"Guess Who's Coming to (an Italian) Dinner? Black Bodies in Italy's New Migrant Cinema"

Vetri Nathan
March 21, 2024
At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Italy continues to receive migrants and refugees from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia fleeing economic, environmental and political instability. The development of a multiracial and culturally hybrid Italy since the 1990’s has resulted in pockets of...

Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick with Michael Verzi, "From Intestine to Organoids and Back Again"

Michael Verzi
December 05, 2023
This talk will share research from the Verzi Lab, which searches for the mechanisms of intestinal function in hopes of finding therapeutic approaches to treating diseases including malabsorption, inflammatory bowel, and colon cancer. Latest discoveries will be shared, including a new method to...

Scarlet Speaker with Charles Häberl, Professor of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, President, International Linguistic Association

Charles Häberl
November 07, 2023
Most of human knowledge is stored not in books, or computers, or even Wikipedia, but rather in the minds of ordinary people the world around. In many cases, the languages in which this knowledge is encoded are spoken by as few as a dozen people and will almost certainly be lost with the passing of...

Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick: Helping K-12 and College Students Prepare for Future life Success and Accomplishment in Challenging Times

Maurice Elias
October 03, 2023
An epidemic of anxiety and depression seems to have followed the COVID pandemic. This cannot be a shock, given the current challenging conditions that children and youth are experiencing.

Reporting the News in Turbulent Times

Mike Emanuel
September 27, 2023
Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief Washington correspondent and anchor for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.

Drivers of Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

Andrés Fernández Martin GSNB'07'10
April 27, 2023
Andrés Fernández Martin GSNB’07’10 is the Senior Financial Expert at the IMF’s Capital Flow Unit, in the Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Dpt. His research focuses mainly on open economy macroeconomics with an emphasis on emerging market economies. Previously, he was head of the Research...

Fear of a Black Republic: The History of US Foreign Policy Towards Haiti

Leslie Alexander, Professor, History
April 06, 2023
Leslie M. Alexander is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers University and is a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. A specialist in early African American and African Diaspora history, she is the author of African or American?: Black...

War Biology in the Middle East

Omar Dewachi
March 23, 2023
Trained in clinical medicine and anthropology, Dr. Dewachi’s work examines the social, medical and environmental impacts of war and violence in Iraq and the broader Middle East. His award-winning book, Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq documents the untold history of the...

Progress and Puzzles: Neutrinos and New Frontiers in Physics

Andrew Mastbaum, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
February 21, 2023
Andrew Mastbaum, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is an experimental particle physicist whose research is focused on neutrinos. Mastbaum obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, then was a Grainger postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago before...

Software-driven Products: What are we buying?

Shawn Shell
February 16, 2023
Shawn has spent more than 33 years in the information technology field. For more than the last two decades, Shawn has worked as a strategy and IT consultant for clients large and small – both public sector and commercial. He is currently a Managing Director at Shore Consulting Group where he leads...

What Do We Come From? A Cosmochemical Search for Our Origins

Katherine Bermingham, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science
December 08, 2022
One of humankind’s fundamental questions is “What are our origins?” How to find answers to this grand question is challenging. Cosmochemistry and its study of extraterrestrial materials, however, provides us with insights into the identity of our building blocks. In this talk, I will describe what...

Where There is No Abortion: Lessons from the History of Niger 

Barbara Cooper, Professor, History
December 01, 2022
Barbara Cooper is a professor in the Department of History and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her undergraduate and graduate training ranges from the “great books” of the Western tradition to the languages and cultures of...

James Webb Space Telescope's view of the nearby universe

Kristen McQuinn, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
November 17, 2022
Kristen McQuinn is currently an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy department. Kristen's interest in physics was cultivated by her high school physics teacher and led to her studying physics and mechanical engineering at Lehigh University. She earned her B.S. in 1990 and after a...

Challenges and Opportunities of Data Science Research and Education

Matthew Stone, Professor, Computer Science 
November 03, 2022
Matthew Stone is Professor of Computer Science at SAS NB, and currently serves as department chair. He holds a joint appointment in the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. He has been at Rutgers since finishing his PhD in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania in...

From New Brunswick to Washington: Navigating Politics and Public Policy for Rutgers in our Nation’s Capital

Francine Pfeiffer RC'95, Vice President for Federal Relations, Rutgers University
October 27, 2022
Francine is the Vice President for Federal Relations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She directs the university’s Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C., where she has worked for 26 years. She and her staff represent the university on a wide variety of federal...