This has been another great year for the Byrne Seminars with over 200 Rutgers professors participating in the program. Our success would not be possible without our faculty, who provide first-year students the opportunity to experience the excitement of original research and cutting-edge scholarship in small seminar courses. We invite our faculty to come celebrate with colleagues who work with other Undergraduate Academic Affairs programs including: Aresty Research Center, First-Year Interest Group Seminars, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, RU-1st, Rutgers Learning Centers, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund, Rutgers... Continued
Freshmen students enrolled in Social Networks and Society, a Byrne Freshman Seminar taught by communication department professors Matthew Weber and Marya Doerfel, are learning about how forms of communication affect opportunities to achieve goals and to manage relationships. One aspect of that involves examining how organizations build inter-organizational networks to address critical communications needed to ensure the balance between business development and community preservation. On 14 September, students heard the developer's point of view first-hand by visiting the South Street Seaport District redevelopment project happening in New York City. During their behind-the-scenes tour of... Continued
The dog is considered man’s best friend, but when that dog performs a service, his role changes from pure companionship into his owner’s lifeline. The Byrne Seminar, Between Species: Focus on The Seeing Eye® Dog, studies the working dogs of the Seeing Eye® and their connection with blind owners who rely on their assistance for activities of daily life. With the guidance of instructor Professor Mary Nucci, and her experience raising puppies for the Seeing Eye®, students learn about the organization and the various jobs it's canines take on. The seminar also gets plenty of furry, four- legged visitors, from Rutgers’ very own Seeing Eye® Puppy Raising Club, to an actual search and rescue dog,... Continued
This was the question that sparked the teaching collaboration between pharmacist Mary Bridgeman from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and botanist Lena Struwe from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers. They originally met in Fall 2012 in the Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS) run by the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. This spring, their new discipline-bridging Byrne Seminar “Medicinal Plants: From Ethnobotany to Pharmacognosy” was offered to twenty Rutgers freshman students. Over the ten-week freshman course, the two combined their collective clinical pharmacy and basic science expertise to... Continued
This has been a record-breaking year for the Byrne Seminars with over 200 Rutgers professors participating in the program. Our success would not be possible without our faculty, who provide first-year students the opportunity to experience the excitement of original research and cutting-edge scholarship in small seminar courses. We invite our faculty to come celebrate their accomplishments and the work they do for the Byrne program on January 28, from 4:30-6:30PM at the Zimmerli Art Museum. This event will be co-hosted by the Aresty Research Center.