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Faculty Symposium: How Valuable Is That Doggie in the Window, Nov. 15

The Faculty Symposium will be held on November 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Shark Club (Rosenthal Building). As the use of service, support, and therapy animals increases, so do questions about the legal definitions, allowable use, and attendant benefits. This symposium will address the Americans with…


Save the Date for NSU’s Inaugural Digital Curriculum & Higher Education Conference in February

The Office of the Provost invites the NSU community to save the date for the inaugural “Going Deeply Digital: Promises and Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education” regional conference, to be held at NSU February 15-16, 2019. Faculty, staff, administrators, instructional designers, and students are invited to submit…


Let’s Stay Healthy: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Bindu S. Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor of microbiology at NSU’s College of Medical Sciences educates people on how to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season. As we approach our biggest holidays of the year, it is worth remembering that one in six Americans could get sick from food…


Sharks Return to NCAA Tournament for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth time in as many years under head coach John Constable, the Nova Southeastern women’s soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. After winning 13 matches and reaching the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final, the Sharks have earned the No. 6 seed in the south region…


Skip the Straw, Save the Planet – NSU Eliminating Use of Plastic Straws

Joining an ever-growing list of corporations, organizations and municipalities that are taking steps to reduce their dependency on single-use plastics, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be eliminating the use of plastic straws, first at it’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, then the other NSU locations. “This was something we heard about from…


2018 NSU Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Nova Southeastern University salutes outstanding graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony, the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates. The program recognizes alumni who have realized their potential around the world by demonstrating a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular…


NSU University School Students Qualify for Robotics State Championship

NSU University School congratulates our Upper School Robotics teams who have qualified to compete in the VEX State Championship. The teams won four major awards at the 3rd Annual VEX Robotics Orange Bowl Tournament including: the Design Award, best designed robot the Think Award, best autonomous robot the Robot Skills…


CAHSS invites you to “Little Shop of Horrors” – Starting Nov, 16

The Department of Performing and Visual Arts (DPVA) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), invites you to the fabulous event, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre in the Don Taft University Center on November 16 and 17 at…


CAHSS Alum Credits Internship and Study Abroad at NSU for launching Academic and Career Interests

Victoria Jones, B.A., graduate of the bachelor’s program in History in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), credits a 2015 internship at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale with exposing her to museum studies. “I discovered my passion…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at Palm Beach Library-Boca Raton during Hispanic Heritage Month

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a featured speaker at the Palm Beach Library in Boca Raton, during Hispanic Heritage Month. Her topic was: “Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature…


CAHSS Dean Honggang Yang Received CCADP Recognition Award

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean and professor in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was honored during the 2018 Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP), hosted by Florida International University. This year’s theme was “Data Driven Leadership.” Yang was a co-founder of the organization over 15…


FCE Participates in the United Way of Broward County’s Inaugural Get Dirty Day

NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) partnered with United Way of Broward County, Home Depot, and Rebuilding Together on October 19, to make a difference in the Dania Beach community. Joyce L. Davis, representing FCE, was one of 40+ volunteers who participated in a community block rebuild by painting and…


Halmos Distinguished Alumni Presents to Students and Faculty

As part of NSU’s Homecoming, Halmos College alumnus Nicholas W. Carris, PharmD presented a lecture to alumna, students, and faculty. Entitled “Compounding a Pharmacist: From NSU Undergrad to Assistant Professor”, Dr. Carris ’08 discussed how he made decisions to become the professor he is today.  Before his talk, Dr. Carris…


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…


It’s Time for NSU’s 16th Annual CommunityFest

Join us for NSU’s 16th annual CommunityFest on February 9, 2019 from noon to 4:00 p.m. With an average of 5000+ participants each year, CommunityFest celebrates and connects NSU students, employees, and their families through a carnival-like atmosphere around Gold Circle Lake, located on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale campus. NSU CommunityFest…


Gerard Tarin Beats Odds to Make NBA G-League

This past January, Gerard Tarin sat hobbled on the Nova Southeastern bench, this time dealing with an ankle issue that occurred a mere 10 minutes into the Sharks’ Sunshine State Conference game against Saint Leo. The setback was just another among a continuous list of untimely injuries that always seemed…


NSU Gives Back to the Community

With the holidays quickly approaching, 49 volunteers from OIIT, the Huizenga College of Business, the Alvin Sherman Library, Facilities, Physical Plant, Public Safety, and Fischler College of Education joined forces to give back to our community. On Tuesday, October 30, these teams collaborated to prepare 300 bagged lunches for the…


SharkBytes Holiday Schedule

This month, SharkBytes will begin its holiday schedule. Please note, SharkBytes will NOT be published on the following dates: November 21, 2018 November 28 December 19 December 26 January 2, 2019. SharkBytes will resume its normal weekly schedule on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Graduate Named Principal at MAST Academy

Derick McKoy, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education has been named Principal at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy commonly referred to as MAST Academy located on Key Biscayne. Derick has over thirty years in education, starting his career as a middle school science teacher. Additionally, he has…


NSU Ranked 2019 Best Online Colleges & Degrees

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) within their 2019 lists of best online colleges. The group recognized NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing for its Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program, ranking it 13 out of 19 in “Best Online…


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