FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, July 22, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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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
Max Planck Florida Institute
Seminar: Overlapping roles of Synaptotagmins 1 and 2 in triggering transmitter release at fast CNS synapses July 29, 3pm. at the Elmore Auditorium MPFI. Learn More
Honors College Summer Camp
The Honors College is hosting a week-long residential program for high school students from July 24-29. Learn more.
FAU Lifelong Learning Society (LLS)
Fall 2016 Registration: begins August 1.
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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.
Gregory Macleod, Ph.D. to be Published in Current Biology Richard Gordon
Associate Professor of Biology, Gregory Macleod, Ph.D.’s manuscript, "High probability neurotransmitter release sites represent an energy efficient design," was accepted for future publication in the prominent journal Current Biology. The manuscript reveals that nerve terminals different greatly in their energy efficiencies, e.g. like a Prius versus a Hummer. Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IB-N) graduate, Zhongmin Lu, also contributed to the manuscript.
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’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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