Florida Atlantic University



Welcome to the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science at Florida Atlantic University. As the new name indicates, we have widened the scope of this South Florida-based continuing education program for professional journalists. Participants in the next session, scheduled for May 21-26, 2012 at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, will explore developments in science, biotechnology and medicine in addition to the environmental subject matter the program has traditionally examined. The expanded agenda will better connect the program to FAU's plan to launch a science journalism master's degree program in mid-2012.


The institute is an intensive, weeklong program of lectures, discussions and almost daily field trips to natural areas, research centers and other locations from Fort Pierce to Miami. Up to 25 journalists from all types of media are selected to attend each year thanks to a grant provided by the  Scripps Howard Foundation  in Cincinnati, Ohio. The six-day program is operated by the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies with help from the Florida Center for Environmental Studies. FAU is a state-funded, research-level university with more than 28,000 students and more than 1,300 faculty on seven campuses.


The institute's 2012 agenda is under development: More details will be posted here in the fall. Full-time journalists of all stripes, who specialize in science reporting or are further developing those skills, are encouraged to apply -- staffer or freelancer; print, radio or television reporter; web writer or blogger; producer or editor. Applications to the program's fifth session are now being accepted with a March 1, 2012 deadline.






Scripps Howard Institute 2012 Keynote Talk

The world is experiencing an unprecedented rate of emerging infectious disease. Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Associate Vice-President of EcoHealth Alliance, will deliver a keynote talk on this subject for the 2012 Scripps Howard Institute on Environment and Science on Monday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jupiter campus auditorium (AD 119). The presentation is titled: "The Human Hand and Disease Emergence: Why Ebola, Nipah and SARS Outbreaks Are Our Fault." The lecture is free and open to the public. Click the link below to view the flier.

Sea Level Rise Summit: The Future of Florida and the Coast (June 21-22, 2012)

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University is organizing a summit on sea level rise risk and response in the state June 21-22 at the Marriott Boca Town Center. The event is going to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, limestone geology and water management in Florida; share the ongoing responses and adaption of planning agencies, institutions and civic society; and compare the Florida situation and response with other vulnerable localities in the U.S. and worldwide. For more information go to www.ces.fau.edu/slr2012


Scripps Howard Institute on the
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Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Director: Neil Santaniello
561.799.8047, nsantane@fau.edu


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