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FAU STUDY: Great Way To Avoid Dying In Car Crash Is Working From Home

Florida Atlantic University: More People Die When Working In Person Than In Their Homes. BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Verifying a thought you’ve no doubt had over the past year or so, Florida Atlantic University just released a study suggesting that your odds of […] The article FAU STUDY: Great Way To Avoid Dying In Car Crash Is Working From Home appeared first on BocaNewsNow.com.
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FAU to Host Event in Honor of Juneteenth

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Juneteenth with a special virtual event on Friday, June 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Juneteenth Liberating Conversation “America on Fire: The Continued Struggle for Liberation” will include a panel of invited activists, scholars and student leaders who will discuss the history of emancipation from 1865 to the modern day as well as critically examine the philosophy of emancipation, its deliverables and what has yet to be achieved.
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FAU Tech Runway® Reveals its Ninth Venture Class

FAU Tech Runway® recently hosted its annual Launch Competition, revealing its ninth class, “Venture Class 9.”. The Launch Competition provides the most promising startups and talented entrepreneurs in South Florida with an opportunity to join a year-long program that offers competition winners “best-in-class” instruction, mentoring, networking, marketing and capital-raising assistance, co-working space, events, intern support, and other vital programs.
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Osher LLI at FAU Announces Summer Lecture Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced a lecture series for the summer semester, which begins Wednesday, June 16. Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.
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FAU’s Ruth Tappen Named ‘2021 Alliance World Class Faculty’ Honoree

Newswise — Florida Atlantic University’s Ruth M. Tappen, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, the Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar and professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, was recently recognized as the “2021 Alliance World Class Faculty” honoree by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Tappen, a member of the FAU Brain Institute and FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Prevention, received the award during the alliance’s mid-year luncheon with more than 500 members and guests in attendance. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.
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“It’s unworkable.” FAU Faculty Senate, United Faculty of Florida push back on proposed tenure rule

Editors Note: Joseph Acosta has a parent who is on the tenure track at Florida Atlantic University. However, they were not consulted in the writing or editing of this story. A proposed rule change by the FAU Board of Trustees could alter how the promotion and tenure process is handled at the university, including the Board gaining access to professors’ political affiliations and donations. Both the Faculty Senate and United Faculty of Florida (UFF) are fighting the proposal, calling it “unworkable”.

FAU Breaks The Seal On The Summer

As the morning heat and humidity did its thing on Friday at FAU, the Owls gave 100 standout football prospects something to remember. For the first time in 15 months, head coach Willie Taggart and his staff could finally shake hands, talk and admire many quality prospects LIVE. With a...
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As FAU adds more on-campus housing, Boca Raton considers where else students can live

BOCA RATON — As Florida Atlantic University keeps drawing more students to Boca Raton, the demand for student housing is rising. The disparity in students to on-campus housing has only grown as the student population grew from about 10,000 in 1990 to over 30,000 today. The university has plans to offer more on-campus housing, but it remains to be seen whether students will get a broader selection of places to live off campus.
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FAU Tenure Controversy, Delray CRA Debacle and More

A controversial proposal that would put Florida Atlantic University trustees in charge of awarding tenure has been pulled from the board’s Tuesday agenda. Under current procedures, FAU President John Kelly makes the final decision, based on recommendations from administrators. If the proposal passed, Kelly still could deny tenure but the board would control who received it.
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BANK: Local Fruit Seller Defaulted On $100k Loan

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — TD Bank is suing a local produce distributor, saying it owes just shy of $96,000 on a $100,000 loan. Delray Fresh Wholesale, and owner Shawn Murray, allegedly entered into a agreement with TD Bank for $100,000 back in July […] The article BANK: Local Fruit Seller Defaulted On $100k Loan appeared first on BocaNewsNow.com.
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FAU police report suicide at Innovation Research Park

Editor’s note: If you have thoughts of suicide, support is available. FAU’s Counseling and Psychological Services crisis hotline is 561-297-3540 and you can see their hours here. You can reach out to the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255. On Friday, May 28, the FAU Police Department responded to a suspicious...
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Health Notes: Grant to help FAU team assess protections from airborne viruses

Manhar Dhanak, Ph.D., stands with a device that helps test the effectiveness of types of personal protection measures against airborne viral transmission. Photo provided. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science received a two-year $698,801 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test the effectiveness of types of personal protection measures against airborne viral transmission.
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FAU Owls release broadcast, kickoff information for 2021 football schedule

The FAU Owls released the broadcast information and kickoff times for most of their games during the 2021 football season. Florida Atlantic will open its season on the road against Florida at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 (SEC Network) in Gainesville in the first of four consecutive non-conference games. The Owls’ home opener versus Georgia Southern will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and will air ...

Amber Gaston had a productive junior season at FAU

Vicksburg native Amber Gaston wrapped up her junior season playing basketball for Florida Atlantic University. The former Warren Central High School star had some key highlights this year for the Lady Owls. In February, she scored an impressive 22 points against the University of Southern Mississippi and just a month...
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Florida adds FAU’s Miskdeen, rounds out revamped hoops staff

Florida basketball coach Mike White filled the second of two staff vacancies by hiring Akeem Miskdeen on Saturday. Miskdeen, who has worked extensively with backcourts, comes to Gainesville from Florida Atlantic, where he helped the Owls to a 47-41 record in three winning seasons. He worked under White's former Florida assistant, Dusty May.

City Council members discuss potential FAU residential community “Liv on 5th”

Recently, the Boca Raton City Council and property developers discussed the proposal of “Liv on 5th”, an off-campus residential development to provide housing for Florida Atlantic University students as the population continues to grow. Ordinance No. 5537 proposed a new off-campus student housing complex, “Liv on 5th”. The building would...
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FAU Unveils WWII Army Airfield Historical Marker

Florida Atlantic University unveiled an Army Airfield Historical Marker to honor nine U.S. Army Air Corps personnel who lost their lives in a U.S. Army Air Corps Lockheed B-34 Lexington bomber crash during WWII. The May 12, 1944 crash happened at what is now the intersection of North University Dr...