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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

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NSU Law Professor Featured on WLRN

Have you ever wondered how social media interacts with the law? NSU’s Ethan Wall, a social media and law professor, discussed such questions on WLRN. He presented this topical current as part of the show’s “At Your Service” program on Jan. 18. Click here to listen to the discussion.  

NSU Dean Discusses Nursing Job Market

Lately, a large amount of people, including college graduates, are struggling in the job search, but for those in the nursing field, this doesn’t seem to be the case. NSU’s Dean of the College of Nursing, Marcella Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., explained in Miami Today that nurses have more flexibility and options…

NSU Employee is Good Samaritan After Tragic Airport Incident

Friday, January 6, 2017 turned tragic when a lone gunman shot at innocent people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, leaving several people dead or wounded. The incident displaced thousands of people, many of whom were separated from their belongings in a foreign city. Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, chair of…

NSU Associate Professor Featured in WalletHub’s ‘Ask the Expert’

Everyone likes to think they know all the information about certain topics, but sometimes, it’s necessary to bring in an expert on a subject. In WalletHub’s feature on the Most Caring Cities in America, James Agbodzakey, associate professor of public administration at NSU, was an expert who shed some light…

Sea Turtle Conservation Program Makes the News

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The researchers and volunteers who work with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) were busy this year – really busy. That’s because 2016 was a record year for sea turtle nests in Broward County. The story received media attention, with the following outlets covering the…

NBC News Features Dean Jon Garon

On NBC6 news, Jon Garon, professor and Dean of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, discussed how individuals’ privacy rights could be affected by changes in Uber tracking methods. Click here to see the segment on NBC.

Grand opening of Noel P. Brown Sports Center Featured on Local 10

Nova Southeastern University keeps making waves in South Florida. On Friday, December 2, NSU opened the Noel P. Brown Sports Center, and ABC Local 10 joined the university in the celebration. The new sports center will also serve as the venue for Special Olympics Broward County. CLICK HERE to read ABC Local…

NSU Researcher Quoted on Leading Role at World Stem Cell Summit

Richard Jove, Ph.D., director of the NSU Cell Therapy Institute, which, among other areas, is researching the use of stem cells to cure and treat cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration, was quoted on his role as co-chair of the World Stem Cell Summit. The conference is being held on…

NSU’s Research Leader on Finding Tomorrow’s Medical Breakthroughs

H. Thomas Temple, M.D., NSU senior vice president of translational research and economic development appeared on “Exploring Different Brains” with Harold Reitman, M.D. Dr. Temple discussed his history in orthopaedic oncology, the amazing progress being made in NSU’s research, and the importance of discovering more about the human brain. Click…

NSU Optometrist Featured on Local 10

Yin C. Tea, O.D., FAAO, chief of pediatrics and binocular vision, NSU College of Optometry, was featured in a segment called “Unique iPad game helps children with lazy eye” on WPLG (ABC 10). Click here to view the segment.

NSU Alumnus Featured in Westside Gazette

Heroes don’t always wear capes, and NSU alumnus Karlton Johnson proved that during his tenure as principal at Blanche Ely High School. While he was busy improving the school’s graduation rate to 90 percent — the highest in the school’s history — he was also attending NSU to receive his…

NSU Pharmacy Expert Discusses Medical Marijuana

As Florida prepares to vote on Amendment 2 on November 8, 2016, there are many myths on the science of medical marijuana. Jose Valdez, Pharm.D., BCPP, assistant professor in the NSU College of Pharmacy, addressed many of these questions on WPLG Local 10’s HealthCast with Kristi Krueger. Click here to…

NSU Expert Participates in Distinguished Panel on Public Health on Viewpoint

Zika, Dengue Fever, Ebola. These are just some of the diseases putting the public on edge, as global travel continues to bring foreign borne illnesses to South Florida’s door. The emergences of these infectious diseases present both unprecedented challenges and opportunity for South Florida’s public health officials. From the allocation…

WalletHub ‘Asks the Experts,’ featuring Robert Jarvis

With the World Series afoot, people everywhere are taking the time to learn a little more about America’s pastime. Robert Jarvis, NSU law professor and author of “Baseball and the Law,” was featured in an “Ask the Experts” section of WalletHub about baseball and some of its biggest challenges. Click…

NSU’s Shark Race to the White House In the News

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FL – It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a new political poll out showing one candidate or the other leading in the run to be President. In keeping with that theme, researchers at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography decided to turn to their experts to help predict…

NSU study looks into ways to reduce HIV-related memory loss

Raymond L. Ownby, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Biomedical Informatics Program, Nova Southeastern University, is conducting a research project on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to improve cognition and mood in patients with HIV. Click here to view a story on WPLG (ABC…

NSU Researcher Invents Sublingual Epinephrine Tablet to Replace EpiPen

The debate over the expense associated with EpiPens® may be coming to a halt, thanks to pharmaceutical researcher and Associate Professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B. Pharm. (Hon.), Ph.D. Several media outlets featured Rawas-Qalaji’s new oral method for patients to receive epinephrine. Generally, the benefits of the drug aren’t…

NSU Featured on NBC 6 College Week

NBC6 visited to NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus September 29 as part of the annual college week. Once again, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate College Week, and NBC morning anchor Sheli Muniz highlighted NSU and some of its programs.     Click here to see the story on NSU’s sea turtle…

NSU’s Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

NSU officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida, on Sept. 21, 2016. The ceremony and the center are featured in multiple media outlets, including South Florida Business Journal, Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, Construction Dive, WSVN, South Florida Business & Wealth…

15 Years Later: Unanswered Questions of 9/11

Florida Bulldog Editor Dan Christensen moderated a panel on Sept. 8 at Nova Southeastern University, featuring former Florida Governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, co-chair of the Join Inquiry; Sharon Premoli, a victim’s advocate who was at work on the 80th floor of the North Tower when the first plane…

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