With her translation and analysis of Nahuatl sources, Camilla Townsend debunks commonly believed myths about the Aztecs and earns the prestigious Cundill History Prize.
Outstanding Scholarship Brings Special Distinctions
Rutgers faculty excel as teachers, mentors, innovators, and practitioners. Their dedication prepares students for success and improves the quality of life for thousands. Over the years, their work has garnered the highest honors: Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” grants, Grammy Award, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, membership in the National Academies, Nobel Prize, and top international prizes such as the Abel (mathematics), Stockholm (criminology), and Wolf (agriculture). Read about recent recognition below.
Blakesley Burkhart, an astrophysicist and assistant professor at Rutgers-New Brunswick, joined an elite group today that includes all three U.S. women who won the Nobel Prize.
The renowned physicist who seeks a unified understanding of the basic forces and fundamental particles in the universe joins the prestigious institution.
Rutgers–Newark professor Sandy Skoglund, a leading figure in post-modern image-making, is the subject of a new book and has an ongoing exhibit at the Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City. Find out how she develops the ideas for her epic multimedia works.
David Alland and Soumitesh Chakavorty from New Jersey Medical School were recognized for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
Faculty with Passion for Discovery, Scholarship, and Excellence
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2019-2020 Faculty Year-End Awards
Faculty Year-End Awards honor outstanding members of the Rutgers community selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service through a program of six awards. For each award, the recipient receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium.