Tag: Halloween

Let the Ghoul Times Roll: Halloween Culturally Significant Despite Social-Distancing Norms, Says Researcher

Let the Ghoul Times Roll: Halloween Culturally Significant Despite Social-Distancing Norms, Says Researcher

Despite social-distancing challenges, Halloween traditions will simply wear new disguises this year, explains Prof. Cindy Dell Clark.

Posted in: Arts and Culture
Honors College to Treat Guests to TED Talk on History and Culture of Halloween

Honors College to Treat Guests to TED Talk on History and Culture of Halloween

The Honors College at Rutgers University–Camden will treat guests to a free, public “TED talk”-style presentation highlighting various aspects of the history and culture of Halloween.

Posted in: Community Outreach
Blood-Sucking Vampires? Nope, Says Forensic Scientist, Just Nature’s Way of Recycling

Blood-Sucking Vampires? Nope, Says Forensic Scientist, Just Nature’s Way of Recycling

By Tom McLaughlin For centuries, tales of blood-sucking vampires have scared the daylights out of people around the world. These fictional tales largely originated in eastern European folklore, says Kimberlee Moran, but they are actually rooted in the natural – but little understood – science of human decomposition. For instance, explains the Rutgers University–Camden researcher, […]

Posted in: Research Highlights
Theater Program Opens 2018-2019 Season with Mary Shelley’s Classic “Frankenstein”

Theater Program Opens 2018-2019 Season with Mary Shelley’s Classic “Frankenstein”

The Rutgers University–Camden theater program will open the curtains on its 2018-19 season with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the classic novel.

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Researcher Unmasks Social Dynamics of Halloween Ritual

Researcher Unmasks Social Dynamics of Halloween Ritual

For 364 days a year, parents raise their children as if it’s a G-rated world, doing their best to shield their underlings from potentially fear-inducing situations. Then Halloween night arrives and, as if waving a magic wand, parents walk a step behind as their kids approach strangers’ doors – often traversing scenes of horror and […]