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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Focus of Kean Diversity Council High School Leadership Conference

At the Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship conference, nearly 1,000 students developed social justice action plans for their high schools, and 10 humanitarian awards were given out.
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Expanded Office of Technology Commercialization Assists Kean Inventors with Moving Discoveries to the Marketplace

As research activity at Kean University intensifies, the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has expanded to boost researchers’ efforts to move their discoveries into the marketplace where they can benefit the public.
Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff

Deaf Actress Lauren Ridloff to Give President’s Distinguished Lecture at Kean

Tony-nominated actress Lauren Ridloff, who is known for her roles as Marvel’s first Deaf superhero and as a regular in the TV show The Walking Dead, will address the Kean community on Monday, December 11 in the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
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Recycling 500 Pounds of Plastic

Kean Lecturer William Heyniger challenged his students to collect 500 pounds of plastic waste to earn a free bench. Learn about their impressive results and why film plastics, such as grocery bags, are so bad for the environment.
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Law Enforcement, Mental Health Partnership ARRIVES at Kean

Kean is New Jersey’s first higher education institution to launch a new law enforcement program designed to de-escalate emergencies related to mental or behavioral health.
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Hydroponics Research | Urban Farming

Kean researchers are studying the best approaches to hydroponics, which allows people in urban communities to grow their own fruits and vegetables indoors while protecting the environment and water resources.
Head and shoulders shot of Ndaba Mandela, wearing a suit. He is Nelson Mandela's grandson.

Kean’s 16th Annual Human Rights Conference Spreads Nelson Mandela’s Message

Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late human rights icon Nelson Mandela, will speak at Kean’s 16th annual Human Rights Conference on Friday, December 8.
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Cougar Pantry Upgrades Address Student Food Insecurity

Healthy foods, pots and pans, and even salad kits with lettuce grown on campus are available through Cougar Pantry’s new 24/7 online ordering and food pick-up system.
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Kean Study Lays Groundwork for Upcoming Merger of Three New Jersey School Districts

The merger of three Monmouth County school districts into one, set to take effect in July, stemmed from a study conducted by Kean University’s Division of Entrepreneurial Education Initiatives (EEI). 
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'A Different World' Cast to Discuss Race, Equity and Society at Kean

The cast of the iconic TV show A Different World, set in a fictional, historically Black college, will reunite at Kean University on Thursday, November 16 for a panel discussion on changes in higher education culture and society since the show began in the late 1980s.