Friday, December 17, 2010
Breakthrough Study at FAU Links Emotional and Neural Responses to Musical Performance

BOCA RATON, FL  – It is well known that music arouses emotions. But why do some musical performances move us, while others leave us flat? Why do musicians spend years perfecting the subtle nuances that bring us to tears? Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have now identified key aspects of musical performance that cause emotion-related brain activity, and they have shown for the first time how these performance nuances work in the brain, in real-time (*. ..

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
FAU's Harbor Branch and Georgia Aquarium Research Center to Establish Formal Research and Education Partnership

BOCA RATON, FL – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University and Georgia Aquarium Research Center, a unit of Georgia Aquarium, have joined forces to explore developing a formal relationship to combine expertise and resources in ocean sciences and conservation which will initially be focused on the ecosystems of the southeastern United States with eventual expansion to other regions. The two organizations have begun discussions on how to develop a structure to expand their research and education collaborations in the areas of marine mammal research and conservation, coral reef research and conservation, and marine species husbandry/aquaculture. ..

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Monday, December 06, 2010
FAU Selects Margaret Leinen to Lead Harbor Branch and University's Marine and Environmental Initiatives

Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., has been selected as associate provost of marine and environmental initiatives and executive director of FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. ..

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
FAU Investigators First to Show New Mechanism for Beneficial Effects of Aspirin in Cardiovascular Disease

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., DrPH, the first Sir Richard Doll Research Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has published the results of A Randomized Trial of Aspirin at Clinically Relevant Doses and Nitric Oxide Formation in Humans in the current issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  These are the first data in humans to show that all doses of aspirin used in clinical practice increase nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is released from the blood vessel wall and may decrease the development and progression of plaques leading to heart attacks and strokes. ..

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
FAU Project Selected to Receive $725,000 from New Florida Initiative

BOCA RATON, FL — Florida Atlantic University has been awarded $725,000 in Clustering Grants and a Scholars Boost Grant provided by the New Florida Initiative—the State University’s collaborative effort together with business and government to deliver the economic talent and innovations that Florida needs to be globally competitive.  ..

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Friday, November 05, 2010
FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science Dedicates its New Green Building

BOCA RATON, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science dedicated its new facility today, at FAU’s Boca Raton campus.  The innovative, 97,000-square-foot, living-learning laboratory is the first newly constructed academic building in southeast Florida to be designed and built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards – the highest level in the Green Building Rating System™. ..

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Thursday, November 04, 2010
FAU Conference to Explore New Approaches to Achieving Long-term Sustainability in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Urban & Regional Planning within the College for Design and Social Inquiry will host “The Truth About Florida: What We Really Should Know About Planning, Land Use and the Environment,” a one-day education conference geared toward journalists and planners, on Monday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FAU Higher Education Complex, 111 East Las Olas Blvd., 11th floor, Fort Lauderdale campus.  ..

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science to Dedicate its Green Building

BOCA RATON, FL (November 3, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will host its grand opening of its new facility on Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.  ..

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Florida Governor Charlie Crist Proclaims November 1-7 as 'Ocean Renewable Energy Week' in Observance of FAU's National Conference

BOCA RATON, FL  —Florida Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed November 1-7, 2010 as “Ocean Renewable Energy Week” in Florida in observance of a national conference being hosted by the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.  “Renewable Ocean Energy & the Marine Environment: Responsible Stewardship for a Sustainable Future,” will bring together national and international leaders in ocean renewable energy to explore cutting-edge science and technology to identify gaps in the current state of knowledge regarding the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy.  ..

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