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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Professors of International Business Praised for Scholarly Contributions

Ruth Clarke, Ph.D., Ramdas Chandra, Ph.D., and Baiyun Gong, Ph.D., professors of International Business at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, presented their coauthored paper at the Academy of Management (AOM) annual conference in Montreal, Canada during August. The paper was titled “A Note on Bicultural Identity Integration and…

Law Student to Speak at World MRSA Day

Tara Hopper, a third-year law student at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was invited to speak at World MRSA Day on Oct. 1, 2010, after writing a Law Review paper advocating statutory reform to combat MRSA following the death of a close friend from the virus. While conducting research on…

Computer Sciences School Well-Represented at Interactive Learning Technologies Conference 2010

NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was well-represented at the Aug. 18 Interactive Learning Technologies Conference 2010 in Arlington, VA, which is the summer meeting of the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT®). A professor, two alumni and a doctoral candidate all presented or spoke at the conference….

Computer Sciences Student Receives Scholarship Funded by Alumnus

Sami Al-Salman, a doctoral student at NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), has been named the inaugural recipient of the Trudy Abramson Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is made possible by a fund established by Wayne Brown, Ph.D., an alumnus of the school who earned his degree in 2004…

Medical School Acquires $3 Million to Provide Services for Underserved Communities

NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program has received approximately $3 million for the 2010-11 academic year. This includes just over $1 million from the Florida Department of Health for its operations and another $2 million from the state Department of Health for tobacco training programs. The…

Mailman Segal Institute Dean Presents at Conference in Belfast

  Roni Leiderman Ph.D, dean of the Mailman Segal Institute (MSI), was a keynote speaker at the Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress Conference (ISEC) held at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland during August.  Leiderman presented an overview of reflective based practices and university based collaborations, showcasing NSU’s Autism Institute and…

College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives $1.6 Million Federal Grant for Hazardous Materials Work Health and Safety Training

In August, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP) was awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1.6 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide nationwide training for hazardous material work health and safety. CBAP is the only new program joining…

Students from the Center for Psychological Studies Present at National Conference

Gillian Cohen, Shannon Worton, Shane Lutchman, Reeva Ramcharan, and Ashley Simmons presented posters at two national conferences this summer: the Association for Psychological Science’s 22nd Annual Convention and the 6th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies-Translating Science into Practice. CPS assistant professor Shannon Ray, Ph.D, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC and Craig…

Business School Faculty Member Acclaimed for Research

Ken Baylor, D.B.A., an adjunct faculty member at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was the subject of a lengthy interview by Crain’s Business Communications about his recent doctoral research on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and talent retention. His comments became the basis for a featured article that was published in the…

Pembroke Pines Leader Supports NSU Research Project for the Elderly

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Carl Shechter supported an important NSU College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN) endeavor to measure the effectiveness of a research project for the elderly. The commissioner supported Cathy Peirce, Ph.D., OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy; Margaret Davis, DHSc., MSN, M.Ed., R.N., assistant director of the…

SHSS Doctoral Candidate Named Associate Dean of Students at UF

Anthony DeSantis, M.S., a doctoral candidate in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has been named the new Associate Dean of Students at the University of Florida. DeSantis was previously the Director of Housing at NSU and is…

CPS Faculty & Alumni Partner on Research Project

Center for Psychological Studies alumni USAF Major Monty Baker, Ph.D. (2002), Mike Bourke, Ph.D. (2000), Chief Psychologist for the U.S. Marshall Service, and Gregg Vecchi, Ph.D., Chief of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit, recently met with Dean Karen Grosby and Professor Vincent Van Hasselt to develop projects centered on the…

CPS Faculty Reappointed to Florida Board

William Day, Ph.D., part-time core faculty member at the Center for Psychological Studies, has been reappointed for another term to the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling (491).

CPS Faculty Member presents at Counselor Education Conference

Center for Psychological Studies Assistant Professor Carolyn Berger, Ph.D. ,  recently presented Ending the Cycle of Underachievement, at the University of Central Florida Counselor Education Conference. Berger also presented, Identifying Reasons for Student Underachievement, An Essential Step to Reducing the Dropout Rate, at the National Youth At Risk Annual Conference.

CPS Professor Co-Hosts 2010 American Counseling Association Awards Ceremony

Center for Psychological Studies assistant professor Shannon Ray, Ph.D., and Richard Yep, executive director of the American Counseling Association, co-hosted the 2010 American Counseling Association National Awards Ceremony recently. Ray was also recently nominated for candidacy as the president-elect of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling…

College of Osteopathic Medicine Earns High Marks in National Medical Education Ranking

NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), was recently ranked in the national top 30 in producing primary care physicians, having a strong social mission, and producing quality physicians who work in health professional shortage areas. In a report titled “The Social Mission of Medical Education: Ranking the Schools,” published in…

College of Pharmacy Students, Faculty, and Alumni Attend Florida Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting

Pharmacists are an integral part of the health care system, providing substantial care and improving patient’s quality of life. The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) strives to empower pharmacists, enhance their therapeutic knowledge, and equip them with practical tools that can be utilized in their various professions, as they make a…

Law Professors Serve on Committees at Law Schools Conference

Six professors at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center served on various committees at the 63rd annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) held July 30 – Aug. 5 in Palm Beach, Fla. The professors and their committees were: — Joe Harbaugh, co-chair, Distance Learning Committee — Kathy…

Three Business Professors Win National Author Award and Research Grant

Three professors from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship — Karen McKenzie, Ph.D., professor of accounting, Randall Rentfro, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, and Judy Harris, D.B.A., associate professor of accounting — were recently presented with the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) 2010 National Author Award for…

SHSS Faculty Member Featured in Washington Post article on Family Business

Patricia Cole, Ph.D.,  a faculty member in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences was interviewed for a Washington Post article entitled  “Shear Business: Can the divorced founders of Hair Cuttery run their salon together?”  In the article Cole pointed out that…

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