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Honors College Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

By | May 26, 2016

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.

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

By | May 24, 2016

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.

'Virtual Partner' Elicits Emotional Responses from a Human

By | May 17, 2016

"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.

Physical Activity 'Magic Bullet' for Obesity, Heart Disease

By | May 16, 2016

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.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

By | May 11, 2016

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.

NSF Grant Supports Research Computing Infrastructure at FAU

By | May 11, 2016

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.

Renowned Neuroscientist to Lead FAU's New Brain Institute

By | May 10, 2016

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.

Nation's Top Archaeologists to Visit Old Vero Site Project

By | May 9, 2016

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

Sea-level Rise Summit Sets the Stage for Adaptation

By | May 6, 2016

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.

Sea-level Rise Summit to Coincide with Local Flooding Risks

By | April 28, 2016

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.

 
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