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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Computer & Information Sciences School Hosts Open House, June 8

Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) will be hosting a campus Open House for all prospective students on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet with admissions managers, financial aid experts and faculty members and discover which of their programs – from…

Third Annual “A Night in Roma,” June 10

The Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics will host its third annual “A Night in Roma” benefiting the Tony Segreto Athletic Scholarship Fund on Monday, June 10 at 6 pm in the Arena at the Don Taft University Center. The event replicates Mulberry Street with high-end restaurant booths, musical entertainment featuring…

2013 Undergraduate Commencement: Celebrating the Success of NSU’s Graduating Class

More than 900 NSU students crossed the stage at the 2013 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 11 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Thousands of friends and family members, as well as more than 120 NSU faculty members, joined in celebrating the achievements of the graduating students from NSU’s Farquhar…

Impressive Slate of Entrepreneurs Inducted into Huizenga Business School’s Hall of Fame

Turning the Tables on Dental Education; Students Select “Best Waxer”

  Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine announces the completion of the inaugural Wax Off competition hosted by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) NSU’s Student Chapter. On April 8 in the dental simulation lab, dental professors competed for the title of  NSU’s “Best Waxer.” Each professor had 30…

College of Dental Medicine Mourns Loss of Associate Dean

Dominick P. DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D., an associate academic dean at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine passed away in April. He was 70. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., DePaola received a B.S. degree from St. Francis College in 1964 and a D.D.S. degree from New York University in 1969.  Following…

Medical Student Elected to Lead National Student Group

Third-year Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) student Britani Martinez was recently elected  national president elect for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). As national president, she will chair the AMSA Board of Trustees, the organization’s highest governing body. After her graduation in May 2014, she will take…

NSU Medical School Professor Chosen Secretary/Treasurer

Edward Packer, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, chair & professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently elected secretary/ treasurer for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP).  He will also become chair of the college’s committees on finance and membership. In addition, Packer…

Health Professions Division Communications Director Wins Top Writing Award

Scott Colton, APR, director of medical communications and public relations for Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, received a Best Feature Story or Article Award in the AACOM Communications Awards Competition held during the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Meeting, which took place April 24-27 in…

NSU to Launch Respiratory Therapy Program

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences will offer Florida’s first-ever bachelor of science in respiratory therapy for licensed registered respiratory therapists (RRT). The program, which offers students a bachelor of science degree, will start in October at NSU’s Palm Beach Student Educational Center (SEC). “Our unique respiratory program…

NSU’s Undergraduate Programs Announce the 2012–2013 Outstanding Students

Graduating seniors, selected by faculty and academic leadership in their respective school and/or division, will be recognized during this year’s Commencement ceremony, for their academic achievements and service to the community.

Representatives from College of Optometry Attend Bill Signing

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry leadership and faculty were present when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that expands the drug-prescribing powers of optometrists. Gov. Scott signed the bill (HB 239) on April 19. The state now allows optometrists to prescribe oral medications — including pills —…

Summertime is Scuba Time

With warm water and calm seas, Summer time is the official dive season in South Florida.  This summer, the Nova Southeastern University Academic Diving Program (NSUADP) is offering all levels of scuba courses for students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  Here are just some of the courses offered: Scuba…

Two Optometry Students Accepted to Elite Program

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry students Jana Wegrzyn and Edgar Ekure were accepted into the 2013 Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Future Faculty Program. The Future Faculty Program is designed to address the unique and important issues that graduate students face as they embark on a career…

NSU SAAC Raises Over $5,500 for Make-A-Wish

Nova Southeastern University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised the most funds in school history for their Division II national charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through Shark Nights and many athletes’ participation, SAAC will be able to grant a child in need in Broward County one wish. SAAC’s main focus was to increase…

SAAC Wins “Battle Of The Orgs” SEA Thursdays

The Nova Southeastern University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) made a push to join the rest of the student body organizations and have a presence at SEA (Student Events and Activities) Thursdays. Through the SAAC’s participation, the organization earned its second win at the SEA Thursdays. The SEA Board has implemented…

NSU Hosts Conference on Cyber Safety and Human Trafficking

University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank DePiano, Ph.D., welcomed more than 300 federal and local law enforcement personnel and child welfare providers from the Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach counties to NSU’s main campus on Thursday, April 25. The providers were on campus to attend a cyber-safety…

NSU and Embraer Aircraft Join Forces to Improve Human Factors in Aviation

NSU-Embraer Aircraft MOA  Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Fort Lauderdale-based Embraer Aircraft Holdings have partnered to strengthen the relationship between the manufacturer and academia, in their efforts to improve human factors research in aviation. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year, the partnership will include a series…

NSU Law Appoints First Staff Attorney to Veterans Law Clinic

  Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center announced the appointment of Jayme Cassidy as staff attorney of the university’s in-house Veterans Law Clinic, the only one of its kind in South Florida. This summer, Cassidy will be offering a series of workshops to address some of the most…

NSU Offers New Undergraduate Program in Speech- Language and Communication Disorders

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education announces the addition of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders (SLCD). This program is designed as a pre-professional degree to meet the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requirements for student admission to a master’s program. The program is research-based,…