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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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

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

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Gov. DeSantis looks to Canada for Prescription Drug Imports

Governor Ron DeSantis wants to import FDA approved prescription drugs from Canada in order to lower medication costs.  DeSantis said “Now the biggest hurdle is paying for the health insurance, and a lot of it is … because of the prescription drugs.” Fred Lippman, chancellor of the Nova Southeastern University…

Rita and Rick Case Awarded 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service

At NSU’s 21st Annual Celebration of Excellence Gala, philanthropists Rick and Rita Case were bestowed the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service Award. The Cases join an impressive list of honorees. “If you’re looking for a great example of what it means to give back to the community, look…

NSU Shark Genome Research Featured on Today Show

In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white shark has now been decoded in detail.   A team led by scientists from NSU’s Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Research Center and Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), Cornell University College of Veterinary…

Dr. Kiran C. Patel Awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

Dr. Kiran C. Patel was recently awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman from the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.  This award is considered the highest national honor for people of Indian descent residing outside of India. Dr. Patel is a cardiologist, entrepreneur and a well-known philanthropist, famous for his philanthropic projects…

NSU Professor Bob Jarvis Comments in Variety on Harvey Weinstein Case

2018 was the year of #MeToo, with several significant public figures being accused of sexual assault and a multitude of female celebrities came forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein.  Jose Baez will be representing Weinstein in his early May trial date. Baez is a lawyer who surprised everyone when he acquitted Casey…

Road in Clearwater to be Renamed in Honor of Dr. Kiran C. Patel

On Jan. 17, The Clearwater City Council issued a resolution to change the name of Damascus Road to Dr. Kiran C. Patel Boulevard. The road runs alongside the new NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus, which is slated for completion later this year. This 325,00 square foot complex will include the Dr. Kiran C. Patel…

NSU’s New Tampa Bay Regional Campus Taking Shape

  In March 2018 ground was broken for the new NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus. Since then, things have been progressing at a rapid rate. The goal is to have the new location up and running for students for the Fall 2019 term. The expansion of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C….

NSU Expert Talks About Apple FaceTime Bug

For many people, using their Apple iPhone has become almost as natural as breathing. The connectivity it provides is very powerful, but with that power comes responsibility. Recently a bug was found in its FaceTime application that allows people to “listen in” to other’s conversations before you’re connected to each…

NSU Researchers Examine Long-term Effects on Gulf War Veterans

During 2018, an NSU research team led by Nancy Klimas, M.D., was awarded an $8.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for establishment of the Gulf War Illness National Clical Trials and Interventions Consortium (GWICTIC). The GWICTIC serves as a mechanism for clinical trials based on several years…

NSU Law Professor Interviewed on Status of Broward County Sheriff

  Nova Southeastern University law professor Robert Jarvis is no stranger to working with the media. He is routinely relied upon as a subject matter expert by reporters working stories that have a legal aspect to them. Recently, he was interviewed concerning the potential of Florida’s new governor removing the…

NSU Professor Featured on CNN

An estimated 1.5 million ex-felons in Florida are now eligible to register to vote due to the passage of Amendment 4 during the November elections. The landmark ballot initiative restored voting rights for state residents with felony convictions who have completed their sentences, with the exception of those convicted of murder…

NSU Economics Expert Featured on WPBT

The 2018 holiday season has come, and gone. And for some, the reality of the season is about to hit – when the bills start arriving in the mail. To help, NSU economics professor and financial expert Dr. Albert Williams was featured in a news segment on WPBS TV on…

NSU Graduate Wins Georgia’s Superintendent of the Year Award

Curtis Jones, Ed.D., a graduate from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, recently was honored as Georgia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Georgia School Board Association’s Winter Conference in Atlanta. The GSSA said it was Dr. Jone’s initiatives to get more students reading at grade level and increasing…

NSU Professor Discusses How to Enjoy Your Holiday Party Without the Guilt of Gaining Weight

Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy and professor of pediatrics for NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, spoke with iHeart Radio about how to enjoy the holidays without feeling guilty for gaining weight. Dr. Mulligan suggests to not let…

NSU 8th Annual Fellows Society Celebration Featured in South Florida Business Journal

NSU recently hosted it’s Fellows Society Celebration at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The event was featured in the South Florida Business Journal, and it honored 53 new members of the group of donors whose cumulative giving  exceeds $50,000.    Alan B. Levan, chairman of…

Violin That Survived Holocaust Unsilenced at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library

A violin that survived the horrors of the Holocaust was recently played at two performances at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. The concert,”Unsilenced,” was presented by the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, Inc., and it was the first time in more than 75 years that the violin has been played. A violin…

Longtime NSU Supporter Guy Harvey Interviewed by WLRN

For many years, Dr. Guy Harvey has been a supporter of Nova Southeastern University, with his focus in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. His philanthropic support led to the creation of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute as well as the naming of the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center…

NSU Professor Offers Advice on What to do if You are Affected by the Marriott Data Breach

Recently, Marriott, which owns Starwood hotels, disclosed that the Starwood guest reservation system had been hacked which resulted in the second biggest corporate data breach in history. Millions of former guests have had their personal information, such as credit card numbers, phone numbers and passport numbers compromised. Yair Levy, Ph.D.,…

NSU University School Students Create Smartwatch that Detects Changes in Heart Rate

A group of 30 NSU University School students put in months of hard work to invent a smartwatch that detects changes in heart rate. They believe the watch will prevent users from either overexerting themselves by correctly measuring when someone is above their maximum heart heart, or preventing them from possibly…

NSU Professor Offers Advice on How to Watch Out for Holiday Shopping Scams

Yair Levy, Ph.D., director of the Center for e-Learning Security Research and professor of cybersecurity and information systems at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing, recently spoke about how to watch out for holiday shopping scams. Dr. Levy said to only shop with retailers you trust and suggested to have a credit…

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