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CAHSS Faculty and Students Present Workshop on Emotional Intelligence

Neil Katz, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCAR) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), led a workshop with doctoral students Nekeisha Bascombe, M.S., and Suzette Henry-Campbell, M.S., titled, “Emotional Intelligence: The Competitive Advantage.” The workshop was for state Government Affairs Council members…


CAHSS Faculty Attends National Organizational Development Institutes

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, was selected to participate in the National Organizational Development Institute by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Del Rio-Roberts was selected as an upcoming leader in the organization and participated in the track, “Achieving Community…


CAHSS Student Presents at the Northeastern Political Science Association Conference

Carlyn Jorgensen, M.S., doctoral candidate in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented a paper at the 47th Annual Northeastern Political Science Association Conference in Philadelphia. Jorgensen’s paper was titled “The Role of the Media in the Rwandan Genocide.” Jorgensen received a B.A. in History and Political…


CAHSS Faculty Named 2016 SWCA Achievement Award Recipient

Shanti Bruce, Ph.D., faculty and chair of the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been named the recipient of the 2016 Southeastern Writing Center Association Achievement Award. This award recognizes the outstanding, sustained body of work of a writing center…


Singh Wins 115th Amateur Golf Championship of India

Nova Southeastern University men’s golfer Priyanshu Singh recently took home the title at the 115th Amateur Golf Championship of India. Singh (So., Delhi, India) defeated Kshitj Naved Kaul 3&2 at the Classic Golf Resort in New Delhi for the championship. In individual play leading up to the final round, Singh…


NSU Researcher to Help Map Genome of Russian Citizens

The list of countries and geographic regions that have been the subject of national population genome projects is extensive: the United States 1,000,000 genomes initiative; United Kingdom 100,000 Genomes project; Asia genomes; China; The Netherlands; and Qatar Genome Projects, to name just a few. All are committed to whole genome…


Outstanding Psychology Students Inducted into International Honor Society

The College of Psychology hosted an induction ceremony for the Psi Chi international honor society on Friday, January 8, 2016, recognizing the academic accomplishments of psychology students at NSU. More than 130 undergraduate and graduate students from the college became Psi Chi members. The ceremony began with welcoming remarks by…


Osteopathic Medical School Students Selected for Fellowship Program

Two second-year NSU College of Medicine students—Kelly Gaunt and Christopher Mancuso—were selected to participate in the college’s 2015-16 Predoctoral Research Fellowship Program. During their fellowship year, which will commence in July 2016, Gaunt and Mancuso will have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and collaborate with others involved…


NSU Research Leaders Present to Palm Beach Business Group

Two of NSU’s senior medical and scientific leaders recently presented at the Palm Beach Business Group’s (PBBG) Age Reversal Breakfast at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. NSU’s H. Thomas Temple, M.D., senior vice president for translational research and economic development and professor of orthopaedic surgery, moderated the morning’s panel…


NSU Cell Therapy Institute Publishes Key Findings in Three Leading Scientific Journals

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that esteemed researchers from the NSU Cell Therapy Institute have recently had three articles published in leading peer-review scientific journals covering key discoveries and findings in the areas of cancer immunotherapy and stem cell research.  The NSU Cell Therapy Institute is an…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at 36th Annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference

Stephen Andon, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) gave a presentation at the 36th Annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference held in Santa Fe, NM. The theme of the conference was “Sports at/on the Borderlands: Translations, Transitions, and Transgressions.” Andon…


Huizenga College Professor Speaks about Economics of Sustainability in Belize

Albert Williams, associate professor of finance and economics, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, recently spoke in Belize at a conference sponsored by Oceana, a non-profit group that focuses on protecting the oceans. The conference theme was “The Energy of Nature and the Nature of Energy” with a…


NSU Pharmacy Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Anastasios Lymperopoulos, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., associate professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was elected in December 2015 as a Fellow of the prestigious European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He will be officially bestowed with this recognition during the Annual European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, which takes…


Bacteria ‘Hidden’ in Public Places: Research by Halmos Faculty, Student Aired on Telemundo Network

Just how dirty is it? With growing public curiosity about microbiology and its hidden threats, research identifying bacteria in everyday places was conducted by Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., associate professor at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, and senior biology major Leonor Sarria. The study by Garcia and…


College of Psychology Students Present Research at Psychonomic Society’s Annual Meeting

Three students from NSU’s College of Psychology presented their work at the Psychonomic Society 56th Annual Meeting held November 19–22, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. Matthew Welhaf and Audrey Hood, students in the college’s M.S. in Experimental Psychology program, presented work on mind wandering and working memory performance. Their poster, titled…


Halmos Graduate Students Present at the Florida Association of Benthologists Conference

Kaitlyn Brucker and Candace Grimes, graduate students at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, presented their work at the Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) Annual Meeting, held November 4–6, 2015, in Clearwater, Florida. FAB is a nonprofit organization that shares expertise and information on the use of aquatic…


Volleyball Team Has Five Student-Athletes Named to All-SSC Team

The Nova Southeastern University volleyball team secured five postseason Sunshine State Conference awards, the most in a single season by the program, in the official announcement released by the league office on Tuesday, November 17. Voting for the 22-member All-SSC team for the 2015 season was conducted among the league’s…


Hector Rodriguez-Cortes Honored With NSU-COM Child Advocacy Award

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatrics Club recently honored Hector Rodriguez-Cortes, M.D. with its Arnold Melnick Child Advocacy Award for his dedication to childhood causes. Rodriguez-Cortes, a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist, began his career in Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency in…


Kenya Rivas, M.D., Receives National Honor

Kenya Rivas, M.D., assistant professor and vice chair of the Department of Geriatrics at NSU-COM, was selected for inclusion in The Latino American Who’s Who. The publication is a New York-based biographical publication that selects and distinguishes leading Latino professionals throughout the world who have attained a recognizable degree of…


Two COM Faculty Members Reappointed to Physician Workforce Advisory Council

In November, two faculty members of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine—James Howell, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of professional relations, and Mark Gabay, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, assistant professor of pediatrics—were reappointed to the 13-member Physician Workforce Advisory Council by Florida’s state surgeon general and secretary of health. All appointments are four-year…


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