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FAU’s Wilkes Honors College to Host Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Research

JUPITER, Fla. (March 21, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College will celebrate the academic achievements of its students with its 11th annual Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Research . The Symposium will take place on Friday, April 12 at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter.

The symposium showcases honors students and their projects in a one-day event that includes a series of concurrent talks and a poster session. Student presentations will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in the Honors College (HC) and Administration (AD) buildings.

The event also features the Chastain Honors Symposium Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Michael Ruse, Ph.D., from Florida State University at 1 p.m. in the AD Auditorium. Ruse will present “The Evolution-Creation Dispute: A Sibling Rivalry.”

For more information, call 561-799-8579 or email .


 The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, is a four-year residential liberal arts & science college for high achieving undergraduates.

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. 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. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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