Brenda Shaughnessy’s “Our Andromeda” Claims Spot on Another Best-Of List

Lawrence Lerner

Another day, another critical nod to Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. This time, it is acclaimed poet and Assistant Professor Brenda Shaughnessy’s turn.

Internationally Acclaimed Poet A. Van Jordan Named as First Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor

Lawrence Lerner

Award-winning poet A. Van Jordan has been appointed the first Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor by the Board of Governors. Acclaimed for his sweeping breadth of vision and depth of insight, Jordan will join the Rutgers University–Newark Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and the Department of English in fall 2014.

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

Lawrence Lerner

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

Professor Tayari Jones Offers Insights on the Legacy of Poet Maya Angelou

Acclaimed novelist and Professor Tayari Jones, who teaches in Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program, was recently sought out by a number of media outlets to lend insight into the legacy of poet, activist and writer Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86.

High-Performance Computing Set to Advance Research at Rutgers-Newark

Rutgers-Newark has been synonymous with world-class research for decades. Soon it will be known for its world-class advanced computing.

MFA Professor Akhil Sharma Making Waves With Latest Novel

Akhil Sharma reads “The Night in Question,” by Tobias Wolff, as part of The New Yorker’s monthly Fiction Podcast.

Rutgers-Newark Researchers Star in a Cockroach Odyssey for the Ages

Lawrence Lerner

Last December—the 9th to be precise—two Rutgers-Newark insect biologists set the world abuzz when they published an article in the Journal of Economic Entomology.

New Rutgers-Newark Course on Concentration Camps Examines Armenian Genocide

A new course examining concentration camps used during five different wars is being offered at Rutgers University this spring. Armenian Weekly editor and Ph.D. candidate Khatchig Mouradian instructs the course, “Sociology and History of Concentration Camps” at the university’s Newark, New Jersey campus.

Q&A With History Professor James Goodman, Author of "But Where is the Lamb?"

Professor James Goodman walks a fine line at Rutgers-Newark, straddling two disciplines as a member of both the history department and MFA Program in Creative Writing. Not surprisingly, his scholarship embraces both traditions.

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.