“Climates of Inequality” – a project led by the Humanities Action Lab at Rutgers-Newark to share how local environmental histories are intertwined with movements for racial, immigrant and labor rights––will be on view at two Los Angeles-area museums this fall.
Five Rutgers University–Newark undergraduates received quite an honor this summer when their short films screened alongside features from veteran filmmakers as part of the 8th annual Newark International Film Festival (NIFF).
Each academic year the School of Arts and Sciences Newark welcomes new faculty to our family from across the liberal arts disciplines. This year’s group is diverse, spanning the social sciences, humanities, arts and physical sciences. Below, in Part 3 of our series, we profile some of the professors making their SASN debut during the fall semester.
A ground-breaking long-term study of Alzheimer's disease in African Americans being conducted by Rutgers University-Newark will double in size thanks to a new five-year $7.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the federal National Institutes of Health.
Jean-Pierre Etchegaray and Nan Gao are cellular and molecular biologists whose work examines the underlying causes of health and diseases. They recently teamed up to decipher how genes that respond to infection are regulated in cells within the epithelial lining of the intestine, which may impact future treatments for pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella and conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.
He is able to do this work in part thanks to a recently awarded competitive Rutgers Global International Collaborative Research grant.
Two SASN Psychology researchers are examining how activity in certain brain regions correlates with math performance in adolescents, a population that historically has been understudied. The research, which is in its early stages, could help scientists and educators design learning strategies to help underperforming students.
“Meleagris Gallopavo Day” is a bit of a mouthful. Which may be why this Thanksgiving, most people will opt for the less ornithologically precise “Turkey Day.”
And just as turkey is a versatile meat – think of those leftover options! – so too is the word “turkey,” which can refer to everything from the bird itself to a Externalpopulous Eurasian country to Externalmovie flops.