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CollegeofScienceandMathematicsMessagefromtheDeanAyearoftransformationandgrowthseemslikeanunderstatementforwhathasbeenhappeningatRowanUniversityandtheCollegeofScienceandMathematics.RestructuringofCLASnotonlygaveourCollegeanewnamebutalsoaddedahighlyreputableDepartmentofNursingstrengtheningourabilitytoalignwiththenewpublichealthandhealthsciencesinitiativesrecentlymandatedbytheState.ToestablishtheCollegesnewvisionmissionandvaluesaswellasarticulateourstrategicgoalsateamofdedicatedfacultyrepresentingeachdepartmentinCSMwaschosentoleadtheprocess.ThisgroupcollaboratedwiththedepartmentsandarticulatedfourgoalstoguideCSMthroughthenextfiveyears.PriortofinalizingthisplanCSMheldanopenforumandreceivedvaluableinputfromourfacultystaffandstudents.continuedonpage9Fall2012NewsletterImpressiveNewRecordontheAcquisitionofGrantFundingbyParvizAnsariPh.D.Thereisawealthofarticlesaboutthesignificanceofresearchinundergraduateinstitutionsanditsimpactontheenhancementoftheundergraduateeducationalexperience.ThreeyearsagotheCollegeofLiberalArtsandSciencebeganfocusingmoreonthepromotionofscholarlyactivityinourundergraduateeducationandsupportingthosefacultywhowishtohaveamorerigorousresearchandfundingplan.RowanUniversityisayounguniversitythatwasestablishedwhenGlassboroStateCollegeapredominantlyteacherscollegereceivedamajorgiftfor100000000fromMr.HenryRowanin1992.SincethenmuchchangehastakenplacetobringRowanUniversitytoitscurrentstatusincludingtherecentofficialdesignationasaresearchuniversity.InrecentyearswehaveseennewactivitiesacrosscampusconsistentwiththeevolvingvisionoftheUniversity.SomeofthehighlightsincludedManydepartmentshirednewfacultywithextensiveresearchcredentialsandplantocontinuethateffortatRowanNumerousdepartmentsstarteddevelopingnewprogramsrelatedtohealthbiomedicalandpharmaceuticalinitiativesCSMinitiatednewindustrypartnershipsbothatthedepartmentandcollegelevelsaswellaslookedtoexpandourexistingrelationshipscontinuedonpage4CSMDepartmentListingBiologicalSciencesChemistryandBiochemistryComputerScienceMathematicsNursingPhysicsandAstronomyPsychology