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Did you know that the Wilkes Honors College reaches its 20th Anniversary in 2020? It is an exciting milestone! We invite you to partner with us to shape the next class of successful Owls like you! Take a moment to catch up on our latest achievements. Connect with fellow alumni. Volunteer at an upcoming FAU expo.

Stay Involved: Share your valuable experience at one of our upcoming events or for an alumni profile. We have many rewarding ways to stay involved, build professional contacts and help deserving students.

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Plastic Debris, Oceanic Biomass, Environment, Marine Habitat, Plastics, Pollution, Cellular DNA, Visualization Method, Microscopy, Calculations, Quantitative Number

Novel Study First to Tally Biomass from Oceanic Plastic Debris

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators have obtained a quantitative number for biomass from oceanic plastic debris using a novel visualization method that provides the first estimate of its kind. more

Neuroscience, Cavefish, Evolution, Behavioral Evolution, Mapping Brain, Brain Atlases, Complex Behaviors, Sleep, Foraging, Brain Morphology, Neural Circuits, Imaging, Brain Activity

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

A study is the first to look inside the brains of cavefish with millimeter resolution and show how individual neurons and brain regions that drive complex behaviors, including sleep and feeding have evolved. more

U.S. News & World Report

FAU Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report's' List of Top Universities

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 136 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020. more

Itzel Sifuentes-Romero and group

Evolution of Eye Loss in Mexican Cavefish

FAU Jupiter researchers are investigating the evolution of eye loss in Mexican cavefish. Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at... more

Wilkes Honors College Building at FAU Jupiter

FAU Names Justin Perry, Ph.D., as New Dean of Wilkes Honors College

Florida Atlantic University has named Justin Perry, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. more

 
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SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Jannatul Begum
Jannatul Begum

Jannatul Begum graduated from Lake Worth Community High School and came to the Wilkes Honors College with an interest in Neuroscience. As Jannatul explains, “I chose the HC because of the small, interactive class sizes.... Read More

Michael Berg
Michael Berg

Michael Berg came to the Wilkes Honors College from Anclote High School in Holiday, Florida. A Flager Scholar, Michael chose this concentration so that he would the opportunity to pursue a career in either education or foreign... Read More

Olivia Ducram
Olivia Ducram '20

Olivia began her freshman year attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. After receiving an invitation to attend Scholar’s Day, Olivia was awarded the Henry Morrison Flagler scholarship, which provides her with internship... Read More

Gianni Croci
Gianni Croci '20

Gianni C. Croci came to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College after completing an International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at G-Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs, Florida. He has a dual concentration in History and Political... Read More

jacqueline fewkes
Professor Receives Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., is the recipient of a Florida Atlantic University Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Teaching. Dr. Fewkes is one of the three faculty members awarded... Read More

kevin-lanning
Wilkes Honors Professor Recipient of Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., received FAU’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching during the 51st annual Honors Convocation Awards. Dr. Lanning was among the founding faculty members of the Harriet L. Wilkes... Read More

 
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