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Diego A. Atehortua

Diego A. Atehortúa recalls watching his grandfather carve and stain wooden crucifixes in Colombia, not long before his family escaped the country’s decades-long armed conflict. They moved to Englewood, New Jersey, where a young Atehortúa would admire his father’s calligraphy and drawings of human figures.

Those experiences were his introduction to the world of art, said Atehortúa, a standout researcher of Latin American art history. “…


daily targum blind story photo image from flickr

Since Oct. 1, calls have been coming in to a Rutgers-based peer support helpline for the legally blind, the first of its kind in the nation. 

The program, called Eye2Eye, provides support for people and families who are having difficulties with emotional adjustment to vision loss, said Steve Silverstein, the program's co-director.

“A peer helpline provides phone-based information and support for a specific population, and the…


autism groundbreaking ceremony photo with chancellor molloy

The center offers adults with autism spectrum disorder a unique support program to help them live independent and fulfilling lives

Rutgers University broke ground yesterday on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism.

The center,…


10 mothers of the movement on stage picture

On Nov. 14, the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement walked into Voorhees Chapel to a standing ovation from a crowd of students, faculty, administrators and guests. The 10 women were hosted by Douglass Residential College (DRC) and participated as panelists in Thursday’s social justice teach-in.

Mothers of the Movement is a group of Black women whose children have been killed by gun violence and police brutality. The deaths of…


celebrate with us on november 8th for national first-generation college celebration

On November 8th, we join the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success to celebrate the contributions and successes of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff across the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus.