October 2014
In the News

Washington, DC - The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has launched a campaign, called "I Am Not Average," to share inspirational stories from patients about the powerful impact advances and innovations in cancer medicines have had on their lives.

New Brunswick, NJ - Rutgers' Victor Shengkan Jin, an associate professor of pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shows promising evidence that a modified form of niclosamide, may help beat diabetes. According to her published work in "Nature Medicine," an online journal, the drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites could hold the key to battling the disease at its source.

Wayne, NJ - Siamack Shojai was appointed as the Dean of The Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University back in March and has brought a new perspective to business education. Coming from the Central Connecticut State University, where he has served as dean of the School of Business since 2007, Shojai is a respected economist, educator, and administrator with a specialty in global economics.

Trenton, NJ - Last month alone there have been two announcements of community colleges partnering with four year institutions. In South Jersey, Burlington County College formalized a transfer agreement with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia while Camden County College partnered with Rutgers University.

Ewing, NJ - The College of New Jersey will be utilizing a portion of the New Jersey's Building Our Future Act to add a new 88,000-square-foot STEM building. The $94 million projects will house computers and other specialized labs, classrooms and faculty offices.

PCAST reports on opportunities for IT

Washington, DC - The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), an advisory group of the Nation's leading scientists and engineers, released a report about opportunities for information technology (IT). Appointed by the President to augment the science and tech´┐Żnology advice, the Council focused on "middle-skill" workers, jobs that require post-secondary training, but not a conventional college degree.

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