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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of April 23

JUPITER, FL (April 23, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
FAU Wilkes Honors College Student presents 'Perceptions of Beauty: A Photographic Journey'

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 111 & 113 Town Center Drive in Jupiter. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain open to the public on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Metzner at

The exhibition will highlight the four-year senior thesis project of FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College student Michael Metzner. The project poses the question, "What is beauty?" Metzner uses the photographic medium to present different philosophical, artistic and scientific theories to answer that question while documenting the change within his own philosophy of aesthetics.


'Here and There,' a Photography Exhibition by Kristen O. Murtaugh

The free exhibition runs through Friday, May 11, at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit

"Here and There," a series of evocative images by Kristen O. Murtaugh, draws viewers into private worlds and quiet public spaces. The exhibition features black and white as well as color images that focus on form, pattern and texture.  The exhibition can be viewed during library hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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