Published July 18, 2022

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Recent media stories highlighting programs, research, and expertise from the Rutgers community

Tap Into reports on the experiences of Rutgers student Eddie Malague in the Rutgers Summer Service Initiative (RSSI) program, which helps undergraduate students expand their knowledge, skills, and civic awareness by placing them in public service-oriented, non-profit organizations and direct-service government offices. “I think I’m getting better at interacting with a whole host of different people,” says Malague about working at Elijah’s Promise community food kitchen in New Brunswick. “It’s a very diverse group of clients. I feel I’ve learned much more about myself and where I come from and what I can offer to others.”
Tap Into New Brunswick | Through New Rutgers Initiative, Intern Brings Help, Hope to Elijah’s Promise

“If being pregnant can have consequences for women’s health, one priority needs to be ensuring that women have access to health care to make sure their pregnancies are safe,” writes Rutgers University–Newark professor Vanessa LoBue in Psychology Today. “Although Americans might never come to a middle ground on the abortion issue, perhaps we can work together on strategies that can help reduce the risks for mothers and children, and support strategies that are known to make abortion less common and policies that support pregnant women who decide to carry their fetuses to term.” LaBue also examines what has happened in other countries, such as Romania, when women’s reproductive rights suddenly disappear.
Psychology Today | On Being Pro-Family

Nick Kapur, associate professor of history at Rutgers University–Camden’s College of Arts and Sciences, appears in a New York Times story on the aftermath of the assassination of Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Kapur comments on prospects for the country’s current leader, Fumio Kishida, who owes much of his success to Abe. Kishida “has some popularity and he’s going to have a majority, but as we know, there are so many economic headwinds for everyone in the world—dealing with inflation and an emerging markets debt crisis and the war in Ukraine—and maybe that would damage any leader at some point,” says Kapur.
New York Times | Shinzo Abe’s Party Triumphs in Parliamentary Vote, Extending Legacy

The New York Post looks at predictions about the unthinkably dire effects of nuclear warfare, quoting School of Environmental and Biological Sciences professor Alan Robock, who has led several studies on the subject—including one recently published in the open-access journal AGU Advances. “World leaders have used our studies previously, as an impetus to end the nuclear arms race in the 1980s and five years ago to pass a treaty in the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons,” says Robock. “We hope that this new study will encourage more nations to ratify the ban treaty.”
New York Post | Nuclear war would create ‘dire’ worldwide hellscape: scientists


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