FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Summer Academy: A training opportunity for teachers and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Aug 25 & 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Complex. Learn More.
Florida's Neuroscience Nexus: Fueling Local Discoveries That Shape Our Understanding of the Brain: Aug 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI). Learn More.
FAU Lifelong Learning Society (LLS)
Fall 2016 Registration: begins August 1.
FAU Appoints New Dean of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University has appointed Ellen S. Goldey, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, effective Monday, Aug. 1. Goldey comes to FAU from Wofford College, where she was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in biology and previously served for five years as chair of its Department of Biology. Read more.
FAU Brain Institute Appoints Associate Director Richard Gordon
Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has been appointed associate director of the FAU Brain Institute. In this position, Dawson-Scully will work to develop academic programs supported by the Brain Institute. Read More.
Academy for Community Inclusion Announces Increase in Fall 2016 Incoming Class Richard Gordon
The FAU Academy for Community Inclusion (ACI) is welcoming its second incoming class this Fall 2016. The class consists of 15 newly admitted students which is a 67% increase compared to their inaugural Spring 2016 class. ACI is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more.
IB-N Student’s Work Published in Nature Neuroscience Graces Cover Richard Gordon
Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IB-N) student Daniel E. Wilson published his work in the August 2016, Volume 19, No. 8 edition of Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal. The article titled "Orientation selectivity and the functional clustering of synaptic inputs in primary visual cortex" is based on research he conducted with colleagues from the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, including CEO David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., and will be featured on the cover with an illustration. The article is also featured in the “News in Views” section where other scientists review and discuss the work. “Dan was one of the first graduate students to be recruited to the joint FAU/MPFI Integrative Biology and Neuroscience graduate program,” said Rod Murphey, Ph.D., Jupiter Life Science Initiative Director, Department of Biological Sciences Chair and Professor. “Publishing in this high impact journal, having the article chosen to be featured in their ‘News and Views’ section, as well as being highlighted with cover art, is a real tribute to Dan's skill and the contributions he is making to neuroscience. The IBAN Program is very impressed with Dan's success, and grateful for the attention he is bringing to the program.” Read More.
Honors College Flagler Scholar Gains Summer Internship Experience at I Am Proof Richard Gordon
Sophomore James Adaryukov interned at I Am Proof for his summer Flagler Scholar enrichment program. The non-profit is dedicated to helping at-risk teens gain social and life skills. Adaryukov is considering a career in clinical psychology and I Am Proof presented a perfect opportunity to gain insights in the field by mentoring teens. “Being a Flagler Scholar has given me opportunities I would never have imagined,” said Adaryukov. “It has allowed me to expand my intellectual horizons.” The Flagler program is made possible by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust for students who exhibit outstanding leadership, courage, integrity, and vigor, Flagler Scholars receive full-tuition coverage and enrichment programs.
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’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. The Jupiter Life Science Initiative unites scientists and students in research and training programs and leverages FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute, which are also located on the campus. As part of this effort, the university-wide Brain Institute launched on the campus in 2016 and is a hub of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary neuroscience activity that builds on existing neuroscience centers and programs within FAU. The Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology offers research and training programs in molecular biology and biotechnology and serves as a link between FAU and other institutions and industries in this field.
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