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It's 61 days until graduation at #FAU and we couldn't be more excited for our gr...

By Florida Atlantic University It’s 61 days until graduation at #FAU and we couldn’t be more excited for our graduating Owls, though we’ll miss you all! Does anyone know the significance of “61” for Florida Atlantic? (P.S. Visit the Alumni Center between 2-4 p.m. for a chance to win a FREE cap & gown courtesy of SAA!) …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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Nova Southeastern University Will Ramp Up Research with its First Supercomputer

By ak927 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 26, 2014 – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has received a multimillion dollar IBM (NYSE: IBM) Supercomputer that will place NSU’s research at the forefront of computational biology, data mining, graphic visualization and software engineering. “The addition of the supercomputer allows NSU to join an elite group of universities with this type of research computing power,” said NSU President George L. Hanbury, Ph.D. The supercomputer was donated by Centaurus Energy of Houston, Texas. Classified as an institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU has more than 200 research projects currently underway and the acquisition of the supercomputer will play an important role in extending NSU’s research capabilities. The supercomputer will allow university researchers to create more accurate models of complex processes, and simulate problems that currently cannot be addressed with the university’s existing systems. “This IBM Supercomputer will allow researchers to analyze increasing amounts of data generated by experiments in weeks or months, rather than the years required by conventional computers,” said Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D. Dean of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences. “It will also allow NSU to develop a new wave …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU Trivial Pursuit

By mkiffin Do you know the official call letters of the NSU radio station, commonly referred to as Radio X? The call letters of Radio X are WNSU. WNSU was formed in August 1990 and under an agreement with the Broward County School Board, WNSU broadcasts on 88.5 FM after 7:00 pm. …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU’s Huizenga School of Business Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

By mkiffin 2014 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees James Donnelly, Manuel Medina, and Guy Harvey. NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship has announced the names of three South Florida business leaders, who will be inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 30. Joining the distinguished ranks of Hall of Fame members are Manuel D. Medina, founding and managing partner, Medina Capital; James Donnelly, founder and chief executive officer, Castle Group; and Guy Harvey, Ph.D., artist, scientist, cinematographer, Guy Harvey, Inc., and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1990 and represents the Huizenga Business School’s highest honor. This premier business event honors an esteemed class of inductees who have contributed not only to the growth of a phenomenal entrepreneurial business, but have also demonstrated a willingness to contribute time, effort and financial resources to programs and activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we live. ABOUT THE 2014 ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Manuel D. Medina is the founding and managing partner of Medina Capital, a high-growth private equity firm focused on the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity markets. Prior to the formation of Medina Capital and the Technology Foundation …read more Source: NSU News...
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SAAC Participates in Community Fest

By mkiffin The NSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was an active participant in NSU’s Community Fest held in early February. “It was a great event to see how much the community really appreciates and it was a fun event where a child’s smile or giggle was enough to brighten your day,” said women’s soccer player and secretary of SAAC Samantha Gestido (So., Hialeah). As part SAAC’s community engagement initiative, they partnered up with Community Fest by offering activities involving sports and to the youth.​ Complete Release …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU Executive Vice President & COO Recipient of Glass Ceiling Award

By mkiffin Jacqueline Travisano, NSU’s executive vice president & chief operating officer, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Glass Ceiling Award presented by the Florida Diversity Council. Travisano is one of 13 women who will be recognized at the 4th Annual Florida Women’s Conference on March 7. Recipients of the Glass Ceiling Award have: Demonstrated leadership excellence Maintained a steady increase in responsibility throughout her career Established a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise Provided a positive influence in the workplace Demonstrated integrity and high ethical standards. …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU to Host Spring Open House

By mkiffin NSU is pleased to host the Spring Open House on Saturday, March 15, 9 am – 2 pm in the Don Taft University Center. Attendees can learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, speak with admissions counselors, financial aid advisers, faculty members and students. They will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of NSU’s main campus including residential halls, Sherman library, University Center and the Health Professions Division. Volunteers are needed! Spend time with prospective students and their families and show them what being a Shark is all about! Volunteers will receive lunch vouchers for the Food Court. If you are interested in volunteering at the Open House, please send email to gabyjv@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News...
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University School of Nova Southeastern University Celebrates its Diversity During “Cultural Unity Week”

By ak927 FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 24, 2014 – In celebration of the rich cultural heritage of its students, the entire pre-K through grade 5 lower school at University School of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will participate in a week-long exploration of culture and ethnic diversity. During the preparatory school’s Cultural Unity Week, Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, students will learn about cultural anthropology by participating in discussions and activities aimed at helping students explore and share their family’s traditions, histories and cultural backgrounds. Parent volunteers will be visiting classrooms throughout the week to speak to students about their background and experiences. The week will culminate with a Unity Fair on Friday, Feb. 28. During the fair, students will be able to “visit” various displays representing countries and cultures throughout the world. Each student will bring along their “passport” to have stamped as they travel to the various destinations. With the help of parent volunteers, students will go to a minimum of five different locations, taste delicious dishes, and learn about many different traditions. For example, at the Trinidad and Tobago booth, live steel drummers will get the students dancing and cheering. In the Columbia booth, students will try tasty candy and pastry treats, …read more Source: NSU News...
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Happy Monday, Owls! We've got a fresh new "Scene @ FAU" video here for you to ge...

By Florida Atlantic University Happy Monday, Owls! We’ve got a fresh new “Scene @ FAU” video here for you to get this week started! Scene @ FAUHere’s a recap of the FAU “scene” from events during the week of February 17, 2014! This video is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting… …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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NSU Recognized by Florida Department of Health for Employee Wellness Program

By mkiffin Hats off to NSU for receiving the Florida Fit Friendly Company Award from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). NSU was recognized for its annual Wellness Day programming, which contributes to the FDOH’s goal of making Florida the healthiest state in the nation. NSU received a letter of congratulations from the Surgeon General & Secretary, John H. Armstrong, M.D., who called the university’s worksite wellness programs “an effective way to educate and encourage individuals to make meaningful changes toward a healthier lifestyle,” adding “healthier employees are more productive employees.” Way to go, NSU! …read more Source: NSU News...
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Women’s Cross Country Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

By mkiffin The Nova Southeastern women’s cross country team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with a spot on the All-Academic Team, as announced by the national coaches association. In addition, Peri Bowman (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) and Alexandria Palm (Sr., Winnebago, Ill.) each received individual All-Academic honors. Programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater and scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to qualify for the award. Individual honorees must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or greater and must have finished among the top 30 percent of total eligible runners at his or her regional championship.​ Complete Release …read more Source: NSU News...
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Support 2020 Legacy Scholarships Fund

By mkiffin Support our students by donating money to the 2020 Legacy Scholarship fund. For every dollar raised at or above $250 to an NSU student organization, the university will match the mount up to a maximum of $2,500. Click here to take a look at our past scholarship recipients. Visit https://www.nova.edu/giving/2020LegacyScholars/ or stop by our office in the Don Taft University Center. The Winter 2014 campaign begins March 10 and ends on March 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm. For more information, please send email to 2020LegacyScholars@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News...
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