FAU Develops Simplified COVID-19 Diagnostic Method to Ramp Up Testing
To properly monitor and help curb the spread of COVID-19, several millions of diagnostic tests are required daily in just the United States alone. There is still a widespread lack of COVID-19 testing in the U.S. and many of the clinical diagnostics protocols require extensive human labor and materials that could face supply shortages and present biosafety concerns.... more
Hispanics’ Consumer Confidence Declines in Fourth Quarter
Hispanics in the United States did not end 2020 with an optimistic view of their financial situations, even as new COVID-19 vaccines are expected to help the nation recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.... more
‘Hail to the Queen’ - Saving the Caribbean Queen Conch
With an estimated lifespan between 25 to 40 years, the queen conch (Strombus gigas) is a prized delicacy long harvested for food and is revered for its beautiful shell. Second only to the spiny lobster, it is one of the most important benthic fisheries in the Caribbean region. Unfortunately, the species faces a challenge of survival: how to endure and thrive, as populations are in a steady state of decline from overfishing, habitat degradation and hurricane damage. In some places, the conch populations have dwindled so low that the remaining conch cannot find breeding partners. This dire situation is urgent in ecological and economic terms.... more
Banks are increasingly lending to small businesses outside of markets where the banks have offices, a geographic diversification that fuels job creation and economic growth.
Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have developed a simplified COVID-19 testing protocol that is rapid, reliable and offers distinct advantages with less labor, expertise and equipment needed.
Hispanics in the United States did not end 2020 with an optimistic view of their financial situations.
FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host its 2021 "Frontiers in Science" series with eight different virtual lectures on Fridays, beginning Jan. 15 through April 23.
Florida Atlantic University has announced Naelys Luna, Ph.D. as its founding dean of the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University.
The Osher LLI at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present a virtual lectures series, "The Sally Lapides and Art Solomon 2021 Winter Lecture Series," via Zoom webinars.
The controversy over Indigenous mascots has been a part of U.S. cultural conversations for decades and now it looms ever larger in our public consciousness.
The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing developed the certification course in response to the 'virtual' healthcare boom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To address the many challenges of teaching during the pandemic, FAU's College of Education is offering a free eight-hour online certificate course for K-12 teachers to assist them with teaching online.
The immediate future of the hospitality industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will be the focus of a summit hosted by the Florida Atlantic University College of Business this month.