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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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NSU Unveils Redefined Brand Promise and New Campaign

A great brand promise tells an organization’s story in a compelling way. NSU’s brand promise must guide everything we are, and everything we do as an organization. It’s our culture—from students and parents, to art patrons, alumni, donors, and community partners. Following a year and a half of research and…

NSU Hosts White Coat Ceremony for First M.D. Class and 38th Entering D.O. Class

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) made history as it welcomed approximately 300 incoming medical students in the nation’s first combined White Coat Ceremony celebrating Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidates together. The Florida-based university is now one of only three in…

Novel Approach Studies Whale Shark Ages the Best Way – While They Are Swimming

  Already the world’s largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published study by scientists at Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and collaborators from the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. The research on…

College of Psychology Students Get Real World Experience at Marlins Park

A recent trip to Marlins Park provided a unique field experience for the six students in the College of Psychology’s elective Sports Psychology course. The course is taught by Associate Professor Robert Seifer, Ph.D., who also works as the sports psychologist for the Miami Marlins baseball team. “I don’t think this…

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Students Educate About Elder Abuse Awareness

An estimated five million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited each year. BSN students in the Population Health Nursing course in the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing presented a poster for Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Noble McArtor Senior Day Care Center. The clients were able to participate in the presentation by…

Six Student Athletes Earn Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete Honors

The Nova Southeastern rowing team had six student-athletes in Ariel McAffrey, Marnie McLean, Victoria Poretti, Mikayla Shelton, Rayna Stuart and Lisette Villarreal receive Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Athlete honors. The student-athletes earned the award after finishing their fall semester with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Other requirements…

NSU Hosts President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) and Quality of Life (QOL) Awards Ceremony

  The 19th Annual President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) and 16th Annual Quality of Life Award Ceremony was held on May 15th in the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., and Gary Margules, Sc.D., Vice President for the Office…

Congratulations to All NSU Graduates

It’s commencement season, a time for graduates across the nation to reflect and celebrate the culmination of years of studying, testing and hard work. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host more than 7,000 graduates during its 2018 commencement ceremonies on its Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in the Rick Case Arena at…

Halmos College Biology Students Win First Public Health Case Competition

On March 20 and 21, NSU’s Office of Career Development, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences hosted the first public health case competition. There individuals or teams of undergraduate students presented…

Back-to-Back! Sharks Set 54-Hole Record to Win 2018 SSC Championship

Make room in the trophy case for Sunshine State Conference championship No. 6. Behind a new, single-round tournament record score of (-2) 286, No. 1 Nova Southeastern withstood a late surge from Barry to win the 2018 SSC Women’s Golf Championship by five shots Tuesday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla….

NSU Makes Headway in Plan to Become Major Medical Hub

Nova Southeastern University is one step closer to fulfilling its vision to be the South Florida destination for health care education and its long anticipated Academical Village is starting to come to life. In a recent interview with the Sun Sentinel NSU President Dr. George L. Hanbury said, “We’re building…

Congratulations to All Winners of the 2018 STUEY Awards

NSU’s Division of Student Affairs proudly introduces the winners of the 20th Annual Student Life Achievement Award (most commonly referred to as the STUEYS). The elbow-to-elbow event held on the night of Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center recognized students, faculty, staff, corporate…

Veteran Health Care Executive to Join NSU as New EVP & COO

Harry K. Moon, M.D. will take the reins as Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective July 15, 2018, President Dr. George Hanbury announced. Dr. Moon joins NSU following a distinguished career in numerous executive positions for Cleveland Clinic Florida. In his role as Executive…

Winners of Fourth Annual Holocaust Reflection Contest Honored by NSU and Holocaust Learning and Education Foundation

Twelve Florida middle and high school students were honored recently for the award-winning essays, poems, artwork and films – all focusing on the horrors of the Holocaust. Judges chose their work from more than 1,300 entries submitted in the Fourth Annual Holocaust Reflection Contest, co-sponsored by Nova Southeastern University (NSU)…

Groundbreaking Set For NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus

NSU and the Patel Family Foundation will be breaking ground on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. on the new 325,000-square-foot Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Fla. When construction is complete, it will replace NSU’s existing Tampa Campus and its programs, and will include a new site for the…

NSU Men and Women’s Swim Teams Crowned Conference Champs

  For the second consecutive year, the Nova Southeastern men and women’s swim teams claimed the Sunshine State Conference championship crowns. With a total of 997.5 points, the women’s team routed all other teams by at least 200 points while the men’s team took first with 876 points. With 80…

African Presence Art Exhibition Celebrates 15 Year Milestone

Now in its 15th year, the African Presence Art Exhibition kicked off Black History Month at Nova Southeastern University with a festive opening reception, fashion show, and the unveiling of the 2018 exhibit, “Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences on Art & Culture.” Approximately 250 guests enjoyed drinks, refreshments, as…

NSU Sharks Receive National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Recognition

The Nova Southeastern baseball team once again finds its name in the Top-25 of another preseason poll, this time in the recently announced National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason rankings. Also, the NCBWA has brought attention to NSU’s Dylan Harris, who was named to the 2018 Preseason All-America First…

NSU Surpasses $250 Million Fundraising Goal with Two Philanthropic Gifts

NSU is one step closer to fulfilling its vision to be the South Florida destination for health care education thanks to two new gifts. One will support NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine, the other will support NSU’s College of Nursing. Combined, these gifts help the university achieve the $250 million…

NSU Celebrates its 20th Annual Celebration of Excellence

­ This year, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will honor Tampa Bay cardiologist, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician and philanthropist Dr. Pallavi Patel with the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service during the university’s Celebration of Excellence event. The Patels join an…

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