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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida Highlight NSU’s First Joint White Coat Ceremony

This past July, NSU greeted its first class of 53 doctors of medicine students. NSU is now one of the only three universities in the U.S. with two medical colleges. NSU’s first joint white coat ceremony, which welcomed about 300 incoming medical students combined from Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of…

NSU Health Care Professionals Named 2018 Power Leaders in Health Care


NSU Professor Offers Advice on What to do if Your Tires are Blown Out by a Pothole

A recent incident which involves a woman having her tires blown out by a pothole, left a feeling of unfairness regarding compensation to the victim. Michael Flynn, J.D., professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, spoke with Local 10 News about the woman’s situation and how FDOT should act in…

NSU Professor Discusses Law that Protects Rental Companies from Paying Damages in Certain Cases

The Graves Amendment is part of a federal highway bill that was signed into law in 2005. The amendment can no longer make rental car companies liable for damages in crashes where their cars are involved, unless the rental car company was acting negligent. Michael Flynn, J.D., professor at NSU’s Shepard…

NSU Professor Speaks About Teen Suicide Prevention and Parenting in the Digital Age

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the United States. Scott Poland, Ed.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, gave a presentation at the Family Resource Pavilion in east Centennial, Colorado, on September 19th. The event was…

NSU PA Program Organizes Blood Donation and Bone Marrow Registry

Nova Southeastern University’s physician assistant program in Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences,  is organizing a blood donation and bone marrow registry on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its Jacksonville Campus. (6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216). Students from the program spoke with River…

NSU to Serve as an Early Voting Site for the 2018 General Election

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will serve as an early voting location for the 2018 general election. Early voting will take place in Broward County from October 22 through November 4. Registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballot in the Carl DeSantis Building in rooms 1048 and 1049 on…

NSU MD Professor Discusses New Classroom Tech Initiatives

This past July, NSU welcomed its first class of 53 doctors of medicine students. This created a unique opportunity to develop a medical curriculum that integrated medical education, research, patient care and community engagement to fulfill a mission of advancing human health through innovation. Stephen Ely, M.D., FACS, associate professor, NSU…

NSU Graduate is the New Executive Director of BELTRAIDE

NSU graduate Leroy Almendarez, M.B.A, Ed.D., was recently appointed as the new Executive Director of Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE). BELTRAIDE said that Almendarez’s commitment to economic development and his professional experience makes him an ideal match for the position. Almendarez received his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership…

NSU Alumna Named Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer of Brevard Public Schools

NSU alumna Beth Thedy, Ed.D., has been named deputy superintendent and chief operating officer of Brevard Public Schools. Thedy will be accountable for leading a team of professionals from the departments of Transportation Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Purchasing and Warehouse Services and District and School Security. She will also…

NSU Moves Up Seven Spots on the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges List

According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges lit, many Florida universities improved their rankings. Nova Southeastern University is ranked 191, up seven spots from the 2018 rankings. To read the full article, click on the link below: Florida Universities Get Higher Marks on U.S. News Rankings  |…

A Chocolate Wake-Up Call: Inventive High Schoolers Market A New Ice Cream On Fort Lauderdale Beach

For most students, summer means taking a break from school work and relaxing by the water during lazy, hot days. But about 20 local high school students seeking to gain an edge opted to head back to the classroom to participate in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Ice Cream Entrepreneurship Program, a creative writing…

Psychologist Offers Advice to Parents on How to Help Siblings Set Themselves Apart

According to the Huffington Post, siblings may have one of the greatest influences on the type of person we are and who we become. Roseanne  Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, director of the child psychology clinic at NSU, spoke with Today’s Parent, about how to make sure parents feel like each child…

NSU Professor Speaks About Biggest Bullying Issues Students Encounter

It is no surprise that bullying has been occurring for years among adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, 19% of high school students said they were bullied in the past year. Scott Poland, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with Wallet Hub…

NSU Epidemiologist Talks About Heroin Overdoses in Broward

According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, there were 1,642 opioid overdose poisoning cases in Broward County hospitals in 2017. The unfortunate truth is that out of 1,642 cases, 85 percent were overdoses on heroin. Jim Hall, an epidemiologist at NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use…

NSU Professor Weighs in on the Governor’s Race Between Two Polar Opposite Candidates

Florida’s race for governor will offer the first major test of the Democratic and Republican party bases. NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., spoke with NPR about what key things to watch between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis. He also points out…

NSU Alumna Appointed a Seat in an Early Learning Coalition

According to the Early Coalition of Osceola County, their mission is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services which includes linkages to health care and parenting supports. Governor Rick Scott declared seven reappointments and five appointments to a handful of…

NSU Professor Speaks with WLRN About Vivitrol

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the U.S. die every day after overdosing on opioids. For people who try to seek help with addiction, many turn to treatment to reduce cravings. Vivitrol is a medication that is approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. Broward County…

How to Protect Our Children in Schools

NSU’s Fischler College of Education professor Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., lead professor of the master’s program in Developmental Disabilities, spoke with Univision about how to protect our children in schools. The multiple school shootings that took place last year have prompted the adoption of new protocols in the class room. There…

Democrats Running for Party’s Nomination Make Last Minute Pitch

Democrats vying for their party’s nomination for Governor spent primary election day drumming up last minute support. Nova Southeastern University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., spoke to CBS Miami about Gwen Graham’s strengths. To watch the full interview, follow the link below: CBS Miami

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