Rutgers Academic Research Symposium

Hacking the University Banner Image of Speakers

Thursday, October 15th            5:00 pm – 6:15 pm              

Friday, October 16th                11:00 am – 4:30 pm            

Saturday, October 17th           11:00 am – 1:30 pm            

Register | Flyer/Agenda | Readings & Links | Program

How can we hack ‘business as usual’ for our campuses and communities to face our current crises better and together? Join us via zoom for a virtual series of sessions grappling with global warming, including the critical matters of racial equity and climate justice. 

This program is organized by Jack Tchen, Inaugural Clement A. Price Professor of Public History & Humanities, Director of the Clement Price Institute, RU-Newark, Alexandra Chang, Rutgers-Newark, Rosamond S. King, Brooklyn College, and Neil Maher, NJIT.

Register to join via Zoom (registration required for participation in breakout sessions on Oct 16) or Join live on

If you need more information, please contact Claudia Sepulveda, Administrative Director, Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at

Featured speakers include:

  • Ana Baptista | Environmental urban planner; Chair, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Graduate Program, The New School for Social Research
  • Sabre Bee | Co-founder, Newark Water Coalition
  • Kristi Pullen Fedinick | Biologist and Director, Science and Data, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Roderick Ferguson | race, sexuality and critical studies, Yale University  
  • Yvette Jordan | Educator, Newark Public Schools; Founding member, Newark Education Workers Caucus
  • Winona LaDuke | (Anishinaabekwe) Organizer and eco-economist, Founder, Honor the Earth
  • Helena D. Lewis | Poet, Playwright, and Doctor of Social Work, New Jersey
  • Max Liboiron | (Métis) Science and technology studies and Co-founder, Civic Lab for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), Memorial University at Newfoundland
  • Michaeline Picaro Mann | Traditional healer, nurse, and historical researcher, Turtle Clan Mother of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
  • Vincent Mann | Water protector and community organizer, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
  • Morgan L. Ridgway | (Nanticoke-Lenape) Historian, PhD ABD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Brent Stonefish | Educator, Eelūnaapèewi Lahkèewiit (Delaware Nation), Ontario
  • K. Wayne Yang | Educator and Provost, John Muir College, UC-San Diego
  • Reverend Lennox Yearwood | President and Founder, Hip Hop Caucus

Rutgers speakers:

  • Nancy Cantor | Psychologist and Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N)
  • Alexandra Chang | Curator and art historian, Interim Associate Director, Clement A. Price Institute, RU-N
  • Timothy K. Eatman | Educator and Dean, Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC), RU-N
  • Jonathan Holloway | Historian and President, Rutgers University
  • Rosamond S. King | Poet and Scholar; Director, Ethyle R. Wolfe Humanities Center, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • Kevin Lyons | Supply-chain environmental archaeologist, Rutgers Business School
  • Neil M. Maher | Environmental historian, Federated History Department at NJIT and RU-N
  • Jacqueline S. Mattis | Social psychologist and Dean, SASN, RU-N
  • Jack Tchen | Public historian and Director, Clement A. Price Institute, RU-N

We express our appreciation to sponsors: Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, & the Office of the Chancellor, RU-Newark.  We extend gratitude to Professors, Bob Goodman and Robert Kopp for advice on programming, and thank the Office of the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, and RU-iTV for coordination and tech support.