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Oct. 18, 2017
New Civil War Insights
Stephen Engle, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, is garnering national acclaim with his most recent book, "Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors." In it, Engle examines the role of Union governors in securing victory in the Civil War while providing detailed and engaging portraits of them ... read more.
New Arts & Letters Research Dean
Aimee Arias, Ph.D., has been named the Associate Dean of Research and Creative Achievement for the College of Arts and Letters. She brings strong experience in grant writing and administration, and has published widely on a myriad of topics.
Hammerheads' Size Doesn't Matter
Researchers have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of Bonnethead and Scalloped hammerhead sharks. A key finding is that in both species the head is moving at a different rate ... READ MORE .
New Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
An accomplished entrepreneurial academic will take the helm of graduate studies at the College of Science. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., has been named associate dean of graduate studies for the college. READ MORE .
Former NIH Official Offers Tips
A former NIH Program Officer will share insights on NIH's Career Development award on October 24 in SU-80, Room 223, with video conferencing to Jupiter, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. For more details, click here . To RSVP, click here .

NIH recently clarified percent effort and support for K awardees here .
National Undergraduate Research Commendation
The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected FAU as a recipient of the Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. READ MORE.
Latin Grammy Nomination
The album, “Pá Qué Más,” recorded and produced under the direction of associate professor Alejandro-Sánchez Samper, has received a Latin Grammy nomination in the “Best Folk Album” category. To listen to the most popular track, "La Cucharita," click here . READ MORE .
Recent Sponsored Research Awards
Investigator Name and Project
Sponsor Name and Total Anticipated Funding
Herbert Weissbach
Activators of Msra and Msrb: Potential Use for Diseases of the Retina
National Institutes of Health
$442,560
Erik Engeberg
Virtual Neuroprosthesis: Restoring Autonomy to People Suffering from Neurotrauma
National Institutes of Health
$1,297,577
Bing Ouyang
Multi-nodal Object Determination Sensing (MODS) for Mine Countermeasures
Boston Engineering
$44,513
To see more recent awards, scroll down in the digital magazine  here.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Lifelong Learning Institute
Boca Raton campus
Join the Graduate College in learning about student research at this event that’s free and open to the public. For details and to RSVP, click here.
9 a.m. - Noon Oct. 23, AD 103, Jupiter campus
A few spots remain for faculty and postdocs to sharpen their communication with the public. Take aways include ideas for strengthening NSF broader impacts proposal sections. RSVP here.
4 p.m. Oct. 24, Jupiter campus
Videoconference available
Samer Hattar, Ph.D., will discuss "Retinal and Brain Circuits Underlying Light Effects on Behavior." Details here.
1 - 2 p.m. Oct. 24
Details and registration here.
11 a.m. Oct. 26, Boca Raton campus
Sameer Antani, Ph.D., will discuss "A Sprint Through Medical Image Data Science Research at the National Library of Medicine." For more information, click here .
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, FAU Tech Runway
Celebrate technology of Venture Class companies, watch drone demonstrations and hear from a distinguished speaker. Get your ticket here.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, The Atrium
Engineering East
The Vice President for Research will give opening remarks at this networking event aimed at fostering interdisciplinary faculty collaboration. Contribute your ideas to FAU’s addiction research agenda. For details and to RSVP by October 27, click here .
Nov. 13 - 14, Phoenix, AZ
Live webcast available
Gain key insights into current issues at the National Science Foundation. For details and to register, click here .
2 p.m. Nov. 16, Boca Raton campus
Oscar Schofield, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, will present "Ecosystem Responses From Algae to Penguins Along a Melting West Antarctic Peninsula." Details here.
Due: Jan. 31, letter of intent by Nov. 30
Due: Feb. 16
 For a companion solicitation, click here .
Expand Your Search for Research Funding 
To find funding opportunities, visit GrantForward. To find university-based resources, expertise and collaborators, use Florida ExpertNet. Click on the images below.
Now, more than ever, it's important to broadcast your scientific and scholarly achievements.

Please send research news and accomplishments to 
Luis F. Perez or Beth C. Barak   here .
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