a2ru Welcomes Rutgers University-New Brunswick as Newest Member

Member News

Mar 29, 2021

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the flagship campus of the State University of New Jersey, has become a member of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru).

Jason Geary, Dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, says, “Joining a2ru will not only help ignite new campus conversations around the role of the arts at a major research university but will also provide us with a platform to highlight the innovative cross-disciplinary collaboration that is already taking place.”  Geary, who serves on the a2ru Executive Committee, will spearhead amplification efforts on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus alongside Henry Turner, Vice President for Academic Initiatives, and Laura Lawson, Interim Executive Dean at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Maryrose Flanigan, a2ru Executive Director, says, “I am thrilled to welcome Rutgers, one of the nation’s top public research universities, to the a2ru network. We look forward to partnering with Deans Geary and Lawson, Vice President Turner, and their colleagues to foster new arts-integrative activities on campus, while increasing awareness for and supporting continued development of their remarkable existing initiatives. I am confident that Rutgers’ scholars and artists will be valued thought partners and collaborators within the a2ru community for years to come.”

Read an interview with Jason Geary about the partnership on Rutgers Today.

Read the full press release.