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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Jersey Section honored Rowan University Civil Engineering Professor Dr. Douglas Cleary, of Turnersville, with its 2010 Educator of the Year Award. The award is “presented to an outstanding educator who has contributed substantially to the field of civil engineering,” according to the organization’s website. The ASCE New Jersey Section will mark Cleary’s achievement with a plaque and a presentation discussing his life and contributions to civil engineering at an awards dinner on May 7.

The National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) named Rowan chemical engineering Associate Professor Dr. Stephanie Farrell, of Philadelphia (19106), its fellow for 2010. The NETI offers an annual three-day workshop providing engineering professors with “hands-on practice in the elements of effective teaching,” according to the organization’s website. The NETI Fellow program was created in 2002 as a way to recognize leaders in engineering education.

Continuing the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series, Rowan’s College of Engineering hosts a discussion with Thomas J. Blacklock, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 6, at 1:45 p.m. in the Betty Long Lecture Hall in Rowan Hall. 

The Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University will host its second annual Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Conference on Sustainability Practices in Learning Organizations on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rowan University Student Center Eynon Ballroom.

Rowan University assistant professor of chemical engineering Dr. Jennifer Vernengo and her students are hoping to ease the pain of the thousands of Americans who suffer from spinal cord injuries and lower back pain each year.

The Rowan University College of Engineering rush for spring break is on, and Jessica Tryner, of Glassboro, is all prepared: Hepatitis A shot, check; typhoid shot, check; work clothes, check; bikini, not on a bet.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University will begin its annual Spring Equinox program on Saturday, March 20, with a screening of five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin’s acclaimed documentary “BLAST!” at 1 p.m. in the Edelman Planetarium located in Rowan University’s Science Hall. This event is open to the public; admission is $3.

Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business will host an MBA information session on Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North.

The Rowan University Rohrer College of Business will host the final round of its yearlong Business Plan Competition on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center on the Glassboro campus.

Dr. Geronimo Villanueva, research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will be the speaker for a bioastronomy lecture hosted by the Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy on Friday, Feb. 19, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. in the Betty Long Rowan Lecture Hall of Rowan Hall.

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