Announcements of General Interest
View announcements by selecting a category. You may view all announcements by selecting the 'All Categories' category. Announcements of interest to faculty and staff are distributed Mondays the FAU's Office of University Communications. If you would like to submit an announcement event, please use our Announcement Submission Form.
News of Special Note
Parking Permits are Available!
Permits are available online now for students, staff & faculty. When you order online, make sure to print out your temporary permit and place it on your dash.
If you are an adjunct and your account is not active please give the office a call at 561-297-2771 to activate your account.
There’s Still Time to Organize or Join a Heart Walk Team
The FAU community has a long tradition of participating in the Palm Beach Heart Walk, which supports the American Heart Association’s efforts to combat heart disease and stroke through research and education. So far 13 teams from FAU have registered, and there’s room for many more! To join an FAU team or start one of your own, click here. Please forward this message to any of your colleagues, friends and family members who might want to be part of this event, which is always a lot of fun. You can get full information (starting time, etc.) on the Heart Walk’s homepage by clicking here.
If you have questions or need help, please contact Lynn Laurenti at email@example.com or Jennifer Mora Rhine at Jennifer.Mora@heart.org. The team coordinator on the Jupiter campus is Terry Gearing, firstname.lastname@example.org.The walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown West Palm Beach.
Go Heart Walk Owls!
Join Us for the Owl’s Nest Faculty & Staff Campaign Celebration
All faculty and staff donors are invited to the Owl's Nest Faculty & Staff Giving Society Campaign Celebration Event. Join us on Monday, September 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch on the lawn with President Kelly. Look for the tent at Alumni Plaza, located behind the Administration Building. Wear the owl pin you received on your event invitation to show your pride. RSVP at http://fauf.fau.edu/owlsnestparty. For more information, call 561-297-3054 or email email@example.com.
Recorded Sound Archives' Streaming Audio Website Goes Online
Florida Atlantic University Libraries on Monday (Aug. 18) launched its Recorded Sound Archives’ vintage streaming music websitersa.fau.edu. The website, previously only accessible within the FAU network, is now available to the general public. The site features rare and historic recordings from the Recorded Sound Archives’ collection of phonograph records from the first half of the 20th century. Users can hear music and see label scans/album jackets of recordings by such early pop and jazz performers as Doris Day, Al Jolson and Benny Goodman. Other highlights include one of the largest online collections of Jewish recordings in the world, restored children’s recordings damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rare Vogue picture records. The website boasts more than 100,000 audio tracks and is smart phone and tablet compatible.
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.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction @FAU College of Nursing
Begins September 13, 2014
Call (561) 278-6033 for more information and registration details
Visit us online at www.SacredTreehouse.org/mbsr.html
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!
Save a Life, Learn CPR!
When: September 16
This training opportunity is open to all students, staff, and faculty who are interested in receiving an American Heart Association CPR certification or re-certification. This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR + AED course for non-healthcare persons. This training will be offered at a discounted rate of $30.00 Course materials are included in class cost. The training is provided by Conor Devery from First Response Training, LLC and will be held in SE 319 (third floor of the Science building on the Boca Raton campus from 2:30 pm to 5:00pm. Please sign up and pay via the link below. Any questions please contact Carla Liranzo at email@example.com.
$30 / Register here
The US. Student Fulbright Program is open for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year
The US. Student Fulbright Program is open for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Eligible FAU students or recent graduates of FAU may apply for a Fulbright grant to do independent studies in one of over 120 countries, or to teach English. The awards vary by country but generally cover all transportation, insurance, living and study costs for the 9-12 months you are abroad. Applicants must be US citizens and must have earned the bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the award in Fall 2015. Undergraduate students who will be starting their senior year in the fall and plan to graduate in May 2015 are eligible to apply in this round. Current graduate students and recent graduates of FAU may also apply.
The web site www.fulbrightoneline.org contains a wealth of information on the awards, the application process, and deadlines.
The FAU campus deadline is September 16, 2014 at 5 pm EST. A campus review process will follow and students will be assisted to complete their final application by the national deadline of October 14, 2014.
Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the FAU Student Fulbright advisor and can answer questions about this competition via email or phone at 561-297-1039. Information sessions will be held in the late summer, students can watch for news on the OIP website: www.fau.edu/goabroad. Dr. Meschievitz will also meet 1:1 with interested students.
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.
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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.
Call for Nominations, Applications, Proposals
For this Week
Save the Date
• FAU Vendor Showcase
Office of Trademark Licensing & Marketing will host a Vendor Showcase on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union – Grand Palm Room on the Boca Raton campus. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. There will be lunch and giveaways for those who attend, as well as door prizes. The vendor showcase will provide opportunities to visit with some of the university top license vendors. You will have the opportunity to hear about the latest industry trends to make sure you are aware of them prior to becoming popular. It allows you to provide best selection of quality promotional products that build & reinforce the FAU Brand as well as meet your needs and budget, including popular categories like corporate apparel, promotional tote bags, custom hats and custom mugs. FAU license vendors will be at your disposal during the entire event! Please RSVP to Melany Briceno at email@example.com or 561-297-4313.
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Mathematica Software Availability
As the result of a Technology Fee grant, FAU has upgraded its site license for Mathematica software, created by Wolfram Research. This software is available to all faculty, staff and students. Mathematica can be installed on any University-owned computer (office, lab, etc.) as well as on a personally-owned computer (“home-use license”) at no cost. The previous license was limited to a small number of concurrent users. That concurrent limitation has been removed, and this is intended to make this resource more attractive for instructional and research use.
If you are interested in installing Mathematica, click here for instructions.
Additionally, Mathematica can be run on the GENIE application server. Mathematica can be found in the MATH folder.
For more information, contact Loren Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.Websitehttp://faculty.eng.fau.edu/ljgibson/fau-mathematica-installation/how-to-get-mathematica-software-through-faus-site-license/Contact PersonLoren Gibson
FAU Announces 'Researchers and Scholars of the Year'
The Division of Research recently announced the 2013 "Researchers and Scholars of the Year." The University Research Committee (URC) selects faculty to be recognized by the university for outstanding research and scholarly and creative contributions each year.WebsitePaige GarridoNA
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Survey
Follow this link for a research study to assess the attitudes towards tobacco policy, tobacco use behaviors, and knowledge of secondhand smoke. The FAU community is asked to be a part of this study.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU's College of Medicine is conducting a clinical research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. There is no cost to participate and eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel. If you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer's, call 561-297-0164 to learn more.
24- to 30-Month-Old Children Sought for Language Study
The Language Development Lab, under the direction of Professor Erika Hoff, is conducting a federally funded study of early monolingual and bilingual development. We are looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning Spanish at home and at least one parent was born in a Spanish-speaking country. For participating, you will receive $150 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay for your time at each visit. If you complete this study through the age of 5 years, you will receive a total of $1,000 in gift cards.
We are also looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning only English at home. For participating, you will receive $50 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay you for your time at each visit. If you complete the study through the age of 5 years you will receive a total of $400 in gift cards. We plan to study children's language development from 2 years and 6 months to 5 years.
The purpose of these studies is to gain a better understanding of how language develops during this period. We will come to your home or you can come to our playroom on the Davie campus of Florida Atlantic University or to our office on the Boca Raton campus -- whichever is easier for you. If you are interested in this study, email email@example.com. You may also call 954-236-1142 or check out psy.fau.edu/~hoff/LangDevLab/index.htm for more information.
Communication Disorders Clinic Offers Diagnostic and Therapy Services -- including Accent Reduction Therapy
The Communication Disorders Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the College of Education building on the Boca Raton campus and provides speech, language and hearing diagnostic and therapy services -- including accent reduction therapy -- to children and adults. Services are available Monday through Friday during every semester on a space-available basis. Appointments for diagnostic or treatment services may be made by calling Maria at 561-297-2258. Payment can now be made by VISA or MasterCard.
The clinic offers Stroke Support and a Stuttering Support groups, each meeting once a month. Interested parties should contact the clinic for details. FAU faculty and staff members and their families receive a 50 percent discount for all services. Full-time FAU students receive a 50 percent discount for evaluations and then are charged $10 per treatment session.
The Communication Disorders Clinic is operated by FAU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more information on clinic services, visit www.coe.fau.edu/csd/clinic.htm.