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Robert M. Jarvis: Gambling Amendment a Sensible Solution

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford has begun promoting the idea of placing a constitutional amendment concerning gambling on the November 2014 ballot. He wants voters to decide if the state should expand its gambling offerings. Florida Senate President Don Gaetz tentatively has joined him, telling reporters, “I think you can…


NSU Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Nova Southeastern University was envisioned a half-century ago as a high-tech university different from anything Florida had ever seen. And it has been pioneering ever since. “I think Nova is an amazing success story,” said Tinsley Ellis, 80, an attorney who oversaw the incorporation of the university and has served on…


IT Palooza networking event at Nova; IT salaries rise

Highly skilled information technology professionals in South Florida have always been able to command top pay, but a new survey shows those salaries will improve in 2014. A survey of more than 500 IT professionals and local companies conducted by SherlockTech Staffing shows double-digit increases in South Florida IT hiring and salaries….


NSU’s Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention Can Help Save A Loved One’s Life

In 2004, Nova Southeastern University established a Crisis Prevention Committee to help develop strategies for preventing suicide and violence within the NSU community. That grew, and in 2007 the NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention was formed. The goal is to provide information regarding risk factors and warning signs…


NSU’s ‘Second Life’ Helps Medical Students and Researchers

Medical students and researchers at Nova Southeastern University are stepping into the virtual world to better serve patients. Using Second Life®, students at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine create avatars that fly into a virtual clinic where students can practice communication skills and diagnostic procedures on virtual world patients….


NSU’s Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Discusses Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Charles Zelden, Ph.D., professor of History and Legal Studies in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, recently commented on the legacy of late South African President, Nelson Mandela during an interview with  NBC 6. Zelden also drew an analogy between Mandela and former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. “What he…


NSU’s Maria Petrescu, Ph.D., Interviewed on Holiday Shopping

In a recent interview with CBS4, Maria Petrescu, Ph.D, assistant professor in Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship explained that shoppers who missed out on Thanksgiving holiday deals will still be able to take advantage of more deals during the rest of the holiday season. “You…


NSU Students Make Unique Creations for Annual Race

NSU Students formed teams of six for the Anything that Floats Raft Race, which has been part of homecoming festivities for about 20 years at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. About 24 boats took to Gold Circle Lake. Lindsey Goldstein, homecoming co-director, said the event helps create a greater sense…


Freedom Fest Honors Our Nation’s Veterans

Veterans were thanked and honored for their service during the inaugural Freedom Fest at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. The event was organized by Heroes Entering Life’s Opportunities. The inaugural Freedom Fest featured a performance by Michaela Paige of NBC’s “The Voice” and the All Veteran Parachute Team soaring from high…


NSU Exhibit spotlights the ‘French Anne Frank’

The Sun-Sentinel featured an article on its website spotlighting the “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” exhibit. The exhibit will run through January 7 and is on display in the gallery at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library in Davie. Berr, who has been referred to as the ‘French Anne Frank’,…


NSU’s Scott Poland, Ed.D., and Doug Flemons, Ph.D., Discuss Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Miami Herald Guest Editorial

National experts in the area of bullying and suicide prevention, Scott Poland, Ed.D. and Doug Flemons, Ph.D., from Nova Southeastern University’s Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention highlight statistics on the U.S. national suicide rate as well as the university’s efforts to help develop strategies for preventing suicide and violence….


The Parenting Place™ at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center featured on WPLG Local 10

The Parenting Place™ at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center was recently featured on WPLG Local 10 on Nov. 18. During the segment, Dean of the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Roni Leiderman, Ph.D., discussed the program’s focus on cognitive learning and social development as integral elements to…


NSU’s Julie Torruellas-Garcia, Ph.D., and Nicole Cook, Ph.D., MPA, Discuss the Spread of Bacteria Through Daily Interactions

Assistant Professor in the Farquhar College of Art and Sciences, Julie Torruellas-Garcia, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nicole Cook, Ph.D., MPA, were interviewed by CBS 4  on Nov. 20 about the spread of bacteria through daily interactions. “Bacteria are going to be found everywhere. We live with…


Jene Kapela, Director of Student Affairs for the Regional Campuses, Gives Expert Career Advice for College Freshmen

In a recent article by NerdScholar, NSU’s Director of Student Affairs for the Regional Campuses, Jene Kapela gives her expert advice to College Freshmen on how to successfully land a job after graduating. Jane’s message to students: “Explore your values, skills, and interests–your college’s career center can help you with…


This Past Month’s Highlights of NSU In The News

Pasted below are highlights of local and national media placements made by your Public Affairs team during the past month or so. Double click on underlined media placements to read more.   Please visit NSU News and Events on the main page of the NSU website or visit NSU’s News Center to view additional press releases and stories placed in the…


President of H.E.L.O and NSU’s Student Veteran Association Kelsey DeSantis Interviewed on NBC’s 6 In the Mix

Kelsey DeSantis, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) undergraduate student, president of the Heroes Entering Life’s Opportunities (H.E.L.O.) foundation and NSU’s Student Veteran’s Association, was interviewed on NBC’s 6 in the Mix alongside former contestant of NBC’s “The Voice” Michaela Paige. During the live interview, which broadcast on Nov. 14, the two…


President Hanbury Welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama at NSU’s Grande Oaks Golf Club

President and CEO of Nova Southeastern University George Hanbury II, Ph.D.,  welcomed President Barack Obama as he hit the greens Saturday, November 9, 2013, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning at NSU’s Grande Oaks Golf Club. The President and Mourning, currently Vice President of Player Programs with the Miami Heat, teed…


President Hanbury Examines J.F.K’s Leadership Style and Results of New NSU Poll

In a recent opinion piece in the Tallahassee Democrat, President and CEO of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., examines the leadership style of former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Dr. Hanbury’s commentary follows the results of a recent national poll which suggests that Americans still favor the leadership style…


Nova Southeastern University Researchers Uncover Genetic Surprises in Florida’s Bottlenose Dolphins

A team of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center (OC) researchers conducted a decade-long study to compare the genetic differences of bottlenose dolphins which lived in the Indian River Lagoon with other bottlenose dolphins that live offshore, in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The study…


NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has received a $1.5 million challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. The challenge grant will support the museum’s general operating expenses and programming. The gift will match all new and increased giving to the museum over $5,000 and will be applicable…


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