Express Newark announces this year's annual theme as “Blues People,'' inspired by the groundbreaking book by Leroi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka. Highlights include the February 20 opening of five newly commissioned art installations.
Since 1981, the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series has found new ways of exploring Black history and culture. The tradition continues on February 17 with “The Power of Black Voices: Afro Latin Identities in America'' or “La Fuerza de las Voces Negras: Afrolatinidades in Las Americas."
The new Center for Politics and Race in America at Rutgers-Newark will host its first public event, a conversation with national experts Clay Cane and Keith Boykin, who’ve authored recent books on Black Republicans and common racial myths exploited by politicians.
Two Rutgers professors, both leading Alzheimer's disease researchers, have partnered with Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University to organize the US-Israel Alzheimer’s Disease Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Two decades ago, vinyl records were considered obsolete. But an unlikely resurgence of the medium has breathed new life into the music industry, a trend that will be explored at an event hosted by the Institute of Jazz Studies on January 29th.
The news site CivicStory featured The Newark City of Learning Collaborative’s success in working to boost the college graduation rate among Newarkers. The collaborative, which is based at Rutgers-Newark, has already reached a goal of helping 25 percent of city residents attain degrees by 2025.
School of Criminal Justice Professor Sarah Lageson has spent years researching how online access to criminal records can damage lives and perpetuate inequality. Last year, she received a degree from Rutgers Law School so she could fight the problem in court, with a focus on the expungement process.
For the second year in a row, Rutgers-Newark has won the New Jersey Ballot Bowl, a statewide non-partisan voter registration and engagement competition led by and for students.
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.