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Galleries at Kean Collaborates with Local High School on Art-inspired Dance Performance

The Galleries at Kean University premiered its first-ever cross-disciplinary art experience, Perdidos, collaborating with Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy students and artist Tamara Torres on a dance performance inspired by Torres’ art.
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Universitywide Commencement Returns for Kean’s Class of 2022

Kean University celebrated the 2,825 undergraduates of its Class of 2022 today at a joyous Commencement, held at the Prudential Center in Newark for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The day included a Commencement address by Tony-nominated Deaf actor Lauren Ridloff, who spoke in American Sign Language translated by an interpreter.
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First Graduates of Kean’s Genetic Counseling Program Have Jobs Waiting

The Kean master’s in genetic counseling program reached a milestone as the first cohort of students graduated.
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Kean University Team Reaches Top 25 in International Stock Trading Competition

A three-student Kean team, including two graduating business students, made it to the top 5% in the Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge.
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Kean Arts Philanthropists to Receive Honorary Degrees

Two retired educators who are longtime supporters of the performing arts at Kean University, siblings John Bauer, Ph.D., and Nancy Boucher, will be presented with honorary degrees during Commencement 2022.
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Kean Celebrates Graduate Commencement

As a packed house of friends and family watched and celebrated in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Kean University conferred graduate degrees on 755 students at its festive Graduate Commencement. It was Kean's first full in-person ceremony since the pandemic struck in 2020.
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What’s Next for Kean’s Class of 2022

Kean’s graduating class is continuing to climb higher. These Kean graduates are heading to law school, pursuing master's degrees, going on service trips, and starting their careers. Check out what some of our cougars will be doing after graduation.
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Faculty-Student Research Team Advances Understanding of Fertility

An interdisciplinary team of Kean researchers studying fruit flies has created a mathematical model of a key cell structure that could have applications in the study of human fertility.
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Kean Celebrates Honors Graduates at Convocation

Kean University honored its highest-achieving 2022 graduates at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 6, recognizing the undergraduates’ commitment to hard work and excellence as the University prepares for Commencement next week.
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Kean Announces 2022 Commencement Speakers

John Dickerson, the award-winning CBS News chief political analyst and author, and Lauren Ridloff, a Tony-nominated actress known for roles in The Walking Dead and as Marvel’s first Deaf superhero (Eternals), will be featured speakers at Kean University’s graduate and u