News, media mentions, and upcoming events around Rutgers University-Newark
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March 30, 2021
RU-N Celebrates Women's History Month
Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Changing Higher Ed From the Outside In: A Conversation with Rutgers-Newark Nancy Cantor is a podcast hosted by David Scobey for the Bringing Practice to Theory organization (
Click here to listen to the podcast.
Rutgers Newark Cathy Park Hong

RU-N Professor Cathy Park Hong won the National Book Critics Circle Award-Autobiography for her book Minor Feelings, An Asian American Reckoning. Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.
Rutgers Newark Zahid Quraishi

RU-N alum and Adjunct Professor Zahid Quraishi was announced as an intended nominee for federal judgeship by President Biden. Quraishi would be the first
Asian-American to sit on the bench for the District of New Jersey and the first Muslim-American federal judge in our nation's history.
Rutgers Newark Elissa L. Frank

Rutgers Law School-Newark student Elissa L. Frank is quoted in this story about how legislators go back to the drawing board on sexual harassment bill after critics raise complaints.
Rutgers Newark Ronald Chen

RU-N Distinguished Professor Ronald Chen is quoted in this story about lawyers pushing back on a proposed bill that would bar NJ prosecutors from political office for three years after they resign.
Rutgers Newark Sahar Aziz

RU-N Professor Sahar Aziz
is quoted in this piece about a survey asking CEO's of top companies when business would return to normal.
Rutgers Newark Mark Gluck

RU-N Professor Mark Gluck
is interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer  about how exercise helps the aging brain.
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RU-N Assistant Professor Frank Edward's study is one of 5 essential reads on police violence against Black men cited by The Conversation as the Derek Chauvin trail begins in the George Floyd murder case.
Click here to read the full story.
Rutgers-Newark COVID-19 Info Center Click here for more info
COVID-19 Info Center
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Every year, the accomplishments and contributions of women to American society are celebrated during the month of March, which is designated by the United States Congress as Women’s History Month.
All month, Rutgers University—Newark is highlighting the critical role of women in all aspects of society, remembering women’s rich legacy in history and honoring the countless accomplishments of women in Newark, in New Jersey, in the U.S. and around the world.
Click here for more information about the upcoming events.
In this one-of-a-kind free program co-founded by NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark, discover the extraordinary connection between poetry and jazz. These two art forms have intertwined throughout history, and now it’s your turn to create the magic that happens when they play together! Join a workshop to write poems set to jazz, or improvise music inspired by jazz. Read your work aloud at one of our community poetry shares. And enjoy performances showcasing poets and jazz artists from Newark and beyond. Creativity ignites when you explore, experiment, and express yourself at any of our free City Verses events.
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.
Rutgers Newark John Gunkel

Rutgers University–Newark announced it is one of 16 institutions that will receive additional investment and support to advance student-centered transformation through the Powered by Publics initiative of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Rutgers Newark Men's Volleyball 2021 NJAC Championship Team
The championship RU-N Men's volleyball team won the first ever New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) men's volleyball title with a clean 3-0 sweep of the Cougars of Kean University.
A message from Rutgers University President Holloway and Chancellors: Affirming Our Asian Community. Click here to read the message.
Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor gives an update on RU-N's progress in the midst of the pandemic.
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.
2020 Rutgers Newark Racial Equity header
“‘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. 
Rutgers Newark MYRUN Website Screenshot 2020
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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