Q&A With Pulitzer-Prize Finalist Mark Di Ionno

Lawrence Lerner

Mark Di Ionno (NCAS ’85) is a news columnist at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper.

Retired Scholar Caps Off Legacy With Major Bequest

For Professor Charles Russell, who retired in 2011 after 34 years of service, leaving a legacy at Rutgers-Newark is all in a day’s work.

NCAS Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Service and Diversity Initiatives

Four NCAS faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in the classroom and their discipline were honored during a May 2 reception at the Rutgers University Visitor Center, in New Brunswick.

They were honored along with a host of additional Rutgers University faculty.

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

Carla Capizzi

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 Psychology Professor Named Dean of Rutgers-Newark Graduate School

Helen Paxton

By Helen Paxton

Philip Yeagle, interim chancellor of Rutgers University in Newark, has announced the appointment of Dr. Maggie Shiffrar, professor of psychology, as dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1, 2012.

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

Rutgers-Newark Office of Communications

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.

Rutgers-Newark Physicist Wins NJ Inventor of the Year Award

Professor Daniel Murnick (left) in his lab with Research Project Coordinator Mark DeGuzman in March 2012


Professor Daniel Murnick is an applied physicist who lives in a world of invention. As a researcher and scholar with 14 patents to his credit, his work has led to numerous technologies that have been adopted in the commercial sector.