Scientists Discover World’s Largest Seaweed Bloom

Using a 19-year record of satellite observations from NASA, Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., co-author and a research professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute who has studied Sargassum for more than four decades, is among a team of scientists from the University of South Florida and the Georgia Institute of Technology, who have discovered the world’s largest macroalgae bloom.... more

Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for ‘Skin Plumping’ Molecule

This clear, gooey substance, which is naturally produced by the human body, has been popularized by cosmetic and skin care products that promote healthier, plumper and more supple skin. Also recognized for its abilities to speed up wound healing, reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis, and relieve dry eye and discomfort, a neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute (I-BRAIN) and Schmidt College of Medicine, has discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid.... more

FAU Receives $1.5 Million HRSA Nursing Grant for Military Veterans

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, to form a primary care workforce of practicing registered nurses who understand the unique needs of military veterans, and are practice ready and willing to serve rural and underserved communities.... more


Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for 'Skin Plumping' Molecule

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products.

Teens 'Mocked' by Parents at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization

A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents' belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers.

Scientists Discover World's Largest Seaweed Bloom

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who discovered the world's largest seaweed bloom, which spans from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico.

FAU High School Students Visit Galápagos Islands for Research

For the first time ever, a group of FAU High School (FAUHS) students recently traveled to the Galápagos Islands for a summer course to conduct field research.

Female and Minority Entrepreneurs Left Behind in Equity Crowdfunding

A study by faculty at FAU and the University of Bergamo in Italy suggests equity crowdfunding has boosted opportunities for younger entrepreneurs, while female and minority entrepreneurs are being underserved.

FAU Pine Jog Celebrates Local Schools for 'Going Green'

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center recently celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2019 at the 11th annual Green Schools Awards at FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Alumnus Robert Orr Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

Robert M. (Skipp) Orr received the Order of the Rising Sun, an honor granted by the Imperial Palace of Japan.

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Appoints Four Advisory Board Members

The Osher LLI at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is pleased to announce the appointments of Brenda Babitz, Mark Goldman, M.D., Anne Messer and Lawrence Ornstein to its advisory board.

Sister Act, Sabrina Fair and More

The Department of Theatre and Dance has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2019.

Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Drops for Second Straight Quarter

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. dropped as concerns for the economic outlook for the U.S. worsened, according to a new national index from FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® to Celebrate 2019 Awards

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards.

FAU Receives $1 Million from Rubin and Cindy Gruber

FAU officially announced a $1 million gift from Rubin and Cindy Gruber to establish The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox and to support student scholarships through their endowment.


World's largest seaweed bloom spotted from space

"Researchers in Florida have identified the world's largest seaweed bloom, a massive expanse of Sargassum visible from space."... more