Friday, February 25, 2011

Muslims Confront Fundamentalism

Law Professor and activist on behalf of human rights law & international women's rights Karima Bennoune was interviewed by My9 News last on the demonstrations and growing demands for democracy in the Mideast.

Karima has recently returned from Algiers, and says, "When I was at the protests in Algiers, people talked about what had happened in Egypt. They said, yesterday Egypt; today, Algiers."

Here's the video:

Karima's work has placed her in harm's way in countries from Afghanistan to Thailand. On March 3, she'll accept the 2011 Chancellors Distinguished Faculty Award and discuss the struggle waged within Muslim majority societies and populations against fundamentalism. The program is free and open to the public. More information on the event is available on the Rutgers-Newark events calendar

Find out more about Karima Bennoune on the Rutgers-Newark Newscenter

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Remember Spring?

It's an early spring in New Jersey - for a few days anyway - and the warm weather has inspired me to pull up some of the great campus photography taken over the past few springs. All the photos were taken by professional photographer Theo Anderson.

Check out the lush greenery and pastel blossoms all over campus (not to mention our great-looking students!)

Students walking on Norman Samuels Plaza

View of the Golden Dome and downtown Newark, NJ

Hula-hooping on the Norman Samuels Plaza

Students on the New Street Plaza
 For more spring photos, check out our Facebook gallery