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Announcing The Rutgers Scholar: New Publication On Libraries Website Features Notable Undergraduate Research

A new electronic bulletin, developed by the Rutgers' Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education and hosted on the Rutgers University Libraries' website, celebrates and showcases the work of Rutgers University undergraduates who have carried out significant research projects with Rutgers faculty members.

This new publication, The Rutgers Scholar, features projects supported in part by the Rutgers Undergraduate Research Fellows Program of Rutgers University. Gregory Herzog, Senior Advisor for Undergraduate Education, serves as editor for The Rutgers Scholar. Some of the research projects described were supported by Merck & Co., Inc., Dendrite International, Inc., Automatic Data Processing Inc., Warner-Lambert Company, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson.

Articles in the first issue are grouped into two sections. The sciences and engineering section includes articles on topics such as new compounds for controlled drug release (Gordana Dukovic and Kathryn E. Uhrich) and Delaware River water resources and climate change (Kevin S. Hassell and James R. Miller). The social sciences and humanities section includes articles on subjects such as women's leadership in social work academia (Sunday Di Palma, Gayle G. Topper and Miriam Cruz) and identifying and managing eating problems among elderly residents in a nursing home (Anisha Patel, Judith A. Lucas, Bernadette G. Janas, and Carole Nussbaum).

"We've created The Rutgers Scholar to make exemplary undergraduate research accessible to a larger audience," said Susan Forman, Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Rutgers. "Previously, the work had very limited exposure. With this new online publication, we hope to enrich the respective fields in which the research takes place and interest others outside those fields in our students' cutting edge work."

Associate University Librarian Public Services and Communications Jeanne Boyle said "The Libraries were pleased to support the development of this publication. Our long-range plan, The Digital Library Initiative, commits us to foster the creation of new academic resources to serve students, staff, and faculty. The Rutgers Scholar is a fine example of a new resource that can enrich the academic environment, both locally at Rutgers and significantly beyond our borders."

The Rutgers Scholar can be accessed from IRIS, the Libraries' comprehensive online catalog, on this website. It may also be viewed at http://rutgersscholar.rutgers.edu. Another path to access this publication is from the 'Digital Library Projects' page, also on the Libraries' website.

Posted October 20, 1999