Winter 2016 Stories

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The Mason Gross School of the Arts alumni starring as comics characters in new TV and film presentations.

Health Care Behind Bars

The vast role of Rutgers in providing health care for New Jersey's inmate population.

Beyond Words

Alumnus Carl Safina, a renowned animal behaviorist, reveals the capacity of animals to think and feel. 

Alone Together

“Black on the Banks" relives life in the 1960s for African-American students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Ann Treadaway is the new director of the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services at Rutgers University–New Brunswick with Veterans
On the Banks 

A Haven for Veterans

Ann Treadaway is the new director of the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services.

Hosts With the Most

Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark offer tuition waivers.

Forward Thinking

Barbara Callaway is providing for the future study of women in politics.

For the Love of Rutgers—and Each Other

Two cooks—married for close to 70 years and each eclipsing 100 years of age—worked at Rutgers for three decades. 

Take a Photo

Get those smartphones out and take part in three photography campaigns.

Celebrating 250 Years

From exhibitions to smartphone applications, stay abreast of the yearlong anniversary celebration.

Game Change

President Obama visits Rutgers University–Newark to promote improvements in criminal justice.

Rutgers' Worldwide Ranking

Rutgers University–New Brunswick climbs to number 60 in the world.

A Statewide Fete

Rutgers Day to take place in New Brunswick—and also in Newark and Camden.

Finishing Strong

The legislative session ends on a high note for Rutgers.

Let the Revolution Begin

Fall events kick off the start of a year’s worth of celebrating the 250th anniversary of Rutgers.

Patrick E. Hobbs on Rutgers basketball court
Scarlet Sports 

The Man With a Plan

Patrick E. Hobbs is named the new athletic director at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Build It and They Will Come

The Scarlet Knights baseball and softball teams are getting a new indoor practice facility.

Ever So Close

The 2015 Scarlet Knights women’s soccer team had another banner season in the Big Ten.

Great Performances

Soccer superlatives at Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark.


New Era in Rutgers Football

Chris Ash takes over to lead the Scarlet Knights on the gridiron.

Practice Makes Perfect

The rigors of off-season training spell success for athletes participating in spring sports.

The Wright Stuff

Behind scoring phenom Jason Wright, men's Scarlet Knights soccer excels.

Stephanie Klemons, backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City
The Arts 

Taking Revolutionary Steps

Alumna Stephanie Klemons and her big dance role in the Broadway hit Hamilton.

Coming of Age in Troubled Lands

Two alumnae of Rutgers University–Camden write about life in strife-ridden Nigeria and the West Bank.

Rooms With A View

Rutgers University–Camden unveils the Writers House—now home for the M.F.A. program in creative writing.


Illustration of magnifying glass looking at laterns
Health Matters 

Lyme Aid

Rutgers researchers are on the cusp of introducing an accurate test for Lyme disease. 

Expanding the Research Enterprise

The Minority Biomedical Research Support program at Rutgers University–Newark inspires minority students.

Nurses’ Aid

How a nurse-managed community health center  in Newark housing developments helps its residents.


Advances in the biomedical and health sciences.

Innovative Solutions

The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame honors three faculty members.

A Natural-Born Killer

A new class of therapies deploys viruses as the secret weapon in fighting melanoma.

Autism Help on the Way

The proposed Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services will help meet the growing demand for programs and services for adults with autism.


New clinical and research collaborations.

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Heads in the Sand

Why aren't we better prepared for natural and man-made diasters, and what form will they take?


Recent findings in faculty research.

BEAST of Burden

New outdoor laboratory can simulate bridge deterioration in order repair aging infrastructure.


New collaborations between Rutgers and funding agencies.

Florence Klecha, who was a senior wild animal keeper in the Bronx Zoo’s Department of Mammalogy
Alumni Notes 

A Bronx Tale

Alumna Florence Klecha,  a wild-animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo, discusses her expertise during an Alumni on Location event.

Made in America

Reliving a 19th-century dining challenge between aficionados in New York and Philadelphia that put America on the culinary map.

Commanding Respect

Jillian C. Barrick is prevailing in the male-dominated field of city administration.


Our House

Dedicated alumni houses in the works at Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark.

It Goes Without Saying

Sign language interpreter Victor Collazo has worked with politicians, medical patients, and even the Pope. 

A Real Lifesaver

Cardiac specialist William Kostis saves the life of Shawn Fohs, who had a rare heart malfunction. 

Robert Barchi

From the President

Where We Belong: The benefits of membership in the Big Ten.

From the Editor

That Revolutionary Spirit: Alexander Hamilton and Rutgers.