FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, April 1, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Honors College Symposium
14th Annual Honors College Symposium will be April 8. Student presentations will take place from 9 to 11:30 am and 2 to 4 pm in the AD and SR buildings. View the full Schedule.
Lifelong Learning
Upcoming Lecture: "South Florida's Coastal Environment" April 7, 10 - 11:30am. View the full Spring 2016 Schedule.
FAU Neuroscience Seminar
Dr. Catherine Collins University of Michigan, April 5, 4 pm, RF119. View all seminars.
April 4 is the next pick up for document shredding. Please place documents in bin located in the SR today. The next pick-up is April 18.
Spring Training
Spring training month is over. Thank you all for your patience with the additional traffic on campus.
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FAU Jupiter Researchers Identify New Gene Richard Gordon
Alex C. Keene, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter led a study published in the April 4 issue of Current Biology, which is the first to show that a conserved gene – translin – works as a modulator of sleep in response to metabolic changes. The research team is comrpised of Kazuma Murakami, co-first author and a Ph.D. student in the FAU/Max Planck Florida Institute Integrative Biology and Neuroscience program, collaborators from Scripps Florida and elsewhere. Read More.
Honors College Holds 2nd Annual Ethics Bowl Randy Dean Blakely, Ph.D
Ethics Bowl is a discussion of controversial ethics issues, organized as a debate. This year, eight teams of 32 students participated in the debate. After two rounds, semi-finals and a final round, the winning team was Dacia Medley, Jeanelle Angus, Christy Folk and Siree Reddy. This event was made possible through the generous support of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative at FAU, FAU-Jupiter Campus Life, and the Wilkes Honors College.
FAU Jupiter LLS LUNAFEST® Event Raises $6825 Richard Gordon
Each year, FAU Jupiter’s LLS connects women through film by hosting the LUNAFEST© Film Festival. LLS has hosted this film festival for more than eight years and has welcomed a sold-out crowd for the last four years. The latest festival took place on March 24, and six selected films were shown and discussed. Event proceeds will fund four $1,000 scholarships to female students and eight $100 scholarships to the 2016 Student of the Year recipients on the FAU Jupiter Campus. $2,025 will also be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund. Read More
Science Meets Music Richard Gordon
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's “Science Meets Music” series combines a scientific lecture with a musical preformance. The last presentation in the series took place on March 29 where 400 guests attended at The Benjamin School for a lecture titled, “Alzheimer’s Disease: New Insights into Causes and Therapies” by Eva Mandelkow, Ph.D., Max Planck. Music was provided by FAU Department of Music’s Woodwind Quintet. The quintet includes both undergraduate and graduate students, from a variety of music disciplines. The quintet performs music from the Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary periods.  
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 opened in the fall of 1999.  The campus presently enrolls more than 1,500 students and offers a broad range of upper-division and graduate courses. The campus is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society, and research facilities of Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.
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