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3KeithJohnsondirectoroftheEdelmanPlanetariumatRowanUniversityrecentlyhadanarticlepublishedinthequarterlyjournaloftheInternationalPlanetariumSocietythePlanetarian.ThearticleexplainsanddepictstheoldwayofpanoramaimagesandthenewwayofusingtheSciDomesystem.ToputitsimplytheSciDomeusesaslideimagetoprojectapanorama.Thearticlesstep-by-stepPhotoshopinstructionsandresultscanbeusedinavarietyofapplications.JohnsonisproudtosaytheimagehechosetoportrayinthepieceisofBunceHallofRowanUniversity.IndescribingthereasoningfortheworkbehindthePhotoshoppanoramahepointsofthesignificanceofwrappingalinearimagearoundacircleat314.YangYangAssistantProfessorfromChemistryBiochemistrywasoneofeightuniversityfacultymembersselectedtoreceivetheDr.FrancesR.LaxFacultyDevelopmentFund.TheprofessionaldevelopmentgrantsareadministeredbytheFacultyCenterforExcellenceinTeachingandLearning.WiththefundingsupportYangwillgiveapresentationinthe245thAmericanChemicalSocietyNationalMeetinginSpring2013ononeofhisresearchinterestsinbiomineralization.YangwasalsorecognizedasoneofthethreeuniversityawardeesoftheInnovationsinTeachingUsingTechnologyGrantsponsoredbyInstructionalTechnologyandtheFacultyCenterforExcellenceinTeachingandLearning.CSMFacultyandStaffAchievements11Thisgrantistargetedtoinitiativesthatareinnovativescalableadaptableandapplicabletoteaching.YangproposedtodesignavirtualonlinechemistryrecitationforproblemsolvingbynoticingthedifferentteachingenvironmentsofRowancomparedtomajorresearchinstitutionswhereprofessorsdeliverlecturesandteachingassistantsleadproblemdiscussions.XiaoHuAssistantProfessorinBiophysicswasfeaturedinanarticlefromTuftNowanonlinepublicationbyTuftsUniversityTheJuly2012articletitledNewSilkTechnologyPreservesHeat-SensitiveDrugsforMonthswithoutRefrigeration-SingleSilkDeviceCanStoreDeliverVaccineorAntibioticwithoutCostlyColdChaindescribedthestudythatfoundawaytomaintainthepotencyofvaccinesandotherdrugsthatotherwiserequirerefrigerationformonthsandpossiblyyearsattemperaturesabove110Fbystabilizingtheminasilkproteinmadefromsilkwormcocoons.PriortojoiningRowanHuwasaResearchAssociateintheDepartmentofBiomedicalEngineeringatTuftsUniversity.VasilHnatyshinAssociateProfessorforComputerSciencereceivedadistinguishedpaperawardinAugustattheOPNETWORK2012InternationalConferenceheldinWashingtonDC.HissubmissionDynamicallyAdjustingtheRequestZoneinGeoAODVProtocolwontheBestTechnicalPaperawardandcreditshisco-authorsMalikAhmedRemoCoccoandDanUrbanorecentcomputersciencegraduates.InadditiontohisrecenttriumphHnatyshinsnewbookco-authoredbyUniversityofDelawareprofessorAdarsh-palSethihasbeenpublished.FouryearsinthemakingThePracticalOPNETUserGuideforComputerNetworkSimulationexplainshowtousethissoftwareforsimulatingandmodelingcomputernetworks.ItisoneofthefirstbookstoprovideacomprehensivedescriptionofOPNETITGuruandModelersoftwarewhichHnatyshinusesforteachingandresearchandreceivesacontinualgrantinexcessof2millionfromOPNETInc.CSMFamilyHonoredforYearsofServiceRowanhostedtheannualServiceandRetirementAwardsinNovemberhonoringthefollowingCSMfamilymembersfortheiryearsofdedicatedservice.OurCollegeisproudtohavethemapartofourvaluableteam.EleanorGaer40yearsGaryItzkowitzThomasOslerEvelynWeinstock25yearsHongLing20yearsTracieShorterAndreaLobo15yearsEricMilouRichardNortonJohnRobinsonJeromeSpencerFrankWagnerDebraCoughlin10yearsMarlenaHermanGregoryCaputo5yearsAmandaCoxTiffanyFortunatoFrancescaMcClay