College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

If you’re a proud member of the Rowan University family -- or you are looking to learn more about the University -- Glassboro is the place to be through Oct. 23 as Rowan celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011.

Rowan University Vice President of Facilities and Operations Mike Harris was the top money raiser in Gloucester County’s Dancing with the Stars, earning $43,766 for the Rowan Emergency Scholarship Fund. The Fund assists students who are experiencing life-altering crises in their families. (For a look at Mike on the dance floor and to hear a message from him, go to

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center on the Tech Park Campus, off Rt. 322 at the Rt. 55 interchange in Mantua Township.

Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez '78 made some history last month when he became the first Hispanic assignment judge in the State of New Jersey.

The Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University will feature “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” as the opening public show for the 2011-2012 season. “Black Holes” will play on Sundays at 3 p.m. from Oct. 9 through Nov. 20.

Rowan University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house on Monday Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Science Hall.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz will read from his works and discuss the art of writing on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall in Wilson Hall at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J.

Mike Harris is a popular guy at Rowan University, so popular, in fact, that the school named a whole week after him.

The Rowan University Board of Trustees has elected attorney James J. Gruccio Sr., of Vineland, as chairman.

For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rowan University among the best institutions of higher learning in the nation.