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

By | March 15, 2023

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.

Physicians Should Screen Youth for Cyberbullying, Social Media Use

By | March 2, 2023

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.

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

By | February 23, 2023

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.

Impacts of Incarceration on African American Fathers and Their Sons

By | February 16, 2023

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.

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

By | January 18, 2023

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.

Pandemic Escalated Teen Cyberbullying - Asian Americans Targeted Most

By | October 13, 2022

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.

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

By | October 4, 2022

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.

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

By | August 30, 2022

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.

FAU Celebrates Summer 2022 Commencement

By | August 9, 2022

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.

Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying

By | August 8, 2022

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.