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News of Special Note
Funeral Service for Arthur Jaffe to be held in Butler, PA, Friday
A funeral service for Arthur Jaffe will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 East North Street, Butler, PA, with Cantor Michal Gray-Schaffer of Congregation of B'nai Abraham officiating.
A graveside service will follow at B'Nai Abraham Congregation Cemetery, Butler, PA.
Memorial donations in Arthur's name are suggested to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Service for Dr. Ernest Weiser Feb. 1
Dr. Ernest Weiser, who was a member of the FAU faculty for 35 years before his retirement in 2003, passed away on Jan. 24 after a long illness. He was 84.
Dr. Weiser joined FAU in 1968 to chair the department that is now named Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature. In addition to teaching German to undergraduate and graduate students, he organized and presented foreign language workshops for local high school teachers. In the 1980s he went to the Davie campus as director of humanities programs.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 5808 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Members of the University community are invited to attend. A reception will be held after the service in the Atrium on the second floor of the Culture & Society Building on the Boca Raton campus.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dr. Weiser’s memory to the FAU Foundation to benefit the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters https://fauf.fau.edu/NetCommunity/, to the National Parkinson Foundation http://www.parkinson.org/or to the Florida Humane Society http://www.floridahumanesociety.org
Florida Atlantic University respects the diversity of its student population, workforce and guests. Gender-neutral and family-friendly restrooms can be found at various locations across campus. Go online for more info.
Meet & Greet with the FAU Police Department!
The FAU Police Department will be hosting a “Meet and Greet”!
When: February 4
Time: 6-8 p.m.
We will have free food, music and giveaways (U-locks, bags etc.). In addition, we will have a demo roll-over simulator that will show what it looks like to be in that type of vehicle accident . We will also be promoting our free Rape Aggression Defense class for women coming up in March and offering free bicycle and laptop registration.
Attachment, Neurodevelopmemt and Psychopathology Course
This 3-day course focuses on the development, prevention, anf treatment of psychological disorder. It weaves together theory, human development, assessment, case examples, and treatment applications to reframe maladaptive behavior in terms of strategies for self-protection.
Who: Dr. Patricia McKinsey Crittenden
When: March 10-12
Where: Live Oak Pavillion, Boca Raton Campus
REGISTER: https://fauf.fau.edu/NetCommunity/ college-of-education/counselor- education/15-ed-attachment- neurodevelopment-psychopathology
FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Events
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m.
“The Practice” workshops with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life founder Barb Schmidt
Senate Chambers, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
$25 each workshop
Registration required at fauf.fau.edu/peaceful
Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30 p.m.
Lecture and Reception: “When Good Climates Go Bad: Extreme Events, Climate Cycles and the Opportunities for Cuban History,” with Sherry Johnson, professor Latin American History at FIU
Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Concert: Amernet String Quartet and Pianist Heather Coltman
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com, 800-564-9539 or at the box office in FAU’s Student Union
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture and reading with author Roxane Gay
Student Union Building, FAU Boca Raton
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn-based artist Penelope Umbrico on “Altarations” exhibition
Girls Club, 117 NE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
Free and open to the public
FAU Libraries Customer Satisfaction Survey
The Florida Atlantic University Libraries would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to take a customer satisfaction survey, which measures library services, staff, facilities, policies and more. The survey’s results will help identify areas for improvement and can be accessed at http://fau.countingopinions.com until Dec. 31, 2014. For more information, contact Darlene Parrish, Ph.D., university librarian, email@example.com Malka Schyndel, M.S.L.S., associate librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division of Research Vice President Search
The dates and locations are finalized for the faculty forums with the candidates for Vice President Research. I want to encourage all faculty to attend these sessions. The sessions will have minutes and they will be shared with the Search Committee. Attendance shows the candidates our interest and commitment to research here at FAU. Details can be found at http://fau.edu/research/vpsearch/.
The David l. Boren UndergraduateScholarships/Graduate Fellowships Competition is now open
Undergraduate Scholarship Deadlines: FAU Campus Deadline is Monday January 12, 2015
Boren National Deadline is Wednesday February 4, 2015
Graduate Fellowship Deadline: Graduate students apply directly to Boren by Tuesday January 27, 2015
The Boren grant is a unique scholarship opportunity to study abroad and pursue less commonly taught language learning in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad (Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin American and the Middle East). Students go abroad for a semester or academic year of study. STEM students only can apply for an 8 week summer program as well. Awards are $8,000/summer, $10,000/semester or $20,000/academic year for undergraduate students; and up to $30,000 for graduate students. Applicants must be enrolled in a US college or university and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the US at the time of application.
FAU Contact: Dr. Catherine Meschievitz, Director, Office of International Programs, 561-297-1039, email@example.com.
University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW)
The UCEW is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Center for Excellence in Writing (CCEW). This new community-based writing center is designed to provide writing support for prospective college and graduate students who are not affiliated with FAU and business professionals who need writing support for their workplace writing. The CCEW will also offer a range of workshops on topics such as college admission essays, personal statements, press releases, and strategies for academic writing. Please visit http://www.fau.edu/ccew for more information.
What File sharing or Cloud Drive applications do you use?
Regardless of whether you use a Tablet, Mac or a PC, FAU uses a Web based application that is used to securely share files across campus and externally. Filelocker is a secure area used for exchanging files. Email exchange of files is not secure and has inherent limitations to the file size that can be sent attached to the email. Don’t use email file sharing. File Locker is secure and it gives you the ability to share Large Files. With Filelocker your files are stored up to 30 days and the files are all encrypted. To login to the Filelocker application here at FAU point your browser to https://filelocker.fau.edu
To READ MORE of Cybersecurity blogs go to http://wordpress.fau.edu/security. For more Cybersecurity information please go to our web site at www.fau.edu/security or contact Larry Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-297-3259
Notice of Required Disclosures
Dear FAU Students and Employees:
Colleges and universities are required to provide students, prospective students, current and prospective employees with various disclosures and notifications concerning specific campus policies and programs. For your convenience, Florida Atlantic University maintains a website through which students can easily access this important information: Consumer Information
If you have questions about specific disclosure statements, please contact the departments as indicated. For general questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 561-297-3530 or email email@example.com. Paper copies of any mandated disclosures are available through the Office of Student Financial Aid, located in the Student Support Services building (#80), room 233.
Learn About the Research Your License Plate Purchase Supports
FAU Harbor Branch's Specialty License Plate Program has a new promotional tool to educate the public on the research that is funded by HBOI's four specialty plates. The public outreach video features projects that are supported by each of the four plates: Protect Wild Dolphins, Save Our Seas, Protect Florida Whales and Aquaculture. There are also shorter versions to promote each plate individually, some of which will be used in a television ad campaign on WPTV (the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach) in the fall. Click here to watch!
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU’s College of Medicine is conducting a new 6 month study of an investigational compound to possibly slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for subjects 55 to 85 years old. This study is an investigational oral medication designed for subjects already taking donepezil (Aricept) for at least three months. Clinical trial subjects will receive all investigational study medication, study evaluations and an MRI at no cost. Eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel expenses. Call Clinical Research Studies at FAU’s College of Medicine to learn more (561) 297-0164.
We are growing FAUAA's presence on social media and we need your help with our first social campaign! We’ve asked alumni and friends of FAU to submit “Throwback Thursday” photos and we will share our favorites each week.
This is sure to be a fun way to engage alumni, but we need help getting started! Photos can be of your time at FAU or a particularly special FAU memory/event from a few years or months back. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pomponi Named Co-Chair of NSF's "Decadal Survey"
Dr. Shirley Pomponi, Executive Director of the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Engineering, Research and Technology headquartered at HBOI, was recently named co-chair of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences: Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Research Priorities." As part of the HBOI Faculty & Project Manager Incentive Program, the honor earned Pomponi a Professional Achievement award.
Vision for the Center of eLearning
The Center for eLearning is introducing several new services to support faculty, departments and colleges in meeting their goals for the development of online programs. A quick overview of those services is provided in a short Vision for the Center of eLearning presentation online. The Center is currently planning to hire additional instructional designers who will be able to assist all full time faculty members (this includes anyone who has or has not taken the CeL 1001 course) with the development of future courses. Faculty members, using the new services, will receive compensation in the form of stipends for their time spent developing courses. The Center of eLearning is now accepting eDesign Consult applications from faculty who are interested in developing courses for summer or fall 2014. For a complete descriptions of all of the support tools and programs we now have available to you, visit our website. In the spring, we are offering the eCertification for Facilitator. Anyone teaching a predesigned course or are assisting with the teaching of a course would benefit from this training opportunity. For an application and information visit the eCertification page of our website.
The Center is appreciative of the effort of all of our distance educators.
Victoria Brown, Ed. D.
Interim Assistant Provost of eLearning
For more information:
Contact: Corine Nelson
E-mail: email@example.com .
Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL’s eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email and teaching discipline.
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• Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL's eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email and teaching discipline.
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