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College Baseball Star Says Successful Immigrant Father Inspired Him

Jake Anchia, a baseball player star at Nova Southeastern University, had a historic freshman campaign for the NCAA Division II National Champion Sharks, breaking the program record for home runs by a freshman. Anchia is likely to be selected in the top 10 rounds in the 2018 MLB Draft. His…


NSU’s Tagged Tiger Shark Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record and shows no sign of slowing down. More than 150 media outlets across the globe featured this story. Some…


2018 Outlook: What’s On The Horizon For Florida, The Nation? | South Florida 100

Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., interim executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president for Advancement and Community Relations were featured in South Florida 100, a forum where South Florida’s most influential people weight in on current events. Dr. Lippman talked about the challenges we…


NSU Study Helping Save Rhinos Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., a research scientist at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, worked with colleagues across the globe to create a DNA database of rhinoceros that will be used to help with the criminal prosecution of poachers. The results of the study were published in the journal…


Career Spotlight: Opportunity, Mentoring, Pave Way To Pay It Forward

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches recently awarded Dr. Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Vice President of Advancement & Community Relations at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) with the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award honors exceptional individuals and organizations that are leaders in their field, have mentored women and given…


Thinking About Playing The Powerball Or Mega Millions? Here’s How You Can Improve Your Chances Of Winning

In a recent interview with WGN Radio, Jason Gershman, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Mathematics, NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, talked about the chances of winning the lottery and shared some strategies people can use to win based on mathematics.     Click Here to listen to…


17 For ‘17: Top Tampa Bay Business Stories of the Year

The Tampa Bay Times highlighted 17 stories that impacted the business community in Tampa Bay during the 2017. The Patels $200 million commitment to NSU to create a new Tampa Bay Regional Campus, in Clearwater, FL is part of the 17 for ’17: top Tampa Bay business stories of the year….


Movers Spotlight: Senior-level Hires and Promotions for the Week

A couple of weeks ago, the Miami Herald featured Daniel Alfonso, M.S., in its Movers section. Mr. Alfonso has been appointed as NSU’s new vice president of facilities management. In his new role, he will be responsible for the maintenance and renovation of the buildings and infrastructure of NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie…


Florida Trend Names Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Patel Floridian Of the Year

Dr. Kiran C. Patel has been named Floridian of the Year by Florida Trend. The magazine recognized Dr. Patel’s philanthropic labor and noted the multiple donations he and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, have given to numerous causes and organizations in the state of Florida. In September 2017, the Patels…


From Castoff to ‘King Kong’: How J.D. Martinez Became One of MLB’s Most Sought-After Sluggers

Former Nova Southeastern University baseball standout J.D. Martinez is now considered “the King Kong of Slug,” but this didn’t happen overnight. It took him years of practice and hard work to become a baseball superstar. Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University’s baseball head coach, said to ESPN, “It was a hands-first kind…


Nova Southeastern University Uses Art Therapy to Help Patients Regain Speech

Nova Southeastern University’s Speech Language Pathology center is using art therapy to help patients regain speech after a stroke and other conditions, such as aphasia, that affect their ability to speak. In a recent interview with ABC Local 10, Wren S. Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, chair and assistant professor, Speech Language…


Disease Wastes South Florida’s Corals, Despite End of Bleaching

According to the Sun Sentinel, a mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and serve as homes to a vast range of marine life. In a recent interview with the Sun Sentinel, David Gilliam,…


Nova Law Professor John Anderson, Who Ran For President in 1980, Dies at 95

With the recent passing of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Distinguished Visiting Professor John Anderson, the community is taking time to commemorate his accomplishments. “John was a statesman and leader as well as an excellent educator. “Many of us were among his friends and even his political followers,” said…


Nova Rated 5th Nationally For Minorities with Graduate Degrees

A new national study of U.S. colleges and universities found that Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is rated 5th for the overall number of minority graduate degree recipients, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The 30-year-old publication provides news, commentary and insight on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American…


SCOTUS May Allow Expansion of Sports Betting

New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports betting and gambling. The Supreme Court is taking up this case and if it strikes down the law, sports betting could become widely available. In a recent interview with First News with Jim Cefalo, Robert M. Jarvis, J.D.,…


Historic Hollywood Beach Home Houses Sea Turtle Sanctuary

  NSU’s Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is located at the Carpenter House, a house that was built in 1941 by the Carpenter family. The site features NSU’s very own green turtle, as well as an interactive Interpretive Center with displays ranging on topics from sea turtle conservation to marine…


NSU’s Epidemiologist Featured on Multiple Media Stories

During the last week, NSU’s Epidemiologist Jim Hall has been part of multiple media stories on opioid epidemic and the unregulated use of Kratom Cocktails. Click on the following links to read the full articles: South Florida’s Kratom Cocktail Bars May See Herbal Drug Outlawed As Politicians Pledge Solutions To The…


Beyond Tired: NSU Specialist on Why She’s Looking For a Cure for Chronic Fatigue

At least a million people in the US are affected by the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Nova Southeastern University is home to a leading research practice for chronic fatigue syndrome. In a recent interview with WLRN, Nancy Klimas, M.D., NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, talked about the symptoms of…


NSU’s Robert Pietrykowski named Power Leader in Human Resources by South Florida Business Journal

Robert Pietrykpwski, M.A., J.D., vice president of Human Resources, Nova Southeastern University, was named Power Leader in Human Resources by South Florida Business Journal. South Florida Business Journal selected 48 individuals who oversee various aspects of employment, including recruitment; administration of employee payroll, benefits and compensation; employee training; compliance with…


South Florida Programs Rank High

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s list of top graduate schools in the nation includes three Nova Southeastern University’s graduate programs. The programs were ranked among the country’s 100 best: physician assistant (40), occupational therapy (44) and pharmacy (77). “We’ve created a health care education community with 29 different programs…


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