Rutgers University–Newark Distinguished Professor John Keene Keene has won the National Book Award for Poetry for his latest collection of poems, Punks: New & Selected Poems.
Richard Roper, whose career as a prominent public policy leader included directing planning for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was inducted into Rutgers University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He is a graduated from RU-N in 1968.
Rutgers Business School professor Yla Eason, who created a pioneering line of multicultural superhero toys in the 1980s, sees a toy and media trend toward fantastical storylines for Black characters this season. It’s driven, in part, by “Afrofuturism,’’ a science fiction genre incorporating reimagined elements of Black culture and history.
Faculty and students from Lives in Translation, a RU-N effort recruiting undergraduate volunteers to serve as interpreters, testified before the New Jersey State Senate, advocating for a bill that would require state government agencies to provide translations of vital documents.
Rutgers Law School pays tribute to students who are veterans, including two scholars from the Newark campus, Dashay Carter, a native Newarker and former Army Reservist, and Zach Fini, a Navy veteran.
Artistic Passion & Purpose—a community partner at Express Newark that cultivates the talents of local entertainers, models, make-up artists and designers—will be marking the end of its residency with a November 5 fashion show.
A Rutgers University–Newark sociologist has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the effects of pandemic eviction-prevention policies on individual and community mortality.
Rutgers-Newark researchers have secured a $4.3 million National Science Foundation grant for students to work with Newark community members on solutions to environmental issues.
A Rutgers-Newark program that helps parents provide literacy support in Newark schools has done more than improve children’s reading skills. The parents also serve as “cultural brokers,” bridging gaps between a teaching staff of mostly white suburban women and the district’s families, who are predominately Black.
Within three years, nearly half of Newark’s residential property was sold to corporate buyers, a model designed to enrich investors through returns from rent collection, and a nationwide trend that can displace residents and impede home ownership, according to a Rutgers University—Newark report titled Who Owns Newark?
For an organization that leans on collective work with many stakeholders, a global pandemic poses almost insurmountable difficulties. Yet the Newark Public Safety Collaborative’s (NPSC) work has not only continued to provide important resources for the greater Newark community but has added new areas of focus to its already expansive reservoir of information.
A collaboration between Rutgers-Newark neuroscience researcher Mark Gluck and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) researcher Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, who studies immune systems and is RBHS provost, was featured in the Daily Beast as a potentially breakthrough study.
Thirty years ago, when Rutgers-Newark alumna Nancy La Vigne entered the field of criminal justice, policy makers paid little attention to data.
Rutgers Business School professor Jeffrey Robinson, an internationally known author and co-founder of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, has been named Rutgers University—Newark’s new provost and executive vice chancellor.
The challenges of navigating college and law school as an Afro-Latina woman have been a north star for Ednin Martinez, Rutgers-Newark’s new Assistant Dean and Director of Student Compliance.
Rutgers University has selected Dr. Consuella Askew as its new Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian. On July 18, 2022, she became Rutgers’ 15th University Librarian and the first person of color in the institution’s 256-year history to hold the position.
Rutgers University–Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture, the Pulitzer Prize board announced.
April is Jazz Appreciation month, but Wayne Winborne can list the many reasons jazz should be appreciated every day. Winborne is executive director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark, the world’s largest jazz archive and library, where thousands of LPs are housed along with artifacts such as Miles Davis’ green trumpet and Billie Holiday’s rhinestone jewelry.
Rutgers University–Newark’s BOLD Women’s Leadership Network and Project for Empty Space will unveil a mural created by acclaimed artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and BOLD scholarship students on June 6 at 800 Broad Street in Newark from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seventy-foot, four-story mural, titled Courage, celebrates the power of womanhood, female identity and ancestral power.