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CAHSS Faculty Presents at Conference in Kenya Organized by CAHSS Doctoral Alum

Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., presented her research on the role of schools in preventing violent extremism at the International Conference on Terrorism and Violent Extremism held in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 24-26, 2018.  Hassan Kannenje, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies…


H. Thomas Temple, MD inducted as a Senior Member in the exclusive Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

  The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) 70th Annual Meeting was held in May this year in Lisbon, Portugal.  H. Thomas Temple, MD was inducted as a Senior Member.  This is an exclusive group as ABJS is only made up of 90 members (or less) under the age of…


PCHCS Student Government Association Transforms Successfully

It was about five years ago that the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences worked with students to form a new Student Government Association (SGA). Before this time, each academic program had its own SGA for its programs. This meant the college had 19 different SGAs operating at…


CAHSS Faculty Awarded Conference on College Composition & Communication Research Initiative Grant

Janine Morris, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), received the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) Research Initiative Grant. Faculty members from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Old Dominion University also received the…


Assistant Dean of Optometry Appointed Dean at KYCO

The University of Pikeville has named Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, assistant dean for student affairs and admissions for the NSU College of Optometry (NSUCO), dean of Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). Bacigalupi has been with NSUCO since 2005 and during his time has been named Executive of the Year…


CAHSS Faculty Interviewed for two Articles on Women and Peacebuilding

Mary Hope Schwoebel, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) ,was interviewed for two articles on the role of women in peacebuilding. The first article, may be found at https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/25/planeta_futuro/1524659864_595784.html and tells of women against jihadism is…


Halmos Mathematicians Celebrate Brain Bowl and Matrix Winner

On April 16th, the Halmos College Department of Mathematics hosted its annual Mathematics Brain Bowl intramural competition. Co-Sponsors of the event were Halmos faculty Ricardo Carrera, Ph.D. and Diego Castano, Ph.D. The winners of the Brain Bowl were undergraduates Liam White and Anthony Borges. After the conclusion of the Brain…


NSU Director Recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Lynn Larose, director in NSU’s Office of Special Events and Community Partnerships, was honored at the 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County event. The event, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, brought together more than 1,200 of the area’s “Who’s Who” in community. The…


FCE Professor Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE)  has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Su has been with the Fischler College of Education since 2001, where she…


16-year-old to Graduate from NSU with Two Bachelor’s Degrees

When 16-year-old Mya Abdulahad walks across the stage to graduate Friday, she will not be picking up her high school diploma. Instead, she will be getting two bachelor’s degrees from Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Rebecca Vargas from WSVN Channel 7 News sat down with the student…


Halmos Faculty Member Elected to National Academy of Sciences

­ On May 1, 2018, Halmos faculty member Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered…


NSU’s Dr. Farzanna S. Haffizulla Receives Woman of the Decade Award

Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA, assistant dean for community and global health for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine received a Woman of the Decade award from the India-based Women Economic Forum (WEF) at a ceremony in New Delhi on April 28, 2018. This is the…


Halmos Faculty and Students Present Research at National Conference

In April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences Chair Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. traveled to San Diego, CA with five Biology majors to present their 3-D printed molecular models of prion proteins and o-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)…


Congratulations to Patricia Gaffney for a Well-Deserved Award!

Patricia Gaffney, Au.D., associate professor of Audiology, received the American Academy of Audiology 2018 Editor’s Award for outstanding contributions for peer review of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA). The editors of the JAAA, Devin McCaslin, Ph.D. and Gary Jacobson, Ph.D., nominated her for this award. Gaffney…


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Student Named Paul Ambrose Scholar

Melissa Fils, B.Sc., a public health graduate student at NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, was accepted into a highly competitive program to attend the 16th annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Student Leadership Symposium, held April 9-10, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fils joined 40 other medical, physician assistant,…


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Member Receives Diplomate Honor

Claudia A. Serna, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.D.S., assistant professor of public health, received her pin and designation as diplomate at the 2018 National Oral Health Conference of the American Board of Dental Public Health held April 16–18 in Louisville, Kentucky.


FCE Professor Invited to Serve as an Expert Advisor to the Yoga Alliance

Lisa Carbone, Ed.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Licensure and Compliance at NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been invited to serve as an expert advisor to the Yoga Alliance, the largest international nonprofit association representing the yoga community. She will participate in the Yoga Alliance’s Standards Review Project…


FCE Student Named PBS Innovator All-Star

Joquetta Lynn Johnson, doctoral student at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been selected by PBS as one of 30 educators representing 28 states and Puerto Rico to serve on its inaugural PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Ms. Johnson is currently the media specialist at Randallstown High School…


Halmos HOSA Student Organization Recognized at State Leadership Conference

In early April, Halmos College Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference. There the Halmos College’s HOSA was recognized for contributions towards HOSA’s National Service Project with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NSU’s HOSA was also listed as…


Halmos Students Win First Prize in at Life Science Symposium

At the end of March, biology major Aimee Doiron and chemistry major Rodrigo Muzquiz won first prize for their multidisciplinary at the STEM Undergraduate Symposium sponsored by Life Sciences of South Florida. Held at Florida International University, the symposium gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work, win prizes…


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