News, media mentions, and upcoming events around Rutgers University-Newark
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September 8, 2020
The RU-N Report is your weekly source for
Rutgers-Newark news, information and events.
As members of the RU-N community, we all have a shared responsibility in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and in 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.
Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor headshot with campus backdrop

Welcome back everyone! Click here to read the Fall 2020 welcome message from Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor.
One week prior to Rutgers University-Newark’s official start of the 2020 fall semester, nearly 2,500 students received warm greetings from Newark’s mayor and Rutgers-Newark’s leaders and representatives during the university’s annual new-student Convocation.
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. 
Renaldo Chavis RUN Class of 2020
Renaldo Chavis embodies the transformative power of education at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) and how it can help reshape one’s future.  The Newark native’s early roots began at Irvington High School in New Jersey.  There, he was removed and placed at an alternative high school in East Orange before being incarcerated for almost 20 years.

This summer, 18 students participating in SPAA’s undergraduate service-learning internship course completed 150 hours of internship work despite the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and the unexpected challenge of having to navigate remote learning and work simultaneously.

Is there an inspirational person or life-changing program at Rutgers-Newark that we should feature in a video profile? Share your idea with us

Rutgers University–Newark received a $1.1 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to support undergraduate and graduate students who comprise its addiction recovery community. The funds will be used to defray the students’ costs of housing, books, parking, and meals.

Vouge Cover Rutgers Newark SASN Professor Jordan Casteel

This year, with our world turned upside down by the plagues of COVID-19 artist and Rutgers-Newark SASN Professor
Jordan Casteel was selected to make paintings for Vogue's September 2020 covers.
In this first installment of a faculty essay series published by Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality & Metropolitan Equity (CLiME)
asked Rutgers professors affiliated with the center to provide brief analysis on some of the many institutional crises exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and to offer solutions.
Rutgers Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet

Salamishah Tillet professor of African-American and African studies and creative writing at RU-N authors a powerful New York Times article,
"I May Destroy You", Imagines a Path Back From Sexual Assault.
Rutgers Newark Professor Mark Rogers RBS recently interviewed Mark Rodgers professor of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School
about a range of topics covering energy systems, demand planning, statistical modeling, and continuous improvement of today’s energy infrastructure.
RU-N HLLC Student Jullian Rock and alumna/ACM faculty member Bimpé Fageyinbo particpated in the WNET Group, ALL ARTS
Talks: A Symphony of Survival Live Stream that was covered by
Rutgers Newark SCJ Professor Sarah Lageson

RU-N School of Criminal Justice Professor Sarah Lageson authored two pieces on digital punishment: an op-ed for the Washington Post
and one for the San Francisco Chronicle. She wrote a third piece on the perils of online courts for the John Jay College Center on Media Crime and Justice’s The Crime Report.

Kaing Guek Eav, alias “Duch,” dies at age 77 after two decades spent in jail and on trial. Alex Hinton, an anthropology professor at Rutgers University-Newark and author of “Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer,” said many victims were unmoved in his quote to the New York Times.
Rutgers Newark SASN Professor Nan-Gao

In a new study led by
Professor Nan-Gao,
researchers at Rutgers-Newark SASN have discovered that the gut enzyme lysozyme known to stop bacterial growth in the large intestine of people with ulcerative colitis, instead stimulates inflammation.
Rutgers University-Newark Skyline Photo

Click here to review the Returning to Rutgers University-Newark: Working Plan for Fall 2020
A message from Rutgers University's 21st President Jonathan Holloway.
Click here to view the video.
Mail-in voting does not cause fraud, but judges are buying the GOP's argument that it does.  Read this op-ed by Penny Venetis clinical professor of Law and director of the International Human Clinic at Rutgers-Newark.
Become a Rutgers-Newark published author by The Conversation Click here for more info
Rutgers-Newark COVID-19 Info Center Click here for more info
COVID-19 Info Center
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New student on campus? Just getting acclimated to Rutgers-Newark? Returning student but want to be more involved? Want to experience first-hand our campus culture and learn about all the campus resources? Click this link for more information about Weeks of Welcome Fall 2020 events.

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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