Posted by: Andrea Alexander | June 2, 2013

The New Rutgers: Countdown to Integration, July 1, 2013

As New Jersey prepares to enter a new era of higher education and health care that will greatly benefit people across the state and beyond, we will bring you a series of updates about the historic integration of Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry that is rapidly approaching.


Eileen White, Rutgers professor and associate director of basic science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, with students.

By the Numbers

Here are some fast facts about the new Rutgers starting July 1:

  • The new Rutgers will have more than 65,326 students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries.
  • There will be 45,059 undergraduates and 20,267 graduate students.
  • Approximately 86% of all students will be NJ residents and approximately 14% will be from out of state.
Posted by: Andrea Alexander | June 2, 2013

The Buzz about Integration


Gov. Christie signed legislation that will bring about the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ on July 1.

Take a look at what has been said in New Jersey about the impending integration of Rutgers with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey:

“Rutgers was already an outstanding school; now it’s going to be a powerhouse.” – Gov. Chris Christie

“What’s going on right now in trying to put together the med school and Rutgers will turn Rutgers into one of the top ten research universities in the entire country. It will make Rutgers something that every one of us is going to be proud of. It’s going to take Rutgers from where it is now, which is good, and make it great.”  – Gov. Thomas H. Kean

“Integrating UMDNJ into Rutgers … is extremely important for the institution as well as for New Jersey.”  – Gov. James J. Florio

“We will be well-positioned to dramatically improve our ability to win federal grants, attract top-flight faculty and students, expand health care options for New Jersey residents and foster economic growth.”  – Ralph Izzo, chair, Board of Governors, Rutgers University

Steven Silverstein and Thomas Papathomas with three-dimensional streetscape illusion.

Steven Silverstein and Thomas Papathomas with three-dimensional streetscape illusion

Diagnosing schizophrenia can be difficult as its symptoms often resemble those of other diseases and conditions, including bipolar illness and severe depression or several neurological disorders.

But a three-dimensional illusion that tricks most people into seeing close objects in the distance and background objects up close may represent a breakthrough in detecting the illness.

This potentially lifesaving use for visual illusions has emerged from collaboration between a Rutgers vision researcher and a UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School clinical psychologist that began almost by chance four years ago.

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