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Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup

Rutgers names commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients for all locations, including Super Bowl LIII champions Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty, Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and scholar Dorothy Roberts.
10-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have...
7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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"They have been seared into my memory." Research by Rutgers psychologist Tracey Shors addresses Christine Blasey Ford's testimony detailing alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that she "will never forget" the key details of her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, because "they have been seared into my memory."
27-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sexual Violence Haunts Women With Vivid Memories Years Later

Women who suffered from sexual violence, even those who were not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), had more intense memories – even years after the violence occurred – that are difficult, if not impossible to forget.,...
6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bad Policing, Bad Law, not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men by Police

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers across the nation have garnered massive media attention in recent years, raising the question: Do white law enforcement officers target minority suspects?
9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meditation and Aerobic Exercise Help Women Recover After Sexual Assault

The #MeToo movement has shed light on our culture's history of sexual violence and harassment. But what is being done to help women heal? New research from Rutgers' Tracey Shors found that women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from...
2-May-2018 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection

Scientists from Rutgers, Harvard and Yale universities say new diagnostic methods offer a better chance for more accurate detection of the infection from the Lyme bacteria.Improved tests will allow for earlier diagnosis, which should improve patient...
25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Drug Therapy Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Millions With Asthma

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and collaborators from Shanghai University in China examined more than 6,000 compounds and identified a drug that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways, allowing those with asthma to breathe. Find out why this...
23-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Rutgers Researcher Develops Star Trek Technology To Detect Infections In HIV/AIDS Patients

29-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Experts from Rutgers Center for Transgender Health available to speak on Transgender Remembrance Day

16-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Immigration Professors from Rutgers Law School Available to Comment on Issues Involving Migrant Caravan

8-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Rutgers-Camden Criminal Justice Professor Available to Discuss Tips for Talking with Kids about Violence in the News.

8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

An expert from Rutgers’ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses warning signs and how to address violence-related fears in children nationwide in the aftermath of the recent school shootings
15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST

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Love and Courtship in the Digital Age

More than 20 years later, platforms for pairing up – and the attitudes toward those who use them – have changed considerably. But is the proliferation of dating sites and mobile apps altering our courtship experiences and long-term...
13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST

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