Research Highlights

Study Shows Stressed Urban Insects are More Resilient in Extreme Weather

Study Shows Stressed Urban Insects are More Resilient in Extreme Weather

A study led by Amy Savage of biology will help researchers understand how to make predictions and conservation decisions about how organisms living in cities will respond to catastrophic weather events.

Economics Students Research Efficiency of Social Services Programs at Camden Housing Complex

Economics Students Research Efficiency of Social Services Programs at Camden Housing Complex

By Tom McLaughlin In socioeconomically underprivileged cities, research shows that residents commonly face barriers to receiving proper medical care, including a lack of health insurance and health literacy. In cities such as Camden, social services programs have been adopted to help residents overcome these obstacles. But just how do we know which programs represent the […]

More Effective Treatment Strategies Possible for Black Adolescents Dealing with Depression Says Rutgers–Camden Research

More Effective Treatment Strategies Possible for Black Adolescents Dealing with Depression Says Rutgers–Camden Research

By Tom McLaughlin Black adolescents express depressive symptoms differently than people from other age and racial groups, requiring that clinicians take this into account when developing treatment plans, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University–Camden researcher. “Adolescent depression is a dire public concern in the United States, and even greater concern among […]

Giving Back to the Community

Two Rutgers Professors Advise Nigerian Lawyers on Country’s Developing Court System

Two Rutgers Professors Advise Nigerian Lawyers on Country’s Developing Court System

John (J.C.) Lore and Kimberlee Moran are among U. S. scholars and legal professionals assisting with the development of the courts.

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Support for Redevelopment of Campbell’s Field

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Support for Redevelopment of Campbell’s Field

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will invest up to $7.5 million in the redevelopment of Campbell’s Field in Camden.  The Rutgers Board of Governors approved the resolution during a regularly scheduled public meeting in Camden today. The proposed project envisions the creation of a multi-purpose athletic facility that could include fields for baseball, […]

Rutgers–Camden to Host Delegation of Vietnamese Scholars to Learn About The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Rutgers–Camden to Host Delegation of Vietnamese Scholars to Learn About The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

By Tom McLaughlin Rutgers University–Camden will host a delegation of Vietnamese scholars, who are visiting to learn more about The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, an online civic project led by the campus-based Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). Through the auspices of the Social Science Research Council, the scholars are gathering information about encyclopedia […]

Student Achievement

Assisting Hurricane Victims While Learning Lessons  

Assisting Hurricane Victims While Learning Lessons  

Some Rutgers School of Business–Camden students are raising funds for hurricane relief through a class project that allows them to do good while learning.

Familiar Faces: Quadruplet Sisters Poised to Chart Own Courses for Success

Familiar Faces: Quadruplet Sisters Poised to Chart Own Courses for Success

By Tom McLaughlin At first glance, the similarities are unmistakable. Growing up three-fourths of a set of quadruplets, Casey, Kelly, and Rachel Murphy say they have gotten used to people recognizing them around their hometown of Swedesboro. “Ever since we were young, even if people didn’t know us, they knew of us,” explains Rachel, who […]

Once Homeless, Ph.D. Student Strives to Open Boarding School for Disadvantaged Youth

Once Homeless, Ph.D. Student Strives to Open Boarding School for Disadvantaged Youth

By Tom McLaughlin A stable, secure home environment, explains Alex Cruz, can make all the difference in the world to a child’s education. “Kids shouldn’t have to worry about financial things, or whether they have a roof over their heads,” says the Ph.D. candidate in public affairs at Rutgers University–Camden. Putting words into action, Cruz […]

Campus Life

Rutgers Law Professor Stacy Hawkins Wins Prestigious AALS Award

Rutgers Law Professor Stacy Hawkins Wins Prestigious AALS Award

The Association of American Law Schools is honoring Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, with the 2017 Derrick A. Bell Award.

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves B.A. in Gender Studies at Rutgers–Camden

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves B.A. in Gender Studies at Rutgers–Camden

By Tom McLaughlin The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved the establishment of a bachelor of arts in gender studies program at Rutgers University–Camden. “The importance of gender studies as an academic discipline lies in its investigation of enduring and emerging issues relevant to today’s diverse world,” says Gail Caputo, a professor of criminal […]

Writing and Design Lab to Participate in International Write-In

Writing and Design Lab to Participate in International Write-In

By Tom McLaughlin Calling all writers! The Writing and Design Lab at Rutgers University–Camden will participate in the International Write-In on Nov. 30. Students looking for a quiet place to work are encouraged to visit the Writers House at Rutgers–Camden, located at 305 Cooper Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The International Write-In is […]

Scarlet Pride

Rutgers University–Camden Students Meet with W.W. Smith Scholarships Administrator

Rutgers University–Camden Students Meet with W.W. Smith Scholarships Administrator

At a reception on campus with Brian Jones, the grants administrator for the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust, met with 11 Rutgers University–Camden scholarship recipients.

Executive Luncheon Connected MBA and JD/MBA Students with Alumnus Peter Pandolfo

Executive Luncheon Connected MBA and JD/MBA Students with Alumnus Peter Pandolfo

Peter Pandolfo, SBC’92 shared stories of his career path and what led him to owning his successful investment advisory firm, Pandolfo Capital LLC.

Life Force: Alumna Impacts Lives of Students and Their Families

Life Force: Alumna Impacts Lives of Students and Their Families

By Tom McLaughlin Often people limit themselves by not only who they think they are, says Wendy Osefo, but who they think they aren’t. “You have to ask, ‘Why not me?’ You go into any endeavor thinking that you are going to do it and do it well,” says the 2016 graduate of Rutgers University–Camden […]

Arts and Culture

Fine Arts to Host Arts Workshops for High School Students

Fine Arts to Host Arts Workshops for High School Students

By Tom McLaughlin Bolstering its reputation as a regional leader in arts education, Rutgers University–Camden will host a series of Saturday workshops for high school students interested in visual arts, music, theater, and filmmaking. Classes will meet on Saturdays during Feb. 17 to April 14 (with no classes held on March 3), from 10 a.m. […]

Professor Named 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow

Professor Named 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow

By Tom McLaughlin Adding to his already impressive list of honors and awards, Patrick Rosal, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University–Camden, has been named a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Creative Writing (Prose) Fellow. The $25,000 grant is given to published creative writers, enabling recipients to set aside time for writing, […]

Theater Program Begins 2017-2018 Season with “The Matchmaker”

Theater Program Begins 2017-2018 Season with “The Matchmaker”

By Tom McLaughlin The Rutgers–Camden theater program opens the curtains on its 2017-18 season with a rollicking production of Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy, “The Matchmaker,” in the Walter K. Gordon Theater on the Rutgers–Camden campus. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Nov. 4. There will also be a special mid-morning high […]

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Have Your Cake – and Pumpkin Pie – and Eat it Too! Professor Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Have Your Cake – and Pumpkin Pie – and Eat it Too! Professor Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

By Tom McLaughlin For many people, the joys of holiday traditions are coupled with the dreaded, annual battle of the bulge. Like clockwork, the simmering questions arise: Should I watch my waistline, or indulge in the cornucopia of holiday treats and start my diet when the holidays are over? After all, that’s what New Year’s […]

Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

Consumerism Has Always Driven Our Holiday Traditions, Says Researcher

By Tom McLaughlin From nonstop Christmas music, to elaborate store displays, and a steady stream of commercials, the unofficial start to the holiday season seems to come earlier and earlier every year. So has our consumerism finally gone too far? Not so fast, says Rutgers University–Camden researcher Aaron Hostetter. While we’d like to believe that […]

Researcher Brings History of Animated Toys to Life

Researcher Brings History of Animated Toys to Life

By Tom McLaughlin Dolls that can walk, talk, and blink their eyes. Personal drawings that magically move on the screen. Physical characters that seemingly “come alive” in an alternate, virtual universe. These and countless other ubiquitous toys are only some recent examples of playthings that cultivate and sustain the fantasy of toys “coming to life” […]