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Tag Archives: Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

NSU Using Mako Sharks to Predict Winner of Florida Governor’s Race and Race for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) shark researchers are at it again! Off their stunningly successful Shark Race to the White House in 2016, which was one of the only polls to correctly predict the next President of the United States, researchers at NSU’s Guy…


NSU Joins with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to Help Restore Coral Reefs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s a partnership made in the ocean. For more than five decades, scientists at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have dedicated themselves to researching and better understanding coral reefs around the world. Similarly, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings,…


Novel Approach Studies Whale Shark Ages the Best Way – While They Are Swimming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Already the world’s largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published study by scientists at Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and collaborators from the Maldives…


Researchers Show Human Microbiome Could Help in Solving Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Look out would-be thieves and criminals, there’s another tool that could soon be in the law enforcement investigator’s toolbox. Researchers have discovered that every individual’s microbial community (or “microbiome”) found on their body is as unique as human fingerprints or DNA, and this…


Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate World Oceans Day & March for the Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The world’s oceans are under siege. Everywhere you turn you see threats to this ecosystem – whether it be from oil spills, chemical pollution or the proliferation of plastic – the oceans need our help. In fact, recent video evidence surfaced showing a…


Nova Singers to Perform Bluegrass Mass, May 22

Nova Singers, under the artistic direction of Chuck Stanley, will perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass — a unique composition about life — with the basis from the traditional Catholic mass paired with a joyful and spirited sound with bluegrass harmonies. “Bluegrass is more than a sound,” Stanley emphasizes,…


NSU Research Scientist Named to the National Academy of Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Research scientist Stephen J. O’Brien, Ph.D. has accomplished something no one else has done in the more than 50-year history of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – he’s the first to be elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. “It’s a…


NSU Research Spotlight: Halmos College Researchers Predict Timing of Coral Extinction

In March 2018, Halmos College faculty members Bernhard Riegl, Ph.D. and Matthew Johnston, Ph.D. in collaboration with two outside researchers published the journal article, “Population collapse dynamics in Acropora downingi, an Arabian/Persian Gulf ecosystem-engineering coral, linked to rising temperature” in the high impact journal Global Change Biology. The article precisely…


Halmos College Biology Students Win First Public Health Case Competition

On March 20 and 21, NSU’s Office of Career Development, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences hosted the first public health case competition. There individuals or teams of undergraduate students presented…


Halmos College Biology Students Meet Alumni at National Conference

This April, a group of Halmos College Biology students and Halmos faculty member Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. went to the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA. There they met three Halmos College alumnae. 2003 alumna Veronica Akle, Ph.D. is now a faculty member at Universidad de Los Andes….


Halmos Faculty and Students Present Research at National Conference

In April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences Chair Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. traveled to San Diego, CA with five Biology majors to present their 3-D printed molecular models of prion proteins and o-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)…


Halmos College Hosts ACS US National Chemistry Olympiad Exam

On April 21, 2018, eleven outstanding chemistry high school students from South Florida came to NSU to take the national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team. Over 12,000 students took the national qualifying exam. Only four will go to the International…


NSU 4th Annual Pre-Health Day was a Success

On April 14, the Office of Career Development and Halmos College collaborated to host the students at the 4th annual Pre-Health Day. This event allows NSU undergraduates to participate in mock interview sessions with health professionals. The program was opened by Halmos College Dean Richard Dodge, Ph.D. and Executive Associate…


Halmos HOSA Student Organization Recognized at State Leadership Conference

In early April, Halmos College Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference. There the Halmos College’s HOSA was recognized for contributions towards HOSA’s National Service Project with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NSU’s HOSA was also listed as…


Halmos Students Win First Prize in at Life Science Symposium

At the end of March, biology major Aimee Doiron and chemistry major Rodrigo Muzquiz won first prize for their multidisciplinary at the STEM Undergraduate Symposium sponsored by Life Sciences of South Florida. Held at Florida International University, the symposium gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work, win prizes…


Halmos Students Host Successful Star Party

April 18 turned out to be a clear night, allowing NSU students, faculty, and staff joined the students of Halmos faculty member Stefan Kautsch, Ph.D. Introduction to Astronomy class and members of Kappa Sigma and Delta Phi Epsilon to look at the moon, Venus, and the stars. The students created fun…


Halmos Biologist Publishes in Journal’s Special Issue

For the past eight years, Halmos College faculty member Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D. has been working with her undergraduate biology students on identifying bacteria from everyday objects. This research has been featured on a series of television segments on Telemundo called “Amenaza Escondida” and on the local CBS4 News called…


Halmos Hosts Second Marine Biology Early Immersion

On Friday, April 13, Halmos College Department of Marine and Environmental Science hosted the second marine biology Early Immersion event. Held at the Oceanographic Campus (OC), students learned about the various aspects of a career in marine biology. During their time at the OC students were taught how to prepare…


Halmos College Students Well Represented at Undergraduate Student Symposium

NSU’s Undergraduate Student Symposium, hosted by the Farquhar Honors College, showcases the outstanding scholarship of NSU undergraduate students through student poster displays, oral presentations, performances, and film presentations. For 17 years, this annual event has encouraged students to test their own hypotheses and uncover new ways of interpreting the world…


Halmos College Inducts 80 Students into National Biological Honor Society

This April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences hosted the 16th annual induction of students into the NSU Chapter of the National Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta or TriBeta). NSU’s chapter, known as Rho Rho, conducted the ceremony in the Don Taft University Center. Alumni of NSU and TriBeta,…