Message from the Dean
As the fall semester approaches, I trust that your summer has been productive and relaxing.
Each academic year, the college utilizes a theme to frame our course curricula, various events, and the selection of distinguished speakers. In the upcoming months, we will approach the theme of “Life and Death” from a variety of perspectives—from the biological, mathematical, and environmental to the philosophical, cultural, and artistic.
I encourage you to participate in the college's exploration of this theme through our Distinguished Speakers Series events and in your own research, writing, and creative works. Furthermore, I challenge you to keep an open mind, considering the views of others while offering your own.
Remember that a university is an environment intended to expand your knowledge and your horizons. This is served by seeking new ideas and new experiences.
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D.
Dean, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Mark Your Calendar for Convocation—September 4
To celebrate the official start of the academic year, the college will host the 2012 Convocation ceremony at NSU, featuring a keynote talk by acclaimed writer Jamaica Kincaid.
Tuesday, September 4
4:00 p.m. | Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Arena at the Don Taft University Center
Visit the official Convocation Web page to learn more about the event and to RSVP.
2012–2013 Undergraduate Catalog Published
The undergraduate catalog for the 2012–2013
academic year is now available online. The updated catalog reflects
important changes in program curricula, as well as many new
undergraduate majors and minors now offered at the
university. All students are encouraged to view the current catalog,
which is available in PDF format at www.fcas.nova.edu/services/catalog.
Fellowship Available to Qualifying Seniors, Master's Students
The Paul & Daisy Sorors Fellowship for New Americans awards up to $90,000 for two years of graduate-school expenses to select students who exemplify a commitment to constitutional values and responsible citizenship.
To qualify, applicants must be naturalized citizens; hold a green card; or if born in the U.S., be the child of two immigrant parents, one or both of whom are naturalized citizens.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be on track to earn one by June 2013. Applicants already enrolled in graduate school must be in their first or second year of the program during the 2013–2014 academic year. Additional criteria apply.
Qualifying students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply by the November 9, 2012 deadline. For details and to apply online, visit www.pdsoros.org.
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