Morris Plains, NJ, United States
Morris Plains, NJ, United States

Kean University is a coeducational, public university located in Union and Hillside, New Jersey, United States. Kean University serves its students in the liberal arts, the science, and the professions and is best known for its programs in the humanities and social science and in education, graduating the most teachers in the state of New Jersey annually. Kean is also noted for the physical therapy program which it holds in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.Kean University was founded in 1855 in Newark, New Jersey, as the Newark Normal School. Initially established for the exclusive purpose of being a teacher-education college it became New Jersey State Teachers College in 1937. In 1958, following a post-war boom of students and increasing demands for a more comprehensive curriculum, the college was relocated from Newark to Union Township, site of the Kean family's ancestral home at Liberty Hall. After its move to the historic Livingston-Kean Estate, which includes the entire Liberty Hall acreage, the historic James Townley House, and Kean Hall, which historically housed the library of United States Senator Hamilton Fish Kean and served as a political meeting place, the school became Newark State College, a comprehensive institution providing a full range of academic programs and majors. Renamed Kean College of New Jersey in 1973, the institution earned university status on September 26, 1997, becoming Kean University of New Jersey. Kean University has subsequently grown to become the third largest institution of higher education in New Jersey and currently comprises five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College. Kean University also hosts numerous research institutions, perhaps most prominently the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics, the Kean University Human Rights Institute, the Holocaust Recourse Center, the Wynona Moore Lipman Ethnic Studies Center, and Liberty Hall. In recent years Kean has expanded to a satellite campus in Toms River, New Jersey and is planning a foreign campus in the People's Republic of China.Kean University was named a noteworthy College of the Year in 2001 by Time, and in 2008 was designated one of the five best diverse colleges in the nation by DiversityInc. Wikipedia.


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News Article | February 15, 2017
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Hackensack, New Jersey: Crowley is named Partner, Head of Operations. She is a seven-year veteran of Beacon and previously, had been Manager of Operations and a Senior Portfolio Specialist. Crowley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Drew University and a Series 65 license. “In her long tenure here, Kerry has been a strong champion of the firm’s sophisticated technology infrastructure which has enabled Beacon to scale and grow,” said Mark S. Germain, CFP®, MBA, ADPA®, Founder and CEO of Beacon. “Her unique combination of talents will help keep us on the fast track of innovation while maintaining systems architecture to meet the new regulatory requirements set forth by the impending Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” Cacchiola is named Partner, Managing Director of Wealth Management. He joined the firm in 2011 and served in a number of capacities including Director of Financial Planning and Client Service. Cacchiola is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kean University and a Series 65 license. “Chris’s passion and relentless work ethic truly embodies our commitment to our clients. His way with people and deep understanding of investments, financial markets, tax planning, and technology from a millennial’s perspective aligns perfectly across Beacon’s multi-generational landscape, especially young, married, professional couples in the wealth accumulation phase,” said Tina C. Powell, a partner at Beacon. “We call it financial planning 3.0” About Beacon Wealth Management Beacon Wealth Management, LLC is an independent, fee-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm based in Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm offers investment management and financial planning and Beacon to retirees, baby boomers, millennials, business owners, physicians, surgeons, attorneys, and entrepreneurs. More information can be found at http://www.beaconwealthmanagement.com.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ, February 17, 2017-- Stanley Freedman has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.An education administrator with more than four decades of professional experience, Mr. Freedman had excelled as an assistant principal for the Rahway, NJ Board of Education, a role that he held from 1998 until his retirement in 2005. Previously, he came to prominence in the school system in various roles, including program director of school development, area supervisor of language arts and physical education, department chairperson, and teacher of language arts and physical education. In addition, he has been tremendously involved with the Rahway Education Association, where he had served as its president. Highly regarded by his peers and colleagues for his professional excellence, Mr. Freedman was recognized for his work by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.To prepare for his career, Mr. Freedman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bethel College in 1969 and a Master of Arts from Kean University (formerly Newark State College). Shortly thereafter, he achieved certification by the New Jersey State Department of Education in the areas of language arts, physical education, health, and educational administration and supervision. Then, to remain at the top of his field, Mr. Freedman became a member of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. In addition, he served as an advisory board member for the New Jersey State Department of Education and secondary school validation team chairperson for the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. As he looks to the future, Mr. Freedman intends to continue in his current work as an educational consultant/tutor while taking on new opportunities as they arise.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


News Article | November 30, 2016
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Sherri Ginsberg, the librarian for Hillsides, a Los Angeles County foster care charity headquartered in Pasadena, has been named one of the top 10 librarians in the country by the American Library Association. Ginsberg will receive the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award tonight during a reception and ceremony hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York in New York City. The I Love my Librarian Award recognizes the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Ginsberg and the other nine honorees were selected out of some 1,100 nominees. For this honor, she receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to New York City. Now in its ninth year, the I Love my Librarian awards have honored only 80 librarians out of more than 15,000 nominations since 2008. “Anyone who knows Sherri is not surprised to learn she has received this very prestigious honor,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “For the 10 years she has been the Hillsides librarian, she has turned the library into a safe haven for children in foster care and made it a hub of creative endeavors, from poetry writing to song writing to arts and crafts. Her dedication and talent working with an underserved but most deserving population of children is unparalleled.” Ginsberg serves as the librarian at Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena, California, an accredited therapeutic residential and day school offering individual education for students with social-emotional, learning, and/or behavioral challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade In addition, she offers library services for children who live in the Residential Treatment Services program located on the same campus, which serves children in the foster care system or who are unable to live at home for other reasons. She personally curates the library’s collection, reading 10 – 20 books a week, and has built up the library to 11,000 books. When Ginsberg first arrived in 2006, the Hillsides library was essentially not being used except for twice-a-week after-school programs for the children who lived at Hillsides. Ginsberg immediately expanded library services to Hillsides Education Center with a personalized curriculum for each class. Previously, many children had very little or no exposure to books due to their chaotic childhoods spent in foster care. She also started several enrichment programs for all the children, such as a Poets Program where local poets regular visit the library, and the MUSE-IQUE music series, where a local nonprofit exposes the children to different musical styles. In addition, Ginsberg has brought in hundreds of speakers and professional writers, such as Henry Winkler, Marlee Matlin, Kristi Yamaguchi, Laura Numeroff, and Catherine Linka, and Shannon Messenger. Ginsberg received her master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Arts from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She also served in the U.S. army for two years. The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit http://www.Hillsides.org and http://www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. ###


Donoghue C.,Kean University
Journal of Applied Gerontology | Year: 2010

The goals of this study are to provide national estimates of turnover and retention for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants in nursing homes, and to examine the associations between management tenure, organizational characteristics, local economic conditions, turnover, and retention. The 2004 National Nursing Home Survey is used as the primary source of data. The annualized turnover rate is found to be the highest among certified nursing assistants at 74.5%, followed by registered nurses at 56.1%, and licensed practical nurses at 51.0%. National retention rates reveal that between 62.5% and 67.3% of nurses have been employed at the same organization for more than one year. Director of nursing tenure, registered nurse hours per patient day, and certified nursing assistant hours per patient day show the most consistent associations to lower turnover and higher retention.


• Objective: Digital ulcers are difficult to heal, increasing the chance of infection, gangrene, amputation and limited functional use of hands. They are a complication in scleroderma or systematic sclerosis (SSc) and occur in approximately 50% of patients. This is a systematic review of the evidence supporting the use of non-pharmaceutical therapeutic modalities and their effectiveness to facilitate the healing of chronic digital ulcers in patients with scleroderma. • Method: A comprehensive review of computerised databases from 2000-2013: PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, Pedro, OT Seeker, OT Search, OVID, and Proquest as well as manual review of other resources was completed using the following search terms scleroderma or systemic sclerosis and/or digital ulcers, specific modalities (low level laser therapy, electrical stimulation, intermittent compression, ultrasound, vitamin E, myofascial release, wound dressings, iontophoresis, negative pressure therapy, and exercise), chronic wounds, and wound care. English language studies, from 2000 to January 2013, which used therapeutic modalities to facilitate healing of digital ulcers and use healing of the digital ulcer as an outcome measure were reviewed. • Results: Of the 403 identified articles, only 11 studies addressed non-pharmaceutical treatment modalities to facilitate healing for digital ulcers. Exercise had no direct effect on healing ulcers. The following studies were positive but have limitations in design and sample size:: hyperbaric oxygen therapy (n=2), negative pressure therapy (n=1), intermittent compression (n=27) and acoustic pressure wound healing (n=1). Vitamin E gel showed a significant difference compared to a control group (n=27). Iontophoresis studies have shown that the modality increases blood flow but the results in five different studies are mixed and the application and intensity were inconsistent. • Conclusion: No one modality was proven to be the most effective. Larger efficacy studies on treating digital ulcers are needed in order to develop appropriate care guidelines to improve outcomes, promote function and lower health-care costs. © 2014 MA Healthcare Ltd.


The invention provides compositions and methods for treating or preventing cancer with an inventive composition. The invention relates to the fields of biomedicine, pharmacology, and molecular biology.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: RSCH EXPER FOR UNDERGRAD SITES | Award Amount: 290.19K | Year: 2013

A Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) Site award has been made to Kean University, providing international experience and training for 8 students per year for 10 weeks (5 weeks in Costa Rica and 5 weeks in New Jersey) during the summer of 2013-2015. This REU project will have students conduct research as part of an international team of scientists from Kean University, the Centro Cientifico Tropical and Instituto Biologica Nacional to study the vegetation, invertebrate, primate, soil microbial community structures, biogeochemical, and/or ecological characteristics within a variety of undamaged, damaged, or at-risk habitats in Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge (MNWLR), a new conservation area, in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. Students will assess if patterns/indicators of change in ecosystem conditions can be observed by habitat, management strategy, and/or atmospheric condition, adding to Costa Ricas natural resource database as students study the differences across different trophic communities within a continuum of habitats in the MNWLR, where little research has been conducted. Students will develop an understanding of the connections between land use, biodiversity and ecosystem function; present their work at a regional ESA conference and submit manuscripts to journals; and have a value-added cultural experience working with the local community in the village of Boca Tapada in their elementary school. Students will receive enhancement activities concerning research methods, data analysis, communicating science, publishing their work in journals, the ethics in scientific investigations and responsible conduct of research, and other support mechanisms to enhance the students pursuit of graduate programs in ecological/environmental sciences. The PIs will use the NSF REU common assessment tool to assess students scientific and intellectual gains, and will also track student progress and activities for 3 years post-REU experience. Students will be chosen based on a more holistic perspective that includes transcripts, GPA, an essay on why they want to work in the program, their goals as future scientists, how they think they will benefit from this program, what other research opportunities may exist at their home institution, and 2 letters of recommendation. For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Eaton (weaton@kean.edu) or Dr. Daniela Shebitz (dshebitz@kean.edu).


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 621.92K | Year: 2014

The Department of Computer Science at Kean University is implementing Project ASK: Applying Student Knowledge (ASK) for Success in Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT), which is aimed at increasing the number of academically talented, financially needy students graduating with undergraduate degrees in CS and IT. Project ASK supports a total of 40 transfer students and rising juniors who each receive two-year scholarships.

ASK Scholars participate in weekly workshops, cohort experiences, and interact closely with faculty members who provide academic and professional support through advising and mentoring. They gain leadership experience from participating in professional student organizations and local and regional programming contests. The individual and cohort experiences offered to ASK Scholars provide a basis for intellectual growth and promote increased student confidence, retention, and timely degree completion. Upon graduation, ASK Scholars are prepared to enter the scientific workforce or graduate school as competent, highly trained individuals who are skilled in teamwork and research, serve as role models to members of their communities and contribute to increased diversity in the fields of CS and IT.


A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving, by a client device, a username, password and binding code from a user; transmitting, by the client device, a request for a session code from the server device; receiving, by the client device, the session code from the server device; providing and displaying, by the client device, a random pattern keypad based on the binding code and the session code; receiving, by the client device, a password input from the user via the random pattern keypad; generating, by the client device, a virtual one-time password based on the password input from the user; and transmitting, by the client device, the virtual one-time password to the server device to authenticate the client device and access services offered by the server device.


The invention provides compositions and methods for treating or preventing cancer with an inventive composition. The invention relates to the fields of biomedicine, pharmacology, and molecular biology.

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