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FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, November 11, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Events
Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story
A Special Lecture: "Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story," Guest speakers Dan Colussy and John Bloom discuss an unforgettable tale of technological achievement and one of the greatest business deals of all time. Nov 15, 2 pm, AD 119. Learn More.
Faculty and Staff Portraits
FAU’s photographer will be on campus to take faculty and staff portraits on November 18, 9am-1pm in AD 202. Please stop by and get your portrait taken!
Lifelong Learning (LLS)
Upcoming Lecture: "Political Postmortem," Kevin Wagner, Ph.D. Nov 14, 12 pm Learn More. View the full Fall 2016 Schedule.
Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar Series
"Neurodevelopment Effects of Maternal Inflammation and Stress: A Novel Placenta-Serotonin Pathway," presented by Alexandre Bonnin, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Southern California. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 FAU Jupiter campus, MC-17; Videoconference: Boca (BC-130). Learn More. View the full seminar series schedule.
Named Scholar Ceremony
Wilkes Honors College will host its annual Named Recognition Scholar Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18 at 1 pm in AD 119, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458.
Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at FAU
Prevent Child Bullying in Schools and in the Community Dr. Limber will address the impact of bullying on both the targeted children and the bullies themselves, with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations such as children with autism and other disabilities. Thurs, Nov 17, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, FAU Jupiter, ADM Auditorium. Sign Up
Legislative Update
Read Government Relations latest Legislative Update Here.
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Happy Veterans Day! Richard Gordon
FAU Drug Study Proposal Selected by National Institute on Aging Interventions Testing Program Richard Gordon
The National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Interventions Testing Program (ITP) recently approved a proposal by two Florida Atlantic University faculty members to test the known anti-inflammatory drug sulindac in a pilot study for life span extension. ITP accepts between three to five interventions for testing each year, among a large number of proposals from across the nation.

Distinguished Research Professor Herb Weissbach, Ph.D., and Shailaja Kesaraju Allani, Ph.D, research assistant professor- both of FAU’s Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science- based the proposal on years of research conducted at FAU on the drug, which revealed other unique biological properties that protect normal cells against oxidative damage that occurs after traumatic events such as heart attack and oxidative damage to the retina. Additionally, they have shown that sulindac can make anti-cancer drugs more effective in killing cancer cells.

“Since oxidative damage is believed to also play a significant role in age-related diseases and the aging process, the NIA selected sulindac to test for its ability to extend life span in mice,” said Weissbach. “We are thrilled to continue the work done in collaboration with our FAU colleagues Dr. Howard Prentice and Dr. Janet Blanks through the ITP program, which will hopefully lead to more effective treatments for common diseases we face with age, including cancer.”

The ITP program carries out testing studies in specialized facilities housed at University of Michigan, The Jackson Laboratory, and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The program is designed to involve collaborations with investigators at any university, institute, or other organization that has ideas about pharmacological interventions that might slow the aging process and wishes to test these in a lifespan study of mice.

For more information, contact Weissbach at 561-799-8345 hweissba@fau.edu.


The Neuroscience Student Organization Hosted Kick-Off Event Richard Gordon
Graduate students interested in brain sciences and brain health at FAU launched the group Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO) with an event held in downtown West Palm to network and hear TED-style talks focused on key facets of the graduate experience, from the perspectives of senior neuroscientists. The speakers included Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D., associate professor, biological sciences, FAU, Robert Stackman, professor & interim chair, psychology, FAU and David Fitzpatrick, scientific director & CEO of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. All graduate student attendees received free 2017 Society for Neuroscience memberships. The event was sponsored by the FAU Brain Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.
Students from Independence Middle School Attend Jupiter’s LLS Lecture Richard Gordon
Seventh grade students from Independence Middle School's science program, SciQuest, attended “Perspectives from Space” lecture given by former astronaut Sandra Magnus, Ph.D. hosted by Jupiter’s LLS. Selected as an Astronaut in the 1996 class, Magnus entered NASA during the era of the International Space Station program, resulting in a career that took her around the world as well as off the planet. Jupiter’s LLS invited local middle and high schools to attend the lecture as part of our community outreach program.
Wilkes Honors College Volunteer Club Makes Holiday Boxes for Children Richard Gordon
The Wilkes Honors College volunteer club SAVI worked with the Samaritan’s Purse program Operation Christmas Child to assemble holiday boxes for children. Students decorated and filled two boxes with gifts, small toys, hygiene items and school supplies to be donated to a boy and a girl for the holidays. The boxes are sent through Operation Christmas Child to children in need.
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