Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

One study says coffee is good for you, while another study says that it’s not. They’re both right, within context. This dichotomy together with an environment of distrust spurred by anecdotes, fake news, and to a large extent, social media, has created a skeptical and misinformed public. As a result, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators say society is rejecting the facts.... more

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?

In a study published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, researchers from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Pennsylvania examined the relationship between the built environment, exposure, and crash risk. They wanted to distinguish the variations in risk associated with different configurations of the built environment, based on the underlying premise that certain environments are more risky.... more

FAU Study is the First to Show that to Learn English, Bilingual Children Need a Robust Vocabulary from Parents and Caregivers

A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and collaborators at The George Washington University digs deep into these differences and finds that differences in the vocabulary used while talking to children affect how useful that speech is to the child trying to figure out the patterns of language. ... more

 


Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?

How risky is travel in the U.S.? We know less than you think. Despite research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there's a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment and its risk effects.

To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary

A study is the first to examine parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English. The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency.

FAU Celebrates 'Owlstock' for Homecoming 2019

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2019 "Owlstock" beginning Friday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 18, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBT History Month

FAU will celebrate LGBT History Month with a series of events for students and staff beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

FAU Launches Florida's First Master of Science Degree in AI

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science program will prepare students for careers in various education, government and industry positions that require artificial intelligence skills.

Jaffe Center to Host 10th Annual Letterpress Appreciation Day

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University will host its tenth annual Letterpress Appreciation Day.

Jaffe Center for Book Arts to Host Annual Wayzgoose Festival

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University will host its second annual Library Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wimberly Library.

FAU PROFESSOR'S BOOK MAKES OPRAH'S AUGUST LIST OF BOOKS TO READ

Associate Professor of English Ayse Papatya Bucak’s latest book “The Trojan War Museum, and Other Stories” was listed in Oprah Magazine’s “10 August Books You Should Read Right Now” list for August 2019.

FAU BEPI Index Shows Jump in Hispanics' Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S.

Warren Cuts Into Biden's Lead, Top Democrats in Dead Heat with Trump

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has pulled within 10 points of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic party's presidential nomination in 2020, according to a statewide survey of by FAU.

FAU Ranked by 'U.S. News & World Report' as Top Public School

U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU in its list of "Top Public Schools" in the nation for the first time in the university's history, landing at No.140 in the annual ranking of the nation's best universities.

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What’s killing coral in the Florida Keys? Scientists say it’s more than just rising temperatures

Coral reefs near the Florida Keys are being destroyed, with scientists reporting a “heartbreaking” decline over the past three decades. NBC’s Kerry Sanders meets with researchers who say warming water temperatures are just one part of the problem.... more

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