FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, August 26, 2016
A monthly community update
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FAU Brain Institute Kick-off Lecture
"Harnessing Hippocampal Neurogenesis to Improve Cognition and Mood," presented by René Hen, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Columbia University. Sept 13, 4 p.m. Rm 106, Engineering East Bldg. Boca Raton Campus. Learn More. View the full seminar series schedule.
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.
FAU Lifelong Learning Society (LLS)
Fall 2016 Registration is open. View the catalog here.
FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Announces Fall Course Schedule Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University has announced the Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 10. 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.
Honors College Welcomes New Students Richard Gordon
This week the Honors College welcomed 143 new students and the college residence halls are at a full capacity. The large class comes with prestigious academic achievements, with average ACT scores of 26-30, SAT scores of 1720 – 1930 and GPAs 4.16 – 4.78, and two National Merit Finalists. Every student admitted to the Wilkes Honors College is guaranteed a merit-based scholarship and this class is no exception with nearly $500,000 awarded.
ACI Welcomes Second Incoming Class Richard Gordon
The FAU Academy for Community Inclusion welcomed its second "incoming" class. The class consists of 15 newly admitted students which is a 67% increase compared to their inaugural Spring 2016 class. ACI offered orientations that included both students and parents covering a variety of topics including information on the college experience, campus life, life planning and social security benefits. ACI is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn More.
Brain Institute Executive Director Speaks at BioFlorida Event Richard Gordon
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the FAU Brain Institute and professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, recently presented at BioFlorida’s event “Florida's Neuroscience Nexus: Fueling Local Discoveries That Shape Our Understanding of the Brain”. Blakely’s presentation introduced the FAU Brain Institute and his vision going forward to the guests. The event was held at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and attended by life science leaders from around the region.
Welcome New Faculty and Staff for Fall 2016 Richard Gordon
The FAU Jupiter community is steadily growing! A warm welcome to our newest “Owls” on campus, as we begin the fall 2016 semester…

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science:

  • Predrag Cudic, Ph.D., professor, chemistry & biochemistry
  • Ramanjaneyulu Rayala, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow
  • John Tauber, research assistant
  • Brandon Williams, lab technician
  • FAU Brain Institute:

  • Administration: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director and professor; Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., research assistant professor, director of communications and community programming; Thomas Graziano, director, research programs/services; Jan Holmes, administration assistant
  • Research Associate Professors: Paul Gresch, PhD., Maureen Hahn, Ph.D., Hideki Iwamoto, Ph.D.
  • Post-Doctoral Faculty: Osama Refai, Ph.D., Matthew Robson, Ph.D., Adele Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Brain Institute Assistants: Gwynne Davis, Raajaram Gowrishankar, Catherine Nettesheim, Meagan Quinlan, Cassandra Retzlaff, Chelsea Snarrenberg
  • Research Technician: Matthew Gross
  • Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College:

  • Ellen Goldey, Ph.D., dean and professor
  • Gloria Melgarejo Granada, instructor of French and Spanish
  • College of Education

  • Susan Dennett, visiting assistant professor
  • John Hardman, instructor
  • College of Arts and Letters:

  • Byron McCane, professor of history
  • Student Affairs:

  • Kristin Skarie, director of campus life
  • Courtney Thompson, assistant director of housing and campus life
  • Academic Affairs:

  • Anna Holmes, administrative assistant

  • 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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