FAU Press Releases
Listing of the most recent FAU Press Releases.
Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., research professor and executive director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, is co-chair of a new report from the National Research Council that identifies ocean science research priorities over the next decade.
The Department of Theatre and Dance within Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents "Holy Ghosts," a play by Romulus Linney.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 27, 2015) - Florida Atlantic University's Board of Trustees (BOT) has reelected Anthony Barbar '78 as its chair and elected Dan Cane as vice chair of the University's governing board.
Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received two gifts totaling $300,000 from local philanthropist, business owner and nurse, Christine E. Lynn. A $100,000 gift will support an endowed scholarship fund for students who intend to work at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The $200,000 gift will support the College's faculty talent retention fund, which assists in retaining the best and brightest faculty.
Florida Atlantic University has received a $25,000 grant from The Veterans Trust, a nonprofit grant-making organization based in Fort Lauderdale. The grant is designated to assist returning military veterans at Florida Atlantic University with obtaining support and services they need to succeed. The Veterans Trust established this new grant program to create a functional model for veteran reintegration that can be replicated on other university campuses across the country.
The State of Florida has awarded Florida Atlantic University's College of Education a $4.3 million grant to establish a Center of Excellence for Elementary Teacher Preparation.
The Center for Body, Mind and Culture in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is hosting an international conference titled "Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest" on Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30 in the Arts and Humanities building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present two public programs by artists that are included in the exhibition "Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed," currently on view through Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
In an effort to address the national critical nursing shortage, Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is recruiting Treasure Coast nurses for its Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and master's level Family Nurse Practitioner programs at its Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce. Application deadlines are approaching.
When it comes to Florida history, few books tell the tale like the best-selling novel "A Land Remembered," written by author Patrick D. Smith. The historical fiction will be brought to life by the author's son, Rick Smith, on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m., when he brings his multimedia show "Florida is a Land Remembered" to FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI).
While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities. Cone snails are marine mollusks, just as conch, octopi and squid, but they capture their prey using venom. This venom is an extraordinary complex mixture of compounds with medicinal properties. Frank Marí, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, has focused his research on cone snail venom and has just published a study in the current issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
David McCullough to lecture at FAU
Applications are being accepted for the second class of Venture Vintage companies at Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway. Startups are sought in all industries with an emphasis in technology. The deadline for applications is Saturday, Jan. 31.
Nearly four years since its inception, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University has received a record-breaking 4,370 applications for 64 positions for the incoming class of 2015.
Florida Atlantic University's Peace Studies Program and Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life will present two workshops titled "Outer Peace Begins with Inner Peace: Finding Balance in the Midst of Chaos, Fear and Negativity."