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FAU Scientists Uncover 'Missing' Plastics Deep in the Ocean

By | February 2, 2022

A study is the first to unveil the prevalence of plastics in the entire water column in the southern Atlantic Ocean and implicates the ocean interior as a crucial pool of 'missing' plastics.

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FAU Wilkes Honors College Announces ‘Starry Nights’ Acclaimed Author Series Featuring Joyce Carol Oates

By | January 13, 2022

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter will host an acclaimed author series titled “Starry Nights,” featuring readings from some of today’s brightest literary stars, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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Former WHC Art Student Among Brightest Rising Change-Makers from Around the Globe

By | January 3, 2022

FAU Wilkes Honors College alumna, Angie Joseph, is among 60 highly accomplished artists selected to take part in the Global Leadership Program – an Ivy-League curated educational opportunity for impact-focused community changemakers.

Sean Martin

WHC Alumus Lands Ultimate Dream Job with LEGOLAND, Boston

By | November 15, 2021

FAU Wilkes Honors College alumnus, Sean Martin, landed his ultimate dream job – a master model builder at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Boston, MA.

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WHC Freshman Receives 2021 Brower Youth Award

By | November 8, 2021

David Baldwin, a freshman in Wilkes Honors College at Jupiter campus, has recently been awarded a 2021 Brower Youth Award – a commendation recognizing outstanding emerging youth leaders who have proven strength in mobilizing environmental activist movements.

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FAU Welcomes Students for Fall 2021 Semester

By | August 19, 2021

FAU has officially welcomed the incoming freshman class for the fall 2021 semester and opened two new dormitory buildings.

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FAU Celebrates Summer 2021 Graduates

By | August 10, 2021

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,000 degrees today for the summer 2021 semester during four in-person commencement ceremonies.

Wilkes Honors College Celebrates Graduating Student's Outstanding Achievements at 2022 Medallion Ceremony

By | May 28, 2021

Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) recently hosted the WHC Medallion Ceremony, an event recognizing the special achievements and accomplishments of students in the 2022 graduating class. Program speakers included Justin Perry, Ph.D., dean, WHC; Warren McGovern, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics,...

Researchers assessed the health of gopher tortoises, including these two hatchlings, at two sites in southeastern Florida (Photo credit: Bethany Augliere)

STUDY REVEALS HEALTH STATUS OF VULNERABLE GOPHER TORTOISES

By | May 12, 2021

FAU researchers have conducted a comprehensive health assessment of gopher tortoises at two sites in southeastern Florida, which provides important baseline information on this vulnerable species.

Timothy Steigenga, Ph.D.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteer of the Year

By | April 29, 2021

Timothy Steigenga, Ph.D., associate dean for community engagement at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College was selected as the 2021 Volunteer of the Year by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.