Chalk up another NCAA national title for Rutgers–Camden, and a rare second consecutive championship for an athlete!  Tim VanLiew beat his own record to win another NCAA Division III title in javelin during the final tournament in La Crosse, WI, during the past weekend.   The Rutgers–Camden standout won the same honor in 2012.  Combined with the NCAA national title in softball earned 2006, VanLiew’s achievement increases the number of national titles held at Rutgers–Camden to three.  (Tim is a CCAS student.)

Urban studies major Lauren Carlbon is one of only three recipients of the Wells Keddie Scholarship from the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters.  The annual award is presented to students who combine scholarship, social activism, and a commitment to justice.

Dr. Robin Stevens (assistant professor, CFAS-childhood studies) is the principal investigator on a one-year, $31,072 award from the University of Pennsylvania in support of the project “Developing and Pilot Testing a Mobile Phone-Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention.”  The prime funding sponsor is the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Benedetto Piccoli (Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair in Mathematics, CFAS) is the principal investigator on a $106,427 National Science Foundation grant in support of the Computational Biology Summer Program at Rutgers–Camden.

Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago (Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, CFAS-public policy and director, Center for Community Leadership) is the principal investigator on a $42,996 award from the Camden Board of Education in support of the Rutgers–Camden Early Childhood Pre-School Program.

Tracy Swan (senior project coordinator, CFAS-Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs) is the principal investigator on a $12,000 contract with the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation supporting the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs’ work on “Project Evaluation for the Mentoring Component of Healing Communities Initiative.”

SEAN BRESLIN (library assistant, Paul Robeson Library) published a short fiction piece, “Flood,” in the spring edition of Connections Magazine, a publication of the College of Southern Maryland.

Dr. ROBERT EMMONS (associate director, CFAS-Honors College) has been selected to receive a 2013 Rotary Peace Fellowship as part of the international organization’s peace and conflict resolution program.  He will participate in the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, this summer.

Dr. JANET GOLDEN (professor, CFAS-history) has been named the recipient of the 2013 Marilyn Sternberg Award from the AAUP (American Association of University Professors).

Dr. PAUL JARGOWSKY (professor, CFAS-public policy and director, Center for Urban Research and Education) has been selected as a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, a designation that honors and recognizes eminent scholars in the field of urbanism, and important contributors to understanding our changing cities.

Prof. JOHN MAXYMUK’s (librarian II, Paul Robeson Library) book, NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920–2011, was selected by Library Journal as one of the best reference books of 2012.

KIMBERLEE MORAN (grants manager, CFAS) will be the guest speaker at the June meeting of the Winslow Township Historical Society.  She will discuss “Backyard Archaeology:  Discover the Past Under your Feet.”