The following is a list of events taking place on the Kean University Campus. For more information, please see the sponsoring group listed with each event.
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, curated by Jennifer Heath
Now through May 10, 2010 in the Karl and Helen Burger Art Gallery, located in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success Building.
The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces is a traveling exhibition that investigates the veil in its broadest and most universal contexts. This exhibition focuses on the great tradition and importance of the veil throughout human history and the clichés and stereotypes that challenge modern society. Gallery hours are Monday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For image requests or further information, please contact Kean Art Galleries Director Neil Tetkowski at 908-737-0392 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Presentation by Timothy Ryan, FBI Supervisory Special Agent for Cyber Investigations Squad
Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 3:15 p.m., Kean Hall.
Kean University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology, in collaboration with the criminal justice department and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will host a presentation by Timothy Ryan, supervisory special agent for the Cyber Investigations Squad of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The event is free and open to the public.
Ryan, who joined the FBI in 1999, is responsible for investigations of computer intrusions and hacking, computer crime, child pornography and intellectual property. He will discuss the importance of technology and science in fighting crime. Throughout his career, Ryan has served in the FBI’s New York and Newark Field Offices, as well as FBI Headquarters. He has conducted national security investigations, including both counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters. In the aftermath of 9/11, Ryan performed medical support and evidence collection duties at the Fresh Kills landfill, and investigated the death of Kathy Nguyen during the anthrax attacks.
A New Jersey native, Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree from Kean University in 1992. He holds a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, and is completing a Master of Science in Information Technology and Information Assurance from the University of Maryland. Following the presentation, Ryan, along with his colleague, a full-time digital forensic examiner, will be available to answer questions.
The Big Read: Reading and Talk by Author Tim O'Brien
Wednesday April 14th, 2010, Wilkins Theater, 12:30 PM
The Big Read is Kean’s semester-long participation in the national program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Kean University was awarded this national grant from the NEA to host The Big Read and is one of 268 communities nationwide participating in the initiative.
As host of The Big Read, Kean University will carry out an extensive community-based reading program. Participants will read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, and engage in various activities, including discussions, lectures, movie screenings and performing arts events. Complete schedule of events.
Jewish Studies Program 12th Annual Lecture Series
Not a Silent Generation: Post-War American Jews and the Memory of the Holocaust, a lecture by Professor Hasia Diner
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre.
Professor Hasia Diner is an author and director for the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. Diner, author of an acclaimed 2009 study demolishing the myth of American-Jewish silence after the Holocaust, argues that more than a decade before the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial, American Jews engaged broadly and experimentally with the Holocaust. Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University and the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (2009) and Lower East Side Memories: the Jewish Place in America (2000), the subject of her 2001 Kean University lecture.
Event is free, a suggested $10 donation is payable at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Dennis Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-737-4256.
Kean to Host Thinking Creatively Design Conference
Friday, April 16 & Saturday, April 17, 2010
Held on Friday, April 16, 2010, and Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, this year's "Thinking Creatively" Conference is a special edition. The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) will hold their annual, regional conference concurrently with the "Thinking Creatively" Conference. That means that all "Thinking Creatively" attendees will gain access to IDSA presentations, as well as benefit from IDSA members who will attend the main-stage events, breakout sessions, and networking activities organized by The Design Center at Kean University and the ADCNJ. It also means a significant increase in attendees expected this year.
Other highlights include the following offerings: Pantone is helping to support the networking event on Friday, and the Kean University Alumni Association is making arrangements for a Disney Imagineer to lead an event following the networking event. In addition, a panel discussion on the state of design will include reporters from Fast Company, Business Week, and Metropolis. "As always, Thinking Creatively hosts and provides world-class speakers and presentations, fun, goodies, and intellectual refreshment," said Rose Gonnella, ADCNJ Board Member and Professor at Kean University who has taken a leadership role in orchestrating this conference. "We believe it's important to provide affordable access to a major event for design professionals and students that is on par with other world-class conferences. We want to deliver an interactive, thoughtfully rich, and professionally focused conference to inspire us all."
To learn more and register for this "Thinking Creatively" Conference, visit www.thinkingcreatively.org or www.adcnj.org or call 201-997-1212. Come and explore the world of design at the "Thinking Creatively" Design Conference!