At the Board: October 2017

At the Board: October 2017

The Rutgers Board of Governors reappoints Douglas S. Eakeley to chair in corporate and business law, appoints Pham Huu Tiep to chair in mathematics and honors Rutgers Business School team for winning prestigious global Hult Prize

The following are news and developments from the October 5, 2017, Rutgers Board of Governors meeting:

Douglas S. Eakeley Reappointed to the Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law

Douglas S. Eakeley, an attorney at Lowenstein Sandler with a national reputation for his commitment to law in the public interest, was first appointed chair in 2012 at Rutgers Law School in Newark and has expanded the curriculum significantly, organized the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance and worked for the public interest through initiatives such as the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and Youth Justice New Jersey. He also developed an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship clinic that has enhanced students’ legal skills as well as the economic growth of Newark.

Pham Huu Tiep Appointed to the Joshua Barlaz Chair in Mathematics

Pham Huu Tiep, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, is an internationally renowned expert in the theory of finite groups who has made a number of contributions to the field. He has been recognized by national and international organizations and will be a featured speaker at the prestigious 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians. He is also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society; has received research funding from a number of organizations, including the National Science Foundation; and is the editor of the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 

Roshni Rides Honored for Impressive Win of Global 2017 Hult Prize

The team, representing Rutgers Business School, bested peers from universities around the world, including Harvard University’s Kennedy School, the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the University of Waterloo and others, to win $1 million in seed capital to make Roshni Rides a reality. The four-member team, including one current student and three graduates, successfully pitched its idea to optimize existing transportation services in South Asia to offer fixed, affordable commuting prices to refugees in urban areas allowing them access to education, health care and employment. The team and its achievement is “a source of pride for Rutgers University, the Rutgers Business School and the State of New Jersey, as their win speaks to the values of the University and illustrates that with a Rutgers education and an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, students and graduates can change the world and improve the lives of millions,” according to a resolution by the Board of Governors.