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The Path from the Humanities to a Medical Career
Thursday, 09/12/19

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, as long as you meet medical school prerequisite course requirements, you can major in ANYTHING, including English, history, and philosophy, and still be a competitive candidate for medical school—and perhaps be more than competitive, since your application may stand out. Since medical schools are looking for candidates with well-rounded experiences able to demonstrate a range of competencies, it can be to your advantage to complete a humanities major alongside basic and advanced coursework required at competitive medical schools. And majoring in a humanities field often improves scoring on the MCAT and other exams.

DWC hosts Opening Reception for ‘Critical Making: A CRDM Exhibit’
Thursday, 09/12/19

On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Department of Writing and Communication (DWC), within NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), held the inaugural gallery opening for “Critical Making: A CRDM Exhibit” in PVA Gallery 217. The event brought together graduate students in the M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program, other interested students, alumni, and faculty from across CAHSS for an evening of celebration and critical making.

CAHSS Faculty and Students Have Research Film Accepted by The Journal of Video Ethnology
Thursday, 09/12/19

Eileen Smith-Cavros, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), along with students conducted research in Mexico titled: “Mana Tee Lagoon: Yesterday and Today.” For two years, an interdisciplinary team traveled several times to a rural village in Veracruz, Mexico to collect data.

NSU Physician Assistant (PA) Fort Lauderdale Wins Ethics Bowl 2019 Competition
Thursday, 09/12/19

The ethics bowl competition of 2019, which was held on March 27, was a thrilling event. Over eleven ethics bowl teams from the NSU Health Professions Division competed. Two opposing teams were challenged with provocative questions about medical scenarios with ethical dilemmas.

CAHSS Faculty Comments in Sun-Sentinel, “Protecting life is not just a woman’s job”
Thursday, 09/12/19

Vicki Toscano, J.D., Ph.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), shared her opinion in Viewpoints in the Sun-Sentinel on June 4, 2019.

CAHSS Faculty publish book, Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts
Thursday, 09/12/19

Barbara Brodman, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of History and Political Science (DHPS) and James Doan, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages (DLML) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), co-edited the book, Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts.

“Why Undergraduate Majors should be Abolished,” A CAHSS Intellectual Conversation
Thursday, 09/12/19

On January 24, 2019, Ben Mulvey, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science facilitated the conversation entitled, “Why Undergraduate Majors should be Abolished.”

CAHSS Invites Students to El Cafecito to Practice Spanish Speaking over Coffee and Pastries
Thursday, 09/12/19

On February 18, 2019, the Department of Literature and Modern Languages from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), hosted their first El Cafecito: Coffee and Conversation Hour. It was a great success with approximately 50 students attending.

“Straddling Hollywood’s Gender Boundaries: Ida Lupino’s Auteur Journey,” A CAHSS Intellectual Conversation
Thursday, 09/12/19

“Straddling Hollywood’s Gender Boundaries: Ida Lupino’s Auteur Journey ” explored how Ida Lupino made her place in film history by refusing to accept predetermined roles and categories. Her career began with acting, bleaching her hair to be known as “the English Jean Harlow” and eventually developed into directing, to be known as “the Female Hitch,” for her orchestration of suspense. Lupino battled the studio system, enduring suspensions for refusing to play certain roles, and ultimately used these challenges to learn the directing craft and form her own production companies.

CAHSS Faculty Co-produces the play, The Weir
Thursday, 09/12/19

James Doan, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was the co-producer, with Christopher Harrington, of the play, The Weir, by Conor McPherson. The South Florida Irish Theatre and ACT of Davie hosted the play on March 15 and 16, 2019, in Davie. The Weir is about a group of men drinking in a bar in rural Ireland and swapping ghost stories. A woman from Dublin arrives and weaves a tale of her own.

CAHSS hosts Humanities Student Conference
Thursday, 09/12/19

The Department of History and Political Science and the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) recently hosted the Humanities Student Conference on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus.

CAHSS Faculty and Alum Co-author Book Chapter, “‘Fat’ as Political Disobedience: Black Women Blogging the Resistance”
Thursday, 09/12/19

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has co-authored a book chapter with CAHSS alum, Jazmyn Brown, B.A. The chapter, entitled, “‘Fat’ as Political Disobedience: Black Women Blogging the Resistance,” appears in the book, Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment, edited by Hillary L. McBride, Ph.D., and Janelle L. Kwee, Ph.D.

CAHSS Faculty Brings 13 Students from Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond Class to Europe
Thursday, 09/12/19

Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) escorted 13 students from his course, Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond, to Krakow, Poland; the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp; Budapest, Hungary, and various locations in Serbia and Bosnia.

CAHSS Faculty Member Presents Four Workshops on “America in Transformation”
Thursday, 09/12/19

Timothy Dixon, J.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented four workshops held at the Sterling Library in Hollywood, on the topic of “America in Transition.” His talks were designed to provide historical context and contemporary insights in Election 2016.

DHPS alumnae take on new challenges
Thursday, 09/12/19

Two alumnae from CAHSS’ Department of History and Political Science are putting their degrees to work in their post-NSU lives.

CAHSS Faculty Publishes Article in Journal Dialogue and Universalism
Thursday, 09/12/19

Ben Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has published an article in Dialogue and Universalism, the Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue. Mulvey’s article is entitled, “Can Humans and Robots be Friends?”

CAHSS Faculty Presents in Ireland on US Presidential Visits to Ireland
Thursday, 09/12/19

On July 4, 2017, David Kilroy, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) gave a presentation in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland. His talk was titled “From the White House to the Thatched Cottage: U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Immigrant Narrative.”

Experts discuss 9/11 at NSU panel; CAHSS history professor part of panel
Thursday, 09/12/19

Ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, experts gathered at Nova Southeastern University for a panel discussion on the legacy of the 2001 terror attacks.

CAHSS Faculty Presents at the 24th NINE Conference in Phoenix
Thursday, 09/12/19

Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented at the 24th NINE Spring Training Conference. The event was held in March in Phoenix, AZ.

CAHSS Faculty Presents to the Riviera Parliament
Thursday, 09/12/19

Timothy Dixon, J.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) gave a presentation to members of the Riviera Parliament, an American/Israeli social organization promoting relationships with persons and groups supporting Israeli causes.

CAHSS Student Serves as an Intern with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in DC
Thursday, 09/12/19

Sophie-Anne Baril, a senior International Studies major in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was selected for a ten-week internship last year at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) in Washington, DC.

CAHSS Faculty awarded Fellowship for US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Thursday, 09/12/19

Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has been awarded the 2017 Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar Follow-Up Grant for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

CAHSS Faculty Presents at Omega Psi Phi Chapter at George Mason University on Colonel Charles Young
Thursday, 09/12/19

David Kilroy, Ph.D. faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was an invited speaker to provide a talk on Colonel Charles Young to the George Mason University chapter of Omega Psi Phi, the nation’s oldest black fraternity.

CAHSS Faculty Presents at Scripps College on “Fatness and the Politics of Desirability”
Thursday, 09/12/19

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was an invited panelist at Scripps College in Claremont, CA on March 24, 2017.

CAHSS Faculty Awarded William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Senior Research Grant
Thursday, 09/12/19

Charles Zelden, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been awarded the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Senior Research Grant.

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