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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of February 13, 2012

BOCA RATON, FL (February 13, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
FAU Jupiter Presents 'Celebrating African American Art & Artists – New Visions 2012'

The free exhibition runs through Wednesday, February 29, in the Student Resource (SR) building, FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, contact Farley Leiriao 561-799-8585 or .

FAU's Jupiter Art in the Atrium program and Diversity Student Services are hosting an exhibit by artists Burton Levinson, Judy Levinson, Lois Ostrov and Jean "Notewell" Williams as a part of FAU's Black History Heritage Month celebration.  A "Meet the Artists" reception will be held Thursday, February 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the SR Atrium. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The SR Atrium is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


FAU Exhibition and Concert Honors Musicologist Richard B. Davis

The free exhibition, "Highlights from the Davis Collection," runs through Saturday, April 7, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. The concert, "Gems from the Davis Collection," will be on Saturday, February 18, at 3 p.m., at FAU's University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.  The concert is free. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-2693 .

Florida Atlantic University Libraries is hosting "Highlights from the Davis Collection," an exhibition of rare title pages, music scores, books, greeting cards and other music-related materials by renowned composers and publishers from the "Richard Beattie Davis Collection.". The collection was established by Davis in 1984 and consists largely of first and early editions of scores from the early 1790s to the first two decades of the 20th century. In conjunction with the exhibition, FAU Chamber Soloists, with artistic director Leonid Treer, will present a concert titled "Gems from the Davis Collection."


FAU's Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Presents 'America and the Armenian Genocide:  From Wilson to Obama'

This free lecture will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  Reservations are strongly encouraged.  To register, visit For more information, contact Rose Gatens at 561-297-2929, or visit .

"America and the Armenian Genocide:  From Wilson to Obama," will be presented by Michael Bobelian, author of Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice.  Bobelian will point out America's century-long relationship with Armenia, including the impacts of U.S. humanitarian support to Armenia after World War I and the U.S. Cold War alliance with Turkey.  He will discuss how the U.S. was forced to confront its dual history with the genocide and, ultimately, the country's difficulty in balancing human rights with geopolitical interests.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and 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. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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