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Research & Initiatives

At the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark, our world-class faculty maintains Rutgers University’s 250-year-old legacy of producing high-impact scholarship making a difference in our city, state, nation and world.

It’s a legacy we’re proud of as we pursue our twin mission of cutting-edge research and teaching. Our professors, the best and brightest in their fields, push the frontiers of knowledge, tackle pressing issues in need of solutions, and win prestigious honors along the way, including NSF, NIH and NEA grants, and awards from the Mellon, Guggenheim, Ford and McKnight Foundations, to name a few.

Our faculty have won numerous awards for their publications, including the Lambda Literary Award, American Book Award, Liberty Legacy Award in Civil Rights History, and Lannan Award.



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Centers & Institutes

Visit the many hubs of research at Arts & Sciences
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Every Friday Meet an SASN Faculty Member and Explore Their Research

The research suggests that there are important genetically-determined individual differences in how exercise affects the brain. 

Research Spotlight

New Research on Arctic Dragonfly Lays Groundwork for Studying Effects of Climate Change

Professor Jessica Ware, an entomologist and evolutionary biologist, often ventures to the remote jungles of South America in search of dragonflies, damselflies, cockroaches...

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