Dr. Robert Curvin: 1934-2015

Dr. Robert Curvin, a distinguished alumnus and visiting scholar and professor in Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, a staunch friend of Rutgers University-Newark and a loyal son of Newark, a city he loved without reservation, died on September 28.  Widely recognized as a civil rights leader, Dr. Curvin was also a world-renowned expert on urban politics, economic development and social policy; and, for his advocacy skills in breaking down the barriers of discrimination. Dr. Curvin was a double Rutgers alumnus, having earned his undergraduate degree in1960 from the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and his MSW from the School of Social Work in 1967. Dr. Curvin earned his PhD in political science from Princeton University in 1975. He was 81. Read more here.
RU-New Brunswick Mathematician Wins Shaw Prize
Henryk Iwaniec, a Rutgers University mathematics professor, has received the 2015 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, an international award honoring scholars who have pioneered significant breakthroughs in their field. Iwaniec, New Jersey Professor of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, received the award during a ceremony in Hong Kong. He shares the prize with Gerd Faltings, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Germany. Read more here.  
RU-Camden Curates Unprecedented Israeli Exhibition
Tal Shochat, Afarsemon (Persimmon), 2011
The Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is currently showcasing the stunning works of 36 contemporary Israeli artists, exploring the theme of geography through its historical, religious, social, cultural, political and physical dimensions, in an unprecedented exhibition. The exhibition, "Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art," will run through Dec. 17 in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Complex on the Rutgers University-Camden campus. Learn about the inspiration behind the exhibit and why the compelling images offer viewers a lens into the complexities of present-day Israel as well as a deeper understanding of what it means to be human here