

From emergency preparedness to the impact the Games will have on Chinese police to the "goosebump moments" viewers crave, Rowan University professors are available to address issues surrounding the XXIX Olympiad.

2008/07/28: Computer science prof gets award for robots in the classroom

The Institute for Personal Robots in Education has selected Rowan University's Dr. Jennifer Kay, an associate professor of computer science, for a $5,000 award as part of the organization's "Robots in the Classroom for Introductory Computer Science" program.

2008/07/15: Raucous 1968 convention led to changes in nomination process

While Americans likely recall the 1968 Democratic National Convention for the violent riots between anti-war protestors and Chicago police, the convention did lead to changes in the nation's political system, notes Rowan University political science professor Bruce Caswell.

2008/07/10: Rowan Physics: Hot lasers, cool plasma

Physical scientists at Rowan University probe the secrets of matter with laser beams and an electron microscope.

2008/07/09: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet July 17

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, July 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Campbell Library Tower, Rowan University, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2008/07/07: Internship leads Rowan senior to study liver disease at Baylor

Senior Benjamin Nixon is researching liver disease this summer at Baylor University, one of nation's top medical research universities.

2008/07/07: Rowan research paves way for alumnus to pursue Ph.D. at Yale

Four years ago, Lucas Willis wasn't sure college was for him. This fall, he'll begin the experimental atomic physics doctoral program at Yale University through a fully paid National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

2008/06/25: Class of 2012 kicks off college career with summer orientation

Early summer orientation enables incoming freshmen to see campus, ease anxieties and make friends for the fall.

2008/05/27: On Capitol Hill: Rowan seniors participate in Model Congress

Rowan University students William Moen, Jr. and Thomas Woltjen, both of Camden County, are representing their Congressional districts in the 2008 United States Model House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. this month.

2008/05/27: From biologist to poet: Mosto takes a path less traveled

Biologist Pat Mosto has published her first book of poetry, Sendros de Anoranzas (Paths of Longings). 

2008/05/27: Senior lands Fulbright to teach, study in Spain

Michael Grafals will spend part of his summer traveling around the United States and reading American novels. That's the best preparation he can imagine for his year-long Fulbright Program scholarship.

2008/05/13: Back from Iraq, Marine Corps Reservist celebrates degree

Marine Corps Reservist James Adams returned home April 29 after his second tour of Iraq. On Friday, May 16, he received his bachelor's degree in law and justice studies from Rowan University.

2008/05/12: Research at Rowan paves way for Willis to pursue PhD at Yale

Four years ago, Lucas Willis wasn't sure college was for him. This fall, he'll begin the experimental atomic physics doctoral program at Yale University through a fully paid National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

2008/05/12: Rowan chemistry students using fruit to aid the sun's work

Blackberries, blueberries, oranges and grapes—chemistry students at Rowan University are loading up on their fruits these days, but it has nothing to do with the food pyramid.

2008/05/08: From biologist to poet: Rowan associate dean takes a path less traveled

Biologist Pat Mosto, interim associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the author of her first book of poetry, "Senderos de Anoranzas."

2008/05/08: Through award-winning video, Rowan students, prof get word out about sexual assault on college campuses

Working with psychology professor Lois Strauss and two graduate students, Rowan film students produced "It's Not OK: Speak Out Against Sexual Assault," an award-winning, seven-minute video designed to educate college students about sexual assault.

2008/05/08: Rowan dean publishes book of Spanish poetry

Dr. Pat Mosto, Rowan's interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, published a book of her Spanish poetry last fall.

2008/05/05: An American in Spain: Rowan senior Michael Grafals earns Fulbright

Michael Grafals knows his Fulbright Program scholarship will teach him about the culture of Spain. But he also thinks teaching English to high school students in Madrid will help him learn more about being an American.

2008/05/02: Salesianum and Mainland students take honors in Rowan University?s 22nd annual H.S. programming contest

Louis Szgalsky and Kevin Touhey of Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., took first prize in the 22nd Annual Programming Contest held by the Computer Science Department at Rowan University on April 25. Second prize went to Jennifer Chau and Hein Htat, of Mainland Regional High School in Linwood. 

2008/05/02: Rowan to hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. students

Rowan University will hold the 2008 Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school students June 22 to 27 on the Glassboro campus.

2008/04/30: EPA recognizes Rowan U as a 2007-08 Green Power Individual Conference Champion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Rowan University as the 2007-2008 Individual Conference Champion for purchasing more green power than any other school in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

2008/04/30: Rowan students inducted into criminal justice honor society

Twelve Rowan University students have been inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for criminal justice majors.

2008/04/29: Rowan dean recognizes graduating Rowan seniors

Rowan University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently honored 18 students as outstanding graduating seniors. The dean, Dr. Jay Harper, cited one student from each major in the college during a recognition tea in April.

2008/04/23: Law and Justice Career Day set for April 28

Representatives from more than 30 law enforcement agencies will provide information to students during the 15th annual Law and Justice Career Day on Monday, April 28, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University.

2008/04/23: Rowan to welcome high schools to second annual sciences day

Close to 70 high school students from six Gloucester County high schools will join 15 Rowan science professors at the 2nd Annual Sciences Dayon Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Robinson and Science Halls on Rowan's Glassboro campus.

2008/04/23: Honor students take break

On Tuesday, April 22, Dr. Don Stoll’s Honors College Composition II/Global Climate Change class took a break from talking about the Earth to do something to help it.

2008/04/22: ?Cosmic Catastrophes? now happening at Rowan Planetarium

How will the world end? That's the subject of the new public star show, "Cosmic Catastrophes," at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University. The show will be presented every Saturday night at 7 p.m. through June 21.

2008/04/18: Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset and Union students return from Katrina effort

Jessica Bogart, of Asbury, Kelly Vliet, of Califon, Leah Walker, of Ewing, Michele Morris, of Millstone, and Genny Schwarzberg, of Springfield, shelled out some money this spring break for a flight to a warmer location, but their luggage contained more work clothes than swimsuits.

2008/04/16: Rowan presents 2008 Research and Creative Activity Awards

Rowan University will present the 2008 Research and Creative Activity Awards on Friday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 221 of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2008/04/16: Author Paul Pasles to discuss Benjamin Franklin?s interest in numbers

Villanova University associate professor Paul Pasles will present “Benjamin Franklin’s Numbers,” on Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m. in Robinson Hall Room 201A, on Rowan University’s Glassboro campus.

2008/04/15: Local Rowan student spends spring break helping town in El Salvador

It was definitely warm weather and pleasant scenery where Joanna Reyes, a 22-year-old senior studying elementary education and Spanish at Rowan University, spent her spring break. However, luxury took on another form on this trip. Reyes' bed was a two-inch-thick foam mat, her bathroom was a hole in the ground, and the shower-a cold, polluted river.

2008/04/15: Rowan Hosts 11th annual science and technology symposium

Rowan University will host its 2008 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center's Enyon Ballroom.

2008/04/15: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet April 17

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. in the Campbell Library Tower, Rowan University, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2008/04/02: Author and historian Christopher Waldrep to speak at Rowan

Christopher Waldrep, professor of history at San Francisco State University, will speak on Thursday, April 10, at 3 p.m. at the Rowan University bookstore, at the Winans Building on the Glassboro campus.

2008/04/01: Mackey to present poetry reading at Rowan

Poet Nathaniel Mackey, recipient of the National Book Award in Poetry, will share his works during a reading Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall), at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2008/03/25: Politics as Usual? Not this campaign season

The 2008 race for President has been, by turns, surprising, exhilarating, ugly and divisive. And that’s just the Democrats! 

2008/03/25: Historian to discuss women in Russia during Hollybush talk

Villanova University history professor Adele Lindenmeyr will present a talk titled "Women in Russia: The Cold War & Today" on Thursday, April 3, at 9:25 a.m. in Room 221 of Rowan University's Chamberlain Student Center, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2008/03/18: Rowan University holds 22nd annual H.S. programming contest

High school computer whizzes will compete in the 22nd annual programming contest at Rowan University on April 25.

2008/03/13: Hollybush event to focus on political activism of ethnic groups during Cold War

Scholars specializing in the ethnic and political history of the United States will come together for a day-long symposium focusing on the political activism of ethnic groups during the Cold War on Tuesday, April 1, at Rowan University.

2008/03/11: SJTP to cohost pharmaceutical, high-tech conference

The South Jersey Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry Alliance and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will host the "NewDelPa Delta: What Is It?," a regional approach to the pharmaceutical, bio-technology and high-technology worlds on Thursday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rowan University Student Center Ballroom, Glassboro.

2008/03/06: Rowan students, profs return to Gulf during spring break for Katrina effort

There's commitment and then there's commitment.

2008/03/05: Rowan to host lectures on female astronomer

As part of its Women's History Month celebration, Rowan University will host two lectures by Dr. Janet Schulte, the executive director of the Maria Mitchell Association, on Tuesday March 11.

2008/02/27: California pharmaceutical company awards Rowan grant

Combi-Blocks Inc., a San Diego manufacturer and worldwide supplier of a series of combinatorial building blocks, organics and fine chemicals, has awarded Dr. Cathy Yang, chair and professor of Rowan University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, a $100,000 grant.

2008/02/27: South Jersey Technology Park to open July 2008

That the first tenant of the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center at the South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University will be Rowan's College of Engineering seems fitting. The nationally ranked school has an outstanding reputation for clinic-based work and industry partnerships, and its sponsored research is outgrowing the College's home.

2008/02/14: Trustees approve bachelor's degree in Africana Studies

Rowan's Board of Trustees approved a new major in Africana Studies during its meeting on Wednesday.

2008/02/14: Wang offers Chinese students fresh look at history

History professor Edward Wang used Rowan's recent winter break to teach the study of history to students at Beijing University in China.

2008/02/12: Rowan career fair at capacity

The Career and Academic Planning (CAP) Center; Rowan University Colleges of Business, Communication, Engineering and Liberal Arts & Sciences; and the Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter of the College of Business are jointly sponsoring the campus-wide Rowan University Career Fair on Tuesday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Center.

2008/02/08: Hiding the moon: the total eclipse of Feb. 20

The moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, an event called a lunar eclipse, on the evening of Wednesday, February 20, and Rowan University is ready to give visitors a great view. 

2008/01/31: Super Tuesday: Obama's political 'movement' vs. Hillary's 'organization'?

The overriding question as voters in 24 states go to the polls on Super Tuesday? "Has Barack Obama's movement grown strong enough that he can win in states where he hasn't campaigned extensively?" asks Larry Butler, chair of the political science department at Rowan University.

2008/01/29: New M.A. So Good It's Criminal

Masters degree in criminal justice teaches students the value of research in law enforcement administration.

2008/01/29: NYU prof to discuss Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in talk at Rowan

New York University professor Michael Gomez, an expert in the African Diaspora, will kick off Rowan University's month-long commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2008/01/23: South Jersey Technology Park offers tenants support from some of Rowan University's brightest

The South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University is about to open the doors of its first building, with a long list of benefits for future tenants.

2008/01/22: Rowan Planetarium returns to Saturn

Visitors to the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will be able to head for the ringed planet via a new show.

2008/01/17: Rowan hosts annual career fair

The Rowan University Colleges of Business, Communication, Engineering and Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter of the College of Business are jointly sponsoring the campus-wide Rowan University Career Fair on Tuesday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Center.

2008/01/11: Rowan joins Focus the Nation for week of environmental activities

Rowan University will join more than 1,000 institutions - mostly colleges and universities - the week of January 28 for Focus the Nation, a national discussion on global warming and sustainability solutions for America. The week will culminate on Thursday, January 31, with teach-ins held at Rowan and throughout the United States.

2008/01/10: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet Jan. 17

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, January 17, at 2 p.m. in the Campbell Library Tower, Rowan University, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2008/01/09: At Rowan University, childcare is all in the (diaper) bag

It\'s more than the moms at Rowan who are trying find the balance between being a good professor and a good parent. Here\'s a look at how some Rowan dads juggle career and family.