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Pi (Pie?) Day Comes to Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** ATTENTION PHOTO & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ** Looking For a Fun, Quirky Story – NSU Has You Covered!     FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s that time of year again – the time when pizza + dessert = MATH! It’s March 14, otherwise referred to as Pi…


It’s International Pi Day – And NSU Will Celebrate!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WHO: Emilola Abayomi, Ph.D., assistant professor in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography; NSU students, faculty and staff and members of the community WHAT: “Happy Pi Day” presentation: A Slice of Probability with a Side of π WHERE: NSU’s Fort Lauderdale-Davie…


NSU Home to Subject Matter Expert Who Can Provide Insight into Odds of Winning Record Powerball Jackpot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When it comes to the Powerball Lottery, unlike The Hunger Games, the odds are definitely NOT in your favor. Despite this fact, the jackpot continues to climb to record amounts – up to around $1.3 billion at last count. And people across…


Nova Southeastern University to Host Mathematics Colloquium Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The Mathematics Colloquium Series, hosted by the Department of Mathematics in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography is back for the 2015 fall semester. Just in time for the start of the 2015/16 National Football League season, the…


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Professor Gives Plenary Talk at Top Math Conference

Fuzhen Zhang, Ph.D., professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, gave an invited plenary talk on “Generalized Matrix Functions” at the 18th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) in Providence, Rhode Island, Jun. 3–7. The ILAS conference is the highest-level meeting of mathematicians from the field,…


Announcing Faculty Marshals for NSU’s 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Each year, faculty members from across Nova Southeastern University are selected by their peers to serve as faculty marshals during NSU’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. As recipients of this prestigious honor, faculty marshals lead and accompany graduating students during the academic procession. Congratulations to the following faculty members selected to serve…


Solve Boundary Value Problems at Semester’s Final Math Colloquium Talk, April 10

The Mathematics Colloquium Series will conclude for the winter 2013 semester with a presentation about boundary-value problems. The talk is hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “Disconjugacy and Differentiation for Solutions of Boundary Value Problems for Second-Order Dynamic Equations on a Time Scale” Mathematics Colloquium Series |…


Eric Ackerman, Ph.D., Appointed Dean of Computer Sciences College

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently announced the appointment of Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., as dean of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS). Ackerman, who has served as associate dean and assistant dean with SCIS since 2000, has been serving in the…


University School of NSU Students Shine at 7th Annual Science Congress

University School of NSU student researchers recently presented science projects in physics, engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, environmental science, mathematics, and medicine and health. Please click here (http://uschool.nova.edu/aboutus/news/forms/2013-02-science-congress.pdf) to see the list of students who qualified for the Broward County Science Fair.


Guest Lecture to Explain Math Behind Today’s Financial Market, March 15

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a special talk exploring the current economic market and the role math plays in finance. Part of the college’s Mathematics Colloquium Series, the event is free and all are encouraged to attend. “Toxic Assets and Financial Crises” Mathematics Colloquium Series |…


Learn Something New About Fractional Calculus at Math Colloquium Talk, March 12

All are welcome to attend a free talk introducing the subject of fractional calculus. The event is part of the Mathematics Colloquium Series, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “Fractional Calculus and Smallest Eigenvalues” Mathematics Colloquium Series | Jeffrey T. Neugebauer, Ph.D. (Eastern Kentucky University) Tuesday, Mar….


There’s Lots to Learn from Stars—See How Much at Next Mathematics Colloquium Talk, Feb. 19

Massive stars will take center stage in the next Mathematics Colloquium Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “What Can We Learn About Particle Physics from Massive Stars?” Mathematics Colloquium Series | Maurizio Giannotti, Ph.D. (Barry University) Tuesday, Feb. 19 Noon–1:00 p.m. Carl DeSantis Building |…


Computer & Information Sciences Professors and Doctoral Alumnus Present During WISP/ICIS

Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor of information systems at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), co-chaired the Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) 2012, a pre-conference event of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Orlando, FL on December 15. ICIS is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and…


Latest Matrix Column Now Online—Can You Solve the Problem of the Month?

After a summer vacation, Matrix has returned with its fourth issue. Created by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the online column proves that math can apply to various disciplines, general life situations, and even humor. Matrix Issue 4 covers the theme of…


University School Math Students Achieve High Scores in County Competition

University School of NSU student Minsuk Kang recently earned first place at the Broward County Council of Teachers and Mathematics (BCCTM) competition, outscoring 109 sixth grade students. Rhys Murray placed second out of the 80 seventh grade participants for Algebra 1, and Jan Lin earned an honorable mention for scoring…


Explore Math’s Diverse Applications on April 4 & 5

As part of its Mathematics Colloquium Series, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology, will host events featuring guest speakers from universities around the country. These talks are free, and all are welcome to attend. “Mathematical Modeling of Fluorescence Microscopy and Its Applications to…


Upcoming Mathematics Colloquium Talks Discuss Using Math to Research Cartilage, Viruses

The next two talks in the Mathematics Colloquium Series, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology, will take place on consecutive days and feature presentations by graduate students from the University of Iowa and the University of Florida. “Reaction-Diffusion-Delay Model for Chondrocyte/Cytokine…


Computer Sciences School Faculty Member Participates as Judge in South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Yair Levy, Ph.D., associate professor at NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, served as a judge during the 58th Annual South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Miami Dade College on Jan. 21. This annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Expo is the culmination of projects…


Next Mathematics Colloquium Series Lecture to Look at Two-Dimensional Stochastic Systems, Nov. 16

As part of the Mathematics Colloquium Series—hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology—Jose Ramos, Ph.D., associate professor in the college, will present a talk titled, “Subspace System Identification of 2-D Stochastic Systems.” The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from…


Fischler School Professor Honored for Excellence in Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

NSU Fischler School of Education and Human Services professor Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., was recently selected to receive the “2011 ICTCM Award for Excellence and Innovation with the Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.” Su and her colleague, Mamikon Mnatsakanian of the California Institute of Technology, will receive…