November 20, 2020
November is the month of gratitude, and studies have shown that expressing gratitude increases happiness, and receiving gratitude reduces frustration and stress. In keeping with the theme of the month and improving everyone’s spirits, we are extremely grateful for all of you, our donors. Thank you for helping us achieve our vision of becoming a premier university of quality and distinction.
NSU Researchers Receive $4-Million CDC Grant to Study COVID 'Long-Haulers'
Continued muscle aches. Exhaustion. An inability to return to normal activities. For some who have "recovered" from COVID-19, symptoms linger long after the virus is gone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tapped Nancy Klimas, M.D., director of the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine and chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology, and her team to study the residual effects of the virus on COVID 'long-haulers.' NSU is the only institution to receive the $4-million contract. Learn more...
The Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation Gift Supports NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
A generous gift from The Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation will be used to endow an art curator position and provide funds for the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s youth education programs. The impact of this gift will be magnified by Nova Southeastern University’s newly established endowment challenge that matches interest on all new endowments up to 5 percent through 2025. The Museum has initiated a nationwide search to fill the curatorial role. Read more ...
Pictured (L-R) Jean Latimer Ph.D., Director, AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care; Ph.D. Candidates Ali Almutairy and Jowaher Alanazi; Professor Stephen Grant; and Lanie Morgenstern and Sabrina Gaggia from the Spirit Airlines Foundation
Spirit Airlines Supports NSU Breast Cancer Research
In October, the Spirit Airlines Foundation donated $5,000 to NSU's AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care. The Institute will use the gift to purchase Park Genome Analysis software utilized in critical breast cancer research. The software helps researchers analyze mutations in breast cancer cell lines where it is resistive to treatments, especially among the African American population.
NSU Director of Military Affairs on a Mission to Help Fellow Service Members
U.S. Coast Guard veteran Nicholas Pascucci recently established a Changing Lives Scholarship to support Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students at NSU. He also launched the NSU Army ROTC's Greatest Needs campaign to encourage others to support future U.S. Army Officers currently attending NSU. Read more ...
Fellows Society Member Jim Hutchens
Jim Hutchens is the vice president for information services and university librarian at NSU. Growing up, he never imagined becoming a librarian, but when an opportunity for a distance education librarian became available shortly after he moved to South Florida, a new career path was forged.
Read more about Jim's journey and how he is giving back to NSU and his fellow librarians ...
NSU’s goal is to raise $100,000 and reach at least 1,000 donors in 24 hours. While funds can support any college, program, or area at NSU, this year's focus is on the COVID-19 Student Support Fund, mental health awareness, and suicide and violence prevention. To participate, give online at, via text (keyword “NSU” to 41444), payroll deduction for NSU employees, or in-person at the University Center. The first 500 donors to give $25 or more may elect to receive two NSU-branded face masks. Learn more ...
Upcoming Events
Times for all upcoming events are EST.
Friday, November 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Portraits in Music
Presented by the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts.

Saturday, November 21 | 10:00 a.m.
Health and Wellness: Goal Setting for Diabetes
Part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Health and Wellness Series,
made possible with funding from Truist.

Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22
New Art South Florida Exhibition Opening
New Art South Florida includes works by 13 preeminent South Florida artists that respond to how we live now. Featured artists are all recipients of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium awards.
Presented by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

Tuesday, November 24 - Monday, November 30
Virtual Dash for Diversity 5K
Presented by the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.

Tuesday, December 1 | 8:00 a.m.
Kick off to the Great Shark Race
Presented by the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

Please consider supporting our scientific programs at NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute
by texting NSUTAGGING to 41444 or donating online.
Donations of $100 or more will be thanked with a limited-edition commemorative long-sleeve
GHRI Great Shark Race performance shirt.
Tuesday, December 1 | 12:00 p.m.
Gun Safety: Protecting Your Children
Part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Health and Wellness Series,
made possible with funding from Truist.
Thursday, December 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
First Free Thursday Sunny Days at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
You can now enjoy FREE admission to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during Free First Thursday Sunny Days presented by AutoNation.
Thursday, December 3 | 4:00 p.m.
NSU Health Clinics Overview
Part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Health and Wellness Series,
made possible with funding from Truist.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats Family Concert: It’s the Holidays!
Presented by the Alvin Sherman Library.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
Early Literacy
Join librarians and early childhood experts to learn about the science of reading and the impact of books on social/emotional development and school readiness.
Part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Health and Wellness Series,
made possible with funding from Truist.
February 27, 2021—September 19, 2021
The World of Anna Sui
Presented by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
The World of Anna Sui explores the glamorous and eclectic world of one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished designers, and invites viewers to step inside Sui’s imagination to discover her creative process and the diverse influences that contribute to her signature aesthetic sensibility. 
In Case You Missed It
Featuring College of Pharmacy Alumni

Featuring NSU Sharks Athletes leadership

Live, interdisciplinary panel discussions featuring Nova Southeastern University faculty, alumni, and students—presented by the NSU College of Psychology.

View the center's virtual field trips and Zoom lectures.

To view additional NSU-related videos,
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