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.”
FAU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES AMPLIFY
Florida Atlantic University’s Alumni Association (FAUAA) has launched AMPLIFY, a new program that features a series of webinars, spotlights and digital content that will be based upon the national heritage celebration of each month. “As our society begins to have substantive conversations about racial bias and inequity, the Alumni Association saw an opportunity to have an influential impact on facilitating more of these conversations and provide resources for continued education,” said Chandra Roberson, assistant director of engagement for FAU’s Office of Alumni Relations. “FAU was founded on the principle of access to…
FAU’S NEW MEDICAL STUDENTS PLEDGE TO COMBAT HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES
Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine recently celebrated its 10th White Coat Ceremony virtually to welcome its incoming class of 2020. This time-honored event is celebrated at medical schools around the nation and symbolizes entry into the medical profession as medical students are cloaked with their first doctor’s white coat. For more than a century, the white coat has been the symbol of the medical doctor.
FAU’S ACI RECEIVES $1.5M GRANT FROM THE TAFT FOUNDATION
Florida Atlantic University’s Academy for Community Inclusion (ACI) within the Department of Exceptional Student Education in the College of Education recently received a $1.5 million grant from The Taft Foundation. FAU’s ACI is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program allows students to participate in college activities, clubs, events and organizations that are available to all FAU students. The grant is a continuation of a generous multi-year commitment from The Taft Foundation designated to provide funding for the program’s…
MARINE SCIENCE LAB RECEIVES $1.125M FROM CORNELIA T. BAILEY FOUNDATION
Florida Atlantic University has officially announced a $1.125 million gift from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. The gift will establish the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Marine SEA Scholars Program at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Marine Science Laboratory in the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex in Boca Raton.
FAU ESTABLISHES FAU CARES EMERGENCY FUND FOR STUDENTS
Florida Atlantic University has established the “FAU Cares Emergency Fund” for currently registered, degree-seeking students who are experiencing financial hardship. “More than 65 percent of all FAU students work to put themselves through school,” said FAU President John Kelly. “During these unprecedented times, we want our Owls to know we are here for them.”
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.
GROUNDBREAKING MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN D. MACARTHUR CAMPUS
Florida Atlantic University faculty, staff and students came together with local officials and community partners today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new FAU Neuroscience Building and a new residence hall.
FAU RECEIVES $750,000 FROM GANGAL FOUNDATION TO NAME INNOVATION HALL
Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $750,000 gift from the GANGALS nonprofit Foundation, Inc. (GnF) to name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall in the Engineering East building (platinum LEED certified) on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Last year, the Gangals also established a $500,000 gift for the “Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund” to support talented students as they prepare for professional careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In addition to these agreed gifts to the FAU Foundation, the Gangals directly award scholarships to…