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Halmos Chair Wins NSU Excellence in Community Service Award

This year’s NSU’s President’s Excellence in Community Service honor was awarded to Halmos College departmental chair of biological sciences, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. Since fall of 2009 she has been partnering with schools in Broward County, FL and NSU to connect the college community with local schools to bring hands-on…


Halmos Biology Faculty Receives $500K Research Grant

This October, Halmos College Biology faculty member Robert Smith, Ph.D. received a $534,000 grant from the Army Research Office. This three-year grant will be used to develop new strategies to reduce and prevent infection from bacteria. Dr. Smith along with co-principle investigators Omar Eldakar, Ph.D. (also from the department of…


Shark Week at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development

The Mailman Segal Center’s Family Center Preschool and Infant & Toddler Program is proud to be a member of the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (N4C).  N4C is a nonprofit educational membership organization supporting excellence in programs for young children in communities of higher learning by providing opportunities for…


Halmos Student Wins 2nd Place in State HOSA Competition

This summer, Halmos Junior Vanessa Cruise, a biology and behavioral neuroscience double major won 2nd place in the Florida state HOSA Medical Terminology competition . The purpose of the competition is to encourage HOSA members to improve their ability to identify, spell, define and apply the prefixes, suffixes, roots and…


Halmos Faculty and Student Research the Evolution of Corruption

This summer, Halmos College faculty member Omar Eldakar, Ph.D. and his undergraduate student, biology major Nikhil Nagabandi published an article in the journal Evolutionary Psychology. Their paper, entitled, “Hypocrisy and Corruption: How Disparities in Power Shape the Evolution of Social Control” discusses how an evolutionary game-theoretical model that punishment can…


NSU Researchers to Join OCEARCH On A One-of-a-Kind Research Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – When describing an upcoming research trip for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) scientists, ambitious is a bit of an understatement. OCEARCH, which has earned acclaim for its research in to great white sharks, has invited scientists from a number of other organizations to join…


Halmos Faculty and Students Present Research at National Conference

In April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences Chair Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. traveled to San Diego, CA with five Biology majors to present their 3-D printed molecular models of prion proteins and o-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)…


NSU 4th Annual Pre-Health Day was a Success

On April 14, the Office of Career Development and Halmos College collaborated to host the students at the 4th annual Pre-Health Day. This event allows NSU undergraduates to participate in mock interview sessions with health professionals. The program was opened by Halmos College Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D. and Executive Associate…


Halmos HOSA Student Organization Recognized at State Leadership Conference

In early April, Halmos College Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference. There the Halmos College’s HOSA was recognized for contributions towards HOSA’s National Service Project with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NSU’s HOSA was also listed as…


Halmos College Inducts 80 Students into National Biological Honor Society

This April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences hosted the 16th annual induction of students into the NSU Chapter of the National Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta or TriBeta). NSU’s chapter, known as Rho Rho, conducted the ceremony in the Don Taft University Center. Alumni of NSU and TriBeta,…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU, FAU, and UTHSC Collaborate on Sea Turtle Research Project

Faculty members representing Florida Atlantic University, NSU, and the University of Texas joined forces on an original research study to explore the lymphatic systems of sea turtles. To date little is known about the anatomy and function of the lymphatics in sea turtles. These structures are difficult to image and…


STEM Festival Hosted by Halmos College Faculty, Students, and Local Elementary School

Over 200 children and their families attended the STEM festival last month. There students could explore a variety of topics, including static electricity, gas laws, natural pH indicators, creation of cube shaped bubbles, and extraction of DNA from strawberries. Halmos faculty members Aarti Raja, Ph.D. and Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D….


NSU Professor Featured on Telemundo Bacteria Series

You may think you know the obvious places that bacteria propagate, for example the soles of your shoes, but what about commonly used public places? Telemundo’s national TV program Al Rojo Vivo is airing a series about bacteria to show what kind of bacteria can be found at public places…


Halmos College Inducts Students into the 2018 Clinical Exploration Program

This January, the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography inducted the latest students to join the Clinical Exploration Program (CEP). CEP offers students the opportunity to shadow medical professionals on the job in many of NSU’s medical and health clinics. Program participants gain a broad perspective that shows how…


Halmos College Research Paper Contributes to NOAA Shark Protection

On January 16, 2018, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries has requested that fishermen voluntarily adopt shortfin mako shark measures. Research from the Halmos College Natural Sciences and Oceanography and its Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) contributed to this major change in fishery management policy. The GHRI research, published in…


Three Halmos Graduate Students Awarded Research Grants

This summer three Halmos College M.S. students were awarded research grants from the Southern Florida Chapter of the Explorers Club student grant program. These diverse projects are all supervised by Halmos faculty member Amy Hirons, Ph.D. The students will use these funds to forward their graduate thesis projects. The three…


South Florida Coral Reefs to Get a Helping Hand – Anchorage Changed to Help Avoid Mishaps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – There’s no denying it – our coral reefs are in danger. Given that healthy coral reefs are a must to maintain healthy oceans, it’s vital that we do whatever we can to ensure they not only survive, but thrive. To that end,…


NSU Study Shows Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’sGuy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is considerably higher than previously estimated from catches reported by fishermen….


NSU’s GHRI Study Shows Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the…


Faculty from CAHSS, FCE, and Pharmacy Collaborate on Sponsored Research Project

Faculty from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE), and NSU’s College of Pharmacy, are in a collaborative study with faculty from China’s National Cheng Kung University and the National University of Tainan. The study is titled, “Systemic Interventions of Project MIND…