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Faculty Symposium: Sexual Harassment Beyond the Headlines

By wlchrist The Faculty Symposium will be held on March 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Shark Club (Rosenthal Building). The #MeToo movement has shined a spotlight on the prevalence of sexual harassment in our society. But, media coverage fails to address many of the multilayered issues surrounding the causes of, and potential responses to, harassment. Questions remain regarding why some members of our society continue to experience sexual harassment, along with concerns about society’s and the law’s failure to effectively address this pervasive problem and its underpinnings. This symposium will address gender dynamics, workplace norms, organizational structure, societal values, and the body of law regarding sexual harassment. Presenters Kathleen Waites, Ph.D., is a full professor of English and Gender Studies in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Cofounder of the Women’s/Gender Studies minor and NSU’s chapter of the American Association of University Women, she teaches a range of literature and women’s and gender studies classes, including the honors class in feminism, “The ‘F’ Word: Feminism and Culture.” Her scholarly work focuses on the representation of gender in popular culture and the media, and has appeared in a variety of journals and edited …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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The NSU Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing’s Stefanie LaManna awarded Employee of the Month

By wlchrist Stefanie LaManna, Ph.D., Awarded Employee of the Month The NSU Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing’s Stefanie LaManna, Ph.D., on the NSU Palm Beach Campus has been awarded the Employee of the Month for February 2018. LaManna has previously held this honor for the month for March 2017 and at that time LaManna was the Coordinator of Clinical Services and an Associate Professor of the APRN Program. She is now the DNP and Ph.D. Program Director for the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing on the NSU Palm Beach Campus. LaManna has stepped in when we vacancies occurred and went above what was necessary to make the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing successful. The faculty, staff, and students were taken care of during a critical time of admissions and semester start. Though she was short staffed she helped make it happen. Her superb leadership and dedication to NSU and the Ron and Assaf College of Nursing is seen daily from the inside and out. Congratulations to Stefanie LaManna, Ph.D., for her hard work and effort in making the NSU Palm Beach Campus great. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Get Your Ticket this year’s TEDxNSU 2018!

By wlchrist TEDxNSU is an annual event, featuring engaging lectures, videos, visual art, and interactive experiences at Nova Southeastern University under the direction of associate professors Leanne Boucher and W. Matthew Collins. TEDxNSU showcases “ideas worth spreading” from members of our diverse university community. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. NSU is proud to host the seventh annual TEDxNSU event—an engaging day of live presentations by fellow NSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni; along with TED videos, interactive exhibits, and discussion. TEDxNSU 2018 Saturday, March 17Noon–5:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments included NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center This year we explore “THE little THINGS”. Many of life’s big moments are the result of countless smaller moments – some orchestrated, some required, some happenstance, but all important because without the little moments, the big ones might have never happened. This year we reflect on and celebrate life’s smaller moments and elevate them to their (maybe) rightfully lofty status in our personal and professional lives. This year’s speakers include an undergraduate environmental science major, three medical students, a graduate student in computer science, a law school alumnus, law and business faculty members, and one …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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FCE Professor Publishes Book Chapter

By wlchrist Anymir Orellana, Ed.D Anymir Orellana, Ed.D, Associate Professor in the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Instructional Technology, at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education recently had a book chapter entitled “A Framework to Assess Appropriate Interaction to Meet Accreditation Quality Guidelines”, published in the book “Handbook of Research on Building, Growing, and Sustaining Quality E-Learning Programs”. Orellana has received numerous academic awards, including the 2011 Information Age Publishing Distance Education Second Place Book Award for the book, “Perfect Online Course,” from the Association for the Educational Communications and Technology. She is the Assistant Editor of the journals Quarterly Review of Distance Education and Distance Learning. Orellana has been a professor at NSU since 2006. For more information on the book and chapter, please visit: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-building-growing-sustaining/152132 …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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STEM Festival hosted by Halmos College Faculty, Students, and Local Elementary School

By wlchrist Volunteer Team at the STEM Festival – Pictured from left to right (Front Row): Hanna Stewart, Aarti Raja, Ph.D., Camila Barraza, Cynthia Lavin, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Antoine Pham, Marlin Mathew (Back Row): Valentina Ramirez, Svilen Guenov, Samir Nacer, Alesa Chabbra, Jenny Nguyen, Stephanie Tat, Allan Barraza, NBF Teachers Ms. Luz Guevara and Ms. Michele Parsons Over 200 children and their families attended the STEM festival last month. There students could explore a variety of topics, including static electricity, gas laws, natural pH indicators, creation of cube shaped bubbles, and extraction of DNA from strawberries. Halmos faculty members Aarti Raja, Ph.D. and Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. spearheaded a group of Halmos Biological Sciences students and alumni who collaborated with the Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School’s STEM teacher, Ms. Michele Parsons, additional staff and PTA. The students were captivated by their natural curiosity to learn and participate in the scientific method. They saw an egg get pulled into a glass bottle, a ball made of tinsel float in mid- air, and thick strands of DNA come out of a solution of crushed up strawberries. They also used cabbage juice to identify acids and bases, and separated pigments in ink using paper chromatography. Families …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Hosts Monthly Seminars

By wlchrist The INIM is pleased to host David J. Seiden, M.D., at the monthly INIM Research Seminar Series on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. at the Center for Collaborative Research on the 2nd floor, room 242. David J. Seiden is a recognized expert in the field of sleep medicine and serves as medical director for Baptist Health Sleep Centers of South Florida and QPS-MRA, a global drug development organization. He has been a principal investigator and pharmaceutical consultant for more than 100 sleep disorder clinical trials and has published numerous manuscripts in peer reviewed medical journals. Seiden has particular interest in the neuropharmacology of medicines used to treat sleep disorders including sedative-hypnotics, wake promoting agents, and circadian rhythm modifiers. After graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Seiden trained in Neurology at Columbia University-Neurological Institute of New York and sleep medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience in neurology and sleep medicine as a clinician, lecturer, and contributor to pharmaceutical research and practices in Hollywood, Florida. Join us as he lectures on the “Current Concepts in Insomnia.” You will not want to miss it! These seminars are scheduled to be broadcasted to regional …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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CAHSS invites you to Facing Forward

By wlchrist NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to invite you to the play, Facing Forward, Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 5:00pm in The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. This fast-paced play is full of humor, information, and poignant moments spotlighting our young community and breasts health awareness. Commissioned by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, the play was written by Elena Maria Garcia, an award-winning performer and playwright, and directed by Gail Garrison. This is a free event and all are invited. The Department of Performing and Visual Arts (DPVA) received a grant last year from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The project will provide education and empowerment to young women in becoming proactive and aware of their breast health through educational performances and artistic and educational publications. The Principal Investigators are Bill Adams, D.M.A., and Mark Duncan, M.F.A., from DPVA. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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CAHSS invites you to Campus Diversity Dialogs featuring Don Mizell

By wlchrist NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is pleased to invite you to Campus Diversity Dialogs on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm in the President’s Dining Room in the Horvitz Building. The featured speaker is Don Mizell, filmmaker, music entertainment industry veteran, and attorney. Mizell was instrumental in the renaming of John U. Lloyd State Park to Dr. Von Mizell/Eula Johnson State Park; both of whom were civil rights activists. Mizell will discuss his upcoming film documentary, Paradise Lately, about diverse immigration patterns in Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information, please contact Campus Diversity Dialog’s Facilitator, Michael Caldwell, D.M.A. at mc1649@nova.edu …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Let’s Speak Truth, Poetry and Spoken Word Night

By wlchrist Audre Lorde wrote, “Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.” Poetry is an intimate affair and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Come out and listen to MC Quick the Poet as well as local spoken word artists and poets during this celebration of creativity on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd Floor. Call 954-262-2106 for more information. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Faculty Memorialize One of Their Own

By wlchrist When Nick Fisher was growing into adulthood, it wasn’t certain if he would someday find a job. While being employed is a fact of life for most people, those on the autism spectrum recognize it as a rare opportunity. Fortunately for Fisher, he was given a chance at Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (NSU CARD) housed within the Department of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Fisher now works three days a week, assisting with general office duties and always bringing his A-game to everything he does. According to Wren Newman, Chair of the SLP Department, this would not have been possible without Dr. Robin Parker, who worked with Nick in the SLP clinic beginning when Nick was just two years old. Parker lost her life to pancreatic cancer in 2014. “The thing I saw Robin do best was give families hope,” said Newman. “But it wasn’t just hope. It was also a lot of hard work, dedication, and confidence that change could be made. I truly believe that her manner of involvement with the children and their families helped the children move forward.” To honor Parker’s memory and continue her work, former patients and their families along with students, colleagues, and …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Save the Date: Optical Style Show

By wlchrist Join us as we take it back to the 90’sat the annual Optical Style Show! Save the date for The Eye Care Institute’s annual Optical Style Show on April 4th from 11:00AM–7:00PM at the Davie Optical located on the 2nd floor of the Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center. For one day only, all frames and lenses will be 25% off. The show’s sponsoring vendor is Luxottica and the full collections of its top brands, such as Michael Kors, Versace, Tory Burch, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Ray Ban and Coach, will be showcased. Throughout the day, there will be music, food, and raffles in addition to a grand prize drawing at the end of the event! Come meet Froggy from Y100 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM! Show Location The Eye Care Institute–Davie Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328 | (954) 262-4200 Discounts available at all locations of The Eye Care Institute Prizes and giveaways only at show location. For more information, please visit www.opticalstyleshow.com …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Meet Best-Selling Author Brad Meltzer at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library

By wlchrist On Saturday, March 10, 2018, we invite you to visit NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library for an exciting meet and greet experience with #1 New York Times best-selling author, Brad Meltzer. For two decades, Meltzer has entertained America with a dozen thrillers, a hugely successful children’s book series, TV shows, and comic books. He even found the missing 9/11 flag that firefighters raised at Ground Zero! Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first book, he’s going back to the start with the thing that launched his career—a tightly-woven, fast-paced thriller, packed with little-known American history and unforgettable characters. The Escape Artist is the first book in an entirely new series by one of the most beloved thriller writers of our time. It’s a book that’ll remind fans why they became fans of Brad Meltzer in the first place. The event is open to Circle of Friends members from 1:15 – 1:45 pm. RSVP is required and can be done by email at libdev@nova.edu or by phone at (954) 262-4593. The event will be open and free to the public from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. To save a spot visit: lib.nova.edu/escape. Books will be available for purchase and signing. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Xanax and Opioids Prove Lethal Mix As Deaths Soar

By Ambar Corporan Steven P. Kurtz, Ph.D. Xanax and opioids epidemic are a major problem in our society. According to the Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Illinois aw 333 deaths related to opioids abuse last year, nearly three times the number in 2015. Almost all came when Xanax was consumed with opioids, a combination that can depress breathing to a lethal degree. Steven P. Kurtz, Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities (ARSH), NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, told the Chicago Tribune that his research shows that clubbers often use Xanax to ease their way down from a cocaine rush and people who can’t afford coke mix it with alcohol to produce an inexpensive but prodigious high. Click Here to read the full Article. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Phased Reopening * UPDATE 2/19, 10:30 p.m

As the long and emotional recovery process continues for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community, the following is the latest information regarding the school’s phased reopening for students and staff… …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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