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In November, 22 FAU students joined thousands of other young people for Power Shift, the first-ever national youth summit to solve the climate crisis held in Washington, DC. Since August, FAU Jupiter’s Enviro Club raised more than $3,000 to send the students to the conference. The club credits a majority of the fundraising to the Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society as students connected with Lifelong Learners about FAU’s increasing commitment to sustainability.


FAU's Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) and the Economic Development Research Institute hosted “A Place Under the Sun for Everyone,” a one-day symposium intended to stimulate discussion about current gaps in affordable housing and economic development research in South Florida. The conference provided an opportunity for academic researchers in fields such as planning, architecture, and business to engage with regional practitioners and policy makers to share ideas on an array of issues pertaining to affordable housing in South Florida. It also enabled stakeholders from the South Florida region to collectively raise the bar on local research that explores the nexus between the high costs of housing both ownership and rental – and other real estate and economic development.
Pictured are (from right to left): James F. Murley, director, CUES; James Carras, MPA, visiting assistant professor, urban and regional planning; and Luncheon Keynote Speaker: John Talmage, President & CEO, Social Compact, Washington, D.C.

In November, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and FAU celebrated their union. Through the support of the Treasure Coast legislative delegation and the local community, FAU received state appropriations in 2007 for the partnership expansion. Above, President Brogan and Harbor Branch Chairman Adm. Paul Yost toast the partnership.


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In Mid-November, the Center for Civic Engagement and Service attempted to set a Guinness Book World Record in partnership with the statewide Get Carded program for the largest human ribbon formation. With more than 750 in attendance, nearly 500 FAU students, faculty and staff dressed in green T-shirts and lined up in a designated area to create a green human ribbon in support of organ and tissue donation. The unofficial record, set in 2003, is held by the University of Central Florida with 300 people. It will take six to eight weeks for the Guinness Book to validate the record. For more information on Get Carded, visit www.getcarded.org.

The Vince Wilson ’02 Traditions Plaza (below) was dedicated in late October. Among the more than 200 in attendance (pictured above) were President Brogan, Coach Schnellenberger and Owlsley, the FAU mascot. In keeping with this year’s Renaissance Remix homecoming theme, a pair of colorfully dressed stilt walkers and twin knights in armor entertained as well. Traditions Plaza, centrally located in front of the FAU Bookstore, was conceived by members of the senior classes of 2006 and 2007. Seeking an opportunity to leave behind a legacy to FAU, students joined together to run a class gift campaign. The campaign would ultimately raise funds for the purchase of a clock and fountain base, to be sited on the Boca Raton campus. More importantly, this effort signaled for future graduating seniors a new tradition of giving at FAU.







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