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2012/12/19: Weinstein named general counsel and vice president for governmental relations at Rowan University

Haddonfield attorney Steven D. Weinstein has been named general counsel and vice president for governmental relations at Rowan University, Rowan President Ali Houshmand has announced.

2012/12/13: Mr. Rowan, Unveiled

University honors benefactor with sculpture at Savitz Hall.

2012/12/07: Rowan part of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program

Gov. Chris Christie announced today that New Jersey will become the first East Coast state to launch the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, with nearly $9 million in support from a consortium of foundations and private funders.

2012/11/29: The robots are coming: Middle school students will compete in Rowan's FIRST LEGO League competition

Rowan University will host the Sixth Annual FIRST LEGO League Competition on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center, Rowan University. More than 100 middle school students from Clayton, Gloucester Township, Greenwich Township, Logan Township, Pedricktown, Toms River, Washington Township, Williamstown and Woolwich Township in New Jersey and West Vincent Township in Pennsylvania will build LEGO-based robots to tackle real engineering challenges.

2012/11/21: Rowan Relief

Hurricane Sandy volunteers uphold Rowan tradition of service to others.

2012/11/16: Rowan astronomers to open observatory to the public

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University and the University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a free public open house at the campus observatory on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (rain date Thursday, Nov. 29) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

2012/11/15: On reading, writing...and curiosity

“Find—and follow—your curiosity,” author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" tells rapt Rowan audience.

2012/11/12: Rowan's College of Science & Mathematics kicks off new industry series

The Rowan University College of Science & Mathematics will host Dr. Nozer Mehta, chief scientific officer and vice president of research and development at Unigene Laboratories, as the first speaker in its Partners in Industry Series.

2012/11/08: A salute to veterans: Rowan events to mark Veterans' Week, Nov. 12-17

A guest talk by retired Army Colonel Dennis W. Devery on Monday, Nov. 12, will kick off Veterans’ Week observances at Rowan University.

2012/11/05: American Psychological Association president to speak at Rowan University

The Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series in the College of Science and Mathematics at Rowan University will feature Dr. Suzanne Bennett Johnson, American Psychological Association (APA) president, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Rowan Hall Auditorium.

2012/11/02: Holiday Helper: Rowan students raising money and awareness for Progeria Research Foundation

Members of Rowan’s Student University Programmers (SUP) and Student Government Association (SGA) are teaming up to raise money for the Progeria Research Foundation during the University’s annual Holiday Helper Auction on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Pit of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2012/10/31: Rowan to welcome 'Henrietta Lacks' author Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will present a lecture and lead a discussion on the many moral and ethical issues raised in her New York Times bestselling book on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J.

2012/10/19: Career Management Center helps students dress for success

The official uniform of many college students—jeans, flip-flops, sweats—won’t pass muster in the boardroom. It won’t even get you into the boardroom, says Ruben Britt, assistant director of Rowan University’s Career Management Center (CMC).

2012/10/17: Rowan sets fall open houses

Prospective students will have the chance to learn more about Rowan University during open houses on Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.

2012/10/15: NASA speaker lands at Rowan

Dr. Brent J. Bos, senior research physicist at NASA, will speak on “Engineering the Future: Pioneering Flight Missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’ as part of the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the Rowan Hall Auditorium (College of Engineering off Bowe Boulevard).

2012/10/12: Rowan partners with Glassboro Schools on new STEM academy, F&PA

Seventh- through eighth-graders and high school students across South Jersey can now apply to the Glassboro Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Fine and Performing Arts Academies offered in the Glassboro School District. The academies offer tuition free opportunities for Rowan University courses. Partnerships between Glassboro School District and Rowan University, Let’s Dance Studio and George Kaiser School of Art will enable students to chart their educational future.

2012/10/11: Google engineer speaks at Rowan University

The Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series in the College of Science and Mathematics at Rowan University will feature Raymond Blum, site reliability engineer at Google, Inc., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall in Wilson Hall.

2012/10/09: Come on home!

Rowan's offering tons of Homecoming activities for students, alumni & more.

2012/10/04: Abilities First: Rowan to mark Disability Awareness Week

The focus will be on ability—rather than disability—as Rowan University’s Academic Success Center and Disability Resources mark Disability Awareness Week from Oct. 15-18.

2012/09/27: 'Alive Inside': Screening, lecture to explore the remarkable powers of music

Social worker Dan Cohen and filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will present "Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory" at Rowan on Oct. 15.

2012/09/17: Rowan astronomers to open observatory to the public

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University and the University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a free public open house at the campus observatory on Wednesday, Sept. 19 (rain date Thursday, Sept. 20).

2012/09/14: Rowan Planetarium opens 2012 star show

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Glassboro, will open the planetarium star show “2012 … And Beyond!” on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. This public show will play every Sunday through Nov. 18.

2012/08/30: Rowan SEED for high school students' dreams

Bridgeton residents Eduardo Beltran and Fred Perry planted the seeds for their education and careers this summer thanks to a program sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that landed them internships in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Rowan University.

2012/08/29: Rowan University freshmen engage in volunteerism around the region

Gloucester County Times, by Jessica Bautista Freshman Connection — a program designed to engage Rowan University first-year students in volunteerism and service learning — has gotten off to a running start this week.

2012/08/29: 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' unites new students, Rowan community

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the first book in the RU Reading Together Common Reading Program.

2012/08/22: Christie signs historic legislation

Plan will restructure higher education, transform Rowan.

2012/08/09: For Rowan profs, summer means a change in roles

Beaches, bathing suits and barbecues?

2012/08/02: Promoting public history: Rowan, county freeholders team up for fellowship at historic Red Bank Battlefield

In what is a unique partnership between Gloucester County and Rowan University, Jennifer Janofsky has been appointed as the Megan M. Giordano Public History Fellow at Red Bank Battlefield in National Park.

2012/07/31: Rowan University nursing program heads west

The R.N.-to-B.S.N. program at Rowan University continues to grow, adding new locations for health care employer-based cohorts — the latest about 2,500 mile west of the Glassboro campus.

2012/07/31: Rowan names administrators for new School of Biomedical Sciences

A current dean and two long-time professors will serve as the administrative backbone of Rowan University’s new School of Biomedical Sciences, which was founded this summer.

2012/07/18: Young Profs to explore Rowan University's campus

Rowan University's second annual Young Profs Exploration Camp will welcome 29 young people with high-functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome or ADHD for a week of activities July 23-27 on the University's Glassboro campus.

2012/07/03: Rowan University names Dr. Ali Houshmand 7th president

The Rowan University Board of Trustees on June 13 named Dr. Ali A. Houshmand seventh president of the University.

2012/06/28: Rowan University nursing program earns accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently accredited the baccalaureate program (R.N.-to-B.S.N.) at Rowan University for five years. According to CCNE, the organization determined that the program met all four accreditation standards and did not exhibit any compliance concerns related to key elements. The standards include mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices and aggregate student and faculty outcomes.

2012/06/20: Rowan tuition and fees to increase by 3 percent

Tuition and fees for students at Rowan University will increase by 3 percent under a $285.5 million fiscal year 2013 budget approved by the University's Board of Trustees earlier this month.

2012/06/14: Rowan marks 20th anniversary of $100 million gift

On June 17, Rowan University will mark the 20th anniversary of the transformational $100 million gift that Burlington County businessman and philanthropist Henry Rowan and his late wife, Betty, pledged in 1992 to then-Glassboro State College (GSC).

2012/06/13: With a little help from the PROS: Rowan welcomes freshmen, parents to orientation sessions

More than 1,300 freshmen and their families are getting an up-close-and-personal introduction to Rowan during the University's annual orientation. They're being aided by close to 40 Rowan students who are members of the PROS (Peer Referral Orientation Specialists).

2012/05/22: Edelman observatory, planetarium hold open house for Venus transit

Rowan University's astronomical observatory and the Edelman Planetarium will hold an open house during the transit of Venus across the Sun on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:45 p.m. until sunset on the observing deck atop Science Hall.

2012/05/10: College of Engineering welcomes middle school girls to annual AWE summer workshops

Rowan University invites middle school-aged girls in sixth and seventh grades to Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE), a program designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering, on July 17, 18 and 19. The workshops will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Rowan Hall, the engineering building on Rowan’s Glassboro campus. Girls may participate in one of the three one-day sessions, selecting their preferred date when registering.

2012/05/07: Rowan University forms new school for biomedical studies

Students who hope to enter various health care professions or focus on specific types of technology studies will have a new option in the School of Biomedical Sciences at Rowan University.

2012/05/02: Family ties... to each other and to Rowan

For some grads, bonds to Rowan compliment bonds to one another.

2012/05/02: Dancing her way to Malaysia on a Fulbright scholarship

Graduating magna cum laude, Jolene Hernandez heads to her next adventure -- teaching abroad.

2012/05/01: Route 322 closed for Rowan Commencement May 11

Route 322, from Bowe Boulevard to Main Street in Glassboro, will close from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11, for Rowan University's 88th annual undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

2012/04/30: Students from The Lawrenceville School take top honors in Rowan University's 26th annual High School programming contest

Justin Parratt and Jonathan Tang of The Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, N.J., took first place in the 26th annual Rowan University Programming Contest held on April 20.  Second and third place went to two teams from Moorestown High School, Kelsey Blair and Joseph Klinger (second place) and George Elia and Bharath Kalidindi (third).

2012/04/26: Former NJ Assembly Speaker Jack Collins to speak at Commencement

Former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Jack Collins will be the speaker at Rowan University's undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. on the University Green.

2012/04/25: Science rules!

15th Annual STEM Symposium celebrates science, technology, engineering and math.

2012/04/17: CSI: Rowan

Students excavate bogus body for class assignment.

2012/04/13: Robots fly at Rowan University: School hosts annual science and technology symposium

Close to 100 teams of Rowan University students and professors will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 15th Annual STEM Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 20, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

2012/04/05: James Hall dedication set for April 25 at Rowan University

Rowan University’s Education Hall will officially become Dr. Herman D. James Hall on Wednesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. as the University holds a ceremony at the hall to honor the legacy of Rowan’s late president.

2012/03/30: Rowan astronomers to open observatory to the public

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University and the University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a free public open house at the campus observatory on Monday, April 2.

2012/03/22: St. Baldrick's Day: Rowan students seek to raise $12,000 for pediatric cancer research

Thirty-five volunteers—most of them students—who will shave their heads to raise funds for pediatric cancer research during St. Baldrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 27.

2012/02/29: Rowan hosts astronomy speaker

The Rowan University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series will present Dr. Kartik Sheth, an associate scientist from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, who will discuss the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) on Thursday, March 1, at 5 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall.

2012/02/28: Computer science profs clowning around with robots

Dr. Douglas Blank of Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Dr. Jennifer Kay of Rowan University don’t mind mixing a little fun with education. In fact, these computer science professors know that in some ways entertainment can be a valuable teaching tool.

2012/02/20: Rowan sets open houses March 4 and April 1

Prospective students will have the chance to learn more about Rowan University during open houses on March 4 and April 1.

2012/02/09: Rowan event highlights job opportunities with federal government, non-profit agencies

If you're looking to start a career with the federal government or a non-profit agency, Rowan University's Savitz Hall is the place to be on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

2012/02/08: Rowan to hold annual Career Fair

Students seeking full-time jobs and internships and businesses seeking exceptional new talent should mark their calendars. The Rowan University Career and Graduate School Fair is almost here.

2012/01/31: 'Adventures in Illegal Art': Founding member of Negativland to visit Rowan

Mark Hosler, founding member of the band Negativland, will present a multimedia lecture titled "Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland" on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall) at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

2012/01/26: University of Delaware professor to speak at Rosa Parks Luncheon

Erik McDuffie, professor of Black American studies and history at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's seventh annual Rosa Parks Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

2012/01/24: Race for the Presidency

For students, New Hampshire primary was a view into presidential politicking.

2012/01/20: Rowan astronomers offer observatory open house

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University and the University’s Edelman Planetarium, will offer a free public open house at the campus observatory on Thursday, Jan. 26.

2012/01/19: Edelman Planetarium presents stars in a whole new light

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University is premiering a new program called STARS. Audiences will explore the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time.

2012/01/13: Washington Township student first participant in Rowan's Japanese exchange program

Rowan University physics major Zachary Buck is about to say konnichiwa to a whole new school, country and way of life.

2012/01/05: Students head to New Hampshire for presidential primary

Six Rowan University students are at the center of the American political universe this week as they attend the New Hampshire Primary.

2012/01/03: Rowan appoints four to Tech Park board

The Rowan University Board of Trustees has appointed three area professionals and one student representative to the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University Board of Directors for three-year and one-year terms, respectively.