Announcements of General Interest
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News of Special Note
John Nambu, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, died on October 15, 2014 in California. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and four children.
“Dr. Nambu was a valued member of our College and a friend who will be greatly missed,” said Russell Ivy, Ph.D., interim dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. “His students benefitted immeasurably from his passion for teaching and research.”
Dr. Nambu was an expert on the molecular genetics of nervous system development and cell death in Drosophila. He served as a faculty member at FAU from 2010 to 2014. For the last several years, Dr. Nambu worked with undergraduate students as a mentor through the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring program. Through the program, Dr. Nambu focused on increasing the diversity of undergraduates in biological research and on preparing students for further graduate work and careers in academia. Colleagues and students alike have all commented on his ability to teach serious science balanced with kindness and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
Division of Research Vice President Search
The dates and locations are finalized for the faculty forums with the candidates for Vice President Research. I want to encourage all faculty to attend these sessions. The sessions will have minutes and they will be shared with the Search Committee. Attendance shows the candidates our interest and commitment to research here at FAU. Details can be found at http://fau.edu/research/vpsearch/.
Are you an FAU technology enabled instructor? Would you like to be?
The Center for eLearning has two great faculty development trainings coming up this Friday, Oct. 24th.
· 12 noon-- Crystal Barger Blackboard administrator from OIT will be presenting tips on:
o Setting up a file system to organize your content in Blackboard
o Using the Blackboard rubric tool
o Posting documents in Blackboard
· 1pm Susan Bell from OIT will be joining us for a demonstration of a synchronous communication tool that is available to all faculty and students through Microsoft Office.
o Lync, the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of using this tool for virtual office hours, inter-campus collaborations, student group collaborations, and more
o Discuss solutions for online communication challenges
We look forward to seeing you this Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at the Center for eLearning, Bldg. 4, Rm. 208 on the Boca Raton campus. (across from the Library).
For more information email Julie Golden, Assistant Director of eLearning, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAU Graduate College Open House
When: Nov. 6
Time: 4:30- 7:00 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Boca Raton Campus
At the Graduate College Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn why FAU should be your first choice for graduate education.
- • Explore more than 80 graduate degree programs
- • Meet faculty advisors and college representatives
- • Learn about financial aid funding opportunities
For more information, visit: http://fau.edu/graduate/openhouse.php
FAU Day of Service, Saturday Oct. 25
Join SAVI and the Weppner Center for the annual FAU Day of Service volunteer event on Saturday, October 25 (check-in times vary). Students can choose from five different issues to address through volunteering. Transportation and lunch provided. Register now atwww.fau.edu/volunteer! For more information, contact email@example.com or 561-297-3607.
Faculty Invited to ‘Open Access Week’ Kickoff at Wimberly Library
Florida Atlantic University faculty interested in Open Access to journal resources are invited to attend a day of programming being hosted on Monday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Central Florida and streamed by the Wimberly Library, Room 451, Boca Raton campus. Feel free to drop in on any individual program of interest to you. To view the schedule, visithttp://library.ucf.edu/ScholarlyCommunication/OpenAccessWeek.php.
Upcoming Events in FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Saturday, Nov 5
Exhibition - Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades
Exhibition of the works of artists who have had residencies in the Everglades
Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton campus
Exhibition open Tues-Fri 1- 4 p.m.; Sat 1-5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Information: www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2661
The David l. Boren UndergraduateScholarships/Graduate Fellowships Competition is now open
Undergraduate Scholarship Deadlines: FAU Campus Deadline is Monday January 12, 2015
Boren National Deadline is Wednesday February 4, 2015
Graduate Fellowship Deadline: Graduate students apply directly to Boren by Tuesday January 27, 2015
Attend an information session at FAU’s Boca campus on Friday October 10 – 12 Noon to 1 pm -- in GS 214B led by Lisa Mayorga from the Boren program.
The Boren grant is a unique scholarship opportunity to study abroad and pursue less commonly taught language learning in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin American and the Middle East). Students go abroad for a semester or academic year of study. STEM students only can apply for an 8 week summer program as well. Awards are $8,000/summer, $10,000/semester or $20,000/academic year for undergraduate students; and up to $30,000 for graduate students. Applicants must be enrolled in a US college or university and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the US at the time of application.
FAU Contact: Dr. Catherine Meschievitz, Director, Office of International Programs, 561-297-1039, firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW)
The UCEW is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Center for Excellence in Writing (CCEW). This new community-based writing center is designed to provide writing support for prospective college and graduate students who are not affiliated with FAU and business professionals who need writing support for their workplace writing. The CCEW will also offer a range of workshops on topics such as college admission essays, personal statements, press releases, and strategies for academic writing. Please visit http://www.fau.edu/ccew for more information.
What File sharing or Cloud Drive applications do you use?
Regardless of whether you use a Tablet, Mac or a PC, FAU uses a Web based application that is used to securely share files across campus and externally. Filelocker is a secure area used for exchanging files. Email exchange of files is not secure and has inherent limitations to the file size that can be sent attached to the email. Don’t use email file sharing. File Locker is secure and it gives you the ability to share Large Files. With Filelocker your files are stored up to 30 days and the files are all encrypted. To login to the Filelocker application here at FAU point your browser to https://filelocker.fau.edu
To READ MORE of Cybersecurity blogs go to http://wordpress.fau.edu/security. For more Cybersecurity information please go to our web site at www.fau.edu/security or contact Larry Thomas, email@example.com, 561-297-3259
Notice of Required Disclosures
Dear FAU Students and Employees:
Colleges and universities are required to provide students, prospective students, current and prospective employees with various disclosures and notifications concerning specific campus policies and programs. For your convenience, Florida Atlantic University maintains a website through which students can easily access this important information: Consumer Information
If you have questions about specific disclosure statements, please contact the departments as indicated. For general questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 561-297-3530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper copies of any mandated disclosures are available through the Office of Student Financial Aid, located in the Student Support Services building (#80), room 233.
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for a Digital Age 2001–2012
Ritter Art Gallery: September 5 – October 25, 2014
Opening: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for a Digital Age 2001–2012 will be the third in a series of recent poster exhibitions that have provided an overview on international contemporary socio-political poster design, beginning in 2005 with Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 and in 2010 with Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010.
Attention FAU! FINS PASSES AVAILABLE!
The Miami Dolphins are excited to have our university join them at a Miami Dolphins home game!
The link below will provide FAU and its employees/students an exclusive fundraising ticket opportunity! This is the hassle-free way to purchase your group tickets and ensure you experience all the game day action together and LIVE at Sun Life Stadium.
Promo code: FAU
Learn About the Research Your License Plate Purchase Supports
FAU Harbor Branch's Specialty License Plate Program has a new promotional tool to educate the public on the research that is funded by HBOI's four specialty plates. The public outreach video features projects that are supported by each of the four plates: Protect Wild Dolphins, Save Our Seas, Protect Florida Whales and Aquaculture. There are also shorter versions to promote each plate individually, some of which will be used in a television ad campaign on WPTV (the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach) in the fall. Click here to watch!
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU’s College of Medicine is conducting a new 6 month study of an investigational compound to possibly slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for subjects 55 to 85 years old. This study is an investigational oral medication designed for subjects already taking donepezil (Aricept) for at least three months. Clinical trial subjects will receive all investigational study medication, study evaluations and an MRI at no cost. Eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel expenses. Call Clinical Research Studies at FAU’s College of Medicine to learn more (561) 297-0164.
We are growing FAUAA's presence on social media and we need your help with our first social campaign! We’ve asked alumni and friends of FAU to submit “Throwback Thursday” photos and we will share our favorites each week.
This is sure to be a fun way to engage alumni, but we need help getting started! Photos can be of your time at FAU or a particularly special FAU memory/event from a few years or months back. Send photos to email@example.com.
Follow FAU Alumni and the Foundation on social media:
Pomponi Named Co-Chair of NSF's "Decadal Survey"
Dr. Shirley Pomponi, Executive Director of the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Engineering, Research and Technology headquartered at HBOI, was recently named co-chair of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences: Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Research Priorities." As part of the HBOI Faculty & Project Manager Incentive Program, the honor earned Pomponi a Professional Achievement award.
Vision for the Center of eLearning
The Center for eLearning is introducing several new services to support faculty, departments and colleges in meeting their goals for the development of online programs. A quick overview of those services is provided in a short Vision for the Center of eLearning presentation online. The Center is currently planning to hire additional instructional designers who will be able to assist all full time faculty members (this includes anyone who has or has not taken the CeL 1001 course) with the development of future courses. Faculty members, using the new services, will receive compensation in the form of stipends for their time spent developing courses. The Center of eLearning is now accepting eDesign Consult applications from faculty who are interested in developing courses for summer or fall 2014. For a complete descriptions of all of the support tools and programs we now have available to you, visit our website. In the spring, we are offering the eCertification for Facilitator. Anyone teaching a predesigned course or are assisting with the teaching of a course would benefit from this training opportunity. For an application and information visit the eCertification page of our website.
The Center is appreciative of the effort of all of our distance educators.
Victoria Brown, Ed. D.
Interim Assistant Provost of eLearning
For more information:
Contact: Corine Nelson
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL’s eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email and teaching discipline.
Contact PersonCenter for eLearning
• Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL's eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email and teaching discipline.
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