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Deaf Singer Brings Inspirational Message to Kean

Singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey’s talent and love of music has taken her on international tours, to the finals of the TV show America’s Got Talent, and recently onto the stage at Kean University -- even though she cannot hear the music she performs.
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Kean Wins Award to Address ‘Urgency of Climate Change’

Kean University is among five institutions to receive an award from Columbia University and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for the development of a course addressing climate change through architecture, science and sociology.
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Wenzhou-Kean University Researcher Works to Discover Coronavirus Treatments

A Wenzhou-Kean University research professor who has spent more than a decade studying the endangered pangolin, a scale-covered mammal that is native to Asia and Africa, is now using his expertise to explore possible links between the animal and the novel coronavirus. Siew Woh Choo, Ph.D. said he hopes his research leads to treatments for the virus.
Kean graphic design students Claudia Argueto and Giselle Padilla

Two Kean Students Committed to ‘Writing Wrongs’

Two Michael Graves College students were selected to take part in Writing Wrongs, an intensive three-day workshop that produced a published book, Outgrowing: Stories from the LGBTQ+ Community. They both served on the book’s design team, adding design elements throughout the book to give it a more cohesive look.

In His Father’s Footsteps, Activist Martin Luther King III Speaks at Kean

Speaking at the Kean University campus where his father delivered a powerful address almost 60 years earlier, human rights activist Martin Luther King III said young people and others must use their votes to “make America what it ought to be.”
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Kean student Hailey Seals was invited to the State of the Union by US Rep Tom Malinowski

After Tragedy, Kean Student Attends State of the Union Address

Kean University freshman Hailey Seals recently attended the State of the Union address at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Thomas Malinowski. It came nearly two months after her father, a Jersey City police officer, was killed in the line of duty.

Kean Human Rights Institute Conference to Focus on Voting Rights

The 13th annual Kean University Human Rights Institute (HRI) conference will focus on the power, importance and fragility of voting as our nation prepares for its next presidential election. Ari Berman, an award-winning journalist and author, will be the featured speaker.
Kean alumna Emily Conklin received the Bauer Boucher Award. She is pictured with Nancy Boucher and W. John Bauer.

Kean Theatre Student and Alumna Receive Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards

Two women, a Kean theatre student and a recent graduate who is now building a theatre career in New York City were named recipients of the Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award presented by Premiere Stages, Kean's professional theatre company in residence.
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Q&A: Middle East Faces a ‘Range of Options,’ Says Expert Gilbert Kahn, Ph.D.

Kean Political Science Professor Gilbert Kahn, Ph.D., teaches courses on American government and foreign policy, and has written and published research on anti-Semitism. He spoke with Kean News about recent developments in the Middle East and what they mean for the future of the region.
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Kean Hosts 'Stand Up for the Other' Anti-Semitism Forum

The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership and Kean University’s Holocaust Resource Center hosted an open forum to discuss anti-Semitism and bias.