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High Pollen Count Can Add to COVID-19 Susceptibility, Kean Researcher Finds

New research co-authored by Kean Adjunct Professor Leonard Bielory, M.D., found pollen allergy sufferers may be more likely to develop COVID-19 when pollen counts are high, but wearing a mask can help.
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Kean Joins ‘Culture of Respect Collective’ to Proactively Address Sexual Violence

Kean has joined 20 colleges and universities from across North America in a program that takes a proactive approach to addressing sexual violence on college campuses.
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Five Spanish Program Students to Present Research at National Conference

Five Kean undergraduate Spanish majors have been selected to present their academic research on topics from Latin American literature to social movements at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April.
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Kean Scholar Academy Puts High School Students on Track to Success

Kean University has launched Kean Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment initiative that will prepare selected high school students for college by bringing them on campus to earn college credits and take part in mentorships, internships and other college experiences starting in ninth grade.
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Kean to Offer First-in-the-State Bilingual Speech-language Pathology Certification

With emerging bilingual children more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with having a developmental language disorder, the Kean School of Communication Disorders and Deafness this summer will launch a new post-master’s bilingual speech-language pathology certificate program, the first of its kind in New Jersey.
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I Interned at a COVID-19 Testing Center

Celina Edwards, a Kean University Biology Student, shares her experience interning as a clinician at the Union County COVID-19 testing site on campus. She was hesitant and nervous, but since volunteers were needed she decided, "If nobody else was going to do it, I would do it."
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Kean University Holds Open Educational Resources Conference

Kean University will host its inaugural Open Educational Resources Conference on March 29-30, a two-day virtual event dedicated to transforming and empowering learning communities by making educational content accessible to all.
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Kean Athletics to Launch Esports Program in Fall 2021

Kean University will launch a competitive esports program and open a new esports arena in Fall 2021, joining hundreds of universities and colleges across the country offering the fast-growing sport of competitive gaming. Kean’s co-ed esports team will become the 15th Kean Athletics program.
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Path from Protest to Participation Program Focuses on Long-Term Advocacy

An upcoming program at Kean about the role of women in advocating for social justice will feature Toni Smith-Thompson, an activist and former college athlete who used her platform to protest racial injustice.
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Three New Members Join Kean’s Board of Trustees

The Kean University Board of Trustees welcomed three new members, sworn in at the Board’s public meeting on Monday, March 8 — Bertha Little-Mathews, Rajeev Malhotra and Richard Torres. Also at the meeting, Trustee Linda Lewis, who joined the Board in 2003, was named vice-chair after her reappointment.