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Federal officials rebuke Bill Nelson's claim that Russians have 'penetrated' Florida election systems

By Skyler Swisher No new efforts to compromise Florida’s election systems have been detected by federal authorities, according to a joint letter sent by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The letter rebuked claims by Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have “penetrated” some… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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CAHSS Alum Receives SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award For Documentary Film, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support

By wlchrist Anita Holsapple, M.S., graduate of the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has received the SAMHSA 2018 Voice Award for her documentary, Battlefield: Home-Breaking the Silence on PTSD, Addiction, and Recovery Support. SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognized community leaders, members of the entertainment industry, and others for their work in raising awareness regarding behavioral health and substance abuse recovery. Holsapple received the award at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Holsapple’s film focuses on returning veterans and their struggles with PTSD, substance abuse, and the roles of family and community support. For more information about the film, please go to https://battlefield-home.com/ Exciting ExEL Collaboration between CEC and CAHSS Presented at ASEE Conference Faculty from two of NSU’s Colleges collaborated on the redesign of an engineering graphics course to include experiential and active learning pedagogies. Martha Snyder, Ph.D., PMP, SPHR, Associate Professor, and Manuel Salinas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), and Molly Scanlon, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) worked on the redesign. Scanlon is also the …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College

By wlchrist Lester Sandres Rápalo, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been appointed Dean of Elizabeth Campus at Union County College. His previous appointments include Dean of the Social Sciences, Business and History Division at Union County College in 2015, and Interim Dean of Elizabeth Campus. Rápalo was born in Honduras. He obtained the Master of Arts in Literature and Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master of Business Administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Rápalo earned his doctorate of Education at the Fischler College of Education in 2013 …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on New York subway tracks

By Associated Press Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Uncovering Opportunities at NSU

By wlchrist If you ever find yourself in an office decorated with pictures of galaxies, ocean life, and a signed Jane Goodall print, you might just be in the office of Melissa L. Dore, Ed.D., at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Self-described as the “quintessential science nerd,” Dore believes she is a rarity among her peers. “I’m a scientist who writes. I feel that, even now, one of my biggest strengths is the ability to translate ‘science-ese’ into ‘human-ese.’ That’s why I do a lot of outreach speaking and student education—from preschool to senior citizens.” Dore came to NSU in 1992, to pursue a master’s degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management. She worked as a graduate research assistant in various laboratories until she was hired as an administrative assistant by Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D. in 1997. While she still works with Dodge, she now serves as the director of academic support and administration for the Halmos College. In more than 25 years at NSU, Dore has racked up an impressive amount of experiences. Among her favorites are the time she met Bob Ballard (the man who found the Titanic), and when an alumnus took her on a private tour …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to one

By Elizabeth Dwoskin Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one. The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Should businesses be cracking down on medical marijuana?

By Dan Sweeney Wells Fargo took the unusual step of telling a political candidate she had to take her campaign account elsewhere. The reason was her support of the medical marijuana industry and, perhaps more importantly, the industry’s support of her. Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Nikki Fried… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Prehistoric college football coaches are killing players. It's past time to stop them.

By Sally Jenkins Heatstroke didn’t kill Jordan McNair, the berserk excesses of coach DJ Durkin and his staff did. No amount of “honoring” McNair can pretty up that fact. The investigation into what Maryland did wrong after McNair collapsed is misplaced. It’s what came first — the deranged college coaching mentality… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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The tale of a dog born with two tails, extra female parts and more

By Doug Phillips Faith, a Chihuahua mix puppy, was a mess. The little dog showed up in the veterinary office of Dr. Steven Neihaus in July. Undersized at about two pounds, Faith had been the runt of the litter when born two months earlier. She came into the world with some amazing attributes: two tails, two vulvas,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jury in Manafort trial enters 4th day of deliberations

By Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric Tucker The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has begun its fourth day of deliberations. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent the jury back to resume deliberating Tuesday shortly after 9:30 a.m. Jurors deliberated past 6 p.m. Monday without submitting notes or questions. The… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'The Last Jedi's' Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment

By Associated Press Kelly Marie Tran is breaking her silence about online harassment months after deleting her Instagram account. In an essay published Tuesday in The New York Times, the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress wrote it “wasn’t their words, it’s that I started to believe them.” Tran deleted her Instagram… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Is that a crocodile floating on a noodle in the Keys?

By Johnny Diaz Here is a Florida photo opp you don’t see every day. A crocodile was spotted floating on a yellow noodle — a water float popular in pools and at the beach — near Key Largo recently. “Crock on a float,” wrote Victor Perez in a post he shared on Instagram Aug. 6. “I was on my balcony,” Perez told… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Los Angeles authorities looking into sexual-assault allegations against Asia Argento

By Associated Press Authorities said Monday that they are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Darren Harris said investigators from his… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Alexan tower back for final decision in Fort Lauderdale

By Brittany Wallman A controversial 21-story tower next to the tunnel in downtown Fort Lauderdale is expected to meet its fate Tuesday night. The Alexan-Tarpon River residential tower, proposed at 501 SE Sixth Ave., would rise just west of the U.S. 1 tunnel. The 181-unit project met fierce opposition earlier this… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Whole Foods, apartment complex slated for one of Fort Lauderdale's busiest intersections

By David Lyons A new Whole Foods Market and an apartment complex will be built in the northwest quadrant of the heavily traveled intersection of U.S. 1 and Southeast 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The project, dubbed 501 Seventeen by developer Ram Realty Services of Palm Beach Gardens, is scheduled to occupy… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Whole Foods, apartment complex slated for one of Fort Lauderdale's busiest intersections

By David Lyons A new Whole Foods Market and an apartment complex will be built in the northwest quadrant of the heavily traveled intersection of U.S. 1 and Southeast 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The project, dubbed 501 Seventeen by developer Ram Realty Services of Palm Beach Gardens, is scheduled to occupy… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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