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A unique, web-based management system that gives employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information received a national award from Educause, a nonprofit association that advances the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial aid services and Haresh Gopal, acting director of university information systems, accepted the honor on behalf of the university at the Educause annual conference this fall. >>
Legislation that would place a $350 million bond proposal for stem-cell research on the ballot in November was approved by a New Jersey Senate panel yesterday positioning the bill for a vote by the full house during the lame-duck legislative session. The bill would boost the state's funding for labs for stem-cell and other biomedical research and allow for $50 million for a biomedical center to be established at NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development, and Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president, spoke yesterday on behalf of the expenditure. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will discuss the recent stem cell research initiative on NJN News tonight. The interview will air at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. >>
NJIT hosted a “Get Up, Stand Up!” rally on Oct. 26 in support of stem cell research awareness through a global research and education alliance. Along with NJIT, supporting institutions include the Center for Applied Genomics of the Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the New Jersey Stem Cell Research & Education Foundation. >>
What kinds of information do computer software collaborators need to share and work effectively?  John M. Carroll, PhD, the Edward Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University, recently posed that question to launch a forum at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an adult stem cell researcher and Presidential Award winner from NJIT, is among an elite group of 88 young engineers attending the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering symposium, held Sept. 22-24 at the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. >>
Michael Bieber, PhD, professor of information systems at NJIT, has been named acting chair of the department of information systems in the College of Computing Sciences. An active researcher in systems integration, digital libraries and educational innovation, Bieber is better known among information scientists at NJIT and around the nation as the principal investigator on a project to create a super-sized library. >>
NJIT's new Program for Professional Advancement: The Weekend University makes it convenient for working adults to earn either an undergraduate certificate or a bachelor's degree. The program (http://adultlearner.njit.edu/weekendu), which will begin in the fall of 2005, is a perfect match for high-tech professionals who want to first earn a certificate either in Information Systems Management or in Network Applications, and then continue to earn a bachelor's degree in information technology. For more information, call NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education at 800-624-9850. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, is researching the use of stem cells to induce bone repair. One day soon, as a result of her research, patients could be treated with off-the-shelf stem-cell therapies instead of drugs. Arinzeh has pushed the basic science of stem cells forward and, with her latest research on bone repair, is taking it yet another step >>
The Sloan Consortium recently honored Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor of  information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for achievement in online teaching and learning.  Hiltz is a recognized authority on computer-mediated communication and learning networks.  The consortium is an association of more than 450 institutions and higher education groups engaged in on-line learning >>