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NSU Achievements

CAHSS Epidemiologist Receives Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association Lifetime Achievement Award

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to announce that James Hall has been awarded the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association Lifetime Achievement Award (FADAA). Hall is an epidemiologist with NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Abuse (ARSH) in the Department of Justice and…

Halmos Student Conducts Research Project at California State University, Monterey Bay

This summer, Halmos College undergraduate chemistry major Emily Pope traveled to Monterey Bay, California to spend 10 weeks in the Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Emily worked with John Goeltz, Ph.D., an assistant professor at California State University, Monterey Bay. Dr. Goeltz research focuses on…

Halmos Researcher awarded part of $50 million Project to Study Effects on Oil in Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) awarded their final two-year grants to support researcher of the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. One of the individual awardees is Halmos research scientist and alumna D. Abigail Renegar, Ph.D. Her research project, “Coral-Tox: A Species-Sensitivity Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Toxicity…

Halmos Faculty Joins Federal Ocean Science Expedition in the mid- and south Atlantic Coast

Halmos faculty member Tracey Sutton, Ph.D. will join a new federal ocean partnership DEEP SEARCH starting this September. This four and a half year study will research the deep-sea coral, canyon, and gas seep ecosystems in the mid- and south Atlantic. The research is organized through the National Oceanographic Partnership…

FCE Professor Presents in Panjin China

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education was invited to the Panjin Liaodong Bay Experimental High School in China, to discuss education in the United States and teaching and learning using…

Halmos College Assistant Dean to Host Two International Conferences in 2018

In March 2018, Halmos Assistant Dean and professor Matthew He, Ph.D. will host two international conferences in Miami, Florida. The first conference is the BIT’s 11th Annual World Protein and Peptide Conference 2018. PepCon-2018 consists of specialized scientific programs, tailored to highlight the latest and most exciting discoveries in diverse…

Halmos Assistant Dean Visits Dalian Ocean University in China

In August, Assistant Dean Matthew He, Ph.D. visited Dalian Ocean University, China. While there, Dr. He had an opportunity to meet with deans and associate deans from School of Fisheries and Life Sciences and School of Marine Technology and Environment, where he highlighted Halmos College’s research and education programs. It…

Halmos Mathematician Delivers Keynote Lecture in Moscow, Russia

This August, Halmos faculty member and assistant dean Matthew He, Ph.D. presented the keynote lecture at the First International Conference of Artificial Intelligence, Medical Engineering, and Education in Moscow, Russia. Matthew He’s lecture, entitled “From Informatics to Intelligence: Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, and Brain Science” covered the many intersections of science, engineering,…

Halmos Mathematics Faculty Member Organizes Special Session at International Conference

This August, Halmos faculty member Fuzhen Zhang, Ph.D. organized a special session entitled “Matrix Analysis and its Applications” at the 3rd Congress of mathematicians of the Pacific Rim Mathematics Association (PRIMA17) which was held in Oaxaca, Mexico. A professor in the Department of Mathematics, Zhang worked with his international colleagues…

CAHSS Faculty Interviewed by CapeTalk from South Africa on the Changing Portrayal of Women in Film

Kate Waites, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was interviewed by CapeTalk, a radio program in South Africa. The topic was “The Portrayal of Women in Film.” Waites has done extensive work in the area of gender studies, images of women/gender in popular culture,…

Halmos Faculty and Student Conduct Research at Buffalo Gap National Grasslands

This summer, Halmos faculty member Paul Baldauf, Ph.D. and undergraduate environmental sciences senior Lucca Libonatti traveled to the White River Badlands in South Dakota to study paleodroughts on the northern Great Plains. Working with faculty and students from Slippery Rock University, Baldauf and Libonatti collected samples from sand dunes to…

Halmos College Assistant Dean Co-edits Book for Springer

In 2018, Springer – International Publisher Science, Technology, Medicine will release “Advances in Artificial Systems for Medicine and Education”, co-edited by Halmos assistant dean and professor Matthew He, Ph.D. This book presents an overview of the latest artificial intelligence systems and methods, which have a broad spectrum of effective and…

NSU Professor to Receive Founder’s Tree of Life Award at Leaders Awards Gala 2017

NSU Associate Professor Judith McKay, Ph.D., of Conflict Resolution and Community Studies will receive Founder’s Tree of Life Award at the 8th Annual Leaders Awards Gala held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek. The event will be hosted by Leaders Recognizing Leaders, a leadership and community service…

Halmos College Students Partake in Cancer Center Collaboration

This summer, two Halmos College students traveled to Houston, Texas where they attended the MD Anderson Cancer Center summer undergraduate research program. The biology majors: Keerthi Thallapureddy and Antonio Corral were chosen to spend 10 weeks at the Cancer Center with only 200 other students from across the country. Mentored…

12 College of Dental Medicine Students Inducted Into Dental Honor Society

One of the highest honors an NSU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) student can achieve is induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Chi Psi chapter—the national dental honor society. This year, OKU inducted 12 CDM students and two faculty members. The group meets annually for the induction ceremony, which…

Dean Featured in Televised Health Segment

Linda C. Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., the College’s Dean, discussed the existence of a “cavity gene” in a televised Health Beat news item that aired on multiple NBC affiliates around the United States. In the segment, Niessen said she is increasingly convinced there is a cavity gene. “Dental research is showing…

Halmos Faculty and Student Attend Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Program

This summer Halmos faculty member Jacilynn Brant, Ph.D. and her student, chemistry major Jake Bence, participated in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) HBCU/MEI Summer Research Program. As part of this program, Dr. Brant and Jake worked in the Chemical Sciences Division in the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group. There they conducted…

Three Halmos Graduate Students Awarded Research Grants

This summer three Halmos College M.S. students were awarded research grants from the Southern Florida Chapter of the Explorers Club student grant program. These diverse projects are all supervised by Halmos faculty member Amy Hirons, Ph.D. The students will use these funds to forward their graduate thesis projects. The three…

Halmos Graduate Student Wins Poster Presentation at International Conference

Halmos College Marine Biology M.S. student Sarah Gumbleton’s poster, “Parasitic Indicators of Foraging Strategies in Wading Birds” won best student poster presentation at the 41st meeting of the Waterbird Society’s international Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Established in 1976, the Waterbird Society is an international scientific, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the…

CAHSS Professor Completes Student’s Military Commission

Stephen Grabner added “Captain” to his name on his way out of Nova Southeastern University. Stephen Grabner, a College Psychology student, served as a student worker in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Justice and Human Services. Grabner was accepted for an internship at the U.S….

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