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Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

By | November 7, 2019

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

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Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

By | November 6, 2019

Christopher Strain, Ph.D., a professor of History & American Studies in FAU’s Wilkes Honors College has contributed a chapter to a new book on the civil rights movement. Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) brings together two dozen...

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WHC Associate Professor Releases Volume on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps

By | October 18, 2019

Jacqueline H. Fewkes, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College recently edited, Anthropological Perspectives on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps. The edited volume deploys digital ethnography in varied contexts to explore the cultural roles of mobile...

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FAU Wilkes Honors College Receives $1 Million Donation to Endow the Kenan Social Engagement Program

By | October 14, 2019

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College met the “Kenan Challenge,” raising $1 million to match a $1 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. This gift creates a permanent endowment for the Kenan Social Engagement Program, which provides scholarships...

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Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

By | September 30, 2019

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships.

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TERJE HOIM, PH.D. Named Interim Associate Dean of Wilkes Honors College

By | September 17, 2019

Terje Hoim, Ph.D. was recently named the interim associate dean of academic affairs of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter. For the past three years, Dr. Hoim has served the college as chair of math and sciences. Originally from Estonia, Dr. Hoim received her...

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FAU SCIENTISTS AWARDED 2019 EARLY-CAREER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS BY NATIONAL ACADEMIES' GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM

By | September 13, 2019

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine selected Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology in Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute as a recipient of its...

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Examining Sleep Plasticity 

By | August 29, 2019

While sleep is almost universal across the animal kingdom, sleep architecture and amount vary drastically between species. Further, animals alter how much they sleep in response to their environments and food availability.  A Florida Atlantic University researcher and collaborators received...

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'Dream Team' Awarded $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

By | August 29, 2019

FAU researchers have received a $1.1 million NSF grant to develop powerful transgenic tools and gene-editing technologies in the blind Mexican cavefish to significantly advance it as a research model system.

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FAU Attracts Record Number of National Merit Scholars

By | August 28, 2019

Florida Atlantic University has welcomed a record number of National Merit Scholars for the fall 2019 semester.