Newsletter Header
Discovery Newsletter
March 2017   
Calling All Alumni to "Let's Do Lunch" on Ag Field Day 

Calling all alumni! You are invited to join Executive Dean Bob Goodman from noon until Rutgers Day logo 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, for the annual "Let's Do Lunch with the Executive Dean" event during Ag Field Day at Rutgers Day. The lunch and festivities will be held at the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health building across from Skelley Field in the heart of the Ag Field Day action.

Ag, CAES, Cook, and SEBS alumni, their spouses/partners, and children -- as well as all retired faculty from the college and the school -- are welcome. And the kids will love trying out the IFNH playground. The event is free, but space is limited. Register early to reserve your place.


"Horses 2017" Early Bird Discount Ends at Midnight March 10

You are cordially invited to join the Rutgers Equine Science Center faculty and staff, Horses 2017 logo plus visiting experts and speakers from across the country, at "Horses 2017: The Best of the Best." The two-day conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, and Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the new Livingston Campus Center in Piscataway, NJ. Provocative discussions will include such topics as "Can Horses Read?", "Can I Afford to Own a Horse?", "Why Does My Horse Do That?", "Straight From the Horse's Mouth: Updates in Equine Dentistry", "Ouch! How to Properly Fit a Saddle", and much more.

Early bird registration fees are $65 for each day or $100 for the weekend; the early bird discount ends at midnight on March 10. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch at the beautiful Livingston Dining Hall, coffee breaks, conference materials, admission to the trade show, and a souvenir Horses 2017 tote. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Cook Campus Home to NBC-New York's StormTracker 4 

Doppler radar tower The George H. Cook Campus is the new home for StormTracker 4, a high powered Doppler weather radar that is said to be the most powerful in the Northeast. The radar serves the tri-state area through NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU.

Located in an area near Helyar House, the radar is "life-saving weather technology that can see what other radars often miss," says Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York. "It provides the latest weather information in real time." In addition, Rutgers students will have the opportunity to use StormTracker 4 data in their classrooms, research and meteorology reports.

The School's Department of Environmental Sciences offers the only program in New Jersey that meets federal requirements for meteorology, and its graduates -- including Dylan Dryer of NBC News and the TODAY show -- have gone on to careers at television networks and stations throughout the country. Read more about the Rutgers partnership and StormTracker 4.
Prominent Author Envisions New York 2140 on April 5

New York Times best-selling author Kim Stanley Robinson will offer his vision of our Book cover region in a future of extreme sea-level rise at a lecture based on his new novel New York 2140 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the new Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place on the College Avenue Campus. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and book-signing.

Robinson lives in Davis, CA, and works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He is the author of more than 20 books and was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine. For further information about the event and registration, please visit this link
Upcoming Events

March 11-19, 2017 -- Rutgers University Spring Recess

March 18/19, 2017 -- "Horses 2017: The Best of the Best," a two-day conference sponsored by the Rutgers Equine Science Center (see the conference brochure for details)

April 5, 2017 -- Lecture, discussion and book-signing by author Kim Stanley Robinson, 7:30 p.m., Rutgers Academic Building (see story above)

April 29, 2017 -- "Let's Do Lunch with the Executive Dean" at Ag Field Day @ Rutgers Day, noon to 1:30 p.m., IFNH building on the G.H. Cook Campus (see story above)

May 14, 2017 -- Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement, 10 a.m., High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway

May 15, 2017 -- School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Convocation, 10 a.m., Passion Puddle

Quick Links

This Discovery Newsletter is brought to you by the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement, a unit of the Division of Advancement 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 Contact the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement at 848-932-4215 or

Diana M. Orban Brown, Director

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey | 57 US Highway 1 | New Brunswick | NJ | 08901