Erica Armstrong Dunbar, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick history professor, is the co-executive producer of HBO’s The Gilded Age and a guest historian in Ken Burns’s PBS documentary about Benjamin Franklin.

Alumna Sheryl Lee Ralph stars as Barbara Howard, the all-knowing kindergarten teacher in ABC’s hit sitcom Abbott Elementary.

The Starbucks Been There coffee cup series features a Rutgers mug festooned with university iconography.