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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 35 items )  

2nd District Congressional Debate to Be Televised Live
POMONA, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Richard Stockton College/Stockton University issued the following news: A debate on the Stockton University campus between major-party candidates in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District in October will be broadcast live by SNJ Today on WACP channel 4. SNJ Today, the Millville-based media company, has joined the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University and The Press of Atlantic City as cosponsors of the debate. The forum will be held f  more

ACS CAN Names DeAlmeida New Jersey Government Relations Director
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: Brick, New Jersey resident Samantha DeAlmeida has been named the New Jersey government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In this post, DeAlmeida will oversee advocacy efforts promoting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Before joining ACS CAN DeAlmeida had been   more

AFCI Announces 2019 Board of Director Candidates
ELMWOOD PARK, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The Association for Creative Industries issued the following news release: The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 slate of Board of Directors candidates for election by the general AFCI membership. The AFCI members nominated for a three-year term on the Board of Directors are: * Greg Tipsord - Spellbinders Paper Arts - nominated for a second term * Lisa (Wojcik) Kiser -Beacon Adhesives * Jim Sca  more

Aging is Changing -- New AARP 'For Dummies' Book Helps You Choose How You Want to Live
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- AARP issued the following news release: People are living decades more than previous generations. With these exciting bonus years come many questions and concerns about future planning and long-term care. AARP's Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps readers and their families navigate this unfamiliar and evolving terrain. "There are many paths to achieving a fulfilling and comfortable life in your later years," says author Carol Levine. "Accurate informa  more

Atlantic Cape Partners With Mercer County Community College to Offer Medical Laboratory Technology Program
MAYS LANDING, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Atlantic Cape Community College issued the following news: Students interested in pursuing a career in medical laboratory technology can now do so through a cooperative program between Atlantic Cape Community College and Mercer County Community College. The Medical Laboratory Technology Program (MLT) is designed to prepare students for a career as a medical laboratory technician. Medical laboratory professionals perform laboratory analysis on body fluid sam  more

Bassler Receives Schering Prize for Discovering Bacterial Communication
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Schering Stiftung announced Monday, Sept. 3, that they were awarding the 2018 Ernst Schering Prize to molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler for her pioneering work on bacterial quorum sensing. Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has paved the way for a vital new research field in microbiology: intercellular bacterial communication, kn  more

CCM Hosts Annual Morris County Regional College Fair
RANDOLPH, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- County College of Morris issued the following news: On Sunday, September 16, from noon to 3 p.m., County College of Morris (CCM) will be hosting the annual Morris County Regional College Fair. Sponsored by the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling and the Morris County Association of School Counseling Directors, this annual event is traditionally hosted by CCM. Free and open to the public, the College Fair takes place in the Student Community   more

Chang Appointed University Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Ben Chang, an experienced communications executive and policy practitioner in the federal government and the private sector, has been named University spokesperson and director of media relations at Princeton. Chang has been managing director in the U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis practice at Burson-Marsteller in Washington, D.C., since 2016. He will assume his new duties Sept. 24. His appointment was an  more

Convocation 2018: A Celebration of Academic Excellence
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Georgian Court University issued the following news: Georgian Court welcomed new students and celebrated the academic excellence of students and faculty at Convocation 2018, a ceremony that officially marked the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 600 students, faculty, administration, staff, and parents filled the Wellness Center on a sunny afternoon on August 30 for the ceremony. "Education at Georgian Court is a community effort, where we invite  more

Glassman Honored With Guggenheim Medal in Aeronautics
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Irvin Glassman, the Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus, has been awarded the 2018 Daniel Guggenheim Medal for his influential contributions to the fields of combustion and propulsion. "Professor Glassman is a legendary combustion expert whose writings and contributions to the understanding of fundamental combustion processes has enabled engineers and scientists t  more

Incoming Princeton Students Learn Powerful Lessons About Each Other During Orientation
STILLWATER, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: After only a few days since meeting, 50 new Princeton students shared personal stories about who they are and learned powerful lessons about the experiences of others. Dialogue and Difference in Action (DDA), one of three small-group Orientation activities, encouraged first-year students to discuss issues of identity, privilege and difference. Students examined these concepts within the contexts of the   more

International Graphic Design Poster Exhibition at William Paterson University Galleries Challenges Gender-Based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination
WAYNE, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- William Paterson University issued the following news release: Artists explore gender discrimination facing women at home and abroad in an exhibition of graphic design posters at the William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts from September 10 through December 12, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on select Saturdays and Sundays (September 16, noon to 4 p.m.; October 21, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.;  more

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Issues Statement on Kavanaugh Views on Racial Profiling
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement by President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke after Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, released emails from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House: * * * The approximately 12 pages of emails reveal discussions Kavanaugh had on racial inequality including one email thread titled "racial profiling". * * * Clarke said: "The hearings now underway for Brett Kav  more

Mount Sinai Launches Television Series on CUNY TV
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Mount Sinai Hospital issued the following news release: The Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new television series called Mount Sinai Future You, featuring clinicians, researchers, and patients discussing how innovations in science, medicine, and new models of care are changing the course of health care. The broadcast takes viewers behind the scenes at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is on the forefront of research and discoveries that are advancing the diagnos  more

Musical Performer T.O.N.E.-z Shares Talents, Inspiration at Suicide Prevention Conference Sept. 11th
MERCERVILLE, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- The New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies issued the following news release: American musician, rapper and actor T.O.N.E.-z will perform at the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) and Attitudes In Reverse's (AIR's) and Sixth Annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference, Back to School: Building Youths' Resiliency, on September 11, 2018 at Carrier Clinic, 252 County Route 601, Belle Mead, NJ.   more

New Jersey Business & Industry Association Issues Statement on Minimum Wage
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- The New Jersey Business and Industry Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka regarding the press conference by Gov. Phil Murphy on increasing New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour: "Any pathway to raising the minimum wage must take into consideration the impact these actions will have on our small business owners, who are the backbone of our communities and our downtowns. "Many of our members have already told us th  more

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on New Jersey Health Project
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- The New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by President Tom Bracken on New Jersey health project: "The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has been a long-time and strong advocate for the importance of investing in New Jersey's infrastructure. "An efficient system of roads, bridges and tunnels that allow the safe and cost-effective transportation of people and goods is critical to attracting and keeping business in this state. "As former  more

New York Leads Eight States in Filing Federal Lawsuit to Restore Bird Protection Law
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news: Attorneys General from New York, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and Oregon today filed litigation challenging the Trump Administration's move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Today's suit, led by New York's Attorney General, was filed in the Southern District of New York and will be considered  more

Nick Fish Named New President of American Atheists
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- American Atheists issued the following news: The Board of Directors of American Atheists today announced that Nick Fish, an activist with a decade of experience in non-profit organizing, advocacy, and coalition building, has been named the 55-year-old organization's new president. Fish has spent six years with American Atheists, serving as the organization's director of development from 2012 to 2015, and national program director and spokesperson for the last t  more

NJBIA Opposes Port Authority's Minimum Wage Proposal
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The New Jersey Business and Industry Association issued the following news release: The Port Authority's minimum wage proposal to pay workers at its New Jersey and New York airports the highest rate in the nation would make an already expensive service worse as businesses are forced to pass along the increased costs to customers, NJBIA said today. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering a proposal to require workers at its airports to be pai  more

Outdoor Action Creates Lasting Friendships, Eases Transition to College Life
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Kayaking and canoeing in Breakneck Pond, laughing and living in the moment, nine first-year students are beginning their Princeton journey together at Harriman State Park in New York. The group is participating in one of the 75 Outdoor Action trips taking place this week before Opening Exercises on Sunday. Outdoor Action is a five-day orientation program for incoming undergraduates. Through activities suc  more

Princeton to Lead New Software Institute to Enable Discoveries in High-Energy Physics
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: With the goal of creating next-generation computing power to support high-energy physics research, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that Princeton University will lead a new NSF-funded coalition of 17 research universities to be called the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP). The institute will develop computing software and expertise t  more

Princeton University Library Builds Collection of Newspapers Published for African American Audiences
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton University Library (PUL) has begun a nearly comprehensive collection of current newspapers published for African American audiences throughout the United States. The collection features 72 newspapers from cities and towns in 32 states, ranging from New York City to Eutaw, Alabama. Included in the collection, for example, are Hudson Valley Press from Newburgh, New York; Tuskegee News from Tuskege  more

Professor Brenda Marshall Among Nine Nursing Leaders to Receive the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2018 Award
WAYNE, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- William Paterson University issued the following news release: Brenda Marshall, professor of nursing at William Paterson University, is among nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses selected to receive the 2018 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) annual awards. Marshall will be honored at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio in October. Marshall will receive the Award for Excellence in Research for her work to examine the best way  more

Ramapo College Recognizes Its Largest Leaders in Service (LIS) Class
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: Ramapo College recently recognized its largest Leaders In Service (LIS) class of incoming first-year students. Comprised of 52 students hailing from 13 of New Jersey's 21 counties, two New York counties and four students from Nepal, the Select group participated in service projects, political engagement and leadership opportunities at Ramapo prior to the start of their first college semester. "We are pleased to ki  more

Ramapo College Welcomes Second Largest First-Year Class, a 4% Increase From Last Year
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Ramapo College issued the following news release: Ramapo College of New Jersey's new class has arrived and their journey begins. Welcomed during Ramapo's traditional Arching Ceremony on Sunday, September 2, the 1,539 new Roadrunners include first-year and transfer students. The Class of 2022 boasts 955 first-year students, the second largest first-year class in Ramapo's history and 4% larger than the class of 2021. New residential students moved into their reside  more

Rider Partners With Lyft to Offer Free Late-Night Transportation for Students
LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Rider University issued the following news release: Rider University and Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand app-based ride-hailing service, are partnering to give students a smart, reliable and convenient way back to campus late at night. Beginning September 6, all students will be able to use the Lyft app to request a ride Thursday to Sunday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at no charge. This initiative is part of Rider's Safe Rides program, a collaboration with P  more

SBDC to Offer Entrepreneurial Webinars for Small Business Owners
NORTH BRANCH, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Owners of small business are invited to take advantage of a new educational opportunity to learn how to effectively run their businesses--from any location. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is offering seven webinars for the Fall Semester that will assist small business owners with overcoming the challenges of running a business.   more

STEM Programs Lauded in Publication
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Essex County College issued the following news release: Americans learned from the timeless wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from fiction." One of the great challenges of Community, Technical, and County Colleges is to provide quality, affordable higher learning to the broadest possible audience - a complex mission given the soc  more

Stevens Opens Doors to Record Number of New Faculty for Fall 2018
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Stevens Institute of Technology has opened its doors to 30 new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year, including a new dean and two department chairs. The new group represents the largest number of faculty to be added in a single year in the university's history, underscoring Stevens' strategic plan to bolster its image as a research powerhouse. The record number of new faculty will not on  more

Surprising Hidden Order Unites Prime Numbers and Crystal-Like Materials
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: The seemingly random digits known as prime numbers are not nearly as scattershot as previously thought. A new analysis by Princeton University researchers has uncovered patterns in primes that are similar to those found in the positions of atoms inside certain crystal-like materials. The researchers found a surprising similarity between the sequence of primes over long stretches of the number line and the  more

TCNJ Engineering Students Visit Europe for Green Inspirations
EWING, New Jersey, Sept. 3 -- College of New Jersey issued the following news release: There were lectures on turbine technology, discussions on recycling coal ash and trips to solar and wind farms - not to mention cathedrals and distilleries - during this summer's two-week trip to Ireland and Portugal that was the centerpiece of the School of Engineering's Sustainability Europe course. "We learned a lot but there was still time to see the cultural sights," said Brian Rennie '20 who is majorin  more

The Skin Cancer Foundation's Mobile Education and Screening Program, Destination: Healthy Skin, Ends a Successful Season on the Road
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 -- The Skin Cancer Foundation issued the following news release: Destination: Healthy Skin, The Skin Cancer Foundation's mobile skin cancer education and screening program, concluded its second annual journey around the U.S. Local volunteer dermatologists conducted 1,243 free skin cancer screenings aboard the Foundation's 38-foot Destination: Healthy Skin RV. Program participants also received The Skin Cancer Foundation's educational materials and Walgreens brand sun care item  more

University Hospital and Newark Public Schools Partner to Expand Access to Health Education & Services for Newark Students & Families
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following news release: On August 29th, the a partnership between University Hospital and Newark Public Schools (NPS) will kick off when the hospital's Community Training Center will train approximately 150 public school employees--including nurses and security personnel--in emergency bleeding control skills. The event will mark the beginning of a formal relationship between the hospital and NPS to address the health of students an  more

William Paterson University Galleries Exhibition Focuses on Freedom of Speech
WAYNE, New Jersey, Sept. 7 -- William Paterson University issued the following news release: Artists affirm their inalienable human right to freedom of speech in an exhibition at the William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts from September 10 through October 19, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, September 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Wed  more