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Halmos Mathematicians Celebrate Brain Bowl and Matrix Winner

On April 16th, the Halmos College Department of Mathematics hosted its annual Mathematics Brain Bowl intramural competition. Co-Sponsors of the event were Halmos faculty Ricardo Carrera, Ph.D. and Diego Castano, Ph.D. The winners of the Brain Bowl were undergraduates Liam White and Anthony Borges. After the conclusion of the Brain…


Halmos Researcher Interviewed on Impacts of Sunscreen on Corals

In early May, Halmos Research Scientist Abigail Renegar, Ph.D. was interviewed by West Palm Beach TV station WTVX. New research has shown that the compound Oxybenzone found in sunscreen has a deadly effect coral. Renegar states, ““It’s been shown to cause mortality and a number of developmental abnormalities in coral…


NSU Director Recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Lynn Larose, director in NSU’s Office of Special Events and Community Partnerships, was honored at the 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County event. The event, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, brought together more than 1,200 of the area’s “Who’s Who” in community. The…


Chain of Love

Robert Speth, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at NSU who is internationally recognized for his work as biomedical researcher. He and his wife, Janet, are supporters of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) research. Their son, Tim, who was diagnosed with DMD at 18 months, passed away from the disease…


Miami Dolphins, AARP Foundation Host Fifth Annual Million Meal Pack on NSU’s Fort Lauderale /Davie Campus

The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center.  Participants packed 1,017,504 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. At the Million…


NSU Summer Shuttle Schedule

The Office of Facilities Management would like to inform the NSU community about the upcoming summer shuttle schedule. Effective Monday, May 7, 2018, the new schedule will be reflected on the NSU iShark app under Shark Shuttle, as well as at all shuttle stops. For more information about the NSU…


NSU Commencement & High School Graduations Hosted on Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus

NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/ Davie campus will be the site of several Broward County high school graduation ceremonies, as well as NSU commencements. These ceremonies will be held in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center. 2018 High School Graduations Schedule.   NSU Commencement Schedule. On the above dates…


FCE Professor Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE)  has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Su has been with the Fischler College of Education since 2001, where she…


Benefits and Wellness: Employee Wellness Nutrition Seminar, May 9

The Office of Human Resources and Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., are pleased to offer a four-week seminar on Nutrition.  The seminars are available to all NSU employees. Gordon is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Registered Yoga Teacher and Assistance Professor at NSU. Wednesday, May 9 Lesson…


Surviving Skokie Film Screening and Panel Discussion, May 9

Join the Alvin Sherman Library for a screening of the award winning film, Surviving Skokie, Wednesday, May 9 from  6:30 – 8:30 pm, followed by a panel of NSU Faculty and community leaders for a thought provoking discussion about the rise in anti-semitism and racism.  Surviving Skokie is an intensely personal documentary, exploring…


16-year-old to Graduate from NSU with Two Bachelor’s Degrees

When 16-year-old Mya Abdulahad walks across the stage to graduate Friday, she will not be picking up her high school diploma. Instead, she will be getting two bachelor’s degrees from Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Rebecca Vargas from WSVN Channel 7 News sat down with the student…


Halmos Alumni Now Assistant Professor at University of Tampa

This spring, Halmos College alumna Jenna Lash Polizzi (BS 2006, MS 2010) has earned the position of Assistant Professor of First-Year Studies at the University of Tampa. She will be assisting students in developing effective self-management strategies and study skills by facilitating increased self-awareness, critical thinking and an understanding of…


Halmos Faculty Member Elected to National Academy of Sciences

­ On May 1, 2018, Halmos faculty member Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered…


Cast Your Vote for the 2018 ASM Agar Art Contest

Students enrolled in ARTS 3700 Methods and Materials, taught by Kandy G Lopez-Moreno, M.F.A., assistant professor in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, are challenged to create effective artworks utilizing a variety of art materials. In a workshop led by Katie Crump. Ph.D., assistant professor in the Halmos…


NSU Research Spotlight: Halmos College – Shining a Light in the Dark with Peppermint Shrimp

  In the vast darkness of the deep sea, animals of all sizes swim, crawl, and float in a perpetual search for food. Seemingly oblivious to the world that lies above them, they are still impacted by our everyday decisions and actions. The only thing is: we don’t always know…


An Acoustic Evening with MATISYAHU, May 18

Matisyahu brings his acoustic show to The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center following sold-out performances of this intimate duo format in Performing Arts Centers around the US. Described by the Miami New Times as “tremendous, zen-like, and enlightening,” Matisyahu brings these stripped back versions of his chart-topping songs,…


Nova Singers to Perform Bluegrass Mass, May 22

Nova Singers, under the artistic direction of Chuck Stanley, will perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass — a unique composition about life — with the basis from the traditional Catholic mass paired with a joyful and spirited sound with bluegrass harmonies. “Bluegrass is more than a sound,” Stanley emphasizes,…


Fischler and Huizenga Team Up on Experiential Learning Project

Throughout the year, undergraduate students from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College (FCE) have been developing the “My Favorite Teacher Project”. This is a project in which the students are interviewing 5,000 people around the world to learn what qualities are commonly found in a “favorite teacher.”  When the 100th interview…


SharkBytes Summer Schedule

SharkBytes will begin its bi-weekly publication schedule with the last weekly edition on May 2. The dates for the summer editions of SharkBytes are: May 16, 2018, May 30, 2018 June 13, 2018, June 27, 2018 July 11, 2018, July 25, 2018 August 8, 2018, August 22, 2018 SharkBytes will…


Junior Dolphins Summer Camp for Boys and Girls Offers Exclusive Discount to NSU Employees

The Junior Dolphins Summer Camp allows boys and girls ages 8-14 to spend the summer training like their favorite Dolphins players. This four-day non-contact camp experience allows players of all levels to work on their football skills. It gives them the opportunity to learn to play football in a fun…


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