Research Highlights

Weighing the Options: Health-Psychology Expert Gives Tips for Avoiding “Freshman 15”

Weighing the Options: Health-Psychology Expert Gives Tips for Avoiding “Freshman 15”

Health-psychology expert Charlotte Markey, a professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden, gives time-honored tips for avoiding the “Freshman 15.”

Research Center to Host Seminar Examining How World War II Mobilization Transformed Delaware Valley Housing

Research Center to Host Seminar Examining How World War II Mobilization Transformed Delaware Valley Housing

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Rutgers University–Camden will offer a free lecture detailing how mobilization for World War II transformed the Delaware Valley into a giant housing laboratory from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Army Education Outreach Program Supports Two Summer Research Projects

Army Education Outreach Program Supports Two Summer Research Projects

Scientific research doesn’t come with a set of instructions or a step-by-step guide that leads to a solution. If that were the case, it would take all of the fun out of discovery. “We get in the lab and something doesn’t quite work, so you have to change your method on the fly to figure […]

Giving Back to the Community

New Beginnings: Researcher Serves as Valuator for Program Supporting Former Incarcerated Persons

New Beginnings: Researcher Serves as Valuator for Program Supporting Former Incarcerated Persons

Brandi Blessett, an assistant professor of public policy and administration at Rutgers–Camden, serves as a program valuator for Renew Camden, a program that helps former incarcerated persons reintegrate back into society.

TriO Student Support Services Receives $220,000 U.S. Department of Education Grant

TriO Student Support Services Receives $220,000 U.S. Department of Education Grant

Rutgers University–Camden will bolster its mission of providing exceptional educational opportunities for the poorest, most underserved students, thanks to a new $220,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year grant, awarded to the federally funded TriO Student Support Services (TriO SSS) program at Rutgers–Camden, will enable 160 undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds – […]

Rutgers University–Camden Appoints Assistant Chancellor for Civic Engagement

Rutgers University–Camden Appoints Assistant Chancellor for Civic Engagement

Nyeema Watson has been selected as assistant chancellor for civic engagement at Rutgers University–Camden, where she will lead the university’s community and service initiatives. “Across the region and on our campus, Nyeema has a well-earned reputation for collaboration and innovative approaches to strengthening communities while providing exceptional learning opportunities for our students,” says Rutgers University–Camden […]

Student Achievement

Mentorship Program in China Inspires Student to Pursue Law Degree

Mentorship Program in China Inspires Student to Pursue Law Degree

By Ed Moorhouse Carly Wells decided one year in China just wasn’t enough. Wells, a native of Fanwood in Union County, planned to put graduate school on hold for a year so that she could return to China, where she had spent two weeks while she was an undergraduate student at the University of Mary […]

Gearing Up: Student Prepares to Tackle Business Degree After Career in Outfitting Eagles Fans in NFL Merchandise

Gearing Up: Student Prepares to Tackle Business Degree After Career in Outfitting Eagles Fans in NFL Merchandise

By Ed Moorhouse In almost every seat in the stadium, every barstool in the region, and in front of every television at home, the familiar Eagles midnight green — and sometimes Kelly green, for the nostalgic fans — is worn by passionate fans rooting for their team from the end of summer through the chill […]

Three Students Accepted to Disney College Program for Fall Semester

Three Students Accepted to Disney College Program for Fall Semester

Three Rutgers University–Camden students are trading their Scarlet Raptor wings for mouse ears this fall. Rachel Clifton, John Han, and Brittany Striewski have been accepted to the prestigious Disney College Program, a paid internship in which students from across the country take part in personal and career development courses while building essential communication, problem solving, […]

Campus Life

Nursing Simulation Lab Trains Students in Patient Care

Nursing Simulation Lab Trains Students in Patient Care

By Ed Moorhouse New state-of-the-art, innovative medical simulation technology is bringing nursing students at Rutgers University–Camden to the cutting edge of nursing education. The students are being trained on 10 new “high fidelity” patient simulator manikins that breathe, have a pulse, and manifest symptoms as if they were real people. By working on the manikins […]

Making the Grade: Forty-Three Incoming Students Successfully Complete EOF Summer Institute

Making the Grade: Forty-Three Incoming Students Successfully Complete EOF Summer Institute

Forty-three incoming Rutgers–Camden students successfully completed the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Summer Institute on campus.

New Program at Rutgers University–Camden Raises Disability Awareness

New Program at Rutgers University–Camden Raises Disability Awareness

By Ed Moorhouse Like many other students with disabilities, Amanda O’Keefe says one of her biggest challenges is that her disability is “hidden” from public view. “I have experienced many situations in which people have challenged my disability,” says O’Keefe, a second-year student at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden. “It’s important to understand that disabilities […]

Scarlet Pride

Beating the Odds: Rutgers Future Scholar Student Attends White House Summit

Beating the Odds: Rutgers Future Scholar Student Attends White House Summit

Sonjanit DeFrank, a Rutgers Future Scholar, flourished in the LEAP Academy University Charter School’s STEM High School in Camden, was one of 130 college-bound students from across the country who were welcomed by first lady Michelle Obama at The White House to participate in the “Beating the Odds Summit.” President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance and greeted the guests.

Prestigious National Honor Bestowed Upon Nursing Scholar

Prestigious National Honor Bestowed Upon Nursing Scholar

By Ed Moorhouse Janice Beitz, a professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and director of its wound, ostomy, and continence graduate certificate program, has been selected for induction into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. Beitz, a Cherry Hill resident, is one of 22 nurse educators who have […]

McCormick Recognized as One of Region’s Top Nurses for 2015

McCormick Recognized as One of Region’s Top Nurses for 2015

By Ed Moorhouse Barbara McCormick, an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, has been recognized by Nurse.com as one of the top nurses in the region in 2015. McCormick, a Turnersville resident, is one of six Philadelphia-area recipients of the distinguished Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award, which honors outstanding nurses throughout the country […]

Arts and Culture

The Light of Day: Graduate Paints Outdoor Mural for Camden Children’s Garden

The Light of Day: Graduate Paints Outdoor Mural for Camden Children’s Garden

Truth be told, says Sarah Germani, there was a not-so-distant time ago when she would have never dreamed of showing her artwork in public. She was more likely to hide her paintings at home, than to ever let them see the light of day, recalls the 2015 graduate of Rutgers–Camden with a bachelor’s degree in […]

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives $40,000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives $40,000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts will further its mission of providing programs and events that inspire a full appreciation and enjoyment of the arts in the City of Camden and the South Jersey region. The prestigious grant, awarded for arts-in-education and community-arts programs […]

Breaking the Ice: Rutgers Students Ignite Creativity and Share Camaraderie on Inspiring Iceland Trip

Breaking the Ice: Rutgers Students Ignite Creativity and Share Camaraderie on Inspiring Iceland Trip

As Margery Amdur explains, art is a product of the culture in which it exists – and making art requires dedication and commitment to a rigorous practice where outcomes are often unknown. “Much art comes from knowing oneself and one’s relationship to others, the environment, and location,” says the associate professor of art at Rutgers […]

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Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Introduces Online RN-to-BS Program

By Ed Moorhouse The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is now offering its highly successful RN-to-BS degree-granting program online, allowing registered nurses the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degrees at their own pace while still managing professional responsibilities. “There is a huge push nationally among hospitals seeking out nurses with baccalaureate degrees,” says Claudia Beckmann, associate […]

Rutgers University—Camden Named a “Best Bang for the Buck” University by Washington Monthly Magazine

CAMDEN —Rutgers University—Camden has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a strong value, also earning high overall rankings among master’s-level universities across the nation. Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers University–Camden was ranked second in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, and is the only university in New Jersey or Pennsylvania to be […]

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives Two New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives Two New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Thanks to two grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts totaling more than $182,000, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) will continue to serve as a hub of award-winning performances, exhibitions, education programs, and community projects in the South Jersey region.