Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members,
Welcome to the first issue of Rutgers University – Newark’s new e-newsletter, The RU-N Report! In the spirit of using all media for helping tell the remarkable—and I dare say, increasingly important—story of our university, this newsletter will be one more way of building awareness about the high-impact work of our students, faculty, and staff. No communications vehicle could contain ALL of the great news in every issue, but we aspire to use this brief newsletter to point to stories representing each part of RU-N over time. With that in mind: we have our fingers on a lot of pulses across the university, but if you know of news that should be shared with the entire RU-N community, please let us know!
Peter T. Englot Senior Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff Office of the Chancellor Rutgers University – Newark
Not one, but two Rutgers-Newark professors are winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize: John Keene for fiction and Cathy Park Hong for poetry. They join a group of eight English-language writers from around the world who are being awarded grants to support their work.
Juan Salinas, a Rutgers part-time MBA student who runs Perfect Life Nutrition, was awarded $20,000 in a business competition. The company's lead product, baked peanut puffs called P-nuff Crunch, is sold largely by independent health food stores.
The International Society for Research on Aggression's special commission prepared a report on youth violence. The findings of the Commission provides strong evidence of factors associated with perpetration of violence by youth, and makes recommendations that policy makers can use to address this public health problem. Rutgers-Newark Psychology Professor Paul Boxer collaborated with the group on the research and discusses the findings.
Rutgers-Newark marks Women's History Month by celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women with a series of events featuring 'No More Hidden Figures' on March 26 and the Women in Media Film Fest starting on March 27.
**Stay tuned for the 'RU-N the Know?' bi-weekly events digital newsletter!
Recap of the Rally for a Clean Dream Act, part of a series of rallies held around New Jersey on March 5. Dreamers at Rutgers-Newark, with the support of Chancellor Nancy Cantor and elected officials, are calling for a clean Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
Watch Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's 2018 State of the City address. Mayor Baraka lauds Rutgers-Newark for its partnership in several areas including helping to lower crime through the Safer Newark Council and increasing the enrollment of Newark residents at RU-N by 60 percent in the last few years.
Watch the launch of the Mirror Mirror portraiture exhibit now open at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark.