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International Guitar Phenom Pursues His Dream at Kean

International Guitar Phenom Pursues His Dream at Kean

Baran Güzelsoy, a music performance major from Istanbul, is pursuing his dream of being among the world’s best guitarists by studying in Kean University's dynamic music program. Learn what makes Baran special and listen to him play.
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Culturally Rich Solo Exhibition Opens at Kean

Culturally Rich Solo Exhibition Opens at Kean

Artist Jacoub Reyes recently unveiled his site-specific art installation, Esconderte del mundo y en ti mismo esconderte, meaning “hide from the world and hide in yourself,” at Kean University.

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Kean Q&A: Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg, Ph.D., Presents Inaugural Art History Lecture on Dark Arts

Kean Q&A: Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg, Ph.D., Presents Inaugural Art History Lecture on Dark Arts

Kean Associate Professor Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture exploring the world of magical amulets to ward off dangers and fears in ancient and medieval civilizations.

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Kean Q&A: Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D., Named to New Jersey Historical Commission

Kean Q&A: Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D., Named to New Jersey Historical Commission

Kean Acting Associate Provost for Special Projects Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D., a professor of history and expert on the American Revolution, was recently named to the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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Kean Q&A: Vice President Barbara George Johnson, J.D., Continues ‘Transformative’ Work Through Murphy Appointment

Kean Q&A: Vice President Barbara George Johnson, J.D., Continues ‘Transformative’ Work Through Murphy Appointment

Kean Vice President of External Affairs and Urban Policy and Research Barbara George Johnson, J.D., has devoted her career to creating ‘transformative’ public policy that improves peoples’ lives, with a special focus on the health of mothers, babies and families.

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Kean Graduate Finds Success as Cannabis Branding and Packaging Entrepreneur

Kean Graduate Finds Success as Cannabis Branding and Packaging Entrepreneur

Mike Kapotis ’19 discovered his talent for entrepreneurship as a child. He used that skill, and his Kean education, to create a successful business.
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Q&A: Faculty Researcher – Laura Lorentzen, Ph.D.

Q&A: Faculty Researcher – Laura Lorentzen, Ph.D.

Laura Mackey Lorentzen, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

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Q&A: Student Researcher – Gabriel Serrano

Q&A: Student Researcher – Gabriel Serrano

Gabriel Serrano is a senior computer science major in The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at Kean University. Serrano, who is from Springfield, is mentored by Kean Assistant Professor Daehan Kwak, Ph.D.

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Kean Welcomes Associate Provost for Faculty Development Laura Baecher, Ed.D.

Kean Welcomes Associate Provost for Faculty Development Laura Baecher, Ed.D.

Following a comprehensive national search, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Laura Baecher, Ed.D., has been named Kean’s new associate provost for faculty development, effective this week.  

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Former New York Jets Cheerleader, Dance School Owner Earns Education Degree from Kean

Former New York Jets Cheerleader, Dance School Owner Earns Education Degree from Kean

Megan Braine ’23 kept herself busy while studying at Kean. She was a member of the New York Jets Flight Crew and opened a dance studio with her family while on her way to graduating summa cum laude with a degree in elementary education.