July 2020 issue:
SC&I Development Office Shares Inaugural Newsletter
The SC&I Development Office is proud to announce the release of the July 2020 Development newsletter, the first in an ongoing series of newsletters.
“Although the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to remain apart for the time being, it is very important that we maintain a strong connection to our SC&I alumni, supporters, and friends,” said Assistant Dean for Development Rob Eccles, “and this newsletter enables us to do just that.”
Through this online communication tool, the Development Office will share important school news, introduce new initiatives, and alert readers about upcoming events. Topping the list of important school news is the July 1, 2020, appointment of Jonathan S. Holloway as the 21st presidents of Rutgers. Please join us in giving President Holloway a warm welcome and view his video message to the Rutgers community.
In case you missed it, you can share in SC&I’s virtual graduation convocation 2020 and enjoy these video messages from SC&I’s notable alumni and friends.
Another important news item is the announcement that SC&I is launching a new Master of Health Communication and Information (MHCI) degree program in January ‘21. The MHCI is a shared degree between SC&I’s Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science departments. Its timely focus is on the communication, information, and media aspects of health-related policies and practices. As with all our graduate degree programs, MHCI info sessions are held each month—be sure to help us spread the word.
For more news briefs and links to upcoming events, read the latest issue and keep an eye on your inbox for future newsletters.
August 2020 issue:
SC&I Development Office Released August Newsletter
As Rutgers prepares to begin a mostly remote fall 2020 semester, the SC&I Development Office released its August 2020 Development newsletter.
Inside this issue, read Assistant Dean for Development Rob Eccles’s message to faculty and students. Find important updates about the university’s plans for the fall semester and a link to a recorded conversation with Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. Read about the Scarlet Promise Grants program and the $10 million focused campaign that President Holloway kick-started on his first day in office.
Keep abreast of SC&I news and don’t miss upcoming SC&I events, including an overview of health equity research and why it matters to all of us by Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science Charles Senteio on August 25.
Fall 2020 issue:
SC&I Development Office Released Fall 2020 Newsletter
With the fall 2020 semester well underway, albeit in a mostly virtual manner, the SC&I Development Office released the fall 2020 Development newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news briefs and events.
Inside this issue, Assistant Dean for Development Rob Eccles introduces our new donor spotlight feature: Why I Support SC&I. Be inspired by the story of alumna donor Ina Brown-Woodson who established an endowed scholarship in memory of her late husband. Check out her video interview and learn her views on the importance of graduate education, students today, and why she decided to create this scholarship. To share your “Why I Support SC&I” story and be featured in an upcoming issue, reach out to Assistant Dean for Development Rob Eccles.
Stay engaged as you discover upcoming events including the October 8 webinar on The Life and Legacy of John Lewis with Professor of History and Journalism David Greenberg. On October 19, treat yourself to Precarity and the Gig Economy, a conversation on the radical changes to the nature of work with Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies Naomi Klein and Veena Dubal, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Discover a monthly seminar series showcasing innovations in science communication, and more.