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Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Declines in Fourth Quarter

By | January 12, 2021

Hispanics in the United States did not end 2020 with an optimistic view of their financial situations.

FAU Develops Simplified COVID-19 Diagnostic Method to Ramp Up Testing

By | January 12, 2021

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.

'Hail to the Queen' - Saving the Caribbean Queen Conch

By | January 7, 2021

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.

FAU Hospitality Expert: Pent-Up Demand Could Buoy Cruise Lines in 2021

By | December 21, 2020

The hospitality and tourism industry will lead Florida out of the coronavirus pandemic starting in 2021, but a full recovery likely will take years.

FAU Receives Grant to Study Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms

By | December 10, 2020

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.

Stunning Discovery Finds Bonefish Dive 'Deep' into the Abyss to Spawn

By | December 7, 2020

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.

Index: Even in a Pandemic, Demand for Homes Remains Robust

By | December 7, 2020

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.

FAU Economist: Buyers Beware of Peaking U.S. Housing Market

By | December 2, 2020

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.

Study: Nonprofits Must Connect with Donors During Pandemic

By | November 30, 2020

Despite the economic hardship brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, philanthropic giving has increased substantially nationwide. But how do nonprofits connect with potential donors?

Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-butt to Get What They Want

By | November 19, 2020

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.