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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Undergraduate Education in Newark The Campus and the City  

The Campus and the City

The Rutgers-Newark Campus is a modern complex with a student population of 10,500. It is located on 37 acres in the center of the educational, medical, and cultural district known as University Heights. Newark is also the business, financial, and legal center of New Jersey. Rutgers and its academic neighbors--New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Essex County College, and Seton Hall Law School--provide a wide range of higher education opportunities to a student population of almost 40,000, making Newark a true college town.

In addition to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, the College of Nursing, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration, there is also the Graduate School-Newark, School of Law-Newark, and School of Criminal Justice. Rutgers-Newark also is home to the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, within the Aidekman Research Center, where an international faculty conducts intensive research on such brain disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, dyslexia, and schizophrenia. The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, the new Graduate Division of Global Affairs, and the Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity are located at the university as well.

On campus, theater performances, lectures, concerts, films, and exhibits providea vibrantcultural environment. A wide range of athletic and recreational facilities are available in the Golden Dome Athletic Center, including a swimming pool, racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, and workout rooms equipped with aerobic and Nautilus machines and free weights.

The campus is computer-linked through a fiber optic cable, and residence halls are wired to accept personal computers. Computer labs are equipped with a full complement of sophisticated software and learning tools and are accessible throughout the campus. Wireless technology is also available in many buildings and classrooms. The John Cotton Dana Library is part of the comprehensive and technologically sophisticated Rutgers University Libraries collection with a computerized card catalog of more than three million holdings systemwide. A growing collection of CD-ROMs and computer workstations are also available at Dana Library. The Institute of Jazz Studies is renowned by music scholars around the world for its unmatched collection of jazz archives.

Rutgers-Newark enjoys a close institutional relationship with New Jersey Institute of Technology, located across the street from the campus. The two schools have identical academic calendars and complementary curriculum offerings, which allow students to enroll in courses at both institutions.

Newark's cultural community includes the Newark Public Library, Newark Museum, New Jersey Historical Society, New Jersey Performing Arts Center complex, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Newark Symphony Hall, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. The city's central business district has been transformed by new glass, brick, and steel office buildings and landscaped plazas. A sports-minded student can attend a New Jersey Devils hockey game at the new Prudential Center,catch an Atlantic League minor league baseball game at the Bears and Eagles Stadium, or enjoy one of the city's many public parks. Nearby neighborhoods include the Ironbound district, home to the largest Portuguese community in the United States, with its abundance of restaurants and small businesses.

The city's central business district, a rich source of internships and job opportunities, is home to major corporations such as IDT, Verizon, Prudential, PSE&G, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, MBNA, and many others, as well as the law firms and government offices that make Newark the state's legal center. Newark's superb public transportation system links Newark to Manhattan and all it has to offer, as well as to other major cities, while most major New Jersey highways lead to Newark. Nearby Newark Liberty International Airport is among the nation's fastest-growing airports.

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