Autism research takes off at Kean

Dr. Burke in the Learning lab for preschoolers.
Photo Courtesy of Johanna Ekladous

By Johanna Edladous| Published April 6, 2017 Autism is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, but 1 in 41 in New Jersey. According to Autism New Jersey, a nonprofit organization, New Jersey has the highest rate of children with autism nationwide. Dr. John C. Burke is an assistant professor and the applied behavioral […]

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War against sexual violence

Ambassador Bangura speaks out against sexual violence.

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By Johanna Ekladous| Published March 25, 2017   On Thursday, March 23, the Holocaust Resource Center held a free public meeting with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Zainab Hawa Bangura in which she spoke about the worldwide sexual war crimes. Bangura has worked in all five continents and covers 19 countries around the world with conflicts […]

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Kean’s Curl Fest celebrates women’s empowerment

Students that took a picture with this wall and posted #KeanCurlFest on their social media recieved a free coffee mug, 

Photo Courtesy of Estefani Hernandez

By Estefani Hernandez | Published March 22, 2017 The Kean student organization held its very first “Curls, Coils and Kinks Fest,” for Women empowerment on Monday in the Miron Student Center and received a huge crowd. The curl fest encouraged both males and females to love their natural hair type. “Having curls is something wonderful that every female should be proud […]

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Learning to listen

Learning to listen.
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By Micayela Konviser | Published March 3, 2017 Everyday people spend a lot of time listening to others. Despite this, many don’t see listening as a skill that for a lot of people needs some work. “Most of us don’t realize that we are not such great listeners,” said Professor Sara Boden-Learner, who began teaching a listening class at Kean three semesters […]

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How Kean students can remember and celebrate Black History Month

Wandering Spirits: African Wax Prints Display. Photo Credit: Johanna Ekladous

By Johanna Ekladous | Published Feb. 8, 2017 Dr. James Conyers, director of Africana Studies at Kean University, shares  how we can remember and celebrate Black History Month. With the Trump administration now in power and the Black Lives Matter movement gaining momentum, Dr. Conyers expressed the importance of understanding that it does not change how we are to celebrate and […]

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Kean students and faculty celebrates the Chinese culture by hosting the Chinese New Year Kick-Off

A glimpse of the “lucky” dragon.  Credit: Rafaela Teixeira

Photo credit: Rafaela Teixeira By Rafaela Teixeira | Published Feb 8,2017 To embrace Kean’s connection to China, the Office of Student Organization and Asian Studies department held the annual celebration of the Chinese New Year Kick Off at the Miron Student Center on Jan. 26th, 2017. This Kick Off to the new year is a  great way for students and professors […]

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Kean Cougar Daris Mendez heads to Ivy League Graduate School


By: Bhriana Smith | Published May 9, 2016 From the time she was a child, Kean senior, Daris Mendez, 22, was never set on having a boring, uncreative career. In the fall of 2016, Mendez plans to attend Columbia University in New York under their developmental psychology program. But the journey to commencement has been anything but easy for Mendez, a […]

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