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  • In Memoriam

    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/.

  • 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

  • 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

    http://www.borenawards.org/

    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              

     

    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, cmeschie@fau.edu.

  • 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, lthomas@fau.edu, 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 alaurent@fau.edu. 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.

  • 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

    Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/dolphins/EN/promotion/home

  • 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!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDx5TUX8960

  • 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.

  • #FAUThrowback

    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 sbihr@fau.edu.

    Follow FAU Alumni and the Foundation on social media: 

    www.facebook.com/FAUAlumni

    www.instagram.com/faualumni  

    www.twitter.com/faualumni

    www.facebook.com/faufoundation

    www.twitter.com/faufoundation

  • 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: cnelso40@fau.edu .

  • 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 idesign@fau.edu with your name, email and teaching discipline.

Reminders

• 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 idesign@fau.edu with your name, email and teaching discipline.

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