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Former Optometry Faculty Remembered

Former Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry faculty Manuel Bergman O.D. passed away on April 22. Bergman began as an Instructor with Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSU-CO) in 1989. He taught ophthalmic optics and retired from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSU-CO) in 2005 as an assistant professor….

SharkBytes Schedule for Summer 2013

SharkBytes continues on a bi-weekly publication schedule. The remaining dates of publication for the summer are: August 14,  August 28. SharkBytes will return to its weekly format with the August 28 edition. If you have any questions, send email to or

NSU Shark Fountain Brick Project: Leave Your Mark with the Shark

Celebrate your legacy at Nova Southeastern University. Honor the lasting memories that have shaped your career at NSU. This is your chance to leave your indelible mark on a personally engraved brick at the NSU Shark Fountain. Pick the exact spot for your brick, and choose what you want to…

Announcing Faculty Marshals for NSU’s 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Each year, faculty members from across Nova Southeastern University are selected by their peers to serve as faculty marshals during NSU’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. As recipients of this prestigious honor, faculty marshals lead and accompany graduating students during the academic procession. Congratulations to the following faculty members selected to serve…

CDC Executive to Speak at NSU Commencement, May 19

Ursula Bauer, Ph.D, M.P.H., director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will be the keynote speaker at a commencement ceremony at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division on Sunday, May 19. The ceremony, where 703 Health Professions Division (HPD)…

President Hanbury Pens Sun Sentinel Opinion Piece on ‘Needs of Returning Veterans’

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Tuesday, April 9 edition of the Sun Sentinel’s editorial section.   George Hanbury: Needs of returning veterans a big priority at Nova By George Hanbury Unemployment, homelessness, and mental health issues face many of our returning veterans because of their sacrifices and service….

Edward Albee—“America’s Greatest Living Playwright”—Speaks at NSU

More than 400 NSU students, faculty, and guests braved stormy South Florida weather to spend an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who spoke at NSU on Apr. 4. Part of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Speakers Series, the event was hosted by the college’s Division…

Distinguished Lecturer Addresses Service Management at Business School

Many of us have experienced bad service, but not many have made it their business to study it and find solutions. On March 21, Raul Pupo spoke at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Distinguished Lecture Series, presenting on “The Correlation between Service Management and Profitability.” Pupo is…

NSU’s Economic Impact on Florida

In a new report, Thomas MacFarland, Ed.D., from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, demonstrates that Nova Southeastern University had an economic impact on Florida that approached $2.6 billion during fiscal year 2010-2011. The economic impact study is a research tool that has been used in higher education for nearly 40…

NSU Mourns the Passing of CPS Professor Emeritus Nathan Azrin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus known worldwide for developing the concept of “time-out” as an alternative to spanking

Accepted Student Day Draws Record Crowd

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted “Accepted Student Day” for new Sharks who will join NSU in the fall 2013 term. A record crowd of more than 130 students, along with 144 family members, were welcomed by President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., for a day of special…

Brown Bag Grant Series continues, March 27

The 2013 Brown Bag Grant Series continues its 13-week series on Wednesday, March 27 with “Success with NIH Proposals.” The workshop runs noon – 1:15 p.m., in Room 2053, Alvin Sherman Library. Bring your lunch; light snacks are provided. Space is limited; RSVP at The next workshop will be…

Don’t Miss Dance Concert at NSU, April 5 and 6

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will conclude the 2012–2013 Premier Series with Dance Concert, an annual production featuring performances by the NSU Dance ensemble and choreography by college faculty and guest artists. Dance Concert | Premier Series Apr. 5–6 7:30 p.m. Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center…

Learn Something New About Fractional Calculus at Math Colloquium Talk, March 12

All are welcome to attend a free talk introducing the subject of fractional calculus. The event is part of the Mathematics Colloquium Series, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “Fractional Calculus and Smallest Eigenvalues” Mathematics Colloquium Series | Jeffrey T. Neugebauer, Ph.D. (Eastern Kentucky University) Tuesday, Mar….

Get ready for NSU’s Spring Open House,

NSU is pleased to host the Spring Open House on Saturday, March 28, 9 am – 2 pm in the Don Taft University Center. Attendees can learn about our 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, speak with admissions counselors, financial aid advisers, faculty members and students. They will also have…

Night Road Closure – College Avenue and S.W. 30th Street

The Town of Davie has advised us that through Sunday, March 10, the following construction schedule will impact traffic. The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. S.W. 30th Street from College Avenue to University Drive Construction is continuing on SW 30th Street from College…

Discuss Life, Death of Zygotes at Faculty Lecture Series Talk, March 28

The answer to “When does life begin?” is often debated. But, what about the moment when the dying process begins? Join the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences for a Faculty Lecture Series discussion about the life and death of zygotes. “From the Womb to the Tomb: Zygotic Development and…

First African-American Woman to Earn a Harvard M.B.A. Speaks at the Huizenga Business School

A standing room-only crowd greeted entrepreneur Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African-American woman to earn a Harvard M.B.A., as she arrived at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship to speak about her road from the farm to self-made businesswoman. Lambert founded the building services company, Centennial One,…

Science of Sleeping, Dreaming Uncovered at Upcoming Faculty Lecture, March 21

We spend about a third of our lives asleep and require sleep to stay alive. But, what goes on while we sleep and dream? Find out at the next Faculty Lecture Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “The Nights of Our Lives: Why We Sleep…

Forensic Anthropologist, Bestselling Novelist Kathy Reichs Speaks at NSU

More than 500 students, faculty, staff members, and guests gathered at NSU on Feb. 6 to hear from Kathy Reichs, Ph.D., a forensic anthropologist, bestselling author, and executive producer of the television series Bones. Titled “Forensic Anthropology: From Crime Lab to Crime Fiction,” the talk was part of the Farquhar…

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