Education

Simpler WebStar Access begins in July

By wlchrist The Office of Innovation and Information Technology is excited to announce that starting on July 1, 2014 you will no longer use your NSU ID and PIN to access WebStar. Access will be gained with your Sharklink ID and password. This is part of simplifying access to NSU resources using a single username and password. This will allow for ease of access to all web resources that are password protected including, but not limited to, Sharklink, WebStar, Blackboard, and password protected web pages. There are limited forms that require the N number online or on paper and these will be addressed in a later project. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Team USA Watch Party at the NSU Flight Deck Pub, June 26

By wlchrist The NSU Flight Deck Pub presents, Team USA Watch Party FIFA World Cup 2014 United States vs. Germany on Thursday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. Come early to order refreshments and secure a seat in front of our 90” Video Wall! Get into the FIFA World Cup experience with our surround sound audio. *Portugal vs. Ghana game will also be shown without audio. The NSU Flight Deck Pub is open from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. during the summer term. For more information, please call (954) 262-5528 or email flightdeck@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

NSU Clinical Psychology Students Participate in Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat

By wlchrist In early June, a group of students from NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, along with professor Angela Waguespack, Ph.D., volunteered for Camp TBi 2014. Camp TBi is a weekend retreat that is designed for survivors of brain injury and their families. The weekend was jam-packed with social events, activities and learning opportunities. Attendees came from various backgrounds – some suffered their TBI as veterans of the Armed Services while others were accident victims or victims of violence. The event is coordinated by the Brian Injury Association of Florida, and was held in Fruitland Park, Florida. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Former NSU Baseball Player J.D. Martinez named American League Player of the Week

By mc2740 Detroit OF led all of MLB in home runs, runs batted in NEW YORK – Former Nova Southeastern baseball player J.D. Martinez was named as the latest American League Player of the Week, as announced by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. Martinez has settled into the Detroit Tigers‘ everyday lineup and has thrived as of late, batting .444 (12-of-27) over the last week, leading all Major League players with 11 runs batted in and with a 1.000 slugging percentage. His four home runs, seven extra base hits and 27 total bases all tied for the best in the MLB over the last seven days. His OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging) was a staggering 1.464 as the Tigers have won four straight and reclaimed first place in the AL Central. For the season, Martinez has seven home runs in just 122 plate appearances (and 36 games) after notching seven homers last year for the Houston Astros, in 86 games and 310 PA. He is now batting .310 overall with 18 extra base hits, 27 RBI and 14 runs scored. Martinez was also featured in article by the Detroit Free Press on Monday. You can view the story HERE. For …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Religion

Excommunication * Contraception * Vaccination : Tuesday’s Roundup

By Lauren Markoe The Mormon church excommunicates a feminist activist. The pope excommunicates the Mafia. Americans like the contraception mandate and the Amish — after a measles outbreak — are warming up to vaccines. The post Excommunication * Contraception * Vaccination : Tuesday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Education

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences Faculty Presents at the Open University of Israel

By wlchrist Yair Levy, Ph.D. Yair Levy, Ph.D., and a colleague, Michelle Ramin, Ph.D., of the University System of Georgia- Middle Georgia State College (Macon, GA), presented recently at the Open University of Israel in Ra’anana, Israel. Levy, professor of Information Systems, and Cybersecurity Director, Center for e-Learning Security Research (CeLSR) at NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, and Ramin presented a talk entitled ‘The Role of Data Analytics as an Exploratory Research Tool.’ Levy and Ramin’s presentation focused on the ‘big-data’ captured by organizations over the past five decades. The massive amount of data about an organization’s internal operations, electronic communications, and customer information, according to Levy and Ramin, has grown from 800 Megabytes in the 1950s by American Airlines to over 150 Petabytes by Facebook in the 2010s. Levy and Ramin discussed the benefits of using data analytics for organizations and individuals, touching upon challenges associated with ‘big data’ including access, privacy, and security for organizations, governments, individuals, and researchers. The presentation concluded with a discussion regarding some of the implications of data analytics on individualized levels and the shift to nano-data analytics for individual use, along with ideas for studies using data analytics as a research tool. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Personal Training Summer Special for NSU Faculty & Staff

By wlchrist Purchase your personal training packages and receive the student rate from July 1 through July 31, 2014. Meet one-on-one with a certified Personal Trainer. Whether you are trying to stay motivated in your routine, increase your performance edge, learn new methods to achieve your goals, or structure a new regiment, our Personal Training team is here for you. Our goal is to teach you safe and effective ways to reach your goals while reducing the risk of injury. Our Personal Trainers have a nationally recognized certification to ensure you get the results you are looking for in a safe and controlled environment. Our trainers will assess your current physical condition, discuss your goals and formulate a game plan to make sure you are taking the right steps on your fitness journey. Make your purchase at the RecPlex service desk today! For information, contact Marcela Sandigo at (954) 262-7018 or pmarcela@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Local News

Citizens may cut some rates

By By Donna Gehrke-White, Staff writer But coastal areas may rise Most Broward County homeowners who buy multiperil insurance from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. would pay less next year under rates proposed Monday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Education

NSU College of Pharmacy Celebrated NSU’s 50th Anniversary Salute with a Coffee & Conversation

By wlchrist The NSU College of Pharmacy proudly celebrated NSU’s 50th Anniversary Salute with a coffee & conversation social at the Alvin Sherman Library on June 19, 2014. The event was attended by approximately 60 guests from the College of Pharmacy, including alumni, faculty, students, and staff, as well as friends from throughout NSU. Please enjoy our photo gallery… …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Christian

Bad News for the Big Bang: Secular Scientists Claim Universe Shouldn’t Exist

By Garrett Haley LONDON – Nearly two years after the highly-publicized discovery of the elusive ‘God Particle,’ scientists have determined that the current Big Bang model cannot account for the existence of the universe. As previously reported, scientists in Europe announced in 2012 that they had detected the Higgs boson, then confirmed their findings last year. The Higgs boson, also known as “the God particle,” was widely heralded as a key to understanding the origins of the universe. However, in a major setback to the secular Big Bang theory, scientists with King’s College in London announced this month that Higgs boson physics cannot account for the universe’s existence. The scientists came to this conclusion after modeling the hypothetical conditions of the universe immediately after the Big Bang. “During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation—this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang,” Robert Hogan, a physicist with King’s College, told LiveScience. “This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around.” However, Hogan added, the “shaking around” caused by the Big Bang would have brought catastrophic consequences to the early universe. “If we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Religion

India’s Hindu holy men to advise on Modi’s Ganges river cleanup

By Reuters Staff (An Indian Hindu takes a dip in the polluted waters of river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad June 5, 2005. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash ) India’s new government will seek the advice of Hindu holy men on how best to carry out an ambitious plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clean up the Ganges, a river that is sacred to the majority Hindu population. Hindus bathe in the Ganges in an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500 km (1,600 mile) river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Previous attempts to clean up the river, including introducing flesh-eating turtles to devour the charred remains of the dead cremated on its banks, have failed due to a lack of planning or coordination. Modi, elected last month to represent the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi, has taken personal responsibility for restoring Maa Ganga, or “Mother Ganges”, as part of a broader push to husband India’s scarce water resources and improve standards of public health and hygiene. Read the full story by Krishna Das here. Follow all posts on Twitter @ RTRFaithWorld <img title="rss button" alt="rss button" …read more Source: Reuters Faithword     ...
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Christian

Atheist to Offer Godless ‘Prayer’ in Town That Prompted Supreme Court Decision

By Editor (RNS) What do self-styled atheists ‘pray’ for? Municipalities around the country are finding out, as various nonbelievers of all stripes, including so-called atheists, humanists, agnostics and others, begin offering “prayers” to nothing at local government meetings. That’s the result of Greece v. Galloway, the Supreme Court decision handed down in May that upheld the right for prayer to be held at public meetings. If Christians can pray in the name of Jesus, then atheists plan to offer so-called invocations of their own. There have already been secular invocations offered at meetings in Pennsylvania and Illinois, and atheist groups in Florida have asked for a chance at the lectern. But no secular invocation will get more attention than the one to be given July 15 in the town of Greece, N.Y., the town at the center of the landmark Supreme Court decision. It will be offered by Dan Courtney, a member of the nearby Atheist Community of Rochester, and will focus on inclusion, Courtney said. “I am going to ask the council to understand the principle that this country was founded on,” Courtney, a friend of one of the two plaintiffs, said when reached by phone. “That the government was founded by the people …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Religion

Wear white to protest Singapore pink gay rally, religious groups say

By Reuters Staff (Participants dressed in pink enjoy a picnic before taking part in the forming of a giant pink dot at the Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park in Singapore June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su ) Some Christians have joined Muslims in Singapore urging followers to wear white this weekend in protest at the sixth annual “Pink Dot” gay rights rally, which attracted a record 21,000 people last year. Singapore is seeing growing anger over issues ranging from immigration and rising living costs to gay rights – all in a country where dissent is actively discouraged and political gatherings require a permit regardless of how many people are involved. Last year’s Pink Dot rally was held just months after the High Court rejected a petition to repeal a law which criminalizes sex between men. Ustaz Noor Deros, a Muslim teacher, launched the WearWhite movement last week, urging Muslims not to take part in the Pink Dot event on Saturday, and to wear white garments to prayers on that night as they usher in the holy month of Ramadan. Its Facebook page has attracted more than 3,000 “Likes”. “The movement’s genesis was from our observations of the growing normalization of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) in Singapore,” …read more Source: Reuters Faithword     ...
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UPDATE – Sudan re-arrests Christian woman one day after release from death row

By Reuters Staff (St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Khartoum, 5 October 2013/Shmyg) UPDATE ON TUESDAY – Sudanese authorities re-arrested a Sudanese woman on Tuesday hours after she was freed from death row, and detained her and her family as they tried to board a plane in Khartoum, a security source and her lawyer said. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to death last month for converting to Christianity from Islam, was released on Monday after what the government said was unprecedented international pressure. The security official said he did know the reason for the re-arrest. One of Ibrahim’s lawyers said she was being held at a security building outside the airport with her husband and two children. Ibrahim was freed by an appeal court on Monday which cancelled her death sentence. She was then sent to a secret location for her protection after her family reported receiving threats. Her release was welcomed by human rights groups and Western governments that had voiced outrage at the death sentence. PREVIOUS STORY FROM MONDAY A 27-year-old woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan last month for converting to Christianity from Islam was freed on Monday after what the government said was “unprecedented” international pressure. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, was ordered …read more Source: Reuters Faithword     ...
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