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FAU Contributes to Groundbreaking Discovery

Methods developed by FAU's numerical relativity group contributed to a recent groundbreaking discovery of merging neutron stars.

October 20, 2017

 

FAU Launches Graduate Neuroscience Training Program

Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute is now accepting applications for its new Graduate Neuroscience Training Program, which will begin in fall 2018.

October 20, 2017

 

FAU to Host 'Wayzgoose' to Celebrate Hand Papermaking Lab

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library will host an "Autumn Wayzgoose" to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of its hand papermaking lab.

October 20, 2017

 

Being Behind the Curve Can 'Sting'

FAU research shows what a tiny ant and indigenous cultures can teach medical and scientific communities by solving a medical mystery that has puzzled them for decades.

October 19, 2017

 

Daszkal Bolton Fund to Reward Teaching and Research at FAU

South Florida accounting and advisory firm Daszkal Bolton will reward faculty teaching and research excellence at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business by establishing a fund with a gift of $50,000.

October 17, 2017

 

Panel Discussion on the U.S. Economy under President Trump

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter Presents a Panel Discussion on the U.S. Economy under President Trump.

October 16, 2017

 

FAU High Student Competes in Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Florida Atlantic University High School freshman Devin Willis will compete to become America's Top Young Scientist during the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

October 16, 2017

 

FAU Libraries to Commemorate 500th Anniversary of '95 Theses

FAU Libraries will mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of the "95 Theses" with "The Protestant Reformation: Impacts & Legacies."

October 13, 2017

 

FPL Donates $100,000 to FAU Tech Runway

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) continues its longstanding support of technology and innovation by announcing a $100,000 gift to help renovate the entrance to FAU Tech Runway®.

October 12, 2017

 

FAU to Celebrate 'A New OWLeans' Homecoming 2017

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate "A New OWLeans" Homecoming 2017 beginning Saturday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 21.

October 12, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events for LGBT History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBT History Month with events throughout the month of October at its Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses.

October 12, 2017

 

FAU Recognized as Leader in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected Florida Atlantic University as one of three recipients of the 2017 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA).

October 12, 2017

 

Study Reveals if a Child Survives or Thrives When Bullied

Why are some children devastated by bullying while others are not? A new study validates how "resilience" differentiates children who just survive bullying from those who thrive when faced with adversity.

October 11, 2017

 

FAU Index Shows Hispanics Souring on Direction of Economy

Hispanics in the U.S. are souring on the direction of the economy and showing growing dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by FAU.

October 11, 2017

 

FAU Lecture: 'The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump'

Duke University's William H. Chafe will examine how personality helped shape the politics of many of our modern presidents.

October 11, 2017

 

Size Doesn't Matter - At Least for Hammerheads and Swimming

Researchers from FAU have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two closely related yet very different hammerhead sharks, with some unexpected results.

October 10, 2017

 

FAU Re-Launches Public Ethics Academy

Florida Atlantic University has re-launched the Public Ethics Academy within the School of Public Administration at the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

October 10, 2017

 

Financial Awards Can Actually Discourage Whistleblowers

Financial awards can unintentionally discourage a whistleblower from reporting fraud in a timely manner by hijacking their moral motivation to do the right thing, according to a new FAU study.

October 5, 2017

 

Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease.

October 5, 2017

 

FAU Team Wins International Solid Waste Design Competition

A student team from Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took home first place at the International Solid Waste Student Design Competition.

October 4, 2017

 

Seven FAU High Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Seven Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

October 4, 2017

 

3MT® Competition to Showcase Graduate Student Research

Can an 80,000-word thesis or dissertation be explained in three minutes or less?

October 3, 2017

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents William H. Chafe

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter presents William H. Chafe on Oct. 26 in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus.

October 2, 2017

 

FAUAA Honors 2017 Outstanding Young Owl Award Recipients

The FAU Alumni Association recently hosted its fourth annual Outstanding Young Owls (OYOs) Ceremony & Reception to honor exceptional young alumni.

October 2, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events for Disability Awareness Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October.

October 2, 2017

 

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings Receives Second Grammy Nomination

The album "Pá Qué Más" has received a GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Folk Album" category for the 18th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®.

October 2, 2017

 

Walk to Benefit FAU's Memory and Wellness Center

The Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center within the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University will host the 12th annual "Keep Memories Alive.

October 2, 2017

 

FAU Hosts 10th Annual iLead Student Leadership Conference

More than 900 students from Florida Atlantic University and other local colleges and high schools recently attended FAU's 10th annual iLead Student Leadership Conference.

September 29, 2017

 

FAU's Theatre Lab Welcomes Playwright Nilo Cruz

Nilo Cruz received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his play "Anna in the Tropics."

September 28, 2017

 

New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cutting-edge way to gauge the condition of aging timber railroad bridges.

September 27, 2017

 

JM Family's Colin Brown is 2017 Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business will honor Colin Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year on Jan. 26, 2018 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

September 26, 2017

 

'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

September 25, 2017

 

FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate Annual Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2017 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton.

September 21, 2017

 

Homeowners Coming Out Ahead of Renters, But Just Barely

According to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty, owning and renting are in a virtual tie in terms of wealth creation.

September 20, 2017

 

NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

September 20, 2017

 

FAU's A.D. Henderson Among Florida's Best Public Schools

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School in Florida by Niche

September 19, 2017

 

U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Endure Mental Distress

A new study is the first to show the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers and illuminates the effects of exacerbated stress on Americans without paid sick leave.

September 18, 2017

 

FAU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff.

September 15, 2017

 

FAU Professor Receives Award for Academic Advising

Jennifer Bloom, Ed.D., an associate professor in the College of Education at FAU, will receive the Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising.

September 5, 2017

 

ITWomen Leadership Summit to Take Place at FAU Tech Runway

ITWomen, in partnership with FAU Tech Runway, will host the inaugural ITWomen Leadership Summit on Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton.

September 1, 2017

 

FAU Presents 2017 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition

This exhibition features the work of more than 30 FAU faculty members who simultaneously continue their practice as professional artists.

September 1, 2017

 

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

August 29, 2017

 

One Year from Primary, Poll Shows Tight Race for U.S. Senate

With the 2018 state primary election now one year away, voters in Florida give a slight edge to Sen. Bill Nelson over current Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical matchup in the U.S. Senate race, FAU poll says.

August 29, 2017

 

FAU Theatre Presents a Season of Comedies

The first show of the season is "The Government Inspector," by Nikolai Gogol.

August 29, 2017

 

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

August 23, 2017

 

FAU's Incoming Freshmen Set Record for GPA, Test Scores

Florida Atlantic University's incoming freshman class has the highest GPA and test scores in the University's history.

August 21, 2017

 

Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.

August 18, 2017

 

Uncovering One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures

An ocean exploration led by FAU's Harbor Branch with scientists from the U.S. and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba.

August 17, 2017

 

FAU Mascot Wears Owlsley Feet One Last Time

Joshua Puchferran, 23, had been serving as FAU mascot, Owlsley, since 2013.

August 15, 2017

 

FAU Graduate Researching Potential Ebola and Zika Vaccines

While teaching microbiology in Nigeria in 2014, Olumide Adenmosun, 31, witnessed firsthand the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history and knew he had to help

August 15, 2017

 

Researchers 'Count Cars' - Literally - to Manage Traffic

Researchers are "counting cars" to improve traffic on overcrowded roads. And with more than 263 million passenger vehicles in the U.S. and more than 14 million vehicles in Florida alone, this is no small feat.

August 9, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2017 Commencement

FAU conferred more than 1,800 degrees during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Boca Raton campus.

August 8, 2017

 

Nursing Home Guide Could Save U.S. Millions of Dollars

An innovative yet simple and inexpensive approach using a guide for residents in nursing homes and their families could have a dramatic impact nationwide on health care savings, morbidity and quality of life.

August 8, 2017

 

Research Park at FAU to Celebrate 2017 Awards

he Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its third annual Research Park Annual Awards.

August 7, 2017

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Announces Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 16.

August 7, 2017

 

White House Correspondent April Ryan at FAU

Ryan at FAU to participate in Constitution Day symposium.

August 7, 2017

 

Students Receive First Doctor's White Coats at Ceremony

The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine each received their first doctor's white coat today during the symbolic White Coat Ceremony.

August 4, 2017

 

It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You

A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.

August 2, 2017

 

FAU Student, Alumnus Recognized as Emerging Scholars

Florida Atlantic University student Gabrielle Rind and recent FAU graduate Dawit Rumicha were each awarded the Emerging Scholar Award.

August 2, 2017

 

FAU Appoints Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as Dean

Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., will lead FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and brings vast leadership and research expertise in secure communications and information systems.

August 1, 2017

 

FAU and U.S. Southern Command Team Up

Florida Atlantic University and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have signed memorandums of understanding to pursue common goals for research collaboration and student internships.

July 27, 2017

 

FAU's Division of Research Affiliates with DKJA

I-SENSE has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy to allow high school students to participate in tours, seminars and research training opportunities.

July 26, 2017

 

FAU Scientist Helps Discover New Miniature Shark Species

It's a foot long, has a huge nose and glows in the dark. It took more than 17 years to identify this new species but was worth the wait as this elusive creature has yet to be seen in the wild.

July 25, 2017

 

Companies in Research Park at FAU Continue to Succeed

GrowFL named Yachtico Inc., a company within the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, a "Florida Company to Watch."

July 25, 2017

 

Slower Boat Speeds May Cause Manatees More Harm than Good

Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not according to FAU researchers. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good.

July 20, 2017

 

FAU Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Nurse Practitioners

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.4 million federal grant to prepare nurse practitioners to deliver primary care services for underserved populations in Broward County.

July 18, 2017

 

FAU - SCI Partnership Yields First Careers

FAU's new workforce training partnership with Sancilio & Company (SCI) has yielded new careers.

July 13, 2017

 

College for Design and Social Inquiry Names New Dean

esley Hawkins, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, following a national search.

July 13, 2017

 

FAU Lab Schools Designated as 2017 Google Reference District

Florida Atlantic University Lab Schools has been named a 2017 Google for Education Reference School District. It is the only district in Florida with the distinction, and one of only 109 districts in the world.

July 12, 2017

 

FAU National Index Shows Hispanics Optimistic About Economy

Hispanics in the U.S. are more optimistic about their financial situation as well as the U.S. economy as a whole but their dissatisfaction for U.S. President Donald Trump continues to increase.

July 11, 2017

 

Theatre Lab at FAU Announces 2017-18 Season

The season includes a world premiere from Peter Sagal, playwright and host of NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me."

July 10, 2017

 

Overqualified Employees Experience Psychological Strain

Feel like you're a big fish in a small pond? If you're an employee who perceives you're overqualified for your position, chances are you're unsatisfied with your job and experience psychological strain.

July 10, 2017

 

Sexism is Alive and Well, But this Time Men are the Target

A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn't as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn't result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression.

July 10, 2017

 

FAU to Offer Two New Degree Programs This Fall

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will offer two new degree programs this fall.

July 10, 2017

 

FAU Submarine Named 'Fastest' Among Colleges

FAU's Human-Powered Submarine (HPS) team placed second overall in the absolute speed category at the 2017 International Human-Powered Submarine Races.

July 6, 2017

 

FAU's School of Social Work Celebrates 1000th Graduate

FAU's Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work recently celebrated Shanekia Calbert as its 1,000th graduate of the Master of Social Work program.

July 6, 2017

 

FAU Team Takes Second Place at SECME Nationals

A team from FAU's A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently took second place in the mousetrap car competition at the 2017 SECME National Competition

July 3, 2017

 

FAU Names New Assistant VP of Alumni and Community Affairs

FAU has appointed Meghan DeFord as its new assistant vice president of alumni and community affairs within the Division of Institutional Advancement.

June 30, 2017

 

Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.

June 28, 2017

 

FAU Receives $50,000 Gift for Vocal Scholarships

FAU's Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters received a $50,000 donation for the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship Fund.

June 28, 2017

 

Bernard Osher Makes a $4M Grant to Lifelong Learning Society

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a $4 million endowment grant to support Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society.

June 27, 2017

 

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

June 26, 2017

 

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

June 22, 2017

 

FAU Student Named Florida's 'Student of the Year'

Florida Atlantic University graduate Tevin Ali has been named the 2017 Student of the Year by the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers.

June 22, 2017

 

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters Names New Dean

Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, following a national search.

June 21, 2017

 

Simple Tactic Results in Dramatic Water Conservation

Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative and simple tactic developed by researchers that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.

June 20, 2017

 

Floridians Doubt Trump Policy Changes will Help Cuban People

Floridians support former U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba over U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to restrict those relations, according to a survey by FAU>

June 20, 2017

 

Closing Failing Banks Sooner Could Save Billions of Dollars

Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by FAU faculty member

June 19, 2017

 

FAU TechGarage Team Wins eMerge Americas Hackathon

A group of high school students from Florida Atlantic University's TechGarage program at FAU Tech Runway recently took first place in the 2017 eMerge Americas Hackathon.

June 16, 2017

 

FAU Rocketry Team Takes Top National Award

A middle school rocketry team from Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School recently won first place in the nation in the SECME rocketry contest.

June 15, 2017

 

FAU Professor Admitted to The Royal Irish Academy

J.A. Scott Kelso, Ph.D., a professor of psychology, biological sciences and biomedical science at Florida Atlantic University, recently was admitted to The Royal Irish Academy (RIA).

June 14, 2017

 

FAU Pine Jog Recognizes Green Schools

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2017 at the ninth annual Green Schools Awards Luncheon.

June 13, 2017

 

FAU Pine Jog Hosts Environmental Education Center's Benefit

Florida Atlantic University's Pine Jog Environmental Education Center recently hosted its annual benefit event, "Pine Jog @ Night: See What Comes Out at Night."

June 13, 2017

 

FAU's College of Nursing Launches New Online Program

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is launching a new online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration that will be offered as a post-master's certificate beginning in the fall.

June 13, 2017

 

Courses and Boot Camp in Entrepreneurship Offered This Fall

Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a series of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as an Entrepreneur Boot Camp, open to the FAU community and public this fall.

June 12, 2017

 

Rising House Prices Move Markets in the Direction of Renting

Slowing rents coupled with rising home prices and mortgage rates are pushing U.S. housing markets into rent territory, according to the latest national index from FAU and FIU.

June 7, 2017

 

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."

June 6, 2017

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Not a Profitable Investment

Companies that try to "do good" are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.

June 1, 2017

 

Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

With the drastic increase in unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test and monitor their immune health is critical.

May 25, 2017

 

FAU Teams Win Top Awards at National SeaPerch Competition

Five teams from Florida Atlantic University High School and A.D. Henderson University School competed in the 2017 National SeaPerch Challenge.

May 24, 2017

 

FAU Archaeologist Involved in Ancient Peru Discovery

An archaeologist from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru - home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America.

May 24, 2017

 

FAU Tech Runway Announces Fifth and Largest Class

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® has selected its fifth and largest Venture class of startup and early-stage companies to participate in its business accelerator program.

May 23, 2017

 

FAU Launches Nation's First M.D. Pipeline Program

"Signing Day" brought new meaning for four of the nation's brightest teens as they were officially accepted into an innovative medical school pipeline program through the "FAU High School M.D. Direct" program.

May 19, 2017

 

Owls Racing Has Best Finish in History at 2017 FSAE Michigan

Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team, finished 21st overall out of 110 teams at the Formula SAE Michigan.

May 19, 2017

 

Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Academia

Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study.

May 18, 2017

 

FAU Recognized for Innovative Advising Program

Florida Atlantic University recently was recognized for its efforts to provide academic advising to students in on-campus parking garages.

May 17, 2017

 

FAU Study and New Tool Proves 'All Is Not Lost' to Dementia

A researcher in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has developed the first tool to accurately measure communication in couples affected by dementia.

May 11, 2017

 

Blind FAU Student Graduates With Music Degree

Ndjuma Joseph becomes the first blind student to graduate from FAU's Department of Music within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

May 9, 2017

 

FAU Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for a University-sponsored residency program in psychiatry, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals.

May 9, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Awards Scholarships

The Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus awarded 11 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at the Northern Campus Achievement Awards.

May 8, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2017 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,230 degrees today and tomorrow during six commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

May 4, 2017

 

FAU Poll Shows Americans Split on Tax Reform Proposals

Americans are split on the tax reform proposals being considered in Washington, D.C., and most believe U.S. President Donald Trump should release his own tax returns, according to a national survey by FAU.

May 4, 2017

 

FAU Honors Arthur Evans, Jr. as 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

The FAUAA hosted its Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception. The event brought together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their most outstanding peers.

May 4, 2017

 

Festival Rep Entertains All Summer Long

Professional actors join FAU students to present "Sense and Sensibility," "Into the Woods," and more.

May 1, 2017

 

Detecting and Treating Alzheimer's Disease at Home

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a grant to test a novel mechanism for early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease in the home setting in underserved communities.

May 1, 2017

 

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Donate $7M to Name School of Social Work

FAU announced a $7 million gift from longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

April 28, 2017

 

2017 FAU Wave Competition Announces Winners

Florida Atlantic University's Division of Research has announced the winners of the 2017 FAU Wave Competition, an undergraduate and entrepreneurial research contest.

April 28, 2017

 

FAU Confers M.D. Degrees to Class of 2017

It's official. The 61 members of the class of 2017 of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine are now the nation's newest physicians.

April 28, 2017

 

Diplomacy Program Earns Top Award at Model E.U. in Indiana

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received the Best Commissioner Award at the Model European Union competition in Bloomington, Indiana.

April 26, 2017

 

Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

When bilingual children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language.

April 20, 2017

 

College of Business Launches Center for Forensic Accounting

FAU's College of Business has launched a new Center for Forensic Accounting, which will develop and disseminate knowledge on this growing area of study to students, government and the business community.

April 19, 2017

 

FAU's Theatre Lab Presents a New Play Festival

This jam-packed festival welcomes some of the nation's most prominent playwrights as they present readings of their newest work before it lands on stages across the country.

April 18, 2017

 

FAU's Diplomacy Program Earns Top Award at Model U.N.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

April 18, 2017

 

FAU Hosts 48th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Gary W. Perry will host the University's 48th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 19.

April 17, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Partners with National Theatre Live

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced it will show pre-recorded presentations by National Theatre Live and the Bolshoi Ballet.

April 17, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces Summer Schedule

FAU Jupiter's Lifelong Learning Society announced its course offerings for the summer semester, which begins Monday, May 15.

April 13, 2017

 

Hispanic Consumers in Florida Optimistic About Economy

Hispanics in Florida are optimistic about their financial situation despite concerns about rising costs and interest rates, according to a new statewide survey conducted by FAU

April 13, 2017

 

FAU’s OwlThon Sets New Record in Fundraising

Florida Atlantic University’s annual Dance Marathon fundraiser raised a record $242,718.17 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

April 12, 2017

 

Expanding Waistlines and Link to Metabolic Syndrome

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new silent killer and that the "love handle" can be fatal.

April 6, 2017

 

Course Prepares Students with Disabilities to Join Workforce

An innovative FAU college course improves the chances of college students with disabilities finding employment and succeeding in the workforce.

April 5, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates 2017 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its seventh annual gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

April 4, 2017

 

Does the Smart Songbird Always Get the Girl?

If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl? FAU study tests the links between cognition, sexiness and male songbirds' ability to serenade.

April 3, 2017

 

Theatre Lab is New Home for the 24-Hour Theatre Project

The event, to be held Sunday, April 30 to Monday, May 1, unites local playwrights, actors, directors and technicians for a 24-hour period to write, rehearse and perform up to nine short plays.

April 3, 2017

 

FAU Teams Place in Top Three at Hybrid Rocket Competition

Florida Atlantic University's Technology and Aerospace Club (TAC) recently placed third in two categories at the 2016-17 Hybrid Motor High-Powered Rocket Competition.

March 30, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Presents Elise Jordan

FAU Jupiter's Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by Elise Jordan on Tuesday, April 4 at 2:15 p.m. at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

March 27, 2017

 

Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

March 27, 2017

 

FAU Named 'Voter-Friendly Campus'

Florida Atlantic University is one of 83 campuses nationwide to be designated as a "Voter-Friendly Campus."

March 23, 2017

 

FAU's SNMREC Lands $360,000 Grant from NSF

FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, a U.S. Department of Energy designated center, has received a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for undergraduate research.

March 23, 2017

 

FAU Presents 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot'

From the dazzling imagination of one of America's most passionate and powerful young playwrights comes this critically acclaimed, thrilling retelling of the plight and fate of Judas Iscariot.

March 21, 2017

 

FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE SE Student Conference

Florida Atlantic University's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team placed fifth overall in the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted by FAU.

March 21, 2017

 

And the Envelope Please...It's a Match!

The soon-to-be graduates of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" during Match Day to learn where they will spend the next years of medical training as residents.

March 17, 2017

 

Nursing Programs Ranked in Latest 'U.S. News & World Report'

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is ranked for its Doctor of Nursing program and for its Master of Science Nursing program by the 'U.S. News & World Report' 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guidebook.

March 14, 2017

 

FAU Medical Students Inducted into AOA Honor Society

Ten students from Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medical honor society.

March 14, 2017

 

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

March 13, 2017

 

FAU Launches New Intercampus Shuttle Route

Need a ride to Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter campus from the Boca Raton campus? Have no fear - there is now a free mode of transportation to get you there.

March 13, 2017

 

New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

Beyond a reasonable doubt? A psychology study gives new meaning to "guilt by association" and shows how human memory as well as police use of mugshots and subtle innuendo can contaminate eyewitness testimonies.

March 9, 2017

 

Rising Rents Making This a Good Time to Buy a Home in U.S.

Rising rents and narrowing spreads between the cost of ownership and the cost of renting are making this a good time to buy a home in most cities in the U.S., according to national index by FAU and FIU faculty.

March 9, 2017

 

Americans Are Having Less Sex than Ever Before Study Shows

Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, and people in the South.

March 7, 2017

 

FAU Joins Collaboration to Create Veterans' Action Leagues

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has joined forces with powerhouse teams of researchers as well as committed veteran leaders to improve health outcomes of military veterans.

March 7, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Women's History Month with a series of events throughout the month of March at its Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Davie campuses.

March 6, 2017

 

Owls Racing Takes Second at Formula South Invitational

Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team, recently took home second place at the fifth annual Formula South Invitational.

March 3, 2017

 

U.S. Workers without Paid Sick Leave Forgo Preventive Care

A new study is the first to use data after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to get to the root of what factors are contributing to the low rates of preventive health care use in this country.

March 1, 2017

 

FAU's 11th Annual Global Shemin Trialogue

The Trialogue was founded to encourage communication and understanding between the three Abrahamic faiths.

March 1, 2017

 

I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

FAU's I-SENSE has received a National Science Foundation grant for a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" program and will host an intensive summer program for top undergraduate students nationwide.

February 28, 2017

 

FAU Hosts Florida Undergraduate Research Conference

Florida Atlantic University hosted the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) 2017 on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 on its Boca Raton campus.

February 28, 2017

 

Jupiter's LLS to Host National Film Festival

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society will host LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

February 27, 2017

 

Cavefish May Help Humans Evolve to Require Very Little Sleep

We all do it; we all need it - humans and animals alike. The tiny Mexican cavefish is shedding light on how sleep evolves and how human brains could evolve to require very little sleep, just like the cavefish.

February 23, 2017

 

FAU Hosts 10th Regional Competition for Science Olympiad

Students from 19 middle and 45 high schools from Palm Beach, Broward, Lee, Martin and Miami-Dade counties competed.

February 23, 2017

 

New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.

February 22, 2017

 

Three FAU SeaPerch Teams Qualify for National Competition

Florida Atlantic University's SeaPerch teams recently won 15 awards at a regional competition hosted by FAU's A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School.

February 22, 2017

 

National Bullying Study Finds Major Issues Impacting Teens

One of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students begs to differ with the adage, "sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can't hurt me."

February 21, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates National Engineers Week

The annual week of events is designed to increase awareness of the engineering profession and recognize the accomplishments and contributions engineers make to society.

February 20, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Spring Course Schedule

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Wednesday, March 15.

February 20, 2017

 

FAU Tech Runway® Appoints Chairman of Advisory Board

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® has recently appointed Donald Kiselewski as the new chairman to its advisory board.

February 16, 2017

 

FAU in Top 25 for Intellectual Contributions in Real Estate

Research faculty at FAU rank 24th in the world for their intellectual contributions to the real estate industry through their publications in top peer-reviewed journals.

February 15, 2017

 

'FAU Day' Celebrated at the Florida Capitol

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated "FAU Day" at the Florida Capitol.

February 15, 2017

 

Respected and Successful Florida Policymaker Will Join FAU

Jeff Atwater, member of the Governor’s cabinet with years of experience in public and private finance, will become FAU's vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer.

February 10, 2017

 

Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA

A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also called the "super bug."

February 8, 2017

 

FAU Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

FAU has received federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, which only is awarded to colleges and universities with enrollment of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students of at least 25 percent.

February 7, 2017

 

FAU Poll Shows Floridians Support Sanctuary Cities

A majority of Floridians favor sanctuary city policies that offer safe harbor for undocumented immigrants, according to a statewide survey by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

February 7, 2017

 

FAU Honors Heiko Dobrikow as Business Leader of the Year

More than 500 guests turned out to celebrate Florida Atlantic University's College of Business' 25th annual Business Leader of the Year, Heiko Dobrikow, on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

February 2, 2017

 

Panel Discussion with Visiting Activist Filmmakers

Iris Morales and Andrew Padilla will give a brief presentation on their careers as activist filmmakers, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

February 2, 2017

 

FAU Libraries, JCS to Present 'Fiddler on the Roof'

FAU's Libraries and the Jewish Cultural Society will present "Fiddler on the Roof: In Concert," along with Aaron Kula's 23-member Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) and a cast of 16 principal singers.

February 1, 2017

 

Jupiter's LLS Provides Internships for FAU's ACI Students

Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) announces an internship program for FAU's Academy for Community Inclusion students

February 1, 2017

 

First Video Footage of Monkey Population Nearing Extinction

Using remote sensing cameras and sound recorders, FAU scientists are the first to capture rare video footage of a newly discovered population of critically endangered monkeys in a remote region in the world.

February 1, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February at its Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Davie campuses.

January 31, 2017

 

FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

Researchers from FAU and Sancilio and Company, Inc. are collaborating to develop a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

January 30, 2017

 

Study Shows Public View of Police and Body-worn Cameras

There is limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggesting that the public supports the use of body-worn cameras in policing. A new study reveals general public perceptions with some unexpected results.

January 26, 2017

 

Daniel Beaty Presents 'Emergency' at FAU

"Emergency" is an explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song.

January 25, 2017

 

Golf Courses Boost Home Prices and Draw Potential Buyers

While golf courses around the country face an uncertain economic future, homes adjacent to them continue to command higher prices from prospective buyers, according to a new real estate study by FAU.

January 25, 2017

 

Tech Runway® Releases Second Annual Economic Impact Report

FAU's Tech Runway® has released the results of its second annual economic impact report.

January 23, 2017

 

FAU Exhibition: "Sharon Daniel-Secret Injustices 2007-2016"

The exhibition features the work of Sharon Daniel, who creates interactive and multimedia installation projects that document the criminal justice system.

January 20, 2017

 

FAU Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Schmidt Family Complex

Transformational facility to play central role in FAU's athletic program and help student-athletes excel in the classroom, on the field.

January 20, 2017

 

Tick-borne Disease Advocate Has Voice in Future Research

Alana Edwards served on review panels to select applications submitted to the Department of Defense to decide how the $5 million appropriated by Congress will be spent on future tick-borne disease research.

January 20, 2017

 

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins

Researchers from FAU and Harvard address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes and emphasize that the link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential.

January 18, 2017

 

'A New President Confronts the World' with Jeffrey Morton

Foreign Policy Association Fellow and FAU Professor Jeffrey Morton has published across several important fields including international law, security studies and international relations.

January 17, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates MLK Day with Series of Events

Florida Atlantic University will host a series of events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day from Monday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Jan. 20.

January 13, 2017

 

Nursing and Business Rank High in 'U.S. News & World Report'

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, as well as FAU's College of Business, are both listed in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for "Best Online Graduate Programs."

January 12, 2017

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Celebrates 20 Years

Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the 2017 winter and spring semesters.

January 12, 2017

 

Chair Yoga Effective Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

The first study to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

January 11, 2017

 

Hispanics Divided Along Party Lines on Economic Outlook

As the nation approaches the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States this month, Hispanic Republicans and Democrats differ greatly in their opinions about the economy.

January 11, 2017

 

FAU Presents the Elie Wiesel Memorial Symposium

Eight scholars from around the country who have served as members of the readers committee for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest will talk about their collaborations with Wiesel.

January 11, 2017

 

Jupiter's LLS Presents Ed Davis

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter will present a lecture by Ed Davis on Thursday, Feb. 2

January 10, 2017

 

Exhibition Highlights Civil Rights Movements

"Community Justice: The Black Panther Party and Other Civil Rights Movements," explores and examines the social justice movements of the late 60s and early 70s.

January 10, 2017

 

Theatre Lab at FAU Presents 'Motherland'

In Gregory's new play, a self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in a city battling collapse.

January 9, 2017

 

Lecture Series at FAU on Holocaust and Judaic Studies

"Reflections of a Holocaust Survivor" and "The Longest Hated Renewed: Reflections on Today's Antisemitism" to be presented in January.

January 9, 2017

 

Jupiter's LLS Presents Francis J. 'Bing' West

Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by the Honorable Francis J. "Bing" West on Tuesday, March 21 at 2:15 p.m.

January 8, 2017

 
 

FAU Graduate Has a Heart for Volunteering

FAU graduate Justin Cooke has volunteered more than 1,000 hours while pursuing his degree in biology.

December 21, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Puts His Future in Hands of His Own Imagination

David Parshenkov is developing a mobile application that utilizes dynamic augmented reality, technology that pulls graphics out of a phone or computer display and integrates them into real world environments.

December 21, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Fueled by Her Passion for Leadership

Former Student Government (SG) president Kathryn Edmunds took advantage of FAU's opportunities for student involvement.

December 21, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Earns Prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Ramon Garcia-Areas' groundbreaking research on breast cancer has earned him a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at Institut Curie Pasteur in Paris, one of the world's leading research institutes.

December 21, 2016

 

Mother and Daughter Graduate Together From FAU

Not many mothers and daughters can say they've carpooled to college together. Even fewer can say they graduated together, too.

December 21, 2016

 

FAU's College of Nursing Receives $275,000 Gift

Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received two gifts totaling $275,000 from local philanthropist, business owner and nurse Christine E. Lynn.

December 21, 2016

 

Theatre Lab Hosts Playwright's Forum and Master-Class

Theatre Lab presents the third of its "Playwright's Forum and Master-Class Series" with Allison Gregory, nationally renowned playwright and author of Theatre Lab's upcoming production "Motherland."

December 19, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Presents Ballet Photographer

"Staying Power: A Balanchine Dancer's Story of Survival," sponsored by Rita Stein, will include the professional and personal milestones and setbacks via compelling, uncensored tales.

December 19, 2016

 

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss at FAU

Beschloss to present 'Critical Moments of the American Presidency: Past, Present, and Future.'

December 19, 2016

 

College of Arts and Letters' Distinguished Lecture Series

The series includes lectures presented by faculty on topics that range from the origins of Judaism and Christianity to visual arts in the early 20th century.

December 16, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2016 Commencement

FAU will confer more than 2,680 degrees today and tomorrow during five commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

December 15, 2016

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards FAU Millions

FAU will lead the Freight Mobility Research Institute to improve the nation's mobility of people and goods. A combined match from the state and private sectors will result in more than $10 million in total.

December 14, 2016

 

Love Music Scholarship

Fara Love recently established the Jerry and Devon Love Endowed Commercial Music Scholarship to create scholarships for outstanding students in FAU's commercial music program.

December 14, 2016

 

Record High Home Prices Being Supported by Rising Rents

Record high home prices in the U.S. housing market are being driven upward by rising rents in cities across the country, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

December 13, 2016

 

Novel Study Demonstrates Role of Parkin Gene in Eye Lens

A new study at FAU is the first to demonstrate that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation.

December 13, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces 'Opening Week'

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its lecture and performance offerings for the "2016 Opening Week," which begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

December 12, 2016

 

Hispanics Think Trump Will Not Be Good for U.S. Economy

A majority of Hispanics think U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will not be good for the country's economy or the United States' relationships with other countries, according to a new FAU national poll.

December 12, 2016

 

Venture Investment Beats Bank Loans to Boost Small Business

Investment from venture capital appears to help new startup businesses grow and boost entrepreneurship better than funding from bank loans, according to a FAU new study.

December 8, 2016

 

Study Shows How Social Media Sites Help Transplant Patients

Researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing conducted a unique study to explore how transplant recipients use social media sites for support and healing.

December 8, 2016

 

Janet Robishaw to Lead Department of Biomedical Sciences

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., a leader in functional and translational genomics, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

December 6, 2016

 

FAU Student Government Honors its Very First President

In 1965, just one year after Florida Atlantic University opened its doors, Daniel Mica, BA '66, became the University's very first Student Government (SG) president.

December 5, 2016

 

FAU Brain Institute Designated 'Nikon Center Of Excellence'

Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence.

December 1, 2016

 

Having Former Politicians on Board Helps Complete Mergers

Study finds appointing former politicians and regulators to boards of directors or management teams influences corporate mergers and acquisitions and improves the financial performance of acquiring companies.

November 30, 2016

 

FAU and Neuro Pharmalogics Enter into Licensing Agreement

FAU has entered into a licensing agreement with Neuro Pharmalogics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients with rare neurological diseases.

November 29, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces Winter Schedule

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

November 28, 2016

 

FAU alumnus Eduardo Padrón Receives Medal from Obama

Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College and an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University College of Business, was one of 21 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday at the White House.

November 22, 2016

 

Climate Warming and Melting Sea Ice Impacts on Arctic Whales

FAU Harbor Branch study shows the relationship between changing sea ice and beluga whale migration and habitat patterns of several populations over two decades of dramatic sea ice changes in the Pacific Arctic.

November 17, 2016

 

FAU Diplomacy Team Earns Top Honors at National Model United Nations Competition

Florida Atlantic University's Diplomacy Program recently received three awards for academic excellence at the National Model United Nations simulation in Washington, D.C.

November 17, 2016

 

Hispanics More Cautious about Holiday Spending and Economy

Hispanics are more cautious about their holiday spending this year with 1 in 5 saying they will not be shopping at all, according to a national survey by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

November 17, 2016

 

FAU Tech Runway® Graduates 'Venture Class III' Entrepreneurs

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® recently celebrated the graduation of "Venture Class III", a special ceremony to commemorate the third class of companies to complete the FAU Tech Runway® program.

November 17, 2016

 

FAU Foundation Board Appoints Three New Members

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board of Directors has welcomed three new members: Marny Glasser; Michael L. Miller; and Bernard Paul-Hus.

November 17, 2016

 

Former NBA Player Inducted into Halls of Fame

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's advisory board member and donor Jack Laub was recently inducted into the James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame.

November 16, 2016

 

Scientists Recreating Cancer-Fighting Sea Sponge Compound

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are researching ways to create a biosynthetic version of a compound found in a sea sponge that is very active against cancer cells.

November 15, 2016

 

Does a 'Bad' Apple Spoil the Bunch?

FAU researchers and collaborators conducted a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on twins to identify the degree to which siblings contribute to the increase in delinquent behavior and alcohol misuse.

November 14, 2016

 

FAU Students Support Haiti with Relief Effort

The FAU community came together to start a Help for Haiti relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

November 14, 2016

 

Adams Center Hosts 'HatchPad Engage! Boca Raton' Nov. 16

FAU will host "HatchPad Engage! Boca Raton" on Wednesday at the College of Business.

November 14, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Hosts Ambassador Ken Adelman

Jupiter's LLS present's a lecture by Ambassador Adelman on Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

November 14, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates International Education Week

Florida Atlantic University's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18.

November 10, 2016

 

FAU Conducts Professional Development in Egypt

Florida Atlantic University professors within the College of Education recently traveled to Egypt to deliver intensive professional development to hand-picked educators in Cairo.

November 4, 2016

 

FAU Honors Art2Music Awards Recipients

Luis Castillo and Sarah Rabinowitz received awards.

November 3, 2016

 

FAU and Friends Honor Phil Smith for His Generosity

Friends and colleagues gathered at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale recently to honor Phil Smith, a leading Broward County businessman who recently gave his alma mater, FAU, a generous gift.

November 1, 2016

 

FAU Honors 2016 Talon Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2016.

October 31, 2016

 

U.S. Department of Education Awards FAU $4.4 Million Grant

This Hispanic Serving Institution project (Title III) will increase underrepresented Hispanics in computer-related careers, and facilitate successful post-degree employment or graduate school enrollment.

October 26, 2016

 

Trump Closing to Within Three Points of Clinton in Florida

Donald Trump has closed to within three points of Hillary Clinton in what the Republican nominee has called the "must-win" state of Florida, according to a poll of 500 likely Florida voters conducted by FAU.

October 26, 2016

 

Jupiter's LLS Presents Former NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus

Lecture by Former NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus on Thurs, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex.

October 19, 2016

 

FAU's College of Education Receives $5.6 Million Grant

The Wallace Foundation has selected Florida Atlantic University as one of seven universities to participate in a national $47-million initiative.

October 19, 2016

 

Can a Toothpaste Save Your Life?

A study on a plaque identifying toothpaste has shown significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body. These findings support the premise of reductions in heart attacks and strokes.

October 19, 2016

 

Women's Scholarship House Celebrates 20 Years

Built in 1996, the BPWSH is an on-campus residence hall for women with strong academic promise that are in need of outside financial assistance.

October 19, 2016

 

FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2016 'Owlympics'

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 "Owlympics" beginning Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29, on FAU's Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.

October 19, 2016

 

FAU Supports Graduate Research with 3MT Competition

A group of Florida Atlantic University graduate students have three minutes to explain their research to an audience with no background in their area of study.

October 18, 2016

 

Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Announced

Phillip Boiselle, M.D., a leader in thoracic imaging and innovation, will serve as dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine effective in January 2017. He comes to FAU from Harvard Medical School.

October 13, 2016

 

FAU Libraries to Present 'Aaron Kula's KCJO

The FAU Libraries and the Jewish Cultural Society at FAU will present Aaron Kula's nine-member Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) for a concert of traditional and beloved Klezmer tunes.

October 13, 2016

 

Clinton Opens Six-Point Lead over Trump in Florida

Hillary Clinton has opened up a six-point lead over Donald Trump in the critical battleground state of Florida, according to a new survey by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

October 13, 2016

 

Riverside Hotel's Dobrikow is 2016 Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business to honor Heiko Dobrikow, executive vice president at The Las Olas Company, general manager of the Riverside Hotel and chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

October 12, 2016

 

FAU Launches 'Healthy Campus 2020' Initiative

Healthy Campus 2020 is a national effort by the American College Health Association to improve the overall health of students, faculty and staff on college campuses nationwide.

October 12, 2016

 

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., provides important tips to prevent children and young adults from being victimized. He is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking work on cyberbullying and safe social media use.

October 11, 2016

 

Harbor Branch Scientists Assess Sharks and Rays in Lagoon

Two FAU Harbor Branch scientists, along with collaborators, are assessing the health and abundance of sharks and rays in the Indian River Lagoon.

October 11, 2016

 

Owls Racing Takes First Place at Formula SAE Match Race

The Florida Atlantic University Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team won first place in the 3rd Annual Formula SAE Match Race at the Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia.

October 10, 2016

 

Mahatma Gandhi's Grandson Shares Lessons Learned at FAU

Arun Gandhi felt it was important to share his grandfather’s views on nonviolence, forgiveness, and peaceful revolution.

October 4, 2016

 

FAU to Host Events for Disability Awareness Month

Florida Atlantic University will be hosting events at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Davie campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October.

October 4, 2016

 

Exhibition Features Pop Culture Political Paraphernalia

University Galleries presents "Political Sideshow 2016: From 'Bitch' to (Big) 'Nuts' and Beyond," an exhibition of election campaign paraphernalia and artworks examining the current presidential campaign.

September 30, 2016

 

Boynton Beach High Students Train at FAU Simulation Center

Students from Boynton Beach High School had the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a physician for the day as they learned how to respond to medical emergencies using simulation technology.

September 30, 2016

 

Former U.S. Ambassador 'Skipp' Orr to Lecture at FAU

Robert "Skipp" Orr, former U.S. ambassador and FAU alumnus, presents "The Evolution of a U.S. Ambassador: Policy and Perspective in a Global Age."

September 29, 2016

 

FAU and Sancilio & Company to Train Skilled Workforce

Scientists from Sancilio & Company, Inc., a local biotech company, have joined forces with FAU's Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology to train a biopharmaceutical and drug development workforce.

September 29, 2016

 

FAU's COM Affiliates with Local Jewish Academy for Medical Studies Program

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) to create a Medical Studies Program.

September 27, 2016

 

FAU Alumni Association Honors 2016 Outstanding Young Owls Award Recipients

The FAU Alumni Association recently hosted its third annual Outstanding Young Owls Ceremony & Reception to honor exceptional young alumni.

September 27, 2016

 

Worm Holds Key to Treating Epilepsy and Rapid Drug Discovery

Researchers from FAU, in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute, have opened up the possibilities for rapid drug screens to treat seizures in the near future by using a microscopic nematode worm.

September 26, 2016

 

Jupiter Presents Award-Winning Author

Jupiter LLS and Honors College Presents Author Edwidge Danticat

September 26, 2016

 

Max Planck-FAU Premier Doctoral Program

The nation's first International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior via FAU collaboration launched this fall semester with five students from FAU.

September 22, 2016

 

Hispanics Backing Clinton Over Trump in Five Key States

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump among Hispanics in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Colorado and North Carolina, according to a new survey by FAU.

September 22, 2016

 

Jose Alvarez Speaks at FAU to Celebrate International Peace Day

In celebration of United Nations Peace Day, the FAU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative in partnership with the Boca Raton Museum of Art hosted a talk by nationally known artist Jose Alvarez.

September 21, 2016

 

NSF Funds Design of Holographic Underwater Microscope

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a multi-year grant to a group of FAU Harbor Branch scientists to pursue work on an underwater holographic imaging system.

September 20, 2016

 

Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Announced

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., a leading astronomer and researcher, has been named as the dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science effective January 2017. He comes to FAU from the University of Florida.

September 14, 2016

 

FAU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff.

September 14, 2016

 

Jupiter Arboretum Awarded Accreditation

The Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter has been awarded a Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

September 14, 2016

 

Index Shows Housing Market Moving Deeper into Buy Territory

The latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty indicates the U.S. housing market as a whole is moving marginally deeper into buy territory.

September 13, 2016

 

Hospitality Management Program Ranked Among Top 30 in U.S.

Florida Atlantic University's Hospitality & Tourism Management program is among the top 30 in the United States, according to the latest rankings published by The Best Schools Magazine.

September 13, 2016

 

'Keep Memories Alive - Walking with the Stars Affair'

FAU's Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will host "Keep Memories Alive -- Walking with the Stars Affair" on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca Raton.

September 12, 2016

 

FAU's Hispanic Honor Society Earns National Award

FAU's Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received the prestigious Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award, presented to the most outstanding chapter nationwide.

September 12, 2016

 

FAU Student Group Celebrates Women in Computing

ACM-W has more than 100 chapters worldwide, and supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.

September 9, 2016

 

'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur Daymond John Shares Success Story

Celebrated fashion pioneer, best-selling author and branding guru Daymond John shared his rags-to-riches story and the lessons he's learned as a successful entrepreneur with an audience of more than 2,000.

September 9, 2016

 

The Thrill of the Vote: Episodes in Democracy

The exhibition includes rare books, newspaper illustrations and other pieces that portray the history of voting rights.

September 9, 2016

 

Executive Director Named at FAU Harbor Branch

Anton Post, Ph.D. will lead Environmental and Ocean Science research at Florida Atlantic University.

September 8, 2016

 

New Technology Provides a 'Voice' for Hospitalized Patients

A tablet-based communication application called "Speak for Myself(TM)," developed at FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, is proving to be an invaluable tool empowering patients who are voiceless.

September 8, 2016

 

New Distinguished Lecture Series

The series begins on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and includes lectures presented by faculty in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

September 8, 2016

 

New Graduate Study Lounge for Students

Graduate students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, as well as students within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, now have an exclusive lounge in the Wimberly Library.

September 8, 2016

 

Poll Shows Hispanics Turn to Social Media for Political News

Hispanics in the United States are increasingly optimistic about the nation's economy and their own personal financial situation, according to a new national survey by FAU.

September 8, 2016

 

Study Shows Americans More Politically Polarized than Ever

Results of a study using nationally representative surveys of 10 million U.S. residents show that Americans are not only more politically polarized than ever but that more people identify as independent.

September 7, 2016

 

Dept. of Theatre & Dance Presents 'Omnium Gatherum'

Finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Omnium Gatherum" is a delicious gathering of people, opinions, food and frenzy all swirling over the global implications of 9/11.

September 6, 2016

 

New Advancement Vice President Hired

Florida Atlantic University has appointed one of the country's most successful fundraisers to lead the university into a new era of donor relations and to spearhead a capital campaign.

September 6, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates Constitution Day

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Constitution Day with a series of events on Thursday, Sept. 15

September 1, 2016

 

FAU Receives $2 Million Grant for Advanced Nursing Program

FAU's College of Nursing will use the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to grow South Florida's primary care workforce and address unmet health care needs of underserved populations.

August 30, 2016

 

Affordable Care Act Improves Access but Disparities Persist

Faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami reviewed nearly 100 studies of the ACA, dating back to 2010, compiling key findings about the ACA's impact on the U.S. health care system.

August 29, 2016

 

FAU Receives $5 Million Gift from Phil and Susan Smith

FAU announces a $5 million gift from Phil and Susan Smith to establish The Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business, which will name its main tower Phil Smith Hall in his honor.

August 24, 2016

 

FAU Poll Finds Trump Edging Out Clinton in Florida

Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent, Green Party candidate Jill Stein 2 percent and 5 percent undecided.

August 24, 2016

 

FAU to Host Annual Letterpress Appreciation Day Celebration

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU will celebrate Letterpress Appreciation Day with an open house on Sunday, Sept. 18, and on Monday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

August 24, 2016

 

'Cans for Cites' to Benefit Beyond Food Program

Florida Atlantic University faculty, staff and students who find a parking ticket on their windshield this week can hold on to their money.

August 23, 2016

 

'FAU Guardian' to Enhance Student Safety

FAU's Police Department is launching "FAU Guardian," a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device.

August 22, 2016

 

Not In My Town

Not in My Town is a musical drama in one act based on the events surrounding the death of Matthew Shepard

August 19, 2016

 

New Collaboration Stations to Help FAU's Online Students

Florida Atlantic University's Center for e-Learning has gifted collaboration stations to the Wimberly Library.

August 18, 2016

 

FAU's Incoming Freshman Class Boasts Highest GPA Ever

Florida Atlantic University's incoming freshman class boasts the highest GPA in the university's history.

August 18, 2016

 

Compound from Marine Sponge Reduces Pancreatic Tumor Size

A deep-water marine sponge that contains leiodermatolide has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low concentrations of the natural compound.

August 18, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates 2016 College Colors Day

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2.

August 16, 2016

 

A.E. Backus and Florida's Highwaymen Exhibition

University Galleries presents the exhibition, "A.E. Backus and Florida's Highwaymen: History, Commerce and Art."

August 11, 2016

 

Study Sheds Light on Efficacy of Sexual Assault Hotlines

Today, there are more than 1,000 crisis hotline affiliates in the United States alone. Yet, despite their widespread use, much remains unknown or unclear about their service efficacy.

August 11, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Named College President

Joaquin Martinez, Ph.D., received his doctorate in higher education leadership from FAU on August 9.

August 10, 2016

 

Left-Most Digit on Home's Asking Price Matters Most

The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research.

August 10, 2016

 

Former Runner Swaps Sneakers for Lab Coat

Jana Olivova received bachelor's degrees in neuroscience and psychology from Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday, August 9.

August 10, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Studying Deadly Bacteria in Florida

Gabrielle Barbarite received her doctorate in integrative biology on Tuesday, August 9.

August 10, 2016

 

Professor Awarded International Distinguished Fellowship

The International Academy of Cardiology recently awarded a distinguished fellowship to Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H. in FAU's College of Medicine, for his contributions to cardiovascular medicine.

August 9, 2016

 

Exhibition of Works by Painter Walter Hnatysh

The University Galleries will present "Walter Hnatysh Survey: The Florida Years 1989- 2016," from Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 22 in the Schmidt Center Gallery.

August 5, 2016

 

FAU Hosts Florida Developmental Research Schools Conference

More than 300 people attended the Florida Developmental Research Schools Conference hosted by Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School on the Boca Raton campus on August 3.

August 5, 2016

 

FAU Poll Finds Two-Thirds of Hispanics Voting for Clinton

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump nationally by 48 percent among Hispanics - nearly twice the 26 percent margin she held in May - and has greatly increased her favorability rating, according to a new FAU poll.

August 4, 2016

 

Think Millennials Are the 'Hookup Generation?'

You're wrong, according to a new sex study that really contradicts the widespread notion that Millennials are the "hookup" generation, which is popularized by dating apps like "Tinder" and others.

August 2, 2016

 

Two Former Olympians Call Florida Atlantic University Home

Cherene Castillo and Steve Grotowski – both employees of FAU – reflect back on their once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Castillo represented her native Canada in the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney, Australia playing softball. Grotowski represented his native Great Britain in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England playing beach volleyball.

August 1, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Announces Fall Schedule

Florida Atlantic University has announced the Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 10.

August 1, 2016

 

Daymond John of ABC's 'Shark Tank' to Speak at FAU Sept. 8

Tickets are available at the FAU Box Office, located in the FAU Student Union, or online at www.fauevents.com.

July 28, 2016

 

Start-up Mitigates Risks from Sea-level Rise, Flooding

Coastal Risk Consulting, a new start-up company formed by an FAU professor, has developed technology to evaluate and mitigate risks from encroaching seas along Florida's southeast coast and other regions.

July 28, 2016

 

Series of Courses in Entrepreneurship Open to Public in Fall

FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a special topic series of courses this fall in entrepreneurship, open to FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the public.

July 25, 2016

 

FAU's RoboBoat Team Takes Second Place

Florida Atlantic University's RoboBoat team recently won second place out of 13 teams at the ninth annual International RoboBoat Competition in Virginia Beach, Va.

July 22, 2016

 

I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials(TM) Partner to Cut Energy Costs

FAU's I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials(TM) have formed a unique partnership to develop and evaluate a novel low-cost, low-power, wireless CO2 sensing system for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications.

July 14, 2016

 

Sherry Bees Named Principal of A.D. Henderson and FAU High

Florida Atlantic University has named Sherry Bees as its principal/director of the A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School.

July 12, 2016

 

New Chair of College of Nursing Advisory Board

Teresa "Terry" Fedele, a nurse and retired hospital executive who has served as a member of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing's Advisory Board since 2013, will now serve as chair of the board.

July 12, 2016

 

Hispanics Consider Global Warming a Serious Problem

FAU poll finds four out of five Hispanics believe that global warming is a serious problem and a majority of them said it's an important issue that will guide who they'll vote for in 2016 presidential election.

July 7, 2016

 

The 'Taboo' of Retirement for Catholic Priests

You've heard about physician shortages. But, Catholic priests? They are in a similar dilemma with fewer options to retire from their diocese. And, unlike medicine, priesthood is not a lucrative profession.

July 7, 2016

 

Driving, Dementia - Gauging Safe Driving in Older Adults

Almost half of all drivers are over the age of 65. With declining cognitive processes in older adults such as Alzheimer's disease, there is concern for public safety and unsafe driving in this population.

July 6, 2016

 

Theatre Lab to Produce a Three-play Season for 2016-17

Theatre Lab is in the process of completing a renovation of its intimate 99-seat Heckscher Stage theater space in Parliament Hall to accommodate the design elements for full production.

July 1, 2016

 

Study Shows Homes in Gated Communities Command Higher Prices

Homes in gated communities command significantly higher prices, but these neighborhoods' additional amenities can also reduce sale prices because they bring maintenance costs that outweigh their benefits.

June 30, 2016

 

New Study Pinpoints Behavior Type Linked to Binge Drinking

Binge drinking -- almost a rite of passage -- peaks during the college years. So this begs the question, "Are there specific characteristics associated with high-level binge drinking habits in college students?"

June 30, 2016

 

FAU Flipping the Script on Sexual Assault

Florida Atlantic University will become the first public university in the United States to offer an evidence-based training proven to reduce a woman's risk of sexual assault.

June 29, 2016

 

Grant Helps Health Center Expand Care for Patients in Need

FAU's Westgate Community Health Center has received a $600,000 grant from the Farris Foundation to increase access to nurse-led primary and mental care services for underserved populations.

June 28, 2016

 

Midsummer Makers Marketplace at FAU on June 25

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts' Midsummer Makers Marketplace will be in full swing Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the T-6 Lab, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

June 21, 2016

 

New Dean of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Florida Atlantic University has appointed Ellen S. Goldey, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, effective Monday, Aug. 1.

June 20, 2016

 

Survival of the Fittest Sperm - New Device for Infertility

A researcher has developed a new device for assisted reproductive technology that can quickly, easily and cost effectively select only the healthiest sperm without causing DNA damage.

June 16, 2016

 

FAU Remembers Victims of Orlando Shooting

Florida Atlantic University is remembering the 49 victims and dozens injured in the recent Orlando mass shooting with a series of events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses.

June 16, 2016

 

Study Reveals if Spirituality Helps Grieving Parents Cope

A racially and ethnically diverse nursing study examined parents' mental health and personal growth following their child's death in the hospital, and the role of spirituality or religion in helping them cope.

June 8, 2016

 

FAU and UF Study Impact of Agriculture and Food Industries

The study analyzed the role and importance of agriculture, natural resources, and food industries in Palm Beach County.

June 7, 2016

 

Walter and Lalita Janke Research Fund Announce Funded Projects

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $1 million gift from Dr. Walter and Lalita Janke to establish the Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund.

June 7, 2016

 

Sport Management MBA Ranks Among Top Three Programs in World

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business MBA in Sport Management program is among the best in the world and first in Florida, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness International.

June 7, 2016

 

U.S. Housing Market Moving Deeper into Buy Territory

The latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty indicates the United States housing market is moving deeper into buy territory, suggesting residential housing markets around the country are sound.

June 6, 2016

 

Engineered Protein May Be New Approach to Treat Cancer

FAU researchers have developed a group of proteins called tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases designed as specific inhibitors of selected MMP targets that could potentially treat osteoarthritis and cancer.

June 6, 2016

 

FAU Foundation Board Appoints Seven New Members

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board of Directors has welcomed seven new members.

June 3, 2016

 

FAU Instructor on Mission to Bring Hope to Ugandan Village

When Elizabeth Gillespie first traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2013, she witnessed things that would trouble most people. Still, she goes back. "You physically leave, but a part of you never really does."

June 3, 2016

 

President John Kelly Receives Award of Excellence

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly recently received the Gaeta Chairman’s Award of Excellence by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.

June 3, 2016

 

Poll Finds Hispanics Favor Clinton Over Trump by 23 Percent

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 23 percent among Hispanics, who see her as better prepared for improving the economy and keeping them safe from terrorism, according to a new national survey by FAU.

June 2, 2016

 

Professor Receives International 'Humanity in Science Award'

Waseem Asghar, Ph.D. received the award for his work on developing a new diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV and other diseases.

June 2, 2016

 

Major Shift in Americans' Attitudes About Same-sex Behavior

A new study shows that since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled.

June 1, 2016

 

FAU Presented With Higher Education Leadership Award

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently presented Florida Atlantic University with the Governor's Higher Education Leadership Award for Most Improved University in Performance Funding.

May 31, 2016

 

Festival Rep at FAU

Professional actors join FAU students to present a musical and a comedy in this summer festival.

May 31, 2016

 

Summer May be the Hottest Season to Buy and Sell a Home

While spring is traditionally the busiest time for real estate sales, this summer could prove to be the hottest time for buying or selling a home, according to a real estate economist at FAU.

May 31, 2016

 

Paintings of Award-Winning Artist Helen Salzberg on Display

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts is currently hosting "Dialogue Revisited," an exhibition of works by award-winning artist and poet Helen M. Salzburg.

May 26, 2016

 

Honors College Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College awarded nearly $15,000 in scholarships to 10 students in support of their summer research at FAU and Scripps Florida.

May 26, 2016

 

FAU Tech Runway Announces Fourth Class of Companies

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® has selected its fourth Venture Vintage class of startup and early-stage companies to participate in its business accelerator program.

May 26, 2016

 

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

Interactions between primates and bats have poorly documented, and detailed reports have been rare, until now. An FAU study is the first to report implications for animal-human disease transmission.

May 24, 2016

 

Gov. Scott Visits FAU to Sign College Affordability Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Florida Atlantic University to sign HB 7019, a bill that will offer more affordable higher education in the state.

May 23, 2016

 

KCO and Aaron Kula Present ‘South Pacific'

Maestro Aaron Kula's 40-member KCO will present the concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 Broadway musical "South Pacific."

May 23, 2016

 

FAU Approved for Surgery, Emergency Medicine Residencies

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for residency programs in general surgery and emergency medicine, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals.

May 23, 2016

 

'Virtual Partner' Elicits Emotional Responses from a Human

"How does it 'feel' to interact behaviorally with a machine?" To answer that question, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner in real-time.

May 17, 2016

 

New FAU Board of Trustees Appointments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Malcolm J. Dorman, M.D. and reappointed Abdol Moabery to the FAU Board of Trustees.

May 17, 2016

 

FAU's Theatre Lab Celebrates Successful First Season

Since its grand opening in August 2015, more than 1,500 people have attended a Theatre Lab event.

May 17, 2016

 

Physical Activity 'Magic Bullet' for Obesity, Heart Disease

Professors have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity has the closest resemblance to a "magic bullet" to fight the epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

May 16, 2016

 

Alumna Honored at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Florida Atlantic University alumna Emiliana Molina recently received the Deborah Orin Scholarship from the White House Correspondents' Association.

May 12, 2016

 

FAU and Town of Jupiter Celebrate Arbor Day

Florida Atlantic University and Town of Jupiter officials recently celebrated Arbor Day and Honored Former Jupiter Mayor in the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum on FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

May 11, 2016

 

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

In what is considered one of the oldest and most important archaeological digs in North America, scientists uncovered what they believe are the bones of a 13,000- to 14,000-year-old extinct species of bison.

May 11, 2016

 

NSF Grant Supports Research Computing Infrastructure at FAU

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable FAU to install networking infrastructure to amplify its ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research.

May 11, 2016

 

Renowned Neuroscientist to Lead FAU's New Brain Institute

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., a renowned neuroscientist and leading expert in synaptic pharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, and neurogenetics, is at the helm of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute.

May 10, 2016

 

Nation's Top Archaeologists to Visit Old Vero Site Project

Members of the Society of American Archaeologists will visit the Old Vero Site, overseen by FAU Harbor Branch.

May 9, 2016

 

Sea-level Rise Summit Sets the Stage for Adaptation

FAU recently hosted the Third Sea-level Rise Summit with more than 250 participants in attendance. The conference featured experts from the public and private sectors, as well as scientists and researchers.

May 6, 2016

 

FAU Graduate Shares War Experiences Through Writing

After five deployments overseas with the United States Army, Patrick Martin, 30, turned to writing as an outlet from his war experiences.

May 6, 2016

 

Fulbright Scholar Olga Bakina Graduates

Olga Bakina, a Fulbright scholar from the Ukraine, received her M.S. in biomedical science at FAU's graduation ceremony this morning. Bakina will be pursuing a Ph.D. at Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, Germany.

May 6, 2016

 

FAU High to Host Drone Competition

Students from across the state will travel to Florida Atlantic University for the FAU Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Championship.

May 6, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2016 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,190 degrees today and tomorrow during six commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

May 5, 2016

 

FAU Honors Brent Burns as 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

Alumni from eight of FAU's colleges were honored for their career accomplishments, and Brent Burns, B.B.A. '81, was introduced as the 2016 inductee into the FAUAA Hall of Fame.

May 4, 2016

 

Apps, Drones Part of FAU's Senior Design Showcase

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science will host its Senior Design Showcase on Wednesday, May 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., in Boca Raton.

May 4, 2016

 

Eight FAU High Students to Also Earn College Degrees

Florida Atlantic University's spring commencement ceremonies highlights the accomplishments of eight FAU High School students.

May 3, 2016

 

First Graduate of FAU-Max Planck Degree Program

Brati Das, 32, recently became the first student approved to graduate with Florida Atlantic University's Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBAN) degree.

May 3, 2016

 

Cuba Native Secures 12-month Position to Continue Neuroscience Research

FAU's Wilkes Honors College senior Roberto Hernandez was awarded a research supplement from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

May 2, 2016

 

Medical Students Become Nation's Newest Physicians

FAU's College of Medicine celebrated a long-anticipated day as it conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 61 members of the class of 2016, making them the nation's newest physicians.

April 29, 2016

 

Sea-level Rise Summit to Coincide with Local Flooding Risks

Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential flooding risks in low-lying areas, FAU is leading efforts to bring together professionals to help identify solutions and develop adaptation pathways.

April 28, 2016

 

State Farm Grant to Provide Financial Literacy Education

FAU's Center for Economic Education within the College of Business has received $5,000 from State Farm to supply financial literacy educational materials and workshops for local area educators.

April 28, 2016

 

That’s Amoré: Ocean Drone Identifies Grouper Mating Calls

Just as the sun sets, hundreds of groupers gather at their favorite hangouts along the shelf breaks in the southeast U.S., Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin to spawn – and they’re pretty vocal about it.

April 27, 2016

 

Nursing Students, Faculty Offer Helping Hand to Feet in Need

Among the many health issues that negatively impact the homeless, issues related to their feet are ever present and often left untreated resulting in significant health risks and decreased quality of life.

April 26, 2016

 

Words To Assure Protection for Whistleblowers Can Evoke Fear

New study finds that vivid language intended to assure potential whistleblowers they will be protected from retaliation is instead likely to evoke fear and make them less likely to report misconduct.

April 26, 2016

 

FAU Wave Competition Announces Winners

Florida Atlantic University's Division of Research recently hosted a celebratory event for the inaugural FAU Wave Competition, an undergraduate research and entrepreneurial contest.

April 25, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Awards $11,000 in Scholarships

FAU Jupiter's LLS awarded 11 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

April 25, 2016

 

Senator Joe Negron Visits FAU's College of Business

Florida's incoming Senate President Joe Negron visited Florida Atlantic University's College of Business on the last day of his four-day tour of the state university system.

April 22, 2016

 

FAU Hosts First U.S. Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD). FAU's College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for LBD.

April 21, 2016

 

FAU Preschoolers to Rally for Earth Day

Preschool students from FAU's Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development will stage their support for the environment as part of FAU's annual Earth Day celebration.

April 21, 2016

 

Steven D. Roper Named Founding Executive Director

Steven D. Roper, Ph.D., has been appointed as the founding executive director of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative at Florida Atlantic University.

April 20, 2016

 

Researcher Receives NIH Grant for MS and Cancer Treatment

A leading scientist has received $540,250 from the NIH to continue his groundbreaking research to develop new therapeutic agents for collagen-based diseases including multiple sclerosis, cancer and sepsis.

April 19, 2016

 

FAU Hosts 47th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Gary W. Perry will host the University's 47th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 20.

April 19, 2016

 

MPFI Scholar Earns Top Spot in Competition

Five FAU students participating in the MPFI Scholars program showcased research at the Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast (SYNAPSE) in Clinton, S.C.

April 19, 2016

 

New Video Messaging Platform Wins Business Plan Competition

FAU student David Parshenkov is the winner of this year's Business Plan Competition with an idea for a communications tool he hopes will bring users together to share an experience via picture and video.

April 15, 2016

 

New Method to Preserve Device to Monitor HIV Treatment

Inspired by pregnancy tests, scientists have developed a method to store microfluidic devices for months without refrigeration, giving developing countries an inexpensive and reliable way to treat patients.

April 13, 2016

 

Market Returns Affected By Which Party Wins White House

Which party wins the United States presidential election in November could change how investors play the stock market for years to come, says an FAU College of Business professor

April 13, 2016

 

FAU High Student Meets President Obama

Florida Atlantic University High School student Hannah Herbst participated in President Barack Obama's sixth annual White House Science Fair on Wednesday, April 13 at 1 p.m.

April 11, 2016

 
 

Alaska to Florida, FAU to Host Third Sea-level Rise Summit

The sub-tropics and the Arctic are rarely discussed together, and comparing shared experiences is expected to unlock new insights and generate a blueprint for solutions and adaptation.

April 8, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates Sixth Annual Gala

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its sixth annual gala in the FAU Stadium.

April 8, 2016

 

FAU Announces Five Finalists in Business Plan Competition

Florida Atlantic University has announced the five finalists for this year's FAU Business Plan Competition, hosted by FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business on Monday, April 11.

April 6, 2016

 

Wilkes Honors College to Host 14th Annual Symposium

Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College will host the 14th annual Honors College Symposium and Research Day on Friday, April 8.

April 6, 2016

 

Students Showcase Findings at Research Symposium

Florida Atlantic University's Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) hosted the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

April 5, 2016

 

New Head of FAU Tech Runway Announced

Rhys L. Williams has joined Florida Atlantic University as its new associate vice president and managing director of FAU Tech Runway.

April 4, 2016

 

Bobby and Barbara Campbell Donate $5 Million for Athletic Complex

The gift will name the Bobby and Barbara Campbell Academic Success Center within the Complex

April 4, 2016

 

FAU's OwlThon Raises Record Amount for Charity

Florida Atlantic University's annual Dance Marathon fundraiser raised a record $188,234.16 for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN).

April 3, 2016

 

A.D. Henderson to Host SeaPerch Competition

Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School will host local middle school and high school teams in a regional SeaPerch competition on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 1, 2016

 

FAU to Host Annual Dance Marathon Fundraiser

Florida Atlantic University's annual Dance Marathon fundraiser will begin on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m., and end on Sunday, April 3 at 2:15 a.m. in FAU's Recreation and Fitness Center.

April 1, 2016

 

Using the Human Genome to Repurpose Medicine for Zika Virus

A professor has identified 55 drug targets for the Zika virus from the human genome, leading to the identification of 79 FDA-approved drugs currently being used to treat other conditions such as cancer.

April 1, 2016

 

‘U.S. News & World Report’ Ranks Graduate Nursing Programs

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing rapidly rises to No. 44 and No. 46 in latest "U.S. News & World Report" national ranking of best graduate nursing programs.

April 1, 2016

 

FAU Harbor Branch Project to Help Sportfishing Industry

Research funded by a grant from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will design and test experimental means of growning bonefish for stock enhancement.

April 1, 2016

 

FAU Diplomacy Team Receives Model UN Award

Florida Atlantic University's Diplomacy Program has received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

March 31, 2016

 

Native Orchid Discovered at FAU's Boca Raton Campus

The Toothed Rein Orchid, native only to central and south Florida within the United States, has been discovered along the Tortuga Trail at Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus.

March 31, 2016

 

Gov. Scott Visits A.D. Henderson University School, FAU High

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School today to witness firsthand the innovative education within the world of STEM that is being offered to its students.

March 30, 2016

 

Daymond John of ABC's 'Shark Tank' to Speak at FAU Sept. 8

Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC's "Shark Tank," will speak at FAU on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, April 1.

March 30, 2016

 

FAU Publishes Book to Honor 100 Women of Distinction

The contributions to FAU by 100 women are celebrated in "Legacymakers: 100 Women of Distinction at Florida Atlantic University."

March 30, 2016

 

FAU Receives $2.9 Million NIH Grant for Bilingual Study

A psychology professor will continue a unique longitudinal study of bilingual development in children, focusing on language, literacy, cognitive growth, and academic achievement for Spanish-speaking children.

March 30, 2016

 

Is HUD Housing Affordable? Not If You Factor Commute Costs

Where to live can be a dilemma for many Americans. A new FAU study is the first to evaluate the affordability of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Multifamily recipients.

March 29, 2016

 

New Grant for College of Nursing Doctoral Nursing Students

The College of Nursing has received a grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund doctoral nursing students as part of a national initiative to support 1,000 nurse scholars.

March 29, 2016

 

Sleep Tight, Fruit Fly - New Gene Identified

Fruit flies can tell us a lot about sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders. A study is the first to show that a conserved gene - translin - works as a modulator of sleep in response to metabolic changes.

March 24, 2016

 

FAU Offers Free Hearing Screenings

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Science and Disorders will host free hearing screenings on Tuesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.

March 23, 2016

 

New Study Shows Fewer Americans Now Pray, Believe in God

A new study by researchers at FAU and their collaborators has revealed a dramatic decline in the number of adult Americans who pray or believe in God, hitting an all-time low in 2014.

March 23, 2016

 

The Passing of a Champion of Peace: Leon Charney

Leon Charney played a pivotal role in achieving the historic 1978 peace accords

March 22, 2016

 

New Study Looks at 'Love' Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding

The "love" hormone, oxytocin, is an indispensable part of childbirth and mother-child bonding. A new study at FAU is looking at how a mother's levels of oxytocin might be different in women with depression.

March 22, 2016

 

INTERACT Contributes to Fewer Nursing Home Hospitalizations

Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers or INTERACT(TM) was implemented in phase I of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

March 21, 2016

 

Medical Students Match 100 Percent for Residencies

The soon-to-be graduates in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in "Match Day" to learn where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

March 18, 2016

 

FAU Rockets to Top of BOG Performance Funding Model

FAU today was ranked as the top-performing public university in the state by The Florida Board of Governors (BOG), which oversees the State University System.

March 16, 2016

 

FAU Hosts Pre-Health Professions Day

Pre-Health Professions Day is an opportunity for FAU undergraduates, graduates, and the community to talk with admissions representatives from health-related graduate and professional programs.

March 15, 2016

 

FAU Receives $1.2 Million to Develop New Stroke Treatment

A biomedical scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health, to develop a new and innovative approach to treat stroke.

March 15, 2016

 

Trump Up 23 Points in Florida, Where Clinton Leads by 28

Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz by 23 points in the latest survey of likely Republican voters in Florida, where Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 28 points among Democrats, a new FAU poll says

March 12, 2016

 

FAU to Host 2016 Gala

Florida Atlantic University will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

March 10, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Presents Harbor Branch Series

FAU's Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture series by the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute beginning on Thursday, March 24.

March 10, 2016

 

FAU High's Hannah Herbst Featured on Discovery Education

Florida Atlantic University High School student Hannah Herbst was featured live on Discovery Education to talk about her experience as "America's Top Young Scientist."

March 8, 2016

 

Troubling Outcomes for U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

A new study is the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

March 7, 2016

 

FAU to Offer Criminal Justice Summer Camp

Florida Atlantic University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College for Design and Social Inquiry will host a first of its kind criminal justice summer camp for high school students.

March 7, 2016

 

Experts Available on Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

Heavy rainfall led to the release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River, which is damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater in surrounding estuaries.

March 3, 2016

 

Unsteady Stocks Pushing Housing Market into Buy Territory

The latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty indicates the housing market in the nation as a whole remains in buy territory, meaning homeowners can expect to build wealth faster than renters.

March 3, 2016

 

Excavation Efforts Now Under Way At 'Old Vero Man' Site

Activity has resumed at the "Old Vero Man" Site in Vero Beach, an archaeological project that is overseen by FAU's Harbor Branch and Department of Anthropology.

March 2, 2016

 

Boys & Girls Clubs Student Exhibition

Students of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County exhibit works in photography and sculpture.

March 1, 2016

 

OWLs Racing Takes First Place at Formula South Invitational

Florida Atlantic University's Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Racing Team recently finished first place overall at the fourth annual Formula South Invitational in Marietta, Ga.

March 1, 2016

 

#OscarSoWhite Boycott Unlikely to Affect Academy Awards

A boycott of the Academy Awards to protest the lack of racial diversity among the nominees is unlikely to create the change many hoped for, says an FAU professor who has studied boycotts for almost 20 years.

February 25, 2016

 

Financial Analyst Team Advances in International Competition

A team of four FAU College of Business students enrolled in the college's Financial Analyst Program are heading to Chicago after advancing to the Americas regional of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

February 25, 2016

 

Diplomacy Program's First Endowed Scholarship Fund

Diplomacy Program announces its first endowed scholarship fund, established by Les and Judy Fishman.

February 24, 2016

 

Former Physics Professor Leaves $1.1 Million Endowment

Bjorn Nils Anders Lamborn, Ph.D., former physics professor and chair, has left a $1.1 million endowment to establish an Eminent Scholar Chair in Theoretical Physics, and a $100,000 scholarship endowment.

February 23, 2016

 

4-Year-Old Students Rally for Peace at FAU

A group of preschoolers from FAU's Karen Slattery Center for Child Development advocated for peace on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

February 23, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates National Engineers Week

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate "Engineers Week 2016: Engineering the Tides of Change" from Monday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 26.

February 22, 2016

 

Making a Difference Through Mentoring

Florida Atlantic University launches the Mentoring Project to offer students extra support.

February 22, 2016

 

FAU Honors Naren Gursahaney as Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business honored Naren Gursahaney, ADT president and chief executive officer, on Wednesday at the 24th annual Business Leader of the Year Awards breakfast at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

February 17, 2016

 

FAU to Develop Robotic Boats with a 'Mind of Their Own'

Robotic boats that can move, think and make decisions on their own to help humans may be closer than you think. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received an NSF grant for the project.

February 17, 2016

 

SNCF Supports Center for Holocaust & Human Rights Education

FAU received a gift of $260,000 from SNCF America, Inc., to establish the SNCF America Holocaust and Human Rights Education Fund.

February 16, 2016

 

FAU to 'Tee it Up' for Veteran Student Success

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Project Courage Foundation, will host the first FAU Veterans Scholarship Golf Classic.

February 15, 2016

 

Department of Theatre and Dance to Present 'Country Wife'

"The Country Wife" by William Wycherley, will be presented from Friday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 28.

February 15, 2016

 

FAU Scientists Have Connection to Key Discovery in Physics

The recent discovery that gravitational waves exist, proving Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, has excited physicists across the globe. FAU scientists are no exception - and for good reason.

February 15, 2016

 

FAU Tech Runway Debuts First Economic Impact Report

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway has released the results of its first-ever economic impact report.

February 15, 2016

 

FAU Holds 10th Annual Global Shemin Trialogue

Florida Atlantic University presents the 10th annual Global Shemin Trialogue Seminar titled "Beating Plowshares into Swords: Religion and Violence."

February 12, 2016

 

Peter Sagal Coming to Theatre Lab

Peter Sagal of NPR's 'Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me' is coming to FAU's Theatre Lab as part of their Playwright's Forum.

February 12, 2016

 

Traveling Paper Studio to Stop at FAU's Jaffe Center for Gallery Talk

FAU will host Jillian Bruschera, creator of The Mobile Mill traveling hand papermaking studio, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m.

February 12, 2016

 

FAU to Host Science Olympiad

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host its ninth annual southeast Florida regional competition for the Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 11, 2016

 

Honors College Student Presents at International Conference

FAU's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College senior Lauren Goldsworthy recently presented at the 18th International Conference on Marine Biology and Ecology (ICMBE) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

February 11, 2016

 

New Tool Shows Available Computers

Florida Atlantic University has a new tool that displays the availability of the Wimberly Library's more than 230 student computers.

February 11, 2016

 

Future FAU Nurse Practitioners to Head to Guatemala

Twenty-two registered nurses studying to become nurse practitioners in FAU's Lynn College of Nursing will join professors on a trip that will transform their lives and how they think about providing healthcare.

February 11, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter Named A '2015 Tree Campus USA' for Sixth Year

FAU's Jupiter has received certification as a 2015 Tree Campus USA for the sixth year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 11, 2016

 

Dress for Success with OWL Professional Clothes Closet

Florida Atlantic University has launched the OWL Professional Clothes Closet, a new initiative aimed at helping FAU students dress appropriately for job interviews and networking events.

February 10, 2016

 

FAU Harbor Branch Partners with Renowned Aquafeed Company

FAU Harbor Branch recently entered into a partnership with Zeigler Bros., Inc. to collaborate on the development of high quality and more sustainable shrimp feeds.

February 9, 2016

 

Study Shows 'A Word's Worth More Than a Thousand Pictures'

It's known that "a picture's worth a thousand words." But a new study begs to differ when it comes to young children and their influence on adults. But what's more important? How they look or what they say?

February 9, 2016

 

Award-Winning Columnist, Sports Commentator and Author

Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter will present a lecture by award-winning columnist, sports commentator and author John Feinstein.

February 8, 2016

 

NIH Awards $2.8 Million to FAU Researchers and Collaborators

Researchers will work to define the mechanisms governing how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. Their work will shed light on how to make transplantable tissues to cure diseases.

February 4, 2016

 

UN Representative at FAU

Zainab Bangura at FAU for Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict

February 3, 2016

 

The President and American Capitalism since 1945

Brian Balogh will present the keynote address titled "Shopper in Chief: Presidential Leadership in America's Consumer's Republic."

February 3, 2016

 

FAU Presents a French Film Festival

the Tournees Festival includes six films, running from Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Monday, Feb. 29.

February 3, 2016

 

FAU Harbor Branch to Host Public Forum on Lagoon Health

The theme of the public outreach day of the 2016 Indian River Lagoon Symposium is "Engaging the Public: It's Our Lagoon!"

February 3, 2016

 

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine Announces Interim Dean

Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., has joined FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as interim dean. Ross also will spearhead the national search for a permanent dean over the next several months.

February 2, 2016

 

FAU focuses on student recruitment, retention and graduation

Continuing its laser-like focus on transitioning students seamlessly into the state workforce, Florida Atlantic University is investing in a number of strategic initiatives designed to enhance student success

February 2, 2016

 

'Beyond Food' to Help Students with Food Insecurity

Florida Atlantic University has partnered with Boca Helping Hands to launch "Beyond Food," a program aimed at helping FAU students experiencing food insecurity.

February 1, 2016

 

Honors Student Joins Ice Hockey Team Despite Challenges

Ramer studies neuroscience at the Honors College and believes his experience in the rink will help him prepare for his future.

January 29, 2016

 

FAU's Vice President for Financial Affairs Recognized as Top Nonprofit CFO

Dorothy, Russell won the award for a nonprofit organization at the South Florida Business Journal's 2016 CFO Awards event.

January 29, 2016

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February at its Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Davie campuses.

January 29, 2016

 

FAU's Board of Trustees Appointments

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Shaun Davis and reappointed Robert Stilley to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

January 28, 2016

 

FAU's Harbor Branch to Help Relieve Poverty and Hunger

The saying, "Give a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish and You Feed Him for a Lifetime," aptly describes the partnership between FAU's Harbor Branch and Aquaculture without Frontiers.

January 27, 2016

 

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science Receives $300,000 Gift from Bidtellect

The gift will allow the College to develop and establish curriculum, facilitate laboratory improvements, and provide an annual award to the top Bidtellect Laboratory researcher.

January 26, 2016

 

President Kelly Speaks at RADISE International

FAU President John Kelly appeared at RADISE International alongside Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera to discuss the company's manufacturing expansion and partnership with the University.

January 26, 2016

 

U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch Visits College of Medicine

U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch visited Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine to meet and discuss health policies and the changing health care system with medical students.

January 22, 2016

 

FAU Hires New Head of Equal Opportunity, Title IX

Katrina Oliver, J.D., will join Florida Atlantic University as its new executive director of equity, inclusion and compliance and university Title IX coordinator on Monday, Feb. 1.

January 21, 2016

 

College of Nursing Receives $350,000 from Christine E. Lynn

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received two gifts totaling $350,000 from local philanthropist, business owner and nurse Christine E. Lynn for faculty talent retention and student scholarships.

January 20, 2016

 

State University System kicks off pro-business campaign

Joined by state lawmakers and business leaders, members from across the State University System on Wednesday came together to celebrate its new campaign.

January 20, 2016

 

Latest FAU Poll Shows Trump Surging to 48 Percent in Florida

FAU poll shows Donald Trump has surged nearly 12 points in the last two months and is closing on half of the GOP vote in Florida, where Hillary Clinton has improved in all matchups against GOP frontrunners.

January 20, 2016

 

'Magna Carta 800 Years: Legacy of Liberty' Exhibit at FAU Library

Exhibit traces history of one of the world's most famous documents from its British origin to its influence on the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights.

January 19, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter Hosts Second Annual Owl Games Fundraiser

FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus will host its second annual "Owl Games" fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Resources building (SR), 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

January 19, 2016

 

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Esophageal Cancer Stent

A bioengineer at FAU will develop a novel biodegradable polymer stent that will be designed to prevent complications while at the same time serving as a drug delivery system for esophageal cancer therapy.

January 19, 2016

 

FAU Celebrates MLK Day with Events

Florida Atlantic University will hold a series of events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from Monday, Jan. 18 through Jan. 21.

January 19, 2016

 

Florida First Lady Visits A.D. Henderson University School

Lab school wins first place in First Lady's 2015 Summer Literacy Adventure by reading more than 9,000 books.

January 14, 2016

 

FAU Awarded First Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Florida Atlantic University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College for Design and Social Inquiry has been granted the University's first-ever Fulbright scholar-in-residence.

January 12, 2016

 

Richard Gordon Donates $200,000 to FAU's Honors College

Richard Gordon, a longtime benefactor of Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, recently donated $200,000 to his two existing scholarship funds.

January 12, 2016

 

'Spirit of America: Colonial America Exhibition' at FAU

Rare editions of some of the books and publications that inspired our Founding Fathers will be featured in the "Spirit of America: Colonial America Exhibition" at FAU's Wimberly Library.

January 9, 2016

 

Study Shows Benefits of Regular Mammograms Extend to Elderly

A new study shows that black and white women ages 75 to 84 years who had an annual mammogram had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who had biennial or no/irregular mammograms.

January 6, 2016

 

FAU Students Develop Meal Delivery App

FAU students develop meal delivery app with help from new IBM software.

January 6, 2016

 

Hal Linden at FAU

FAU hosts a reception with Hal Linden, legendary musician and star of Broadway, television and film.

January 6, 2016

 

Register Now for FAU 2016 Business Plan Competition

FAU students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for cash and prizes in the 2016 FAU Business Plan Competition, hosted by FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business.

January 5, 2016

 

FAU Names Roland Kidwell Director of Adams Center

Roland Kidwell, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Management Programs within the College of Business, has been named director of FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

January 4, 2016

 

Harbor Branch Unveils Ocean Technology Exhibit

"Sight, Sound and Dynamics in the Sea: The Role of Technology in Ocean Exploration" is the first in a series of exhibits featured under HBOI's "Mission: Ocean Discovery" program.

January 4, 2016

 

FAU Jupiter's LLS Presents Kenneth R. Feinberg

Jupiter's LLS will present a lecture by Kenneth R. Feinberg on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in the LLS complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

January 3, 2016

 

Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society Presents Dr. Bennet Omalu

Jupiter's Lifelong Learning Society will present a lecture by Dr. Bennet Omalu on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

December 21, 2015

 

Leon Charney Awarded with Honorary Doctorate from FAU

Florida Atlantic University has awarded Leon Charney an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of his lifelong commitment to peace through diplomacy.

December 21, 2015

 

FAU Introduces 'Owl Perks' Promotional Program

Florida Atlantic University is partnering with local business owners and merchants to offer "Owl Perks," a new promotional program geared toward building University pride, community spirit and support.

December 18, 2015

 

Statement Regarding James Tracy

Statement Regarding James Tracy

December 16, 2015

 

Novel Mechanism Identified in Cells in Close Proximity

FAU researchers are the first to show that cells in close proximity to each other can sense when a cell is dying due to environmental stressors like UV light and smoke, and eat the cell before it becomes toxic.

December 15, 2015

 

FAU Joins Archaeological Project in Vero Beach

Florida Atlantic University is now partnering with the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee on one of the oldest and largest archaeological digs of its kind.

December 15, 2015

 

First Study to Show Police Leaders' Thoughts on Body Cameras

Researchers from FAU and collaborators measured law enforcement leadership attitudes toward police wearing body cameras, and published results of their study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.

December 14, 2015

 

$1.3 Million Grant for New Alzheimer's and Dementia Project

The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center in FAU's Lynn College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

December 14, 2015

 

Fall 2015 Commencement Profile: Elizabeth Reilly

When Elizabeth "Betty" Reilly applied to work at a local library nine years ago at the age of 80, they told her she wasn't qualified because she didn't complete high school.

December 11, 2015

 

Fall 2015 Commencement Profile: Denise Kutnick

Denise Kutnick doesn't have to worry about finding a job after she graduates. She's already landed her dream job as a design engineer at Intel Corporation.

December 11, 2015

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2015 Commencement

FAU will confer more than 2,530 degrees today and tomorrow during five commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

December 10, 2015

 

FAU Receives Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program Grant

FAU's Tech Runway, FAU COB Dept. of Management Programs, FAU Military and Veterans Affairs and the Small Business Development Center at PBSC received $135,000 from the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurial Program.

December 9, 2015

 

Several U.S. Housing Markets Near Pricing Bubble Territory

The latest national housing market index produced by FAU and FIU faculty indicates the housing market in several cities -- including Dallas, Denver and Houston -- is nearing pricing bubble territory.

December 8, 2015

 

Competition Sponsored by Hoot/Wisdom Recordings'

The commercial music program recently hosted the Miklós Rózsa Film Scoring Competition, presenting awards in the form of scholarships.

December 7, 2015

 

Therapy Dog Returns to FAU to Support Students During Finals

FAU will welcome back Kol, a certified therapy dog, on Monday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Kol will provide comfort to students studying for final exams in the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

December 7, 2015

 

FAU Receives $1 Million Gift from Walter and Lalita Janke

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $1 million gift from Dr. Walter and Lalita Janke to establish the Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund.

December 3, 2015

 

'Your Friends Were Right! Dating Has Changed You'

Results of a five-year study by FAU researchers tested the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship.

December 2, 2015

 

FAU Ranks 19th for Intellectual Contributions in Real Estate

FAU faculty rank 19th in the world for their intellectual contributions to the real estate industry through their publications in top peer-reviewed journals, according to the Journal of Real Estate Literature.

December 1, 2015

 

Study Shows 45 Percent Increase in Death by Law Enforcement

An FAU analyses of nationwide data on individuals who were killed as a result of legal intervention or law enforcement in the U.S. between 1999 and 2013, shows a 45 percent increase mostly among non-whites.

December 1, 2015

 

FAU and SK Telecom Sign Cybersecurity Research Agreement

FAU and SK Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, have entered into a research and education agreement to collaborate on the development of secure communications using quantum physics.

November 30, 2015

 

Study Links Mercury in Dolphins to Exposure in Humans

For the first time, scientists have taken findings from research on marine mammals and applied it to explore potential risks facing humans with regard to mercury exposure.

November 30, 2015

 

MBA Program Ranks Fifth in the U.S. for Return on Investment

FAU's MBA program ranks fifth in the United States in terms of a student's return on investment, according to the new best business school rankings published by SoFi, a San Francisco-based marketplace lender.

November 30, 2015

 

Jewish Cultural Society Kicks Off Fundraising Season

The Jewish Cultural Society at FAU recently kicked off its fundraising season with a concert reminiscent of Klezmer musical performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

November 24, 2015

 

FAU's Theatre Lab Premiers its New Play Festival

The six-day festival features the playwrights debuting their new works.

November 20, 2015

 

President Kelly Delivers State of the University Address

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly delivered his second State of the University address today underlining the theme "Be Bold, Be Daring, Be FAU."

November 20, 2015

 

First-year FAU Medical Student Wants to Make a Real Impact

Benjamin R. Childs is not a typical first-year medical student. Before coming to FAU, he was in real estate finance, taught at a public school in Harlem, and volunteered as an EMT for Central Park Medical Unit.

November 19, 2015

 

New Discovery of Fish Camouflage Mechanism in the Ocean

Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators have uncovered a new mechanism that fish use to hide in the vast oceans. Results of this new study are published in 'Science'.

November 19, 2015

 

Trump Leads in Florida as Clinton Trails in GOP Matchups

Donald Trump has doubled the vote of his nearest challenger in Florida, where Hillary Clinton trails in matchups with GOP frontrunners, according to a poll by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

November 18, 2015

 

FAU Receives $25,000 Gift from Gotta Luv Them, Inc.

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $25,000 pledge from Gotta Luv Them, Inc. to establish the Gotta Luv Them Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund.

November 13, 2015

 

First-of-its-kind #FAUTwitterStudy Sheds Light About People

What can you tell about people and their situations from only 140 characters? Quite a lot according to a new Twitter study. To date, no research has tapped the vast data from social media to study situations.

November 13, 2015

 

FAU Honors Outstanding Leaders at 2015 Talon Awards Ceremony

Since 1997, FAU's annual Talon Awards ceremony has recognized outstanding leaders from the community, as well as FAU alumni, faculty and student body constituencies.

November 12, 2015

 

Hispanics Expect to Spend More Money this Holiday Season

Hispanics will be spending more on holiday shopping this year and are more likely to buy gifts online than in the past, according to a national survey by the FAU Business and Economic Polling Initiative.

November 12, 2015

 

FAU Neuroscientist Shares Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

November 12, 2015

 

FAU Celebrates International Education Week

FAU will celebrate International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 16 to Friday, Nov. 20.

November 12, 2015

 

FAU Presents Several Holiday Concerts

Concerts include Handel's Messiah, An Ellington Nutcracker, Madrigal Dinner and Tuba Christmas.

November 12, 2015

 

Severe Mental Illness, High Diabetes Risk and Scarce Testing

FAU neuroscientist John W. Newcomer, M.D., co-authored a new study that showed patients with severe mental illness, who are two to three times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, rarely get tested.

November 12, 2015

 

First Graduates of FAU Inducted into Majestic Owls Society

In April 1965, just seven months after opening its doors, Florida Atlantic University presented degrees to 30 students in its very first commencement ceremony.

November 10, 2015

 

FAU Recognized for Its Commitment to Veterans

Florida Atlantic University has been named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" rankings for the fifth year in a row.

November 10, 2015

 

Leading CEO Advisor John Mattone Headlines MBA Test Drive

John Mattone, one of the world's leading executive coaches and a well-known authority on leadership, will deliver a lecture to attendees at the MBA Test Drive event hosted by FAU's Executive Education program.

November 9, 2015

 

Theatre Lab's Inaugural Playwright's Forum

Florida Atlantic University's Theatre Lab welcomes master playwright Israel Horovitz for an evening of political theater.

November 5, 2015

 

FAU-University MRI Announce Research Partnership

FAU and University MRI have entered into a joint research agreement to propel the University's focus in the neurosciences and provide researchers with access to the newest imaging technologies available today.

November 5, 2015

 

Nick Vujicic to Deliver Message to FAU Students

FAU welcomes motivational speaker Nick Vujicic on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. to the Carol and Barry Kaye Auditorium in FAU's Student Union.

November 4, 2015

 

FAU Expands 'Get Wise' Advising

Florida Atlantic University is continuing to "Get Wise" - this time with the addition of academic advisors in another student residence hall.

November 4, 2015

 

FAU's Part-Time MBA Ranked Among the Top in the Nation

FAU's part-time MBA is the top-ranked program in South Florida and 27th among public universities in the nation, according to rankings released by Bloomberg Businessweek.

November 4, 2015

 

Christine E. Lynn Gift Announcement

The gift, a first of its kind from Lynn to FAU Athletics, will name The Christine E. Lynn Sports Medicine Center.

November 3, 2015

 

Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Art Exhibition

"CODA" is a thesis exhibition featuring the works of 13 emerging artists and designers who are graduating from the BFA program in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at FAU.

November 3, 2015

 

Biennial Art Exhibition

The exhibition presents the works of 30 artists from around the University.

November 2, 2015

 

FAU Hosts Annual Pumpkin Drop

Florida Atlantic University will host its annual pumpkin drop on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

October 29, 2015

 

FAU to Host Alumnus, Retired NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson

Swanson will deliver an interactive lecture about his time as an astronaut in the NASA space program, including a 30-minute presentation of his journey to the International Space Station.

October 28, 2015

 

FAU-Max Planck Sign Innovative Agreement

FAU and Max Planck have signed an innovative agreement to facilitate a research and education program that will recruit promising scientists to FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

October 28, 2015

 

ADT's Gursahaney Named 2015 Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business will honor of Naren Gursahaney, ADT president and chief executive officer, as Business Leader of the Year on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at 8 a.m., at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

October 28, 2015

 

Online Brokerage Innovator Tom Sosnoff to Speak at FAU

Online brokerage innovator and financial educator Tom Sosnoff, founder and co-CEO of dough, Inc., will speak at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

October 27, 2015

 

FAU Tech Runway's First 'Venture Vintage 1' Graduation

One year after receiving $25,000 in seed funding, the inaugural class of FAU's Tech Runway recently participated in the "Venture Vintage 1" graduation, a special ceremony to commemorate their accomplishments.

October 26, 2015

 

Three-Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia

An FAU neuroscientist has developed a new test that can assess clinical signs and symptoms of Lewy Body dementia, a common form of dementia that's difficult to diagnose, with 96.8 percent accuracy.

October 26, 2015

 

FAU's 'Stories on the Skin' Tattoo Documentary Earns Spot in International Film Festival

"Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU" is a revealing portrait of the 21st century tattoo culture to support the notion that tattooed bodies are walking books.

October 26, 2015

 

FAU Celebrates Homecoming 2015

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 beginning Saturday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 31.

October 23, 2015

 

FAU Holds Expo for High School Students

Florida Atlantic University's Fall Expo for high school students will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

October 23, 2015

 

800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Department of History presents lectures on Magna Carta in conjunction with exhibition.

October 22, 2015

 

FAU Unlocking Voices of People Who Stutter

Florida Atlantic University is unlocking the voices of people who stutter in Rwanda by providing free speech therapy using video conferencing calls.

October 22, 2015

 

FAU Receives $620,000 NSF Grant for STEM Retention Program

STEM jobs are rapidly growing and technology companies alone will need to fill more than 650,000 new jobs by 2018. FAU is directly addressing the national need to increase the number of STEM undergraduates.

October 22, 2015

 

Honors College Student Achieves 99th Percentile on MCAT

Senior Kendyl Stewart recently placed in the 99th percentile among Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) takers -- an astonishing accomplishment that has opened the doors to many new opportunities.

October 22, 2015

 

Former Israel Surgeon General Yitshak Kreiss to Visit FAU

Yitshak Kreiss, M.D., an internationally renowned leader in disaster, emergency and humanitarian medicine and former Israel Defense Forces surgeon general, will visit Florida Atlantic University.

October 21, 2015

 

FAU Tech Runway Announces Third Class of Startup Companies

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway has selected its third Venture Vintage class of startup companies to participate in the business accelerator program.

October 16, 2015

 

Sex and Sea Turtles: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Impacts

The shift in climate is shifting turtles as well, because as the temperature of their nests change so do their reproduction patterns. Warmer conditions produce females and cooler conditions produce males.

October 15, 2015

 

Theatre Lab's Play Slam

Theatre Lab has announced the schedule for "Play Slam," a new theater play reading series with discussion to follow.

October 14, 2015

 

FAU High Student Named Top Young Scientist

Florida Atlantic University High School student Hannah Herbst was named the winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, recently held at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

October 14, 2015

 

Professor Receives Distance Learning Higher Education Award

Binu Pundir, Ph.D. recently received the Innovative Leader in Distance Learning Higher Education award from the Florida Distance Learning Association.

October 14, 2015

 

FAU Wins Second Place at Waste Design Competition

A group of Florida Atlantic University civil engineering students won second place at the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) inaugural National Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC).

October 13, 2015

 

Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

The 2015 Florida Atlantic University John O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture presents "Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945 to Present."

October 13, 2015

 

FAU Offers Free Hearing Screenings

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Science and Disorders will host free hearing screenings in honor of National Audiology Awareness Month.

October 12, 2015

 

Eleanor R. Baldwin Donates $1 Million to Athletic Complex

- Eleanor R. Baldwin, a longtime benefactor of FAU and FAU Athletics, has donated $1 million to name the History and Tradition Hall.

October 9, 2015

 

Associate Director of Alumni Receives Boca Chamber Award

Paul Metcalf, Ph.D., associate director of alumni relations at FAU, received the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Chairman's Award.

October 8, 2015

 

Bioinspired Robotic Finger Advances Prosthetics Technology

Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't look lifelike. Inspired by nature and biology, a robotic finger designed at FAU looks, feels and works like the real thing.

October 8, 2015

 

Project Enhances Teamwork Among Varied Health Professions

FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have partnered on a unique project to eliminate barriers between healthcare disciplines and build crucial communication and teambuilding skills to support collaboration.

October 6, 2015

 

Guest Artist Lectures

Lectures to feature internationally recognized artists Brookhart Jonquil and Dara Friedman, whose work is on display in "New Art.".

October 6, 2015

 

Disability Awareness Month Events

Florida Atlantic University will be hosting events at its Davie, Jupiter, and Boca Raton campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October.

October 5, 2015

 

FAU Professor Discusses Visit to Syrian Refugee Camps

This past summer, Rabil spent 16 days visiting 70 Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa region of Lebanon and along the Lebanon-Syria border.

October 1, 2015

 

Nursing Home Guide Will Help Avoid Unneeded Hospitalizations

FAU has received a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award for a guide for nursing home residents and their families to help them make optimal decisions concerning hospitalizations.

October 1, 2015

 

FAU Receives NSF Grant for Critical Infrastructure Systems

Extreme events like hurricanes can disrupt infrastructure systems like power and water. Researchers will develop a decision framework to rapidly restore these functions and services for disaster management.

September 30, 2015

 

First Study on Hard-to-treat Depression in Older People

About half of older adults don't respond to first-line medication for depression. A new study shows that adding a second drug to treatment with an antidepressant medication alone helps many of these patients.

September 30, 2015

 

Theatre Lab's Making Musicals

Theatre Lab has announced the schedule for their "Making Musicals" musical theater concert/play-reading series.

September 30, 2015

 

Scientists Study Phytoplankton in the Pacific

A team of researchers from FAU Harbor Branch conducted experiments to better understand phytoplankton in the Pacific Ocean.

September 29, 2015

 

FAU Honors 2015 Outstanding Young Owl Award Recipients

The FAU Alumni Association recently hosted its second annual ceremony to honor outstanding young alumni under age 40 from eight of FAU's colleges for their personal and professional accomplishments.

September 29, 2015

 

Harbor Branch ECC Takes Students to Ocean Floor of Hawaii

A new graduate course is allowing FAU students to see Hawaii's ocean floor without leaving Harbor Branch.

September 29, 2015

 

Dramatic Increase of Alcohol Abuse in Early Maturing Girls

A new study published in 'Pediatrics' shows that early maturing girls given the most parental autonomy had the highest rates of alcohol abuse, with intoxication frequency increasing an average of 234 percent.

September 28, 2015

 

Hoot/Wisdom's Album Receives Latin GRAMMY Nomination

FAU faculty and students in the Department of Music received two Latin GRAMMY nominations.

September 25, 2015

 

FAU Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Autism Training Program

More students with autism are being taught in the general classroom setting. Preparing professionals to teach these students is critical in alleviating the dire shortage of special education teachers.

September 24, 2015

 

FAU University Galleries Awarded $143,857 in Grants

The University Galleries were recently awarded three major grants.

September 24, 2015

 

FAU University Galleries Awarded $148,320 in Grants

- The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University were recently awarded three major grants totaling $148,320

September 23, 2015

 

FAU Poll Shows Rubio Jumping to Second Place in Florida

Marco Rubio jumped into second place in Florida, a pivotal swing state where Hillary Clinton trails in most general election matchups with Republican presidential contenders, according to latest survey by FAU.

September 23, 2015

 

Theatre Lab: FAU's New Professional Resident Theatre Company

Theatre Lab will be dedicated to the development and production of new work in American theater, and will provide a training ground for FAU students.

September 22, 2015

 

New Technology to Monitor Blood Disorder With a Smart Phone

A researcher has a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease using a smart phone, and will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store their blood test results.

September 22, 2015

 

Medical Researcher's Gift Establishes Chair in Nursing

The Dr. Elizabeth E. Force Chair for Healthcare Research will bring a national leader in nursing research to serve in a key leadership role in the College.

September 22, 2015

 

Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Presents Allida Black

Black’s lecture, “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945-Present,” is based on “ The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.”

September 22, 2015

 

Harbor Branch and Amy's Island Seafood Collaborate on Cobia Project

FAU Harbor Branch and Amy's Island Seafood are partnering on an aquaculture project that will produce healthy, safe fish for consumers.

September 21, 2015

 

Honors College Student Aids Community of Chuatroj, Guatemala

Sophomore Christy Folk recently returned from a six-week internship in Guatemala where she helped increase educational opportunities for Mayan villagers.

September 21, 2015

 

FAU to Celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace

Florida Atlantic University will host a United Nations International Day of Peace celebration on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU's Boca Raton campus

September 17, 2015

 

Housing Market Trends More Favorable to Buying than Renting

The housing market index produced by FAU and FIU faculty indicates the country as a whole is moving deeper into buy territory, as owning a home is expected to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting.

September 17, 2015

 

Hispanics Believe Immigration is Important Election Issue

Hispanics say immigration is an important issue in the 2016 presidential race, and they support Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to the latest FAU survey.

September 16, 2015

 

Professor Debuts Trans-Media Opera in Miami

Joey Bargsten, Ph.D., a professor at FAU's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, saw his trans-media opera, "MelanchoLalaland," make its world premiere.

September 15, 2015

 

FAU Receives $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $25,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to establish the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Scholarship Fund.

September 15, 2015

 

FAU University Galleries Opens the 2015-16 Exhibition Season

University Galleries at FAU kicks off the 2015-16 season with "New Art: South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Exhibition," beginning Friday, Sept. 11.

September 14, 2015

 

FAU's Hoot/Wisdom Recordings Releases Latin Tango Album

FAU's Hoot/Wisdom Recordings recently released "Bogotá Buenos Aires," which invites listeners to experience the colorful sounds of contemporary Argentine Tango and Colombian Andean music.

September 14, 2015

 

Pomponi Part of Panel on Ocean Acidification

FAU Harbor Branch research professor Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D. recently participated in a panel discussion organized by the Ocean Conservancy.

September 11, 2015

 

CIOERT Explores Pulley Ridge

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are once again involved in a research cruise investigating reefs off the southwest coast of Florida.

September 9, 2015

 

New Grant to Study Cyberbullying and Teen Dating Violence

Researchers have received a grant from Facebook for a study that has the overarching goal to illuminate the nationwide prevalence, frequency and scope of cyberbullying and electronic dating violence in youth.

September 9, 2015

 

Hispanics Believe Government Better at Reducing Terror Threat

Hispanics think the United States government is doing a better job at reducing the threat of terrorism but most are still worried about the possibility of a major terrorist attack on American soil.

September 9, 2015

 

FAU's Medical School to Work with foundation2recovery.org

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will work with foundation2recovery.org to combat the narcotic prescription drug epidemic using novel approaches for treatment, prevention and education programs.

September 9, 2015

 

Keep Up with the FAU-Miami Game on Friday, Sept. 11

For the first time ever, FAU will host a "power five" conference member at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Don't miss a minute of the action!

September 8, 2015

 

FAU Celebrates Constitution Day with Several Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Constitution Day with a series of events on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

September 8, 2015

 

FAU 8th Annual Bonfire and Concert

The Florida Atlantic University Program Board and Student Alumni Association invite the public to attend the eighth annual Fall Bonfire and Concert on Thursday, Sept. 10 at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

September 3, 2015

 

Harbor Branch Team Tests New Bluefin Technology

The Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology at FAU Harbor Branch is working to adapt a new technology for benthic mapping capability.

September 3, 2015

 

FAU's OSD Receives Record Scholarship Funding

Florida Atlantic University's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has received more than $250,000 in scholarship funding for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, the most ever awarded to OSD.

September 2, 2015

 

Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.

Researchers have published a commentary in the American Journal of Medicine that stresses how lack of physical activity in Americans poses important clinical, public health and fiscal challenges for the nation.

September 2, 2015

 

FAU Professor Expert in Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

Colin Polsky, Ph.D., an expert on environmental research, is available to discuss how melting ice in the Arctic affects people, infrastructure, and ecosystems worldwide.

September 2, 2015

 

President Obama Honors FAU Alumna for Her Teaching

Robin O'Brien '14 recently earned the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

September 1, 2015

 

Harbor Branch Communication Team Wins State Award

The FAU Harbor Branch Communication Team recently was honored with a Judge's Award from the Florida Public Relations Association for its internal weekly eNewsletter.

September 1, 2015

 

FAU Announces the 2015-16 Theater and Dance Season

The Department of Theater and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters to present four plays and a dance production.

September 1, 2015

 

O'Corry-Crowe and Team Publish Papers on Whale Research

Harbor Branch associate research professor Greg O'Corry-Crowe, Ph.D., and his Population Biology and Behavioral Ecology team recently published two papers in 'Marine Fisheries Review.'

August 31, 2015

 

FAU Harbor Branch Installs Water Quality Monitoring Network

FAU Harbor Branch recently installed the world's largest network of land ocean biogeochemical observatory units in the Indian River Lagoon.

August 31, 2015

 

Honors College Students Wrap Up Summer Research Internships

Nine Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College students recently presented their summer internship research at Scripps Research Institute's annual Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Poster Presentation.

August 31, 2015

 

St. Lucie Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Units Now Online

Harbor Branch's network of remote-controlled sensors in the St. Lucie Estuary is now disseminating real-time information, available online.

August 28, 2015

 

CIOERT Explores Pulley Ridge on NOAA-Funded Research Cruise

FAU's Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT) is once again involved in a NOAA-funded project to investigate the role that healthy reefs play in replenishing ecosystems.

August 27, 2015

 

Student Spends Summer Swimming with Sharks in Africa

Honors College sophomore William Sample had the incredible opportunity to spend a month in Mossel Bay, South Africa studying great white sharks through the Oceans Research Internship.

August 26, 2015

 

FAU’s Music Season Includes Variety of Genres

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents an expanded season of music for every taste, with 50 concerts scheduled for 2015-16.

August 20, 2015

 

Post-Secondary Academy for Developmentally Disabled Students

The Academy for Community Inclusion is the first-of-its-kind in Florida and will be located on FAU's Jupiter campus. The program is made possible by a generous multi-year commitment from The Taft Foundation.

August 20, 2015

 

Disparity in What Black and White Borrowers Pay for Mortgages

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.

August 19, 2015

 

Get In The Spirit - College Colors Day

The third annual College Colors Day Celebration event will be on Friday, Sept. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Traditions Plaza in front of the bookstore on the Boca Raton campus.

August 19, 2015

 

Hispanics More Confident of Personal Finances, FAU Poll Says

Hispanics have grown steadily more confident in their personal finances over the past year, according to the latest survey conducted by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

August 18, 2015

 

Study Shows Lack of Meaning in Life Linked to Addiction

A commonly used treatment in addiction is the 12-step model developed in the 1930s. Yet, surprisingly, there is no clear understanding about how to nurture spirituality among people struggling with addictions.

August 17, 2015

 

'The Last Word: Our Favorite Colophons' at Wimberly Library

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, features 43 artists' books and 21 broadsides whose colophons, or last pages, run the gamut from the historic and classic to the whimsical and brilliant.

August 17, 2015

 

Researcher Sheds Light on Bilingual Development in Children

A professor of psychology at FAU provides important information that should help clinicians as they assess bilingual children and advise their parents.

August 17, 2015

 

Neuroscientist Develops New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool

Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to administer.

August 17, 2015

 

FAU Foundation Board Elects Patricia McKay as Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board recently held its annual meeting and election of officers.

August 15, 2015

 

FAU Students Return to Campus

Florida Atlantic University students will return to campus this week to mark the start of the University’s fall 2015 semester.

August 11, 2015

 

Study Shows Candidate Voice Pitch Influences Voters

FAU researcher shows how tone of candidates' voices can make a difference at the polls. Findings from the study suggest a preference for age and experience and possible impact on female candidates.

August 7, 2015

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2015 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 1,700 degrees on August 4 during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus.

August 7, 2015

 

New Medical Students to Receive First Doctor's White Coats

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will celebrate its fifth White Coat Ceremony as it officially welcomes the incoming class of 2015 on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.

August 5, 2015

 

FAU Pre-med Student and Surgeon Collaborate on New, Alternative Procedure to Radical Mastectomy

Elizabeth Hopkins, an aspiring physician and FAU student, has spent more than 640 hours shadowing Hilton Becker, M.D. In 2014, she had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, using a revolutionary procedure developed by Becker that is an alternative to radical mastectomy.

August 3, 2015

 

FAU Receives Florida Department of Transportation Grant

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida's 11,450 bridges is arduous, espcially since so many of them span rivers, canals and saltwater areas. Researchers at FAU have received a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to develop unmanned marine vehicles for on-water bridge inspections.

July 28, 2015

 

FAU Tech Runway Announces Open Call for Startup Applications

Applications are being accepted for the third class of Venture Vintage companies at Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway. Startups are sought in all industries with an emphasis in technology. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 21.

July 22, 2015

 

Florida Hispanics Better Off Financially, Latest FAU Poll Says

A majority of Hispanics in Florida say they're better off financially than they were a year ago and expect the good times to continue for themselves and business in the United States, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in the College of Business.

July 21, 2015

 

FAU RoboBoat Team Makes Waves

Florida Atlantic University's RoboBoat team recently won second place at the eighth annual International RoboBoat Competition in Virginia Beach, Va

July 21, 2015

 

Unique FAU Study on Adolescent Friendships

No one likes to lose a friend, especially adolescents. But why do friendships end? Researchers in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University sought to answer this question with a study examining whether adolescent friendships end because of undesirable characteristics of friends, because of differences between friends, or both.

July 20, 2015

 

Students Educate the Community at Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

Integrative biology doctoral students Alexandra Lolavar and Boris Tezak are helping to educate our community and its visitors on sea turtle research and conservation efforts.

July 14, 2015

 

FAU's Unique Alzheimer's Study on Spouse-Caregiver Relationships

In a unique study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer's disease maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships.

July 13, 2015

 

Alumni Association Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee and New Board Members

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2015-16 executive committee.

July 13, 2015

 

FAU Alzheimer's Study Shows How Spouse-Caregivers Sustain Relationships

In a unique study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer's disease maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships.

July 13, 2015

 

Steve Swanson's Achievements Have Made For a Stellar Career

Taking a selfie while walking down the street is about as common today as walking itself ... but what about taking one while floating in outer space?

July 10, 2015

 

FAU PlutoPalooza

Florida Atlantic University's Astronomical Observatory, Department of Geosciences, as well as the University Libraries will host "PlutoPalooza," a free, open house event that will showcase various aspects of the science involved with NASA's historic mission.

July 10, 2015

 

Global Warming is a Serious Concern to Hispanics

A majority of Hispanics believe that global warming is a serious problem and an important issue in the 2016 presidential election, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in the College of Business.

July 8, 2015

 

Honors College Students Awarded Summer Research Scholarships

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College has granted 17 students scholarships to conduct research over the summer at Scripps Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute and FAU Jupiter.

July 7, 2015

 

FAU Receives Grant to Fund New Mentoring Project

Florida Atlantic University's Division of Student Affairs and Division of Academic Affairs has received an anonymous grant for more than $764,000 to fund a new, comprehensive mentoring program called "The Mentoring Project at FAU," designed to assist with improving student success.

July 6, 2015

 

FAU Awarded $2.1 Million to Study Effectiveness of Medication for Schizophrenia

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine was recently awarded a $2.1 million, two-year contract by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. to conduct a study to examine the effectiveness of an injectable long-acting antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia and its impact on 30-day hospital readmission rates.

June 30, 2015

 

FAU Implements University-Wide HeartMath Training

Florida Atlantic University is the first university nationwide to institutionalize HeartMath training for its faculty, staff and students.

June 25, 2015

 

FAU Poll Says Hispanic Consumers More Optimistic About Current Conditions but Concerned About Future Economy

Hispanic consumers are more optimistic about current economic conditions but have concerns about the future, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in the College of Business.

June 16, 2015

 

Scientists at FAU Driven to Help Transform Commutes

Traffic jams not only make daily commutes exasperating, they also contribute to excessive fuel consumption and air pollution.

June 15, 2015

 

Sport Management MBA Ranks Among Top 10 Programs in the World

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business sport management MBA program is among the best in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness International.

June 15, 2015

 

Leading Neuroscientist at FAU Available as Expert on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

June 15, 2015

 

Housing Market Becoming More Favorable for Renters than Buyers According to Latest Buy vs. Rent Index

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in terms of wealth accumulation.

June 8, 2015

 
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