News Briefs for March 29, 2016

Prepare for the hackathons
Ironhack and eMerge Americas will host a hackathon information session on March 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Flight Deck Pub to provide information on the third annual eMerge Americas Hackathon, which will take place from April 15 to April 17 in Miami. Carolina Rendeiro, eMerge Americas vice president of strategic development, and associates from Ironhack will attend. Free food will be available. To RSVP, visit For more information on the hackathon, visit

Expand your network with Career Development
Executives from companies, including City Furniture, NCL Cruise Lines and Kauffmin & Rossin, will meet with students at “Shark Advantage Networking Event” on March 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Huizenga Sales Institute. Students are encouraged to bring business cards instead of resumes and dress in business professional attire for the event, which is hosted by the Office of Career Development. To register, visit For more information, contact or

Expand your understanding at the Math Colloquium
The Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography will host “Asymptotic Stability of Non-Unique of Initial Value Problems,” on March 31 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the second floor auditorium of the Mailman-Hollywood Building. The talk, presented by University of Dayton Professor Muhammed Islam, will discuss initial value problems of first order nonlinear ordinary differential equations and explore stability properties of the solutions. The lecture is a part of the Department of Mathematics’ Mathematics Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lyons at 954-262-7931.

Have fun at the festival
To fundraise for Safe Passage, a non-profit organization, NSU’s Human Rights Club will host a family festival on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Flight Deck backyard. The festival will feature food trucks, music, games and more and is free to attend. Safe Passage works in Guatemala City and helps approximately 600 local children and 100 mothers become educated and escape extreme poverty. For more information, contact the club at or visit For more information on Safe Passage, visit

Discover how environmental issues impact society
The Shepard Broad College of Law and Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography will host the Law Environmental Symposium, “Changing Climates, Sea Levels and Species: Legal and Policy Responses for South Florida,” on April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. Along with providing information, the seminar also qualifies as continuing legal education credits for attorneys, a requirement for American Bar Association approval. The seminar will feature four panels, including “Economic, Real Estate and Risk Management Legal Issues,” “Fish and Wildlife Habitat Issues,” “What Scientists Want Attorneys to Know,” and “Government Leadership Initiatives.” Breakfast and lunch will be served. To register, visit For more information, contact Elena Minicucci at

Dean appointed to College of Engineering and Computing
Last week, President George Hanbury announced Yong X. Tao as the founding dean of the College of Engineering and Computing. Tao was formerly the founding chair of the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department at the University of North Texas, as well as a research professor and director of the PACCAR Technology Institute.

President announces appointment of Miami-Kendall campus director

President George Hanbury announced the appointment of Minerva Jaimes as director of NSU’s Miami-Kendall campus. Jamies has been NSU’s assistant director for student recruitment and enrollment management at the Miami-Kendall campus for 10 years and currently chairs the NSU Regional Campus strategic recruitment planning team for the College of Psychology.

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