DIPLOMACY TEAM WINS SECOND NATIONAL TITLE AT MODEL U.N.
The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the virtual National Model United Nations competition and finished first overall out of 43 competing universities and received seven awards. This is the second national title for the program.
FAU MOVES UP IN ‘U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S’ LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES
Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Top Public Schools,” to No. 136 in this year’s ranking of the nation’s best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020. “Recognition in the U.S. News & World Report annual list of top universities is an honor and proves that the hard work of the entire FAU community is paying off,” said FAU President John Kelly. “Using our strategic plan as a guide, we continue to build on our successes and focus on key areas of improvement.”
GIFT FROM MARLEEN FORKAS TO NAME FAU’S STUDIO ONE THEATRE
Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced a $1.125 million gift from FAU benefactor Marleen Forkas to name the Marleen Forkas Studio One Theatre. The theater serves as a production and performance training venue for students, and public events that are held in the theater throughout the year. This gift significantly expands Mrs. Forkas’ generosity in naming one of the College’s most visible and prominent theater venues that benefits students, faculty, alumni and community patrons now and for generations to come. It will allow for ongoing and significant renovations…
AVRON B. FOGELMAN SPORTS HISTORY MUSEUM OPENS AT FAU
The Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum, a permanent exhibit featuring artifacts from the former Kansas City Royals owner and longtime Boca Raton resident’s private collection, recently opened in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. Part of a donation valued at more than $10 million, the collection is widely considered one of the largest private libraries amassed and owned by an individual.
FAU RECEIVES ART DONATION VALUED AT MORE THAN $3.8 MILLION
Florida Atlantic University recently received a donation of artwork valued at more than $3.8 million from Rick and Lesley Stone. A total of 17 paintings, including works by Henri Matisse, Edward Willis Redfield, David Park and John Henry Twachtman, will make up the Rick and Lesley Stone Art Collection, which will be housed in the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. “We are honored to receive this coveted art collection from the Stones,” said Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “With the addition of such a distinctive collection, our University Galleries and…