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A man operates a drone outside a brick building on the Kean Skylands campus.

Interactive Learning at Kean’s Pre-College Summer Programs

UNION, N.J. — Kean University is offering interactive pre-college programs this summer for high school students interested in environmental science, social activism and theatre.
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Kean Appoints Nationally Recognized Communication Scholar as Top Academic Leader

David S. Birdsell, Ph.D., a veteran higher education leader and esteemed political communication scholar, will serve as the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kean University following a comprehensive national search focused on fostering student and faculty success.
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Kean is conducting research into variants of COVID-19

Kean Students Named to Do Research in Disease Pandemics

Three students from Kean University will perform research in disease pandemics virtually as the inaugural class of the Summer Scholars program being launched by the Consortium of Scientists for Pandemic Preparedness (CSPP). 
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Knowledge Bennett artwork

Contemporary Artist Knowledge Bennett's ‘Pieces of a Man’ Exhibition to Debut at Kean

Internationally recognized contemporary artist Knowledge Bennett will open a multimedia art exploration at Kean University, beginning Wednesday, September 1. Pieces of a Man, his latest body of work, focuses on matters of science, mathematics, spirituality and societal issues.
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Kean University Commencement Behind the Scenes

Find out what it takes to plan and execute 10 commencement ceremonies, over four days, during one pandemic.
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Kean graduates Robert and Mary Knight and Priscilla and Frezia Valenzuela in side-by-side photos.

Kean Keeps It in the Family

What is it like to graduate college side-by-side with your parent or child? Just ask Frezia and Priscilla Valenzuela or Robert and Mary Knight, parent-child duos in Kean’s Class of 2021 who shared the experience at last week’s Commencement ceremonies.
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Kean 2021 Valedictorian Jason Antunes and Grad Student with Distinction Jeminat Musa in separate photos giving their commencement addresses.

Two Stories of Achievement: Kean’s 2021 Valedictorian and Graduate Student with Distinction

Kean Valedictorian Jason Antunes and Graduate Student with Distinction Jeminat Musa, both of whom addressed their classmates at the University’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies, said they found their passion and their way at Kean.
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Kean Celebrates Commencement with Week of In-Person Ceremonies

Under a bright blue sky with loved ones watching, members of Kean’s Class of 2021 marched into Alumni Stadium for 10 Commencement ceremonies held over four days to celebrate their remarkable achievements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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She Graduated at 60. She’s Just Getting Started.

Janice Sampson '21 celebrated her 60th birthday on her last day of final exams at Kean University. The graduating senior says her experience as a non-traditional student at Kean empowered her to transform her life and pursue her dreams.
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Antoinette Antonucci is graduating Kean with a master's and six acceptances to PHD programs

Kean Research Takes Student from High School to Ph.D. Program

Kean grad student Antoinette Antonucci '20, '21 M.S., who was accepted to six prestigious doctoral programs, developed a passion for scientific research in the laboratory at Kean.