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From left to right: Dr. R. Michael Beals, Professor of Mathematics; Dr. James H. Whitney III, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui,Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Richard L. Edwards, Chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
“Love of learning is the guide to life” is the motto of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honors society in the United States. Formed in 1776, its mission is to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which began at Rutgers in 1869, inducted eleven Learning Assistants as new members on Sunday April 23rd, with Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, presiding over the ceremony. These eleven new members join the five Learning Assistants who were elected to this society last year. To be eligible for Phi Beta Kappa, juniors or seniors must be proficient in a foreign language,... Continued
Nora Devlin
On March 24, 2017 Nora Devlin, Lead Academic Coach at the Learning Centers will be delivering a webinar as part of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) webinar series (click here to sign up: https://nclca.wildapricot.org/webinars). The webinar is titled “Coaching is for Everyone: Coaching Theory Across Support Programs” and will serve as an introduction to coaching theory for student support professionals. In each of the two interactive sessions, Nora will give attendees an opportunity to apply, analyze, and evaluate coaching theory in a variety of common situations in the context of support programs. In the webinar,... Continued
Anusha Kumar
Fame Anusha’s brush with fame happened early, at age twelve, when she reached the second round of auditions for the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Her grandmother, Anasuya Shankar, was a notable South Indian activist and modern fiction writer, popularly known by her pen name Triveni. She published several novels that dealt with an issue revolutionary for its time—the stigma of mental illness. Some of her novels became feature films. Anusha has not only danced professionally but has also sashayed the catwalk with former Mr. and Miss India. Research, Recognition and Scholarship The arc of Anusha’s interest in psychology began in the eleventh grade,... Continued
Vandana Apte
Academics As a fourth-year student, Vandana is in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program, majoring in Biotechnology with a concentration in Bioscience Policy and Management, and minoring in Women's and Gender Studies. She is a General Chemistry Study Group Leader for the Learning Centers and a Presidential Scholar, currently working on her George H. Cook Honors Thesis, which focuses on the efficacy of organ donation policies. Vandana became the Editor in Chief of the Rutgers Journal of Bioethics, writes bioethics-themed columns for the Daily Targum, and is an active member of the Bioethics Society. For her genetics research... Continued
Lucille Lu receiving award
This year's National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Conference was held on September 28-30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida, where two of our Learning Centers staff presented on behalf of the Academic Coaching program. Lucille Lu, Developmental Specialist, and Nora Devlin, Lead Academic Coach both did an excellent job representing the Rutgers Learning Centers and both received outstanding positive feedback for their presentation sessions from audience members. Although they may have been in sunny Florida, majority of their trip was spent attending others' sessions and preparing for and facilitating their own conference sessions! Lucille Lu's presentation, titled "... Continued

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