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Scott LaFontaine sits before a laptop computer and sophisticated scientific equipment

Biotechnology Grad Uses Food Chemistry Expertise to Boost Beer and Food Flavor

The science of beer has driven the career of Scott Lafontaine, Ph.D., ’11, ’12, who studied with some of the best-known experts in the field and now teaches food chemistry to university students.
A student shows off a book, autographed by author George M. Johnson, at the 2022 Common Read.

Common Read to Continue Discussion of Disability Justice

Kean students will explore the topic of disability justice through the University’s next Common Read selection, The Future Is Disabled, a collection of essays by disabled author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
An artist's depiction of the Battle of Connecticut Farms

Kean Historians Lead New Research into Revolutionary War Battles

Kean researchers are using new tools like GPS technology as well as original documents to seek new perspectives on two historic conflicts.
Kean University Provost David Birdsell in a graphic image that includes the words, Urban Impact New Episode

The Power of Nonprofits to Transform Urban Communities

On the fifth episode of Kean’s podcast, "Urban Impact," Kean Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David S. Birdsell, Ph.D., explains what nonprofits need to do to maximize their impact and how they became such an important part of America’s social support network.
Ricardo Roig, Kean artist-in-residence, poses alongside his work

Kean Alumnus Ricardo Roig Named University’s Artist-in-Residence

The 2008 Kean alumnus will return to campus in the Fall to create a mural at the Human Rights Institute, conduct workshops and classes with students, and show new work.
President Repollet stands before a screen of stars in the night sky, with a constellation of a cougar.

Kean Shares ‘Strength in Numbers’ at Mid-Year Convocation

A presentation by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., and his senior leadership, and a “Gallery Walk” highlighting important data about Kean, will illustrate the University’s accomplishments.
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Urban Impact Episode 4: Urban Invasion: How Invasive Species Could Collapse Entire Ecosystems

On the fourth episode of Kean’s podcast, Urban Impact, biologist and Kean Assistant Professor Brenna Levine, Ph.D., discusses how the population density and higher average temperatures of urban areas make them susceptible to invasive species that are disrupting their biodiversity.

Kean Mid-Year Convocation Will Showcase Data to Share University’s Progress in Equity

Showing Kean University’s strength in numbers, President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., will host a Mid-Year Convocation on Thursday, March 2, to share data updating Kean’s progress in addressing equity gaps.
Kean alumna Khabirah White

Business Graduate Helps Navigate Diversity Roadblocks in the Workplace

Khabirah White '12 strives to be a leader in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion through her work in the healthcare industry.

Breathing Life into Discarded Items: Exploring Sayaka Ganz’s Sculpture

Artist Sayaka Ganz uses discarded everyday plastic items like utensils, toys and other household objects to create beautiful animal sculptures in her exhibition, Reclaimed Creations. Now on display at the Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery, the artwork carries a deeper message about the importance of conservation and sustainability.