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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


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


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 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


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


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'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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


FAU Foundation Board Appoints Seven New Members

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

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


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


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


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


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


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 Celebrates Sixth Annual Gala

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

April 8, 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


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


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 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 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 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 9, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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




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