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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 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…

Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship’s Jack Pinkowski Discusses the Recent Government Shutdown in Sun Sentinel and Huffington Post

  Jack Pinkowski, Ph.D., associate professor and Chair of Public Administration at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship published an opinion piece in the Huffington Post and the Sun Sentinel in which he discusses the our system of checks and balances and puts the recent government shutdown into…

NSU’s Scott Poland and Stephanie Guedj Discuss Bullying Prevention in Sun Sentinel and Huffington Post Guest Editorial

Scott Poland, Ed.D., and Stephanie Guedj, B.A, from NSU’s Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention  urge that installing  programs  to prevent suicide should be an element of bullying prevention. In an opinion editorial in Sun Sentinel and Huffington Post Poland and Guedj state that awareness of the risk factors and warning…

Oceanographic Center’s Dr. Tracy Sutton interviewed by The Weather Channel

Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., of Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center and The Weather Channel’s Matt Sampson discussed  what could be the cause for the recent oarfish discoveries off the California coast.  According to Sutton, more and more dead oarfish are washing ashore because the fish are generally poor swimmers and have…

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.  Please visit NSU News and Events on the main page of the NSU website ( and then click on more news to view additional placements and press releases. UNIVERSITY-WIDE Nova Southeastern University was featured numerous times throughout the October issue…

NSU Pharmacy Student Wins Wheel of Fortune Season Premiere

Third-year NSU College of Pharmacy student Luis Hernandez won the season premiere of the long-standing game show Wheel of Fortune, which was filmed in Las Vegas and aired in September. Hernandez, who serves as P3 class president at the NSU Davie campus, solved the final puzzle by correctly guessing “previous…

HCA East Florida and NSU Join Forces to Create Research and Medical Center

A press conference was held on Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) campus on Monday, Sept. 23 to announce that HCA East Florida is filing a Certificate of Need (CON) with the Agency for Health Care Administration requesting approval to build and operate a hospital of up to 100 beds which will…

NSU President Appoints J. Preston Jones Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship

NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., to the position of dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The appointment was made effective Sept. 5. Jones has provided over two decades of leadership and service…

NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute’s Shark-Tracking Website Featured During Shark Week 2013

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute’s shark-tracking website was featured by several media outlets during the 2013 Shark Week

NSU’s Dustin Berna, Ph.D., Comments on Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Being of Chechen Decent

Dustin Berna, Ph.D., liaison of M.S. and Graduate Certificate Programs in DCAR and SHSS-Institutional Assessment and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences comments on the possibility that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are of Chechen Descent.

Center for Psychological Studies’ William Dorfman, Ph.D.,Quoted in The Sun Sentinel

William Dorfman, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of Psychology, and Associate Director of Clinical Training in the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University was quoted in the Sun Sentinel on March 22, 2013 on the psychology of why people give or not to panhandlers.

Center for Psychological Studies’ Lenore Walker, Ed.D., Interviewed on Nancy Grace Show

Lenore Walker, Ed.D, professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Psychological Studies, author of “The Battered Woman Syndrome,” and coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration appeared on the nationally televised Nancy Grace Show on April, 18 2013.

NSU’s Director of Career Development, Shari Saperstein, Discusses Reasons for Going Back to College

Saperstein highlights questions people should ask themselves before returning to the classroom

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