Study Finds Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and/or sleep, and longitudinal risk of frailty in adults ages 65 and older. ... more

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

 


Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk

A novel study by FAU and the Oregon Research Institute is the first to show that regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk in older adults by 95 percent.

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.

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.

FAU College of Business to Honor Rita and Rick Case

FAU's College of Business will host the 28th annual Business Leaders of the Year breakfast on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 8 a.m., at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, in Boca Raton.

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.

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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

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