JMS inducts two KTA cohorts this year. Twenty-three initiates in total!
Faculty from SC&I and the School of Health Professions, with support from Rutgers Global will represent Rutgers in IAPP-Greece, an initiative that aims to promote international collaboration between U.S. and Greek institutions of higher education. Rutgers will kick off the partnership by hosting two e-symposia in May and June 2021.
Using examples from their own research, organizing, and media work, Todd Wolfson and Chenjerai Kumanyika will discuss how Black Lives Matter is a response to long-held racial disparities. They will also explore how the movement has critiqued systemic racism in criminal justice and consider how this fight intersects with historic and contemporary labor struggles.
Kumanyika, an assistant professor of Journalism and Media Studies, has been nominated for a third Peabody Award for his role as a collaborator on the podcast "The Land That Never Has Been Yet."
A Digital Imaging Technician at Princeton University Library, Master of Information student Jennifer Cabral-Pierce contributed to “The Charles Rogers Bird Journals Digitization Project,” and then proposed and helped complete the follow-up “Capturing Feathers” exhibition, which presents rare images of birds from collections across the entire university.
The annual celebration recognizes faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions during the 2020-2021 academic year and was held virtually this year for the second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fourth annual spring Scholarship Incubator, held virtually this year, explored engaged scholarship at Rutgers, including its definition and purpose, and steps SC&I should take to further explore what engaged work means within and for the school.
A symposium focused on Combating Discrimination in Healthcare and Fighting Health Disparities in Greece and the U.S.A.
Alumna Jacqueline Pereda ’08, who majored in English and Journalism and Media Studies, is a writer, producer, and comedian passionate about creating comedy that comments on the culture and our universal struggle with identity. She recently wrote, directed, and produced her half-hour comedy pilot/short, “Generation por qué?,” now streaming on HBO Max and HBO Latino.
Dunston explains how her Master of Communication and Media degree helps her achieve her goals every day in her role as Communication(s) Specialist at Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc.