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Political Donations Lead to Sweetheart Deals in Contracts

By | November 19, 2018

Companies that make political donations are more likely to be awarded government contracts with terms containing "sweetheart deals" for the firms, according to a study by faculty at FAU College of Business.

Study Reveals Police Officers' Views on Body-worn Cameras

By | November 14, 2018

A study is the first to use qualitative research to generate insider knowledge into law enforcement officers' experiences with and views on body-worn cameras in a post-Ferguson era.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

By | November 13, 2018

A study is the first to measure the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the sensory system of a marine animal - the Atlantic stingray. Results show a significant impact after just 48 hours of exposure.

Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies, Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

By | November 8, 2018

FAU neuroscientists and collaborators have discovered a gene and a new mechanism for regulating sleep in fruit flies using an ingredient commonly found in energy drinks like Red Bull(TM).

Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates

By | November 8, 2018

A new study by researchers at FAU College of Business shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.

Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Financial Worries

By | November 1, 2018

A study is the first to find a connection between paid sick leave and financial worry in the U.S. Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues.

Researchers Teach 'Machines' to Detect Medicare Fraud

By | October 30, 2018

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science are the first to use big data from Medicare Part B for advanced data analytics and machine learning to automate the fraud detection process.

Bank of America's Brumley 2018 Business Leader of the Year

By | October 29, 2018

Fabiola Brumley, Bank of America's market president in Palm Beach County, will be honored as the 2018 Business Leader of the Year by FAU's College of Business on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Florida's U.S. Senate and Governor's Races Tight, Poll Finds

By | October 24, 2018

Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida's critical U.S. Senate race, while Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state's next governor.

FAU Now Serves as Home to 'C-P.A.W.W.'

By | October 16, 2018

"Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors" in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is improving the understanding of palliative effects of animal-assisted interventions.