>> Faculty, staff, and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter with a ceremonial groundbreaking for two new buildings:
- The University will construct the 58,000-square-foot FAU Neuroscience Building to enhance collaborative research with Scripps Research and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The $35 million transformative research space represents a significant investment by the state of Florida, FAU and its research partners.
- The $17.1 million, 165-bed residence hall will provide a total of 435 beds for the Jupiter campus that is currently at max capacity. Construction will begin in spring 2020 with completion set for summer 2021. Residential students living in the new hall will enjoy a fitness area, study rooms, laundry on each floor, a computer lab and a rooftop patio.
>> The recently completed Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence will transform FAU’s three key priorities: student success, executive education, and athletic superiority. The cutting-edge, 166,000-square-foot complex is the ultimate student recruitment and success center.
>> Professor Linda Johnson was named Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of FAU’s Broward Campuses. She joined FAU in 1997 as an assistant professor; most recently, she served as associate dean in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters.
>> FAU’s newest college, the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, officially launched on July 1 under the leadership of interim dean Dr. Naelys Luna.
>> FAU is taking steps to make the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus the hub for design and technology by moving Multimedia Studies and Graphic Design under the same roof as the upper-division School of Architecture.