John D. Cohen, professor at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark and a senior advisor for the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, is joining ABC News as a contributor covering national security, counterterrorism and law enforcement.  More here...

Experience Rutgers: Climate Change
Rutgers scientists are leading groundbreaking research on how climate change is affecting life on our planet. A series of panel discussions by President Barchi and the pioneering researchers will take place this spring. Register here...

New York City     - March 11 
Philadelphia        - March 19 
Washington, DC  - April 21
 

Improving Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Community     

Kris Kolluri was hired last summer as the first CEO to head operations for the Rowan University-Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors, a group formed by the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act as a compromise between state lawmakers who wanted to merge the two universities and Rutgers stakeholders who resisted.  More here... 


Making it Real: From Patrolling Newark to Challenging State Public Policy   

 

Senator Ronald L. Rice, a former Newark police officer, became the first African-American Rutgers graduate to be elected to the state senate, a seat he won in 1986 and still holds. Rice SCJ'86 returned last fall to speak at the inaugural edition of an annual event that has been established in his honor: the Ron Rice Lecture Series on Criminal Justice and Public PolicyMore here... 


A call line for those seeking substance abuse treatment proposed by Gov. Chris Christie will be launched July 1 and administered by Rutgers' University Behavioral Health Care. The new 24-hour service will provide an assessment of callers' needs, chart a plan for treatment, and provide referrals to available treatment centers. More here...