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Remembering the Virginia Tech Victims…

Employees, students and community members attended a number of commemorative events for victims of the April massacre at Virginia Tech.


This spring, MacArthur campus students, faculty, staff and community friends celebrated Arbor Day in the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum. Alana Edwards (back right), education and training coordinator of the Center for Environmental Studies, updated the crowd on the new plants and trees recently added to the arboretum. She is joined in the photo by Dr. Robert Huckshorn (back left) and members of the campus' Enviro Club. There are several ways to support the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum, including “Adopt a Tree” and commemorative bench and brick programs. For more information, contact Dianne Reeves at 561-799-8665. For more Jupiter campus news...

 

Research Week 2007

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members attended numerous events staged across FAU during this spring's Research Week. Themed "Celebrating Excellence in Research," the event showcased student and faculty research taking place across all disciplines at FAU. In conjunction with Research Week 2007, FAU also hosted the Economic Development Corporation of South Florida’s (EDC) sixth annual conference, BioTech 2007, at the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus.


Dr. Sameer Hinduja, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, wrapped up the week with a presentation of his pioneering research concerning victimization risk of youth on MySpace.

 

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members joined President Brogan for the 2007 Honors Convocation celebrating high academic achievement by faculty and students.


Earlier this spring, FAU alumnus Luis Alberto Moreno, former Columbian ambassador to the U.S. and current president of the Inter-American Development Bank, spoke as part of FAU's Distinguished International Visitors Lecture Series. In his talk, Moreno described the improving opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean for the low-income majority while ensuring that they can better compete with Asia and the industrialized world. Moreno received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from FAU in 1975.

 

 

During Florida Oceans Day, Governor Charlie Crist receives an award from the Florida Ocean Alliance "in recognition of his leadership in the conservation of Florida oceans and coasts." Pictured from left: Jim Murley, secretary of Alliance and director, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at FAU; Kumar Mahadevan, vice chair of Alliance and president/CEO, Mote Marine Laboratory; Governor Charlie Crist.

 

In May, nine alumni were honored for outstanding achievement and leadership. These individuals, whose degrees from FAU were awarded from 1974 to 2006, represent each college except for the recently established Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science. This year’s Distinguished Alumni (shown here with President Brogan) include (from left) Dean Peterson ’05 (Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters), Julie Hilsenbeck ‘06 (Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing), Jordan Siegel ’91, ’99 (Barry Kaye College of Business), [President Brogan] Harry Mertz ’74 (College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs), Patricia Anderson ‘97 (College of Education), Mark Hickinbotham ’82 (College of Engineering and Computer Science) and Marc Philippon ’87 (Charles E. Schmidt College of Science). Not pictured is Anya Canache ‘03 (Honors College) and the Hall of Fame inductee R. David Paulison ’70, who is currently the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

 

 

 

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