News Briefs

“Tickling Giants” screening

On April 20, NSU is showing a screening of the new film “Tickling Giants” in the Performance Theater located in the Don Taft University Center. The film depicts comedian Bassem Yousef’s fight to bring satire to the Middle East. The film highlights the employment of comedy rather than violence to bring a voice to the controversies regarding politics, the media and religion. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required to attend the screening. For more information call 954-262-7482 or email

“Last Survivor” screening

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will be screening the film “The Last Survivor” on April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium in the Carl DeSantis Building. April is Genocide Awareness Month and the April 13 is the 23rd anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The film is aimed at presenting the lessons and mistakes of the past to learn from so that they don’t recreate themselves in the future. For more information, please contact Carlyn Jorgensen at

Volunteer for the 4th Annual Million Meal Pack

The American Association of Retired Persons Foundation and the Miami Dolphins will be holding the Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena on April 30 to pack and deliver meals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Volunteers will have chances to win prizes, play activities, enjoy music and get a free T-shirt. Register now to volunteer at or call 305-943-7900.

Proposals for intellectual conversation are now being accepted

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has announced a call for proposals for its Intellectual Conversations 2017-2018 series, with this month’s theme being “Resilience and Resistance.” Intellectual conversations are typically held in the Alvin Sherman Library from 12-1 p.m., lasting about 45 minutes with 15 minutes left for conversation. The submissions can include multimedia presentations, written papers or both. Those interested in submitting work should turn in a title along with a 100-200 word abstract by April 24 to Stephen Levitt at



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