Dean Toney launches new blog at
the largest online community dedicated to science!
major Diego Morales honored as "Volunteer
of the Year" by The Salvation Army at their annual luncheon
in Roselle Park on October 27.
Science Releases Fall 2010 Newsletter [PDF]
Toney has been invited to be a writer for Huffington Post!
Follow his blog here.
Toney has News Analysis article published in Truthout!
Science Department's Spring 2010 Newsletter
Toney adds 'IN THE NEWS" section to his research website
Patricia Morreale, Computer Science Professor Invited and Inducted into
The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest,
and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi has chapters
on nearly 300 select college and university campuses in North America
and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10
percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.
Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly
distinction also qualify.
has had a chapter since 1977.
Toney published a Letter to the Editor in the Dec. 1 issue of The New
York Times in the Science Times section. The staff Editor chose this
commentary as the leading Letter in today's paper.
Toney, J.H., Prezant, R.S., “Snails, Left and Right” [Letter
to the Editor] The New York Times,
Science Times, 1 December 2009, p. D4.
Toney has published a Letter to the Editor in The New York Times, as
a commentary on sustainability. The staff Editor chose this as the lead
letter in the printed version of the newspaper on November 3.
Toney, J.H. “Eating Right, for a Green Planet”
[Letter to the Editor] The New York Times, 3 November 2009, p. A28.
Programming Teams makes NEWS in Suburban News
University Participates in the 2009 ACM Greater New York Programming
Best Performance Ever Recorded by Kean’s
Kean University administrators,
faculty, staff and students invited to participate
The Upward Bound program will host
Kean University Day on Friday November 6th, 2009. . During this groundbreaking
event, participants will be provided with the many attributes of university
life, thereby encouraging them to pursue a world class undergraduate
education at Kean University. The university panel discussion will begin
at noon and will conclude at 2 pm. Kean University administrators, faculty,
staff and students are invited to share and encourage the participants
of the program to pursue a degree at Kean University. Those interested
in participating are asked to RSVP with Veronica Jackson, director of
Upward Bound, or Kerlange Claude, Upward Bound counselor, at 908-737-3603.
Undergraduate Computer Science Major receives Scholarship [pdf[
Ms. Ibtisam Ali (CS ’11) received scholarship
award from AAAEA
University Alum Publishes Book on Wireless Network Security [pdf]
Graduate (CS ’06) Shares Expertise
in Neural Networks and Digital Signatures
Students Win First Place Award at UMBC’s Undergraduate Research
Kean participates in in the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes
Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF LSAMP) Program
Research Team Poster to be presented at the IEEE International Conference
for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (Supercomputer
2009) November 14-20, Portland, Oregon (PDF file)
of Computer Science announces the release of their Fall 2009 Newsletter
issue of Biophilia released - The Department of Biological Sciences
Dean Toney's research website updated with new publications
- see it here.
Department announces Biophilia Seminar Series - Student Research Seminars
National Science Foundation (NSF) recently funded
a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant to the Department of Biological
Sciences at Kean University. “MRI:
Acquisition of Instrumentation for a Molecular Ecology and Biosystematics
The New York Times - Letter
to the Editor published
The New York Times published Dean Toney's Letter to the Editor
regarding “How Can We Get Kids to Eat
Right?” (news article, August 29). This
Letter was published in today’s paper (September 3, page A31):
International Herald Tribune (Global Edition of The New
Letter to the Editor published
The Global Edition of The New York Times published
Dean Toney's Letter to the Editor regarding “Technology
and the Environment” (“Connecting nature’s
dots,” Views, Aug. 23). This
Letter was published online (September 1):
The New Jersey President's Council Academic Issues Committee unanimously
approved Kean's B.S. in Sustainability
SUMMER 2009 and before
Dr. Jeffrey Toney, Dean of the College of Natural, Applied and Health
Sciences, was featured in a Government & Policy article published
August 24 in Chemical and Engineering News, titled "Human Rights
and Science". See: Chemical
& Engineering News
Chemical and Engineering News reaches more than 300,000 readers and
is published by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Toney's efforts in
bridging human rights, science and education at Kean University are
discussed. Dr. Toney has been working closely with Dr. Hank Kaplowitz,
Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute, along with other faculty,
to discuss how human rights can benefit student learning and has initiated
research projects exploring human rights and science with Kean University
Toney is featured on the University of Virginia alumni website of graduates
of their undergraduate chemistry programs
of Trustees at Kean University adopts resolutions for new Schools within
College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
New 'Message from
the Dean' posted
NY Times - Letter to the Editor
The New York Times published Dean Toney's
Letter to the Editor regarding “Playing It Safe in
Cancer Research” (front page, June
Letter was published in today’s paper (page A20): http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/opinion/l30cancer.html?pagewanted=2
Dr. Patricia Morreale, Computer Science,
presents at IEEE International Conference in Bradford, UK
Dr. Patricia Morreale, of
Kean’s Department of Computer Science, presented "Real-time
Contextual Representation of Sensor Network Data for Environmental Trend
Identification" at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced
Information Networking and Applications (AINA’09), held May 26-29,
2009 at the University of Bradford, Bradford, UK. This was a collaborative
research work with Dr. Feng Qi and Dr. Paul Croft
of the Department of Geology and Meteorology, Dr. George Chang
of the Department of Computer Science and SpF 2008 students Justin Czarnik,
Nick Doell, Jhon Espin, and Ryan Suleski.
Occupational Therapy Faculty present research
findings at the 89th American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
National Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas
Professors Lynne F. Richard, MA,
OT; Laurie Knis-Matthews, PhD, OT and Mary Falzarano, MHS, OTR, from
the Department of Occupational Therapy presented at the 89th American
Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) National Conference and Expo
in Houston, Texas on April 23, 2009. They discussed the findings from
the in-press research study, “Are We Really Client Centered? Using
the COPM To See How Clients' Goals Connect With the Goals of the Occupational
Therapist”. The annual AOTA conference brings together leaders,
professionals, practitioners, educators and students in the field of
occupational therapy to present research, inform participants about
current, best and evidenced-based practice, to network, invigorate practice
for the present and plan for the future.
Laurie Knis-Matthews, Mary Falzarano and Lynne Richard
took place Thursday May 14, 2009 at PNC Bank Art Center in Holmdel
Nathan Weiss Graduate Commencement took place Tuesday
May 12, 2009 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
photo gallery on Kean University
Launch of Dean
Toney's research website.
EARTH WEEK - April 20th - 25th,
Please take the Annual EARTH WEEK survey and
also find out about the activities you can participate in.(survey
is not an active link now that Earth Week is over).
** NEWS ALERT ** - Paper
Published in the Prestigious Journal Science! (April 10, 2009)
Toney, J.H., "Advancing Human Rights Through Science," Science
2009, 324, 176.
Dean Jeffrey Toney has published a featured Letter to the Editor in
the latest issue of Science, "Advancing
Human Rights Through Science," that describes how science
education can contribute to important human rights issues. Dean Toney
and Dr. Hank Kaplowitz, Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute
at Kean University are working together to facilitate teaching and
learning about science and human rights. Dean Toney and Dr. Kaplowitz
are members of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human
12th Annual Kean University Gala will be held on June 7, 2009 on Ellis
Island, NY to benefit the Human Rights Institute.
Dr. Eric W.A. Boehm, Assistant Professor, Department
of Biology, has recently published a paper, as first author, in the
journal Mycological. Research, published by Elseveir, out of London:
Boehm, E.W.A., Schoch, C.L. and J.W. Spatafora. 2009.
The paper is on the evolution of the Hysteriaceae and Mytilinidiaceae
(Pleosporomycetidae, Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota) using four nuclear
genes. Mycological Research 113(4): 461-479.
An abstract of the paper can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09537562.
A full PDF copy of the paper can be found at the bottom of the first
page of his
research website at http://www.eboehm.com/
(listed as publication #14).
Students - Students
interested in applying for the Merck-AAAS Undergraduate
Science Research Program Summer 2009 ($4,000 stipend)
here for details
- deadline is April 15th!
Dr. F. Tamari, Assistant Professor in
the Department of Biology is an author on a paper that appears in
this month's issue of Biology of the Cell (impact factor
3.752). The paper is entitled "Endosomal
lipid accumulation in NPC1 leads to inhibition of PKC, hypophosphorylation
of vimentin and Rab9 entrapment" and is authored by Marc
Walter, Fannie W. Chen, Farshad Tamari, Rong Wang and Yiannis A. Ioannou.
The abstract can be found at: http://www.biolcell.org/boc/101/boc1010141.htm
(click on March 09 on right side - Research Articles)
CONGRATULATIONS Kean for being a Merck/AAAS USRP 2009
Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP) is a national
awards program. The money awarded is to be used by biology and
chemistry departments to support
undergraduate research activities.
here for award details [PDF file])
interested in applying for the Merch-AAAS Undergraduate
Science Research Program Summer 2009 ($4,000 stipend)
here for details
- deadline is April 15th!
Available to Study Type-2 Diabetes with NAHS Dean Toney Summer 2009
WINTER 2008 Ryan
Suleski, Senior in the Computer Science Program receives
award in the Computational Science Student Award Program at Supercomputing
’08 in Austin, TexasComputer
Science student researchers have research paper accepted for publication
Occupational Therapy Faculty Participate in Autism Conference at Kean
Falzarano, MHS, OTR, Assistant Professor; Sonia Morrehead, OTR, Academic
Fieldwork Coordinator and Mara Cohen Podvey, Ph.D., OT, Assistant Professor
from the Department of Occupational Therapy participated in the Autism:
Putting the Pieces Together: An Interdisciplinary Conference for Teachers,
Parents, and Professionals on November 21, 2008. Occupational Therapy
is an integral piece of the related services that assist people diagnosed
with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to function and participate in
meaningful occupations of living: play, school, work and leisure. The
Department of Occupational Therapy also informed conference participants
of the "Transitions to College" program for high school students
interested in going to college who are diagnosed with ASD.
STUDENTS - Your Opinion Counts - Please take these
#1 - Potential degree program in Sustainability
#2 - Kean Transportation and Parking
Toney, Dean of the College of NAHS was invited speaker at University
E. McNair Program @ KU is
now accepting applications.
College of NAHS
Advisory Council Established Fall 2008
Science Department Fall '08 Newsletter released
Scholarships available in Computer Science
more information click on the link above or view the Computer
Science Department Website.
Applications are due March 16, 2009
NEWS ALERT ** - Paper Published in
the Prestigious Journal Science! (Oct 3, 2008)
Toney, J.H., “Big Payoffs Possible for Small-Molecule Screening
”, Science, 322, 46 (2008)
Daniella Shebitz Speaks on Blue Goes Green Initiative at Kean (YouTube
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