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FAU Awarded $4.4 Million From U.S. Department of Education to Increase Underrepresented Hispanics in Computer-Related Careers


Hispanics as well as low-income workers are underrepresented in the bachelor’s degree level computer-related workforce and are among the most underrepresented groups in these career fields.
26-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toothpaste Significantly Reduces Dental Plaque and Inflammation Throughout the Body


For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body — in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results from a randomized trial of a novel plaque identifying toothpaste, Plaque HD®,...
14-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Appoints Phillip Boiselle, M.D., as Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine


FAU has named Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D., as the new dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Boiselle, who currently serves as associate dean for academic and clinical affairs, and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, and is...
13-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Join Forces to Train Drug Development Workforce


In its first-of-its-kind university/industry partnership, FAU and scientists from Sancilio & Company, Inc. are working together to train highly skilled workers in biopharmaceuticals and drug development.
29-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The ‘Worm’ Holds the Key to Treating Epilepsy; New Possibilities for Rapid Drug Discovery

Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have opened up the possibilities for rapid drug screens to treat seizures in the...
26-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Harbor Branch Scientists to Use Underwater Holographic Microscope to Research Indian River Lagoon


A group of scientists are creating technology that will allow them to view – in 3-D – the millions of microscopic creatures and particles that populate bodies of water, including the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), thanks to funding provided by the...
20-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robo-Fish, Mimicking Nature Land Professor with U.S. Department of the Navy Research Grant

By observing how fish swim and use their fins to move seamlessly within the ocean depths, a researcher at FAU is mimicking this movement to increase maneuverability and enhance the motion of underwater vehicles and robotic systems.
15-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Renowned Astronomer and Researcher Appointed Dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., who currently serves as associate dean for natural science and mathematics, associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, and is a professor in the Department of...
14-Sep-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease


17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

Science Reveals How Tone of Candidates’ Voices Can Make a Difference at the Polls


Human voice pitch has been shown to influence how voters perceive candidates for elected office and appears to influence voters both in the laboratory and in real life as they tend to support candidates with lower-pitched voices. The remaining...
7-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

FAU Researchers Available to Discuss Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

An El Niño winter which brought record rainfall in January has been threatening the ecological health of the St. Lucie River in southeast Florida. Ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee are damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater...
3-Mar-2016 3:30 PM EST

FAU Professor Says #OscarSoWhite Boycott Unlikely to Affect Academy Awards


A boycott of Sunday night’s Academy Awards to protest the lack of racial diversity among the nominees is unlikely to create the change many hoped for, says a Florida Atlantic University professor who has studied boycotts for almost 20 years.
25-Feb-2016 8:30 AM EST

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