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The Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Andrea Canepari, presented New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney with the Italian Consular General Award May 23 at Rowan University.
Growing up in Communist-controlled Romania, Associate Professor Diana Nicolae was amazed by the quiet, dignified, and technically illegal lifestyle of monks and nuns in a 16th century abbey just outside her town. As an adult, Nicolae returned to her hometown to revisit the ancient walled monastery, Sucevita, to interview the shy nuns still residing there, and to make a movie about it. Her film, Not Even the Mountain Stays the Same, will screen next month at the Ukrainian Independent International Film Festival.
A research team, led by Dr. Robert Nagele from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies, Inc., has announced the development of a blood test that leverages the body’s immune response system to detect an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease – referred to as the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage – with unparalleled accuracy. In a “proof of concept” study involving 236 subjects, the test demonstrated an overall accuracy, sensitivity and specificity rate of 100 percent in identifying subjects whose MCI was actually caused by an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
Children in first through sixth grades will have the chance to enjoy fun, hands-on, interdisciplinary activities that encourage learning and exploration during Camp EduAdventures from August 8-26 on Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro.
Rowan University will host some of the world’s top scholars in the history and philosophy of science for the 2016 conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, June 16-20, on the main campus in Glassboro.
As if finals, internships, summer plans and graduation weren’t enough, five Rowan University Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering students designed a drone cage for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in May that could one day help make air travel safer.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will offer one final special observing open house on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 8 p.m. and going to at least 10 p.m.
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is pleased to announce Rowan University, Glassboro, has become its newest member. Vice President of Research Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam will serve as the university’s representative on the Council’s Board of Directors.
Rowan University’s College of Education has achieved accreditation under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.
Dr. Catherine Yang, a professor of biochemistry at Rowan University, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) and The Nicholson Foundation to advance research to develop a novel vaccine that will help those affected by peanut allergies, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF.

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