News Briefs – February 17,2020

Book launch and signing

On Saturday, Feb. 29, Andrea Shaw Nevins, professor and assistant dean for Academic Affairs in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), will host a book launch and signing for her new book, “Working JuJu Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic” which will take place at the West Regional Library in Plantation, FL. The book explores how unreal and fantastic portrayals of the Caribbean shape perceptions of the region. For more information about the book, visit


Miss Sarajevo documentary screening

On Feb. 22 from 5-7 p.m., the department of history and political science (DHPS) and Gary Gershman, assistant professor of history and legal studies, will host award-winning author, filmmaker and photographer Bill Carter for a screening of his documentary, “Miss Sarajevo.” The documentary discusses Carter’s time living in and delivering supplies to Sarajevo and will be screened in the auditorium on the second floor of the Mailman Hollywood building. Students can reach out to Gary Gershman at with questions. 


Pre-Health Week

NSU’s Tutoring and Testing Center and the Office of Career Development will host a Pre-Health Week from Feb. 17-20. The week will feature workshops, panels and information sessions to inform students about various elements of the pre-health career path. Some of the sessions will include tips for interviewing for professional schools, an informational meeting about being a medical scribe and a panel with HPD first-year students. For a complete list of events, locations and times and to RSVP for any sessions,  students can visit Handshake.


Abstracts for Undergraduate Research Symposium due

Abstract submissions for the Undergraduate Research Symposium will close on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. The application and abstract submission form can be found at The Symposium will be held on April 11, 2020 at the Biscayne Campus of Florida International University. The symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research and network with other undergraduate researchers. Students from 12 universities and colleges will be presenting at the symposium, including NSU students.

Photo: C. Lavery

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