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Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Donate $7 Million to Name FAU’s School of Social Work


Longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within FAU's College for Design and Social Inquiry.
28-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Young Bilingual Children Two Languages Develop Simultaneously but Independently


A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children’s exposure to each language.
20-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Poll Shows Hispanic Consumers in Florida Optimistic About Economy Despite Increasing Cost of Living


Hispanics in Florida are optimistic about their financial situation despite concerns about rising costs and interest rates, according to a new statewide survey conducted by the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative.
13-Apr-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Smart Songbirds Always Get the Girl?

Compelling evidence shows females prefer mates with better cognitive abilities in a number of animals and even humans. For male songbirds, their ability to sing complex songs has been suggested to signal cognitive ability and is vital for attracting...
3-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is It a Boy or Is It a Girl?


Baby sea turtles don’t have an X or Y chromosome, and their sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. A crucial step in the conservation of these animals is estimating hatchling sex ratios, which remains imprecise because of...
30-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Warn of Hazards of Smoking and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit


More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has...
27-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center Receives $360,000 NSF Grant for ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Program


FAU’s SNMREC is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans’ renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern U.S., initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal...
23-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Announces Winners of 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference


FAU's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering recently hosted the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference.
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’


For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love...
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’


From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

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

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