January 26, 2015
Weather Emergency - Level 4 Closure Extended
In response to adverse weather conditions, President Barchi has extended the Level 4 - Weather Emergency Closure for the university commencing Monday, January 26 at 4pm and ending Tuesday, January 27 at 5pm. All day and evening classes are cancelled for Tuesday, January 27. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 28. During the Level 4 - Weather Emergency Closure:
1. Classes are cancelled.
2. Essential Service Employees are directed to remain at work or to report to work as scheduled during the period of this Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure, unless otherwise directed.
3. Non-Essential Employees shall not report for work during the period of a Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure. In addition, we recognize that weather conditions are different in different areas of the state. If employees desire to leave work today prior to 4pm, they must receive approval from their immediate supervisor and charge appropriate accrued and available leave time for any work time missed.
Please refer to the following adverse weather policies for more details related to weather status declarations and procedures:
* Legacy Rutgers Employees: Attendance During Adverse Weather Conditions
- Policy 60.3.16 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
* Legacy UMDNJ Employees: Inclement Weather and Emergency Curtailment of Operations - Policy 60.9.58 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/
Visit the operating status page for more info.
Rutgers & the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Universities
Working on everything from improving outcomes for those injured in wars and cleaning up nuclear waste to developing more efficient electronics and traveling the globe to identify promising biofuels, Rutgers looks forward to continuing these research collaborations with other CIC schools.
AFIRM comprises two civilian research consortia that work with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research to develop advanced treatment options for severely wounded servicemen and women. One is led by Rutgers and the Cleveland Clinic (Northwestern and the University of Michigan are in this consortium) and the other is led by Wake Forest University and the McGowan Institute.
Purdue and Rutgers colead this international research and education group involved in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security center to create methods and tools to analyze and manage vast amounts of information for all mission areas of homeland security. The University of Illinois is a partner on the Rutgers team.
This U.S. Department of Energy-funded group advances cost-effective, safe cleanup of the nation’s nuclear weapons production facility waste sites. The consortium's members are Vanderbilt University (lead institution), Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, New York University School of Law, Oregon State University, Rutgers, University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The II-VI Foundation is supporting a joint initiative among Auburn, Purdue, and Rutgers universities that seeks to reduce energy consumption through greater electronics efficiency. The focus of the partnership is the advancement of silicon-carbide (SiC)-based electronics, which offer the potential for far greater efficiency in transistors that are essential to energy production and distribution.
Established by Rutgers and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the institute promotes ethical, natural product-based pharmacological bioexploration to benefit human health and the environment while fostering increased economic and educational activities in developing countries.
Greater Library Services
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Center for Library Initiatives focuses on optimizing CIC members' access to library resources; saving money, time and space; and helping library staff work together to develop creative solutions to shared challenges.
These efforts translate into significant benefits for Rutgers students and faculty.
Every CIC school employs accomplished scholars who earned academic degrees at Rutgers. And Rutgers is home to faculty with degrees from every school in the consortium. Among some notable connections:
Jack Bratich: Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers; Ph.D. University of Illinois
Robert Denver: Chair, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan; B.S. Rutgers
Wheeler Winston Dixon: Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Department of English, University of Nebraska; B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Rutgers
Sanford Goldberg: Chair, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern; B.A. Rutgers
William Kirwan: Chancellor, University System of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D. Rutgers
Jens Ludwig: Director, Crime Lab, University of Chicago; B.A. Rutgers
Barry Qualls: Professor of English, Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D. Northwestern
Mark Riley: Department Head, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska; M.S., Ph.D. Rutgers
Stephanie Sanders: Associate Director, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University; M.S., Ph.D. Rutgers
Lea Stewart: Campus Dean, Livingston Campus, Rutgers; Ph.D. Purdue
Carl Van Horn: Founding Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers; Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Wise Young: Founding Director, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers; Ph.D. Iowa