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Helping Renowned Scholars Build on Their Success
The arts and sciences faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars accomplished in their disciplines and dedicated to their students. Their expertise spans a fascinating range—from a biological sciences professor who has made breakthroughs observing protein synthesis inside cells to a historian who has published on racial exploitation in real estate.
This campaign will help attract more outstanding faculty members and support these scholars in their work, especially through new endowed faculty chairs.
By endowing a chair, a donor positions Rutgers to recruit and retain a scholar of the highest caliber and helps strengthen the professor’s entire department. Donors can also advance research work through endowed funds, covering expenses such as new technology and instrumentation, translation services, and travel to research sites.
NCAS Research Centers & Institutes
Donors can support research that includes work underway in several innovative and highly relevant centers and institutes:
The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights Seeking to understand and prevent genocide, political violence, and conflict, the center is a leader in its field. It hosts an international journal, sponsors a book series and many conferences, and is creating a curriculum on genocide and human rights that will reach fifth- through 12th-grade students from Newark to Argentina and Rwanda.
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience Under the direction of Clement Price, one of the state’s leading public intellectuals, this thriving institute is in its second decade of serving the region with lectures and events that enhance public understanding of urban life, race relations, local history, youth culture, and education.
Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center This emerging center of excellence focuses on new ways of interpreting brain function, employing functional MRI scans and computer modeling to explore high-level cognitive processes such as language development, reasoning, and human motion perception. A recent $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant for new scanner technology is supporting the center’s progress.