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University School’s Sun Beat Named Top High School Newspaper in Broward

University School of NSU’s Upper School Newspaper, The Sun Beat, was recently voted top high school newspaper in Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as part of the 2010 High School Journalism Awards Program. Judges commented, “A creative design style coupled with imaginative and varied story selection earned The…


Huizenga School Graduate Wins Miami Herald’s Business Plan Challenge

Robert Vasquez, a graduate of NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was the Challenge Champion in the Miami Herald’s annual Business Plan Challenge. The Herald wrote: “Vasquez and his team developed Kitchen Porter Tech, named after the ‘kitchen porter’ whose job is organizing the kitchen and making…


CPS Alumnus Invited to Meet with President Obama

Center for Psychological Studies  alumnus, Michael Bourke, Ph.D. (2000) was invited recently to accompany the director of the United States Marshall’s Service (USMS) to a meeting with the President and Vice-President at the White House. Bourke served as the subject matter expert for the meeting, which concerned sex offender apprehension. Bourke…


MSI Tampa Project Director Appointed Co-Editor of Focus on Infants and Toddlers

Linda Shidler, Ph.D., project director at MSI Tampa, has been appointed co-editor of Focus on Infants and Toddlers, a quarterly on-line publication of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). The publication reflects the specific interests of ACEI members and serves as an organizational vehicle for disseminating practical, professional information. …


CPS Student Awarded National Scholarship

Center for Psychological Studies doctoral student, MaryBeth Bailar-Heath, M.S, was awarded the prestigious National Psychologist Trainee Register (NPTR) Credentialing Scholarship. The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, in conjunction with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), presents the NPTR Credentialing Scholarship to exceptional psychology doctoral students…


Making the Cut: Five Undergraduate Students Selected for Prestigious International Prosection Program

Five students from the Farquhar College of Arts of Sciences have been selected to participate in the 11th annual International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine—Northwest (IUSM-NW) in Gary, Indiana, Aug. 4­­–5. Each year, individuals bequeath their bodies to medical education and basic scientific and…


Law Professor to Have Article Published in Journal on Corporate and Finance Law

Elena Marty-Nelson, professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, wrote an article titled “Non-Managing Underwriter’s Role in Securities Offerings: Just Eye Candy?” that will be published in Vol. XVI of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Finance Law.  The article is available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1600820.


Law Center’s Class of 2010 Completes 21,000 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Work

The Class of 2010 at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center volunteered more than 21,000 hours of pro bono legal work during law school as part of the school’s Pro Bono Honor Program.  To qualify for the Pro Bono Honor Program, students had to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours during…


M.B.A. Graduate Named Senior VP at Carnival Cruise Lines

Brenda Yester, an M.B.A. graduate from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was recently named senior VP for revenue management at Carnival Cruise Lines. The South Florida Business Journal published a feature article on Yester in its May 3, 2010 issue. According to the article, Yester is…


Performing and Visual Arts Students Shine at Annual Black Box Awards Ceremony

Students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences gathered together to recognize their fellow stars at the fourth annual Black Box Awards ceremony at NSU on May 2. The student-run event celebrates outstanding work in the college’s theatre, dance, and music productions—both on stage and behind the scenes. Performers…


Professor of Management Publishes Article in Journal of Business Ethics

Randi L. Sims, Ph.D., professor of management at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, recently authored an article titled “A Study of Deviance as a Retaliatory Response to Organizational Power.” The article was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.


SHSS Faculty Co-Author Book Chapter on Systemic Family Therapy

Tommie Boyd, Ph.D., and Anne Rambo, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) co-authored a chapter in the book, Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach, edited by Ellen A. Rhoades and Jill Duncan. The book provides the basics…


FBI Recognizes NSU for Safe Online Surfing Program

  The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently held an awards ceremony recognizing NSU for its role in developing and implementing a program to teach elementary and middle school students online safety. More than 62,000 students in 37 different states have completed the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge since it…


National Cyber Security Division asks Information Systems Professor to Review Papers

Yair Levy, Ph.D., associate professor at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), was recently invited to serve as reviewer for the CERT®’s proposed Master of Software Assurance (MSwA) Reference Curriculum draft, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The CERT®…


Huizenga School Professor Participates on Panel about Future of Manufacturing

Pan Yatrakis, Ph.D, professor of economics and finance at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, participated in a panel discussion on the manufacturing industry in South Florida on Apr. 23. The event was sponsored by the South Florida Business Journal. An article summarizing the key points of…


GSCIS Professor and Student Co-Author Paper on Information Security

NSU Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) associate professor Frank Mitropoulos, Ph.D., recently co-authored a paper in the Fourth Annual Association of Information System’s Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy’s Workshop on Information Security & Privacy (WISP 2009). The paper, titled “Data Integrity as a Cross-Cutting…


Computer Science Professors Author Papers for Industry Conference

Two NSU Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) professors, an alumnus, and a doctoral student recently authored papers that were published in the Proceedings of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) SoutheastCon 2010.  GSCIS professor Greg Simco, Ph.D., and associate professor Frank Mitropoulos, Ph.D., co-authored the paper “Using…


School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Dean Authors Book Chapter on “Academic Program Initiatives”

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean and professor of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) authored a chapter in the book, Academic Administration: A Quest for Better Management and Leadership in Higher Education, edited by S. Chen. The book provides a comprehensive view of academic affairs administration related to…


Seven Students from Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Inducted into Communication Honor Society

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences inducted seven undergraduate students into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA), during a ceremony at NSU on Apr. 22. This is the fifth year of inductions into the NSU chapter. According to the NCA, the mission…


Eight Students from Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Inducted into English Honor Society

Eight students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences became members of Sigma Tau Delta, the international honor society for English, during an induction ceremony and reception on Apr. 29, at NSU. The mission of Sigma Tau Delta is to recognize both the academic excellence of students studying the…


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