Research Highlights

Along the Great Divide: A Q&A with Political Expert Shauna Shames

Along the Great Divide: A Q&A with Political Expert Shauna Shames

As convention season reaches a fever pitch, the 2016 U.S. presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most divided – and perhaps divisive – contests in American history. Key issues, clear-cut policy differences, gender, and age are all playing major roles in deepening this divide, explains Shauna Shames, an assistant professor of […]

Molding Young Researchers: Undergraduates Unlock Potential of Fungus as Future of Sustainable Energy

Molding Young Researchers: Undergraduates Unlock Potential of Fungus as Future of Sustainable Energy

By Tom McLaughlin Ugh, moldy bread. Few things can make you lose your appetite quicker than the sight of a few unwelcome spots on your sandwich. But these spores just might hold the key to something greater – as in the future of sustainable energy – thanks to a study being conducted in the Research […]

Researcher: Summer Games No Winning Proposition for All Rio Residents

Researcher: Summer Games No Winning Proposition for All Rio Residents

By Tom McLaughlin In August, millions of people from around the world will cheer on their respective countries competing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, for many residents in Rio, the Olympics and the preceding 2014 FIFA World Cup haven’t always been winning propositions, explains Maureen Donaghy, an assistant professor of […]

Giving Back to the Community

Doing Justice: Graduating Psychology Major Puts Her Beliefs Into Action

Doing Justice: Graduating Psychology Major Puts Her Beliefs Into Action

Alexis Wilson, a graduating senior psychology major at Rutgers–Camden, takes a stand for social justice.

Rutgers and Center for Puerto Rico Team Up to Prepare Next Generation of Commonwealth’s Leaders

Rutgers and Center for Puerto Rico Team Up to Prepare Next Generation of Commonwealth’s Leaders

In an unprecedented effort to prepare the next generation of leaders in Puerto Rico, Rutgers University–Camden and the Center for Puerto Rico have teamed forces to offer an executive master of public administration (EMPA) degree specializing in community development through the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers–Camden.

Nursing Students Gain Global Health Perspective During Learning Abroad Trips

Nursing Students Gain Global Health Perspective During Learning Abroad Trips

It isn’t easy to put into words the living conditions for the many people living in poor, underserved countries around the world. It’s something you simply have to see. “You don’t realize how much we have — and waste — until you get someplace where the people have nothing,” says Alyssa Alberto, a senior student […]

Student Achievement

Undergraduate Helps Develop Regional Patient Locator Service

Undergraduate Helps Develop Regional Patient Locator Service

A Rutgers University-Camden senior is part of a team developing a patient locator service for the greater Philadelphia area that could help families connect with their loved ones during times of chaos or dislocation.

Looking Out: Once a Victim, Rutgers Student Veteran Pursues Career as Victims’ Rights Advocate

Looking Out: Once a Victim, Rutgers Student Veteran Pursues Career as Victims’ Rights Advocate

Once a victim of sexual assault, Rutgers student veteran Loria McGruder is now determined to become a victim-rights advocate, pursuing juris doctor and master of social work degrees in a dual-degree program offered jointly through Rutgers Law School and Rutgers School of Social Work.

Ahead of the Game: Scarlet Raptor Named 2016 Phillies RBI Jackie Robinson Scholar

Ahead of the Game: Scarlet Raptor Named 2016 Phillies RBI Jackie Robinson Scholar

Skyler Glover, a sophomore urban studies major and a member of the Scarlet Raptors baseball squad, has been named the 2016 Phillies Jackie Robinson Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Scholar.

Campus Life

Rutgers University–Camden, Atlantic Cape Community College sign 3+1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Agreement

Rutgers University–Camden, Atlantic Cape Community College sign 3+1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Agreement

Rutgers University–Camden and Atlantic Cape Community College signed a conditional acceptance agreement May 11 to enable students to complete three years of requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Atlantic Cape before seamlessly transferring to Rutgers–Camden for their final year. The agreement offers guaranteed admission into the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden’s RN-to-BS program […]

On the Frontlines of Health Care: Veterans Take on Leadership Roles as Nursing Students at Rutgers University–Camden

On the Frontlines of Health Care: Veterans Take on Leadership Roles as Nursing Students at Rutgers University–Camden

By Ed Moorhouse As medical professionals on the frontlines of health care, nurses must remain calm, level-headed, and prepared for anything that may arise in order to administer safe and proper care to their patients. In many ways, those qualities are a lot like what is required of someone in the military, who must rely […]

Diversifying Health Care: Cooper University Health Care Employees Work Toward Earning Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Rutgers University–Camden

Diversifying Health Care: Cooper University Health Care Employees Work Toward Earning Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Rutgers University–Camden

By Ed Moorhouse As an emergency room technician at Cooper University Hospital and a certified emergency medical technician, Shanta Rembert spends every day of her professional life on the front lines of healthcare. Her job is an important one and, Rembert says, “it gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that I can have a […]

Scarlet Pride

Reel Education: Grad Creates Afterschool Film Club for Camden Students

Reel Education: Grad Creates Afterschool Film Club for Camden Students

By Tom McLaughlin Education is key, but it’s only as effective as how you reach students, says Kenneth O’Kane. “Giving kids agency in their learning is going to make them that much more invested in it,” states the 2016 graduate of Rutgers University–Camden with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in urban studies. […]

Keeping Track: Psychology Grad Puts Research Plans Into Action

Keeping Track: Psychology Grad Puts Research Plans Into Action

By Tom McLaughlin Kaci Mial has a purpose. With just the right guidance, recalls the 2015 Rutgers University–Camden graduate, she knew that she could put her plan into action. So the Pemberton native sought a scholar and educator who shared her specialized research interests and found the perfect match in Courtenay Cavanaugh, an assistant professor […]

Built to Last: Woll Leaves Lasting Legacy After Distinguished 40-Year Career

Built to Last: Woll Leaves Lasting Legacy After Distinguished 40-Year Career

By Tom McLaughlin As Allen Woll bids farewell to Rutgers University–Camden after a distinguished 40-year career, the longtime professor of history and administrator leaves behind a legacy of mentorship, innovative programs and initiatives, trailblazing scholarship, and philanthropic support. Simply put, he has made Rutgers–Camden a better place. “It is not an overstatement to say that […]

Arts and Culture

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives $35,000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Receives $35,000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

Thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) 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.

Stedman Gallery Photography Exhibition Showcases Camden Youth

Stedman Gallery Photography Exhibition Showcases Camden Youth

By Tom McLaughlin In early 2014, Den Sweeney visited the Community Adolescents Striving for Achievement (CASA) Camden program for the first time. A former educator who taught grades kindergarten through high school, he was excited to help the program, run under the auspices of Guadalupe Family Services, fulfill its mission of providing a safe, empowering, […]

Literary Stars to Offer Free Readings During 31st Annual Summer Writers’ Conference

Literary Stars to Offer Free Readings During 31st Annual Summer Writers’ Conference

Rutgers University–Camden will once again serve as the premier literary destination in South Jersey as it presents the 31st Annual Rutgers University–Camden Summer Writers’ Conference from June 27 to July 7. Critically acclaimed authors and poets will present free public readings on select days from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery on the […]

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Why Do Teens Reject Drugs? Communication Is the Key, says Rutgers Researcher

Why Do Teens Reject Drugs? Communication Is the Key, says Rutgers Researcher

Prof. Stacia Gilliard-Matthews led a research study showing that, among Camden youth, non-marijuana use is not just predicated on peer attributes, but how adolescents communicate to their friends about who they are and how they communicate with one another about drug users.

Clinton’s Victory Provides New Opportunity to Analyze Gender Dynamics, Says Researcher

Clinton’s Victory Provides New Opportunity to Analyze Gender Dynamics, Says Researcher

While Hillary Clinton’s victory as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee marks a historic moment in the nation’s history, it also lays new and important ground for analysis of gender dynamics in American politics, explains Prof. Kelly Dittmar

Ph.D. in Childhood Studies 2016 Graduates: <br>Jamie Dunaev

Ph.D. in Childhood Studies 2016 Graduates:
Jamie Dunaev

Rutgers–Camden will confer doctoral degrees to six graduates of its landmark Ph.D. in childhood studies program during the Faculty of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19. Launched as the nation’s first doctorate in childhood studies in 2007, the program provides an advanced theoretical and methodological study of children and childhood. It prepares […]