April 2021 - News Articles

Yonaira Rivera Testifies to U.S. Senate on Impact of Misinformation on Coronavirus Vaccine Hesitancy

Assistant Professor Yonaira Rivera testified to the U.S. Senate last week about how to reach communities of color with evidence-based messages to encourage vaccine uptake while researchers embark on efforts to minimize COVID-19 vaccine misinformation impacting vaccine hesitancy among U.S. Latino and other communities of color.

Fall 2021 Graduate Students Pre-registration Update

Graduate Students: Fall 2021 pre-registration begins this coming Monday, April 19, 2021, at 9:00 AM and continues through Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Graduate students can use WebReg to register and the Schedule of Classes to review Fall 2021 course offerings. The WebReg system is unavailable for daily maintenance between 2:01 am and 6:29 am; service resumes daily at 6:30 am.

“Bathtub Madonnas” Reveal the Dynamics of Urbanization, Modernity, and Italian Migrant Experiences in the U.S.

In newly published research, Associate Professor Regina Marchi shows that homemade yard shrines of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen in many Italian American neighborhoods, represent much more than religious faith to their builders and owners. During the first half of the 20th century, they were “markers of homeownership (The American Dream) and cultural identity,” Marchi said.

Rutgers Libraries and SC&I Present the New International Youth Literature Collection and LibGuide

SC&I and Rutgers Libraries celebrated April 2, the official day of International Youth Literature, by hosting an exciting event and ribbon cutting for a new international children's and young adult book collection at Rutgers, as well as the online LibGuide linked to the collection.