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Oct. 16, 2019
The U.S. Department of Defense sent out a notice Thursday, requesting assistance from FAU and university researchers across the country. 

Foreign government exploitation targeting research and intellectual capital are putting the country’s research integrity at risk, said Michael D. Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Griffin outlined steps the defense department and other federal funding agencies are taking. See the notice here

To address those concerns, FAU is hosting David P. Fernicola, Jr., special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 1 to discuss "Targeting of U.S. Colleges and Universities." 

His talk will focus on how America’s open and collaborative environment puts academia at risk for foreign exploitation by those who do not follow American rules or share our values. To RSVP, click here .

The Division of Research outlines guidelines on International Research Collaborations on this web page here .
Coffee and Research

Join the Division of Research for FAU's Research Cafe, for coffee, pastries and two informal, 10-minute introductions and presentations by research faculty or graduate students. 
  • Learn about opportunities to collaborate with them
  • Network with other researchers
  • Find out about other happenings across campus
Attend all six monthly research cafes and vote on your favorite presentation to be entered into a prize drawing. March and April dates are TBD.

To print out flyer, click here.

RSVP for the event here.
Bilingual Children Gain Rich Vocabulary from Hearing Proficient English Speakers

Erika Hoff, Ph.D., lead author and a professor of psychology in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and Katherine F. Shanks, also in FAU's department of psychology, were co-researchers on a study about how the differences in vocabulary used while talking to children affects a child's vocabulary.

The study results were published in the Journal of Child Language. READ MORE.
What Does Your Research Look Like?

The DOR is hosting an Art in Science photo contest open to all members of the FAU community - students, faculty and staff, to highlight the cutting-edge research across the colleges, while engaging and educating others in all the unique research taking place at FAU.

Simply snap a picture of your research, submit it and you could win great prizes - like an iPad - and a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of Owl Research and Innovation magazine.

Read contest guidelines and submit your photos before Nov. 1 HERE .
Have You Recently Published a Book?

The research communications team wants to hear about your recently published (after June 2019) book, book chapter or co-authored book or book chapter.

Deadline to submit your book information is Nov. 1 to be considered for the Fall 2019 Owl Research & Innovation magazine and/or newsletter.

Submit your book information HERE.
FAU's SBDC Takes Top Award

The Florida Small Business Development (SBDC) at FAU recently won the Nonprofit Award at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 22nd annual Triunfo Awards Gala.

The event benefits the Luciano Martinez Scholarship Fund, which awards local high school seniors annually to assist with college expenses.

Photography by Adalberto Boyer, Teri Roberts Photography and WPB Magazine
Left: Jazmine Loiselle, communications manager for the Florida SBDC at FAU.
The New Space Race Has Begun

Don't miss an evening with noted space expert and author, Robert Zubrin, Ph.D., at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton campus.

Zubrin will explore how projects that sound like science fiction could actually become reality.

Register now at fau.edu/space .
Podcast Spotlight

Listen to Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, as she talks about how the environment can impact sex determination of sea turtles, the effects of climate change on incubation temperatures in nests on the podcast, Ask a Scientist. The podcast is hosted by Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Scienc e. LISTEN HERE.
Published Book Spotlight

Meredith Mountford, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of educational leadership and research methodology, within the College of Education, recently co-authored the book, "The Contemporary Superintendent: (R)Evolutionary Leadership in an Era of Reform."

The book was published by Information Age Press.
Recent Sponsored Research Awards
Investigator Name and Project
Sponsor Name and Total Anticipated Funding
Dale Gawlik
Movement Patterns of Wading Birds as a Mechanism Linking Freshwater Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystems in the Greater Everglades
U.S. Geological Survey
$ 315,493
Dale Gawlik
Wading Bird Colony, Location, Size, and timeing in Lake Okeechobee
US Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
$ 94,430
Jeffrey Huber
A Visioning Project for Lighthouse of Broward
Lighthouse of Broward County
$ 11,648
Amy Wright
Exploring the Blue Economy Biotechnology Potential of Deep-Water Habitats
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., TOMORROW , EE 106, Boca Raton Campus
11 a.m. to noon, TOMORROW , EE 303, Boca Raton Campus
2 to 3 p.m., TOMORROW , Boca Raton Public Library
4 to 5 p.m., Oct. 23, Lounge Area 5th Floor, S.E. Wimberly Library , Boca Raton Campus
4 to 5 p.m., Oct. 24, GELB Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
9 to 10 a.m., Nov. 1, Great Hall in the Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni, Boca Campus
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Nov. 2, FAU's Office Depot Center
Nov. 7, FAU Tech Runway
6:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Boca Raton Campus
Funding Opportunities
Deadline: January 2020

Internal (FAU) Deadline: 5 p.m., Oct. 18, 2019
Agency Deadline: Jan. 19, 2020

Important NIH Change Effective October

Don’t forget to link your ORCID identifier to your eRA Commons profile

From graduate students to senior scientists, everyone is encouraged to register for an ORCID account and link it to their eRA Commons personal profile. Starting Oct. 1, ORCID identifiers are now required for individuals supported by institutional research training, career development and other research education awards. READ MORE .
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