Research

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.

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

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.

NCAS-led Archaeological Field School Makes News in Italy

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

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.

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.

President Obama Selects Professor Altan-Bonnet for Prestigious Award

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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.

Major Study by NCAS Psychology Professor Looks at "Positive Bias" in Teaching

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By Carla Capizzi

Remember that teacher you grumbled about back in your school days, the really tough one who made you work so hard, insisted you could do better, and made you sweat for your A’s? The one you didn’t appreciate until after you graduated and realized how much you had learned?

Minority students in the U.S. might have fewer of those teachers, at least compared to white students, and as a result they might be at a significant learning disadvantage.

NCAS Chemistry Professor Awarded the Donald H. Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics

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By Robin Warshaw

Imagine the speed an instrument would need to see a process happen within one second. Then imagine the speed needed for equipment to capture such a process in one-tenth of a trillionth of a second.

That time resolution, using synchronized laser pulses, is achieved by an ultrafast microscope created through the research of Dr. Piotr Piotrowiak, a physical chemist and professor in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers-Newark.

Professor Wilma Friedman Receives $2 Million NIH Grant

Why do epileptic seizures cause brain cells to die off, leaving patients compromised over time—and is there a way to stop it?

Professor Wilma Friedman, of the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers-Newark, recently received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find out.