FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, October 28, 2016
A monthly community update
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Honors College Open House
The Wilkes Honors College is hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Oct. 29. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. The program will start at 1 pm at the LLS Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458. RSVP.
Neuroscience Student Organization Kick-off Event
Graduate students interested in brain sciences and brain health are invited, along with their advisors to attend the "Neuroscience Student Organization Kick-off Event" Tues, Nov 1, 4 pm, The Lake Pavilion in West Palm Beach. RSVP.
Named Scholar Ceremony
Wilkes Honors College will host its annual Named Recognition Scholar Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18 at 1 pm in AD 119, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458.
Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story
Guest speakers Dan Colussy and John Bloom discuss an unforgettable tale of technological achievement and one of the greatest business deals of all time on Nov. 15 at 1 pm in AD 119, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458. Learn more
Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "Richard the Lionheart," Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D., Nov. 2, 7 - 8:30 pm View the full Fall 2016 Schedule.
Honors College’s Kenan Challenge
Donate to Honors College’s Kenan Challenge to make the world a better place by helping students start their own social enterprises. Learn More.
Rescheduled Event: A Special Presentation by FAU President John Kelly Richard Gordon
President John Kelly will deliver a special presentation on Thursday, December 1, 8-10 am, in the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex at FAU Jupiter. He will share the latest on FAU's Jupiter Life Science Initiative with highlights on our newest world-class faculty, state-of-the-art technology, growing partnerships, increased research funding, rising student numbers, planned growth and more. Kindly reply by November 29 by clicking here.
Palm Beach Post Features Dean Goldey Richard Gordon
This week, the Palm Beach Post featured Ellen S. Goldey, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s Wilkes Honors College. The interview highlighted her background, vision and ambitious goals for the College. Read More.
Worm Holds Key to Treating Epilepsy and Rapid Drug Discovery Richard Gordon
Researchers from FAU, in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute, have opened up the possibilities for rapid drug screens to treat seizures in the near future by using a microscopic nematode worm. Current methods to control epilepsy, which affects 1 in 26 Americans, are not only inefficient but have not improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Read More.
Honors College Scientist Published in Current Biology Richard Gordon
A new study co-authored by Greg Macleod, Ph.D., associate professor in the Honors College and College of Science, observes the energy efficiency of neurotransmitter release sites such as the motor nerve terminals. The study titled "High-Probability Neurotransmitter Release Sites Represent an Energy-Efficient Design," was recently published in Current Biology. Read Here.
Professor Strain Publishes Book Focused on the 1960s in America Richard Gordon
Christopher Strain, Ph.D., professor of history for FAU’s Wilkes Honors College, recently published a book titled The Long Sixties: America, 1955-1973 (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). He examines the 1960s, “a turbulent time of great change and confusion, marked by a profound shift in values and punctuated by a profane and often ugly war. For some Americans it was a time of great liberation and freedom. For others it was the time during which the United States lost its way,” writes Strain. He provides an overview for readers to develop a deeper understanding of the many changes that took place in American life during this important decade.
FAU Brain Institute Postdoc Granted Young Investigator Award Richard Gordon
FAU Brain Institute postdoc, Matthew Robson, Ph.D., has been granted a two-year, $70,000 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Robson will use this prestigious award to investigate the actions of inflammatory cytokines - a non-antibody protein released by cells on contact with an antigen - and their actions to modulate central nervous system serotonin signaling related to mental illness. Read More.
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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