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UN under-secretary general to speak at FAU

UN under-secretary general to speak at FAU

Brett Barnes, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Archives, Features, Top Stories

Florida Atlantic University will host guest speaker U.N. Under Secretary-General Zainab Hawa Bangura in a free public lecture on “Sexual Violence in Conflict: The Moral Challenge of Our Time” on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The talk is presented by FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and will take place on FAU’s Boca Raton campus in the Live Oak Pavilion of the Student Union. U.N. member Zainab Hawa Bangura was appointed special representative of the U.N. on sexual violence in conflict in 2012. Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, Bangura was previously the second female minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, bringing over 20 years of experience to her current position.

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UP Best Of 2015

UP Best Of 2015

UP Staff
November 5, 2015
Filed under Archives, Features, Top Stories

With the year winding down, the UP could do our usual "Year In Review" issue — where we highlight the big stories we wrote this year. But that's boring. Instead, we want to hear from you. Where's your favorite place to grab coffee? What campus concert really had you excited to be an owl? Who's... Read more »

COLUMN: Burning Bridges — Engineering Students Steal Thousands Of UP Issues For Class Project

COLUMN: Burning Bridges — Engineering Students Steal Thousands Of UP Issues For Class Project

Emily Bloch, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2015
Filed under Archives, Commentary, News, Opinion, Top Stories

p and down FAU’s Breezeway, bins that should’ve been filled with hundreds of issues were stark empty a day after they hit stands. But Room 106 in the Engineering East building was stuffed with thousands of copies one day later. The UP’s football issue is one of our most popular papers of ... Read more »

“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writter
May 28, 2015
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

A revision to a Florida bill that took effect May 21, 2015  helps out-of-state veterans afford a college education by automatically qualifying them for in-state tuition rates. To aid with making sure military veterans are able to receive an education, Florida Governor Rick Scott passed the Florida G.I. Bill in March 2014, which waives out-of-state tuition fees for military veterans. ... Read more »

Conference USA Salary Database

Wesley Wright, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2015
Filed under Archives, Sports

he 17 teams that comprise FAU Athletics compete in Conference USA, a 14-member group in the NCAA’s Division I, the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in the United States. The University Press has accrued coaches’ salaries for various sports within Conference USA. Volleyball, track & fie... Read more »

Botley overcomes injury to lead Owls in 68-50 win over Jacksonville

Botley overcomes injury to lead Owls in 68-50 win over Jacksonville

December 30, 2014
Filed under Archives

The Florida Atlantic Owls (7-4, 0-0 in Conference USA) won against the Jacksonville University Dolphins 68-50 thanks to excellent play from their backcourt. Junior guard Solomon Poole provided scoring for the Owls with 14 points. He shot 3-of-5 from 3-point range and led all scorers with 19 points FAU... Read more »

What Preserve?

What Preserve?

Andrew Fraieli, Science Editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

If you Google search ‘FAU preserve,’ the first result is not a link to the FAU website, but a link to a petition in favor of stopping further development on the FAU preserve. The FAU preserve is currently 90 acres of land in the upper west side of the Boca Raton campus set aside for the protected species that live there — the gopher tortoise and the bur... Read more »

All hail

All hail

Stacey Pasternak, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2014
Filed under Archives, Top Stories

Upon seeing the prestigious titles of king and queen, “Game of Thrones” immediately comes to mind. But at FAU, these monikers are more correlated with Homecoming week than with the Iron Throne. This is the week all FAU students wait not-so-patiently for each and every year. With Homecoming on... Read more »

Gimme Money! Think you can’t afford to study abroad? We’ll help you rethink that.

Gimme Money!   Think you can’t afford to study abroad? We’ll help you rethink that.

Jillian Melero, News Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Archives, Top Stories

  Based purely on my lack of funding, study abroad wasn’t something I planned on doing during college. It didn’t seem like anything I’d be able to do in the near future. In 2012,  I received an email notifying me that I qualified for the William E. Greene study abroad scholarship. I checked out the website, realized I... Read more »

In case you missed it: Catfish in the Rat’s Mouth

In case you missed it: Catfish in the Rat’s Mouth

Kiki Baxter, Managing Editor
May 22, 2014
Filed under Archives, Features, Reviews, Top Stories, TV

The FAU Twitter community got together on the night of May 21 during the 10 p.m. airing of the new Catfish episode on MTV. In the episode, Dallas waitress Antoinette (@AntoinetteCuccia on Instagram, @antttbaby on Twitter) seeks help from Nev and Max (@NevSchulman and @MaxJoseph on Twitter) from MTV’s... Read more »

The Schmidt Gallery’s ‘Confluence’ Exhibit Showcases Diversity in Culture as well as Disciplines

The Schmidt Gallery’s ‘Confluence’ Exhibit Showcases Diversity in Culture as well as Disciplines

Jillian Melero, Contributor
April 27, 2014
Filed under Archives, Features, Galleries, Top Stories

India Ink and graphite. Clay and brick. Ceramic and sound. The art on display during the Confluence exhibit is as diverse as the FAU students who created it. Displaying now through the summer, Schmidt Gallery’s Confluence exhibition presents works created by MFA candidates graduating from the department... Read more »