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The Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark is a hub for excellence in education, undergraduate research, and applied learning at one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities. We have a diverse cohort of 250 students, most of them commuters, who are looking for a small 'college within a college' that they can call home.

 

Welcome to the Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark

 

Rutgers University-Newark’s Research Week is an annual event meant to showcase the importance of undergraduate research at our urban, public research university and to celebrate students engaged in faculty-mentored scholarship. As we all know, COVID-19 has restricted our ability to present research in person, however, we did not want any student to miss out on the opportunity to show off their research!

While we are disappointed that we will not be able to see students and discuss presentations in person, hosting Research Week virtually, allows us to continue to foster undergraduate research and support students’ pursuits!

Every student presenting will have their own discussion thread on the Virtual Research Week Blackboard Organization page. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and to support our students by providing feedback to presenters in their threads.

If you are a member of the Rutgers University-Newark community with an active netID, you can view our Virtual Research Week through the following link:

Virtual Research Week Spring 2020

Some examples of students' work can be seen below: 

Pavan Bugude's Research Week Poster on "The Overview of an Algorithmic Trading Strategy," supervised by advisor Jerry Illanvosky.

Katlynn Dematos' Research Week poster presentation on "The Restriction of Education and Literacy on the Individual in Dystopian Novels," under the supervision of advisors Lisa Hull and Alexander Motyl, and mentor Sarah Minegar.Ethan Morrison's Research Week poster presentation on "The effects of the DG70 compound series on Mycobacterium tuberculosis," under the supervision of advisors Joel S. Freundlich, Shao-Gang Li, and Samer S. Daher.

Jawad Salloum's Research Week poster presentation on "KLOTHO deficiency phenotypes are more severe in strain 1291/SvlmJ mice relative to C57BL/6J mice, and a possible parent-of-origin effect," under the supervision of advisors Diane Garsetti and Melissa Rogers..

Dear students.

As you know, beginning Monday March 23 through at least Friday, April 30, all course instruction will be delivered remotely. During this time and adjusting to circumstances as they change, our staff will be available by both by phone and email during our regular office hours 8am-4pm. As we have updates, we will be sending them through Blackboard and RUN4Success. Below is our contact information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Melanie Smith: melanie.a.smith@rutgers.edu/ 973-353-5860 
Ivette Rosario: irosario@rutgers.edu / 973-353-0868 
Laura Troiano: ltroiano@rutgers.edu / 973-353-3905

Remember, can find universitywide updates at: coronavirus.rutgers.edu

Be safe!

The Honors College

 

Esder Chong '20

 

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Our students receive personalized support in a small college-like community, and are able to major in any area offered at Rutgers University–Newark. 

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2017 Convocation
Dayana Arrue

Spotlight: Current Student

Honors College senior Dayana Arrue, Earth and Environmental Sciences major

Honors College senior Dayana Arrue, an Earth and Environmental Sciences major, pictured doing fieldwork funded by a summer undergraduate research fellowship (SURF).

Curiosity. Creativity. Mobility. Excellence.

The Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark is a hub for excellence in education, undergraduate research, and applied learning at one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities. We have a diverse cohort of 250 students, most of them commuters, who are looking for a small 'college within a college' that they can call home.

Most of our students receive scholarship aid and are eligible to receive scholarships dedicated to Honors College students by some of our more than 1,300 graduates. Through our innovative curriculum every Honors College students graduates having worked on a project they care about with a faculty mentor. The Honors College runs a summer study abroad program for four weeks in Sicily and Malta. We offer exclusive undergraduate research and internship opportunities.  Honors College students receive special advising when applying for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Recently our students have been finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship and winners of Gilman, Harry S. Truman, Goldwater, Gates-Cambridge, and Schwartzman awards.

In the last three years, 78% of our graduates have won admission to top graduate and professional schools, including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. Another 7% of our graduates go directly into jobs at Fortune 500 companies like JP Morgan Chase and Prudential.

 

Convocation programs

Graduate with Honors

We celebrate excellence

Honors College graduates are celebrated at our annual spring Convocation where they receive certificates, along with tassels and pins that may be worn at University commencement ceremonies.

A Network of Supporters and Alumni

More than 1300 Honors College alumni have graduated since 1973

Honors College students are supported by a network of alumni who offer internship and mentoring opportunities, and return to campus to share their wisdom.

Fran McClain
Research Week poster sessions

Pursue Your Passion

Write a senior thesis about what excites you

Each Honors College student works with a faculty mentor to write and present a senior thesis. Recent topics include cancer research at N.J. Medical School, a business plan, and a graphic novel.

A Legacy of Leadership

On campus, and off

Honors College students are leaders in their communities and at Rutgers University–Newark. They are athletes, student government representatives, and models of engaged citizenship.

Rahimah Faiq
Convocation 2019, Photo: Fred Stucker
Convocation 2019, Photo: Fred Stucker
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Honors College

Engelhard Hall, Room 219-225
190 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

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Faculty

John Kuo Wei Tchen

John Kuo Wei Tchen

Chair of Public History & Humanities

Amir Moosavi

Amir Moosavi

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Ruth Feldstein

Ruth Feldstein

Professor

Alex Dika Seggerman

Alex Dika Seggerman

Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History.