News, media mentions, and upcoming events around Rutgers University-Newark
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January 26, 2021
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The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center at RU-N held their National Day Of Racial Healing last week. Click here to read Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor's remarks. You can click here to view the entire program video.

Newark is featured as
the most beautiful college town in New Jersey citing Rutgers-Newark on

The City of Newark is recognized as the 2020 City of the Year by

RU-N Professors Catherine Fitzpatrick, Salamishah Tillet, Chantal Fischzang, student Yeimy Gamez Castillo, and former student Ramy Youssef were lauded in this piece for fighting for social justice in 2020.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) named RU-N Professor Jaideep Vaidya a Fellow for contributions to privacy protection in data analytics and access control management.

Several members of the RU-N School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) community have been elevated nationally to editorial and governing boards. SPAA announced several appointments and promotions earlier this month.
Rutgers Newark Salamishah Tillet

RU-N Professor Salamishah Tillet's new book, In Search of the Color Purple, explores the leagacy of Alice Walker's seminal 1982 novel. It is a Smithsonian Magazine book pick of the month.  Professor Tillet also talks about her book on
Rutgers Newark Mussab Ali

RU-N Alumnus Mussab Ali was elected president of the Jersey City School Board earlier this month. Click here to read the story.
Rutgers Newark Nylah Turner

RU-N Student Nylah Turner has won the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea, this year. She’s one of five Rutgers students to be awarded the competitive scholarship this round, and the only one from Rutgers University–Newark.
Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Earl Lewis University of Michigan
Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions Director and Founder Earl Lewis co-authored an important essay reflecting on one of the pivotal issues underlying how we ended up with an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Click here to read the essay.
Rutgers Newark Professor James Jones
RU-N Professor James Jones speaks about the racial caste system at the U.S. Capitol in this piece featured on Professor Jones is also quoted in this Washington Post article about the comparison of the U.S. Capitol siege and BLM protests being denounced. Click here to read an op-ed by Professor Jones about the racist history of U.S. Capitol Police.
Rutgers Newark Professor Lyneir Richardson

RU-N Professor Lyneir Richardson talks about his goal to help 1000 entrepreneurs grow their businesses and build generational wealth at the RBS Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED).
Click here to listen to the interview.

Rutgers Law professors are national experts in a number of fields and widely published in those areas. Recently, they weighed in on some of the key legal issues that will be discussed and debated in 2021.
Rutgers Newark Joanne Ciulla

RU-N Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership Joanne Ciulla is quoted in this story about a possible scenario where NJ employers could force employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rutgers Newark Jerome Williams

RU-N Distinguished Professor Jerome Williams is quoted in this Washington Post story about Sephora's plan to combat racial bias. Professor Williams is also quoted in this story about how cashier-less technology could detect shoplifting and the prejudice associated with it.
Rutgers Newark Peter Hepburn

RU-N Professor Peter Hepburn is quoted in an story about what the federal relief bill means for unemployment and eviction rates.


Rutgers Newark Naomi Jackson and Rigoberto González

RU-N Professors Naomi Jackson and Rigoberto González each reviewed author Ladee Hubbard’s novel The Rib King, in the Washington Post and LA Times, respectively.
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Three Rutgers University–Newark researchers are part of a group recently awarded a $2.7 million grant to launch an innovative online platform to help Black and Latino middle-school students develop their skills and identities as mathematical thinkers while fostering equity in the public educational system. Arthur Powell, Professor of Mathematics Education in RU-N's Department of Urban Education, together with Assistant Professor Miriam Rosenberg-Lee and Associate Professor Luis Rivera of RU-N's Psychology department, are co-Principal Investigators (PIs) on the project, called Mathematical Thinkers Like Me (MLM), which is funded by the New Schools Venture Fund’s EF+Math program. Click here to read the full story.

RU-N Distinguished Professor Alexander Hinton's op-ed is featured as one of the 5 essential reads about the rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Click here to read the full article.
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It is with great pleasure that RU-N invites you to join us for the 41st Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination, moderated by Barbara Ransby. The conference is presented by Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience and will be held online on Saturday, February 20.
Click here for more information.

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Equity will host the
Building an Inclusive Academy Symposium
on Friday, January 29 from 10:00am-12:30pm. The event will feature distinguished voices in the space, including: Enobong (Anna) Branch, Senior Vice President For Equity, Rutgers University, Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield, Executive Vice Chancellor,
Rutgers- Newark Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers– Newark Tania (Nguyen) LaViolet, Senior Program Manager, American Talent Initiative, Earl Lewis, Director and Professor, University of Michigan, Shirley Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources, AAAS.
Click here to register for this online event.

Join the RU-N Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assitance (VPVA), community organizations and survivors of domestic violence to recognize what DV looks like, understand barriers to reporting, learn how to support survivors and identify resources. Click here for more information.

Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research at the Coller of Management, Tel Aviv , The New Jersey-Israel Commission and Rutgers Center for Real Estate are inviting you to a conference, Promoting Housing Affordability and Sustainable Rental Housing Markets: New Jersey and Israel Perspectives on Tuesday, February 2.  Click here to register.

Are you ready to do your part to protect the RU-N community? Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert NJ app. It's New Jersey's new app to help stop COVID-19 in our state.
Click here for more information.
Watch the PBS documentary "How It Feels to Be Free," based on the book by RU-N Professor Ruth Feldstein. It tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American women entertainers challenged an industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist sterotypes. Professors Feldstein and Salamisha Tillet appear in the film.
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Click here to read the Top 10 RU-N SASN Stories of 2020.
December 2020 was full of great stories that featured Professor Jordan Casteel, Alumnus Saeed Jones, Professor Kevin Lyons and many others. Click here to check out their stories and more.
As members of the RU-N community, we all have a shared responsibility in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our Raider community safe. We invite all members of the university community to take the "Responsible Raider" Pledge. Join us in keeping and promoting the Raider Responsibilities to maintain the health, wellness, and safety of our vibrant community.
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“‘We need a deeper, richer, broader discussion about the meaning of the diversity of our university in relation to the university’s mission. How does it affect our classrooms, our research, our campus life, our relationships to our communities, our societal impact?’”—Sentiments of Rutgers-Newark faculty, staff, students, and alumni shared by Chancellor Nancy Cantor in her cover letter of Rutgers-Newark’s Strategic Plan.  Read how the members of the Rutgers-Newark community are elevating the discourse on diversity and racial equity in the United States. 
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There are many great online workshops, talks, and events to attend virtually from Rutgers-Newark and the City of Newark this fall. Stay in the know, and submit your event, by visiting the Rutgers-Newark events calendar!

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