The Rutgers Around the World podcast—a spin-off of our six-episode TV show, which won the 2017 International Festivals and Events Association gold award—brings you insightful discussions of global goings-on at Rutgers.
In this series, you'll hear directly from the Rutgers faculty, staff, students, scholars, and alumni who are making international strides in research, education, and service in a format that lets you listen any time, anywhere. Click on any episode to download to your phone or desktop.
Episode 1: Navigating between Religion and Art
Dr. Ayrin Ersoz, a Fulbright scholar to Mason Gross School of the Arts from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, talks about her research that examines the attitudes and perceptions of Muslim women studying dance at Rutgers. [Transcript]
Release date: February 17, 2017
Episode 2: "Study Abroad Helped My Career"
Rutgers student Vanessa Herrera talks about her experiences as a study abroad student to Mexico and how it has directly carved a path for her career development. [Transcript]
Release date: February 28, 2017
Episode 3: "I Am Going to the Peace Corps"
Rutgers senior Shawn Riley shares her experiences in applying to the Peace Corps, talking to family about the decision, and preparing for her upcoming 27-month volunteer service assignment in Cameroon. [Transcript]
Release date: April 10, 2017
Episode 4: Scaling New Heights at Rutgers and Beyond
Rutgers student Kayla Jackson talks about her new higher education crowdfunding platform PeduL, the recognition she has received for it, and how four years at Rutgers have helped set her on a path to impact the world. [Transcript]
Release date: May 10, 2017
Episode 5: Engaging with Humans behind the Headlines
Dr. Elektra Kostopoulou, a lecturer in Modern Greek Studies at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and faculty director of a new summer study abroad program to Leros, Greece, describes how students enrolled in the program actively engage with people in the Eastern Mediterranean who have been displaced by violence and persecution in their countries—and come up with tangible solutions. [Transcript]
Release date: October 4, 2017
Episode 6: Breaking Barriers to Use Glass in Healing
On the fifth anniversary of the Rutgers Global Grants, grant recipient and assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Ashutosh Goel describes how the funding has allowed him to collaborate with international partners and dig deeper into ways glass can be used to heal the human body. [Transcript]
Release date: November 1, 2017