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NSU Names New Dean of Abraham S. Fischler College of Education

NSU is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., as the dean of Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. In this position, Dr. Durham will be responsible for developing and enhancing the college’s strategic initiatives, long-term planning and policy setting. She will also lead the faculty and staff…


NSU to Host Local High School Students for Communication & Entrepreneurship Program

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! During National Ice Cream Month this July, local high school students will have the opportunity to make their own ice cream recipe and marketing plan at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The Department of Writing and Communication at NSU’s College of…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Anniversary Highlights Impacting the Profession: The History and Growth of NSU’s AA Programs

In 2005, spurred by a four-year legislative push, the anesthesiologist assistant (AA) profession accomplished a major feat when it earned licensure in the state of Florida—an achievement that proved to be a great turning point in the history of the AA profession. When the Florida Board of Medicine approved the…


FCE Thanks Professors for Their Assistance with New Recruitment Efforts

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, recently thanked a few of its Professors for their help with new recruiting efforts at the college. Michael Simonson, Ph.D., and Gina Peyton, Ed.D., Associate Professors, Department of Higher Education Leadership and Instructional Technology, were each acknowledged with a gift card for their…


NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine Hosts Community Health Summit

  With Nova Southeastern University’s considerable investments in health education, health care, and biomedical research, NSU’s new medical college, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) aims to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy in the South Florida tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade). As part of achieving this major goal, the college hosted the 2018…


College of Psychology Faculty, Students visit Jordan

For Clinical Psychology doctoral student Oraib Toukhly, a recent NSU-sponsored trip to Jordan was a homecoming to her native Jordan. Toukhly was one of several College of Psychology students who accompanied faculty on a two-week trip to Jordan in March 2018. She worked with Associate Professor Stephen Campbell, Ph.D., of…


Nicole Patterson, O.D., Named Assistant Dean of NSU College of Optometry

David S. Loshin, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, dean of optometry, announced the appointment of Nicole Patterson, O.D., M.S., FAAO as assistant dean for student affairs and admissions of NSU’s College of Optometry. She will assume the role in July. Currently, she is the Director of Educational Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment. She…


The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Anniversary Highlights CAPE Reflections

Since 2011, the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE) has graduated 150 dedicated faculty and staff members, who have participated in a variety of professional development initiatives, including courses on leadership, research and teaching/learning and professional growth. The Academy for Career Enrichment, the Hybrid Institute, and conflict resolution courses…


NSU Levan Ambassadors Board Shark Tagging Event a Great Success!

  This May, The NSU Levan Ambassadors Board joined Halmos College researchers on a shark-tagging trip off Broward County. This daylong trip allowed the Ambassadors to help graduate students and researchers catch sharks, measure and sample, tag, and then release them. The highlight of the day was a 10.5-foot Tiger…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Raise Money for Ariel School in Bangladesh

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the students in Honors Global Issues course (INST 1500H) held a bake sale in the UC spine to raise money for Ariel School in Bangladesh. G. Nelson Bass, III, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of…


NSU’s Halmos Students Witness Kilauea Volcano

  This May, students from the Island Biogeography field course were able to witness the current eruption of the Kilauea volcano on the big Island of Hawaii. Since the students were not able to hike the Volcanoes National Park, they were surprised with a helicopter tour of this tectonic event….


FCE Attends Experience Broward – Teacher Recruitment Fair

NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) attended the Broward County Public School (BCPS) Experience Broward – Teacher Recruitment Fair on May 21st, which was held on NSU’s Ft. Lauderdale campus at the Rick Case Arena. The Broward County Public Schools conducted interviews with attendees from all over the country in…


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine to Launch Healthy Eating Education Program for Caribbean Population

Broward County has the fourth largest population of Caribbean immigrants in the United States, with approximately 255,600 individuals from different island nations who speak a variety of languages and have diverse cultural health beliefs and practices. With poor nutrition as a contributing factor, many of these individuals are at risk…


FCE Hosts an Employee Appreciation Fiesta and Celebrates a New Faculty Emeritus

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) held an employee appreciation “fiesta” on Wednesday, May 2. It was an opportunity to celebrate everyone’s contribution to the organization. Ralph V. Rogers, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs stopped by to join the celebration and kicked off the…


Documenting the History of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

Nova Southeastern University began in 1964 as Nova University of Advanced Technology. Initially located on East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, it subsequently moved to the former site of Forman Field in Davie—an auxiliary airfield during World War II. Over the next three decades, Nova University added programs…


Fischler College of Education and the Office of International Affairs Host Graduation Reception

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and the Office of International Affairs hosted a commencement reception on June 15 in the Sales Institute for students graduating from the Asia doctoral cohorts. The event was attended by the graduating students, their families, and many faculty and staff members of the Fischler…


Alan B. Levan to Serve as Chairman of NSU’s Board of Trustees

­ Nova Southeastern University (NSU) welcomes Alan B. Levan as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Levan has served on the university’s board for 18 years; he was nominated and voted on by the board to serve as its chairman for an initial three-year term. Mr. Levan takes on…


Ron and Kathy Assaf Renaming of College of Nursing

More than 20 years ago, the official dates of May 6 – 12 were declared to honor and observe “National Nurses’ Week,” recognizing the valiant efforts of nurses every day across the country.  South Florida philanthropists Ron and Kathy Assaf agree nurses deserve admiration for their hard work. To show…


Couple’s Shared Love of Reading Inspires Naming of NSU Health Professions Division Library

South Florida philanthropists Martin and Gail Press share a lifelong love of reading and libraries. On Monday, May 14, they perpetuated these passions among Nova Southeastern University students by naming the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division (HPD) Library in a special ceremony at the Terry Building on the…


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: August 22, 2018 SharkBytes will return to its weekly format with the August 29 edition. If you have any questions, send email to Sharkbytes@nova.edu


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