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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of February 28, 2011

BOCA RATON, FL (February 28, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents the Florida Waterways Project

The event takes place on Saturday, March 5, at 4 p.m., at the lake behind the Visual Arts building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is free. For more information, e-mail

This statewide event celebrates Florida’s waterways. Performers from FAU’s department of theatre and dance will perform on a floating dance floor on the lake behind the Visual Arts building, east of the University Theatre.


FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History Presents a Photography Exhibition by Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

The opening reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, March 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition will be open Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition is free and is in the Ritter Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-2966.

Photographs in the exhibition are winners of a national Boys and Girls Club



FAU’s Department of Music Presents Klezmer East in Concert

The concert will take place on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m., in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free with a $10 donation suggested.  For more information, call 561-297-3820.

Klezmer East, which is directed by Paul Green, will perform Klezmer songs for the Purim season during the first half of the show. Vashti, or The Whole Megillah, by David Schiff, will be performed in the second half by Paul Green, clarinet; Birgit Fioravante, soprano; and Heather Coltman, piano.


FAU’s Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Presents a French Film Festival

The festival takes place on Wednesday nights, beginning Wednesday, March 16 through Wednesday, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-297-2533.

All films are in French with English subtitles and will be introduced by FAU faculty. Films include: “Persepolis,” “Welcome,” “Entrée Les Murs,” “The Silence of Lorna,” and “Azur et Asmar.”


FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Presents ‘Women, Business and Power’

The full day forum takes place on Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the College of Business Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. To register or for more information, visit

Alex Sink, former CFO of the State of Florida and former candidate for Florida governor, is the keynote speaker for the forum, with other guest speakers from local businesses, women’s organizations and government. Forum topics include “Showcasing FAU Research: Women and Business;” “Getting Money to Make Money: Accessing Capital to Stimulate Your Business,” and “Breaking Barriers: Successful Women in Business.” This event also is sponsored by the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the President’s Diversity Committee.


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of the University’s establishment, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit

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