Community Engagement

NCAS Students Roll Up Sleeves to Serve Others in Tanzania and India

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Cynthia McCall-Brantley (NCAS ’14) remembers the sweltering hot day in early June, at the Korona Community School in the Himo region of Tanzania. Along with seven other Rutgers University-Newark students and staff, she rolled up her sleeves and got to work, helping parents and community members build a dormitory for the school.

Monthlong “Sanctuary” Event Series Highlights Newark’s LGBT History

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Newark’s LGBT community has a proud history, one of many strands in the fabric of the city’s larger narrative. But for many years, that story has sat in the wings, while other groups and events that have shaped Newark’s illustrious past and present have taken center stage.

NCAS Graduate Uses Own Experience to Comfort Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Taji Reisch remembers a pivotal moment when her past and present, her personal and professional lives, collided.

It was January, and she was doing field work for her Psychology senior honors project at Broadway House, a long-term care facility in Newark for people living with HIV/AIDS, most of whom struggle with substance abuse, depression and other ailments.

Berson $150K Gift Helps Put Marion Wright Thompson Lecture Series on Solid Footing

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

The Marion Wright Thompson Lecture Series has been a pillar at Rutgers-Newark for more than 30 years. But funding the annual two-day black history conference has required ongoing effort.

Colleagues and Friends Gather to Celebrate the Life of Professor Denyse Thomasos

“This evening is less concerned with the pain of separation and loss than it is with honoring and celebrating a colleague who was an immensely gifted artist and teacher.”

With those words, the chair of the Arts, Culture and Media Department at Rutgers-Newark, Ian Watson, graciously welcomed an audience of about 80 people to a special memorial service held on Wednesday (March 13) for former Professor Denyse Thomasos, who died last July at age 47.

Fed Challenge Team Captures 2nd Place at Nationals

Carla Capizzi
973-353-5263

A five-student team fielded by the Economics Department at Rutgers University in Newark came in second in the nation at the national finals of the College Fed Challenge, bested only by the team from Harvard University.  This is the fourth time in six years that the R-N team has reached the national finals, and the third time it has placed in the top three national teams.