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2011/12/14: It's tradition: Students examine cultural significance of holiday celebrations, rituals in American Studies course

A senior seminar American Studies course challenges students to examine celebrations, holidays and rituals in American culture.

2011/12/05: Visiting Fulbright Scholars Aim to Make Computers Talk

Belarusian linguistics experts research artificial intelligence at Rowan.

2011/11/30: Rowan planetarium presents holiday show

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will host the traditional holiday show “Season of Light” Dec. 3 to Dec. 18 on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Science Hall off Rt. 322 on the Glassboro campus.

2011/11/28: Cooper dean presents during Rowan engineering series

Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams, associate dean for Multicultural & Community Affairs for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), will present on “Diversity in Medicine and Engineering: The Need for Continuing Initiatives” as part of the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 1:45 p.m. in the Rowan Hall auditorium off Bowe Boulevard, Glassboro.

2011/11/23: Making history: Ashton takes reins as editor of 'American Jewish History'

Dianne Ashton, a professor of Religion Studies at Rowan University, is the first female editor in the 118-year history of American Jewish History, the premier journal in the study of Jewish history in America.

2011/11/22: Rowan University to host astronomy open house

Rowan University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. and 7:30 in Science Hall. The program will begin with an introduction in the Edelman Planetarium and will include the opportunity to view the night sky through telescopes on the rooftop observation deck.The program is free.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.###

2011/11/02: African history professor to speak at Rowan

African history scholar Cheikh Anta Babou of the University of Pennsylvania will speak at Rowan University on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 12:15 p.m. as a part of the Dean's Distinguished Speakers Series presented by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

2011/10/24: Law & Justice Day set for Oct. 26 at Rowan

Law enforcement will take center stage on Rowan University's campus on Wednesday, Oct. 26, during the second annual Law & Justice Day.

2011/10/21: Rowan University to host astronomy open house

Rowan University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Science Hall.

2011/10/21: "Passport to the Future": Rowan to celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011

If you’re a proud member of the Rowan University family -- or you are looking to learn more about the University -- Glassboro is the place to be through Oct. 23 as Rowan celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011.

2011/10/21: Mike Harris top fundraiser in Dancing with the Stars; Dances his way to $43,700+ for Rowan students

Rowan University Vice President of Facilities and Operations Mike Harris was the top money raiser in Gloucester County’s Dancing with the Stars, earning $43,766 for the Rowan Emergency Scholarship Fund. The Fund assists students who are experiencing life-altering crises in their families. (For a look at Mike on the dance floor and to hear a message from him, go to http://youtu.be/ZSVXGsCLOCw.)

2011/10/17: South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet Oct. 20

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, 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.

2011/10/03: Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez '78 appointed assignment judge in Atlantic, Cape May counties

Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez '78 made some history last month when he became the first Hispanic assignment judge in the State of New Jersey.

2011/09/28: New digital planetarium at Rowan University to open with "Black Holes"

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will feature “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” as the opening public show for the 2011-2012 season. “Black Holes” will play on Sundays at 3 p.m. from Oct. 9 through Nov. 20.

2011/09/27: Rowan University to host astronomy open house

Rowan University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house on Monday Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Science Hall.

2011/09/19: Novelist Junot Diaz to appear at Rowan

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz will read from his works and discuss the art of writing on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall in Wilson Hall at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J.

2011/09/15: "I Like Mike" week supports Rowan's Dancing with the Stars effort

Mike Harris is a popular guy at Rowan University, so popular, in fact, that the school named a whole week after him.

2011/09/15: James J. Gruccio Sr., Esq. new chair of Rowan University Board of Trustees

The Rowan University Board of Trustees has elected attorney James J. Gruccio Sr., of Vineland, as chairman.

2011/09/13: Rowan again makes U.S. News & World Report's top tier

For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rowan University among the best institutions of higher learning in the nation.

2011/09/09: Founding fathers to take center stage at Rowan for Constitution Day

Rowan University students will rub elbows--and talk up the U.S. Constitution--with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as actors portraying the founding fathers come to campus for a special Constitution Day celebration.

2011/09/08: Leading the class

From Medical School to Whitney Center, lots new at Rowan for 2011-12.

2011/09/01: Rowan welcomes students with week of activities

Rowan University will host a series of activities for incoming 1,400-plus freshmen during the week of Sept. 4, both at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J. and off campus.

2011/08/31: Here they come: 1,400 freshmen to move in at Rowan U on Sept. 3

Approximately 1,400 freshmen are expected to move into eight residence halls and five apartments on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J.  

2011/08/23: Rowan responds to tremor from earthquake

The tremor felt on campus this afternoon, Tuesday, Aug. 23, was a shockwave from an earthquake in Virginia.

2011/08/22: Here they come: 1,400 freshmen to move in at Rowan U on Aug. 27

Approximately 1,400 freshmen are expected to move into eight residence halls and five apartments, on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J.

2011/08/11: Succeeding at Rowan--and in life: Two-time alumnus, a NASA engineer and cancer survivor, to address incoming freshmen during Convocation

Confesor Santiago III isn't your average young alumnus. Getting cancer has a way of kicking everything up a notch.

2011/08/04: Rowan physics profs, students tackling multiple research projects this summer

Sam Lofland is trying to use noise to shrink your energy bill.

2011/07/13: Rowan study: NJ has more housing segregation, sprawl today than in 1970

Municipal zoning statewide "has resulted in a land use pattern that is substantially more segregated and more sprawling than it was in 1970," according to Rowan researchers.

2011/07/13: Some of Rowan's BRIGHTest

Three recent grads win prestigious scholarships abroad.

2011/06/27: Rowan University names Dr. Ali Houshmand interim president

The Rowan University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Ali Houshmand interim president of the University effective July 1.

2011/06/23: Rowan profs instructing teachers how to program robots, incorporate them in middle school classes and clubs

Dr. Jennifer Kay in the Computer Science Department at Rowan University, funded by a $15,000 grant from Google, will teach 20 primarily middle school teachers (from Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May, Middlesex, Ocean and New Castle {DE} counties) how to program robots on Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 212 of Robinson Hall on the Glassboro campus.

2011/05/04: Rt. 322 closed for Rowan Commencement May 13

Rt. 322, from Bowe Boulevard to Main Street in Glassboro, will close from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13, for Rowan University's annual undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

2011/04/29: Rowan students helping to change the future of medicine

Through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Rowan University students are researching ways to improve antibiotics by replacing current prescription drugs with naturally occurring parts of the immune system.

2011/04/29: Research flourishes at Rowan University

Cancer treatments, solar power, robots and video games: Research is flourishing at Rowan University.

2011/04/27: Ian Tyson Speaks Chinese

Honors student learns Chinese, studies and teaches in mainland China.

2011/04/25: Rowan hosts teentech, hands-on technology experience for h.s. girls

Ninth through 11th grade New Jersey girls may attend teentech 2011, a day of hands-on workshops on Tuesday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by Rowan University, Glassboro, in partnership with the American Association of University Women-NJ (AAUW-NJ), the New Jersey Technology Education Association (NJTEA) and the Educational Information & Resource Center (EIRC). The goal of the program, which will be held in Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard, is to encourage the girls to explore the many high-demand, well-paying careers in technology areas.

2011/04/21: Rowan announces faculty, staff award winners

Dr. George Romeo makes a confession with a smile on his face: “I was a lousy accountant.”

2011/04/19: Physics student strikes "Gold."

Rowan junior wins prestigious Goldwater prize for theoretical research.

2011/04/19: Rowan University holds Commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13

At Rowan University, Glassboro, 2,408 undergraduate students and 490 graduate students will take part in commencement ceremonies in May.

2011/04/19: 'Top Secret Rosies': Physics major works to bring screening of World War II's 'female computers' to Rowan

Rowan will host a screening of "Top Secret Rosies:The Female Computers of World War II" on Friday, April 29, in the auditorium of Bozorth Hall.

2011/04/15: Rowan physics/math major earns Goldwater Scholarship

Jasen Scaramazza has had opportunities as an undergraduate at Rowan University that many students can only dream about.

2011/04/14: Rowan hosts 14th annual science, technology, engineering and math symposium

 Close to 250 student and professors from Rowan University’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs will showcase their research in the 2011 Rowan University STEM Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 15, in the Eynon Ballroom in the Chamberlain Student Center

2011/04/12: Rowan's Law and Justice honor society seeks to raise alcohol awareness

Alpha Phi Sigma, Rowan University's Law and Justice honor society, will help the University community learn more about the dangers of alcohol on April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pit of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2011/04/08: Rowan hosts observatory open house

POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 14 The Rowan Astronomical Observatory, Science Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro, will host an open house on Tuesday, April 12, from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

2011/04/04: Geo Bee gets campus buzzing

For 2nd consecutive year, Rowan hosts N.J. finals of National Geographic bee.

2011/04/01: Rowan hosts fifth annual Science Day for high school students

Rowan faculty members and students will host the fifth annual Science Day for more than 100 local high school students on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  in Science Hall and Robinson Hall on Rowan’s Glassboro, N.J. campus, 201 Mullica Hill Road.

2011/03/30: Rowan to celebrate Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage Month

Throughout April, Rowan University will honor the Asian-Pacific culture with a variety of events that will reflect on the importance of their heritage.

2011/03/30: Rowan to host Law and Justice Career Day

More than 20 law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency and the New Jersey State Police, will be on hand at Rowan University's Law and Justice Career Day on Wednesday, April 6.

2011/03/28: Relay for Life: Rowan students look to raise $50,000 to fight cancer

Through Relay for Life, 700 Rowan students are looking to raise a whopping $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.

2011/03/24: Rowan to host state finals of National Geographic Bee

For the second consecutive year, Rowan University will host the state's top young geographers in the New Jersey finals of the National Geographic Bee.

2011/03/21: Rowan Physics and Astronomy Department presents annual Spring Equinox Lecture on March 30

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University will host its annual Spring Equinox Lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in the Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall.

2011/03/16: Bald for a cause: On St. Baldrick's Day, students seek to raise funds for pediatric cancer research

During St. Baldrick's Day, Rowan students who have reached their fundraising goals through support from donors will line up in the Pit of the Chamberlain Student Center on Tuesday, March, 22, to have their heads shaved to benefit pediatric cancer research.

2011/03/15: An athlete, an artist, and awareness: Senior campus leaders team up to promote disability rights

Senior sociology majors Danielle Larsen and Jordan Ortiz are making important strides--large and small--about disability awareness in Rowan University's classrooms, in campus activities, in their work in the community, and even on the playing field.

2011/03/15: An athlete, an artist, and awareness: Senior campus leaders team up to promote disability rights

Senior sociology majors and roommates Danielle Larsen and Jordan Ortiz are making important strides--large and small--about disability awareness in Rowan University's classrooms, in campus activities, in their work in the community, and even on the playing field.

2011/03/14: Listen up, tailgaters: Rowan profs seek aggressive drivers for road rage prevention program

Funded through a grant from New Jersey's Division of Highway Traffic Safety, researchers from Rowan University are offering an Aggressive Driving Prevention Program aimed at helping drivers deal with anger and aggression issues on the roads.

2011/03/09: Growth and learning through service: Students to volunteer through Alternative Spring Break program

From San Francisco to Florida to Glassboro to Camden, 19 Rowan University undergraduate students will volunteer their time on three different service projects during Alternative Spring Break 2011.

2011/03/04: N.J. Space Grant Consortium awards grants to Rowan University

The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium has awarded two grants to the Rowan University Department of Physics & Astronomy: $18,000 to support the Physics Summer Research Program and $2,000 for programming for the Edelman Planetarium.

2011/02/25: Rowan hosts presentation on "super" science topic

Dr. Ian Spielman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will speak at Rowan University as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, March 4 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall in Rowan Hall.

2011/02/24: Saddle up: Talk to focus on role of women in rodeo

In a presentation that will kick off Rowan University's observance of Women's History Month, Elyssa Ford will explore the role of women in rodeo in her talk, "Rodeo as Refuge or Rodeo as Rebellion?: Women, Race and Identity in American Rodeo" on Thursday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in Room 2012 of Education Hall.

2011/02/23: Computer science prof do-si-do-ing with robots

Dr. Jennifer Kay doesn’t mind mixing a little fun with education. In fact, the associate professor of computer science at Rowan University knows that in some ways entertainment can be a valuable teaching tool.

2011/02/23: New York-based poet to perform her work at Rowan University

New York-based poet Eileen Myles will read her poetry and prose on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Westby Hall Art Gallery at Rowan University.

2011/02/17: 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. Students in all majors who are looking for summer internships, part-time jobs or full-time professional careers are encouraged to attend, as the fair is the University’s major spring recruiting event. Both the 2009 and 2010 career fairs had more than 80 companies and 500 students in attendance.

2011/02/16: Rowan to welcome best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick

New York Times bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick, whose award-winning works have included historical narratives on the true stories of the Mayflower, Moby Dick and Little Big Horn, will speak at Rowan University on Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m., in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2011/02/15: A revolution in our time

Rowan lecture addresses overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

2011/02/14: New Jersey poet to read at Rowan

Kathleen Graber, a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award, will read from her works at Rowan University on Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Westby Hall Art Gallery.

2011/02/09: Historian to discuss William Penn and Native Americans at Rowan University

University of Pennsylvania historian Daniel Richter, an expert in Native American history, will discuss his research as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series in Rowan University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 1:45-3 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall in Rowan Hall.

2011/02/09: MSE, Rowan University renew partnership for computer science research

Mission Solutions Engineering announced that the company is renewing its collaboration effort with Rowan University’s Department of Computer Science, awarding the University a three-year, $425,000 contract to develop innovative enhancements for several of the company’s initiatives.

2011/02/03: African-American Studies scholar to speak at sixth annual Rosa Parks Luncheon

Molefi Kete Asante, professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's sixth annual Rosa Parks Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 21, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2011/01/31: Rowan hosts observatory open house

The Rowan Astronomical Observatory, Science Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro, will host an open house on Monday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

2011/01/04: Polish American Historical Association honors Rowan's Zake

Rowan University Sociology Professor Ieva Zake has been recognized by the Polish American Historical Association for her research.