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Friday, May 27, 2016
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Lifelong Learning
Upcoming Lecture: "Degas, Balanchine and the Ballet - Dance is the sculpture of space," Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D. May 31, 1:30 PM. View the full Spring 2016 Schedule.
Honors College Summer Camp
The Honors College is hosting a week-long residential summer program for high school students from July 24-29. MERGE will focus on the interaction among science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the liberal arts. Learn More.
Summer Hours

The Campus

Will be closed May 30th

Dining Hall
The dining hall will close for the summer.
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Richard Gordon

FAU Jupiter Welcomes Randy D. Blakely Ph.D. as Executive Director of the FAU Brain Institute Richard Gordon
An internationally renowned neuroscientist and leading expert in synaptic pharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, and neurogenetics, has joined Florida Atlantic University as the executive director of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute. Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. comes to FAU from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he held the positions of Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, director of the Vanderbilt Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research, as well as the director of the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Training Program in Functional Neurogenomics. Read More.
Wilkes Honors College Celebrates 2016 Medallion Ceremony Richard Gordon
The Wilkes Honors College graduated 68 students at its annual Medallion Ceremony in the Lifelong Auditorium, where 500 friends and family where in attendance. At the special morning ceremony, each student recieves a medallion from their faculty advisor and awards are given to recognize superior academic preformance. Honors College students then proceed to FAU commencemnt at the Boca Raton campus where degrees are conferred by FAU President Kelly. View photos here.
First IBAN Graduate Recognized at FAU Commencement Richard Gordon
Brati Das, 32 became the first graduate of FAU’s Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBAN) program, an innovative Ph.D. program jointly instructed by Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI). Das received her doctorate on Friday, May 6. Das’ research centered on the fundamental principles that voltage gated calcium channels utilize to regulate synaptic function throughout the central nervous system. Das, originally from India, hopes to secure a post-doctoral fellowship position after graduation. Read More.
FAU Jupiter Celebrates Arbor Day with Town of Jupiter and Honors Former Mayor Richard Gordon
On April 29, FAU Jupiter celebrated being a “2015 Tree Campus USA” for the sixth year in a row, and the Town of Jupiter’s honor of being a “2015 Tree City” for the twentieth year in a row. These honors are bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation. FAU Jupiter also Honored former Town of Jupiter Mayor Karen Golonka by planting a tree in her honor in the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum.
Alex Keene, Ph.D., Presents at IBANGS 2016 Richard Gordon
Alex Keene, Ph.D., associate professor, College of Science, Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter, presented his speech, “Genetic and evolutionary dissection of the sleep-feeding conflict” at the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) 2016 meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine on May 14. IBANGS awarded Keene the Young Scientist Award earlier this year for his research and its impact in his field.
FAU Graduate Student Publishes in Nature Richard Gordon
FAU graduate student Kuo-Sheng Lee published his research titled “Topology of ON and OFF inputs in visual cortex enables an invariant columnar architecture,” in Nature for his work completed at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI). Kuo-Sheng Lee conducted this work alongside Xiaoying Huang in David Fitzpatrick’s lab at MPFI. Lee is part of the FAU Integrative Biology and Neuroscience graduate program and was recently accepted into the International Max Planck Research School affiliated with FAU. Read More.
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