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FAU Engineering Students Win Business Plan Competition

A team of four engineering students took home the top prize at this year's FAU Business Plan Competition with a system that helps prevent the theft of printed classified or proprietary documents.

April 27, 2017

 

National Hispanic Consumer Sentiment Index Trends Downward

Hispanics in the U.S. are increasingly concerned about bad financial times ahead for their personal finances as well as the U.S. economy as a whole, according to a new national consumer sentiment index by FAU

April 13, 2017

 

Is it a Boy or a Girl? New Way to ID Baby Sea Turtles' Sex

Baby sea turtles don't have an X or Y chromosome and their sex is defined during development by the nest environment. A crucial step in preserving these animals is estimating hatchling sex ratios.

March 30, 2017

 
 

Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare

A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act or keep the law as is, according to a statewide survey by FAU's Business & Economics Polling Initiative.

March 16, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FAU Celebrates Sixth Annual Gala

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

April 8, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

#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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

$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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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