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


News and Upcoming Events

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…

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…

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…

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

Florida Legal Aid Services Welcomed Trial Lawyers for Seminar at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (College of Law) hosted five Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), who conducted a day-long trial skills training program for Civil Legal Aid Lawyers. The ACTL is a Fellowship of the most preeminent trial lawyers in America and Canada….

Halmos College Hosts ACS US National Chemistry Olympiad Exam

On April 21, 2018, eleven outstanding chemistry high school students from South Florida came to NSU to take the national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team. Over 12,000 students took the national qualifying exam. Only four will go to the International…

CAHSS Faculty Discusses Book, Fascism: A Warning, with Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

David Kilroy. Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), had the opportunity to discuss her new book, Fascism: A Warning, with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The event took place on April 13, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center…

NSU 4th Annual Pre-Health Day was a Success

On April 14, the Office of Career Development and Halmos College collaborated to host the students at the 4th annual Pre-Health Day. This event allows NSU undergraduates to participate in mock interview sessions with health professionals. The program was opened by Halmos College Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D. and Executive Associate…

Faculty Member Named Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Named Assistant Dean

Longtime faculty member Paula Anderson-Worts, D.O., M.P.H., was appointed KPCOM assistant dean of faculty. “For those of you who have known Dr. Anderson-Worts for a long time, you will attest to her kindness, her dedication to the osteopathic philosophy, and her ‘big picture’ vision,” said Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S.,…

NSU Hosts Cancer Fundraiser

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) held its second annual Fort Lauderdale Fashion Funds the Cure event in the NSU Don Taft University Center on April 14, 2018 to raise money to support children’s cancer research. Children had the opportunity to dress up in attire related to their dream job…

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