News Briefs, Jan. 30, 2018

Law professor recognized as top educator of 2017

Associate Professor in the Shepard Broad College of Law Jane Cross was recognized on Jan. 27 as one of the top educators of 2017 by Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida. Legacy Miami is distributed by the Miami Herald and Legacy South Florida is distributed by The Sun-Sentinel. Cross acts as the director of NSU’s Caribbean Law program and is also faculty adviser for NSU’s Black Law Students’ Association, the Caribbean Law Students’ Association and the NSU Human Rights Organization. She is an executive board member of the American and Caribbean Law Initiative and the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.

Winter volunteer fair offers students multiple opportunities

Students can learn about service opportunities on an individual and organizational level by going to the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement’s winter volunteer fair on Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center. Attendees will meet with and speak to community affiliates. For more information, contact Garrett Horejsi at or 954-262-7293.

Acclaimed author and journalist to speak as part of NSU’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Mary Otto, acclaimed author and journalist, will be the guest lecturer at the Feb. 13 NSU Distinguished Speaker Series. Otto formerly worked at The Washington Post and now works as an independent journalist and oral health topic leader at the Association of Healthcare Journalists in the Missouri School of Journalism. Her most recent book “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America,” is part of her life’s work of pointing out the inequity in dental care for impoverished people. Her work has sparked discussion and legislation about healthcare disparities among social classes. Otto’s lecture will begin a 7 p.m. in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to attend. For tickets, go to the Farquhar Honors College, Office of the Dean in the Mailman-Hollywood Building.

Office of Career Development to hold case competition Information Session

The Office of Career Development will hold an information session for its FIS Global Business Solutions case competition. Case competitions give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a real-life business issue. In this case, students will focus on “leveraging FIS’s payment products to improve efficiency and increase revenue for the university.” The information session will take place from 5-6 p.m. in Mailman Hollywood Building Room 309 and the actual competition will take place in April. Case Competitions can count as an ExEL credit and first and second place winners will earn cash prizes

NSU seeks models for art exhibit

NSU is seeking aspiring performers and models to take part in a fashion show as part of the annual African Presence Art Exhibition on Feb. 8. Models can be male or female NSU students, faculty or staff and must be available for the event at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center. For more information, contact Christie Williams at or Mara Kiffin at

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