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Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Launches the Morton Research Forum

By | November 30, 2020

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College has received a $500,000 challenge gift to launch the Morton Research Forum, named in honor of Jeffrey S. Morton, Ph.D., professor of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and Foreign Policy Association...

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Diplomacy Team Wins Second National Title at Model U.N.

By | November 9, 2020

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently competed in the virtual National Model United Nations competition and finished first overall out of 43 competing universities and received seven awards.

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WILKES HONORS COLLEGE RECEIVES TOP NATIONAL RATING FOR THE SECOND TIME

By | October 29, 2020

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University received a second consecutive top rating among the country's best honors colleges and programs in the latest edition of "Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 40 Public University Honors Programs".

Plastic Debris, Oceanic Biomass, Environment, Marine Habitat, Plastics, Pollution, Cellular DNA, Visualization Method, Microscopy, Calculations, Quantitative Number

Novel Study First to Tally Biomass from Oceanic Plastic Debris

By | October 13, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators have obtained a quantitative number for biomass from oceanic plastic debris using a novel visualization method that provides the first estimate of its kind.

Neuroscience, Cavefish, Evolution, Behavioral Evolution, Mapping Brain, Brain Atlases, Complex Behaviors, Sleep, Foraging, Brain Morphology, Neural Circuits, Imaging, Brain Activity

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

By | September 16, 2020

A study is the first to look inside the brains of cavefish with millimeter resolution and show how individual neurons and brain regions that drive complex behaviors, including sleep and feeding have evolved.

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FAU Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report's' List of Top Universities

By | September 14, 2020

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 136 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020.

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Evolution of Eye Loss in Mexican Cavefish

By | July 14, 2020

FAU Jupiter researchers are investigating the evolution of eye loss in Mexican cavefish. Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at FAU's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College led the study published in the July issue...

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FAU Names Justin Perry, Ph.D., as New Dean of Wilkes Honors College

By | July 1, 2020

Florida Atlantic University has named Justin Perry, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

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New Method of Classifying Organisms

By | June 24, 2020

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Faculty Jon A. Moore, Ph.D., and Susan L. Richardson, Ph.D., were recently published in a new book titled “Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode.”

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HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS CREATE INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC ART IN RESPONSE TO QUARANTINE

By | May 18, 2020

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors students enrolled in ART4654C Honors Electronics and Electronic Objects for Art this spring worked to create electronic projects that are poetic and innovative.