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

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

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.

Celebrated Alumni Couple Deepens Their Commitment to NCAS and Rutgers

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Judith and Milton Viorst are a special Rutgers couple. They met as students, and both have gone on to have illustrious careers as writers.

Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA Program Leads the Way at 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

It’s hard to say which has changed more since the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival moved to Newark in 2010: the city or the festival.

On alternating Octobers since then, downtown Newark has become a ground-zero for poetry and spoken-word performances, drawing luminaries and emerging poets alike, as well as up to 19,000 people from all over the world for the four-day event.

NCAS Professors Push the Boundaries of Pedagogy With New Course on HBO's "The Wire"

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, nearly 100 students packed a lecture room in Ackerson Hall. On two large screens on the front wall, a still image of a man’s face stared out at them, towering over the audience. Darting up the center aisle, Professor Fran Bartkowski panned the room with her eyes and asked the students about an interaction the man had with another character, then retreated a few steps back as she awaited answers.

NCAS Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Service and Diversity Initiatives

Four NCAS faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in the classroom and their discipline were honored during a May 2 reception at the Rutgers University Visitor Center, in New Brunswick.

They were honored along with a host of additional Rutgers University faculty.