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  • FAU Community Invited to Tuesday’s Undergraduate Law Journal Release Party

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) Release Party on Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room B of FAU’s Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton campus. The ULJ is a student-led research organization that promotes discussions of contemporary legal topics and provides a forum for students interested in the law. Students engage in a collaborative, peer review, editorial process designed to encourage and refine ideas and writing skills. The ULJ is published online through FAU's Digital Libraryhttp://www.library.fau.edu/depts/digital_library/collections.htm. Print copies of the journal will be available at the ULJ Release Party. The ULJ can also be read at http://journals.fcla.edu/FAU_UndergraduateLawJournal/ .

  • Kickoff With Coach Partridge

    Head Football Coach Charlie Partridge is touring South Florida to get fans ready for football season! Join the FAU Alumni Association for free appetizers (while supplies last), drink specials and FAU giveaways, and learn about the upcoming football season. Come to one, or come to all three events!

    Thursday, May 8

    5:30 p.m.
    FAU Stadium

    777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton Campus

    Wednesday, May 21

    5:30 p.m.
    Bokamper's Sports Bar and Grill

    3115 NE 32nd Avenue
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Wednesday, May 28

    5:30 p.m.
    JJ Muggs Stadium Grill

    1203 Town Center Drive
    Jupiter, FL 33458

  • Cybersecurity Lunch-n-Learn

    We are pleased to announce our Spring  Cybersecurity Lunch-n-Learn  Presentation will be held on next Thursday, 04/17/2014 at Noon in SU 223.  We will Video Conference to Broward and Jupiter Campuses.  Locations are Jupiter, SR268 and Broward via Livestream VC stream. 

    Presenter:   Intel/McAfee Security

    Topic:            Mobile Security  

    Abstract:      “Tips for Security in the Mobile World”

                            The talk will discuss mobile security tips and solutions to secure mobile devices and applications for students, faculty and staff.

    For more information on our Lunch-n-Learn series, please contact Larry Thomas, lthomas@fau.edu or call 561-297-3259.

  •  “UP OWL NIGHT” 

    When: Wednesday, April 23 from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
    Where: Student Union

    Up Owl Night provides students an opportunity to get those last minute questions answered through Supplemental Instruction (SI) exam reviews and small group open tutoring sessions that are facilitated by the academic support staff from the Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS).  It’s an event offered each fall and spring on the last day of classes to kick off final exam week.  In addition to the academic support sessions through CLASS, there are different activities that are available to provide stress relief and relaxation before the students begin their final exams. Yoga, massage/meditation sessions, and music are just some of the stress relief activities offered. The program runs in conjunction with the signature “Night Breakfast” sponsored by Chartwells held in the Centre Marketplace from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. that evening. [Students on the Jupiter Campus have “Night Breakfast” on Tuesday, April 22nd]. 

    Up Owl Night is offered in partnership between the Division of Student Affairs (including the Student Union, Office of Health and Wellness Education, Student Involvement and Leadership, Campus Recreation), the Division of Academic Affairs, and Chartwells.

    Please encourage your students to visit our website at www.fau.edu/upowlnight for more information about this FUN event and to see specific tutoring and exam review times and locations. For more information, contact CLASS at 561-297-0906 orstay@fau.edu.    

  • William Miller, Dean of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University, Wins One of Highest Honors Awarded to Nation’s Librarians

                William Miller, Ph.D., an eminent scholar and prolific author who has written 60 articles and edited 10 books in the field of librarianship, and who has been dean of libraries at Florida Atlantic University for 26 years, has won the 2014 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the highest honor given by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reference and User Services Division (RUSA).

                 “RUSA’s Achievement Awards are a chance to give praise to the most notable librarians, libraries and library research in reference services,” said Kathleen Kern, RUSA’s president. “These awards are of the highest honor and recognize invaluable contributions to the field that may go unnoticed otherwise.”

                Miller’s distinguished career is being acknowledged as librarians across the country prepare for National Library Week, which the ALA sponsors from Sunday, April 13, through Saturday, April 19, to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and to promote support for libraries.

    “I am both surprised and honored to receive this award after a career that focused on reference librarianship and instruction in the use of libraries, a connection that I maintain through my co-editorship of The Reference Librarian, said Miller, who will receive a citation and a $5,000 stipend in June during the ALA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

    When Miller arrived at FAU in 1987, he began to aggressively engage the Wimberly Library in outreach, and believing that information would increasingly become electronic, he decided that only special collections would make libraries distinctive.

    Today, like most other academic libraries, the working collection is primarily electronic and includes all of the journal subscriptions that support FAU’s many doctoral programs in the sciences and engineering. Much of the library’s distinctiveness and community outreach, however, derive from its special collections.

  •  AMC Offers Free Webcast

    ACM is offering a FREE webcast on "THE ONLINE REVOLUTION: EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE" on April 23 at 2:30 pm ET. The webcast will last for 60 minutes.  The webcast is conducted by by Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera and Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. The talk will be followed by a live question and answer session moderated by Marti Hearst, Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley and an ACM Fellow.

    The Center for eLearning will be live streaming the webinar in IS 208.  Please RSVP to our group email at idesign@fau.edu if you would like to attend.  Additionally, if you cannot make it to campus and would like to attend the webinar, click on this LINK to register.

  • Call for Proposals - Center for eLearning’s Program - eCertification for Facilitators - Deadline May 5

    The Center for eLearning is announcing a new professional development course for faculty, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. The eCertification for Facilitators Course (CeL 2001) prepares participants to facilitate existing eLearning courses. It is a 5-week program delivered fully online with optional labs and consultations. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an eCertification for Facilitators. The course will certify that the faculty member knows how to modify and manage a course designed for online delivery, can edit the syllabus with the faculty member’s information, and is able to implement a communication plan that will promote student success in the course. This course is ideal for adjuncts, teaching assistants, graduate assistance, and doctorial students who are teaching or assisting with the teaching of online courses.

    Become certified at FAU to facilitate online courses. Click here to access the call for proposals and program information. Proposals are due May 5th for the summer cohort. Completed proposals must be submitted to idesign@fau.edu or sent to the Center for eLearning, Boca Raton Campus, Building 4, Room 209, Fax: 561.297.4851, by 12:00 noon, Monday, May 5th, to be considered for the Summer 2014 class beginning on May 19th.

  • AGORA

    Florida Atlantic University is committed to ensuring its campuses, classrooms and workplaces set the standard for respect, tolerance and the civil exchange of ideas.

    To assist those efforts, FAU’s Agora Project seeks your participation in the following student, faculty or staff survey to better assess our university climate.

    All submissions are anonymous.

    Upon completion of the survey you can enter into a drawing for one of three iPads (one for each survey set) that will be given away as an appreciation of your efforts.

     

    Student: Click Here

     

    Faculty: Click Here  

     

    Staff: Click Here 

     

    Thank you for assistance in this important effort!

  • Courageous Chats on Student Success

    Co-Sponsored by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs

    Join Us For a Lite Lunch!

    Informal hour- long topical chats during the noon hour.  Led with an “opener” to get us thinking and sharing, participants will discuss concrete ideas for promoting engagement, improving academic performance, timely completion of degrees, or personal or professional development of students. We look forward to your participation! Please RSVP to Tarra tismith@fau.edu or ext. 7-1464.

    April 11th:    Helping Students Find a Major and a Career (Sandy Jakubow, Director, Career Development Center)

    >To be held in the Career Development Center Classroom, SU 222 on the Boca Raton Campus

    Sandy will demonstrate some of the new tools available to help students identify their interests and find the “right major” for them (e.g., Major Knowledge), as well as networking resources (e.g., Professional Mentor Program) and internship opportunities. Participants will discuss examples of how these tools are used by some faculty and staff now, and how others may creatively embed these resources into the curricular and co-curricular experiences they design for students. Participants will also discuss what resources the university could provide to faculty and staff to expand or enhance these opportunities.

  • Faculty Wanted for Owl Leader Program, Deadline May 1, 2014

    The Division of Student Affairs is seeking faculty for the new FAU Faculty Owl Leader Program. Selected individuals will participate in Division of Student Affairs signature leadership initiatives such as the Student Leadership Conference, Leadership Reading Circles and Leadership Institutes to help develop exemplary student leaders within and beyond the campus community.

    Successful candidates should have a passion for leadership development and outstanding communication skills. Faculty Owl Leaders will receive a $1,000 honorarium for participation in the program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    For more information and the application, visit http://www.fau.edu/sil/leadership/faculty.php. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2014. If you have any specific questions, please contact Katie Burke, Associate Director of Student Involvement & Leadership at kburke19@fau.edu or 561-297-3735.

  • Call for Proposals - Center for eLearning’s Program - eCertification for Designers - Deadline April 7

    The Center for eLearning has redesigned the CeL 1001 course. This totally online course is a 12-week program with optional labs and consultations. The goal of the coursework is to produce a completely online course. The program is self-paced with milestones that lead the faculty member through the course design process. The course offers test out of topics that you may already know so you can move quickly to content that you need to create a course. The coursework contains instructions on how to develop online course material using the new software packages available from the eLearning Center. Financial incentives are available upon completion of the course development.

    Become certified at FAU to design online courses. Click here to access the call for proposals and program information. Proposals are due April 7 for the summer cohort. Completed proposals must be submitted to idesign@fau.eduor sent to the Center for eLearning, Boca Raton Campus, Building 4, Room 209, Fax: 561.297.4851, by 12:00 noon, Monday, April 7th, to be considered for the Summer 2014 class beginning on May 19th.

  • #FAUThrowback

    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 sbihr@fau.edu.

    Follow FAU Alumni and the Foundation on social media: 

    www.facebook.com/FAUAlumni 

    www.instagram.com/faualumni  

    www.twitter.com/faualumni  

    www.facebook.com/faufoundation  

    www.twitter.com/faufoundation

  • Owls Care Presentations

    Are you interested in learning more about how to care for yourself, care for others, and care for your FAU community? Owls Care student leaders offer presentations to classes and student groups on the topics of nutrition, stress management, bystander intervention, and conflict resolution. To request a presentation, please contact the Office of Health and Wellness Education at wellness@fau.edu or (561) 297-1048.

  • Be a part of the “Jupiter Summer Science Experience”

    As a new opportunity in Jupiter, the Summer Science Experience will offer FAU students to take science and/or humanity courses offered by the Honors College and College of Science during the summer terms. As enrichment to these courses, students can also chose to take part of an additional program of weekly seminars, tours of various research institutions, and social events. There will also be opportunities for internships, directed independent study and more. Registration opens March 17. For more information please contact Dr. Monica Maldonado at 561-799-8206 or mmaldonado@fau.edu.

  • CPR Classes! May 22

    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. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please email firstresponsetraining@gmail.com with any questions.

    $30 / Register here

  • 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: cnelso40@fau.edu .

  • Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series

    The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is proud to announce its Spring Lecture Series. All lectures are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Medicine Building, Room 126 (Building BC71) on the Boca Raton Campus. This series is supported by the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship in Science. No RSVP necessary. For more information, visit: http://www.science.fau.edu/frontiers/poster_spring_2014.pdf.

    March 7: "What is a Species? Insights into the Species Problem for Recent Research on African Monkeys" – Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

    March 28: "Message without a Bottle: Coding to Send and Receive Information Safely" – Ivelisse Rubio, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

  • 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 idesign@fau.edu with your name, email and teaching discipline.

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Reminders

  • Center of eLearningThe Center of eLearning and Jennifer Peluso, the Assistant Provost for Student Success, are sponsoring a webinar "Using Retention Metrics to Support At-Risk Online Students" in the eLearning lab in Building 4 #208, Dec. 13th, 1:00-2:30 PM. The webinar is timely as we are beginning to analyze data related to student success and build a new improved data system to gather data about our students. This will be an awesome opportunity for faculty and staff across FAU to come together and learn about best practices that could assist us with moving forward with both our eLearning and Student Success initiatives. For more information about the webinar, use the following link:http://www.academicimpressions.com/webcast/using-retention-metrics-support-risk-online-students?qq=21280d677475iL136

  • JCS to Host "People of the Book: An Intimate View of Books as Art" at Jaffe CenterThe Jewish Cultural Society (JCS) at Florida Atlantic University will host "People of the Book: An Intimate View of Books as Art," a special tour of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts and a presentation of some of the center's most treasured artists' books, all handmade and one-of-a-kind, on Sunday, January 19, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Wimberly Library, Boca Raton campus. The center's collection of artists' books is eclectic and centered on the traditions of the book arts. The event will focus on Jewish book artists and Jewish themes and will challenge preconceived ideas of books, language and art.The JCS organized in 2008 to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU and its libraries through philanthropic endeavors. General admission tickets are $15. Ticket prices reduced for JCS members. Reserve tickets at 561-297-3921, jewishculturalsociety@fau.edu or https://fauf.fau.edu/jcs-events.

  • Gentle Yoga Classes for Everyone: Get healthy with FAU Yoga!

    The first class is FREE and you join at any time. Yoga classes resume Tuesday, January 7. Yoga exercises every muscle, nerve and gland in the body and releases stress and tension. Benefits include strength, flexibility, balance, increased energy and stress reduction. This class is appropriate for every body type and fitness level. Classes are sponsored by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m., in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building, Room 115. The cost for faculty and staff is $70 for 8 classes, or $10 for 1 class. For full-time students, the cost is $40 for 8 classes, or $5 for 1 class. For community members, the cost is $80 for 8 classes, or $12 for 1 class.

    Contact Person: Yoga Instructor & Creator of Sit N Fit, Kristine Lee, call 561-297-0159 for additional information

    Website: http://nursing.fau.edu/

    E-mail: klee26@fau.edu

  • Kognito Interactive"Responding to Students At-Risk" Training ProgramFAU has implemented through Kognito Interactive, Inc., an online, interactive 45-minute training for faculty and staff to learn about the common indicators of student distress, disruptive behaviors and how to best approach at-risk students for referral to the appropriate office.At-Risk Students Training Module for Faculty/Staff Training Module

    Website: http://www.kognitocampus.com /faculty

    Enrollment Key: fau87Student Veterans Training Module for Faculty/Staff

    Website: http://www.kognitocampus.com/vet

    Enrollment Key: fau87 

  • Parking Garage III ConstructionThe construction of Parking Lot III is expected to be completed in late fall 2013. Lot 11 and the gravel lot north of Lot 11 will be closed during construction. When completed, Parking Garage III will add approximately 1,000 parking spaces to the Boca Raton campus. For more information please visit this website or email Bob Richman.

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    www.fau.edu/facilities

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    rrichman@fau.edu

Call for Nominations, Applications, Proposals

  • FAU will host a Teaching with Technology Showcase on Saturday, April 5, 2014 on the Boca Raton campus.

    The Teaching with Technology Showcase is designed to open dialogue among FAU faculty members about the effective use of technology to support pedagogical practices in the classroom and online learning environments. By submitting a proposal, you will have the opportunity to showcase how you are incorporating technology to enhance pedagogy in the classroom and discuss advantages and disadvantages.

    Graduate students are welcome to attend and encouraged to submit electronic poster sessions which will be displayed.

    All proposals will be peer reviewed. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014.

    To submit your proposal go to:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014TWT

    For further information contact Susan Bell, Instructional Technologies 561-297-3387,Sbell@fau.edu.

For this Week

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  • EKG TECHNICIAN COURSE AT FAU

    This comprehensive 30 hour EKG technician course prepares students to function as EKG and monitor technicians. Individuals interested in healthcare careers are encouraged to take the course.

    Course cost and dates: Cost: $235.00

    Dates: Session 1: Boca Raton Campus, SE 319 (January 25 to February 22) Time: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Session 2: Davie Campus, ES 102 (January 27 to April 7) Time: Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Register online: http://www.science.fau.edu/oce

Grants and Scholarships

 

 

 

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  • 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition Open

    The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2014-15 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-15 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

    Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting this website. The application deadline for most awards is Thursday, Aug. 1. U.S. citizenship is required. Send an email for more information or other eligibility requirements.

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  • Prestige Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates

    FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee seeks your assistance in identifying truly outstanding undergraduates who may be eligible to apply for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities including the Goldwater (for sophomores or juniors committed to research in the sciences, math, or engineering) and the Truman (for juniors planning for graduate/professional school leading to a career in government or public service). If you know of a student with an exceptional academic record and outstanding accomplishments that put them among the top 1% of students you have worked with, we would like to contact them and encourage them to apply for one of these opportunities. For further information about Prestige scholarships, visit this website. Email names of students you think we should contact to tunick@fau.edu.

Exhibitions

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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 lgibso15@fau.edu.

  • 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.

    Click here for details. Contact Paige Garrido at 7-3911 for more information.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 langdevlab@fau.edu. You may also call 954-236-1142 or check out psy.fau.edu/~hoff/LangDevLab/index.htm for more information.

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  • 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.

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