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August 2014 
Enjoy the Great Tomato Tasting on August 27   

Great Tomato Tasting
Visitors come for the tomatoes...and much more.

Circle Wednesday, August 27, 2014, on your calendar for the annual Great Tomato Tasting at Snyder Research and Extension Farm in Pittstown, NJ. This great New Jersey tradition features tastings of scores of varieties of tomatoes, fruits and herbs; a chef's cooking demonstration; guided educational wagon tours of the farm's research plots; and - new this year - the chance to walk a turf labyrinth.

Unlike a corn maze that offers choices of paths and directions, a labyrinth is unicursal, with only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. In ancient times, a labyrinth was considered a trap for mean spirits.  In medieval times, it took a spiritual connotation, while later on it became a form of entertainment. More recently there has been resurgence in its spiritual aspect and people strive to achieve a meditative state while going through a labyrinth.

Come try the labyrinth and see (and taste!) all the other displays at the Great Tomato Tasting. The event takes place rain or shine. It opens at 3 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged.
Attention Serious Foodies: This Course Might Be For You

Mukund Karwe demonstrating device
Filming a segment of the course.
The Office of Continuing Professional Education is offering a week-long food science course from August 18 to 22, 2014, that condenses several essentials of food science education into five days of presentations by some of the best of the faculty of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and industry instructors.

Topics include food chemistry and microbiology, food safety, sensory evaluation, why foods behave the way they do, superfoods, and more. The course is designed primarily for practitioners in the food industry, but it also is open to the public. Participants can sign up for one day or more, depending on their needs and interests. Learn more at the OCPE website

'Antarctica' Comes to Woods Hole Film Festival   

Alumni and friends in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut may want to 'Beyond the Ice' Poster check out the Woods Hole Film Festival 2014, which will feature a special preview of "Antarctica: Beyond the Ice," a production of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

The documentary, produced in conjunction with a study funded by the National Science Foundation, chronicles the intense investigation of the ecosystem of the distressed West Antarctic by a team of Rutgers scientists. The screening is at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, in the Redfield Auditorium of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Check out further details.
Fryers, with Roger Locandro in background
Alumni serve up Fish Fry taste treats.
Sign Up for the August 23 Cook Community Alumni Fish Fry

One of the oldest and most popular traditions of our alumni and friends is the annual Fish Fry, sponsored by the Cook Community Alumni Association. This year's event takes place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Log Cabin Pavilion in Rutgers Gardens. It will feature several kinds of fresh, batter-fried fish and grilled seafood and an Italian buffet, with a custom pasta bar. The cost in advance is $35 for adults, with substantial discounts for members of the Class of 2015, young alumni and children. Register here.
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B1G Football is Here at Last!

The local sports pages are abuzz in anticipation of Rutgers competing in Big 10 sports, especially football. Our Scarlet Knights play Penn State on Saturday, September 13; Michigan on Saturday, October 4; Wisconsin on Saturday, November 1; and Indiana on Saturday, November 15 - all at home in High Point Solutions Stadium. Big 10 away games are with Ohio State on Saturday, October 18; Nebraska on Saturday, October 25; Michigan State on Saturday, November 22; and Maryland on Saturday, November 29. Rounding out the schedule is the season opener with Washington State on Thursday, August 28, in Seattle; Howard on Saturday, September 6, at home; Navy on Saturday, September 20, in Annapolis; and Tulane on Saturday, September 27, at home.
Add to Your Calendar

August 2, 2014 - Preview Screening and Panel Discussion, "Antarctica: Beyond the Ice," Woods Hole (MA) Film Festival

August 18,-22, 2014 -
Introduction to Food Science Short Course

August 23, 2014 -
Cook Community Alumni Association Fish Fry

August 27, 2014 -
Great Tomato Tasting, Snyder Research & Extension Farm          

Through September 28, 2014 -
4-H and County Fairs (see schedule)

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This Newsletter is brought to you by the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement, a unit of the Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. New events and programs are posted frequently on our Discovery website at www.discovery.rutgers.edu. Contact the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement at 848-932-4215 or [email protected].

Diana M. Orban Brown, Director

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