Recording Rutgers Podcast

Rutgers Podcast

Our goal with the Recording Rutgers Podcast is to share what sets Rutgers Graduate School-Camden apart: our people. We are going to promote the engaging stories that reveal the heart of our campus, the lively community that animates it, the groundbreaking research that shapes our future, the diverse range of everyday experiences, inspiring alumni tales, and the strategies for overcoming challenges. Guiding these conversations is our host, Ojobo Agbo Eje, a first-year Data Science student from Nigeria. We warmly invite you to join us on this enlightening journey through Rutgers University-Camden.


December 5, 2023

Ep 11. Exploring Rutgers-Camden’s Student Support Services

In this episode of our podcast, we’re joined by Mary Beth Daisey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Rutgers–Camden. Holding this position since 2003, Mary Beth provides valuable insights into the support systems the campus offers to graduate students. Her responsibilities encompass a broad range of student services, from residence life and the career center to student wellness, campus involvement, athletics, and more. She also focuses on special programs for international students, veterans, and Title IX initiatives. By collaborating with various offices, Mary Beth’s team creates innovative learning opportunities, programs, and services. These initiatives are designed to foster academic success, health and wellness, and career development, equipping students to lead, serve, and actively participate in a global society.

November 21, 2023

Ep 9. Clean Streets to Holiday Treats: CSSD’s Role in Community and Business Growth

For the Graduate School, Camden is more than a place; it’s a source of our pride. Learn more about the community in a discussion with Nathaniel Echeveria, the Executive Director, and Michelle Williams, the Community Outreach Manager, of the Camden Special Services District (CSSD). Since 2005, CSSD has been a key provider of ‘Clean and Safe’ services in Camden. Their services now include landscaping, event services, and leadership of the Camden Business Improvement District. With the holiday season now here, CSSD also plays a pivotal role in the festive downtown lighting and decorations, adding a distinct charm to Camden. This episode will cover a range of topics, including CSSD’s support for local businesses, their dedication to community improvement, and their efforts to connect the university with the local community.

November 07, 2023

Ep 7. From Application to Transformation: The Alumni and Students of the Creative Writing M.F.A.

Every year, hundreds of writers from around the world submit their applications to the ⁠Creative Writing M.F.A.⁠ program at Rutgers-Camden. This episode gives us a peek into the program, discussing ⁠admission criteria⁠, teaching methods, and the encouragement of interdisciplinary exploration.

We hear success stories and learn about the program’s unique educational journey. Sienna Zeilinger, an alumna and current Program Coordinator, and Amber Joseph, a current second-year student, join us to share how the M.F.A. program has profoundly influenced artists and writers, shaping their creative processes and fostering collaboration.

October 26, 2023

Ep 5. Death Under Glass – The Art and Science of the Unseen 

In this episode, as Halloween nears, we explore the Stedman Gallery‘s installation, “Death Under Glass.” Step into a realm where human cells are vividly brought to life. The exhibition is a collaboration between forensic pathologist Marianne Hamel, MD, PhD, and the accomplished forensic photographer Nikki Johnson, MFA. Since its premiere at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum in 2014, “Death Under Glass” has toured internationally and will be on display on campus until December 9, 2023.

Guiding us through this episode is Jake Foster, the Gallery and Collection Manager at the Stedman Gallery, who highlights the unique aspects of their exhibit presentation. Additionally, Kimberlee Moran, the Graduate Director of the Forensic Science Program, gives us an insight into an upcoming lecture series tied to the exhibit, showcasing esteemed faculty experts from various departments on campus. Join us for an episode that beautifully marries art, science, and the profound wonders of life.

October 8, 2023

Ep 3. Conversations on Computer Science

In this episode, we sat down with the Computer Science Graduate Program Director, Dr. Sunil Shende. Dr. Shende was joined by two students in the program, Akash Babu Pedapaga and Vivek Modi. Dr. Shende discussed the evolution and growth of the program, while Akash and Vivek offered a glimpse into their day-to-day experiences as international students from India. They talked about their academic workload and provided essential advice for potential graduate students considering the Computer Science program at Rutgers University-Camden.

September 30, 2023

Ep 1. We ‘R’ Ready

In the first episode of the Recording Rutgers podcast, we met our host Ojobo Agbo Eje, who hails from Nigeria and is pursuing a degree in our Data Science program. Ojobo led a conversation with three remarkable guests. They shared their academic journeys, their research interests, and their expectations for the upcoming academic year. Our guests included Kyra Miller, a Forensic Science student from Pennsylvania. Julia Dodd, also a Forensic Science student from New Jersey, is part of the accelerated degree program. Additionally, we were joined by Tristan Stinchcomb, a student from Florida who was admitted to the Psychological Sciences program. Together, they provided valuable insights into the diverse and dynamic academic community here at Rutgers University-Camden.