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Sunrise Commissioner Sheila Alu disputes city attorney, seeks second opinion on election (Sun-Sentinel)

Sunrise Commissioner Sheila Alu is asking for a second opinion from Bruce Rogow, a constitutional law expert who has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Rogow is a law professor at Nova Southeastern University.


Blackwood extends tennis career (Farmington Daily Times)

Kamy Blackwood’s high school tennis career has gone just about as well as she possibly could have dreamed, with back-to-back state championships in doubles and a team title last season. As it turns out, the dream won’t end just because she’ll be graduating from Farmington High in May. Blackwood signed a national Letter-of-Intent to continue her career at Nova Southeastern University.


Florida’s merit-pay plan for teachers (Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel)

Wayne Driscoll, the dean of the faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, worries the bill might discourage teachers from pursuing advanced degrees. That, he said, could have an adverse effect on teacher quality in Florida.


South Florida colleges recruit A-list speakers (Sun-Sentinel)

It’s not yet graduation season and already a number of big-name world leaders have been turning up at local colleges and universities. In February, the Dalai Lama, made stops at Nova Southeastern University, Broward College and Florida Atlantic University. NSU also welcomed Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Elizabeth Edwards.


FRAG grants help Florida sow degrees (Sun-Sentinel)

An all-inclusive plan is needed to maximize the resources of all three sectors of higher education — the state universities, the community-state colleges and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, writes NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero Jr. in an op-ed coauthored by University of Miami President Donna Shalala.


Some travel across globe to Miami to get iPad (Miami Herald)

Leo Irakliotis, the dean of Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences and Apple enthusiast, ordered a 64 GB version of the iPad with 3G, which Apple says will be released sometime in June.


Free dental services program in Miramar almost at capacity (Sun-Sentinel)

A new dental services program in Miramar is already almost at capacity. The free program is a partnership between the city and Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine. Through the program, NSU dentists supervise students in providing services such as oral exams, dental cleanings and fluoride treatments.


Doctors In South Florida Train Iraqi Surgeons (WPLG Local 10)

Doctors at a South Florida university trained surgeons in Iraq in lifesaving techniques without ever leaving the school’s Davie campus on Wednesday. Nova Southeastern University partnered with the American Heart Association to guide 12 doctors in Baghdad, Iraq, through a pediatric life support course.


Finding the right summer camp starts now (Sun-Sentinel)

That’s why I love the Mailman Segal Institute’s Summer Fun Camp at Nova Southeastern University. They transform the place into a unique summer experience, with sing-alongs, “camp fires” and lots of water and playground fun.


Synergy and Energy (Athletic Business)

Schools of modest size have already discovered that combining multiple campus functions into one hybrid hub of student and community activity is a great way to accomplish their goals. Nova Southeastern University’s campus includes the Don Taft University Center — a 345,000-square-foot facility housing an arena, a student union and a wellness and fitness center.


Edward Steichen Photo Exhibition at Museum of Art

The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale has opened the ‘Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Conde Nast years, 1923-1937’ exhibition, showing a collection of Steichen images with models in fashion clothing.


Rock & Roll Models (CBS News)

The Grateful Dead was one of Rock and Roll’s most enduring acts, and now the band’s success is even being studied in business schools. Barry Barnes, Ph.D., professor of leadership at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, shares business lessons to be learned from the Grateful Dead.


Violent crime on the increase in Broward schools (Sun-Sentinel)

Violent crimes are becoming more prevalent on Broward’s public school campuses, with six cases reported last year for every 1,000 students, newly released figures show. “School resource officers do reduce violence among students in schools,” said Michael Dale, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, who specializes in juvenile law.


Constitutionality of Healthcare Law (WPBT2’s Issues)

Soon after President Barack Obama signed the legislation on healthcare reform, 13 attorney generals, led by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, filed a suit saying the new law was unconstitutional. NSU law professor Doug Donoho shared his thoughts on the merits of this legal challenge.


Understanding the beating of Josie Lou Ratley (Sun-Sentinel)

Jan Faust, director of the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program at Nova Southeastern University, said friends of suspects are confronted with allegations of violent behavior and feel the need to explain it to validate their friendship.


Chancellor of Health Professions Division Speaks on Health Care Bill (CBS4 and Money Talks News)

Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, discussed the passing of the health care reform bill on WFOR CBS4 and on Money Talks News.


Colleges get career-minded (Miami Herald)

Traditional colleges and universities are adding new programs to give students the practical training they’re demanding. For example: Nova Southeastern University plans to add a half-dozen career-oriented programs to its business school over the next three years.


NSU fellowship helps train prison doctors (Associated Press)

David Thomas, a professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie , helped develop the college’s two-year fellowship for doctors who are considering working in prison medicine, one of few such programs in the country.


Some Idol voters count more than others (Vancouver Sun)

Geography and order of performance count just as much as vocal ability and Simon Cowell’s approval – if not more so – according to a study on American Idol’s voting patterns prepared late last year for the Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences at Nova Southeastern University by Jason Gershman, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school.


NSU’s Razor’s Edge program seeks student leaders (Miami Herald)

With Florida’s unemployment rate higher than it has been in 30 years, job prospects are a huge worry for college students. Nova Southeastern University is tapping into that concern with a new scholarship program that aims to groom student leaders into competitive job applicants.


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