FAU Receives $1M to Name the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program

FAU Receives $1M to Name the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program

Florida Atlantic University received a $1 million gift from the family of Leon Charney to name the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program within FAU’s Peace Justice and Human Rights Initiative. The gift will allow for the creation of three Leon Charney Scholarships each fall and spring semester, as well as expandRead More

FAU Honors Arthur Evans, Jr. as 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

FAU Honors Arthur Evans, Jr. as 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) hosted its Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception on Wednesday, May 3. The event brought together alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of their most outstanding peers. Alumni from eight of FAU’s colleges were honored for their career accomplishments, and Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D.,Read More

Baseball Pitcher Alex House Drafted by Houston Astros

Baseball Pitcher Alex House Drafted by Houston Astros

On Wednesday, June 14, Florida Atlantic University junior righthanded pitcher Alex House was chosen by the Houston Astros in the 24th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. House wrapped his three-year Owls’ career with a 6-4 mark this season, and a 4.71 ERA. He was second on the team with 68Read More

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FAU Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

FAU Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

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Florida Atlantic University recently received designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education. With its new HSI status – only awarded to colleges and universities with enrollment of full-time Hispanic undergraduate students of at least 25 percent – FAU will be able to compete forRead More

FAU Tech Runway Announces Fifth and Largest Class

FAU Tech Runway Announces Fifth and Largest Class

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Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway® has selected its fifth and largest Venture class of startup and early-stage companies to participate in its business accelerator program. This year, four companies will receive a $25,000 non-equity grant, participate in a 16-week intensive boot camp, engage in a rigorous year-long mentoring program with aRead More

Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

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For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, commercially available marine-specific antibodies do not exist. With the drastic increase in the number of unusual dolphinRead More

Owls Racing Has Best Finish in History at 2017 FSAE Michigan

Owls Racing Has Best Finish in History at 2017 FSAE Michigan

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Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team, finished 21st overall out of 110 teams at the Formula SAE Michigan, the largest and longest running collegiate SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Not only was it the team’s best-ever finish at the event, but theyRead More

FAU Archaeologist Involved in Ancient Peru Discovery

FAU Archaeologist Involved in Ancient Peru Discovery

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A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene ages. An archaeologist from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a teamRead More