Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can’t ‘See the Sea’

When sea turtle hatchlings emerge from their nests, typically at night, they crawl toward the ocean in what is known as “seafinding.” They have to discriminate between the brighter seaward versus a dimmer landward horizon and then move toward the source of the light. That difference in radiance between opposing horizons enables them to find the ocean even when the uneven surface of the beach precludes a direct view of the sea, at least for a small hatchling.... more

FAU Receives $28 Million Scholarship Gift to Support Medical Education

Florida Atlantic University received an estate pledge of $28 million from John and Ann Wood to support scholarships for students enrolled in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. This is the largest scholarship gift in FAU’s history and the largest known scholarship gift to a Florida public university’s medical school.... more

Florida Dominates List of 25 Most Overvalued U.S. Rental Markets

Rental rates for homes and apartments have spiked across the nation, and Florida is the center of the surge, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University and two other schools. ... more


Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can't 'See the Sea'

For most sea turtles, finding the ocean is pretty straightforward. However, baby leatherbacks often crawl around in circles during "seafinding." FAU researchers uncover why this happens by turning to the moon.

FAU Economist: Few Markets, if Any, to Avoid U.S. Housing Crisis

The following is an analysis of the U.S. housing and rental markets by Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D., an economist in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business:

New Oral Antiviral Drug Reduces Death in Early COVID-19

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have published a commentary in the "American Journal of Medicine" on the first oral antiviral drug for high-risk, newly-infected patients with COVID-19.

Three Cane Institute SECME Teams Place First at Nationals

The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School SECME teams recently took home top awards in the online 2022 SECME National Competition.

FAU to Offer 2022 Summer Camps

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and the Department of Athletics will host summer camps for summer 2022.

FAU Honors 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee along with Distinguished Alumni

The FAUAA hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception recently.

Florida Atlantic University's Courtney Jones at Carnegie Hall

Courtney Jones, DMA, recently made history when he played with the Gateways Orchestra in its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Awards $9,000 in Scholarships

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter recently awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at the Northern Campus Achievement Awards.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Presents Fiona Hill, Ph.D.

The OLLI at FAU presents "There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century," presented by Fiona Hill, Ph.D., on Monday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in the OLLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

FAU Receives $28 Million Scholarship Gift to Support Medical Education

FAU has received the largest scholarship gift in its history from John and Ann Wood in memory of their son, Robert A. Wood, to support students in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

FAU Board of Trustees Announces New Chair

Brad Levine is the new chair of the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

FAU Second in Florida on List of Best Value Colleges and Universities

Florida Atlantic University ranked second in Florida in the College Consensus "2022 Best Value Colleges and Universities" and ranked No. 24 out of 100 overall.


Women responded better than men to early Alzheimer’s intervention, study found

“Two out of every three brains affected by Alzheimer’s disease are women’s brains,” said Dr. Richard Isaacson, director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic in the Center for Brain Health at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.... more

Florida Atlantic University Magazine Spring 2022 Issue