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'I'll Have What She's Having", honoring Jewish-American Heritage Month, a presentation on the history of the Jewish Deli and its delicious foods. This event is free and open to the public. 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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The Great Jewish-American Novel with Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D. 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

– Main Library Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room The Great Jewish-American NovelWith Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D.Between 1934 and 2016, Jewish-American fiction transformed from a niche activity to some of the most important and celebrated writing in the world. Come explore its changing themes, characters and settings in a dynamic presentation that examines the dozen most important works written by Jewish-American novelists such as Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Safran Foer. This lecture summarizes a popular two-semester course taught at Florida Atlantic University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Program.Caren Schnur Neile, Ph.D., teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, her numerous publications include chapters in The Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature, Mitzvah Tales and Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling, as well as a bi-weekly column in the Florida Jewish Journal, South Palm Beach County edition. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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After Another School Shooting, Safety Experts Frustrated by Lack of Change

By Tasha Yohan Sante Fe High School took many of the steps school safety experts have long recommended to secure its campus, but a student was still able to enter the building with a shotgun and a revolver, kill ten people, would over a dozen more, and engage is an extended confrontation with police before surrendering. Scott Poland, Ed. D. The Texas school had two armed resource officers, it developed and practiced an active shooter plan, it set up security cameras, and the district had taken initial steps toward allowing teachers to carry guns. It was not enough. In a recent interview, Scott Poland, Ed. D., professor at NSU’s College of Psychology, stressed that outsized attention given to suspects and their motives is part of the problem. Media attention should be taken off the perpetrators and there should be a focus on prevention, the victims and survivors. Click on the link below to read the full story After Another School Shooting, Safety Experts Frustrated by Lack of Change …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Star Wars Trivia Challenge: Pick up a sheet and correct answers get entered to win a prize! Deadline 5/31/2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

– Pembroke Pines Branch Exhibit Area How well do you know Star Wars? Test your Star Wars knowledge with our trivia quiz. May the fourth be with you! …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Mosquitos that Carry Zika Could Bring Deadlier Yellow Fever this Year

By Tasha Yohan The Zika scare of 2016 could morph into yellow fever panic this year if South Florida residents let down their guard when it comes to protecting themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Sun Sentinel spoke with Bindu S. Mayi, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at NSU, about what makes South Florida susceptible to such diseases. To read the article, following the link below: Mosquitos that Carry Zika Could Bring Deadlier Yellow Fever this Year …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Law Rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr. Building

By Tasha Yohan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE FLA. – Continuing its legacy of charitable donations, scholarships and grants, the Leo Goodwin Foundation celebrates the Rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr. Building which houses the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law as well as the commitment of Goodwin Foundation Trustees Alan Goldberg and Elliot Borkson to NSU. The Rededication will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the NSU Law Leo Goodwin Sr. Building and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and Leo Goodwin Sr. portrait unveiling. Portrait of Leo Goodwin Leo Goodwin Sr. was born in 1886 in Lowndes, Missouri, just south of St. Louis, the son of a country doctor who traveled by horse and buggy to treat his patients. Educated as an accountant, Leo Goodwin Sr. entered the accounting business in San Antonio, Texas. Goodwin founded the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) in 1936. Shortly after its founding, NSU stirred Goodwin’s creative instincts and became a major object of his philanthropy. A series of increasingly generous donations followed, supported by both Leo Goodwin Sr. and Leo Goodwin Jr. that contributed to the 1974 founding of the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. In addition to the College of Law, undergraduate …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Grad Overcomes Challenges of Hurricane Maria

By Tasha Yohan Krystal Rodriguez was attending Nova Southeastern University’s San Juan, Puerto Rico campus when Hurricane Maria struck the island. Following the storm, the campus could only open for brief periods and she did what she could to finish her degree and help others, all while she was seven months pregnant. Before walking across the stage at NSU to celebrate her accomplishments, Krystal sat down with reporters to share what obstacles she overcame to complete her studies. Krystal Rodriguez To watch her story, click on the following links: Woman Who Survived Hurricane Maria While Pregnant Gets Diploma from NSU NSU Grad Weathered Hurricane Maria and Pregnancy to Receive Degree …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Star Wars Trivia Challenge: Pick up a sheet and correct answers get entered to win a prize! Deadline 5/31/2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

– Pembroke Pines Branch Exhibit Area How well do you know Star Wars? Test your Star Wars knowledge with our trivia quiz. May the fourth be with you! …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Special Lecture with Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin of Temple Solel 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

– Stirling Road Branch Large Meeting Room Special lecture with Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin of Temple Solel. TOPIC: Don’t Be Ruthless: How a Non-Jewish Woman Became a Shavuot Heroine. It’s not just a pun. There is a serious moral lesson buried deep in the midst of this classic biblical love story. It might be one of the most important Jewish lessons of all time. Come learn the ancient text with modern commentaries and fresh insights.This event is sponsored by The Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), and co-sponsored by the Orloff Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). This event is not sponsored by the Broward County Libraries Division. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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CashFlow Gameboard Financial Education. This is a public meetup group and space is limited to registered attendees. 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

– Pompano Beach Conference Room What makes CASHFLOW different from other financial resource games? CASHFLOW not only teaches you how to invest and acquire assets but most importantly how you behave within investing scenarios. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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