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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Best-Selling Author Harry Kraemer Shares New Advice in 'Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life'
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, May 20 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: In his new book, Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter and award-winning professor at Kellogg School of Management, shares actionable advice on the age-old challenge of finding balance in life amid built-in distractions and never-ending to-do lists. In "Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life" (Wiley, 2020), Kraemer shares advice on how to uncover obstacles and lead a values-based life.  more

Independence Community College Art Professor J.D. McGuire Featured in Book
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., May 19 -- Independence Community College issued the following news: Independence Community College Visual Art Professor J.D. McGuire was recently written about in a book titled Marking Time, Art in The Age of Mass Incarceration, authored by Rutgers Professor Nicole R. Fleetwood and published by Harvard Press. Before coming to ICC, J.D. spent two years teaching an Art Appreciation class inside six New Jersey State Prisons. His curriculum, called "Contraband Scholars," broug  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Outdoor Recreational Businesses to Open With Social Distancing Measures
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 19 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 147, allowing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting ranges, and tennis clubs as well as community gardens to open with required social distancing measures in place. The Order takes effect on Friday, May 22 at 6:00 a.m. "This action represents ano  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 23 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on May 22: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 148, increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people and allowing recreational campgrounds to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 10 people. The Order takes effect immediately. "Our steady progress on the road back has been made possible through the hard work and persona  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order to Reopen Charter Fishing and Watercraft Rental Businesses
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 19 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on May 16: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures. These businesses can open on Sunday, May 17 at 6 am. "Reopening charter fishing services and watercraft rental businesses restores an extremely important component of our Shore  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy, Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Authorizing In-Person Sales at Car Dealerships, Motorcycle Dealerships, Boat Dealerships
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 20 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place. The Order will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. "We know this is an important step f  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy, Walmart, Quest Diagnostics Announce Partnership to Expand Testing Capacity in New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 21 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy, Walmart, and Quest Diagnostics announced that seven Walmart stores across New Jersey will open COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites beginning on May 22. The testing sites, which are supported by state and local officials, Walmart, and Quest Diagnostics, will test adults who meet Centers for Disease Control and state and local criteria on who should be tested, including first resp  more

Princeton: Emotional Well-being While Home Gardening Similar to Other Popular Activities, Study Finds
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers -- home gardening. The researchers found that, across the study's population, the level of emotional well-being, or happiness, r  more

Princeton: Expansion, Environmental Impacts of Irrigation by 2050 Greatly Underestimated
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: The amount of farmland around the world that will need to be irrigated in order to feed an estimated global population of 9 billion people by 2050 could be up to several billion acres, far higher than scientists currently project, according to new research. The result would be a far greater strain on aquifers, as well as the likely expansion of agriculture into natural ecosystems as farmers search   more

Princeton: For People in Diverse Areas, Community Identity Supersedes Racial, Ethnic Differences
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: In an increasingly polarized world, many see people who are different from them as "outsiders," or even a threat. Yet, around the world, this tends to be more common in traditionally homogenous societies, according to a series of studies led by Princeton University. The analysis, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, fo  more

Princeton: Local Climate Unlikely to Drive the Early COVID-19 Pandemic
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science. The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic -- SARS-CoV-2 -- and the speed at which the pathogen spreads means that climate conditions are only l  more

Princeton: Senior Cole Morokhovich's Unexpected Path to Studying What Hummingbirds Could Tell Us About Climate Change
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: Princeton senior Cole Morokhovich still marvels at the possibility that his academic path may have come down to one five-minute window. Having come to Princeton with a focus on pre-medicine, he had taken most of the required courses and declared his major in chemical and biological engineering. Then, in the spring of his sophomore year -- after his interest in studying the environment had been piq  more

Princeton: Senior Maria Stahl Examined the Role of Fire in Wildlife Recovery
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 19 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: Fire climbed into the sky on either side of the narrow dirt road as Maria Stahl -- then a PEI intern in the research group of Robert Pringle, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology -- returned to camp one day in 2017. She had spent a long, hot afternoon on the sweeping treeless floodplain of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park observing animal grazing behavior and collecting fe  more

Raritan Valley Community College: Virtual Information Session Set for Pre-College Online Summer Program for High School Students
NORTH BRANCH, New Jersey, May 21 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credits over the summer during Raritan Valley Community College's Jumpstart Information Session, June 8, from 6-7 p.m. During the virtual information session, offered via a Zoom webinar, students will learn about RVCC's summer Jumpstart College Program. Designed for rising juniors and seniors, the program allows students to j  more

Stevens Institute of Technology Receives STARS Gold Rating for Its Outstanding Sustainability Achievements
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, May 23 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Stevens Institute of Technology has achieved a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), showcasing Stevens' strong dedication to sustainability in both the classroom and campus operations. This accomplishment builds on Stevens' Silver rating the university earned in 2015. The Sustaina  more

Stockton University: Report Finds Huge Federal Court Backlog in N.J.
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, May 22 -- Stockton University issued the following news on May 21: The U.S. District Court case backlog in New Jersey has grown by 230% since 2016 and now stands at almost 39,000 cases. The cause is a combination of unfilled vacancies on the federal bench combined with a surge in federal case filings, according to a student research paper published today by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University. New Jersey's federal case backlog, known as  more

Thomas Edison State University to Offer Credit for EdX MicroBachelors Program
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 21 -- Thomas Edison State University issued the following news release on May 20: Thomas Edison State University announced it has completed its review and will now offer college credit for a New York University Tandon School of Engineering's MicroBachelors(R) program in Computer Science Fundamentals offered on edX.org. In January edX.org, announced MicroBachelors programs, the first credit-backed stackable credential, marking a significant milestone in online learning.  more

Virtual Commencement, Real Celebration for Bergen Grads
PARAMUS, New Jersey, May 19 -- Bergen Community College issued the following news release: Thousands of Bergen Community College graduates, their families, friends and those from around the world watched the institution's virtual commencement live stream event on YouTube May 18, hearing the graduates' names called, a keynote address from U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D - NJ) and well-wishes from Bergen faculty and staff. Thousands of additional social media followers shared photos, memories and vide  more

William Paterson University Launches 100 Percent Online Degree Programs Set to Begin July 13
WAYNE, New Jersey, May 21 -- William Paterson University issued the following news: The University's new fully online degree platform, WP Online, has launched with 10 different degree programs in education, nursing and business set to begin during Summer II on July 13, 2020. "We are off to a strong start just one month in, with 135 applications overall and more than 800 inquiries across the 10 programs," says Joshua Powers, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "WP Online is   more

William Paterson University Names Villani as Executive Director of Alumni Relations
WAYNE, New Jersey, May 22 -- William Paterson University issued the following news: Jenna Villani has joined the William Paterson University family as the new executive director of alumni relations. Although she has been working remotely since she began this April due to the pandemic, Villani looks forward to meeting alumni and friends in person. In the meantime, she is enjoying the opportunity to engage with the WP community virtually. Villani replaces Janis Schwartz, who retired this year a  more