FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, February 24, 2017
A monthly community update
Jupiter, Education, Top, Honors, Science, FAU, live-learn
FAU Jupiter's Lifelong Learning
Jupiter's Lifelong Learning has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Wednesday, March 15. Learn More.
Honors College Open House
The Wilkes Honors College is hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, April 15. Learn More.
Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series
"Regulation of Intracellular pH in Neurons & Astrocytes: Role of Na-coupled HCO3 Transporters," presented by Walter Boron, M.D., Ph.D. 4pm, Feb. 28, FAU Jupiter campus, MC-17 Rm119. View the flyer. View the full seminar series schedule.
The Osteoarthritis Project
A team of scientists between FAU, Scripps Florida and University of Texas Health Science Center are raising money for their research for a new osteoarthritis treatment. Learn more and donate to bring an osteoarthritis treatment to clinical trials here.
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.
Legislative Update
Read the latest Legislative Update from FAU Government Relations here.
FAU Jupiter's Spring Break Hours
Mar 6 - 10:
8:30am - 5pm
Academic Services:
Mar 6 - 10:
8:00am - 5pm
Dinning Hall:
Mar 3:
Closes at 5pm
Mar 13:
Re-Opens at 7:30am
Jupiter Students Attend FAU Day at the Capitol Richard Gordon
FAU Day at the Capitol is an annual event held in Tallahassee where students and staff meet with members of FAU’s delegation, members of the legislative leadership and committee leadership. The day included Senate and House Chamber tours and a reception. President Kelly addressed the group at breakfast along with Florida's Chief Financial Officer and soon-to-be FAU’s CFO, Jeff Atwater. In addition, students had the opportunity to hear from the Chancellor of the State University System, Marshall McAllister Criser, at lunch. Jupiter was one of the top priorities on FAU’s legislative agenda. The following Wilkes Honors College students Micael Idani, Darren Turner, Stacy Cabral and Clayton Sims represented the Jupiter campus.
FAU MacArthur Campus named a 2016 Tree Campus USA Richard Gordon
For the seventh consecutive year, FAU's John D. MacArthur campus is named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a designation that honors towns, cities, colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging their communities in environmental stewardship. The campus is home to the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum, named in honor of the University’s vice president emeritus. The arboretum is planted with Florida native plants, including typical species found in pine flatwoods, tropical hardwood hammocks, mixed hardwood swamps and oak hammock. The Jupiter campus will celebrate this honor on Arbor Day, April 28, in the Huckshorn Arboretum. Learn more.
Palm Beach North Chamber Hosts CEO Roundtable Panel for YEA! Students at FAU Jupiter Richard Gordon
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (YEA!) class of 2016-2017 attended a CEO round table panel featuring Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, and Sheila Mains, CEO and founder of Brownie Brittle, LLS. Cane and Mains shared their individual career path stories with the audience, and the YEA! students had the opportunity to interact and ask questions. The event was broadcast live by FAU Jupiter and can be viewed here.
FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness Richard Gordon
Researchers from FAU are collaborating with scientists from Sancilio and Company, Inc., in Riviera Beach, Fla., to begin a new research project aimed at finding a treatment for patients afflicted by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Wen Shen, Ph.D., a neuroscientist, associate professor of biomedical science in FAU’s College of Medicine and a faculty member in FAU’s Brain Institute who has expertise in retinal physiology, will spearhead evaluating the new drug in the animal model. Read More.
FAU and Jupiter Medical Center Co-Sponsor BioFlorida Event Richard Gordon
BioFlorida, an advocate organization for Florida’s biopharmaceutical, medical technology and biagriculture industries, hosted an event titled, “Life Sciences: A Collaboration in Motion.” Keynote speakers included; John D. Couris, president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, Dan Flynn, Ph.D., vice president of FAU’s Division of Research, Robert Mino of Sancilio & Company, Inc., and Nancy K. Bryan, president and CEO of BioFlorida. The program also featured a first-hand robotic surgery demo of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System.
Academy for Community Inclusion Hosts Open House Richard Gordon
The Academy for Community Inclusion (ACI) hosted a well-attended Spring Open House. The event was designed to showcase the program and review admission and application requirements. Four ACI students shared their personal experiences at the college and led guided tours of the campus for the attendees. More information and applications for ACI can be found here.
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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