Education

Rutgers-led team confirms important role for viruses that infect algae

“Our study showed that when silicon levels in the ocean are low, diatoms can be more rapidly infected and killed by viruses and are then more likely to release their nutrients and other matter in the surface ocean instead of sinking,” said senior author Kim Thamatrakoln, an associate research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences.

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A different view (access required)

At a time when many people are trying to tear down gender-based barriers, the divisions between men and women are still enough to warrant gender-specific events like the sixth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week, according to some experts.

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Conservation matters (access required)

The paid summer internship program places student teams with corporations, organizations and government agencies including New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, The City of Newark, and Prudential Financial in opportunities to help solve their respective sustainability challenges.

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Becoming a player (access required)

Ben Schulman thought the party to celebrate his grandfather’s birthday was going to be a traditional celebration, until his aunt roasted his grandfather with insult humor. That moment planted the seed for a game called Propose a Roast. Now, the May 2019 graduate of The College of New Jersey, is working on a marketing campaign to promote his brainchild.

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Hackensack Meridian medical school enrolls second class

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University welcomed its second class of 91 students on July 11, who were selected from nearly 5,000 applicants. “Dynamic changes in health care require a new approach to medical education and we are thrilled to welcome our next class of future physicians who will humanize health care,’’ ...

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