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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 29

BOCA RATON, FL (October 29, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
‘Book Arts 101: H arvest’ at FAU Library

 
The course will be taught on
Sunday, November 18,  from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at FAU’s Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tuition is by donation to the center’s education fund. To register, visit www.jaffecollection.org and click on the “workshops” link. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455.

           
“Book Arts 101: Harvest,” a 3.5-hour introductory immersion course, will be taught by John Cutrone, director of the Jaffe Center. Participants will watch a 25-minute video about the Jaffe Center’s collection, view books related to autumn, use historic wood type to print paper and use a single signature pamphlet stitch to bind a take-home book. The course is open to all levels. Tuition is by donation to the Jaffe Center’s education fund. For more information, contact Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or jcutrone@fau.edu or visit www.jaffecollection.org.

 



Green Market @ FAU’

 
FAU Mission Green and Inika Foods will celebrate Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) at the next green market on Thursday, November 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at FAU Stadium Plaza, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-0197 or visit
www.fau.edu/missiongreen .

 
‘Green Market @ FAU’ is an on-campus green market held weekly on Thursdays and is free and open to the public.  The market features local vendors offering a variety of fresh produce, organic products and handmade crafts and jewelry in addition to wellness activities such as yoga.
In addition, this week, more than a dozen vendors that specialize in “green” products and sustainable solutions for the home and office will be on-site including Home Depot; The Electric Bike Store; Pepe’s Plants offering container gardening; USGBC promoting “green” homes; Mighty Fine Vertical Vegetable Gardens; Sprint Communications; Sustainscapes integrating native plants in landscape design; and South Florida Commuter Services promoting mass transit.

 



FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Presents ‘Enabling Sustainable Jobs for Individuals with Autism,’ a Lecture by Thorkil Sonne  

 
This free lecture will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Auditorium,
John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter .
Registration is free. For more information or to RSVP call 561-297-2055 or e-mail card@fau.edu .

 
FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) will host a lecture by Thorkil Sonne, founder of Specialist People Foundation in Denmark.  This nonprofit organization has designed jobs and a workplace that allows individuals with autism to succeed. Sonne, who has a son with autism, was president of Autism Denmark. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Register by calling 561-297-2055 or e-mailing card@fau.edu.

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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 www.fau.edu.

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