June 30, 2020
As we prepare for the “Return of the Sharks” at the start of the fall semester, there are some significant changes coming to NSU. President and CEO George L. Hanbury announced mergers, retirements and promotions earlier this week. Dr. Hanbury also released the university’s Return of the Sharks plan for all NSU students.
 
Retirements, Restructurings. and Transitions
The new academic year begins soon, bringing the an expanded Vision 2025 and the Return of the Sharks. As students, faculty, and staff prepare to return to campus, NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury recently announced a number of retirements, administrative changes, mergers, and promotions.
Healing the Divide: A Talk on African Americans and Race Relations
Earlier this month, t he NSU CAHSS Graduate Student Government Association presented “Healing the Divide: A Talk on African Americans and Race Relations." Speakers addressed trauma, healing, personal care, and mental wellbeing while sharing their own stories and experiences, and attendees were encouraged to interact with their own emotions during the conversations.

"People wanted the chance to talk, and they wanted to feel heard, and they wanted to talk about healing," sad Jennifer Lawer, president of the CAHSS Graduate SGA. "We asked ourselves, 'how can we take what we've learned in the conflict resolution program and use that to help facilitate the start of the healing process?'" Read more ...
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT
NSU University School Focuses Summer Workshops on Anti-Racism
In memory of George Floyd, Jacob and Melissa DeMayo made a generous donation to NSU University School to support the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund. The gift is helping the school develop and implement an anti-racism book club/workshop series for students, faculty, and administration. Read more ...
NSU Pride Webinar
In celebration of Pride Month, the NSU College of Psychology hosted a webinar on June 19, 2020 with a panel of members of the LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, & Allies) community. Panelists shared their personal journeys and discussed how they have had to overcome barriers and stigmatization in today’s world.

“NSU’s core values support the dignity and equality of all people in the communities we serve,” said College of Psychology Dean Karen S. Grosby, Ed.D. “The College of Psychology was pleased to provide a forum to amplify the stories of LGBTQA individuals and advocates as part of Pride Month.” Read more ...
A Sense of Pride at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
In 2018,  NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale  established the “A Sense of Pride” initiative to respond to issues affecting the LGBQTA community and provide free workshops and programming that foster inclusion, acceptance, and understanding.

“Art is a catalyst of conversation, and enables us to have discussions that people may find challenging otherwise,” said Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator. “Exposure to art develops empathy, which allows us to have a different understanding of the experiences of others.” Read more ...
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
First Year Medical Student Embraces Leadership Roles and Outreach Opportunities
As a first-year medical student at the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), Charles De La Rosa has strived to take a leadership role in order to make a positive impact on his journey to becoming a physician. His determination to help others is one of the reasons he was named a recipient of the Dr. Bradley I. Silverman Endowed Memorial Scholarship.   Read more...

Campus Safety and Health Guidelines:
Effective immediately, all faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors must wear a face-covering in all common areas of the University to help protect the NSU community from the spread of COVID-19. 
Upcoming Events
Visit NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale's website any time f or virtual tours and at-home activities

Times for all upcoming events are EST
Tuesday, June 30 | 5:30 p.m.
What a Difference a Space Makes: Caravaggio and Frank Stella with Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, July 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Library 101: Modifying Your Database Search
Learn how to modify your database search by altering your keywords and using functions that allow you find the most relevant resources about your topic.
Presented by the Alvin Sherman Library

Tuesday, July 7 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sawfish Biology and Conservation
Dean Grubbs, is the Associate Director of Research at FL State University Coastal/Marine Lab and the NOAA Office of Protected Resources’ Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Team.
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Marine Environmental Education Center  

Wednesday, July 8 | 12:30 p.m.
Traveling to France
Presented by the Alvin Sherman Library

Thursday, July 9 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Shark Morphology and Movement
Marianne Porter, Biology Sciences Professor at FAU with a specialty in shark biology and movement, talks about these apex predators and their specialized morphology that allows their efficient (and often deadly) movement
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Marine Environmental Education Center  
 
Friday, July 10 | 10:00 a.m.
COVID-19 Latest
NSU College of Psychology Shark Chat with Bindu S. Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., NSU Professor of Microbiology

Tuesday, July 14 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Florida's Hawksbill Turtles
Larry Wood, Ph.D established the Comprehensive Florida Hawksbill Research and Conservation Program in 2004, the first and only long-term study of Hawksbills in Florida, and is currently working with the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation.
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Marine Environmental Education Center  

Wednesday, July 15 | 12:30 p.m.
Traveling to Japan
Presented by the Alvin Sherman Library

Wednesday, July 15 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Learn when to start saving for college for yourself or any relative,
and what to do if you think it's too late to save.
Presented by the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and sponsored by SunTrust Foundation

In Case You Missed It
Virtual commencement ceremonies for the College of Medical Science, Dr Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Psychology
Presented by United Way of Broward County
Informative and inspiring presentation that discussed the impact race-related stress has on racial and  ethnic minorities and how it affects their mental health

Presented by the NSU Alumni Association
Look at the many sides of social injustice and explore how we can become a part of the social transformation necessary for social justice.
Featuring Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Community Studies, NSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

To view additional NSU-related videos, subscribe to the NSU ACR YouTube channel ...
Your Gifts Make an Impact
Kwadwo Mfoafo is a current NSU student and native of Ghana who received emergency financial help from the  COVID-19 Student Support Fund.  In addition to focusing on pursuing his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from NSU, Mfoafo is also a provider for his family.
 
"This fund helped relieve some of the burden off my neck and helped me focus on my academic work. I am very grateful to anyone who contributed to the fund and made it possible. " - Kwadwo Mfoafo

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