Announcements of General Interest
View announcements by selecting a category. You may view all announcements by selecting the 'All Categories' category. Announcements of interest to faculty and staff are distributed Mondays the FAU's Office of University Communications. If you would like to submit an announcement event, please use our Announcement Submission Form.
News of Special Note
President Kelly Invites You to Attend the Heart Walk Kick-off
One of the best traditions at FAU is our participation in the annual Palm Beach Heart Walk. Teams are forming right now for this year’s Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown West Palm Beach. Now’s the time to talk to your friends and co-workers about forming your own team under the overall umbrella of Team FAU. To get started, click here. If you have questions or need help, please contact Lynn Laurenti at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Mora Rhine at Jennifer.Mora@heart.org. The team coordinator on the Jupiter campus is Terry Gearing, email@example.com.
A kick-off event for FAU’s Heart Walk participants will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 21, in the Majestic Palm Room of the Student Union.
Bonnie and Clyde, the musical
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.; Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 26, 2 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Tickets and information: 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com
A musical that tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde. In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie's mother's car. Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued with Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime. They do some holdups, but their amateur efforts, while exciting, are not very lucrative. Bonnie and Clyde turn from pulling small-time heists to robbing banks. Their exploits also become more violent. www.fau.edu/festivalrep
- Help Incoming students connect to FAU!
Help incoming students connect to FAU! Camps Owls, FAU's Adventure Orientation program, is still in need of 3 professional and 3 faculty staff members for our August trips. Trip dates are Aug. 11-13, with a pre-trip meeting on August 10 with your group of 10 students. You will have a trained student volunteer working with you. Please contact Sarah Canatsey, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures, to find out more information. X76110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Native American Talking Circle
Date:Friday, August 8th, 2014
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Atrium at Florida Atlantic University,Boca Raton Campus, Bldg. 84
Description: Members of the FAU community will have the opportunity to participate in this Native American tradition, a place where stories are shared in a respectful manner and in a context of complete acceptance by participants.
Contact info: Joanna Kentolall, The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. – email@example.com
Save a Life, Learn CPR!
When: September 16
This training opportunity is open to all students, staff, and faculty who are interested in receiving an American Heart Association CPR certification or re-certification. This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR + AED course for non-healthcare persons. This training will be offered at a discounted rate of $30.00 Course materials are included in class cost. The training is provided by Conor Devery from First Response Training, LLC and will be held in SE 319 (third floor of the Science building on the Boca Raton campus from 2:30 pm to 5:00pm. Please sign up and pay via the link below. Any questions please contact Carla Liranzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$30 / Register here
Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: “August: Osage County”
Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $20; FAU faculty, staff and alumni $15; students $12
Tickets and information: 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com; or visit the Box Office in the Student Union, M-F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2 p.m.; Saturday, July 26, 7 p.m.
This drama tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts' play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run. www.fau.edu/festivalrep
The US. Student Fulbright Program is open for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year
The US. Student Fulbright Program is open for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Eligible FAU students or recent graduates of FAU may apply for a Fulbright grant to do independent studies in one of over 120 countries, or to teach English. The awards vary by country but generally cover all transportation, insurance, living and study costs for the 9-12 months you are abroad. Applicants must be US citizens and must have earned the bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the award in Fall 2015. Undergraduate students who will be starting their senior year in the fall and plan to graduate in May 2015 are eligible to apply in this round. Current graduate students and recent graduates of FAU may also apply.
The web site www.fulbrightoneline.org contains a wealth of information on the awards, the application process, and deadlines.
The FAU campus deadline is September 16, 2014 at 5 pm EST. A campus review process will follow and students will be assisted to complete their final application by the national deadline of October 14, 2014.
Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (email@example.com) is the FAU Student Fulbright advisor and can answer questions about this competition via email or phone at 561-297-1039. Information sessions will be held in the late summer, students can watch for news on the OIP website: www.fau.edu/goabroad. Dr. Meschievitz will also meet 1:1 with interested students.
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.
Make a World of Difference on the FAU Campus!
FAU’s Campus of Difference “Train the Trainer” program is scheduled for July 28 - August 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day on the Boca campus. Staff facilitators are needed to participate in the training and lead campus discussions around issues like the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals and the campus climate. Facilitators receive an annual stipend of $700 and $125 per session they lead. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOT 7 TO CLOSE FOR SUMMER FOR RECONSTRUCTION
Beginning May 3,, Parking Lot 7, located south of North University Drive and adjacent to the College of Business and College of Education buildings, will be closed for construction. The construction willimprove vehicular circulation, realign parking spaces and install new lights, sidewalks and a drainage system. Access to Lot 8, located west of the College of Education building, will remain open through the duration of the project. Individuals are encouraged to utilize Parking Garage III, adjacent to the stadium, as alternate parking during the construction period, which is expected to be complete by August 18 (prior to the start of the fall semester).
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 email@example.com.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
HBOI Welcomes 2013-14 Ocean Leadership Distinguished Guest Lecturer
FAU Harbor Branch, along with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science's Department of Geosciences, hosted Ocean Leadership Distinguished Guest Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Biddle this week.
HBOI and the College of Science were one of 30 institutions selected to host the ocean leadership distinguished lecturer, an honor for which approximately 90 institutions applied.
In addition to giving a lecture, Biddle gave a seminar for faculty, staff and students at FAU's Boca Raton campus. She also met with scientists, research staff, undergraduate, graduate and high school students at HBOI and Boca Raton.
"This is an exciting opportunity to interact with a scientist who is at the forefront of investigating life in the deepest regions of the earth's crust," said Dr. Peter McCarthy, of HBOI's Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology program. "Microorganisms thrive within the deep subsurface and may well provide insights into the origins of life on this and other planets."
Biddle is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy in Lewes, Del. She earned a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Pennsylvania State University.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series brings the scientific explorations and discoveries of the International Ocean Discovery Program and its predecessor programs to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the geoscience community in general. Since 1991, more than 750 presentations have been made through the Distinguished Lecturer Series program to audiences at U.S. colleges, universities and organizations.
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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Save the Date
Event Name: Native American Talking Circle
Date: Friday, August 8
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Atrium at Florida Atlantic University,
Boca Raton Campus, Bldg. 84
Description: Members of the FAU community will have the opportunity to participate in this
Native American tradition, a place where stories are shared in a respectful manner
and in a context of complete acceptance by participants. Native Americans have
long used the Circle to celebrate the sacred interrelationship that is shared with one another and with the world.
College: The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. John Lowe, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, the
John Wymer distinguished professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing,
will be moderating the discussion in collaboration with Chief Jim Henson (Uncle
Jim) of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Tahlequah,
Contact info: Joanna Kentolall, The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mathematica Software Availability
As the result of a Technology Fee grant, FAU has upgraded its site license for Mathematica software, created by Wolfram Research. This software is available to all faculty, staff and students. Mathematica can be installed on any University-owned computer (office, lab, etc.) as well as on a personally-owned computer (“home-use license”) at no cost. The previous license was limited to a small number of concurrent users. That concurrent limitation has been removed, and this is intended to make this resource more attractive for instructional and research use.
If you are interested in installing Mathematica, click here for instructions.
Additionally, Mathematica can be run on the GENIE application server. Mathematica can be found in the MATH folder.
For more information, contact Loren Gibson at email@example.com.Websitehttp://faculty.eng.fau.edu/ljgibson/fau-mathematica-installation/how-to-get-mathematica-software-through-faus-site-license/Contact PersonLoren Gibson
FAU Announces 'Researchers and Scholars of the Year'
The Division of Research recently announced the 2013 "Researchers and Scholars of the Year." The University Research Committee (URC) selects faculty to be recognized by the university for outstanding research and scholarly and creative contributions each year.WebsitePaige GarridoNA
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Survey
Follow this link for a research study to assess the attitudes towards tobacco policy, tobacco use behaviors, and knowledge of secondhand smoke. The FAU community is asked to be a part of this study.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU's College of Medicine is conducting a clinical research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. There is no cost to participate and eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel. If you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer's, call 561-297-0164 to learn more.
24- to 30-Month-Old Children Sought for Language Study
The Language Development Lab, under the direction of Professor Erika Hoff, is conducting a federally funded study of early monolingual and bilingual development. We are looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning Spanish at home and at least one parent was born in a Spanish-speaking country. For participating, you will receive $150 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay for your time at each visit. If you complete this study through the age of 5 years, you will receive a total of $1,000 in gift cards.
We are also looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning only English at home. For participating, you will receive $50 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay you for your time at each visit. If you complete the study through the age of 5 years you will receive a total of $400 in gift cards. We plan to study children's language development from 2 years and 6 months to 5 years.
The purpose of these studies is to gain a better understanding of how language develops during this period. We will come to your home or you can come to our playroom on the Davie campus of Florida Atlantic University or to our office on the Boca Raton campus -- whichever is easier for you. If you are interested in this study, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call 954-236-1142 or check out psy.fau.edu/~hoff/LangDevLab/index.htm for more information.
Communication Disorders Clinic Offers Diagnostic and Therapy Services -- including Accent Reduction Therapy
The Communication Disorders Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the College of Education building on the Boca Raton campus and provides speech, language and hearing diagnostic and therapy services -- including accent reduction therapy -- to children and adults. Services are available Monday through Friday during every semester on a space-available basis. Appointments for diagnostic or treatment services may be made by calling Maria at 561-297-2258. Payment can now be made by VISA or MasterCard.
The clinic offers Stroke Support and a Stuttering Support groups, each meeting once a month. Interested parties should contact the clinic for details. FAU faculty and staff members and their families receive a 50 percent discount for all services. Full-time FAU students receive a 50 percent discount for evaluations and then are charged $10 per treatment session.
The Communication Disorders Clinic is operated by FAU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more information on clinic services, visit www.coe.fau.edu/csd/clinic.htm.