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The Age of Declines: Researcher’s New Book Explores Why Millennials are Rejecting Public Office

The Age of Declines: Researcher’s New Book Explores Why Millennials are Rejecting Public Office

By Tom McLaughlin Are politicians and public officials about to become a dying breed? While there is a lack of racial and gender diversity in politics, more subtly, there are actually very few millennials – regardless of race or gender – interested in pursuing elected office, explains Shauna Shames, an assistant professor of political science […]

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Sherman Leis and Julianne Baird Performance Begins Spring 2017 Mallery Concert Series

Sherman Leis and Julianne Baird Performance Begins Spring 2017 Mallery Concert Series

The celebrated Mallery Concert Series begins its spring 2017 lineup as Rutgers University–Camden alumnus Sherman Leis, a surgeon, professor, lecturer, and founder of Philadelphia’s Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, performs on clarinet with the incomparable Julianne Baird, a distinguished professor of music at Rutgers–Camden, on Wednesday, Jan. 25. All series performances, which are free […]

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Renowned Sociologist to Speak on Immigration and Labor Market

Renowned Sociologist to Speak on Immigration and Labor Market

By Tom McLaughlin Rutgers University–Camden will host Ruth Milkman, an internationally renowned sociologist of labor and labor movements, for a free, public lecture on immigration and the precarious existence of the labor market in the 21st century United States from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. The Robert Bailey Memorial Lecture, presented by Rutgers–Camden’s […]

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Images Critiquing Contemporary Culture Focus of New Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Exhibition

Images Critiquing Contemporary Culture Focus of New Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts Exhibition

By Tom McLaughlin Pointed images used to comment on contemporary culture – and not merely record it – are front and center as the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts hosts a provocative exhibition, “Sharp-Tongued Figuration,” through April 21. “These images aren’t focused on being beautiful, but rather serving as critical voices,” says curator Andrea Kirsh, […]

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Sociology Researcher’s New Book Explores Social Connections That Help Battle Poverty in Philadelphia

Sociology Researcher’s New Book Explores Social Connections That Help Battle Poverty in Philadelphia

By Tom McLaughlin As Joan Maya Mazelis explains, researchers have long agreed that social ties matter. Studies document two common realities for the poor – either they rely on a dense network of closely connected and supportive kin or, in the absence of such a network, establish fleeting, disposable ties with strangers, says the assistant […]

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