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Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

Shop ‘Til You Drop – or Until the Final Exam: Researcher Pens Textbook That Uses Consumer Culture to Introduce Students to Sociology

By Tom McLaughlin Ah, the holidays. Racing here and there to buy presents for loved ones. Stocking up on snacks for family gatherings. Taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. “Perhaps, more than any other time of the year, the holidays reveal the significant role of consumer culture in our daily lives,” says […]

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The Season of Giving: Rutgers Researcher Unwraps the Facts on Charitable Donations

The Season of Giving: Rutgers Researcher Unwraps the Facts on Charitable Donations

By Tom McLaughlin As the clock ticks toward the end of the year, research shows that people are more inclined to make charitable donations. So does this mean that people are more likely to give in the holiday spirit, to seek a tax deduction, or perhaps both? Michael Hayes, an assistant professor of public policy […]

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Walter Rand Institute Research Study Confirms South Jersey Gets Smaller Share of Public Goods

Walter Rand Institute Research Study Confirms South Jersey Gets Smaller Share of Public Goods

By Tom McLaughlin So South Jersey literally might be getting shortchanged after all. Confirming a long-held belief among the region’s residents, South Jersey really does get a smaller share of public goods compared to North and Central Jersey, according to new research by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.   […]

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Rutgers University–Camden Business Professor Receives Bright Idea Award

Rutgers University–Camden Business Professor Receives Bright Idea Award

Sean Stein Smith, an assistant professor of professional practice at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, is the recipient of a Bright Idea Award.

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Nursing Professor and Administrator Earns Prestigious Fulbright Honor

Nursing Professor and Administrator Earns Prestigious Fulbright Honor

By Tom McLaughlin Simply put, explains Marie O’Toole, being a nurse means being able to make a tangible difference in people’s lives, whether it is bedside in a hospital or a home, or within a larger context, such as a population or community. “As the largest group of health-care professionals, we really do make a […]

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