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A series of inauguration events will take place Sunday, October 24 — Saturday, October 30, 2010, interwoven with FAU's Homecoming festivities. The installation ceremony will take place on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on the Boca Raton Campus.

Below you will find a listing of the public Inauguration and Homecoming events taking place during the week:

"Out of the Book"
Selections from the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Ritter Art Gallery, Boca Raton Campus
September 11 – November 13, 2010

Schmidt Center Art Gallery, Boca Raton Campus
September 18 – October 30, 2010

Visit or call 561.297.2966 for more information.

Sunday, October 24
3 p.m.
Waves of Blue Concert
Benefit for the President's Scholarship Challenge
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
Boca Raton Campus
Tickets can be purchased at
or by calling 1.800.564.9539.

Monday, October 25
11:30 a.m.
Spirit Day
Dania Beach Campus

3:30 p.m.
Spirit Day
Student Union Patio and SD 105
Davie Campus

6 p.m.
Homecoming Kick‐off BBQ
Housing Lawn
Boca Raton Campus

Tuesday, October 26
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Research Priority Symposium — "Climate Change"
Live Oak Pavilion (LO-31B)
Boca Raton Campus
About the "Climate Change" Symposium
According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 153 million people are estimated to live in coastal counties, accounting for 53% of the U.S. population. Globally, sea level rise has the potential to impact two billion people living along coastlines. From threats to marine organisms to water supply, ocean acidification, storm surge and hurricanes, Florida is on the front line of climate change impacts in the country. These impacts, and our nation's current energy crisis, will continue to require new and innovative research as well as creative solutions. The Research Symposium on Climate Change will highlight adaptation to climate change in South Florida detailing local, state and federal initiatives and current climate change research activities by FAU faculty, students and their colleagues. This symposium will include a breakfast, poster display, keynote presentation, and panel discussion taking place from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Pavilion (LO-31B), 777 Glades Roads in Boca Raton. Detailed information is available at RSVP online or call Kris Barr at 561.297.0777 or via e-mail at

4:00 p.m.
Spirit Day
College Plaza
Fort Lauderdale Campus

Wednesday, October 27
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
AD Classrooms
Jupiter Campus
About the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Research is an essential activity for undergraduate students as it helps them to acquire much needed skills, learn how knowledge is created, and discover how it can be overturned with new evidence or new perspectives. More than 50 undergraduate students from across various disciplines at FAU will showcase their research and creative activity at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast followed by the symposium from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the AD Auditorium and Classrooms on FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive in Jupiter. The symposium will feature poster and artistic displays and several panel discussions. For more information, contact Terry Gearing at 561.799.8026 or

2 p.m.
Spirit Day
SR Burrow
Jupiter Campus

3:30 p.m.
MP Parking Lot
Treasure Coast

Thursday, October 28
8:30 a.m. - Noon
HBOI Research Symposium — "Ocean Science and Why it Matters"
Johnson Education Center Auditorium
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
About the "Ocean Science and Why it Matters" Symposium
To showcase the multi–faceted scientists and engineers at FAU who are dedicated to the marine sciences and who are working to find ways to reduce impacts, restore habitats, identify critical resources, and restock populations which have been compromised, FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is hosting the Ocean Science and Why it Matters Symposium. Taking place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Johnson Education Center at 5600 U.S. 1 North in Ft. Pierce, the symposium topics will range from ocean technology and exploration to marine drug discovery and aquaculture. Spanning the watershed to the deep ocean, the symposium will feature three panel discussions with four expert panelists on each panel who will address issues and topics surrounding the Indian River Lagoon, Oceans and Human Health, and Exploring the Oceans. For more information, contact Jan Petri at 772.242.2241 or

1:30 p.m.
Higher Education Symposium — "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education"
Live Oak Pavilion
Boca Raton Campus
About the "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education" Symposium
Higher education experts will discuss key issues confronting college and university leaders today, including issues of access, funding and accountability at The Changing Landscape of Higher Education Symposium taking place from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion (LO-31B), 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Panelists and participants will address questions such as: How is the landscape of Florida's higher education system changing, especially with the transition of community colleges to baccalaureate degree granting state colleges, the growth of for profit colleges and technological advances with e-learning? With declining state appropriations for higher education, what are the implications and challenges for colleges and universities? How will increasing demands for accountability transform higher education? What are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing Florida Atlantic University in the future? Audience questions and discussion will follow the panel discussion with continued interaction during a reception. For more information, contact Edward Pratt at 561.297.1171 or or Deborah L. Floyd at

Friday, October 29
10 a.m.
Installation Ceremony
Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium
Boca Raton Campus
Click here to view webcast.

2:30 p.m.
Inaugural Open House
The Eleanor R. Baldwin House
Boca Raton Campus

5 p.m.
Homecoming Parade
Boca Raton Campus

6 p.m.
Fall Family Fest
Housing Lawn
Boca Raton Campus

8 p.m.
Housing Lawn
Boca Raton Campus

Saturday, October 30
1 p.m.
Lockhart Stadium

4 p.m.
FAU vs. FIU Football Game
Lockhart Stadium
Fort Lauderdale
Select here to purchase tickets.

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