Students

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.

NCAS Student Tom Stratton Makes the Transition From Rock-'n'-Roller to Biomedical Scientist

It was the stuff of rock-‘n-roll dreams. Tom Stratton and his buddies from Cranford, N.J., had played in an indie-rock band since he was 13. When Tom was a Rowan University sophomore in 2004, the band – called Socratic – did a show in Los Angeles, and a record company offered them a contract that night.

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.

Gardent State LSAMP Gets $3.5 Million Grant to Boost Minority Representation in STEM Fields

Rutgers University–Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Rutgers University–Newark Holds Historic 2014 Commencement

On May 21, Chancellor Nancy Cantor presided over her first commencement at Rutgers University–Newark. It was also was the first multi-school ceremony in the 100-year-plus history of the school.

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.

Service-Learning Program Sparks NCAS Student’s Love of Medicine

During the 2013-’14 winter break, while most students were relaxing with family and friends, NCAS sophomore Jeetanjali Sawh helped install a solar panel at a municipal-hospital’s maternity clinic in rural Rio Blanco, Nicaragua.

Fourth-Annual Garden State LSAMP Conference Features NCAS Alumni Judges

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Emil Ciruczak (NCAS  ’71, GSN ’74) remembers his days as a chemistry student at Rutgers-Newark. He made the Dean’s List as an undergraduate and certainly felt smart at the time. And he was. He went on to get a masters’s degree in chemistry and become an acclaimed pharmaceutical researcher and consultant who introduced near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to the industry back in 1983.

NCAS History Professor Leads Archeology Field School in Italy

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Studying abroad during college can be a life-changing experience for undergraduate and graduate students alike. No one knows this better than Rutgers-Newark History Professor Gary Farney, who for six summers has led a Rutgers summer study-abroad program in Greece.