FAU Jupiter News



By | November 9, 2020

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.

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What's That Growing on Your Face Mask?

By | November 9, 2020

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher has developed a novel device to conveniently sanitize contaminated masks and other items at home or at work and has received a provisional patent for the technology.

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Unzipping Genes

By | November 4, 2020

Students in Florida Atlantic University’s first course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) recently explored unlocking the genetic puzzles of one of nature’s unique creatures: Mexican cavefish.

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Study First to Show Relationship between a Bird's Gut and its Brain

By | November 4, 2020

FAU scientists studied songbirds' gut microbiome and have identified potentially critical bacteria affecting cognition and performance.

Major Gift for Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education

By | November 4, 2020

A multi-million dollar gift from Arthur Gutterman will name the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

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The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Winter Course Schedule

By | November 4, 2020

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

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Herbert Weissbach Receives BioFlorida's 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

By | November 3, 2020

FAU's Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., received BioFlorida's "Lifetime Achievement Award," reserved to recognize outstanding industry leadership and significant contributions throughout an individual's career.

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By | October 29, 2020

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University received a second consecutive top rating among the country's best honors colleges and programs in the latest edition of "Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 40 Public University Honors Programs".

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Remdesivir for COVID-19: FDA Approved but Still Unproven

By | October 29, 2020

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the most reliable data from remdesivir randomized trials. In a commentary, they conclude that effective public health strategies are more urgently needed.

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Boo! How Do Mexican Cavefish Escape Predators?

By | October 29, 2020

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, have evolved in unique environments without predators. A study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations.