250 Points of Pride

In honor of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, we’re sharing our Rutgers University–Camden pride using #250PointsOfPride on Twitter @Rutgers_Camden through Nov. 10, 2016. Share yours!

November 2015 | December 2015 | January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 | June 2016 | July 2016 | August 2016 | September 2016 | October 2016 | November 2016

November 2015

  • We are proud to be Rutgers in South Jersey.
  • Rutgers–Camden is proud to serve our veterans as a military-friendly school.
  • With students representing 33 nations, Rutgers–Camden truly has a global reach.
  • We’re proud to have won three NCAA DIII national titles in our history: softball, track, and field (javelin).
  • More than 120 students in the M.P.A. program in international service and development have served in the Peace Corps.
  • Three Rutgers–Camden writers have won the Pulitzer Prize: alumni Greg Pardlo and Richard Aregood, and history scholar Charlene Mires. 
  • Our Honors College students are dedicated to academic and civic excellence. 
  • The School of Business–Camden was the first South Jersey institution to earn AACSB International accreditation. 
  • Our Civic Scholars commit to more than 300 hours of community service every year. 
  • We’re home to the nation's first Ph.D. program in childhood studies
  • Our faculty members are globally renowned as some of the foremost researchers in their fields.
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is the first New Jersey institution to launch a graduate certificate program in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing.
  • We’re thankful and proud to be part of the Camden community.
  • In 2015, Rutgers–Camden was recognized for its great value when it was named a “Best Bang for Your Buck” university by Washington Monthly magazine.
  • Our Office of Civic Engagement works with community members and groups, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and others to help improve outcomes for Camden residents.

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December 2015

  • More than 44,000 Rutgers–Camden alumni are part of a global network of Rutgers graduates that numbers more than 460,000.
  • In 1981, Rutgers–Camden offered its first master's degree programs. We now offer 29 graduate-level degree programs.
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden boasts five faculty members who are fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. 
  • In 2003, the women’s basketball team won the first NJAC team championship in school history.
  • Rutgers–Camden is home to one of the only Ph.D. programs in public affairs specializing in community development!
  • Each year, individual chapters of our Greek organizationsparticipate in philanthropy and community service projects that improve the Camden community!
  • Rutgers Law School's clinics handle hundreds of cases and student attorneys provide more than 20,000 hours of free legal services to the Camden community.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts is THE place in Camden to tap into your creativity and imagination! It provides performances, exhibitions, educational programs, community projects, and more to inspire a full appreciation of the arts!
  • Distinguished Political Science Professor Alan Tarr, who is retiring and taught his final class in December 2015, is a nationally celebrated constitutional scholar.
  • As president and CEO of Educational Testing Service (ETS), Walter MacDonald CCAS '74 works to make sure students have the same opportunities he had when he was a student at Rutgers–Camden.
  • Our campus is the closest in distance of all Delaware Valley colleges to the Liberty Bell!
  • Two Rutgers School of Business–Camden professors, David Vance and Briance Mascarenhas, were recognized for authoring one of the 10 best business articles in 2015!
  • In the Financial Markets Lab at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, students gain hands-on experience with the tools needed to compete in the fast-paced world of financial markets.
  • The landmark Walt Whitman statue that stands in front of the Campus Center was unveiled in 2009 to honor the famous American poet, who once proudly called Camden his home.
  • Our Digital Studies Center facilitates, supports, and promotes projects that are made possible by the convergence of digital technologies with the humanities, and the natural and social sciences!
  • Rutgers–Camden nursing professor Kathy Jackson partnered with Farmers Against Hunger in 2015 to bring more than 22,000 pounds of fresh produce to Camden families!
  • Through our Camden Angels program, students donate toys to Camden children for the holiday season.

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January 2016

  • Rutgers–Camden faculty provide access to their thought-provoking work through publication in books that are critical resources in classrooms, libraries, research, and discourse worldwide.
  • Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army and a 1986 graduate of Rutgers Law School, is the first woman to hold the Army’s highest legal post.
  • In back-to-back years, Rutgers–Camden educators were named recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant. In 2011, Jacob Soll, a former professor of history, became the first Rutgers–Camden scholar to be awarded the honor. The next year, Karen Russell, who was a distinguished guest teacher in Rutgers–Camden’s master of fine arts (MFA) in creative writing program, earned the award.
  • Rutgers–Camden students earned the 2015 Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award for their “It Gets Better When…”video project, which spreads a message of acceptance and encouragement.
  • Filmmaker Robert Pulcini, a 1989 graduate of Rutgers–Camden, is an Acadamy Award nominee and winner of a Movie of the Year award from the American Film Institute for 2003's "American Splendor."
  • Our Center for Urban Research and Education encourages, facilitates, and promotes research on urban issues while training the next generation of urban scholars by providing opportunities for students to become involved with ongoing research projects.
  • Amanda O'Keefe is just one of the many Rutgers–Camden students who strive to make a difference every day. The third-year law student launched a pro bono project while in her second year at Rutgers Law School that educates area families caring for someone with developmental disabilities on what services exist and what steps need to be taken. The inspiration to create this project and to build a career as an advocate for the developmentally disabled is her younger sister, Paige.
  • In 2015, Rutgers University–Camden was among the five colleges and universities nationwide chosen from nearly 100 nominations to receive the 2015 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation.
  • Rutgers–Camden is proud to partner with Camden County College to help students earn a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree through a unique partnership.
  • We R Scarlet Raptors! The Scarlet Raptor became the Rutgers–Camden mascot in September 1997. Students who were here prior to the raptor being "hatched" might remember when we were known as the Pioneers.
  • On Martin Luther King Day of Service, volunteers, families, and community members come together to participate in a day of action, both on the campus and in the community.
  • Rutgers–Camden is proud to partner with fellow institutions on groundbreaking research! Read about how professors from Rutgers–Camden and Rowan are seeking better treatments for diabetes.
  • Rutgers Law School Professor Sally Goldfarb is renowned for her scholarship on domestic violence and has advised the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women on legal remedies for violence against women.
  • A group of Rutgers–Camden graduates had a hand in the first 3D animations on Sesame Street.
  • John Broussard, an associate professor of finance at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, is a 2016 Fulbright Award recipient and will perform research at the Hanken School of Economics in Finland.
  • Filmmaker Robert Emmons, associate director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers–Camden and co-curator of the current Stedman Gallery exhibition "E-Lit: A Matter of Bits," was recognized in 2013 as a Rotary Peace Fellow for promoting cooperation, peace, and conflict resolution by The Rotary Foundation.
  • Rutgers Law School graduates Brisa DeAngulo and Parker Palmer founded A Breeze of Hope to implement and support projects that provide free services to child and adolescent victims of sexual violence.
  • We're proud to make interesting scientific discoveries through research! In 2009, Rutgers–Camden faculty and student researchers identified a new species of leech in New Jersey: "Haemopis ottorum," named for the southern New Jersey family who found the rare foot-long terrestrial leech in their backyard.

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February 2016

  • Our nursing program, now with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, is one of the few in the nation to provide a seamless academic transition from pre-licensure to doctoral education.
  • Janet Golden, a professor of history, has written extensively about the history of medicine, the history of childhood, and women’s history. She also contributes to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s public health blog The Public’s Health.
  • Rutgers Law School's pro bono programs help to provide unmet legal needs in the community while offering students opportunities to weave service into their law school experience.
  • The Walter K. Gordon Theater opened in 1975 as the Fine Arts Theater and for its first show hosted the New Jersey Symphony. Lily Tomlin would later perform in front of the first sellout audience in the venue.
  • Rakesh Sambharya, a professor of management and international business at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, was named one of the most prolific researchers in international strategic management by Management International Review.
  • In 1946, 406 Penn was purchased and used as a classroom building for the College of South Jersey with a new, two-story brick law school behind it. Four years later, the College of South Jersey would become the Camden Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
  • The first issue of The Gleaner, our student newspaper, was published on Sept. 27, 1951.
  • Rutgers Law Professor Michael Carrier, the co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law, is one of the foremost scholars on intellectual property law, having written more than 75 book chapters and law review articles in journals including the Stanford, Michigan, Penn, and Duke law reviews.
  • In 1995, chemistry professor Georgia Arbuckle-Keil became Rutgers–Camden's first recipient of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
  • We're proud to talk to prospective students about Rutgers–Camden through our unique and engaging Discover Rutgers–Camden Day program.
  • The new state-of-the-art Nursing and Science Building set to open in 2017 on Fifth and Federal Streets in Camden will serve more than 1,000 nursing students in undergraduate and graduate programs and will also support students in Rutgers–Camden’s Ph.D. in computational and integrative biology program and its doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program.
  • We're proud that alumni like Paul Moré, who is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers–Camden, take time to give back to our university and also work with our students.
  • As baseball spring training begins, we're proud of former Scarlet Raptor Jeff Singer, who signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in October!
  • In its best season in more than 10 years, the Rutgers–Camden women's basketball team made it to the NJAC playoffs in 2016.
  • Rutgers–Camden is proud to be part of a vibrant city that includes the Camden Waterfront! Many of our students, faculty, and staff walk or bike across the Ben Franklin Bridge to and from Philadelphia!
  • In 2011, Prof. Robert Schindler was recognized as one of the top pricing researchers in the world by an article published in the "Journal of Business Research," which surveyed the articles, authors, and institutions that have contributed most to the topic of pricing over the past 30 years.
  • We're proud to bring the arts to the community through events like the free Mallery Concert Series!
  • Eric Klein, an assistant professor of biology at Rutgers–Camden, received the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
  • Rutgers Board of Governors Professor Roger Clark is nominated for a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as part of an international legal team representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
  • Rutgers–Camden is proud to partner with Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to offer bachelor's degree programs in criminal justice and liberal studies; a master's degree program in liberal studies; and a national securities studies certificate program.

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March 2016

  • Rutgers–Camden is proud of Honors College students like Ashley Lewis, who last year was accepted into the highly selective Amgen Scholars program and was a New Jersey Space Grant Consortium fellow.
  • We're proud of alumni like Victor Collazo CCAS '05 who use their unique talents to contribute to a global community. Victor is a sign language interpreter who has worked with politicians, medical patients, and the Pope.
  • Learning and helping others at the same time is a big part of what we do at Rutgers–Camden. We're proud that our students help inmates through a unique course on the corrections system.
  • Two alumnae of Rutgers University–Camden, Chinelo Okparanta GSC '06 and Susan Muaddi Darraj CCAS '97, GSC '99, have written award-winning fiction for new works that vividly convey life in strife-ridden Nigeria and the West Bank.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Community Park opened in 2001, providing Rutgers–Camden's student-athletes with their first on-campus playing fields for softball and soccer! What a great place to play a home game!
  • We're proud of our students for pitching in to help great causes! This year, Rutgers University–Camden students are participating in the first American Cancer Society Relay For Life event right here on campus on March 31 at the Athletic and Fitness Center.
  • We're proud of our global reach. Every year, Rutgers University–Camden students head to South Africa for spring break through our Learning Abroad Program. Learn more about our global experiences.
  • Margaret Marsh, a distinguished professor of history and a university professor at Rutgers, is renowned for her scholarship on topics ranging from the history of motherhood to the history of masculinity. Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals and she has written acclaimed books on infertility in America, contraception, and reproductive medicine. This ? ?Womens History Month?, take some time to learn more about her work.
  • Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) project, Rutgers Law School students assist low-income Camden residents who need help filling out their tax returns.
  • We're proud of Rasheda Weaver, a doctoral student whose research project was part of a successful revitalization effort to restore and reopen Gateway Park in Camden, opening later this year.
  • Our faculty members publish engaging literature, like the new memoir from Paul Lisicky, an assistant professor of English.
  • Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, associate dean of baccalaureate programs at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, spent 25 years as a nurse with the U.S. Air Force.
  • We're proud of the innovative and unique research that goes on at the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, which brings together students and faculty from biology, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and physics.
  • Our part-time MBA program made the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report's annual lists of the best graduate school programs.
  • Our students use the valuable lessons learned as undergraduates at Rutgers–Camden in graduate and doctoral research. Read about how Derek Dapp CCAS'10 combines biology and computer science to help reduce extinction threats to shark species.
  • Our nursing faculty are helping current and future nurses improve the way health care is delivered to patients in New Jersey and across the country. Read about how two Rutgers–Camden nursing scholars are developing a tool to help nurses caring for Parkinson's disease patients.
  • Our graduates find creative ways to help kids learn. Alumnus Ryan Brady teamed up with illustrator/animator Phillip McNulty in an art residency project through the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts, where they teach fifth- and sixth-graders at Henry L. Bonsall Family School in Camden about the art of creating comics.
  • We're proud of our alumni, and we're proud that Rutgers–Camden will soon be home to the first Alumni House on any Rutgers campus!
  • Rutgers–Camden seeks out ways to provide a pathway to higher education for K-12 students in Camden. Read more about these initiatives here.
  • We're proud to offer educational pathways, like Rutgers Future Scholars.
  • We're proud of our students for being involved in a myriad of clubs and organizations that deal with community engagement, multicultural activities, and professional development.

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April 2016

  • We're proud to foster dialogue on important issues—like at Beacons Of Light.
  • We're proud to collaborate to support student learning & success—like at the retreat.
  • Our students learn beyond the classroom in hands-on experiences.
  • Our alumni go on to do great things. Hear from Joseph Mussomeli RLAW'78.
  • We're proud to open our campus to the community on Rutgers Day, April 30.
  • Our students are committed to civic engagement. Learn about our Civic Scholars Program.
  • Our faculty create new knowledge and change the way we look at our world.
  • We're proud to support our military veterans as a Yellow Ribbon School.
  • Our students work hard year-round, in 400+ Summer Session courses.
  • Some of the nation's brightest literary stars visit our campus for public readings and more as part of the Rutgers Camden MFA in Creative Writing's visiting writers series.
  • Our students are doing impactful research at the undergraduate level, and the world is taking notice. Dmitriy Prokopovich and Anthony Cooper recently presented their work at the American Physical Society's March 2016 meeting.
  • Our students are accepted to top graduate school programs, like these three computer science students who are graduating this spring. 
  • The research conducted at our university, in places like the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, is helping improve the lives of southern New Jersey youths. 
  • Our students are future leaders. Kim Geria GSNC'16 was recently named a Carpenter Community Nursing Fellow by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. 
  • We're proud of the research conducted at Rutgers–Camden, and we've dedicated a week to celebrating it. The 2016 Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Research Week is April 25-28. 
  • Rutgers–Camden students were among 70 total volunteers who helped clean up 10,000 pounds of trash at Gateway Park in Camden for Earth Day 2016. 
  • Our law students receive top marks in national competitions. Rutgers Law School students Mary-Kate Collins and Yiota Kotokis placed third in the national finals for the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Representation in Mediation Competition.
  • We are proud to recognize outstanding South Jersey residents for their leadership contributions to the region. The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs gave South Jerseyan of the Year awards to Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell's; Assemblyman Louis Greenwald; and Donna Bennett, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties.
  • Our faculty members channel their creativity to address important issues. Patrick Rosal, an assistant professor of English at Rutgers–Camden, talks about race and building connections in his new book of poetry, "Brooklyn Antediluvian." His work was featured on philly.com

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May 2016

  • Rutgers–Camden nursing students skipped the beach for spring break and traveled to Haiti and Jamaica to operate a mobile vaccine clinic, offer health education for older adults, and more. 
  • The Rutgers–Camden rowing team showed some serious ??Raptortude? at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships. Olivia Rowland and Melissa Price won their second straight MARC championship, and were among the six Scarlet Raptors earning all-conference recognition, alongside Tracy Austin, Sean Jensen, Phil Pilat, and Gregory Barry.
  • When Rutgers Law School student Amanda O'Keefe and her family had trouble finding programs for her developmentally disabled sister, Amanda decided to create LEAD—a pro bono project that compiles information about services for families like hers in the Camden area.
  • We're teaming up with the Center for Puerto Rico to offer an executive master of public administration degree. The program will focus on community development, preparing professionals to embrace new political and social changes.
  • Our Scarlet Raptors earned recognition for their Raptortude when members of the women's softball and men's baseball teams received New Jersey Athletic Conference honors.
  • Kriste Lindenmeyer, the dean of arts and sciences at Rutgers–Camden, was named a "Game Changer" on SJ Magazine's Women of Excellence list.
  • For many Scarlet Raptors, Scarlet Pride is a family tradition. When Golden Raptor Geraldine Sloan Suleta walked in the 2016 commencement ceremony, she wasn't just celebrating the 50th anniversary of her own graduation; she was there to watch two of her granddaughters graduate, too!
  • Riquan King, a graduating management major, plans to help minority entrepreneurs succeed.
  • Graduating psychology major Molly Wolff, like many Rutgers–Camden students, has a passion for civic engagement: "I really want to do something that I love, but I also want to feel like I've made a difference."
  • Finance student Dejana Bogdanovic's hard work paid off as she became the first student to complete our five-year Accelerated Dual-Degree BS-MBA Program.
  • Our students learn from global experiences, like the South Africa study program. Graduating business major Antony Muthangya says his trip was "eye-opening" and inspiring.
  • In lieu of graduation gifts, Rutgers Law School graduate Rob Ransom is raising funds to implement a computer science program in Camden schools.
  • Ph.D. in childhood studies graduate Stephen Bernardini focused his work on urban, black, LGBT youth—an underrepresented group in research. "It is my hope that the voices of these youth will continue to be heard."
  • On May 19, we conferred doctoral degrees to six graduates of our Ph.D. in childhood studies program—the first such program in the country. 
  • We're proud to welcome the Class of 2016 to our Rutgers–Camden alumni family.
  • We awarded more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degrees during commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, 2016. View the photo gallery.
  • We're proud to host free readings by acclaimed writers during our 31st Annual Summer Writers' Conference.
  • We're proud to offer flexible programs that can help students earn an undergraduate degree close to where they live or work. Learn more about our off-campus programs and locations.
  • We're proud to be a catalyst for arts and culture in the metropolitan region, curating art exhibitions, presenting concerts and theater productions, and hosting author readings and scholarly lectures.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in research at Rutgers–Camden, in collaborative or independent projects.
  • We are proud of the invaluable contributions that Dr. Allen Woll has made during his 40 years at Rutgers–Camden, and wish him all the best in his retirement.

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June 2016

  • In 1978, the research of Rutgers–Camden professor Ralph E. Good led to the designation of the New Jersey Pinelands as America's first National Reserve. Today, the reserve—the largest body of open space between Richmond, Virginia, and Boston—is a protected UNESCO Biosphere.
  • The work of our faculty is highly regarded. The book "Food and Femininity," co-authored by Kate Cairns, an assistant professor of childhood studies, was recently reviewed in the journal Antipode.
  • Rutgers–Camden golf team member Sean Sanchirico showed strength and courage as he underwent a nearly 8.5-hour surgery for a malignant brain tumor. Only eight months after the surgery, he was back on the golf course. Watch his inspiring story on the Golf Channel.
  • The Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project, led by Dr. Aaron Hostetter, houses translations of 60 percent of all extant Old English poetry. Hostetter is an assistant professor of Old and Middle English at Rutgers–Camden.
  • Ph.D. student Zachary Wood discussed approaches to ending youth homelessness at the most recent Connection conference held by the nonprofit network MANY. 
  • Our students and faculty have been traveling to South Africa with our study abroad program since 1995 and when they go, they take their strong sense of civic engagement with them. The Rutgers School of Business–Camden "adopted" the Kalksteenfontein Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. Donations of school supplies, clothing, and more help support the K-7 school.
  • Our campus has a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for our demonstrated "deep engagement with local, regional, national, and global communities."
  • Class of 2016 graduate Kenneth O'Kane built an afterschool film club for Camden students as part of an urban education course last fall. The club was so successful, it will now be implemented at all Ignite program schools in the city, with O'Kane serving as club facilitator.
  • Not many people can say they co-authored a study published in a major peer-reviewed journal while still an undergrad, but Kaci Mial CCAS'15 is one of them. A first-generation college student, Mial balanced her research and other coursework, plus an internship, all while working fulltime. She recently came back to our campus to share advice with current Rutgers–Camden students about making the most of their time as undergraduates.
  • Scarlet Raptors first baseman Skyler Glover was named the 2016 Phillies RBI Jackie Robinson Scholar.
  • Since 1995, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has worked to integrate arts into Camden neighborhoods, like the Camden Art Gardens project.
  • Rutgers–Camden students are researching the creation of bone, muscle, and even organs with a 3D bioprinter.
  • Earlier this year, the South Jersey chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners chose our chancellor, Phoebe Haddon, as Trailblazer of the Year. In this video, she talks about being honored and about her work at Rutgers–Camden.
  • New Jersey families can dramatically reduce their college cost by lowering tuition in full or by half through Bridging the Gap, a need-based program for first-year undergraduates enrolling in full-time degree programs.
  • Loria McGruder, a Class of 2016 summa cum laude graduate, is heading right back to school in our dual-degree program for juris doctor and master of social work degrees. A student veteran and mother of three, she wants to be an advocate for victims' rights and human rights. 
  • Three Scarlet Raptors were selected for the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Rowing Teams: senior Olivia Rowland, and juniors Shane Murphy and Phil Pilat.
  • Our state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab gives School of Nursing students the opportunity to practice any nursing skill in a safe environment—from medication distribution to baby delivery.
  • Engaged Civic Learning courses that integrate civic engagement into the curriculum are taught by faculty fellows across many disciplines, in all of our schools.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers–Camden promotes collaboration and innovation in public humanities.
  • Two Rutgers–Camden alumni have served as New Jersey governor: William Cahill RLAW'37 and James Florio RLAW'67.
  • About one-quarter of our students are the first in their families to attend college. We offer resources to help first-generation college students succeed at Rutgers–Camden.
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden offers New Jersey's first wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) graduate certificate

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July 2016

  • The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts offers summer programming designed especially for kids.
  • Kathleen Jackson, an assistant professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, works with NJ Farmers Against Hunger to bring fresh produce to Camden neighborhoods. 
  • This summer in the Stedman Gallery, visitors can see inspiring stories at the exhibition of "Look Again: The Young People of Camden." This collection of portraits and essays offers a glimpse at the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of these teens.
  • U.S. News and World Report listed us among the top regional universities in the north.
  • Our campus is in the heart of a major metropolitan area, within minutes of the arts, history, sports, culture, and some of the best career-building internships and civic engagement options in the nation.
  • Chris Scarlett SBC'16, a former pitcher for the Scarlet Raptors, signed a contract to play professional baseball with Gateway Grizzlies Baseball of the Frontier League.
  • Our student-to-faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Learn more about our academics.
  • Our library system ranks among the nation's top. 
  • Our Writing and Design Lab is a 21st century writing center that supports students in English courses, integrating technology and design principles in the process.
  • The NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers–Camden provides comprehensive consulting services and educational opportunities to small business owners. 
  • Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Computational Biology Summer Program is one of only 16 computational biology programs among the 652 REU programs nationwide.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) is a collection of hardware and software available for research. Scholars are free to take apart, dissect, and repurpose the artifacts in R-CADE to understand their historical and cultural significance. 
  • The Rutgers–Camden Career Center provides career development services for students and alumni.
  • Students come to Rutgers–Camden from over 140 countries.
  • Our students can get involved in more than 75 groups, including professional clubs, honor societies, and cultural organizations.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts received a prestigious grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to support our arts-in-education and community-arts programs in Camden.
  • Rutgers School of Business–Camden senior Nam Dy is working as an intern on a health care tool that helps families find hospitalized loved ones in emergency situations.
  • New Rutgers–Camden students participate in a day of service in the Camden community. This year's New Student Day of Service is Thursday, Sept. 1.
  • Our Institute for Effective Education is a center for the advancement of research on educational strategies and programs for advancing best practices.
  • Rutgers was named a top five "Best for Vets" university by Military Times magazine this year.

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August 2016

  • Norm Schoenig, an assistant coach for our men's baseball team, will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association 2017 Hall of Fame.
  • Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Funds, the Dean's Office is able to provide support for undergraduate student research and creative activity, and for undergraduate students to travel to conferences to represent their work.
  • Rutgers–Camden research journals and publications feature insights from some of the world's brightest minds.
  • We're proud to be an incubator for new knowledge. Our centers and institutes offer a collaborative setting for faculty, students, and visiting scholars to do work that inspires and redefines their fields.
  • Michael Carrier, a distinguished professor at Rutgers Law School, is the fifth most cited antitrust professor in the United States.
  • We're proud of the work done by our Green Team, a group of resident students who focus on sustainability and reducing negative environmental impacts on our community.
  • Our Learning Abroad program integrates brief periods of travel with regularly offered courses in our curriculum, making it an ideal opportunity for students for whom extended travel may not be feasible.
  • We're proud of our Writers House, a welcoming space that brings people together around the power of the written word. Home to our MFA in Creative Writing program and the publications Story Quarterly and Cooper Street, our Writers House also hosts a year-round program of seminars, workshops, and free public events.
  • Our TRiO Student Support Services program expanded to include scholarships for students to study abroad or take summer classes.
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is affiliated with top hospitals and health care agencies that provide challenging clinical experiences.
  • Our 40-acre campus combines green space with urban convenience. See it for yourself on our virtual tour.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Career Center offers resources to help students secure internships where they can apply classroom learning to the workplace. 
  • Our joint degree programs allow students to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time than it would normally take.
  • We're proud to be part of the 3rd Thursday Art Crawl in Camden's historic Cooper-Grant neighborhood and the University District. Be sure to visit the Stedman Gallery when you attend this event!
  • The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) is launching the Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program, a unique opportunity for people who want to gain a deeper understanding of the discipline of historic preservation.
  • Scholars from our Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) received a grant from the National Science Foundation to research causes of concentrated poverty. 
  • During the 2015-2016 school year, 191 Rutgers–Camden students visited 14 countries in our Learning Abroad program.
  • Our continuing education programs offer busy professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge—and advance their careers—on our campus, at off-campus locations, and online.
  • Rutgers–Camden has been named a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. We're the first higher education institution in New Jersey to earn this distinction.
  • During the past academic year, Rutgers–Camden hosted 127 international students from 33 nations. The most popular majors for our international students include some of our highly specialized programs in computational biology, childhood studies, and public affairs, as well as marketing, computer science, nursing, and chemistry.
  • The work of renowned American sculptor George Segal, a Rutgers alumnus, will be on display at the Stedman Gallery as part of our yearlong Rutgers 250 celebration. Segal's work will be accompanied by photographs of the artist taken by his longtime collaborator, Donald Lokuta.
  • Our Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) seminar series brings experts to Rutgers–Camden to discuss cutting-edge research and initiatives for urban change.
  • We're excited to share the new Rutgers–Camden app! Keep campus info at your fingertips with updates on campus news, events, resources, and more—plus a built-in social network to connect with your classmates.

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September 2016

  • We're proud to welcome new and returning students to campus, and we can't wait to see you at Welcome Week!
  • Marie O'Toole, senior associate dean of academic and faculty affairs and professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, has spent the last 20 years as editor of a definitive medical dictionary. 
  • We're proud to begin a new season of the Writers in Camden series with Rutgers–Camden alumni, Gregory Pardlo and Susan Muaddi Darraj.
  • To commemorate Rutgers 250, the Offices of Student Involvement and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs invite students to join a scavenger hunt in historic Old City in Philadelphia. It's a chance to meet new friends and have fun in the shadows of revolutionary monuments like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. 
  • Rutgers–Camden is nationally recognized as a great value. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked us again as a "Best Bang for the Buck" university—and the only university in New Jersey named among the top 10.
  • The bestselling novel Layover by Lisa Zeidner, professor of English, is being made into a film starring Penelope Cruz. The film's director, Toni Kalem, who also penned the screenplay adaptation, will be on our campus for a free, public talk about the project later this month.
  • Rutgers–Camden offers more than 40 majors, 50 minors, and 29 graduate programs, plus special programs, for extraordinary learning opportunities in a supportive environment.
  • Since our Learning Abroad program began in 1985, Rutgers–Camden students have visited 30 countries in both hemispheres.
  • Our scholars share their research in the community: On Sept. 15, Professor Janice Beitz from our School of Nursing will be at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library to discuss her research on diabetes prevention.
  • Our faculty are scholars who enjoy international reputations and deliver inspirational educations. We are proud to welcome new members to our Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Rutgers Law School Associates Fellowship Program pairs recent law school graduates with low- to moderate-income clients, providing access to legal representation for New Jersey residents who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is partnered with Hungary's oldest medical school, Semmelweis University in Budapest. Get the details on our Learning Abroad course, "Health and Healing in the European Union."
  • Next month, scholars from the United States and Cuba will meet on our campus to discuss sustainable community development and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) disciplines. Learn more about the international conference.
  • First-generation college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can get financial aid, one-on-one and group academic counseling, and other support services through the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund on our campus.
  • Programs at our Community Leadership Center help executives, managers, and school administrators in and around Camden to become more effective leaders.
  • Rutgers Law School Board of Governors Professor Roger Clark is part of an international legal team nominated for a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize
  • More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students have enhanced their education through our Learning Abroad Program since it launched in 1985. 
  • On Oct. 8, we are proud to welcome visitors to the first Alumni House on any Rutgers campus. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and Alumni House tours are part of our Homecoming 2016 celebration.
  • Rutgers Law School alumna Rhasheda Douglas launched a program in Camden that provides support and opportunities for historically underrepresented groups to succeed in their law careers.
  • "Don't Sugarcoat It," a report by Prof. Janice Beitz, helps health care providers find diabetes prevention services in Southern New Jersey. Beitz is director of wound ostomy continence nursing and a professor at our School of Nursing, and a faculty fellow of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs.

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October 2016

  • We're proud to bring visiting professional artists to our campus for free, live performances in the Mallery Concert Series
  • Rutgers University is the first New Jersey institute of higher education to formally take action against rising textbook costs. Our campus is participating in the Open and Affordable Textbook Project.
  • Rutgers Law School alumnus and former superior court judge Roberto Alcazar RLAW'78 has come back to our campus to teach a Spanish course for lawyers. 
  • Rutgers–Camden students go on to do great things. Rutgers–Camden Finest recognizes some of our most exemplary alumni, the graduates whose lives and careers have made an indelible mark on society and the advancement of knowledge. 
  • Amy Savage, an assistant professor of biology, studies ants in urban ecosystems. Listen to her discuss her work in this WNYC interview.
  • Recent Rutgers–Camden graduates Marlene Kim and Kathryn Ribay credit their success to the time spent in our chemistry department under the mentorship of Associate Professor Hao Zhu.
  • Each year, the Walter K. Gordon Theater hosts a new performance season by the Rutgers–Camden theater program. Just in time for Halloween, the 2016-2017 season opens on Oct. 26 with the musical "Little Shop of Horrors."
  • Students interested in transferring to Rutgers–Camden can meet individually with an admissions counselor for a personalized discussion of the application process and an on-the-spot admission decision. Learn more about Transfer Tuesday.
  • The Rutgers–Camden Writers House and Office of Veterans Services have teamed up to offer a new series of writing programs for veterans
  • Our new Nursing and Science Building is making great progress! Here's a sneak peek inside, from a tour including Mayor Dana Redd, Congressman Donald Norcross, and Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez.
  • Robert Williams, distinguished professor of law at Rutgers Law School, was recently ranked third in the nation for references to his scholarship made by state supreme court judges. 
  • Scarlet Raptors who live in our student residence complex can walk from their rooms to any building on campus in under 10 minutes. 
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked us in the top 10 among the best public schools in the region, and the top 20 among the best colleges for veterans for 2017.
  • Tonight Rutgers Law School continues a 31-year tradition with the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award celebration. This year's honoree is Michael Taub, Esq., director of the Veterans Project, a program of the Homeless Advocacy Project. 
  • Two Rutgers–Camden professors have been named Fulbright Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. Congratulations to Marie O'Toole, senior associate dean of academic and faculty affairs and professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, and John Broussard, associate professor of finance at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden!
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand its School Nurse Certification Program to a graduate-level program in nursing practice with a focus on population health. 
  • Our proximity to opportunity in the greater Delaware Valley region means Rutgers–Camden students can find career-building internships, civic engagement options, and more—all only minutes away from campus. 
  • Our Honors College is a distinguished learning community of 500 students from all three undergraduate schools on campus: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Nursing.
  • Since 2011, the Rutgers–Camden Civic Scholars program has connected with city and regional agencies and nonprofits to provide direct service and capacity-building assistance. 
  • On Nov. 10, the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, we will celebrate with a special Day of Revolutionary Thinking featuring notable Rutgers–Camden alumni. 
  • We are committed to achieving and advancing the principles of diversity and equity.

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November 2016

  • Yesterday we renewed our historic collaborative research agreement with the University of Havana. The Rutgers–Camden and University of Havana partnership, originally formed in 2002, is now expanded to include all of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 
  • Symphony in C, one of only three professional training orchestras in the country, presents its entire concert series on our campus in the Walter K. Gordon Theater.
  • We're celebrating 250 years of Scarlet Pride with a special Rutgers 250 fireworks display on Thursday, Nov. 10. Gather at the Gateway Pavilion for the best view, or watch the display online.
  • Our Club Sports program fosters leadership, recreation, and community-building through teams that are organized and funded by Rutgers–Camden students. Currently, our active clubs include cheerleading, karate, kung fu, men's ice hockey, and tai chi. 
  • The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty. 
  • Students receive individual attention in our supportive, close-knit campus community.
  • As Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, observes its 250th anniversary, we also celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Rutgers University–Camden and the 65th year of Rutgers–Camden being an integral part of the state university. Learn more about our history.
  • On Nov. 10, 2016, we celebrate Rutgers pride in South Jersey as the entire Rutgers community comes together to commemorate 250 years of revolutionary teaching, research, and service. 

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