FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, May 13, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Lifelong Learning
Upcoming Lecture: Jeffrey S. Morton, Ph.D., "Confronting the Middle East" May 18, 7 - 8:30pm. View the full Spring 2016 Schedule.
MPFI Seminar Series
Hollis Cline, Ph.D. Hahn Professor of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, "Building Circuits for Visual Information Processing” May 26, 11 - 12pm, Elmore Auditorium, MPFI.
Human Resources
Robin Kabat, Associate Director, Human Resources will be on the Jupiter Campus May 18, 9am - 1pm in SR224. To request an appointment time email or call 561-297-3072 in advance.
May 20 is the next pick up for document shredding. They will not be picking up on the 16 as previously scheduled. Please place documents in the bin in the SR building by the 19.
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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.
Fran Georgia Kamin Posthumously Conferred at 2016 Commencement Ceremony Randy Dean Blakely, Ph.D
Fran Georgia Kamin was posthumously conferred with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at FAU’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Valerie Bryan accepted the degree on behalf of Dr. Kamin. Fran who received her master’s from FAU College of Education in 2010. She filled many roles during her time at FAU; student, employee, mentee, mentor, friend, and confidant.
Jupiter Campus on the Move
A weekly update on office space transition
Randy Dean Blakely, Ph.D
In an attempt to keep you informed, we want to provide you with an update on campus moves. The Geomatics Lab has moved into a new space from SR 271 to the Hibel Fine Arts Building, HA 103. The Honors College Anthropology Lab has moved from HC 178 to the Student Resources & Classroom Building, SR 271. Please call this number if you have any questions regarding campus moves (561) 799-8531.
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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