Paré and Krekelberg Tapped to Lead CMBN

NCAS Acting Dean Jan Lewis has announced the appointments of Denis Paré as director and Bart Krekelberg as associate director of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers-Newark. Paré and Krekelberg succeed Drs. Paula Tallal and Ian Creese, who had served as co-directors of CMBN since its founding in 1985.

Q&A With Professor Peter Loeb

Lawrence Lerner

Rutgers-Newark Economics Professor Peter Loeb has been a member of the NCAS faculty since 1973. A specialist in applied econometrics and transportation safety, he has testified before the New Jersey state legislature and U.S. Congress on some of the most pressing transportation-safety issues of our time, including car inspections, seatbelt use, and the influence of alcohol and cell-phone use on drivers.

Colleagues and Friends Gather to Celebrate the Life of Professor Denyse Thomasos

“This evening is less concerned with the pain of separation and loss than it is with honoring and celebrating a colleague who was an immensely gifted artist and teacher.”

With those words, the chair of the Arts, Culture and Media Department at Rutgers-Newark, Ian Watson, graciously welcomed an audience of about 80 people to a special memorial service held on Wednesday (March 13) for former Professor Denyse Thomasos, who died last July at age 47.

NCAS Professor and Video Pioneer Edin Velez Takes the New York Scene by Storm

Lawrence Lerner

Edin Velez is professor and coordinator of the Video Production Program at Rutgers-Newark, where he teaches introductory and advanced video production courses. A pioneer in the field of experimental video art, Velez has been producing documentaries, art videos, installations and digital photography since the 1970s and has received Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships in support of his work.

Professor Kim Holton Gives 2013 Hosford Scholar Lecture

Lawrence Lerner

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.

NCAS Professors Push the Boundaries of Pedagogy With New Course on HBO's "The Wire"

Lawrence Lerner

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, nearly 100 students packed a lecture room in Ackerson Hall. On two large screens on the front wall, a still image of a man’s face stared out at them, towering over the audience. Darting up the center aisle, Professor Fran Bartkowski panned the room with her eyes and asked the students about an interaction the man had with another character, then retreated a few steps back as she awaited answers.

NCAS History Professor Leads Archeology Field School in Italy

Lawrence Lerner

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.

2012 Chancellor's Award Winners Announced

The 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Award winners were announced recently.

Dr. Frank Jordan, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry, won the Exellence in Research Award.


President Obama Selects Professor Altan-Bonnet for Prestigious Award

Helen Paxton

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.