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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of November 7, 2011

BOCA RATON, FL (November 7, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science Hosts Seminar on Innovative and Sustainable Engineering

The free seminar will take place on Friday, November 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College of Engineering and Computer Science building, Room 106, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact Jessica Meith at 561-297-2658 or jmeith1@fau.edu .

The department of civil, environmental and geomatics engineering within FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science will host this seminar, which provides an opportunity for those interested to find out more about emerging technologies and innovations in civil engineering. Topics will cover the latest practical tools and techniques of sustainable infrastructure, smart materials and environmental engineering technologies, green transportation and graduate opportunities at FAU. Faculty and student researchers will provide presentations and be available to answer questions. To attend, RSVP by Tuesday, November 15.



‘Chiura Obata: Ways of Art’ Paintings at FAU’s MacArthur Campus Library

The free exhibition runs through Friday, December 16, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-297-3646 or e-mail mcconnel@fau .edu .

The exhibition features paintings created between 1943 and 1945 by artist and educator Chiura Obata. The art is on loan from the collection of Marjorie J. McConnell. The library’s hours are Mondays through Thursdays 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 to 11 p.m.



FAU Hosts 'Conceptual Narrative: Mixed Media from the Chodorkoff Collection'

The free exhibition runs through Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact Terri Berns at 561-297-1164 or tberns@fau.edu .

The exhibition of contemporary fine art and crafts is curated from the Wimberly Library's Drs. J. Rosmarin Chodorkoff and B. Chodorkoff Collection, and is an eclectic mix of glass, fiber, ceramics, painting, sculptures and prints from such established artists as Dale Chihuly, Ed Rossbach, William Morris and Clifford Rainey. "Site," a 30-inch high ceramic bust that was created as a self-portrait by John Woodward is among the pieces by emerging artists featured in the exhibition. Dr. Bernard Chodorkoff, a retired psychoanalyst/psychiatrist, and his wife Dr. Joan Rosmarin Chodorkoff, a retired clinical psychologist, donated their art to the library because they wanted their collection in an academic setting so that it could be seen by students as well as the general public.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. 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 www.fau.edu.

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