Newark native Asia J. Norton, a former teacher who is president of the Newark school board, decided a law degree would give her even more tools to address inequities in her hometown. So in 2020, she enrolled in Rutgers Law School. She is a member of the Class of 2023.
Rutgers is part of a new federally funded regional collaboration to drive economic and technological advancements in photonics, a field involving the use of light in areas as diverse as medicine, communications and defense, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced yesterday. RU-N researchers will be involved in the effort.
An expansion and upgrade of Conklin Hall--site of a 1969 student takeover that paved the way for Rutgers-Newark to become one of the nation’s most diverse universities--will create a one-stop student service center and increase space for commuters.
More than 2,000 admitted students and their families visited RU-N on Admitted Students Day last month to check out the campus, ask questions, collect info and get to know each other.
As the Mexican government prepares to open its first consulate in New Jersey--where the number of Mexican residents is growing--leaders sat down with Rutgers-Newark students, staff and faculty to forge a relationship that could include research efforts.
The Institute of Jazz Studies and Yardbird Entertainment will present the 2nd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Jazz Fest at Express Newark in the historic Hahne & Co. building on May 20. It is the only event of its kind on the East Coast.
Internationally acclaimed jazz artist and educator Terence Blanchard, whose compositions have explored American tragedies and the human cost of bigotry and structural racism, was named the speaker for Rutgers University–Newark’s 2023 commencement ceremony on May 16.
A Rutgers University—Newark researcher who for decades studied the New-York New Jersey Harbor Estuary, once a notorious dumping ground for waste, has successfully won its designation as a “Hope Spot’’ by the international conservation organization Mission Blue.
As the number of refugees continues to grow worldwide, surpassing 103 million, Rutgers-Newark leaders and faculty have joined with advocates to tell their stories and explore how colleges can provide housing and other support.
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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.