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Halmos Biologist Publishes in Journal’s Special Issue

For the past eight years, Halmos College faculty member Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D. has been working with her undergraduate biology students on identifying bacteria from everyday objects. This research has been featured on a series of television segments on Telemundo called “Amenaza Escondida” and on the local CBS4 News called…


Halmos College Inducts 80 Students into National Biological Honor Society

This April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences hosted the 16th annual induction of students into the NSU Chapter of the National Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta or TriBeta). NSU’s chapter, known as Rho Rho, conducted the ceremony in the Don Taft University Center. Alumni of NSU and TriBeta,…


Halmos College Assistant Dean Co-edits Book for Springer

In April 2018, Springer – International Publisher Science, Technology, Medicine released “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…


CAHSS Faculty Participates in Public Forum on “Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Mental Health” Hosted by NAMI Broward

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was part of a panel at a Public Forum hosted by the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) Broward. The forum was held in the evening on March 26, 2018, at the Northwest Regional…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Participate in an Anti-Bullying Sociodrama Program at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School

Grace Telesco, Ph.D., and several of her Introduction to Criminal Justice and Victimology students participated in an Anti-Bullying Sociodrama Program for 4th and 5th grade students at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School on April 5, 2018. Sociodrama can assist in the learning process by moving from the strictly cognitive realm…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Present Workshop to Supervisors from the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Neil Katz, Ph.D., faculty at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and three doctoral students conducted a workshop entitled, “Workplace Mediation as a Supervisory Tool,” on March 14, 2018. The doctoral students, also from the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS), were Nekeisha Bascombe, April Coan, and…


CAHSS Faculty Featured on Univision’s Despierta America on Parenting Styles

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Human Services at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was a guest on a segment of Univision’s Despierta America. She addressed the issue of parenting styles and discussed the pros and cons of different types…


Halmos Hosts Flying Classroom Lionfish Seminar

On March 29, 12 teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools spent part of their spring break at the Oceanographic Campus. There they worked with Halmos faculty member David Kerstetter, Ph.D. and two of his graduate students: Aaron Hasenei and Abby Ehlers. During their time at the OC, the teachers learned…


Halmos Graduate Students Bring Home Research Awards from National Conference

From March 27-30, the 47th Benthic Ecology Meeting (BEM) was held in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event had awards in four student areas: Best Oral Presentation, Best Poster Presentation, People’s Choice Oral Presentation, and People’s Choice Poster Presentation.  Halmos College master’s student brought home half of these prestigious awards! Kelly…


CAHSS Students Receive Awards at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference and NSU’s Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center

Jacqueline Lytle and Emalee Shrewsbury, students in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), were the recipients of the Graduate Tutor Awards at the 2018 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. The conference was held on February 22-24, 2018 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. The theme was…


College of Psychology Team part of Childhood Obesity Research Grant

The faculty and students of NSU’s College of Psychology are part of a team studying methods for improving childhood obesity interventions. The project is funded by a multi-year grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI. “It was an opportunity to develop our community partnerships further and engage…


Scott Poland’s “Raising Positive Children” Presentation in Pembroke Pines

College of Psychology Professor Scott Poland, Ed.D., of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology, has recently presented on critical issues in schools at the local and international level. On March 12, Poland hosted “Raising Positive Children” at the Pembroke Pines City Center. An audience of nearly 2,000 turned out…


KPCOM Match Day Ceremony Elicits Excitement

On March 16, medical schools across the country, including the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, hosted Match Day ceremonies, where graduating seniors received their match results for where they will complete their residencies. More than 150 students, family members, friends, and faculty and staff members attended this…


Halmos College Celebrates Dean’s List

On March 21, the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography celebrated the 230 students who achieved the distinction of making the Dean’s list, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.8 for the semester. Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D. and Associate Dean Robin Sherman, Ph.D. were masters of ceremony for the…


Halmos Researcher Appointed to South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Workgroup

Recently, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council appointed Halmos Research Scientist Brian Walker, Ph.D. to the System Management Plan Workgroup. This advisory panel plays an important role in federal fishery management by providing information and recommendations at the grassroots level.  This workgroup is one of eleven panels.  Once appointed, advisory…


NSU Finance and Economics Professor Weighs In on Federal Funds Rate

On March 21, 2018 the Federal Open Market Committee met to discuss the federal funds rate. Days before, WalletHub.com reached out to Albert Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of finance and economics at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, to get his expert perspective on the importance and implications…


CAHSS Freshman Receives DHPS Student Scholar Fund Award and Presents at PSA National Political Science Honor Society Conference

David Rocha, freshman student in the Department of History and Political Science (DHPS,) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented a paper at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society National Student Research Conference. The George Washington University in DC hosted the conference. Rocha…


Huizenga Professor Presents on Leadership and Finance to Faculty, Staff, and Student Leaders at University of Belize

Students at the Punta Gorda Campus of the University of Belize (UB), welcomed NSU professor, Albert Williams, Ph.D. onto their campus for a presentation on leadership and finance. In attendance were several members of faculty, staff, and student leaders. Williams discussed the key components of leadership and gave an overview…


Lessons in Population Health

Recently,  Larry Antonucci, MD., (Newly Elected President of Lee Health in Lee County) learned about a collaborative program between Lee Health and Nova Southeastern University that highlighted our values of education, as well as our joint commitment to population health and serving those in need in our community, and it…


Tampa Campus Occupational Therapy Faculty Members Join Roster of Fellows

Kurt Hubbard, Ph.D., O.T.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, adjunct professor, and Dennis McCarthy Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor and director of student affairs and marketing, were awarded Fellow status by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The Roster of Fellows was established in 1973. Fellow status is awarded to occupational therapists, who, through…


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