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This version of NSU News has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of NSU News, visit news.nova.edu.

This version of SharkBytes has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of SharkBytes, visit sharkbytes.nova.edu.

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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Contact

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
communications@nova.edu

News Releases

Special Prosecutor in Case Against Accused Nazi Guard Demjanjuk to Speak at NSU

A special prosecutor in the case against John Demjanjuk, who is accused of being a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in Germany during World War II, will speak at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on Sept. 24.

Cornelius Nestler is representing survivors and family members of those killed at the Sobibor death camp in the case that has charged Demjanjuk as an accessory to the murder of 27,900 people.


Abraham Lincoln Exhibit at Alvin Sherman Library Explores the Man Behind the Legend, Runs Oct. 2-25

A new FREE exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times,” at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center will explore the man behind the legend.

The free exhibit opens to the public on Friday, Oct. 2 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 26. “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times” is a national traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater encourages NSU health profession graduates to excel

Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) encouraged Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division graduates to excel during his commencement speech on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The graduates, who were from NSU’s College of Allied Health and Nursing, earned degrees in health programs such as nursing, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant, vascular sonography, audiology, occupational therapy and online health sciences. A total of 639 graduates had their degrees conferred.


Blues Festival at NSU Cancelled

he 2009 South Florida International TM Blues Festival scheduled for Nov. 6-8 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been cancelled.

“In these trying economic times, we as a university must evaluate our priorities and ensure that they are in line with our academic mission,” said George Hanbury, Ph.D., executive vice president and COO at NSU.


Save our Beaches!

Each year, tons of garbage and flotsam litter South Florida’s beautiful beaches.

Not only is the trash an eyesore, but it also pollutes the ocean and kills wildlife. Birds and sea creatures often mistaken these items for food or can become entangled. The result can be deadly.


Join Elmo, Princess Reads Alot, the NSU Cheerleaders, Razor and Sharkey as the Library Kicks Off a Fun-Filled Fall!

n celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center will host a “Take a Bite Out of the Library” fall kickoff bash on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-3 p.m.


University School Opens New Art Institute, Offers Classes in Performing & Visual Arts to All Ages

Budding performing and visual artists now have a new venue to help them hone their creative skills: the University School Art Institute.

The University School Art Institute, based on the campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), will offer classes in the performing and visual arts to students of all ages – from children to seniors and everyone in between.


Conflict in Darfur Topic of Symposium at NSU

A Darfur native whose parents have been displaced to a refugee camp, along with several experts on the region, will be among the speakers examining the crisis and conflict in Darfur at a symposium at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

The four-day symposium, titled “Darfur Calling” and featuring presentations, panel discussions and movie screenings, will be held Sept. 8, 9 10, and 12 at the Knight Auditorium in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus (3301 College Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.


Just for Kids!

Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Institute (MSI) is offering remarkable programs for families and children to learn, play and grow together.

The popular fall program called Just for Kids! Designed for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age, begins Sept. 8 and runs through Dec. 14, in two 7-week sessions. Classes will be held at MSI on the university’s main campus in Davie-3301 College Ave.


Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater to speak at NSU Commencement

Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) will be the keynote speaker at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Profession Division’s commencement on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held at Don Taft University Center, located at NSU’s Davie campus. Graduating students come from health programs such as nursing, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant, vascular sonography, audiology, occupational therapy and online health sciences.


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Hosts Open House Focused on Art, Music, Recreation & Leisure

To celebrate the new school year, the UM-NSU CARD (University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) will host its Third Annual “Community Connections” Open House on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The Open House is intended to help families connect with one another and with the numerous free community resources available for those with Autism and related disabilities.


Free Healthcare for Children!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host its seventh annual “A Day for Children” health fair on Sunday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on the grounds in front of the Alvin Sherman Library on NSU’s main campus in Davie. The fair is free and open to the public.

“The health fair is a fun-filled day which focuses on free health care for children ages birth to 15 years. It includes screenings for medical, speech, behavior and dental health as well as physical and occupational therapy,” said Ronnie Oller, event chairperson.


Nova Southeastern University Student Selected to Gubernatorial Fellows Program

Hugh W. Brown Jr., a graduate student at Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was one of 14 students from Florida colleges or universities selected to the fifth class of the Gubernatorial Fellows Program. The announcement of the class was made by Florida Governor Charlie Crist.


Nova Southeastern University Partners with the Atlanta Public School System

Faculty and researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s (Miami, Florida) Autism Consortium have been retained by the Atlanta Public School System to support the development of additional classrooms for students with autism. The increase in classrooms will raise to thirty, the number of specialized classes for students with autism. Students will range in age from pre-kindergarten through age 22.


NSU Researchers Grow Corals to Replace Damaged Ones

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers are producing corals to restore damaged reefs throughout South Florida.

Researchers from NSU’s National Coral Reef Institute are heading into the ocean from Saturday to Thursday to observe the once-a-year phenomenon known as coral spawning.


NSU Ranks No. 1 in Doctoral Degrees Awarded to African-Americans, Hispanics

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) ranks first in the nation in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African-Americans and the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers issue published this month. NSU has now topped the doctoral degrees to African-Americans category for 14 consecutive years.


NSU Medical School Expands Medical Residencies Throughout South Florida

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has expanded medical residency programs throughout South Florida to address the shortage of doctors.

South Florida, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a shortage of physicians because the number of doctors coming out of medical residency programs has not kept up with the demands of an aging population that requires more health care.


University School of NSU Celebrates Largest Expansion in History

When University School of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) students come back to school this fall, they will be able to enjoy the results of the largest expansion project in the school’s history.

And to celebrate, University School will be hosting a Grand Opening of its new Lower School building and new Center for the Arts on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The Grand Opening festivities will be on campus, at 3301 College Ave. in Davie, and will include guided tours of the new facilities as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony.


NSU Health Care Centers Offer Low-Cost Back-to-School Physicals

Nova Southeastern University’s Health Care Centers will offer South Florida schoolchildren an opportunity beginning on Saturday, Aug. 1, to get their required physicals at a low cost before school starts.

The centers will offer Back-to-School physicals at a flat fee of $25, which will include a medical checkup, eye exam, dental exam, and much more. This fee is a small fraction of what parents would normally have to pay for such quality preventative health care.


NSU Medical School Offers Florida’s Only Degree Program for Electronic Medical Records

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) is offering individuals across Florida and around the world a master’s program that teaches, among other things, how to develop and implement electronic medical record systems.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program trains the leaders in dealing with the effective use of information technology in health care, including the development and implementation of an electronic medical records system.


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