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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954

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NSU College of Dental Medicine Hosted Annual “Gives Kids a Smile” Event

  On Saturday, February 3, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine offered pro-bono dental screenings, examinations and treatments to children ages 2 to 21, including special needs patients. NSU has joined forces with the American Dental Association Foundation in providing the Give Kids a Smile program at the university’s main campus,…

2018 Valentine’s Day Facts – Gifts, Money & More

According to WalletHub, lovesick shoppers shell out more than $19 billion in Cupid’s name each year. That makes Valentine’s Day the third largest consumer holiday in the U.S. In a recent interview, WalletHub asked John Gironda, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, to…

FCE Alumnus Appointed As New Acting COO Of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.

NSU alumnus Kevin James, Ed.D., was recently named chief operating officer of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.. According to the organization, in his new role Dr. James will oversee day-to-day operations, strategic planning, external relations, and fundraising initiatives for the Atlanta chapter. Dr. James earned his Doctorate of Education…

Home Builder and Education Advocate Alvin Sherman Dies At 95

With the recent passing of Alvin Sherman the community is taking time to commemorate his accomplishments. Mr. Sherman was a big supporter of higher education and helped many friends and family get through college. The largest library building in Florida carries his name, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology…

NSU’s Celebration of Excellence Featured in Multiple Media Stories

On Saturday, January 27, Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 20th annual Celebration of Excellence with the announcement of two new donations that have pushed the Realizing Potential campaign over its goal of $250 million. Both financial gifts will be for the university’s health care programs. Multiple media stories have appeared…

Weston Businessman’s Historical Map Collection On Display

Local collector Neal Asbury has built an important antiquarian map collection featuring maps from the 15th century onward depicting historical subjects and far flung areas of the world. On Wednesday January 24, 2018, Mr. Asbury will talk on why he became a collector and the importance of the collection in his…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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