Rutgers-Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture.
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.
Lori Scott-Pickens and Peter Guarnaccia were presented Clement A. Price Human Dignity Awards by the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes to honor their community service at the Beloved Community Celebration in the Honors College courtyard at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
School of Arts and Sciences-Newark professor Cathy Park Hong made the TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2021 list this year.