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FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, December 9, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Events
Dining Hall Hours
Dec 9 through Dec 13:
Breakfast:
7:30 - 10 am
Lunch:

11 am to 2 pm
Dinner:

4 to 6:30 pm

December 14
Open
7:30 am to 2 pm

Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "Turning Points of the American Civil War," Stephen Engle, Ph.D. Dec 12, 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, Rm 119, MC-17. Learn More. View the full seminar series schedule.
Free Cycle: Let it go Event
Dec 5 - 16 in the SR Burrow: Share your gently used items, or come and take what you need. All items left over by 12/16 at noon will be donated to local agencies. Learn More.
Submit News
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FAU and Neuro Pharmalogics Enter into Licensing Agreementy Richard Gordon
Florida Atlantic University has entered into a licensing agreement with Neuro Pharmalogics, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients with rare (orphan) neurological diseases. The portfolio of patents focuses on the PKG (protein kinase G) pathway, which plays a pivotal role in several neurological conditions by controlling cortical spreading depolarization. Research at FAU has found that neurological diseases, including hemiplegic migraine – a severe type of migraine that can affect patients up to 15 times a month and can paralyze half the body – as well as neural trauma (traumatic brain injury and spinal shock), stroke, and epileptic conditions can be targeted through the PKG signaling pathway. Read More. From the Sun Sentinel.
Jupiter Campus Life Hosts Stress-Less Week Richard Gordon
FAU’s annual Stress-Less Week encouraged students to take study breaks as they prepared for their final exams last week. Hosted by Jupiter Campus Life, the week-long series of events included relaxing activities such as yoga and aromatherapy to help students decompress from study sessions. The Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club also contributed by hosting a "pet-a-pup" event on campus with trained service dogs.
Blakely Appointed to the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) Richard Gordon
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the Brain Institute, is appointed to serve a four-year period on the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC). The NAMHC advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Director, National Institutes of Health; and the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute. “I am honored to be able to serve our nation’s mental health research community and the NIMH through my work on the NAMHC,” said Blakely. “This position should also be helpful for FAU neuroscientists in having an informed perspective over federal grant priorities, particularly with a change in NIMH leadership.”
Scripps, FAU Collaborate on Memory Study Richard Gordon
A study on fear memory by Robert Stackman, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Psychology, and Joan Lora, a doctoral student in Integrative Biology - Neuroscience, was recently published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Collaborators include Sathyanarayanan (Sathya) V. Puthanveettil, Ph.D., associate professor at Scripps, who led the study. Previous work defined a role for the prefrontal cortex in consolidation of fear memory. However, the involvement of this brain region in encoding new long-term memories had not been determined. Read 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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