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FAU’s Adams Center offers special series of entrepreneurship courses
Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a special topic series of courses this fall in entrepreneurship, open to FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the public.
The courses will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.
The series “Disruptive Technology” will run from Sept. 27 to Nov. 1. This course will focus on the defining technologies and more importantly, the differentiating factors that divide success and failure including intellectual property rights, regulatory clearances, capitalization, public perception, privacy rights and more.
The instructor is Scott R. Silverman, a dynamic CEO who has successfully led five public companies over the last 20 years. A leader in technology and healthcare, Silverman is recognized as the world’s foremost expert in implantable Radio Frequency Identification technologies (RFID).
Cost of each course is $99 for members of the community, and $75 for FAU faculty, staff and alumni. FAU students interested in taking any of the courses for credit can email adamscenter@fau.edu for more information. Members of the community, as well as FAU faculty, staff and alumni can register online at https://fauf.fau.edu/SpecialTopicsSeries.
Daymond John to speak in Boca
Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will speak at Florida Atlantic University on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, FAU Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
Tickets for the event, presented by FAU’s College of Business, are $15 to $75. To purchase tickets, visit the FAU Box Office, located in the FAU Student Union, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.fauevents.com.
Boca nonprofits receive grants
Two programs at Boca’s Florida Atlantic University and the George Snow Scholarship Fund received grants from Palm Healthcare Foundation.
The foundation awarded 35 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to Palm Beach County nonprofits.
Boca-based George Snow Scholarship Fund received $200,000 to help provide scholarships for students pursing nursing degrees. FAU’S College of Business received a $50,000 grant to help pay for the start of its Elder-Care Services Learning Community. The university’s Simulation Center also received a $50,000 grant for its training program that helps family caregiving and home health aides learn skills they need as caretakers.
Glass art donated to Boca hospital
If you are visiting Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, you will be welcomed by “Fuchsia & Lavender Persian Window,” a glass art created by famous artist, Dale Chihuly.
The piece was gifted to the hospital by Boca’s Hobbs family.
Rochelle Dobbs looked for a place that would become the new home of the work created by the artist. The Dobbs family, which includes Boca Raton residents, Rochelle Dobbs and her mother, Gloria, and her sister and brother, Candice and Dr. Loren Dobbs, of New York, not only gifted the glass art, but also provided funding for the moving and installation of the artwork.
“My family is thrilled to share this exquisite Chihuly piece with Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” Rochelle Hobbs said. “We hope it will be enjoyed by all who come to the facility.”
As a visual centerpiece in the Women’s Institute, the piece will be viewed by over 60,000 patients and visitors who pass through the lobby annually.