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The ExxonMobil Foundation has made a generous contribution to the department to support qualified student participation in research and to encourage diversity in the Geosciences. These funds are especially designed for students who intend to pursue the Geosciences as a career but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.
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 Alexander Gates led 100 people to revel in a moment of glory for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). At the first-ever EES alumni reunion, which took place on May 31, the group celebrated the department’s historical achievement of ranking 49th in earth sciences by
U.S. News & World Report for its graduate program.
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.