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Psychology Faculty Member Publishes Book on Evolutionary Psychology

Valerie G. Starratt, Ph.D., associate professor at NSU’s College of Psychology, has published a book examining the field of evolutionary psychology, a perspective that applies the principles of evolution by natural selection toward the understanding of human cognition and behavior. Evolutionary Psychology: How Our Biology Affects What We Think and…


NSU Shark Scientists in New National Geographic Kids’ Book

National Geographic Kids Mission: Shark Rescue, a new children’s book exploring the survival challenges facing the fascinating, ecologically critical, and in many cases rapidly dwindling ocean predators, features the work of research scientists and faculty at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., professor at the…


CAHSS Faculty Performs at Miami International GuitART Festival & Composition Competition

Celso Cano, M.M., adjunct faculty in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), performed at the Miami International GuitART Festival and Composition Competition. “It was an incredible experience to be part of that festival,” Cano said. He was also a…


NSU Pharmacy Researcher’s Paper Highlighted by American Physiological Society

Each month, the American Physiological Society (APS) selects the most outstanding recently published papers from each of the 10 research journals it publishes. In February, APS selected an article coauthored by Robert Speth, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with investigators at Georgetown University…


CAHSS Faculty, Alum, and Student Publish Article on Group Dynamics

Neil Katz, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has published an article with DCRS doctoral graduate Suzette Harriott-Powell, Ph.D., and doctoral candidate Katherine Sosa titled, “Overt and Covert Group Dynamics:  An Innovative Approach for Conflict Resolution…


CAHSS Student Awarded First Place in 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival Poster Competition

Bailey Glazer, a student in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was awarded First Place in the 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival Poster Competition. Glazer worked on the winning poster as a project in DPVA’s Typography course, taught…


Lessons from the Front Lines of School Violence: Professor Shares Expertise at Emporia State University

Scott Poland, Ed.D., professor at NSU’s College of Psychology and a recognized expert on school crisis, met with 250 educators and community members at Emporia State University where he discussed “Lessons from the Front Lines of School Violence: Educators and the Community Make a Difference.” Poland was the invited speaker…


CEC’s Association of Information Systems Student Chapter takes Second Place in International Security Competition

The Association of Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter in NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing was honored to compete in the finals of the Security Case and SAP ERPSim tracks of the AIS Student Chapters competitions. This year’s finals were held April 1-3 in conjunction with the 2016 AIS Student…


CEC Professor Elected as Chair of the Online Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group With AERA

Steven Terrell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Information Systems and Cybersecurity in NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) has been elected as Chair of the Online Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group. This is a part of the American Educational Research Association (AERA,) and is comprised of more…


Nature Microbiology Publishes Article on Antibiotic Resistance by Halmos College Faculty Member

Robert Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, has published an article in the journal Nature Microbiology (April 11, 2016 issue). Smith is the co-author of “Antibiotics as a Selective Drivers for Conjugation Dynamics,” based on research that presents implications for designing effective antibiotic…


NSU College of Pharmacy Wins Poster Presentation

Anastasios Lymperopoulos, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., associate professor, NSU’s College of Pharmacy, received a best poster presentation award for his study titled: “Cardiac beta-arrestin2 gene transfer stimulates cardiac function in heart failure via SERCA2a potentiation,” which he presented at the recent Annual Scientific Meeting of the prestigious American College…


NSU Professor Donates His Eagle Crystal to College of Pharmacy

Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, Ph.D., associate professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was invited to speak during the Nanotechnology and Its Industrial Application session at Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies (DUPHAT) Conference and Exhibition, United Arab Emirates, Dubai on March 15-17 2016. During his presentation, Rawas-Qalaji spoke about his research results during…


NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty Member Publishes HIV Pharmacist Guidelines

Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the NSU College of Pharmacy, served as one of four pharmacists in the nation selected to author the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Guidelines on Pharmacist Involvement in HIV Care. The ASHP clinical practice guidelines provide guidance for pharmacists…


Halmos College Student, Alumna, and Faculty Publish Paper in ACS Synthetic Biology

Members of NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography­—including a student, alumna, and faculty—have published a paper online in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology. Alumna Olena R. Bracho (B.S. in Biology, 2015) and biology major Cyril Manchery were cited as the lead authors of the paper titled “Circumvention of…


Halmos College Students Present Research at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Six undergraduate students at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography presented research at the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition held in March 2016 in San Diego, California. Presenting at the meeting were Corey Burns (junior, biology major), Fernando Reachy-Guadarrama (senior, biology major), Alfredo Lam…


NSU Clinical Faculty Member to Hold Book Launch Event

  Gustavo Ferrer, M.D., clinical assistant professor at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, has authored a new book, Cough Cures. He is hosting a book launch party on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the atrium of NSU’s Carl DeSantis Building. The event will feature special prize drawings, so make sure you register…


CAHSS Faculty Presents on Charles Young at Combined Omega Psi Phi Chapters in Boston

David Kilroy, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a guest speaker for the combined Boston chapters of Omega Psi Phi, the nation’s oldest Black fraternity. Kilroy gave a presentation titled, “On the Trail of a…


CAHSS Student Serves on Bullying Panel at Broward College

Aimee Haynes, doctoral student in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), served on a panel on Workplace Bullying, “Sticks and Stones May Hurt My Bones, but Names Will Never Hurt Me Or Will They?” for several hundred attendees at…


Honors Program Advocate Excels in Student Leadership Roles

During her four years at NSU, Nicole Cocuy followed many paths to student engagement and leadership: Advocate of the Undergraduate Honors Program, award-winning editorial writer and co-editor at NSU’s student newspaper, participant in the university’s Model United Nations team, intern at the office of a U.S. Congresswoman … and the…


Collaborative Research Group Places Second in National Research Competition

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy second-year student Natalie Builes and Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine first-year student Dominick Casciato earned second place at the First Annual Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) Foundation Student Research Competition. OCPM is part of Kent State University. Their poster presentation, “Using 3-D…


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