Faculty

New PALS/ESL Director Expanding the Program’s Size and Reach

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Rutgers University–Newark has always been a crossroads, an intellectual hub in the center of New Jersey’s largest city, initially drawing students from various parts of the state, then from around the country and the world.

NCAS Professor Jessica Ware Maps Insect Origins and Evolution

Carla Capizzi

When the dinosaurs ruled the earth, they were already bugged by creatures who had gotten there many millions of years earlier: dragonflies and damselflies. In fact, says Rutgers University-Newark biologist Dr. Jessica Ware, the first creatures to take to the skies of earth did so 406 million years ago.

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.

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.

CMBN's April Benasich Sheds Light on Infant Language Acquisition in Recent Study

In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds “might” be language, accelerating the development of the brain maps which are critical to language acquisition and processing, according to new Rutgers research

Professor Ruth Feldstein Wins the Hooks Institute National Book Award

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

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).

NCAS Researchers Examine How People Deal With Setbacks

Associate Professor Mauricio Delgado and Post-doc Fellow Jamil Bhanji, of NCAS' Psychology Department, recently published a study in the journal Neuron, looking at how subjects react to upsetting news.

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).

NCAS-led Archaeological Field School Makes News in Italy

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

A summer archeological field school led by Rutgers University–Newark History Professor Gary Farney has gotten favorable press in Italy this summer.

Professor Clem Price Recommends Newark Landmarks Tour

Clement Price, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and 2006 inductee into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, was named the City of Newark’s official historian earlier this year.