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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
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NSU Achievements

Law Professor Named Chair of Florida Bar Committee

Debra Moss Curtis, professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was named chair of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence for the Bar year 2010-2011.  Curtis is the first non-Board of Governors member to hold the seat.

Law Center Alumni Sworn-In to Practice before U.S. Supreme Court

The Shepard Broad Law Center sponsored its second biennial United States Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony as 41 law alumni stood before the nine justices of the Court and were sworn in to the bar of highest court in the nation on Mar. 30 and 31.

NSU OC Scientists Receive Global News Coverage

A manuscript authored by Sam Purkis, recently published in the journal GEOLOGY, has received extensive media coverage from both the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) and Nature News. The work is co-authored by Gwilym Rowlands and Bernhard Riegl and explains the morphology of coral reefs in the Middle East in relation to a past monsoonal climate that, several thousand years ago, characterized the now ultra-dry Saharan region.

OC Scientists to Help Expand Climate Change Research in World’s Largest Marine Reserve

NSU scientists have established an environmental group to help expand climate change research in the newly-created world’s largest marine reserve, the Chagos Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean.

OC Scientists Host Workshop on the Conservation of the Chagos Archipelago

Sam Purkis, Ph.D., assistant professor of NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) and Gwilym Rowlands, OC research scientist, hosted a seminar on Mar. 1 at the OC to promote awareness about the ongoing consultation by the British Government to declare the Chagos Archipelago the largest Marine Protected Area on Earth. The Chagos…

College of Pharmacy West Palm Beach Student and Faculty receive 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholarship

NSU College of Pharmacy West Palm Beach student Clayton Yu, class of 2011, and West Palm Beach faculty mentor Stephanie L. Ballard, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice, have been selected for the 2010 American Association Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP ) Wal-Mart Scholars Program.

Fischler Student Named Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Scholar of the Year

CPS Professor, Alumna, and Students Co-Author Article

CPS professor Wiley Mittenberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, alumna Lori Miller, Ph.D., and doctoral students Allison Myers and Lena Prinzi co-authored “Changes in intellectual functioning associated with normal aging,” for Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, a bimonthly journal sponsored by the National Academy of Neuropsychology. The journal publishes original contributions dealing with psychological…

Quarterly KUDOS Winner Announced

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) recognizes Aura Aleman as the quarterly KUDOS award winner.  KUDOS is an acronym for Knowledge and Unparalleled Dedication to Outstanding Service.  The program was established to recognize and reward individuals in the OHR who excel in accountability, customer service, and development. Aleman joined NSU…

Business School Alumna Appointed Jamaica’s Ambassador to U.S.

Audrey Marks, a 1991 M.B.A. alumna from NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was recently appointed as Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States. Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Ken Baugh formally announced the appointment of Marks as Kingston’s new ambassador-designate to Washington in late March. A career entrepreneur, Marks…

M.B.A. Student Interns with U.S. Census Bureau

Kristin Mestre, an M.B.A. student at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, accepted a marketing internship position in January 2010 at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau in Dallas, Texas. Mestre’s position as Road Tour co-producer has enabled her to travel on the 2010 Census Road…

NSU Represented at Regional Ocean Observing Conferences

Richard Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center (NSU OC), and NSU OC professor Alex Soloviev attended the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) Board and annual members meeting held May 12-13 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Oceanographic Center Dean Presents at International Coral Reef Initiative

NSU Oceanographic Center Dean and National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) Executive Director Richard Dodge, Ph.D., and NCRI Administrative Coordinator Wendy Wood attended the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) general meeting.

GSCIS Professor Presents at American Educational Research Association

A paper by Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences professors Steve Terrell, Ed.D., Laurie Dringus, Ph.D., and Marti Snyder, Ph.D., was presented at the annual conference.

SHSS Faculty Authors Article in Family Business Review

Ron Chenail authored a journal article in the Family Business Review titled “Communicating Your Qualitative Research Better.”

SHSS Doctoral Student Awarded World Bank Scholarship

Gladys Momanyi, a doctoral student in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been awarded a prestigious World Bank Scholarship.

Fischler School Professor Presents at Conference on Aging

Jacquelyn Browne was recently invited to speak on a panel of experts for the 2009 Broward Aging Network Conference.

Fischler Student Named Sarasota County’s Teacher of the Year

Sarasota County’s 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year is NSU’s very own Charles Evans, a Fischler School of Education and Human Services alumnus and current online student pursing a specialist in educational leadership degree.

Farquhar College Visiting Professor Publishes, Presents Co-Authored Work

Valerie Starratt, Ph.D., visiting professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, published her research in a scientific journal.

GSCIS Alumnus Named New Jersey Educator of the Year

Most recently, Palmer presented during the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in January 2009, a session entitled “Serving the School Community through Digital Storytelling.”

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