Research Highlights

Youth of Color More Likely To Report Emotional Distress During Witnessed Police Stops, Says New Study

Youth of Color More Likely To Report Emotional Distress During Witnessed Police Stops, Says New Study

Even witnessing police stops is more likely to cause emotional distress for youth of color than for their white counterparts, according to new research.

Additional Student Loan Debt Cancellations Needed, Says Sociologist

Additional Student Loan Debt Cancellations Needed, Says Sociologist

Rutgers–Camden researcher Joan Maya Mazelis cautions that President Biden’s recent actions on student loan forgiveness is only 0.1% of the $1.7 trillion of outstanding student loan debt.

New Research Unmasks Impact of COVID on New Jersey Municipalities

New Research Unmasks Impact of COVID on New Jersey Municipalities

A new Rutgers–Camden report shows the broad, regional impact of COVID-19 upon New Jersey municipalities during two waves in 2020.

Giving Back to the Community

New Law Launches Innovative Social-Emotional Learning Program in New Jersey’s Schools; Rutgers–Camden Public Affairs Institute To Lead Evaluation

New Law Launches Innovative Social-Emotional Learning Program in New Jersey’s Schools; Rutgers–Camden Public Affairs Institute To Lead Evaluation

An innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) program established in the Clayton Public School District will be expanded in up to 30 schools across New Jersey, thanks to a legislative effort that became law on May 11, 2021. Implementation of the program will be evaluated by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

“A Boob’s Life” Author Leslie Lehr to Lead Virtual Talk on Body Positivity

“A Boob’s Life” Author Leslie Lehr to Lead Virtual Talk on Body Positivity

Body positivity will be the focus as Rutgers University–Camden welcomes author and breast cancer survivor Leslie Lehr for a candid and refreshing interactive Zoom session.

Rutgers‒Camden Conversation with Medical Experts Informs Community of the Safety and Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines

Rutgers‒Camden Conversation with Medical Experts Informs Community of the Safety and Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines

Camden native George Hill led the discussion to help participants overcome hesitancy about receiving a vaccine.

about COVID-19 vaccines.

Student Achievement

Graduating Senior Pursues Career Addressing Homelessness

Graduating Senior Pursues Career Addressing Homelessness

Nitan Shanas won’t rest until everyone has a roof over their heads.

High-Achieving Mother and Daughter Earn 2021 Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Degrees

High-Achieving Mother and Daughter Earn 2021 Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Degrees

Tracey Nagle worked two jobs while raising six children and pursuing a doctorate in nursing, while daughter Leah held part-time jobs to pay for college and living expenses.

Ph.D. Student Leads Camden’s Return to Urban Gardening Roots

Ph.D. Student Leads Camden’s Return to Urban Gardening Roots

Ph.D. student Lew Bivona, is helping return Camden to its flourishing, gardening roots, as co-founder of the Camden Urban Agriculture Collaborative (CUAC).

Campus Life

Nursing Graduate Persevered Through Family Tragedy in Ecuador and Other Hardships in a 20-Year Quest to Earn a College Degree
Regional Leaders Named to Business School Advisory Board

Regional Leaders Named to Business School Advisory Board

Veronica Hawkins, Chaya Pamula, and Toni Pergolin are the newest members of the board.

Rutgers–Camden nursing scholar selected for national honor

Rutgers–Camden nursing scholar selected for national honor

Jeanann Sousou Coppola has been selected as an American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) fellow, a prestigious honor in nursing scholarship.

Scarlet Pride

Graduating Doctoral Student Studies Children’s Role in Remembering Colombia’s Turbulent Past

Graduating Doctoral Student Studies Children’s Role in Remembering Colombia’s Turbulent Past

Diana García learned how children were both victims and perpetrators of violence, as well as resilient, active peace builders, resulting in her doctoral dissertation.

Rutgers–Camden Business Graduate Named to Global List of Leaders

Rutgers–Camden Business Graduate Named to Global List of Leaders

Kris Kolluri SBC’91, president and CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, was named to the 2021 Class of Influential Leaders by AACSB International.

Alumna Pens Award-Winning Book Uncovering Politics Behind Flint Water Crisis

Alumna Pens Award-Winning Book Uncovering Politics Behind Flint Water Crisis

Rutgers–Camden alumna Ashley Nickels couples research with action in her new award-winning book Power, Participation, and Protest in Flint, Michigan: Unlocking the Policy Paradox of Municipal Takeovers.

Arts and Culture

Camden Students Unveil Gallery Exhibitions Created via Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts’ Museum Mentorship Program

Camden Students Unveil Gallery Exhibitions Created via Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts’ Museum Mentorship Program

By Tom McLaughlin For the past three years, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has led an innovative project at four Camden schools, funded by an Arts Education Special Initiative Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. A lot in life has changed since the program’s outset. A year of the COVID-19 […]

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Presents All-Virtual Exhibition of “A New View–Camden” Community Art Installation Project

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Presents All-Virtual Exhibition of “A New View–Camden” Community Art Installation Project

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) is presenting an all-virtual exhibition of A New View – Camden – a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded public art installation project that addresses illegal dumping in Camden – through Sunday, October 31.

Filmmaking and Theater Students Join Forces for Virtual Production of “Anything Goes”

Filmmaking and Theater Students Join Forces for Virtual Production of “Anything Goes”

The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will stream the 1934 Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” from Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25.

Other Recent Posts

Camden Native and Rutgers Law School 2021 Graduate Prepares for A Career of Advocacy for Her Community

Camden Native and Rutgers Law School 2021 Graduate Prepares for A Career of Advocacy for Her Community

Jenise Rivera plans to pursue a career in property or criminal law.

Rutgers‒Camden Undergraduate’s Research on Prescribed Fires and Wildfires in The Pinelands Could Help Protect Forest Ecosystems

Rutgers‒Camden Undergraduate’s Research on Prescribed Fires and Wildfires in The Pinelands Could Help Protect Forest Ecosystems

Insects play a key role in the forest because they can drive the cycling of nutrients through the soil.

Critical Focus on Racism and Misogyny Extends to Greek and Roman Classics, Says Rutgers–Camden Professor

Critical Focus on Racism and Misogyny Extends to Greek and Roman Classics, Says Rutgers–Camden Professor

Prof. Evan Jewell considers the question: “How do we teach an ancient society where misogyny, sexual assault, and harassment were the norm and built into the classic texts that we read?”