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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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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


Fall 2018

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…

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…

NSU’s Director of Feeding Disorders Clinic Speaks to CNN about Study on Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with obesity are at a higher risk of having chronic health conditions and diseases that influence physical health. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics observed how children at school would be effected with segmented plates that had pictures of healthy…

Holocaust Education Alive and Well in South Florida

Craig Weiner recently gave a tour to students of the Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center, which he and his wife Barbara founded at Nova Southeastern University. For the Weiner’s, Holocaust education is a mission – and a necessity.  An April study conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found 22 percent…

The Dangers of Fake Medicine Such as Viagra

Counterfeit prescription pills can be purchased online at a lower cost, but the discounted price is not worth the dangerous effects. NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas spoke to Dr. Robert Speth, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, about the risks that can arise from purchasing and consuming medication bought…

World War II Veteran and Pioneering Art Educator Conni Gordon Makes $500,000 Legacy Gift to NSU Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – A military veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps Special Services during World War II, Miami resident Conni Gordon is also a world-famous art educator recognized since 1980 in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific art teacher in the…

Nova Southeastern University Holds Grand Opening and Dedication of Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) new Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room, made possible by a generous donation by Craig and Barbara Weiner, is set to hold its official grand opening and dedication ceremony on Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m. Judy Paul, the mayor…

Nova Southeastern University Ranked Among Top 20 Global Universities That Could “Challenge the Elite” by 2030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Times Higher Education and World University ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) as one of 20 universities in the world and one of only nine universities in the U.S. that “could challenge the elite” universities and become globally renowned by the year 2030. Firetail,…

9/11 Panel Discussion Featured in Local News

The attack that took place 15 years ago on 9/11 are unforgettable. The Florida Bulldog, an independent, non-profit news organization based in South Florida continues to explore what led to this attack, and will host a panel discussion on Sept. 8, featuring former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, NSU…

NSU Contributes to Fight Against Zika

For most Floridians, mosquitoes are merely pests dealt with on a hot summer night. Unfortunately, in 2016, they’ve become more than just pests. As the Zika virus become more rampant in South Florida, people are more concerned with health risks mosquitoes now pose, rather than just their usual relentless buzzing….

Study Finds Vision Loss Due to Diabetes is Rising Globally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Diabetes has become one of the top causes of vision loss around the world, according to an article published on August 23, 2016 in Diabetes Care journal by a global consortium led by researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Optometry in…

Local Child’s Growth Through NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Development Featured on WPLG (ABC 10)

When do a child’s eating patterns need special attention? WPLG (ABC 10) shared the story of Ricardo, a five-year-old boy, who came to the Unicorn Feeding Clinic at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for some much needed help. Click HERE to read his story.

NSU Pediatrician Discusses Summer Safety on RadioMD

Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy was interviewed by RadioMD on two important topics related to children’s safety. Click each link below to listen to the interviews. How to keep your children safe at summer parties How to keep your children safe around swimming…

NSU’s Health Professions Division Hosts 31st Annual Bal Fantastique

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – More than 320 community leaders, philanthropists, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) faculty, students and leadership recently joined together to celebrate the 31st Annual Bal Fantastique at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Hosted by NSU’s Health Professions Division (HPD), guests enjoyed dinner…

Attention Students! Complete the ‘I Believe in NSU’ Survey & Enter Raffle to win FREE iPad 2!

Performa Higher Education, our survey partner, has sent students an invitation via e-mail to participate in the “I Believe in NSU” Nova Southeastern University Student Engagement Assessment. This survey will provide feedback to NSU faculty and administration about various aspects of student engagement at NSU for the purpose of continuous…