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College of Engineering and Computing Professor Receives External Funding Recognition Award

On October 19, Greg Simco, Ph.D., Martha Snyder, Ph.D. and Dean Tao, Ph.D. received the external funding recognition awards during the annual research award ceremony held in Grande Oaks Country Club. Congratulations to all of them for their contributions towards advancing the NSU’s research mission.  


NSU Faculty Member Recognized by the Online Learning Consortium

NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing faculty member, Laurie Dringus, Ph.D. was recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) as a OLC Fellow in the 2017 class for her outstanding contribution and devotion to improving the field of online learning.


NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing Hosted Cybersecurity Day

Cybersecurity Day was a success! College of Engineering and Computing recently hosted yet another great Cybersecurity Day event. Dr. Levy organized the event and spoke to about 100 students from Miami Dade Education Center and G. Holmes Braddock High School. The event welcomed a few distinguished experts in Cybersecurity, such…


FCE Graduate Joining Wakefield School as Head of School

Ashley Harper, graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, is joining Wakefield School in July 2018 as their Head of School. Harper, who currently serves as director of advancement at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, will relocate to The Plains, Virginia to join Wakefield School in time for the start of the next academic year, along with her husband and son. Wakefield School is…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU’s Fischler College of Education Graduate President of Warren Community College Earns National CEO Award

William Austin, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, was recently named the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) 2017 Northeast Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. For the past 12 years, Austin has been the President of Warren County Community College (WCCC). Under his leadership, WCCC doubled the credit enrollment, doubled the non-credit enrollment, and increased…


Optometry Student Awarded the 2017 Vincent Salierno Scholarship

Second year student from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Mark Calixte, was awarded the 2017 Vincent Salierno Scholarship by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). First, second, third, and fourth year students pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry degree are nominated by his/her institution for the scholarship. The students…


NSU CONNECT: Linking Alumni with Continuing Education, Networking, and Employment Opportunities

The recently launched NSU Connect platform (nsuconnect.net) is quickly becoming a one-stop resource for alumni. Described by R.J. Stamper, director of alumni relations, as a “combination of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter,” the newly designed site is more than a social network, although being able to unite with former classmates is…


Patel College of Health Care Sciences Hosts 11th Annual Ethics Bowl

Recently, the Multicultural Affairs Committee hosted the HPD’s 11th annual Ethics Bowl competition, which featured eight student teams. Participating academic programs included the College of Nursing—Fort Lauderdale; the College of Dental Medicine; Anesthesiologist Assistant— Fort Lauderdale; the College of Nursing—Miami; the College of Osteopathic Medicine; Occupational Therapy— Fort Lauderdale; the…


CAHSS Students in NIRA Participate in the Florida Model UN in Gainesville

The Nova International Relations Association (NIRA) is the Model United Nations team in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS). NIRA recently participated in the 12th Annual Florida Model United Nations held in Gainesville on October 20-21, 2017. Nine undergraduate students participated, representing the countries of Cuba, Brazil,…


The Deadline is Quickly Approaching to Complete the NSU’s Title IX Training: Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Deadline: Dec. 10

Recently, you received notice from President Hanbury describing the mandatory Title IX training for all full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and other identified employees. You have until December 10, 2017, to complete the training. If you do not complete the training by then, this will be part of the FY18…


Wellness Workshop: Fuel Your Gains, Nov. 8

Join RecWell and registered Dietician and Nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Gordon for a wellness workshop. Sign up at the RecPlex front desk today. Free for NSU students. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Noon–1:00 p.m. Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200 If you have anything questions, contact wellness@nova.edu.  


NSU Veterans Day Celebration

Come celebrate this Veterans Day with NSU Veterans!  It’s our pleasure to have teamed up with one of our NSU sororities, Phi Sigma Sigma and fraternity, Kappa Sigma to show support for our country’s men and women who have worn the uniform of Military Service (Police, Fire, and 1st Responders…


Join us in celebrating International Education Week at NSU!

International Education Week at NSU celebration starts Monday, November 13, 2017 and ends on Friday, November 17, 2017. International Education Week (IEW) is an initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Here at NSU, IEW…


Service in The City, Nov. 14

Join the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for weekday service opportunities with HOPE South Florida, serving the homeless of Broward County. November 14, 2017 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided to and from each event. Meet at the NSU Shark Fountain at 5:00 p.m. To register on…


Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Executive Vice President and Provost Ralph V. Rogers Jr., Ph.D., recently presented Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., with the 7th Annual Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize a faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievement in support of NSU’s mission to…


National Security & Immigration Highly Discussed Topics Following NYC Terror Attack

­ President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of the diversity visa program that allowed terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov to enter the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010. In a recent interview with CBS Miami, Dustin Berna, Ph.D., associate professor/director of Institutional Assessment and Planning, NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities,…


NSU Branch of AAUW Welcomes PACE students for Second Session of E-STEAM

Eleven students from the PACE Center for Girls visited NSU for their second session of the “E-STEAM (Exploring – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Project for Girls”. This experiential learning initiative is dedicated to encouraging girls to pursue higher education and STEAM careers by way of mentorship, interactive activities,…


Halmos Biology Students Present Research at Microbiology Conference

On October 13-15, 2017, three Halmos undergraduates went to the Florida Branch American Society for Microbiology (FLASM) Annual Meeting held in Clearwater, Florida. Accompanied by their faculty mentor, Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., junior biology and neuroscience double major Samir Nacer, sophomore biology major Miguel Portales Guemes, and junior biology and…


November is Diabetes Awareness Month: NSU Invites You to Get Your Annual Eye Examination

Nearly half of Americans have diabetes or are at high risk for it. Reviewing the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, diabetes continues to be a growing problem. Specifically, this sight-stealing condition affects more than 30.3 million, or 1 in 10 Americans, with about 7.2 million…


NSU’s FSHP Student-Pharmacist Inaugural Mentor Program

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP), in partnership with the Southeast and Palm Beach chapters of Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and the student chapters from NSU COP and Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), held the first student-pharmacist mentor program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, FL, in…


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