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We are celebrating 20 years of

and Unmatched Opportunities
with a series of special events.

FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is where groundbreaking programs in research and education create unmatched opportunities for the best and brightest students. It’s where FAU converges on site with two of the world’s leading research organizations, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute, to offer high school, undergraduate and graduate students transformational experiences not found anywhere else in the world.

Located 25 minutes north of FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, FL, FAU Jupiter is home to the nationally-ranked Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and faculty labs from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Recognized as a center of scientific activity, the campus also serves as the headquarters for two of FAU’s primary research organizations, the Brain Institute and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH).

In addition, the College of Education hosts teacher education coursework, its one-of-a-kind Academy for Community Inclusion and the community-centered Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jupiter housed in the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex on campus, is the largest membership organization of its kind in the country delivering personal enrichment courses covering a broad range of stimulating topics, taught by leading experts.


Monarch Butterflies, Caterpillars, Milkweed, Hunger, Anger, Food, Head-butt, Aggression, Fighting, Metamorphosis, Survival

Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-butt to Get What They Want

An FAU study shows that when food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from peaceful feeders to aggressive fighters. The results look something like a combination of boxing and "bumper" cars. more

Lorena B. Areal, Ph.D.

FAU Brain Postdoctoral Fellow Receives Pilot Grant to Study Behavioral Changes in Mice Related to Autism and ADHD

Lorena B. Areal, Ph.D., a FAU Brain postdoctoral fellow, received a pilot grant to evaluate, through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), network-level changes in the brain that might underlie behavioral changes... more

Memorial Healthcare System, Partnership, Research Partnership, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials, Basic Research, Biomedical Research, Patients, Healthcare

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System have formed a research partnership, which combines their expertise and resources in clinical research, clinical trials, basic research and translational biomedical research. more

Neuroscience, Dopamine, Home, Brain, Mice, Dopamine Surge

Dopamine Surge Reveals How Even for Mice, 'There's No Place Like Home'

A study by FAU neuroscientists demonstrates how 'coming home' produces a signal of comfort in mice and is the first to show that home evokes a surge of dopamine that mimics the response to a dose of cocaine. more



The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently competed in the virtual National Model United Nations competition and finished first overall out of 43 competing universities and received seven awards. more

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