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


Tag Archives: sharks

Dozens of Girl Scouts to Get Hands-On Science Lessons – Older Students to Participate in Shark Dissection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – For dozens of students, the world of marine sciences is about to come to life! Sharks4Kids is partnering with Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House to offer students the opportunity to learn all about shark science….

NSU Researchers to Join OCEARCH On A One-of-a-Kind Research Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – When describing an upcoming research trip for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) scientists, ambitious is a bit of an understatement. OCEARCH, which has earned acclaim for its research in to great white sharks, has invited scientists from a number of other organizations to join…

Renowned Marine Artist Guy Harvey Joins NSU Marine Researcher Dr. Mahmood Shivji to Talk Sharks & Billfish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Having one shark expert in one location out of the water is rare; having two in the same place at the same time is almost unheard of. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening when internationally renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer Dr. Guy Harvey…

Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Apparently snowbirds aren’t the only visitors making their way to South Florida this winter. For the first time ever, a mako shark tagged off the coast of Maryland has migrated along the eastern seaboard down to South Florida. Hypower, a male mako…

Multiple Media Outlets Cover New Study on Shark Immune Systems

On January 30, 2017, a scientific research paper headed by Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D. from NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography was published in the journal BMC Genomics. This study, which was in partnership with Cornell University and funded mostly by the Save Our Seas Foundation, looked at the…

Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets That Can Ultimately Benefit Humans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL & Ithaca, NY – A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators….

NSU Alumnus Featured in Florida Today Story About Shark Education

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVE, FL – Nova Southeastern University alumnus Ashley Miller was featured in a Florida Today story about shark education. Miller, 28, earned master degrees in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management at NSU’s Oceanographic Center. The story included a recent educational overview of the history, anatomy and ecological diversity…

S. Fl. Visitors to Get Experience of a Lifetime – Shark Tagging with Renowned NSU Researchers

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fl –  It’s one of the only vacation experiences you can have where you work side-by-side with world-class scientists and researchers. For the inaugural vacation package, six intrepid vacationers have signed up (so far) to receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of NSU’s Oceanographic Center and NSU’s Guy Harvey…

NSU’s Shark Tagging Package w/ Westin Beach Resort Featured in L.A. Times Travel Section

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – The Los Angles Times Travel Section featured the Nova Southeastern University partnership with the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale that offers guests a unique vacation package. Interested parties can now sign up for a vacation package that includes a behind-the-scenes tour of NSU’s…

NSU Oceanographic Expert Featured in Multiple Media Reports About Shark Encounter

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – Recently an incident occurred in the Intracoastal Waterway where a swimmer had an encounter with what is believed to be a bull shark. The encounter came as a surprise not only the swimmer, but to many residents of South Florida who didn’t realize sharks are found…

NSU Expert in Shark Behavior Part of Miami Herald Story on Shark Encounter

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Derek Buckholder was part of a story by The Miami Herald about a recent shark encounter in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Buckholder is part of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) which is studying several species of sharks.   Click to read The Miami Herald story Click…

NSU Experts from Oceanographic Center & College of Pharmacy Featured in Shark Encounter Stories

As the result of a recent encounter with a shark by a woman in the Intracoastal Waterway, several media outlets were looking for experts to talk about the incident. Given the Subject Matter Experts who call NSU home, the media were quick to contact us for help with their stories….

Nova Southeastern University’s Freeland, Buie Receive National Awards

ATLANTA –  March 24, 2014 – Nova Southeastern University head coach LeAnn Freeland was named Region Five Coach of the Year, while sophomore guard Taylor Buie received Honorable Mention All-American honors, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Monday. In addition to receiving her first national coaching award, Freeland is…

Swimming and Diving Sends Eight to NCAA National Championship

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– March 3, 2014 – The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving program will send eight swimmers, one female and seven males, to the NCAA National Championship, held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute from March 12-15.  Lauren Chapple (Jr., London, England) will represent the women’s team at nationals…

104 Sharks Named to SSC Spring Honor Roll

Nova Southeastern has placed 104 student-athletes on the 2013 Sunshine State Conference spring honor roll. With this remarkable academic season, the Sharks have set a program-best for total athletes on the spring honor roll. To be eligible for the Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum semester…

Coleman Steps Down As Head Tennis Coach

Nova Southeastern University Director of Athletics Michael Mominey announced today that head women’s tennis coach Michael Coleman,DScPT  has resigned after 10 seasons with the Sharks. “I want to thank Michael for his 10 years of dedicated service and commitment to the department of athletics at NSU,” Mominey said. “Through his tireless work…

NSU Sharks Golf Video Receives Gold at 2013 NACMA Best of Awards Ceremony

The Nova Southeastern Athletic Department was awarded a gold medal at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Best of Awards Ceremony last week at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Conference held this year in Orlando, Fla. With over 1,000 submissions, NSU took first…

Clements Signs with Houston

NSU alumnus Brett Clements will continue his professional career with the Houston Astros, after signing a contract with the club this week. Clements, who started for NSU behind the plate for two seasons, has reported to the Gulf Coast League Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. He’ll be one of four catchers…

Congratulations to This Year’s SLIMMING WITH SHARKS Winners

1st Place Ashley Klein 22.11% body weight lost (44 lbs) 2nd Place Stephanie Fleming 21.83% body weight lost (43 lbs) 3rd Place Ranishka Williams 21.03% body weight lost (49 lbs) Most Improved Body Fat Stephen Russo Lost 15.5% Most Improved Cholesterol Kristin Winston Dropped Cholesterol 123 points Most improved Curl-ups…

NSU Student Athlete Receives Prestigious Wilma Rudolph Award

Nova Southeastern University swimmer Jonathan Key has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Wilma Rudolph Award, given by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics at their recent national conference. The N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award honors student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds…