News Briefs

Tours of NSU’s new exercise and sport science lab available
On April 18, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., tours of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ new Exercise and Sport Science Teaching and Research Laboratory will take place as part of an open house event for the college. The state-of-the-art lab, which opened earlier this semester, features lab equipment and tools,which enable students to practice assessments such as: balance, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, functional movement and muscular strength. Visitors at the open house will learn more about the research conducted at the lab and, if time permits, receive an analysis of body composition, reaction time, or flexibility. For more information, contact Monique Mokha at (954) 262-8046.

NSU pharmaceutical fraternity raises $10,000 for pediatric AIDS
On March 31, NSU’s Delta Rho chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., hosted the 4th Annual Dance Marathon in the Don Taft University Center pit and raised more than $10,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More than 200 people participated in the event. The aim of the event was to raise money to support the foundation’s efforts to promote research, and provide aid to affected children in impoverished countries.

NSU students study End of Days prediction
Undergraduate students in an Introduction to Astronomy class taught by Stefan Kautsch, assistant professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, recently conducted research with results that concluded that the world will not end in December 2012 as predicted by the close of the ancient Mayan calendar.  The students made the conclusions by researching astronomical prophesies such as the alignment of the Earth, Sun and the black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and used astronomical knowledge and facts to prove that the prophesies were incorrect.

Seaweed saves city money
Between April 7 and April 11, clean-up crews removed more than 50 tons of refuse from Fort Lauderdale beaches. The bulk of the refuse was seaweed. The large volume of seaweed removed from beaches has been used to create a compost pile at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale. The left-over dirt from the compost is used in local landscaping projects, which saves the city about $180,000 a year. Experts say that the rise in seaweed results from strong and steady easterly winds and a possible dip in the Gulf Stream.

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