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2020

Jan. 16

Photo Research in Action Sameer Hinduja
Read the blog - Your Role in Combatting Cyberbullying

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Your Role in Combatting Cyberbullying

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Criminology
and Criminal Justice, College for Design and Social Inquiry

Feb. 20

Photo Research in Action Kate Detwiler

When Nature Breaks the Rules: Mating Between Species

Kate Detwiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

April 23

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Jeanette Wyneken
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How Weather Affects Sea Turtle Nests

Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

April 30

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno
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A Fun Look at the Male and Female Brains

Michael A. DeDonno, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist and Associate Professor,
College of Education and Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine

May 7

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Katherine Heinze
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Ethical Challenges Created by COVID-19

Katherine Heinze, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

May 14

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Colin Polsky
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Wading Through the Sea Level Rise

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Environmental Studies
and Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

May 21

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Larry Toll
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The Opioid Epidemic and What We Can Do About it

Larry Toll, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Science,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

May 28

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Christine Spadola
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Sleeping Well Despite a Global Pandemic

Christine Spadola, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work

June 4

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Jason Hallstrom
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The Internet of Things: From Smart Toothbrushes to COVID-19

Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Engineering
and Computer Science and Director of the I-SENSE

June 11

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Paul Peluso
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Building & Maintaining Relationships While Social Distancing

Paul Peluso, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Counselor Education Department
of Counselor Education, College of Education

June 18

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Rindy Anderson
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Why Birds Sing, Why it Matters

Rindy Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Biological Science,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

June 25

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Morgan Cooley
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Foster Families 101: Balancing Chaos & Love

Morgan Cooley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Phyllis Harvey Sandler
School of Social Work

July 2

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Daniel Raviv
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Autonomous Systems: From Fiction to Reality

Daniel Raviv, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science

July 9

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Kate Detwiler
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60 Years of Gombe, Jane Goodall's Legacy

Kate Detwiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

July 16

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Daniel Meeroff
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Protecting Our Environment & COVID-19 Impacts

Daniel Meeroff, Ph.D.
Associate Chair and Professor, in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering,
College of Engineering and Computer Science

July 23

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Shermeen Yousif
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The Role of AI Creativity in Architecture Design

Shermeen Yousif, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

July 30

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael Maniaci
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Promoting Social Connection During a Global Pandemic

Michael Maniaci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Aug. 6

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Raquel Assis
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Unzip Your Genes to Reveal the Past & Future

Raquel Assis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and I-Health Fellow,
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Aug. 13

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Ata Sarajedini
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The Most Important Hubble Photos Ever Taken

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Dean of Charles E. Schmidt College of Science,
professor of physics and Scientific Editor
for the Journals of the American Astronomical Society

Aug. 20

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Henriette van Praag
Read the Q and A - Exercise and the Brain: Reasons to Run

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Exercise and the Brain: Reasons to Run

Henriette van Praag, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Science,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Aug. 27

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Gregg Fields
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Perspectives on New Cancer Treatments

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.
Executive Director of FAU’s Institute
for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-Health)
and Professor of Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Sept. 3

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Greg O'Corry-Crowe
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Resilience in a Time of Change: Learning to Adapt in the Arctic

Greg O'Corry-Crowe, Ph.D.
Research Professor in
population biology and behavioral ecology in
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Sept. 10

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Ruth Tappen
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Memory Disorders During a Global Pandemic

Ruth Tappen, Ph.D.
Professor and Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar

Sept. 17

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno
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Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

Michael DeDonno, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist and Associate Professor,
College of Education and Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine

Sept. 24

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Sharon M. Darling
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No School? No Worries: Fostering Child
Development Outside the Classroom

Sharon M. Darling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Early Childhood/ Early Childhood Special Education,
Department of Exceptional Student Education, College of Education

Oct. 1

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Vaughn Crichlow
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The Impossible Mandate: Police-Community
Relations in America

Vaughn Crichlow, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor,
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice

Oct. 8

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Vaughn Crichlow
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Using Art to Understand Unprecedented Times

Thomas Stollar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Oct. 15

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Anthony Stagliano
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Hacking Surveillance: Creative Tactics to Avoid Being Seen

Anthony Stagliano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Oct. 22

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Lisa Wiese
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Robotic Cats Help in Social Distancing

Lisa Wiese, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Oct. 29

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Melanie Acosta
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Educational Excellence: Race, Ethnicity and Our Community

Melanie Acosta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the
College of Education

Nov. 5

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Qi Zhang
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100 Year Mystery: What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?

Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor in
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
and FAU Brain Institute Member

Nov. 12

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Feng-Hao Liu
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Next Generation of Information Security

Feng- Hao Liu, Ph.D.
assistant professor, department of computer and electrical engineering and computer science, in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dec. 3

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Lisa Wiese
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Aging in Rural Communities: Advocacy Does Matter

Lisa Wiese, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Dec. 10

Virtual

Photo Research in Action María de los Ángeles Ordóñez
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Identifying Keys to Memory and Wellness

María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP
Associate Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing,
and Director, Louis and Anne Green
Memory and Wellness Center

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