2022: A Year In Review
The Top Ten Stories From Rutgers–Camden
Throughout 2022, Rutgers University-Camden faculty, staff, students, and alumni have achieved unprecedented success in research and scholarship. As we welcomed the return of a lively campus environment, the Rutgers–Camden Office of Marketing and Communications continued its commitment to elevating the remarkable stories of our university's accomplishments.
As we look forward to a new year, we invite you to revisit the most-read stories to emerge from Rutgers–Camden in 2022. Together, they highlight the academic excellence, innovative spirit, and civic engagement that characterize our community.
10. Driving Innovation
The world's largest open-track traffic experiment is being conducted by the CIRCLES Consortium – comprised of Benedetto Piccoli, vice chancellor for research and the Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair of Mathematics, along with several researchers nationwide – are testing 100 AI-equipped vehicles to mitigate human-caused traffic jams.
9. Food For Thought
Rutgers–Camden opens state-of-the-art Teaching Kitchen. The collaborative space offers students do-it-yourself dishes along with classes on nutrition and culinary skills.
8. Exit Stage Left
Broadway theater enters a new era as The Phantom of the Opera gets its first Black female lead.
7. Built to Last
Rutgers–Camden chemists create sustainable materials while succeeding against the odds. Less than 10 percent of American chemists are Hispanic, but David Salas-de La Cruz and Abby Morales won’t let numbers prevent them from breaking barriers.
6. Many Reasons to Cheer
Rutgers University–Camden graduates celebrate with four Commencement ceremonies and the inaugural Rites of Passage ceremony for Black and Latinx students
5. Representation Matters: Ida B. Wells
Rutgers–Camden researcher weighs in on Ida B. Wells Barbie doll. Professor Charlotte Markey says the collection still lacks accurate representation.
4. Representation Matters: The Supreme Court
Rutgers Law Vice Dean Stacy Hawkins reacts to the first Black female Supreme Court nominee, noting the symbolic and practical implications of increased representation on the bench.
3. A Matter of Perspective: A Ukrainian in America
Rutgers–Camden Librarian Regina Koury reflects on the life she left in Ukraine.
2. Rutgers University–Camden Welcomes 18 New Faculty for 2022-23 Academic Year
Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis is pleased to extend a warm welcome from the entire Rutgers–Camden community to the 18 educators and scholars joining the faculty this semester.
1. Chancellor Marks First Year, Looks to a Bright Future
Please join us in celebrating Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis' one-year anniversary at Rutgers University–Camden! Check out the Chancellor's one-year anniversary video and feature story. We hope you enjoy the "walking video tour," in which he discusses his philosophy of higher education and answers rapid-fire questions that reveal a few fun facts!
We hope you have enjoyed this look back at the top stories of 2022. Please visit our site regularly for the latest news from Rutgers University–Camden.
Top National Media Mentions 2022
What Will Happen to Same-Sex Marriage Around the Country if Obergefell Falls
Quoted: Leonore Carpenter, Rutgers Law
If the Price Ended in 99, You Probably Overpaid
Quoted: Robert Schindler, Rutgers School of Business–Camden
How Diverse Are the Candidates in the Midterm Elections?
Quoted: Kelly Dittmar, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Camden
Overturning Roe could have major repercussions for IVF treatments, fertility experts warn
Quoted: Kimberly Mutcherson, Rutgers Law
Vaccines for the Littlest Kids Have Already Flopped
Quoted: Rachel Cogan, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
Every day, Rutgers–Camden faculty, staff, students, and alumni appear in global, national, regional, and state news outlets.
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