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November 2014 Graduate School News and Events

News and Events

November 2014

Graduate School Dean’s Office News

Office Hours and Location

We are located in the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office in Armitage Hall on the 3rd Floor.
Our normal hours are M-F 8am-4:30pm.  We have extended office hours on Wednesday evenings until 6PM throughout the semester.  If you have questions or need to drop off any forms, please stop in. 

Contact Information

Questions? You can contact the Graduate School by phone at 856-225-6149 or email at
Contact information for Dean Marchitello, Amy Liberi, and Bethany Chroniger is available on our website.
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Student Writing Assistance

Students seeking assistance with writing and research-citation skills may make an appointment with our new Graduate School Writing Assistant Alexandra O’Donnell.  The writing assistant is also available for small group workshops.
Weekly office hours are:
Mondays 11:00am-4:00pm
Wednesdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am-4:00pm
or by appointment

You can request an appointment by filling out this form or emailing Alexandra at


Student Governing Association Senate Panel

Rutgers University Graduate and Undergraduate Student Senators are hosting a Senate Panel on October 6, 2014 in Campus Center West BC. 
This panel is designed for students and faculty to meet and familiarize themselves with their student Senators, discuss current topics and issues that the Senators are working on and submit to the Senators major areas that they would like addressed. 


January Graduation Deadlines and Workshop

For students finishing up their degrees in December (January diploma), there are two steps in the graduation process.

  • Online Diploma Application: This lets the university know you plan to graduate in January.  The deadline for submission is December 19th
  • Degree candidacy forms must be approved by your department and are due to the Graduate School Office by January 12th
  • Students who wrote a thesis, dissertation, or liberal studies capstone must submit a copy of the signed title page and upload their document to the Rutgers ETD site by January 12th.  Students must follow the Style Guidelines available on our website,

 Graduation Workshop
The Graduate School is also hosting a workshop on Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:00-5:30pm in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge.  We will review the steps of the graduation application and approval process.  We will also review the Rutgers Style Guide for Dissertations, Thesis, and Liberal Studies Capstone submissions.  Bring your document for a quick review.  Our Graduate Writing Assistant will also be on hand for writing and citation assistance.  Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. 



Our Graduate Funding page lists links to funding opportunities and scholarships.


Office of Sponsored Research IRB Compliance Workshop 11/21

The Office of Sponsored Research will be hosting a workshop regarding compliance issues related to research.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Camden Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room
Time: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Lunch will be served.

László M. Szabó, Esq. Director, Office of Research Regulatory Affairs
Paula Bistak, Chief/Executive Director, Human Subjects Protection Program
Carlotta M. Rodriguez, Director, IRB
Robert Phillips, Export Control Manager
Please RSVP to Caryn Terry at or 856-225-6249 by Monday, November 17, 2014.

The workshop will cover the following:
Overview of ORRA
Financial Conflict of Interest
IACUC – Animal Research
Human Subject Protection Program (HSPP)
Overview of Rutgers HSPP
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Top 5 reasons IRB submissions are not approved and Top 5 audit findings
Export Controls


Library News

The 2nd Floor of the Paul Robeson Library is now open! 
Highlights include silent study space, quiet study space, and 14 group study rooms (reserve online).   View the Virtual Tour, or stop by and see it in person.


Career Center News and Events


Services include assistance with career decisions, resume / CV writing, interview coaching, job search assistance and PhD/professional school advising.  Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling 856.225.6046 or stop by the Career Center in the lower level of the campus center.

  • RaptorLink Jobs & internships: Click on the Raptor Icon.   If it is your first time logging in click “Generate/Forgot Password”.   
  • CareerShift Search Engine within our Raptorlink system.  This is an excellent platform to help students find jobs/internships and network with professionals including Rutgers alumni.  
  • Career Center Office Hours – M&TH 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, T,W,F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 12th: Internship Fair, 11-2, Campus Center multipurpose room
Monday, November 17th: Mission Solutions Engineering Info Session (Computer Science), 12:15pm, Campus Center Executive Meeting Room
Wednesday, November 19th: Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Biotech Company, 12:15pm, Campus Center West ABC Conference Room


Writers in Camden Series 11/12

The Creative Writing program continues this fall’s Writers in Camden Series on November 12th at 7pm with Justin Torres and Gina Apostol.
Fiction Workshop with Justin Torres from 3:00-4:30pm, Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage
Reading with Justin Torres and Gina Apostol at 7:00pm in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building.


Digital Studies Center Opening 11/13

The Digital Studies Center invites you to celebrate the launch of a center that will help support and promote projects that are made possible by the convergence of digital technologies with the humanities as well as the arts, natural, and social sciences. 
Lunch will be served.  Registration recommended
Thursday, November 13th, 12:15-1:30pm, Digital Studies Center, Fine Arts Building Room 215


Marathon Reading: Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” 11/13

Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Department of English, Rutgers-Camden, is staging a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” as part of the Sounds of Camden exhibition programming.  The reading, in 52 sections, will run just under two hours. If you have any original ideas for reading, such as adding musical accompaniment, or perhaps you would like to dress as Walt Whitman, we welcome all creative interpretations. All readers will be provided with text in advance of the event.
If you would like to lend your barbaric yawp to the event, or for more information, please contact Noreen Scott Garrity at  
Thursday, November 13th, 4:00-5:30PM, Stedman Gallery (Fine Arts Building)


International Week 11/17-11/21

Each year, the Office of International Students & Programs sponsors International Week in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State’s, International Education Week (IW). With the help of multiple departments and student organizations at the Rutgers-Camden campus, International Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education, cultural awareness, diversity and exchange at the Rutgers-Camden campus. 
View the full calendar of events here. 


Public Administration Student Association (PASA) Events 11/19 and 11/20

Wednesday, November 19th: City Leaders Series, 4:00pm -5:30pm

Location: Executive Meeting Room in the lower level of the Campus Center
Purpose: Anthony Perno, President of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Anthony Ways of CANDO, will share their stories and insights. Perno leads development projects on the Camden Waterfront and around the City of Camden. Ways was wrongly incarcerated for 15 years, until the state Supreme Court overturned his case. He has since started organizations in Camden that have brought peace to communities and built bridges across neighborhoods.
Food will be served at the end of the event. 

Thursday, November 20th: Meet, Greet, & Eat at The Victor’s Pub: A Networking Event for Public Policy and Administration Students, 9:00-11:00pm

Location: The Victor’s Pub on Delaware Ave.
Donate: Bring a canned good that will be donated.
Cost: The event is $10 per person or $5 if you bring a canned or other non-perishable good that we will donate.
There will be food served: chicken fingers, French fries, Buffalo wings, and chips and salsa.
Also Invited: Local businesses, government, and community leaders will also be invited to mix with us. This is a great time to meet people in the department, extend your network, meet leaders in the community, and have a great time.

December 9th: Bake Sale. 12:00-1:45pm
Location: Campus Center
Bring a baked good, sing a carol, buy a snack, or just come help us sell some stuff. All money will go to the PASA revenue account to help support future activities.


Dine Around Friday 11/21

Dine Around Friday’s is a monthly social event for students and professionals at restaurants throughout Camden.  Events are hosted by Dr. Stephen Danley of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, The Office of Civic Engagement, and the Latin American Economic Development Association. For more information contact Rasheda L. Weaver at

Attend the next Dine Around Friday event for some pre-Thanksgiving soul food at Corrine’s Place in Parkside on November 21st!  Enjoy a variety of soul food dishes on a prixe-fixe menu for $15 cash (beverage and dessert included). A free shuttle, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, will be available to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle arrives in front of the Rutgers-Camden Business and Sciences Building at 12:30p.m. All members of the Rutgers and Camden community are welcome to attend!  Reserve your spot!


Mallory Concert Series

The Department of Fine Arts announces its Fall 2014 Mallory Concert Series, every Wednesday at 12:15pm in the Fine Arts Building, Mallory Room (2nd floor).


Community Service Opportunities

Project H.O.P.E Food Drive
Project H.O.P.E. is collecting food for Thanksgiving until November 20th. Drop off dry goods and can goods in the graduate dorms lobby (330 Cooper St.).

RU 4 The Kids
Rutgers Volunteer Council and Student Veterans at Rutgers-Camden are collecting new toys for Toys for Tots and fundraising for the Children’s Regional at Cooper Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Donation boxes are located in the campus center and undergraduate and graduate dorms until December 3rd.