FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, September 2, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Canvas is here
FAU is changing its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. A pilot of approximately 60 courses with an enrollment of 2500 students will begin using Canvas in the Fall. Instructors can start migrating and developing their courses for the Spring 2017 semester now. Learn More.
FAU Brain Institute Kick-off Lecture
"Harnessing Hippocampal Neurogenesis to Improve Cognition and Mood," presented by René Hen, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Columbia University. Sept 13, 4 p.m. Rm 106, Engineering East Bldg. Boca Raton Campus. Learn More. View the full seminar series schedule.
Leadership and Professional Development Program
Faculty and staff can sign-up for sessions of FAU’s new Leadership and Professional Development Program. To register for sessions Click Here..
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'Owl Research & Innovation' Fall Edition Features Research Taking Place at FAU Jupiter Richard Gordon
The impressive research, scholarly and creative achievements of faculty, staff and students are on full display in the fall edition of Owl Research & Innovation Magazine, which was recently produced by the Division of Research. The cover story featured the arrival of Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute. Additional highlights included: Gregg Fields, Ph.D., $540,250 NIH grant; Alex Keene, Ph.D., sleep study findings published in Current Biology; FAU graduate student Kuo-Sheng Lee, research published in Nature; and recent Honors College alumni Monique Tromp, new position at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The Division of Research is distributing the publication university-wide to all who can use it at events, meetings, conferences or in any other venue. To order copies at no cost to your unit, click here.
Honors College Professor Receives Fellowship from Yale Richard Gordon
Yasmine Shamma, assistant professor of American Literature at the Honors College, has received the H.D. Fellowship in English for American Literature from Yale University. The competitive postdoctoral award supports Shamma’s project Poetry of Inner Space: The New York Schools, in which she will examine manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Three Honors College Students Are Chosen as Max Planck Scholars Richard Gordon
Honors College seniors Sohini Lahiri, Patrick Hannan and Aniella Murphy were chosen as Max Planck Scholars, a program for college undergraduates who are seeking intensive laboratory research experience. All three students have goals to pursue medical degrees. “It has been very eye-opening to see the amount of critical thinking, creativity and diligence that goes into lab work. I have no doubt that I'll be using these skills in the future, especially as medicine and research go hand in hand,” said Lahiri. (Photo from left – right: Sohini Lahiri, Patrick Hannan and Aniella Murphy).
FAU Graduate Student Receives Fellowship Richard Gordon
FAU graduate student Kuo-Sheng Lee is a recipient of a fellowship sponsored by the Farris Foundation. Lee is part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) affiliated with FAU and was recently published in Nature. “Kuo’s research accomplishments over his relatively short graduate career thus far have been extraordinary. He has proven to be a persistent, dedicated, and creative researcher with a remarkable ability to face challenges and overcome obstacles. He is truly deserving of this fellowship and we’re excited to see his work and career continue to develop as a graduate student in the International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior,” said McLean Bolton, Ph.D., chair of graduate studies, MPFI. 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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