Research Highlights

Research Center Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Concentrated Poverty

Research Center Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Concentrated Poverty

By Tom McLaughlin In summer 2013, a groundbreaking report by the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Rutgers University–Camden and The Century Foundation revealed that concentrated poverty has increased by 50 percent since 2000, and more than 11 million Americans now reside in neighborhoods where at least two in every five households live […]

Trauma of Nurses in War Chronicled in New Book by Nursing Professor

Trauma of Nurses in War Chronicled in New Book by Nursing Professor

A new book by Elizabeth Scannell-Desch chronicles the stories of 35 nurses adjusting to and reflecting upon reintegrating into civilian life after serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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 […]

Giving Back to the Community

Rutgers–Camden Named Purple Heart University

Rutgers–Camden Named Purple Heart University

Rutgers University–Camden has been named a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart – the first higher education institution in the state of New Jersey to earn the distinction.

Research Center Launches Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program

Research Center Launches Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program

This year marks not only the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, but also the 50th anniversary of the National Historical Preservation Act. In the midst of such historical celebrations, a new program at Rutgers University–Camden is offering a unique opportunity to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation in the living classroom of Camden […]

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.

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

TRiO Program Provides New Levels of Student Support

TRiO Program Provides New Levels of Student Support

A Rutgers University–Camden program designed to support students who come from disadvantaged circumstances has expanded its reach to give even more opportunities to the undergrads it serves.

Law Professor Named Among Top Five Antitrust Scholars in the Nation

Law Professor Named Among Top Five Antitrust Scholars in the Nation

Michael Carrier, a distinguished professor at Rutgers Law School, is among the nation’s most influential legal scholars.

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. […]

Arts and Culture

Renowned American Sculptor George Segal Featured in New Exhibition and Related Programs

Renowned American Sculptor George Segal Featured in New Exhibition and Related Programs

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts will host a free, public exhibition of the work of renowned American sculptor George Segal.

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, […]

Other Recent Posts

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

For many residents in Rio, the Olympics and the preceding 2014 FIFA World Cup haven’t always been winning propositions.

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.