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Wilkes Honors College Interfaith Panel on Violence

By | December 5, 2019

The Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University hosted a panel discussion between representatives of different faith backgrounds on the issue of gun violence, specifically the problem of mass shootings. The College hosted this event in an effort to understand this problem better and explore...

Mellon Foundation Fellow Participating in the Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence

Mellon Foundation Fellow Participates in the Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence

By | December 5, 2019

Carmen Cañete Quesada, Ph.D., an associate professor of Spanish in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU recently participated in the Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program. Dr. Cañete Quesada conducted archival research regarding the involvement of African Americans of the Abraham...

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Groundbreaking Marks 20th Anniversary of John D. MacArthur Campus

By | November 21, 2019

FAU faculty, staff and students came together with local officials and community partners today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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Diplomacy Program Earns Five Awards at Model U.N.

By | November 20, 2019

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received five delegation awards at the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C.

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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.

Terje Hoim

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...