Home Resources RCI News Archive 2014-2015 Academic Year Congratulations


Congratulations to RCI Co-Director Robin Leichenko, who has been appointed to serve a three year term as Geography Department chair effective September 1, 2015. Professor Leichenko's research intersects the fields of economic geography and human dimensions of global environmental change. Read more here.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Ken Miller, who been named  co-chair of the, International Ocean Discovery Program Science Evaluation Panel, for a 3-year term beginning October 1, 2015. A Rutgers University Distinguished Professor, Dr. Miller is a stratigrapher and paleoceanographer specializing in global sea level change.   Read more here.

Congratulations to RCI affiliate Bingru Huang, who won the Tengtou Agricultural Science Award given by the American Society of Agronomy.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliates Howard Kipen, Qingyu Meng, and Charles Weschler for receiving of an award  from the EPA totaling $999,975 over three years for the project, Climate Change, Indoor Ozone, and Vascular Function.

Congratulations to RCI Co-director, Robin Leichenko and RCI Affiliates Patricia Findley and Benjamin Justice who have been selected as fellows of the Inaugural Class of the Rutgers Leadership Academy.

Congratulations to RCI affiliate, Malin Pinsky, who received $180,745 from the Pew Charitable Trusts for the project Climate Impact Projections for U.S. Fisheries.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate, David Bushek for receiving an award of over $100,000 from NOAA on a project titled, “Minimizing Risks of Vibrio Bacteria in Farm-Raised Oysters Grown in Mid-Atlantic Intertidal Environments.”

Congratulations to RCI Affiliates Shantenu Jha, Josh Kohut, Robert Kopp, and Pam McElwee for their designation as Chancellor’s Scholars for Rutgers University – New Brunswick. The Chancellor's Scholar initiative was created through the New Brunswick Strategic Plan to recognize truly outstanding and highly promising faculty members at the associate professor level. These individuals are nominated by their deans, and will carry the designation of “Chancellor Scholar” for up to five years and will also receive an addition to their research account.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Mark Robson for receiving the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is the university’s highest honor for innovative teaching and mentoring

Congratulations to RCI Afiiliate Tom Rudel for receiving the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research award. This award honors faculty members who made distinguished research contributions to their discipline or society.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliates Enrique Curchitsher,  Benjamin Lintner and Asa Rennermalm,  who received tenure and have been promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1st.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Rich Lutz who was selected to receive the 2015 prestigious NOGI award in Sciences from the  Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Alan Robock, winner of the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society which is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences. Congratulations also to Professor Robock on his $758,938 award as the principal investigator of the project, Decadal Prediction Following Volcanic Eruptions, supported by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Oscar Schofield who received an award at the 22nd Annual Celebration of Excellence at Rutgers. His award recognized him delivering excellent educational opportunities and research-based solutions to the people of New Jersey and beyond.

Congratulations to RCI intern Julia Campbell, for receiving the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) Louis Fontenelli Award.

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