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2009/12/17: Rowan offers accelerated B.S./M.S. in computer science

Rowan University recently instituted an Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Computer Science major that enables students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years without taking courses during the summers, leaving these available for students to pursue paid internships or research experiences.

2009/12/16: Rowan offers new Master's degree, graduate options in Computer Science

Graduate offerings include MS, an accelerated BS/MS program and several certificate tracks.

2009/12/09: Spin that dreidel: For American children, Hanukkah has become a festival of fun

Hanukkah isn't a hugely important holiday on the Jewish calendar, but, over the past few decades, it has become decisively more hip...and fun, says Rowan University Professor Dianne Ashton, an expert on Hanukkah.

2009/12/01: Celebrations in the dark: Holiday shows set at the Rowan planetarium

The public planetarium star show “Season of Light” opens Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University. This show explains where familiar holiday customs came from, why the winter sky is special and what the mysterious Star of Bethlehem might have been. “Season” is narrated by Noah Adams (of NPR fame), with music by Geodesium.

2009/11/30: Middle school students solve transportation issues in Third Annual FIRST LEGO League Competition at Rowan

Rowan University’s Third Annual FIRST LEGO League Competition will call on middle school students to lay the building blocks for solving tomorrow’s transportation challenges—LEGO® building blocks, that is.

2009/11/25: Alumnus Launches Medical School Scholarship Fund with 100K gift

Dr. Marque Allen, a Texas podiatric surgeon and team physician to the San Antonio Spurs, starts scholarship fund to honor former professor.Watch the video >>>

2009/11/16: Spoken Word Artist Sarah Kay to perform at Rowan

Spoken Word Artist Sarah Kay will perform at Rowan University on Monday, Nov. 23, at 11:15 a.m. in the Pit of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2009/11/11: Rowan students place second in computer programming contest

The Rowan University computer programming team of David Galos, Chris Lewark and Idris Hayward came in second place in the recent Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSCE) Student Programming Contest held at Villanova University as part of the 25th Annual Eastern Conference.

2009/11/06: Rowan Poly Sci Profs Discuss N.J. Governor Race

Professors say incumbent had little chance to win.

2009/10/30: ASM awards undergraduate teaching fellowship to Rowan student

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Patricia Bodak from Rowan University as a 2009 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship.

2009/10/30: Impact of theologized image of science on global warming is subject of Rowan talk

Former Swarthmore College professor William Mark Goodwin will discuss arguments about the predictive powers of global climate models during a talk on Friday, Nov. 6,  at Rowan University.

2009/10/29: Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series celebrates 10th anniversary of Rowan Engineering

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the College of Engineering at Rowan University, this fall’s Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series Lecture will feature Orlando Carvalho, vice president, Surface-SBMD Systems / general manager, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. in the Rowan Hall (College of Engineering) auditorium.

2009/10/29: Rowan's Milou honored for contributions to mathematics education in NJ

Rowan University mathematics professor Eric Milou has been recognized by the Association of Mathematics Teachers (AMTNJ) of New Jersey.

2009/10/22: Writers Write (and write and write...)

Several dozen Rowan University writers take to a keyboard and crank out copy for 24 hours straight.

2009/10/19: Rowan hosts Galilean Night: Rowan Observatory Open House

Rowan University will host “Galilean Night: Rowan Observatory Open House” on Friday, October 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Science Hall.

2009/10/15: New Jersey: the Garden State or the greased-palm state?

Two veteran New Jersey journalists share their views with Rowan students, faculty and staff members.

2009/10/15: Rowan to host author/poet Linh Dinh

Vietnamese-born author and poet Linh Dinh will read form his works on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Rowan Art Gallery, Westby Hall, on Rowan University's Glassboro campus.

2009/10/08: Rowan President's Lecture Series presents "Galileo and the International Year of Astronomy"

Science writer Dava Sobel will present “Galileo and the International Year of Astronomy” on Wednesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. The event is part of the President’s Lecture Series.

2009/10/05: Journalists to discuss corruption in New Jersey in talk at Rowan

Journalists Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure will discuss their book, The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption, in a talk at Rowan University on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall.   

2009/10/01: New Rowan planetarium show to feature star birth and death

“Clouds of Fire,” the new planetarium star show at Edelman Planetarium, is now playing at the Science Hall at Rowan University.

2009/09/29: South Jersey Technology Park signs seven-year lease with EIRC

The South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) at Rowan University, Inc., has fully leased its first building — the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center — with the recent signing of a seven-year lease with the Educational Information and Resource Center, Inc. (EIRC).

2009/09/22: Rowan President?s Lecture Series presents ?Galileo and the International Year of Astronomy?

Science writer Dava Sobel will present “Galileo and the International Year of Astronomy” on Wednesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. The event is part of the President’s Lecture Series.

2009/09/22: Princeton Review names Rowan 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 education services company selected the school as one of 218 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its website feature 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region that posted recently on www.PrincetonReview.com.  It also profiles the school in its book "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition" (Random House / Princeton Review Books, now on sale).  

2009/09/22: Ansari named dean of LAS at Rowan

Parviz H. Ansari has been named the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rowan University, effective July 1. 

2009/09/16: It All Adds Up: Running, teaching and math.

Rowan mathematics professor a marathoner in and out of the classroom.>> Watch a video about Professor Osler on YouTube

2009/09/10: Alumna Janet Hamill to read at Rowan Oct. 1

Poet, writer, artist and spoken word performer Janet Hamill will return to her alma mater, Rowan University, for a free public reading of her works on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Rowan Art Gallery in Westby Hall.

2009/08/26: Rowan hosts Graduate School information session

Rowan University will host a Graduate School Information Session on Saturday, September 12, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro.

2009/08/13: Rowan welcomes largest freshman class

Rowan University will welcome its largest freshman class this year. Close to 1,700 freshmen have placed deposits with the Glassboro-based University, along with 1,022 transfer students.

2009/08/13: Rowan freshmen move in August 29; University plans weekend of activities to introduce them to campus life

Close to 1,300 Rowan University freshmen are expected to move into their new homes on the Glassboro campus on Saturday, August 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in these residence halls: Chestnut, Evergreen, Magnolia, Mimosa, Mullica and Willow.

2009/08/06: The Princeton Review names Rowan 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 education services company selected the school as one of 218 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its website feature 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region that posted recently on www.PrincetonReview.com.  It also profiles the school in its book "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition" (Random House / Princeton Review Books, now on sale).  

2009/07/23: Rowan hosts Graduate School information session

Rowan University will host a Graduate School Information Session on Saturday, August 1, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro.

2009/07/01: Ansari named dean of LAS at Rowan

Parviz H. Ansari has been named the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rowan University, effective July 1. 

2009/06/29: Governor Announces New Four Year Medical School in Camden - Rowan/Cooper Partnership

Governor Jon Corzine signed an executive order June 25 that calls upon Rowan to develop a four-year medical school in partnership with Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

2009/05/18: Early Education, Summer Fun

Summer Enrichment Program for preschoolers an on-campus resource for Rowan community.

2009/05/15: Commencement podcast available

The weather held out, the students were energized, the families were proud, and the speeches were interesting. Commencement 2009 at Rowan University came off beautifully. You can hear the addresses, music and more from the main undergraduate ceremony held on May 15 by listening to a podcast of the event at http://wgls.rowan.edu/episodes.php?feed=CAMPUS_EVENTS.

2009/05/07: Rowan to hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. students

Rowan University will hold the 2009 Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school students June 21 to 26 on the Glassboro campus.

2009/05/01: Rowan grad student commencing with Zeus

Zeus is graduating from Rowan University on May 14.

2009/05/01: After two years, computer science student leaves Rowan U with a bachelor's degree

Two years after he entered Rowan University, Thomas Grochowicz — barely 20 — is leaving the South Jersey school.

2009/05/01: Rowan student plans graduation so Iraqi vet father can attend ceremony

Forget the cap and gown, the diploma and the classmates cheering. Forget the crowds, the speeches and the pats on the back. Forget the party even.

2009/05/01: Eyeing med school, graduation is sweet music to Rowan's first harp major

Lynn Goodfellow is the first — and so far only — of her kind at Rowan University.

2009/04/28: Some of Our Featured Graduates

After two years, computer science student leaves Rowan U with a bachelor’s degree - Thomas Grochowicz — barely 20 — is leaving Rowan two years after he entered. Rowan grad student commencing with Zeus The Rowan “grad” is a 14-month-old black Labrador/golden retriever mix puppy.

2009/04/22: Camels and couscous and sheep, oh my!

Sophomore Kathryn Rich wanted an earthy, real-life study abroad experience and she found it in Morocco.

2009/04/20: Rowan observatory open house to mark International Year of Astronomy

The Rowan University Astronomy Club and the Department of Physics & Astronomy will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first use of the telescope as an astronomical tool by hosting an open house on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowan University Astronomical Observatory, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2009/04/20: Disabled Speaker Shares Success Story as Part of Assistive Technology for the Disabled Project

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that has never stopped her from attaining her goals. Using the power of her mind to overcome adversity, Cox has emerged as a successful and respected person “In A Two-Handed World.”

2009/04/17: Osler honored for distinguished teaching by Mathematical Association of America

Rowan University professor Tom Osler has been recognized for his stellar record of teaching by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

2009/04/15: Close to 3,000 Rowan students to participate in May commencement ceremonies

At Rowan University, Glassboro, 2,503 undergraduate students and 372 graduate students will take part in commencement ceremonies to be held in May.

2009/04/13: 'Policing the High Seas': Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson to speak at Rowan University

Watson will bring his message of conservation to Rowan University on Thursday, April 23, during a talk at 4 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2009/04/07: Senator Fred Madden to speak at Rowan's Law and Justice Career Day

New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden Jr. will deliver the keynote address during the 20th Annual Rowan University Law and Justice Career Day on Tuesday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center on the Glassboro campus.

2009/04/07: Teaching with heart and soul (and bones): Rosado to receive Lindback

An anthropology professor in Rowan University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) since 1993, Maria Rosado talks a lot about doing good work...in the classroom, in her scholarship, in her family life, and in her community. Her dedication to her profession--and to her students--has earned her Rowan's 2008 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, the University's highest teaching honor.

2009/04/03: On The Origin of the "Origin of the Species"

Educated thinkers the world over know of Charles Darwin’s seminal 1859 work on evolution but many know little of the historic tome’s rough and rustic origins.

2009/03/30: Rowan to host free astronomy lecture

The Rowan University Department of Physics & Astronomy will present its annual Spring Equinox Astronomy Lecture on Wednesday April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall in Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro).

2009/03/26: Rowan events to celebrate Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage Month

Rowan University students, faculty and staff will mark Asian-Pacific Cultural Month with events that highlight the tastes, dances, history, struggles and philosophy of the Asian-Pacific culture throughout the month April. 

2009/03/26: Rowan University to intrigue high school students on third annual sciences day

An expected 120 high school students from 12 Gloucester County high schools will engage Rowan science faculty during a series of intriguing sessions as part of the 3nd Annual Sciences Day on Friday, March 27, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the classrooms and labs of Robinson and Science Halls on Rowan's Glassboro campus, 201 Mullica Hill Road.

2009/03/24: Mapping the Campus (and Beyond) in Layers

Faculty and students in Rowan University’s small but industrious geography department are using Geographic Information Systems – a state-of-the-art process that combines mapping technology with data – to identify crime patterns, urban development, land use, and much more.

2009/03/19: MA in Applied Behavior Analysis - public health to public safety

Rowan's new ABA program offers great employment opportunites in treating children with autism but can be applied to careers in management, public safety and more.

2009/03/11: Project BOAST Helps Recovering Women Re-enter Society

An innovative program developed with Rowan psychology Prof. MaryLou Kerwin rewards positive behaviors of women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.

2009/03/09: Presidential Lecture Series to bring leading expert on origin of species to Rowan

In commemoration of the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the Department of Biological Sciences will host a lecture by Dr. Sean Carroll, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin who claims DNA contains the ultimate forensic evidence of evolution.

2009/03/06: Diverse Rowan activities to mark Women's History Month

Rowan University will celebrate an array of women's experiences and perspectives in March through a collection of educational and entertaining Women's History Month events.Presenters will engage the Rowan community as they share struggles overcome by an Argentinean immigrant, challenges of Muslim-Americans and successes of entrepreneurs and composers.

2009/03/05: Rowan professor named outstanding Society of Physics Students advisor

Dr. Samuel Lofland, Society of Physics Students (SPS) advisor and physics professor at Rowan University, has been honored as the 2008 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor.

2009/02/26: Live From Death Row - and Live at Rowan

Lessons about wrongful conviction, capital punishment and life on death row pack Student Center program.

2009/02/26: Society of Physics Students chapter honored as outstanding

For the eight consecutive year, The American Institute of Physics' Society of Physics Students (SPS) has named Rowan University's group an Outstanding SPS Chapter for 2007-2008, a title given to only 55 of the approximately 1,000 chapters.

2009/02/23: Rowan hosts comet open house, marks International Year of Astronomy

The Rowan University Astronomy Club and the Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an observatory open house on Tuesday, February 24 between 9 p.m. and midnight.

2009/02/20: Searching for water underway at Rowan?s Edelman Planetarium

The planetarium star show "Oasis in Space" is now playing every weekend at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University.

2009/02/20: Shakespeare celebration to honor Carb's 50 years in the classroom

Five decades in, English Professor Nathan Carb, a self-described "frustrated actor," still loves to teach.

2009/02/20: Celebration of Shakespeare's works to honor Carb's 50 years in the classroom

Even after 50 years of teaching at Rowan, there's nothing like a classroom--or an audience--for English professor Nathan Carb.

2009/02/18: The Bugman of Westby

Jim Greenwell’s art is inspired by the creepiest, crawliest, buggiest subjects on the planet.

2009/02/16: Rowan to host origins of species presentation

Rowan University will host Dr. Sean Carroll, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, for a presentation titled "Remarkable Creatures: Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species," on Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom in the Chamberlain Student Center on Rowan's Glassboro campus.

2009/02/05: Rowan Career Fair seeks to get grads in the door

Even in the down economy, many businesses are still looking to hire Rowan University students.  To aid both potential employers and students, Rowan will host a campus-wide Career Fair on Tuesday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Center gymnasium on Rowan's Glassboro campus.

2009/01/29: diNovi named assistant dean in Rowan's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kristen diNovi has been named assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at Rowan University.

2009/01/22: South Jersey Technology Park awarded LEED? Green Building certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver rating.

2009/01/21: Rowan program aims to promote computer science among minorities, women

While its name sounds humorous, the FATPIPE program at Rowan University actually has very serious intentions.

2009/01/20: Acclaimed Filmmaker Honors Dr. King

Documentarian David A. Wilson recalled the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19 during Rowan University's 23rd annual scholarship breakfast held in the civil rights leader's memory.  (Update: David's documentary will re-air on MSNBC Sunday, February 8th at 6:30PM EDT.)  >> Watch Video / >> Download Podcast

2009/01/08: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet January 15

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, January 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center on the Tech Park Campus, off Rt. 322 at the Rt. 55 interchange in Mantua Township.