Celebration of Excellence: 2022

celebration of excellence graphic

On November 16, faculty, staff and students attended the 29th annual Celebration of Excellence for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station held at the Cook Student Center. Thomas Leustek, dean of Academic Programs, was the master of ceremonies.  This signature event acknowledges contributions that meet carefully-considered excellence criteria, including creativity, original work …

Understanding the Impact of Marine Viruses on the Ocean’s Carbon Cycle and Role in Climate Change

Sample collection in the Gulf of Naples.

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications To address one of the most pressing issues impacting human civilization, pioneering work by EOAS faculty members Kay Bidle and Kimberlee Thamatrakoln is, for the first time, changing the ways scientists understand the impact marine viruses have on phytoplankton, the ocean’s role in the carbon cycle, and ultimately on Earth’s changing climate. Arriving on the …

Bidle and Gonzalez Receive 2021-2022 Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards

Kay Bidle (left) and Angelica Gonzalez (right)

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications The two are among only 31 faculty members across Rutgers University chosen by their colleagues to receive the prestigious year-end awards. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has named EOAS faculty members Kay D. Bidle and Angélica L. González recipients of two of the university’s 10 2021-22 Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards. Bidle, Professor, Department …