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🌟 Summer is here and it's the perfect time to explore all that the Philadelphia region has to offer! Whether you're a current community member or an incoming student, Philly is bursting with hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. 🏙️

For our new students, did you know that Philadelphia is just a train ride away? Or for a more scenic journey, consider biking or walking across the iconic Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

📚 Balancing academics and adventure? Campus Philly has you covered with their latest guide, tailored just for you. Dive into the most recent edition here for the best tips on where to go and what to see:

Happy exploring! 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♂️📖

Photos from Rutgers-Camden Graduate School's post 05/24/2024

🏛️📖Faculty Flashback Friday! 🏛️📖

Dr. Evan Jewell, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers-Camden, was featured in the Spring 2022 edition of the Rutgers University-Camden Magazine for receiving the prestigious Rome Prize. His research on age and power dynamics in the Roman Empire contributes to our History MA curriculum.

Discover more about his work in the magazine!


🌟 Meet Kaila Crozier, a proud graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Rutgers-Camden. Coming from Cherry Hill to Camden, Kaila embraced the challenges of a rigorous curriculum with the support of incredible mentors and resources. Her journey is a testament to the power of dedication and community support.

Congratulations, Kaila! We can't wait to see the impact you will make in the world of education. 🍎


NEW PODCAST EPISODE: On-Campus Living: Discover 330 Cooper

Whether you’re deep into exams, collaborating on group projects, or simply seeking a place to unwind, 330 Cooper provides the essentials to enhance your college experience. Designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture and Michaels Development Company, this 12-story building overlooking the Delaware River was honored with the 2012 AIA Philadelphia Merit Award in the Built Category. Tailored for graduate students, 330 Cooper represents the first new student housing in Camden in over two decades.

In this episode, we are joined by Kate Hanson, Assistant Director of Residence Life, along with two graduate students from her team: Taniya Robin from the Forensic Science program and Kayla Daley from the School of Social Work. They discuss amenities including round-the-clock welcome desk services, complimentary laundry facilities, and close proximity to campus and the train station to Philadelphia. Additionally, they share insights into the diverse community of law, master's, and doctoral students, enhancing our understanding of the dynamic interactions at 330 Cooper.

Listen to the full episode here:


🎓📄 Whether you’re an incoming student or entering your fourth year, paying close attention to your funding letter or contract is crucial. This advice applies universally to all graduate students, including those at Rutgers Graduate School-Camden. Join Danielle Askew, Assistant Dean, as she discusses three essential reasons why thoroughly understanding these documents is vital at every stage of your graduate journey. Ensure you’re fully informed!

Photos from City of Camden Government's post 05/23/2024

SPOTLIGHT & PROFILES: CCIB Alumna Catherine Chatelain: Applying Her Doctoral Degree in Industry

Catherine Chatelain is an alumna of the Computational & Integrative Biology (CCIB) doctoral program and serves as the Associate Director of Cell Therapy Analytical Science & Technology at Bristol Myers Squibb. In her industry role, she directly applies the advanced skills and knowledge she gained during her doctoral studies at Rutgers University-Camden. There, she expanded the molecular biology toolkit to study functional genomics using genome-scale reporter libraries as a member of Jongmin Nam’s lab.

Read the complete profile here:


Today is Vesak Day, the most sacred day in the Buddhist religion. The festival honors the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha.


🎓 Over a week has passed, yet the thrill of celebrating our master's and doctoral graduates at Rutgers Graduate School-Camden lingers! As we approach the summer and fall, Dr. Michelle Meloy, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, wants to remind our graduates: "This is your moment!" You are now part of an alumni network that exceeds 600,000 strong, and the Graduate School will always be your home. Let’s cherish and carry this celebratory spirit with us well into the future! 🌟


🌞 Strolling through campus on a day like this is pure magic! ✨ Join us on a short virtual journey as we pass by the iconic Emerge statue, nestled between the Admissions Building and the Paul Robeson Library. Whether you're an alum reminiscing or an incoming student eager to explore, we've got you covered:

🌐 Take the virtual tour online
🚶‍♂️ Schedule an in-person campus tour

Calling all current students and alums! Share your favorite campus spots with us. And to our incoming students from afar, what are you most curious to see?🏫


Wayback Wednesday:

In this week's post, we're delighted to feature Rebecca Mezei, a second-year student at Rutgers Law School who has made significant contributions as our inaugural Graduate School Ambassador. Over the past year, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the Ambassador program, notably through her initiatives in launching social media platforms and spearheading the creation of a community garden.

Rebecca is inspired by Suzy Kassem's quote "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." This quote encapsulates her approach to overcoming challenges and her commitment to enhancing the graduate school experience with a can-do spirit and innovative mindset.

Follow our Spotlight Page to know more about the people at Rutgers-Camden:


🎧 Exciting Podcast Highlights for Incoming Graduate Students! 🎧

Ojobo Agbo Eje, Data Science MS student and host of the Recording Rutgers Podcast, shares three must-listen episodes:

3️⃣ Ep 19: Professional Development Week Episode: Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School
📅 January 26, 2024

2️⃣ Ep 33: From Acceptance to Day One: A Checklist for Starting at Rutgers-Camden
📅 May 15, 2024

1️⃣ Ep 34: Investing in Your Academic Journey: Graduate Funding at Rutgers-Camden
📅 May 20, 2024

Tune in and get a head start on your Rutgers-Camden adventure!


SPOTLIGHT AND PROFILES: Aditya Gahlot: Blending Architecture and Public Affairs to Innovate Urban Development

Aditya Gahlot, a fixture at the Graduate School House for the past two years, is a recent graduate of the Public Affairs Master of Science Program and has been admitted to the doctoral program. While working as an urban landscape designer in India, his desire to understand how policy influences urban development and the application of research to enhance living spaces propelled him to pursue a master’s degree. He credits the program’s focus on research and the institution’s professional development resources with significantly advancing his career in urban development.

Read the full profile here:


🎶 Camden is more than a campus – if you're around, venture over to Roosevelt Plaza Park tomorrow, May 21st, from 11 AM to 2 PM to hear the soulful sounds of . Enjoy this special R&B performance during your lunch break! 🎤✨


🎥 Hear from Jazmin Brown, a student in our Data Science MS program at Rutgers-Camden, as she reflects on her past year in the program. Watch her video for insights and advice.


NEW EPISODE: Investing in Your Academic Journey: Graduate Funding at Rutgers-Camden

At the Rutgers Graduate School-Camden, we consider your unique academic and professional journey, as well as how you can contribute to and benefit from our campus community. Entrusting us with your future means we commit to investing in yours by offering a world-class education and generous financial aid packages that recognize both your hard work and potential. We provide a wide range of funding opportunities tailored for graduate students, including scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships.

In this episode on graduate student funding, we’re joined by Assistant Deans Erick Watt-Udogu and Danielle Askew. They will share details about these funding options, the application process, and the academic requirements tied to these opportunities.

Listen to the full episode here:


🎓 Graduates, you’ve officially joined a network of over 600,000 Rutgers University alumni worldwide! RUAA Chair Gloria Vanderham RC’00, SCILS’00 recently shared, “You are now part of a global community, eager to support one another. No matter what path you follow, no matter where you call home, you have a lifeline connection to Rutgers and all its alumni.”

Cherish and utilize this extensive network throughout your journey. Once you're Scarlet, whether you're a Raptor, a Raider, or a Knight, you're always Scarlet! 🎓❤️

Photos from Rutgers-Camden Graduate School's post 05/17/2024

🌟 Camden is more than just a campus—it's alive with exciting events all summer long!

🎬 Outdoor Movies: Catch the latest hits under the stars.
🎨 Art Crawls: Explore local galleries and street art.
🎶 Music: Enjoy live performances from a variety of genres.

👀 Whether you’re an alum seeking a nostalgic return, an incoming student eager to dive into local culture, or a current student, faculty, or staff member, there’s something here for you.

📅 Experience the Camden Night Gardens! Next Friday at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park, Connect the Lots - Camden kicks off their signature summer season. It’s a perfect blend of fun and community connection. Make sure to mark your calendars! 📅✨

Photos from Rutgers-Camden Graduate School's post 05/17/2024

🎓 Congratulations to all the graduates from across Rutgers University—over 18,000 students graduated. Special congratulations go out to the Rutgers Graduate School-Camden community! Relive the experience through this excellent article by the Rutgers-Camden Communications Team. 🌟


📚🌞 Elevate Your Summer with Dr. Silvia Perez-Cortes’ Reading Selections!

Summer is on the horizon, and what better way to prepare than by enriching your reading list? Dr. Silvia Perez-Cortes, Associate Professor in the Teaching Spanish MAT program at Rutgers-Camden, invites the Rutgers Graduate School community—faculty, staff, alumni, prospective, and current students—to explore her diverse and captivating reading suggestions. These selections span various genres and styles, perfect for expanding your horizons.

What's on your summer reading list?


Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia! that it’s celebrated on May 17 to commemorate the day that the WHO declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990?

The theme for is “No One Left Behind: Equality, Freedom, and Justice for All,” serving as a call for unity to create a world without injustice.

🔗 Learn more at


Camden is more than Campus! But this time, Camden is coming to campus!

Rutgers Graduate School-Camden community, join Mayor Vic Carstarphen as he presents the State of the City Address on May 21st at 5:00 PM in Walter K. Gordon Theatre. Don’t miss this chance to engage with our city's future!


Hey future Scarlet Raptors! 🌟 Stay mindful of individuals claiming to represent Rutgers-Camden. If someone charges you to secure housing or on-campus employment, double-check their claims by reaching out to Assistant Dean Erick Watt-Udogu. Refer to the admitted students' next steps for more information.🛡️


🎓🔍 Attention Rutgers-Camden graduate students! Don’t miss the upcoming webinar hosted by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs on the Graduate Scholarship for Southern New Jersey Research Initiatives.

🗂️ Scholarship Overview: This webinar will provide detailed information about the scholarship, which includes a $5,000 tuition contribution for research focusing on Southern New Jersey. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your graduate research project!

📅 Webinar Details:
🔗 Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
⏰ Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
🌐 Zoom Link:
🆔 Meeting ID: 942 6715 9093
🔑 Password: 017786

👩‍🏫 Be sure to tune in to gather all the necessary details and have your questions answered!

Photos from Rutgers-Camden Graduate School's post 05/16/2024

During this commencement week, we want to give special thanks to the Rutgers-Camden communications team for this awesome profile of our own Kyra Miller (she will always be a member of the Graduate School team and always have a home in the Graduate School House)! This month, we celebrated Kyra at commencement, and she started a new job on campus at the Institute for Empowering Equitable Education in STEM (E3), where she’ll help attract more diverse student talent to the STEM fields.

Read more about Kyra’s journey and her exciting new role: 🔗


🎓 Callback to Commencement: Max Adarve, MFA Creative Writing 🎓

The celebration doesn't stop on commencement day! Watch Max Adarve share his feelings on the big day. 🎥


🎓 Callback to Commencement: Shibin Yan, Public Affairs/Community Development PhD 🎓

The celebration doesn't stop on commencement day! Watch Shibin Yan share his feelings on the big day. 🎥


🎓 Callback to Commencement: The Sound of Pomp and Circumstance 🎶

The celebration doesn't stop on commencement day! No commencement is complete without hearing "Pomp and Circumstance." Relive the moment and feel the excitement of the big day. 🎥


🎓 Callback to Commencement: Nidhi Sheth, Computation & Integrative Biology PhD 🎓

The celebration doesn't stop on commencement day! Watch Nidhi Sheth share her feelings on the big day. 🎥


🎓 Callback to Commencement: Computer Science MS Students 🎓

The celebration doesn't stop on commencement day! Relive the excitement from the audience as some of our Computer Science MS students walk across the stage. 🎥

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