Education

SHSS Faculty Book Chapter, “Single Session Therapy in China”

By wlchrist John K. Miller, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) at NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has written a book chapter entitled, “Single Session Therapy in China.” The book, “Capturing the Moment: Single-Session Therapy and Walk-In Services,” is co-edited by Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., and Moshe Talmon, Ph.D., will be released this year by Crown House Publishers. Miller’s research interests include international issues in counseling, couples, and family therapy; innovative clinical service delivery systems; core competencies in psychotherapy; and brief check-up, and single-session treatment models. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Deadline Approaching

By wlchrist The Office of International Affairs wishes to remind all faculty that the application deadline for the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2015-2016 academic year is August 1, 2014 The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. Grant lengths vary in duration, and applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. In addition, flexible options may be available. For additional information about the program and how to apply please visit: http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Religion

Contraceptive court * Obama’s Vatican visit * God’s Alive?: Monday’s roundup

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey The Supreme Court will hear arguments for cases involving birth control. Obama will visit the Vatican this week. And the film ‘God’s Not Dead’ performed well in the box office. The post Contraceptive court * Obama’s Vatican visit * God’s Alive?: Monday’s roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Education

Medical School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

By wlchrist NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine recently added four faculty and staff members to the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the programs of Interprofessional Primary Care Education and public health, respectively. James Blount, B.A., joined the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine in February as program administrator. Blount received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, and has considerable experience in research and data management. Mark Rice, B.S., who joined the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM) in March as a data analyst I, received his Bachelor of Science in IT-Software Development from Florida International University and has been involved with the INIM since 2012. Cristina E. Savu, D.O., joined the Department of Internal Medicine on March 1 as assistant professor of internal medicine. Savu is a 2008 NSU-COM graduate and completed her internship and residency at Broward Health Medical Center. Prior to joining the NSU-COM faculty, Savu participated in the Broward Health Physician Group as an internist. Kamilah N. Thomas-Purcell, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES, director of the Interprofessional Primary Care Education Program and assistant professor of public health, joined NSU-COM in November 2013. Previously, she was an assistant professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Christian

Public School Teacher Allegedly Rejects 8-Year-Old’s Paper for Citing Jesus as Her Hero

By Garrett Haley COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC – According to the mother of an 8-year-old girl in North Carolina, a public school teacher rejected a paper by her daughter because it cited Jesus as her hero. Heather Watts told local NBC affiliate WECT that her daughter Ryleigh is in the second grade at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County. For a recent open-ended school assignment prompt, Ryleigh wrote, “My hero is Jesus.” “My hero is Jesus because he helps me … He also makes good things happen,” Ryleigh wrote on the paper. According to Watts, the paper was rejected by school officials. Ryleigh’s teachers allegedly asked her, “Can’t you write about something different?” Watts was incensed, saying the school officials infringed upon her daughter’s First Amendment rights. “I think she should have freedom to write about what she wants to write about,” Watts told WECT. “If she wants to write about Jesus, she should write about Jesus.” After local media outlets reported the incident, Cerro Gordo Elementary School released a statement, in which they denied the mother’s claims. “After speaking with both the teacher and the principal, we have learned that students were not restricted from writing on any topic of their choosing,” the statement says. “Columbus County Schools encourages …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here’s a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Local News

Greek police destroy bomb outside tax office

Police in Greece say they have destroyed a bomb by controlled explosion outside a tax office in western Athens, following overnight warning calls to a television station and news website. There was no damage or injuries. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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