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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 3, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 3, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU’s Second Avenue Studio to Host ‘SMART Ride Art Exhibit 2011’

This event will be take place from Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14; Wednesday, October 19 through Friday, October 21; and Wednesday, October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at FAU’s Second Avenue Studio, Askew Tower first floor, 220 SE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact or visit

The “SMART Ride Art Exhibit 2011” will feature drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures by 16 renowned regional artists, including several FAU faculty members representing multiple disciplines. All artwork will be available for auction at the exhibit’s opening reception on Tuesday, October 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The silent auction will benefit SMART Ride, an event which brings together hundreds of individuals each November on a two-day charitable bike ride from Miami to Key West. Funds collected by riders support local agencies serving people living with HIV/AIDS in South Florida. The “SMART Ride Art Exhibit 2011” is presented in partnership with Broward House. 


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. 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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