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Upcoming Workshops and Events

Please check this page regularly as new workshops are posted throughout the semester.

“ReInventing the Breezeway” Open Forum – Tuesday, April 15! You’re Invited!

Members and friends of the FAU community are cordially invited to participate in the “ReInventing the Breezeway” open forum in the Great Hall of the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center (building #94) on Tuesday, April 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with designated time slots for various groups. (See schedule below.) If you can’t make it at the time set aside for your group, feel free to attend any time during the day.

Refreshments will be served and FAU promotional items will be given away.

  • 9:30 – 11 a.m. – Alumni and External Community
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Students
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Faculty and Staff
  • 3:15 –  4 p.m. – Wrap-up discussion led by the project architects MC Harry & Associates, Inc.

RSVPs are not necessary. For more information, contact Helen Kennedy at

Successful Grantsmanship Professional Development Seminar

NIH Funding: April 9, noon to 1:30 p.m., PS 226 – Speaker Dale Gawlik
Federal Funding: April 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., PS 226 – Speaker Xavier Comas
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Master Researcher program is pleased to announce the creation of professional development seminars aimed at enhancing the research culture and increasing external funding. These professional development seminars are designed for faculty and graduate students to explore the fine points of obtaining grant funding. Three of the College’s top funded researchers - Salvatore Lepore, Dale Gawlik and Xavier Comas – will discuss balancing scholarship, research and obtaining funding as well as experiences with various funding agencies and issues that are highly tailored to the FAU environment. Register in advance here. For more information, contact Zhixiao Xie ( or Paige Garrido (

Information Sessions

The Graduate College hosts monthly information sessions. Information sessions are one-hour long presentations that inform prospective graduate students about Florida Atlantic University’s graduate admissions process. Information sessions are held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Sessions are held in the Undergraduate Admissions Theatre (Student Support Services Building, room 125) at the Boca Raton campus. Click here for more information and to register.

April 17, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
August 21, 2014

Scholarly Writing Workshops

The Graduate College is pleased to offer a series of Scholarly Writing Workshops. There is no fee to attend, and students may participate in one, two, or all three workshops. All currently-enrolled FAU graduate students are encouraged to attend. Class sizes are limited; be sure to reserve your space early. 

Presenting Scholarly Work
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:  TBA                     

Producing Scholarly Publications
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBA                                                                                                      

Developing Theses & Dissertation
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:  TBA

For more information visit the Graduate Workshops page. Click here to register.

RCR Workshops

The Graduate College, in partnership with the Division of Research, offers a series of workshops each fall and spring semester on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for all currently-enrolled graduate students at FAU. The workshops are led by FAU faculty and cover the nine instructional areas of RCR. RCR is a mandatory course for all students working on NSF or NIH-funded programs. Click here to view the spring 2014 RCR workshop schedule.

Davie Campus Visit

A Graduate College admissions representative visits the Davie campus for individual student appointments. To schedule an appointment please call 954-236-1012. Upcoming visits are listed below.

April 14, 2014

GPSA 2013 Owl Awards Winners

Excellence in Research Award: Jamala T. Patterson
Graduate & Professional Student Leader of the Year:  Vincent J. Long
Graduate & Professional Student Organization of the Year: AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association)
Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year: Prof. Kenneth D. Dawson-Scully
Organization Advisor of the Year: Dr. Lindsey C. Henson
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year: Stephania Libreros
Graduate Assistant of the Year: Amrika Maharaj

FAU Events

2014 Teaching with Technology Showcase - Saturday, April 5, College of Engineering East Building, 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. The proposal submission deadline is: Friday, February 28, 2014.

For more information, visit the Teaching with Technology website:

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