At the “Soul Brain" dance party, seniors boogied down and learned tips to sharpen their minds and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia Black people get at twice the rate of the overall population.
Faculty, staff and graduate students from across Rutgers and the Metropolitan region recently explored how to reach students during the post-pandemic era, when emotional and financial resources are stretched thin at colleges and universities nationwide.
Black families have a two-fold problem when it comes to the growing crisis of Alzheimer's disease. Although they are much more likely to get the disease, they are less likely than many other families to have the financial resources to afford outside care for the affected family member.
Rutgers-Newark’s strong relationship with the city of Newark and its residents has given graduate Assitan Drame a head start on her goal to improve community health. Drame, who was raised in Newark, received her master’s at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) as a member of the Class of 2023.
Graduate Mahinour Abdou is exploring a career in illustration and storytelling while continuing her work as a painter, a talent she developed with help from professors at the School of Arts and Sciences Newark.
Since Commencement Day, RU-N's social media accounts have been filled with joyful images of the grads and their families.
At Rutgers-Newark’s commencement ceremony, graduates were encouraged to celebrate their own stories—and use them as motivation to improve life for themselves and others.
Life after college is looking sweet for Rutgers Business School student Miriam Brickman, who is part of the Class of 2023. After an internship with the business school's Urban Solutions Lab, she'll be opening an eatery, featuring her own baked goods.
In the Press
Rutgers-Newark Program That Trains Parents as Classroom Support Raises Student Literacy Rates, Improves Relationships
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.
Background as Lawyer, and Dominican Immigrant, Shaped New Assistant Dean and Director of Student Compliance
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.