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National Security & Immigration Highly Discussed Topics Following NYC Terror Attack

­ President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of the diversity visa program that allowed terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov to enter the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010. In a recent interview with CBS Miami, Dustin Berna, Ph.D., associate professor/director of Institutional Assessment and Planning, NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities,…


Halmos Biology Students Present Research at Microbiology Conference

On October 13-15, 2017, three Halmos undergraduates went to the Florida Branch American Society for Microbiology (FLASM) Annual Meeting held in Clearwater, Florida. Accompanied by their faculty mentor, Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., junior biology and neuroscience double major Samir Nacer, sophomore biology major Miguel Portales Guemes, and junior biology and…


Jennifer Reeves named Fischler College of Education’s Professor of the Year

Jennifer Reeves, Ph.D., is the 2016-2017 Fischler College of Education (FCE) Professor of the Year. She was recently honored at the 16th Annual Faculty Reception, held at the Cotilla Gallery of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. Those in attendance were also treated to the opening of “100 Maps that changed the World:…


NSU College of Dental Medicine Professor Inducted as American College of Surgeons Fellow

  Steven I. Kaltman, DMD, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Assistant Dean for Extramural and Hospital Affairs, College of Dental Medicine, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) on October 22, 2017 at its annual meeting in San Diego, CA. …


NSU Faculty Honored for Receiving External Funding

The External Funding Recognition Reception is an annual event that provides recognition for the efforts of NSU faculty and staff who have received external grant funding in the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2017 had great activity in the area of external funding, with total external funding of almost $97…


NSU’s Economics and Finance Association (EFA) Hosted its First Workshop on Personal Finance

The Economics and Finance Association held its first workshop for the 2017/18 academic year. The speaker for this event was Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, Albert Williams, Ph.D., from the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Williams teaches personal finance (FIN 2000) to students from across the university as…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at the 2017 Crisis Team International Conference

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), recently presented at the 2017 Crisis Team International Conference held in Ft. Lauderdale, August 16-18, 2017. McKay’s presentation was entitled, “Conflict, Crisis, and Perception.” McKay’s…


CAHSS Faculty Featured on Univision’s Despierta America on Discipline Strategies

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Human Services in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was featured on Univision’s Despierta America. She addressed the issue of discipline and provided tips and strategies for parents. Del Rio-Roberts’ scholarly interests include autism and…


Associate Professor of Optometry Achieves Diplomate Status

Hua Bi, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, associate professor at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Optometry, was awarded Diplomate in Vision Science of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago in October. Approximately 7 percent of Fellows of the AAO have achieved the distinction of…


Two Optometry Faculty Members Became Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, O.D., FAAO, assistant professor of optometry, and Leticia Rousso, O.D., FAAO, instructor of optometry, became Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) at Academy 2017 in Chicago, IL on October 11-14, 2017. In order to qualify, individuals are evaluated against the highest standards of professional competence. The…


NSU CDM Professors Make their Mark in Chicago Marathon

On October 8, Carmen Bonilla, DDS, Assistant Professor Department of Endodontics and Joel Slingbaum, D.M.D, Assistant Professor and Director of Informational and Instructional Technology and Continuing Education participated in the 40th running of the Chicago Marathon.    


FCE Faculty Member Publishes Book Chapter with Two FCE Graduates

David B. Ross, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Higher Education Leadership and Instructional Technology at NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) along with two of his former dissertation students, Maricris Eleno Orama, Ed.D. and Elizabeth Vultaggio Salah, Ed.D., recently published the book chapter together, The Aging and Technological Society:…


FCE Professor Presents to Orlando Health Central Hospital Nursing Research Council

Gina Peyton, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Higher Education Leadership and Instructional Technology at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) presented, How to Conduct a Literature Review, to the Orlando Health Central Hospital Nursing Research Council on October 11. The presentation aided the council in understanding the components…


CAHSS Faculty Appointed to Editorial Board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Neil Katz, Ph.D. faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was appointed to the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ). CRQ is the journal of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a leading professional association in the field of…


CAHSS Faculty Awarded Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Mance Buttram, Ph.D. and Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) have been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The grant is entitled, “An Examination of Gabapentin/Pregabalin Initiation, Misuse, and Consequences,” The research assistant on the grant is Michael Fein,…


CAHSS Faculty, Student, and Alum Present at Third International Symposium on Teaching about Extremism, Terror, and Trauma 2017 in Montreal

Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), Bina Patel, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in conflict analysis and resolution, and Crystina Wyler, M.A., graduate of the M.A. in Cross-disciplinary Studies program and current doctoral student…


CAHSS Faculty is Guest Editor of Journal of Peacebuilding and Development

Mary Hope Schwoebel, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was the guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Schwoebel’s editorial was entitled, “Peacebuilding Approaches to Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism.”…


Romer Ocanto, Chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Honored at International Conference

Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for the best poster at the International Conference on Dentistry and Oral Health held in September in Valencia, Spain. Ocanto also received $500 Euros toward expenses at the 2018 meeting…


American Association of University Women-NSU and Halmos Team Up to Build PACE E-STEAM

On September 28, eight students from the PACE Center for Girls started their “E-STEAM (Exploring – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Project for Girls”. This experiential learning initiative is dedicated to encouraging girls to pursue higher education and STEAM careers by way of mentorship, interactive activities and academic success…


FCE Faculty Member named Guest Editor of Transnational Social Review

Vanaja Nethi, Ph.D., faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been named a guest editor of Transnational Social Review (TSR) on the focus topic Transnational Education: Teaching and Learning Across Borders. This issue will be published in May 2018. TSR is a peer-reviewed…


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