Summer Reading: Rutgers Faculty and Staff Share the Titles They Can’t Wait to Tackle
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Rutgers Computer Scientists Receive Google Grant to Develop Personalized Data Search System
Computer scientists Amelie Marian and Thu D. Nguyen received a grant from Google to develop a personal data search system that draws from social media pages, personal calendars, bank account information, email, Skype conversations and work documents, among other things.
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Congratulations to Board of Governors Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner
I am pleased to report that the Board of Governors named Dr. Myra Bluebond-Langner as a Board of Governors Professor of Anthropology during yesterday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
This is a signature career achievement for Myra, and a point of pride for our campus. Myra’s research into the worlds of children confronted with life-threatening illness has helped to define a field of study, rightly earning such accolades as the Margaret Mead Award. Her books The Private Worlds of Dying Children and In the Shadow of Illness: Parents and Siblings of the Chronically Ill Child (both with Princeton University Press) are widely cited, and her editorship of the Rutgers University Press Book Series in Childhood Studies is extending the body of knowledge in this growing field.
Here on campus, Myra is known as a thoughtful teacher and mentor, and a supportive colleague. Her work launching the Center for Children and Childhood Studies created the strong foundation that allowed Rutgers–Camden to craft and launch the nation’s first PhD program in childhood studies.
Currently, Myra is serving as the UK’s first chair of pediatric palliative care at the University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She’s on leave executing that role, and we look forward to her return to campus.
Until then, please join me in offering our warmest congratulations to Myra Bluebond-Langner on this accomplishment.
Wendell E. Pritchett