At the Board: October 2014

At the Board: October 2014

The following are news and developments from the October 9, 2014, Rutgers Board of Governors meeting:

Express Newark: A University Community Collaboratory
The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved “Express Newark: A University Community Collaboratory,” a bold plan to foster collaboration centered on the arts among Rutgers University-Newark faculty, staff and students with community partners and residents in Newark.

Express Newark plans include a wide array of spaces designed to facilitate public scholarship and community engagement in the arts, including photography, printmaking, studio art and media, as well as provide exhibition and performances spaces for each of these and a venue for elevating the visibility of the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archive, and the Newark Museum.

Housed in part of the historic former Hahne’s department store in the heart of downtown Newark opposite the newly renovated Military Park, Express Newark will function as an arts incubator where faculty work with community artists and local schools and institutions to cultivate new talent. Read full release.

Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy
Ernest Lepore, acclaimed for his original and widely influential research in the philosophy of language, mind and psychology, was named as a Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy. Lepore, a member of the Finnish Academy of Arts and Sciences and author of numerous highly cited publications, is recognized for contributions that have changed the direction of research in many areas of philosophy.

Board of Governors Professor of Physics
Gregory W. Moore, recognized for the contributions he made to the understanding of quantum field theory, conformal field theory and string theory, was named a Board of Governors Professor of Physics. Moore is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants, including the Eisenbud Prize and the Heinemann Prize, and has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Mathematical Society.