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RESEARCH IN ACTION SERIES
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UPCOMING RESEARCH IN ACTION EVENTS

Oct. 21

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Robert Kozol

Linking Genes, Brains and Behaviors in Fish to Human Health

Robert Kozol, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences,
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Research Assistant,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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Oct. 28

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Krista McCoy

Protecting People from Toxicants

Krista McCoy, Ph.D.,
Research Associate Professor,
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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Nov. 4

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Gabriel Alsenas

Can Florida be a Global Leader in Renewables?

Gabriel Alsenas,
Director, Southeastern National Marine
Renewable Energy Center at FAU, Division of Research

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Nov. 18

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Osama Refai

Will Worms Wriggle Us Closer to Solving Brain Disorders?

Osama Refai, Ph.D.,
Research Assistant Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
and FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

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Dec. 2

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Cassandra Atkin-Plunk

Can Communities Help Stop Re-Offending?

Cassandra Atkin-Plunk, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor,
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Dec. 9

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Peter Cruise

How do we Clean-up Government Corruption?

Peter Cruise, Ph.D.,
Affiliate Associate Professor of Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters and Executive Director of LeRoy Collins
Public Ethics Academy School of Public Administration

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2021 PAST EVENTS

Oct. 14

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Danielle Groton

Help Her Find a Way Home: Escaping Homelessness

Danielle Groton, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Oct. 7

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Taylor Hagood

Dig Into Creepy Creatures in Southern Folklore

Taylor Hagood, Ph.D.,
Professor of American Literature,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Sept. 30

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Armiel Suriaga
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Tips to Nip Cannabinoid-related Deaths in the Bud

Armiel Suriaga, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

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Sept. 23

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Jim Sullivan
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Harmful Algal Blooms: Can the Damage be Undone?

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.,
Executive Director,
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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EDICIÓN ESPECIAL DE DESCUBRIMIENTO EN ACCIÓN

Sept. 16

Photo Research in Action Nuria Godon
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Descubra la verdad sobre el regreso de los "Indianos" a España

Nuria Godón, Ph.D.,
Profesora Titular de Español, de la Facultad de Artes y Letras del
Dorothy F. Schmidt College F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Sept. 9

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Masoud Jahandar Lashaki
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Top Tips to Combat Harmful Air Pollutants

Masoud Jahandar Lashaki, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Civil,
Environmental and Geomatics Engineering,
College of Engineering and Computer Science

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Sept. 2

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Jeffrey Huber
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Reconstructing Miami's Salty Skyline

Jeffrey Huber
Associate Professor, School of Architecture,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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May 20

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Patrick Grant
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Can You Turn Your Genes On and Off?

Patrick Grant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Science,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

May 13

Virtual

Photo Research in Action C-P.A.W.W.W.
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Special Edition: How Puppy Love Empowers Veterans

Cheryl A. Krause-Parello professor, I-Health fellow, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, director of
Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.);

Beth Pratt, Ph.D. assistant professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, associate investigator of
Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.);

S. Juliana Moreno, research assistant of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.);
David Hibler, MS, U.S. Army Veteran, Combat Medic, Sergeant (E-5), Ohio State University, Doctorate student

May 6

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Jason Sharples
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The Truth Behind Slave Rebellion Rumors

Jason Sharples, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

April 29

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Sabrina Sembiante
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How Multi-Language Learners Connect

Sabrina Sembiante, Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum,
Culture and Educational Inquiry
College of Education

April 22

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Meredith Ellis
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Is the Skeleton Key to New York City's Past?

Meredith Ellis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

April 15

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Ashley Kennedy
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The Story of Child Labor in Myanmar

Ashley Graham Kennedy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy,
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

April 7

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Panel Discussion
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Panel Discussion: The Real World Behind AR & VR

Christopher Maraffi, MFA, assistant professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters;

Mehrdad Nojoumian, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, director,
Privacy, Security and Trust in Autonomy Lab;

Dimitris Pados, Ph.D., Charles E. Schmidt Chair Professor of Engineering and Computer Science and
I-SENSE Fellow, director, Center for Connected Autonomy & Artificial Intelligence;

Susan Schneider, Ph.D., William F. Dietrich Chair in Philosophy, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts
and Letters and FAU's Brain Institute, director, Center for the Future Mind

April 1

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Justin Bernstein
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The Ethics of Vaccination During the Pandemic

Justin Bernstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

March 25

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Becka McKay
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The Pursuit of Poetry Expression

Becka Mara McKay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

March 18

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Dale F. Williams
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In His Words: Stories of Stuttering

Dale F. Williams, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Communication Science
and Disorders Department of Communication Sciences
and Disorders College of Education

March 11

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Marianne Porter
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Dive Into Shark Science

Marianne Porter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences,
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

March 4

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Taylor Hagood
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A Look into the Life of Sherlock Holmes

Taylor Hagood, Ph.D.
Professor of American literature,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Feb. 25

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Nicholas Baima
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How Plato Shapes Your World Today

Nicholas Baima, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Feb. 18

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Susan Schneider
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Future Minds: Technological Innovations of the 21st Century

Susan Schneider, Ph.D.
William F. Dietrich Chair in Philosophy
in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters,
in collaboration with FAU's Brain Institute

Feb. 11

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Andrés Ramírez
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Explore the Best Kept Secret in Learning a New Language

Andrés Ramírez, Ed.D.,
Associate Professor, department of curriculum,
culture and educational inquiry, College of Education

Feb. 4

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno
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Live Discussion: Tips to Ensure Employability Despite a Pandemic

Michael Harari, Ph.D.,
associate professor, FAU College of Business,
and Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D.,
executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group

Jan. 28

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Michael DeDonno
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Memory As We Age

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

Jan. 20

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Brian McConnell
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Live: Special Edition: Explore Ancient Sicily Live

Brian E. McConnell, Ph.D.
Professor, Art History and Classical Archaeology,
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Jan. 14

Virtual

Photo Research in Action Ramin Pashaie
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Using Light to Decipher Brain Mysteries

Ramin Pashaie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, I-SENSE fellow, I-Brain fellow,
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science

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