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Nova Southeastern University Honors Black History Month with Variety of Free Lectures, Films, Music, Art, and More

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FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of free events, including films, discussions, music, art, poetry and spoken word. The events begin Feb. 3 through Feb. 24 and will be held on NSU’s main campus at 3301 College Ave., Davie.

© Sébastien Rieussec

Artist: Abdoulaye Konate. Title: “Papillon Bleu Pour Fes.”  Mixed Media © Sébastien Rieussec

Highlights of some of the Black History Month events include:

  • A panel discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4 pm – 6 pm, Maltz Building, room 2045. “We Are Not All the Same: Differences in the Provision of Psychotherapy within Black Culture,” explores working effectively as a psychotherapist within the Black community.
  • Grand Opening Reception –“Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences in Art and Culture,” African Presence 2018, 15th Annual Art Exhibition, grand opening Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Features representations of black cultural experiences by artists of African descent. Exhibition runs through March 12 in the Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery.

The grand opening reception will be held Feb. 8 in NSU’s Don Taft University Center and includes music, entertainment, a fashion show and more. Please RSVP to opening reception at nova.edu/blackhistory.

  • Discussion and Video viewing: “The Swaziland Experience” – Sunday, Feb. 26, noon to 1 pm, Carl DeSantis building, room 2072. NSU College of Psychology Professor Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. has taken a group of psychology students on humanitarian trips to Swaziland, South Africa, since 2007. Join the group as they discuss their most recent trip and how they engaged in psychological first aid and provided psychoeducation on a variety of mental health issues.

Click HERE to view details of all events, including those just for children.

 

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among US News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

 

January 30, 2018

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