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Dual-enrollment Program Gives High School Students a Head Start on College

Students at three New Jersey high schools are getting a jump on their college degrees, earning credits at Kean University while they also work toward their high school diplomas.
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What Do Social Media ‘Likes’ Really Mean?

Businesses and nonprofits actively seek “likes” and “follows” on social media, but research from Kean University shows social media actions don’t necessarily translate into sales or donations.
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Kean Design Alumni Chosen for National Mentorship Program to ‘Change the Face of Advertising’

Five recent Kean alumni working in advertising will be mentored by top creative leaders in the field in a new national program designed to increase diversity and inclusion both in advertising campaigns and among the people who create them.
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Focusing on Student Success and Retention at Kean

From the Spanish Speaking program to Veteran Student Services, Kean University offers a range of support services with one goal in mind: student success. Watch as Kean students describe how the Division of Student Success and Retention helps them achieve their dream of earning a college degree.
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Kean Receives NSF Research Grant to Improve Equity in Computer Science

Kean University has received a $130,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for researching new ways of teaching computer science to promote equity and inclusion in software design.
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Kean research shows Covid deaths and social vulnerability factors in New York City

Kean Research Maps COVID-19 Impact Across Communities

A Kean mathematics associate professor has developed data analytics research on the impact of COVID-19 that is helping guide authorities as they respond to the pandemic and roll out vaccines. 
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White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Kean Physical Therapy Students

Kean’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) school held its first White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ entry into clinical training at hospitals and other healthcare settings in preparation for graduation this year.
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Vital Health Resource for Union County Community Becomes More Kid Friendly

Student clinicians at the Kean University Center for Communication Disorders are trained to advocate for their patients’ needs. For their pediatric patients at the free clinic, they identified a small improvement that they believed would have a big impact on care.
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How COVID Testing Works

Have you ever wondered how COVID-19 testing works? Why does it take so long to get results? Join Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics and genomics, as he takes you inside a clinical diagnostic laboratory at Kean University to explain how COVID-19 samples are tested for the coronavirus and why results aren't instant ... yet.
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Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., in the CLIA Covid lab at Kean University

New Certified COVID-19 Testing Lab Opens at Kean

A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 test results has opened on Kean's Union campus, building upon an unprecedented partnership with the County of Union in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours.