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               JUNE 2019                                                                                                         Sponsored report
                JUNE 2019

               MURPHEY TO LEAD                                        FAU Neuroscientists Propose New

               ACADEMIC AFFAIRS                                       Theory on Alzheimer’s, Amyloid
               AT FAU JUPITER                                         Connection

                                                                      FAU Brain Institute Neuroscientist Qi Zhang, Ph.D, along
               Florida Atlantic University named Rod
                                                                      with collaborators from Vanderbilt University, tackle an
               Murphey, Ph.D., the new associate
                                                                      Alzheimer’s disease mystery by devising a multi-functional
               vice president for academic affairs of                 reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracking the
               FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus.                        protein’s localization and mobility using quantitative imaging

               Murphey previously served FAU as                       with unprecedented accuracy to see if it is an accomplice or
               chair of Biological Sciences, director of              mastermind behind the disease.
               the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, and
               Director of the Integrative Biology Ph.D.              FAU Hosts 50th Annual Honors
               program. In this new position, Murphey                 Convocation
               will be responsible for the management                 Florida Atlantic University recognized Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D.,
               of all academic operations on the John                 professor of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt
                                                                      College of Arts and Letters and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors
               D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. In
                                                                      College as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year during FAU’s
               addition to his strategic oversight of
                                                                      50th Annual Honors Convocation. FAU also recognized Alex
               degree planning and enrollment growth
                                                                      Keene, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in
               he will also lead the rapidly-developing               the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science as a University
               research enterprise in coordination with               Researcher of the Year.
               FAU’s Brain Institute, the Max Planck
               Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and                Celebrating Wilkes Honors College
               Scripps Research.                                      Graduates

                                                                      Congratulations to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
                                                                      class of 2019. On May 2, 88 students were recognized during
                                                                      the Medallion Ceremony held in the Osher Lifelong Learning
                                                                      Institute Complex Auditorium. 14 students received the
                                                                      2019 Outstanding Thesis Award. Honors College Alumnus,
                                                                      Dr. Olsi Gjyshi, resident physician at the University of Texas
                                                                      MD Anderson Cancer Center, provided words of wisdom for
                                                                      the graduates.

                                                                      Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
                                                                      Awards $10,000 in Scholarships
               EVENTS                                                 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic

                                                                      University in Jupiter awarded 10 scholarships to undergraduate
                                                                      and graduate students at the Northern Campus Achievement
               Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic                       Awards. The scholarships were funded in part by the proceeds
               of Water and Light                                     of LUNAFEST  film festival and one scholarship was awarded in
               Monday, June 3, 1 - 2:45 p.m.                          memory of Robert Friedman.
               Osher Lifelong Learning, FAU Jupiter

                                                                      Arbor Day Remembrance
               Autism Spectrum Disorders & Dating
               (CARD)                                                 On Arbor Day 2019, Florida Atlantic University at Jupiter
               Saturday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.                   celebrated our 9th year as a designated Tree Campus USA.
               AD 205 & 206, FAU Jupiter                              We also held a special tribute to the life of the Arboretum’s
                                                                      namesake, Dr. Robert J. Huckshorn. The Robert J. Huckshorn
               Summer Concert Series at Abacoa                        Arboretum is named in honor of the late Dr. Huckshorn, FAU’s
               Featuring: Forever Young: Neil Young                   vice president emeritus and founder of the John D. MacArthur
               Tribute Band                                           Campus. The arboretum is planted with Florida native plants.
               Come visit the FAU Jupiter booth!
               Saturday, June 15, 7:30 - 10 p.m.
               Amphitheatre, Downtown Abacoa

                                                                      5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458   |   Phone: 561.799.8500   |

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