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Jody Kantor and Holly Taylor

Kean Names Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Jodi Kantor, Acclaimed Actress and Alumna Holly Taylor as 2023 Commencement Speakers

Author and investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, of The New York Times, and critically acclaimed actress and Kean alumna Holly Taylor ’21 will be the featured speakers at Kean University’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies in May.
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Kean Students, Children with Special Needs, Climb Higher with Adapted PE Program

Kean's Cougars C.L.I.M.B. Adapted Physical Education program helps children with disabilities, ages 5-21, develop their motor skills by playing different sports and games. The program, created by Assistant Professor Alexandra Stribing, Ph.D., also gives Kean education students a hands-on learning experience.
Michio Kaku, Ph.D.

Kean Distinguished Lecturer Michio Kaku, Ph.D., Shares Vision of the Future

Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, Ph.D., drew a sold-out crowd for his illuminating distinguished lecture and watched student research presentations by four Kean undergraduates, as Kean’s Research Days began.
Bernie Moriarty on the Kean campus in front of the clock tower and flowering tree

‘Just Do It.’ Kean Student Perseveres to Earn Degree 48 Years Later

Bernie Moriarty has a successful career and raised a family, but she never forgot her dream of completing her Kean degree. She will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May.
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Kean University Founders Day 2023 Highlights

A celebration outside Miron Student Center, an inaugural Founders 5K race on the Union campus, and a fundraising campaign marked the 168th anniversary of when Kean first opened its doors as the Newark Normal School.
Dhairavi and Dhaara Shah, on the left, and Estella and Esther Blankson, on the right, are all presenting research at Kean's Research Days

Twin Sisters, Researchers, Raising the Profile for Women Scientists at Kean

Among the many students presenting at Research Days will be four women of color, all Kean students and aspiring doctors, who share more than their love of science.
Students display research at Research Days 2022.

Kean Research Days to Showcase Student, Faculty Discovery

Kean’s commitment to student research takes center stage as more than 1,300 students and faculty get ready to share their work in the University’s annual Research Days, Monday, April 24-Wednesday, April 26.
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Future Chemistry Teacher Fulfills a Dream at Kean University

Kean 2023 graduating senior Ryen Hagg, a student ambassador and a New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholar, knew her place was at Kean from the first moment she visited.
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Supercharging Student Engagement by Embracing Diverse Cultures

On the seventh episode of Kean’s podcast, Urban Impact, Ana I. Berdecia, director of the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research at Kean, discusses the impact teachers have when they embrace the different cultures of their students and why stepping up cultural celebrations and measures that embrace diversity are key to engaging students on a deeper level.
Kean campus in spring shows students among flowering trees

New Program at Kean Aims to Bring Students Back to College

The message is clear: it’s never too late to return to college. A new Kean program encourages former students who left school to come back and complete their degrees.