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FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, December 2, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Events
Canvas Training sessions
Monday, December 19, SR 278:
Canvas Q&A Labs and Migration Help
8am – 10am
Canvas Primer 1

10 am - 11 am
Canvas Primer 2

12pm - 1:30pm

Friday, December 9, SR 278:
Canvas Q&A Labs and Migration Help
8am – 10am
Canvas Primer 1

10 am - 11 am
Canvas Primer 2

12pm - 1:30pm

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Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "Leadership Lessons for the New President," Ken Adelman, Ph.D. Dec 6, 2:30pm Learn More. View the full Fall 2016 Schedule.
Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series
"How Neuronal Membrane Lipids Impact the Activity of Amphetamine-Type Psychostimulants," presented by Harald Site, Ph.D., assistant professor, Medical University of Vienna. 12-1pm Dec. 9, FAU Jupiter campus, MC-17. Learn More. View the full seminar series schedule.
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FAU Brain Institute Designated ‘Nikon Center Of Excellence’ Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide. FAU President John Kelly joined Toshiaki Nagano, president and chief executive officer of Nikon Instruments Inc., and Randy Blakely, executive director of FAU’s Brain Institute, for a special event today to highlight the growth and progress associated with FAU’s Jupiter Life Science Initiative. Together, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding before an audience of more than 300 community stakeholders and FAU students, faculty and staff. Read More. Watch the video.
Wilkes Honors College Holds Annual Named Scholar Recognition Ceremony Richard Gordon
The Wilkes Honors College Annual Named Scholar Recognition Ceremony was held on November 18 and the 2015-2016 Wilkes Honors College Named Scholars and their donors were recognized during the ceremony. The event provided the opportunity for scholarship donors to meet with the recipients of their generosity, and for students to meet and thank their benefactors. The new Dean of the Wilkes Honors College, Ellen S. Goldey, Ph.D., was the guest speaker. Goldey shared insights regarding her background in the life sciences and spoke about how every Wilkes Honors College student has the ability to make a difference.
Scripps and FAU Collaborate on “Food Coma” Study Led by IBAN Student Richard Gordon
IBAN student Keith R. Murphy is the primary author of a paper about how different foods can play roles in the immediate effects of sleep titled, “Postprandial Sleep Mechanics in Drosophila,” November 22, 2016, eLife. The researchers studied flies’ food intake and found that specific food components like protein, salt and the amount eaten promote sleep, sugar had no effect. “Different foods play different roles in mammalian physiology, but there have been very few studies on the immediate effects of eating on sleep,” said Scripps Research Institute’s Associate Professor William Ja, Ph.D. Learn More. Read the study.
FAU Jupiter Hosts Summit for the Commission on the Status of Women Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter hosted CFO Jeff Atwater and The Florida Commission on the Status of Women where discussions of the importance of financial literacy took place. The Summit was a collaborative effort to bring together leaders at the local, county and state levels to learn of the challenges facing women and families. Learn More.
Graduate Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award Richard Gordon
Environmental Science graduate student Carolyn Reiland-Smith won the George Toland Award for outstanding student presentation titled, “Germination and dispersal of two native Florida drupe-bearing plants by the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus),” at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society in Kansas City, KS. Reiland-Smith works with Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Professor of Biology, Jon Moore, Ph. D., on the Jupiter Campus. Her research relates to how tortoises disperse large stone fruit seeds and influence their germination, therefore altering the vegetation in their habitat.
FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Announces Winter Course Schedule Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.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. Learn More.
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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