The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences now has a powerful presence in downtown New Brunswick.
The school, the largest academic unit at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has moved some of its most innovative projects and operations to a building at 1 Spring Street.
City and university leaders said the recent move is the start of an exciting new chapter in the life of New Brunswick and Rutgers.
“We are going to be able to solve a lot of problems and create a lot of opportunity here,” School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Executive Dean Peter March said, noting the wide range of research, teaching, and service projects that are located in the building.
Indeed, the move brings an influx of university employees, both faculty and professional staff, to the downtown area, along with a myriad of initiatives—including some with a strong public health focus—from a psychology lab that examines underlying factors for nicotine addiction, to language processing studies involving autism, to research on the genetic disorder Tourette’s Syndrome. Also moving into the building are a robotics lab, the Rutgers Oral History Archives, and The Language Center.
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