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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954

News Releases

NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center Professor Offers Expert Opinion of U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage, James Wilets, J.D., professor at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center, and chair of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights, has provided his opinion on the decision. Wilets’ stated, “Today’s historic decision by…

Deanna ‘Dee’ Voss Named Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Nova Southeastern University

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Brad A. Williams, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced the appointment of Deanna ‘Dee’ Voss as dean of undergraduate admissions.  She will report to Dr. Williams. Voss comes to NSU from the…

Nova Southeastern University to Offer Master of Science in Nutrition

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched a Master of Science in Nutrition degree program, adding to the university’s vast array of health care degree options. The program is the first in Florida to offer this degree in a primarily online course format. The…

Michael Edward Trippett, Ed.D. to Deliver Keynote Address at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education’s Graduate Commencement

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Michael Edward Trippett, Ed.D., will address degree candidates of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at its graduate commencement at the Don Taft University Center on Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m. Michael Edward Trippett is an educator and businessman from Millersville,…

2014 American Psychological Association President to Deliver Keynote Address at NSU Commencement

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is very pleased to announce that Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP, the immediate past-president (2014) of the American Psychological Association, will address degree candidates at the June 12, 2015 commencement ceremony. Dr. Kaslow is also a current professor and vice chair for…

Longest Ever Tiger Shark Tracking Reveals Remarkable, Bird-like Migrations

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Tiger sharks are among the largest and most recognizable sharks on the planet, yet many of their habits remain mysterious because they are long-distance travelers that are hard to track. But a new study, reported in the June 9, 2015 issue of the journal Scientific Reports,…

Nova Southeastern University Proud to Announce Naming of the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Thanks to a generous financial gift from local businessman, entrepreneur and NSU supporter Steve Halmos and his wife, Madelaine, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce the naming of one of its colleges in honor of his family. As part of an overall university-wide…

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Leading National Advancement of Sanford Education Programs in South Florida

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.— Nova Southeastern University is leading the advancement in the South Florida region of two innovative PreK-12 education programs that provide a comprehensive approach to student learning and development. The research-based initiatives, based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, are being introduced nationwide through the recently-created…

Mako Shark Giving Regards To Broadway as She Swims off the Coast Of New York City

  NEW YORK, NY – The latest tourist swinging by New York City isn’t there to take a bite out of the “Big Apple” – she’s just visiting. It’s a shortfin mako shark – a juvenile female who is just passing by on her epic travels. Fitted with a sophisticated…

Nova Southeastern University Marine Research Scientist to Participate in “Fishackathon”

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Do you want to help save the world’s oceans? Well, there may be an app for that. For the second year in a row, GreenWave and the United States Department of State will be holding a “Fishackathon” June 5-7 that leads up to World Oceans…

Nova Southeastern University to Host “Children First” Event

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –  Nova Southeastern University faculty and staff and individuals interested in working with children as a clinical psychologist, school psychologist, school counselor, behavior analyst or more will all be part of the 2015 “Children First Event. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, June 19…

NSU’s Online Criminal Justice Program Named one of the Nation’s Best for Veterans

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Once again, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been recognized for providing students with one of the nation’s top online academic programs. U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings of top online graduate programs for veterans, and NSU’s Criminal Justice program was ranked in…

Nova Southeastern University Optometry Student Ties for Highest Score in Country on National Exam

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) has announced that third-year Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry student Emily M. Korszen tied one other student for the highest score in the nation on the Part I Applied Basic Science (ABS) Examination in 2015. As…

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Names Lynne R. Schrum as New Dean

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –– NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has appointed Lynne R. Schrum, Ph.D., to the position of Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, effective July 15. Previously, Dr. Schrum served as Dean and Professor of the College of Education and Human Services at…

NSU Health Professions Division Chancellor Named Health Care Hero

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients for its 18th annual Health Care Heroes® Awards on May 19, 2015 at Jungle Island. Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D.,chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division was honored as the 2015 Individual of Merit. The Health Care Heroes® Awards program…

Westside Regional Medical Center Opens Emergency Room on NSU Campus

DAVIE, Fla. –Westside Regional Medical Center, a leader in emergency medicine, opened an off-site Emergency Room in Davie on the NSU campus on May 18. The facility is located at 3476 South University Drive in the University Park Plaza shopping center. The off-site emergency room provides the surrounding community with…

Nova Southeastern University Hosting Pan America (RASG-PA) Aviation Safety Seminar

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Airline safety is something everyone takes seriously. Over the years, statistics show that air travel is safer than it has ever been – through advancements in both technology as well as training of air crews. But it’s a never-ending process to keep increasing the level…


  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – There’s an old saying that goes: “All Dogs go to Heaven.” We’re now wondering if that also applies to sharks. “St. Mary’s,” a young shortfin mako shark that was caught and tagged last year by researchers at NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI,) has died….

Nova Southeastern University Offering a Myriad of Summer Camps for 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – As the song lyrics go: No more pencils, no more books…school’s out for summer! It’s that time again – summer break! Some families will hit the road to take a family vacation a-la Clark Griswold. For others, it means heading to the local beach to spend…

Nova Southeastern University’s Psychology Program Honored as One of Nation’s Best

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University is no stranger to online college course offerings. In fact, NSU was leading the way when many institutions of higher learning were asking “what’s an online course?” Now NSU has been honored for its online master’s program in psychology by BestColleges.com. When…

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