Asian Correspondent » Rutgers Asian Correspondent Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:59:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rutgers Scholars Travel Abroad to Three Continents Thu, 08 Jul 2010 15:07:30 +0000

Sixteen Rutgers University students will travel abroad during the 2010-2011 academic year to teach or conduct research as recipients of prestigious Fulbright Scholarships. They will serve as English teaching assistants or continue their research in 13 countries in Europe, Africa, and South America. This year’s total is the highest in nearly two decades.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

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Rutgers partners with Shude High School in China Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:44:20 +0000

Rutgers Vice-President of Enrollment Management Courtney McAnuff has returned from a trip to Chengdu, China to launch a partnership with Shude High School.  The partnership will prepare students to enter Rutgers University

In the first year, there will be approximately 50 students in the program. Shude students will start in the summer after their grade 11, taking intensive Academic English, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation, Introduction to U.S. Culture, and a critical reading and writing seminar. In the fall, the students will continue with SAT and TOEFL preparation courses and Academic English, and in addition choose from among Advanced Placement (AP) courses and regular academic courses. The courses will be taught by both US and Chinese teachers, though the AP courses will all be taught by experienced US AP teachers.

Students will have their conditional acceptances confirmed or denied by April 1 2011, based on additional information they will submit to the Rutgers University Office of Undergraduate Admisions, including SAT and TOEFL scores, academic achievement and personal essays.

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Rutgers University at the World Expo Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:58:20 +0000

Rutgers University undergraduate student Robert Irven is blogging from the World Expo in Shangahi. A student ambassador at the USA Pavillion, Irven is majoring in Chinese and Political Science and will be a senior next year.  (Read more about him here.) Chronicling his travels in China as well as happenings at the Expo, Irven’s blog is just one example of the global reach of Rutgers and its students. As Irven says:

All these interactions have really taught me a lot about what it means to live in a globalized society. In order for it to work, people must aware of their surroundingsand take interest in other cultures. It is no longer sufficient for one only to know their own culture, interest and time must be taken in learning about other people and languages.(See

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Rutgers responds to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Tue, 01 Jun 2010 21:21:44 +0000

For many weeks, the U.S news has been dominated by the story of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill is the largest in U.S. history. Rutgers scientists are doing their part to monitor the flow of oil and its environmental effects. RutgersToday reports:

At the request of the Integrated Ocean Observing System, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Rutgers Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory (RUCOOL) is acting as a clearinghouse for data collected by all the gliders being deployed in the Gulf. John Kerfoot, the lab’s software director, has arranged for researchers at all the participating institutions to be able to see each other’s data simultaneously. Kerfoot is packaging the data for NOAA’s National Buoy Data Center, which in turn will send it to the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Telecommunications System. That means that forecasters and modelers will be able to build that data into their models as soon as it’s generated. [Link]

Rutgers’ Coastal Observation Laboratory on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus has been part of history before—and recently. This past December, Rutgers oceanographers and student researchers were part of the team that successfully guided the first submersible robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, traveling from New Jersey to Spain. Watch the trailer for a one-hour documentary of that project.

For more images of the research being done by RU-COOL students, see the RU COOL Flickr photo stream.




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