TCNJ Magazine: Fall 2017

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13 11 CHEW ON THIS Peppers, watermelon, carrots, bok choy, and strawberries, oh my! Students grew 275 pounds of mouthwatering produce in TCNJ's Campus Garden this summer to donate to Mercer Street Friends. 12 WE'RE STILL IN On behalf of TCNJ, President R. Barbara Gitenstein joined more than 1,000 U.S. cities, states, univer- sities, and business leaders support- ing the international Paris Climate Agreement after the nation with- drew this year. 13 "It was great being back in a courtroom again. I'd love to cover the retrial." —Emilie Lounsberry, J professor and veteran court reporter tapped by Variety to cover the Bill Cosby trial this summer. Read more at author/emilie-lounsberry/ 7 Just joking The Office's B.J. Novak headlined the College Union Board's Spring Comedy show in April. He auditioned new jokes — the ones that bombed would "stay in Jersey." The evening ended with a group call to Office co-star Rainn Wilson. 8 We are in awe With faculty mentors Jana Gevertz and Michael Ochs, Syndi Barish '16 recently published her undergraduate research results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She used data to better understand treatment response for cancer therapies. Barish is a biology PhD student at Yale. 9 Jedi training The force is with students studying the Star Wars films as a cultural phenom- enon in a freshman course this fall, just in time for The Last Jedi, opening in December. 10 Top coat Does putting elementary school students in lab coats help them learn STEM? Education professors Lauren Madden and Marissa Bellino teamed with researchers from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University to find out. Early results show that students who wore lab coats in science class showed improved confidence in their science abilities.

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