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Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to Welcome U.S. Army Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – January 13, 2014 – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will welcome U.S. Army Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, Ph.D., to campus on Feb. 6 as part of the college’s 2013–2014 Distinguished Speakers SeriesGen. David H. Petraeus, Ph.D.

Gen. Petraeus served 37 years in the U.S. military, including as commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and as commander of the U.S. Central Command. Following retirement from the military in August 2011, he served for 14 months as the director of the CIA. He is now the chairman of KKR Global Institute, a visiting professor of public policy at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California and a member of the advisory boards of several veterans’ organizations.

As part of the college mission to prepare students for rich professional careers and active citizenship, the college frames co-curricular programs and experiences around a broad annual academic theme that unites our community in interdisciplinary exploration.

The academic theme for the 2013-2014 school year is “Good and Evil.” Petraeus will speak on this theme.

For more information on the Distinguished Speakers Series, contact the Office of the Dean at (954) 262-8236.

Event Information
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Ticket Information
This Distinguished Speakers Series event is free to attend, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up in the college’s Office of the Dean, located on the second floor of the Mailman-Hollywood Building, on NSU’s main campus in Davie – 3301 College Ave.

Limit two (2) tickets per person. For more information, call (954) 262-8236.


About the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences: Set among Nova Southeastern University’s 18 academic centers is the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Choose from 36 undergraduate majors, 53 undergraduate minors, 3 certificate programs, and 2 graduate degree programs. Customize delivery formats with day, night, or online classes. The academic experience at the college is profound and inspiring. Our smaller class sizes offer you personalized contact with professors, chances for active participation, and individualized support-all to help you achieve academic success. Our outstanding faculty is composed of accomplished scholars committed to academic excellence. Unlike those at many large universities, classes at the college are taught by the faculty members themselves, not teaching assistants. The average class size is 22 students, which means more personal attention from faculty, as well as a greater opportunity to connect with other bright students.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.eduCelebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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