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By Florida Atlantic University Check out Timeline PhotosIt’s Where’s Owlsley Wednesday! Today he’s visiting FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and checking out the marine mammal ambulance. During the last decade, our dedicated team of veterinarians, animal care managers, and a host of specialists and volunteers have responded to more than 250 regional stranding events involving more than 300 individual whales and dolphins, and even three Arctic seals! To learn more about HBOI, go to fau.edu/hboi. #WheresOwlsleyWednesday #WOW …read more Source:: FAU Facebook feed       ...
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By Florida Atlantic University We’ve got a contest for baseball fans! Leave a comment below and be entered to win two tickets to Friday’s FAU Day at the Cardinals vs. Mets spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium! The ticket includes the opportunity to participate in batting practice! We’ll announce the winner tomorrow at 9 a.m. …read more Source:: FAU Facebook feed       ...
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Rowing Wraps Up Preseason: Q&A with Head Coach Heather Barney

By wlchrist The No. 2 Nova Southeastern University rowing team has finished preseason schedule, in which it raced in three scrimmages throughout the early spring. NSUSharks.com sat down with new head coach Heather Barney to talk about the preseason and her crew. Q: Can you talk about your overall outlook on the preseason? A: We had a very productive preseason. One of the things that was really important to us when we put our schedule together was that we wanted to put our women in opportunities that would challenge them to grow. So we were really excited to get to go up against three really strong teams that we haven’t had a chance to see in the past. One of the things they felt like they struggled with last year was that they won a lot of early-season races against not-terribly fast crews and then, at the end of the year, saw some speed. So this year we definitely front loaded and saw some fast crews early on. We took a different approach and had three scrimmages that were almost like joint practices. They ranged anywhere from two minute pieces to six minute pieces, multiple shots per scrimmage, which gave them the opportunity to see …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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GSCIS Alumni Holds First-Ever TED Talk on Cyberethics for Kids

By wlchrist Ben Halper Ben Halpert, alumni of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), recently presented at TEDxKids@Vilnius, the first-ever TED Talk on Cyberethics for kids. The event hosted a curated audience of 300 educators passionate about discussing what and how to teach future students as well as provided 50 kids (6 to 12 years old) with workshops with leading thinkers, innovators and education experts from all over the world. Halpert completed his M.S. in Management Information Systems in 2011 at GSCIS. He is Vice President, Risk and Corporate Security for Ionic Security and Founder and President of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization he founded in 2007 to provide cyber awareness resources for parents and teachers of our youngest learners, as well as innovative resources to assist parents and teachers as children grow up online. Halpert is an award-winning author of several books for diverse audiences. He has written and continues to expand The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home series of books that include The Family Gets a Computer, The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and Adventures Beyond the Screen. The series has won awards including Mom’s Choice Award, The Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, The Toy Man Award …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Center for Psychological Studies to Host Forensic Psychology Day Event

By wlchrist You’ve heard of the various CSI: franchises on TV – Las Vegas, New York and Miami. Could CSI: NSU be next!? Who knows – but what is known is that Nova Southeastern University will be the site of a Forensic Psychology Day event. This event, hosted by NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in the Maltz Building. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation, breakfast and lunch. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so those interested in attend are urged to RSVP online (www.nova.edu/dais/sharkchats). The day-long event features NSU Subject Matter Experts Lenore Walker, Ph.D.; Steven Gold, Ph.D.; David Shapiro, Ph.D.; Ginger Lerner-Wren, J.D.; and Stephanie Akl, M.S. The event will feature a panel presentation by the subject matter experts, followed by five breakout sessions: Ginger Lerner-Wren, J.D.—The Mental Health Court; David Shapiro, Ph.D.—Psychology and Risk Assessment of Future Violence; Steven Gold, Ph.D.—The Impact of Trauma on Behavior; Lenore Walker, Ph.D.—Battered Women Who Kill in Self Defense; Stephanie Akl, M.S.—A Student’s View of Forensic Psychology Training. Attendees will discover the exciting field of forensic psychology, one of the many programs …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Program Ranks 6th Nationally

By mj1031 FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The Biomedical Informatics Program at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently ranked No. 6 out of the top 25 in the United States and the highest in Florida by BestMedicalDegrees.com. The independent online publication which provides information for prospective students considering a career in medicine recently published the list of the Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management programs for 2015. In developing the list, BestMedicalDegrees.com, considered factors such as cost, length of program and curriculum. “NSU is proud to be ranked among the best health informatics and health information management programs in the nation,” said Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., M.Sc., professor and program director, Biomedical Informatics Program, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This field is growing rapidly with the requirement of electronic health records and the national push to digitize health care, and NSU is preparing our students for successful careers in this area.” The Biomedical Informatics Program at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine focuses on training leaders to bridge health care and information technology. The program centers on computer science with a medical informatics focus, clinical informatics with a concentration in the areas …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU University School Appoints William Kopas as Head of School

By mj1031 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) president and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., announced the appointment of NSU University School Upper School Director William Kopas as the next Head of School effective July 1, 2015. Kopas will succeed Jerome Chermak, Ed.D., who is retiring June 30 after 33 years with University School, including 16 years as Headmaster. Kopas was selected following a national search overseen by a committee comprised of University School parents, faculty members, administrators and NSU representatives. During the past five years as Upper School Director, he led the school in the development of innovative programs that earned national and state recognition in areas such as robotics, mathematics, writing and science research. Similarly, the Upper School garnered national recognition in the arts during Kopas’ tenure. Student art and writing received numerous national Scholastic Gold Key awards, and one student’s art piece was included in the prestigious national AP Studio Art student exhibit. “Mr. Kopas is extremely well-qualified to take NSU University School to the next level of recognition and achievement as one of the country’s premier JK-12 independent schools. His stellar background and extensive experience ensure that, under his leadership, University School will …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Book Club in a Bag 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Pride Bite: NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Program Ranks 6th Nationally

By mkiffin The Biomedical Informatics Program at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently ranked No. 6 out of the top 25 in the United States and the highest in Florida by BestMedicalDegrees.com. The independent online publication which provides information for prospective students considering a career in medicine recently published the list of the Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management programs for 2015. In developing the list, BestMedicalDegrees.com, considered factors such as cost, length of program and curriculum. “NSU is proud to be ranked among the best health informatics and health information management programs in the nation,” said Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., M.Sc., professor and program director, Biomedical Informatics Program, NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This field is growing rapidly with the requirement of electronic health records and the national push to digitize health care, and NSU is preparing our students for successful careers in this area.” The Biomedical Informatics Program at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine focuses on training leaders to bridge health care and information technology. The program centers on computer science with a medical informatics focus, clinical informatics with a concentration in the areas of applications and evaluation, and the business …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Women’s Golf Team and Coaches Volunteer at Feeding South Florida

By wlchrist Women’s Golf Volunteers at Feeding South Florida The Nova Southeastern University women’s golf team recently took time out of their busy weekend schedules to volunteer at Feeding South Florida. The seven-member squad and two coaches assisted among a large group of volunteers in feeding those in the community in need of food assistance. Feeding South Florida rescues food from big box retailers, and the team spent hours at the food bank inspecting, sorting and repacking over 40,000 pounds of food, that will go to feed nearly 25,000 people. “We used teamwork skills to work together with others in the community,” said assistant coach Elise Swartout-Mosher. “We also learned how big of an impact volunteering for just four hours can benefit so many individuals. This was a great experience!” “It was astonishing to learn how many people go hungry in South Florida every day,” added head coach Amanda Brown. “We were all very happy to help Feeding South Florida and were impressed by the work they do every day to help feed those who need it. We look forward to helping them again in the future!” …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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