Research Highlights

Research Study to Examine Effects of Kroc Center on Camden Community

Research Study to Examine Effects of Kroc Center on Camden Community

In September, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a large-scale, health and wellness facility, opened to the public in Camden. According to the Kroc Center’s website, it offers an array of health, nutrition, education, and physical activity programs to a community typified by poor access to supermarkets or healthy food, and […]

Computer Science Department Launches Research Academy

Computer Science Department Launches Research Academy

Continuing its strong tradition of supporting undergraduate research, the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Computer Science has launched the Computer Science Research Academy this fall. If accepted into the program, undergraduate students are eligible to receive research grants, funded by various departments and faculty at Rutgers–Camden, with the requirement that they work 8 to 10 hours […]

Research Center to Host Seminar Examining Change in Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Research Center to Host Seminar Examining Change in Philadelphia Neighborhoods

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Rutgers University–Camden will offer a free lecture addressing how Philadelphia neighborhoods experience and deal with social and economic change, at noon Friday, Nov. 14.

Giving Back to the Community

Inspired by Sister, Rutgers Law-Camden Student Launches Pro Bono Project

Inspired by Sister, Rutgers Law-Camden Student Launches Pro Bono Project

Some enroll in law school to propel their own professional trajectory. For second-year Rutgers Law–Camden student Amanda O’Keefe, her decision to earn a law degree is fueled by those she aims to represent: individuals with disabilities, individuals like her sister. But O’Keefe isn’t waiting until graduation day to make a difference. Her family knows firsthand […]

Student Organizations Run Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Campus

Student Organizations Run Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Campus

Rutgers University–Camden’s very own lemonade stand is open for business! Student groups are working together to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and help support families that have children who are fighting cancer. The students built and painted a custom lemonade stand that will be set up in the Campus Center during free period once […]

Ignite Program “Sparks” Student Discovery

Ignite Program “Sparks” Student Discovery

Every day after school, more than 200 Camden students grades 4 to 8 participate in Ignite, an innovative expanded-learning program that aims to “spark” student discovery.

Student Achievement

Nursing Student Awarded Scholarship from Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association

Nursing Student Awarded Scholarship from Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association

Monica Rivera, a Rutgers University–Camden nursing student and North Brunswick resident, has been awarded a scholarship from the Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association for demonstrating excellence in academics and community service. “I’m honored to receive the scholarship and to become part of an organization that is so supportive of nursing students,” Rivera says. The […]

Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship to Advance DNA Research

Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship to Advance DNA Research

Harish Swaminathan, a doctoral student studying computational and integrative biology at Rutgers University–Camden, has been awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Institute of Justice to fund his project, “Computational Methods for the Interpretation of Forensic DNA Samples.” The award program provides funding for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics […]

Sharing the Love: Marketing Major Helps Lead Charitable Campaign

Sharing the Love: Marketing Major Helps Lead Charitable Campaign

As the end of the year approaches, so does the season of giving, which typically means an increase in charitable donations to many local and national organizations. Behind the scenes, it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work for Amelia Kaselaan, who is carving out her niche in the marketing industry. Kaselaan, a […]

Campus Life

Voters’ Rights Project: Connecting Camden Voters to the Polls for 10 Years

Voters’ Rights Project: Connecting Camden Voters to the Polls for 10 Years

The right to vote is powerful, even more so in a city like Camden,” says third-year Rutgers Law–Camden student Kaitlyn Compari about the school’s Voters’ Rights Project. The nationally recognized pro bono program has been connecting Camden voters with the polls for a decade. Established in 2004 by the Association of Public Interest Law at […]

Veterans Affairs to Host Sixth Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

Veterans Affairs to Host Sixth Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

The Office of Veterans Affairs will host the sixth annual veterans day luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. The luncheon, a special thanks to Rutgers–Camden students and alumni who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room on the main level of the Campus Center. The keynote speaker […]

Why Access to Justice Matters: Law Students Fight Domestic Violence Throughout the Year

Why Access to Justice Matters: Law Students Fight Domestic Violence Throughout the Year

Across the nation, October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Each May at Rutgers–Camden, when law students graduate they embark on their legal professions already having made some worlds safer for hundreds of local residents, thanks to work done in the school’s domestic violence programs the whole year through. For almost two decades, law students – […]

Scarlet Pride

Outstanding Female and Male Student Veterans Honored

Outstanding Female and Male Student Veterans Honored

Loria McGruder and Henderson Tyrrell, psychology majors at Rutgers University–Camden, have been named outstanding female and male student veterans for the 2014-2015 academic year. The students were formally recognized and presented plaques acknowledging their achievements at Rutgers–Camden’s sixth annual veterans day luncheon, held on Nov. 6. “It is an honor to receive such a prestigious […]

Nursing Professor Honored as a National Nurse of the Year

Nursing Professor Honored as a National Nurse of the Year

Marian Nowak, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, has been recognized as a national nurse of the year by Nurse.com. Nowak, a Sicklerville resident, was honored during Rutgers–Camden’s third annual Distinguished Nursing Lecture on Nov. 5. She is one of six national recipients of the National Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award, and […]

Finance Scholar Receives Bright Idea Award

Finance Scholar Receives Bright Idea Award

David Pedersen, an assistant professor of finance at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, penned one of the 10 best business research manuscripts in New Jersey in 2013, according to the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation. Pedersen, a resident of Havertown, Pa., was honored with […]

Arts and Culture

Rutgers University Singers to Host Master Class with Rollo Dilworth

Rutgers University Singers to Host Master Class with Rollo Dilworth

The Rutgers­ University Singers will host their second free master class this semester, as Rollo Dilworth, chair of the Department of Music Education and Music Therapy at Temple University, shares his expertise on singing, conducting, and other musical techniques. The class, which is free and open to the general public, will be held at 1:30 […]

Madrigal Ensemble to Host Concert Featuring Significant 17th-Century Composers

Madrigal Ensemble to Host Concert Featuring Significant 17th-Century Composers

The Rutgers University–Camden Madrigal Ensemble will present a free concert featuring the works of Claudio Monteverdi and other significant 17th-century composers, under the direction of world-renowned soprano Julianne Baird, a distinguished professor of music at Rutgers–Camden. The concert, which is free and open to the general public, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. […]

Engaging Programming Accompanies “Sounds of Camden” Exhibition

Engaging Programming Accompanies “Sounds of Camden” Exhibition

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts will host a series of engaging, free events in the Stedman Gallery, where its critically-acclaimed exhibition, “Sounds of Camden,” currently is on display. “What Good Has Come Out of Camden?” Thursday, Nov. 20 6 p.m. Through sign language, poetry, music, and dance, Camden resident and poet Rocky Wilson explores […]

Other Recent Posts

Distinguished Service Professor Earns Esteemed Honors from Two Community Organizations

Distinguished Service Professor Earns Esteemed Honors from Two Community Organizations

For more than 25 years, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago has worked determinedly to fulfill her dream of transforming poor urban communities through education. Among her landmark achievements, the Rutgers University–Camden professor created and oversees the LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Partnership) Academy University Charter School in Camden, one of the nation’s most successful charter schools. For her tireless […]

Theater Program Presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

Theater Program Presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

The Rutgers University–Camden theater program will combine film and acting in a lively, interdisciplinary production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.”

New Perspectives on Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

New Perspectives on Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Two Rutgers University–Camden nursing scholars are performing research to better understand access to care and treatment choices made by women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. “In general, women have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer over their lifetime,” says Patricia Suplee, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. […]