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Car crashes into tree in Deerfield Beach, killing 1

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly car accident after a car crashed into a tree in Deerfield Beach Monday. The crash happened at the 3600 block of Northwest 6 Street. Deputies say they received calls around 3 a.m. Monday reporting a car was on fire after hitting a tree. The driver of the vehicle was not able to get out of the car. Detectives have not released the name of the deceased victim. Parts of Powerline Road were closed as officers investigated, but have since reopened. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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NSU Pharmacy Students Help Provide Health Screenings in Underserved Communities

By wlchrist NSU College of Pharmacy students and faculty participated in the NSU/Health Professions Division (HPD) 13th AHEC Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair in Clewiston, Florida. NSU College of Pharmacy (COP) Palm Beach Campus (PBC) students Christiane Rothenberg (‘16), Dean’s Ambassador Stacy Tran (‘17), David Pham (‘17), and Akash Patel (‘17) coordinated the COP’s inter-professional participation in the NSU/Health Professions Division (HPD) 13th AHEC Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair in Clewiston, Florida on April 18, 2015. The event is an annual Florida Rural Medical Mission that is coordinated and provided to the community by HPD in collaboration with AHEC/AMSA. The coordinating COP team along with 18 pharmacy students, PBC faculty members Feroza Sircar, Pharm.D., and Catherine Harrington, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and COP alumnus Rosenie St. Fleur, Pharm.D. (‘14), participated in the community health fair aimed at providing screenings for the area’s underserved. The COP team provided health services including bone density screenings, bone health education/counseling on prevention of osteoporosis and ‘brown bag’ medication review with counseling as needed. In addition, pharmacy students were able to assist non-English speaking Spanish and Creole community members and assisted the ‘food drive service’ to hand out food baskets. COP students indicated that the interaction and working together with the other …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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SHSS Faculty, Students and Alum Publish in International Journal of Solution-Focused Practices

By wlchrist Anne Rambo, Ph.D. Anne Rambo, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has published two articles in the International Journal of Solution-Focused Practices, Vol 3, No1 (2015). One article is titled, “Culturally Competent Solution Focused Conversations with Caribbean-American Youth: A Case Example,” written by Rambo, Giselle Bayard, M.S., doctoral student in DFT and Jamie-Lyn Richardz, M.S., master’s graduate of DFT. Richardz is currently working at Legacy Behavioral Health in Palm Beach County. The second article is titled, “From Get Tough to Solution Building: Case Examples from an Ongoing Solution Focused Redirection Program in the Public Schools,” written by Joan Collins Ricketts, M.S., doctoral student in DFT and Rambo. Rambo is the Director of the master’s program in DFT. She has extensive experience working with children, families and schools. She coordinates DFT interns who provide family therapy services for Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support & Education (PROMISE,) a collaborative intervention and prevention program through the Broward County, Florida School District. The program is designed to assist Broward County students who have committed non-violent infractions by providing counseling, mentoring and behavioral support. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Alumni Spotlight: SHSS Alum’s Dissertation Becomes Part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

By wlchrist Joy D. Benjamin, Ph.D. The dissertation of Joy D. Benjamin, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has become part of the library collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Benjamin’s dissertation is titled, “The 2004 Japanese Professional Baseball Collective Bargaining Negotiations: A Qualitative Case Study.” It has also become part of the library collection of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, Museum and Library in Tokyo, Japan. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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You’re Invited! NSU Alumni Day at Zoo Miami

By wlchrist Join fellow NSU alumni, family and friends on June 27 for a day at Zoo Miami! Enjoy a WILD day with attractions, food and fun. Each admission includes parking, lunch buffet, and complimentary gift. Admission $10 Children (3-12 years old) $20 Adults (13 and older) Children 2 and under are FREE Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015Location: 1 Zoo Boulevard | 12400 SW 152 Street | Miami, FL 33177 RSVP Today! For questions or special assistance, please call the NSU Alumni Association at 954-262-2118. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Research Spotlight: Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D.

By wlchrist Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D. Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D., CFE, CMA, CFM, worked with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania State University on a research study addressing what organizations can do to increase the likelihood that mid-level managers will choose to invest in projects that improve sustainability performance, such as one to reduce a firm’s carbon footprint. This two-and-half year project was funded by the Foundation for Applied Research of the Institute of Management Accountants. Felo and his colleagues determined one important finding through their collaborative research. “We found that firms can increase the likelihood that managers will choose projects that improve sustainability performance simply by measuring and rewarding sustainability performance, even if the project offers similar rewards to a more traditional ‘financial project’,” Felo said. This is important as only about 25% of the respondents in the research sample reported that their firms measured and rewarded sustainability performance. A second finding was that respondents in firms with a sustainability focus were no more likely to choose a sustainability investment. This means that firms need to do more than just “talk about” sustainability if they want to change employee behavior. This is consistent with the study’s first finding about including sustainability performance …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Jubilant Song! NSU Presents the Nova Singers in Concert

By wlchrist Join the Nova Singers for a choral spring fling as they perform familiar tunes, such as: Standing on the Corner, Mr. Sandman, Oh! Susanna She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, When the Saints go Marching In. Plus some spirituals, patriotic, sacred music & songs from Broadway! Performances begin May 15. For more info on this event, visit www.nova.edu/novasingers See flyer for more details… …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Libraries’ SEA Thursday Take Over

By wlchrist In an attempt to help students and faculty learn more about what the NSU Libraries can do for them, the NSU Libraries partnered with NSU’s Office of Student Activities to take over “SEA Thursday” on April 16, 2015. This event was held in conjunction with National Library Week and provided the Libraries with an opportunity to have some fun and showcase the “unlimited possibilities” that can happen when you really know what is offered at the NSU Libraries. The event showcased everything from the Flipster database that offers FREE downloadable popular magazines to superheroes featuring the library’s graphic novel collection, sea creatures exploring the depths of the Oceanography Library to Gene the Skeleton from the HPD Library dressed in scrubs promoting health and medical resources. Over 150 students participated in the event, for a chance to win gift card prizes for coffee and books. Even Razor joined in the fun to take pictures at the photo booths and dance along with the music provided by the Radio X DJ. Thank you to all who facilitated the event and especially our students for their participation! To learn more about NSU Libraries, please visit http://www.nova.edu/library <a target="_blank" …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Professor and Student Contribute to Climate-Change Research and International Policy Making

By wlchrist Sujay Kamisetti and Song Gao, Ph.D. Sujay Kamisetti, a sophomore biology major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and member of NSU’s Undergraduate Honors Program, presented at the annual conference of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in Washington, D.C. Under the guidance of Song Gao, Ph.D., associate professor at the college, Kamisetti presented a poster titled “Long-Range Transport and In-Situ Transformation of Atmospheric Aerosols” at the NCSE’s 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment on January 27–29, 2015, in Washington, D.C. His work was based on the analysis of data collected from the field and lab on aerosol chemistry and transformation in the lower atmosphere. “Sujay did an excellent job in both presenting and working as one of the nationally selected volunteers for the conference,” Gao said. “This experience was tremendous,” Kamisetti said. “It truly was an amalgamation of science, the environment, and policy. Real struggles still exist in converting scientific findings to effective policy-making, especially policy-making implemented internationally. “As a volunteer at this event, I was able to attend many of the informational sessions and gain true insight into the concerns rising from these developing issues,” Kamisetti said. During the NCSE conference, keynote speeches …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Woman visiting from New York drowns off Miami Beach

One woman is dead and another is in critical condition after being pulled from the Atlantic Ocean in Miami Beach. Miami Beach police said the two women, who are in their 20s, were pulled from the water in the area of West 54th Street and Collins Avenue. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where one woman was later pronounced dead. The other woman was listed in critical condition. Police said the women were visiting from New York. Their names haven’t been released. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Celebrate Israel Festival draws huge crowd in Pines

By Brian Ballou PEMBROKE PINES — As musical acts kicked the crowd into a dancing frenzy and two single-engine prop planes circled overhead with tethered Israeli and U.S. flags, the aroma of hamburgers from the kosher food court beckoned. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jimmy Buffet announced as commencement speaker for University of Miami

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet is scheduled to give the commencement address for University of Miami. The university says Buffet will speak Friday when during the combined graduation for six of the university’s schools, including the school of music. The “Margaritaville” singer is also a best-selling author, philanthropist and businessman. Buffett is active with environmental causes, such as the Save the Manatees Club, which he co-founded in 1981. Last month, he performed at the Florida Capitol, to rally the cause of buying Everglades land from a sugar company for preservation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Goal of 1 million meals surpassed at Dolphins event

Volunteers made well over their goal of 1 million meals at an event created to feed individuals 50 years old and older in South Florida. A representative for the Dolphins said about 4,000 volunteers, including 15 current Dolphins players and coach Joe Philbin, were able to make 1,071,360 meals. The volunteers worked an assembly line at 3301 College Avenue, combining ingredients and vitamins, to make nutritious meals of rice and beans. The Dolphins, through their Special Teams Driven by Chevy Volunteer program, partnered with AARP for the event. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Florida legislators push bills, issues tied to their professional lives outside the Capitol

During the recently-concluded legislative session, Senate President Andy Gardiner constantly warned about the threat to the state’s hospitals if they were to lose more than $1 billion that now comes from the federal government. There’s a good reason Gardiner understands hospitals: he works for one. Gardiner’s employment is legal, but it highlights a common practice in the Florida Legislature. Many legislators have places where their professional lives and legislative work overlap. The Florida Legislature is a “part-time” job that pays slightly less than $30,000 and most legislators have outside jobs that allow them to spend two months a year at the state Capitol. The 46-year-old Gardiner is a vice president with Orlando Health, a network of private, nonprofit hospitals that receives state funding. Gardiner’s pay is almost $200,000 annually and it includes incentives tied to hospital performance, including how well it does financially. During this year’s session, Gardiner has cited the potential loss of federal money as the rationale to move ahead with a Medicaid expansion plan that would draw federal money linked to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The senators have so far stood fast against their Republican colleagues in the House, leading to the budget stalemate that was not resolved by …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Henna Body Art 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

– Alvin Sherman Library N S U Public Library Services This presentation will take you on a journey through the world of Indian henna tattooing. You’ll learn henna traditions and different application techniques. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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