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FAU Hosts Inaugural Amyloid Related Diseases Summit

The summit brought together leading scientists in the field across North America and Europe to discuss the latest research and advancements in the study of amyloid-related diseases.

May 17, 2024

 

FAU Researcher Receives Grant for 'Somaesthetics of Atmosphere'

Richard Shusterman, Ph.D., in FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, has received a grant to explore a recent topic in the humanities and arts that commands growing attention - "atmosphere."

May 16, 2024

 

Biohybrid Robotic Hand Will Help Unravel Complex Sensation of Touch

FAU engineering researchers have developed a novel biohybrid neuro-prosthetic research platform to refine control of artificial hands and lead to a better understanding of the complex sensation of touch.

May 15, 2024

 

90% of Floridians Believe Climate Change is Happening

The latest FAU survey found that 90% of Floridians believe that climate change is happening and that belief in human-caused climate change has surged among Independents and slipped among Republicans.

May 14, 2024

 

2024 Florida Atlantic WAVE Competition Awards Announced

Florida Atlantic's Division of Research has announced the 2024 winners of the ninth annual Florida Atlantic WAVE Competition, an undergraduate and graduate applied research and entrepreneurial competition

May 14, 2024

 

Alarming Rise of Electronic Vaping Use in U.S. Adolescents

Researchers explored temporal trends for ninth through 12th grades among 57,006 adolescents and found that vaping has significantly increased by more than three-and-one-half times from 2015 to 2019.

May 13, 2024

 

FAU Hosts Successful Supply Chain Competition with IMI

A team of undergraduate students won Florida Atlantic University's inaugural supply chain competition for their innovative solution to a real-life inventory management problem.

May 9, 2024

 

FAU Researchers Land $1M in FDOH Grants to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Three FAU researchers have received funding from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program to tackle this global health crisis with their unique approaches.

May 8, 2024

 

FAU Expert: Almost 300 Banks Are at Higher Risk of Failure

Warning signs of Republic First Bank's failure were evident for a while, and now more banks across the country are exhibiting similar signs of a risk of failure, according to a finance expert at FAU.

May 8, 2024

 

60% of Women with Disabilities View Cannabis as a 'Harmless' Drug

FAU researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine assessed the perceived risk of harm associated with weekly cannabis use by disability status in a sample of 20,234 women ages 18 to 49.

May 7, 2024

 

Study: Slight Rent Increase in Florida as Northeast Sees Larger Growth

After years of astronomical rent growth, Florida rents are finally settling down compared to the national average, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

May 6, 2024

 

FAU Celebrates 10 Years of Conferring M.D. Degrees

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated the nation's newest physicians and biomedical researchers during the commencement ceremony, which marked 10 years of conferring M.D. degrees.

May 6, 2024

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2024 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University conferred a record-number 3,600 degrees over the course of seven in-person commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

May 4, 2024

 

FAU Creates New Department of Biomedical Engineering

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has created a Department of Biomedical Engineering that will focus on biomaterials and tissue engineering; smart health systems; and bio-robotics.

May 2, 2024

 

Study Examines U.S. Public Opinion of 'Would-be' Mass Shooters

A first-of-its-kind FAU study gauges support for balanced justice and rehabilitation, and sheds light on public opinion about "would-be" mass shooters, particularly regarding their mental health status.

May 1, 2024

 

FAU Hosts 55th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President Stacy Volnick and Interim Provost Russell Ivy recently hosted the University's 55th annual Honors Convocation

April 30, 2024

 

FAU/Mainstreet Poll Finds Intriguing 2024 Presidential Race Dynamics

A poll conducted by FAU Political Communication and Public Opinion Research Lab (PolCom Lab) and Mainstreet Research offers a glimpse into the shifting tides of American politics.

April 30, 2024

 

Study: South Florida Housing Premiums Growing Despite Slowing Rents

Housing premiums in the Miami metropolitan area increased once again despite rising interest rates, a potential worrying sign for the housing market, according to researchers.

April 29, 2024

 

Remote Sensing Technique Captures Details of Hurricane Ian's Aftermath

FAU researchers are the first to use aerial imagery and LiDAR to remotely identify structural damage and beach structural changes on a barrier island in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.

April 29, 2024

 

FAU Honors 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumni

Florida Atlantic University Alumni and Community Engagement recently hosted its annual Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception.

April 26, 2024

 

FAU Showcases Entrepreneurship, Innovation at eMerge Americas

Three colleges within Florida Atlantic University attended eMerge Americas in Miami Beach recently to showcase student innovation and commitment to entrepreneurship in the South Florida tech industry

April 25, 2024

 

Study Unveils Balance of AI and Preserving Humanity in Health Care

Cross Country Healthcare and FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have launched the fourth annual Future of Nursing Survey that reveals nursing perspectives on AI and compassionate care.

April 25, 2024

 

FAU Announces Winners of 2024 'Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition'

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the eighth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition hosted by the Graduate College

April 25, 2024

 

Three FAU Students Recognized as 2024 Goldwater Scholars

A trio of Florida Atlantic University students has been named as 2024 Goldwater Scholars, the third consecutive year FAU students have earned this honor.

April 24, 2024

 

FAU Awarded Grant to Examine Role of Pet Dogs on Military Adolescents

FAU nursing researchers will investigate pet dog ownership on adolescent resilience and well-being to counter the effects of military-specific stressors and promote positive outcomes.

April 24, 2024

 

Hispanic Consumer Index Finds More Optimism About Finances, Economy

Hispanics were more optimistic about their finances and the economy due to the declining unemployment rate among Hispanics, a new poll from FAU BEPI shows.

April 18, 2024

 

FAU Researcher Earns Top Award for Marine Natural Products

Amy Wright, Ph.D., research professor at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, received the Paul J. Scheuer Award in Marine Natural Products, considered the foremost accolade in the field.

April 18, 2024

 

FAU/Mainstreet Research Florida Poll Shows Trump Holds Lead Over Biden

Former U.S. President Donald Trump continues to maintain a formidable lead over U.S. President Joe Biden among Florida voters

April 18, 2024

 

FAU Engineering Selected by NASA for University Nanosatellite Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is among eight university teams in the U.S. selected to work with NASA and the U.S. military to foster innovation and expertise in the small satellite sector.

April 17, 2024

 

Florida Wildlife Corridor Eases Worst Impacts of Climate Change

A first-of-its-kind study shows how Florida can buffer itself against both climate change and population pressures by conserving the remaining 8 million acres of "opportunity areas" within the corridor.

April 16, 2024

 

Study: Affordability Crisis Lingers Despite Normalizing Rent Growth

Rent growth has returned back to the typical yearly increase for the most part, though many households are still struggling to afford rents, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic and two other schools

April 16, 2024

 

FAU President's Gala Benefits Scholarships and Student Success

Florida Atlantic University has raised more than $1.2 million in support of scholarships and student success at its recent 2024 President's Gala

April 16, 2024

 

FAU Receives Gift to Create Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Museum

Florida Atlantic University has received a significant gift to establish the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Museum of South Florida at FAU.

April 15, 2024

 

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Win Big at FAU's Business Pitch Competition

A device that uncovers health conditions and a sustainable bracelet company were among the winners at Florida Atlantic University's 16th annual Business Pitch Competition.

April 11, 2024

 

FAU Lands $1.3 Million Grant to Clean Up Stinky Seaweed in Florida

FAU Harbor Branch researchers will assess if it is better to harvest Sargassum in water as opposed to on the beach to better plan for removing vast amounts of seaweed from beaches and preventing aggregations.

April 10, 2024

 

Noble Capital Markets Brings the 'Sharks' to FAU for NobleCon20

Noble Capital Markets and Florida Atlantic University's College of Business will host NobleCon20, the 20th annual emerging growth equity conference at the College's Executive Education Complex.

April 9, 2024

 

A.D. Henderson University School Recognized as School of Excellence

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School has been named as a "School of Excellence."

April 9, 2024

 

Study: These Metro Areas are Most at Risk for Pricing Corrections

The Sun Belt states lead the nation in housing premiums significantly higher than long-term pricing trends, suggesting the risk of a pricing correction is growing in these places, data shows.

April 8, 2024

 

FAU Receives Record-breaking Number of Applications

Florida Atlantic University has received more than 46,000 first-year applications for fall - an all-time university record.

April 4, 2024

 

College of Business Names Three New Department Chairs

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business has named three new department chairs.

March 28, 2024

 

'Back to the Future' to Forecast the Fate of a Dead Florida Coral Reef

Going back thousands of years to reconstruct a coral death assemblage, a study offers a glimpse into a once vibrant coral reef community and explores if history can repeat itself in the face of climate change.

March 28, 2024

 

FAU Experts Available to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Experts from Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are available to discuss various aspects related to the upcoming solar eclipse.

March 28, 2024

 

FAU Housing Expert: NAR Settlement May Lead to More Complex Deals

The settlement from the National Association of Realtors related to broker commissions is likely to do more harm than good for buyers and sellers, according to a real estate expert at FAU.

March 27, 2024

 

Study Explores Severe Hurricanes and Coral Reef Sponge Recolonization

A study by FAU researchers and colleagues is the first to evaluate substrate recolonization by sponges in the U.S. Virgin Islands after two catastrophic storms using genetic analyses.

March 26, 2024

 

Study: The Riskiest Markets to Own in Based on Price-to-Rent Premiums

While housing values in Sunbelt states have benefited from recent demographic changes, these states may be most at risk for pricing corrections, new data from researchers at FAU and FIU indicates.

March 19, 2024

 

Happiness Poll: Democrats, Biden Voters Report More Happiness Than GOP

Voters of the Democratic party and U.S. President Joe Biden are happier than voters for the Republican party, according to a new FAU PolCom and Mainstreet Research happiness poll.

March 19, 2024

 

Choosing Over the Counter Drugs for COVID 19? It's Complicated

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and academic colleagues took a closer look at both the potential benefits and risks of acetaminophen, NSAIDs and aspirin to treat mild symptoms of COVID-19.

March 19, 2024

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Harmful Algal Blooms Study in Cape Coral

FAU researchers are asking residents of Cape Coral and surrounding communities to consider participating in a study to help evaluate the potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms (HABs).

March 18, 2024

 

FAU Celebrates 10 Years of 'Match Day' with Soon-to-be-Physicians

During the special Match Day ceremony, FAU's soon-to-be-physicians learned where they will fulfill their dreams for medical residency training, required to become board certified.

March 15, 2024

 

Study: Housing Premiums Shrink, Signaling Good News for Homebuyers

Housing premiums in many markets in the country are starting to decline, suggesting that many areas across the country are moving toward stabilization, according to researchers at FAU and FIU.

March 12, 2024

 

'Curved' Walking and a Depth Camera Detect Early Cognitive Decline

A first-of-its-kind engineering study using a new tool suggests that to detect subtle gait impairments in older adults that often are prevalent in the early stages of cognitive decline, "throw them a curve."

March 12, 2024

 

Study: Stricter BAC Limits May Lead to More Hit-and-Run Fatalities

Stricter laws on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits while driving might have an unintended consequence on hit-and-run fatalities, according to a study from researchers at FAU and the University of Miami

March 7, 2024

 

Study: Here are the Best and Worst Markets for Renters

Renters hoping to catch a break might be able to find deals in the western parts of the United States as the rental crisis starts to ease, according to researchers at FAU and two other schools.

March 6, 2024

 

FAU Tech Runway® Announces 13th Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently accepted 13 companies to participate in the 13th cohort of its Venture Program.

March 6, 2024

 

FAU Receives ACE/Fidelity Investments Award

Florida Atlantic University has received the 2024 American Council on Education (ACE)/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation.

March 5, 2024

 

'Owls in the Outfield' Returns to FAU's Boca Raton Campus

The second annual "Owls in the Outfield," a covered and catered outdoor event with a carnival feel, will take place on Saturday, March 16.

March 5, 2024

 

Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Presents 'Insights at the Institute'

FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute will host "Insights at the Institute," a juried art exhibition designed to bring awareness to bipolar disorder, from March 14 through March 19.

March 5, 2024

 

Study Shows Social Factors of Low U.S. Breast Cancer Screening

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined social determinants of health and health inequities to identify the key factors that hinder breast cancer screening in women aged 40 and older in the U.S.

March 4, 2024

 

FAU/Mainstreet Research Super Tuesday Poll: Trump Likely to Sweep Day

Former U.S. President Donald Trump maintains a commanding 43-point lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the Republican primary

March 4, 2024

 

In-vehicle Sensors Help Detect Cognitive Changes in Older Drivers

FAU researchers are using unobtrusive sensors and monitoring devices in older drivers' vehicles as a first step toward widespread use of a low-cost, early warning system of possible changes in cognition.

February 29, 2024

 

FAU Hosts Events for 2024 Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University students will celebrate Women's History Month with a number of events at its Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses.

February 29, 2024

 

Aerial Surveys Reveal Ample Populations of Rays in Southeast Florida

FAU researchers conducted a multi-year study that is the first to repeatedly sample areas where giant manta rays and whitespotted eagle rays are abundant from Miami north to the Jupiter Inlet.

February 28, 2024

 

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Study Electronic Health Records

Researchers in FAU's College of Business received a $437,274 research grant from the National Institute of Health to study the use of electronic health records in underserved communities.

February 27, 2024

 

FAU College of Business to Honor George W. Schaeffer

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business is hosting its 30th "Business Leader of the Year" breakfast to honor the accomplishments of George W. Schaeffer, CEO of People's Trust Insurance.

February 26, 2024

 

Experts: Commercial Real Estate Exposures Could Lead to Bank Failures

Sinking demand for office space in the commercial real estate market could lead to bank failures in parts of the country, according to two finance experts at Florida Atlantic University.

February 22, 2024

 

FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Presents 'Brainy Days'

Florida Atlantic University's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute will celebrate its efforts to advance brain science and health with events throughout the month of March throughout Palm Beach County.

February 21, 2024

 

Study Details Toxic Elements Found in Stranded Whales and Dolphins

Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch and collaborators analyzed tissue and fecal samples from 90 stranded whales and dolphins in Florida and Georgia over 15 years from 2007 to 2021.

February 21, 2024

 

Could Ultra-processed Foods Be the New 'Silent' Killer?

An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet, which may be the new "silent" killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in prior decades.

February 20, 2024

 

To Boost a Preschooler's Language Skills, Consider Reminiscing

A study by FAU researchers on "parent talk" compared reminiscing, book sharing and toy play as language learning settings. Findings show reminiscing is very good at eliciting high quality speech from parents.

February 19, 2024

 

Two FAU Business Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

- Two Florida Atlantic University professors within the College of Business were named Fulbright U.S. Scholars for tourism and family firm research.

February 15, 2024

 

FAU Expert: Online Sports Betting Could Change Florida Sports Industry

The arrival of online sports betting in Florida is likely to have far-reaching effects on the sports industry and tourism in the state, according to a sports expert at Florida Atlantic University.

February 14, 2024

 

Sandalwood Oil By-product Prevents Prostate Cancer Development in Mice

Sandalwood oil has been used for centuries. Now, a study is the first to demonstrate in vivo the chemo-preventive properties of a by-product of the oil in mice without weight loss or noticeable side effects.

February 13, 2024

 

New Poll Shows Trump Leading Haley in South Carolina GOP Primary

Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a strong lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Republican primary ahead of the 2024 election, according to a new poll.

February 13, 2024

 

National Poll Reveals Immigration and Incivility Key Issues for Voters

Immigration and incivility are two major issues that continue to inform voter behavior in U.S. politics and the 2024 election, according to the latest national poll by FAU's PolCom Lab and Mainstreet Research.

February 12, 2024

 

Follow Your Heart: Participants Needed for Harmful Algal Blooms Study

FAU researchers are asking Stuart and nearby community residents to "follow their hearts" on Valentine's Day and participate in a study to help evaluate the possible impacts of harmful algal blooms exposure.

February 8, 2024

 

FAU Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees today unanimously voted to elect Piero Bussani board chair.

February 8, 2024

 

FAU Online Programs Move Up in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's online MBA program is ranked No. 94 in the nation for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 95 in 2023.

February 7, 2024

 

FAU and Mainstreet Research Poll Shows Tight U.S. Presidential Race

Former U.S. President Donald Trump takes slight lead over incumbent U.S. President Joe Biden by 4 percent, according to the latest poll from the FAU and Mainstreet Research.

February 7, 2024

 

Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?

U.S. counties and regions differ in political ideology. But do they differ in personality as well? An FAU study explores a new approach to measuring the personality of communities.

February 7, 2024

 

Study: The Best Housing Market to Buy in Based on Past Pricing Trends

As many Americans struggle to find homes to buy, one place has emerged as the best area to purchase a home in the country, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and FIU.

February 6, 2024

 

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., Elected American Astronomical Society Fellow

FAU's Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., is among 21 new fellows of the American Astronomical Society, elected for his 'stellar' achievements in astrophysics.

February 6, 2024

 

Immigrant Bilingual Latina Mothers Have Dual-language Personalities

A study by FAU researchers shows how heritage culture shapes language in second-generation Latina mothers and their U.S.-born children.

February 1, 2024

 

Research Park Board at Florida Atlantic Elects FAU President as Chair

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® has elected FAU President Stacy Volnick as chair of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority Board (the Authority) for 2024.

February 1, 2024

 

FAU Students Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Florida Atlantic University student groups will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the entire month of February.

February 1, 2024

 

New AI Technique Significantly Boosts Medicare Fraud Detection

Engineering researchers explored the "vast sea" of big Medicare data, Parts B and D, using a novel technique they developed, which could conserve substantial resources for the Medicare system.

January 31, 2024

 

Residents of Rural 'Glades' Take a 'Leap of Faith' to Combat Dementia

To address health disparities in underserved populations, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers used a faith-based method to combat cognitive impairment in Florida's often-forgotten rural settings.

January 30, 2024

 

OLLI at FAU Presents Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida Atlantic University presents Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

January 29, 2024

 

FAU Poll: Hispanics Consumer Confidence Stronger Heading into 2024

Hispanics are feeling more optimistic about their financial situations heading into the new year, despite facing a year of rising costs, according to a poll from FAU BEPI.

January 25, 2024

 

Study: Is the Rental Crisis Coming to an End?

Rents across the country are on the decline, signaling that the rental crisis plaguing many cities could be coming to an end, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

January 24, 2024

 

FAU Receives ANCC Accreditation for Nursing Professional Development

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has achieved accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development.

January 24, 2024

 

Study Examines Substance Use in First Responders During the Pandemic

Little is known about the factors related with first responder drug and alcohol use during the pandemic. Researchers surveyed 2,801 U.S. law enforcement, fire and EMS workers in the early stages of COVID-19.

January 18, 2024

 

FAU Engineering Receives $2.6 Million NSF CyberCorps Scholarship Grant

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a scholarship program in the burgeoning and critical field of cybersecurity.

January 18, 2024

 

Study Uncovers Mechanics of 'Tail-Whipping' in Thresher Sharks

Like Indiana Jones, thresher sharks have mastered the art of the whip using their tails. New research provides details on their extreme body bending that enables these expert hunters to weaponize their tails.

January 17, 2024

 

FAU Study Examines Accuracy of Adult Body Weight Estimates in the ED

Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined current methods of estimating weight in the emergency department and their accuracy. Inaccurate estimates could lead to inaccurate drug doses and patient harm.

January 16, 2024

 

Toxic Algae Blooms: Study Assesses Possible Health Hazards to Humans

FAU Harbor Branch researchers collected and tested water samples from 20 sites within Florida's Indian River Lagoon and found unique patterns of cytotoxicity associated with toxins in the lagoon.

January 11, 2024

 

Dramatic Decline in Cigarette Use Among U.S. Teens Over Three Decades

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers explored overall trends in cigarette smoking in a large sample of U.S. adolescents by gender and ethnicity (grades nine to 12) from 1991 to 2021.

January 10, 2024

 

FAU Harbor Branch Announces 2024 Ocean Science Lecture Series

FAU Harbor Branch announced the lineup for the 2024 "John & Barbara Ferrera Ocean Science Lecture Series," which begins Wednesday, Jan. 10.

December 19, 2023

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2023 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 2,700 degrees for the fall semester, during five in-person commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 15, 2023

 

Camera Traps Uncover Mysterious Lesula Monkey's 'Business'

Just like Ring home security cameras capture both mundane and extraordinary events, strategically placed camera traps in the Congo Basin reveal the behavior of an elusive African monkey known as the "lesula."

December 14, 2023

 

New AI Method Counts Manatee Clusters in Real Time

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers are among the first to use a deep learning-based crowd counting approach that could help endangered species in complex environments.

December 13, 2023

 

FAU Receives USDA $1 Million Grant for Microbiome Innovation Center

South Florida's first-of-its-kind center will help address complex challenges facing traditional agriculture and declining interest of the next generation in food, agriculture and natural resources careers.

December 12, 2023

 

Comparing Mental Illness, Gun Violence in the U.S., Australia and U.K.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers found similar rates of mental illness in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., yet significantly higher gun violence deaths in the U.S.

December 11, 2023

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Study on Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

FAU researchers are seeking additional participants in Cape Coral for a study evaluating the potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.

December 7, 2023

 

College of Business Launches Supply Chain Competition for Students

Registration has started for a new case study competition open to Florida Atlantic University students across all majors, including business analytics and supply chain management.

December 7, 2023

 

Green Macroalga Has Replaced Seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon

A long-term FAU Harbor Branch study shows since 2011, parts of the Indian River Lagoon's benthic cover has changed from primarily seagrass until 2015, to primarily the green macroalga C. prolifera after 2018.

December 5, 2023

 

FAU Receives Gift Worth More Than $5 Million for Music Education

FAU has received a gift worth more than $5 million to enhance its music programs and establish a legacy for the Palm Beach Pops and its founder and music director, Bob Lappin.

November 30, 2023

 

Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellows

Five FAU Ph.D. students have been selected to receive the "Computational Brain Science and Health Graduate Fellowships," through a generous gift of $1 million from the Palm Health Foundation in 2022.

November 30, 2023

 

Suboptimal Follow-up, Prevention in Geriatric Fall-related Head Trauma

FAU researchers explored the rates of primary care physician follow-up by older adults with a fall-related head injury resulting in an emergency department visit, risk assessment and preventive strategies.

November 20, 2023

 
 

FAU Selected by Amazon as Education Partner for Career Choice Program

Florida Atlantic University has been selected as an education partner for Amazon's Career Choice program to provide Amazon's hourly employees access to credit-bearing courses at FAU.

November 16, 2023

 

FAU Study Reduces 'Vivid Imagery' That Fuels Addiction Cravings

Researchers tested 'Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing' in adults with substance use disorder to transform dysfunctional memories stored in the brain through processing and integration.

November 14, 2023

 

FAU Board of Trustees Extends President Volnick's Agreement

FAU Board of Trustees approved an extension of Stacy Volnick's term as FAU Interim President to the end of the 2024 calendar year, or until a permanent president is hired.

November 14, 2023

 

FAU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Ranked in Top 25 Internationally

FAU's College of Business' commitment to developing entrepreneurial talent is again recognized in the annual rankings of entrepreneurship studies by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

November 9, 2023

 

FAU, NAI Offer Students Intellectual Property Certificate

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science and the National Academy of Inventors® announced the expansion of an intellectual property certificate for students to gain knowledge on protecting innovations.

November 8, 2023

 

FAU Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Broward

More than 3 million adults across Florida have mental health conditions, including veterans suffering from PTSD.

November 7, 2023

 
 

FAU Named Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State

Florida Atlantic University has been named as a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader for 2023.

October 30, 2023

 

FAU Experts Support Vaccination With the Newest COVID-19 Vaccine

In a commentary published in the American Journal of Medicine, researchers from FAU and collaborators provide the most updated guidance to health care providers.

October 26, 2023

 

FAU Career Center Wins Inaugural Handshake Award

The Florida Atlantic University Career Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, has been named as one of Handshake's inaugural Career Spark Award winners.

October 25, 2023

 

FAU College of Nursing Launches New Nursing Certificates

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, in partnership with Cross Country Healthcare, has launched two new continuing education certificate courses.

October 25, 2023

 

FAU Launches New School Dedicated to Environmental Sustainability

FAU has launched its new School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS), creating a comprehensive environmental hub at the university.

October 25, 2023

 

Floridians Believe in Climate Change and Want Government Action

Floridians are more convinced that climate change is happening than Americans as a whole and strongly support steps to address its impact, according to a new Florida Atlantic University survey.

October 23, 2023

 

FAU Honors 2023 Talon Leadership Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2023, honoring outstanding faculty, student, alumni and community leadership.

October 20, 2023

 

FAU to Celebrate South Florida Entrepreneurs at Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2023 Maverick Reception during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its headquarters, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton campus.

October 20, 2023

 

FAU Offers Free Course for Veterans Who Want to Own a Business

Military veterans hoping to start or grow a business can learn the basics through a free course offered by Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

October 19, 2023

 

MediaLab@FAU Officially Launches

Florida Atlantic University recently launched MediaLab@FAU, a new journalism initiative by the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies.

October 18, 2023

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Study on Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University evaluating potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.

October 16, 2023

 

FAU Poll: Hispanic Consumer Confidence Decreases in Third Quarter

Hispanic consumer confidence in the economy dropped in the third quarter of 2023, in part due to uncertainty surrounding a possible federal shutdown, according to a poll released by FAU BEPI.

October 16, 2023

 
 

FAU's Sport Management MBA Jumps to Top 10 in Global Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's MBA in Sport Management program broke the top 10 in the international ranking among the top 40 postgraduate sport management degrees.

October 12, 2023

 

FAU OIT Facilitates Computer Donation to Jamaica

Florida Atlantic University's Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently donated surplus computers to the Jamaican Ministry of Education of Youth for preparatory schools in Jamaica.

October 11, 2023

 

Center for Teaching and Learning Earns ICLCA Award for Second Time

FAU's Center for Teaching and Learning has earned the 2023 Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award, given by the ICLCA.

October 10, 2023

 

FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2023: 'Ride the Wave'

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate "Homecoming: Ride the Wave" beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 21.

October 10, 2023

 

Report: As Inflation Gets Back on Track, Should the Fed Raise Rates?

Inflation rebounded in August, but signs are emerging that it could be getting back on track to the Federal Reserve's goal of 2 percent, according to a Florida Atlantic University economist.

October 9, 2023

 

FAU College of Nursing Receives Prestigious ANCC Accreditation

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an accredited provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development.

October 6, 2023

 

FAU, FPL Conduct Interactive Workshop for FPL Engineers

More than 100 Florida Power & Light engineers attended a two-day basic electricity workshop for non-electrical engineers conducted by FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science.

October 3, 2023

 

FAU Engineering Study Employs Deep Learning to Explain Extreme Events

The technique employed by FAU researchers demonstrates it can be invaluable for accurately identifying the sources of extreme events in a completely data-driven manner.

October 2, 2023

 

A.D. Henderson Continues to Rank Among the Best Nationally

Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School continues to rank among the best schools in America.

October 2, 2023

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Online Heart Failure and Fatigue Study

FAU researchers are conducting a "Heart Failure and Fatigue" study to prove that an easy-to-use survey is a reliable method to assist health care providers to evaluate fatigue in patients with heart failure.

September 28, 2023

 

Seven Florida Cities Climb Up Overvalued Housing List

Seven Florida cities were among the top 10 most overvalued housing markets in the country, as interest rates squeeze many buyers from the market, according to researchers.

September 28, 2023

 

FAU Receives Gift to Support Theater Performances and Arts Education

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has received a significant gift from the Edith and Martin Stein Family Foundation to support performances and arts education at the university's Theatre Lab.

September 26, 2023

 

Rent Growth Normalizes as Florida Faces Prolonged Affordability Crisis

Renters across Florida are faced with a prolonged affordability crisis despite rent growth having returned to normal, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

September 25, 2023

 

FAU Seeks Sponsors, Walkers for Annual 'Keep Memories Alive' Walk

FAU's Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center is hosting the 17th annual "Keep Memories Alive" Walk-in-the-Mall on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road.

September 22, 2023

 

Data Analysis: Unbooked Losses at Banks Rise in Second Quarter

Some banks in America could be at risk as unbooked losses in their securities portfolios ticked up in the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis by a finance expert at Florida Atlantic University.

September 20, 2023

 

FAU Receives $1.3 Million Grant for Alzheimer's Outreach in Broward

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.3 million grant from the Administration for Community Living's Alzheimer's Disease Program Initiative to advance health equity and quality of life.

September 20, 2023

 

FAU Indexes Rank College Football Kickers and Punters

Over the past five years, researchers at Florida Atlantic University have gathered data and created formulas to evaluate kickers and punters, two of the most underappreciated positions in football.

September 19, 2023

 

Eureka! Groundbreaking Study Uncovers Origin of 'Conscious Awareness'

FAU researchers provide the first quantified observations of the "birth" of purpose in human infants, as they recognize their causal powers and transition from spontaneous to intentional behavior.

September 18, 2023

 

FAU Receives $750,000 Philanthropic Grant for Alzheimer's Disease

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a grant from the Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation, which will transform the care of neurodegenerative diseases.

September 18, 2023

 

FAU Makes Large Jump in 'U.S. News' 2024 List of Top Universities

Florida Atlantic University made considerable gains in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," moving up to No. 112 from No. 131 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities.

September 18, 2023

 

FAU Professor Awarded Top Honors from Management Journal

Siri Terjesen, Ph.D., an associate dean in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business, was awarded top honors for a paper published in a leading management policy journal.

September 18, 2023

 

FAU Students to Host Events for 2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage with a series of student-run events beginning Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 15.

September 14, 2023

 

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths More Than Quadrupled from 1999 to 2020

Regardless of race, age, geography or urbanization, a new study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine shows U.S. drug overdose deaths more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2020, causing 1,013,852 deaths.

September 12, 2023

 

FAU Researcher Receives U.S. Patent for Underwater Imaging Device

FAU Harbor Branch's Bing Ouyang, Ph.D., has received a patent for a new invention about the size of a soda can, which is a potential gamechanger in advanced underwater imaging technology.

September 11, 2023

 

Study: Home Prices are Re-Accelerating, But for How Long?

Home prices are picking up in some parts of the country, though it is doubtful prices will jump significantly in the future, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and another school.

September 7, 2023

 

Gene Discovery Nets FAU Researchers U.S. Patent to Treat Addiction

An invention in the fields of pharmacology, medicine, neuroscience and psychiatry using a molecular approach to treat addiction has earned Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., and Maureen Hahn, Ph.D., a U.S. patent.

September 7, 2023

 

Study First to Show Impacts of Heat on U.S. Leatherback Hatchlings

FAU researchers have uncovered the correlation between nest temperatures on leatherback hatchling shape, performance and hatching success in the United States.

September 7, 2023

 

FAU Names New Director of Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise

Florida Atlantic University has named Andrew Garrison as the new director of the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise in the College of Business.

September 6, 2023

 

STUDY: These Rental Markets Are Most Favorable Based on Pricing Trends

With renters waiting for the rental crisis to ebb, some markets might be more favorable based on long-term pricing trends, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

August 29, 2023

 

FAU Rises in 'Washington Monthly's' Rankings

Florida Atlantic University has jumped in Washington Monthly's annual College Guide over its 2022 rankings.

August 29, 2023

 

Geographic 'Hot Spots' for Cigarette, Firearm Deaths in the U.S.

A new FAU study shows geographically distinct areas of the highest death rates in the U.S. related to cigarettes as well as firearms, including both assault and suicide over two decades from 1999 to 2019.

August 29, 2023

 

FAU Names New Director of the Adams Center

Florida Atlantic University names Kevin Cox, Ph.D., senior lecturer at FAU's College of Business, the new director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

August 28, 2023

 

FAU Lands $4.2 Million NIH Grant for Air Quality, Alzheimer's Study

FAU researchers will examine the effects of smoke-related pollution from agricultural burns on Alzheimer's and related dementias risks on farmworkers and rural residents along Florida's Lake Okeechobee.

August 23, 2023

 

FAU Expert: AI Can Change the Course of College Recruiting

As artificial intelligence reshapes much of our daily lives, it could also shake up the way college coaches recruit players to their schools, according to one sports expert at Florida Atlantic University.

August 22, 2023

 

Study Finds Massive Loss of U.S. Coastline Tidal Flats Over 31 Years

FAU researchers provide the first big picture nationwide of a 'coastal squeeze' in the contiguous U.S. from 1985 to 2015, which has resulted in degeneration of tidal flats due to urban expansion.

August 22, 2023

 

FAU Receives National Academy of Inventors Chapter of Excellence Award

Florida Atlantic University's chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) was recently honored with the inaugural Chapter of Excellence Award during the NAI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

August 18, 2023

 

New Index Suggests Where Prices Might Grow, Decline in United States

A new price-to-rent ratio from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University sheds light on which areas might see price growth or declines.

August 16, 2023

 

FAU Study Reveals Common Wristbands 'Hotbed' for Harmful Bacteria

A study tested various textures of wristbands to determine if they harbor pathogenic bacteria. E. coli was prevalent on 60 percent of wristbands and Staphylococcus was prevalent on 85 percent of wristbands.

August 16, 2023

 

FAU Study: Perils of Not Being Attractive or Athletic in Middle School

A first-of-its-kind FAU research study shows life is harder for children who are not attractive or athletic. As their unpopularity grows, so do their problems - increasing loneliness and alcohol misuse.

August 10, 2023

 

Protected Sex: Study Records Grouper Mating Calls in U.S. Caribbean

FAU Harbor Branch researchers deployed an autonomous, passive acoustic platform to survey marine protected areas on the western shelf of Puerto Rico during grouper reproductive seasons.

August 9, 2023

 

Study Compares Youth Detained for Prostitution With Serious Offenders

A study is the first to use a nationally representative sample to compare risk factors and characteristics of youth detained for sex trafficking to youth detained for more serious offenses such as murder.

August 8, 2023

 

Study: Foreign-Born CEOs More Likely to be Dismissed from Firms

Foreign-born CEOs are more likely to be fired than native-born CEOs if the firm they are leading is performing poorly, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and another school.

August 8, 2023

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2023 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 1,800 degrees today for the summer semester during three in-person commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 8, 2023

 

FAU Receives Gift to Launch First Student-Managed Investment Fund

FAU's College of Business received a $250,000 gift from Dan Davidowitz and Polen Capital Management, LLC ("Polen") matched by the FAU Foundation to launch the first student-managed investment fund.

August 3, 2023

 

Study: South Florida Housing Market Grows More Overvalued

The Miami metropolitan area is climbing up the list of overvalued housing markets in Florida as demand stays strong and the supply shortage persists in the area, according to researchers.

August 1, 2023

 

DNA Decodes Dining Desires of Shell-Shucking Whitespotted Eagle Rays

FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to uncover the finer-scale feeding patterns of the whitespotted eagle ray in U.S. coastal waters.

August 1, 2023

 

Study Uncovers Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Black Women

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing examined mammography screening frequency and perceptions and beliefs among Black women in an underserved community.

July 31, 2023

 

Pitfalls and Solutions for Using AI to Predict Opioid Use Disorder

FAU engineering researchers conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal papers analyzing the technical aspects of machine learning applied to predicting opioid use as well as the published results.

July 27, 2023

 

FAU Tech Runway® Announces Its 12th Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently accepted 16 companies to participate in the 12th cohort of its Venture Program.

July 25, 2023

 

Study: Rent Growth in Some Florida Cities at or Below National Average

Eight of the nine measured cities in Florida saw yearly rent increases below the national average, though renters across the state are still struggling with an affordability crisis, according to researchers.

July 24, 2023

 

Multiclass Cancer Diagnostic Tool Designed by FAU Uses AI, Micro-RNA

FAU engineering researchers designed a diagnostic tool to explore the use of microRNA signatures and AI as biomarkers to detect and classify several prominent cancers.

July 20, 2023

 

FAU College of Business Hosts Inaugural Golf Classic

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business is hosting its inaugural Golf Classic to support student success and benefit the college's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.

July 19, 2023

 

Sewage, Not Fertilizer Fueling Nitrogen Surge in Indian River Lagoon

FAU Harbor Branch researchers compared water quality in Florida's Indian River Lagoon "pre" and five-years "post" fertilizer bans, revealing sewage, not fertilizer is the root cause of environmental issues.

July 18, 2023

 

FAU Poll: Hispanic Consumer Confidence Rises as Inflation Eases

- Hispanic consumers were more optimistic in the second quarter of 2023, exhibiting a more positive outlook toward the economy in the year ahead.

July 17, 2023

 

Political Apathy Spreads from Parents to Adolescent Children

A study finds risks unique to families with close ties. When parents and adolescents are close, parents transmit political apathy to their adolescent children, which could negatively impact young voters.

July 17, 2023

 

New Poll Explores News Media Habits Among Florida Voters

New poll finds Florida voters maintain their connection to both traditional and social platforms but turn largely to cable and local news in an age of media distrust and fragmentation

July 17, 2023

 

FAU Receives $11.5 Million Gift to Combat Life-Threatening Illness

The Schmidt College of Medicine received the monumental gift from philanthropists Ann and John Wood to combat amyloidosis, a complex and challenging disease, using a whole-body and multidisciplinary approach.

July 13, 2023

 

Poll: Florida Republicans Steadfast in Commitment to Trump

New insights into the political landscape of Florida show the unwavering commitment of Florida Republicans to former U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a new FAU Mainstreet PolCom Lab poll.

July 10, 2023

 

FAU's Madden Center Named Oasis of Excellence

The Madden Center for Value Creation at Florida Atlantic University was named an Oasis of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).

July 7, 2023

 

FAU Scientist Featured in NatGeo's 'SharkFest' 2023

FAU's Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is featured in National Geographic's highly popular series, "When Sharks Attack."

July 7, 2023

 

FAU Study Explores Incarceration, Employment and Re-offense

A researcher from the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice investigated the effectiveness of transitional employment programs and cognitive behavioral interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 6, 2023

 

Finalists for FAU's Next President Selected

The Florida Atlantic University Presidential Search Committee recommended to the University's Board of Trustees three finalists for the presidency of the University

July 5, 2023

 

Study: Homebuyers Facing Overvalued Markets Despite Prices Moderating

Housing prices are starting to stabilize across the country, though homebuyers waiting for a break in the market may not find it anytime soon, according to researchers.

July 5, 2023

 

FAUAA Appoints New 2023-24 Executive Committee, Welcomes Members

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board has announced its 2023-24 roster, including two new members of its executive committee

July 5, 2023

 

Robotic Glove Lends a 'Hand' to Relearn Playing Piano After a Stroke

Using AI, FAU engineering researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind soft robotic exoskeleton glove that "feels." The new technology provides precise force and guidance in recovering fine finger movements.

June 29, 2023

 

FAU Foundation Board Appoints New Chair, Welcomes Members

Florida Atlantic University's Foundation Board of Directors welcomed Noel Gonzalez '94 and Charles Cartwright to its board of directors.

June 29, 2023

 

U.S. Infant Mortality Fell, But Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births Rose

A new study examining time trends and racial inequities in infant mortality, low birth weight and preterm births over 11 years suggests that infant mortality alone is not a sufficient indicator of health.

June 29, 2023

 

Boom! Detecting Gregarious Goliath Groupers Using Their Sounds

FAU researchers deployed a novel automated detector and localization model to find underwater marine organisms using their low-frequency pulse sounds to illustrate their detailed behavior.

June 28, 2023

 

Study: Rent Increases Stabilizing, Still Largely Unaffordable for Many

Rental increases have moderated in most areas in the United States, though many renters are still priced out of the market, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.  

June 22, 2023

 

Tool to Diagnose and Monitor Sickle Cell Disease Receives U.S. Patent

A new portable tool developed by a College of Engineering and Computer Science researcher will enable patients with sickle cell disease to reliably and conveniently monitor their disease.

June 22, 2023

 

Study: Liberal-leaning CEOs' Firms More Likely to Exit Russia

U.S. companies led by liberal-leaning CEOs were more likely to exit Russia than firms with conservative-leaning CEOs, according to new research from Florida Atlantic University and Northeastern University.

June 22, 2023

 

Sea Snail First Seen in the U.S. May Have Arrived as a 'Stowaway'

A researcher from FAU reports that the mollusk, Naria turdus, found in Lake Worth Lagoon took two years to arrive in South Florida most likely as a stowaway attached to the hull of a ship as larva.

June 20, 2023

 

FAU Receives Gift from Davidowitz Family

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has received a significant gift from the Davidowitz family of Boynton Beach to expand Holocaust and Human Rights Education programming.

June 19, 2023

 

Explore the Indian River Lagoon with FAU Harbor Branch

Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute offers a new public boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon aboard "The Discovery," a 36-passenger pontoon.

June 16, 2023

 

Overlooked Algae Toxin Widespread in Southern Indian River Lagoon

A study by FAU Harbor Branch researchers on Pseudo-nitzschia spp., an algae that produces the neurotoxin domoic acid, shows it could negatively impact the biodiversity of Florida's Indian River Lagoon system.

June 15, 2023

 

FAU Awarded Teaching Grant for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

FAU's College of Education has received a $1.5 million grant for the FAU Academy for Community Inclusion to provide employment training for students with intellectual disabilities.

June 12, 2023

 

Marín Ruiz Representing FAU on Prestigious APLU Committee

The APLU recently appointed a representative from FAU to serve in an official committee role for the first time in its history.

June 9, 2023

 

FAU's Madden Center Launches Free Online Certificate in Value Creation

Florida Atlantic University's Madden Center for Value Creation is offering a free online certificate to help business professionals analyze and create value in organizations.

June 8, 2023

 

In Sync? Malaria Parasite and Human Time Clocks Do Align

A new study has uncovered "coupling" between the malaria parasite and its human host, which provides a pathway to new treatments for a disease that claims the life of a child under age 5 every minute.

June 7, 2023

 

Taghi Khoshgoftaar, Ph.D., Recognized as Highly Cited Google Scholar

FAU engineering professor's scientific publications have garnered more than 30,000 citations over the last five years (2018 to 2023), yielding a Google Scholar h-index of 88.

June 5, 2023

 

Report: Average Renter in Much of U.S. Needs $100,000 Salary

The average renter in 11 U.S. markets must make a six-figure annual salary to avoid being classified as rent-burdened

June 5, 2023

 

Study: Falling Florida Home Prices Still Significantly Overvalued

Atlanta and Detroit are the nation's two most overvalued housing markets, but Florida is the state where prices are well out of line with historical trends

May 31, 2023

 

Drone Squads from The Cane Institute Sweep National Competition

Four teams from The Cane Institute at A.D. Henderson recently competed at the Drones in School National Competition in Denver for the first time, taking first through fourth place among middle school squads.

May 30, 2023

 

Running Throughout Middle Age Keeps 'Old' Adult-born Neurons 'Wired'

A new study provides novel insight into the benefits of exercise, which should motivate adults to keep moving throughout their lifetime, especially during middle age.

May 25, 2023

 

'Financial Times' Ranks FAU Executive Education No. 2 in U.S.

FAU ranked No. 2 in the United States overall, No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the world for female participation, and No. 17 globally for overall satisfaction.

May 25, 2023

 

FAU Poll: Florida Voters See Rise in Racism, Bigotry

A significant number of Florida voters worry racism are on the rise in the U.S., a factor that could impact their voting behavior, according to research by Florida Atlantic University and Mainstreet Research.

May 25, 2023

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science Builds Bridges in Africa

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science is a leader in building bridges, both literally and figuratively.

May 25, 2023

 

FAU Experts for the 2023 Hurricane Season

Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.

May 24, 2023

 

Researchers: Firms Should Reconsider Value of Government Contracts

Companies assume contracting with the government brings long-lasting financial windfalls, but new research suggests the arrangement is not as valuable as many firms might think.

May 18, 2023

 

'Pathogen' Storm: Vibrio Bacteria, Sargassum and Plastic Marine Debris

As summer kicks off and efforts are underway to find solutions to repurpose Sargassum, could the interplay between this seaweed, Vibrio bacteria and plastic marine debris pose a triple threat to public health?

May 18, 2023

 

FAU Approved for Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for its fifth university-sponsored fellowship, which will be based at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health.

May 16, 2023

 

Crushed Clams, Roaming Rays: Acoustic Tags Show Predator Interactions

Inspired by clam fishermen reports, FAU Harbor Branch researchers conducted a study using acoustic telemetry to monitor tagged rays in clam leases along Florida's Atlantic coast over two years.

May 15, 2023

 

Expert: Expanded Playoff Will Improve College Football

The College Football Playoff will look much different in 2024, rightly giving national championship aspirations to more teams and introducing a "March Madness" vibe to the traditional holiday season.

May 11, 2023

 

Most Nurses Attribute Well-Being Struggles to Staffing Shortages

A third annual survey by Cross Country Healthcare and FAU shows that one-third of nurses plan to leave the profession in the next two years. More than half claim there is insufficient staff to meet demand.

May 11, 2023

 

Poll: Florida Republicans Strongly Support Donald Trump for 2024 Run

According to the poll, Trump would win over DeSantis by a significant margin if the primary were held when the poll was completed between April 13-14.

May 11, 2023

 

Climate Change Concern in Florida Linked With Recent Extreme Weather

A recent FAU survey shows an increasing number of Floridians agree that human actions are causing climate change, including a record number of Florida Republicans.

May 10, 2023

 

A Chorus Line, Big Band Concerts and More

FAU has announced the lineup for this summer's Festival Rep.

May 10, 2023

 

New Model Based on Psychology Predicts Who Will Buy Trendy Products

A study offers a new psychological interpretation of the most popular, existing adoption model used widely in marketing today centered around four groups of people to predict who will buy trendy products.

May 8, 2023

 

Study: Rent Crisis Slowing, but Landlords Still in Control

U.S. rents are leveling off after record highs last year, and the evidence of a slowdown is most apparent in four north-central and western markets, new research shows.

May 8, 2023

 

Marine Seagrass Meadows Show Resilience to Bounce Back After Die-Offs

A study in Florida Bay, one of the largest global contiguous seagrass systems, finds healthy recruits of turtlegrass, a marine seagrass, in open bare patches after seagrass meadow die-off events.

May 4, 2023

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2023 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,000 degrees Thursday and Friday for the spring semester during six in-person commencement ceremonies in the Kaye Auditorium.

May 4, 2023

 

FAU Lands $2 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

FAU urban and planning researchers in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science join a five member university consortia for the 'Center for Equitable Transit-Oriented Communities.'

May 4, 2023

 

FAU's Chair Medal Ceremony Honors its Inaugural Class of Recipients

The Florida Atlantic University Chair's Medal recently was awarded to its inaugural group of recipients at the Eleanor R. Baldwin House at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

May 3, 2023

 

Study: Florida Homebuyers Paying Steep Premiums

A leveling off of U.S. home prices means markets aren't as overvalued as they used to be, but Florida buyers are still paying well more than they should, based on long-term pricing trends, new research shows.

May 2, 2023

 

FAU Expert: New NCAA Transfer Limitations are Essential

New NCAA legislation to limit student-athlete transfers was a necessary adjustment

May 1, 2023

 

FAU Honors 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumni

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association recently hosted its annual Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception.

April 28, 2023

 

Nation's Newest Physicians Receive M.D. Degrees at FAU

Sixty-four members of the class of 2023 are among the nation's newest physicians. FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine held its ninth commencement ceremony today in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium.

April 28, 2023

 

FAU and Insightec Partner to Treat Neurological Disorders

FAU and Insightec will collaborate to advance scientific knowledge about the use of focused ultrasound to treat brain diseases, including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

April 28, 2023

 

2023 FAU Wave Competition Awards Announced

Florida Atlantic University has announced the 2023 winners of the eighth annual FAU Wave Competition.

April 27, 2023

 

Alarming Rates of Teen Suicide Continue to Increase in the U.S.

A study explored suicide rate trends among 13 to 14 year olds from 1999 to 2018. Findings show rates more than doubled from 2008 to 2018 and suggest key roles of social media, school stress and firearms.

April 26, 2023

 

FAU Among 'U.S. News'' 2023-24 'Best Graduate Programs'

Several Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Programs" for 2023-24.

April 25, 2023

 

FAU's Ken Johnson, Ph.D., Honored for Housing Market Indices

Ken. H. Johnson, Ph.D., associate dean in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business, has been selected as the 2023 winner of the Ratcliff Award by the American Real Estate Society (ARES).

April 25, 2023

 

Florida SBDC at FAU Receives International Program Excellence Award

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FAU recently received the prestigious "NASBITE International 2023 Program Excellence Award" for helping to develop and promote international trade.

April 25, 2023

 

Weinberg Family Gift to Expand Jewish Studies, Human Rights Education

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has received a $1 million gift from Marilyn and Jay Weinberg that will support Holocaust, Jewish studies and human rights educational programs.

April 25, 2023

 

Nursing Professor to Receive International Recognition for Research

FAU's Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, Ph.D., is among 22 honorees worldwide who will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's "2023 International Nurse Research Hall of Fame."

April 24, 2023

 

Venture for Athletes Wins FAU Business Pitch Competition

Venture for Athletes won the $10,000 first prize in the 15th annual Business Pitch Competition sponsored by Florida Atlantic University's College of Business and the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

April 21, 2023

 

FAU, Virtual Planet and City of West Palm Beach Unveil VR Experience

A revolutionary new virtual reality (VR) experience, "Sea Level Rise (SLR) Explorer WPB," is a simulation of the devastation that a Category 5 hurricane and sea level rise could have on West Palm Beach.

April 20, 2023

 

FAU Gets $6 Million to Increase Mental Health Counselors in Schools

FAU College of Education researchers received a U.S. Department of Education grant to partner with five Florida school districts to increase the number of mental health service providers in high-need schools.

April 20, 2023

 

‘Antibiotic Culture’ Permeates Intensive Care Units in U.S. Hospitals

A study by a researcher from FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters examined how ICU physicians use antibiotic therapies and the factors that influence their decision-making.

April 19, 2023

 

FAU Poll: Hispanic Consumers Wary at Start of 2023

Hispanic consumers less optimistic at the beginning of 2023, concerned about the U.S. economy in the short and long term, according to a new poll from the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

April 19, 2023

 

Study Compares COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among College Students

A cross-cultural study is the first to examine factors that influenced the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine in an international sample of college students from the U.S., Israel and the Czech Republic.

April 18, 2023

 

FAU President's Gala Celebrates FAU Health, Men's Basketball Team

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its 2023 President's Gala at the Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena on the Boca Raton campus.

April 18, 2023

 

FAU to Host 'Owls in the Outfield' Event for Community

"Owls in the Outfield," a carnival-style outdoor block party, will take place on Saturday, April 29 in the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Complex Parking Lot (No. 14).

April 17, 2023

 

FAU to Offer 2023 Summer Camps

Florida Atlantic University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; FAU SeaTech; Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; and the Department of Athletics will host summer camps beginning in June.

April 17, 2023

 

FAU Hosts 54th annual Honors Convocation

FAU recently hosted the University's 54th annual Honors Convocation at the University Theatre in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Boca Raton campus.

April 12, 2023

 

'Carb' Treatment for Stroke Receives New U.S. Patent

An invention by a researcher in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine designed to treat ischemic stroke, protect brain tissue from injury and minimize the size of a brain infarct has received a new U.S. patent.

April 12, 2023

 

AACSB Extends FAU College of Business' Accreditation

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business remains one of a select group of academic institutions with global accreditation in business, a universal standard certifying a program's quality.

April 11, 2023

 

Child Sex Trafficking Victim Experiences Differ Greatly by Gender

A study by a researcher in FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice is the first to test for gender differences in risk factors and experiences of youth incarcerated for childhood prostitution.

April 11, 2023

 

Pair of FAU Students Named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Florida Atlantic University students David Baldwin and Michael Green have been named 2023 Goldwater Scholars.

April 11, 2023

 

FAU Named 'Voter Friendly Campus' for 2023-24

Florida Atlantic University is one of 258 campuses nationwide to be designated as a "Voter Friendly Campus."

April 10, 2023

 

Study: Retail Workers Struggling with Deviant Customers

Labor shortages and fiscal pressure have forced new responsibilities on retail workers, according to researchers at FAU and three other schools.

April 6, 2023

 

NIL Deal Could be Game-changer for Amateur Athletes in Smaller Sports

A Clemson University lacrosse player's landmark NIL deal could be the catalyst for similar arrangements for amateur athletes who play non-revenue-generating sports, according to expert at FAU.

April 5, 2023

 

FAU's Mara Schiff, Ph.D., to Receive Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Mara Schiff, Ph.D., an associate professor in FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, will receive the prestigious Fulbright Global Scholar Award (academic year 2023-24).

April 5, 2023

 

FAU Developed AUTOHOLO Shows Potential as Red Tide Warning System

FAU researchers are the first to use a new autonomous, submersible holographic 3D microscope and imaging system to characterize red tide in the field and break new ground for monitoring harmful algal blooms.

April 4, 2023

 

U.S. Home Prices Moderate, but Buyers are Still Paying Hefty Premiums

Atlanta is the nation's most overvalued housing market, although Florida remains at the center of the U.S. real estate correction, new research shows.

April 4, 2023

 

'New Horizons in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias' Awardees

In recognition of the quality of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research at FAU, the university launched the "New Horizons in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)" Pilot Funding Program.

March 31, 2023

 

FAU's College of Business Receives Grant from JPMorgan Chase

FAU's College of Business has received a sponsorship from JP Morgan Chase's Women on the Move to create programs and opportunities to prepare students from many backgrounds in the finance industry.

March 30, 2023

 

World Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather at FAU

The gathering of world leaders in the fields of AI, philosophy and neuroscience marked the grand opening of FAU's Center for Future Mind.

March 30, 2023

 

Could Changes in Fed's Interest Rates Affect the Environment?

A study by FAU's College of Business explored the interplay between domestic and international monetary policy impacts and CO2 emissions.

March 28, 2023

 

Wild Animals Stop the Spread of Socially Transmitted Misinformation

Using camera observatories in a coral reef in French Polynesia, a study by FAU and collaborators finds that in groups of foraging fish, misinformation rarely spreads to more than a few individuals.

March 28, 2023

 

FAU New Home to Award-winning Website 'The Invading Sea'

The Invading Sea, an award-winning website featuring content on climate change in Florida, now has a new home at Florida Atlantic University.

March 21, 2023

 

FAU Announces Winners of 2023 'Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition'

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the seventh annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition hosted by the Graduate College.

March 21, 2023

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Study on Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute researchers are currently seeking participants for a study evaluating potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.

March 20, 2023

 

They Matched! FAU's Soon-to-be Physicians Celebrate 'Match' Day

The Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2023 opened their sealed envelopes at noon on this "Match Day," and learned where they will fulfill their dreams for medical residency training.

March 17, 2023

 

Dean Naelys Luna, Ph.D., Named American Council on Education Fellow

Naelys Luna, Ph.D., dean of FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for academic year 2023-24.

March 15, 2023

 

School of Architecture to Participate in Venice Architecture Biennale

Florida Atlantic University's School of Architecture has been invited to showcase two research projects at La Biennale Architettura.

March 14, 2023

 

FAU Receives $2.8 Million Gift for Queen Conch Farm in Grand Bahama

FAU's Harbor Branch has received a $2.8 million gift to establish a queen conch hatchery in Grand Bahama. The project is built on a network of collaborators to secure local support and collaboration.

March 14, 2023

 

All Work, No Independent Play Cause of Youth Declining Mental Health

A study shows that adults' good intentions to guide and protect children has deprived them of the independence needed for mental health, contributing to record levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide.

March 9, 2023

 

Men Over 65 at Greater Risk than Women of Skull Fractures from Falls

Researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine conducted a study comparing the risk of skull fractures from falls in geriatric males and females and uncovered some unexpected results.

March 8, 2023

 

Does Current Shellfish Culture Gear Curb 'Crunching' Rays?

Marine rays like to "crunch" on clams, which can sometimes take a big bite out of clammers' profits. FAU Harbor Branch researchers assessed the efficacy of anti-predator materials on whitespotted eagle rays.

March 7, 2023

 

FAU Earns Military Friendly® Status for 12th Consecutive Year

For the 12th straight year, Florida Atlantic University is being recognized as a Military Friendly® School, earning the "Category: Tier 2 Research Institution" designation.

March 7, 2023

 

Study: Renting Beats Buying in Vast Majority of U.S.

Despite widespread home price declines, renting still makes more sense than owning in the vast majority of U.S. housing markets, according to researchers at FAU and FIU.

March 6, 2023

 

FAU Hosts Events for Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will host more than a dozen events to celebrate Women's History Month at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses.

March 3, 2023

 

Physicians Should Screen Youth for Cyberbullying, Social Media Use

FAU physicians recommend primary care physicians screen adolescents and young adults for inappropriate or misuse of social media and cyberbullying using screening tools developed for health care settings.

March 2, 2023

 

America on the Move: How Urban Travel Has Changed Over a Decade

A study by FAU's Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions reveals nationwide variations and trends in urban travel behaviors among a range of socioeconomic groups.

March 1, 2023

 

FAU Lands U.S. EPA Grant for 'Hands-on' Indian River Lagoon Field Trip

FAU Harbor Branch has received a $399,963 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) South Florida Initiative Program to support a new Indian River Lagoon field trip program.

February 24, 2023

 

A.D. Henderson Students Enjoy Career Day

Students at A.D. Henderson University School in Boca Raton were able to get a glimpse into their potential future as more than 40 presenters dropped by for Career Day today.

February 24, 2023

 

New Study Finds Offering Paid Sick Leave is Good for U.S. Business

FAU and CSU researchers systematically reviewed 22 years of research examining the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and short-term and long-term U.S. business outcomes.

February 23, 2023

 

U.S. Representative Tours First Drone-based Quantum Network at FAU

United States Rep. Cory Mills ( R-Fla.) visited Florida Atlantic University today to tour FAU's quantum physics laboratory in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

February 22, 2023

 

FAU Tech Runway® Announces Latest Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently accepted 16 companies to participate in the 11th cohort of its Venture Program.

February 21, 2023

 

FAU, Shipwreck Park Partner on Underwater Public Project, 'Wahoo Bay'

FAU engineers and students will use AI and sensing in Wahoo Bay, a "living" underwater laboratory, which will serve partly as an educational marine park as well as an initiative to restore the natural habitat.

February 21, 2023

 

Center for the Future Mind Hosts Conference on The Future of AI

- Florida Atlantic University's Center for the Future Mind will host Mindfest 2023, a conference that will explore the future of artificial intelligence.

February 21, 2023

 

Renters Get Sticker Shock in Three New England Markets

Three housing markets in the U.S. Northeast are dealing with rent spikes even as the nation's rental crisis showed more signs of moderation in January.

February 21, 2023

 

FAU-developed Video Compression Technology Gets Industry Recognition

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and OP Solutions have announced the intellectual property merit of FAU-developed versatile video coding technology to improve the process of streaming media.

February 20, 2023

 

Impacts of Incarceration on African American Fathers and Their Sons

A new study by researchers from FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice illustrates how incarceration is a destructive force in the African American community, especially for fathers.

February 16, 2023

 

FAU, Delray Medical Center, Insightec Team Up on Groundbreaking Study

FAU, Delray Medical Center and Insightec are collaborating on a groundbreaking study for Alzheimer's disease and have treated the first patient in Florida using non-invasive focused ultrasound technology.

February 15, 2023

 

Researchers Endorse Widespread Naloxone to Stop Drug Overdose Deaths

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers propose a call to action to ensure the widest distribution and easy availability of naloxone, including over the counter, which is likely to be FDA-approved soon.

February 15, 2023

 

Researchers Map Wide Impacts of Fire-induced Permafrost Thaw in Alaska

FAU researchers have developed a new machine learning approach to quantify fire-induced thaw settlement across the entire Tanana Flats in Alaska, which encompasses more than 3 million acres.

February 14, 2023

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science Receives $1 Million Gift

FAU and Florida Power & Light Company have agreed to a four-year collaboration to establish the FPL Center for Intelligent Energy Technologies (InETech).

February 14, 2023

 

FAU's Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D., Lands Coveted NSF CAREER Award

With a five-year, $974,100 NSF grant, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Ph.D., will develop fundamental ecological research to understand the functional ecology and biodiversity patterns in sponge-dominated coral reefs.

February 13, 2023

 

Study Resolves 50-Year Dispute of Teleost Fishes Ancestral Lineage

FAU Harbor Branch's Sahar Mejri, Ph.D., is among a team of scientists to use genome mapping to demonstrate sister groups from a common evolutionary ancestor.

February 10, 2023

 

FAU Study First to Show Statewide Cannabis-related Deaths in Florida

Using data from 2014 to 2020, researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing analyzed deaths in Florida associated with cannabis and synthetic cannabis use.

February 9, 2023

 

Copy-cat? Study Explores Conformity in Children with Few Friends

What gives one friend influence over another and why? FAU researchers tested the theory that children with few friends protect these friendships through conformity to stay in a friend's "good graces."

February 7, 2023

 

U.S. Rents Moderating, but Affordability Issues Linger

December 2022 rents fell in 71 of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas even as markets in Florida remain overvalued and unaffordable for many consumers

February 6, 2023

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Each year, FAU observes National Black History Month by celebrating the history and contributions of its African American/Black Diaspora communities with a series of events for students, staff and faculty.

February 1, 2023

 

Interplay Between Sleep, Pain and Spinal Cord Stimulation

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have unraveled the interplay between chronic pain, sleep and spinal cord stimulation, a treatment that uses low levels of electricity to relieve pain.

January 30, 2023

 

FAU Honors Patrick J. Geraghty as Business Leader of the Year

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business honored Patrick J. Geraghty today as Business Leader of the Year.

January 27, 2023

 

Study: Florida Dominates List of Most Overvalued Housing Markets

Florida metros make up six of the 10 most overvalued housing markets in the nation.

January 25, 2023

 

FAU Online Programs Move Up in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's online master's in education program is ranked No. 52 in the nation for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 80 in 2022.

January 24, 2023

 

FAU, Broward Health to Partner on Academic Medicine

FAU and Broward Health have announced a partnership to provide academic medicine to Broward County, and to collaborate on education, clinical training and practice, health services administration, and research.

January 24, 2023

 

Easing of Inflation Bolsters Hispanics' Confidence in U.S. Economy

With consumer price hikes moderating, U.S. Hispanics are feeling more optimistic about their personal finances and the economy.

January 23, 2023

 

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Opens in Jupiter

FAU celebrated the opening of the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, heralding a new era in neuroscience and education.

January 19, 2023

 

Hate Crime Legislation Vague and Inconsistent Among 50 U.S. States

FAU researchers analyzed 271 statutes from all 50 U.S. states and found that every state legislates hate crimes differently, resulting in differential justice in these cases.

January 18, 2023

 

Effects of Resistance Training in Older Adults at the Cellular Level

FAU researchers conducted a study to explore the effects of resistance training in older adults, taking research one step further in helping to elucidate the benefits of exercise in this population.

January 17, 2023

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents CNN's John Avlon

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University presents, "Lincoln and the Fight for Peace," with author and CNN anchor, John Avlon.

January 17, 2023

 

Noise from Urban Environments Affects the Color of Songbirds' Beaks

A study on cognition, beak color, and growth in the zebra finch suggests exposure to urban noise may affect their structural traits, such as beak color, which influence social interactions and mate choice.

January 12, 2023

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents William B. Taylor

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University presents, "Russia, Ukraine and the United States," with former U.S. Ambassador William B. Taylor.

January 10, 2023

 

FAU Economist: Short-term Rentals, HOA Rules Drive Up Florida Rents

A Florida Atlantic University researcher believes an abundance of short-term vacation rentals and oppressive restrictions from homeowner and condominium associations are contributing to Florida's rental crisis.

January 9, 2023

 

Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush at FAU

Florida Atlantic University's 2023 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents "A Conversation with Laura W. Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush.

January 4, 2023

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2022 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,710 degrees today and tomorrow for the fall semester during five in-person commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 15, 2022

 

Study: Even as Housing Market Slows, Prices Still Rising

While a U.S. housing correction has started, home prices are still rising in many areas, according to the latest study from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

December 14, 2022

 

Ultrasound Device for Pain Gets 'Nod' from Shark Tank and NIH Funding

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine is developing a handheld probe using focused ultrasound that is non-invasive and non-opioid-based to treat back and leg pain in a physician's office and potentially at home.

December 14, 2022

 

FAU Receives $5 Million to Create Hagerty Family Athletics Village

Florida Atlantic University Athletics has received a $5 million gift commitment from Michelle and Michael Hagerty.

December 13, 2022

 

AI Model Predicts if a COVID-19 Test Might be Positive or Not

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have trained five classification algorithms to create an accurate model that proactively predicts COVID-19 test results.

December 13, 2022

 

Wearable Belt with Sensors Accurately Monitors Heart Failure 24/7

FAU researchers have developed a novel wearable device conveniently worn around the waist that measures all of the physiological parameters associated with heart failure in real time around the clock.

December 12, 2022

 

FAU Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Empower Women in STEM Faculty

The three-year NSF grant will help to ensure appropriate representation of women in STEM faculty and continues the work of the late Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D., who served as a research professor at FAU.

December 8, 2022

 

FAU Partners with Veterans Group to Offer Entrepreneurship Training

Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship has been awarded a partnership with the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program for the eighth consecutive year.

December 7, 2022

 

FAU Kicks off Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

Florida Atlantic University recently kicked off the public phase of its first comprehensive campaign in more than 20 years.

December 7, 2022

 

FAU Receives NSF Grant for Secure Communications Over 5G Networks

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have joined forces to develop a universal radio adapter for secure communications for U.S. military, government and critical infrastructure systems.

December 6, 2022

 

FAU Study Finds Low Salinity Can Work to Culture Florida Pompano Fish

FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to conduct a low salinity study on Florida pompano to determine the optimal salinity required to culture juvenile fish from hatch to weaning under on-farm conditions.

December 5, 2022

 

Five Key Factors Affect Physical Activity in Multi-ethnic Older Adults

A study by researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing used a novel robust statistical approach and a large range of instruments and tools to analyze a diverse sample of adults ages 59 to 96.

December 1, 2022

 

FAU College of Business to Honor Patrick J. Geraghty

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business will host its 29th Business Leader of the Year breakfast on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. at Boca West Country Club.

November 30, 2022

 

Study: Rent Increases Slowing as More Supply Hits the Market

More of the largest metropolitan areas posted monthly declines in rent, further proof that the rental crisis is easing across the nation.

November 30, 2022

 

Study Explores Shark Nose Shape, Size and Link to Sensitivity of Smell

FAU researchers are the first to quantify olfactory organ morphology in fine detail among a diverse set of shark species using dissections, phylogenetic comparisons, and a new technique, called diceCT imaging.

November 29, 2022

 

Montana Tucker Headlines Concert-4-Kindness at FAU

Award-winning singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and social influencer Montana Tucker will headline a multi-arts Concert-4-Kindness on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023.

November 29, 2022

 

Researchers Inducted into FAU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors

Four FAU researchers representing engineering, medicine, science and Harbor Branch will be inducted into the FAU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors®.

November 28, 2022

 

FAU Diplomacy Team Places First at Washington, D.C. Competition

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the annual diplomacy competition in Washington, D.C.

November 28, 2022

 

Early Disinterest in School Snowballs into Academic, Social Problems

A prior study by a researcher at FAU and collaborators found starting off on the wrong foot academically, particularly with math and reading, cascades into peer problems during the first years of school.

November 18, 2022

 

Harmful Algal Toxins Found in Bull Sharks in the Indian River Lagoon

FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to measure multiple baseline concentrations of phycotoxins from harmful algal blooms in bull sharks from Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

November 17, 2022

 

FAU Makes Big Jump in Entrepreneurship Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business dramatically improved its standing among the top 50 undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship studies.

November 17, 2022

 

See the Comics That Inspired the New Netflix Movie 'Slumberland'

What do the new Netflix movie "Slumberland" and FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts have in common?

November 17, 2022

 

FAU Announces Estate Gift Commitments from Longtime FAU Benefactors

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the S. E. Wimberly Library recently announced significant estate gift commitments from longtime FAU benefactors Howard Weiner, M.D. and Judith Weiner.

November 17, 2022

 

Scientists Land $3 Million NSF Grant to Empower Coral Reef Monitoring

FAU researchers and collaborators have received a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to uncover complex biological systems and develop tools to globally document coral reef health changes.

November 16, 2022

 

FAU Receives $7.5 Million Gift to Name Arena

Eleanor R. Baldwin has made a $7.5 million gift commitment to Florida Atlantic University Athletics.

November 16, 2022

 

FAU Receives $10 Million Gift to Establish Eminent Dean in Nursing

Florida Atlantic University received an estate pledge of $10 million from Holli Rockwell Trubinsky and her husband Joseph Trubinsky to establish the Holli Rockwell Trubinsky Eminent Dean in Nursing.

November 16, 2022

 

New Critical Period of Sex Determination in Sea Turtles Identified

A new study by FAU and collaborators finds the missing link between temperature of the incubation environment and sea turtle sex ratios for temperature-dependent embryonic sex determination.

November 15, 2022

 

FAU's Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Receives National Science Educator Award

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute executive director, recently received the Society for Neuroscience's (SfN) 2022 prestigious Science Educator Award.

November 15, 2022

 

Study: Markets in Texas, Washington are Best for Renters

All 100 of the largest U.S. housing markets favor renting over buying, but metros in Texas, Washington, Tennessee and North Carolina are the nation's most renter-friendly.

November 14, 2022

 

FAU Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Improve Pre-K English Proficiency

FAU's College of Education in collaboration with the School District of Osceola County is one of 44 institutions nationwide selected by the U.S. Department of Education to receive this grant in 2022.

November 8, 2022

 

APLU Names FAU 2022 Degree Completion Award Winner

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University the winner of its 2022 Degree Completion Award.

November 6, 2022

 

Study: U.S. Rent Increases Cooling, But Not in Florida

The U.S. rental crisis appears to be softening, although Florida rents remain among the nation's most overvalued, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

November 4, 2022

 

Study: Home Price Declines Hitting Western U.S. Markets

Average home prices are falling in 39 of the 100 largest U.S. housing markets and prices in an additional 18 metropolitan areas are expected to decline soon.

November 2, 2022

 

Ancient DNA Analysis Unravels the Early Peopling of South America

Using DNA from two ancient humans unearthed in two archaeological sites in northeast Brazil and powerful algorithms and genomic analyses, a study unravels the deep demographic history of South America.

November 2, 2022

 

FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool

Researchers have received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures.

November 1, 2022

 

Nurse-led Mobile Health Unit Will Bring 'CARE' Where It's Needed Most

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $3.9 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to create healthier populations in rural and medically underserved regions.

October 31, 2022

 

APLU Names FAU 2022 Degree Completion Award Finalist

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University a finalist for its 2022 Degree Completion Award.

October 27, 2022

 

FAU's 'Keep Memories Alive' Walk to Honor Former Mayor Susan Whelchel

The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center of FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing seeks sponsors and walkers for the 16th annual Walk-in-the-mall event at the Town Center at Boca Raton.

October 27, 2022

 

FAU Lands $1.2 Million NSF Grant to Transform Prosthetic Hand Control

The College of Engineering and Computer Science project combines AI, machine learning, biosensors and automated training to empower amputees to control the full dexterity of artificial hands.

October 26, 2022

 

FAU Poll Shows DeSantis Leading Crist in Race for Re-election

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on track for re-election, leading Democratic challenger Charlie Crist by 11 percentage points and garnering strong approval ratings.

October 21, 2022

 

Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida

Seven sequenced FAU surveys since October 2019 paint a comprehensive picture of Floridians' climate resilience attitudes during a period of particularly dynamic political, economic and environmental events.

October 19, 2022

 

Needs, Challenges for COVID-19 Boosters and Other Vaccines in the U.S.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers have published a commentary in "The American Journal of Medicine" to provide the most updated guidance to health care providers on boosters and vaccines.

October 18, 2022

 

FAU Honors 2022 Talon Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2022.

October 17, 2022

 

FAU's Sport Management MBA Ranked No. 11 Worldwide

Florida Atlantic University's MBA in Sport Management program again improved its rankings among the world's top 40 postgraduate sport management degrees.

October 17, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates Majestic Owls Society Inductees

With each passing year, a new class reaching the 50th anniversary of graduation is inducted into the Florida Atlantic University Majestic Owls Society.

October 17, 2022

 

FAU Ranks in 'Diverse' Magazine's Top 100 Minority Degree Producers

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine ranked FAU as No. 17 for graduating African American students with bachelor's degrees in all disciplines combined in its list of top 100 minority degree producers.

October 14, 2022

 

Pandemic Escalated Teen Cyberbullying - Asian Americans Targeted Most

Until now, no research has explored cyberbullying trends among youth in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially whether Asian American youth were disproportionately targeted.

October 13, 2022

 

FAU Poll: Hispanics Losing Confidence in U.S. Economy

Hispanics are increasingly concerned about their personal finances, leading to a decline in optimism in the U.S. economy during the third quarter.

October 13, 2022

 

Doug Williams, Vince Evans and the NFL's Most Important Game

Florida Atlantic University presents the inaugural Fogelman Sports Museum lecture presented by Louis Moore, Ph.D.

October 13, 2022

 

FAU, Thermo Fisher Scientific Collaborate on Conservation

FAU Harbor Branch and Thermo Fisher Scientific have entered into a unique agreement to advance marine science and endangered species research worldwide from the tropics to the Arctic.

October 12, 2022

 

Southwest Florida Becomes Nation's Most Overvalued Housing Market

Southwest Florida, still dealing with widespread destruction from Hurricane Ian, has become the nation's most overvalued housing market.

October 11, 2022

 

Study Shows Increasing Firearm Deaths Among Texas School-age Children

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators investigated firearm-related deaths in Texas from 1999 to 2020 and found 4,090 firearm fatalities among school-age children 5 to 18 years.

October 11, 2022

 

A.D. Henderson University School Top Three School in the Nation

A.D. Henderson University School has been ranked the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School, No. 2 Best Public Middle School and No. 2 Best High School in Florida by Niche.

October 11, 2022

 

FAU Tech Runway® Venture Program Applications Now Being Accepted

FAU Tech Runway® is now accepting applications for the Venture Program, which helps turn game-changing business ideas into thriving companies.

October 10, 2022

 

Homecoming 2022: 'The One at Florida Atlantic University'

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate "Homecoming: The One at Florida Atlantic University" beginning Friday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 15.

October 6, 2022

 

Two Programs at FAU Awarded Grants to Support Student Success

Two programs at Florida Atlantic University have been awarded grants to support student success.

October 5, 2022

 

FAU Tech Runway® to Celebrate Annual Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2022 Maverick Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway.

October 5, 2022

 

FAU Receives $500,000 NIH Grant to Tackle Chronic Disease Disparities

With a $500,000 NIH grant, FAU researchers and collaborators will tackle chronic health disparities using electronic health records, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things.

October 5, 2022

 

Becoming Sober - A 'Voice' for Mothers Within the Child Welfare System

Pregnant women and mothers with substance use disorders often are voiceless. A study captured their lived experiences navigating the child welfare system and recovery services using documentary photography.

October 4, 2022

 

Study: U.S. Rent Spikes Most Pressing in Sun Belt, West

Rent spikes have developed in the Sun Belt and the Northwest, a pattern clearly driven by local supply and demand issues.

October 4, 2022

 

FAU-MAX PLANCK JOINT PROGRAM CREATES NEW M.D./PH.D. DUAL DEGREE

FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Schmidt College of Science, along with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, signed the new M.D./Ph.D. joint neuroscience program into effect.

October 4, 2022

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty.

October 4, 2022

 

FAU's 'Fab Four' Receive Prestigious Fulbright Global Scholar Awards

“Four faculty members in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters have been selected for the world’s largest international exchange program.

October 3, 2022

 

FAU Faculty Experts for Hurricane Ian

Several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding Hurricane Ian.

September 30, 2022

 

OLLI with AutoNation Presents 'Discoveries, Treatments and Strategies'

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is working in partnership with AutoNation and its DRVPINK mission to present, "Discoveries, Treatments and Strategies: How FAU is Accelerating the Drive Against Cancer."

September 28, 2022

 

"Summer of Soul, 1969: A Retrospective" Concert

The concert will feature music from the Academy-award winning film "Summer of Soul" about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

September 27, 2022

 

'Placenta-on-a-chip' Mimics Nutrient Exchange between Mother-Fetus

FAU researchers have developed and tested a novel 3D microfluidic device to study the complicated processes that take place in malaria-infected placenta between mother and fetus.

September 26, 2022

 

FAU High Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 22 Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

September 22, 2022

 

Rare Human Gene Variant in ADHD, Autism Exposes Vital Sex Differences

FAU researchers have uncovered key differences in the molecular dopamine synapses in the brains of male and female mice that support attention, movement, motivation and pleasure.

September 21, 2022

 

FAU Board of Trustees Selects Interim President

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees has selected Stacy Volnick as interim president of the university.

September 20, 2022

 

FAU Seeks Participants for Study on Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute are seeking participants for a study evaluating potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.

September 20, 2022

 

FAU BOT Reelects Chair, Vice Chair and Elects Second Vice Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees reelected chair Brad Levine and vice chair Barbara Feingold during its recent annual retreat. Additionally, Daniel Cane was elected as second vice chair.

September 20, 2022

 

FAU Hosts Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building Event

Florida Atlantic University ceremoniously broke ground on its future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building today at its Boca Raton campus.

September 16, 2022

 

FAU Resident Physicians Report COVID-19 Impacts

A Schmidt College of Medicine study assessed resident physicians' perceptions, coping strategies and self-reported levels of depression, anxiety and stress experienced during the early phase of the pandemic.

September 15, 2022

 

FAU Poll: Inflation Delivers a Blow to Summer Travel Plans

Inflation is a major concern for Floridians, with many saying the higher cost of living has greatly affected their finances and forced them to change summer travel plans.

September 15, 2022

 

FAU Launches Health Equity Nursing Scholars Program

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently launched a first-of-its-kind Health Equity Nursing Scholars program through the support of Florida Blue Foundation and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.

September 15, 2022

 

FAU Awarded $1 Million NIH Grant for New Florida Summer Institute

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine received a $1 million NIH grant for the first Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science in the Southeastern U.S. - and one of only 10 sites nationwide.

September 14, 2022

 

FAU Study: Home Price Corrections Most Likely in Washington, Texas

Spokane, Washington and Austin, Texas are the two U.S. housing markets most exposed to price corrections, meaning consumers in those areas should strongly consider renting rather than buying

September 14, 2022

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage with a series of events beginning Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 15.

September 14, 2022

 

FAU Receives 'INSIGHT Into Diversity' 2022 HEED Award

Florida Atlantic University has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

September 13, 2022

 

FAU Lands NASA Grant to Inspire Local High School Students in STEM

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a three-year $478,699 grant from NASA and is among only eight institutions nationwide selected for this award.

September 13, 2022

 

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

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 132 from No. 140 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities.

September 12, 2022

 

FAU Kicks-Off Fall Virtual 'Research in Action' Series

Faculty across Florida Atlantic University are rising to meet some of society's biggest challenges, engaging in a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

September 8, 2022

 

Nurses Remain Passionate Despite Historical Issues in Need of Reform

The second annual industry survey from Cross Country Healthcare and FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing study, "Vital Signs of Nursing," identifies areas of transformation that advocate for nurses.

September 8, 2022

 

School of Architecture Celebrates 25 Years, Welcomes New Director

The School of Architecture within Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

September 6, 2022

 

FAU Ranks in 'Washington Monthly's' Top 100 in the Nation

Florida Atlantic University has been ranked No. 72 overall among the nation's best public and private universities by Washington Monthly's annual College Guide.

September 1, 2022

 

A Conversation with Actress, Host and Activist Jameela Jamil

Florida Atlantic University and Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life will present "A Conversation with Actress, Host and Activist Jameela Jamil."

August 31, 2022

 

Digital Self-Harm Linked to Dramatic Rise in Youth Suicide Attempts

A study is the first to demonstrate an association between digital self-harm (online posting, sending or sharing of hurtful content about oneself anonymously) and suicidality in youth.

August 30, 2022

 

Rent Growth Slowing in Two Florida Metros but Still a Problem in U.S.

Two Florida markets hampered by dramatic rent increases over the past year finally appear to be getting relief, but much of the nation remains in the cross hairs of a crisis.

August 29, 2022

 

"Women, the Courts and the Shifting Notions of Liberty"

Florida Atlantic University presents "Women, the Courts and the Shifting Notions of Liberty," with award-winning journalist and legal affairs analyst Dahlia Lithwick.

August 29, 2022

 

FAU, Israel Scientists 'Team Up' to Tackle AD-related Mood Disorders

FAU researchers in collaboration with Tel Aviv University have received a two-year, $379,177 NIH grant to study mood-disorders changes in Alzheimer's disease.

August 29, 2022

 

FAU Makes History as it Welcomes Students for Fall Semester

Florida Atlantic University has officially welcomed the largest incoming freshman class in university history for the fall semester.

August 29, 2022

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jupiter Announces Fall Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 12.

August 25, 2022

 

Study: More U.S. Housing Markets at or Near Pricing Peaks

Home prices appear to have peaked in a growing number of U.S. markets, according to a July analysis by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

August 25, 2022

 

Feeling Anxious or Blue? Ultra-processed Foods May be to Blame

A study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine found that U.S. adults who consume more ultra-processed food report more adverse mental symptoms of mild depression, "mentally unhealthy days" and "anxious days."

August 25, 2022

 

FAU Schools Awarded $3.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

Florida Atlantic University Schools (FAUS) recently was awarded the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Grant.

August 25, 2022

 

What Has America Learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Not Enough.

A first-of-its-kind study by FAU researchers reveals only marginal improvements with respect to evacuation planning in America's 50 largest cities following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

August 24, 2022

 

FAU Hosts Afghan Scholar for Fall Semester

Mujib Mehrdad will be housed within the Department of English as a research scholar through the Scholars at Risk Network.

August 24, 2022

 

Study First to Link Weed Killer Roundup® to Convulsions in Animals

FAU and NSU researchers are the first to link the use of the herbicide Roundup®, the world's most commonly used herbicide by volume and by land-area treated, to convulsions in animals.

August 23, 2022

 

Study First to Explore 'Walking' Shark Movements in Early Life Stages

A newly-discovered walking shark that breaks all of the rules for survival is the focus of the first study to explore differences in walking and swimming in these neonate (newly-hatched) and juvenile sharks.

August 18, 2022

 

FAU Seeks Older Participants for Aging and Memory Study

FAU researchers are conducting a study in adults 60 and older to improve public health by providing information about how human memory changes with age - and you can help.

August 16, 2022

 

FAU Survey: Firms Expect Supply Chain Woes to Wane

Supply-chain delays and shortages that have hampered deliveries since the COVID-19 pandemic could soon be easing, according to a business survey by a researcher at Florida Atlantic University.

August 16, 2022

 

New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

FAU has landed a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center with Columbia University, Rutgers University, the University of Central Florida, and Lehman College.

August 10, 2022

 

Water Quality Woes in S.W. Florida Linked to Seeping Septic Systems

Multiple lines of evidence from a multi-year microbial source tracking study by FAU Harbor Branch researchers points to septic systems as a contributing source for water quality decline in southwest Florida.

August 9, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2022 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 1,800 degrees on Tuesday, Aug. 9 during four commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 9, 2022

 

Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying

A study by FAU researcher Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., is the first to explore empathy types in early adolescents and its relationship to race-based and religion-based online bullying.

August 8, 2022

 

Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Honors Educators

The Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at FAU recently announced the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Awards for 2022.

August 8, 2022

 

FAU Names New Dean of Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Florida Atlantic University has announced Valery Forbes, Ph.D., as its new dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, effective Aug. 10.

August 4, 2022

 

New Low-cost Device Rapidly, Accurately Detects Hepatitis C Infection

FAU researchers have developed a portable microfluidic platform that rapidly and accurately detects Hepatitis C infection without the need for trained technicians, expensive equipment or a laboratory.

August 3, 2022

 

New Board of Trustees Appointment

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently appointed Robert Flippo to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

August 2, 2022

 

FAU Nurse Leaders Inducted into Prestigious National Academies

Safiya George, Ph.D., and Howard K. Butcher, Ph.D., have been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing, and Kathryn Keller, Ph.D., has been inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education.

July 29, 2022

 

Online Chair Yoga Viable for Isolated Older Adults with Dementia

During the pandemic, FAU researchers evaluated a remotely supervised online chair yoga intervention for older adults with dementia and measured clinical outcomes virtually via Zoom under the remote guidance.

July 28, 2022

 
 

FAU's Hari Kalva, Ph.D., Inducted into National Academy of Inventors®

Hari Kalva, Ph.D., an associate chair and professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been recognized for his innovation in video compression and communication.

July 21, 2022

 

FAU, Hospital Partners Strategize on Medical Residencies, Fellowships

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine and hospital leaders met to strategize and outline the next phase for graduate medical education and residency programs in Palm Beach County, which they will launch in the fall.

July 20, 2022

 

Falling Premiums, Prices Mean Housing Market May Have Peaked

After a decade of historic home price gains, the U.S. housing market has finally slowed, and June figures show it may already have peaked.

July 20, 2022

 

Study Shows Hydrology Impacts on West Florida's Continental Shelf

FAU Harbor Branch researcher and collaborator demonstrate the impacts of climate warming and water management on West Florida's Continental Shelf using a high-resolution simulation model.

July 19, 2022

 

FAU Poll: U.S. Hispanic Consumer Confidence Plunges

Consumer confidence among U.S. Hispanics plummeted in the second quarter of 2022 amid fears of rising inflation and a looming recession.

July 18, 2022

 

FAU Receives State Grant for Cybersecurity, IT Training

Florida Atlantic University was awarded more than $800,000 by the state of Florida to prepare students for jobs in the burgeoning fields of cybersecurity and information technology.

July 14, 2022

 

FAU Foundation Raises $81.24 Million in Record-setting Year

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation (FAUF) raised more than $81.24 million from more than 5,332 donors at the end of the 2022 fiscal year - the largest amount raised in the University's history.

July 12, 2022

 
 

Data Transparency and Health Equity Study in U.S. COVID-19 Response

FAU researchers conducted a study examining data transparency and compared how state responses varied in their COVID-19 reporting of health metrics and ethnicity metrics.

June 29, 2022

 

FAU's María de los Ángeles Ortega to Lead Nursing Clinical Care

Dr. Ortega will lead clinical care at FAU's Green Memory and Wellness Center and the FAU and Northwest Community Health Alliance's Community Health Center, operated by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.

June 29, 2022

 

FAU Names New Dean of University Libraries

Florida Atlantic University has announced Linda Marie Golian-Lui, Ed.D., as its new dean of university libraries, effective Aug. 15.

June 29, 2022

 

Charna Larkin Donates $1.6 Million to FAU

This generous gift will support student scholarships and establish the American Presidential Study.

June 29, 2022

 

Rising Interest Rates Not Likely to Give Renters Relief

Crushing rent increases remain the norm across Florida and beyond, and the Federal Reserve's recent interest rate hike is unlikely to improve the landscape for cash-strapped renters

June 28, 2022

 

FAU Recognized as Military Spouse Friendly® School

Florida Atlantic University has earned the 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools designation status award.

June 28, 2022

 

Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children

A new study is the first to show that classroom seat assignments have important implications for children's friendships and the enormous influence that teachers wield over the interpersonal lives of children.

June 28, 2022

 

Florida Tourism Slowing Amid Recession Fears, Robust Competition

Florida leisure travel is showing signs of decline in recent weeks, offering yet another challenge to employers and tourism officials still trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2022

 

New Tool Will Assess Water Discharge Impacts from Florida's Everglades

Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch have received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the connectivity between the Everglades and Florida Keys via the Florida Bay.

June 22, 2022

 

FAU to Host Event in Honor of Juneteenth

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Juneteenth with a special recognition and celebration on Monday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at FAU's Housing Pavilion.

June 17, 2022

 

FAU Health Network Quickly Adds More Partners

Several South Florida leading hospitals and patient care providers have joined the FAU Health Network's groundbreaking collaboration to greatly benefit the region.

June 17, 2022

 

FAU Receives 2022 Innovation Award from Encoura Eduventures Research

FAU has received the 2022 Innovation Award from Encoura Eduventures of Research.

June 17, 2022

 

Phillip A. Hough, Ph.D., Selected for Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Phillip A. Hough, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award based on his important sociological research in rural Colombia.

June 16, 2022

 

FAU Study: States of New England Best at Attorney Discipline

The New England states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont are best among the 50 states at attorney discipline, devoting more resources to addressing and resolving complaints of wrongdoing.

June 16, 2022

 

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Equity in Instructional Performance

FAU's College of Education School Leaders Program has been awarded a three-year, $1,039,041 grant from Broward County Public Schools to support two graduate degree programs.

June 15, 2022

 

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its 10th Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently hosted its annual Launch Competition, revealing its 10th class, "Venture Class 10."

June 14, 2022

 

Alarming Increases in Deaths from Alcoholic Cirrhosis in the U.S.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers conducted an original research study comparing trends in mortality from alcoholic cirrhosis in the U.S. in 1999 with those 20 years later in 2019.

June 14, 2022

 

FAU Announces Formation of FAU Health Network

Three South Florida counties will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region's leading public and private academic and medical leaders.

June 7, 2022

 

Fort Myers, Other Florida Metros Have Largest U.S. Rent Increases

Rents for homes and apartments have soared nationwide over the past year, and Florida remains at the heart of a problem overwhelming U.S. consumers.

June 6, 2022

 

Study: 15 Housing Markets Overvalued by More Than 50 Percent

The high cost of housing across the country is playing out in once-remote markets and major metropolitan areas, making homeownership unattainable for many Americans and a risky bet for others.

May 31, 2022

 

FAU Student Named Udall Scholar

Florida Atlantic University student Bernard Harrigan has been named a 2022 Udall Scholar, marking the first time in the University's history that one of its students was presented with this scholarship.

May 31, 2022

 

FAU Awarded $1 Million Grant to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls

Schmidt College of Medicine researchers will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury to improve patient outcomes.

May 26, 2022

 

FAU Experts for the 2022 Hurricane Season

With an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season forecast for 2022, several FAU faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.

May 26, 2022

 

NSF Tags FAU Scientist for Post-quantum Cryptography in NextG Networks

FAU's Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., was picked by the NSF for "Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems" for his project, which is the only one taking post-quantum cryptography to next generation systems.

May 26, 2022

 

FAU Poll: Floridians Cutting Back in Reaction to Rising Inflation

The economy, inflation and the high cost of housing are weighing on the minds of consumers as recent price hikes force Floridians to cut back on travel, entertainment and other discretionary items.

May 25, 2022

 

Research on Tidal Flats is 'Wake Up Call' for U.S. Coastal Communities

FAU researchers have found a new way to identify the impact of urban growth on tidal flats - guardians of beachfront communities - from a geographic lens focused on place and space over three decades.

May 25, 2022

 

FAU Vice President for Research Earns Fulbright Scholarship

FAU's Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., vice president for research, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in international education for the 2022-2023 academic year.

May 24, 2022

 

'Beam Me Up:' Nation's First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

Researchers are developing the nation's first drone-based, mobile quantum network for unhackable wireless communication. Quantum protects information by the laws of nature and not just by a clever manmade code.

May 24, 2022

 

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.

May 19, 2022

 

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:

May 18, 2022

 

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.

May 17, 2022

 

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.

May 17, 2022

 

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.

May 12, 2022

 

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.

May 11, 2022

 

COVID-19 Severity Influences Prevention More than Fear of Getting It

A study by FAU researchers explored the influence of perceptions of COVID-19 on prevention practices early in the pandemic in 719 members of a public social-media focused group.

May 10, 2022

 

FAU Board of Trustees Announces New Chair

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

May 10, 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.

May 5, 2022

 

LeaAnne DeRigne Cited in '2022 Economic Report of President Biden'

FAU's LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., has been cited in the U.S. "2022 Economic Report of the President" for her research and contributions on paid sick leave benefits.

May 5, 2022

 

FAU Marine Science Trailblazer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

FAU Harbor Branch's Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., an ocean explorer, aquanaut and marine biotechnologist, will receive the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest award - the 2022 "Lifetime Achievement Award."

May 5, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2022 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,200 degrees on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 during six commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium

May 5, 2022

 

Mother and Son Graduate FAU on the Same Day

Christine Eagle and Aden Eagle will both graduate on Thursday, May 5 from Florida Atlantic University.

May 5, 2022

 

FAU to Offer Spanish-language Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will offer its second Entrepreneur Boot Camp in Spanish following a recent successful pilot program.

May 4, 2022

 

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.

May 3, 2022

 

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.

May 2, 2022

 

It's Official, They're Doctors!

The 64 members of the Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2022 are among the nation's newest physicians. They received their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees at the eighth commencement ceremony.

April 29, 2022

 

AI Could Predict Ideal Patients for Spinal Cord Stimulation

A study led by Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., is the first to use machine-learning algorithms in the neuromodulation field to predict long-term response to spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic pain.

April 28, 2022

 

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.

April 28, 2022

 

Strong Demand for Homes Bolsters Prices, Forcing Buyers to Overpay

Home prices in the overwhelming majority of the nation's largest housing markets continue to rise despite the Federal Reserve's move to raise mortgage rates in hopes of curtailing runaway demand.

April 26, 2022

 

When it Comes to Preventing Alzheimer's, Women Respond Better Than Men

A study headed by FAU's Richard Isaacson, M.D., is the first to examine if sex significantly affects cognitive outcomes in people who follow individually-tailored, multi-domain clinical interventions.

April 26, 2022

 

FAU Student's Healthy Food Venture Wins Business Pitch Competition

An FAU management major who wants to create a company offering restaurant-quality healthy meals from a vending machine won the $10,000 first prize in the 14th annual Business Pitch Competition.

April 25, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates 2022 Employee Service Awards

Florida Atlantic University recently honored faculty and staff at the Employee Service Award Ceremony at its Boca Raton campus.

April 21, 2022

 

FAU Diplomacy Program Places First in the Nation

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the annual diplomacy competition in New York City.

April 21, 2022

 

Pain in the Neck? New Surgical Method Could be Game-changing

FAU and Marcus Neuroscience Institute researchers have developed a technique to improve anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, which shows promise for patients with degenerative cervical spine disease.

April 21, 2022

 

Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

FAU Harbor Branch researcher Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., has received a $1,103,081 NSF CAREER grant for a project that will unravel marine predator-prey interactions using novel "crunch-meter" technology.

April 20, 2022

 

FAU's Yufei Tang, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Yufei Tang, Ph.D., has received the coveted National Science Foundation Early CAREER award for a project that will help to improve energy systems and accelerate progress in the blue economy.

April 19, 2022

 

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.

April 15, 2022

 

New FAU Degree Programs Target Working Professionals

Florida Atlantic University is launching four new master's degree programs for working professionals, including an expansion of the state's first Master of Science with Major in Artificial Intelligence.

April 14, 2022

 

FAU Poll: Consumer Confidence Rising Among U.S. Hispanics

Despite a higher cost of living from rising inflation, the Hispanic population in the United States was more optimistic about its finances heading into the new year than it was at the end of 2021.

April 13, 2022

 

FAU Receives Grant to Empower Women for Careers in Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University for "Empowering Women for Careers in Computer Science."

April 13, 2022

 

FAU Named an Age-Friendly University

Florida Atlantic University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network.

April 13, 2022

 

FAU Hosts 53rd Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz will host the University's 53rd annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m.

April 12, 2022

 

Sunlight's Healing Effects Help Green Sea Turtles With Tumors

A study by researchers at FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science reveals that helping imperiled green sea turtles suffering with large debilitating tumors may be a simple as sunlight.

April 12, 2022

 

Study Shows Smoking Increased in Those Trying to Quit During COVID-19

Researchers found statistically significant and potentially clinically important differences between those who increased and decreased tobacco use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 11, 2022

 

Human Gene Variant Produces ADHD-like Problems in Mice

Mutant mice are providing a new neurobiological framework to understand the brain changes seen in distractible humans who carry a common gene variant associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

April 7, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates Dazzling 2022 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated the 2022 President's Gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

April 7, 2022

 

The Road to Popularity Can Be Paved With Unpleasantness

A longitudinal study by FAU researchers shows that aggressive and disruptive children leverage conflict into status and enhance their popularity.

April 6, 2022

 

FAU Introduces Pipeline for Innovation and Business Growth

Florida Atlantic University has officially debuted the Innovation and Business Development (I&BD) pipeline, an expanded footprint of services offered to the South Florida business community.

April 4, 2022

 

Device Directs Sperm to 'Go Against the Flow' to Help Infertility

College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have developed a microfluidic chip for sperm selection that is fast, inexpensive, easy to use and efficiently isolates healthy sperm directly from semen.

March 31, 2022

 

FAU Researchers: Fed Taking No Action to Offset Inflation

The real value of wages for workers across the nation is likely to fall even further as the Federal Reserve shows no signs of neutralizing worse-than-expected inflation.

March 31, 2022

 

Two FAU Students Named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Florida Atlantic University students Kate Maier and Samantha Zaninelli have been named 2022 Goldwater Scholars.

March 30, 2022

 

Under 6 Percent of Criminal Justice Cases Get Treatment for Opioid Use

A study examined disparities within a U.S. criminal justice population and showed that fewer than 6 percent of cases received opioid agonist treatment for opioid use disorder as part of the treatment plan.

March 30, 2022

 

Three New FAU Board of Trustees' Members Appointed

The Florida Board of Governors recently appointed Sherry Murphy and Gov. Ron DeSantis recently appointed Piero Bussani and Linda Stoch to the FAU Board of Trustees.

March 30, 2022

 

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT INVITES PUBLIC TO COMMENT

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will arrive on April 24 -26, 2022, to examine all aspects of FAU.

March 30, 2022

 

U.S. Housing Prices Still Rising Along with Mortgage Rates

When mortgage rates rise, home prices tend to level off or decline because fewer people can afford to buy. Experts are counting on that adage to help cool the nation's torrid housing market.

March 29, 2022

 

FAU Among 'U.S. News & World Report's' 2023 'Best Graduate Programs'

Several Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Programs" for 2023.

March 29, 2022

 

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.

March 28, 2022

 

FAU Team Places First at Florida Food Future Hackathon

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science students recently competed in Florida Food Future Hackathon as part of Florida Food Waste Prevention Week.

March 25, 2022

 

Study: Florida Rents Far Outpacing Past Leasing Trends

Rents for homes and apartments in four Florida markets have soared over the past year, forcing renters to pay well above long-term leasing trends, according to a new study.

March 22, 2022

 

FAU Celebrates Inaugural Diversity in Science Festival

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host the inaugural Diversity in Science Festival.

March 21, 2022

 

FAU's Soon-to-be Doctors 'Match' Amid Florida's Physician Shortfall

The Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2022 matched today for their medical residencies during "Match Day." The soon-to-be doctors are helping to address physician shortages in Florida and nationally.

March 18, 2022

 

Program Matches FAU Military Veteran Students with Shelter Dogs

FAU and the Humane Society of Broward County have teamed up for the "FAU Veteran Canine Rescue Mission" to match FAU student and alumni veterans with dogs from the shelter, which will be trained by Happy With Dogs.

March 16, 2022

 

OLLI and Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Presents, Ning Quan, Ph.D

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute at Florida Atlantic University presents, “COVID ­– In It for the Long Haul?

March 15, 2022

 

Photo or Real Thing? Mice Can Inherently Recall and Tell Them Apart

A study by FAU researchers provides the first evidence that mice employ higher-order cognitive processes like humans and non-human primates.

March 14, 2022

 

FAU Recognized as Military Friendly® University for 11 Years in a Row

FAU has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School "Category: Tier 2 Research Institution," based on the expansion of services and spaces offered by FAU's Military and Veterans Student Success Center.

March 14, 2022

 

FAU Researchers at Forefront of Alzheimer's Genetics and Diagnosis

Researchers have received grants from the Florida Department of Health's Ed and Ethel Moore Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research for programs on genetics and diagnosis in rural underserved communities.

March 10, 2022

 

FAU Study Shows Population Characteristics Tied to COVID-19 Spread

Florida counties with higher COVID-19 vaccination rates experience significantly fewer infections and fewer vaccine breakthrough cases, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University.

March 9, 2022

 

Substance Developed at FAU Could Make Breathing a Breeze in Space

Researchers in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have synthesized and tested an alternative adsorbent material to remove CO2 in air revitalization systems.

March 9, 2022

 

Housing Index Shows Why More Consumers Should Rent Rather than Own

The traditional spring homebuying season is expected to be one of the best ever, but consumers in much of the country should give more thought to renting a home rather than owning one.

March 8, 2022

 

FAU to Expand Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center

FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center has announced expansion plans later this year that will include new university partnerships, capabilities and opportunities.

March 4, 2022

 

New Study Measures Rent Spikes in Three Florida Markets

Florida's emerging rental crisis is playing out in three major markets, with rents well above where they should be and sharp increases occurring just in the past year, according to a new study.

March 2, 2022

 

Did COVID-19 Make Tinnitus, 'Ringing' in the Ears, Worse?

A researcher from FAU and collaborators compared patients with tinnitus before and during the COVID-19 pandemic to assess if the severity of tinnitus was influenced by the lockdown related to the pandemic.

March 2, 2022

 

FAU Tech Runway Launch Applications Now Being Accepted

FAU Tech Runway® is now accepting applications for this year's Launch Competition, which helps turn game-changing business ideas into thriving companies.

February 28, 2022

 

FAU Report: Inflation Exceeds Federal Reserve Projections

Inflation continues to outpace Federal Reserve projections, further eroding the real value of wages for workers across the nation.

February 25, 2022

 

Jails in Crisis: Study Identifies Those at Risk of Suicide Behind Bars

In America's jails, suicide is the leading cause of death. A researcher from FAU examined the risk factors for attempting and threatening suicide and/or self-harm in a large metropolitan jail.

February 24, 2022

 

U.S. Housing Markets Still Searching for Peak Prices

Higher mortgage rates have yet to cool overheated housing markets across the country as prices continue a steady climb in each of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas.

February 23, 2022

 

U.S. Falls Short in 'Geriatricizing' Emergency Departments

According to Schmidt College of Medicine researchers, most emergency departments in the U.S. and worldwide do not provide the level of service recommended by the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines.

February 23, 2022

 

FAU Ranked Among the Top 100 in America for Economic Mobility

Florida Atlantic University was ranked No. 63 in the country for economic mobility in a recent national ranking of higher education institutions by Third Way, a public policy think tank.

February 22, 2022

 

Book Festival Presents 'New York Times' Best-Selling Authors

Florida Atlantic University's fifth Palm Beach Book Festival, featuring Oliver Stone, Garret M. Graff, Alan Cumming and Imani Perry, Ph.D.

February 22, 2022

 

FAU Names PHF Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellows

FAU has selected four Ph.D. students whose work embraces computational neuroscience to receive the inaugural Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellowships.

February 18, 2022

 

'Prescribe Ivermectin for COVID-19 Only in Large Randomized Trials'

Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA to treat or prevent COVID-19. Nonetheless, prescriptions of ivermectin by U.S. health care providers increased more than tenfold from 3,589 per week pre-COVID-19 to 39,102.

February 16, 2022

 

FAU Launches Madden Center for Value Creation

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business is establishing the Madden Center for Value Creation, thanks to a $3 million donation from the Bartley J. Madden Foundation.

February 15, 2022

 

FAU Emerging Scientist to Receive 2022 "Cataract Research Award"

Lisa Ann Brennan, Ph.D., an associate research professor in the Schmidt College of Medicine, will receive the prestigious 2022 National Foundation for Eye Research's "Cataract Research Award" in May.

February 15, 2022

 

Novel Wearable Armband Helps Users of Prosthetic Hands to 'Get a Grip'

FAU researchers have designed a first-of-its-kind multichannel soft robotic armband that conveys artificial sensations of touch, which could be a game changer for users of prosthetic hands.

February 11, 2022

 

To Get Middle-aged Women to Eat More Protein Consider Diet Coaching

A study by researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is the first to examine the impact of per-meal protein prescription and nutrition education with and without diet coaching.

February 9, 2022

 

OLLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Thursday, March 10. Registration is now open.

February 9, 2022

 

"The American Presidency Through a Global Lens" with Thomas Friedman

Florida Atlantic University's 2022 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents Thomas Friedman with "The American Presidency Through a Global Lens."

February 8, 2022

 

Unique FAU Seagrass Nursery Aims to Help Florida's Starving Manatees

A study shows widespread seagrass loss in Florida's Indian River Lagoon as FAU scientists experiment with growing seagrass in large tanks to try to restore some of the lost seagrass beds.

February 8, 2022

 

FAU to be in Season Three of Amazon's 'The College Tour' Series

Learning about Florida Atlantic University from the comfort of your couch has never been easier thanks to Amazon.

February 7, 2022

 

FAU Study Offers New Model for Coordinating Pandemic Policies

In a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, imposing lockdowns across entire states or regions and enacting other sweeping policy measures aren't practical.

February 7, 2022

 

FAU Scientists Uncover 'Missing' Plastics Deep in the Ocean

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.

February 2, 2022

 

FAU to Host Tuition-Free Bezos Academy Preschool to Open in Fall 2022

Florida Atlantic University's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a 10-year facilities use agreement with Bezos Academy.

February 1, 2022

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

FAU will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty from Tuesday, Feb. 1 through Monday, Feb. 28 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

January 28, 2022

 

Both Mothers and Friends Shape Adolescent Self-esteem

A new longitudinal study takes a deep dive into adolescent self-esteem and the role that parents - specifically mothers - and friends play in shaping how youth feel about themselves.

January 27, 2022

 

Online Forums Like Reddit Could Work as Drug Use Early Warning System

A study is the first to evaluate the utility of online drug use forums as an early indicator of impending novel psychoactive substances intoxications or potentially lethal outcomes before they happen.

January 26, 2022

 

FAU Online Programs Move Up in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's online master's in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021.

January 25, 2022

 

Study Ranks Florida, Ohio Housing Markets Among Nation’s Most Overvalued

When it comes to metropolitan areas with the nation's most overpriced homes, Florida and Ohio are leading the pack, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

January 25, 2022

 

FAU Spring 2022 Virtual 'Research in Action' Lineup

FAU's Division of Research will kick off its spring 2022 "Research in Action" virtual talk series on Zoom beginning on Jan. 27 and continuing on select Thursdays at 1 p.m.

January 24, 2022

 

Marine Sponge Cells in 3D Could Ramp-up Production of Drug Compounds

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are the first to culture sponge cells in 3D to scale-up production of sponge biomass and bioactive metabolites for novel drug compounds.

January 20, 2022

 

3D Robotic Spine 'Twin' Offers New Way to Preview Surgical Procedures

FAU engineering scientists and a Marcus Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeon have collaborated on developing a novel 3D human spine replica for cervical disc implants.

January 19, 2022

 

FAU Lands $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Rapid, Automated HIV Self-test

FAU engineering and biomedical science researchers are developing an affordable and reliable, automated HIV self-test that will increase access and improve treatment outcomes in any setting.

January 13, 2022

 

Inflation Worries Hurt Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics

U.S. Hispanics are displaying less consumer confidence heading into 2022 as inflation not seen in decades continues to erode their purchasing power.

January 13, 2022

 

FAU Ranks Among Nation's Top 50 Online MBA Programs

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business offers one of the nation's best online MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review.

January 12, 2022

 

Utility-scale Solar Energy Impedes Endangered Florida Panthers

Reducing the energy industry's carbon footprint in Florida is impeding a large carnivore's paw-print. A study is the first to document the effects of utility-scale energy installations on a large carnivore.

January 12, 2022

 

FAU Scientist Aims to Ensure ‘Microbe-free’ Mars Samples

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is collecting samples in search of signs of ancient microbial life, which would advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars.

January 6, 2022

 

Researchers Urge: 'Prescribe Aspirin Based on Benefit-to-Risk Not Age'

Researchers provide a perspective on aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke and urge health care providers to make clinical judgements on a case-by-case basis and based on benefit-to-risk and not age.

January 5, 2022

 

U.S. Home Prices Appear to be Settling in West but Still Rising in Florida

The frenzied housing market appears to be cooling in many Western U.S. markets, even as prices continue to rise nearly unabated in the Eastern part of the country.

January 5, 2022

 

Osher LLI at FAU presents, “A Discussion with Former U.S. Ambassador, John Rakolta, Jr.”

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University presents, "A Discussion with Former U.S. Ambassador, John Rakolta, Jr."

January 4, 2022

 

Identical Twins and Soon-to-be Nurses 'Lean on Each Other'

Identical twins Keren and Kerline Geffrard are among 62 classmates who will become nurses today during Florida Atlantic University's commencement ceremony at 1 p.m.

December 16, 2021

 

Novel FAU Technology for Self-driving Cars Earns Second U.S. Patent

A researcher from the College of Engineering and Computer Science has earned a second patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new technology for autonomous systems for self-driving cars.

December 16, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2021 Graduates

FAU will confer more than 2,770 degrees today and tomorrow for the fall 2021 semester during five in-person commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 16, 2021

 

FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Florida reached the intended senior population, but it failed to ensure equal access for lower-income and minority communities, according to a new study.

December 14, 2021

 

Gunfire or Plastic Bag Popping? Trained Computer Knows the Difference

FAU engineering researchers have developed a gunshot detection algorithm and classification model that can discern similar sounds such as gunfire or a plastic bag popping.

December 13, 2021

 

Dinosaurs' Last Spring: Study Pinpoints Timing of Asteroid Impact

A seminal study by FAU scientists and collaborators confirms the time of year of the Chicxulub asteroid impact, responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and 75 percent of life on Earth 66 million years ago.

December 9, 2021

 

FAU Emeritus Professor of Marketing Donates $2 Million to University

Florida Atlantic University has received an estate gift pledge of more than $2 million from College of Business emeritus professor Eric Shaw '72, '73, Ph.D.

December 8, 2021

 

FAU Dementia Care Model Designated 'Edge Runner' by AAN

The dementia care model designed by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing to protect vulnerable communities was selected by the American Academy of Nursing as an "Edge Runner."

December 8, 2021

 

Housing Index Shows Renting Beats Buying in Eight Major U.S. Markets

As the cost of housing continues to soar, deciding whether to buy a home or rent one is a virtual toss-up in many parts of the country.

December 8, 2021

 

FAU Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens Schmidt Family Complex

FAU celebrated the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence yesterday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark a major milestone for the transformational facility.

December 3, 2021

 

Septic System Waste Pervasive Throughout Florida's Indian River Lagoon

There are more than 300,000 septic systems adjacent to Florida's Indian River Lagoon. A new FAU Harbor Branch study shows even properly functioning septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water.

December 2, 2021

 

Home Prices Reaching 'Inflection Point' in Overvalued Markets

Home prices continue to rise across the country and are poised to flatten in some metropolitan areas.

December 2, 2021

 

New Survey Unveils Major Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Nursing

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Cross Country Healthcare survey finds impact on nurse satisfaction levels and key areas to help improve and advance careers and increase well-being of nurses.

December 1, 2021

 

Climate Change Increasingly a Bipartisan Issue in Florida

Belief in climate change among Florida Republicans has climbed to nearly 9 out of 10 adults, apparently trending upwards, according to a new analysis of five sequenced FAU surveys since 2019.

December 1, 2021

 

FAU Launches New 'Professional Ph.D. Program in Computer Science'

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed this first-of-its-kind program in Florida that offers courses in a flexible format that includes evenings, weekends and online material.

November 30, 2021

 

Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., to Lead Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

A world-renowned clinician-researcher has joined the Schmidt College of Medicine to direct the FAU Center for Brain Health to focus on Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative dementia prevention.

November 29, 2021

 

The Next Election is Here ... for the Best Art of Science Photos

Florida Atlantic University invites the public to cast their votes for the best images captured by its researchers in a contest that highlights work from across FAU's 10 colleges.

November 22, 2021

 

FAU Seeks Study Subjects for Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

FAU has received a grant from the Florida Department of Health to continue a first-of-its-kind study of the short-term and potential long-term health effects of harmful algal blooms among Florida residents.

November 18, 2021

 

FAU Diplomacy Program Claims Third National Title

FAU Places First Overall at Model U.N. Competition

November 18, 2021

 

FAU Researcher and Scholar Partners with Krakow Academy of Fine Arts

The FAU Center for Body, Mind, and Culture recently launched a joint 'Center for Somaesthetics and the Arts' in Poland focused on scholarly research and creative programs.

November 17, 2021

 

FAU to Celebrate 2022 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University is set to celebrate its 2022 President's Gala gala on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

November 17, 2021

 

FAU Names New Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Julie G. Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., a leading neurosurgeon and physician scientist, will assume this role in February 2022.

November 16, 2021

 

FAU High School Student Working to Change Florida's State Bird

FAU High School student Anya Cane thought the scrub-jay would make a much better state bird for our unique state and decided to act, launching a petition effort to do just that.

November 16, 2021

 

Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: M.O.M. to the Rescue

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received $250,000 from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program to address unmet healthcare needs in veterans with traumatic brain injury.

November 10, 2021

 

Special Bond: Leading FAU Geriatrician and World War II Hero

A leading geriatrician and advocate for seniors and a 98-year-old World War II veteran and hero have a common bond: to improve care and quality of life for Americans and people throughout the world.

November 9, 2021

 

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Launches Graduate Program

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute launch of a unique partnership to train the next generation of brain scientists through the newly announced Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP).

November 9, 2021

 

FAU Receives $1 Million NSF Grant for First Networked-AI Testbed

Researchers in FAU's Center for Connected Autonomy and AI have developed the nation's first platform to connect autonomous robots using millimeter waves to advance team AI learning and operations.

November 8, 2021

 

Study Identifies Four Elements That Lead to Employability

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools studied what makes people employable. They found that four elements best indicate future employment prospects.

November 8, 2021

 

Novel Tag Provides First Detailed Look into Goliath Grouper Behavior

A study by FAU researchers is the first to reveal detailed behavior of massive goliath groupers in the wild using a custom-built multi-sensor tag combined with artificial intelligence.

November 4, 2021

 

FAU Expert on COVID-19 Boosters and Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

November 3, 2021

 

New Index Provides Insight into Possibility of Housing Crash

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business launched a new, free website tool to help consumers, lenders and real estate professionals make more informed home buying decisions.

November 2, 2021

 

FAU Honors 2021 Talon Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2021.

November 1, 2021

 

Study: Advanced Practice Nurses Gaining in Turf War with Physicians

To determine the extent to which physician dominance has eroded since the start of the 21st century, researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Iowa State University analyzed 17 years of data.

October 28, 2021

 

Cat's Meow: Robotic Pet Boosts Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia

FAU nursing researchers tested the effectiveness of affordable, interactive robotic pet cats to improve mood, behavior and cognition in older adults with mild to moderate dementia.

October 27, 2021

 

Report Shows Home Prices Across U.S. Rising at Near-record Rates

Rising premiums in many of the nation's most overvalued metropolitan areas suggest that homebuying remains red hot even as signs point to a looming price correction.

October 26, 2021

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Winter Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Registration for the winter semester begins Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

October 26, 2021

 

Nurse, Heal Thyself - Spiritual Practices in the Midst of a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for nurses. FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers explored the use of spirituality and religion in nurses on the frontline.

October 26, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates 2020 Graduates with Makeup Commencement Ceremonies

Florida Atlantic University hosted five special in-person commencement ceremonies to honor the 2020 graduates that were forced to graduate virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 26, 2021

 

'The Great Resignation' Gives Employees the Upper Hand in Job Search

Employees may have all the leverage in today's job market, but looking for work is still a grind that must be managed correctly, according to a human resources expert at Florida Atlantic University.

October 25, 2021

 

FAU Among Three Finalists for National Degree Completion Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) selected Florida Atlantic University to be one of three finalists for its national Degree Completion Award.

October 21, 2021

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Remains Steady in Third Quarter

Consumer confidence among U.S. Hispanics remained mostly stable in the third quarter, despite the supply-chain crisis, increased labor movement activities, and other economic turmoil.

October 21, 2021

 

Community Health Center Honored for Services Assisting Minority Women

FAU/Northwest Community Health Alliance's Community Health Center, operated by FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, and the West Palm Beach YWCA received the "2021 Community Collaborators Award."

October 21, 2021

 

Older African Americans More Physically Active in Green Neighborhoods

FAU researchers are the first to conduct a nationally representative study of neighborhood open spaces and neighborhood-based walking in older adults in the United States.

October 19, 2021

 

Even Colleges with 100 Percent Vaccine Rates Need COVID-19 Testing

An analytical study examined levels of vaccine efficacy and mitigation strategies including testing and quarantine in 5,000 fully-vaccinated simulated undergraduate students.

October 18, 2021

 

FAU Receives U.S. DOE Exploratory Grant for Novel Radar Prototype

Researchers are developing a novel, ground-penetrating radar prototype mounted on a small, unoccupied aircraft system to detect areas of increased greenhouse gases emissions in Florida's Everglades.

October 14, 2021

 

Ricci Wins 'South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year' Award

Peter Ricci, Ed.D., director of Florida Atlantic University's hospitality and tourism management program, was named the 30th annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year.

October 13, 2021

 

Eliminate COVID-19? It's Possible Based on New Mathematical Models

Using a novel mathematical framework, a first-of-its-kind FAU study reveals the effects of social distancing on infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the role of the economy.

October 13, 2021

 

Molecular Study Finds IRL Green Sea Turtles Biologically Stressed

FAU researchers have found that green sea turtles in the heavily polluted Indian River Lagoon have compromised immune function, which makes them more vulnerable to tumors.

October 12, 2021

 

FAU Engineering in Top Three Fastest Improving Colleges in the U.S.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is rapidly rising and is ranked by 'U.S. News & World Report' (2020 to 2022) as one of the top three fastest improving engineering colleges in the U.S.

October 8, 2021

 

Sleep Research Earns FAU Scientist 'Alzheimer's Association' Award

Carmen Varela, Ph.D., is developing non-invasive methods to monitor sleep quality and brain health aimed at advancing new approaches to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

October 6, 2021

 

FAU Study: COVID-19 Especially Harmful in at-Risk Communities

Florida communities struggling with health and social challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic bear disproportionate risk of infection and death, according to a new study.

October 5, 2021

 

Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Receives $1 Million for New Program

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute announced today it has received $1 million from the Palm Health Foundation to launch and support its new Program in Computational Brain Science and Health (PCBSH).

October 5, 2021

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty beginning Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

October 4, 2021

 

Breastfeeding Status and Duration Impact Postpartum Depression Risk

A nursing study is the first to examine current breastfeeding status in association with postpartum depression risk in a dataset of 29,685 American women, revealing the significant benefits of breastfeeding.

September 30, 2021

 

EMS Ketamine Use on Patients on Cocaine Raises Intubation 5.75-fold

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers explored the sedative used by EMS for 'excited delirium,' a form of aggressive behavior, and the effects of illicit substances on ensuing hospital intubations.

September 29, 2021

 

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine Receives $1 Million Gift

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received a $1 million gift from Norton and Anita Waltuch to provide support for medical student scholarships.

September 29, 2021

 

In Booming Markets, Homebuyers Paying Above Long-Term Pricing Trends

Homes selling for more than they should is a worsening problem in Austin, Texas, as the metropolitan area posted the biggest premium increase among the nation's 100 largest housing markets.

September 28, 2021

 

FAU Student Finalist in '2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition®'

The College of Engineering and Computer Science's Matthew Maggio is one of five national finalists of the "2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition®, for his novel invention to inspect wooden utility poles.

September 28, 2021

 

FAU MBA Sport Management Climbs in World Rankings

Florida Atlantic University's MBA Sport Management program improved by 11 spots in a ranking of the world's Top 40 postgraduate sport management degrees.

September 23, 2021

 

FAU Receives NSF Grant to Explore Trait Evolution Across Species

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science will provide the framework to test evolutionary hypotheses using novel statistical and machine learning tools.

September 23, 2021

 

Osher LLI at FAU Hosts Concert with Rod MacDonald and the Humdingers

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will host a free concert with Rod MacDonald and the Humdingers to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

September 22, 2021

 

Mesophotic Reefs Significant for Florida Keys' Coral Recovery

FAU Harbor Branch scientists compared coral genetic variation in the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys…

September 22, 2021

 

Novel Assay Finds New Mechanism Underlying Red Blood Cell Aging

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers in collaboration with MIT probed the mechanical performance of red blood cells to identify the role of hypoxia on aging via biomechanical pathways.

September 21, 2021

 

FAU Receives 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

FAU has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

September 21, 2021

 

FAU A.D. Henderson University School Ranked Second in America for K-5

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School has been ranked the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and moved up two spots to the No. 9 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche.

September 21, 2021

 

Who Needs a Boss? Study Shows Benefit of Employees Managing Themselves

More U.S. companies could benefit from encouraging and developing self-leadership in employees, a concept that allows workers to manage themselves instead of relying on supervisors.

September 20, 2021

 

FAU Receives NOAA Grant to Assess Shark Interactions with Fishing

Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch will assess shark interactions with recreational fishing using a citizen-science approach, forensics and social media to gauge prevalence and species of fish involved.

September 16, 2021

 

'Whoop' - New Autonomous Method Precisely Detects Whale Vocalizations

FAU researchers have developed autonomous passive acoustic technology that offers significant advances on conventional methods used to monitor and protect endangered whales in the increasingly noisy ocean.

September 15, 2021

 

Two New FAU Board of Trustees' Members Appointed

The Florida Board of Governors recently appointed Earnie Ellison Jr. to the FAU Board of Trustees. Former BOT member, Anthony Barbar, returned to service with appointment by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

September 15, 2021

 

'Octo Girl' Takes a Deep Dive to Uncover How Octopus Species Coexist

A first-of-its-kind study took three years and 371 SCUBA dive hours using active and remote video to uncover how diverse species of octopus coexist by examining their diet, habits, behavior and activity.

September 14, 2021

 

FAU to Host Events Celebrating Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month with a series of events from Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Oct. 15, at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

September 13, 2021

 

Housing Index Makes the Case for Renting in Overheated Markets

Higher home prices make it more advantageous in many markets to postpone ownership.

September 9, 2021

 

FAU to Honor 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 10 at 9:11 a.m.

September 9, 2021

 

The Right to Vote and the Constitution

New York Times reporter Astead Herndon presents the annual Constitution Day keynote lecture.

September 2, 2021

 

The Cane Institute Wins First Place at International SeaPerch Competition

A team from A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently competed in the virtual 2021 International SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Championship.

September 1, 2021

 

Older Adults Need More Than Knowledge and Clichés to Stay Active

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers explored trends in physical activity in ethnically diverse older adults to see what drives them to start or sustain physical activity and what stops them.

August 31, 2021

 

FAU Kicks Off Fall 2021 Virtual 'Research in Action' Series

FAU's Division of Research "Research in Action" talk series on Zoom is free and open to the public. Each week, participants can listen to experts in their fields as they present their latest research.

August 31, 2021

 

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® to Celebrate 2021 Awards

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently named the recipients of its 2021 Research Park Distinguished Awards.

August 30, 2021

 

'Stop Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19'

Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the recent major randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trials for hydroxychloroquine, finding a lack of significant benefit and some suggestion of harm.

August 30, 2021

 

Hagerty Family Gives $2.5 Million Gift to FAU Football

FAU Athletics received a $2.5 million gift from Michelle and Michael Hagerty to name the FAU head football coaching position in perpetuity.

August 27, 2021

 

Study Ranks Nation's Most Overvalued Housing Markets

Phoenix, Las Vegas and Stockton, California, rank among the 10 most overvalued of the nation's largest housing markets.

August 26, 2021

 

Do Passengers Want Self-driving Cars to Behave More or Less Like Them?

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science explored trust and distrust of artificial intelligence, automated technologies and self-driving cars in a study involving 352 participants.

August 25, 2021

 

Coping in College? Female Students Much More Stressed Than Males

FAU researchers measured both the psychological perception of stress and evaluated how undergraduate males and females cope with stress. The differences are vast.

August 23, 2021

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Awards $6,000 in Scholarships

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter awarded six scholarships to undergraduate students at the FAU John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

August 19, 2021

 

FAU Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Award

Raquel Assis, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Computer Science and FAU I-HEALTH, has received a five-year, $1.8 million "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award" from the National Institutes of Health.

August 19, 2021

 

FAU Welcomes Students for Fall 2021 Semester

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

August 19, 2021

 

FAU Poll Shows Floridians Favor Vaccine Requirements for Employees

Most Floridians support employers requiring workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, but respondents were split on parents deciding whether their children should wear masks at school.

August 18, 2021

 

Genomic Surveillance Crucial to Mitigate and Contain COVID-19

Researchers say that genomic surveillance to mitigate and contain COVID-19 is crucial to detect variants that are different well before they spread throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

August 18, 2021

 

FOX News vs. MSNBC Using 52,000 Transcripts, 283 Million Words

Researchers analyzed about 52,000 Fox News and MSNBC transcripts comprising some 283 million words to explore language style and social psychology to compare the 2020, 2016, and 2012 presidential elections.

August 17, 2021

 

FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season

With hurricane season in full force, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.

August 12, 2021

 

Low-cost 3D Method Rapidly Measures Disease Impacts on Coral Reefs

An FAU Harbor Branch technique is helping to gain insight into the poorly understood stony coral tissue loss disease, responsible for widespread coral death throughout the Tropical Western Atlantic.

August 12, 2021

 

Inaugural Class of Second Degree, Part-time BSN Track Graduates

Due to a critical nursing shortage, FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing launched a second-degree, part-time track in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

August 10, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2021 Graduates

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

August 10, 2021

 

FAU Medical School Applications Soar to More than 6,000 for 66 Spots

The 66 members of the Schmidt College of Medicine's incoming class were selected among 6,032 applicants, up 61 percent from last year. They received their first doctor's white coat at the White Coat Ceremony.

August 9, 2021

 

Novel Model Predicts COVID-19 Outbreak Two Weeks Ahead of Time

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and collaborators have developed a new forecasting model that can predict spread risk of COVID nationwide at the county level.

August 6, 2021

 

New Business Models Can Save Smaller Firms During Economic Crises

Small businesses should consider changing their competitive strategies or offering new product lines to survive - and even thrive - during turbulent economic times.

August 5, 2021

 

FAU Expert Answers Questions about the Delta Variant and Vaccines

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccines and public safety measures.

August 4, 2021

 

FAU Hires Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Florida Atlantic University has named Christopher J. Delisio as its new vice president for Institutional Advancement and chief executive officer of the FAU Foundation.

August 4, 2021

 

What's Killing Coral Reefs in Florida is Also Killing Them in Belize

A study is the first to offer evidence that nitrogen enrichment from land-based sources like sewage is driving macroalgal blooms and causing massive decline in hard coral cover in the Belize Barrier Reef.

August 3, 2021

 

FAU Invention for Privacy of Sharing Files Online Gets U.S. Patent

A College of Engineering and Computer Science researcher's novel technology provides maximum privacy of sharing files online by controlling how and when documents are displayed and viewed.

July 29, 2021

 

SBDC at FAU Receives $500K in Funding from Citi Foundation

The SBDC at FAU recently received $500,000 from the Citi Foundation to support their continued work in providing technical assistance to small businesses owned by people of color.

July 29, 2021

 

Scientists Help Debilitated Sea Turtles in Rehab Get the Right Diet

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators followed their "gut instinct" to address the nutritional needs of Georgia's debilitated loggerhead sea turtles in rehabilitation.

July 27, 2021

 

Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, and collaborator, address the clinical and public health challenges for health care workers to achieve high levels of COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 26, 2021

 

Study Shows Florida Homes Overpriced by More Than 20 Percent

Florida homes keep fetching more money than they're worth, a disturbing development that eventually could put buyers in a bind.

July 22, 2021

 

Nations Need to Consider Culture in Fighting Future Pandemics

A nation's culture played a role in its ability to curtail the spread of COVID-19, providing a roadmap for future pandemics that will save lives and minimize the economic fallout.

July 22, 2021

 

Career Center's Brian Montalvo Named Outstanding Career Practitioner

Brian Montalvo, senior director of FAU's Career Center, has been awarded the Outstanding Career Practitioner, 2021, by the National Career Development Association.

July 22, 2021

 

FAU Faculty Member Receives NIH K01 Award for Breast Cancer Research

Tarsha Jones, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nursing in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, has received a five-year, $772,525 K01 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.

July 22, 2021

 

Novel Method Predicts if COVID-19 Clinical Trials Will Fail or Succeed

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers are the first to model COVID-19 completion versus cessation in clinical trials using machine learning algorithms and ensemble learning.

July 21, 2021

 

FAU's COCE Receives Excellence and Innovation in Online Teaching Award

FAU's Center for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) has been selected as the recipient of the Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2021 Excellence and Innovation in Online Teaching Award.

July 21, 2021

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 6.

July 21, 2021

 

FAU Study: Big Pharma Needs to be More Transparent in Consumer Ads

Marketers conducting focus groups for prescription drug ads should be testing public perceptions and ethical issues in addition to the effectiveness of the messages.

July 19, 2021

 

Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to 'Feel'

An FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science study is the first to use liquid metal sensors and machine learning on a prosthetic hand to help reconnect amputees to a previously severed sense of touch.

July 14, 2021

 

Former Duke Basketball Coach McCallie to Address FAU Students

Former Duke University women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie will speak to students in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business on July 22.

July 12, 2021

 

Hispanics Upbeat about Finances, but Consumer Confidence Dips

Consumer confidence among U.S. Hispanics fell in the second quarter, though optimism about their overall finances is building as the nation continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 7, 2021

 

Internet Crime Victims, Losses Rising in Florida and Five Other States

Illinois emerged as a new hotbed for internet crime in 2020, though California continued to lead the nation with the largest online fraud victim losses and number of victims.

July 6, 2021

 

FAU and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Team Up on NSF Grant

An FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researcher will lead an interdisciplinary international collaboration to advance the understanding of fluid dynamics to solve various engineering problems.

July 1, 2021

 

True Grit? Doesn't Matter for Resistance Training in Men or Women

A study by researchers at FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is the first to examine the relationship between grit and a muscular endurance performance task - specifically, the grueling back squat.

June 30, 2021

 

Overpriced Florida Homes Spark Fears of Market Instability

Florida housing markets remain plagued by rampant overpricing, putting potential buyers at such a disadvantage that they may be better off postponing homeownership.

June 29, 2021

 

FAU Gets $736,000 from NASA to Study Coastal Carbon Budget from Space

The FAU Harbor Branch project will use satellite images, hydrodynamic modeling and field work in the Gulf of Mexico. FAU is among 10 in the nation and the only university in Florida selected by NASA.

June 29, 2021

 

How Toxic is the Water's Surface on Florida's Indian River Lagoon?

According to a new study by researchers at FAU Harbor Branch, that depends on very specific environmental conditions and the type of toxin on the water surface of Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

June 24, 2021

 

FAU High Student Places Second at 2021 Regeneron ISEF

Julianna Lian, 17, a junior at FAU High School, recently placed second in the biochemistry category at the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

June 23, 2021

 

Language Trade-off? No, Bilingual Children Acquire English by Age 5

A first-of-its kind study in U.S.-born children from Spanish-speaking families finds that minority dual language exposure does not threaten the reliable acquisition of English by children in the U.S.

June 23, 2021

 

FAU Study Reveals Most Important Factors in Selecting Campsites

What makes the consummate campsite? Price and availability of electricity are the main factors, with proximity to a body of water and canyon views less important.

June 23, 2021

 

New Degree Programs Combine Nursing with AI and Biomedical Engineering

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Engineering and Computer Science have teamed up to offer two new combined programs in nursing and artificial intelligence and biomedical engineering.

June 21, 2021

 

Origin of the 'Motion of the Ocean' in the Straits of Florida Revealed

A numerical study by FAU Harbor Branch is the first to identify mechanisms of instability responsible for the formation of sub-mesoscale eddies, which has important environmental implications.

June 17, 2021

 

Machine-learned Human Emotions Will 'Drive' Autonomous Vehicles

A unique invention by a researcher in the College of Engineering and Computer Science based on machine-learned human moods for autonomous systems has received a competitive U.S. utility patent.

June 16, 2021

 

Study on Traffic Deaths Makes Strong Case for Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked renewed interest in remote work arrangements, which also could help improve occupational and traffic safety.

June 16, 2021

 

FAU to Host Event in Honor of Juneteenth

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Juneteenth with a special virtual event on Friday, June 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.

June 16, 2021

 

Understanding Florida's Harmful Algal Blooms Free Online Video Series

FAU's Center for Environmental Studies and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a series of free online modules to assist in understanding the science and challenges related to harmful algal blooms.

June 14, 2021

 

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Ninth Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently hosted its annual Launch Competition, revealing its ninth class, "Venture Class 9."

June 10, 2021

 

Sellers Call the Shots in Florida's Overvalued Housing Market

Homes across Florida are selling for more than 17 percent above their long-term pricing trend, with the degree of overpricing a particular concern in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area.

June 10, 2021

 

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults

A study conducted on older adults at risk for Alzheimer's shows that a memory biomarker increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training, confirming the beneficial effects of exercise.

June 10, 2021

 

Alarming Rising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators examined suicide trends by firearms in white and black Americans ages 5 to 24 years from 1999 to 2018.

June 9, 2021

 

$10 Million Gift to Name the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

A near-$10 million to Florida Atlantic University from David J. S. Nicholson will welcome an era of unprecedented research, education and discovery at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

June 8, 2021

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Summer Lecture Series

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced a lecture series for the summer semester, which begins Wednesday, June 16.

June 8, 2021

 

FAU's Ruth Tappen Named '2021 Alliance World Class Faculty' Honoree

Ruth M. Tappen, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, was recently recognized as the "2021 Alliance World Class Faculty" honoree by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

June 7, 2021

 

Index Spotlights Where Home Prices are Rising the Fastest

Home prices are escalating quickly in Dallas and a handful of other U.S. cities where consumers would be better off by renting and reinvesting the money they would otherwise have spent on homeownership.

June 3, 2021

 

Mangrove Root Model May Hold the Key to Preventing Coastal Erosion

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers are the first to quantify the optimal mangrove root hydrodynamic with a predictive model, providing insight into the erosion processes of shorelines.

June 3, 2021

 

Future Pandemic? Consider Altering Animal Agriculture Practices

FAU bioethicist Justin Bernstein, Ph.D., offers three plausible solutions to mitigate zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture for public health.

June 2, 2021

 

Consumers Feeling the Effects of Materials Shortages

Consumers looking for new and used cars and other big-ticket items or even small conveniences such as ketchup packets will have to be patient in the coming months.

June 1, 2021

 

FAU Unveils WWII Army Airfield Historical Marker

FAU unveiled an Army Airfield Historical Marker today to honor nine U.S. Army Air Corps personnel who lost their lives in a U.S. Army Air Corps Lockheed B-34 Lexington bomber crash during World War II.

May 27, 2021

 

FL SBDC at FAU Expands Outreach to Underserved Communities in 2021

The Florida SBDC at FAU is known for the resources it provides to small and medium sized businesses in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

May 27, 2021

 

Sargassum Now World's Largest Harmful Algal Bloom Due to Nitrogen

FAU Harbor Branch scientists have discovered that a surge in nitrogen worldwide has dramatically changed the chemistry and composition of Sargassum, floating brown seaweed, turning it into a toxic "dead zone."

May 24, 2021

 

FAU Study: South Florida Homes Overvalued by 13 Percent in May

Southeast Florida homes became even more overvalued in May, further fueling concerns of a market correction, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

May 24, 2021

 

FAU Professor 'Top Scientist for Computer Science & Electronics'

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Ph.D., in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, is listed in the 2021 "Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics."

May 20, 2021

 

Federal Incentive Program Fails to Motivate Many Medicaid Providers

Florida has distributed roughly $100 million to Medicaid providers that ultimately did not demonstrate they used electronic health records in a meaningful way after collecting first-year financial incentives.

May 19, 2021

 

Origin of Monkeys Living Near an Urban Airport for Decades Confirmed

FAU scientists have confirmed the species type, origin and how a colony of wild African vervet monkeys landed in Dania Beach near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport more than 70 years ago.

May 18, 2021

 

Study Reveals Health Status of Vulnerable Gopher Tortoises

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.

May 12, 2021

 

FAU to Offer 2021 Summer Camps

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and Athletics will host summer camps for summer 2021.

May 12, 2021

 

FAU Poll: Biden Has More Work to Do to Win Over Florida Voters

U.S. President Joe Biden won praise in Florida for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but registered voters still issued only tepid approval for his first 100 days in office.

May 6, 2021

 

FAU/NCHA Community Health Center Receives HRSA Federal Designation

Operated by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the FAU/NCHA Community Health Center is the first university in Florida to be designated by HRSA as a "Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike."

May 6, 2021

 

FAU Gets CDC Grant to Test PPE Efficacy and Workplace Virus Spread

To keep the workplace safe, researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science will test the efficacy of various types of personal protection measures against airborne viral transmission.

May 5, 2021

 

FAU Announces Winners of 2021 'Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition'

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition organized by the Graduate College.

May 5, 2021

 

FAU Poll Tells Disturbing Tale of Hospitality and Tourism Employment

The world's battered hospitality and tourism industry has a long way to go to rebound from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 4, 2021

 

'Boys Will be Boys' - Study Explores Views of College Dating Violence

A study of college-age women finds that a poor understanding of violence in dating relationships perpetuates the idea that "boys will be boys" and that these behaviors are an innate part of men.

May 4, 2021

 

FAU Honors 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees along with Distinguished Alumni

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception recently.

April 29, 2021

 

FAU High Graduates to Receive Bachelor's Before High School Diplomas

Florida Atlantic University's spring commencement ceremonies highlights the accomplishments of five FAU High School students.

April 29, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2021 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,200 degrees today for the spring 2021 semester during two in-person commencement ceremonies at FAU Stadium.

April 29, 2021

 

South Florida Home Price Increases 'Could Become Worrisome'

Southeast Florida homes are selling for an average of roughly 13 percent more than they should, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

April 23, 2021

 

Common Antibiotic Effective in Healing Coral Disease Lesions

FAU Harbor Branch scientists have found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans, has a 95 percent success rate at healing individual disease lesions in stony corals.

April 22, 2021

 

Picture Perfect: Camera Traps Find Endangered Dryas Monkeys

FAU scientists developed a non-invasive camera-trap technique that confirms the existence of mysterious and endangered dryas monkeys in new locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

April 21, 2021

 

FAU Student's Boating App Wins Business Plan Competition

A Florida Atlantic University undergraduate who created an app for the marine industry won the $10,000 first prize in the 13th annual Business Plan Competition.

April 21, 2021

 

Flushing a Public Toilet? Don't Linger, Since Aerosolized Droplets Do

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers explored the flushing power of toilets and urinals in a public restroom to test the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

April 20, 2021

 

FAU Researchers Receive Grants to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Four researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.

April 15, 2021

 

Florida COVID-19 Infection Rate for Young People Among Highest in 2020

Florida ranked among the states with the highest COVID-19 infection rates for younger residents in 2020.

April 15, 2021

 

FAUAA Board Appoints New Executive Committee, Welcomes Members

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2021-22 roster, including six members of its executive committee.

April 15, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates 52nd Annual Honors Convocation Awardees

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz today announced the recipients of the 52nd annual Honors Convocation awards.

April 14, 2021

 

FAU Celebrates 2021 Wave Competition

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual FAU Wave Competition, an undergraduate applied research competition organized by FAU's Division of Research.

April 14, 2021

 

'Mindfulness' in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike

FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers show how a mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike.

April 13, 2021

 

Early Cardiac Events Pose Major and Diverse Risks in Close Relatives

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators show that family history of early onset cardiac events including heart attacks is a major and independent risk factor in close relatives.

April 12, 2021

 

FAU Poll Shows Hispanic Consumer Confidence Soars

Hispanic consumers are gaining more confidence in the nation's economic outlook as COVID-19 vaccines become widely available and government support helps hard-hit households recover from the pandemic.

April 8, 2021

 

FAU Diplomacy Team Places Second at Model EU

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the virtual Midwest Model European Union competition and finished second overall for best delegation.

April 8, 2021

 

How Did 500 of a Species Form in a Lake? Very Different Body Clocks

How fish exploit different times of day has not been studied systematically. FAU scientists have discovered the first nocturnal cichlid species from Lake Malawi, offering clues into the evolution of sleep.

April 8, 2021

 

Metro Orlando Homes Overvalued by More Than 17 Percent

House hunters in metropolitan Orlando are facing a decidedly seller's market, with the average property overvalued by more than 17 percent, according to a researcher at Florida Atlantic University.

April 6, 2021

 

FAU Diplomacy Team Places Second at National Model U.N.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the virtual National Model United Nations competition and finished second overall out of 100 competing universities.

April 6, 2021

 

FAU Teacher Prep Program Ranked No. 1 in the State

Florida Atlantic University's Elementary Education/ESOL/Reading program shares the No. 1 ranking for teacher prep programs in the state of Florida.

April 5, 2021

 

FAU Expert Answers Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

The Schmidt College of Medicine's Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

March 31, 2021

 

FAU Among 'U.S. News & World Report's' 2022 'Best Graduate Schools'

Several FAU programs are ranked in the latest U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" for 2022, which include programs in business, engineering, medicine, nursing and public affairs.

March 30, 2021

 

FAU Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious 'Blaise Pascal Medal'

Isaac Elishakoff, Ph.D., in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, has received the coveted "Blaise Pascal Medal" for engineering from the European Academy of Sciences.

March 29, 2021

 

FAU Finance Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

Florida Atlantic University finance professor Anna Agapova, Ph.D., has been designated a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for gender-related research in Finland.

March 26, 2021

 

FAU Teams Win at Florida Food Future Hackathon

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science students recently competed in Florida Food Future Hackathon.

March 26, 2021

 

FAU High Earns Perfect Graduation Rate Five Years Straight

The FL Department of Education recently released FL's High School Cohort 2019-20 Graduation Rate and FAU Lab School is the only district in the state with 100 percent graduation rate for five years straight.

March 25, 2021

 

Researchers Urge Starting Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators say that starting smoking cessation in hospitalized patients would reduce many premature deaths.

March 25, 2021

 

Bargains Disappear in Overvalued South Florida Housing Market

The average home in Southeast Florida is overvalued by more than 11 percent, the result of continued low mortgage rates and a steady supply of new residents moving to the tri-county region.

March 23, 2021

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Thursday, March 25.

March 23, 2021

 

These Baby Great White Sharks Love to Hang Out Near New York

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators provide the first-ever glimpse into 3D movements of young great white sharks in the New York Bight using cutting-edge satellite technology.

March 23, 2021

 

Study Aims to (re)Define Latino Manhood and Masculinity

FAU College of Education researchers and collaborators delve deep into how Latino undergraduate male students' concepts of masculinity and family shape their leadership roles.

March 22, 2021

 

Not Even a Pandemic Could Stop Future FAU Physicians from 'Matching'

After a challenging year, FAU's soon-to-be physicians celebrated at Match Day. At noon today, the class of 2021 opened their sealed envelopes containing their residency match results.

March 19, 2021

 

FAU Study Shows Where Money is Best Spent to Fight a Pandemic

In deciding on how to combat pandemics like COVID-19, the total amount a government is willing to invest is critical.

March 17, 2021

 

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® Elects Officers

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently elected its 2021 officers, naming Michael Allison, J.D., as elected chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as re-elected vice chairman.

March 16, 2021

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Kelly Mills, M.D.

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Kelly Mills, M.D.

March 16, 2021

 

FAU Researcher Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award for Cryptography

Shi Bai, Ph.D., a researcher in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, received the National Science Foundation CAREER award for his cutting-edge research in the fields of mathematical cryptography.

March 15, 2021

 

FAU Unveils Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

To rapidly advance the field of artificial intelligence and autonomy, FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently unveiled its "Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence."

March 11, 2021

 

FAU Named 2021-2022 Voter Friendly Campus

Florida Atlantic University is one of 231 campuses nationwide to be designated as a "Voter-Friendly Campus."

March 11, 2021

 

FAU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have received the coveted National Science Foundation CAREER awards totaling more than $1 million to drive the current artificial intelligence wave.

March 10, 2021

 

FAU Study: Entrepreneurs Getting Big Boost from Online Lending

Online marketplace loans are leading to a sharp rise in new businesses, evidence that the lending platforms are helping to redefine the U.S. banking industry.

March 10, 2021

 

A Remote, Computerized Training Program Eases Anxiety in Children

A study is the first to explore the relationship between anxiety, inhibitory control and EEG measures in children, revealing a way to ease negative emotions using a computerized and remote training program.

March 9, 2021

 

Reconsider Renting: Housing Index Shows Buying Costs Decline

AAs house prices escalate across the nation, the strategy of renting a home is losing momentum because of historically low interest rates.

March 8, 2021

 

Floridians Bullish on U.S. Economy but Less Certain about Finances

While Floridians are upbeat about the U.S. economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents believe their finances won't return to normal until later this year or even beyond 2022

March 4, 2021

 

Memorial Cancer Institute/FAU Designated 'Cancer Center of Excellence'

Memorial Cancer Institute/FAU (MCIFAU) has been recognized by the state's Department of Health as a "Florida Cancer Center of Excellence." It becomes just the fifth in the state to earn the designation.

March 3, 2021

 

FAU Study: CPA Discipline Motivated by Political Regime

The severity of state sanctions handed out to certified public accountants (CPAs) is influenced by political regime, a practice with potentially dire consequences for companies and their shareholders.

March 3, 2021

 

Scoot Over! Study Reveals E-Scooter Use in Washington D.C.

Researchers have built the first model to track travel patterns of e-scooter use that captures built environment variables more precisely and show that built environment and demographics both matter.

March 1, 2021

 

FAU to Host Events for Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter campuses, as well as online, to celebrate Women's History Month.

March 1, 2021

 

FAU Joins Partnership in Launching FL Food Waste Prevention Week

Florida Atlantic University has joined a public-private partnership to announce the first ever "Florida Food Waste Prevention Week" from Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9.

February 26, 2021

 

FAU Recognized as 2021-2022 'Gold' Military Friendly® University

FAU has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation" for the second time, based on the expansion of services and spaces offered by FAU's Military and Veterans Student Success Center.

February 25, 2021

 

Jupiter Arboretum Awarded Accreditation

The Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter has been awarded a Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

February 24, 2021

 

Drifter or Homebody? Study Reveals Where Whitespotted Eagle Rays Roam

Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators conducted the first multiyear study of large-scale movements of whitespotted eagle rays in U.S. waters using acoustic telemetry networks.

February 23, 2021

 

Cone Snail Venom Shows Potential for Treating Severe Malaria

A study by researchers at FAU and collaborators finds anti-adhesion drugs derived from cone snail venom may hold the key to treating malaria, COVID-19, AIDS and other diseases using blockage therapies.

February 18, 2021

 

In Response to Stephen Colbert, FAU Professor Says 'Spice it Up'

An engineering research professor gives a "shout out" to comedian Stephen Colbert who has referred to mathematical equations as an infernal salad of numbers, letters and symbols.

February 17, 2021

 

Osher LLI at FAU to Host National Film Festival LUNAFEST®

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University will present two virtual screenings of the 2021 LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 at 4 p.m.

February 16, 2021

 

FAU Launches COVID-19 Registry and Repository to Advance Research

FAU has launched a registry and repository to contribute to new discoveries and knowledge related COVID-19 and is currently enrolling participants with prior documented positive test reports.

February 15, 2021

 

'Atlantic State of Mind' for FAU Homecoming 2021

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2021 "Atlantic State of Mind" beginning Monday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 20, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

February 15, 2021

 

Employment Outlook Tied to Vaccine Rollouts, but Recovery May be Slow

The U.S. employment picture is gradually improving, but still unclear is whether COVID-19 vaccines will dramatically change consumer habits enough to realize a full economic recovery in the near-term.

February 11, 2021

 

30 FAU High Students Named National Merit Finalists

A total of 30 Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition, the largest group in school history.

February 11, 2021

 

Depressed Moms Who Breastfeed Boost Babies' Mood and Mutual Touch

A study using EEG is the first to show that feeding method (breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding) in depressed and non-depressed mothers boosts infants' mood, neuroprotection and mutual affectionate touch.

February 10, 2021

 

FAU Receives Nearly $1 Million from Johnson Scholarship Foundation

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation awarded Florida Atlantic University $943,000 for student scholarships and support services for first-generation transfer students.

February 10, 2021

 

Mean or Nice? These Traits Could Make or Break a Child's Friendships

An FAU study is the first to use longitudinal data to examine the interplay between being nice, being mean and friendship quality and experiences among children in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

February 9, 2021

 

FAU Tech Runway Launch Applications Now Being Accepted

FAU Tech Runway® is now accepting applications for this year's Launch Competition, which helps turn game-changing business ideas into thriving companies.

February 8, 2021

 

New FAU Board of Trustees Appointments

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Barbara Feingold and Daniel Cane to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

February 8, 2021

 

FAU High Students Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidates

Florida Atlantic University High School students Christopher Cox and Paris Prince have been named candidates in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

February 4, 2021

 

Digital Health Divide Runs Deep in Older Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have identified factors and reasons for digital health disparities in older adults, which have important implications for COVID-19 vaccinations.

February 3, 2021

 

Breaking the Chains of Incarceration in African American Males

Researchers from FAU's College of Social Work and Criminal Justice and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science developed an approach for re-entry programs that addresses centuries of oppression and segregation.

February 2, 2021

 

FAU Pine Jog Builds Social-Emotional Skills via K-5 Nature Program

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center offers "Teaching Empathy Through Nature" to public and private elementary schools and organizations that have out-of-school time programs for children in grades K-5.

February 2, 2021

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black/African American History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black/African American History Month with a series of events throughout the entire month of February.

February 1, 2021

 

FAU Earns National Recognition for Diversity in Engineering

The American Society of Engineering Education has recognized the College of Engineering and Computer Science as a national leader in diversity in engineering for its commitment to inclusive excellence.

January 28, 2021

 

Registration Deadline Looms for FAU Business Plan Competition

The registration deadline is approaching for the 2021 Florida Atlantic University Business Plan Competition, which awards budding entrepreneurs a top prize of $10,000.

January 27, 2021

 

Crunch! 'Shell-crushing' Sounds Revealed in a Large Marine Predator

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators are the first to quantify "shell-crushing" consumption noises in a large marine predator using the whitespotted eagle ray.

January 26, 2021

 

FAU Online Programs Rise in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

FAU's online master's in nursing administration program is ranked No. 11 in the nation in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, FAU's bachelor's degree program is ranked No. 53 in the nation this year.

January 26, 2021

 

FAU Libraries Debuts Spirit of America Digital Collection

Florida Atlantic University Libraries has announced a digital version of the Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection.

January 25, 2021

 

FAU Video Tech Inventions Acquired by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

A new, patent-pending video compression technology developed by researchers in the College of Engineering and Computer Science was recently acquired by Japanese industry giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

January 21, 2021

 

FAU High Student Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar

Florida Atlantic University High School student Devin Willis was named a scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition.

January 21, 2021

 

FAU Launches New Telehealth Certification Course

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing developed the certification course in response to the 'virtual' healthcare boom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 19, 2021

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents the 2021 Winter Lecture Series

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.

January 14, 2021

 

FAU Study: Banks Boost Out-of-Market Lending for Small Businesses

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.

January 13, 2021

 

FAU Develops Simplified COVID-19 Diagnostic Method to Ramp Up Testing

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.

January 12, 2021

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Declines in Fourth Quarter

Hispanics in the United States did not end 2020 with an optimistic view of their financial situations.

January 12, 2021

 

FAU Announces 2021 'Frontiers in Science' Public Lecture Series

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.

January 11, 2021

 

'Hail to the Queen' - Saving the Caribbean Queen Conch

The world's leading expert on queen conch aquaculture who is a scientist at FAU's Harbor Branch has published a comprehensive, step-by-step manual to culture and restore the revered Caribbean queen conch.

January 7, 2021

 

FAU Names Dean for College of Social Work and Criminal Justice

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.

January 5, 2021

 

FAU Hospitality Expert: Pent-Up Demand Could Buoy Cruise Lines in 2021

The hospitality and tourism industry will lead Florida out of the coronavirus pandemic starting in 2021, but a full recovery likely will take years.

December 21, 2020

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2020 Graduates

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

December 17, 2020

 

South Florida Homebuyers Bear Burden of Keeping Prices Within Reach

South Florida homes remain significantly overpriced but not as much as they were during the summer, according to a study from researchers at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities.

December 17, 2020

 

FAU Grad, Entrepreneur Passionate About Helping People

Hannah Herbst has accomplished more than some do in a lifetime -all before turning 20 years old.

December 17, 2020

 

Restaurant Franchisors May Regret Sweetheart Deals to Grow Businesses

Restaurant franchisors should think twice about loosening contract terms and lowering fees to expand operations during a recession, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.

December 16, 2020

 

FAU Offers K-12 Teachers Free Course on Tips to Teach Online

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.

December 14, 2020

 

FAU Receives Grant to Study Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

A Florida Department of Health grant will help FAU researchers to evaluate health effects of exposure to harmful algal blooms in Florida and possible increased susceptibility in those infected with COVID-19.

December 10, 2020

 

Empowering Advanced Practice Nurses Key to Better Healthcare Access

The pandemic helped to upend the typical status quo bias by showing that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are worthy of expanded powers in underserved areas, according to research by FAU professors.

December 10, 2020

 

FAU's Lawrence Toll Among World's Most 'Highly Cited Researchers'

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., has been named by The Web of Science(TM) among its most Highly Cited Researchers(TM). His publications rank in the top 1 percent by citations according to Clarivate(TM).

December 9, 2020

 

FAU Shatters Research Funding Record for First Quarter of Fiscal Year

FAU saw a whopping 92 percent increase in research funding in the first three months of fiscal year 2020-2021 compared to the same timeframe in 2019-2020.

December 8, 2020

 

Stunning Discovery Finds Bonefish Dive 'Deep' into the Abyss to Spawn

Using active acoustic telemetry and sonar data, FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators are the first to track a shallow water fish diving 450 feet deep to spawn and provide detailed documentation.

December 7, 2020

 

Index: Even in a Pandemic, Demand for Homes Remains Robust

The coronavirus crisis has led to a surge in joblessness and economic uncertainty, but interest in homeownership across the country remains as strong as it was before the pandemic.

December 7, 2020

 

FAU's eLearning is Award Winning, Nationally Recognized

In response to the global pandemic, FAU's COCE needed to respond quickly and meaningfully to the sudden transition required of faculty and graduate teaching assistants to switch to an online/remote setting.

December 7, 2020

 

FAU Economist: Buyers Beware of Peaking U.S. Housing Market

Motivated by mortgage rates near historic lows and a persistent shortage of homes for sale that's steadily driving up prices, many middle-income consumers want to buy before values escalate out of reach.

December 2, 2020

 

Kurt Wallach Awarded Honorary Doctorate from FAU

FAU has awarded Kurt Wallach an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of his lifelong commitment to Holocaust education and his extraordinary achievements in the face of unimaginable obstacles.

December 2, 2020

 

FAU Hospitality Summit to Address Coronavirus Concerns for 2021

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.

December 1, 2020

 

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Enhance Social Engagement in Older Adults

FAU neuroscience, physics and nursing researchers have received a grant from the National Institute of Aging to test a mathematical model designed to optimize social and physical engagement in older adults.

December 1, 2020

 

Study: Nonprofits Must Connect with Donors During Pandemic

Despite the economic hardship brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, philanthropic giving has increased substantially nationwide. But how do nonprofits connect with potential donors?

November 30, 2020

 

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® Companies Named Honorees

GrowFL has announced that 4ocean, PBC, Aventusoft and MPLT Healthcare, all companies within the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®, are "2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees."

November 23, 2020

 

Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-butt to Get What They Want

An FAU study shows that when food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from peaceful feeders to aggressive fighters. The results look something like a combination of boxing and "bumper" cars.

November 19, 2020

 

Endangered Juvenile Smalltooth Sawfish Found in St. Lucie River

FAU Harbor Branch and FWC scientists successfully caught, tagged and released a juvenile smalltooth sawfish in the Indian River Lagoon - a major step for sawfish research and recovery efforts in Florida.

November 19, 2020

 

FAU Announces Largest Gift in School's History

Florida Atlantic University officially announced today that it has received its largest gift in school history - a $20 million gift from benefactors Kurt and Marilyn Wallach.

November 17, 2020

 

FAU Again Rates Among Nation's Best Programs for Entrepreneur Studies

Florida Atlantic University's College of Business improved its standing among top programs for entrepreneurship studies, according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review.

November 17, 2020

 

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System have formed a research partnership, which combines their expertise and resources in clinical research, clinical trials, basic research and translational biomedical research.

November 16, 2020

 

FAU Lecture "Mascots: Native American Representation in Sports"

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.

November 13, 2020

 

Dopamine Surge Reveals How Even for Mice, 'There's No Place Like Home'

A study by FAU neuroscientists demonstrates how 'coming home' produces a signal of comfort in mice and is the first to show that home evokes a surge of dopamine that mimics the response to a dose of cocaine.

November 12, 2020

 

Study: Travelers Care More About Customer Reviews Than Low Prices

Operators of hotels and short-term rental properties looking to build back business hampered by the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't worry about low prices as much as customer opinions, according to a new study.

November 12, 2020

 

It's Not Too Late to Cast Your Vote...For Best FAU Research Images

FAU is giving everyone the chance to cast their votes (again), but this time for the best images captured by its researchers in a contest that highlights work from across all of FAU's 10 colleges.

November 12, 2020

 

FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate Virtual Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® will host the 2020 Maverick Reception virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.

November 10, 2020

 

What's That Growing on Your Face Mask?

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher has developed a novel device to conveniently sanitize contaminated masks and other items at home or at work and has received a provisional patent for the technology.

November 9, 2020

 

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

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.

November 9, 2020

 

FAU to Host Conference on Corporate Finance and Governance

The Florida Atlantic University College of Business is hosting a virtual conference on corporate finance and governance that will bring together leading researchers.

November 5, 2020

 

Study First to Show Relationship between a Bird's Gut and its Brain

FAU scientists studied songbirds' gut microbiome and have identified potentially critical bacteria affecting cognition and performance.

November 4, 2020

 

Major Gift for Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education

A multi-million dollar gift from Arthur Gutterman will name the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

November 4, 2020

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Winter Course Schedule

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

November 4, 2020

 

Herbert Weissbach Receives BioFlorida's 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

FAU's Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., received BioFlorida's "Lifetime Achievement Award," reserved to recognize outstanding industry leadership and significant contributions throughout an individual's career.

November 3, 2020

 

Boo! How Do Mexican Cavefish Escape Predators?

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, have evolved in unique environments without predators. A study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations.

October 29, 2020

 

Remdesivir for COVID-19: FDA Approved but Still Unproven

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the most reliable data from remdesivir randomized trials. In a commentary, they conclude that effective public health strategies are more urgently needed.

October 29, 2020

 

Research Park at FAU Company Joins NSF CAKE at FAU

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently announced that its client company, GoAwake, has joined the NSF CAKE at FAU.

October 28, 2020

 

Biden Maintains Slim Advantage on Trump Across Florida

Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a slight edge over U.S. President Donald Trump among likely Florida voters.

October 27, 2020

 

FAU Offers New 'Dermatology NP Post-graduate Certificate Program'

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has launched a new certificate program for nurse practitioners to enable them to provide high-quality, holistic care for their patients with dermatological conditions.

October 27, 2020

 

FAU Awarded U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant for AI

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers receive $653,393 grant to improve learning and operation of artificial intelligence systems.

October 22, 2020

 

FAU's Board of Trustees Elects Vice Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees recently elected Brent Burns as its vice chair.

October 22, 2020

 

FAU High Receives GreatSchools.org 2020 College Success Award

FAU High School has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation's leading nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.

October 22, 2020

 

Opioid Use Disorder? Electronic Health Records Help Pinpoint Patients

A retrospective cross-sectional study by FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators, shows that information in electronic health records may help identify patients with opioid use disorder.

October 21, 2020

 

Research Park at FAU Welcomes New Authority Board Member

Sherry Ambrose was recently announced as a new member of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority.

October 21, 2020

 

FAU A.D. Henderson University School Ranked Second in America for K-5

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School has been ranked the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and the No. 11 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche.

October 20, 2020

 

Scientists are First in the World to Spawn Bonefish in Captivity

FAU Harbor Branch and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have reached a groundbreaking milestone in fish reproduction research by successfully inducing captive bonefish to spawn in aquaculture tanks.

October 20, 2020

 

FAU Student Wins Prestigious Florida Startup Competition

For the first time since 2014, a Florida Atlantic University student has taken first-place honors and a $10,000 cash prize in Florida Venture Forum's Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition.

October 19, 2020

 

Study: Airlines, Airports Must Do More for Stressed-Out Passengers

With the coronavirus crisis dealing the travel industry one of the biggest blows in its history, a new study suggests that airlines and airports should be doing more to help passengers cope with stress.

October 19, 2020

 

Mitch Albom in Virtual FAU/Palm Beach Book Festival Event

Mitch Albom will discuss his book "Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake and the Making of a Family."

October 15, 2020

 

FAU Researchers Receive $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Stem Cell Research

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers will analyze stem cell activation with a focus on age-related and degenerative diseases to provide a basis for the development of regenerative therapies.

October 14, 2020

 

FAU Poll: Biden Regains Lead on Trump in Battleground Florida

Democratic nominee Joe Biden pushed ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump in the battleground Sunshine State, according to a survey of likely Florida voters.

October 13, 2020

 

Novel Study First to Tally Biomass from Oceanic Plastic Debris

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.

October 13, 2020

 

Assaults on Science Causing Alarming and Avoidable Deaths in the U.S.

In a commentary, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say "pandemic politics" is causing assaults on science, the FDA, the CDC as well as the health of the U.S. public.

October 12, 2020

 

Tim Weiner, Author of 'The Folly and the Glory,' in Online Event

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival present New York Times best-selling author Tim Weiner with his book about America, Russia and political warfare.

October 12, 2020

 

FAU Pine Jog's Climate READY Program Receives NOAA Grant

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center's Climate Resilience Education and Action for Dedicated Youth Program recently received funding from NOAA's Environmental Literacy Program.

October 12, 2020

 

Trick-or-treat for Halloween? Here's What You Need to Know

Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine, answers some of the most frequently asked questions and offers tips regarding COVID-19 and "trick-or-treating" during the pandemic.

October 8, 2020

 

Commercial Music Professors Receive Latin Grammy Nomination

This is the third Latin Grammy nomination for the Quinteto Leopoldo Federico and Alejandro Sánchez-Samper and Matt Baltrucki.

October 8, 2020

 

OLLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Lectures on U.S. Presidential Election

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter will present two online lectures by Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D. on Oct. 15 and Nov. 12, via Zoom.

October 7, 2020

 

FAU Index Shows Greater Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics

Consumer confidence among U.S. Hispanics continues to recover from the sharp decline at the start of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.

October 7, 2020

 

Empty Stadiums Present New Challenge for Sports Marketers

One of the best ways to promote a product or company is to buy advertising or sponsorships at a sporting event, but marketers need a new game plan now that many stadiums are empty.

October 6, 2020

 

FAU to Host Virtual Events in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of virtual events for students and staff beginning Thursday, Oct. 8 through Wednesday, Oct. 28 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

October 1, 2020

 

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival Present Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin will discuss his book "True Crimes and Misdemeanors" with Joe Klein, author of "Primary Colors."

October 1, 2020

 

Deep Price Cuts Will Set Bad Precedent for Hotels After Pandemic Ends

Hoteliers are bracing for a tenuous tourist season as the fallout from the COVID-19 recession lingers, but deep discounting should not be part of the recovery playbook

October 1, 2020

 

FAU Awarded $5.3 Million to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and collaborators have received a $5.3 million NIH grant to detect cognitive change in older drivers using rapidly available and discreet in-vehicle sensors.

September 30, 2020

 

Theatre Lab Kicks Off Season with Virtual Masterclasses

On Sundays throughout October, Theatre Lab will once again welcome some of the nation's emerging and established playwrights to share readings of their newest plays followed by a discussion about their work.

September 29, 2020

 

FAU's Board of Trustees Reelects Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees reelected current chair Abdol Moabery during its recent annual retreat.

September 28, 2020

 

Study: Tepid Home Prices May Reflect Waning Interest in New York City

Is living in the New York metropolitan area losing its appeal? It's entirely possible, say researchers at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities.

September 23, 2020

 

Gulf of Mexico Mission: 'Ocean Blue Holes Are Not Created Equal'

A team of scientists from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators recently explored the depths of the "Green Banana" Blue Hole thanks to gutsy scuba divers and an innovative 500-pound autonomous benthic lander.

September 23, 2020

 

Master's Degree in AI Now Within Reach of Low-income Students

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $1 million NSF grant for an accelerated five-year program in artificial intelligence for low-income, high-achieving students.

September 22, 2020

 

Global Ventures at FAU Receives Soft Landings Designation

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® is pleased to announce that its recently launched Soft Landings Center Initiative has received official designation by the InBIA.

September 22, 2020

 

FAU High is Top Public School in FL for National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 34 Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

September 21, 2020

 

FAU Online Exhibitions Look at Past, Present and Future Politics

Four online exhibitions are united by a consideration of current and historic political issues.

September 21, 2020

 

Florida Housing Markets Overpriced as Buyers Stay Busy During Pandemic

Housing markets in eight of 10 key metro areas of Florida are overpriced as home values continue to climb in much of the state despite the uncertainty created by the pandemic.

September 17, 2020

 

FAU Lands $11 Million Contract from U.S. Office of Naval Research

FAU's Harbor Branch has landed an $11,179,001 contract from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop a next-generation bathyphotometer sensor for natural oceanic bioluminescence assessments.

September 16, 2020

 

FAU's International Business Program Improves in U.S. News Ranking

Florida Atlantic University's International Business undergraduate program moved up three spots to No. 22 in the latest U.S. News & World Report national rankings.

September 16, 2020

 

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

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.

September 16, 2020

 

Trump Gains on Biden in Florida, Making Battleground State a Dead Heat

After falling behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden in May, U.S. President Donald Trump has surged back into a virtual dead heat in the battleground Sunshine State.

September 15, 2020

 

FAU to Host Virtual Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage with a series of virtual events beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 15, at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

September 15, 2020

 

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

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.

September 14, 2020

 

Virtual Event Addresses Florida's Showdown Over Felon Voting Rights

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents the free virtual event "Pay-to-Vote or Protecting Democracy? Florida's Showdown Over Felon Voting Rights"

September 14, 2020

 

High-risk Patients for Colorectal Cancer Lack Colonoscopy Knowledge

An FAU Schmidt College of Medicine study shows a lack of knowledge of patients with biopsy proven advanced colorectal polyps about their need for repeat colonoscopy and the proper surveillance interval.

September 14, 2020

 

FAU Awarded $2.4 Million NSF Grant to Train Data Scientists

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at FAU will train graduate students in data science technologies and applications.

September 10, 2020

 

FAU Alumni Association Launches AMPLIFY

FAU's Alumni Association has launched AMPLIFY, a new program that features a series of webinars, spotlights and digital content that will be based upon the national heritage celebration of each month.

September 10, 2020

 

FAU Students Brainstorming Ideas For Entrepreneurs Hurt by Pandemic

Companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic will get a boost this fall from students in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.

September 9, 2020

 

Mindfulness with Paced Breathing and Lowering Blood Pressure

Increased stress may adversely affect health and well-being. FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers and collaborators explore the possibility that mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure.

September 9, 2020

 

The Politics of Protest: The First Amendment and Free Expression

Local leaders discuss petitioning the government and the role of local government.

September 4, 2020

 

FAU Foundation Board Appoints New Chair, Welcomes Members

Florida Atlantic University's Foundation Board of Directors welcomed Raul Valero '10 in the 2021 fiscal year and Paul Pagnato '86 and Arlene Fine Klepper in the 2020 fiscal year.

September 3, 2020

 

Renting a Home Beats Buying in Many Cities Amid COVID-19 Price Bump

The U.S. housing market has remained surprisingly resilient during the coronavirus crisis, pushing home prices even higher and making renting the more attractive option in many markets.

September 3, 2020

 

Guilt by Dissociation: Study Sheds Light on Serotonin in Autism

A study by a leading FAU neuroscientist and collaborators on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel a neurotransmitter puzzle.

September 2, 2020

 

Face Shield or Face Mask to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers illustrate why face shields alone don't work and how a face mask with a valve allows droplets to pass through the exhale valve unfiltered.

September 1, 2020

 

Study: Health Care Workers' Satisfaction Key to Patient Experiences

The health care industry's trend toward making care more consumer-driven and patient-centered by transferring risk and control to patients is actually placing more stress on those who work on the front lines.

September 1, 2020

 

Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings and City Living Helped Wood Storks Thrive

A study of wetland birds shows city storks did better than their non-urban counterparts when natural marshes are in bad shape. Urban areas buffer a species from the unpredictability of natural food sources.

August 31, 2020

 

Study: Health Care Pros Will Accept Money to Violate Privacy Law

The next crop of health care professionals has a price when it comes to illegally releasing confidential medical information, according to researchers.

August 26, 2020

 

Scientists Catalogue Shark and Ray Distribution in Florida Lagoon

FAU Harbor Branch researchers conducted the first long-term, in-depth analysis of the elasmobranch community in the southern Indian River Lagoon, categorizing 630 individuals of 16 species.

August 25, 2020

 

COVID-19: How South Korea Prevailed While the U.S. Failed

In a commentary in "The American Journal of Medicine," researchers demonstrate the stark differences in public health strategies from two democratic republics: South Korea and the United States.

August 20, 2020

 

Hurricanes and Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt?

FAU researchers and collaborators have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study populations in risky housing conditions in the midst of a pandemic and a very busy hurricane season.

August 19, 2020

 

FAU, Palm Beach Book Festival with New York Times Best-Selling Authors

Heather Lende will discuss her book, "Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics" in this virtual event.

August 18, 2020

 

FAU Awarded $2.2 Million to Monitor Algal Blooms in Lake Okeechobee

A scientist from FAU's Harbor Branch received a grant from Florida's Department of Environmental Protection to develop a sensing and visualization package to monitor harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee.

August 17, 2020

 

FAU's New Medical Students Pledge to Combat Healthcare Disparities

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recently welcomed the incoming class of 2020 with a virtual White Coat Ceremony and White Coats-4-Care Donor event.

August 13, 2020

 

FAU's Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise Honored

FAU's Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise has become the second program within the College of Business to be named an Oasis of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

August 13, 2020

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2020 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 1,900 degrees for the summer 2020 semester in a special virtual ceremony.

August 12, 2020

 

Grad Receives Fourth Degree From FAU, Hopes to Mentor Immigrants

When Shernette Dunn emigrated from Jamaica to the United States as a 16 year old, she had one goal in mind - "achieve the American dream."

August 12, 2020

 

Expert: COVID-19 Decisions Based on Potentially Misleading Statistic

Florida's COVID-19 daily percent positive rate, a key metric driving economic and public policy decisions, offers a distorted snapshot of the effect the virus is having across the state.

August 11, 2020

 

Four FAU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Four researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received the coveted National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) award.

August 6, 2020

 

High Levels of Toxic Pollutants Found in Stranded Dolphins and Whales

A study led by FAU's Harbor Branch examined 83 stranded dolphins and whales in North Carolina and Florida. Researchers looked at 11 different animal species to test for 17 different substances.

August 6, 2020

 

FAU's ACI Receives $1.5M Grant from The Taft Foundation

FAU's Academy for Community Inclusion (ACI) within the Department of Exceptional Student Education in the College of Education recently received a $1.5 million grant from The Taft Foundation.

August 5, 2020

 

Entangled Dolphin Calf Only Lived Two Years Following Rescue

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined the outcome of a bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon entangled in fishing line wrapped tightly around its upper jaw and found severe, long-term damage.

August 4, 2020

 

FAU Expert: Strike 'Small Bigot Exemption' from Fair Housing Law

Lawmakers should eliminate a key exemption in the federal Fair Housing Act, according to Ken. H. Johnson, Ph.D., an economist in FAU's College of Business.

August 4, 2020

 

New Study on Development of Parkinson's Disease is 'On the Nose'

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

August 3, 2020

 

FAU Theatre Lab Offers Free Virtual Educational Programming for Youth

Theatre Lab's fall Educational Outreach program will provide these students with the opportunity to experience theater and writing in a new way.

August 2, 2020

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Thursday, Oct. 8.

July 30, 2020

 

Sea Level Rise: Impacts to Property and Regional Planning Solutions

A new FAU study reveals that urgent action is needed to protect billions of dollars in real estate investment across South Florida due to impacts of sea level rise over the next several decades.

July 28, 2020

 

FAU Announces Laptop Loaner Program for First-Gen, Low Income Students

When FAU transitioned to remote learning, the FAU Libraries partnered with FAU's Office of Financial Aid to assist students in need of access to educational materials and did not have a capable laptop.

July 28, 2020

 

FAU Secures Partnership with Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship has been awarded a partnership with the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program (VFEP) for the sixth consecutive year.

July 23, 2020

 

Study Provides Unique Glimpse into Whitespotted Eagle Rays' Behavior

Using biotelemetry, FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to characterize the ecology and fine-scale habitat use of "near threatened" whitespotted eagle rays in Florida.

July 22, 2020

 

Back to School? FAU Pandemic Expert Answers Most FAQs about COVID-19

Dr. Terry Adirim in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children.

July 21, 2020

 

College of Business Expert: Florida's Grim Coronavirus Outlook is False Narrative

Inaccurate data points or misconceptions when it comes to testing, hospitalizations and deaths are giving the wrong impression that Florida is losing the coronavirus battle.

July 20, 2020

 

FAU Technology Makes 'Weathering the Storm' More Precise

FAU I-SENSE and College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have developed new flood and weather monitoring and warning systems for inland and coastal floods due to tropical storms.

July 16, 2020

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Rises Despite Persistence of COVID-19

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States edged higher in the second quarter, even as it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic would not be a temporary disruption.

July 15, 2020

 

Study First to Show Tiger Sharks' Travels and Desired Hangouts

Using satellite telemetry, a groundbreaking study by Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU's Harbor Branch, and collaborators, documents the core habitat use of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 15, 2020

 

NHL, NFL Execs to Guest Lecture in FAU Sport Analytics Class

Executives with the NHL's Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs highlight a list of industry professionals scheduled to speak to students in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.

July 14, 2020

 

FAU Hires Leading Philosopher and Futurist

Susan Schneider, Ph.D., is leading international conversations on human cognition.

July 14, 2020

 

Big Data Analytics Enables Scientists to Model COVID-19 Spread

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers receive NSF RAPID grant to work with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to use big data analytics techniques to predict the spread of COVID-19.

July 14, 2020

 

South Florida's Housing Market is Overvalued by Nearly 20 Percent

South Florida homes are overvalued by close to 20 percent, the highest level in eight years.

July 13, 2020

 

Like Humans, Beluga Whales Form Social Networks Beyond Family Ties

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators are the first to uncover the role kinship plays in complex groupings and relationships of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic.

July 10, 2020

 

School of Architecture Receives Grant to Produce PPE

Grant from Community Foundation of Broward will pay for 3D printers and supplies.

July 10, 2020

 

Kelly Shannon Named Peace, Justice, Human Rights Initiative Director

Kelly Shannon, associate professor of history and Chastain-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies Distinguished Professor in Peace Studies, is the new director of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.

July 6, 2020

 

Diowave Laser Systems Joins Research Park at FAU

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® today announced that Diowave Laser Systems has relocated its headquarters and clinic to join the Research Park at FAU as its newest tenant.

July 1, 2020

 

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

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

July 1, 2020

 

Telehealth is a Key Tool for Treating COVID-19 Patients

Rural hospitals are more likely than urban facilities to have access to telehealth, a once-underused service that now is playing a key role in treating coronavirus patients.

July 1, 2020

 

Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes in Human Behavior at Pandemic Onset

Using same-day traffic volumes for March 2019 and March 2020 across Florida, researchers examined the relationship of key governmental requests for public isolation and travel limitations.

July 1, 2020

 

Seeing is Believing: Effectiveness of Facemasks

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers use flow visualization to qualitatively test social distancing and the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing respiratory droplets.

June 30, 2020

 

FAU Pine Jog Transforms Annual Green Schools Celebration

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center took a new approach this year to honor winners of its 2020 Green Schools Awards.

June 29, 2020

 

FAU Resident Physicians Vital to Region's Healthcare Workforce

FAU residents physicians graduate 'virtually' from emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and fellowship programs, creating a critical pipeline for South Florida's healthcare workforce.

June 25, 2020

 

Climate Change Still is Key Topic for Floridians in Era of Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has not altered Floridians' belief in climate change, according to the third Florida Climate Resilience Survey.

June 25, 2020

 

OLLI at FAU Jupiter to Present 'Healthy Aging and Your Brain' Series

The Osher LLI at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will bring together Johns Hopkins Medicine experts for a virtual lectures series, "Healthy Aging and Your Brain Series," via Zoom webinars.

June 24, 2020

 

COVID-19 Knowledge Base and Risk Assessment Tool is Powered by AI

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received an NSF RAPID grant for modeling outbreak and mutation of COVID-19 and to develop a multi-source deep neural network-based predictive tool.

June 24, 2020

 

Vets Walking Pets: Shelter Dogs, Military Veterans and PTSD Symptoms

An FAU nursing researcher led a study on the impacts of dog-walking interventions with shelter dogs on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in military veterans, which shows reduced PTSD symptoms.

June 23, 2020

 

FAU Research Shows Internet Crime Increasing in Florida, Other States

Ohio and Washington emerged as new hotspots for internet crime in 2019, though California continues to lead with the largest online fraud victim losses and number of victims.

June 23, 2020

 

FAU Medicine Ushers in New Research Phase to Prevent Dementia

The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation $3 million grant extension will enable the launch of the new "FAU Center for Brain Health" and will support precision medicine approaches to prevent dementia.

June 17, 2020

 

Renting a Home is Clearly Better Than Buying in Much of the Nation

The cost of homeownership is outpacing the cost of renting across the United States, and the discrepancy between the two is rising sharply in parts of the Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest

June 17, 2020

 

World's Most Comprehensive Health Analysis of Nesting Sea Turtles

A study by FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators provides critical insights for sea turtle conservation and population recovery, which are especially timely as the world observes "Sea Turtle Day."

June 16, 2020

 

Marine Science Lab Receives $1.125M from Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

Florida Atlantic University has officially announced a $1.125 million gift from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.

June 16, 2020

 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Risk-Reduction Public Health Certificate

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has launched a new, online public health certificate course on COVID-19, contact tracing and risk-reduction in response to one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S.

June 15, 2020

 

Could These 'Salt-loving' Edible Sea Vegetables be the New Kale?

Skip the salt! FAU Harbor Branch researchers have just completed a 10-week study to determine the optimal growing conditions for three species of sea vegetables: sea asparagus, sea purslane and saltwort.

June 11, 2020

 

FAU to Offer Virtual Summer Camps for Summer 2020

Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center will host virtual summer camps for summer 2020.

June 9, 2020

 

FAU Receives 'Keep the Music Playing' Grant

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced that the Department of Music received Impact 100 Palm Beach County's Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Grant.

June 5, 2020

 

FAU Experts Say Unemployment Numbers Point to Faster Economic Recovery

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis could be much faster than people expected.

June 5, 2020

 

Study Sheds Light on Neuroinflammation and Psychological Disorders

Findings from a groundbreaking study will help scientists and clinicians to develop more tailored treatments and therapies for people who struggle with psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression.

June 4, 2020

 

Researchers Urge Halt in Prescribing Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19

Researchers urge a halt on prescribing hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, to treat or prevent COVID-19, and caution that the reassuring safety profile of the drug may be more apparent than real.

June 3, 2020

 

Good Night? Satellite Data Uncovers Dolphins on the Move at Nighttime

Using satellite telemetry, a scientist from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators provide the first documentation of the whereabouts of bottlenose dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon at night.

June 2, 2020

 

Economists Warn of Overvalued Florida Housing Markets

Broward, Hillsborough, Orange and Leon counties are the most overvalued for housing among seven Florida markets and run the greatest risk of price declines from COVID-19.

June 1, 2020

 

Robotic Cats Are 'Purr-fect' Companions for Isolated Seniors

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers a "purr-fect" solution to comfort and engage older adults with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias during the pandemic - interactive robotic cats.

May 28, 2020

 

'With This Ring,' Scientists Hope to Predict COVID-19

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers are conducting a study designed to predict COVID-19 in healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic. At the center of it all - a ring.

May 27, 2020

 

Sports Celebrities, Executives Speaking to FAU Summer Classes

FOX Sports college football reporter and host Jenny Taft is one of more than a dozen media personalities and sports executives speaking virtually to two classes this summer at FAU.

May 27, 2020

 

FAU Expert Cautions about Securities Fraud During Coronavirus Crisis

Securities fraud levels rise in periods of economic downturns so there are reasons to be concerned about improper dealings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020

 

Existing Racial Inequalities in Death from COVID-19 Will Soar

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher and collaborators say now is the time to address short-term clinical and public health challenges to ensure equal access to any lifesaving innovation for COVID-19.

May 19, 2020

 

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Eighth Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently hosted its annual Launch Competition, revealing its eighth class, "Venture Class 8."

May 19, 2020

 

People Didn't Wait for States to Issue Stay-at-Home Orders

Individuals, employers and local governments beat states to the punch when it came to limiting the spread of the coronavirus and shutting down much of the U.S. economy.

May 18, 2020

 

FAU Announces Winners of 'Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition'

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the fourth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition organized by the Graduate College.

May 15, 2020

 

Biden Leads Trump in Florida, But President Favored to Win New Term

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has pushed ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, but Trump still is favored to win re-election.

May 15, 2020

 

Malaria Runs Like Clockwork; So Does the Parasite Causing the Disease

A researcher from FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and collaborators have discovered the source of the rhythmic life cycle for the parasite (P. falciparum ) that causes malaria.

May 14, 2020

 

Can't Touch This! Drone Aerial Video Shows It's 'Hammerhead' Time

Aerial video from a drone provides the first evidence of adult blacktip sharks using shallow water no more than waist deep to escape the great hammerhead along the southeast coast of Florida.

May 13, 2020

 

FAU Medical Students Collect and Donate More than 23,000 PPE Items

FAU medical students collected thousands of surgical gloves, facemasks, face shields, surgical gowns, surgical caps, boot covers, sanitation supplies, and even four P100 respirators for health care workers.

May 11, 2020

 

COVID-19 Turning Vacant Homes Into Real Estate Darlings

Vacant homes, long considered a drag on the U.S. real estate market, are getting an image makeover courtesy of the coronavirus crisis.

May 11, 2020

 

FAU Executive Education Jumps in 'Financial Times' Rankings

Florida Atlantic University College of Business' Executive Education program jumped 12 spots in the 2020 Financial Times worldwide rankings for open enrollment professional education programs.

May 11, 2020

 

FAU Receives CARES Act Funding to Help Reduce Impact of COVID-19

Florida Atlantic University has received funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

May 8, 2020

 

AIT Program Grads Successfully Switch Students to Online Learning

For 10 student-teachers in FAU's Accelerated Induction into Teaching (AIT) program, becoming a full-time teacher before receiving their college degree became even more of a challenge.

May 7, 2020

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2020 Graduates

FAU will confer more than 3,400 degrees for the spring 2020 semester. The new graduates will join more than 175,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the University opened its doors in 1964.

May 7, 2020

 

College of Nursing Graduates on Front Lines of COVID-19

The members of FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing class of 2020 will enter a workforce that has been forever changed by the COVID-19 crisis.

May 7, 2020

 

FAU High Students Miss Two Commencements Due to COVID-19

Three FAU High School students will be receiving their college degree along with their high school diploma in the same week.

May 7, 2020

 

Ultraviolet Light Exposes Contagion Spread from Improper PPE Use

A technique using a fluorescent solution and ultraviolet light demonstrates how aerosol-generating procedures can lead to contagion spread and exposes errors made from putting on or taking off PPE.

May 6, 2020

 

New Business Opportunities Abound, Even During Coronavirus

Starting a business during a pandemic? It's not as ill-fated as you may think, said Siri Terjesen, Ph.D., a professor of management programs in Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.

May 6, 2020

 

Facebook Study Reveals COVID-19 Compliance and Coping Behaviors

FAU researchers surveyed 719 Floridians from a Facebook coronavirus disease (COVID-19) group to assess their experience, behavior compliance, coping strategies and feelings about staying at home.

May 5, 2020

 

Athletics Grateful for $2.5 Million Commitment

The Florida Atlantic University athletic department has announced an anonymous $2.5 million gift commitment. The gift is earmarked for student-athlete scholarships.

May 5, 2020

 

FAU Announces Winners of 'COVID-19 Change Challenge'

FAU has announced the winners of the COVID-19 Change Challenge organized by the Division of Research.

May 5, 2020

 

Gift from Marleen Forkas to Name FAU's Studio One Theatre

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced a $1.125 million gift from FAU benefactor Marleen Forkas to name the Marleen Forkas Studio One Theatre.

May 4, 2020

 

Nation's Newest Physicians Graduate in the Midst of COVID-19

Today, 63 members of the class of 2020 in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recited the Hippocratic Oath in unison, virtually, as they were conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

May 1, 2020

 

Researchers Explore Racial Inequalities in Liver Cancer Deaths

Researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine found that racial inequalities in liver cancer deaths soared after the launch of lifesaving hepatitis C drugs.

April 30, 2020

 

FAU Nurses Provide Face Masks for Homeless, Low Income Individuals

To address the dire needs of a northwest neighborhood in West Palm Beach, a team of FAU nurses spearheaded a program to provide lifesaving PPE and health care services for its residents during the pandemic.

April 29, 2020

 

Project Paves the Way for Forecasting COVID-19 Infection Transmission

A smart city project developed by FAU engineering researchers is being retooled to create new opportunities to tackle COVID-19 with cutting-edge computational epidemiology.

April 29, 2020

 

State Loan Program Could Prompt Unemployed To Re-Enter Workforce

Offering a bridge-loan program to Florida residents is one way the state can improve on federal missteps in providing coronavirus relief.

April 29, 2020

 

Research Park at FAU Launches Global Ventures at FAU

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® is pleased to announce the launch of its new international soft landings and second stage company development initiative, Global Ventures.

April 29, 2020

 

2020 Juried Art Exhibition Goes Virtual

The University Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University present the "2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition" through the mode of a virtual exhibition.

April 29, 2020

 

FAUAA Hosts Virtual Senior Week for Spring 2020 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University's Alumni Association will host online events to celebrate Virtual Senior Week. The virtual events are free for FAU students in the graduating class of spring 2020.

April 27, 2020

 

Former FAU Dean Gary Luing Passes Away

Gary Luing, Ph.D., former dean of Florida Atlantic University's College of Business and Public Administration, died this month at his home in Lake Wales.

April 24, 2020

 

ADHUS/FAU High Students Create 3D Printed PPE for Local Hospitals

FAU's Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School is doing its part to help stop the spread of coronavirus by creating 3D printed PPE.

April 23, 2020

 

Video Game Software Wins FAU Business Plan Competition

A Florida Atlantic University student who created educational video game software won the first prize in the Business Plan Competition.

April 23, 2020

 

FAU Study Finds Being Fun is No Laughing Matter

A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study finds that fun children are more popular and better liked, underscoring the importance of being fun. In the eyes of peers, "fun begets status and status begets fun."

April 23, 2020

 

Stay 6 Feet Apart. Simulated Cough Reveals That May Not be Enough

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers use flow visualization to demonstrate how far a mechanically simulated cough travels and lingers in the air.

April 21, 2020

 

Online Shopping to Bolster Industrial Market Amid Pandemic Concerns

The industrial sector appears to be the only asset class in commercial real estate poised to weather a devastating downturn caused by the coronavirus.

April 20, 2020

 

FAU Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Novel Neuroinflammation Study

FAU neuroscientists will investigate critical links between neuroinflammation and psychopathology, providing a new pathogenic mechanism for anxiety, depression and cognitive dysfunction.

April 20, 2020

 

Caring for Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Requires Vigilance

Early reports suggest the case fatality rate for those over 80, about half of nursing home residents, is more than 15 percent. An FAU geriatrician provides key updates for nursing home staff and clinicians.

April 16, 2020

 

COVID-19 Concerns? FAU Medicine Now Offers Telehealth

FAU Medicine is offering virtual visits related to preventive care, check-ups, follow-ups or acute illnesses, including supporting patients who are concerned about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

April 15, 2020

 

FAU Celebrates 51st Annual Honors Convocation Awardees

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz today announced the recipients of the 51st annual Honors Convocation awards.

April 15, 2020

 

Coronavirus Could Mean Another Epic Meltdown for U.S. Home Prices

Barring an immediate and effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, the nation's housing market will all but cease this spring.

April 15, 2020

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Plummets Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States fell sharply in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the country and disrupted nearly every aspect of American life.

April 13, 2020

 

FAU Wave Competition Celebrates Fifth Year

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual Wave Competition, an undergraduate research competition organized by FAU's Division of Research.

April 9, 2020

 

Tips for Caregivers Coping with Alzheimer's During COVID-19 Pandemic

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers provide important coping and care strategies for homebound caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

April 9, 2020

 

FAU to Make Thousands of Face Shields for Baptist Health South Florida

FAU engineers have developed a disposable face shield that only requires clear polyester plastic, elastic fabric bands, and a laser cutter. Unlike 3D printed solutions, this process is simple and quick.

April 8, 2020

 

Research Park Releases 2019 Report to the Community

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® released its annual economic report to the community.

April 8, 2020

 

Thousands Register for Certificate from FAU Hospitality Program

FAU's Hospitality and Tourism Management program is offering a free certificate to workers who may be affected by the coronavirus crisis.

April 8, 2020

 

FAU Develops New Way to Identify the Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Marine scientists have developed a new method that greatly enhances the ability to measure sea turtle hatchling sex ratios and is a crucial step to assess climate change impacts on imperiled turtle species.

April 7, 2020

 

FAU Medicine Offers Virtual Activities to Manage Stress, Stay Healthy

The FAU Medicine Wellness Hub now offers online classes, lectures and workshops. These tools are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

April 7, 2020

 

How Small Businesses Hurt By Pandemic Can Navigate Loan Program

A federal plan to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic could prove to be overly complex, but there are steps owners can take to improve their chances at securing relief.

April 2, 2020

 

FAU Establishes FAU Cares Emergency Fund for Students

Florida Atlantic University has established the "FAU Cares Emergency Fund" for currently registered, degree-seeking students who are experiencing financial hardship.

April 1, 2020

 

FAU Teams Up with U.S. Coast Guard to Release Three Baby Sea Turtles

Beach closures and other COVID-19 pandemic restrictions required FAU marine scientists to get creative to make sure that three baby green sea turtles made it home, so they teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard.

April 1, 2020

 

Coronavirus Stimulus May Hold Key to Home Prices, FAU Expert Says

The housing market faces its biggest threat in more than a decade, and whether home prices can withstand the new coronavirus pandemic largely depends on an effective stimulus package, said Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D.

March 30, 2020

 

'Virtual' Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

A first-of-its-kind study by FAU researchers explores the phenomenon of visual cues and live video interactions. Now more than ever, it's important to understand how technology is impacting communication.

March 30, 2020

 

FAU Offers Help to Workers Struggling During Coronavirus Pandemic

FAU's nationally ranked Hospitality and Tourism Management program is offering a free certificate to industry workers and professionals who may be affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

March 26, 2020

 

Unintended Consequence of COVID-19: Cyberbullying Could Increase

Stuck at home all day, students are using apps even more than they already do, which could increase cyberbullying. FAU's Dr. Sameer Hinduja, provides tips for educators and parents during the pandemic.

March 26, 2020

 

Mother/Infant Skin-to-Skin Touch Boosts Baby's Brain Development

As the world prioritizes social distancing, new FAU research shows that a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers.

March 25, 2020

 

FAU's Soon-to-be Physicians Celebrate Match Day 'Virtually'

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's class of 2020 is now ready for their next phase of training - medical residency. They celebrated Match Day "virtually" with their classmates, faculty and staff today at noon.

March 20, 2020

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Frequently Asked Questions

FAU expert in pandemic planning and response, health care quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and management, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

 

Public Health Leadership Paramount to Emerging Coronavirus Pandemic

FAU researchers and collaborators have published a commentary in 'The American Journal of Medicine' about the urgent need for public health leadership in the wake of the emerging coronavirus pandemic.

March 19, 2020

 

FAU Makes 'U.S. News & World Report' Lists for Best Graduate Programs

More than one dozen FAU graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report's 2021 "Best Graduate Programs."

March 17, 2020

 

MPLT Healthcare Joins Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently announced that MPLT Healthcare has relocated its corporate headquarters to join the Research Park at FAU.

March 16, 2020

 

Home Ownership More Attractive as Prospect of Housing Crash Decreases

Home ownership is becoming a more attractive option over renting a home in markets across the country as the likelihood of a housing crash decreases.

March 11, 2020

 

FAU Poll Finds Biden With Big Lead on Sanders in Florida

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a commanding lead on U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders among Florida voters in the race for the Democratic party's nomination for president.

March 10, 2020

 

FAU Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians Train for Coronavirus

With seven reported cases in Florida to-date, FAU emergency medicine resident physicians prepared for the threat of a coronavirus contagion using a simulated or "mock" disaster scenario at FORTS Medical.

March 6, 2020

 

FAU to Host Events for Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and Jupiter campuses to celebrate Women's History Month.

March 6, 2020

 

4ocean Joins Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® has announced that 4ocean will relocate its corporate headquarters to join the Research Park at FAU.

March 4, 2020

 

U.S. Workers Need Paid Sick Leave to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

One-third of Americans do not have access to paid sick leave FAU and Cleveland State University researchers urge the critical need to consider the role of paid sick leave in stopping a contagious virus.

March 4, 2020

 

Florida SBDC Network, FAU Announce Selection of Regional Director

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are pleased to announce the selection of Sandra Marin as the regional director of the Florida SBDC at FAU.

March 3, 2020

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Barry Weinberg

The Osher LLI at FAU will present a lecture by Barry Weinberg, on Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

March 3, 2020

 

FAU High School Opens One-of-a-Kind 'Owls Imaging Lab'

The "Owls Imaging Lab" will provide students access to cutting-edge equipment to work on high-level research projects.

February 27, 2020

 

Floridians Across Party Lines Concerned About Impact of Climate Change

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state.

February 27, 2020

 

Monogamous Female Sea Turtles? Yes, Thanks to Sperm Storage

Sea turtles have multiple mates, yet there is no consensus on why they do. A study by FAU researchers is helping to shed light on the fate of diminishing male sea turtle populations.

February 27, 2020

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Tuesday, March 14.

February 25, 2020

 

Could This Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?

A study by FAU and collaborators shows Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, significantly reduces inflammation throughout the body.

February 24, 2020

 

FAU to Celebrate 2020 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University is set to celebrate its ninth annual gala on Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

February 24, 2020

 

FAU Research Explores Regulatory Ambiguity in Bitcoin Market

Regulatory ambiguity surrounding the peer-to-peer virtual currency continues to discourage entrepreneurial activity by increasing risk and the costs of compliance.

February 20, 2020

 

FAU Recognized as 'Gold' Military Friendly® University

FAU has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation" for the first time, based on the expanding services and spaces offered by FAU's Military and Veterans Student Success Center.

February 20, 2020

 

Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum Opens at FAU

The Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum recently opened in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence.

February 20, 2020

 

Neighborhood Features and Genetic Risk Interact to Affect Cognition

A new FAU study is the first to examine how neighborhood environment affects cognition in older adults based on their genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

February 19, 2020

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Presents Terry Virts

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Terry Virts, on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.

February 18, 2020

 

'Super Tuesday Results: What They Mean for Election 2020'

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton will present "Super Tuesday Results: What They Mean for Election 2020," a discussion and analysis

February 18, 2020

 

Researchers Challenge New Guidelines on Aspirin in Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70.

February 17, 2020

 

Many Teens are Digital Dating Abuse Victims; Boys Get the Brunt of It

It's almost Valentine's Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study explores the problem among U.S. middle and high school students.

February 12, 2020

 

The Nose Knows: Study Establishes Airborne Exposure to Microcystins

A study explored the link between human nasal and environmental microcystin concentrations from harmful algal blooms and detected the toxin in the nasal passages of 95 percent of the participants.

February 11, 2020

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents William Sharfman, M.D.

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by William Sharfman, M.D., on Wed., Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

February 11, 2020

 

Board of Trustees Meeting Ushers in New Chair, New Vice Chair Elected

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees met today for its committee and full board meetings to discuss university business, as well as elect Shaun Davis as its new vice chair.

February 11, 2020

 

FAU Presents 'Only One' Play About Sex Trafficking

FAU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, along with the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative, present "Only One".

February 7, 2020

 

Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?

Researchers provide a comprehensive review of the effects of movement-based mind-body interventions on chronic low back pain.

February 6, 2020

 

Choosing Common Pain Relievers: It's Complicated

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examine benefits and risks of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to provide guidance to health care providers and their patients in their clinical decision-making.

February 5, 2020

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents Douglas Brinkley

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Douglas Brinkley, CNN presidential historian and author, on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

February 4, 2020

 

Publicly Funded Pregnancy Programs Improve Maternal Mortality Rates

Maternal mortality rates in the United States exceed those of other developed countries, with some considerable racial disparities.

February 4, 2020

 

Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with High Energy Fibers

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science received $569,482 from Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office to develop advanced fibers to enhance the performance of military helmets and body armor.

February 3, 2020

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black/African American History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black/African American History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

January 31, 2020

 

FAU College of Business Honors Rita and Rick Case

FAU's College of Business recently honored Rita and Rick Case of the Rick Case Automotive Group at its 28th annual Business Leaders of the Year breakfast at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

January 31, 2020

 

FAU Receives Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation has announced that Florida Atlantic University is one of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for 2020.

January 31, 2020

 

Study Shows New Way to Treat Stroke Using an Already FDA-Approved Drug

Researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine are the first to report on the neuroprotective properties of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, an already FDA-approved drug.

January 29, 2020

 

Genetic Testing in Diverse Young Breast Cancer Patients over a Decade

Researchers examined racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing frequency and results among diverse breast cancer patients diagnosed at age 50 or younger from January 2007 to December 2017.

January 28, 2020

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Faculty-in-Residence Program

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter will host two lectures by Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., and Joseph Urgo, Ph.D.

January 28, 2020

 

FAU Presents New York Times Best-Selling Authors

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will host the sixth annual Palm Beach Book Festival with an exciting group of New York Times bestselling authors.

January 28, 2020

 

FAU Tech Runway® Celebrates 5 Years, Releases Economic Impact Report

FAU Tech Runway® recently celebrated its five-year anniversary and released the results of its fifth annual economic impact report.

January 24, 2020

 

Most Rehabilitating Sea Turtles with Infectious Tumors Don't Survive

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined survival rates of green sea turtles with fibropapillomatosis in rehab facilities in the southeastern U.S. and found that 75 percent did not survive.

January 22, 2020

 

New Test Detects Harmful Algal Blooms Toxin Exposure in Human Urine

FAU's Harbor Branch collaborated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test a newly developed method that can detect even low-dose human exposure to harmful algal blooms in human urine.

January 16, 2020

 

FAU Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated

Internet crimes are becoming more sophisticated and persistent in Florida and several of America's other most populous states.

January 16, 2020

 

It's 2020: Time to Teach Teens 'Safe' Sexting Researchers Say

FAU cyberbullying expert provides safe sexting tips so teens can avoid significant and long-term consequences, such as humiliation, extortion, victimization, reputational damage, and even criminal charges.

January 15, 2020

 

Poll Finds Biden Widening Lead in FL, Where Trump Has Fallen Behind

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has widened his lead to 26 points among Florida voters in the race for the Democratic party's nomination for president in 2020.

January 15, 2020

 

FAU Announces 2020 'Frontiers in Science' Public Lecture Series

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host its 2020 "Frontiers in Science" series with seven different lectures on Fridays, beginning Jan. 17 through April 3.

January 15, 2020

 

Online Graduate Nursing Program Soars to No. 7 in National Rankings

'U.S. News & World Report' has ranked FAU's online graduate nursing program No. 7 in 2020. FAU's online MBA, master's business, master's education and overall bachelor's programs also made the list.

January 14, 2020

 

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Steve Clemons

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Steve Clemons, the editor-at-large of The Hill magazine, on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

January 14, 2020

 

FAU Partners with Palm Beach County School District for Ethics Bowl

FAU's LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy has partnered with The School District of Palm Beach County to host the annual Palm Beach County Regional High School Ethics Bowl.

January 13, 2020

 

Calculated Surprise Leads to Groundbreaking Neuroscience Discovery

Neuroscientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging to provide insights into the role of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex as a component network of brain regions that support motivated behavior.

January 13, 2020

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Weakens Entering 2020

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. was weaker in the fourth quarter of 2019.

January 10, 2020

 

Immersive Simulator Tests 'Trust' Between Humans and Self-driving Cars

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed a unique immersive simulator that provides a convincingly lifelike virtual reality simulation to test trust between humans and self-driving cars.

January 9, 2020

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents Dana Weiss

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Dana Weiss, Israel's Channel 2 chief political analyst and host of the "Saturday Evening News with Dana Weiss," on Thurs., Jan. 23 at 12 p.m.

January 8, 2020

 

Partnership Will Help 6,000 Students Have a Smoother College Commute

FAU has received $375,000 from The Kresge Foundation to lead a first-time transportation collaboration to improve southeast Florida's transit ecosystem for college students.

December 18, 2019

 

Study Examines Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure in Pregnant Women

A study by FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute evaluated fish consumption, sources, risk, knowledge and hair mercury concentrations in pregnant women in coastal Florida.

December 16, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2019 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,600 degrees today and tomorrow during four commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 12, 2019

 

First-Generation Graduate, 18, Earns Degree in Neuroscience/Behavior

At just 18 years old, Jessica Baran is the first person in her family to be born in the United States and will be the first to earn a college degree.

December 12, 2019

 

Quadriplegic Veteran, Paralympic Athlete Earns Engineering Degree

From serving for the military in Iraq to a traumatic accident that left him quadriplegic, Carlos Leon has faced adversity time after time and powered through these major challenges only to meet success.

December 12, 2019

 

Taggart Named FAU Head Football Coach

Florida Atlantic University has named Willie Taggart the Owls' head football coach, FAU Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian White announced Wednesday evening.

December 12, 2019

 

Bea Weiser, 98, Volunteers to Help People with Alzheimer's

For more than 14 years, Bea Weiser, 98, has volunteered at FAU's Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center to help attendees who are struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.

December 11, 2019

 

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index Shows Property Appreciation Slowing

Property appreciation is slowing in housing markets across the country as upward pressure on the demand for homeownership declines, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

December 10, 2019

 

FAU and GSU Partner to Help Families Affected by Addiction

FAU and Georgia State University have partnered on a program to assist children and families affected by addiction and have received a $2.64 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

December 10, 2019

 

Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment and Prevention

A review from researchers in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine supports the use of high dose aspirin to treat acute migraine as well as low dose daily aspirin to prevent recurrent attacks.

December 3, 2019

 

FAU Awarded $1.68 Million from Florida Division of Emergency Management

FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Florida Division of Emergency Management project will create a framework for flood risk management.

November 25, 2019

 

FAU Professor Appointed Member of Prestigious Academia Europaea

Borivoje "Borko" Furht, Ph.D., a professor in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science was recently appointed as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea founded in 1988.

November 25, 2019

 

FAU Receives University of Distinction Approval

FAU's "University of Distinction" plan for applied artificial intelligence and big data analytics was officially approved today by the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System.

November 22, 2019

 

FAU Launches Genomics and Predictive Health Certificate

The Schmidt College of Medicine program is one of only two in Florida's State University System to train future clinicians and scientists in this emerging field to understand and improve human health.

November 21, 2019

 

Scientists First to Develop Rapid Cell Division in Marine Sponges

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators have developed a breakthrough in marine invertebrate (sponge) cell culture that impacts marine biotechnology, early animal evolution and climate change.

November 21, 2019

 

Groundbreaking Marks 20th Anniversary of John D. MacArthur Campus

FAU faculty, staff and students came together with local officials and community partners today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

November 21, 2019

 

Diplomacy Program Earns Five Awards at Model U.N.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received five delegation awards at the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C.

November 20, 2019

 

Faith Community Events for Children: Good for the Soul, Lack Nutrition

A pilot study by researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is the first to examine foods served in faith community settings related to child health.

November 20, 2019

 

FAU and South Florida PBS Partner for New Season of 'Star Gazers'

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU will serve as series consultant for "Star Gazers," the world's only weekly television series on naked eye astronomy since 1976.

November 19, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Winter Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

November 19, 2019

 

FAU Ranks in Top 50 in Top Programs for Entrepreneurs

FAU has been recognized as one of the top programs for entrepreneurship studies, according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review.

November 18, 2019

 

FAU College of Business to Honor Rita and Rick Case

FAU's College of Business will host the 28th annual Business Leaders of the Year breakfast on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 8 a.m., at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, in Boca Raton.

November 14, 2019

 

Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk

A novel study by FAU and the Oregon Research Institute is the first to show that regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk in older adults by 95 percent.

November 14, 2019

 

U.S. HHS Secretary Names María Ordóñez to Alzheimer's Council

Alex M. Azar II, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, recently named FAU's María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP, APRN to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services.

November 13, 2019

 

Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

November 7, 2019

 

FAU Partners with St. Lucie Public Schools

FAU and St. Lucie Public Schools recently collaborated to develop the Social, Wellness, and Emotional Learning Leaders program designed to increase the number of school counselors in SLPS high needs schools.

November 7, 2019

 

New Board of Trustees Appointment, Re-appointment

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Elycia Morris and reappointed Dr. Michael Dennis to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

November 7, 2019

 

Trump Unpopular with Hispanics in Florida in New FAU Poll

U.S. President Donald Trump's approval ratings are underwater among Hispanics in Florida, according to a statewide survey of voters conducted by FAU BEPI.

November 6, 2019

 

Study Reveals Indigenous People's Choice of Medicinal Plants

Researchers discovered a novel way to find the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

November 6, 2019

 

FAU Receives Art Donation Valued at More Than $3.8 Million

Florida Atlantic University recently received a donation of artwork valued at more than $3.8 million from Rick and Lesley Stone.

November 5, 2019

 

Paid Sick Leave, Flextime Benefits Result in More Retirement Savings

A study by FAU and Cleveland State is the first to explore the relationships between workplace employment benefits such as paid sick leave, flextime, and vacation days and retirement savings.

November 5, 2019

 

FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship Named Oasis of Excellence

Florida Atlantic University's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship has been honored by the American Council for Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) as an Oasis of Excellence.

November 4, 2019

 

Machine-learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson's Patients

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor the severity of tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease.

October 30, 2019

 

Two-thirds of Floridians Concerned About Climate Change

More than two-thirds of Floridians say that climate change has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida and do not feel government is doing enough to address its impacts.

October 29, 2019

 

Teens with Autism Can Master Living Skills When Parents Use iPads

A study finds that video prompting using an iPad produces immediate and lasting effects for teens with autism and that parents can be powerful delivery agents to increase independence in their children.

October 29, 2019

 

New AR/VR Lab Brings Imagination to Life for FAU Students

Florida Atlantic University has opened "The Portal," a new lab in the S.E. Wimberly Library which will serve as a collaborative space specifically focused on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

October 28, 2019

 

FAU Tech Runway Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary and the 2019 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton.

October 23, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents 2020 Presidential Election Lectures

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter will present two lectures by Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., a professor of political science, on Tues., Nov. 5 at noon and Thurs. Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., in the Osher LLI complex at FAU Jupiter.

October 22, 2019

 

Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

October 16, 2019

 

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?

How risky is travel in the U.S.? We know less than you think. Despite research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there's a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment and its risk effects.

October 15, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates 'Owlstock' for Homecoming 2019

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2019 "Owlstock" beginning Friday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 18, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

October 10, 2019

 

FAU BEPI Index Shows Jump in Hispanics' Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S.

October 9, 2019

 

To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary

A study is the first to examine parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English. The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency.

October 9, 2019

 

Chair Yoga More Effective than Music in Adults with Advanced Dementia

FAU researchers are the first to look at the effects of chair yoga on older adults with advanced dementia and compare them with music therapy and chair-based exercise.

October 2, 2019

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBT History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBT History Month with a series of events for students and staff beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

October 1, 2019

 

Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships.

September 30, 2019

 

Protein Intake in Older Adults Differs Dramatically by Ethnicity/Race

A study by researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is the first to evaluate physical health indicators in association with protein intake in older adults among different racial/ethnic groups.

September 26, 2019

 

FAU Launches Florida's First Master of Science Degree in AI

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science program will prepare students for careers in various education, government and industry positions that require artificial intelligence skills.

September 25, 2019

 

Novel Study Identifies Three Distinct Types of Teen Popularity

A new study finds three distinct types of teen popularity: prosocial popular; aggressive popular; and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. Loved and feared, Machiavellian-like teens were the most popular.

September 18, 2019

 

Warren Cuts Into Biden's Lead, Top Democrats in Dead Heat with Trump

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has pulled within 10 points of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic party's presidential nomination in 2020, according to a statewide survey of by FAU.

September 18, 2019

 

New Method Reveals Effects of Mechanical Fatigue on Biological Cells

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed a method to measure the effects of mechanical fatigue on biological cells using microfluidics and amplitude-modulated electro-deformation.

September 17, 2019

 

25 FAU High Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty-five Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

September 17, 2019

 

Jaffe Center to Host 10th Annual Letterpress Appreciation Day

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University will host its tenth annual Letterpress Appreciation Day.

September 17, 2019

 

Antibiotic Resistance Surges in Dolphins, Mirroring Humans

FAU Harbor Branch researchers and collaborators conducted a long-term study examining 13 years of antibiotic resistance trends in wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

September 16, 2019

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of 2019 Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

FAU will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage with a series of events for students and staff beginning Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 15, at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

September 13, 2019

 

FAU's International Business Program Ranked in Top 25 by U.S. News

FAU College of Business' International Business undergraduate program is ranked No. 25 in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

September 13, 2019

 

Index Shows Downward Pressure on Demand for Homeownership Lessening

Downward pressure on the demand for homeownership is lessening in major housing markets as the United States nears the peak in the current housing cycle, according to the latest index produced by FAU and FIU.

September 10, 2019

 

It's About More People in Fewer Vehicles, Not Self-driving Cars

Despite the current fascination with the concept of self-driving cars, a researcher at FAU says that they may not be a solution for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion.

September 10, 2019

 

FAU Ranked by 'U.S. News & World Report' as Top Public School

U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU in its list of "Top Public Schools" in the nation for the first time in the university's history, landing at No.140 in the annual ranking of the nation's best universities.

September 9, 2019

 

Why Women are Less Likely than Men to Start New Ventures

A new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and Eastern Michigan University explores the cultural factors that may explain why this gender gap exists and varies widely in countries around the world.

August 29, 2019

 

'Dream Team' Awarded $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

FAU researchers have received a $1.1 million NSF grant to develop powerful transgenic tools and gene-editing technologies in the blind Mexican cavefish to significantly advance it as a research model system.

August 29, 2019

 

FAU Attracts Record Number of National Merit Scholars

Florida Atlantic University has welcomed a record number of National Merit Scholars for the fall 2019 semester.

August 28, 2019

 

Millennials, Think You're Digitally Better Than Us? Yes, Says Science

A study by FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is one of the first to examine the information technology switching prowess phenomenon in the "Net Generation," revealing some surprising results.

August 28, 2019

 

Scientist Lands $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Tissue Engineering Approach

A leading scientist in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a grant for a research project that offers hope for eye disease and regenerative medicine using a novel tissue engineering approach.

August 27, 2019

 

FAU PhD Project to Create First Online Comanche Dictionary

Ph.D. student Kathryn Pewenofkit Briner, D.M.A. (Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache descent), added to her research this summer at the Smithsonian.

August 26, 2019

 

Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

A study by FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of animal-assisted interventions to reduce stress in a military setting.

August 22, 2019

 

Jaffe Center for Book Arts to Host Annual Wayzgoose Festival

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will host its second annual Library Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wimberly Library.

August 20, 2019

 

FAU High School Student Back from Space, School That Is

FAU High School student Connor Cane, 15, recently was one of only four students to represent the United States and one of only 47 students from across the world to participate in the United Space School.

August 15, 2019

 

Who's a 'Good Boy?' Astro, FAU's Smart Robodog That's Who

What would you get if you combined Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa with Boston Dynamic's quadruped robot? You'd get "Astro," the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.

August 14, 2019

 

FAU's Newest Medical Students Receive First Doctor's White Coat

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine welcomed the incoming class of 2023 during its ninth White Coat Ceremony, which took place in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 9, 2019

 

FAU PROFESSOR'S BOOK MAKES OPRAH'S AUGUST LIST OF BOOKS TO READ

Associate Professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s latest book “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right Now” list for August 2019.

August 9, 2019

 

FAU's ADHUS Ranked No. 2 School in America

Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and the No. 9 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche.

August 9, 2019

 

FAU Pine Jog Selected as 2019 ULIEA Grand Prize Winner

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recently selected Pine Jog Environmental Education Center as the 2019 UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA) grand prize winner.

August 8, 2019

 

FAU, USDA Partner to Boost Domestic Production of Farm-raised Fish

The USDA and FAU Harbor Branch aquaculture team will develop novel technologies to supply warm water marine fish seedstocks to help initiate a project that will boost the nation's aquaculture industry.

August 7, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2019 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 1,990 degrees today during four commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 6, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 15.

August 6, 2019

 

Sleep Interrupted: What's Keeping Us Up at Night?

A researcher from FAU and collaborators conducted one of the largest longitudinal sleep studies on evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine in an African-American cohort.

August 6, 2019

 

FAU Names Stephen Silverman, Ed.D. as New Dean of College of Education

Florida Atlantic University has announced Stephen Silverman, Ed.D., as its new dean of the College of Education. Silverman will begin in his new role starting today.

August 1, 2019

 

FAU Undergraduate Admissions Joins the Common Application

Florida Atlantic University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has joined the Common Application.

August 1, 2019

 

Parents' Mental Illness and Suicide Risk in Adults with Tinnitus

A study is the first to examine childhood parental mental illness and the link to suicide and self-harm in adults with tinnitus, noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise.

July 31, 2019

 

Palm Beach County Housing Market Approaching Peak in Cycle

Palm Beach County appears to be approaching the peak of its current housing market cycle according to a market analysis of Palm Beach County housing from faculty at FAU and FIU.

July 30, 2019

 

FAU Medicine, Florida Blue Team Up to Offer Free Wellness Programs

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Florida Blue have teamed up to offer free community wellness programs and activities as part of an initiative - the "FAU Medicine Wellness Hub" in Boca Raton.

July 25, 2019

 

Connecting Patients With Their Community Could Transform Healthcare

Engaging a wider range of resources to connect patients with organizations within their community can help transform healthcare and improve overall well-being, according to research published by FAU faculty.

July 25, 2019

 

Accidental Infant Deaths in Bed Tripled from 1999 to 2016 in the U.S.

A study by FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine shows that infant deaths from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed tripled between 1999 and 2016 in the U.S. with increases in racial inequalities.

July 24, 2019

 

FAU Lab Schools Named "District of Distinction"

The FAU Lab Schools District was recently named a "District of Distinction" by District Administration magazine.

July 22, 2019

 

FAU's Charles Yang Honored for Article Analyzing Medicare Advantage

Yang and his co-authors were invited to present their research on Medicare savings and Data Envelopment Analysis approaches to Medicare cost efficiency at the 2019 health meeting of the Society of Actuaries.

July 17, 2019

 

Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News

The good news is that adolescent sexting is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others.

July 17, 2019

 

Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What's Really Killing Coral Reefs

A long-term study by FAU's Harbor Branch shows that the coral bleaching problem is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen.

July 15, 2019

 

Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for 'Skin Plumping' Molecule

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products.

July 11, 2019

 

FAU High School Students Visit Galápagos Islands for Research

For the first time ever, a group of FAU High School (FAUHS) students recently traveled to the Galápagos Islands for a summer course to conduct field research.

July 10, 2019

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Drops for Second Straight Quarter

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. dropped as concerns for the economic outlook for the U.S. worsened, according to a new national index from FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

July 10, 2019

 

Teens 'Mocked' by Parents at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization

A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents' belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers.

July 9, 2019

 

Scientists Discover World's Largest Seaweed Bloom

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who discovered the world's largest seaweed bloom, which spans from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico.

July 5, 2019

 

Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers' Language Skills

A study by a researcher in FAU's College of Education and collaborators examined language outcomes of children born preterm and full-term using different tests.

July 2, 2019

 

Alumnus Robert Orr Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

Robert M. (Skipp) Orr received the Order of the Rising Sun, an honor granted by the Imperial Palace of Japan.

June 27, 2019

 

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® to Celebrate 2019 Awards

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards.

June 26, 2019

 

FAU Receives $1.5 Million HRSA Nursing Grant for Military Veterans

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.5 million HRSA grant to form a primary care workforce of veteran nurses to care for other military veterans in rural and underserved communities.

June 26, 2019

 

AI Could be 'Game Changer' in Detecting, Managing Alzheimer's

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, SIVOTEC Analytics, and collaborators have introduced machine learning as a new tactic in assessing cognitive brain health and managing patient care.

June 25, 2019

 

FAU Receives $1 Million from Rubin and Cindy Gruber

FAU officially announced a $1 million gift from Rubin and Cindy Gruber to establish The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox and to support student scholarships through their endowment.

June 25, 2019

 

Female and Minority Entrepreneurs Left Behind in Equity Crowdfunding

A study by faculty at FAU and the University of Bergamo in Italy suggests equity crowdfunding has boosted opportunities for younger entrepreneurs, while female and minority entrepreneurs are being underserved.

June 24, 2019

 

FAU Pine Jog Celebrates Local Schools for 'Going Green'

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center recently celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2019 at the 11th annual Green Schools Awards at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

June 21, 2019

 

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable, Low-cost HIV Test

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Schmidt College of Medicine researchers received a $377,971 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a disposable microchip for HIV testing.

June 20, 2019

 

New Technology Rapidly, Reliably Monitors Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a new method to monitor sickle cell disease that doesn't require microscopic imaging or biochemical markers.

June 13, 2019

 

FAU High Team Competes in National Academic Competition

For the first time ever, a team of Florida Atlantic University High School students was recently invited to the National Academic Competition in Washington D.C.

June 12, 2019

 

The Dog Days of Summer are Here, But this 'Cool' Cat Isn't Worried

A team from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science found an innovative way to keep a rescue snow leopard "chill" as temperatures rise during the dog days of summer as well as year-round.

June 12, 2019

 

Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of FAU's I-HEALTH

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., has been named as executive director of FAU's Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), one of the university's four research pillars.

June 10, 2019

 

FAU's Sport Management MBA Ranked No. 17 in Global Rankings

FAU's MBA in Sport Management program is among the best postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest SportBusiness' Postgraduate Course Rankings.

June 6, 2019

 

Major Cities in U.S. Experiencing Downward Pressure on Housing Markets

Most major cities in the U.S. are experiencing downward pressure on the demand for homeownership, according to the latest national index produced quarterly by FAU and FIU faculty.

June 5, 2019

 

Tolerance to Stress is a 'Trade-off' as Fruit Flies Age

FAU neuroscientists are the first to show how the effects of the foraging gene in fruit flies are beneficial early in life but costly later in life.

June 4, 2019

 

FAU's Executive Education Programs Break into 'Financial Times' Rankings

FAU Executive Education's professional development programs have been ranked by the Financial Times for the first time in its annual rankings of the world's top 80 open enrollment executive education programs.

June 4, 2019

 

FAU Participates in Historic Trip to Israel with Gov. Ron DeSantis

During the trip, FAU signed five MOUs with both universities and organizations to further strengthen the university's ties with higher education and research in the State of Israel.

June 4, 2019

 

FAU High Track & Field Team Earns First-Ever State Title

Florida Atlantic University High School's girls track and field team won the 4x800 state title for the first time in the school's 15-year history.

June 4, 2019

 

FAU's Advising Programs Receive Top Award

Florida Atlantic University's Educate Tomorrow Program has been recognized nationally with a top award.

May 28, 2019

 

Measles Vaccination: 'All for One and One for All'

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers provide a commentary to address clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns due to the measles outbreaks in New York City and Rockland County in New York.

May 24, 2019

 

U.S. Dept. of Education Gives FAU Lab Schools Green Ribbon Designation

The U.S. Department of Education announced Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School as a 2019 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee.

May 22, 2019

 

FAU Receives $750,000 from Gangal Foundation to Name Innovation Hall

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $750,000 gift from the GANGALS nonprofit Foundation, Inc. to name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall in the Engineering East building.

May 22, 2019

 

FAU Poll Finds Trump and Biden with Commanding Leads in Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hold commanding leads in the race for their parties' nominations for president in 2020, and are in a dead heat in a head-to-head matchup.

May 22, 2019

 

Algorithm Steers Catheters to Target for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have developed the first algorithm that guides catheter movements and accurately detects atrial fibrillation targets without 3D maps of the heart.

May 21, 2019

 

FAU Announces 2020 President's Gala Date

Florida Atlantic University has announced the date of next year's President's Gala - mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4, 2020.

May 21, 2019

 

FAU, U.S. Treasury Host Financial Institution Fraud Conference

Florida Atlantic University's Center for Forensic Accounting and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Inspector General will host the Forensic Accounting and Financial Institution Fraud Conference.

May 20, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Appoints Four Advisory Board Members

The Osher LLI at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is pleased to announce the appointments of Brenda Babitz, Mark Goldman, M.D., Anne Messer and Lawrence Ornstein to its advisory board.

May 20, 2019

 

Marine Organisms Hold Promise to Treat Breast Cancer

FAU Harbor Branch researchers have received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential treatments of triple negative breast cancers.

May 16, 2019

 

Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

A researcher in FAU's College of Education and collaborators conducted a study to examine the effect of voice disorders and listener strategies on speech intelligibility.

May 15, 2019

 

Cane Institute Hosts MATE ROV Regional Competition

FAU's Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies within A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School recently hosted the MATE ROV Regional Competition.

May 14, 2019

 

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Seventh Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® hosted its 2019 Launch Competition and Demo Day, revealing its seventh class, known as "Venture Class 7."

May 8, 2019

 

Sister Act, Sabrina Fair and More

The Department of Theatre and Dance has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2019.

May 8, 2019

 

FAU Graduates First Doctor of Social Work Class

FAU's first class of Doctor of Social Work (DSW) graduates from the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry recently earned their degrees.

May 3, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates Spring 2019 Commencement

FAU will confer more than 3,200 degrees during six commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

May 2, 2019

 

FAU Honors 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee & Distinguished Alumni

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception recently.

May 2, 2019

 

FAU Grad is a Real Life "Science Mermaid"

While spending more than 400 hours underwater studying octopus behavior, she learned how two octopus species utilize different resources to allow coexistence, something that had previously never been studied.

May 2, 2019

 

FAU Reunites Long Lost Second Cousins

Not only did the two of them discover that they were cousins both attending FAU, but they were both studying engineering.

May 2, 2019

 

FAU Receives First Forward Designation

FAU's Office of First-Generation Student Success was recently named a "First Forward Institution."

May 1, 2019

 

It's Official, They're Doctors!

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated its fifth commencement ceremony as it conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 55 members of the class of 2019.

April 26, 2019

 

Diplomacy Team Awarded 2019 Distinguished Delegation

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

April 26, 2019

 

Safiya George, Ph.D., Named Dean of the College of Nursing

FAU has named Safiya George, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. George is a leading scholar in the fields of HIV research, spirituality, religion and health.

April 24, 2019

 

FAU High Team Named Academic Challenge Champions

A team of Florida Atlantic University High School students were recently named Division III state champions in the State Commissioner’s Academic Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

April 23, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

The Osher LLI at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter awarded 10 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at the Northern Campus Achievement Awards.

April 23, 2019

 

Scientists Offer New Alzheimer's, Amyloid Connection Theory

In a new study, FAU Brain Institute researchers sought to answer a fundamental question -- "Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's disease or is it just an accomplice?"

April 23, 2019

 

Life-Metrics Mobile App Wins FAU's Business Plan Competition

Life-Metrics, an activity tracking mobile app created by Wilkes Honors College student David Gorski, won first place and $12,000 in prize money at the annual FAU Business Plan Competition.

April 19, 2019

 

Technology Senses Parkinson's Patients' Medication Response

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers have developed a novel approach that automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication without patient or physician engagement.

April 17, 2019

 

Overwhelmed Clients; Unrealistic Agency Expectations

Researchers from FAU's Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work conducted a study to examine challenges among therapists in contracted private agencies working in child welfare systems.

April 16, 2019

 

FAU Hosts 50th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz will host the University's 50th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. at the University Theatre.

April 16, 2019

 

Cane Institute SECME Team Takes Top Awards at Regionals

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 2019 SECME Regional Competition.

April 15, 2019

 

FAU Theatre Lab Recognized with Two Carbonell Awards

Theatre Lab, the professional resident theater company of Florida Atlantic University, recently was recognized with two Carbonell Awards at the 43rd annual Carbonell Award Ceremony.

April 11, 2019

 

Real Estate Connect Conference Draws Industry Stakeholders

FAU recently hosted its first-ever Real Estate Connect Conference, which drew industry stakeholders from around the country to discuss the outlook for various markets in the United States and across the globe.

April 11, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Summer Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the summer semester, which begins Tuesday, May 7.

April 10, 2019

 

It's Safer to be a Cop in the U.S. Today than 50 Years Ago

A study analyzing police officer deaths from 1970 to 2016 shows that despite more violent crimes, the hazards of policing have dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in line-of-duty deaths.

April 10, 2019

 

FAU Index Shows Slight Drop in Hispanic Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence among Hispanics dropped slightly in the first quarter of 2019 as political divisions became apparent in their economic outlook for the U.S., according to a national index conducted by FAU.

April 10, 2019

 

Finalists Compete Friday in Business Plan Competition Finals

The competition encourages FAU students, faculty, staff and recent graduates to pitch their game-changing ideas for a chance to obtain funding for their new ventures.

April 10, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates 25th Annual Festival of Nations

FAU's Center for Global Engagement and the Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy will host the 25th annual Festival of Nations.

April 9, 2019

 

New Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults' Alzheimer's Knowledge

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have developed the "Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease" survey to measure and assess Alzheimer's knowledge in rural and underserved communities

April 8, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents James Sullivan, Ph.D.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter presents a one-time lecture by James Sullivan, Ph.D., executive director of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU, on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.

April 8, 2019

 

FAU Celebrates 'Stellar' 2019 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its ninth annual President's Gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

April 8, 2019

 

FAU Hosts Award Winning Documentary Screening

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education recently hosted a movie screening of "When I Stutter."

April 5, 2019

 

Researchers Join Forces to Treat Stroke

Researchers from FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have joined forces to take treatment options for stroke to the next level by combining a breakthrough interventional procedure with a novel drug compound.

April 1, 2019

 

FAU Poll Finds Gov. Ron DeSantis Riding a Wave of Popularity

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to ride a wave of popularity among Florida voters, who support many of his public policy priorities, according to a survey by FAU's Business & Economics Polling Initiative.

March 28, 2019

 

Board of Governors Approves New Student Housing for FAU

Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus and John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter will soon offer two new state-of-the-art student housing facilities.

March 28, 2019

 

FAU Tech Runway to Host Annual 'Meet the Angels' Event

FAU Tech Runway® and Prototype House will host the annual "Meet the Angels" event on Friday, March 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton.

March 28, 2019

 

FLBOG Unanimously Confirms Reappointment of FAU President

The Florida State University System's Board of Governors today unanimously confirmed the reappointment of Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly.

March 28, 2019

 

National Academy of Sciences Names Alex Keene Kavli Fellow

Alex Keene, Ph.D., a leading neuroscientist, has been named a Kavli Fellow by The National Academy of Sciences. He is only the second faculty member at FAU to receive this recognition.

March 22, 2019

 

Alarming Surges of Firearm Deaths in School-age Children

Researchers in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine examined trends of deaths from firearms among U.S. schoolchildren from 1999 to 2017, and found that 38,942 firearm-related deaths occurred in 5 to 18 year olds.

March 21, 2019

 

FAU Hosts 2019 Violence Summit

FAU's Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work recently hosted the 2019 Violence Summit.

March 20, 2019

 

NSF CAREER Award Aimed at Key Information in Emergencies

A $500,011 NSF grant awarded to a researcher in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science will focus on evacuation route planning, resource assignment, and transportation resilience.

March 20, 2019

 

Children with Autism Are 'In-tune' With Mom's Feelings

A study assessing the ability of children with and without autism spectrum disorder to recognize facial emotions in familiar faces shows no differences in these two groups of children.

March 20, 2019

 

FAU to Host 2019 Pre-Health Professions and Graduate Week

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University is bringing health-related graduate programs and its students together for the 2019 Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate Fair.

March 15, 2019

 

It's a 100 Percent 'Match' for FAU's Soon-to-be Physicians!

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine soon-to-be graduates celebrated "Match Day." The class of 2019 achieved a 100 percent match and now know where they will spend the next few years of training as residents.

March 15, 2019

 

FAU Inducted as Chapter of Association for Women in Science

FAU's Association for Women in Science chapter will be dedicated to promoting diversity as well as supporting women in scientific careers.

March 13, 2019

 

FAU Receives Record-breaking Engineers' Council Awards

With 10 awards, FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science had the largest designation to a singular entity in the nine-year history in Florida, representing 22 percent of the total awards in 2019.

March 13, 2019

 

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Celebrates 40 Years

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently celebrated 40 years of excellence during a special anniversary event at the college to support initiatives for education, research and community service.

March 13, 2019

 

Downward Pressure on Demand Present in Major Housing Markets

Many U.S. metropolitan residential real estate markets are exhibiting downward pressure on the demand for homeownership, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

March 11, 2019

 

FAU Partners with JM Family to Offer Associates Full Tuition

Through FAU's new Edu-Vantage Partner Program, JM Family Enterprises will offer its associates full tuition for both undergraduate and graduate degrees and certifications.

March 8, 2019

 

Machines Predict Recovery Time from a Sports Concussion

Scientists in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and collaborators are teaching machines to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions based on symptoms like headache and dizziness.

March 7, 2019

 

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Elects Officers

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently elected its 2019 officers, naming Bob Swindell as chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as vice chairman.

March 7, 2019

 

FAU Pine Jog Presents Inaugural South FL EnergyWhiz Expo

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center coordinated the first South Florida EnergyWhiz Expo at A.D. Henderson University School on the FAU Boca Raton campus.

March 7, 2019

 

FAU Launches New Second-degree, Part-Time BSN Track

A new second-degree part-time track in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will prepare working professionals with a bachelor's degree or higher in another discipline for licensure as registered nurses.

March 6, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU to Host National Film Festival

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University will host the LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex.

March 5, 2019

 

FAU Awarded $3 Million for Dementia Prevention Initiative

A leading neuroscientist in FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine has received a $3 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation to expand the reach and scope of the Dementia Prevention Initiative.

March 5, 2019

 

FAU Presents the Fifth Annual Palm Beach Book Festival

Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is hosting the fifth annual Palm Beach Book Festival with an exciting group of New York Times bestselling, celebrity authors.

March 4, 2019

 

FAU's College of Business Launches Executive Ph.D. Program

FAU's College of Business launches a new Executive Ph.D. in Business, tailored to meet the needs of the southeast Florida community and provide highly educated members of the workforce a world-class education.

February 28, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Jeremy Richman, Ph.D.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a lecture by Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., a neuro-pharmacologist and CEO of the Avielle Foundation on Tuesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. on FAU's Jupiter campus.

February 28, 2019

 

FAU Opens its First University-run Primary Care Practice

FAU Medicine is now open to serve the community and offers adult primary care and preventive health services. The practice is located in the Galen Medical Building near Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

February 27, 2019

 

FAU to Celebrate 2019 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University is set to celebrate its ninth annual gala on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

February 27, 2019

 

Microbiologist Gets Creative Using Instagram

Hunter Hines is using Instagram at a global scale to engage audiences in scientific exchange. He has come up with the right formula for success and is encouraging other scientists to follow suit.

February 27, 2019

 

FAU to Host Events for Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and Jupiter campuses to celebrate Women's History Month.

February 27, 2019

 

They're Back! Scientists Now Have Intimate Shark 'Diaries'

Annual blacktip shark migration is in full force as thousands of them head south. A radio and satellite sensor is capturing detailed information and providing data from these "shark diaries."

February 26, 2019

 

FAU Brain Institute Announces 'Brainy Days 2019'

Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute is proud to announce "Brainy Days 2019," a celebration of neuroscience throughout the month of March sponsored by Palm Health Foundation.

February 25, 2019

 

Radio-tracking Dolphins Reveals Details About Their Behavior

The most extensive radio-tracking effort of Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphins, reveals new information about how they use their habitats, spend their time, and interact with their own species.

February 21, 2019

 

Twelve FAU High Students Named National Merit Finalists

Twelve Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named finalists in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Competition.

February 21, 2019

 

Knight Foundation Awards Grant to FAU's Adams Center

The $110,000 grant enables center to expand its Entrepreneur Boot Camp, Business Plan Competition and other activities that will contribute to the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Palm Beach County.

February 21, 2019

 

Goliath Groupers May Be Key to Undersea National Security

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded FAU's Harbor Branch up to $5 million to detect undersea threats. The stealthy and exceptionally large Goliath grouper is the focus of this project.

February 20, 2019

 

FAU Hosts Live Earth-to-Space Call with NASA Astronaut

FAU recently hosted more than 200 local high school and college students to experience an Earth-to-space call with NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

February 20, 2019

 

FAU Holds Inaugural Student Advocacy for Action

FAU student club organizers in collaboration with FAU's Department of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) hosted Advocacy for Action to Support Education at the Boca Raton campus.

February 15, 2019

 

FAU Awarded $450,000 from NSF for Quantum Computer Security

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science is collaborating with George Mason University and the University of South Florida to thwart attacks on quantum computers.

February 15, 2019

 

From Selfies to Self-diagnosing Disease with Smartphones

Scientists from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cell phone imaging algorithm that makes a smartphone camera as powerful as spectroscopy, a device used in scientific research.

February 14, 2019

 

FAU Poll Finds Florida Gov. DeSantis Off to a Good Start

Gov. Ron DeSantis is enjoying widespread popularity from Florida voters who support his proposals to reduce the impacts of harmful algae blooms and eliminate Common Core standards, according to a new survey.

February 12, 2019

 

Research Park at FAU Releases 2018 Report to Community

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® released its annual economic report to the community.

February 11, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents David Valle

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present a lecture by David Valle, M.D., the director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

February 11, 2019

 

FAU Symposium Addresses Origins of the American Presidency

The Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium presents scholars from around the world.

February 8, 2019

 

Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers examined if high risk patients with advanced colorectal polyps reported taking aspirin to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and the recurrence of advanced polyps.

February 7, 2019

 

Two FAU High Students Named Regeneron Science Scholars

FAU High School students Hannah Herbst and Vithulan Suthakaran were named scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition.

February 7, 2019

 

Bernard-Henri Lévy at FAU with Lecture and Book Signing

Lévy is a French philosopher, activist, filmmaker and author of more than 30 books.

February 1, 2019

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black/African American History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

February 1, 2019

 

FAU Tech Runway® Debuts 2018 Economic Impact Report

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® has released the results of its fourth annual economic impact report.

January 31, 2019

 

FAU Launches Osher Lifelong Learning in Fort Lauderdale

Florida Atlantic University has announced the establishment of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

January 31, 2019

 

Bank of America's Brumley is Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business hosted the 27th annual Business Leader of the Year breakfast to celebrate the accomplishments of Fabiola "Fab" Brumley, Bank of America's market president in Palm Beach County.

January 30, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester.

January 29, 2019

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T? LGBT Views on Police Legitimacy and Authority

A new study examines the relationship between fairness and perceived respect of the police-citizen encounter and willingness to recognize police authority among a historically marginalized population.

January 29, 2019

 

FAU's Owls Care Leader Program Named No. 1 in the Nation

FAU's Owls Care Leader Program has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for educating students about mental health, drugs, and alcohol awareness, as well as named "Outstanding Peer Education Group".

January 28, 2019

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Ken Adelman

U.S. Ambassador and Former Director of the U.S. Arms Control Agency

January 28, 2019

 

FAU Develops 'State of Downtown West Palm Beach' Report

FAU's Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions teamed up with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority on a comprehensive metrics report to track progress and expansion in downtown over time.

January 24, 2019

 

Donald & Elaine Singer Donate Frank Lloyd Wright Collection

FAU's School of Architecture in the College for Design and Social Inquiry was recently gifted a Frank Lloyd Wright collection by Donald and Elaine Singer.

January 23, 2019

 

Palm Beach County Real Estate Cycle May Be Nearing Its Peak

The housing market in Palm Beach County is 19.76 percent above its long-term pricing trend, according to a new study from faculty at FAU College of Business.

January 22, 2019

 

FAU and Coral Springs Fire Department Team Up for Trauma Day

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Coral Springs Fire Department teamed up for "Trauma Day" as part of the Healthcare Careers Outreach Program.

January 22, 2019

 

FAU to Host Social Justice Week 2019

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting Social Justice Week.

January 18, 2019

 

Born to Run: Just Not on Cocaine

FAU neuroscientists and collaborators found a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice - they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn't run around.

January 16, 2019

 

FAU Programs Among the Best in 'U.S. News & World Report'

FAU's nursing, business and education programs are listed in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for "Best Online Graduate Programs." Nursing is ranked No. 23 nationwide and No. 1 in Florida.

January 15, 2019

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence is Strong Going into 2019

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. improved in the fourth quarter of 2018 as optimism grew about their financial situation as well as the nation's economic outlook, a new FAU index says.

January 14, 2019

 

2019 'Frontiers in Science' Public Lecture Series

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will host its 2019 "Frontiers in Science" series with seven different lectures, on Fridays from Jan. 11 through April 5.

January 11, 2019

 

Florida's First NSF-funded AI and Deep Learning Laboratory

Led by researchers in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, FAU will establish Florida's first NSF-funded Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Training and Research Laboratory.

January 10, 2019

 

Study First to Examine Osteoarthritis and Risk of Death

Researchers are the first to study the differences in the risk of death associated with osteoarthritis involving 51,983 Americans who were followed for up to 20 years and reveals some unexpected results.

January 8, 2019

 

Who's Tougher? Baby Sharks or Daddy Sharks?

One would assume that since humans and many animals tend to get stiffer and perhaps tougher as they reach adulthood, the same would be true for sharks. FAU and NOAA scientists set out to test this hypothesis.

January 3, 2019

 

U.S. Housing Cycle Nears Peak as Property Appreciation Slows

Housing prices are slightly overheated and residential real estate markets are experiencing minimal downward pressure on the demand for home ownership, a new FAU study says.

January 3, 2019

 

FAU Debuts Diversity Mural Project

Florida Atlantic University's Diversity Platform Council, Student Government Association and the homecoming planning committee partnered together to create a physical depiction of diversity on campus.

December 20, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Clifton Truman Daniel

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present a one-man show by Clifton Truman Daniel, an author and the grandson of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

December 20, 2018

 

FAU Awarded More than $1.1 Million for Alzheimer's Research

FAU Brain Institute fellows have received more than $1.1 million from the Florida Department of Health's Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.

December 19, 2018

 

FAU's Senior Design Showcase Addresses Real-World Problems

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently hosted its fall Senior Design Showcase.

December 19, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Susan Eisenhower

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter will present a one-time lecture by Susan Eisenhower, a policy analyst and consultant for business development, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 11 a.m.

December 19, 2018

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2018 Commencement

FAU will confer more than 2,700 degrees today and tomorrow during five commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 13, 2018

 

'Eavesdropping' on Groupers' Mating Calls Key to Survival

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and FAU's Harbor Branch have developed a novel technique to identify groupers by their sounds or grouper calls using deep neural networks.

December 12, 2018

 

ADHUS Named Only 2018 National 'Blue Ribbon' School in PBC

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) unveiled its National Blue Ribbon distinction awarded by the U.S. Department of Education at a recent announcement ceremony.

December 12, 2018

 

Type of Exercise Halts Cognitive Decline in Obese People

FAU researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals using an effective form of exercise - high-intensity interval exercise.

December 10, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Winter Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

December 10, 2018

 

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine Honors Donors at Ceremony

FAU hosted a dedication ceremony and reception to celebrate a major milestone and to honor benefactors Barbara and Richard Schmidt and philanthropists Lisa and Michael Kaufman, and Dr. Charles H. Hennekens.

December 6, 2018

 

FAU to Serve on Specialized Agency of the United Nations

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is among a handful of academic institutions in the U.S. appointed to serve on the International Telecommunication Union of the United Nations.

December 5, 2018

 

Laws to Curb Use of Cell Phones Save Lives of Motorcyclists

Laws to ban or curb drivers' use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study by faculty at FAU and the University of Miami.

December 5, 2018

 

Real Estate Markets Peaking and Some are in a Pricing Bubble

U.S. metropolitan residential real estate markets are peaking and some cities are in another pricing bubble, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

December 4, 2018

 

Innovative Stroke Treatment Leads to Patent Applications

An innovative agent that has been used for decades to treat alcohol-use disorder is showing real promise for the treatment of stroke and has resulted in a U.S. patent application for a neuroscientist at FAU.

November 29, 2018

 

FAU Launches MaryLynn Magar Fellowship at MPFI

FAU recently announced the launch of the MaryLynn Magar Fellowship at the Max Planck Academy at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

November 29, 2018

 

FAU and Max Planck Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Academy

The Florida Atlantic University Max Planck Academy on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter stands to redefine approaches to STEM education, not just in South Florida, but nationwide.

November 27, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Walid Phares, Ph.D.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Walid Phares, Ph.D., U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign foreign policy adviser, on Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

November 20, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Steve Clemons

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter Presents Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of 'The Atlantic'

November 19, 2018

 

Political Donations Lead to Sweetheart Deals in Contracts

Companies that make political donations are more likely to be awarded government contracts with terms containing "sweetheart deals" for the firms, according to a study by faculty at FAU College of Business.

November 19, 2018

 

Diplomacy Team Wins National Title at Model U.N.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently competed in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C. and finished first overall out of 60 competing universities.

November 15, 2018

 

Study Reveals Police Officers' Views on Body-worn Cameras

A study is the first to use qualitative research to generate insider knowledge into law enforcement officers' experiences with and views on body-worn cameras in a post-Ferguson era.

November 14, 2018

 

FAU Partners with MDC for LINK Transfer Success Program

Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College (MDC) recently announced a new partnership to establish the LINK Transfer Success Program.

November 14, 2018

 

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

A study is the first to measure the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the sensory system of a marine animal - the Atlantic stingray. Results show a significant impact after just 48 hours of exposure.

November 13, 2018

 

FAU Honors 2018 Talon Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2018.

November 9, 2018

 

Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies, Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

FAU neuroscientists and collaborators have discovered a gene and a new mechanism for regulating sleep in fruit flies using an ingredient commonly found in energy drinks like Red Bull(TM).

November 8, 2018

 

Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates

A new study by researchers at FAU College of Business shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.

November 8, 2018

 

The 'Atlantic Awakens' for FAU Homecoming 2018

FAU will celebrate Homecoming 2018 "Atlantic Awakens" beginning Sunday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 10, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

November 2, 2018

 

Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Financial Worries

A study is the first to find a connection between paid sick leave and financial worry in the U.S. Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues.

November 1, 2018

 

FAU Receives National Science Foundation I-Corps Grant

Florida Atlantic University recently received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to create an NSF I-Corps Site at FAU as a component of FAU Tech Runway®.

October 31, 2018

 

Researchers Teach 'Machines' to Detect Medicare Fraud

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science are the first to use big data from Medicare Part B for advanced data analytics and machine learning to automate the fraud detection process.

October 30, 2018

 

Bank of America's Brumley 2018 Business Leader of the Year

Fabiola Brumley, Bank of America's market president in Palm Beach County, will be honored as the 2018 Business Leader of the Year by FAU's College of Business on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

October 29, 2018

 

Florida's U.S. Senate and Governor's Races Tight, Poll Finds

Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida's critical U.S. Senate race, while Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state's next governor.

October 24, 2018

 

Do Mussels Reveal the Fate of the Oceans?

A first-of-its-kind study has identified the connection between microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals, which has important implications for the fate of plastic particles in marine environments.

October 23, 2018

 

First-Generation Student Success Hosts Urban Male Institute

The Urban Male Initiative within FAU's Office of First Generation Student Success recently hosted a free, two-day institute at FAU's College of Business for faculty, staff and students.

October 22, 2018

 

'Walking Dead' Arrive at FAU Just in Time for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library is featuring 89 spooky Zombie films.

October 17, 2018

 

FAU Now Serves as Home to 'C-P.A.W.W.'

"Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors" in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is improving the understanding of palliative effects of animal-assisted interventions.

October 16, 2018

 

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain Team Up on Water Irrigation

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain have formed a partnership to develop next-generation products to enhance how commercial, municipal and residential entities control and manage their irrigation systems.

October 15, 2018

 

Study Reveals Hurricane Preparedness in 67 Florida Counties

A study by FAU's Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions shows that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state.

October 11, 2018

 

How Dolphins and Whales Fight Disease Threats

A groundbreaking study from FAU's Harbor Branch reveals how dolphins, whales and other cetaceans compete for survival in an evolutionary "arms race" with changing pathogenic threats like Red Tide.

October 10, 2018

 

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Improves as Optimism Grows

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. improved in the third quarter of 2018 as optimism has grown about their financial situation as well as the U.S. economy as a whole, a new FAU Index finds.

October 9, 2018

 

Diplomacy Program Students Attend World Leadership Forum

Five students in the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently traveled to New York City to attend the Foreign Policy Association's World Leadership Forum.

October 9, 2018

 

Study Uncovers 'Sextortion' Prevalence in Teens

A study on sextortion, the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children, is the first to empirically examine the prevalence of this behavior among adolescents across the United States.

October 9, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents FAU Theatre Lab

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present FAU's Theatre Lab's Playwright's Forum Series, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 17.

October 8, 2018

 

"Sea-Level Rise Resilience Collaborations" at FAU MetroLAB

Environmental studies' researchers, organizations, business leaders and elected officials recently discussed sea-level rise resilience efforts at the FAU MetroLAB in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

October 8, 2018

 

Study Pinpoints Pathway Impacting Autism Features

A team of FAU scientists has uncovered a brain-signaling pathway that can be pharmacologically manipulated in genetically engineered mice to reverse an autism-related pathway.

October 8, 2018

 

Harriet L.Wilkes Honors College Receives Top National Rating

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University recently received a top rating in the fall 2018 edition of Inside Honors.

October 8, 2018

 

FAU First in Florida to Partner with Barron's in Education

FAU's College of Business announces new partnership with Barron's in Education program, sponsored by wealth management firm PagnatoKarp, whose founder and CEO Paul A. Pagnato is an FAU alumnus.

October 4, 2018

 

Educate Tomorrow at FAU Holds Inaugural Celebration Event

Educate Tomorrow at FAU within University Advising Services recently hosted its inaugural celebration event for students in the program.

October 3, 2018

 
 

FAU Professor, MSD Senior Collaborate on Homicide Trends

An FAU professor and a senior from MSD High School have published a study in "The American Journal of Medicine" on the vast differences in homicide rates between Baltimore and New York City.

October 2, 2018

 

FAU's ADHUS Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced Florida Atlantic University's A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) as an National Blue Ribbon School for 2018.

October 1, 2018

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBT History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBT History Month with a series of events for students and staff beginning Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

October 1, 2018

 

Osher LII at FAU Jupiter Presents Hilary Rosen

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter presents Hilary Rosen, political analyst and founding chair of the Time's Up legal defense fund, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

September 26, 2018

 

FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate 2018 Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® will host its 2018 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at its headquarters, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton.

September 26, 2018

 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at FAU

Kennedy is an American environmental attorney, author and activist.

September 26, 2018

 

Shark Researcher Receives Leon H. Charney Foundation Gift

An internationally renowned scientist at FAU will collaborate with researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel on shark research in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

September 25, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Lien-Hang Nguyen, Ph.D.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter presents Lien-Hang Nguyen, Ph.D., the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University.

September 21, 2018

 

Firms Going Public Reduce Underpricing with a Two-Stage IPO

Firms that are planning to go public may want to consider a two-stage Initial Public Offering to reduce underpricing and volatility of the stock, according to research by faculty at FAU's College of Business.

September 20, 2018

 

FAU Poll Finds Tight Races for Florida Governor, U.S. Senate

Bill Nelson and Rick Scott are in a statistical tie in Florida's U.S. Senate race, while Andrew Gillum holds a narrow lead on Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state's next governor, a new FAU poll finds.

September 20, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 16.

September 19, 2018

 

Events in Honor of 2018 Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

FAU will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage with a series of events for students and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Monday, Oct. 15, at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

September 13, 2018

 

FAU Among Most Ethnically Diverse Universities

For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has included Florida Atlantic University on the list of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

September 12, 2018

 

ED Awards FAU Federal Assistance for Displaced Students

FAU was recently awarded $88,400 in new federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education to assist in the continued cost of educating students displaced by the 2017 hurricanes.

September 7, 2018

 

Past Memory Cues Help People Juggle Pieces of Information

A study using EEG suggests that the brain has several different mechanisms to help boost memory performance following a sudden change in the priority or relevance of a given piece of information.

September 6, 2018

 

Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics

The lecture will examine what drove U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr to fatally shoot his fellow revolutionary, Alexander Hamilton, on the banks of the Hudson River in 1804.

September 4, 2018

 

U.S. Housing Markets As a Whole Moving into Rent Territory

U.S. housing markets are now in rent territory, meaning renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation, according to latest index from FAU and FIU.

August 30, 2018

 

New Indexes Evaluate College Football Kickers and Punters

The on-the-field performance of two of the most often overlooked positions in college football - kicker and punter - are the focus of new indexes developed by a FAU College of Business instructor.

August 29, 2018

 

Manmade Mangroves Could Address Threats to Coastal Areas

With threats of sea level rise and other natural disasters, researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science are turning to nature to create bioinspired materials that mimic mangrove trees.

August 29, 2018

 

Immigration and the First Amendment with Maria Hinojosa

Hinojosa is anchor and executive producer of NPR's "Latino USA," and the PBS series "America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa."

August 27, 2018

 

Researcher Examines Bilingual Development in Children

Bilingual children from immigrant families should not be expected to be two monolinguals in one. It takes them longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one, but a researcher says, "Don't worry."

August 23, 2018

 

Endowment to Name LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy

FAU's Public Ethics Academy recently received a $475,000 endowment from the LeRoy Collins Legacy Group, Inc. to name the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy in honor of former Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins.

August 23, 2018

 

DeSantis and Putnam Tied, Graham Leads Pack in Governor Race

In the race for Florida's next governor, Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam are in a statistical tie on the Republican side and Gwen Graham has opened up a 12-point lead on Philip Levine among the Democrats.

August 22, 2018

 

Annual Pap Test a 'Thing of the Past?'

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 guidelines for cervical cancer screening. A leading OB/GYN physician provides an important review of these new guidelines in an editorial in "JAMA."

August 21, 2018

 

Women in Leadership Program Tackles Gender Bias in Workplace

With women continuing to be underrepresented at all levels in corporate America, FAU launches new program to provide highly driven professionals with the skills to succeed in executive management positions.

August 21, 2018

 

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

A study that examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness found that teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends from one year to the next.

August 20, 2018

 

Southeast Florida Real Estate Above Long-term Pricing Trends

Residential real estate markets in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are all well above their long-term pricing trends, according to a new market update produced by FAU College of Business faculty.

August 20, 2018

 

FAU's ADHUS Ranked Second in the Country

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and the No. 8 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche.

August 20, 2018

 

Manuel Oliver to Speak at FAU's Student Activism Program

“The Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism and Social Change,” will launch on Saturday, Aug. 25

August 20, 2018

 

FLDOE Awards $100,000 to FAU's Holocaust Education Center

The Florida Department of Education recently awarded FAU's CHHRE $100,000 to serve as the administrator of the Commissioner's Task Force on Holocaust Education.

August 17, 2018

 

Medical Students Receive First Doctor's White Coat

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated its eighth White Coat Ceremony to officially welcome its newest medical students during a symbolic ceremony.

August 10, 2018

 

James M. Sullivan, Ph.D., to Lead FAU's Harbor Branch

James M. Sullivan, Ph.D., an internationally renowned researcher and a leading oceanographer, has been named executive director of FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

August 10, 2018

 

Graduate, 81, Fulfills Lifelong Dream and Receives Degree

If you looked at Nicoletta Sorice’s bucket list, you would find “Receive my Degree” written at the very top.

August 9, 2018

 

FAU and Sheba Medical Center Partner on Emergency Management

In this collaboration, Sheba's world-class experts will work with FAU to develop and deliver educational programs, conduct research and build additional response and leadership capabilities in Florida.

August 9, 2018

 

Scientist Receives Grant for Cancer Metastasis Research

A leading FAU scientist has received $708,044 from the Florida Department of Health to identify what contributes to the ability of tumor cells to move through the body and find other places to "set up shop."

August 8, 2018

 

FAU Graduate Looking To Revolutionize Oil Spill Clean Up

A disabled veteran with an entrepreneurial spirit, Frederick Brunn always dreamed of being a successful mechanical engineer.

August 7, 2018

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2018 Commencement

FAU will confer more than 1,800 degrees today during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

August 7, 2018

 

FAU Places No. 1 in Florida for R.N. Licensure Exam

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing placed No. 1 in Florida for the graduates of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing who had a 100 percent passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination.

August 6, 2018

 

Wilkes Honors College of FAU Joins The Common Application

Students applying to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for 2018-2019 will have the ability to do so through The Common Application.

August 1, 2018

 

NSF Grant Will Support Health Care Delivery Network Systems

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $599,983 NSF research grant for data mining models and algorithms for complex dynamic information networks for health care delivery.

August 1, 2018

 

FAU $1.8 Million NIH Grant Will Address Pain, Addiction

A scientist's ground-breaking work on the basic mechanisms and biochemical basis of chronic pain and drug addiction have opened new avenues of research and identified novel drug targets for these disorders.

July 31, 2018

 

Scott Maintains Lead on Nelson in Florida U.S. Senate Race

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has maintained a slight lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race, according to the statewide survey by FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

July 26, 2018

 

FAU Team Places in Top Three at International Submarine Race

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science Human-Powered Submarine team placed third overall at the fourth biennial European International Submarine Race in Gosport, England.

July 24, 2018

 

Ken Johnson is New President of American Real Estate Society

Ken Johnson, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of finance in the College of Business at FAU, is the new president of the American Real Estate Society.

July 23, 2018

 

Where Baby White Sharks 'Hang Out' in the North Atlantic

A study is the first to confirm the movement patterns and seasonal migrations of baby white sharks in the north Atlantic Ocean. Results provide novel insights into this vulnerable early stage of life.

July 18, 2018

 

FAU and Collaborators Receive $1.68 Million NIH Grant

FAU neuroscientist Alex Keene, Ph.D., is working on a joint project that uses genomic and transgenic technology in Mexican cavefish to identify genetic loci that contribute to sleep, feeding, and metabolism.

July 17, 2018

 

FAU Team Takes First Place at SECME Nationals

The ADHUS SECME team recently took first place in the mousetrap car competition in the 2018 SECME National Competition at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.

July 16, 2018

 

Consumer Confidence Deteriorating Among Hispanics in U.S.

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. has deteriorated, as concerns have grown over the perceived rising cost of living, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by FAU.

July 10, 2018

 

FAU Professor Serves as Guest Curator for MoMA Exhibit

Vladimir Kulić, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Architecture within the College for Design and Social Inquiry, is a guest curator for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

July 10, 2018

 

FAU Names Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D. as University Provost

Florida Atlantic University has named Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D. as its provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1.

July 9, 2018

 

Professor Invited to Speak at President's Palace in Malta

Eileen Ariza, Ed.D. was a guest speaker at the second Frederick Ofosu Memorial Lecture under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

July 9, 2018

 

'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A novel study has found that "skinny fat" - the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass - may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults.

July 5, 2018

 

FAU Selected for Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

FAU has been selected as a network partner by the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, which offers qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an entrepreneurship education.

July 3, 2018

 

FAU's CHHRE Hosts Summer Institute

FAU's CHHRE recently hosted a three-day Summer Institute titled "The Holocaust in the Western Hemisphere: Before, During and After the War."

June 28, 2018

 

FAU Pine Jog Celebrates 10 Years of Schools 'Going Green'

Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center recently celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2018 at the 10th annual Green Schools Awards at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

June 26, 2018

 

School of Social Work Professor Named 'Educator of the Year'

Marianna Colvin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry recently was named the “2018 Social Work Educator of the Year” by The National Association of Social Workers for her outstanding contributions in social work education in the areas of teaching, research and service.

June 25, 2018

 

FAU Enrolling for Alzheimer's Prevention Research Program

FAU's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health is now enrolling patients for the pioneering Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Generation Program that is made up of two clinical trials.

June 21, 2018

 

Report Gives 24-hour View of Cyberattacks in Florida, U.S.

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently launched FloridaSOAR, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale analysis of the magnitude of compromised Internet of Things devices globally.

June 20, 2018

 

Deep-sea Sponges May Hold Key to Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Scientists from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have identified several strains of actinobacteria derived from sea sponges that have potent antifungal, anti-MRSA and antibacterial activities.

June 19, 2018

 

Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles

A study led by an affiliate faculty member in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting.

June 18, 2018

 

HRSA $2.8 Million Grant Will Enhance RN Role in Primary Care

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will establish a primary care workforce of BSN degree students who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.

June 14, 2018

 

Four FAU High Students Named National Merit Recipients

Four Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named winners of the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

June 14, 2018

 

Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Youths

A study led by a researcher at FAU is the first to use gold-standard measures to show that antipsychotic medication use in youths adversely affects body fat and insulin sensitivity.

June 13, 2018

 

FAU Teams Win Top Awards at SeaPerch Competition

Six teams from Florida Atlantic University High School and A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently competed in the 2018 International SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Championship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

June 6, 2018

 

Renters Create More Wealth than Home Buyers in Many Markets

Renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

June 6, 2018

 

Common Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's Disease

One of the country's leading neuroscientists has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

June 4, 2018

 

Alumna's Gift Establishes Women in Leadership Program at FAU

Kathleen E. Brush, who earned an M.B.A. from FAU in 1980, has donated more than $1.3 million to the College of Business to establish the Kathleen Brush Program for Women in Leadership.

May 30, 2018

 

Research Park at FAU to Celebrate 2018 Awards

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards.

May 29, 2018

 

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Research conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University has, for the first time, quantified the relationship between the lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States.

May 24, 2018

 

FAU Architecture Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Jean Martin Caldieron, Ph.D., associate professor in the FAU School of Architecture, has been selected for the J. William Fulbright Scholarship award to conduct research in Mozambique.

May 24, 2018

 

Gift Will Establish 'Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund'

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $500,000 gift from the Gangal family's nonprofit foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students.

May 24, 2018

 

FAU Awarded $1.25 Million by United States Navy

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded a $1.25 million grant by the United States Navy for research on autonomous unmanned marine vehicle platforms.

May 23, 2018

 

FAU Statement Regarding Inaccurate Palm Beach Post Story

Today, Florida Atlantic University issued the following statement in direct response to what it considers inaccurate and misleading reporting by the Palm Beach Post.

May 18, 2018

 

New Method Proposes to Diagnose Dopamine-Linked Disorders

If the "eyes are the window to the soul," then new studies suggest that they may also be a window into diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other dopamine-linked disorders.

May 17, 2018

 

Predicting Who Seeks, Stays in Substance-use Treatment

In a new study, FAU researchers investigated treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote treatment engagement, to predict who seeks and who stays in substance-use treatment.

May 16, 2018

 

FAU First Lady Carolyn Kelly Honored with Service Award

Florida Atlantic University's Board of Trustees has awarded FAU First Lady Carolyn Kelly with this year's BOT Service Award.

May 16, 2018

 

Research Park at FAU Releases 2017 Report

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® today released its annual report to the community.

May 15, 2018

 

FAU and Barb Schmidt Launch Student Activism Fellowship

Fellowship is for high school students interested in community involvement and social change. Students can earn 6 college credits and a stipend.

May 15, 2018

 

FAU Department of Theatre Presents 'Easy Virtue'

Graduate students are joined by professionals in this breezy, wonderful splash of comedy.

May 14, 2018

 

FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Largest Class

FAU Tech Runway® held its 2018 Launch Competition and Demo Day, revealing its sixth and largest class. The top seven winners each received a $15,000 check, totaling $105,000 in cash investments.

May 11, 2018

 

How Parents Cause Children's Friendships to End

A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups.

May 10, 2018

 

FAU Poll Finds Florida U.S. Senate Race Remains Close

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has opened a four-point lead on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, 44 to 40 percent, with 16 percent undecided, according to a statewide survey by FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

May 9, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Summer Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the summer semester, which begins Tuesday, May 15.

May 8, 2018

 

FAU Student Wins CFGS 3MT Competition

Florida Atlantic University student Keith Murphy recently won the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools (CFGS) 3MT Competition with his presentation, "Using Light to Control Meal Size."

May 7, 2018

 

FAU Honors 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee & Distinguished Alumni

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

May 3, 2018

 

FAU Graduate Finding New Ways to Study Sea Level Rise

Mosquitoes, alligators, crocodiles and pythons haven't stopped Hannah Cooper from collecting important data on the impacts of sea level rise deep within the Florida Everglades.

May 2, 2018

 

FAU Graduate Leading the Way for Women in Tech

Océane Boulais, a self-described "theater geek," took one engineering class during her freshman year at FAU and became hooked.

May 2, 2018

 

Lock It Plates Wins First Place in Business Plan Competition

Lock It Plates, a product devised as a more convenient way to transport food, won first place and $12,000 in prize money at the FAU Business Plan Competition, hosted by FAU's Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

April 30, 2018

 

New Physicians Will Serve in U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force

Red, blue, and now white, brought new meaning for FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as five members of its graduating class proudly represented three branches of the U.S. military during graduation.

April 27, 2018

 

FAU and Max Planck Team Up on First Joint Position

As of May 1, Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., will be newly appointed to the role of associate vice president for strategic initiatives and head of institutional partnerships for FAU and Max Planck.

April 26, 2018

 

Bio-inspired Robotics Lands Professor $500,000 NSF Award

Using the knifefish for inspiration, a researcher from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed bio-inspired flexible structures for underwater vehicles and robotic systems.

April 26, 2018

 

Study Looks Beyond Peer Influence on Teen Substance Use

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers on teen substance use. A new study examines if there is a genetic component that drives their desire for risk taking and novelty.

April 25, 2018

 

Engineering Colleges Showcase High-Tech Talent Pipeline

The deans of 10 engineering colleges throughout Florida have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership in an effort to demonstrate the impact their colleges have on the state's and the nation's innovation economy.

April 25, 2018

 

FAU School of Architecture Wins National AIA Honor Award

The FAU School of Architecture's design research project, "Salty Urbanism: A Sea Level Rise Adaptation Design Framework for South Florida," recently won a 2018 AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.

April 24, 2018

 

FAU High Student Places First at 2018 State Science Fair

Vithulan Suthakaran, 17, a junior at Florida Atlantic University High School, recently placed first in the environmental engineering category at the 2018 State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida.

April 23, 2018

 

Monkeys See, Monkeys Do Cross Species Boundary

A study is the first to provide genetic evidence of two distinct species of guenon monkeys in Gombe National Park that have been mating and producing hybrid offspring for hundreds maybe even thousands of years.

April 23, 2018

 

FAU Wave Competition Celebrates Innovative Student Research

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual Wave Competition, an undergraduate research competition organized by FAU Tech Runway and the Division of Research.

April 20, 2018

 

FAU Tech Runway and ARI Release Report on Angel Investing

The Angel Resource Institute and FAU's Tech Runway have released the 2017 HALO Report analyzing investment activities of angel investors in the U.S.

April 20, 2018

 

AACSB Extends Accreditation for FAU College of Business

Following an extensive peer-review process, FAU's College of Business has earned an extension of its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

April 20, 2018

 

FAU Hosts 49th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Gary W. Perry will host the University's 49th annual Honors Convocation.

April 18, 2018

 

Study on Arthritis Trends Turns Up Some Unexpected Results

To get a closer look at U.S. trends of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis, a study examined data from 43,706 participants, turning up some unexpected findings.

April 17, 2018

 

Daniel and Debra Cane Donate $1 Million to ADHUS & FAU High

A.D. Henderson University School and Florida Atlantic University High School announced a $1 million gift today from Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, and his wife, Debra Cane. The gift will establish The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at Henderson/FAU High, which will serve as the school’s epicenter for research, education and technology transfer.

April 17, 2018

 

FAU Creating Culture of Undergraduate Research

More than 250 undergraduate students recently participated in Florida Atlantic University's eighth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at FAU's Student Union.

April 16, 2018

 

FAU Joins the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative

Florida Atlantic University has been selected as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative.

April 16, 2018

 

FAU's OwlThon Continues to Break Fundraising Record

Florida Atlantic University's annual dance marathon fundraiser, known as OwlThon, recently raised $244,654.90 for charity.

April 16, 2018

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents Gary Wiren, Ph.D.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter will present a lecture by author and founder of the Professional Golf Management program, Gary Wiren, on April 23 at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus.

April 13, 2018

 

Hispanics in U.S. Optimistic about their Personal Finances

Hispanics in the U.S. are more optimistic about their financial situation and their economic conditions have generally improved in the first three months of 2018, according to a national index conducted by FAU.

April 12, 2018

 

Finalists Compete April 20 in FAU Business Plan Competition

The competition encourages FAU students, faculty, staff and recent graduates to pitch their game-changing ideas for a chance to obtain funding for their new ventures.

April 12, 2018

 

Visionary Edwin Link Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame

The late Edwin A. Link, a driving force behind bringing FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to Fort Pierce, is being inducted into the 2018 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

April 12, 2018

 

FAU Stroke Discovery Will Be Developed by CHS Pharma, Inc.

Researchers from FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine have developed a novel approach to treat ischemic stroke and have joined forces with CHS Pharma, Inc., a South Florida-based biotechnology company.

April 11, 2018

 

Charisma Trumped Narcissism for Voters in 2016 Election

New FAU study suggests charisma counterbalances the negative effects of a narcissistic personality in people's perceptions of a leader and may have helped push U.S. President Donald Trump to victory in 2016.

April 10, 2018

 

FAU Celebrates 2018 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University recently celebrated its eighth annual gala in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium at its Boca Raton campus.

April 10, 2018

 

Study of Everyday Language Reveals How People Mature

By examining 44,000 brief samples of text collected over 25 years, a study of ego level and language may provide new insights into the state of moral, social and cognitive development.

April 9, 2018

 

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

In a groundbreaking genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture and their ancestral roots as well as family ties.

April 5, 2018

 

FAU Named Lewy Body Dementia 'Research Center of Excellence'

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) named FAU as a LBDA Research Center of Excellence, a nationwide collaboration of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers.

April 4, 2018

 

Research Provides Hope for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Looking at dopamine neurons in a tiny worm's brain, scientists have identified a novel pathway that sustains the health of these cells. These findings may lead to developing Parkinson's disease medications.

April 4, 2018

 

Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

What is it about the link between drinking coffee and longevity? Is it the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself or its proven benefits of reducing inflammation? Or could it be something else?

April 3, 2018

 

Personality Has a Big Impact on How Well Expatriates Adjust

FAU study shows that expatriates' personality characteristics have a lot to do with how well they adjust and whether they succeed and provide a return on a company's considerable investment in an individual.

April 3, 2018

 

FAU Hosts Third Annual Women's Leadership Institute

More than 80 aspiring women leaders recently attended Florida Atlantic University's third annual Women's Leadership Institute.

April 2, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents General Ernest C. Audino

Senior Military Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and Retired U.S. Army General to Give Lecture on Syria, Iraq

April 2, 2018

 

Accreditation Assessment Invites Public to Comment

A team of Assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will examine all aspects of the Florida Atlantic University Police Department.

March 28, 2018

 

Study Shows Vulnerable Inmates More Fearful of Prison Rape

Using data from 400 male inmates in 23 maximum-security prisons, a new study examines factors related to fear of rape in prison and the likelihood of inmates seeking mental health treatment while incarcerated.

March 28, 2018

 

Grants Assist Breast Cancer Research in Minority Populations

A nursing professor in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received two research grants to enhance diversity and to investigate breast cancer in minority populations.

March 27, 2018

 

Diplomacy Program Receives Distinguished Delegation Award

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

March 23, 2018

 

Dusty May Named FAU's Head Men's Basketball Coach

Dusty May has accepted the challenge of building Florida Atlantic University's men's basketball program into a team that will consistently compete on the national stage.

March 22, 2018

 

Graduate Nursing Programs Earn Top Rankings

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing ranks No. 32 and No. 54 in latest 'U.S. News & World Report' national ranking of best graduate nursing programs.

March 20, 2018

 

Public Ethics Academy Honored By Palm Beach County

The Public Ethics Academy at FAU has been honored by the Palm Beach County Commission with a proclamation naming April "Ethics Awareness Month."

March 19, 2018

 

FAU Medical Students Celebrate at 'Match Day'

The soon-to-be graduates in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" to find out where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

March 16, 2018

 

Steve Forbes Visits FAU to Deliver First Phil Smith Lecture

Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and a two-time candidate for President of the United States, delivered a lecture and met with members of the university community.

March 16, 2018

 

Voice Pitch Sways Voters, Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

People with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. A new study examines if voice pitch is a reliable signal of leadership quality.

March 14, 2018

 

Signs Pointing Toward a Peak in the U.S. Real Estate Cycle

Most U.S. housing markets are approaching a peak in the real estate cycle, but there's little evidence to suggest prices will plummet as they have in the past, according to a national index from FAU and FIU.

March 8, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Spring Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester.

March 6, 2018

 

Local Neuroscientists Gather for SYNAPSE 2018

FAU's JLSI hosted "SYNAPSE 2018," an annual neuroscience networking event for students and scientists in collaboration with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida Research Institute.

March 6, 2018

 

FAU and Kellogg School of Management Co-host EMBAC Meeting

FAU's College of Business recently teamed up with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management to host the Executive MBA Council's USA/Southeast regional meeting in Coral Gables, Fla.

March 6, 2018

 

Paid Sick Days Impact Use of Preventive Care Like Flu Shots

A new study is the first to measure the link between an employee's number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot.

March 5, 2018

 

Research Park at FAU Re-Elects Officers

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently re-elected its 2018 officers.

March 5, 2018

 

Brian White Named Vice President and Director of Athletics

Florida Atlantic University’s rapid rise to an elite national athletic program will continue under the leadership of Brian White, who was hired today as FAU’s vice president and director of athletics.

March 3, 2018

 

They're Back! Shark Migration Season Begins in S.E. Florida

Blacktip sharks are headed south in the largest migration in U.S. coastal waters. Researchers estimate the population of these "snowbirds of the sea" to be one-third of what they have seen in previous years.

March 1, 2018

 

FAU to Host Events for Women's History Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Davie campuses to celebrate Women's History Month.

March 1, 2018

 

Kit Promises 'Hassle Free' Way to Test Male Fertility

To address embarrassing, inconvenient and costly male fertility testing, FAU researchers are developing a home-based kit that provides a complete semen evaluation using microfluidics, an app and a smartphone.

February 28, 2018

 

New FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Stricter Gun Laws

A vast majority of Floridians support stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles, universal background checks and raising the minimum age for gun purchasers, according to a statewide survey.

February 28, 2018

 

FAU to Celebrate 2018 President's Gala

Florida Atlantic University is set to celebrate its eighth annual gala on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower of FAU Stadium.

February 26, 2018

 

Start-Ups That Get Business Loans More Likely to Survive

Start-up firms that take out loans in the name of the business, as opposed to personal debt obtained in the name of the firm's owner, are significantly more likely to survive, according to new FAU study.

February 26, 2018

 

FAU Announces Winners of 'IOT Hardware Hackathon'

Three teams of students from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took home a cash prize for winning FAU's IoT Hardware Hackathon, Make FAU 2018.

February 26, 2018

 

FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 to Launch ASCEND

FAU's Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative STEM program targeted at middle and high school students in Palm Beach County.

February 22, 2018

 

FAU's Board of Trustees Elect New Vice Chair

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees met recently to make several decisions related to the University's operations, including electing its new vice chair, Abdol Moabery.

February 21, 2018

 

Intervention Helps Couples Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College Nursing have developed a first-of-its-kind in-home intervention for couples affected by dementia, which can improve communication behavior in just 10 weeks.

February 21, 2018

 

FAU's CHHRE to Recognize Outstanding Holocaust Educators

Florida Atlantic University's Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) recently hosted the annual Educator Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by Polen Capital.

February 21, 2018

 

FAU Tech Runway Reveals Third Annual Economic Impact Report

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway® has released the results of its third annual economic impact report.

February 19, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU to Host National Film Festival

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University will host the LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

February 19, 2018

 

FAU Hosts 11th Regional Competition for Science Olympiad

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science hosted its 11th annual southeast Florida regional competition for the Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 17.

February 19, 2018

 

FAU Approved for First Fellowship in Cardiology

Just in time for Valentine's Day, FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received accreditation for its first fellowship in cardiology, which will be based at Delray Medical Center.

February 14, 2018

 

FAU to Celebrate National Engineers Week

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate "Engineers Week 2018: Engineering Reality, From Imagination to Realization" from Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 23.

February 14, 2018

 

Osher LLI at FAU Presents John Feinstein

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by award-winning columnist, sports commentator and author John Feinstein on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

February 12, 2018

 

Who's Your Daddy? Good News for Threatened Sea Turtles

FAU researchers are the first to document multiple paternity in sea turtle nests and hatchlings to uncover "who are your daddies?" Results of the study are very good news for this female-biased species.

February 8, 2018

 

FL SBDC Network, FAU Announce Selection of Regional Director

The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of small business assistance, and FAU are pleased to announce the selection of Rafael Cruz as the regional director of the Florida SBDC at FAU.

February 8, 2018

 

FAU Approved for Neurology Residency Program

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received approval for a University-sponsored residency program in neurology, in collaboration with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Delray Medical Center.

February 7, 2018

 

'Washington Post' Editor Eugene Robinson at FAU

Robinson will present the lecture "Covering the Presidency in the Modern Media Age."

February 7, 2018

 

Floridians Support Dreamers and are Split on Building a Wall

Floridians support permanent legal status for children who were brought illegally to the United States, but Florida voters are split on whether a wall should be built on the U.S. border with Mexico.

February 7, 2018

 

FAU Appoints New Ethics Commissioner

Peter L. Cruise, Ph.D., executive director of the Public Ethics Academy, was appointed by FAU President John Kelly to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics for a four-year term.

February 6, 2018

 

Blind Cavefish, Extreme Environments and Insomnia

A new study provides the first genetic insight into the evolution of sleep loss and may explain variation in sleep between animal species, or even between individual people.

February 6, 2018

 

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February.

January 31, 2018

 

New FAU Board of Trustees Appointments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Brent Burns and Brad Levine and reappointed Mary Beth McDonald to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.

January 31, 2018

 

FAU Tech Runway & GCVCA to Host 'Meet the Angels' Event

FAU Tech Runway® and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association will host the annual "Meet The Angels" event on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway.

January 30, 2018

 

FAU Honors JM Family's Brown as Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business honored Colin Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., on Friday as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year.

January 29, 2018

 

Leading Addiction Researcher Joins FAU

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., a renowned scientist whose research focuses on the management of pain and drug addiction through pharmacology and new drug discovery, recently joined FAU.

January 25, 2018

 

FAU's Schools Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant

Florida Atlantic University Schools (FAUS) recently received the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Grant to study, enhance and replicate FAUS' highly successful early college model.

January 24, 2018

 

Study Finds Bank Lending to Small Businesses Still Depressed

Bank lending to small businesses, a major contributor to local economies and job creation around the country, is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008.

January 23, 2018

 

FAU to Offer Entrepreneur Boot Camp on Wednesday Nights

This fast-paced certificate course empowers promising entrepreneurs and ambitious small business owners.

January 22, 2018

 

Study Shows Male Sea Turtles are Vanishing Closer to Home

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers are the first to show why and how moisture in addition to heat affects the development and sex ratios of turtle embryos.

January 22, 2018

 

FAU Dedicates Phil Smith Hall and Center for Free Enterprise

Family, friends and colleagues of the late South Florida businessman and philanthropist Phil Smith gathered with the FAU community to dedicate Phil Smith Hall and the Center for Free Enterprise.

January 19, 2018

 

Nursing Homes Gaming System to Improve Medicare Star Ratings

Study by FAU and UConn faculty finds some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

January 17, 2018

 

FAU Jupiter Campus Welcomes Renowned Author and Photographer

FAU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, in collaboration with FAU's Brain Institute, Jupiter Life Science Initiative and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, will present a lecture Bill Hayes.

January 16, 2018

 

FAU Celebrates MLK Day with Series of Events

Florida Atlantic University will host a series of events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from Monday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 19.

January 12, 2018

 

FAU Ranks 19th for Intellectual Contributions in Real Estate

Research faculty at FAU rank 19th in the world for their intellectual contributions to the real estate industry through their publications in top real estate academic journals.

January 12, 2018

 

Theatre Lab Receives Three Carbonell Award Nominations

The nominations went to Niki Fridh for best supporting actor in "Most Wanted"; Kent Barrett for best scenic design in "Motherland"; and Karen Stephens for best actress in "Motherland."

January 12, 2018

 

NSF Awards Grant for Undersea Communications, Surveillance

Engineering researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a first-of-its-kind software-defined testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications and surveillance.

January 11, 2018

 

Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics in the U.S. is Strong

Consumer confidence is up among Hispanics in the U.S., who are optimistic about their financial situation going into 2018 despite continued dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, new FAU index says.

January 11, 2018

 

Study Finds Cause of Algal Blooms and the Results Stink

Toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on Florida's St. Lucie Estuary in 2016. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible.

January 9, 2018

 

FAU Programs Among the Best in 'U.S. News & World Report'

FAU's College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for "Best Online Graduate Programs."

January 9, 2018

 

FAU & Latin American Training Center Inaugurate Partnership

The first initiative of the partnership is a Brazilian film series, opening with "Dear Ambassador" - the story of the Brazilian ambassador that saved hundreds of Jews in France during World War II.

January 9, 2018

 

Gaelynn Lea to Perform, Speak at FAU in January

Gaelynn Lea, the 2016 winner of the National Public Radio Music Tiny Desk Concert and an advocate for people with disabilities, will present a concert and lecture in January at FAU.

January 3, 2018

 

Osher LLI Presents at FAU Jupiter Presents Arts Pioneer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter Presents Arts Pioneer Alexander W. Dreyfoos.

January 1, 2018

 

Tiny Treadmills Help Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

Disoriented sea turtle hatchlings take hours instead of minutes to get to the ocean from their nests. A new study is the first to test the physiological effects of this extended crawling on swimming ability.

December 19, 2017

 

FAU Online MBA Student Takes Home Top Prize in Competition

Jazmin Campos-Chiodin won the X-Culture Business Proposal Elevator Pitch Award at the 2017 AIB-SE conference in Washington D.C., where students from around the world pitched a business idea in a real elevator.

December 18, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates Fall 2017 Commencement

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,790 degrees today and tomorrow during five commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium.

December 14, 2017

 

FAU Receives 2017 Urban Education Impact Award

FAU, Broward County Public Schools and the School District of Palm Beach County received the 2017 Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award.

December 13, 2017

 

NIH Awards $4 Million to FAU for Prescription Opioid Study

A researcher from the Schmidt College of Medicine is conducting a novel study to figure out if there is a unique genetic signature of patients who are most susceptible to prescription opioid-use disorder.

December 13, 2017

 

Randy Blakely and Amy Wright Named as 2017 NAI Fellows

Randy Blakely, Ph.D. and Amy Wright, Ph.D. have been named NAI Fellows.

December 12, 2017

 

FAU and Max Planck Unveil First-of-its-kind Honors Program

FAU President John Kelly, Max Planck Society President Martin Stratmann, and David Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), announced a new partnership between FAU and MPFI.

December 11, 2017

 

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Winter Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester.

December 6, 2017

 

Good Deals Much Harder to Find in Tight U.S. Housing Market

The really good deals on homes are becoming increasingly harder to find as the U.S. housing market remains ever so slightly in buy territory, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU.

December 5, 2017

 

FAU High Student Named to 'Forbes' '30 Under 30' List

Florida Atlantic University High School junior Hannah Herbst has been named to the 2018 Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the energy sector.

December 4, 2017

 

Study Shows 'Sweet Spot' Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.

November 28, 2017

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents Michael Tougias

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter presents a lecture by Michael Tougias Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

November 20, 2017

 

FAU Honors Local Veterans with Flag Pole Dedication

A new flag pole now sits in front of the Student Union on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus.

November 16, 2017

 

Homeowners Can't Count on Property Appreciation for Wealth

A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.

November 16, 2017

 

Experts Team Up on Study to Save Endangered African Penguins

There are less than 25,000 breeding pairs of African Penguins in existence today. A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in this seabird provides invaluable information to help preserve them.

November 15, 2017

 

First-of-its-kind Bioengineered Robotic Hand to Sense Touch

FAU has received a $1.3 million NIH grant for a "living" robot with its own nervous system. Researchers are creating a living pathway from the robot's touch sensation to the user's brain to help amputees.

November 14, 2017

 

New FAU Program Supports Foster Care and Homeless Students

Less than 3 percent of youth raised in foster care graduate from a four-year college.

November 13, 2017

 

FAU Recognized as a 2018 Military Friendly® University

Florida Atlantic University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School Designation by Victory Media.

November 9, 2017

 

Most Hospice Workers Don't Have an Advance Directive

A new study finds that the majority of hospice providers don't have end-of-life wishes themselves. Procrastination, fear of the subject and costs were reported as the most common barriers.

November 9, 2017

 

Most Floridians Pleased with Hurricane Irma Response

A majority of Floridians are pleased with the state's preparedness for and response to Hurricane Irma and believe it will boost Gov. Rick Scott's expected 2018 run for the U.S. Senate, according to an FAU poll.

November 8, 2017

 

Osher LLI Presents Diabetes 101 Lecture Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter will present a free lecture series on diabetes prevention and management beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at FAU, Jupiter.

November 7, 2017

 

FAU Diplomacy Program Places Second Overall at Model U.N.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C.

November 6, 2017

 

FAU Tech Runway Celebrates Annual Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® recently celebrated its 2017 Maverick Reception at FAU Tech Runway in Boca Raton.

November 2, 2017

 

A.D. Henderson Teacher Wins Hispanic Heritage Month Award

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott recently awarded Tzeitel Chacon-Rosado the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

November 2, 2017

 

Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Receives Gift

The $125,000 gift from the Board of the Feminist Scholarship Fund, Inc. will support educational and research opportunities for WGSS students and faculty.

November 1, 2017

 

Study Shows Alarming Number of Teens Cyberbully Themselves

A new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. "Digital self-harm," where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online, could be a cry for help.

October 30, 2017

 

The Osher LLI Presents Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will show a pre-recorded National Theatre Live presentation of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

October 30, 2017

 

Home Mask Relations-A Social Art Project by Isabel Berglund

This participatory art project explores the social spaces of "togetherness," "relationships" and "home."

October 27, 2017

 

FAU Unveils New Medical Simulation Center

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to observe the official launch of its newly expanded, 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Center.

October 26, 2017

 

FAU Lab Schools Named 'Schools of Excellence'

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School, FAU High School and Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition have been named Schools of Excellence.

October 24, 2017

 

Diplomacy Program Students Named Sackler Fellows

Three students in the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University were recently named Sackler Fellows by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA).

October 24, 2017

 

FAU Contributes to Groundbreaking Discovery

Methods developed by FAU's numerical relativity group contributed to a recent groundbreaking discovery of merging neutron stars.

October 20, 2017

 

FAU to Host 'Wayzgoose' to Celebrate Hand Papermaking Lab

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library will host an "Autumn Wayzgoose" to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of its hand papermaking lab.

October 20, 2017

 

FAU Launches Graduate Neuroscience Training Program

Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute is now accepting applications for its new Graduate Neuroscience Training Program, which will begin in fall 2018.

October 20, 2017

 

Being Behind the Curve Can 'Sting'

FAU research shows what a tiny ant and indigenous cultures can teach medical and scientific communities by solving a medical mystery that has puzzled them for decades.

October 19, 2017

 

Daszkal Bolton Fund to Reward Teaching and Research at FAU

South Florida accounting and advisory firm Daszkal Bolton will reward faculty teaching and research excellence at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business by establishing a fund with a gift of $50,000.

October 17, 2017

 

FAU High Student Competes in Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Florida Atlantic University High School freshman Devin Willis will compete to become America's Top Young Scientist during the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

October 16, 2017

 

Panel Discussion on the U.S. Economy under President Trump

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter Presents a Panel Discussion on the U.S. Economy under President Trump.

October 16, 2017

 

FAU Libraries to Commemorate 500th Anniversary of '95 Theses

FAU Libraries will mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of the "95 Theses" with "The Protestant Reformation: Impacts & Legacies."

October 13, 2017

 

FAU to Celebrate 'A New OWLeans' Homecoming 2017

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate "A New OWLeans" Homecoming 2017 beginning Saturday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 21.

October 12, 2017

 

FPL Donates $100,000 to FAU Tech Runway

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) continues its longstanding support of technology and innovation by announcing a $100,000 gift to help renovate the entrance to FAU Tech Runway®.

October 12, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events for LGBT History Month

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBT History Month with events throughout the month of October at its Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses.

October 12, 2017

 

FAU Recognized as Leader in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected Florida Atlantic University as one of three recipients of the 2017 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA).

October 12, 2017

 

FAU Index Shows Hispanics Souring on Direction of Economy

Hispanics in the U.S. are souring on the direction of the economy and showing growing dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by FAU.

October 11, 2017

 

FAU Lecture: 'The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump'

Duke University's William H. Chafe will examine how personality helped shape the politics of many of our modern presidents.

October 11, 2017

 

Study Reveals if a Child Survives or Thrives When Bullied

Why are some children devastated by bullying while others are not? A new study validates how "resilience" differentiates children who just survive bullying from those who thrive when faced with adversity.

October 11, 2017

 

FAU Re-Launches Public Ethics Academy

Florida Atlantic University has re-launched the Public Ethics Academy within the School of Public Administration at the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

October 10, 2017

 

Size Doesn't Matter - At Least for Hammerheads and Swimming

Researchers from FAU have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two closely related yet very different hammerhead sharks, with some unexpected results.

October 10, 2017

 

Financial Awards Can Actually Discourage Whistleblowers

Financial awards can unintentionally discourage a whistleblower from reporting fraud in a timely manner by hijacking their moral motivation to do the right thing, according to a new FAU study.

October 5, 2017

 

Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease.

October 5, 2017

 

Seven FAU High Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Seven Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

October 4, 2017

 

FAU Team Wins International Solid Waste Design Competition

A student team from Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took home first place at the International Solid Waste Student Design Competition.

October 4, 2017

 

3MT® Competition to Showcase Graduate Student Research

Can an 80,000-word thesis or dissertation be explained in three minutes or less?

October 3, 2017

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presents William H. Chafe

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter presents William H. Chafe on Oct. 26 in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus.

October 2, 2017

 

Walk to Benefit FAU's Memory and Wellness Center

The Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center within the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University will host the 12th annual "Keep Memories Alive.

October 2, 2017

 

FAUAA Honors 2017 Outstanding Young Owl Award Recipients

The FAU Alumni Association recently hosted its fourth annual Outstanding Young Owls (OYOs) Ceremony & Reception to honor exceptional young alumni.

October 2, 2017

 

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings Receives Second Grammy Nomination

The album "Pá Qué Más" has received a GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Folk Album" category for the 18th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®.

October 2, 2017

 

FAU to Host Events for Disability Awareness Month

Florida Atlantic University will host events at its Boca Raton and Davie campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October.

October 2, 2017

 

FAU Hosts 10th Annual iLead Student Leadership Conference

More than 900 students from Florida Atlantic University and other local colleges and high schools recently attended FAU's 10th annual iLead Student Leadership Conference.

September 29, 2017

 

FAU's Theatre Lab Welcomes Playwright Nilo Cruz

Nilo Cruz received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his play "Anna in the Tropics."

September 28, 2017

 

New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cutting-edge way to gauge the condition of aging timber railroad bridges.

September 27, 2017

 

JM Family's Colin Brown is 2017 Business Leader of the Year

FAU's College of Business will honor Colin Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year on Jan. 26, 2018 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

September 26, 2017

 

'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

September 25, 2017

 

FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate Annual Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2017 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton.

September 21, 2017

 

NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

September 20, 2017

 

Homeowners Coming Out Ahead of Renters, But Just Barely

According to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty, owning and renting are in a virtual tie in terms of wealth creation.

September 20, 2017

 

FAU's A.D. Henderson Among Florida's Best Public Schools

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School in Florida by Niche

September 19, 2017

 

U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Endure Mental Distress

A new study is the first to show the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers and illuminates the effects of exacerbated stress on Americans without paid sick leave.

September 18, 2017

 

FAU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff.

September 15, 2017

 

FAU Professor Receives Award for Academic Advising

Jennifer Bloom, Ed.D., an associate professor in the College of Education at FAU, will receive the Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising.

September 5, 2017

 

FAU Presents 2017 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition

This exhibition features the work of more than 30 FAU faculty members who simultaneously continue their practice as professional artists.

September 1, 2017

 

ITWomen Leadership Summit to Take Place at FAU Tech Runway

ITWomen, in partnership with FAU Tech Runway, will host the inaugural ITWomen Leadership Summit on Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton.

September 1, 2017

 

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

August 29, 2017

 

One Year from Primary, Poll Shows Tight Race for U.S. Senate

With the 2018 state primary election now one year away, voters in Florida give a slight edge to Sen. Bill Nelson over current Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical matchup in the U.S. Senate race, FAU poll says.

August 29, 2017

 

FAU Theatre Presents a Season of Comedies

The first show of the season is "The Government Inspector," by Nikolai Gogol.

August 29, 2017

 

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

August 23, 2017

 

FAU's Incoming Freshmen Set Record for GPA, Test Scores

Florida Atlantic University's incoming freshman class has the highest GPA and test scores in the University's history.

August 21, 2017

 

Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.

August 18, 2017

 

Uncovering One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures

An ocean exploration led by FAU's Harbor Branch with scientists from the U.S. and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba.

August 17, 2017

 

FAU Mascot Wears Owlsley Feet One Last Time

Joshua Puchferran, 23, had been serving as FAU mascot, Owlsley, since 2013.

August 15, 2017

 

FAU Graduate Researching Potential Ebola and Zika Vaccines

While teaching microbiology in Nigeria in 2014, Olumide Adenmosun, 31, witnessed firsthand the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history and knew he had to help

August 15, 2017

 

Researchers 'Count Cars' - Literally - to Manage Traffic

Researchers are "counting cars" to improve traffic on overcrowded roads. And with more than 263 million passenger vehicles in the U.S. and more than 14 million vehicles in Florida alone, this is no small feat.

August 9, 2017

 

FAU Celebrates Summer 2017 Commencement

FAU conferred more than 1,800 degrees during three commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Boca Raton campus.

August 8, 2017

 

Nursing Home Guide Could Save U.S. Millions of Dollars

An innovative yet simple and inexpensive approach using a guide for residents in nursing homes and their families could have a dramatic impact nationwide on health care savings, morbidity and quality of life.

August 8, 2017

 

Research Park at FAU to Celebrate 2017 Awards

he Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its third annual Research Park Annual Awards.

August 7, 2017

 

White House Correspondent April Ryan at FAU

Ryan at FAU to participate in Constitution Day symposium.

August 7, 2017

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Announces Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 16.

August 7, 2017

 

Students Receive First Doctor's White Coats at Ceremony

The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine each received their first doctor's white coat today during the symbolic White Coat Ceremony.

August 4, 2017

 

It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You

A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.

August 2, 2017

 

FAU Student, Alumnus Recognized as Emerging Scholars

Florida Atlantic University student Gabrielle Rind and recent FAU graduate Dawit Rumicha were each awarded the Emerging Scholar Award.

August 2, 2017

 

FAU Appoints Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as Dean

Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., will lead FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and brings vast leadership and research expertise in secure communications and information systems.

August 1, 2017

 

FAU and U.S. Southern Command Team Up

Florida Atlantic University and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) have signed memorandums of understanding to pursue common goals for research collaboration and student internships.

July 27, 2017

 

FAU's Division of Research Affiliates with DKJA

I-SENSE has entered into an agreement with the Donna Klein Jewish Academy to allow high school students to participate in tours, seminars and research training opportunities.

July 26, 2017

 

Companies in Research Park at FAU Continue to Succeed

GrowFL named Yachtico Inc., a company within the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, a "Florida Company to Watch."

July 25, 2017

 

FAU Scientist Helps Discover New Miniature Shark Species

It's a foot long, has a huge nose and glows in the dark. It took more than 17 years to identify this new species but was worth the wait as this elusive creature has yet to be seen in the wild.

July 25, 2017

 

Slower Boat Speeds May Cause Manatees More Harm than Good

Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not according to FAU researchers. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good.

July 20, 2017

 

FAU Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Nurse Practitioners

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.4 million federal grant to prepare nurse practitioners to deliver primary care services for underserved populations in Broward County.

July 18, 2017

 

College for Design and Social Inquiry Names New Dean

esley Hawkins, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, following a national search.

July 13, 2017

 

FAU - SCI Partnership Yields First Careers

FAU's new workforce training partnership with Sancilio & Company (SCI) has yielded new careers.

July 13, 2017

 

FAU Lab Schools Designated as 2017 Google Reference District

Florida Atlantic University Lab Schools has been named a 2017 Google for Education Reference School District. It is the only district in Florida with the distinction, and one of only 109 districts in the world.

July 12, 2017

 

FAU National Index Shows Hispanics Optimistic About Economy

Hispanics in the U.S. are more optimistic about their financial situation as well as the U.S. economy as a whole but their dissatisfaction for U.S. President Donald Trump continues to increase.

July 11, 2017

 

FAU to Offer Two New Degree Programs This Fall

Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will offer two new degree programs this fall.

July 10, 2017

 

Theatre Lab at FAU Announces 2017-18 Season

The season includes a world premiere from Peter Sagal, playwright and host of NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me."

July 10, 2017

 

Sexism is Alive and Well, But this Time Men are the Target

A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn't as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn't result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression.

July 10, 2017

 

Overqualified Employees Experience Psychological Strain

Feel like you're a big fish in a small pond? If you're an employee who perceives you're overqualified for your position, chances are you're unsatisfied with your job and experience psychological strain.

July 10, 2017

 

FAU Submarine Named 'Fastest' Among Colleges

FAU's Human-Powered Submarine (HPS) team placed second overall in the absolute speed category at the 2017 International Human-Powered Submarine Races.

July 6, 2017

 

FAU's School of Social Work Celebrates 1000th Graduate

FAU's Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work recently celebrated Shanekia Calbert as its 1,000th graduate of the Master of Social Work program.

July 6, 2017

 

FAU Team Takes Second Place at SECME Nationals

A team from FAU's A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently took second place in the mousetrap car competition at the 2017 SECME National Competition

July 3, 2017

 

FAU Names New Assistant VP of Alumni and Community Affairs

FAU has appointed Meghan DeFord as its new assistant vice president of alumni and community affairs within the Division of Institutional Advancement.

June 30, 2017

 

FAU Receives $50,000 Gift for Vocal Scholarships

FAU's Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters received a $50,000 donation for the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship Fund.

June 28, 2017

 

Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.

June 28, 2017

 

Bernard Osher Makes a $4M Grant to Lifelong Learning Society

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a $4 million endowment grant to support Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society.

June 27, 2017

 

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

June 26, 2017

 

FAU Student Named Florida's 'Student of the Year'

Florida Atlantic University graduate Tevin Ali has been named the 2017 Student of the Year by the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers.

June 22, 2017

 

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

June 22, 2017

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