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June 7, 2019
Florida Atlantic University proposes to adopt an updated campus master plan to govern the use of land on the MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. A public hearing on the proposed campus master plan will be held on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in room PC151 in the Perloff Classroom Building on the FAU MacArthur Campus, Jupiter FL. Interested parties are invited to appear at the public hearing and be heard regarding the proposed campus master plan. Interested parties who cannot attend this hearing are invited to submit written comments to Ms. Azita Dotiwala at 777 Glades Road, CO Bldg. 69, Room 109, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.  

With the help of the common fruit fly, which ages quickly because it only lives about 60 days, Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter neuroscientists provide insights into healthy aging by investigating the effects of a foraging gene on age and stress tolerance. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the FAU Brain Institute (I-BRAIN).
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute will be featured on "Legends Community Focus," a Legends Radio program that will air Sunday, June 9 at 6 a.m. on 100.3 in Palm Beach County. Host Mike McGann talks to Dr. Blakely about the research being done at the FAU Brain Institute, collaborations with Max Planck Florida Institute and Scripps Research and how these neuroscientists and educators are training the next generation of brain scientists. This 30 minute program covers the important issues that affect our area and how the FAU Brain Institute is impacting the community.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College alumna, Christine Sylvain, executive director and founder of Path to College Fellowship hopes to level the playing field for local high-achieving, low-income students. The Palm Beach Post recently featured the West Palm college prep educator in an article where she explained "low income students are just as qualified for those top-tier universities as high-income students.”  
Automated Measurements of Sleep and Locomotor Activity...

This protocol details the methodology for quantifying locomotor behavior and sleep in the Mexican cavefish. Previous analyses are extended to measure these behaviors in socially-housed fish. This system can be widely applied to study sleep and...

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Manipulation of Gene Function in Mexican Cavefish | Protocol

We describe approaches for the manipulation of genes in the evolutionary model system Astyanax mexicanus. Three different techniques are described: Tol2-mediated transgenesis, targeted manipulation of the genome using CRISPR/Cas9, and knockdown...

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Behavioral Approaches to Studying Innate Stress in...

This manuscript describes a simple method to measure stress behaviorally in adult zebrafish. The approach takes advantage of the innate tendency that zebrafish prefer the bottom half of a tank when in a stressful state. We also describe methods...

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 8
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
FAU Jupiter, AD 205 & 206
Forever Young:
A Neil Young Tribute Band
Saturday, June 15 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Abacoa
OLLI will be hosting the FAU Jupiter sponsored table.
Wednesday, June 19
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Boca Raton or Jupiter - Locations TBA
Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23
FAU Jupiter, Auditorium
Florida Atlantic University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus , located in downtown Abacoa offers a variety of upper-division and graduate course. The campus houses the Academy for Community Inclusion , Center for Autism and Related Disabilities , College of Education , Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College , John D. MacArthur Campus Library and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute , the largest lifelong learning program in the nation. FAU Jupiter unites scientists and students in research and training programs and leverages FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute , also located on the campus. As part of this effort, the university-wide Brain Institute launched in 2016 and is a hub of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary neuroscience activity that builds on existing neuroscience centers and programs within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine , Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology offers research and training programs in molecular biology and biotechnology and serves as a link between FAU and other institutions and industries in this field.