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NSU Achievements

NSU Cancer Researcher Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) cancer researcher Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., was selected for a prestigious J. William Fulbright award to conduct cancer research and training in India. Dr. Rathinavelu is associate dean for institutional planning and development at NSU’s College of Pharmacy and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer…

CHASS Faculty Speaks at NAFSA Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace

Ismael Muvingi, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), was an invited speaker at the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA) Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society. This seminar, which was…

CEC Faculty Member Graduates from FBI’s Citizens’ Academy

This June, graduation wasn’t only for students at NSU. College of Engineering and Computing professor Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor of Information Systems and Cyber-security, and director, Center for e-Learning Security Research (CeLSR), graduated from the Citizens’ Academy that took place in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Miami Field Office. The…

NSU Dean of Dental Medicine Joins Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. Board of Directors

Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, recently announced the addition of Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, to its Board of Directors. The addition of Dr. Niessen brings the number of board…

Recent NSU College of Pharmacy Graduate Receives Award

NSU College of Pharmacy alumnus Fernando Blanco, who earned his Pharm.D. degree in 2015, was named a recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Premier Partner Scholarship award for his achievements in academic performance and experiential rotations. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize Premier Partner affiliates, such as NSU,…

Board of Directors of The Optical Society recognizes David S. Loshin, O.D., as a Senior Member

The Board of Directors of The Optical Society (OSA) has recognized David S. Loshin, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, as an OSA Senior Member. This esteemed designation recognizes well-established OSA Members with significant professional and service accomplishments within the field of optics and photonics. Each class of OSA Senior Members is chosen…

NSU Faculty Member Selected SSC Nominee for National Award

Nancy Olson, part-time participating faculty in Sport and Recreation Management, has been selected by the student-athletes of the Sunshine State Conference as a nominee for the NCAA Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award. This award honors an institutional faculty member at a NCAA Division II institution who has demonstrated dedication,…

NSU Executive Director Selected as a 2015 40 Under 40 Honoree

Congratulations to Jessica Brumley, executive director of Facilities Management, who has been selected as one of the recipients of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards. 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes 40 individuals who have made a significant impact in their field of expertise, their community and at their companies….

NSU Hosts President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) and Quality of Life Awards Ceremony

The 16th Annual President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) and 13th Annual Quality of Life Awards ceremony was held on May 12, 2015 in the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., and Vice President for the Office of…

Nova Southeastern University Optometry Student Ties for Highest Score in Country on National Exam

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) has announced that third-year NSU College of Optometry student Emily M. Korszen tied one other student for the highest score in the nation on the Part I Applied Basic Science (ABS) Examination in 2015. As a result, Korszen will be presented with…

NSU’s College of Pharmacy Hosts the Annual Faculty Development Retreat

NSU’s College of Pharmacy hosted its Annual Faculty Development Program on May 19-20, 2015 at the Ft. Lauderdale Sonesta Hotel. Faculty, administrators, and student ambassadors from NSU campuses including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Puerto Rico attended the two-day event. The program provided a highly interactive platform with discussions related…

Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice Hosts Aviation Safety Seminar

Recently, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in collaboration with Embraer Aircraft, proudly hosted the 2015 International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan American Aviation Safety Seminar. The purpose of the annual seminar is to provide a forum to discuss current safety and human factor issues within the aviation…

SHSS Student Named Yawkey Internship Coordinator at Boston University

Lauren Soares, master’s candidate in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS,) has been named the Yawkey Internship Coordinator in the Center for Career Development at Boston University. The Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program is a selective program designed to support student participation in unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations….

NSU Explores International Collaboration with Applied Science Private University in Jordan

Professor Nasser Abdellatif, vice president and dean of students at Applied Science Private University (ASU) – the largest private university of higher education in Amman, Jordon, visited NSU to meet with Anthony DeNapoli, Ed.D., associate dean, international affairs at NSU, Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy…

NSU Marine Researcher Named Environmental Volunteer of the Year

The environment is something that is near and dear to the heart of David Kerstetter, Ph.D. As a marine biologist, researcher and assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, his background is a combination of marine fisheries science and public policy. Over the years he has worked to share…

NSU Professor and Doctoral Students Present at the Fourth Annual Yoga Service Conference

Lisa Carbone, Ed.D., professor at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, and doctoral students Stephanie Guedj and Nicole Sciarrino from the Center for Psychological Studies, recently presented at the Fourth Annual Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York. The Yoga Service Conference…

NSU Health Professions Division Chancellor Named Health Care Hero

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients for its 18th annual Health Care Heroes® Awards on May 19, 2015 at Jungle Island. Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division was honored as the 2015 Individual of Merit. The Health Care Heroes® Awards program recognizes individuals,…

SHSS Faculty Presents on The Reflective Peacebuilder in New Orleans

Mary Hope Schwoebel, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), recently presented at the 2015 International Studies Association (ISA) Conference held in New Orleans. The conference theme was “Global IR and Regional Worlds.” Schwoebel’s presentation was…

SHSS Faculty Present at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference

Shelley Green, Ph.D., and Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) presented at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Annual Conference in Austin. The theme of the conference was “Igniting Systemic Change: 21st Century Brief…

NSU Puerto Rico Pharmacy Students Celebrate Pinning Ceremony

The Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU-COP) Class of 2016 of the Puerto Rico Regional Campus gathered with family, faculty and staff to celebrate their Pinning Ceremony on May 7, 2015 at Centro para Puerto Rico, Fundación Sila M. Calderón. COP Dean Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D. pinned each of…

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