Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

A team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, East China Normal University and Northeastern University conducted a unique study to help elucidate the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea. Their work provides novel insight regarding the removal mechanisms and potential lifetimes of a select few microplastics. ... more

Paid Sick Leave, Flextime Benefits Result in More Retirement Savings

The United States is facing a retirement savings crisis. Nearly half of all Americans have nothing saved for their retirement or have no access to retirement plans at work. About half of white Americans will not be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement and the situation is even more dire for black and Hispanic Americans. Understanding what variables influence workers’ retirement savings and to what extent is critical.... more

Trump Unpopular with Hispanics in Florida, Struggles in Matchups with Democratic Contenders in New FAU Poll

U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are underwater among Hispanics in Florida, where he trails by large margins in head-to-head matchups with top Democratic presidential contenders, according to a statewide survey of voters conducted by the Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business.... more


Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

Study Reveals Indigenous People's Choice of Medicinal Plants

Researchers discovered a novel way to find the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Paid Sick Leave, Flextime Benefits Result in More Retirement Savings

A study by FAU and Cleveland State is the first to explore the relationships between workplace employment benefits such as paid sick leave, flextime, and vacation days and retirement savings.

New AR/VR Lab Brings Imagination to Life for FAU Students

Florida Atlantic University has opened "The Portal," a new lab in the S.E. Wimberly Library which will serve as a collaborative space specifically focused on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

FAU Celebrates 'Owlstock' for Homecoming 2019

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2019 "Owlstock" beginning Friday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 18, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBT History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBT History Month with a series of events for students and staff beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

FAU Receives Art Donation Valued at More Than $3.8 Million

Florida Atlantic University recently received a donation of artwork valued at more than $3.8 million from Rick and Lesley Stone.

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents 2020 Presidential Election Lectures

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter will present two lectures by Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., a professor of political science, on Tues., Nov. 5 at noon and Thurs. Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

Jaffe Center to Host 10th Annual Letterpress Appreciation Day

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University will host its tenth annual Letterpress Appreciation Day.

U.S. HHS Secretary Names María Ordóñez to Alzheimer's Council

Alex M. Azar II, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, recently named FAU's María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP, APRN to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services.

FAU Partners with St. Lucie Public Schools

FAU and St. Lucie Public Schools recently collaborated to develop the Social, Wellness, and Emotional Learning Leaders program designed to increase the number of school counselors in SLPS high needs schools.

New Board of Trustees Appointment, Re-appointment

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Elycia Morris and reappointed Dr. Michael Dennis to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.


What’s killing coral in the Florida Keys? Scientists say it’s more than just rising temperatures

Coral reefs near the Florida Keys are being destroyed, with scientists reporting a “heartbreaking” decline over the past three decades. NBC’s Kerry Sanders meets with researchers who say warming water temperatures are just one part of the problem.... more