FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, March 3, 2017
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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FAU Foundation’s Annual Owl’s Nest
2nd Annual Owl's Nest Egg Drop will be on Mar. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., behind the EC building. Please submit your 3-person team by Mar. 7 to Gabrielle Vitucci. The event supports the FAU Foundation’s annual Owl’s Nest Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign. Donate Here.
Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "How to Read a Poem: An Introduction to Approaching Modern Poetry," Yasmine Shamma, Ph.D., Mar. 7, 1:30 - 3pm. Learn More. View the full Winter 2017 schedule.
Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series
"Neural Mechanisms of Social Bonding and Empathy: Implications for Autism," Larry Young, Emory University. 4pm, Mar. 21. Location TBD. View the full seminar series schedule.
Legislative Update
Read the latest Legislative Update from FAU Government Relations here.
FAU Jupiter's Spring Break Hours
Mar 6 - 10: 8:30am - 5pm
Academic Services:
Mar 6 - 10: 8am - 5pm
Dining Hall:
Mar 3: Closes at 5pm
Mar 13: Re-opens at 7:30am
Campus Life SR108:
Mar 6 - 10: 8am - 5pm
The Burrow:
Mar 4: Closed
Mar 5: 12 – 4pm
Mar 6 - 10: 8am – 5pm
Mar 11: Closed
Mar 12: 12pm – 8pm
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Honors College Dean Presents at the State Senate Richard Gordon
FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Dean, Ellen Goldey, Ph.D., appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education to discuss the ambition of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. She spoke on the achievements of Honors College students and the opportunities they receive. She also covered the accomplishments across the FAU Jupiter campus including the FAU Brain Institute and Jupiter Life Science Initiative.
Cavefish May Help Humans Evolve to Require Very Little Sleep Richard Gordon
The Keene lab at FAU Jupiter have been studying Mexican cavefish to provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms regulating sleep loss and the relationship between sensory processing and sleep. In their latest study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, findings suggest that an inability to block out your environment is one of the ways to lose sleep. Read More.
FAU Jupiter’s LLS Announces Spring Course Schedule Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Wednesday, March 15. Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Lifelong Learning Society was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests. Read more or view the schedule.
Honors College Professor Receives Book Prize Richard Gordon
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Professor of Environmental Studies, William O'Brien, Ph.D.’s 2016 book, Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, has won a 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies. O’Brien's book focuses on the untold story of segregation in state parks. The award ceremony takes place in May at the Central Park boathouse in New York City.
Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter presently enrolls more than 1,500 students and offers a broad range of upper-division and graduate courses. The campus houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the nation’s largest Lifelong Learning Society. Both the FAU Brain Institute and the FAU Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology call the MacArthur campus home, providing cutting edge research infrastructure and educational programs that link to other FAU campuses. The Jupiter Life Science Initiative serves to unite scientists and students in campus research and training activities, and helps sustain FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute, which are also located on the campus.
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