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


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Pride Bite: NSU Core Facility Receives Full Accreditation

The AAALAC International Council on Accreditation has awarded the NSU Vivarium full accreditation. In the scientific community, AAALAC International accreditation demonstrates an institution’s commitment to setting, achieving and maintaining high standards for animal care and use and also to animal welfare in science. AAALAC International offers the only international accreditation…

Pride Bite: Trump Nominates First Woman Ever to be U.S. Attorney in South Florida

­NSU Law alumna Ariana Fajardo Orshan has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. attorney in South Florida. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to run the Southern District of Florida’s U.S. attorney’s office. Overseeing more than 200 federal prosecutors from Key…

Pride Bite: NSU Ranked as One of the Nation’s Best Online Education Programs

Choosing the right school is one of the biggest decisions we can make in life. When students choose Nova Southeastern University (NSU,) they are choosing to get an edge on the competition. As evidence of this edge, NSU has been ranked third in Florida and 12th overall in the United…

Message of Hope from NSU Administrator

Kicking off the new year, the Sun Sentinel published comments from influential people in South Florida to gather their insights on current events and have them weigh in on what they think will make headlines in 2018. Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., NSU interim executive vice president and chief operating officer…

Halmos Mathematician Interviewed on Playing the Lottery

In the fevered frenzy that was the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Halmos faculty member Jason Gershman, Ph.D., was interviewed on WGN radio – on the Bill and Wendy show about the odds of winning. After Bill and Wendy asked him if there is a strategy to help you win…

Pride Bite: NSU Completes SACSCOC Accreditation With Flying Colors

On Tuesday, December 5, during its annual meeting, the Southern Association of Colleges and schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) regional accreditation for another ten years. NSU was found to be in complete compliance, with no findings or recommendations, the first time in the college’s history….

Pride Bite: NSU Rated 5th Nationally For Minorities with Graduate Degrees

“It is gratifying to know that our efforts to have a truly diversified campus are successful,” said NSU President/CEO George L. Hanbury II. “I think our student population well reflects the community we are situated in, and also shows our programs to engage minority students are working.” An NSU analysis…

Pride Bite: U.S. News & World Report Ranks NSU Within Their 2018 Top 200 Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) within their 2018 list of top 200 “Best Colleges.”  NSU is officially ranked at number 198 for National Universities (up 16 spots). This is the second time this year that the university was ranked by U.S. News and World Report….

Pride Bite: NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Earns Top National Award from ABA Law Student Division

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has been awarded the 2017 Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Law Student Division. The honor was announced at the ABA Annual meeting in New York City held earlier this month. The award recognizes…

Pride Bite: NSU Health Professions Division Awarded Accreditation Status for the Next 4 Years

Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME® and awarded Accreditation Status for the next 4 years (2020)  as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and…

Pride Bite: NSU College of Allopathic Medicine Receives Candidate Status for Accreditation

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College) has been granted Candidate status by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the organization that accredits M.D. programs in the U.S. and Canada. The college is applying to become the eighth M.D.-degree awarding medical school in Florida. LCME…

Pride Bite: NSU’s College of Optometry Opens Dry Eye Care Center

Dry eyes are irritating whether you wear contact lenses or not.  The insufficient or poor quality tears associated with dry eye is a common complaint impacting millions of Americans.  There are many causes for dry eye syndrome including problems with the production of tears, blocked glands in the eye lids,…

Pride Bite: NSU has Landed on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2017 List

Several South Florida Companies have landed on Forbes America’s Best Employers 2017 list. The list looks for companies with the most satisfied employees. Forbes divided the list into two groups: midsize employers with 1,000 to 5,000 employees and large employers with more than 5,000 employees. Nova Southeastern University was ranked…

Pride Bite: NSU Completes SACS Accreditation Review With Flying Colors

Every 10 years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – the accrediting body that governs Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – performs an exhaustive review of the university in preparation for re-affirmation. In April, 2017, a team of nine reviewers visited NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus for three…

Pride Bite: Student Organized Program Offers Dental Care to more than 300 Children in Need

NSU’s Core Value of Community was  on full display during Give Kids a Smile Day. Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine provided dental services to more than 300 children and special needs patients in South Florida on Saturday, February 4, 2017 as part of ADA Foundation’s Give Kids…

Pride Bite: NSU Student-Athletes Achieve New Heights Academically in Fall Term

The Nova Southeastern University student-athletes continue to put just as much focus on academic achievement and success in the classroom as they do in their individual and team performance in their respective sports. As a result of hard work and dedication, the athletic department posted a 3.26 cumulative grade point…

Pride Bite: NSU’s Online Master’s in Public Administration Program Selected as One of the Best

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce its online Master’s in Public Administration Program (MPA) was ranked one of the best by BestColleges.com. The program, ranked thirteenth by BestColleges.com, is offered through NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship. “We are proud of our online Master’s in…

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Three NSU Programs Among the Nation’s Best

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report of college and university online programs are out, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that three online programs have been honored. NSU’s Criminal Justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its Education graduate program was 84th…

Pride Bite: NSU Earns Military Friendly School Designation

NSU is the recipient of the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. Established in 2003, Military Friendly Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly Schools is provided to service members…

Pride Bite: Seven Fischler College of Education graduates named Top Black Educators of 2016 in South Florida

Seven alumni of the NSU Abraham S. Fischler College of  Education were recently recognized as Top Black Educators of 2016 by Legacy South Florida. Among those recognized: Larry Rice, Ed.D., who in 2015, became the first black president of Johnson and Wales University following a distinguished career that included positions as a…

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