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


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NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives Approval for Clearwater Site

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) for a class of 150 students to begin studying at an additional site in Clearwater, Florida in the fall of 2019. NSU’s College of Osteopathic…

Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy!

Nova Southeastern University wishes you a happy and safe holiday season. The university will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018. SharkBytes will return on January 17. While the university is closed for winter break, the Alvin Sherman Library will only be closed Monday, December…

Regional Campuses Advisory Board Visits Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

NSU’s Office of Regional Campuses has undertaken an initiative to establish advisory boards for seven regional campuses to help with outreach, experiential learning for our students, alumni engagement and donor cultivation in the different communities each regional campus represent.  As such, NSU recently hosted the West Palm Beach and Miami…

South Florida Programs Rank High

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s list of top graduate schools in the nation includes three Nova Southeastern University’s graduate programs. The programs were ranked among the country’s 100 best: physician assistant (40), occupational therapy (44) and pharmacy (77). “We’ve created a health care education community with 29 different programs…

Holiday Season 2017 Begins!

NSU will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. Enjoy your time off with family and friends this holiday season (and don’t eat too much!) The NSU RecPlex and the Sherman Library will re-open on Saturday, November 25.

NSU’s Mock Trial Team Participates in the USF Matador Invitational

The NSU Mock Trial Team in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), participated in the USF Matador Invitational in preparation for the regional competitions in Orlando in February 2018. This year’s case is a criminal trial involving the charge of attempted murder. The students play attorneys and…

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…

It’s Time for NSU Homecoming and Alumni Week 2017

It’s that time of year; Homecoming is almost here, and it’s better than ever! The week of celebration will begin on Saturday, November 4 and end on Friday, November 10. You don’t want to miss out on all of the awesome activities taking place! Monday, November 6, 2017 The Opening…

NSU’s Inaugural Shark Employee Fest was a Huge Success!

The inaugural Shark Employee Fest on Friday, October 20, 2017 was a resounding success!  More than 1,200 employees enjoyed barbecue, games, country music, and employees with anniversaries were recognized with pins and Fins Up! The winner of the Rick Case car lease for one year was Gi-Maris Mejia-Garcia from Payroll.

NSU’s New M.D. College Receives Preliminary Accreditation

NSU has received preliminary accreditation for its College of Allopathic Medicine from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the organization that accredits M.D. programs in the U.S. and Canada. This major milestone allows the new medical school to accept an inaugural class of 50 students to its Doctor of Medicine…

Show Your Shark Pride on NBC6!

NSU’s Weeks of Welcome may have come to a close, but there are still a lot of ways to keep the NSU Shark Pride flowing. One way is by participating in an amazing media opportunity On Tuesday, October 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., NBC6 will be reporting LIVE…

NSU & Patel Family Foundation Organize Relief Flights to Puerto Rico

– UPDATE 10/5/17, 8:00 a.m. – Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Patel, we have been able to deliver over 2,500 lbs. of goods directly to our campus. Items provided via the transport of Dr. Patel’s plane included: water, batteries, tarps, flashlights, power packs, toiletries, t-shirts, crackers, canned goods, paper…

NSU Announces Transformational Gift from Patel Family Foundation

Nova Southeastern University announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment will significantly expand its programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and be used to develop a new 27-acre campus for NSU…

CAHSS Hosts “Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program” for High School Students

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) hosted a 5 day, “Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program” for 24 students from over 20 high schools. Students were placed into 5 groups and each group was responsible for creating a new ice cream flavor, a promotional poster, a promotional campaign and…

US Congressman Alcee Hastings Visits Halmos College to Discuss Environmental and Coral Reef Matters with Experts

On August 14, US Congressman Alcee Hastings (Florida District 20) visited the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Oceanographic Campus. There he met with experts in coral reefs and marine environmental issues. Included in these talks were HCNSO Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D., HCNSO Associate Dean Robin Sherman, Ph.D., and…

NSU Rowing Team Welcomes Seven Newcomers to the 2017-2018 Roster

The Nova Southeastern rowing team and head coach Devin Fay are pleased to welcome seven newcomers to the 2017-18 roster. The new Sharks are all freshmen: Emma Brownawell, Jasmine Morris, Kassie Moss, Courtney-Rose Papion, Krystal Renta, Valentina Romeo and Emily Stewart. FULL RELEASE

Fischler College of Education Welcomes Doctoral Students to Campus for Summer Institute

NSU’s Fischler College of Education held its annual Summer Institute from July 8-10 and welcomed 300 domestic, Puerto Rican, and international students to the Ft. Lauderdale Campus. Summer Institute is an opportunity for doctoral students and faculty to engage in academic dialogue. The students are grouped into tracks based on…

Graduate Business Students Visit Historical and Financial Districts of New York City

A group of students from the Graduate Business Students Association (GBSA), the American Marketing Association (AMA), and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), along with the GBSA Faculty Advisor, Albert Williams, Ph.D., did an educational tour of New York City.  To get a historical perspective, they visited the Statue…

NSU College of Pharmacy Students Provide Patient Care at Guatemalan Orphanage

For the second year in a row, NSU College of Pharmacy students partnered with Jose’s Hands, a non-profit charitable organization that provides medical mission outreach opportunities for medical professionals serving orphaned, abandoned, and malnourished children of Guatemala. The five-day interprofessional opportunity provided care to more than 1,100 people in the…

NSU will be Testing the NSU ALERT Emergency Notification System, June 27

At Nova Southeastern University, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. Testing the university’s NSU ALERT emergency notification system is one component of our Emergency Preparedness Plan. The test of the NSU Alert emergency notification system will begin on Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 PM….

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