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2010/12/23: Through Alternative Winter Break service work, students to use arts to help patients cope

For seven Rowan University students, winter break will include a week of service using the arts to assist people with life-threatening illnesses.

2010/12/07: Holiday shows featured at Rowan's Edelman Planetarium

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will host the show “Season of Light” through mid-December. The program traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual lighting of the Hanukkah menorah.

2010/12/01: Rowan to host middle school LEGO robot competition

Local middle school robot-building teams will compete in the FIRST LEGO League 2010 Qualifer: Body Forward Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Center at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2010/12/01: Rowan scholar: Hanukkah more modest holiday outside U.S.

Rowan Professor Dianne Ashton discussed the history of American celebrations of Hanukkah on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."

2010/11/30: American Hanukkah traditions focus on children

Hanukkah isn't a hugely important holiday on the Jewish calendar, but modern day celebrations of the Festival of Lights do work to get today's children--and adults--excited about Judaism, according to Dianne Ashton, a professor of religion studies at Rowan University.

2010/11/22: Rowan LEGOS competition: Building scientists from toys

On Saturday Dec. 4, Rowan will host a LEGO robot competition for local middle school students. 

2010/11/22: Area businesses, organizations invited to Rowan University's Career Fair

Rowan University currently is seeking area businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations to attend its annual career fair during the Spring 2011 semester. Each year, the career fair puts business representatives in contact with well-prepared Rowan University students and alumni to discuss career opportunities, specific job openings and internships. 

2010/11/16: President's Lecture Series to feature Andes Manta

The widely acclaimed musicians of Andes Manta will present a lecture and demonstration as part of the President's Lecture Series at Rowan University on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:15 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2010/11/12: VIDEO: Students using computers to change world's favorite sport

Computer science students in the graduate program at Rowan University selected soccer as a vehicle to develop an information visualization program they hope will be accepted worldwide, like the sport.

2010/11/05: Rowan's Pre-Law Society to host Law School Fair

Rowan University's Pre-Law Society will present its sixth annual Law School Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center on the University's Glassboro campus, 201 Mullica Hill Road.

2010/10/20: 'Taking Flight': Rowan to celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2010

If you're a proud member of the Brown and Gold Rowan University family--or you just want to learn more about the depth and breadth of the University--Glassboro is the place to be Oct. 27-31 as Rowan celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend 2010.

2010/10/20: Rowan to welcome poet CAConrad

Poet CAConrad, winner of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award, will read from his works on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Rowan Art Gallery at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J. 

2010/10/19: Rowan, Cooper host research seminars

From an innovation to cool heart tissue during a heart attack to an overview of current work by health care providers in Camden, Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital staffs are learning more about each other’s research, interests and commitments thanks to a series of Medical School Research Seminars

2010/10/07: Criminal justice scholar to address reporting of crime statistics in talk at Rowan

Eli B. Silverman, an expert in criminal justice, will kick off the second annual Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series in Rowan University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. Silverman is an emeritus professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York

2010/10/05: Family show playing Oct. 10 at Edelman Planetarium

Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a special star show for families with children ages 5 and older at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

2010/10/03: Remembering Dr. Herman D. James, 1943-2010

Rowan remembers President Herman D. James upon his passing, October 2, 2010.

2010/09/30: GOOOAAL! Rowan students scoring with computer science

Students at Rowan University are using their computer skills to help score goals on the soccer field. Computer science master’s degree students developed Soccer Scoop, a computer application that allows soccer coaches to take player evaluation into the Information Age.

2010/09/28: Rowan University sets fall open houses

Rowan University will host open houses for prospective students on three Sundays this fall. Open houses will be held Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov 7. They will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Rec Center Gym/Esby Gym, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2010/09/24: Perspectives on law enforcement: Students organize Law & Justice Day at Rowan

Students in Alpha Phi Sigma, the law and justice honor society, are bringing together some of the most intriguing components of law enforcement during Law and Justice Day at Rowan University on Thursday, Oct. 7.

2010/09/21: Rowan Planetarium offers view of the Universe

Astronomy, in several forms, is a thriving enterprise at Rowan University. Public planetarium shows, astronomy classes, school field trips, public star parties, and research into mysteries of the cosmos: they’re all sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan.

2010/09/20: Edelman Planetarium hosts Michael Jackson laser show

The “King of Pop” is coming to South Jersey in the light show “Laser Michael Jackson,”  which begins Saturday, Sept. 25 in the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University.

2010/09/20: Tea Party has similarities to Dems' race in 2008, Rowan prof says

The Tea Party's impact on politics this fall is not dissimilar to the movement that propelled President Barack Obama to the White House, according to Larry Butler, chair of Rowan University's Department of Political Science.

2010/09/13: Distinguished scientist to discuss liquid crystals at Rowan's Physics Colloquium

Students, faculty and guests at Rowan University will have the opportunity to examine the science behind laptop and cell phone screens during Rowan University’s Physics Colloquium on Friday, Sept. 17. Guest speaker Dr. Tom Lubensky is scheduled to address the topic of liquid crystals in his lecture “Liquid Crystals – an Elementary Primer.” The colloquium, the first in the Physics Colloquium Series, will be presented by Rowan’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and will be held in Science Hall at 3:30 p.m.

2010/09/03: 'When the Child Cries': Play by alumnus to be staged at Rowan

Rowan University alumnus Leroy Harris will kick off a national tour of his play, "When the Child Cries," with two performances in the University's Pfleeger Concert Hall on Sept. 10 and 11.

2010/08/31: Rowan U welcomes fall with special observatory open house

The Rowan University Astronomical Observatory will host an open house (“Autumnal Equinox, Harvest Moon, Jupiter and Uranus”) on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Science Hall.

2010/08/17: Service from the start: Rowan's Freshman Connection puts first-year students to work on community service projects

Eleven incoming Rowan University freshmen are getting a jump-start on their University careers--and doing some important community service in the process--through the 2010 Freshman Connection program.

2010/08/12: The Princeton Review names Rowan University a "Best in the Northeast" college

Rowan University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company The Princeton Review.  It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" that posted August 2, 2010 on It also features the school in its book "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2011 Edition." 

2010/08/05: LAS awards first Summer Grants to faculty

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) at Rowan University recently honored seven faculty members with its first-ever Summer Grant Awards, seed money that will fund six research projects in various disciplines.

2010/07/27: State of sprawl: Urbanization of New Jersey continues at significant pace, researchers say

Though its population has increased only slightly, urban development in New Jersey continued--and even gained momentum--over a 21-year span ending in 2007, according to a new study by researchers at Rowan and Rutgers universities.

2010/07/21: Ceremony at Rowan to mark 20th anniversary of passage of ADA

Members of the Rowan University community will join together to mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during a ceremony on Monday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2010/07/06: Summer internships offer Rowan students real-world training

This summer, Rowan students are working diligently to build on their classroom knowledge through challenging internships from New Mexico to New York City.

2010/06/30: Mapping the Guard

Rowan GIS specialist, students map N.J. National Guard installations in layers.

2010/06/16: Making an IMPACT on student learning: Program helps teachers gain 21st century skills

Teachers in three high needs school districts in South Jersey, and two non-public schools, are gaining knowledge on the use of 21st century technologies in their classrooms through a professional development program administered by Rowan University in partnership with the EIRC's Educational Technology Training Center.

2010/06/15: Shortsighted policies of U.S., Russia contributed to political unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Rowan professor says

The hands-off approach the United States and Russia have taken thus far to address the violence in Kyrgyzstan is not unlike the policies both countries have maintained for years in the country, says Rowan University professor Lawrence Markowitz, a scholar specializing in the politics of Central Asia.

2010/05/24: Some spaces still available in summer engineering workshop for middle school girls

Rowan University has limited openings on June 30 and July 1 for middle school-aged girls in its Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE) program, designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rowan Hall on the Glassboro campus. The June 29 session is full.

2010/05/17: Kerwin receives Research Achievement Award from Rowan

MaryLou Kerwin of Broomall has received the Rowan University Research Achievement Award.

2010/05/11: Route 322 to close for Commencement on Friday

Route 322, from Bowe Boulevard to Main Street in Glassboro, will close from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m. on Friday, May 14, for Rowan University's annual undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

2010/05/05: Comp. Sci. prof leader in Broad St. run

Rowan computer science Associate Professor Seth Bergmann won first place in the male 60-64 category at the 2010 Philadelphia Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 2. Bergmann finished in 1:09:37, beating the next place finisher by 2 minutes and 6 seconds. Starting at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue, the Broad Street Run Ten Miler is the largest ten-mile race in the United States and featured approximately 26,000 runners this year, according to the event’s website. Donations and pledges received by runners directly benefit the American Cancer Society.

2010/05/05: Additional stories from the Class of 2010

Many of the 2,311 undergraduate students who are earning their bachelor's degrees from Rowan University on Friday, May 14, have interesting stories to share.

2010/05/04: Rowan offers engineering workshop for middle school girls

Rowan University invites middle school-aged girls to Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE), a program designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering, on June 29 or 30 or July 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rowan Hall on the Glassboro campus.

2010/05/03: From Vietnam to Rowan at Camden to Los Angeles: Chemistry major lands full scholarship to pursue doctorate at USC

Phong Trinh, who came to the U.S. just seven years ago, has accepted a full ride to the doctoral chemistry program at USC.

2010/04/30: Timothy Christian and Mainland Regional students take top honors in Rowan University's 24th annual H.S. programming contest

Ruth Fong and Hoang Pham of Timothy Christian School in Piscataway took first prize in the 24th annual Programming Contest held by the Computer Science Department at Rowan University on April 16.  Second prize went to Derick Palos and Jordan Reedie of Mainland Regional High School in Linwood.

2010/04/30: Seniors use studies, campus involvement to springboard to Ivy League

Campus leaders Liz Palmer, Jessica Prach and Kristen Brozina have used their involvment in activities and academic excellence to gain admission to the graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.

2010/04/26: Fulbright awardee seeks to become 'agent of social change' in South Africa

Senior Chanelle Wilson has landed a prestigious Fulbright Program scholarship to South Africa.

2010/04/26: South Jersey hospitals look to Rowan U for BSN classes; Program celebrates 1st anniversary educating RNs pursuing bachelor's degrees

Rowan University recently celebrated the first anniversary of an educational program it founded in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry that is helping South Jersey nurses expand their education and become better prepared for the medical world of tomorrow.

2010/04/22: Rowan hosts science, technology, engineering and math symposium

Close to 100 student and professor teams from Rowan University’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programswill showcase their research in the 2010 Rowan University STEM Student Research Symposium on Friday, Apr. 23, (Morning Session:  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.,  Midday Session:  Noon - 1:30 p.m., Afternoon Session:  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.)   in the Eynon Ballroom in the Chamberlain Student Center.

2010/04/20: University to pay tribute to distinguished teaching, research and service during Rowan Day

It will be a day to honor Rowan University's "best of the best" as the University celebrates Rowan Day on Friday, April 23.

2010/04/16: CSI Rowan

Two "dead bodies" and a whole lotta dirt.

2010/04/16: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to speak at Rowan Commencement

The nation's top environmental official will be the speaker at Rowan University's 2010 Commencement ceremony.

2010/04/13: Observatory holds open house

The Rowan Astronomical Observatory will host an open house on Wednesday, April 14. A brief show in the Edelman Planetarium describing the night-time sky will begin at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  Between 8 and 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting), the observatory and deck will be open to the public. A suite of telescopes will be available to view Venus (as it sets), Mars, Saturn, the Orion Nebula, binary stars and many more celestial objects. Visitors may take brief tours of the observatory and operate the controls of the 0.4-meter telescope. This free event is open to the public, and children are welcome with parental supervision.

2010/04/12: Rowan Day: A day to celebrate 'all things Rowan'

The depth and breadth of Rowan University will be highlighted-and celebrated-on Friday, April 23, as the University community joins together to celebrate Rowan Day 2010.

2010/04/12: Oslerfest: Prominent mathematicians to pay tribute to legendary Rowan prof

Some of the nation's most prominent mathematicians--and a few rising stars in the field--are coming to Rowan University this weekend with a singular purpose: To honor the life and achievements of Rowan mathematics professor Tom Osler.

2010/04/12: The world's a classroom

Rowan hosts state finals of National Geographic Bee.

2010/04/08: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet April 15

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, April 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.

2010/04/08: SWE raises money for cancer research

Eleven years ago, Rowan civil and environmental engineering Professor Dr. Kauser Jahan joined a team of Rowan engineering students in a new mission—fostering an interest in engineering among seventh and eighth grade girls through the College’s “Attracting Women into Engineering” (AWE) program. Engaged in hands-on engineering projects, among them creating lip gloss, bridge designs and soda bottle rockets, many students took on a new view of engineering. Brighid Burgin, of Mantua Township, did a whole lot more.

2010/04/06: Poet Alice Notley to read at Rowan University

Paris-based poet Alice Notley will read from her works on Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Rowan University Art Gallery in Westby Hall.

2010/03/31: Rowan to host state finals of National Geographic Bee

The state's most accomplished young geographers will descend on Rowan University on Friday, April 9, as the University hosts the 2010 New Jersey finals for the National Geographic Bee.

2010/03/22: 'New York Times': A Father-Daughter Bond, Page by Page

Rowan English major Kristen Brozina's 3,218-night reading streak with her father is the subject of a story in The New York Times.

2010/03/19: Rowan to welcome 'New York Times' columnist and author Gail Collins

New York Times columnist and best-selling author Gail Collins will discuss her work and her new book, which chronicles women's lives over the past 50 years, in a talk at Rowan University on Tuesday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2010/03/17: "Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico" premiers at Rowan Planetarium

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will begin a new public star show, “The Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico,” on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

2010/03/12: Rowan engineering clinics have pain sufferers' backs

Rowan University assistant professor of chemical engineering Dr. Jennifer Vernengo and her students are hoping to ease the pain of the thousands of Americans who suffer from spinal cord injuries and lower back pain each year.

2010/03/10: Rowan Spring Equinox program covers the world

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University will begin its annual Spring Equinox program on Saturday, March 20, with a screening of five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin’s acclaimed documentary “BLAST!” at 1 p.m. in the Edelman Planetarium located in Rowan University’s Science Hall. This event is open to the public; admission is $3.

2010/03/10: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Wendy Weinberg to visit Rowan

Filmmaker Wendy Weinberg, whose Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Beyond Imaging," examines the historical significance of the art and literary magazine The Little Review, will discuss her film at Rowan University on Thursday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Bozorth Hall.

2010/03/09: Mathematics scholar to discuss life of Ramanujan in Rowan talk

Mathematics scholar Bruce C. Berndt will discuss the life and works of famed Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan on Friday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall in Rowan University's Rowan Hall.

2010/03/05: Community Center

RU learning communities help students adjust, make friends and excel.

2010/03/04: Rowan's Inaugural Conference on Autism to bring together educators, advocates, parents, therapists

More than 100 educational professionals, advocates, parents and therapists from throughout South Jersey will come together for Rowan University's Inaugural Conference on Autism on Monday, March 15.

2010/03/03: 'When the Child Cries': Rowan to present play by alumnus in celebration of Women's History Month

"When the Child Cries," an intense social commentary on the struggles of a young mother, written by Rowan University alumnus Leroy Harris, will be presented on March 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in Rowan's Pfleeger Concert Hall as part of the University's observance of Women's History Month.

2010/03/01: Rowan to host Career Exploration Fair in Camden

Representatives from more than 20 agencies will provide information at the first-ever Career Exploration Fair for the areas of Law & Justice Studies and sociology on Wednesday, March 3, from 2-6 p.m. at the Camden County Conference Center, 601 Cooper St.

2010/02/25: Rowan will host Astronomy Day

The Rowan University Astronomical Observatory and the Edelman Planetarium will hosts their first Rowan Astronomy Day on Saturday, March 6, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Science Hall on the Glassboro campus. 

2010/02/23: Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series to welcome Asian Studies scholar

Princeton University scholar Benjamin Elman will be the guest speaker as part of the 2010 Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Rowan University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences on Wednesday, March 3.

2010/02/16: NASA scientist to address methane discovery on Mars as part of LAS Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Geronimo Villanueva, research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will be the speaker for a bioastronomy lecture hosted by the Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy on Friday, Feb. 19, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall of Rowan Hall.

2010/01/29: Rowan sociologist spearheads 'Wheelchairs for Haiti' project

Jay Chaskes is spearheading an effort to send durable, safe wheelchairs to adults and children injured by the Haitian earthquake.

2010/01/28: Rowan Community Helping Haiti

University responds with “Rowan Relief,” blood drive, wheelchair campaign and more.

2010/01/21: Rowan's annual career fair open to companies and organizations in diverse fields

The Rowan University Colleges of Business, Communication, Engineering and Liberal Arts & Sciences are jointly sponsoring the campus-wide Rowan University Career Fair on Tuesday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Center.

2010/01/21: LAS Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series to address drug discovery

Dr. Carl Decicco, senior vice president, Discovery Chemistry, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), will be the inaugural speaker for the Rowan University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series when he discusses “Innovation in Drug Discovery” on Friday, Jan. 29, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. in Room 126 of Science Hall.

2010/01/21: Director of NAACP's Criminal Justice Project to be honored at annual Rosa Parks luncheon

Christina Swarns, director of the NAACP's Legal Defense & Education Fund's Criminal Justice Project, will be the guest speaker and honoree at Rowan University's fifth annual commemorative luncheon for Rosa Parks on Monday, Feb. 22, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the University's Chamberlain Student Center.

2010/01/20: Rowan hosts observatory open house for Mars event

The Rowan Astronomical Observatory will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when Mars will be approaching opposition and will be at its closest to the Earth since late 2007.

2010/01/15: Engineering firm awards $100,000 contract to Rowan University computer science team

Mission Solutions Engineering (MSE), of Arlington, Va., and Moorestown, has awarded a $100,000 one-year contract to Rowan University to help the firm improve the capabilities of a software system called Advanced Display Infrastructure (ADI).

2010/01/13: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet Jan. 14

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, Jan. 14, 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.

2010/01/11: New Rowan planetarium show features bad astronomy

Were the Apollo visits to the moon actually a hoax?  Have aliens landed on Earth?  Can you tell your future by the stars?  The new show at the Edelman Planetarium, Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions, tackles questions to that effect and pseudoscience head-on.

2010/01/11: Rowan Planetarium offers "cardboard rocket" show for children

Have you ever wanted to build a space ship? In the family show at Edelman Planetarium on Jan. 17, two children do exactly that… and find that it works!