Chris Ash Impresses in First Media Interview
Rutgers new head football coach Chris Ash continued to impress fans and media in a full length press conference held Monday.  First impressions matter, and it seems clear that 19 years spent preparing for this moment were not wasted. Stating unequivocally that "...this was a job I'm willing to run to," the former Ohio State defensive coordinator has brought new hope and a sense of optimism to Rutgers football.  Read the full story here.

RU-Camden Researcher Explores Food and Femininity in New Book
Kate Cairns
 
While it may seem like gender equality has leveled the stove top, "food work" continues to be an integral part of many women's identities - one that often leaves them feeling like they have a full plate, says Rutgers University-Camden researcher Kate Cairns.  In her new book, Food and Femininity, published by Bloomsbury Academic, which she co-authored with a University of Toronto sociologist, Cairns explores the complex and often emotionally charged tensions surrounding feminine food ideals.  Find out more about Cairns' research here.
RU-Newark Hosts National Legacy City Preservation Conference
 
The newly restored, historic 15 Washington Street building at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) was a fitting setting on Tuesday for a national conference,  "Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice." The conference highlighted innovation in urban development preservation in Newark while releasing a nine-point "Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities."  Legacy cities are older industrial urban areas, such as Newark and Detroit, that face the unique challenge of preserving places that are economically poor but historically rich.  More here.