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Alan B. Levan to Serve as Chairman of NSU’s Board of Trustees

­ Nova Southeastern University (NSU) welcomes Alan B. Levan as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Levan has served on the university’s board for 18 years; he was nominated and voted on by the board to serve as its chairman for an initial three-year term. Mr. Levan takes on…


Congratulations to All NSU Graduates

It’s commencement season, a time for graduates across the nation to reflect and celebrate the culmination of years of studying, testing and hard work. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host more than 7,000 graduates during its 2018 commencement ceremonies on its Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in the Rick Case Arena at…


Ron and Kathy Assaf Renaming of College of Nursing

More than 20 years ago, the official dates of May 6 – 12 were declared to honor and observe “National Nurses’ Week,” recognizing the valiant efforts of nurses every day across the country.  South Florida philanthropists Ron and Kathy Assaf agree nurses deserve admiration for their hard work. To show…


Couple’s Shared Love of Reading Inspires Naming of NSU Health Professions Division Library

South Florida philanthropists Martin and Gail Press share a lifelong love of reading and libraries. On Monday, May 14, they perpetuated these passions among Nova Southeastern University students by naming the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division (HPD) Library in a special ceremony at the Terry Building on the…


CAHSS Faculty Interviewed for two Articles on Women and Peacebuilding

Mary Hope Schwoebel, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) ,was interviewed for two articles on the role of women in peacebuilding. The first article, may be found at https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/25/planeta_futuro/1524659864_595784.html and tells of women against jihadism is…


Halmos Mathematicians Celebrate Brain Bowl and Matrix Winner

On April 16th, the Halmos College Department of Mathematics hosted its annual Mathematics Brain Bowl intramural competition. Co-Sponsors of the event were Halmos faculty Ricardo Carrera, Ph.D. and Diego Castano, Ph.D. The winners of the Brain Bowl were undergraduates Liam White and Anthony Borges. After the conclusion of the Brain…


Halmos Researcher Interviewed on Impacts of Sunscreen on Corals

In early May, Halmos Research Scientist Abigail Renegar, Ph.D. was interviewed by West Palm Beach TV station WTVX. New research has shown that the compound Oxybenzone found in sunscreen has a deadly effect coral. Renegar states, ““It’s been shown to cause mortality and a number of developmental abnormalities in coral…


NSU Director Recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Lynn Larose, director in NSU’s Office of Special Events and Community Partnerships, was honored at the 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County event. The event, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, brought together more than 1,200 of the area’s “Who’s Who” in community. The…


Chain of Love

Robert Speth, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at NSU who is internationally recognized for his work as biomedical researcher. He and his wife, Janet, are supporters of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) research. Their son, Tim, who was diagnosed with DMD at 18 months, passed away from the disease…


Miami Dolphins, AARP Foundation Host Fifth Annual Million Meal Pack on NSU’s Fort Lauderale /Davie Campus

The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University. Participants packed 1,017,504 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. At the Million Meal Pack,…


NSU Summer Shuttle Schedule

The Office of Facilities Management would like to inform the NSU community about the upcoming summer shuttle schedule. Effective Monday, May 7, 2018, the new schedule will be reflected on the NSU iShark app under Shark Shuttle, as well as at all shuttle stops. For more information about the NSU…


NSU Commencement & High School Graduations Hosted on Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus

NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/ Davie campus will be the site of several Broward County high school graduation ceremonies, as well as NSU commencements. These ceremonies will be held in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center. 2018 High School Graduations Schedule.   NSU Commencement Schedule. On the above dates…


FCE Professor Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE)  has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Su has been with the Fischler College of Education since 2001, where she…


Halmos Alumni Now Assistant Professor at University of Tampa

This spring, Halmos College alumna Jenna Lash Polizzi (BS 2006, MS 2010) has earned the position of Assistant Professor of First-Year Studies at the University of Tampa. She will be assisting students in developing effective self-management strategies and study skills by facilitating increased self-awareness, critical thinking and an understanding of…


Halmos Faculty Member Elected to National Academy of Sciences

­ On May 1, 2018, Halmos faculty member Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered…


NSU Employee Wellness Seminars

The Office of Human Resources, HCA Healthcare, Westside Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital are pleased to offer several wellness seminars on various health related topics for the month of May.   Date: May 22, 2018 * Topic: Skin Care Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm   Date: May 24, 2018…


SharkBytes Summer Schedule

SharkBytes will begin its bi-weekly publication schedule with the last weekly edition on May 2. The dates for the summer editions of SharkBytes are: May 16, 2018, May 30, 2018 June 13, 2018, June 27, 2018 July 11, 2018, July 25, 2018 August 8, 2018, August 22, 2018 SharkBytes will…


Junior Dolphins Summer Camp for Boys and Girls Offers Exclusive Discount to NSU Employees

The Junior Dolphins Summer Camp allows boys and girls ages 8-14 to spend the summer training like their favorite Dolphins players. This four-day non-contact camp experience allows players of all levels to work on their football skills. It gives them the opportunity to learn to play football in a fun…


NSU’s Dr. Farzanna S. Haffizulla Receives Woman of the Decade Award

Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA, assistant dean for community and global health for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine received a Woman of the Decade award from the India-based Women Economic Forum (WEF) at a ceremony in New Delhi on April 28, 2018. This is the…


Halmos College Biology Students Win First Public Health Case Competition

On March 20 and 21, NSU’s Office of Career Development, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences hosted the first public health case competition. There individuals or teams of undergraduate students presented…


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