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Michael Graves College Inaugural Architectural Studies Class Set to Graduate

VIDEO: Michael Graves College had its first class of architectural studies students graduate from the School of Public Architecture. Michael Graves, the legendary architect and designer, created the college's curriculum to explore the value of public spaces and provide students with a global education, including coursework in New York, Rome and in China at Wenzhou-Kean University.
Richard Bakker

Q&A: A Legend Retires After 50 Years at Kean

Rich Bakker, Ed.D., professor of health and physical education, looks back on his 50 years at Kean — teaching and coaching baseball — as he prepares to retire at the end of June.
Kean grad Catalina Gaviria

Kean Student Discovers ‘No Place I’d Rather Be Than in a Lab’

Catalina Gaviria always dreamed of becoming a scientist but struggled to believe she could do it until she came to Kean University.
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Kean Ocean Drummer Snares Success With Viral Videos

For Kean Ocean graduating senior Julianna Mascia, drumming has gone from a cure for high school distraction to the launchpad for an international career. See how this public relations student used social media to earn sponsorships, land touring gigs and build connections with artists like the Jonas Brothers.
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Cum Laude students pose behind their sign saying they are cum laude

Celebrating Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Harwood Arena was bursting with energy and pride recently as the Kean community celebrated seniors who are graduating with honors at the Honors Convocation. More than 900 students will graduate summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude this year.
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Kean alumnus Mike Rizzo won a New York Emmy Award for his work in weather broadcasting

Kean’s 'Meteor Mike' Wins Emmy Award

Kean alumnus and adjunct professor Mike Rizzo, better known as television meteorologist @Meteor_Mike, is now an Emmy Award winner.
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Norman Winarsky, Ph.D., co-inventor of Siri, describes the breakthrough in a lecture at Kean

Co-inventor of Siri Describes the Breakthrough Moment

In a recent lecture, the co-founder of Siri described the "aha" moment that led to the creation of the virtual assistant technology. Norman Winarsky, Ph.D., said it came during a brainstorming session on a California beach.
Actor Jeff Daniels

Actor Jeff Daniels, Comedian Nancy Giles to Speak at Kean University Commencements

Emmy Award-winning actor and three-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Daniels, who is currently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird, will address more than 2,800 students and their families as the featured speaker at Kean University’s Undergraduate Commencement on Thursday, May 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Comedian, actress, CBS News Sunday Morning contributor and self-described “accidental pundette” Nancy Giles will speak at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College Commencement on Friday, May 17 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
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Senator Lesniak

Kean Students Become Advocates in New History Class

A new course that teaches Kean students how to research and advocate for positions on social issues is showing results. Students in the “History of Social Movements” course have published letters in the media, spoken with members of Congress and are going to the New Jersey State House to talk with legislators.
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Student Researchers Excel at Kean Research Days

VIDEO: Student research projects, including "The Psychopathology of Batman" and "Do People Take the Fastest Route?," were the highlight of Kean Research Days, a two-day celebration of discovery and academic accomplishment held across the University.