Professor from Maplewood recognized nationally

UNION, NJ — Maplewood resident Jenny Li, assistant professor of computer science at Kean University in Union, was recognized by the National Center for Women in Technology for her outstanding research mentorship of women and underrepresented minorities. “This positive feedback and recognition of my research mentoring work of the last several years is super motivating,” […]

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater company in residence at Kean University, is presenting a new play by Glen Ridge resident Craig Garcia with performances beginning tonight as part of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. Garcia’s plays have been given readings before, but this will be his first full-scale production. The production […]

Saluting Pirate Battalion’s newest second lieutenants

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 18, Seton Hall University celebrated New Jersey’s 14 newest second lieutenants at the Pirate Battalion annual Army Reserve Officer’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony at Jubilee Auditorium on the South Orange campus of the university. The guest speaker was retired Brigadier Gen. Thomas Maffey, chief operating officer of McChrystal Group, […]

CHS students display art at Kean

UNION, NJ — On Jan. 28, Columbia High School art and photography students Shaine Hammarberg and Jonathan Dalce each exhibited an original art piece, alongside other art students throughout New Jersey, at the 30th annual Emerging Artists High School Art Exhibition. Each year, Kean University’s Department of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Art Administrators […]

Wallerstein Foundation funds playwriting residency for Canterbury Village seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater in residence at Kean University in Union, recently announced its second playwriting residency for senior citizens, funded by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. Based in West Orange, the Wallerstein Foundation’s primary mission is to support qualifying not-for-profit organizations that assist elderly individuals to remain […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

NJIT, Kean co-host inaugural computer science education awards ceremony

UNION, NJ — There’s no shortage of accolades in Hollywood, with the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys. “But what about the teachers?” asked West Orange resident James Geller, a computer science professor and associate dean of research at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences. Geller decided to organize an award […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]