Recent News from Rutgers University, By Steven M. Darien

A team of researchers led by Rutgers neuroscientist Elizabeth Torres has developed a method to determine whether a child’s early developmental trajectory is typical or atypical. By measuring body movement fluctuations in kids, the researchers were able to record the exact degree to which body patterns differed from typically developing children. This pioneering method may be used in early diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder.

Wendell E. Pritchett, Rutgers-Camden Chancellor, has been voted President of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. The alliance aids in community building and advancement for member universities located in those areas.

A professor and economist from Rutgers’ School of Planning and Public Policy, Joseph J. Seneca, has released a report on the source of tax revenues in New Jersey and the distribution of aid dollars by county and region throughout the state. The report is titled “Fiscal Flows in New Jersey: A Spatial Analysis of Major State Taxes and State Aid Programs.”

On November 10, 2012, Rutgers Business School will host its first biopharmaceutical case competition. Teams from 11 business schools compete for cash prizes and recognition by the industry’s leading companies.

About the Author:

Steven M. Darien is a proud alumnus of Rutgers University. A member of the class of 1963, Mr. Darien was President of Alpha Epsilon Pi and belonged to the Honor Economics Society. He is currently Chairman and CEO of the Cabot Advisory Group in New Jersey. Mr. Darien serves on the Board of Overseers and as a Trustee for his alma mater.