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NSU’s Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson receives prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches recently awarded Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Vice President of Advancement & Community Relations at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) with the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award. The ATHENA Leadership Awards honors exceptional individuals living and working in Palm…


Nova Southeastern University Names Daniel Alfonso as VP of Facilities Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President Dr. George Hanbury today announced the appointment of Daniel Alfonso, M.S., as the university’s new vice president of facilities management. Mr. Alfonso, who previously served as the city manager for the City of Miami, joins NSU on Dec….


NSU Completes SACSCOC Accreditation With Flying Colors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – On Tuesday, December 5th, during its annual meeting, the Southern Association of Colleges and schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) regional accreditation for another ten years. NSU was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations,…


Corbin Captures All-American Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern women’s soccer standout Bailey Corbin has been named Third Team All-American by United Soccer Coaches. The honor follows a decorative year for the defender from Lampeter, Pa., in which she helped propel the Sharks to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance,…


NSU University School Senior Named Semi- Finalist in Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.  – The Siemens Foundation recently announced that NSU University School Senior Vladimir Zeltsman was a semi- finalist for the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students.  Zeltsman’s project was selected out of more than 1860…


NSU Institute of Neuro Immune Medicine to Host South Florida Screening of “Unrest”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Institute of Neuro Immune Medicine (INIM) will host the South Florida premiere of “Unrest,” a Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary that focuses on the plight of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients. The 90-minute, feature film will be shown at NSU’s…


NSU College of Dental Medicine Dean Named Fellow by National Science Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean and professor of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was elected to receive this honor by her AAAS…


NSU’s Dr. Farzanna S. Haffizulla Receives Global Award for Commitment to Integrated Community Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA, assistant dean for community and global health for the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Allopathic Medicine received the Global Award for “The Most Outstanding Advocate for Integrated Community Care in the World in 2017” at a…


Nova Southeastern University Rated 5th Nationally For Minorities with Graduate Degrees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – A new national study of U.S. colleges and universities found that Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is rated 5th for the overall number of minority graduate degree recipients, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The 30-year-old publication provides news, commentary and insight…


NSU Trustee, Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, Appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to State University System of Florida Board of Governors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – NSU Board of Trustee member, Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., was appointed to the State University System of Florida Board of Governors (“Board”), NSU President Dr. George Hanbury announced today. Governor Scott said, “I was proud to appoint Dr. Zachariah to the Board of…


Nova Southeastern University Celebrates $200 Million Commitment from Patel Family Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The announcement, made on September 25th, of a $50 million gift by the Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) sparked several days of festivities. Highlights included a dinner at Lauderdale Yacht Club hosted by NSU President Dr. George L….


Renowned Marine Artist Guy Harvey Joins NSU Marine Researcher Dr. Mahmood Shivji to Talk Sharks & Billfish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Having one shark expert in one location out of the water is rare; having two in the same place at the same time is almost unheard of. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening when internationally renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer Dr. Guy Harvey…


Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to be Guest Speaker at NSU’s Distinguished Alumni Awards

For Immediate Release   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. –Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will recognize and honor the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Honorees and enjoy a special evening of conversation with guest speaker Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream. The event will be held on November 9, from…


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class

For Immediate Release FT LAUDERALE/DAVIE, FLA. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will welcome alumni and friends back to campus on Saturday, Nov. 4  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the charter graduating class of 1977 through 2017. The NSU Law reunion coincides with NSU’s Homecoming…


NSU to Co-Host “United Stance” to Bring Together Key Voices in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY: INVITATION TO COVER WHAT: United Stance; A Joint Effort In Solving the Opioid Epidemic, presented by Greenspoon Marder, Nova Southeastern University and the NSU College of Pharmacy, will host members of the U.S. Congress, the Florida Congress, CDC, DEA, United Way of Broward, state and…


Run, Walk on November 4th to Benefit Special Olympics Broward County

For Media Release   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FLA. – Hundreds of runners and walkers will come to NSU to participate in the Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions, scheduled for next Saturday, November 4, at 8 a.m. This USATF certified 5K race benefits Special Olympics Broward County. The run starts in front of…


NSU’s New M.D. College Receives Preliminary Accreditation; First Class to Start in 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Allopathic Medicine has received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that allows the new medical school to accept an inaugural class of 50 students into its innovative and coveted Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program,…


NSU & Patel Family Foundation Organize Relief Flights to Puerto Rico

 – UPDATE 10/5/17, 8:00 a.m. –   Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Patel, we have been able to deliver over 2,500 lbs. of goods directly to our campus. Items provided via the transport of Dr. Patel’s plane included: water, batteries, tarps, flashlights, power packs, toiletries, t-shirts, crackers, canned goods,…


Nova Southeastern University Receives $200 Million Commitment from Patel Family Foundation

  FORT LAUDERDALE and CLEARWATER, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment will significantly expand its programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and be used…


U.S. News & World Report Ranks NSU within their 2018 Top 200 Best Colleges

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.– U.S. News & World Report ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) within their 2018 list of top 200 “Best Colleges.”  NSU is officially ranked at number 198 for National Universities (up 16 spots). This is the second time this year that the university was ranked by U.S. News…


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