Awards

Professor A. Van Jordan Wins the 2015 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry

Lawrence Lerner
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Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor A. Van Jordan has won the prestigious 2015 Lannan Literary Award for poetry.

Bestowed by the Lannan Foundation since 1989, the Lannan Literary Award recognizes writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature.

Professor Ruth Feldstein Wins the Hooks Institute National Book Award

Lawrence Lerner
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NCAS’ Ruth Feldstein, associate professor of History and American Studies, has been named the co-winner of this year’s Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award for How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Professor Rigoberto González Wins the 2014 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Rutgers University–Newark’s Rigoberto González, professor of English, has won the prestigious Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his book Unpeopled Eden (Four Way Books, 2013).

Professor Rigoberto González Takes Home Top Honors at the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards

Lawrence Lerner
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Rutgers University–Newark’s own Rigoberto González, associate professor of English, has won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.

History Professor Kornel Chang a Finalist for the John Hope Franklin Prize

The American Studies Association has named Rutgers-Newark History Professor Kornel Chang's Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands a finalist for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize. The annual award honors the previous year's best-published book in American Studies.

Q&A With Professor Peter Loeb

Lawrence Lerner
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Rutgers-Newark Economics Professor Peter Loeb has been a member of the NCAS faculty since 1973. A specialist in applied econometrics and transportation safety, he has testified before the New Jersey state legislature and U.S. Congress on some of the most pressing transportation-safety issues of our time, including car inspections, seatbelt use, and the influence of alcohol and cell-phone use on drivers.

Professor Kim Holton Gives 2013 Hosford Scholar Lecture

Lawrence Lerner
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Portuguese Studies Professor Kimberly DaCosta Holton wowed a packed house of deans, faculty, students and local dignitaries on Wednesday (March 20) as she gave the 2012-13 Hosford Scholar Lecture.

2012 Chancellor's Award Winners Announced

The 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Award winners were announced recently.

Dr. Frank Jordan, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry, won the Exellence in Research Award.

 

President Obama Selects Professor Altan-Bonnet for Prestigious Award

Helen Paxton
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By Helen Paxton

Fewer than 100 researchers nationwide are chosen each year to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This year Dr. Nihal Altan-Bonnet is one of the 96 to receive this honor.