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Wilkes Honors College Professor to aid Remembrance of the Ocoee Election Day Massacre of 1920 

By | February 24, 2021

William O’Brien, Ph.D., has been invited to serve as a member of the Ocoee Election Day Riots Historical Review and Dedication Committee. Formed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the committee’s mandate is to name/rename state park facilities and other potential sites...

Pictured: Raquel Tatar, Ph.D., Wilkes Honors College alumnae and Alyssa Payne, senior and Flagler scholar, Wilkes Honors College

Virtual Alumni Mentoring Program

By | February 24, 2021

The Wilkes Honors College Alumni Network is spearheading a program that fostered 54 alumni-student mentoring pairings spanning shared academic concentrations in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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New Additions to the Wilkes Honors FAU Advisory Council

By | January 19, 2021

Anna M. Ewing and Kadeem Ricketts recently joined the Advisory Council of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University.   Ewing is a senior technology executive, board member, angel investor and the former CIO of Nasdaq. Specializing in Financial Services technology solutions,...

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FAU Celebrates Fall 2020 Graduates

By | December 17, 2020

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,900 degrees for the fall 2020 semester in a special virtual ceremony.

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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...


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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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.