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SHSS Alum Publishes Book, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free

By wlchrist Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analyses and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has published a book entitled, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America? The book explores racism in America and offers suggestions for rectifying existing issues and preventing future abuses. Four of the contributors are also DCAR graduates. Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., and Toran Hansen, Ph.D., each wrote a chapter. DCAR graduates Bini Litwin, Ph.D., and Barbara Timmons Strahl, Ph.D. co-authored a chapter. The book will be released this month by Praeger. Scott is a Professor of Communication at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Previously she was a member of the faculty at Clark Atlanta University. Scott’s interests include research, writing, and presentations on topics related to dispiriting violence, relationship-building, resilience studies, domestic violence, school violence, trauma management, and identity conflict. In addition to her doctoral degree from NSU, Scoot holds an M.A. in Speech Communication from Montclair State University and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Florida Atlantic University. For more information about the book, please go …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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NSU’s Public Health Expert Cecilia Rokusek, Ed.D., M.S., R.D, featured on CNBC

By mc2740 Public health expert Cecilia Rokusek, Ed.D., M.S., R.D., assistant dean for education, planning, and research at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was quoted by CNBC on the effects of Ebola due to the recent outbreak. Click here to read the article. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Occupational Therapy Students and Professor Assess Area Mobility for Individuals with Disabilities

By wlchrist NSU’s Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Director Rachelle Dorne, M.Ed., Ed.D., OTR/L, CAPS, and seven students have joined with occupational therapy colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis to complete assessments of community usability with the Community Health Environmental Checklists (CHEC) in the Fort Lauderdale area. This is the first year of a multi-year project. The purpose of the CHEC is to support participation of individuals with disabilities in the community by identifying features of sites that are usable to them. In contrast with accessibility standards that are based on regulations detailed in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), usability is measured in relationship to an individual’s interaction with the environment in which he or she engages. Spaces that are considered accessible according to ADAAG may still have features that limit their usability for some individuals. The purpose of the assessment is not to measure whether or not a site meets ADA Accessibility Guidelines or to litigate, but to inform individuals with disabilities about the usability of the site for individuals who, for example, use wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters. The occupational therapy students were interested in focusing on assessment of sites …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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The Indigo Room or Is Memory Water Soluble Art Exhibition, Currently on View at the MOA

By wlchrist The Indigo Room or Is Memory Water Soluble Edouard Duval-Carrie’2004, Mixed media on Plexiglass and cast acrylic with assorted objects Courtesy of the artist and Bernice Steinbaum Galler. Currently On View This installation from the heart and hands of Edouard Duval-Carrié, with the assistance of students from the Dillard Center for the Arts, bespeaks the artist’s ineradicable connection to the island of his birth. Knowledgeable about Vodou since childhood, Duval-Carrié incorporates the religion’s theatrical sacred personages as players in his visual dramas of upheaval and transcendence. Migration out of Haiti, with consequences for the country left behind, is a persistent theme. The twentieth-century renaissance in Haitian art has a proud exponent in Duval-Carrié, who portrays Vodou figures and rituals as Hector Hyppolite did in the 1940s and André Pierre does today. Yet he goes beyond their superficial depictions. Unlike fantasy-landscape artists and jungle-painters, who are fond of idealizing the mountainous island as a verdant paradise with unicorns, Duval-Carrié sees farther. He has an unblinking view of the Haiti he was born into, still grappling with the twin legacies of slavery and its history as a French colony. The artist pictures Haiti’s brutality along with its beauty. A visual …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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NSU Pharmacy Students Place Second in Poster Competition

By wlchrist Members of NSU’s poster competition team pose at FPA’s 124th Annual Meeting and Convention. A team of NSU College of Pharmacy students came in second place at the Florida Pharmacy Association’s (FPA) 124th Annual Meeting and Convention poster competition, with less than a point separating them from first place. The team, comprised of Class of 2015 students Jigisha Bhagat, Harshal Desai, Neelam Gazarian, Darshan Masalawala, Paras Patel, and Nishant Talati, under the guidance of their advisor Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D., presented a research poster titled “Antiretroviral Therapy and Risk of Polypharmacy.” The main objectives of the research were to establish trends of polypharmacy causing drug-drug interactions among HIV-infected patients and to develop a drug interaction tool for prescribing clinicians. The research will be published in the upcoming issue of Florida Pharmacy Today, which is published by FPA. FPA held a poster presentation competition in Fort Lauderdale earlier this month with six Florida pharmacy schools competing, in which the NSU pharmacy seminar 2014 award winners represented NSU with pride. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Reshape Your Environment; “Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice”

By wlchrist Marilyn Gordon, EdD RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nova Southeastern University I recently attended the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Symposium and one of the most interesting speakers was the Surgeon General of Florida, John H. Armstrong, M.D. He updated the group of nutrition and dietetic professionals on the health of Floridians. It was inspiring to hear how he and his team at the Florida Department of Health are working to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation. His team identified “Weight” as being the biggest health challenge with only 36% of adult Floridians being of a healthy weight. He emphasized the need to “Reshape the Environment.” 5 Environments to “Reshape” • School • Healthcare and Work • Food and Beverage • The “Message” • Physical Activity Environment Some examples given in the presentation were: take frequent breaks to walk and stretch; create walking trails at work and school and provide maps highlighting distance or points of interest; schedule “walking” meetings and use the stairs often; and increase offerings of fresh fruit from Florida and vegetables instead of pizza, large sandwiches, and cake for parties. The “Message” should be empowering and simple. Two messages that their team chose were: “Eat Your Colors” and “Move More, Sit Less”. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Pharmacy Professor Appointed to State Council

By wlchrist Richard Finkel, Pharm.D. Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) President Suzanne Kelley has appointed NSU College of Pharmacy faculty/alumnus, Richard Finkel, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, to FPA’s Professional Affairs Council as the College’s faculty representative. Finkel received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southeastern College of Pharmacy in 1992 (Southeastern merged with Nova in 1994 to form Nova Southeastern University). Finkel is a consulting pharmacist for Vitas Hospice in Miami, has served as president of Prescription Drug Foundation Pharmacy in North Miami Beach for more than 40 years, and has been a clinical assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at NSU’s College of Pharmacy for nearly 20 years. He began his career in the retail pharmacy chain field. Finkel has received numerous honors and has been recognized extensively by NSU. He was an Outstanding Teacher finalist for NSU’s College of Pharmacy in recognition of his excellence and innovation in teaching. He received the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence seven times in the past 14 years and earned NSU’s Celebration of Excellence Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2004. Finkel has actively participated on numerous committees for the College of Pharmacy and is a member of the Florida Pharmacy Association. He has also been an integral …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Be On the LookOut (B.O.L.O.) for Juvenile Male Mako Shark – Hasn’t Been Heard From in About 1 Month

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It’s been nearly a month since we’ve last heard from one of our tagged sharks, and Nova Southeastern University researchers are a little concerned. Mako Shark: 1-NSUFirst Tagged: May 31, 2013Last “Pinged”: July 10, 2014Last Location: Between Massachusetts and Nova ScotiaPlaces Visited: Northeast Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, South America, Coasts of N. Carolina, Maryland, New York NSU researchers think of the sharks they’ve tagged as members of their family. And, like all good parents, when they haven’t heard from one of their own in a while, they get a little worried. That’s exactly what’s happened with 1-NSU, a male juvenile shortfin mako shark tagged last year. Ever since he was tagged, this particular shark has shown he’s the adventurer of the family, doing things never seen before. “This shark sure has logged the miles,” said Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., a professor at NSU’s Oceanographic Center and the Director of NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI.) “I’ve been studying sharks for a while now and I’ve never seen one act quite like this one – his travels are mind-boggling, and especially so because he is a youngster – only about 5 feet in length.” What has …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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NSU’s Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS) to host Open House Showcase of Available Programs

By wlchrist Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS,) will host an Open House on Friday, Sept. 12, 6:00 pm in the Maltz Building on NSU’s main campus. DAIS includes The Center for Psychology Studies; the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice; the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development; and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representatives from the Farquhar School of Arts and Sciences (graduate programs) will also be in attendance. Those interested in attending are asked to register online at: http://www.nova.edu/dais/openhouse/. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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With the fall semester almost upon upon us, it is time to brush up on some very...

By Florida Atlantic University With the fall semester almost upon upon us, it is time to brush up on some very important subjects. First lesson, learn your FAU Cheers! Are you ready to hoot, holler and howl with Dance and Cheer working it! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Celebrate Broward County Library’s 40th Birthday with a blast from the past! Literary Cinema presents a 1974 block buster movie and birthday cake. 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

– Imperial Point Auditorium …read more Source: Broward County Library     ...
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