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Environmental protests were once rare in Vietnam, as it is a politically closed system. However, in the past 5 years, protests against pollution, deforestation, land use, overexploitation of minerals, and other problems have increased, indicating that citizens feel more empowered to protest against government actions than ever before. This project involves gathering data from media reports on environmental protests in Vietnam since 2005. This project will systematically assess through newspaper (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SEBS - Human Ecology
Anthropology, Conservation , Environmental Policy, (...)

I have developed multiple studies with datasets that include "location (geospatial) data," such as data related to cancer, asthma, and health screening. These can provide unique insights into the epidemiology of these diseases or into prevention strategies when analyzed in conjunction with our rich datasets. The project is primarily suited for students who have already successfully completed a course on GIS techniques. Both my colleague Dr. Rosenblum and I have joint appointments in both Rutgers (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
RBHS - NJMS, SPH - Epidemiology
Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Clinical Informatics, (...)

Rutgers-New Brunswick is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world, and we strive continuously to be an inclusive community that promotes the free and open exchange of ideas. To understand students’ perceptions of the campus climate, as it relates to experiences with respect and civility, Rutgers-New Brunswick participated in the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey. Conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
Diversity, Education

Azzan Yadin-Israel

The project involves the composition of an English-Italian cognate lexicon. The underlying idea is to "leverage" the shared Latin heritage of English and the Romance languages so as to allow English speakers to more easily recognize foreign terms. For example, some Italian words that begin with the letter "s" are derived from Latin words with the prefix "ex-": Italian "svegliare" ("to wake up") comes from Latin "ex-" + "vigilare" ("to be awake, alert, vigilant"). By showing the common roots of (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
Language , Linguistics

Discussions of immigration patterns often ignore the spatial dimensions of the problem. In 2014 an important statewide analysis was published capturing the dimensions of Immigration across New Jersey. The report, Meet the Neighbors: Organizational and Spatial Dynamics of Immigrant New Jersey (, and the supporting research was particularly notable because it embraced the spatial dimensions of immigration in the Garden (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SEBS - Landscape Architecture
Geography, Immigration

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