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Nova Southeastern University
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HPD Hosts Annual Family Feud Tournament

The NSU Health Professions Division Multicultural Affairs Committee recently held its annual Family Feud style tournament pitting colleges and programs against each other in a HPD multicultural trivia battle. Prior to the event 100 HPD students were quizzed on HPD multicultural items and their answers were used in the game…

Law Professor Donna Litman Published for Comparative Work on Jewish and American Rules of Statutory Construction

NSU Professor of Law Donna Litman’s article, “A Case on the Border between Jewish and American Rules of Statutory Construction: A Comparative Analysis,” was published in Jewish Law and its Interaction with Other Legal Systems 120-175 (Christine Hayes & Amos Israel-Vleeschhouwer, eds., Jewish Law Association Studies XXV, 2014). She teaches…

Dean and Professor of Law Jon M. Garon Publishes Book Entertainment Law and Practice

NSU Shepard Broad Law Center’s Dean and Professor of Law, Jon M. Garon, has published the second edition of his book, Entertainment Law Practices (Carolina Academic Press, 2014). His casebook addresses practical aspects of entertainment and the fundamental underpinning of entertainment law, and examines the major entertainment law practice areas…

Children and Families Clinic Wins Case after 7-Day Trial

The Law Center’s Children and Families Clinic recently won a complex termination of parental rights case in Miami after a 7-day trial. Professors Michael Dale, Michael Flynn, and Brion Blackwelder worked with our dedicated clinic students, Maybel Castellon (’14), Ruby Garg (’14), Tara Gelfand (’14), and Monica Jordan (’14). The…

Four NSU Huizenga Graduate Students Receive Tuition Award

Congratulations to the NSU H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship graduate students who received tuition scholarships from the Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund. NSU students Camika Nicole Carey, Nyckie Carroll, Sandy Isaac and Sachiel Fernand Simon will each receive $1,100 toward their tuition. These scholarships are…

SHSS Faculty Member Presents on “Equine Assisted Training in a Family Therapy Graduate Program”

Shelley Green, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), recently presented at the national conference on Uniting Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies with Higher Education. The conference was held at Middle Tennessee State University. Green’s presentation was entitled “Equine…

Medical Sonography Program Hosts White Coat Ceremony

NSU’s College of HealthCare Sciences recently held a White Coat Ceremony for the Medical Sonography Program’s Class of 2016. Guests included administrators, faculty, relatives and friends who were proud to see the students receive their coats. Deborah Mendelsohn, M.S., RSCS, RDMS, RVT, assistant professor and general clinical coordinator, served as…

Jacqueline Travisano Named One of South Florida’s Influential Business Women of 2014

Jacqueline Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, NSU executive vice president and chief operating officer, was honored as one of the South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Business Women of 2014 at a reception on Sept. 5 at the Signature Grand in Davie. She was honored among 25 women with a strong record of…

Mailman Segal Center for Human Development Staff Member Named to National Organizations

Lorraine Breffni, director of Early Childhood at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, has been named to the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Policy Council. NAC is a national early childhood program accreditation with more than 900 accredited programs nationwide, 200 of which are located across Florida. The National Accreditation…

Three NSU College of Optometry Representatives Awarded Grant to the COVD Annual Meeting

Hong-Hanh Dinh, O.D., NSU optometric resident; Alicia Groce, O.D., NSU optometric resident; and Larezia Williams, second year NSU optometry student and College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) liaison; have all been awarded the COVD Annual Meeting Travel Grant which is offered to encourage and support optometry student and resident…

NSU College of Optometry Celebrates 25 Years of Education, Scholarship, and Service

The NSU College of Optometry held its 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 13 at the Alvin Sherman Library. Nearly 300 guests were greeted by a winged performer and an aerialist as they stepped onto the red carpet to have their photographs taken. Aerial drummers astonished guests as they put on…

Huizenga School Professor Presents at Two Conferences

Russell Abratt, Ph.D., professor of Marketing at NSU’s Huizenga School of Business, attended two by-invitation-only symposia during the 2014 summer term. Abratt chaired and co-organized the 17th International Corporate Identity Group (ICIG) Symposium, held at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa from August 27-29, 2014….

NSU Law Students Win Animal Law Writing Competition

Two NSU Shepard Broad Law Center students were selected as winners of the second annual Florida State University Law Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (FSU SALDF) Animal Law Writing Competition. The writing competition focuses on animal issues such as animal cruelty laws. Animal rights activists Heidi Mehaffey,…

NSU Law Professor Published in Law Journal

Shahabudeen Khan, J.D., (’03), professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, has accepted an offer of publication from The Cleveland State Law Review regarding his first article, “The Threat Lives On:  How to Exclude Expectant Mothers from Prosecution for Mere Exposure of HIV to Their Fetuses and Infants.” Khan, who received…

NSU Optometric Resident Wins Contact Lens & Cornea Section Resident Writing Competition

Cory Collier, O.D., NSU optometric resident, won first place in the Contact Lens & Cornea Section Resident Writing Competition and will be published as the feature article in the September American Optometric Association – Contact Lens & Cornea Section (AOA – CLCS) newsletter. This also grants Collier the opportunity to…

Huizenga Business School Faculty Member Leads Indian Diaspora Conference

Albert Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of Finance and Economics at the Huizenga Business School contributed extensively to the planning and implementation of the first Indian Diaspora conference in Belize held in the first week of August of 2014.  The conference highlighted the culture and contribution made by East Indians to…

NSU’s Terry Mularkey Recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive

NSU’s Executive Director of Development Terry J. Mularkey has been recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He joins more than 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure…

NSU Optometry Student Wins First VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

  Alexis Broussard, a second year optometry student and president of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) chapter at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, is the first recipient of the VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award. The award is named for Marvin Poston, O.D., who, along with several of…

Over 100 New Students admitted into Undergraduate Honors Program

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed 110 new students into NSU’s Undergraduate Honors Program at an induction ceremony on August 24, 2014, at the Don Taft University Center. The Honors Program promotes academic values, goals, and engagement by offering special coursework, reading groups, workshops, co-curricular events, and a…

SHSS Faculty Members facilitate Workshops and Present with Alum at the Florida Dispute Resolution Conference

Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), presented a workshop at the 22nd Annual Florida Dispute Resolution Conference in Orlando. Her presentation was entitled, “Organizational Conflict Management: The Emergence of Mediators and Conflict Resolution Consultants.”…

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